I hate the idea of cutting trees, but I have to say that the new clearing in the woods is going to be a fantastic spot for the new house my parents are building. Next week the Amish are rolling in to start the actual construction. Alas, I will be away at Comic Con!
I have to admit, I really enjoyed writing the first two chapters, which set up both the woman and Lannes. Don’t get me wrong, I had a good time on the entire book, but I love introducing characters to readers, so I’m biased toward the beginning. Also, let’s be honest, I can’t think of anything more terrifying than waking up in a strange place without even a scrap of an identity.
As for personalities, the woman discovers herself along with the reader—and what you find is a great deal of intelligence and determination, and an unwillingness to surrender, no matter how impossible her circumstances seem. Basically, she’s one tough chick—but scared as hell that she might be a horrible person, a murderer. Lannes, on the other hand, is also scared—but of discovery, the human world finding out that he’s not what he seems. He’s lived a very isolated life, always the outsider, and though he can walk within the human world, he cannot ever truly be part of it—and that secrecy feels like a prison to him. A slow death.
As for idiosyncrasies specific to gargoyles…there’s one I can think of, but I’m not certain this is the appropriate place to discuss it! Ha!
Feel free to ask more questions, folks! Just post them in the comments.
Flashback four! And if you don’t know this classic movie, you should be ashamed of yourself. Ashamed!
Here, for your viewing pleasure, a clip from Spacehunter: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone! Starring Peter Strauss, Molly Ringwald, and Ernie Hudson!
(Note: I would have found something with a bit more story to it, but alas, there is very little video of this movie on the web. Nevertheless, beautiful women being kidnapped for the pleasure of madmen seems to be more than sufficient motivation for any footloose bounty-hunter)