River City Fun

Well, actually, to be honest, this got even more fun when I typed River City into You Tube, and found the video.

Yes, the break is over, thankfully all the writing I planned on doing, and a bit more has all finally got finished today, and I recently sent my efforts over to my wonderful, and long suffering editor, who does a wonderful job of turning my scratchings, into readable English, probably of the US kind, but given where my main audience is, not a problem.

Oh, the title? Well that relates to the inspiration for my writing, to do 1 piece for JD’s anthology of superhero (and heroine) pieces, set in the fictional metropolis of River City. Though now, it seems there is one place in the US, that I visited recently, that also calls itself River City. Pure coincidence, I’m sure.

But yes, one of my 2 characters I wrote for, was such fun, I didnt stop at 1 piece, I’ve ended up doing 5, and she was so much fun, I might even do more in the future, especially if her stories prove popular, when they go on sale. Dont worry, it will only be $2.99, for 5 short stories, an absolute bargain, just a perfect gift for Christmas lol!

Yes, no surprise, it was Flapper Girl, more formally known as Belinda (Billie) Nicholson, that started the writing spree. Once I got the whole 20’s idea in my head, I went with the flow, and it really did flow, much to my delight! As I say, if I can come up with a few fresh ideas, there may well be a follow up. Not till January at least, though, as thats the next time I will have the time to write, no chance of doing so while I’m working, sadly.

Funny thing is, if it wasnt for Mr Darksong, I would never have created her in the first place, so special thanks to him, as thinking up a Superheroine character would have been the last thing on my mind, when trying to come up with an idea.

But now, I’m pleased with it, just hope others are too, though the first one seems to have gone down quite well so far. Hopefully my editor will give me the thumbs up on the other 4, when he sends them back.

Ah, that connection I mentioned? Well think back to where I was in September, so it amused me greatly to find this video, I must say. Personally, I might add, this is not my music tastes, but this was just too good a coincidence not to use it.

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I need a (Super)hero!

Yes, there is a clue to the video in the title tonight lol!

You may, or may not remember that just about a month ago, I mentioned a friend, who had given me a cameo role in one of his stories, someone I know as Jonathan Darksong, though I’m very sure thats not his real surname, even if the first name is!

Well over recent years, he’s written (or co-written) a whole series of stories about the fictional metropolis, River City. Seriously, its amazing that any sane villain would set foot in the place, given how many superhero’s and heroines there are in that city, but anyway. Or maybe thats the whole thing of being a super villain, you positively (and perversely) enjoy taking them on?

Anyway, in the last few days, he’s issued an offer, or a challenge, depending on how you look at it, for others to have a play in the sandlot named River City, as part of an anthology to be posted just before Christmas. Principally, create your own ‘super’ and introduce them into the criminal hub, that is River City.

Now, normally I would have no chance of doing such a thing, time issues and all that. But this month, I have a week off, so I might be looking to rise to the challenge. The obvious one for me would be ‘Flapper Girl’ but seriously, I cant think what super powers she could possibly have? if anyone can, please tell me! I’d love to write it, but cant think how to make it work. JD has suggested a character called Robotica, half human, half cybernetic, which does appeal, and I already have a few ideas for.

Oh, and apparently Ms Brooks is unavailable, seems a super villain has already grabbed her, and done something dastardly to her, lucky woman! He did say he was going to do so, just didnt expect it to happen so soon!

The video, well, I thought this was as apt as it could get. And lets face it, I need little excuse to play a Jim Steinman song, so lets go with it.