Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Welcome To Fitzville

Book !, Chapter ^

                Oh my, where should I even begin with Maxwell?
                He’s definitely a top favorite of mine. After all, he’s second in the top three sub-deities. Call him the Hades if you will. (And the Lawrence would be the Zeus and Serene is the Poseidon, but let’s save them for another day). It’s just, well, he’s done some-no, MANY questionable things. So no, I wouldn’t consider him a good person, but he still has heart. Not to be that person, but his actions are probably the reason his son hates him; Drake. Yes, that grouchy wolf kid you met in the first chapter? This is his dad. Yeah.
                Well, let’s start. First his pros.
                -He has a soft spot for children.
                -He honestly tries to do what’s best.
                -He has a decent personality—good sense of humor (though can be sick), nice to his friends, etc.
                And now the cons.
                -That soft spot for children is a LITTLE creepy sometimes.
                -He’s a huge control freak.
                -He’s incredibly sadistic and masochistic (he’s just a guy that enjoys pain in general)
                -Bloodthirsty effer. Incredibly.
                -He has the mood swings of a PMS-ing teenage girl.
                -He loves the most violent way possible, even though we are a peaceful organization.
                Why did listing his cons feel good I don’t know.
                But anyways, I can’t blame him though. His parents were slaughtered right in front of him and his siblings when he was five. And he was the youngest. Then he’s was split from his siblings in the adoption/foster system and was put in a crappy house full of drunks. I think you might know how THAT turned out. Then he had that ONE teacher at school that always made him feel like shit, which encouraged the other students to do the same, and that just wore on his mentality for years. (With a dramatic far fetched story you'd probably wouldn't believe me but TRUST ME it happened, as scary as it is) And once he got his abilities and was awakened, that did not help.
                When you get awakened by me, your powers affect your personality/mentality a bit. For example, awakening a passionate, bright, hot power like fire will make louder, more confident, and even angrier (Alex).
                So that being said, Maxwell’s power is darkness, fear, and nightmares. You can probably guess that this didn’t put a positive spin on his personality.
                But either, way, I’d wish he’d be a better role model, at least for his son.
                While Will was getting treated, Maxwell decided to visit Drake’s room. He creaked open his bedroom door and slipped in, taking the form of a black cat. He hopped onto Drake’s bed and circled around him. Drake happened to have taken the form of a Siberian husky while he slept. Maxwell sat close to him and began to rub himself against him, trying to wake him up (this all sounds really odd I know but keep in mind they are animals right now). He purred. “Oh, my dearest son?”
                Drake growled and slowly opened his eyes. He glared at Maxwell. “What do you want Dad?”
                “I can’t come say goodnight to my own son?”
                “I went to bed three hours ago Dad.”
                “Hmph. Well, you should have told me.”
                “I would have put you to bed.”
                “I’m not five anymore Dad. Add ten years, in case you haven’t caught up.” He rolled over.
                As sad as it is, the most conflicting relationship that Maxwell has is with his own son.


Welcome To Fitzville

Book !, Chapter %

Bea was sitting in her room during that conversation with her cousin Marshal. She was on her bed, and he was at the foot of it, watching in silence as she played yet ANOTHER one of those shooting games. (Seriously people this is what you’re doing with the discovery of electricity I gave you? Then you wonder why violence has raised over the years.) She happened to be doing very good at this one.
                “Marshal, you wanna play,” she asked.
                Marshal shook his head. The boy never says much, and when he does, it’s only when absolutely necessary. I don’t know why though. Maybe it is because he feels more comfortable when not speaking, or maybe he’s afraid of saying something harsh. I don’t know. He’s always been a bit of an enigma.
                “Whatever,” she said. Muttering to herself after fact, she said, “You’re saving yourself from an ass kicking anyways.”
                Marshal has never been a fan of his cousin’s cockiness. With her being only twelve, and him fifteen, it was almost natural for him to be concerned for her future. He always wondered where her attitude would get her in the real world.

                Meanwhile, a woman with bright orange hair and the smoothest of dark skin was giving Will a therapy session. Her name was Jennifer Crys, a master of the mind and knowledge. She’s one of my finest sub-deities (meaning second generation), though a little colder than desired (not that this has anything to do with anything, but her daughter’s a little pain).
                So the session began. “William,” she started.
                “Will. Just Will.”
                She cleared her throat and adjusted her glasses. “Okay, Will. When you are bored, what do you feel like doing-and give me an APPROPRIATE answer this time. I’m tired of asking that question and getting a disgusting answer.”
                “Then just stop asking that question.” He smirked.
                “Will. Answer it.”
                “Fine,” he sighed, “I feel like…going out and doing the daily justice.”
                “Fine I’ll lay the truth on you. I go out and slaughter anyone who’s seems off. Or if you want an elegant answer, I ice sculpt in my room.”
                Jennifer just stared at him.
                “What? My chainsaw can’t have more than one use?”
                “No Will, it’s just…” She sat there for a moment. “It’s just we haven’t seem to have made ANY progress on your mental stability.”
                “Well, why are you bothering?”
                “Because anyone who is going to be affiliated with the Facio must be abiding to the common law.”
                Thanks for formally using my real name Jen. Thanks. Way to make me sound like a crone.
                “But what about Maxwell?”
                She gulped. “Um…what about him?”
                “That’s what I’m asking you.”
                “But what exactly about him?”
                “That’s my question!”
                “Yes, I know, but what ABOUT him, Will?”
                “Jeez…who’s on first Jen?”
                I know what she’s doing though. She is deliberately avoiding bringing up Maxwell and his habits…and she really should, especially if we are trying to STOP Will from killing, not give him an idol. The only reason this kid’s not in jail is because I took him in.

