andothersuchphrases: Dialogue from Descant. (Angels don't have windpipes)
Hahahahaha.

One of the characters in Eden (or whatever the hell it'll be called when I'm not in "name the verse after my current favorite song" mode)? Is a pathological liar. She lies even when she knows that Sam can tell when she's lying. She honestly can't help it.

At some point I need to figure out a plot for this thing that isn't just "AND EVERYTHING WAS CORRUPT AND A GROUP OF RELUCTANT PEOPLE GET DRAGGED INTO DEALING WITH CORRUPTION, ONLY TO FIND OUT WHAT THEY WERE FIGHTING WASN'T NEARLY AS BAD AS WHAT THEY WERE FIGHTING WITH."

....I do that plot a lot, I think. I have an irrational obsession with heroes getting pulled into conflicts that they don't want to be a part of, getting close to the people they're fighting with and starting to believe in the cause, and then finding out, "Oh yeah, by the way? YOU WERE ON THE WRONG SIDE ALL ALONG." I have an obsession with gray and gray morality and worlds where no one is good and the thing you're fighting might well be the lesser of two evils. I mean, the whole plot of Palaceverse is essentially a disgruntled teenage girl gets pulled into an agency that only exists to keep the government in control, disguised as a wholly dark, but seemingly righteous group, only to eventually find, just when she's starting to grow up and become a really big part of the whole thing, that the agency she's working for is what really needs to be kept in check.

And that's... Pretty much what Eden is. Except it's about a man who wants to just wants to walk the fuck away from a sordid past that he can't remember anyway, and just keeps getting pulled back into the world he's trying to leave, because he might have a key to taking down the Big Shady Organization. I'm sure there's more to the story there, but I need to figure it out. God, I suck at plot so much. I can nest in characters forever, but PLOT ELUDES ME.

Mrmph. I hate this. I have so many ideas, but almost no real motivation to write them or get the plot down. Bah. >.<
andothersuchphrases: (Your sudden violent death)
From the worldbuilding document of this new verse I'm playing with:

Sam Marshall:
(37) A sheriff's deputy from Nashville who manifested his ability (when people lie around him, he experiences extreme pain) during a major court hearing he was presiding as bailiff over, thus revealing the defendant (a noteworthy man in politics at the time) to be a liar. Unfortunately, no one would believe his claims and he was eventually shamed and sacked for the accusation and the man was allowed to walk free. Sam, eventually, was picked up by Panopticon's support team- a group of people with abilities that aren't flashy enough to market, but still useful. Being penniless and jobless, Sam agreed (pretending he even had a choice) and eventually worked his way to become the leader of the group... Which wasn't hard, considering the people in it. Sam's a mouthy, sarcastic, cynical little bastard who will smartass his way out of everything. While typically calm and casual, even in the face of horrible doom, and not easily angered, he has a short fuse for bullshit, and he always knows when you're bullshitting him. He's also an unrepentant alcoholic and pill-popper- his pain management techniques suck and he knows it.


MAGI AND AUBREY, THIS IS YOUR FAULT. HE TOTALLY IS A SAM.

(Yes, I did borrow Rift!Sam Tyler's power for the occasion. That doesn't begin to touch his Samosity.)

andothersuchphrases: Woman's silhouette on stage (I'll top the bill. I'll earn the kill.)
I was looking for something in my GoogleDocs and found this. It's a bit of some freewriting I did, experimenting with just what came out and... I badly want to expand it into a verse. I'm not sure what to do with it yet, but I figured it belonged in here with the other original stuff, lest I lose it.

He ate my heart... )

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