Character Profile: Blackout

Profile Blackout

Biography
ARC-8339, nicknamed “Blackout”, was a Human ARC trooper lieutenant who lived during the final years of the Galactic Republic and the rise of the Galactic Empire. Blackout was the electronics specialist and slicer of clone commando team Saber Squad, mainly responsible for infiltrating enemy computer systems to disrupt them or to extract intelligence. A year into the Clone Wars, he and his squadmates were placed under the command of Jedi general Vhiran Ashukahwa and would remain so for the rest of the war. After the war came to an end, he was stationed on Nar Shaddaa with two other Saber Squad members to oversee the construction of an Imperial garrison. During this time, he was reunited with his old general. Blackout, like his squadmates, refused to execute Order 66 out of loyalty to Ashukahwa and helped escort Vhiran and his fellow Jedi to Dantooine. When secret communications with his allies were intercepted by the Empire, Blackout was forced to flee Nar Shaddaa and sought refuge on Kamino. There he teamed up with the rebellious Kaminoans to create a new clone army to aid in the upcoming fight against the Empire.

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Star Wars Writing Update: A Cunning Plan

Last week you may have noticed something. While the background profiles continued (and will continue) as usual, the weekly writing update was nowhere to be seen. Until not too long ago I had been considering doing the same for this week, for the very same reason of last week’s update’s absence: there had, and has, been no noteworthy progress to write an update about.

Work, personal matters and the manifold of distractions I face each day all contributed to a remarkable lack of progress on Frontline over the past few weeks. I certainly developed the story in my head, hopping from scene to scene and all across the story as I did, but no actual Star Wars writing occurred. The result: a stagnant story, a frustrated author and the glaring lack of a weekly writing update.

With progress already coming as slowly as it is, this certainly didn’t help. If I want to write, finish and share my story, things are going to have to change. For that purpose I’ve decided to do something I should have done a while ago: every week, starting with the current one, I will dedicate at least one hour on Tuesday and one hour on Thursday solely to writing this story.

As NaNoWriMo has proven, simply sitting down to do nothing but writing, even for a short period of time, works! Sure, two hours per week isn’t much, but I feel it’s a good way to actually get the ball rolling. If this experiment works as intended (or even better than that) and it starts producing noticeable results, I intend to increase the weekly writing time. Eventually this should lead to a solid and reliable writing schedule and hopefully some actually finished Star Wars stories before the turn of the century. ^_^;

Wish me luck, everyone (if there’s such a thing in your experience ^_~) and as always: may the Force be with you!

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Daily Writing Part 159. Story of Poems Part 93

Random words of the day: Bench. Picture

Well, this is taking a turn straight back into the darkness. Eh, I’m sure what they consider doom (obligatory exclamation mark(!)) in the world of The Artist’s Tale is probably something a lot less ominous and a lot more silly (dare I say stupid?) than this part might try to paint it as! I mean, the word ‘doom’ already has a silly ring to it anyway, right? Surely this picture can’t actually mean anything serious, can it? We’ll be able to continue to ride the silly train at full speed, won’t we?… The story and the random word generator are now going to conspire to steer my writing into a dark, dreary and dreadfully dramatic direction, aren’t they? ^_^;


The Artist’s Tale. Chapter 5

Beneath the early sun
A baby mouse ran through the glade
And just behind it followed suit
A brilliant parade

Accompanied by radios
All playing vibrant songs
The creatures in that great parade
They marched to right some wrongs

The endless crowd moved lightning fast
Like a shooting star it went
For they knew they’d be refugees
If it came to the Event

One of the creatures stopped and turned
The tiniest red mite
“Looks like we’re almost there!” it called
“The iceberg is in sight!”

