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OOC-Celebrating 4 Years RPing as Sheriff Northman on Twitter (From Erik’s Writer)

I don’t usually spend a lot of time writing OOC because Erik has such a presence that he mostly likes to speak for himself, but today commemorates an important day: The day I decided to start playing Erik or Eric with the traditional C, as I originally called him, on Twitter, on this day, September 12th, in 2009. A man who is very different from me, but who I have infused with little bits of my personality and likes over the years to make my version different, blending Charlaine Harris and Alan Ball’s visions into a unique world of mine and my RP partner’s creation. 

The landscape of Twitter RP, and the world of True Blood has changed drastically during the last four years. I now share a face with countless talented RPers who have put their own twist on the often complicated character of Eric Northman. Despite what some may think, there is no one “right” way to play him. I have much more to say on this subject, but I will keep it short and say that I do enjoy reading other’s storylines when I have the time.

I have made a large number of RP acquaintances over the years: friends that became enemies, and enemies that became friends. Many of those friends no longer RP, or no longer use the characters where I originally met them. To a select few: I’ll always appreciate the times you’ve let me talk for hours about anything and everything. Those important people, those that are still here, know who they are. And to those that are long gone into the ether, I will always remember the times we talked on the TL and all of the craziness that we had with random storylines.

The most important person who I met during my RP tenure, the most important person in my life is my RP partner, the woman behind Erik’s wife, Natalie. The one who has stuck with me through many, many late nights of roleplaying and has held my hand through every plot twist, as our RP universe grew and grew and grew. Whose very creative brain and musical spirit carved out endless days of fun and complex storylines that bridged years. She’s the one who makes me smile, and laugh, and experience all of the emotions life has to offer, and I know she’ll always be there.

K, I love you, through all of the good days and the bad ones, even when that all important “Dark Side” comes out. Without you, I would have stopped playing Erik about two months into the whole thing. (You know the story well.) Without you, there would be no six human children, no progenies, and no countless others in our very special “Alternate Universe” we’ve created. You are an amazing writer and an incredible and unique woman, who I thank destiny every day for having led me to you. Every journey has a first step, and I’ll never regret taking that first step toward you. Jag älskar dig, älskling, alltid. <3 

An Unexpected Visitor

natalienorthman:

Daring, daring, I am always daring. *grins back at you as you kiss* What more could one want? A darkened theater, sharing a seat, a…nice…hard… *grins again, opening the door* Never mind. *smiles innocently*

Naughty naughty. *Grins, letting you see the slightest glint of my fangs, sparked by your innuendo, taking your hand and entwining our fingers to escort you out to the Corvette* To the theater, my oh so innocent angel. Have you given anymore thought to what you desire? *Gives you another smile as I step onto the porch* 

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natalienorthman:

Well, I could think of a number of things we could do on the floor…*smirks*…but we would never get to the movie that way. *kisses back, missing it, just watching you move as you walk across the floor* Maybe in the theater…*walks to slip on my coat as you hold it out for me* if we do not get too caught up in the French Revolution.

*Grins as you smirk* As could I, my angel, as could I. *Savors the warmth of your lips as you kiss me* Oh, Mrs. Northman, how very daring of you. *Gives you a devilish grin, kissing your temple as you slip on your coat* War, passion, and tragedy, what more would one want? 

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natalienorthman:

And I will be right here to correct them. *grins, letting my hands glide over your shoulders as you bow, mussing your hair, and starting to laugh* Darling, I truly love you, but please get up from my kitchen floor. Anything I desire? I will have to keep thinking……

*Laughs as you muss my hair, rising from the floor* And I love you, when I am on the floor and everywhere else. *Kisses your lips softly when I am at full height* Let the wheels of your mind turn, min älskade. *Walks across the living area, finding the closet near the front door, retrieving your coat, holding it out for you* 

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natalienorthman:

