Happy birthday to triskadekaphile and malver!
Hello to new readers dream_labyrinth, interactiveleaf, stripedsocks, royannadawn, siliconshaman, stgabriel, and ziggy_prime! Damn. When theferrett points over here, people come a'runnin'... fair warning, guys, I'm not always funny. :)
I'm sometimes envious of people like yendi and scouseboy, who're just naturally funny. I'm not a naturally funny person. I have other strengths, I'm sure. My ability to make people cry by doing horrible things to my characters probably counts as one... (I still feel all guilty about showing the that Death of a Major Character thing, irana - I didn't know she was your favorite!)
A note about Shayara
I was just telling yendi this morning that I'm going to be putting a primary character in a coma after the big battle, and it reminded me of something I'd been mulling over on my walk last night - no character is safe. No one.
And if you notice that they're getting a little dependent on the powers or general skills of any one character, that's probably a sign that that character will soon be dead or disabled. Gotta keep the characters on their toes. Just like real life - nothing's a given.
It's like a slice of life comic. If your life happens to be that of a member of a race that existed before humans and you have psychic powers and stuff and are fighting to take back your ancestral home from an evil psycho Council and stuff, and, if you're Julia, adjusting to being the reincarnated ruler of your people and stuff.
A note about other writing
For those who don't read over the weekend... placesyouhaunt has another bit of story in it. Doodle remembering Crystal.
A cancelled poll
I wanted to do a poll on your favorite set of Wonder Twins - Marvin & Wendy vs. Zan and Jayna - but yendi pointed out that no one would choose Marvin and Wendy. I mean, Zan and Jayna had a space monkey.
Speaking of Monkeys
Most of my ideas for 2HC columns right now are comics-geek-oriented; I don't want to declare that that's all that the column will be, though. Want to leave myself room to be stream-of-consciousness.
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