Around the berg’s sharp peak
Stormed fierce gusts of powdered snow
While on its top sat Referee
The court’s most senior crow

It strapped a saddle to its back
And rose up to the sky
Adjusting its square glasses
It let out a booming cry

“I’m glad you’ve come, my Flywheel friend!”
It called out to the gull
“My days on that cold pyramid”
“Were getting awfully dull”

“It seems the blackboard chart was right”
“You’ve come here just in time”
“Please follow me towards the court”
“We may just stop old Mime”

They flew towards their destination
Through the snow and hail
To find a man before its gate
Armed with a board and nail

His body was that of a man
His head that of a sparrow
His bulky chest broad like a safe
His waist extremely narrow

“Stop, all of you!” the bird man spoke
“The entrance here ain’t free!”
“Your great stampede won’t cross the cord”
“Until you’ve paid the fee!”

The artist jumped right off the gull
And swiped their credit card
Then a t-shirt wearing puppy
Promptly had the gate unbarred

Strange sounds and lights filled up the court
Like a space station it looked
And all across its metal walls
Countless ransom notes were hooked

As one, the crowd stormed right inside
With one flea just ahead
Which fiercely waved its walking stick
Forged from the finest lead

Both newbies and old veterans
Soon filled the court’s great halls
They paused for peanut butter pie
Then dashed right through the walls

Their charge abruptly ended
As they reached the central room
And witnessed, painted on each bench
A picture fraught with doom!

library-bench


For the first chapter of The Artist’s Tale click here.

For the second chapter of The Artist’s Tale click here.

For the third chapter of The Artist’s Tale click here.

For the fourth chapter of The Artist’s Tale click here.

 

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Character Profile: Ghost

Profile Ghost

Biography
ARC-8001, nicknamed “Ghost”, was a Human ARC trooper lieutenant who lived during the final years of the Galactic Republic and the rise of the Galactic Empire. Ghost was the stealth specialist and top marksman of the clone commando team Saber Squad, often operating in the shadows as a scout, sniper or infiltrator. A year into the Clone Wars, Ghost and the rest of Saber Squad were placed under the command of Jedi general Vhiran Ahsukahwa and would remain so for the rest of the war. After the war, Ghost would be stationed at an Imperial outpost on Dantooine, where he learned of his squadmates’ reunion with Ashukahwa. Out of loyalty to his general, Ghost, like his squadmates, decided not to execute Order 66 and instead led Vhiran and his fellow Jedi safely to Dantooine. There he helped to keep them hidden and secretly provided them with intelligence and supplies as they laid the groundwork for their resitance against the Empire.

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Daily Writing Part 158. Story of Poems Part 92

Random words of the day: Peanut. Vet

From lunch straight to vandalism. That, certainly escalated quickly! And considering the size of the crowd, I’m not sure how long the court will remain standing like this.

I’m so glad the silliness is once again becoming more prominent in this chapter. The Artist’s Tale has hardly ever been an overly serious story anyway, a handful of scenes excepted, but it’s when it embraces the weird like this that I’m really getting a kick out it. Rampage on, you crazy buggers! Just be careful not to exert yourself too much after your meal! ^_^


The Artist’s Tale. Chapter 5

Beneath the early sun
A baby mouse ran through the glade
And just behind it followed suit
A brilliant parade

Accompanied by radios
All playing vibrant songs
The creatures in that great parade
They marched to right some wrongs

The endless crowd moved lightning fast
Like a shooting star it went
For they knew they’d be refugees
If it came to the Event

One of the creatures stopped and turned
The tiniest red mite
“Looks like we’re almost there!” it called
“The iceberg is in sight!”

Around the berg’s sharp peak
Stormed fierce gusts of powdered snow
While on its top sat Referee
The court’s most senior crow

It strapped a saddle to its back
And rose up to the sky
Adjusting its square glasses
It let out a booming cry

“I’m glad you’ve come, my Flywheel friend!”
It called out to the gull
“My days on that cold pyramid”
“Were getting awfully dull”

“It seems the blackboard chart was right”
“You’ve come here just in time”
“Please follow me towards the court”
“We may just stop old Mime”

They flew towards their destination
Through the snow and hail
To find a man before its gate
Armed with a board and nail

His body was that of a man
His head that of a sparrow
His bulky chest broad like a safe
His waist extremely narrow

“Stop, all of you!” the bird man spoke
“The entrance here ain’t free!”
“Your great stampede won’t cross the cord”
“Until you’ve paid the fee!”

