Saturday, September 24, 2011

September’s Saturday Character Questionnaire


Here we are at the last Saturday in September.  Which brings us to the last four parts to our September’s Saturday Character Questionnaire.  By the time you have your hero/heroine answer all 253 questions I’ve presented through this series, they’ll be smiling and feeling whole.

If you’ve missed any of the prior posts, you can find them here…


Pour that refreshment and have them sit back and relax.  These, for the most part, are more fun.


Part Thirteen
Morality

  • What one act in your past are you most ashamed of?
  • What one act in your past are you most proud of?
  • Have you ever been in a physical fight before? Over what, with whom, and who won?
  • What do you feel most strongly about?
  • What do you pretend to feel strongly about, just to impress people?
  • What trait do you find most admirable and how often do you find it?
  • Is there anything you think should not be incorporated into the media or arts? (i.e., sex, violence, etc). What and why or why not?
  • Do you think the future is hopeful? Why or why not?
  • Do you think redemption is possible? Why or why not?
  • Is there something you think is absolutely unforgivable? What is it?
  • Is it okay for men to cry?
  • Is it okay for you to cry?
  • What do you think is wrong with most people, overall?
  • What is the worst thing you could ever do to someone you hated?
  • Do you have feeling that disturb you? What and why?
  • One what occasions do you lie?
  • Do you think it is okay to lie?


Part Fourteen
Supernatural Awareness

  • Tell the story of how you became what you are or first learned of your own abilities.
  • What do you think now of being supernatural? Is it cool or have you been screwed?
  • Do you have a mentor? Describe them and how you became their student.
  • Do you have any magical items? Where did you get them?
  • Think of a major event that happened during your training/initiation. Describe the experience.
  • What is something you had to learn during your training that you hated? Why did you hate it?
  • What is something you had to learn during your training that you loved? Why did you love it?


Part Fifteen
Goals and Future

  • What goal do you most want to accomplish in your lifetime?
  • Where do you see yourself in five years?
  • If you could choose, how would you want to die?
  • If you knew you were going to die in 24 hours, name three things you would do in the time you had left.
  • What is the one thing for which you would most like to be remembered after your death?


Part Sixteen
Misc.

  • If you could, what advice would you, the hero, give to the villain? Or If you could, why would you, the villain want the hero to be at your side or part of your team?
  • What is the worst injury you’ve ever received? How did it happen?
  • How ticklish are you? Were are you ticklish?
  • What would you wish for if you ever found a genie?
  • If your house burned down, what one thing would you want to save?
  • Describe yourself sitting in your favorite spot.
  • How do you go to sleep and how do you wake up? (position, routine, etc).
  • What is a dream (during sleep) that you have often?
  • What is a day dream that you have often?
  • If you were to die and come back as any person or thing, what or who would you want to be?
  • What is your motto?
  • If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be and why?
  • What time period you wish you could have lived in? Why? (This is not a chance to change history). What appeals to you about this era?
  • If you could go back to any point in history and change something, what would it be?


They did it!  Give your real hero/heroine a hearty pat on the back or deserving hug.  They’re alive and ready to face/react to whatever your storyline throws at them.  They know who they are inside and out.  Congratulations!

Thank you Anastasia V. Pergakis for helping us all round out our characters and find out who they really are.  You built a fantastic list! 

Good luck, everyone, on your next project.  Thanks for following along through the month of September.  Let me know how this character interview worked for you.  I’m very interested to know your experience with it.


