#WIPJoy July 5
Jeff was such a calm, fun-loving guy until he joined the army. There, he became more serious and responsible, eventually becoming an officer in charge of his own troops. Phil was pretty relaxed, too, and he stayed more that way. His friendship with Jeff meant he became more responsible, but unlike Jeff, he retained his friendship with MC Derek. Jeff begun shunning Derek because of all Derek’s disciplinary action. Phil had to walk a fine line to retain his friendship with both. He understood that Derek’s discipline was unmerited. Originally, Phil was going to be cut out of training, but I realized he had more personality than the character I planned to keep in his place. So I cut the other guy. I really, really like Phil, and I’m sad to lose Jeff and Jen, too. I have to see if there’s some way to keep them in the story . . . .