I agree. *gently takes your hand, sliding your ring back on your finger* Infinitely. Forever. *nods, cupping your chin in my hand* And you are the adorable one. Your little slips make you, you…and I would not feel right without them. Shall we go see what they’ve done with Victor Hugo? Oh, and popcorn, extra butter. *nods enthusiastically*

*Smiles as you slide my wedding ring back where it belongs* Forever. *Savors your touch* I imagine there will be a great deal more of English slips along the way. *Grins* Let us see. *Laughs as you nod* Anything my wife desires tonight, my treat. I will retrieve your coat. *Bows, though I am still kneeling* 

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natalienorthman:

Yes. *laughs softly* Victor Hugo. That have made a movie adaptation I have been dying to see. I was going to go myself, but… *watches my rings shine in the light, happy to have them back where they belong, taking yours in my other hand* Kind Sir? *smiles* And you do know infinitesimally means infinitely minute, or small? *a little confused*

*Nods* Everything is better together. *Offers my hand* Yes, for all of my days, to walk with you by my side. *Gives you an embarrassed smile* Oh, my English strikes again. I meant infinity, so……infinitely is the right word? 

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natalienorthman:

*smiles as you murmur* Les Miserables…it is a musical, you would hate it. *laughs as you pretend to listen again* I have been craving mint chocolate chip. Smart baby. *shakes my head, watching your eyes sparkle again as you ask “Madame” as a question, but knowing what you’re really asking, and giving the proper answer* Everyday that I exist on this planet. Yes.

Victor Hugo? I have read the book, a long while ago. *Grins* What? I like music and….France. I would not hate it. *Smiles warmly as you laugh* Mint chocolate chip, mamma’s favorite, it is. *Gazes up at you as you say yes, then slide the rings onto your finger before placing mine in your palm* My wife. *Smiles* Ja, alltid, goes for me,  infinitesimally. 

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natalienorthman:

My poor burned extremity, which you kissed, and ultimately healed. *smiles at you as you move, running my fingers through your hair as your head rests against my pelvis, grinning back like a goof when you look up at me* A triumph of the human spirit… Well, shall I sing “At the End of the Day”? “I Dreamed a Dream”? “On My Own”? *wonders if you’ll get the references* Coat…got it. And would the little one prefer ice cream, or hot chocolate?

*Murmurs softly as you run your fingers through my hair* *Raises my brow at the song titles* Hmmm? *Presses my ear to you again, then looking up* The baby says that ice cream would be a dream come true. *Smiles, digging in my pocket to retrieve our rings, taking your hand* Madame? *Poises your rings at the end of your left ring finger* 

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natalienorthman:

And if one trips, the other helps them up. *turns in your arms, leaning back against the counter* From your homeland, no less. Do you have any idea the export expenses? *smiles back* I would not mind loving and exploring fingers in the dark. Why do you not have a listen to the little wise one, then tell me what movie peaks your interest? 

*Nods* With a loving and helping hand. *Warm smile* I would say the expense and your poor, burned extremity were more than worth it for three wedded years of love. Perhaps the little bundle can tell us what film. *Smiles again before squeezing you gently and moving my arms lower as I kneel, pressing my ear to your pelvis for a long moment before looking up at you, grinning* The baby says that they want to watch a film about the triumph of the human spirit, but they are afraid they will not be able to see it very well. Oh, and they say to wear a coat, it is chilly outside, but a sugary treat would be very well-received. *Grins wider* It is also possible that Pappa is a bit silly. 

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natalienorthman:

*lets out a long, deep breath, calming when you kiss me, letting the tears dry* My full name, wow. And you are not the only one who has made mistakes, I know that I have work here too. I love you, but if hands roam tonight, they will be mine, and yours, with beautiful symbols attached to them. *smiles to myself* The baby says we need to go out more…or stay in more. It is not really sure which. It says which ever helps the most.

We will work on what needs to be worked on together, helping one another along the path. *Smiles* Tungsten, sapphires, emeralds, diamonds and more on exploring and loving fingers. *Smiles more brightly* I think the baby and his or her mother is very, very wise. I could not agree more. More time together, no matter where.