Corina Lairsey is the sympathetic protagonist in Seaborn. She makes an appearance in the sequel, Sea Throne. No, she's not a vampire, but she's got a pretty good handle on how death works. I spent a couple hours today thinking about doing a new story with Corina at the POV character. She doesn't come out of Seaborn in good shape, but she has power.
One direction that occurred to me was a comic/graphical piece--but something entirely new, a new look, bold, and this is what I sketched for direction. What do you think?
Spotted this one at the Target in Morgan Hill, CA. Many of the Targets have video surveillance--at least the signs tell us they do, and given the low cost of quality surveillance gear, I believe it. What really stunned me--shocked and stunned--were the integrated biologic units (IBUs) in the system. These guys are super tough. You're planning to pull some shenanigans in a Target parking lot? Give it up, man. Move your op to a Walmart lot instead.
Here's what you're up against: an enhanced version of the Larus species (see gulls or seagulls), a ground nesting carnivore that will take "live food or scavenge opportunistically"--that means you, and can be easily reconfigured for ground surveillance and aerial bombardment, deploying up to eight AAMs (air-to-air missiles) for disabling neighboring surveillance systems, or dual cruise missiles with a payload variety for taking out large structures, metro areas, SUVs, etc.
Thanks to greefus groinks for the CC-licensed surveillance sign closeup on Flickr. All other photos are mine, although you're free to share and link.
Chloe went to see Twilight last night with her friends. I asked her what she thought when she got home: "Beautiful" and "followed the book well, lots of recognizable dialogue right out of Meyers' story."--which she particularly liked. Apparently there was also a lot of oohing and aaahing every time Edward walked on the scene. Crazy vampire lovers.