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kick at the darkness
I have no idea how in hell I forgot to post this when I wrote it (six years ago!!) but I did.  Sorry, guys!  Hope you enjoy it now.

Rich's Journal, post-Sirocco, et al.

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irishkate
May. 20th, 2010 03:42 am (UTC)
Huh! I hadn't read it - Thanks. I;ve just begun but I remember the voice so well.. Is lovely.
gryphonrhi
May. 20th, 2010 04:15 am (UTC)
Glad you like! Nope, apparently I just forgot to post that. oops!
mzlizzy
May. 20th, 2010 04:11 am (UTC)
Love it! I love your version of Rich -- someone growing up and liking the paths he's learning are open to him.

The bit about the Devil's Advocate...so undereducated American!

The notion of all of them taking Rich under their wings and teaching him is great.

Boy, 3 stories posted in less than a month, we're all getting spoiled and loving it!
gryphonrhi
May. 20th, 2010 04:14 am (UTC)
::laughing:: Yeah, well, I'm working on long ones in the meantime, but hey. I don't believe I never posted that!

Glad you liked it; Rich is really enjoying studying various things with them. And they want him to have his GED, to know he *can* pass something academic and formal. (And hey, at least Rich knew it was a lawyer comment?)
mzlizzy
May. 20th, 2010 04:43 am (UTC)
As you point out, Rich isn't dumb, just undereducated. Considering his childhood and decent into a life of crime it's not much of a surprise.

He just needed to meet people who like teaching, whether they're currently doing it for employment or not!

Rich is going to be a seriously dangerous immortal if he can learn to curb his temper and keep learning.
gryphonrhi
May. 21st, 2010 02:32 am (UTC)
No, Rich wasn't dumb. Young, impulsive, and undereducated, sure. But not dumb. He was coming along pretty well by the end of the show (other than the descent into idiocy of "Ransom of Richard Redstone," which has very funny parts but, um, no, really, Rich, DUMB moves!), so I tend to write him as having potential.
rothesis
May. 20th, 2010 04:30 am (UTC)
Great job at portraying someone intelligent but uninformed. My best friend works retail. Due to conversations with coworkers and the general public she is often hit with the realization that many of the things we (she, her husband, & I) take as common information were learned outside of the classroom.
gryphonrhi
May. 21st, 2010 02:34 am (UTC)
::nodding:: Yeah, I run around with well-read people myself, but two of them work in public services and it reminds me a lot of how much we take for granted that isn't common information. Rich is undereducated, but Damien and the others are working on it. Thanks for the feedback!
alexandralynch
May. 20th, 2010 06:40 am (UTC)
Late, but quite welcome.

I remember that the new bits of Sirocco were a lovely diversion from my misery at nine months gestation and waiting. He will be ten in April. Time flies when you're having fun, hm?
gryphonrhi
May. 21st, 2010 02:35 am (UTC)
So, he's nine now? Lord. Yeah. Sirocco was a while ago, wasn't it? Glad you liked this!
timberwolfoz
May. 20th, 2010 07:46 am (UTC)
Wheee! What a nice surprise to come home to after a long and hectic day! *scurries off to read*

(Coincidentally, I'd started to read the Line War series on my Palm given that my day involved a lot of sitting around waiting for things to happen.)
gryphonrhi
May. 21st, 2010 02:36 am (UTC)
You have it set up for Palm? How cool! Glad it was a pleasant surprise!
perkyrusalka
May. 23rd, 2010 08:33 pm (UTC)
I'm so glad you found this. I really enjoyed reading it- something about Richie in this one reminds me of some of my students. I teach at a career college where a lot of my students far outstrip me in the "common sense" department by virtue of street smarts. Once they figure out how the class is going to help them in real life, they're the most eager students any one could hope for.
gryphonrhi
May. 23rd, 2010 08:37 pm (UTC)
How very cool! What kind of class? And yeah, once you can get it through their heads that it's helpful, they'll pay attention. ::g:: A friend of mine teaches English in an inner city high school, and has to work through that process, too.

Anyway, glad you liked it!
perkyrusalka
May. 24th, 2010 07:34 pm (UTC)
I teach psychology and some other general education classes-it's an easy sell to the human resources people, but I really have to convince the web design/IT students. I get to use lots of examples from the "real world" and really sell the organizational psychology side of it.
gryphonrhi
May. 24th, 2010 08:01 pm (UTC)
Ah! Yeah, I can see where they might have some misconceptions of what and why. Good for you on convincing them otherwise!
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