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  • #135760
    Skylarynn
    @skylarynn

    @joelle-stone

    The Lady’s breath caught in her throat as her eyes landed on him.  “Brendin–”

    “He’s dead.”  The words were soft.

    “What?”

    The man lifted his eyes to meet hers for only a moment.  His irises were grey, grey and dull with no shred of joy or peace, only pain.  Gone were those mirthful grey-blue eyes.  “Your son is dead,” the man repeated, his voice taut and hoarse.

    “Dead?” she asked, still bewildered.

    “Yes.”  He turned away, as if looking at the Lady was painful.

    Margery’s jade green eyes became misty and her throat tightened.  “You’re certain?”

    “Beyond a doubt.”  After a moment of her silence he added: “I wish it weren’t so, but to say otherwise it would be a lie.”

    The Lady Warin swallowed with some difficulty.  “I see.”

    • This reply was modified 3 months, 3 weeks ago by Skylarynn.

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

    #135786
    Cathy
    @this-is-not-an-alien

    Heh, I took ASL last year for school! I’m still not very good, but I can get by. (And yes it certainly would!! It’s really helpful when you’re eating and you don’t want to talk with your mouth full. XD) Unfortunate side-effect to learning ASL: you talk with your hands. A LOT. XD

    LOL! All I know how to sign is “I love you” “please” and “thank you” (or was it “you’re welcome”? Shoot I always mix them up signing XD) and a couple other words and phrases here and there. I really should learn the ASL alphabet that’ll be a good start (instead of trying to memorize that entire signing book, forgetting the first several chapters’ worth almost immediately and becoming so depressed/also busy I ended up dropping it. Along with Morris Code. And lip reading. I think I’m seeing pattern here XD) But I have nobody to sign with, although that shouldn’t stop me!

    Speaking of, funny story:

    Lol I’ve only ever taken one “formal” exam and that was the ACT, which I studied for only in the most liberal definition of the word and I was so freaked out by how depressed and anxious and just plan robotic my classmates were I felt like I had stepped into a prison camp and that threw me. Still passed tho but no one dare ever ever read that horrible excuse for a timed essay dehydrated, exhausted me chucked out at the end of the day XD. So it’s awesome you did it that early!

    So in Haven (the nation/world Brendin is from) every human generally has a soul, which is formed of several components; personality, memories, spark (the part that gives you life), etc.  When someone suffers mental or emotional trauma (like Alessio’s C-PTSD), this also translates as an injury to the soul; vice versa when someone suffers an injury to the soul, it can result in psychological trauma of some form.

    Oooh that sounds a lot like Alessio’s situation except…*major spoilers* nevermind XD. The idea with maere’s souls bound so tightly is really really interesting! Like @joelle-stone said I’d love to read your book!!

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

    #135802
    Cathy
    @this-is-not-an-alien

    Oof, I got lost…where we at/doing?


    @millennium

    Ok so everybody’s had a mental breakdown, new character Mayra appears, they decided to break down the walls cos the door disappeared and that didn’t work so the dragon broke a hole in the roof and now everybody’s going there to the next eldritch abomination and we should probably give our characters a break now or something and I need Nithel to go back to his sweet, steady happy(er) self XD
    Oh and there’s some weird presence in the dark roof area that’s another room that the characters haven’t fully explored.
    Just the same old same old nice stuff XD

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

    #135895
    EmilyRemixed
    @millennium

    Thanks @this-is-not-an-alien!

    Could someone strike up a conversation with Lupa (I decided to change her name XD. It still means she-wolf but I prefer it over Asena XD XD)? I’m not getting a lot of development done atm.

    When everything you touch turns to gold...
    gold...
    gold...
    gold...

    #135945
    Kimmi
    @kimlikesart

    @this-is-not-an-alien

    There was a ritual to being given the privilege to wear one’s hair like a warrior, and the leather strap was always marked. If honor were to be returned to someone who lost it, they had to return the exact same strap because it symbolized the soul of a warrior.

    Oh wow… <3 <3 <3

    And Alessio gave it… <3 <3 <3

    Very significant. Thank you. Coming from me, Nithel doesn’t know how… important that was.

    Jominkreesa

    Passion = A Willingness To Suffer

    #136001
    Cathy
    @this-is-not-an-alien

    Could someone strike up a conversation with Lupa (I decided to change her name XD. It still means she-wolf but I prefer it over Asena XD XD)? I’m not getting a lot of development done atm.

    *considers how likely Alessio is to talk. At all. XD*
    Mmm…well he probably will be more comfortable with Lupa since she’s a werewolf and that’s fairly commonplace in his world. Let’s see what event could induce Alessio to actually socialize/not-hide-behind-his-only-friend-for-that.
    *shortly after I think that the roof falls on them :D*
    Eh hold that thought! *and the roof :D* That probably wouldn’t be bad Alessio really needs to at least try to interact with more people XD.

