It’s Zan’s Birthday today.
She belongs to Photinus and she is one of her oldest characters. She is also the protagonist of a story that she’s been working on for years now, a story that she’s put her everything into. It’s a work in progress still, but I have never seen a story with more potential than the story of Zan, Fort, and Jin. To be honest, it reminds me of my own story, more in the development than the story itself, because I see my own struggle in hers, and I hope and pray that she is just a little ways away from spinning this story into a reality. Already, there is so much depth to her worlds and her characters, an entire cast of living breathing interesting people wandering about wide eyed in a living breathing world.
It makes me infinitely happy to hear tell of your stories, Photinus, to see that you trust me enough to let me in on the working delicate details of one of your most precious stories. You are a monumental storyteller already, Photinus, and I am beside myself with wonder to watch you grow.
Happy Birthday, Zan Pyralis! Here’s to another year of running through Aegroto with a chainsaw and taming that story! I know that you can do it, and I’ll be here for you every step of the way!
[[I am also sorry that it took me so damn long to get this to you oh god.]]