John "The Gneech" Robey (the_gneech) wrote,
John "The Gneech" Robey

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Dover's Death Scene

Back in 1997-1998, I wrote a fantasy novel, which I started re-reading last night in preparation for possibly revising it and submitting it for publication. Something I had more-or-less forgotten is that in it, there is a character named Dover who is essentially a spear-carrier. He gets offed in short order during an attack by the BBEG about halfway through the book, and is not particularly important to the story other than in the role of a redshirt.

His name stuck with me, tho, and later that year when I needed a throwaway name for a character in Suburban Jungle, I recycled it. Little did I know what I was getting myself into! ;) It was a little jarring to read about Dover getting killed and trying not to think of the cheetahboy.

So, for those who are curious, now you know: Dover Cheetah is named after a dead redshirt. ;) The dead redshirt, in turn, is named after the town in Pennsylvania ... which I presume is named after the place in England with all the white cliffs.

-The Gneech
Tags: adventure, ethangea, fantasy, writing
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