Aw, geez, thanks! Honestly, I know my skills with code (and probably writing too, haha) probably aren’t quite up to par but… you never get any better if you don’t practice and stretch yourself, right?
And, most of all, I enjoy it! I love the challenge and the whole reason I fell in love with interactive fiction so long ago was because of how cool the idea of reading an almost entirely different story the second time around was! So… I kinda wanted to create what I loved. Want to- still. Which is why even if the work is daunting, I’m excited to tackle it!
Shocking to see who’s at the top of the list
Info on Yolanda and Eileen? Sure! Happy to supply!
Hmm… since I’ve already done a tiny bit on both their appearance and personality… I guess I can delve a little bit deeper into their backstory without spoiling any major/plot important bits?
Yolanda - Yolanda is a born and raised Nickelportian woman. She’s spent her entire life surrounded by the bustling city and witnessed the glitz and glamor of Nickelport’s neon district come to be. Which is exactly why she’s so fond of it- she was a big player when it was all just getting started, and is one of the few people accredited for its current status as the ‘place to be’, which also speaks to her business-savvy nature. The entire district is like a child to her, with Chat Blanc itself being her favorite kid in a way, haha. She makes it a point to know and be known by everyone she can. And if you ever get lost in Nickelport then, well, she’s certainly the woman to go to. She knows this city like the back of her hand, and has studied its intricacies more than… pretty much anyone. Yolanda grew up with a mom and dad, and two younger sisters. Her grandmother actually also used to live with them before she passed away. The big family helped with her work’s need to be near constantly social and charming.
Eileen - I find it funny that you asked for Yolanda and Eileen… 'cause in a way they’re exact opposites when it comes to backstory. While Yolanda grew up in the middle of the urban lifestyle- Eileen did not. Eileen, for almost her entire life, has lived in a small town. The kind where everybody knows everybody, the nearest city is a day’s drive, and if nobody shows up for the neighborhood BBQ then they can expect a solid twenty gift baskets (Eileen made one or two of those) at their doorstep and several worried phone calls making sure they didn’t slip into a coma. Eileen’s family was especially known, however- for reasons I can’t quite state. But I will say that she spent most of her life with people showing up at her family’s doorstep to ask for help. And as a result, spent most of her life helping others or watching her father help others. She hadn’t ever really been out of the town for an extended period of time before moving to Nickelport (even her college was nearby), which has sorta led to the ‘fish-outta-water’ feeling she carries now. But! She’s determined to make this work. And won’t let anything stand in her way! Eileen’s family was very, very small. Just her and her dad.