Monday, October 30, 2006

Still Need More Redshirts...in case you were wondering

Or worried if I'd filled up the list. Nope, can still make use of at least 10 more people destined for death and destruction. I want Rainey to have at least 20 people lost at the end of the book (in the big 3-part fight scene at the end) and a handful of the current Redshirts are slated to die long before that scene by other means.

Not to mention there are opportunities for untimely deaths in each of the 3 or 4 scenes of "jobs gone bad" that Rainey leads in between (a) the time of the "assassin" incident (when Steffan dies and Lisa hits back with an ice pick) and (b) the big fight scene.

Oh, and I might have to have Lacey kill a few people here or there. She is, after all, a gun for hire, right? But in that time frame between (a) and (b), she's "on the run" and hiding (not working), so anyone she kills is incidental and uneventful beyond inconveniencing her (causing her to have to move again).

The main focus of death and destruction will be around Rainey and his jobs going bad while he's trying to track down where Lacey's hiding at the moment--or who else has taken the contract on her and getting to them before they get to her.

This whole little cat and mouse will take most of the book. Lacey is back in Rainey's "circle of influence" when the big one goes down at the end, but she's out of the game at that point. After a month or so of running and hiding, she's had a few "accidents" and needs to recuperate ;) She's just there at the end to annoy Rainey - every woman's job, eh? *smirk*

Please do volunteer for either "job screwup" redshirting or "big fight scene death" (state this in your comment of submission to my literary knife) if you have a preference. Also, spread the word around in your favorite Bar haunts. I only visit the Tavern and MtG, so I see only a limited number of Barflies.

For some reason, I've had this inkling to use Barflies only for the supporting cast. All minor characters (with lines and depth) have been cast already, but I still need bodies to redshirt. If I could make every last one of the supporting cast out of Barflies, I think it would be a really fun Barfly game. Since I don't really intend to ever submit the book ANYWHERE for publication, all that matters is the next Con where we congratulate each other on "dying well and living fleetingly." Sign up to be killed right now!

Except Joe Buckley, who just won't stay dead and is going to die like the miserable, double-crossing louse he is. Just kidding, Joe, we love ya!! But sorry, man, you're dead meat.

:)

2 Comments:

Anonymous Ryan Pridgeon said...

Thanks for killing me, I think. I like shotguns, I really like the Military Police System AA12 automatic shotgun. I might like the shot gun becasue I can't hit the broadside of a barn with a pistal. Also, at the day job, they consider me to be a mean spirited asshole. Personally, I find myself to be charming and witty. Those other people are just jerks and idiots. :-)

Tue Oct 31, 12:11:00 AM CST  
Anonymous Robert Mitchell "Mitch" said...

Okay, Sarah, here I am. Robert A. Mitchell AKA Mitch AKA The Gunman AKA The Old Wolf. 56, Male, Cauc, 5' 11", 270 lbs, Brown Hair, Hazel/Green Eyes. Singer/Songwriter, Woodworker, Reader, Writer, Golfer. Service: USMC Viet Nam Vet, 8 yrs active duty, Highest rank Sgt. Texas native living in Bremerton, WA. Single, never married, engaged twice. Smoker and gambler. On the Board of Directors of NAEBllc. Enough Info for a Redshirt?

Tue Oct 31, 07:03:00 AM CST  

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