Author has written 8 stories for General, General, Young Adult, Sci-Fi, Mystery, and Romance.
Hey! I'm Rose, and my profile is now entirely dedicated to the Vigilant, because that's probably what you’re here to read. The Piano Girl is a short, lighthearted romance, so you could give it a shot if you like my style but hate gore and crushing despair.
On to the Q&A!
I haven’t read the Vigilant, but I’m thinking about checking it out. What’s it like?
It's long, that's what it's like!! It moves in wide spirals around the story's subject, two mirrored groups of people struggling with abstract junk (like grief, duty and trust) in ways that feel anything but abstract. The science in this sci-fi story is very soft, focusing less on understanding quantum entanglement and more on understanding the personal trials of our teen heroes. They're just doing their best to survive gym class and also the unraveling of a deadly conspiracy.
Caution: the good guys drop like flies. I'm fond of putting them in rough situations, so there's lots of gore, angst, and confusion. Plus pretty much every trigger under the sun except for sexual assault. Plus some aliens. Gotta have some aliens.
I made it to the latest chapter.
I just- I am in awe. Come collect your cookie, you cool and amazing person, you.
Are we still in the “Bloodbath” phase that you talked about at the beginning of Jinks’ episode?
No. :D Which is not to say that no one else will die! The Sunnies have guns and the Seibues still have orders. But blood will no longer be prevalent enough to be an arc word.
Why are you so excited?
See above. But that’s not the only reason. We've entered a very special part of the story! And as you get a feel for what kind of special it is, I hope you enjoy the change! You know I do. I’m absolutely thrilled about the story I’m telling, and I hope you’ll stick around to listen. Be careful, because I tend to get emotitive and I may wave my hands and knock you over or something.
:drops 10,000 word update and ollies out for another three years:
No, I'm joking! I've got more to say than that. I've been agonizing over this episode, really pouring a lot of work and love into it, so I'm relieved to give it a conclusion. This is the last chapter Star will be narrating for a long time, and wow did it turn out a lot differently than I imagined even a year ago.
A small selection of other things that have changed over the hiatus: Star's character and her arc, Firefly's arc, my long list of uncomfortable junk that I need to revise, and me! I'm a college graduate, I'm living in a great environment, and I have a tape recorder that's mostly used to rant about Vigil stuff. I've logged like 30 hours of nonstop chatter about rad characters on that thing.
As for when the next episode will be ready, I can't really give a solid estimate. I'll check in with you in January. As of August, I have an outline and two ridiculous rambling scenes, my favorite kind of scene!
Also wow, wow hey, I'm really honored that so many people have checked in on the story and on me. I tell stories and you listened even when I hadn't spoken for years. You're great and I hope you feel great.