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Saturday, September 17, 2011

September’s Saturday Character Questionnaire

Here we are at the third Saturday in September and the third installment of September’s Saturday Character Questionnaire.  If you’ve been following along, you already have 160 questions in your notebook that will help you build a three dimensional hero/heroine.  (Or should have. *wink*)  In case you’ve missed the last couple posts, you can find them here…


Shall we continue?  You may want to bring out a few snacks for your character this time.  These are deeper and thought provoking.  It may take a while for them to answer. *wink*


Part Nine
Self Image

  • Describe a normal day for you.
  • How do you feel when your routine is disrupted?
  • What is your greatest strength as a person?
  • What is your greatest weakness?
  • If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
  • Are you generally introverted or extroverted?
  • Are you generally organized or messy?
  • Name three things you consider yourself to be very good at.
  • Name three things you consider yourself to be very bad at.
  • What are your reasons for being an adventurer or heroic? Are your real reasons different than the ones you tell other people in public? If so, detail both reasons.
  • What three words best describe your personality?
  • What three words would others probably use to describe you?
  • What about you is heroic?
  • Are you a better lead or follower? Why?
  • What is your responsibility to the world? Why?
  • What do you like about yourself?
  • What don’t you like about yourself?
  • What do you find most relaxing? (not stress relief, but something that actually calms you down).
  • What talent would you most like to have?


Part Ten
Occupation & Finance

  • What is your occupation? (If you don’t have one, where does your money come from?)
  • Do you like your job?
  • What is your boss/employer like?
  • What are your co-workers like?
  • Do you get along with your co-workers?
  • Which co-worker don’t you get along with and why?
  • What is something you had to learn that you hated?
  • Do you tend to save or spend your money? Why?
  • If you were to gain an obscenely large sum of money, what would you do with it?


Part Eleven
Drug & Alcohol

  • Do you smoke, drink, or use drugs? If yes, why? Do you want to quit?
  • How old were you when you had your first drink? Did you like it? Why or why not?
  • How old were you when you first got drunk? What was the experience like?
  • Do you drink on a regular basis?
  • What kind of alcohol do you prefer?
  • Have you ever tried any kind of “mood altering” substance? Which ones? Describe the experience.


Part Twelve
Sex & Intimacy

  • Have you ever been in love? What happened?
  • Have you ever had your heart broken?
  • Would you consider yourself straight, gay, bi, or something else? Why?
  • Who was the first person you had sex with? When did it happen? Describe the experience.
  • Have you ever had a same-sex experience? Describe the experience.
  • What is your deepest, most well-hidden sexual fantasy? Would you ever try it?
  • What is the wildest thing you have done, sexually? Describe the experience.
  • Is there any sexual activity that you enjoy and/or practice that can be considered non-standard? Why do you like it?
  • Do you currently have a lover? Describe them, what you are attracted to, and what the relationship is like.
  • What is the perfect romantic date?
  • Describe your perfect partner.
  • Do you ever want to get married? When do you see this happening?
  • Do you want children? Why or why not?
  • What is more important, sex or intimacy? Why?
  • What was your most recent romantic relationship like? Who was it with?
  • What’s the worst thing you’ve done to someone you love?


Have they turned red answering that last set of questions?  Have you?  Lol. 

I’d like to thank Anastasia V. Pergakis for allowing me to share this mother of all character interviews with all of you.  It’s her list and she was wonderful to compile it!

Come back next week to get the final four parts and complete the building of your full-of-life character.  See you then!



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Sunday, September 11, 2011

In Memory Of 9/11

I could never come close to honoring those heroes of 9/11.  And I could never come close to expressing the loss associated with such a terrible act.  My heart and prayers go out to the families, victims, and heroes.  

Let us never forget.



I'm proud to be an American.



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Saturday, September 10, 2011

September’s Saturday Character Questionnaire



Our Saturday Character Questionnaire continues today with four more parts to our mother of all character interviews.  Last week we asked our characters four sets of questions.  The Basics, Family, Friends and Relationships with Others, and Growing Up (Childhood).  If you missed the first post that had parts 1-4, you can find it by clicking here:  


This next set dives deeper into what makes our hero/heroine who they are now.  Got that refreshing drink poured for them?  Sit them down and ask away.