                I wish Maxwell would just behave though…

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Ace of Hearts
            This last card was very interesting. I liked how it was personal then others, when the names were touching upon Ritchie, Marv, and Audrey. It was probably a bit easier to solve than the others, since they are his friends, and he already knows what their problems were (except for Marv’s child, though, that was new information for Ed). However, I would guess executing the tasks were more difficult, since they were more on the personal level. How easy would it be telling your love you do in fact love them? Probably very hard. So that would probably be the challenge of this card. I also enjoyed the fact it was around Christmas time, so it almost acted like an additional Christmas gift for his friends. As they say, “Tis the season of giving”. Overall, Ed was giving hope.
            The most challenging, like I said in the previous paragraph (Or what I would guess, given it seems to be difficult) was confessing his love to Audrey. The way he did it was romantic too. And the love he received back was very touching indeed. This, however, disproved my theory that he would fall for Sophie.
            The fact Marv had a child shocked. My theory is that is why he’s a bit of a jerk all the time, and why he gets mad fairly easily; he’s probably stressing over the fact that he had left a child, and he was slowly making up for it using his forty-thousand dollars that he has been saving up, not even touching the account. It shows though how much he actually cares, and for that I like him a little more. And Ed confronting Marv’s girlfriend’s father about the way he was treating Marv, it showed how much he cares about what Marv is doing to fix the situation.
            This card was a card that was a bit of a transition. It started off with Ed nearly losing his mind over the Ace of Hearts. He heard and saw “hearts” everywhere, as he claims. I am not entirely cure what that meant, but my guess it would mean he could not stop thinking about this one card. It was probably because it was the last one, too, so he must have been afraid of what was the challenge to come from this card. But as we progress in this part, the mood is lifted as Ed makes miracle after miracle, helping his friends and having a good time during the holiday season.

            Whoever chose him to be the “messenger”, however, is very frightening to me. In order to know all the information they do, they would have to either be closer then Ed thinks, like a friend or family member, or be stalking him. I hope it is someone close to him, because the thought of someone stalking him and making these challenges for him to do is a bit unsettling. This would have to be something we would find out in the last part: The Joker.     

Friday, January 9, 2015

The following is an excerpt of a story I have recently written:

I do remember Elliot’s child. His name was Rupert, I believe. He was a rather happy child, and was always trying to do things to make others happy. One time when Elliot invited me for dinner with his family, his son came dashing into the living room, clown make up messily scribbled on his face, giggling happily. He hugged my legs tight and was so excited to see me. He was five at the time, and his brown hair was messy and curly, and his freckles were splattered across his cheeks.
And he kept those traits until recently. One night Elliot rushed three boys into the emergency room on stretchers. One of them, unfortunately, being his son. The boys were badly burned. I couldn’t see Rupert’s freckles, for they have been covered by blood from his wounds. His messy curly hair was now scorched. In fact, all three of the boys were in this condition. They received immediate treatment, however, only one survive. Unfortunately, it wasn’t Rupert.
These boys had passed at such a young age, too. THe other, Gordon, was fifteen, and Rupert was thirteen. We don’t know how, but they became short of breathing. It was hard to watch Elliot weep at his own son’s bedside. I remember when he first came here to America from England, he told me the many goals he had for here. One of them, very specific.
“I hope as well as any doctor with family would, that I should never have to work on one of my own family members.”
It’s unfortunate how that never came true. I put my hand on his shoulder as he cried, holding his son's hand firmly. I’m not even sure what happened exactly, but it must have been awful enough to take two out of three young boys’ lives. But, it isn’t my business, so I shouldn’t get involved with it.
Days later a man of about twenty years old had to have surgery, and Elliot and I were part of the team to do the procedure. And of course, we did, but it was a two part surgery, and only part one was done that day. After the fact, Elliot had stayed behind to do a check over.
Our procedure for part one involved mending the rib cage. Our patient had been hit by a city bus when on his way to his school, just nearby the campus, supposedly. Crushed his chest and fractured the skull upon landing. To be honest, I felt rather sorry for the kid.
So after Elliot had left the room I invited him into the cafeteria while we were on a break. I decided to ask the curious question on my mind.
"What exactly were you doing in the room after the surgery?"
He paused and sipped his coffee slowly. "Oh. Well, if I should be honest." Another pause. "I was wishing good luck. Telling him that we will try to fix everything."
"Why just try?"
"I...I'm sorry?"
"Trying suggests the possibility of failure."
All of a sudden he glared at me, enraged. However, it didn't really seem to look like him. It's like got...darker. Like, his tone just seemed very dark and his eyes...just dark. It also looked like the color of not only from his skin, but his clothes as well, have drained out of him a bit.
"We both know very well it could fail, Clyde." he growled at me.
I closed my eyes and took a breath. "I was just trying to be optimistic." When I opened my eyes again Elliot looked normal. As if he didn't just completely have pure hatred within him.
"Well, it is very much appreciated."
It didn't seem appreciated about thirty seconds beforehand.