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    The Writing Gremlin
    @banana-peacock-warrior

      Hi, everybody! Writing Gremlin here, again. Sorry I have taken so long to get back on here… BPW has actually been hogging the computer these last few days so I was unable to hack on Sunday and Monday like I’d said before. 🙁 She had a cold yesterday, though, so I figured I would log on while she is sleeping in. (Prayers for her, by the way?)

      @urwen-starial: HI! Nice to meet you- I have heard a lot about you from BPW’s emails and texts and – oop – wait…  heh heh, no, I do not hack into Google Hangouts texts… heh heh… anyway… Hello, Kirat! YES I am furry! I think I would look quite adorable if it were not for these spindly hacking fingers. They get in the way sometimes. To Rhioe, I will just go by Writing Gremlin. (My real name is a series of grunts and gurgles so…) And, as that name implies, I like to write and hack. If I did not like writing so much, hacking would literally be how I spend my entire life because… that is what we gremlins do. 🙂

      @emberynus-the-dragonslayer: Hello! You are the one who emails BPW pretty often, right? It is nice to meet you here, as well! Were I come from, dragons are a bit of an issue – that is why gremlins typically travel above ground to hack and use our intelligent technology abilities – so your tag is quite assuring. 🙂 I guess I like to listen to whatever BPW pulls up on her Spotify account… I love music, but I cannot normally think of anything to listen to apart from whatever I find on someone’s hacked device. I do like her playlists though… Jamie Grace is a good artist.

      @esmeralda-gramilton: Yay! Please tell your characters that I would love being friends with them! No, BPW has no idea I am on here as far as I am concerned, but I think you are good with the tag. 😉 BPW is so busy with college classes that she does not pay much attention to her old email or SE notifications, I do not think. She has two separate email addresses for each college to pay attention to.

      @evelyn: It is nice to meet you, also! I guess I fall into the quirky category! Well… there is a rumor among humans that us gremlins will turn into murderous, ugly monsters if you feed us after midnight. However, that is just a myth that Hollywood came up with to make our adorable selves seem more movie-worthy. Even if it was true, though, I do not think that it would be too big of a deal over an online interaction, anyway. 😉 I am not easily offended; but I do have feelings that are just as fragile as any human. Constructive criticism is entirely acceptable, though. Thank you for asking!

      @mayacat: Hi, Mayacat! I have seen you in BPW’s Google Hangouts texts, too! . . . um. . . which I don’t hack into. . . heh heh. . . BUT if I DID, your real name MAY or may not have seemed similar to that of a computer I hacked a year or two ago. . . *counts past hacking projects in head* Well, anyway…. I have not had the chance to jump around and meet too many of Urwen’s characters yet, but I guess I may say Kirat- he was the first to ‘introduce’ himself to me and liked my fur. 🙂

      @abigail-rebekah: I am not evil! That’s Hollywood! I mean, you cannot blame gremlins for wanting to hack into any sort of technology we can get our hands on; it is our pure nature; and at least I was able to uncover some other pastime that didn’t have to do with discovering people’s personal information! Phew . . . sorry about that. . . I have encountered a lot of backlash from other gremlins for doing something other than hack, and I see giving in relentlessly to our nature IS evil- but we are not! We are adorable creatures! So, BPW is too busy with college classes to interact on SE, so on those days when she is not on her computer (normally Sunday’s and Monday’s, when she has the least amount of school and stays away from her computer, except for days like today when she is out of commission) I have the opportunity to hack on and say hi. *waves to make his point* BPW’s writing has been coming along well, even though she has not had time to post it or anything. Writing in general and playing the piano have pretty much been the extent of her free time. Here is a ‘hi’ from her, though, because I am sure she would say it if she were on here more often!

      “When anxiety was great within me, your consolation brought me joy.”
      ‭‭Psalm‬ ‭94:19‬ ‭

      #102604
      The Writing Gremlin
      @banana-peacock-warrior

        @naiya-dyani

        Oooooo this sounds fun!!

        <i>The Clefs…</i>

        Cadenza: Arrested for starting a war between her tribes… over herself. Excuse: “They all wanted to see me dance and kept on giving all those compliments… it’s not MY fault they started fighting over me!”

