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  • #126719
    Cathy
    @this-is-not-an-alien

    You’re Catholic? Cool! Aforementioned friend went to a Catholic school with his siblings for a while. And yeah, they can, but it doesn’t happen very often. We just have to find a new pastor, which took a LONG time last time (which I don’t remember). We’ll see what happens. *hugs you back*

    Hey that’s neat! Did he like it there? I’ve actually never really gone to a Catholic school, lol, although I did go to Sunday school when I was really little. I’m homeschooled.
    I hope you find a new pastor soon, I’m gonna pray for it!

    I do that too! I have my journal journal that’s full of pretty much everything under the sun, my “God” journal where I write out prayers and stuff, and my digital journal for… whatever. Mostly birthdays.

    Oh goodness me too! I had to write a “God” journal to actually write in it cos I felt like I was wasting time even tho it was pretty important for my mental health but writing in a “God” journal made me feel more productive cos praying isn’t the same as spending time on me. But now I’m comfortable writing both mostly XD.

    *can not express the feeling of pure gid* Hee hee hee…. Perhaps that of the school child knowing they have a secret, which the bully knows about but in no way can understand… (And Nithel was a star once? SO COOL!) He was! Thank you. But, getting him to admit such… that would be a feat. Tis his only secret. 7,000 years out of his 7,004 year life. Not an easy thing to do. Though… with a bit of prodding, he is amazing at telling stories. (When would our poor characters have time for that? I have no idea…) You may decide for yourself if they are true. (:

    Oh man, Alessio would be so jealous if he knew!
    Ooh stories *stocks that in “pile of things that should happen if the castle slows down at any point”*

    I have one particular prewritten scene I want to use but once that’s done I want Bren to disappear, and then come back soon after.  But when he comes back this will be after Brendin has gone through much character development and is a rather different person.  Also as a prerequisite he’ll kinda come back with a passenger (there’s a few secrets regarding his syne he’s unaware of).  By the time Bren comes back Jericho will likely be gone too. Does that sound workable to you?

    It sounds not only workable but intriguing! I can’t wait!!

    Don't let the voices in your head drive you insane;only some of them can drive; most are underage

    #126720
    Skylarynn
    @skylarynn

    @this-is-not-an-alien

    Brendin isn’t causing Alessio to freak out now, is he?
    (also just commenting that for all his previous abuse, torture, and slaughter, Brendin is a remarkably friendly guy at his core.  It’s one of the traits that stays with him even when he’s questioning who he is.  His…passenger…on the other hand could be seen as the one accountable for all the murdering.  Just as a warning, Bren with orange eyes means incoming pyromania)

    "Remember, you go nowhere by accident. Wherever you go, God is sending you." - Rev. Peter R. Hale

    #126736
    Cathy
    @this-is-not-an-alien

    Naw, Brendin’s actually reacting to Alessio’s anxiety attack in pretty much the best–medically speaking–way. Consistent physical reassure, though often unwelcome at first, really helps someone during a panic attack or an anxiety attack, and speaking softly ensures he won’t be re-triggered by loud noises (although this is a more inconsistent trigger reliant in-part on the current mental state not all triggers are equal and…drifting off topic, anyway–!)
    But yeah, Bren really is sweet!
    The passenger sounds like an interesting facet both to a plot and to his character! *deliberately not looking at my WIP*. Orange eyes. Yep, that’d make freak Alessio out XD.

    Don't let the voices in your head drive you insane;only some of them can drive; most are underage

    #126739
    Skylarynn
    @skylarynn

    @this-is-not-an-alien

    Oh, good!  Mildly worried about Alessio if I’m honest…  And yeah, Brendin is really sweet (at least, when he’s himself).  His passenger luckily isn’t a megalomania, just a pyromaniac (not that that’s much better honestly…), so he isn’t consistently inclined to set everyone nearby on fire so long as something else can cause an explosion.  Thought that can still get people hurt granted.  He’s not really got much of a moral compass, if you couldn’t tell.

