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Test Chat

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cheydostudio has logged in

aqualass: hey I was just about to log off.

cheydostudio: Lucky me then. (:
I wanted to ask you something.

aqualass: Okay
But is it short because I have to do homeschool stuff?

cheydostudio: Oh, no worries. I think it’s pretty simple.

aqualass: Great. what is it?

cheydostudio: Remember when you told me your parents are scientists?

aqualass: That’s your question? heheh j/k Yeah I remember.
Do you need me to ask them to do some SCIENCE for you? ;)

cheydostudio: Haha, no science, thanks.
But I was wondering how they got posted to that island you guys live on.
It sounds like the kind of thing I want to do right now.
Or need to do. Ugh.

aqualass: i really dunno about that
Sorry
How come your thinkign about this stuff?

cheydostudio: Sigh. No particular reason.
Well, not one that’s short.

aqualass: Sorry I can’t stay longer.
Email me?

cheydostudio: That’s a good idea.
Maybe I can try to catch Wen online, too.

aqualass: heh, hopefully when ou do he’ll be in a good mood.

cheydostudio: Oh be nice. P:

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I decided to make some changes to Delia and let Aronshy get closer to what she used to be, taking those elements from Delia that really cannot exist outside of whoever gets the island and its supernaturalness.

What helped was remembering that Delia’s username, cheydostudio, comes from her last name (Cheydo, derp) and the fact that she worked for her parents’ art studio. She was originally a commercial artist with a bit of a disgruntled side, but mostly cheerful and dependable.

One reason for this test-type post was to test out their personalities put into the new-ish situations. I don’t think they’ve changed a lot, but then, it’s been a while since I wrote any of them. The easiest was always Vivane, but I digress. Another reason to test was to see how the chats would look in a prose situation.

Writing it here in my blog, it feels too much like the chat pngs and prosies, since that’s what I was moving on to after the chat concluded. Even before I started testing a proper prose bit, it just felt like when I was doing things the way I did. Writing it all out with the understanding that I’d fire up Photoshop when the words were done.

That doesn’t feel right for some reason. If it looks the same, then who’s to say that I won’t just keep doing it the same minus graphics, and the prose will remain prosie and not extend to a real/full chapter?

Still have some work to do, I guess. It’s hard to just discount the chats aspect entirely. It also doesn’t strike me as a good idea to treat them like a phone conversation or the like in narrative.

I’m tired, but I can’t seem to find an opportunity to sleep.

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Still thinking on it

The cast as I considered it yesterday still seems the right way to go. Certainly there’s no need for new characters. Hardly an anticipated danger, that. But Wen and Aronshy still present a bit of a problem. The latter much more than the former.

Upon consideration, Wen is pretty much all right the way he was. He had a concrete situation: office worker with poor social skills, of which he is painfully aware, and a very short temper that he’d like to improve but can’t seem to manage it. His relationship with Carlos fits the active/passive modus well, and doesn’t really need to change much. His relationships with the others will take more thought.

Originally, they did all know each other, just a network of internet friends of varying levels of intimacy. Dunno if that’ll carry through.

I think I talked about my initial plans for Aronshy are nicely represented by her username, aqualass. It’s still hard to untangle her and Delia, which is what’s tripping me up. Delia lives on an island that’s full of whimsy and the unknown, and Aronshy Original Flavour lived on an island surrounded by mermaids. I don’t know if this would have made her active, or if she would have been like Delia, thinking that it’s all perfectly normal and remaining largely unaware of anything strange.

Aronshy’s island was deserted, and she lived there with ghosts and a giant statue. I’d love to bring all of that back, but it’s just way too close to Delia’s situation to work. In comparing the two and deciding who lives and who dies (so to speak), I can never come up with the same answer twice. In Delia’s case, I’ve already written it that way, and I can’t picture her any other way. I also can’t imagine not having her, considering the way she related so easily to absolutely everyone. She didn’t pair off, even with Button, because she worked with everyone. I think the only one she didn’t connect terribly well with was Ronit, and that’s because they’re a little too alike (in the way that people are; they made each other uncomfortable).

But I like Aronshy better in a whimsical setting. It suits her better, and she’d be more likely to be the active in a pair with Delia. The latter’s tendency to resist the Pair notwithstanding.

Currently considered pairs:

  • Vivane / Ronit
  • Carlos / Wen
  • Aronshy / Delia

I guess I could stick Aronshy in a different place that still allows for mermaids, ghosts, and a giant statue. Maybe a forest? Then there could also be pixies. Or centaurs. Heh, I could overload the fantasy for humour’s sake. …for some reason, I keep wanting to call them murmurmaids and make them have something to do with the wind instead of water. Sylph-like.

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The Roar of Our Stars Round 1: Chat 1

This is that project I was talking about. It shouldn’t have too much more preamble than what I gave when I talked about it in my post this morning (over twelve hours ago holy crap how do I even stay awake this long). But there are some things that need to be said.

First: this is a big fat long graphic. For right now, I am not going to worry too much about it. But if the picture is not big enough to be read, someone comment and let me know, I’ll do something about it.

Second: Credits. I’ll have to post these in each post, but they’ll hopefully be more surreptitious after this. I’ll try to keep the credit links down to only the relevant graphics. In this case, the avatars are, in order of use, from here and here. I do not know if I am somehow using them in a way that will anger someone. I hope that nothing gets problematic, because I’m really not prepared to cave under a fit I don’t understand and change a bunch of graphics. But there’s credits.

Here’s story.

cheydostudio: There you are! Geez, I thought you’d never sign on.
buttonhole: just got back from work
are u okay?

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