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 Post subject: Ask Raven
PostPosted: Sat Mar 24, 2018 9:10 pm 
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Go ahead, ask away!

Maybe this needs a little context.

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Okay, so ever since I got a full-time job, it's been difficult for me to sit down for long periods of time and get things written. I still have plenty of ideas and a ton of different things that I would love to work on, but it's been difficult finding the time to devote just to writing like I used to be able to do.

So, I was thinking that maybe I can kick-start my creative engine a bit with the help of all of you! And therefore, I am creating this thread as a place where you fine folks can ask me questions about my characters, my worlds, my works, my opinions, or anything, really.

You can ask me factual questions, like "What is so-and-so up to now?" You can ask me hypothetical questions, like "What would so-and-so do in such-a-such situation?" You can ask me meta questions, like "what sort of plans do you have for this plane?" You can ask me opinion questions, like "what do you think of this character?"

I might choose to answer your question in a straight-forward manner. I might choose to answer it by creating a short piece of fiction, or, who knows, maybe a long one! I might answer it by creating a simple outline. I might answer it by saying that I don't know!

But hopefully, it will get me thinking creatively again, and if we're lucky, it may give ideas to other people, as well!

So, if anyone is interested, feel free to Ask Raven!


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 Post subject: Re: Ask Raven
PostPosted: Sat Mar 24, 2018 11:04 pm 
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Hrmm... how about this: who's a favorite character of yours that you really wish appeared in more stories than has happened to date?

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 Post subject: Re: Ask Raven
PostPosted: Sat Mar 24, 2018 11:39 pm 
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Hrmm... how about this: who's a favorite character of yours that you really wish appeared in more stories than has happened to date?

Great question. Thank you for asking!

There are probably a lot of my characters that would fall under this category, but because you specifically asked for "a favorite character," I'll go with my first gut reaction and say Antine.

I believe I am right in saying that Antine is the only one of the Arbagoth Eight to not appear in at least one other Archived story. I love the little guy, and I think he's got a lot of narrative potential, but it just hasn't worked out. I wrote "Marble Giants" a little over a year ago now, but the story was not particularly well received. One of my worst, in fact, and I have not been in the mind-set to rethink and rewrite that particular story since. And, considering Antine's original intro story "Showdown" was also shot down, the poor little guy's in this strange limbo of essentially only existing in The War of the Wheel.

So Antine's one I would like to see get out more!

Thanks for the question, Orcish!


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 Post subject: Re: Ask Raven
PostPosted: Sat Mar 24, 2018 11:47 pm 
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Wasn't there a short story about him practicing with the Khavan sabre? Was that one of the ones you mentioned, or did that never go up for vote?

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 Post subject: Re: Ask Raven
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TPmanW wrote:
Wasn't there a short story about him practicing with the Khavan sabre? Was that one of the ones you mentioned, or did that never go up for vote?

Well remembered! But yes, this was non-canon. Written for the "Throw the Gauntlet" thread, the prompt (which I threw myself and then wrote for) was for a story wherein Antine uses the Kahvan Saber. I never put it up for vote.

Similarly, there was a story I wrote featuring Daneera and Antine for the "Suppose Prose" thread when she confronted him about his newly-formed chocolate addiction.

[EDIT]: Oh, and I just remembered this non-canon alternate-reality piece.


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 Post subject: Re: Ask Raven
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>:(

I just read your addiction story. For shame.

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 Post subject: Re: Ask Raven
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Are there plans involving the Rulus?

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 Post subject: Re: Ask Raven
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TPmanW wrote:
>:(

I just read your addiction story. For shame.

Daneera was not pleased, either.

Are there plans involving the Rulus?

I do not currently have any plans for Syl and Chardis's future. When last we saw them, they were making themselves comfortable in their new digs of Navoya, and I do not have anything in mind for their continued story at the moment.

However, there is one idea that I have been kicking around in the back of my mind for a while now, which is to tell the story of Syl and Chardis's early days, before and perhaps up to their ascension. In The War of the Wheel, Syl and Chardis speak of their first conquest, their taking of a citadel at a place called Delus Ford, and I always thought it would be interesting to actually tell that story.

Thanks for the question, Huey!


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 Post subject: Re: Ask Raven
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Will Denner and Donagut ever cross paths? And what will they call the detective agency they would obviously open together?

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 Post subject: Re: Ask Raven
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Will Denner and Donagut ever cross paths? And what will they call the detective agency they would obviously open together?

I doubt Denner and Donagut will ever cross paths, sadly. But who knows? Maybe someday I'll throw that old dog a bone.

As for their detective agency, maybe they would call it "D&D: Saving Throw."


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 Post subject: Re: Ask Raven
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Will Denner and Donagut ever cross paths? And what will they call the detective agency they would obviously open together?

I doubt Denner and Donagut will ever cross paths, sadly. But who knows? Maybe someday I'll throw that old dog a bone.

There are a few M:EM characters that could more helpful than annoying in a Donagut investigation, surely. He certainly seems the sort that gladly accepts a good break once in a while... while probably complaining all the way, but that's just the way he is.

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As for their detective agency, maybe they would call it "D&D: Saving Throw."

I rarely witness puns of this caliber, I'm officially awed.

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 Post subject: Re: Ask Raven
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As for their detective agency, maybe they would call it "D&D: Saving Throw."

I rarely witness puns of this caliber, I'm officially awed.

That's ironic. I'm officially odd.

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 Post subject: Re: Ask Raven
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I forgot this was here!

I wanted to ask, if you're willing to answer, how many nicknames do you have? I have 12 written down.

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 Post subject: Re: Ask Raven
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I forgot this was here!

I wanted to ask, if you're willing to answer, how many nicknames do you have? I have 12 written down.

12.

That's why they call me the Dozen-named Cousin.

Which brings it to 13.

So they stopped calling me that, so that they could call me it again.

And that's why they call me Schrödinger's Epithet.


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 Post subject: Re: Ask Raven
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As for their detective agency, maybe they would call it "D&D: Saving Throw."

I rarely witness puns of this caliber, I'm officially awed.

That's ironic. I'm officially odd.

:D

And I can't even.

So, sorry I've been slow rolling this one, but I've had trouble coming up with a question.
So now I'mma carpet bomb you with just 1:

How would each of your characters react to learning they were to be parents?

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 Post subject: Re: Ask Raven
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How would each of your characters react to learning they were to be parents?

Ohh, interesting. I probably won't do "each," as that would take too long, but perhaps a select few.

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 Post subject: Re: Ask Raven
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Thanks for reading, Huey!

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