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Drabbles: CoX and Tellerman Legacy

First drabbles from the 3rd table in drabblegroup

19 Famous
Third table
Fandom: Tellerman Legacy
Character: Josen (narrator)
Warnings: None - relates to the last and second to last Tellerman Legacy installments. (Obviously, if you don't know the family story, you won't "get" this)
Wordcount: 100

Once, long ago, Tellermans were praised. Six or seven generations back, there was an actress in flatfilms. My grandfather invented flubble. My uncle was Paragon Tellerman the rock star.
Now what people remember is that it was a half-Arilou Tellerman who came to Earth with news of interstellar war, and that it was coming to us whether we liked it or not. Supposedly Arilou genes are still mixed with mine.
Our fame is no fortune. Tellermans are associated with the oncoming Hierarchy armada. It doesn't matter that we are in the same boat; only that we noticed the iceberg first.


31 Education
Third table
Fandom: City of Heroes (CoX)
Character: Terecito
Warnings: None
Wordcount: 100
It was important for him to at least get an equivalency degree. If he ever stopped being a hero, he'd have to fall back on something, since his weather control consisted of creating fog, thunderstorms and hurricanes – not the kind of thing people would pay for in the civilian world.
At least the shard had uplifted him to a tenth-grade educational level.
But Terecito hadn't been in school in a long time – he couldn't quite remember how long – and he worried about going back. He dreamed of trying to find his classroom for a test with Freaks chasing after him.

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shewolfe
Mar. 5th, 2008 02:03 am (UTC)
I love the way you write. You can get across in 100 words what it takes me at least 150 to 250 to describe. I am in awe of you... *bows low* all hail the Drabble Queen!
laridian
Mar. 5th, 2008 02:19 am (UTC)
Aw, thank you. *^_^* You like me! You really like me!
shewolfe
Mar. 5th, 2008 12:36 pm (UTC)
LOL.
amaryssobellus
Mar. 5th, 2008 02:14 am (UTC)
Tellermans:
Oh how the mighty have fallen. I hope there's a light at the end of this tunnel.

CoX:
Good for Terecito thinking about the future.
laridian
Mar. 5th, 2008 02:20 am (UTC)
Do you remember what I told you once about how the Tellermans would end?

Actually, Heat was the one who suggested it to him. It never even entered Ter's head that he might need or want to do something post-hero career.

(It is also my excuse for when the hero side reaches a high enough level, when I'll stop playing Ter and play Heat instead. Ter will go back to school, and Ray will come back from culinary college. :)
madame_ugly
Mar. 5th, 2008 01:02 pm (UTC)
Bravo, Ter. It doesn't matter who set the fire, you're fanning it and that's what's important. You have to think about the future, since you'll NEVER DIE.

laridian
Mar. 6th, 2008 12:11 am (UTC)
At the time of this drabble, i.e. in CoH proper, Ter and the other Immortals don't realize they're immortal. That doesn't happen until well into the Outskirts and they realize they're not aging. At this time, they've had the shards maybe a year or two, hardly enough time to notice the immortality effects. :)
kin_thalas
Mar. 6th, 2008 11:27 am (UTC)
Tellerman: sounds like "flying high - falling deep".

Terecito: He should take Ricky with him. Ricky missed a lot in school and has no education at all but he´s willing to learn.

And I really wonder how you manage it to stay with 100 words.
laridian
Mar. 6th, 2008 12:09 pm (UTC)
I wonder if the DoP could have its own class of uneducated heroes? That would be interesting.

100 words is pretty easy. My first drafts run about 75-110 words, so then it's either adding more (very easy) or cutting some (not so easy). Drabbles are so short it's better not to get into a big plotline. :) Or, like I did with the Candyman arc, make a bunch of drabbles to fit into the plot.
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