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Orgols

Orgols are ancient ceatures who live in high part of mountains. They live very long and get old very slowly. They become adult in age of 100 years. They are big, strong and well built. Orgols have light blue skin and light gray eyes. Their hair are black (females) and white (males). Their hands and feet have four thick fingers/toes. In adulthood their fangs are long enough to stick out of their mouth. Their ears are small and pointy. Females have always only one horn when males have two of them. Orgols live on a side, don’t like to interact with other races so many of people thinks that they are only a part of legends and never existed in real.

(Sry for crappy paper pictures but during day I can’t use tablet)

A TV bible is a document intended to help new writers and directors understand the rules of a series. Complete bibles contain elements similar to a “format” – a log line, franchise, an overview of springboards, tone, style, and the quest of the series, followed by character sketches and story guidelines. 

The king of all series bibles was made for Star Trek: The Next Generation. At around 100 pages, it included intricate diagrams of the Enterprise, details on how the ship’s bridge operates, definitions of technical terms, characterizations that not only summarized every crew member, but also analyzed the relationship and history of each one with every other, an admonition of what to write and not write for the series; and it was accompanied by summaries of every story the show had ever aired, as well as every idea in the mill. Trek had to go this far because it was open to non-professional submissions. I think it was kind of self-defense against repeated questions from its many fans. 

But that’s extreme. Some bibles are just a few pages including the premise, character bios, and the kinds of stories they intend to tell. Others, like Northern Exposure, are amassed rather than generated. 

And, frankly, most shows don’t bother with bibles at all. They take too much time when everyone is busy making the airdate. Websites, even blogs, from many sources – the network, the showrunner, sometimes other writers on the show, even fan-sites – have replaced formal bibles as a source for information.

—  Douglas, P. (2011). Writing the TV Drama Series: How to Succeed as a Professional Writer in TV (3rd ed.). Studio City, CA: Michael Wiese Productions. Kindle file.

Monday 8:27am
I woke up with you on my mind.
You called me babe last night —
my heart is still pounding.

Tuesday 10:53pm
Today I realized we won’t work.
What we are is hurting her.
And I think she matters more to me than you do.

Wednesday 11:52pm
I broke things off with you today.
She barely said a word.
I’ve never regretted anything more than this.

Thursday 4:03pm
I shouldn’t have sent that message.
You shouldn’t have been so okay with receiving it.

Friday 9:57pm
I almost messaged you today.
I didn’t.

Saturday 8:49pm
I’m walking around town in search of alcohol.
They say that liquor numbs the pain of having a broken heart.
I want to put that to the test.

Sunday 2:32am
I heard you texted a girl you’ve never spoken to before.
I wonder if it’s because you’re trying to replace me.
I can’t help but wish you weren’t.
I thought I was irreplaceable.

—  a week with you on my mind, c.j.n.