A long time beta reader of mine suggested I share some tidbits with you all. I’m horrible about getting sidetracked while doing live beta sessions, where gems like this tend to come out. But some of these bits are things that would never come up in the writing, so here they are.
A few days ago, I started a Did you know for the Spiders, but apparently I don’t know as much about them as I used to. So I did some digging. The results surprised me.
- Tripp was apparently shorter than Zig in their first incarnation. I chalk this up, again, to Zig trying to pass himself off as Tripp. When I first find characters, they tend to come in bundles, which sort themselves out as I go. Zig was originally bundled with Naj, as a guitar playing serpent named Zeke. I didn’t realize that was Zig until months and month later, after getting to know Zig a different way.
- Tripp is NOT shorter than Zig, just for the record. Zig is big brother in name only, Tripp is taller, bulkier, and more responsible. Sorry Ziggo.
- While I didn’t find a Bowie song for Tripp (still seems odd to me, I’mma have to pester Zig about that) I did find Delphi’s, “Please Mr. Gravedigger” Nicely creepy, if you’ve not heard it. (All Bowie forever can be listened to here, FYI)
- I also found more song entries for Z, and I’m not sure how I could have forgotten about them, other than I try to avoid thinking about Z (she gives me the wiggins) Z’s songs include “Scary Monsters (and Super Freaks)” “All the Madmen” and “Criminal World”
- Apparently, the original Jack was brave enough to call his sister “Ragdoll”. I really don’t see that happening.
So who would you all like to hear from next?