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September 4th, 2006
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Having fun with the novel-to-be
Reason #3,263.a. to love my subconscious

I just got to write the line of dialogue:

"I don't expect that you fear me most, only that you fear me enough," Mallory said smoothly. "Your unreasoning panic at my arrival was quite sufficient."

Reason #3,263.b. to hate my subconscious

This particular character is not actually named Mallory. "The Archon," as I refer to him elsewhere, drops by Earth for a friendly visit with one of his charges and takes the form of a policeman seen in one of the other plotlines. I needed a throwaway name for the policeman today and my subconscious helpfully supplied one. About an hour later, my conscious brain finished a long, slow double-take and said "Waaaaaait!"

Backstory: The Archon is a character that in his original incarnation in my brain was inspired by the Fisher King from the graphic novel "Mage: The Hero Discovered." Which is an adapted retelling of "Le Morte d'Arthur." Which was written by ...

Thomas Malory.

And so we come full circle.

Current Location: 18,000 words
Current Mood: satisfiedsatisfied
Current Music: "Secrets," Mike Oldfield
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From:firestrike
Date:September 4th, 2006 05:34 pm (UTC)
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WTF, mate? Meteors becoming crashed into us? Grammar check!
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From:baxil
Date:September 4th, 2006 08:30 pm (UTC)
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The icon (which I didn't make) is a take-off of the End of the World Flash video that made the rounds a while back. (The egregious quote in question is lifted straight from the Flash file.)
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From:kaijugirl
Date:September 4th, 2006 06:41 pm (UTC)
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Nice, nice! XD

I love your icon, btw. I am yet another aspiring novelist this year, and this will be my fifth year, and I have scanty chaff for ideas, but there is still two months before it starts.
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From:baxil
Date:September 4th, 2006 09:23 pm (UTC)
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(Here for icon credits.)

I'm beginning to suspect that this year, I'm going to take on the challenge of another BaMoTTuSto. Round about the beginning of October, I'll start filling in my plans -- and trying to solicit bonus contributions from people who aren't going to be driven crazy by NaNo. More details to come.
From:aknitwit
Date:September 5th, 2006 03:33 am (UTC)
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OK, so, now I spend all my time reading teeny, tiny monologues on Userpics. I have got to get a life....
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