        Barbinas: Arrested for murder of his brother. Excuse: “Edwin had it coming, the jerk. Dad’s next.”

        Elissa: Arrested for identity fraud. Excuse: “So I changed my name to Elissa… I am NOT being known as Faiza anymore!!!”

        <i>Dragon Slayer…</i> (huh… most of the characters get arrested in this anyway so…….)

        Shan: Arrested for thievery.

        Dav: Arrested for thievery.

        Shack: Arrested for thievery.

        Pasque: Arrested for thievery.

        Murfis: Arrested for thievery.

        Karvin: Arrested for thievery.

        Dunkie: Arrested for thievery.

        Jarhed: Arrested for stealing a lute and relentlessly singing too loud in the city square.

        Damien: Arrested for assisting fugitives.

        Elikai: Arrested for insulting and disobeying the Ulprita, causing an uproar in Afraizee, assisting fugitives, and claiming to be the son of King Heshoa.

        Kalaraja: Arrested for kidnapping and murder. And devouring of human beings. And we don’t actually dare try to arrest the dragon so… resisting arrest!

        “When anxiety was great within me, your consolation brought me joy.”
        ‭‭Psalm‬ ‭94:19‬ ‭

        #102530
        The Writing Gremlin
        @banana-peacock-warrior

          @k-a-grey: Cool! Here’s a link to The Story of the Wishpool (that should work 😉 ). Critique/edit/fix away!

          https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Mu-MGj1qRYxvckejtbeoXL14SyWwVnDVblv8OQseopE/edit?usp=sharing

          “When anxiety was great within me, your consolation brought me joy.”
          ‭‭Psalm‬ ‭94:19‬ ‭

          #102518
          The Writing Gremlin
          @banana-peacock-warrior

            @k-a-grey: You can’t? (😣Technology why do you hate me) I’ll try this again…

            Whelp, my written short story (called ‘The Story of the Wishpool‘ for lack of a better name) is only in need of editing so if you wanna look at that then we could work on the sleepwalker concept after? Or the other way around? Really it was you who started the post so it’s your decision. 😁😂 I don’t care which…

            Kk actually I think I figured out what went wrong with the first link so this should work!!🎉

            https://docs.google.com/document/d/1mFJ3Tc_hT8cVCzKS_9eIvtUblBOJCll4-L9R7KN0DIc/edit?usp=sharing

            “When anxiety was great within me, your consolation brought me joy.”
            ‭‭Psalm‬ ‭94:19‬ ‭

            #102508
            The Writing Gremlin
            @banana-peacock-warrior

              @emberynus-the-dragonslayer: Nice to meet Carly, Cade, and Storme! Are they from the same story as the other characters there?

              For the sake of concisiveness (sorry to torture you, English freaks…😂) I’m going to stick with my characters from The Clefs for this because I’ve missed a good deal.😜 I’ll bring in the Dragon Slayer charries some other time. 😉

              Would your character rather hear elevator music every time they moved or see everything in black and white?

              Cadenza: I don’t know what an elevator is… we already hear music every time any of us takes a step… and everyone on this island is already black and white… I don’t think there’s much of a choice here…

              Me: Just so you know, elevator music is far more monotone and boring than the music you’re used to, and the question asks ALL black and white as opposed to simply keymatines’ black and white skin.

              Cadenza: Well, then, I guess I’ll go black and white so that this ‘elevator music’ doesn’t interfere with my own.

              Barbinas: I don’t care. I already hear stupid music whenever I MOVE! It’s unfair. And I couldn’t care less if everything was black and white. I don’t think it would make hunting any harder.

              Elissa: I agree with Cadenza.

              Would your character rather be able to know when someone’s lying, or never be able to get fat?

              Cadenza: I don’t think I need to worry about getting fat anyway. I’d love to know whenever someone isn’t telling the truth. *glances at Barbinas*

              Barbinas: Oh, shut up. I always tell you the truth. Did I ever SAY that I wouldn’t run away from you at every possible chance? I’d like to know what lies YOU tell…

              Cadenza: What about that ‘I could shoot a fly from across the River Adagio’ bluff?

              Barbinas: Still not lying.

              Me: Okay, break it up.

