Yeah, Yeah. Shut Up Elf.


Hey fellow creative types — What’s the most absurd name you ever gave an OC?

I, for example, went through a period in high school when I decided the cleverest way to make up fantasy genre names was to spell everyday words backwards. I still fell back on it occasionally when I couldn’t think of anything else and was being too lazy to research This left me with a few characters in my mental stable with names like “Tghin”, “Dnah”, and “Esnir”.

Hey fellow creative types — What’s the most absurd name you ever gave an OC?

I straightened up my entertainment center’s DVD shelf yesterday, because I can never find shit (which explains why I have 2 copies of some things). Now you can see my 3 rows deep of questionable taste. ;)

Wow. I forgot I have half of Soul Hunter in VHS fansub and half in legal DVD release.

I want more post-chosen-one stories. Yeah, they survived the big event. They still have all those powers, all those secrets, and some modicum of PTSD and now they have to make some sort of daily life. 

Little things still land on their doorstep, minor supernatural issues, interfering with their attempts to go out drinking with friends or get an oil change on time, renew their driver’s license. Skipping out on plans last minute because the nightmares mean they’ve slept 5 hours this week and they need to catch up or they just have a bad feeling about it, and they trust those hunches. Powers fading as they get older. Who do you talk to when no one would believe what you went through as a teenager is even possible?

I love fictional idiots who self destruct/sacrifice for the people they care about and the people they care about who understand both that the best way to stop them is to remove themselves and others from immediate danger but to also not let them go through with the stupid “plan” and scream at their beloved well-meaning idiots.

I’m never going to get used to calling the Pulse bar in the Dragon Con Marriott “Pulse” It’s always and forever The Sailboat to me. My friends dubbed it that years ago because it looks like a giant glowing sailboat sticking out of that sea of people, and none of us knew the name at the time so it was easier to describe the thing. The nickname just stuck.


That is an alcoholic indoor sailboat.