|Subject:||Re: The Alternate Universe Game!|
|Author:||La Reina (Authenticated as La Reina)|
|Date:||April 7, 2012 at 7:39:05 AM|
|Reply to:||The Alternate Universe Game! by Etoile|
Putting the people from my Jarvis file (an as of yet unfinished short story collection, still with much to ponder over). Feel free to suggest for either the whole lot, a specific character(s), or a specific case.
- Art Dyers: the actual protagonist of the story (basically the Watson/Ishmael character). High school English teacher, lives in London. Unassuming, polite, realistic, practical-minded. Serves as the more down-to-earth foil to his more eccentric counterpart, but every bit as clever (even if it doesn't show too often; Art's subtler in that respect).
- Vincente Jarvis: antiques dealer and amateur sleuth (or, in his words, petty detective - he only takes "cases" which are too petty for the busy force, which means they are usually not criminal in nature). Art's frequent companion, rather idiosyncratic in... well, almost every other thing. Usually enthusiastic, and a lot more talkative than the common detective. Devours Victoriana and 19th-century literature, which leads to inevitable battles of literary references with his Watson/Guillam/what-have-you; also, an avid Holmesian to the bone.
- Jerome Dyers: Art's elder brother by eight years, stage actor. Flamboyant (or at least a Large Ham even in daily life), usually always a bit over-dramatic, somewhat high-strung. Still, he is not by any means insensible, and at the end of the day is just as pragmatic as his brother. His case: he started believing that a fisherman was following him around everywhere (!).
- Chantelle Fortier: Jerome's (latest) girlfriend; fellow actress who recently played alongside him in their theatre's production of Jekyll and Hyde. Generally more on the quiet side, but with an undeniable air of intelligence about her. Strong, and usually self-contained.
- James Carruthers: from a different case than Jerome and Chantelle; university student (classical violin major), has a part-time job (unspecified), and sometimes busks (violin, again). Somewhat emotional in nature, but Vincente commented that the boy had talent, and by the end of the story, had secretly referred him to Jerome's theatre's manager. His case: when a violin mysteriously appeared in his room.
- Nina Dyers: from yet another case; Art's cousin, just graduated with an unspecified university degree. Is currently living with her ageing aunt Ida. Nurturing, in a quasi-sisterly, quasi-motherly kind of way. Acts rather mature for her age. Her case: when she started receiving three-word "love letters".
- Topher Severn: motorcycle racer, recognised as a currently less-than-famous lad with potential for much more. Surprisingly boy-next-door and vaguely bashful in demeanour, especially since now a lot of people suddenly seem to recognise him, which he isn't used to at all. An idealist, although he doesn't talk much, but with a select few he can start rambling endlessly.
An omnivorous reader with a strangely retentive memory for trifles.
This message was edited by the author on April 7, 2012 at 7:39:51 AM
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