Mar. 28th, 2011

brosedshield: (tea then larceny)
Debouch
   transitive verb: to cause to emerge; discharge
   intransitive verb: 1. to march into open ground "troops debouching from town";
                               2. emerge, issue "rivers debouching into the sea"

Not to be confused with...

Debauch
   1. (archaic) to make disloyal; to seduce from chastity
   2. to lead away from virtue or excellence; to corrupt by intemperance or sensuality


Note: now my brain wants to create a pun. A complex, dirty pun that will make no sense to anyone but someone who has read these exact definitions. There's something about "cause to emerge, discharge".... Alas, the heart is willing, but the brain is lethargic (and the rest of me is grateful that I checked the spelling that one time, or this would have been so wrong).
brosedshield: (kaffery)
So, a couple days ago I was in a car going to Munich and had a lot of time to think. I was writing, too, not FC, unfortunately, but Shield City, an old, yet ongoing story that stumbles and wallows in its own details and the fact that I started it AGES ago. Certain things that were Canon and Truth when I was 13 are simply not true any more. Like, you know, the PLOT.

Anyway, I was scribbling, trying AGAIN to figure out what was going on (I'm attacking the Original Story again, though maybe after writing Freak Camp I'll have gained the skills to write about Halex Doversigh without getting hopelessly depressed) when I realized that one of my secondary characters, Haraan Demonrider (aka Shaman Emeritus of Windgrass Clan, aka Shane Rider's grandfather) is a chaotic, amusing, trickster pain-in-the-ass (think The Trickster, SPN style) crossed with a religious bigot. Or possibly Jeremiah of the Old Testament merged with Firesong from the Valdemar books by Mercedes Lackey.

I've always really liked Haraan (or, as I tend to think of him, "Shane's Grandfather") but he makes 98% of people he meets nervous, pissed off, or both.  And, to be honest, I'm not exactly sure who the 2% are, or in what situations he meets them. He's going to be a bit more difficult to write than I originally suspected. Or maybe a bit more fun.

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