Part Five
Growing Up (Teen/Young Adult)

  • How much schooling have you had?
  • Did you enjoy school?
  • Where did you learn most of your skills and other abilities?
  • While growing up did you have any role models other than your parents? Describe them.
  •  While growing up, how did you get along with other members of your family?
  • How old were you when you went on your first date?  Describe the date.
  • What is your favorite memory from your teen years?
  • What is your worst memory from your teen years?
  • When and with whom was your first kiss?
  • Are you a virgin? If not, when and with whom did you love your virginity?
  • Describe any influences in your past that led you to do the thing you do today.



Part Six
Past Influences
  • What do you consider the most important event of your life so far?
  • Who has had the most influence on you?
  • What do you consider your greatest achievement?
  • What is your greatest regret
  • What is the most evil thing you have ever done?
  • Do you have a criminal record of any kind?
  • When was the time you were most frightened?
  • What is the most embarrassing thing that ever happened to you?
  • If you could change one thing from your past, what would it be and why?
  • What is your best memory?
  • What is your worst memory?
  • When and where were you the happiest?


Part Seven
Beliefs and Opinions
  • Are you optimistic or pessimistic?
  • What is your greatest fear?
  • Have you told any one your fear before?
  • Who would be the one person you’d never tell your fear to?
  • What are your religious views?
  • What are your political views?
  • What are your views on sex?
  •  Are you able to kill?
  • Under what circumstances do you find killing to be acceptable or unacceptable?
  • In your opinion, what is the most evil thing any human being could do?
  • Do you believe in the existences of soul mates and /or true love?
  • What do you believe makes a successful life?
  • How honest are you about your thoughts and feelings? (Meaning do you hide your true self from others and in what way)?
  • Do you have any biases or prejudices?
  • Is there anything you absolutely refuse to do under any circumstances? Why?
  • Who or what, if any, would you die for? (or go to extremes for)?
  • What is your best feature, in your opinion?
  • What do you think of drugs and alcohol? Are there any types that people should never do? Why or why not?
  • What is your idea of perfect happiness?
  • What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?


Part Eight
Likes and Dislikes
  • What is/are your favorite hobbies and pastimes?
  • What is your most treasured possession?
  • What is your favorite color? Why?
  • What is your least favorite color? Why?
  • What is your favorite food? Why?
  • What is your least favorite food? Why?
  • What is your favorite sound? Why?
  • What is your least favorite sound? Why?
  • What is your favorite smell/scent? Why?
  • What is your least favorite smell/scent? Why?
  • What, if anything, do you like to read?
  • What is your idea of good entertainment?
  • How do you spend a typical Saturday night?
  • What makes you laugh?
  • What makes you laugh out lout, hysterically?
  • What makes you cry?
  • What makes you cry, hysterically?
  • What, if anything, shocks or offends you?
  • What would you do if you couldn’t sleep and had to find something to amuse yourself?
  • how do you deal with stress?
  • Are you spontaneous or do you always need to have a plan?
  • What are you pet peeves?
  • Where do you go when you’re angry or depressed?
  • What do you do when you’re bored?
  • What type of music do you like? Favorite bands or musicians?
  • What tape or CD hasn’t left your player since you bought it? Why?
  • What song is “your song”? Why?
  • What is your favorite movie? Why?
  • What is your least favorite movie? Why?
  • What is your favorite stage play? Why?
  • What is your least favorite stage play? Why?
  • What is your favorite book? Why?
  • What is your least favorite book? Why?
  • Who is your favorite author/writer? Why?
  • Who is your least favorite author/writer? Why?
  • What do you watch on Television?
  • What annoys you more than anything else?
  • What time of day is your favorite? Why?
  • What time of day is your lease favorite? Why?
  • What kind of weather is your favorite? Why?
  • What kind of weather is your least favorite? Why?
  • What is the most beautiful thing you have ever seen?
  • What is the most awful thing you have ever seen?
  • What is your favorite drink? Why?
  • What is your least favorite drink? Why?
  • What is your favorite animal? Why?
  • What is your least favorite animal? Why?
  • What sorts of things embarrass you?


