NO ANGUISH WITH ANGUS: HOUSE FRAUS AND SIX-SLOT TOASTERS
Posted on February 17, 2015
Sometimes the research I do for a project is downright odd. With Angus Farseek, I'm trying to populate the Untimely Agency with folks from across the eras.
Dinosaurs running the clerical end? Check.
A house frau seeing to it that Angus and Monty's new home is properly maintained? Check.
A kitchen featuring a fancy toaster? Check.
I went with a six-slotter. At first, I thought I might have bitten off more toast than I could crisp up, but a quick search of the Internet proved out my toaster musings. They do indeed make a six-slot toaster. Heck, there's even one with twelve slots. Some crazy toasting going on there. Like the blitzkrieg of warming up bread with that one.
And the house frau research? It led me to look at German leaders during World War Two, German surnames, and a study of Slavic dialects that had me watching some dude ordering in German at a Taco Bell drive-thru.
Thankfully, I opted not to give the German woman a heavy Slavic accent. No vills and vats about it.
Anyway, as the character of Melody Arensdorf came into focus, a rich backstory for her presented itself. Let's just say that the notion of being an old soul fits beautifully with her and is a mystery that Angus will be looking into.