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- Aug 10, 2007
Thatt ending really put the freaky cap on the whole update, nice job!
The realm rejoices as Paradox Interactive announces the launch of Crusader Kings III, the latest entry in the publisher’s grand strategy role-playing game franchise. Advisors may now jockey for positions of influence and adversaries should save their schemes for another day, because on this day Crusader Kings III can be purchased on Steam, the Paradox Store, and other major online retailers.
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I have some theories on that which I hope to expand upon in the work itself. The way I am considering it, sunlight does have an effect...it sort of provides the yin to the Vampire blood's yang, in a way (or better, the vampire's energy represented in a way by their blood.) Or consider it somewhat like the moon's effect on the tides. Something like that. However, it has a slightly different effect on Huard and I will not say what at present. That needs to remain a mystery.Btw, why would the sun even affect vampires?
Surely his pigment can't have mutated that swiftly.
I admit I am using vampire myth that best suits the story. There will be very few changes so that moment should have been very odd for anyone that has ever learned the various myths. Huard is indeed a vampire, but there is something else. And on that, I must remain silent for now.Hmm, that last bit was odd. I am not sure what to make of it. No doubt it will be explained in the coming chapters. So does that mean that Huard is not a proper vampire? Or are you dispelling popular myth?
It takes a long time to find these shots that help evoke the mood I want. I was probably on page 40 or something in google images before I found the above, but it was perfect.Where do you get those pictures, they unnerve me to the core *shakes*.
It's nice to see Abe feed to make sure he is full. The last thing we need is for Abe to look temptingly at Temple when his stomach rumbles
Thanks!Thatt ending really put the freaky cap on the whole update, nice job!
First - damn, I really need an editor. o Director, where are you??So Huard didn't burst into flames when the sun's rays gently caressed his back? While good news for Huard himself, I find this somewhat regrettable, preferring to see my vampires with obvious weaknesses that are easily exploited (you know the kind, the vampires that live in sprawling Gothic castles, filled with miscellaneous objects that can quickly be fashioned into makeshift crosses, holding rickety wooden furniture that can be turned into stakes and tall windows covered with thick drapes - that can be pulled down easily at a strategic moment to flood the room with sunlight. You know, traditional, proper vampiring. ).
I think the last paragraph concerns Sebastion. His 'I know you... I've tasted you before...' suggests he sensed Huard while the latter was out hunting and realized that his former prey was still alive - it's logical that his adversary Selene would be responsible for that, since it would take a vampire to save Huard after he had been drained.
One tiny niggle, coz1, shouldn't that be 'For Hell's entire mighty wrath'?
Very good guess as you'd be right. I struggled how to write that portion because I didn't feel like just another brooding vampire scene. This was close, but perhaps a little more creative. Hope so, at least.Especially nice ending. Very mysterious. Not entirely sure who's talking about Selene, but my guess is it's Sebastion.
Excellent. That would be just about right, Executer. And I promise to connect them. It was the first thing I considered when I started writing this. It may not be apparent yet, but it will be. There should be a reveal soon that helps connect some (and in fact, there was a tiny clue recently that did the same.) Of course, the notebook and the Eye itself are certainly connections. Keep reading. I promise to make it work. If only I could work a little faster myself.Very creepy. My brain was playing a nice guttural bass voice vowing revenge...with just a little bit of synthesizer distortion thrown in.
Interesting look at our young Vampire feeding and learning. I'm intrigued to know where this is going and how it is possibly connected to the modern time story...so, in lieu of a long analysis, I'm just going to enjoy the ride for a bit and start analyzing again when we have more data.
This, more than anything, shows that Ms. Sullivan knows a good deal more than she lets on.“You will find much more than you imagine if you but look, Mr. Finch. And you would do well to tell me once you have.”
It would have to be a real big thing to make Sam contact Jasper. This must count.Haha we have broken Sam's will not to communicate with Jasper! Anyways, Miss Sullivan knows more than she is telling...especially with an Irish name like hers
It's quite disturbing that it's gone. But I wouldn't say it was a suprise. The Germans have some mighty resources.
Yeah, but Miss Sullivan never will take that offered drink.Quite right, coma, Irish are good at keeping secrets.... unless.... A stiff drink is in order then! Anyone for a Guinness? :rofl::rofl::rofl:
Another smashing update, coz!
Good to see you back, BIII. Hope the second episode works as well as the first. As for the ACAs, that's just silly. There are plenty of other eligible and worthy AARs. Just look.Okay coz1, with regular updates you’ve convinced me to come back. I probably won’t comment again until I’ve caught up again but with your writing that shouldn’t take long.
On another note, I’d ask you to reconsider removing this AAR from the ACAs. Without it, I don’t have a EU3 narrative spot to fill.
It could be...but what if it isn't?So the object has moved itself, and Otto, and left not a trace. Hmm, so careful; sounds like Sebastion...
Glad you liked that, Lord E. I enjoy writing the 1938 sections quite a lot. It's fun to "feel" the period but a little difficult not to overdue the "trappings" of the time. As for Jasper, we'll see.It really is something strange going on here… wonderful scene Coz, it really felt like scene from a typical detective novel. Very nice work, I wonder what will happen when Jasper arrives
Maybe it will be Jasper. :rofl: Somehow, I doubt that too. But I have some ideas of some others that might lend a hand, one of which will come around very soon. Stay tuned.Poor Sam, thither and whither his mind is running.
And the more he tries to figure everything out, the more he realises what be unknown to him.
Someone help that fellah.
Indeed, as mentioned above, I try to not be too formulaic, but certain parts of the story need to be there for the reader shorthand. If I can mix them up a bit, I'll be happy. For now, Min remains his girl Friday - exactly. And so Sullivan must be the femme fatale. I'm gonna gloss Minnie up a bit soon though, so wait for it.Ah, the noir cliches: the good girl Friday the hero ignores, while falling headfirst for the dangerous femme fatale. Well-written, even if it's a bit formulaic.
This, more than anything, shows that Ms. Sullivan knows a good deal more than she lets on.
The way Ms. Sullivan and Sam were circling each other, looking for a weakness, was well done. In the end, I think it was Sullivan who cracked - ever so slightly - with her comment that I quoted above.
So Sam realizes he needs Jasper. That's quite a shocker, given his stated antipathy.
I wrote her that way on purpose. At least, I wanted to change her action a bit from the first scene, especially since we'd already had an office scene between the two of them. I did not consider so much manly as forceful - not interested in beating around the bush while showing she was perhaps more intelligent that Sam. Biting too. Plus, we must consider what type of woman Sullivan is? Dare I wonder if she is even human? It is always dark when we see her. Now I've said too much again.Nice 'hard-boiled' scene. One minor nitpick...the conversation between Sam and Ms. Sullivan sounded like a conversation between two men. Far too logical and short for a woman being in the conversation.