Daily Archives: Thursday, 0:53, June 16, 2011
Posted by Troythulu
I’d like to take a bit today and discuss some of the ideas I’ve been playing with on the characters that have appeared so far in my fiction installments on this blog, and ideas of new characters in the works, and I’ll do this with as few spoilers as inhumanly possible for my eldritch & Evil™ self.
I’ve also done a two part short-short (Here & Here) on the unforgiving life one of the warriors of the gigantic dinosaurine Broogh, and plans are in the works for future installments of adventures featuring this mighty, aggressive species, as protagonists and — I hesitate to use the word for they aren’t truly evil — villains, and new revelations concerning what they are, where they’re from, and what motivates them.
In the very first Mirus fiction draft I’ve posted (Here), as clumsy as it was, it was fun for me as an introduction to the character, after having reimagined him from an earlier version I’ve grown tired of over the years, and though it was about time to update him for the setting into something more interesting and original.
I’ve had fun rethinking him as a runaway slave, the only (so far identified) genuine psychic on Earth via his hypershard implant, AND a skeptic, rather than an evil, or at least inhuman, psionically endowed “mutant god emperor of the universe.”
Sorry to say, X-Men has become old hat.
As my brother once put it,”Kestalus Magnus has finally left the Roman empire…” …to become the Mirus, and might I add I’m much more pleased with this transformation.
I’ve also introduced two other characters, one only loosely connected with the setting, actually a sort of alien halfwit superhero joke-character named Gr’ozz (Here), and a piece with the Mirus and his Emissary (Here), with some inconsistencies with the prequels above, and an introduction to someone I really need to develop more fully, a paleontologist adventurer named Aloysius Hawthorne-McGrath, a sort of, as one of my genius uncles pointed out, fictionalized Jack Horner type.
As for the alien girl, Imegaa Mokkano, introduced in my Mirus prequels above, there are questions that beg to be answered, and those shall be in future installments; What would motivate someone so young to do what she did, knowing she would be killed for it? Was she working alone? If not, then who was she working for or with? What are the further details and secrets of Kai’Siri society and culture? What is their history? If they are a hominin species, related to humans, how did they come to be on and evolve on an alien planet, parallel to the humans of Earth? Obviously they did not originate on their adopted homeworld, so who or what brought them there?
The potential things that can be considered about even one character, species, or civilization seem virtually without limit, but those are matters for future consideration, and it’s fun to think about them and write them down. I’ll try to present them in as much an entertaining way as I may.