    Oh wow… <3 <3 <3 And Alessio gave it… <3 <3 <3 Very significant. Thank you. Coming from me, Nithel doesn’t know how… important that was.

    Heheh, yeah, that surprised me too (and fleshed out a point between two character arcs at once). But it couldn’t have gone to a worthier character XD! <3

    Mayra looked over to see the fiery boy and the one with the kind eyes conversing. The fiery boy gave his friend what looked like a string, which he used to tie back his hair. Honestly men and their ponytails, Mayra thought. What did they like so much about them? She rolled her eyes slightly.

    LOL I love her POV XD!

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

    #136062
    Joelle Stone
    @joelle-stone

    Yay, y’all, I’ve discovered one of Malvat’s powers!! He can now see who is empowered… 😀

    "For love is strong as death." -God

    #136084
    Skylarynn
    @skylarynn

    @irishcelticredflowercrown

    Actually, Brendin wasn’t going to take Malvat up on his offer.  And Brendin really isn’t the type to mutter reassurances to anyone, ever.  So I think you’ll have to rewrite your post a bit (sorry).

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

    #136099
    Livi Ryddle
    @anne_the_noob14

    Aaaa I’ve gotta squash the urge to go try to read everything that happened since I left! XD

    I miss y’all! Life is under control, just very busy 🙂 But I thought I’d pop over here real quick to see how y’all are doing!

    I see some new names :))

    “Enough! Be quiet! I can’t hear myself think! I can’t hear my teeth chatter!"

    #136105
    Joelle Stone
    @joelle-stone

    @anne_the_noob14,

    LIVIIIII!!! WELCOME BACK FOR A VISIT!!! *tackles you with hug* And yes, we have some new peeps! *introduces Cathy (IDK if you met her), Neasa, Peter, and Emily*

    Basically what has happened is a lot of characters were switched out and around, a few more people left, more people came in, the castle threw a lot of nasty stuff at our poor people, and everyone’s going through a lot of character (as in virtue) building, especially Alessio and Nithel – Cathy and Kim’s characters. 🙂 *catches breath*

    (Also, I put Dharin in one of my novelettes – I hope you don’t mind and I hope I portrayed him halfway accurately – you can read it here. Dharin is introduced on pg. 15, if you decide to read it. ;))

    "For love is strong as death." -God

    #136153
    Cathy
    @this-is-not-an-alien

    *tackles you with hug* And yes, we have some new peeps! *introduces Cathy (IDK if you met her), Neasa, Peter, and Emily*

    *goes through everyone’s names ok Emily’s @millennium and @skylarynn was here for a while so Peter is…@CRAZYWRITER I THOUGHT YOU WERE A GIRL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!*
    Oh uh HI @ANNE_THE_NOOB14!!! *bowls over with hug*

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

    #136223
    Livi Ryddle
    @anne_the_noob14

    @joelle-stone

    HIIII!!! *hugs*

    Yep, I’ve met Cathy! 🙂 *hugs her too* And hellooo everyone else! 😀

    Wonderful! I’m glad y’all are doing a lot of torturing  building characters still!

    And ooooo!!! I’m pulling it up and reading it right now!! 😀

    “Enough! Be quiet! I can’t hear myself think! I can’t hear my teeth chatter!"

    #136225
    Livi Ryddle
    @anne_the_noob14

    @joelle-stone *deep breath*

    THAT WAS AMAZING

    I LOVE IT!!! Dharin was perfect! 🙂

    I WANT MORE!!! I want to read more about Riure!! I love her!

    “Enough! Be quiet! I can’t hear myself think! I can’t hear my teeth chatter!"

    #136226
    Livi Ryddle
    @anne_the_noob14

    @joelle-stone Also, if you wanna get in touch with me easier, to talk about books or whatever, email (liviryddle04@gmail.com) is the best way 🙂 I don’t always remember to check my notifications from SE.

    “Enough! Be quiet! I can’t hear myself think! I can’t hear my teeth chatter!"

    #136239
    Joelle Stone
    @joelle-stone

    @anne_the_noob14,

    Ooh, I’m glad you liked it!!

    Oh phew. I was worried I would get him wrong. XD It’s a lot easier to replicate a character when you don’t have to remember their physical appearance/posture/body language/whatnot. 😉

    (And IKR?!?!? She’s been a favorite of mine for a while now. XD)

    Ok, cool, thx! I’m not allowed to share my personal email with people on the internet for obvious reasons, but I get a business email once I get 100 followers on my blog. XD So working towards that. 😉

    • This reply was modified 3 months, 1 week ago by Joelle Stone. Reason: Got the tag wrong. *facepalm*

    "For love is strong as death." -God

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