I've decided on Barricade's name. And now...
You get to guess!
Nah, just taking the piss. You know, I hope I don't have to explain that phrase to every American who reads this because that would be very irritating. Honestly, you crazy Americans and your sayings that aren't Australian. Its like you've failed to realise I'm the center of the world.
Okay, deluded self-indulging ego-mania out of the way it is now time for me to reveal the new name of the character largely based on KnightMysterio's OC Barricade, Fluttershy's awesomely loud voiced, super-big mum.
While Blockade and Bastion are both wonderful, I keep accidentally hitting 'g' when writing Blockade and ending up with Blockage which really sends out the wrong message. Seriously, writing that sentence I did it every time I wrote Blockade (that time too) and when I actually wrote Blockage I automatically changed it before realising I needed it that way that time. Blockade also feels like a sort of 'aggressive' thing since when you blockade someone you're doing it to them, its not quite the defensive thing I want. Bastion, was a very close second but it feel through thanks to a number of reasons. It just feels like a male name to me (I think if I ever have children I want to name on Bastion, except now after writing that it feels like it would be a shortening of Sebastion and while I've nothing against the name I'd rather not name this entirely hypothetical child that) and the word Bastion forever makes me think of the Empire, in particular the Imperial Remnant and those useless fools on the Moff Council who sidelined the Official Best Imperial Ever, Gilad Pellaeon. For those not in the know Bastion was the name given to words where the Imperial Moff Council and their administrative headquarters was stationed until a particular world kept them on it and went on to act as the capital world for the Imperial Remnant and the various Fel Empire and other such states that followed in it wake. This is all Star Wars Expanded Universe stuff and I probably bored you all.
So, basically, I've decided to go with Bulwark. I like, and that's mostly enough for me. It feels like something good, something defensive. A bulwark against enemies, making them bulk at its sheer big, defensive bigness! Once this is posted, I'm going to go change the old chapters from Barricade to Bulwark.
And now, for the Important Fact YOU NEED TO KNOW!
Explicating, or close reading, a poem is a really, really sucky way to spend a Sunday. I recommended not doing it. Seriously. I just did a 1000 word, which isn't that long granted, explication of Robert Frost's Acquainted with the Night poem for the poetry part of my English course at university (introductory unit, obviously) and I am SO glad to move on to short fiction. Now, is this fact important enough for me to actually ramble on about here? To you, probably not, but I just finished it. Which is a relief since its due tomorrow and doing that kept me from playing D3 with Nealend which was very annoying. I like D3, it helps me write Justice Itself.
Oh, which reminds me, Chapter 20 is half done. I suppose in truth that's the important fact, really, but its more fun to make you wade through my inane bullshit. And if a single person seriously says I just wrote insane wrong I'm afraid I'm going to have to hate you. I know saying that means a few people will saying it jokingly, but I have to say it. Well, not really.
Anyway, that's about it. Barricade is now called Bulwark, you've learned explicating poetry isn't as fun as Diablo 3, that I'm horrible at doing assignments without having to rush most of it one the last day before its due and can now all celebrate that I'm actually getting chapter 20 done faster.
Don't you all feel enlightened? Or...what's that other phrase, perfect for this? On the tip of my tongue...
...oh yes, I know! Like you wasted a never to be retrieved part of your life reading me rambling like a lunatic. See, you're doing it now! Stop!