The artist jumped right off the gull
And swiped their credit card
Then a t-shirt wearing puppy
Promptly had the gate unbarred

Strange sounds and lights filled up the court
Like a space station it looked
And all across its metal walls
Countless ransom notes were hooked

As one, the crowd stormed right inside
With one flea just ahead
Which fiercely waved its walking stick
Forged from the finest lead

Both newbies and old veterans
Soon filled the court’s great halls
They paused for peanut butter pie
Then dashed right through the walls

veteran_peanut_Butter_Pail_L1


For the first chapter of The Artist’s Tale click here.

For the second chapter of The Artist’s Tale click here.

For the third chapter of The Artist’s Tale click here.

For the fourth chapter of The Artist’s Tale click here.

 

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Character Profile: Flash

Profile Flash

Biography
ARC-8033, nicknamed “Flash”, was a Human ARC trooper captain who lived during the final years of the Galactic Republic and the rise of the Galactic Empire. As the leader of the four man commando team Saber Squad he often took part in missions far behind enemy lines or ahead of a larger Republic force during the Clone Wars. A year into the war he and his squad were placed under command of Jedi general Vhiran Ashukahwa and would remain so for the rest of the war. After the war, Flash and two of his fellow squad members were stationed at an Imperial garisson on Nar Shaddaa, where he was unexpectedly reunited with Ashukahwa. Upon encountering Vhiran, he refused to follow Order 66, reaffirming his loyalty to the Jedi. Along with his squad mates, he instead decided to join up with his general, hide and protect him, and help him with the preparations for resistance against the Empire.

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Star Wars Writing Update: Well, That Could’ve Gone Better…

The title covers it all. Last week was not an extraordinary week for Star Wars writing. A bit was done, at the end of the week, but especially considering the time I actually had this time around, the amount actually written is, disappointing. In my defence, trying to create Magic the Gathering cards for my story characters is very enjoyable and actually a great opportunity to get to know my characters better. However, if I’d spent even half the time I was doing that on writing, I’d probably have several chapters finished chapters lying before me right now. So, did I achieve what I set out to achieve last week? Marginally at best, in the sense that some writing got done. Overall, I don’t think I’m off to a great first lap, particularly with a more busy period ahead. Still, I’m confident I’ll be picking up the slack and get that Frontline moving! I mean, how else are we going to reach the offensive line we set up? … That, was a little joke for you Hearts of Iron players out there. ^_^

There’s another character profile coming up shortly after this. If you’ve read Between the Conclaves (if if you haven’t, you can do so right here!), you might notice a few changes that diverge from what’s been in the stories so far. They’re minor ones, really, and won’t significantly affect the character’s personality, history or really anything that makes them who they are. I am in the process of doing making some revisions to my original material, however, and these changes are among them. As tiny and seemingly insignificant as they may seem, I believe they are necessary to improve both the characters and the story as a whole. I also believe they’re worth mentioning right here and now, if only to be ahead of that overly observant and critical reader noticing the changes and calling me out on it… ^_^; After the character’s revealed, I may get into the actual details. Right now, though, please enjoy today’s content and may the Force be with you!

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Who? Just your average descendant of two sea-faring peoples, recently graduated anthropology Master and aspiring author with a life-long passion for writing.

What? Uhm, human. I think... Also a bit crazy, but in a good way. I think...

Where? A land under the sea, far, far away. Occasionally with my head in the clouds.

Why? Trying to get both my work and my love for writing out there, sharing them with others and getting in touch with fellow writers, artists and other like-minded people.

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