Monday, September 7, 2009

Imagine This: Gone

This past weekend, we discussed the possibility of this blog going away. We hope CIC is around for a long time, but it's inevitable that everyone and everything around us will eventually be gone.










So. What do think your world would be like without your favorite thing or person? What would the world be like if you were gone?

Characters only, please.

48 comments:

Ginger said...

What would the world be like without me? Probably just the same as it's always been. Someone else would open another tea room.

I often think as I watch the waves lap the shore how small we are compared to Eternity, and how glad I am that my fate is not solely up to me but in the hands of my Redeemer.

Kalila said...

If Ricky were gone, I would have to find another manager. I went through so many before I found him, and I think I would have a difficult time finding anyone else who understood us like he does.

As for the world without me, it goes without saying that it would be a much less interesting place.

Ricky said...

Kalila, what are you talking about? I don't understand the first thing about any of you lunatics. It's all damage control.

The world without me? I can't see how it would be any different. A few bands would have to find another manager, but but that's about it.

Anonymous said...

I disappeared for a while myself. It was very awful. I missed me.

When I came back I started writing a new love story.

Candy said...

The world without me would have a future without all the things I may do or the children I may have. Who knows what it may have to do without?

Ginger said...

"I missed me." Perfect!!! Exactly how I've felt at times.

Fortunately, we usually find ourselves again.

Or unfortunately, depending on how you look at it.

Kaelin said...

This one has Aidan in fits. Everyone in Sentinel always says we can't win the war without him.

No pressure or anything.

Jason said...

I wondered why he was so moody today.

Jil said...

Without me the New York police would have had an easier time. My mother would still be alive and more men would have gotten whatever diseases she spread around.
Hey, I guess I did do some good!
As far as "now" goes I might as well be "gone."

Olivia Harper said...

I can't imagine what my life would be like without my husband and children - frankly, I don't want to. Without me, I'd like to think that they would still find happiness, but I know there would be a hole in their hearts. We've always been very close - even my son and daughter get along better than most siblings.

Sometimes, though, I wonder if it would be harder to accept my mother's death than it was to accept leaving her behind in Ruby Hollow all those years ago. In a way, she's no longer a major part of my world - but I take comfort in the fact that she's happy where she is.

Ginger said...

I do think that if I were diabetic and couldn't have desserts, life would be pretty tough. I exercise a lot so I can have dessert!

Aidan said...

That would be a bad thing, Candy.

Nevin said...

My favorite thing is music, and I think the world would be a very sad place without it.

Ricky said...

Good point, Nevin. As a music promoter, I'd be out of a job if there were no more music. I'd have to promote actors, I guess, or maybe go work in the marketing department of a big corporation.

Kalila said...

I just don't see you as the corporate type, Ricky. I mean, you're a little dull, and you'd be cute in a suit, but I can't imagine you in an office, or even worse, a cube farm.

Ricky said...

I'm dull, Kalila? I guess if you were gone, I'd get insulted a lot less often.

Ginger said...

Ricky, I could never put up with the abuse you do.

Wait a minute. I did put up with it for six whole years.

Nevermind.

Ricky said...

It's a whole different ball game when you're dealing with a magical, immortal being, Ginger. I put up with things from Kalila that I'd never tolerate in a human. It seems a little unfair to hold a djinn to mortal standards.

Bo said...

You just like the sex, Ricky. Admit it. Without her, you'd have to go back to human girls.

Ricky said...

Human females seem to suit you fine, Bo. In fact, I think your kind die if they can't have sex with humans.

Bo said...

True. If the human race were wiped out, mine would go shortly after. But what I get from a human is a lot different from what you get. And what you get from the djinn is something else again. Don't think I don't know. Incubi are very highly attuned to these things.

Vic said...

You overestimate the sex aspect, Bo. Without her, Ricky would just be poor again. He likes the perks of having a djinn in his life. Things would be a lot more boring without her. Or without us, come to think of it.

Ricky said...

You keep my life exciting, guys, no doubt about that. Without you, I might actually have a little peace and quiet. Sanity. Things like that.

Hm. Might be worth thinking about...

Kalila said...

Think all you like, Ricky, but you're still under contract.

Ginger said...

It seems unfair that she is holding you to immortal standards, Ricky.

Really, you and I have a lot in common. Want to go out for a drink sometime?

Laura Martone said...

Sorry I've been away for a while... fun with the family!

Anyway, it seems that while I was gone, a little romance began brewing between Ginger and Ricky.

Whatever will Kalila think, or for that matter, do? How long does that contract last, Ricky, and is it signed in blood?

I'd hate to feel so trapped, but that's just me.

Kalila said...

Ginger: Leave my Ricky alone.

Laura: There is no romance going on here. None.

Honestly, you humans need to get over these ridiculous notions you have.

