Who did you bring to the party?
I brought one of my characters from the novel I’m posting here
on Reprobate Typewriter. He’s the Captain of the Upright Guard, and a hero of the Wars Against the Penitent Planets.
Is he/she your Valentine or anti-Valentine?
I had to drag him out from under a prostitute to get him here, today. He’s my anti-Valentine.
Which one of you is the more romantic person?
Under better circumstances, I think he would be. He’s incredibly loyal to his friends, and to the men he fought with, so I could see him being completely devoted to the right woman, but as it is, he’s much more consumed by the goal of atoning for his sins than making an effort to win a woman he knows he doesn’t deserve.
What gift are you giving to your (anti) Valentine?
I’m giving him the opportunity to retire to a prison planet with a woman who can’t stand him and spend the rest of his life making cheese. Don’t laugh. It’s what he wanted. No. REALLY. He asked for it. He…
Are you guys wearing red or pink (or black…)?
I’m wearing a pair of jeans and a t-shirt. Being a writer, I cannot find my shoes, and I don’t particularly care.
The Captain, is freshly waxed and in full, dress uniform. Burgundy, of course. I’ve never seen him wear anything else, since he left the Penitent Planets after the wars.
Did you bring any Valentine’s Day treats?
I brought chocolate chip cookies, still warm from the oven.
The Captain brought a bottle of Lepterian Absinthe. He does not intend to share.
Name a song for our Love Playlist or Anti-Love Playlist (or both)!
The Captain brought Threnody for the Victims of Hiroshima for the playlists. You can decide which one it belongs on:
Got a great anti/Valentine party game?
Two truths and a lie. The Captain always wins at that. No one ever believes the truths.
Feeling the love or just feeling nauseous?
I’m already in trouble for bringing him out here in the first place. Obviously, the Captain will follow orders, but he won’t enjoy it. How will you have fun at the party? Probably by leaving him to his misery, and go hang out with the other writers whose characters and muses are sulking.
Has your muse been a good Valentine? My muse has been great, this year. I’m working on a revision and I’m making great progress!
*Jordan’s Bonus Question (feel free to ignore him…): Did you bring me & Sarah a musiversary gift? (Because we’ve put up with each other for five years and I think we deserve something.)