deep in the dry heart of texas there’s one town that has stood the test of time. it’s the kind of town where neighbors grill for each other and get together. the kind of town where generations have been there as if family legacies were the most valued thing. the type of town where friday night is spent under those hot stadium lights. it’s the kind of town you are born in and the town that your parents will die in. it’s my kind of town and the only way to get to it is on that gravel road.
Probably not. While we love IAST more than a lot of things, we all have very busy lives, and when it comes to running a site, you need time and dedication. Many of us found it’s far easier to just be members.
But who does not miss IAST?
I think it’s almost ten months. ALMOST ONE YEAR. HOLLAAAAAAAA.
IT’S A SOUTHERN THING has been opened for eight months!
It’s still going strong! Just recently we have added a new city to the mix so that plots can be developed. We understand not everyone is small town! We have been going through inactive characters and there will be an activity check soon. Not to mention, see who’s paired with who for the male auction! Who doesn’t love an awkward date?
okay, so here’s what you need to know about tiffani and joey. they’ve been best friends since they were kids. not in diapers. his mother kept him all to herself when he was that young. no, since, like grade school. when she was in braces, and he had a lisp. and the acne was crazy, but she was still more popular than him and loved him anyway. she’s not afraid to put him in his place. if he’s being unreasonable, she smacks him about the head and tells him to stop being an idiot. and she makes him more light-hearted. helps him remember how to laugh and joke around. she’ll take him to see stupid movies. and snap sniped-photos of him looking stupid and threaten to post them on the internet. the way they act around each other is more or less the same as when they were kids. in high school, she invited him to a dance because he had never been to one before. and then she left him to dance with a guy who then became her boyfriend for two years. and in junior year, she locked joey and her best friend emily ACCIDENTALLY into a broom closet. and three years later, they got married.
joey was abused pretty badly when he was younger. and he wasn’t very popular, so his only confidants were tiffani and emily. and they were the only two who ever knew. and he made them promise not to tell anybody. except when joey was a junior, things were getting worse, and he’d spend weeks out of school trying to recover. put it under the guise of allergies. but tiffani and emily knew it wasn’t true. so when joey had to quit the swimming team because of a broken arm, she called the police. and she had very accurately documented what was happening. those random snapshots of him were not just for fun. bruises and dates and all that. all recorded. all used to put mr. russo in jail. and joey, for one year of his life, lived at tiffani’s house with her family.
he never found out that she was the one who helped put his father away. because when cps came strolling around his house, joey was beat up so bad, he landed in the hospital. away from the trial. away from everything. and so he doesn’t know. and if he did find out now, he’d probably be grateful. BUT BACK TO THE OTHER STORY.
joey launched himself into the politics world when he got out of college. started as a lawyer, made his way to congressman, but now he’s a senator. it’s a big deal. but when he was just a lowly little congressman, his wife was diagnosed with breast cancer. emily battled with it for two years and then passed away, leaving joey as a single father and a widower. he didn’t even have to ask. tiffani was at his doorstep as soon as she heard the news. she moved back to graham (from wherever she had been). and she’s been helping joey raise ava since the little girl was five years old. zoom forward fifteen years later.
she and ryan try to get him dates. but he won’t get into it. he only goes to please her. he still figures he’s married to emily. that he’d be betraying her if he did that. and more than that, he’s fallen in love with tiffani. he won’t admit it. he can’t. because emily and tiffani were best friends. and that would be the ultimate form of betrayal. tiffani is trying to help joey let go now, and she doesn’t see that he loves her. i don’t know how she feels about him. that’s up to you. i would LOVE IT if she loved him back, but you know. sometimes, that’s not how things work. her face is non-negotiable. but everything else is really up to you. please, please, please take her. and be in for the long haul. i already had my last girl leave, and it was heart breaking.
NEW THINGS IN WORKS FOR TEXAS.
What Gavin needs is someone that takes interest in him and his achievements and the intelligence that Gavin has when applied. All his life he’s been outshined and overlooked. He’s been a constant disappointment because Gavin did not end up joining the military and living the dream. With Dr. Sexy, Gavin has someone that looks after him, and Gavin is enamored by the interest Dr. Sexy takes in him. He was one of the professors that went with Gavin to South America, taught him how to work in an atmosphere outside of the hospital. He’s one of the doctors that opened the clinic here in Texas for those who aren’t always up on the healthcare market, and prefer slightly more holistic approaches to medicine (not that the clinic centers around that, but it’s always an option to keep the staff thinking out side of the conventional box). Dr. Sexy is audacious, cocky in his own ways, mouthy, sophisticated. He’s not a Texan doctor. He’s not necessarily down home, not saying that he isn’t the man to bring home to you mother - not that he actually wants to go home to your mother. While he’s had women that he’s dated for periods of time, it’s easier to not have attachment so that he can pick up and leave to travel whenever he may please. He’s not afraid to squeeze where it hurts. He’s cunning, cutting - a mixture of both McSteamy and Mcdreamy - rolled into one, with a little bit of House on the side. His first impression of Gavin was that it was possible Gavin was gay by the way that Gavin looked at him - but they got passed that. Over it. You know. It’s nice to be idolized, though sometimes Dr. Sexy takes advantage of it. Makes Gavin do tasks he wouldn’t always ask of other doctors just because he thinks its funny. He does not think Gavin is as smart as him, but he believes that Gavin could make it work because he has an excessive need to be good at something. He just worries that Gavin’s need to please his father is going to destroy him as a doctor – as he has noticed with Gavin’s absence from work, delayed after his brother’s overdose. Dr. Sexy does not like Charles Darwin. I feel any alpha type nature would clash. Dominance over who gets a say in Gavin’s life when really, it’s just Gavin.