Character and Song #37: Marie

I know, I know. Sporadic posts. But I have good news! I’ll have my laptop back this weekend. And then I’ll be able to pester all you lovely people with droll discussion about philosophy, health, and the insane creatures who live in my head (as well as sharing their sex lives and dark secrets on the Cuil Peeks page).

In any case, today I’d like to introduce you to Marie. (Not to be confused with Marie Delan.) Of unknown origin, she held a job running the ski resort on Carmosha and later joined the Black Tree crew. She’s Stuart’s number one lady, is quite the skilled doctor, and is the only one (besides the Author) who could torture Mikassa and get away with it. She’s big, she’s tough, and she can make Stuart beg for his life. She’s definitely one of my favorite characters. Her song is “All About That Bass” but Meghan Trainor.

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Coffee House Chronicles | Indiegogo

I’m posting this in support of a guy I know who I’d like to see supported (I’ve already supported him personally but that’s never enough so I’m spreading the word). He usually makes films but he also makes webisodes. He has a delightful sense of humor, a clear mind, and a humble heart. I look forward to seeing more of his stories because honestly there aren’t enough projects out there for people like me and for people who want to see something different. Check it out if you like. I’m grateful to know the man behind the project.

Surprise Visit and Laptop Down

Between a surprise visit from some of my family this past weekend ( they planned it for over a month!) and my laptop going down I haven’t been able to post this weekend. I don’t know how soon my computer will be fixed but I will post at least once a week until then. Please ignore any typos or autocorrects in the next couple of weeks as I’ll be using my phone and possibly a tablet. In the meantime, just know I’m writing about Rumplestilstskin. Hee hee.

Zombie Apocalypse

I have to admit I’ve never really been into zombies. I mean I’d watch zombie flicks but I never thought I’d be inspired to write about them. But my imagination loves to surprise me. I have an eclectic and historical group battling a zombie uprising in the past. How fun. How delightful. I never thought I’d write a zombie apocalypse but i think I like it. Just this once.

Fuck Yes or No

This article outlines my stance on anything in life. I spent too much time bouncing around the horrible grey area. I fought, and I conquered, and I developed an outlook that my Self first, because that was the easiest thing to control. Life is too short to waste and chase. And being clear and up front have always been things I admire and cultivate in myself. I love it.

Latest Writings

My my my, so I’ve been writing in one of my stories and guess what just happened? Queen Aeryn and Jean Claude are about to meet Mikassa’s parents. This should be interesting. Let’s see if they can figure out why he turned out so freaking twisted. Mwa ha ha ha! I think I feel a song coming on:

Character and Song #35: Caily (Julia)

Here she is, finally. One of my favorite characters. I think I drew a lot of inspiration for her from my sister. She’s John’s partner and wife. She sounds like she’s from New York and she’s got an attitude to match. At first, everyone on the BTS crew pretty much hates her. Even her own mother cast a spell on her-cursing her to be ugly until she learned to be nice to someone. Her boyfriend is stolen away by one of the other characters, then she decides to try being evil, then she gets an even worse boyfriend who kicks her ass all the time (um, don’t read too much into this, my sister did not go through all of that! You’ll see the traits I took from her right about…now). But Caily is strong. She doesn’t quit. She stands up for everyone and takes care of the others like a mother would. She grows very much over the course of the Black Tree series and begins to see herself as worthy, as strong, as the wonderful person she is. I love her to death and I admire her so much. With blue eyes, blond hair, a slim figure, and a bitching temper, she’s the perfect match for John Reighlight. They are definitely the power couple in this series. And because she’s no-nonsense, I chose Icona Pop’s “I Love It” to play in the imaginary background whenever I write her scenes.

Lines Of The Soul

Cuil Scenes-Mark Ashton the Hunter


Here’s another scene from Desired and Proper. It’s Mark’s point of view. It’s quite fun because this scene kind of sums up a little of what Others do. It shows one part of the Promise they made for their longer lifespans. And it’s great for other reasons. I do want to place a trigger warning here for those who’ve experienced sexual trauma. What Mark does, how he hunts, is as a victim. It might bring up some thoughts of your own past, so please read with caution. But if you read to the end of the scene, you just might find something to smile about. I sometimes wish that this was the way we dealt with those who cannot listen, those who have no idea what consent is, those who ignore reality. Alas, we are left with less than perfect solutions. Until we have something better in the real world, just imagine this happening to those who’ve hurt you. And then get back on your feet and keep marching forward.


You can also find this and Greg’s scene on the Cuil Scenes page. I suppose I’ll start off having each scene be a general post and then adding it to that page so you can easily find it later.