              Elissa: I’d appreciate knowing when someone is lying. I like getting to the bottom of why he or she is lying in the first place. *takes an inconspicuous glance at Barbinas*

              Would your character rather live how they’re currently living (in the various places they are in their WIP) or live the life they had before?

              Cadenza: Is this even a question? TAKE ME BACK TO MY OLD LIFE!!

              Barbinas: I actually prefer being with flighty, prideful Cadenza and Ms. Goody Two-Shoes Elissa in the mountains now over being with the Flats before. *shrugs* I even surprise myself with that answer.

              Elissa: This life. I know I wouldn’t choose it if I were living in my old life, but this one’s far better.

              Cadenza: *casts a disbelieving stare in Elissa’s direction* You were famous! You were at the top! You were-

              Me and Elissa: STOP.

              Elissa: I don’t want to talk about that.

              Me: It’s alright, Elissa. *pats on back* Cadenza, just wait for this next question…

              Would your character rather be a complete nobody, unable to ever become known, or super famous and unable to find anyone who hasn’t heard of them?

              Cadenza: *chorus of angels* GIVE ME FAME

              Barbinas: *rolls eyes* You’re insane.

              Cadenza: What? Would YOU rather be a nobody?

              Barbinas: *stutters* S-sure. I liked being unknown.

              Cadenza: *smirks*

              Elissa: *looks at Barbinas suspiciously, taking mental notes*: I would rather be unable to become known.

              Cadenza: Too late for that!

              Me: CADENZA! I don’t normally need to scold you like this. Leave your cousin alone.

              Would your character rather be able to visit a past version of themselves to prevent a mistake or visit a future version of themselves to get advice?

              Cadenza: I think I’d like to fix everything that happened in the past. Though, I’d need to figure out how to do that…

              Elissa: From what I’ve heard, you could have fixed it with some good humility…

              Cadenza: . . . . . . . . . . *GAG*

              Barbinas: I think I’d like some advice from my future self. If I’d had that in the past I probably wouldn’t have gotten stuck with Cadenza.

              Cadenza: *shoots him a victorious grin*

              Elissa: *looks at Cadenza* *looks at Barbinas* *looks towards mountains* *looks east*

              Barbinas: Helloooo?

              Elisa: Sorry… just thinking about how much fixing past mistakes would change the future. If I’d changed that… one event…

              Cadenza: The danc-

              Me: Quiet.

              Elissa: If I’d changed that, I wouldn’t have become a Sharp. If I were to change my past attitude and pride, I could have prevented… changing other people… *glances at Cadenza, then back down* But if I get future advice, I might be able to fix past mistakes without CHANGING the present. Maybe… maybe I’d do that.

              Me: Okay! Enough spoilers for now. 😉

              Would your character rather shower in whipped cream or bathe in Jello?

              Cadenza: What’s whipped cream?

              Elissa: Jello?

              Barbinas: What’s a bath?

              Cadenza and Elissa: Ewww…..

              Me: I’ll let you guys off the hook with this one…

              Would your character rather be stuck in a time loop for a month or stuck with their worst enemy for two weeks? (Note: They wouldn’t be able to kill each other if they were stuck with their enemy. Fight, yes, kill, no.)

              Cadenza: *looks at Barbinas*

              Barbinas: *looks at Cadenza*

              Cadenza: Are we enemies?

              Barbinas: Yes. But not WORST enemies. I’d be stuck with Edwin.

              Elissa: Who?

              Cadenza: His brother.

              Barbinas: But I can’t kill him… that’d be torturous for me.

              Cadenza: You’ve already stuck him with an arrow!

              Barbinas: True. I couldn’t kill him… but I could fight him and make him squirm…

              Cadenza: Wow… you’re dark… and he’s OLDER than you! I don’t think I have a worst enemy…

              Elissa: Me neither.

              Me: You both do. Elissa, you would be stuck with Faiza if it were possible.

              Elissa: *hyperventilates and faints*

              Me: And Cadenza, you have an enemy too. You just haven’t met them yet.

              Cadenza: THEM?!

              Wow, I’ve just noticed for more than usual as I over-read this that Cadenza is really annoying! 😁 I’ve accomplished what I wanted. She’s got a GREAT character arc, not to pat myself on the back…. jkjk. XD

              NEW Q: Would your character rather have a sidekick or a lover/someone to love?

