Alright! Sorry for the delay on the journal entries and writing lately; I've had a bit more on my hands than I expected, and it started to hamper the time I had to write. That said; I did get some things done.
As you saw; "Tattoo" went up fairly quickly, but that'll be the last piece of that plot for a while now; I do have stuff planned for Kyle, but he's not taking a priority yet. I'm sorry for those that are watching his story, but I will be writing more.
As for Fragments...I'm going to take a break on that plot after the next chapter is written. I started it as an experiment and a way to test different ways of writing things like thoughts, and other methods of including information. It will make a comeback soon; but I need to figure out what comes next before I can continue, as I never really planned too far ahead with that plot-line.
I mentioned introducing an old character of mine as well during my last journal, and I've been wanting to resurrect that character for awhile anyway. Look for Tirus and Tirius soon. I'll have more information on those two when I get them up.
I also mentioned another plot of mine, this time a science fiction setting. I've been working on that story for a while now, and it's about time to start posting stuff about it. That said...there's a lot to say about the background of that setting in terms of societies, planets, and a bunch of other things, so it'll take some time to get the story itself up.
And then there's the story itself. It's going to be a very long term plot, so don't expect there to be a lot of action right off the bat. I'm going to be spending a lot of time building up characters, and the relationships between them, before I really let the story take off. So, if you don't like to see a story moving slowly for awhile, I'm sorry; it's just the way I've planned out the majority of the plot, and there's a lot that needs to be set up before I can do anything.
That said; I am going to be posting bits of the story to help gauge how I'm doing every so often. These events may or may not make it into the plot, at least not in the same form as I post them, but they will shed some light on what's going on. The first of these is right below. Forgive me for any errors I've made in writing this out; I'm still learning a lot of this stuff, and that's why I'm posting it. If you see anything that has errors in it, or that just doesn't sound right; don't hesitate to tell me!
Anyway, here it is;
Devlan: "This is Devlan Vantorin of the CSS Vanguard broadcasting on all frequencies! I am calling for a full retreat; call back your forces now!"
Jaina: "Devlan what the he-- are you talking about?! We need to take--"
Devlan: "I don't have time to explain Admiral! This entire base is about to go up in smoke, and its going to take the entire system with it! I can buy you time, long enough to get into sub-space and jump the he-- out of here...but you need to leave NOW!"
Caine: "Devlan we are NOT leaving you behind! I'm sending fire support to your position now!"
Devlan: "You don't have a choice Caine; I'm trapped behind firewalls like you wouldn't believe: I can't break them and still have enough time to get you all out of here. Now get those teams where they can actually be useful!"
Caine: *Growls over the comm.*
Selenia: "This is Selenia Tar'shiok! I need engineering..."
Devlan : "Belay that order; protocol Sierra Beta Niner 4267. Authorization Code: Hotel Tango 398."
Selenia: "Da-- you Devlan..."
Devlan *Unfazed* "Audrey! I need an up-link; I need you to break through the firewalls keeping me from their core systems and take control of the weapons! Blow their ships out of the sky!"
Audrey: "Devlan, that's going to stretch me thin over the link..."
Devlan; "I just need you to buy me a few seconds to get in, and then I'll take over."
Silthia: "This is Silthia Dar'neth! We need immediate fire support at---ocation--l-a--ite!..." *Gunfire and static block out the rest.*
Caine: "Zar'shiel! I second that request! Alpha team, move to the Alpha site, and all fire teams near it do the same! That is our ticket off this rock, and we can't afford to lose it!"
Devlan: "Da-- it! Audrey, disregard my previous request: Engage in immediate air support over the Alpha site, and begin evacuation procedures. I'll break the code myself. Admiral, the Vanguard WILL need assistance!"
Jaina: "I copy that Vantorin. Corsair teams Delta, Sierra, Victor, and Lima; I'm transferring your new orders to you now. You are to assist the CSS Vanguard in running air support over the evac. zones."
Selenia: "Engineering teams, wrap up your operations ASAP and move back to your designated ex-filtration points! Radio silence until you reach your destinations!" *Silence for a few seconds.* "I hope you know what you're doing Devlan..." *Audio cuts out for Selenia Tar'shiok for the remainder of the recording.*
Again, I'm deeply sorry if this doesn't look right, or if I've made huge errors.
EDIT: I know you have absolutely no idea who these characters are, but the point of this is just to see if I'm getting some key emotions across. Also; i censored some things, and separated the script from the rest.
Listening to: 'One Way Out' by Two Steps From Hell
Reading: Nothing at the moment.
Watching: Falling Skies