OUR OWN CON (a cast list)
Declan Pierce; con artist (protagonist). 26. One half of the (in)famous Pearce & Pierce name. He has known Hannibal literally since the day the younger boy was born, and they’ve been pulling cons since preschool. Dangerously intellectual and always calm, Declan has always been perceived as the more valuable of the two, which was why he was singled out (and sold out) when the feds only had enough evidence to prosecute one of the con artists after they were caught during a job. He was sentenced for two years, and returned home to find Hannibal in a bad state, forcing him to go to Court for help.
Hannibal Pearce; con artist (protagonist). 23. A wreck. Though the smarter of the two, Hannibal has a lesser grasp on reality and control than Declan does, and because of that, was forced to sell Declan out, under the implications that if he didn’t, Declan would go to prison for much longer. Out of desperation, he had to turn to Court and take a job working with Katy. When nothing went as planned, Hannibal ended up in debt to the wrong people, and became a recluse with a dangerous dependency on painkillers. He has a hard time believing that Declan is actually back, let alone trying to fix all of his mistakes for him.
Jonathan Court; businessman (antihero). 39. One of the most renowned names in the country. Court is a mega-multimillionaire, the president of several large corporations, and a criminal behind the scenes. At his whim, he hires con artists to pull complicated and convoluted cons for him, sometimes choosing marks within his own companies. Declan and Hannibal were his favourites for several years, until a job went sour and Hannibal almost ended up dead. Court has secretly kept an eye on the two since they stopped doing jobs for him, and has pulled a lot of strings and called in a lot of favours to help them without their knowledge.
Katy Wilm; thief (antagonist). 24. A fellow con artist that Declan and Hannibal worked well with several times in the past. After Declan was sentenced, Hannibal worked a job with her for Court, but she ended up conning Hannibal, took all of the money and disappeared, forcing Hannibal into owing Court both their shares of what would have been the profit, as well as Court’s. She and Hannibal began to develop feelings for one another during their time together on the job, which led to her betraying Hannibal.
Ian Carey; loan shark (antagonist). 47. An old man trying to be a high class criminal. Until Hannibal was hurt doing a job for Court, Carey was a last resort for the two when they needed to find a job. He has no respect for anyone but himself, a violent nature, and not a single rightfully earned dollar bill to his name, most of which he acquired thanks to Declan and Hannibal. Hannibal turned to Carey for a loan to pay back what he owed Court, and has been trying to get rid of his debt since.
Alan Lannister; criminal (antagonist). 30. Lannister has always been trouble for Declan and Hannibal. Lannister was a lowly gang leader to a handful of street criminals, trying to build up a reputation by getting into bigger gigs. Carey hired him while Declan was in prison, and Lannister and his gang became Carey’s go-to when people couldn’t pay off their loans. Lannister looks smarter than he is, and his baseball analogies are shit (he’s given Hannibal dozens of “second strikes” over the last two years).
The storyteller had been right all along. A gift from Aleto wasn’t really a gift at all. It was something she had come to realize much too late, when her patience and longing for eternity had long since run out. And though there had never been much more than simple disdain between them, Maia wanted nothing more than to talk with him. But Leonardo had given up on eternity long ago.
(excerpt written by my best friend ;
aleto + leonardo are my characters, maia is hers)
the headlines this weekend said flaws are in season …
this is Jensen, my friend Kassi’s son, and my pseudo-nephew.
ladies & gentlemen, tonight we present to you, the lovely ringmistress of cirque du saints, tonje st. michael!
“jack~a~LOW~pe” december 09th, ‘12
i have done such horrible things
to make you go and to make you stay
i have done such things in the course of a day
that would make a grown man drown at sea
or laugh at your voices inside of me
i have done such horrible things
i have held myself when you scream
held you held us held the in between
i have done such terrible and violent things
i have done such wonderful and vibrant things
i have done such awful and amazing things
i have lived i have breathed i have sworn at kings.
(illustration & poetry by me)
“the war between your mind and your self” september 20th, ‘12