You too? Damn. I wonder why I've got this craving...
Which reminds me. Back during one of Games Workshop's world-wide Warhammer 40K events I created the Ghost Eldar Pizza Delivery Service (Eldar being basically space elves) who'd deliver pizza onto the battlefield. Fighting their way onto the battlefield to deliver pizza if need be. (And if you didn't pay? Heh heh heh)
That would be fun to model... one of the models on jetbike holding a pizza pie above his head while in flight. =^-^= Not sure how I'd craft the pizza... possibly with Green Stuff (sculpting putty)?
02_09... okay so the previous 2 pages Ally kind of left up to me, because she couldn't think of a good audition montage, so i've used them to do an introduction to twelth night. i'm not actually familiar with this play, and I'm guessing not all the readers will be either, so i've used the auditions and the cast list to try and introduce the main plot, the relationships and the comedy of it. Next update brings us back into the canon script.
There's whole levels of Meta in here... some of it obvious, some of it less so. There's stuff I won't point out because of spoilers, but Ally wrote her reasons for each casting in the script and you get gems like this ;
Sir Andrew Augecheeck; JIMMY (Because Sir Andrew is a schmuck and doesn't get the girl)
Oh, I know it's very Meta. Heck, I e-mailed Eric Burns (who restarted Websnark) and told him of the huge levels of Meta just waiting for him to gnaw upon. No idea if he'll get the e-mail (I might be one of the e-mailers who is sent automatically to spam ) but if he does, I'm sure he'll love this.
Hell, I'm planning a write-up myself tonight, just because I love how Meta it is! =^-^=
There is a G! The rune Gebo, (shaped like an X) is ascribed to the letter G and means "Gift" the symbol showing the crosssing of two people's paths. It's in pretty much every table of Nordic runes so I don't know what you're using as a guide here.
Can everyone stop trying to second guess me on the damn runes!? I have put a LOT of research into both the mythological AND historical use of runes over the years and actually know what I'm talking about for once in my goddamn life. I wouldn't bother writing stuff in runes if I didn't.
Who said I was second-guessing you? oO I did a Google Search, found a site that had the runes on it, and it claimed that X was "x" and the only "g" was the rune for "ng." (Also, their H-rune had one fewer lines in it than yours.) I then did a translation and posted it here so that it wouldn't be visible to everyone (only those who visited the forum).
To be honest, once I had the basics of the runic message started, the message itself became fairly obvious.
Sorry it's just last time I wrote in runes my aunt was being all "ooh do you really think runes are a good idea" and someone else tried to tell me I was using the wrong O and I'm fed up with hearing about it.
... Gebo as an ...X? I'm not sure anyone except possibly the author of that website would use it that way. When you think about it, we're talking historical northern european languages here... they'd be pretty lost without a hard G sound. The H rune can be used with either one line or two across the middle, I think that's mostly a style choice (like the different ways you can draw a lower case a or g) or it might be a regional difference.
I'll have to try and find the specific webpage I used. You're right - the ones I've looked at since (ie, a minute ago) ascribe X as "Gift" as you said (I wasn't doubting, I was trying to find the site I used last night so I could link it now so you could laugh at it).
To be honest, I've used runes in my own writing as well. In that case, however, it wasn't to write out words, but because the character was putting runes on bullets to enhance their accuracy and ensure they could harm supernatural critters. =^-^= (I actually mentioned a couple of the runes in that case. And he had cast the runes in silver and then carefully carved a space for the rune on the bullet where the rune would go in, so not to damage the aerodynamics or the like of the bullet.)
Heh. Steve didn't seem to mind at first when Claudia was hanging off his shoulder. =^-^= But it was still a nice "yoink!" and it's kind of nice to see Steve building up friendships away from the magical girl toxic pool.
I seriously need to get back to writing fiction. I have SUCH a fun idea for a substitute teacher story for the magical girls, and Sparkle's efforts to get rid of a sub who sees right through her (and actually can teach). =^-^=
Visually, I like to make Steve look nervous in social situations. Let's face it, here we have a teenage boy, who wears dresses, I'm thinking back on earth unless he's been exceedingly lucky in the school he attends he'd have very few close friends, and probably spent a lot of time trying to keep out of people's way. I don't think he's used to large crowds of people just hanging around him being normal.
As for Claudia, I don't think she really notices the effect that getting in people's personal space might have, she's a bit too down to earth to be fussing about with the usual teen hormone shenanigans.
It worked. Though as I said, he didn't look nervous as much when Claudia was hanging off his shoulder. More like pleasantly surprised. =^-^= It was when he got crowded that he looked out of his element.
I hope he was able to keep those initial friendships despite Sparkle. Or that he is able to repair them in the next book of Footloose. (While I know you want to focus on other characters too (Claudia's story should be interesting!) I still would love to see one chapter of Cherry that focuses on him at the Dojo after he divested himself of Sparkle's control. Just so we see a semi-happy conclusion to his story.)
I think we're gonna have to, we need a happy resolution or cherry is basically gonna be "one guy's tale of blackmail, treachery and general breaking of spirit at the hands of an extremely self-involved magical girl."
Is that the secret to getting my writing off the ground? I need to give Angel some happy moments so she wants to be written? (Hmm, looks like having her girlfriend visit would be a GOOD thing then... I can even show their affection for each other. I don't NEED to lay the seeds for their eventual breakup for several books in any event.) (Though amusingly enough, originally Angel screwed things up back when I first plotted out the book series a decade or so ago. Since then Angel's... changed and grown significantly. And Charlene and her sisters have grown younger (which makes sense, they're teenagers and they DESERVE to have their teen angst!)
So just tease Steve and let him know "We will give you a happy ending in Cherry. So please come out and play?" =^-^=