And that’s it for another installment of September’s Saturday Character Questionnaire.  We’re getting into some deeper levels to our characters and finding out what really makes them tick.  How's it going? Are they coming alive?

More to come next Saturday thanks to Anastasia V. Pergakis.  With her permission I’m able to pass it along to you! 




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Friday, September 9, 2011

Transportation For Fantastic Friday Writers


It’s a Fantastic Friday Writers day and Transportation is the topic.  This is a fun one.  Everyone that participates in this blog hop writes Science Fiction and Fantasy.  So, you can imagine—or maybe not, cause these authors have some pretty fantastic imaginations—what they might come up with for their worlds to use as travel. 

Popular examples are all over the internet…

  
Of course we all know of Star Trek’s transporters.  “Beam me up, Scotty.”




Or Star Wars many spaceships?





How about The Fifth Element's flying cars?





In my Cornerstone Deep series, I chose something a bit different.  As my main characters are from another dimension, they have advanced powers.  They manipulate the elements and that includes their own.  Their preferred mode of travel is by Smoke of Night.  They disperse their elements into a fine cloud and fly to their destination.  It does have it’s drawbacks, however.  Elaina, who is very mortal, was whisked away by Vincent, her fiance.  She didn’t mind arriving to her family’s gathering faster, but she complained about all the bugs that she felt rush through her essence.  Vincent had to promise to allow her to use a car.




When traveling to the different dimensions, my wizards use a portal.  Hidden within the face of a granite bluff, this doorway to the realms is visible to those who know its secrets and where to find it.  Bright light traces the entrance then emits multi-colored neon as it opens.  Once inside, (and this is a sneak peek into book three) the traveler finds nothing but a white void.  If you don’t know the way, you could become lost and wonder the portal in an aimless trek.  If you're lucky, you'll find yourself stumbling out into one of the five realms.

My portal is much different than the well known Star Gate which has a direct route if you know the right combination to get you to the planet you want.





What sort of transport do your worlds use?  I’d love to hear some fascinating new ways of travel.


Check out the other Fantastic Friday Writers’ blogs and discover their take on Transport!









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Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Character Reunion - Wizards, Vamps, Elves, Humans...What A Party!


If you didn't know, I used to participate in a blog called The Character Cafe.  Six authors' characters would take turns blogging through the week.  When we shut down the blog, several people expressed disappointment at not being able to follow the lives of these characters outside the books they were written in.  So...

You’re all invited to a little reunion of some of the characters from Character CafĂ©.

Anastasia Pergakis, J.D. Brown, and I got together on Skype and had a blast putting this script together!  The conversation never lagged (though it’s quite lengthy) and actually got crisscrossed in parts as the characters jabbered with each other.  It’s entirely impromptu.  (I did do some editing as our fingers couldn't keep up).  In parts, we couldn’t hold back and had to laugh out loud or add our own comments.  Sometimes, I wonder if we’re all schizophrenic the way we split and keep the characters with the right personality. Lol.  I hope you enjoy it as much as we did making it.  I'll also post this on my ShiloManor.com site for the fans. :)


Here’s a little guide to the characters…

Charlene Wilson authors Cole, Vincent, James, (wizards) and Mianna (human). From the Cornerstone Deep series. More about them at ShiloManor.com 

J.D. Brown authors Jalmari, Jesu, and Ema (vampires). From the Dark Heirloom series. More at AuthorJDBrown.com 

Anastasia Pergakis authors Derac, Kie, Tyn, and Jardel (elves). From the Kinir Elite Chronicles. More about them at KinirElite.com 

