Post by Rigil Kent on Nov 17, 2014 11:28:19 GMT -6
Tuckerization is something that happens a lot in writing and as I revamp my sci-fi novel (again) after a frustrating realization that I'd screwed the pooch in terms of plot and should have stuck with a previous version with a much stronger narrative, I've discovered the need for a handful of background characters (whose fates are yet undetermined) that are intended to basically be the mercenary crew of a small ship. I considered using the S3M team, but decided I'd rather create some other people. Below are the core concepts I'm planning on using with approval:
MAC - Team leader, ship "captain." He's the grizzled veteran who has seen it all.
LUNCEFORD - Team shooter. For some reason, everyone seems to think he's a serial killer. Think of Til Schweiger from Replacement Killers and you're probably right.
ESQUIVEL - Ship engineer, mechanic, bullshit artist and general con artist.
HIRSCH - corpsman who is more. She's from the "former physician who lost her license due to naughty things of some sort."
PRESCOTT - pilot probably
Everyone okay with that? "Shiny. Let's be bad guys."
Last Edit: Nov 18, 2014 21:48:36 GMT -6 by Rigil Kent
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Oh, and WxMAN, feel free to chime in as well. I used Hirsch for LabRat because I didn't know the maiden name but I can rework.
It's Edwards (did you think my middle name on FB was Edwards Also not to dictate your writing but can my character have a witty one liner? It doesn't have to be anything great or over anything important, but I've always wanted one but never been able to pull it off irl.