Setting The Record Straight

As I’m working on ideas for the next December story, it occurred to me that most of what I am trying to do hinges on a fact that you, as readers, are not yet aware. It was going to be mentioned in “Captive Souls” and fully explored in a follow-up story, but since Captive Soulsprobably won’t be finished I’m kind of at a loss for what to do. I really don’t want to write a “story-before-the-story” just to set something up for the next major work… so I think I’ll just come out and TELL you so that I can move on past this hurdle.

So here it is:

N’Doki is gay.

Shocking, I know, but it actually makes sense.

Have you ever seen N’Doki with a woman? … or heard him even talk about one? No, you haven’t. That’s because his interests are elsewhere. Specifically, December. Drawn to his power and brilliance, N’Doki fell in love with December when they were both much younger. But it didn’t work out. And now, after all these years, he still calls December a “godling” as term of endearment. He worships the crimelord and will do anything for him. Despite the darkness present in both men, N’Doki still carries the spark of love and devotion for the man he cannot have. It’s sort of a tragedy, really.

Now that you know, the story I’m crafting next will make perfect sense.


  1. WeREwOLf, October 22, 2007:

    1st Thought: LMAO!

    2nd Thought: Um, is it April Fool’s already?

    3rd Thought: ZOMG the site’s been hacked!!!11!1

    4th Thought: He’s drunk again. And I’m not. Bastard.

    5th Thought: December Slash Fiction… shudder

    6th Thought: Mic test. Yeah Marc, we’re paying attention. :P

  2. nate, October 22, 2007:

    First Dumbledore, now N’Doki? Get real. Besides, I do think I remember N’Doki telling Zade that he has many children, and that ain’t physically possible without involving a woman!

    I’m inclined to agree with WeREwOLf. Are you really serious about this?

  3. DarkIcon, October 22, 2007:

    Got ya.

  4. DarkIcon, October 22, 2007:

    Let’s see…

    Malibu is on fire.
    Georgia is out of water.
    We’re still at war
    oh, and Dumbledore is gay-
    WTFZOMG DUMBLEDORE IS TEH GHEY!? He MUST be, it says so right there on the front page of! (or at least it did this weekend)

    Yes this was my attempt to:
    1) See if anybody was paying attention and
    2) Make fun of JK Rowling’s announcement and the media coverage thereof.

    Consider it an early Halloween prank.

    …so, okay, who bought it? Fess up!

  5. AroseLilyWhite, October 22, 2007:

    Hello everyone,
    I’ve read a lot of DarkIcon stories and haven’t been involved in things like this. I like the thought of N’Doki being gay why did everyone think he was kidding before he said sometihng?

    They thought it was an April Fools joke.

    They were wrong.

    NEXT STORY: N’Doki and the Feral Machine

  6. DarkIcon, October 23, 2007:

    Well it was intended to sound ridiculous yet still possible. And coming right after the whole Dumbledore announcement was a dead giveaway. In fact, I took some of my wording directly from J.K. Rowling’s interview if you’ve read it.

    For the Record… Dark Icon’s gay characters:
    Fletcher from Beasts of Winter. Gay.
    Monica Drew from the Tower Guard. Bisexual.
    Filkus (both versions). Gay.

    And that’s about it.

  7. nate, October 24, 2007:

    Fletcher, no surprise there. Don’t have to worry about him anymore though, after what was done to him by whoever/whatever was in Eric’s body at the time.

    Monica. I guess there’s not enough written about her to determine.

    Filkus. You’re the author so what you say goes, but I personally don’t equate this sick pedophile with gay. Sick, twisted, demented, and other things but not with gay.

  8. DarkIcon, October 24, 2007:

    Maybe I meant “gay” as in “happy” because he certainly was happy!

    You weren’t meant to be able to tell from the character’s actions; it’s just a bit of background. Just like, from what I can tell from the movies Dumbledore doesn’t seem gay.

  9. DarkWells, October 24, 2007:

    I just want to what the hell I walked in on. The actor is gay or the character in the book?

  10. WeREwOLf, October 25, 2007:

    I gotta go with Nate on this one. Simply being gay is nowhere near the same ballpark as being a sick, murderous pedophile. Sure, his mannerisms were reminiscent of a stereotypical gay dude in the story, but when I think of Filkus I don’t think “gay” I think “WTF?!”.

    And I wish I could’ve seen how N’doki “made him pay” instead of it being off-camera… but then, maybe that’s for the best.

  11. nate, October 25, 2007:

    I think leaving N’doki’s punishment to the imagination does more than if it had been described. I also think N’doki is up to something else with Filkus, since he apparently resurrected him. Only time will tell.

  12. DarkIcon, October 25, 2007:

    DarkWells, the Dumbledore character in the Harry Potter books is gay, according to the author.

    As for Filkus, perhaps I wasn’t specific enough. When I mentioned “both versions” I meant the version in December Nights 2 and the one in Crusade… when they were both alive. NOT the undead version that was running around killing people and using them as puppets. At that point, his interested in men (and women and anyone in between) was homicidal rather than sexual. Most of the time you saw Filkus, he wasn’t trying to have sex or fall in love with anything, male OR female. You only caught a glimpse of his human side twice and each time for only a second or two. And, both times, he was gay. If that doesn’t help, well, just take my word for it. He loved the children, but he loved the boys a lot more than the girls.

  13. DarkIcon, October 25, 2007:

    …although, the living version at the very end of DN2 had personality traits closer to the undead version (again, just take my word for it), so HE may have been -5:homosexuality, +365:batshit-crazy too. But the one that was playing with the kids on the street (did I even remember to write that scene? somebody check real quick) and the one that ran the daycare center in the alternate Crusade universe were gay.

    That was more than just a cameo appearance, btw. My intention was that Crusade-Filkus would be driven insane by the stress of what he witnessed and… well… you can take it from there.

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