Well, I’m a class one gadhaa.
Today I was looking through old Savant stuff and came across a file called Bender.rtf.
“Hmm,” I said, “what’s this? Don’t ever remember….”
Bender featured a character called Sansaarika. Pretty much the same Sansaarika who is in that other thing called, well, Sansaarika, only little older, a lot wiser, and technically a world-class sorceress with an unbelievably hot body.
Er, come to think of it, that other Sansaarika has an unbelievably hot body too.
So, problem: Two Sansaarikas. Two nearly exactly alike Sansaarikas as far as character traits go. The first one, I believe, had been assigned the physical characteristics of a woman I once saw in a Cerelac ad (god, she was cute), while the latter, well, I have a few ideas…
I spent exactly two seconds thinking about it before I went, “Well, that older one will just have to go; the other has my whole dreams of a movie career resting on her pretty imaginary shoulders, and I had all but forgotten about the Cerelac Girl Variant (But MY GOD, SHE WAS CUTE) …Fine? Fine.”
Well… except until I reached the Savant Timeline file, specifically the point after Cleaving of Xaria which reads:
Bent ( 550-600)
Short Story Collection. Start off with Bender and work your way from there. Apparently the spell can only be reversed when three comets, sixteen moons, forty-three planets, three stars and a dozen nebulae are in alliance… and nobody knows when or where that will happen again. So Savant searches for 50 years. Stories range from downright hilarious to deathly serious. LOTS OF LESBIAN JOKES. Enjoy, my future self.
Okay… so now I have two very similar characters who are named the same who are both pivotal in their own way; one is the main character of the best movie idea I ever had, and the other is partly responsible for 50 years worth of Savant stories, and is part of the official canon which I don’t want to change, because now that my memory is refreshed I remember why I loved that character (Old Sansaarika) in the first place.
The easy way out, I know, is to just claim alternate universe flukes and call it a day, but I don’t want to do that. I suppose the characters are different enough now to just change the first one’s name.
That one is problem number two. So right now one of the most beautiful women to ever inhabit my mind is nameless. Well, unless you count “Character based on that woman in the circa 2000-or-so Arabian Cerelac Commercial (MY GOD SHE WAS BEAUTIFUL)” It’s a start, I guess.
And that’s all I did today. Sometimes I surprise even myself.
Found continuity errors and hopefully put myself on a course to repair them. Unresolved as of now.
Star Trek, TOS, Court Martial — Just when you thought perky female lawyers in ridiculously short skirts started with Ally McBeal, good ol’ Trek reminds you that it had them simultaneously in 1967 and Star Date 2973.8.
Brain Screensaver of the Day:
Cerelac Commercial Woman (MY GOD SHE WAS BEAUTIFUL)