And Ricky, quit whining. I don't know who you think is supposed to be impressed, but you asked for the contract. Remember? You tossed me out of my lamp like so much dirty laundry and demanded it of me!

Really, humans, I'm the injured party here. Ricky is very lucky I'm so generous, in spite of it all.

Bo said...

Nice try, djinna. They all know you're in love with him and would be devastated if he ever left you.

Cute trick sneaking his blood onto the contract, by the way.

Kalila said...

What I intend to do to you, Bo, isn't suitable for saying here on a PG-rated site. You won't like it, though. I promise.

Laura Martone said...

You know, try as I might to be neighborly here... sometimes I get a little tired of being lumped together with all humans... as if we have no layers, no nuances, no complexities of our own. Just because I'm not magical or immortal doesn't make me uninteresting. Immortality can be overrated... just ask Connor MacLeod.

Frankly, Kalila, I find it hard to believe that someone as confident as you could ever be considered "the injured party" in any situation.

Vic said...

She's all bluff, Laura. As a djinn, she has a reputation to keep up. She's not used to spending so much time in a human body and it's starting to make her a little schiz--

Ow! Stop that, Kalila!

Outta here, folks!

Nevin said...

Oh, dear. I thought I'd peek in on everyone and wish you all a nice day, and instead everyone is angry with each other.

Wouldn't the world be a nicer place if, instead of things and people being gone, all the negativity were gone?

That would be nice.

And I like you, Laura. I don't think you're just another human.

Laura Martone said...

Thanks, Nevin. I appreciate that. Incidentally, I like you, too.

And, for the record, I'm not angry - sorry if it seemed that way. Perhaps I'm just a little grumpy for being born without magical abilities. I say it's not everything... but it sure would be nice to be a time traveler. I think I could get used to that.

Olivia Harper said...

Oh, Laura, don't be sad. I'm not supernatural either, but I'm still pretty happy, all things considered.

Aidan said...

I wish I was human. I wish that a lot.

sheesh: word ver--demintin

C'mon. Even blogger wont cut me a break.

Ginger said...

I know better than to try and cut in on Kalila, Laura. Trust me, I don't want a djinn on my back! Nor to be turned into an ant and stepped on or whatever else she might do to me.

I just thought maybe Ricky would like a little time off from the band, that's all. I feel bad for him sometimes.

You understand, right, Kalila? Sometimes a human needs another human to talk to, that's all. I'm sure I could never compete wiht you in the... er... feminine... er... department.

Ginger said...

I kind of wish you were human too, Aidan. And not engaged to what's-her-name.

Ginger said...

(Why are all the men around here so unavailable? Oh well, it's probably a sign from God to wait for the right one. Or from Destiny.)

Aidan said...

I'm not engaged. Who said I was engaged? I might've said I'm probably going to marry her at some point but we're not actually engaged.
Nope.

Free agent, right here, Ginger.

And hey, I at least LOOK human.

Marc said...

If you like your humans really tall with absurdly long hair.

Lucy said...

And awkward and loud, but in an endearing way.

No, actually he's really cute, Ginger.

Aidan said...

SHUT UP, LU.

Kaelin said...

Listen to me closely, Ginger. Aidan is going to marry the Lord Prince's daughter in a few years. It's an arranged thing and he's in denial over it.

However, I'm free and clear, no prophesied or arranged marriages, I'm not loud and awkward, and I look just like him, only I'm better built.

I also happen to be on furlough from missions right now. So...

Aidan said...

Don't forget to tell her WHY you're on furlough, Kae. A couple of pissed off MI6 agents ring a bell?

Kaelin said...

It's just a misunderstanding, that's all. Nothing for you to worry about, Ginger.

DESTINY said...

Ginger -

Yes.

Amy Thompson said...

Gone? No, I don't want to imagine it. I've tried twice to end myself, but something, or someone, has always brought me back, made me feel important.

THIS place I go to, to lurk, is like the things/people that bring me back. I'm not socially adept, but I like living, being around people, sharing the world as I see it. Will I, as a viable character, cease to exist if I cannot express myself anywhere outside my Author's concept of me?

No, please, don't consign me, once again, to the whims of my mercurial writer. I need an outlet, if only vicariously. I promise to lurk less if you remain a fixed object in my reality.

Ginger said...

Amy, my author has a Facebook flair she created. It says: "If my hero saves a maiden in a forest and no one reads it, do they still exist?"

I saw a better one on the boardwalk this weekend, on a t-shirt. It said, "If a man speaks on a boat with no woman around, is he still wrong?"

Of course!

Destiny: I thought so.

Kaelin: I'm very sorry! You *are* better built, and very attractive for a demon. I actually think you are sexier than Bo. Truly!

But, and please don't take this personally, I've had my fill of angry men. Or demons. I know you can't help it. But neither can I.