patrickthemuse: (kuwabara and botan - thinking1)
Not expecting that, huh?

Well, neither did Vincent. That mortician is a sneaky fellow.

Anelus is a bit of a mysterious person, I'll admit. But he is of a serpentine race. No, he doesn't have any scales (not that I know of anyway), but his behavior? You'll see later on. Anyway, he hails from a distant planet (haven't named it yet) where it's all doom and gloom so, of course he fits his job description. In fact, it runs in his family and therefore a business. And how did he know that about Vincent? Or was that just a huge bluff?

Vincent on the other hand... well, it's clear that he's not human. He is a Class I android, meaning that it is extremely hard for anyone, even the androids themselves to tell if they're actually machine or not; even if that's the case it's very subtle. For instance, his eyes have a slight glow to them and his irises have a slight ring about them. If you seen Gurren Lagann, something like Lordgenome's eyes. Believe it or not, his height too. Class I's are of average Terran height, and he's roughly 6'5". That's still sort of unusual height today.

That necklace that Vincent gives to Skuella? For androids, they have either some type of trinket, like a bracelet, necklace, ring, jewelery of that sort with them at all times. It's a symbol of love, of different levels, and appreciation. However, there is something about the pendant, the star of Xen...

And what's with this thing called Excelis? It's basically a super-mode, dependent on the android. But, most do not realize that they even have such a thing. And even if it is triggered, it's purely by accident. Vincent knows how; he healed himself from the damage he took, but at a slight price. There is certainly more to him, but after what Anelus did...

That part I actually had a little trouble writing. It was either to make it as bloody as possible or bloodless. I think bloodless worked. It's believable, for one, even there should be a lot of 'blood' considering Vincent's heart got torn out of him.

And hearts do have a role in Nightingale too, believe it or not. I still haven't worked that out either.

Questions? Comments? Concerns?

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This past week, I worked on Nightingale.

I haven't done that since I left for basic training. Or before that.

Nightingale is about an alien invasion, set in the far future and even in another galaxy. Well, the galaxy that's gonna collide into us in the next 4.5 billion years - Andromeda. Only two can stop the whole deal and save the system or even the galaxy/universe, etc, I haven't decided on that. The aliens -- the Nightingale -- are a nasty bunch. They are controlled by a massive hive-mind, the Queen. I would say something similar to Myrrah from Gears of War but not quite.

They are capable of on the spot mutation to help cope with whatever planet they land on, and infect other beings with some semblance of intelligence, artificial or natural. That's right, they can infect machines too! But how do they infect? I'm still working on that. Why are they called Nightingale? Because they sound like them. But, that's the problem though; no one knows what the namesake sounds like because they are extinct by that point and little data have been developed. By the time you hear one, it's too late. 

Nightingales do have weaknesses, though few in number, which of course makes them extremely hard to kill. It all depends on the host and such, but the common weakness they share are light and sound, so they do not attack during the daytime. On the planet they are invading, it is the start of a time that the suns (yes, suns) don't rise beyond the horizon, like how around the arctic circle during the winter time?

I did say two are the only ones that have the capability to stop them. One doesn't know, the other one does, but he's... well, I can't say what happened to him, but it's quite grisly. And I'll explain after I post the prologue.


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