REFLECTIONS ON A TIME WHEN THE UNIVERSE WAS YOUNG, AND THE LIGHT WAS UPON US ALL ... WELCOME TO THE CONVERGENCE PART VI
Previously: Reflections continues into uncharted territory as the saga undergoes a revision that splinters from the saga to create an all new structure in a groundbreaking revelation that will lay the ground work for Of Crimson Indigo: Convergence.
Tonight: Reflections will address the aspects of creating a hero who had none of the abilities of a god, but clearly had the potential to flirt with the possibilities, and use her faculties, skills and expertise to venture beyond the veil of both good and evil, to face her own demons and resurrect that part of her needed to overcome both the adversary within and the one she faced physically. Only then would our hero master the journey, learn from her mistakes, and find new existence from the ashes of the old.
Let's take a moment to discuss Olivia Sutton™, 28, Human Female, an Archeologist/Anthropologist with historical restoration experience, and a lust for life. It's important that she is proficient in ancient civilization restitution. But more important, the idea of lifecycles needed to be introduced. So we added another twist to the character's make up. We allowed for life reincarnation, or lifespan regression. In other words she need to retain the knowledge of multiple lifetimes, so we made her smart and experienced. She has a quick wit and is quite funny when the situation warrants it. Otherwise, she’s down to earth, levelheaded, and loves a good challenge; she’s very competitive. Sometimes she outthinks her companions, and as a result Olivia needed to be cantankerous when it comes to her crew, but figures they will grow out of his childhood pranks at some point in their adolescence. She’s just not sure when it will begin, so she considers James very cute, but childish. Most important, Olivia has good motherly instincts and usually can get along with either of her traveling companions, although she has affection for one, and is secretly in love with him. Race, however, doesn’t have a clue, or at least he doesn’t let on that he knows. Either way, Olivia is a flirt, a scientist, and she’s a good administrator. She’s lives life to the fullest and is on her last life regression, without a new lifecycle.
Olivia Sutton™ is our central character, and the audience identifier. Our story revolves around her: men, mission, actions and unfolding events. She’s the love interest, the object of ambition, lust, risk and rivalry. We figured, (me, myself and I) that Olivia should believe she’s the one in control, yet allows the guys to think otherwise. She's just assuming her natural place in the universe. To her, the world is a place to explore, to wonder about, to find beauty in, while she figures out what life is all about, where she's head and how she got here in the first place. On the other hand, she is sure of her place in the world, the universe –– even during a new world survey. Above all the character of Olivia had to trusts herself, to be in touch with the cosmos; she knows the universe and her place in it. As far as she's concerned nothing happens by happenstance, but rather by limitless connections.
We wanted her to understand that she must maintaining balance, while exploring the physical, emotional and spiritual existence of the human condition even when in an extraterrestrial environment, where she is faced with the aspects of the unknown, incredible danger, panic, love, lust, rivalry and contact with alien life. An environment that spans the past, present and future complicates her existence. Emotionally, Olivia needs strength to overcome her fear of the unknown, for she an ordinary person in an extraordinary circumstance. In a nutshell, she needs to take control in order to preserve her own self worth. Lives depend on her actions and reactions to her crew-mates There’s a conscious emotional longing, she's in love, and wants to love, to be able to return the affection and for Race to become the man she needs him to be. For this reason, she’s willing to risk it all to save him from himself. Above all else, we want her to be aware of the facts. She must complete the mission at any cost, even her own life. If she fails, mankind will have to pay a terrible cost for its blind ambition. Olivia knows deep down inside that she’s alive for a reason, and the fact that she has lived for centuries is in no uncertain terms a simple trick of the universe wanting her to survive.
She trusts the universe, God, and her companions. Her spiritual upbringing keeps her steadfast through every situation, regardless of the consequences. We wanted her to be a strong woman so she need to be the one who believes in herself, and knows that she can accomplish anything if she puts her mind to it. She also detests arrogance for arrogance sake, although she finds it helpful in situations where overconfidence just might keep her companions out of danger. In reality, she possesses superior intellect, which is the byproduct of many years of dealing with lifecycles and lifetimes. She's skeptical, but maintains an eagerness to find the reason doubt covers up truth. Nevertheless, Olivia is reasonable, reliable to a fault, never dishonest, lazy, or crazy, other than crazy in love. She’s funny, a workaholic, only compulsive when it comes to the man she’s loved through her many lifetimes. But above all, she’s a doer, she’s quite capable of just about anything, and men find her both daunting and beautiful, if not competitive. There is little room for anxiety in Olivia’s life, nevertheless, fear of the unknown haunts her even stands between her and love and, although she has compassion for every living thing, she has little use for self-denial or overindulgence.
Olivia is on the last leg of a journey both personally and professionally. Her combined knowledge and the experience of her current incarnation gives her a great advantage over others when compared to the self-worth of those around her. Her experiences in recollection, give her access to a compendium of self-knowledge, all human events, thoughts, words, emotions, and intent across the expanse of her lives.
Olivia was born, not manufactured. She’s a true spirit of humanity, a being of living light, soul retention and the elegance of creation. Not even Olivia knows the extent of the lives she’s lived or the previous existences she may have experienced prior to her present incarnation. But as a result of the temporal incursion Olivia is at odds with herself and needs to resolve the emotionally charged connection she shares before she loses control of her own body to her previous existence.
As the story evolved it became apparent that Olivia needed to reach the others, to convince them of her current situation, even warn them of the intruder within and the loss of control over her own life. Physically, it could mean her death, however, allowing such a meaningless death to make her understand the joining is only temporary. The co-inhabitant however is wrong. The joining is more permanent that she realizes, and for Olivia it maybe the end of existence. Her memories are no longer her own. The past is now a blended reality, with no separation of past, present or future events that are recognizable. For all intents and purposes, she is no longer capable of existing without the other. Their very existence depends on the understanding of reality, the completion of the mission, and surviving the temporal incursion, and their own cohabitation.
NEXT TIME: REFLECTIONS cruises with Crimson, her host Olivia who has no intention of running around naked, or cohabiting with another consciousness in a contest of wills as the blended souls must learn to live together, trust one another, exercise their wills, and understand each other’s needs. Olivia, on the other hand, wants no part of her cohabitant and only tolerates her symbiont more or less repulsed by her thoughts, likes and dislikes, passions and the need for roots and berries, iced drinks, subtle beverages with a multitude of otherworldly ingredients or the Symbiont’s need for diverse forms of sensual energy, which leaves Olivia panting and desiring more.
Reflections is the Blog of Author Grant Fausey
Creator Of Crimson Indigo
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About the Author ...
Grant Fausey earned degrees in Screenwriting, Cinema/Television Arts, and Creative Writing from California State University, Northridge, Film Production at the University of Southern California (USC) and Journalism and Advertising at Los Angeles Pierce College.