~Character Reunion ~

Derac: You are all invited to Kinir if you like.
Charlene Wilson: Ok, so Kinir.  Who's invited?
J.D. Brown: My usual trio is here.  They're just quiet tonight.
Derac: All right then. The common room at headquarters. Comfy chairs in there.
Ema: It's like stepping back in time...
Derac: *laugh* Yes, I guess for you it is.
*A dark mass snakes under the front door and billows, taking the form of three men*
Cole: *looks around*
Derac: Hello, Shilos. Please, have a seat.
James: *smiles, his dimples deepening*  Thank you. It's nice to finally get to meet you, Derac.
Jalmari: *looks at Cole*
Derac: Make yourselves comfortable.
Ema: *plops down on a chair*  *Jesu joins her*
Tyn: *enters the room and almost drops his sword* Whoa. We having a party in here?
Vincent: That's the plan, I guess.
Derac: It is a pleasure to meet you as well, James. And yes, Tyn, a little gathering. Join us?
Tyn: *shrugs* Why not?
Ema: *hugs her knees to her chest*
Cole *holds up a bottle of liqueur* Am I the only one who brought something?
Derac: *laughs* Well we don't keep alcohol at headquarters.  But there is a tavern in town a few miles away if you'd like to go there instead.
Jesu: You would not want a drink from us *chuckles*
Cole: Ah. Jesu?  I've heard about you.
Jesu: Yes.  And I you, Cole is it?
Cole: That's right.  No, I don't imagine we will be sharing drinks.
Vincent: *grabs bottle* Well, Tyn and I don't mind sharing one right, Tyn?
Tyn: I would love to, Vincent.
Cole: Uh, Kid, watch it. *turns to the others* Never could hold his liqueur.
Derac: We do have water and a special fruit drink, similar to what humans call Gatorade or PowerAde.
Jalmari: *whispers in a nearly silent vampire voice to Jesu* Is it curious that they can phase?
Jesu: *equally quiet* They're wizards.
Jalmari: Mmm
Ema: *to herself* It's a sausage fest in here.
Anastasia Pergakis: BAHAHAHHA!
Charlene Wilson: A what fest?
Ema: *snickers**small voice*: Sausage?
James: *chuckles*
Derac: Honeysuckle? *chuckles*  --sorry folks, inside joke here-- @
Vincent: *turns bright red*  Ahem.    @
J.D. Brown: ROFL    @
Ema: Not that I'm not enjoying the uh... view.
James: Apologies, Ema, we didn't bring along the ladies.
Ema: *shrugs* I'm starting to get used to it.
Cole: And yes, Jalmari, we're wizards and can basically phase. But from what I understand, yours is a finer talent.
Jalmari: *blinks* So you have acute hearing as well.
Jardel: *pops up out of nowhere* OH, phasing would be good skill to have in our line of work for sure!
James: Jardel, welcome.
Cole: I read emotions and can gather much of a conversation through it.
Jalmari: Interesting.
Vincent: I'd like to see some of that sword play I heard of.
Ema: O.O
Vincent: I tinkered with it at one time.
James:  Ema, you alright?
Ema: Fine, just...swords? Really? Am I the only one here who considers a cell phone a weapon?
Jesu: You are adorable.
Ema: Erm... thank you?
James:  *chuckles* Ever consider a watch one?
Vincent: The elves are very skilled.
Derac: Anything is a weapon if used in the correct fashion.
Vincent: *swigs another drink*
James: Perhaps I'll go gather the others. It might make Ema feel more at ease.
Ema: Thanks, James
Kie: *steps out of the shadow in the corner* I'm here.
Ema: Hello, Kie
Kie: Hello.
Jesu: *nods in greeting*
James: *lifts a hand and turns into the smoke of night. The door swings open and he darts out. It closes behind him*
Kie: That was interesting.
Jalmari: They can't go through the door in phase form?
Cole: No, Jalmari. We manipulate the elements. Disperse to a finer form, but not as advanced as you do.
Jalmari: I see.
