A second entry for Caesar and Cleopatra, by virtue of the original being split and robbing both of them of a full fragment. Now they both ‘have’ one fragment each.
Event fragments usually wind up feeling a bit wonky. This one in particular felt jagged as I was doing the checks, but so long as it held the overall feel I was aiming for, I was fine letting it be. It wouldn’t be the first unconventional fragment that follows a ‘day in the life’ concept rather than looping subplots together while a chosen character goes about their day.
On to the whale in the living room: The wedding. I didn’t want to make it to read like a giant replay. A mostly romance fragment won’t be everyone’s cup of tea, and with how rather ‘ordinary/human’ I designed it to be, it wasn’t going to have the flare of other fragments either. So based on plenty of behind the scenes interactions I’ve had with grooms and brides, I’ve went for another angle: Chopping it up into segments. It helps things move along quicker while skipping lengths of meandering content. There’s plenty as is without the fragmentation.
But that’s also partially the point. Many guests don’t get to see it, but those in the bridal party, immediate family, and special staff (photographers) glimpse many things behind ‘the magic’ of the big day. One is how rather human and non-chalant everything is during the whole process while you can sense the underlying feelings of nervousness from the big two. Most also don’t get to see how contrasting it is to see the bride and groom getting ready at different times, mostly because men usually don’t receive a ton of prepwork compared to the women.
There were a lot of references and interactions, but they were all limited mostly to the bridal party themselves since they’re the closest. It’s a shame I couldn’t open up new avenues and shed light on other connections they may have, but the most important ones take the spotlight on anyone’s wedding day. And, as usual, for the sake of some brevity in lengthy fragment entries, I wanted it shorter rather than brutally long.
Teaser: New Years Eve was a time of festivities and joy to bring in a hopeful future. With all the time she’d spent on earth or the Moon Cell, alive or as a spirit, she’d seen the years pass in many different colors. Her second one in Chaldea might not look to be the most spectacular yet, but it was a better one for certain. Whatever 2016 may bring, she’d at least count her blessings… and continue to groan over some unfortunate companions…