    Consistent physical reassure, though often unwelcome at first, really helps someone during a panic attack or an anxiety attack, and speaking softly ensures he won’t be re-triggered by loud noises (although this is a more inconsistent trigger reliant in-part on the current mental state not all triggers are equal

    *Realizes Brendin probably learned how to help with anxiety attacks from helping Alex and his social avoidance*  …huh.  Interes–
    *Realizes that Brendin’s disappearance probably caused Alex’s social anxieties to get worse*  Well crap–
    *Realizes that in his current state Brendin doesn’t even know who Alex is aside from what’s in his journal, and even then he’d be viewing their relationship as a third party observer, which would hurt Alex more since he thinks he got Bren back but Bren doesn’t remember him*  …this is terrib–
    *Remembers that Bren never wrote about his girlfriend so he has no idea that a) he ever had one or b) who this girl is and she pretends they’re perfect strangers even when she is suffocating inside*  …yikes.  Forgot how many people his abduction and amnesia hurt…

    Sorry for the tangent, my brain just dogpiled me with all those thoughts.  But Brendin probably does actually have experience in helping relieve anxiety attacks because he helped Alexander Northiron (the one who fell in the river 🙂 ) with his social anxieties.  [Fun fact is that Alex may or may not have AVPD (Avoidant Personality Disorder), which is basically shy to the point of actually causing problems in your life and relationships.]

    Also Alessio shouldn’t worry too much about hurting Brendin.  He’s been burned much, much worse and thanks to an illness from a wyvern when he was younger (14-15) his sense of pain is greatly reduced so he barely noticed.

    "Remember, you go nowhere by accident. Wherever you go, God is sending you." - Rev. Peter R. Hale

    #126897
    Cathy
    @this-is-not-an-alien

    Oh, good!  Mildly worried about Alessio if I’m honest…  And yeah, Brendin is really sweet (at least, when he’s himself).  His passenger luckily isn’t a megalomania, just a pyromaniac (not that that’s much better honestly…), so he isn’t consistently inclined to set everyone nearby on fire so long as something else can cause an explosion.  Thought that can still get people hurt granted.  He’s not really got much of a moral compass, if you couldn’t tell.

    Alright very useful distinction there 😂. Why’s it called ‘passenger’ btw, is it because of the clear mental image that evokes?

    *Realizes Brendin probably learned how to help with anxiety attacks from helping Alex and his social avoidance*  …huh.  Interes– *Realizes that Brendin’s disappearance probably caused Alex’s social anxieties to get worse*  Well crap– *Realizes that in his current state Brendin doesn’t even know who Alex is aside from what’s in his journal, and even then he’d be viewing their relationship as a third party observer, which would hurt Alex more since he thinks he got Bren back but Bren doesn’t remember him*  …this is terrib– *Remembers that Bren never wrote about his girlfriend so he has no idea that a) he ever had one or b) who this girl is and she pretends they’re perfect strangers even when she is suffocating inside*  …yikes.  Forgot how many people his abduction and amnesia hurt…

    Ooh interesting tangent! *interesting painful tangent cos we writers are so nice to our charact–gotta go before Alessio incinerates my computer! Alessio; trust me, no one wants to be one of your characters so all these document–me; DON’T YOU DARE DELETE MY NOVELS!!! Alessio; smirks right before pressing the–* Yeesh idk why any story character would want to murder their author XD.

    Sorry for the tangent, my brain just dogpiled me with all those thoughts.  But Brendin probably does actually have experience in helping relieve anxiety attacks because he helped Alexander Northiron (the one who fell in the river ) with his social anxieties.  [Fun fact is that Alex may or may not have AVPD (Avoidant Personality Disorder), which is basically shy to the point of actually causing problems in your life and relationships.]

    (Oh yeah I probably had that for a couple years.) Alessio would definitely struggle with relationships although not quite in a strictly AVPD way so much as a trauma-doorslam and avoidant-of-triggers-to-the-point-of-not-allowing-self-to-be-vulnerable-in-a-relationship sort of way. So…yeah he’s probably got some AVPD.

    Also Alessio shouldn’t worry too much about hurting Brendin.  He’s been burned much, much worse and thanks to an illness from a wyvern when he was younger (14-15) his sense of pain is greatly reduced so he barely noticed.

    Haha that would not comfort Alessio there XD. He’d get super worried about Brendin not noticing immediately when he got hurt so he could get really severely hurt before he noticed that would just cause Alessio more angst about accidentally hurting him. Oh a lot of Alessio’s most severe trauma was in the 14-15 yrs range too.

    Don't let the voices in your head drive you insane;only some of them can drive; most are underage

    #126950
    Skylarynn
    @skylarynn

    Why’s it called ‘passenger’ btw, is it because of the clear mental image that evokes?

