Meredith has just graduated with a film studies degree from Aalto University. Things have been up in the air lately, she moved to Finland to attend the university and be with her boyfriend, but recently this relationship has fallen apart. On the other hand, her Finnish and Russian have improved and it has provided ample fodder to fuel her You-Tube channel “Videoiden” (Time For Movies) for years to come. A person of average looks, her laser sarcasm and disarming charm make her someone who always seems to be the center of attention. Wrapping up film work in the North Sea has practically wiped out her annoyance of her recent break up.
He has lived in Finland his whole life and about halfway through a Communications degree at Aalto university. He volunteered to intern with Ex-Why-Zee films to make sound recordings in the North Sea of waves during storms. He will tell you that he's having second thoughts about this kind of work. Just maybe switching over to Philosophy or playing professional rugby is a better idea. He hasn't spoken to his parents yet, this kind of news might send them over the edge.
She’s a survivor. Two ex-husbands and three restraining orders. It’s been rough keeping Shiner booked and running smoothly. Ray is her new partner in crime and they met a few months back in a chat room. He came over to help out with the work on the boat. Things have been easier...and they have an arrangement. This last time she hopes it will just work well enough. She likes Ray, really. She reconnected with her father a few months back. He is now working for the foreign secretary's office. She has a half sister, whom she has never met, who died only last year of cancer. Mostly her head is screwed on straight. Until she starts drinking.
"Everyone calls me Ray. I grew up in the corn fields of Iowa, just your average kid. I threw rocks at bottles and rode my bike. I learned to sail because my uncle in Kenosha had this sailboat. I always had trouble with the ladies, I guess. I have two daughters, all grown now, living out of state. Probably should stay in better touch. Everyone is busy, you know? I was in the navy, I quit my job at PEP boys to stay with this woman I met online. Opal's her name, she has this old boat in England and crazy thing is we decided that to keep it running, I would help out. Did I say she was recently divorced?"
"Lane is not my real name, it's Anya Kromsokovic. If I was going to be a news reporter, I knew I couldn't have people stumbling over my name. I got my degree in journalism, started with sports reporting in a mid-sized town in Florida. After a few years I could see things wen't going how I imagined. What do they say about dreams? I found a gray hair the other day. Made me think maybe it's time to start looking at things a little differently."
|A shot playing "Shiner" at Gary Con IX. Scott (Trevor,left),|
Jess (Opal, middle) and Jason (Ray, right).