              “When anxiety was great within me, your consolation brought me joy.”
              ‭‭Psalm‬ ‭94:19‬ ‭

              #102501
              The Writing Gremlin
              @banana-peacock-warrior

                @kayla-skywriter: That makes sense. (Christmas… 😲🎄😂) I’ll just keep adding chapters to the doc as I edit them and  you can read them if you want to/get around to it/etc. 😉

                “When anxiety was great within me, your consolation brought me joy.”
                ‭‭Psalm‬ ‭94:19‬ ‭

                #102497
                The Writing Gremlin
                @banana-peacock-warrior

                  Sounds good! Here’s a link and I’ll list ’em there…. (I hope the link works… 😬😁)

                  https://docs.google.com/document/d/1mFJ3Tc_hT8cVCzKS_9eIvtUblBOJCll4-L9R7KN0DIc/edit?usp=sharing

                  “When anxiety was great within me, your consolation brought me joy.”
                  ‭‭Psalm‬ ‭94:19‬ ‭

                  #102488
                  The Writing Gremlin
                  @banana-peacock-warrior

                    @daeus-lamb:

                    Question: even though I’m not in a guild (😭- YET – someday when school disappears) I’m curious about these word wars because I’m a curious person. (😋) I’m clever enough to know that you write and keep track of your word count for a week to enter/win/etc., but do you enter your word count at the end of the week? Make multiple submissions as you go? How much do people normally enter to win a war?

                    If anyone else knows how to answer me then go ahead and answer, too. 😁 I’m simply curious.

                    “When anxiety was great within me, your consolation brought me joy.”
                    ‭‭Psalm‬ ‭94:19‬ ‭

                    #102485
                    The Writing Gremlin
                    @banana-peacock-warrior

                      @k-a-grey: I’d LOVE to do that! I’ve got a notebook totally chock full of ideas I’d love to work on and I’d also like seeing yours, too! Wanna start a google doc together to work on? I can share a couple of my ideas to work on and you can share yours? A short story sounds fun!!

                      Be warned, though, I have limited time due to school so I can’t make a for sure time commitment. I’ll try my best to contribute the most I can! 😉

                      “When anxiety was great within me, your consolation brought me joy.”
                      ‭‭Psalm‬ ‭94:19‬ ‭

                      #102455
                      The Writing Gremlin
                      @banana-peacock-warrior

                        Hi, @k-a-grey! I haven’t been on here in a while so I’m just now seeing your post. 😉 Really, I LOVE thinking up stories, character arcs, great themes, fun endings, special scenes, yadda yadda, but the hard part for me is actually WRITING things and making it to the end, as fun as it is, and I find myself with tons of editing to do when I do write. Is that what you mean by a storyteller? 🙂

                        “When anxiety was great within me, your consolation brought me joy.”
                        ‭‭Psalm‬ ‭94:19‬ ‭

                        #102454
                        The Writing Gremlin
                        @banana-peacock-warrior

                          @urwen-starial:

                          🤣Dude that last one literally made me laugh out loud.

                          Idk if I can write memes… I’m not clever enough for that… (😜) but these are so interesting to read! So funny!

                          “When anxiety was great within me, your consolation brought me joy.”
                          ‭‭Psalm‬ ‭94:19‬ ‭

                          #102453
                          The Writing Gremlin
                          @banana-peacock-warrior

                            @kayla-skywriter:

                            Hi!! Sorry, I haven’t been on here in a LONG TIME; and it’s because I have been so caught up in schoolwork the past few months that I don’t have any time to write. Like, zero. 🙁 It’s quite sad. But this is embarrassing… that doc you’re looking at is… *laughs softly with a bright blush* part of the story… at the time when I’d posted this, I’d figured that I would be able to get through editing the rest of my chapters by the time you’d read the first 6! That document is missing… 18-19 more chapters? 😬🥴😅

                            Yeah, I’ve still got 2 character arcs to finish, an island to save, lights (that you don’t know about yet) to dish out, and some epic scenes to display in those coming chapters.

                            Idk if you would like to read the rest of those (unedited), wait until I have time to edit them as I add, or just stop there. 🤷‍♀️ Preference?

