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18 May 2017 @ 07:56 am
Vacation  
Off to Washington to spend a long weekend with the #1 son. Don't know If I'll have any writing time, but I'll be back Tuesday.

Feel free to make inane comments and suggestions while I'm away.
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(Anonymous) on May 19th, 2017 12:06 am (UTC)
Which Washington?

I'm from Seattle area, but this particular weekend I'm spending up north of the border. Any other weekend, I'd invite you to take a walk on the beach and imagine what the Sea Kings would do with Hood Canal....

darqref
matapampamuphoff on May 19th, 2017 12:27 am (UTC)
State. One of these days I'll find the free time to get together with friends instead of constant family. The number of times I've been in Sacramento, and never managed to find the time to see people . . .
muirecan: Withersmuirecan on May 19th, 2017 02:27 am (UTC)
I figured you were not saying #1 son was a politician or burocrat.
James ResoldierJames Resoldier on May 19th, 2017 06:26 pm (UTC)
No kidding.... Oddly enough, it seems easier to meet in Houston than Citrus Heights... lol
muirecan: Blackdragonmuirecan on May 19th, 2017 02:28 am (UTC)
Vacations are fun. Go enjoy yours.
Michawl DolbearMichawl Dolbear on May 19th, 2017 02:23 pm (UTC)
Note, for anyone with early withdrawal symptoms, Pam has an item "The Absolute Basics" in Mad Genius Club
(Anonymous) on May 20th, 2017 08:29 pm (UTC)
I don't know about inane, but I'm having trouble keeping track of the four-letters bunch again. How do other people feel about that? Is it just my memory? I've basically got two (Ebsa and Deip/Dipper) whom I recognize without having to go back and figure out, plus our pragmatic POV guy whose name only matters when it's not his POV. I suspect it's me, but worth checking in with all y'all in case it isn't.


Holly
matapampamuphoff on May 20th, 2017 11:17 pm (UTC)
Maybe I should mention real name-nickname once then stick to the nickname. Or make the nicknames more name-like? Or does it help distinguish Oners from Earthers?
(Anonymous) on May 22nd, 2017 11:32 pm (UTC)
It's possible for this one story that a character list might be appropriate. You've managed fairly well before, but because of the duplication of the whole damn society, it's a bit confusing. Especially when, for perfectly valid reasons, a character with the same name behaves differently.

But mostly, you still have managed to use a different batch of characters than in previous stories.

I get more confused by the fact that the alternate One authorities still keep referring to Nick as (idiotic 4 letter name) instead of the different 4 letter word assigned to Ra'd in the "original" universe.

darqref
matapampamuphoff on May 23rd, 2017 03:14 am (UTC)
The split occurred before Ra'd emerged. In the first One World _he_ chose an insulting designation because some idiot said he couldn't keep his name.

In the Nuked One World, things played out much differently, and he was drugged and transported to Makkah. At some point _someone else_ looked at the possible letter combos and chose one that seemed appropriate for the trouble he was causing them. _Probably_ before he started killing people.

Remember that he's got all twelve insertions. Pick four.