A truce between colleagues: TAE Word for the Day


I subscribe to a couple of word-a-day sites, adapting the information for my TAE Word for the Day posts. Funny thing is, Judit just finished reading my novel-length John Porter fanfic Truce. And what was my daily word from Wordsmith today?

That’s right. Truce. Serendipity? Perhaps.

Well, I never mind talking about John Porter, our brave, resourceful, tough yet tender and sexy-as-hell soldier, and considering his occupation and my fanfic, Porter is also the perfect character to illustrate this word.

Truce: (noun) 1. A suspension of hostilities by mutual agreement; armistice; cease-fire.
2. A temporary respite from something unpleasant.

I named my fanfic Truce because the main characters, Porter and Layla, decide to set aside their initial differences and mutual disdain and learn to work together. Their cease-fire, or truce leads to unexpected and not unwelcome developments in their relationship.

I have also made several JP videos, and here is one that ties into my fanfic with a great song from Linkin Park. Waiting for the End to Come. And it’s on Vimeo, because YT blocked this song. *grumble, grumble* Hope you enjoy another dose of Portah goodness. πŸ˜‰

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      • Right. So they gave Collinson (who didn’t deserve it) a heroic death but they refused to do the same for Porter (who would have deserved it.. What am I saying.. he would have deserved to stay ALIVE!!!As in Truce!)! How unfair! 😦 Btw, I knew from the very beginning something was off about Collinson! Andrew did a good job with the role I think. I knew he was lying when he told their superior officer (major or whoever) about the events of the Bratton extraction.I guess Porter was too distressed to realize that at the time.

  1. OMG your video kills me. Please Angie, stop, stop ! You are not a gentlewoman as Margaret would have said. Imagine a beautiful soldier +green blue eyes + chest + hairy arms + HD quality !
    Watching your video may cause sleep disorder !
    Si je pouvais m’exprimer en franΓ§ais, je serais intarissable. Cela est trΓ¨s frustrant !!!

  2. Btw, I thought in the Rorschach test scene Porter was taking the mickey out of the whole thing and that’s why he kept saying he saw a vagina on every picture the psychologist showed him. And the psychologist promptly diagnosed him with self-esteem issues compounded by a fixation on sexual inadequacy? Hmmm….

    • I would guess he was being a naughty boy, judging by the smile.

      Re the sexual inadequacy issue, I do think John’s ego had taken a beating along the way. The woman he loved had rejected him long before. His life was lonely, with a dead-end job, a rubbishy place to live and the constant thoughts about the events that led his life to fall apart. I don’t think there was much romance for him before Danni worked her wiles and so when this gorgeous little “nurse” flirted and showed interest in him as a MAN–well, who was he to turn it down?

      In the book, John had become a homeless wino after the disastrous mission that happened 14 (not 7) years before with missing teeth, a missing finger lost in that mission. He was in awful physical shape. In the series they made things a bit more believable in terms of his rehabilitation and readiness for the new mission by decreasing the span of years since the mission and having Porter doing his best to stay fit and prepared along the way.

      • Missing teeth? Missing finger? Uhhh… Thank God they didn’t keep those things in the TV version! I suppose you’re right about the sexual inadequacy issue,it’s likely that the psychologist didn’t just diagnose him based solely on what he said he saw on the pictures! πŸ™‚ But he was definitely being naughty in that scene. One of the things I liked most about Porter was his great sense of humour. (I really laughed out loud when he told Baxter he had a chronic case of bipolar daftness!)
        I forgot to ask you, why didn’t you finish the book? Was it that bad?

        • Yeah, he looked really rough in the description in the book. When I read he lost one of his fingers, I went, “Oh, NO. Not Richard’s beautiful fingers!!) 😦

          I loved Porter’s sense of humor and I tried to include that in Truce. As for the book, it’s the first book of Chris Ryan’s that I attempted to read and it will very likely be the last. He’s a bestselling author, but–it just wasn’t my cuppa.

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