Tuesday, May 8, 2012

You Stole My Star.

A couple weeks ago, whilst dutifully paying attention to a lecture about the Wild, Wild West, I had a vision. Somewhere among the British/Cowboy/Fantasy part of my brain I conjured up an image of a Duchess, swathed in a black veil, riding in a magical stagecoach. She was looking for passage across the West. She was mysterious and magical.

I immediately knew she had a story. She's been pulling my through all sorts of plots twists: airships, samurai, troubled relationships, cowboys and a strange, steampunk version of manifest destiny. She'd wink her dark brown eye, smile with a hint of a dimple and then mysteriously disappear.

She has politely refused all inquiries to her name, has stated to particular purpose or hobbies and has given no references of good character.

She's insufferable. AND THEN THERE'S THE STAR STEALING.

I blame Coldplay entirely.

I was taking a shower, minding my own business, when this song came on. The Duchess suddenly decided to reveal her life-anthem-theme-song-soundtrack-thing to me. I have no idea how exactly this fits into her story - but it does. The phrase 'you stole my star' is especially Duchess-y. I just have to figure out how.

You probably think I'm insane. I'm not... some of my characters are though. Several of them are, actually... I digress.

But seriously, does this ever happen to anyone else? Do characters bother you and send you theme songs, annoy you with half-way details of their past and generally abuse your brain?

Mine do. :/

P.S. What do you think of the new look?!?! I needed a good excuse to post something on this beauty.. although I really was quite perturbed. ;) Thank you Hannah for designing this for me! xoxox


5 comments:

  1. The new look is lovely! I love the fonts. :-)

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  2. Thanks. :) I love them too!!

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  3. Yes, totally stoked about the new blog look!

    Aaaaaand if I had read your blog post last night when you posted it, instead of now, I would have *immediately* known what you meant by "The Duchess" when you mentioned it at school today. Only now I have the full scoop, mwahahaha.

    And yes, I *totally* understand about uncooperative characters. I'm burdened with a few of them myself....OK maybe more than a few....

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  4. I love the new look. And I look forward to hearing more about the star-stealing Duchess! Sounds very steam-punk. :-)

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    1. YAY! I can't wait when I find out more about the star-stealing Duchess. ;)

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