                            Thanks for reading!!

                            “When anxiety was great within me, your consolation brought me joy.”
                            ‭‭Psalm‬ ‭94:19‬ ‭

                            #100029
                            The Writing Gremlin
                            @banana-peacock-warrior

                              HI, @urwen-starial!!!!!!!!!!!!! SO GLAD you’re on SE! Welcome! (Love your username! And your profile pic! I see me! 🤣)

                              @emberynus-the-dragonslayer, @holly-anne, @abigail-rebekah, @evelyn, @kayla-skywriter, @the-fledgling-artist, @anyone-else-I-know-but-missed (😝) *welcomes everyone to topic* Friends, this is my outside-SE friend who I want you to meet! We met at dance class and she’s awesome.😉 Come over here and get to know her! (*remembers manners* Pleeease….😊)

                              (Oh, and btw, ask her who Kirat is 😁😏😝)

                              “When anxiety was great within me, your consolation brought me joy.”
                              ‭‭Psalm‬ ‭94:19‬ ‭

                              #98587
                              The Writing Gremlin
                              @banana-peacock-warrior

                                @emberynus-the-dragonslayer:

                                Me: Woah! So much action! Abner, you okay? And Judah, buddy, I don’t even know if you remember saying this but I’ll totally take care of your dog if you happened to die. In reference to that last question/post, too, dude totally let me – the most important person in your life – die. It’s better than everyone else you love. 😌Plus, I’m in a different realm than you so I’ll be fine. 🤣🤣

                                “When anxiety was great within me, your consolation brought me joy.”
                                ‭‭Psalm‬ ‭94:19‬ ‭

                                #98585
                                The Writing Gremlin
                                @banana-peacock-warrior

                                  #3: Abortion: II

                                  CHILD:

                                  Mommy, Mommy, here inside,
                                  Do you look on me with pride?
                                  Do you love me, hope to see
                                  The day when I first start to breathe?

                                  Mommy, Mommy, don’t you hope
                                  For when I’ll see the world full scope?
                                  Or do you think I’ll bane your life
                                  And fill it with all kinds of strife?

                                  Mommy, Mommy, hear my cry:
                                  Do I deserve infanticide?
                                  What have I done wrong, I ask,
                                  To send me up to Heaven so fast?

                                  Mommy, Mommy, what you say
                                  Is life on earth won’t be okay;
                                  That you don’t have money to try
                                  To raise me up- so I must die.

                                  But Mommy! Mommy! Don’t you see?
                                  God takes care of you and me.
                                  Just ask Him and He’ll provide.
                                  Can’t I live? Won’t you try?

                                  Mommy, now I hear your voice.
                                  Will I really take away your choice?
                                  Is it to have life as you please?
                                  Does my existing cost you ease?

                                  Mommy, Mommy – so you know –
                                  In case you want to still say no,
                                  In your center, in my core,
                                  I have a beating heart- like yours!

                                  Mommy, Mommy, what’s it like?
                                  To laugh, or talk, or ride a bike?
                                  What’s it like to see Mom’s eyes,
                                  Soft and caring and comforting cries?

                                  Mommy, Mommy, tell me true!
                                  Weren’t you once a baby, too?
                                  How is it to first see light?
                                  To see the world and gain your sight?

                                  Mommy, Mommy, tell me so-
                                  Do you still think that I should go?
                                  Or won’t you please protect my life?
                                  It’s all I have besides this plight.

                                  Mommy, Mommy, from your womb,
                                  Will this dark place be my tomb?
                                  I have purpose- God said so!
                                  So, won’t you please let me grow?

                                  Mommy, Mommy, hear my plea!
                                  Listen to my silent screams!
                                  Please don’t push me far away!
                                  But- there is Heaven, where I’ll stay.

                                  Mommy, I hope you will see
                                  I’m here because Christ died for me.
                                  In case you want to see me, then,
                                  I’ll be waiting in Heaven.

                                  Mommy, I want you to know
                                  That even though you let me go,
                                  I will forgive you, though and through-
                                  You’re still my Mommy- I still love you.

                                  “When anxiety was great within me, your consolation brought me joy.”
                                  ‭‭Psalm‬ ‭94:19‬ ‭

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