Vincent: *stumbles over to Ema and Kie* So, you ladies come here much?
Cole: *rolls his eyes*
Ema: Uh, Vince?
Kie: *laughs* Had a few drinks have we?
Ema: How's your lovely fiancé? *smiles sweetly*
Cole: *takes bottle from Vince* Told you he couldn't hold his liqueur.
Ema: *giggles*
Vince: I'm doing just fine.  I was just being socialable-ish.  So… Do you like older men?
Kie: *laughs again*
Ema: *laughs* Not like I have a choice, you have centuries on me.
Jesu: *pulls Ema closer to him*
Vincent: Well, hello, Jesu.  Um... *leans to him* Can I ask you a little question?
Jesu:  raises an eyebrow*
Kie: This should be good.
Vincent: *points to his hand* Is that the latest fad here on Cornerstone Summit?
Jesu; *glances at his hand*
Vincent: I mean, I see the others from Kinir like the pointed ears thing.  Do they dye skin here now?
Derac: *chokes on his water* We are BORN with our ears this way. It's not a fad.
Cole: *crosses his arms and laughs*
Kie: *laughs* I knew it would be good.
Tyn: *leans in to Cole* He knows he's not in Cornerstone Summit right now, correct?
Jesu: Why don't you ask a human from Africa if his skin is a fad?
Anastasia Pergakis: NICE ONE, Jesu!
J.D. Brown: (chuckle)
Vincent: *swaggers to face Tyn* I know we're in Kinri. But Jesu is from Cornerstone Summit.
Derac, Kie, Tyn, and Jardel: *laugh*
Vincent: And I've seen many colors of skin. Just not blue. *puts his hand to his chest and bows a little* My apologies, sir, if I have offended you.
Jesu: We have races and different levels of pigment like anyone else.
Kie: *hides her laugh behind her hand*
Vincent: Ah. A vampire thing?
Jardel: I want whatever he is drinking. Looks like fun.
Derac: *narrows eyes at Jardel* No.
Cole: *chuckles and holds his side*
Vincent: Then, most, most apologies extended.
Ema: Don't worry, Vince, I asked the same question.
Derac: *leans in to Cole* He's not going to blow up the headquarters in his drunkenness is he?
*Vincent grabs the bottle from Cole but Cole raises his hand and it shoots back into his palm*
Cole: Not a chance, Kid.  *to Derac*  Just keep him amused until James gets back he'll fix anything Vince destroys.
Ema: Surprised no one asked about my eyes...
Tyn: I'm sorry, Ema. Are your eyes rare where you come from? We see all sorts of colors here.
Ema: Oh.
Vincent: Oh! Is that how I should have asked you that, Jesu?
Jesu: It would have been more polite.
Ema: They would be weird if you were a human.
Tyn: Ahh, I see. Well, humans here I guess don't have eyes like that, but I knew you were not a human so didn't pay them much attention. Figured it was normal. I apologize.
Ema: It's fine, I was being sarcastic :)
Tyn: *smiles*
Vincent: *leans to Tyn* Good one, bud.
Derac: *leans to Vincent* He has a skill with ladies unmatched by anyone I ever knew.
Vincent: *straightens* You haven't seem me at work yet, sir Derelec.
J.D. Brown: Derelec??  lol
Kie: Derelec!??! *laughs so hard she bends slightly with her arms around her stomach*
Charlene Wilson: lol
Vincent: *saunters over to Ema*
Derac: Males should never saunter.
Vincent: *lifts a hand and a daisy flies through the window into his palm*
*Jesu wraps an arm around Ema's waist causing her to blush*
Cole: *leans to Derac* Um, James will fix that window when he gets back.
J.D. Brown: ROFL
Derac: Oh, good.
Vincent: Sweet Hjeribute. Please accept my token.
Cole: *grimaces*
Derac: *chokes on his water again and laughs*
Kie: Well, this has been entertaining but I think I'm going to head to the archery range. Ema would you like to join me? I can teach you.
Ema: O.O Me? *looks at Vincent then Kie then Jesu then back at Kie then at Jesu then Vincent* Uh…
