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I stumbled across a link to this webcomic this afternoon and went through the entire archive in one gleeful setting. It's the story of a young girl called Antimony Carver, who's just started Year Seven at Gunnerkrigg Court, which is the sort of boarding school Mervyn Peake might have designed. The art is gorgeous, and the characters are great - I particularly love Reynardine, the sarcastic demon, and Mr Eglamore, the PE teacher/dragon slayer. Antimony/Annie deals with the problems she faces with a mixture of cool cleverness and stubbornness, and her social awkwardness (she grew up in a hospital and has never met anyone her own age) is endearing. Go, read it.



Dolores got rejected by Fantasy Magazine. :( Oh, well, I still have two other pieces out there, which seems to be the way to go. A rejection seems like less of a big deal when it's only one story among many. I need to take some time over half term to edit some of my other shorts, though.




I came across this meme through a link on the Creators' Forum over at Girl-Wonder.org. That version is for artists, but I thought it would be fun to do a writerly version too. So, I challenge you to choose one of your characters and describe them in each of the following moods:

Happy
Sad
Pleased
Angry
Confused
Tired
Shocked/Surprised
Irritated
WTF!
Triumph
Fear
Bereft
Flirty
Serious
Silly
Hollow/Blank
Incredulous
Confident
Fierce
Despondant
Drunk
Rage
Sarcastic
Disgusted
Ill

Obviously it's up to you how long you want to make each description. I'll be going for no more than a few sentences each.


Happy Saturday ^_^

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saltnester
May. 27th, 2007 01:14 pm (UTC)
That is such an oddness of a webcomic...
rosiphelee
May. 27th, 2007 01:29 pm (UTC)
Mmm. Lovely, though. I want a Reynardine of my own.
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rosiphelee
May. 27th, 2007 01:58 pm (UTC)
Re: Am too tired to think
:) Any you choose, m'dear. I've picked a character who needs a bit of development, but I'm finding it's giving me a real insight into the whole group, because they're all interacting with him in different ways.

*hugs* Hope you've got a break soon. Do you have half term holidays?
ladylight
May. 27th, 2007 02:04 pm (UTC)
Ooh, now that IS an interesting meme. I wonder if anyone will bite if I dangle it in front of their noses long enough. XD

Sorry to hear about Dolores ... but you're right, plenty more where that came from, and the longer you bombard the industry, the likelier it is they'll latch on to your stuff, eh? (I'd be interested to hear about the career progress of the first editors who rejected Pratchett. XD) Which other pieces did you send out?

Happy almost-Monday *siiigh* ...
rosiphelee
May. 27th, 2007 02:07 pm (UTC)
*grins* I'm having a go at it for Zenrael. It's quite fun.

The other two that are out at the moment are Dancer and Roots. I need to get Lacunae polished up and get Dolores out again this week.

*twitches* Ssh. I have an essay due on Tuesday. It can't be almost-Monday yet!
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rosiphelee
May. 30th, 2007 09:54 am (UTC)
I never even thought of the foxy link. Maybe it will come up later. I can see how it fits his character, though. It's good, isn't it. It would be fun to teach.
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