…time for a little boom boom
1: Jerry Falwell died. Good! I’m sorry the motherfucker didn’t suffer more. If he had never done anything worse than help get that fucking scumbag Reagan elected, he would still be deserved of a trip to Hell.
2: Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson are teaming up to do three Tintin movies using motion capture CGI similar to what was used to create Gollum in LOTR. I am so there to see these flicks.
3: Ok, so despite a pitiful turnout in the poll by y’all, here is the final chapter on…
Violet LaFlamme, Crusading Reporter
Violet LaFlamme is a 26 year old reporter for the Daily Voice. She stands 5’10” tall. Her hair is long and red. Her eyes are emerald green. Well built and leggy, Violet’s cute “girl next door” face doesn’t quite mesh with her “hello sailor” body, but you won’t hear any man complaining. Violet typically dresses in conservative skirts and blouses, which are worn under a trenchcoat when she is out working a story. You will always find some sort of green ribbon in her hair.
Appearence and Personality: Violet is very dedicated to both her work and helping the less fortunate. She’s also a tough cookie and a bit of a tomboy. She has a goofy, sometimes dark sense of humor and, when provoked, a wicked sharp tongue. Violet is also very smart, altho, as with her looks, she is rather unaware of it. She is normally an exceptionally healthy person. Violet has been known to let both her curiosity and her stubborness get her in trouble.
Although she dresses well, Violet is a bit of a slob in most other respects. Her apartment will never win any Good Housekeeping awards. She hates to cook. An avid animal lover, she shares her home with two dogs (Boris & Bela), two cats (Bette & Joan), a Scarlet Macaw (Charlie), and a pair of turtles (Holmes & Watson).
When she’s not working, Violet can often be found out at various nightspots, ranging from reporter hangout bars (The Byline Saloon) to high class nightspots (The Cobalt Club) to Broadway shows. She has no shortage of male friends to escort her.
Family & Friends/Contacts: Violet comes from a big family. Both her parents are living, as are her 3 sisters and 4 brothers. All of her grandparents are still with us and she has lots of aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.
Violet has some very good friends and trusted contacts who help her in her role as a crusading reporter. Number one among them is City Councilman Bill Wynoski, who keeps her informed about the goings on ay city hall. If anything smells of corruption, he gets word to Violet.
Among Vi’s other friends are several cops (ranging from beat cops to detectives), a couple of other reporters (including a well known celebrity gossip columnist), a state senator or two, the masked vigilante known as The Spectre, world trotting do gooder Captain Hercules, quite a number of people in the transportation/shipping industry and a network of hobos, bums and other street people that Violet calls “The West Side Irregulars”.
Enemies: As you might expect, Violet has made a few enemies, too. At the very top of this list is Frank “The Fisherman” Capelli, former boss of all the cities crime families and now a resident of death row. The only reason his attempts to kill Violet have failed is that they keep running afoul of…
…Mr. Shen, the leader of the Chinese “businessmen’s association”. He wants to be the one to kill Violet…if he can ever stop looking over his shoulder for The Spectre.
A number of politicians on the state level have no love for Vi, including the Lt. Governor and the State Highways Comissioner.
As you might expect, several of her fellow reporters are jealous of Violet’s success.
Finally, she has made a few enemies among the legal and medical professions for exposing some of their illicit activities.
Skills: Investigation, Research, Fast Talk, Interrogation, Pro Writer, Photography, Spot Hidden, Fashion Sense, Auto Mechanic, Irish Literature, Running, Hiding, Climbing, Pistol Shooting, Seduction, Streetwise, Animal Empathy, Swimming