J. Passepartout Well, to tell the truth neither did I, but the idea came to me and I ran with it.
coz1 I am definitely enjoying writing in the present tense. It keeps things fresh.
jwolf As Stuyvesant says Bertrand has not before made an appearance, though he was alluded to a little in the GtA post (though of course at the time I didn't it). I hadn't thought about the irony aspect, but its true.
Stuyvesant If you were surprised that makes me very happy. Violence is an interesting question, and I am of the opinion that in the right place it is often better be 'matter of fact' than to make a special point of it. I would add myself to the number of people groping in the dark. Or rather, perhaps I have a not very good lantern. I am winging this AAR rather a lot, so unlike my others I only have a hazy idea where I want to ultimately go.
Rensslaer Were I to some up Jean in one word "driven" would not be a bad one. I though would opt for "haunted".
This is, I think, the fourth serious effort I have done using present tense. The first time was roleplaying related and not preserved. The next time was two updates in All Alone in the Night (this post and this post). The third time was my character in Book VII of the Free Company. It has taken some experimenting, and I view this AAR still as an experimentation. Or, what I am trying to say, give it a go and see what happens!
As I said I am writing this one very ad hoc, and with the next update written I now realise that the most recent update was in fact the first episode of Chapter 1 "Beginnings". I apologise for what, I am sure, is not the last editorial lapse. An edit will be made just as soon as I have posted the next installment.