Charlene Wilson: lol
Vincent: *shines his smile*
Jesu: *whispers* Go with Kie if you want.
Vincent: Oh, archery. I love archery.
Kie: Sorry, Vincent. Ladies only.
Ema: Yeah... *she maneuvers around Vincent without touching him*
Vincent: It's like sworder play.
Derac: Sworder?
Jesu: *narrows his eyes at Vince*
Kie: *leads Ema out of the room* Let's go have some fun by ourselves. Derac and Tyn will handle things here.
Ema: Sure.
Cole: Kid, why don't you go get Elaina.
Derac: You mean go TO Elaina?
J.D. Brown: lol
Vincent: *tucks the daisy in his cape*
Cole: Good idea, Derac. Go find Elaina. I know she'd love to keep you company.
*Vincent smiles and lifts a hand, dispersing into the smoke of night*
Jesu: Would he be well, traveling in his state?
*Vincent headed for the door and his elements spattered against the barrier*
J.D.: BAHAHAHA
Anastasia Pergakis: (I could totally see whips of drunk smoke running into a wall!!)
Anastasia Pergakis: BHAHAHAh I knew it.
*then sluggishly squirmed under the door and across the lawn*
Derac: *laughs and watches the smoke from the window*
Jalmari: *laughs out loud*
Cole: *shakes head* My apologies.
Jalmari: That was amusing.
Derac: Indeed.
Cole: Still a kid whether he likes it or not.
Derac:  We all were at one time.
Jalmari: *grins then looks to Jesu*
Tyn: *scoffs* He's not a kid. He's older than Derac and I combined.
Cole: His soul is young.
Jalmari: Still younger than I.
Tyn: Ahh, yes.
Cole: This is his first lifespan.
Tyn: That's right. I forgot about that.  Where did Jardel go?
Derac: *shakes head* Speaking of young ones...Jardel comes and goes as he pleases. Probably at the tavern by now.
Jalmari: How does that work? How long is one life span for your kind?
Cole: Vince is 2500 yrs old.  I'm 3600, James is 3300.
Jalmari: Interesting.
Derac: Now is that 3600 in your second life span or over all your life spans put together?
Cole: That is in this life span.
Derac: I see.
Cole: James and I have lived two other lives.  So our souls are considerably older than Kid's.
Derac and Tyn: Right.
Jesu: You are older than us.
Derac: I think I'm the youngest one here. Don't know how I feel about that....
Charlene Wilson: lol
Jalmari: Ema is younger.
Derac: *nods* But she's outside right now. I was just considering us in the room at the moment.
Jalmari: *nods*
Cole: So I'm the eldest?
Derac: Appears to be that way. If I understand correctly.
Cole: It's a good thing Lord Dressen isn't here.
Jalmari: Or my father
Cole: Yes. They'd be a sight together.
Jalmari: Though if you count all your life spans, you are older than my father.
Cole: Lord Dressen is even older.
Derac: *blinks* I just realized...my Great grand father isn't even close to any of you in age. Wow.  So I guess I'm just a kid to you too, huh?
Cole: *chuckles and swigs a drink*  Does this cause you distress?
Derac: Yes, Cole. Very much so.
Jalmari: You run out of reasons to live eventually.  When you are that old.
Cole: Not if you've found your soul-mate.
Derac and Jesu: *winces*
Jalmari: *glowers*
Jesu: That is sort of the problem for him, Cole.
Cole: How's that?
Jesu: She passed.
Cole: *sets a hand on his shoulder* You will find her again, my friend.  She will be reborn.
Jesu: And we do not have reincarnation.
Cole: Do vampire natures not allow it?
Jesu: Not as far as I know.
Jalmari: *sulks by the window*
Jesu: It was recent.
Derac: We don't either, have reincarnation that is. We believe that you live on even after your death, through the ones you touched during your life time.
*The door flies open and a dark mass enters. James and Mianna form*
Jalmari: *bows his head at the lady*
