Man, you ladies (and gents? We have any gents in the house?) should be writers yourselves! Your fantastic suggestions have been fun, interesting, and inspired – very creative and imaginative and I can totally see some brilliant backstories being thought up for so many of those names. Really, people – go pick up a pencil or a keyboard and get to it!
GO DO WRITE-Y THINGS WITH THOSE AMAZING IMAGINATIONS, PEOPLE!!!
Now, I don’t know if the poll will close on its own or not – damn thing is smarter than I am – but as of (glances at watch) right now, poll-wise Seb’s in the lead with Richard trailing along in eventual second place.
But…I’m loving EVERY ONE of the suggestions in the comments! I should have known better than to pull a poll because now I want to use ALL THE NAMES.
*grumph* Dude may end up with the longest name in the history of fanfic naming conventions…Well, it IS Texas…and things are always bigger in Texas…
Oh, and here’s the deal about dear ol’ Stan Davis. Many of y’all mentioned that he was the King of Texas (I ran out of time to reply to individual comments…sorry), and that’s kind of what I’d thought, too – and we were all right…sort of:
In SVM, Stan Davis was the vampire Sheriff of Dallas who does, eventually, become King of Texas much later in the book series (wiki says in book 7), but during this “time frame”, he’s not the king (yet) – still just a Sheriff (which is Godric’s job in the TB version that I’m mostly going with). It’s annoying that the ‘current’ king’s name wasn’t ever given (that I can find at least).
But in TB (where I’m basing the majority of this story), Stan’s just Godric’s mouthy, aggressive lieutenant and to my knowledge no name for the king of Texas was ever given there, either.
So…there’s that, hence this…
Anyway, as for the next installation, I’m already 4,200~ words into it and I’m not even at the half-way mark yet. Lots of things happen in this Part and apparently these things require lots of parts of speech. For comparison, the previous Part was around 8,981~ words, give or take. Warning: This installation is en route to becoming a monumental bastard with about 12 pee breaks, 2 dinners, and a vacation suggested.
I’m tempted to edit what I’ve written so far as a “”Part1a”” and post hell out of it tomorrow or something.
So that’s where I am. And if you noticed that I didn’t mention which name/names/conglomeration of even more names I’ll be using, you’re right! *evil grin* You’ll just have to read on…and on…
Hearts and mosquitoes (cause I’m tired of dealing with the fuckers – I mean, really, “Fall” is supposedly scheduled to make its way here on Thursday and it’s still 88*F outside at *checks watch again* now ffs),