My apologies for the later posting of the newest scene of OVCC#9, which was meant to be up last night. My wife and I had a catch-up with friends we haven’t seen for a few months. I suggested a Persian restaurant I happened to see near my work, and had heard of from a friend at a previous job.
The food was good, the company was great as always, but the dining experience was… weird. It seemed the one lady had been tasked with looking after the customers, which got to around 30 people. The one lady was running about looking after the till, delivering the meals to the tables, and taking orders. Another lady had been there helping her, but seemingly disappeared early on. Everything felt rushed, and I missed out on the dessert I was hanging out, a sweet noodle concoction called faloudeh. Oh well…
– Su –
I had proposed this restaurant because it is Persian, and that culture has a strong influence on my ‘Big Project’.
The First Persian Empire was founded in 550BC by Cyrus the Great. He overthrew the Median Empire, who had ruled the areas of modern Iran, and parts of Iraq, Turkey, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Turkmenistan. The Empire was also known as the Achaemenid Empire, after King Achaemenes who had ruled Persia from 705BC to 675BC. The Empire expanded past the boundaries of the Median Empire, reaching as far as Egypt and taking over most Central Asia.
Cyrus is remembered favourably in history, not only in academic circles but in religious texts. In the Old Testament, he ended the Jewish exile by allowing Babylonian captives to return to their homes. Furthermore, he ordered the rebuilding of the Jerusalem Temple. He is known for respecting the religions and customs of those he conquered, and managing a successful central government that sought empowerment and enriching of its subjects.
– Su –
The main character of my ‘Big Project’ is, in a manner of speaking, a princess. The only daughter of the rulers of the Serving Family of Justice, she is the jewel of her father’s eye. He is fiercely protective of her for a reason to be divulged later in the series.
She is a strong-willed and focused person, knowing what she wants and always finding a way to get it. One of the things she desires is a stronger country that flexes its muscles against its known oppressors. This is influenced by her best friend, who has a somewhat tragic history due to conflicts with one of the oppressors.
– Su –
Who is your favourite heroine? Any medium is allowed. One of mine is Samus Aran, the bounty hunter in the Metroid games series made by Nintendo.