19 Sep

Author’s Note: an apology and a request

Due to the death-cold that has been plaguing me for the past week, I’m sorry to say that this week’s Starwalker post is going to be delayed. I’ve been off work all week so far, and tomorrow is looking shaky too. I’m on the mend, but slowly, and it is not terribly conducive to being creative.

But don’t fear, my lovely readers. I have put this weekend aside for writing, and aim to catch up on the lack. If all goes well (and I can shake this stupid cough), I may even get ahead of myself a little! Please accept my apologies for delaying the post again, and I thank you in advance for your patience.

This brings me to the request part of this post. I’ve been enjoying the flashback shorts, exploring the characters on our favourite ship. It’s time to start the next one, but I’ve beenΒ torn about which character to write it about and I need your help. So tell me, who would you like to see a flashback about next?

Be well, lovely readers!

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13 Responses to “Author’s Note: an apology and a request”

  1. Francisco Says:

    I hope that you feel better soon.

    << sends virtual paracetamol and sudafed

    As to who I'd like to see the backstory of:

    1st choice: Elliot
    2nd choice: the captain

  2. Targetdrone Says:

    get better soon!!

    as for the flashbacks…

    have to go with francisco on Elliot being the first choice

    guess for me it would be:

    1st: Elliot
    2nd: Scarface
    3rd: Captain

  3. mjkj Says:


    *hugs Melanie*

    I hope you will be well soon. and I also hope it becoming spring is helping with that, too…

    Since we already have Rosie Brasco and Dr. Lorena Cirilli I would like to see:
    – Danika!!! (maybe as Starry’s flashback)
    – Elliott (I agree with Francisco that he should come soon :))
    – Captain John Warwick (dito)
    – Lang Lang Cartier
    – Dr. “Socks” Argyle Valdimir (to learn more of him)
    – Riley Swann (dito)
    – Kess
    – Kess’s (or is that Kess’?) aides Sasha and Warren
    – Gail Cameron
    – Dr. Seth Ebling (to learn what makes him tick…)


  4. mjkj Says:

    …and of course some more information about Tyler Pastuhov would be nice, too. Is he still alive etc. how the pirates treated him, how he came to be on board…


  5. Kagedviper Says:

    I’d like to hear the backstory of one of the newer characters. Either Kess, Vladimir, or Swann. Of the older characters, Lang Lang is my top pick.

    I don’t think there should be a repeat flashback, since the purpose of these is to give a deeper insight to the character.

  6. Kunama Says:

    My laziness demands a poll!

    Lang Lang pls.

  7. Melanie Says:

    Thanks for the well-wishes! Much appreciated. I am feeling much better and should get back into the regular swing of things tomorrow.

    mjkj – yes, hopefully spring will help! A bright new season to cheer us all up.

    I’ve had another vote for Danika, too. Hmm. Looks like Danika, Elliott, and the captain are at the top of the list. I think I can do something with that. πŸ˜€

    mjkj – technically, it’s Kess’s (it’s a name, not a plural, and only rare names ending in ‘s’ don’t have an ‘s’ after an apostrophe in posessive statements). And, hmm, I hadn’t thought about Sasha and Warren. That gives me an idea or two, actually.

    I’m pondering a spinoff about Kess and the star avatar thing, so I won’t do too much about her at this point. She’s a huge story in herself. πŸ˜‰

    As for Tyler and what happened to him… you’ll find that out in due course. Gone but not forgotten. πŸ™‚

    Right, off I go for an afternoon of writing! Have fun, my lovelies!

  8. Azz Says:

    Hope you get better soon. I also got a cough that simply doesnt go away! πŸ˜›

    As for chracters, I am very curious about Tyler too. Since he is being saved for later… i vote on the liutenant Scarface.

  9. Gabriel Says:

    Bit late, I know (only just read this post!), but if you haven’t already, I’d love a back story post on Danika, too! Quite enjoyed the one with Lorena.

  10. mjkj Says:

    Ah, nice, thanks πŸ™‚

    *looking forward to your stories* πŸ˜€


  11. Melanie Says:

    Gabriel – not too late! Thanks for the input. πŸ™‚ Glad you liked the shorts so far.

    Working on a Danika flashback piece at the moment, and hope to have something to share with you all soon. This week’s post is looking on track as well!

    Stay happy, my lovely readers. πŸ™‚

  12. mjkj Says:

    Yayy πŸ™‚

    *looking forward to the updates*

    Thank you for cheering us up πŸ˜€

    *waits happily for the next updates*



  13. Melanie Says:

    Azz – sorry, your comment was buried in spam! Welcome to the blog, and thanks for commenting. πŸ™‚ Coughs are so annoying, aren’t they? Hope yours gets better soon, too.

    Okay, so here’s a rough order for the upcoming shorts:
    – Danika
    – Elliott
    – Captain
    – Lang Lang
    – Lieutenant Laurence the Pirate
    – Dr ‘Socks’ Valdimir.

    These take a while longer to do than a regular weekly post, but I’ll chip away at them when I have time. πŸ™‚

    In the meantime, enjoy this week’s post!