    Kinda?  Not quite sure what you mean tbh.  I say passenger because the particular entity is kinda chilling inside Brendin most of the time (kinda riding around in him while he goes off and does things).  He rarely possesses Brendin unless he’s trying to use a lot of magic or is in a state of emotional distress (as that means he’s less able to block the passenger out).  And I’ve actually mentioned who the passenger is on the villain castle if you want to know.  🙂

    Oh a lot of Alessio’s most severe trauma was in the 14-15 yrs range too.

    Most of Brendin’s trauma was actually when he was in his twenties, once he’d gone to the University.  The only trauma he had in his teens was the aforementioned illness from a wyvern attack (an attack on Ironstorm as a whole, not a wyvern attacking Brendin specifically).  One could argue it wasn’t great that he never met his father (for good reason – the man was a philandering adulterer and the Lady Warin divorced him almost immediately (after tanning his hide with her sword for a good hour)) but I don’t think Brendin ever really cared about that.

     

    "Remember, you go nowhere by accident. Wherever you go, God is sending you." - Rev. Peter R. Hale

    #128060
    Cathy
    @this-is-not-an-alien

    Kinda?  Not quite sure what you mean tbh.  I say passenger because the particular entity is kinda chilling inside Brendin most of the time (kinda riding around in him while he goes off and does things).  He rarely possesses Brendin unless he’s trying to use a lot of magic or is in a state of emotional distress (as that means he’s less able to block the passenger out).  And I’ve actually mentioned who the passenger is on the villain castle if you want to know.

    Oh is the passenger Karayan?
    I just meant ‘passenger’ gave me a very clear image of, yeah, an entity riding in his mind like that and I guess I wanted to know if that idea was how it really worked or there’s a story behind the name or it’s just me XD.
    (I also visualize words in a weird way like ‘kinda’ is orange but the ‘a’s red and the ‘i’s blue and that has nothing to do with anything lol…(question marks are gray. Every number has a personality XD))

    Most of Brendin’s trauma was actually when he was in his twenties, once he’d gone to the University.  The only trauma he had in his teens was the aforementioned illness from a wyvern attack (an attack on Ironstorm as a whole, not a wyvern attacking Brendin specifically).  One could argue it wasn’t great that he never met his father (for good reason – the man was a philandering adulterer and the Lady Warin divorced him almost immediately (after tanning his hide with her sword for a good hour)) but I don’t think Brendin ever really cared about that.

    Ahh–waiwaiwait! ‘tanning his hide with her sword for a good hour’, that sounds like an interesting story there.

    Don't let the voices in your head drive you insane;only some of them can drive; most are underage

    #128092
    Skylarynn
    @skylarynn

    Oh is the passenger Karayan?


    @this-is-not-an-alien
    If you must know the passenger is Fyrian, the pyromaniacal nature spirit.

    "Remember, you go nowhere by accident. Wherever you go, God is sending you." - Rev. Peter R. Hale

    #129333
    Kimmi
    @kimlikesart

    How are you all doing?


    @joelle-stone
    @skylarynn @this-is-not-an-alien

    Jominkreesa

    Passion = A Willingness To Suffer

    #129388
    Joelle Stone
    @joelle-stone

    @kimlikesart,

    Pretty well! Life’s a bit crazy, which is why I haven’t really been on. How about you?

    "Lacho calad! Drego morn!"

    #132988
    Kimmi
    @kimlikesart

    @skylarynn

    Happy late birthday!!!  🎉🎉🎉

    Jominkreesa

    Passion = A Willingness To Suffer

    #132998
    Skylarynn
    @skylarynn

    @kimlikesart Thank you!

    "Remember, you go nowhere by accident. Wherever you go, God is sending you." - Rev. Peter R. Hale

    #133036
    Cathy
    @this-is-not-an-alien

    @skylarynn HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!! Or happy late birthday…XD

    Don't let the voices in your head drive you insane;only some of them can drive; most are underage

    #133192
    Cathy
    @this-is-not-an-alien

    *me; is dying to figure out what Nithel is thinking!!!* Also, with all the word-consistencies, do you have the entire language invented? 🙂

    Don't let the voices in your head drive you insane;only some of them can drive; most are underage

    #133197
    Kimmi
    @kimlikesart

    @this-is-not-an-alien

    is dying to figure out what Nithel is thinking!

    😄

    do you have the entire language invented?

    Oh! No no no no… (Though I want to create a language from scratch one day.)

    This language is Arabic with minor switches. I plan to add larger switches and changes, for when I’m really about to use the language, though. (:

    Jominkreesa

    Passion = A Willingness To Suffer

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