It’s been a while, eh?
I’ve had the flu, several times.
Mrs Widders had bronchitis, and a couple of flu’ses.
Widdercat decided that she really didn’t feel like dying on us, this time, even though she stopped eating and did all the things old cats do to let you know they’re about to pass through the veil to the Summerlands.
Each time, she comes back a little frailer, but her spirit is just as strong as ever. 2013 wasn’t quite as done with any of us as we thought!
About ‘Identical’ … I’m about to post the next episode, and in between bouts of flu-ness, I came to some decisions about it. (Identical, not the flu. I do have thoughts about the flu but they’re not repeatable)
Identical was always an experiment. It started out as an open ended adventure based around a few core concepts. As I sat down to write each episode, I contemplated sending the story in directions that were more than likely influenced by whatever movie I’d just seen or TV show I was rewatching with multiple episodes at one sitting. (most recently Babylon 5, even more amazing than I remembered)
This was fun for a while, but it wasn’t getting the story to where I wanted it to go. So, I put my wild plans and schemes for my hapless characters on ice while I figured out some really diabolical stuff to inflict on them … erm … interesting and tasteful story arcs … with a definitive ending. We’re not anywhere near that ending yet, but it’s imminent.
Therefore, coming right up is the next episode of Identical.
Speaking of ‘on ice’ … widderlake froze over again a little while ago and some scallywag did this …