meej: (shocked.and.appalled)
I bet you thought I forgot about this.

No, I've just been dithering over this question and the one that followed it for a while, because I think it's another one of those unfair questions:

17. Favorite protagonist and why!

I also bet you expect me to say Greyspell right off the bat. )

Tomorrow is the favorite antagonist, and I'm like, seriously? Seriously? For realzz? 'Favorite' questions give me the pip.
meej: Charya Dhaumradana (unf)
16. Do you write romantic relationships? How do you do with those, and how “far” are you willing to go in your writing? ;)

Winkface? Really? )
meej: Charya Dhaumradana (unf)
14. How do you map out locations, if needed? Do you have any to show us?

ICON IS APPROPRIATE, I ASSURE YOU.

It's because Charya is the Road-lord, and maps are his bread and butter. )
meej: (deadline)
13. What’s your favorite culture to write, fictional or not?

It's a given that it's something with veils. )
meej: (graycloaks)
12. In what story did you feel you did the best job of world building? Any side-notes on it you’d like to share?

... :D :D :D

I WILL SHOW YOU FEAR, IN A HANDFUL OF ICE )

Man, I have to get snappier on these. Two-day responses? Pish posh.
meej: Chardista Graycloak and his argument-maker. (writing)
Ah, and here's a loaded question.

11. Who is your favorite character to write? Least favorite?

WTF that's like WHO'S YOUR FAVORITE CHILD )

I took TWO DAYS on this question because I had to process it and think about it. WAUGH.
meej: (Default)
10. What are some really weird situations your characters have been in? Everything from serious canon scenes to meme questions counts!

Oh lord.

Read more... )
meej: (Default)
3. How do you come up with names, for characters (and for places if you’re writing about fictional places)?

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meej: Chardista Graycloak and his argument-maker. (writing)
TODAY'S QUESTION:

2. How many characters do you have? Do you prefer males or females?

... Ha ha ha HOW MANY.

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meej: Chardista Graycloak and his argument-maker. (writing)
Desnik said to do this, so I'm gonna.

Z said I should do this about Graycloaks, so ... I'm gonna? And also for the various RP ('role-play', if you will) games I write for.

QUESTION THE FIRST:

1. Tell us about your favorite writing project/universe that you’ve worked with and why.

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meej: (graycloaks)
I had a dream that I had to hurry up and write down. It's not polished and it's kind of ... well, I want to redraft it, is all I'm saying.

But it was Siddharsvara and Savitri dealing with a salt-smuggler (try saying that five times fast) attempting to go through Vajra's Star-gate (the north, leading to Pandemonium). Savitri was really interesting. She is the only one who isn't looking at Siddharsvara the whole time; I need to figure out why not.

In other news, Jillian kicked my ass again this morning. Hnnng. My sister is apparently doing the P90X 90-day program, which rather neatly took the wind out of my sails, despite the rule that Someone Is Always More Hardcore Than You. (It is not supposed to be your baby sister with weak shins.)

True Names

Aug. 17th, 2009 05:02 pm
meej: Chardista Graycloak and his argument-maker. (writing)
Not the Vernor Vinge short story, although that's good too.

One of the things I admire about Steven Erikson's Malazan Book of the Fallen is that he has a knack for genuinely alien names. Sometimes, unfortunately, they sound really ugly to my critical ear, but they do sound outlandish and different. Glen Cook is also good with this; sometimes David Brin can pull it off, and sometimes he goes into 'rewq' territory. (I know perfectly well you key-mashed backwards, Brin.)

Anyway the point of this is: I'm naming some Graycloaks (they are not Graycloaks, but I tend to use 'Graycloaks' as an umbrella term for everyone in that world, regardless of what culture or ethnicity they actually are; for future reference, Rill and Lin Mountjoy are of a people called Kelu, who are ethnically different from the Adroanzi of the northern plains and mountain), and I'm having some trouble with their names. I suspect I'm going to have to wring my brain and come up with some basic conlang rules, and that makes my head hurt because I'm not smart enough for an actual conlang. Waugh.

(These are the stone-magicians, the ones who starve themselves in order to keep out the Graycloaks. They can eat, or they can defend their barren stony pans. They eat pride, and defend. A people like this have an unforgiving language. I'm thinking it has a lot of unexpected softnesses so they can at least keep moisture in their mouths.)
meej: (graycloaks)
So I guess that this will be my creative jottings for the day. It's not complete, and it's not, despite the header, strictly Graycloaks, although it's in their world. (It's Wyanet, who is the third major character who could be termed a faction boss; she is a lot more active than the other two, who rarely appear onscreen and who are, respectively, dying, and possibly mythical.)

Wasps have queens. )
meej: Jurne Graycloak (fierce)
This is in response to this. It may not make much sense even if you read the preceding.

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