Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Character Encounter

I may be "cheating" a bit, but I really haven't been to any event like this in a very long time, so it's basically just me and my charrie...

Character Encounter: AWANA (or Sunday/Wednesday night program)

“So…” I sit in a local pizza shop, nibbling at a slice of combo. “Are you satisfied now?”
Richard pokes at his pizza, head down. “Yeah. I’m satisfied.”
“Why?” Not that I particularly care. Which I do; I just want to make sure he’s not planning anything.
“Well, I like the fact that I’m going to have a literal heart of fire.” He looks up, grins, then takes a bite of his meat-lovers pizza (a whole pizza, not just a slice). “That’s going to open a whole slew of doors for me,” he says around the mouthful of food.
“Uh-huh.” I grin, too. Because I personally think the world is going to be crazy-awesome when I’m finished. I daydream about a few of the changes I’m planning—the world being split into three parts is one of them—but am jerked out of my reverie by Richard’s actions. I hiss his name. “Don’t re-heat your pizza.”
“Why? It’s not like they can see it, anyways,” he laughs.
I glance over at the youth-group seated with the church’s pastors over at a nearby table. “I actually have no idea whether or not they can. Sometimes they can, sometimes not.”
He extinguishes the flame he had burning in his hands.
I roll my eyes. “You know, I’m just going to treat you like my brother now.”
“Howwzat?” he says, a quarter of the pizza halfway in his mouth.
“Like this.” I lean over and tousle his hair, knowing I won’t see him like this again. Playful and child-like despite being more than a few hundred years old (and despite his oddly biker-gang attire). I sigh again. “It’s been a blast.”
“Can’t wait to see what you’re like in the new world.”
“Just don’t make me a suck-up.”
“As if I could.”
Richard grins. “Nah, you couldn’t.”
He finishes his pizza and stands. “Later.”
“See you on the flip side.”
My character walks out, ready to be re-drafted. I wonder what he’ll choose to fight for next. First it was getting his way, but now…I have no idea.
I rejoin the youth-group, just in time to hear a snippet of conversation that gives me a plot bunny. It’s totally out of context, but it gives me an idea for a Romeo and Juliet retelling. Just perfect for Convoluted Chronicles.

A post


  • I recently did a post on Tales From a Modern Bard, for the Song to Story challenge. Here it is, though I apologize for the vagueness and hasty has since been going through world-building and is (I think) clearer. Hoping to get around to posting that sometime...
  • Also hoping to get a Character Encounters post written up, possibly before the end of the day. It'll be short, but it'll be done. :P
  • As always, check out here for updates on TiB.
  • Hoping to participate in the next challenge on Tales From a Modern Bard: Winter Writing Challenge.
  • Oh, and Nanowrimo. Almost forgot about that...again, hoping/longing to participate, but as of now I have no idea what story I'd want to try to hash out that month. Because, you know, I've got a million and one...
  • Convoluted Chronicles, if any readers remember, is undergoing some serious worldbuilding revamp. A few things have changed, some of which I'm going to include in the above-mentioned Character Encounter.
Pets and life
  • Not much new with Liberty and Zia; Liberty tries to steal the bird food, and Zia either watches or tries to bite Liberty's legs. :P
  • My uncle is staying with us for a week. We play board games, share our favorite Youtube videos with him (can't wait to introduce him to Studio C! XD), and generally have fun.
  • I'm settling in to work, and there's this one Norse guy who likes to talk about myths and legends and things, so that's cool. And another guy has an electric unicycle. What even. It's pretty cool, and I tried riding it, but couldn't even stand without almost face-planting, so... XD
  • Oh, just watched Captain America: Civil War. It was okay, I guess, but it didn't live up to my expectations. The beginning was like, "Bang! Pow! EXPLOSIONS. Whoa, camera guy, what are we...oh, we're over, there, wait, what...oh, they're still fighting..." And what was up with the scene transitions??? There's all the cool (sometimes overboard) CGI, then it was, "Copy/paste basic font over sky scene" instead of smooth transitions. There were a few other things (WHY DID THEY RUIN AUNT MAY??!), but this bullet point is getting kind of long. So I'll just say one last thing: The feels at the end. They nailed that.
  • A Kindle Fire. I got one. *is totally calm, cool, collected and not at all squealing because of all the books I can now finish reading* I must write a thank-you note to the person I got it from (whom I hardly know, btw; this is just crazy-awesome).
  • Erm, I haven't had time for much else.