Ema: *comes back in* Man, that Kie is a trip!
Kie: *Enters behind Ema* What? What did I do? *laughs*
Ema: Shooting arrows in phase form! That was fun!
Kie: *laughs* I'm glad you had fun.
Ema: They pull together and turn visible again just before hitting the target.
Jesu: *smiles at Ema's enthusiasm*
Kie: It was interesting to see it myself. Too bad I do not possess such skill. It would make my stealth perfect.
Derac: *scoffs* Like you need to be more stealthy. Please.
Kie: *chuckles*
J.D. Brown: lol
Ema: Oh, James and Mianna are here.
Kie: Hello again, James, and welcome, Mianna
Mianna: *bounces over to Ema and hugs her tight* Oh, Ema! I'm so glad I finally get to meet you!
Ema: Er...me too.
James: The pleasure is mine. *lifts a hand at the window and glass flies back into place*  I see Vincent had a bit too much.
Derac: LOL Yes he did. Crashed a daisy right through the glass.
Jesu: *laughs*
James: A daisy.
J.D. Brown: Dude, that doesn't even make sense.
James: *shakes head* He saves the daisy but shatters the glass.
J.D. Brown: ROFL
Charlene Wilson: LOL Jen.
Anastasia Pergakis: I know right?
Charlene Wilson: BAHAHAHAHA  Wizards, man! Love ‘em!
Ema: It was a sweet attempt.
Jesu: *squirms a bit* I can bring you a flower.
Charlene Wilson: Jen! Still laughing at your comment.
Anastasia Pergakis: Me too hehehe
Charlene Wilson: (dude that doesn't even make sense)
J.D. Brown: Well it doesn't! You try breaking glass with a Daisy! LOL
Charlene Wilson: lololol right?
Anastasia Pergakis: heheheheh
Ema: Oh, that's okay, Jesu.
Kie: I could do it.
J.D. Brown: BAHAHAHA
Cole & James & Mianna: O.O
J.D. Brown: Mashing the daisy into the window doesn't count, Kie
Kie: I know *winks*
Derac: *whispers* She likes to pretend she has more skills than she has.
Mianna: *jumps up and down* I want to see you do it, Kie!
Kie: *punches Derac in the shoulder*
Derac: Ow! That really hurt!
Kie: Big baby.
Ema: I can do it. *big smile*
Charlene Wilson: No phasing.
Ema: Dang, you caught me.
Charlene Wilson: (chuckle)
Derac: *risks another punch and whispers to everyone else* Really it's a trick she does where she breaks the window JUST before the daisy hits it...so it LOOKS like the daisy breaks the window. Like an illusion, slight of hand thing.
Kie: *punches him in the shoulder again*
Mianna: *jumps over to her* I want to see you do it, Kie!
Jesu: Why not? James can fix the glass again, right?
James: Certainly.
Kie: *smiles* Alright. *picks a daisy, throws it at the window. The window shatters and the daisy falls to the floor inside* See? Simple.
J.D. Brown: lol
Mianna: *blinks*
Kie: *picks up the daisy off the floor*
Ema: wtf did I just see?
Kie: A daisy breaking a window.  *smiles*
*Jalmari and Jesu snicker*
Jesu: Probably saw what Jalmari and I saw.
Kie: The tiny pebble? *laughs*
Jesu: Indeed
James: *waves a hand and the glass whirls into place. A tiny pebble taps around the surface as if trying to get back out*
Ema: That was weird, it was all in slow motion.
James: *smiles*
Mianna: *leans to Cole* Did you see that? She broke a window with a daisy.
Cole: *wraps his arms around her shoulders and pulls her close* Yes, my love. They are amazing. *winks at Kie*
Kie: *winks back*
Derac: *whispers to Kie* Show off.
Kie: *smiles innocently*
J.D. Brown: Okay, I know you vampires don't sleep, but your author does!
Anastasia Pergakis: NO sleeping!
J.D. Brown: They can spend the night in your head.  Or in Charlene's.
Charlene Wilson: No, no. I need my sleep too.
Anastasia Pergakis: Everyone's leaving me?
Derac: I'm always here.
Anastasia Pergakis: Yes, yes, I know Derac.



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