The Atomic Playboy and the Radiation Romeo

The button below will open a new browser window displaying the Flash interface for Atomic and Romeo (Version 16 with Preloader). You will find a page of introductory text, some instructions and then the interface where you can suggest a topic for conversation.

This version 16 uses the landscape layout, updates the heckler and end-of-conversation functions with an audio sign-off. All the features from previous versions remain - scroll bar control,custId variable allows me to better log and track conversations.

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Sunday, August 5, 2012

How things change...

A while ago I posted some thoughts on Atomic and Romeo's characters and personality.  As the writing progresses a couple of odd reversals have occurred.

First, of the two Romeo spends more time commenting on Atomic being dead than Atomic does. This was not the initial plan. At the time it appeared that Atomic would be the one fixated with his own death - always ready to turn to it as a topic of conversation.  However, as the writing has progressed it is Romeo who makes the facetious and, sometimes, snide comments about Atomic being dead. The internal logic of their relationship and individual personalities makes this feel more appropriate. Atomic may well know he is dead but he really doesn't care - except when it stops him from being an absolute know-it-all. Romeo is so deeply conflicted - he resents Atomic for being dead, for leaving him.

Second, Atomic claimed to have a Catholic education! Romeo certainly did - but Atomic? He claimed that his education was "catholic, in both senses of the word". Perhaps he said this just for the sake of the pun. I may have to revisit that sketch.

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