Monthly Archives: June 2009
It is very hard to ‘cheat’ when you have an understanding between two adults within a marriage. However, I do think that somehow the rest of the world thinks about these thing differently than most Americans tend to. In France, for example, extramarital affairs are de rigueur. In Japan, if a man does not have a mistress, his wife can very easily be led to believe that there is something wrong with him. Among the Sidhe, affairs are also not only permissible but expected of both husbands and wives. So, I can safely say that there is nothing wrong with my husband, myself or our marriage; no matter what culture we might find ourselves in, be it Human or Fae.
Yes, I know, there is a certain moral argument toward whether or not being with another person other than your spouse constitutes infidelity. I do not personally believe that it does. I have had other lovers, all of whom Sebastien has known about, and I know he has and has had mistresses as well. The only thing that would constitute cheating would to be to lie or to deny what is patently obvious. When one has a paramour or a Mistress, it does not make any party within that arrangement wrong or a whore – unless an untruth is introduced. I have not once ever seen the expenses for any of Sebastien’s mistresses. There is no need for me to. Their needs are provided for in whatever arrangement he has made with them, and the ladies do know what the expectation is. I do not hear him taking late night calls from any of them. His time away is his own, he has no need to explain. I do not spy on him, and he certainly does not spy on me when I am with whomever it is that I am seeing. There is no need.
There is only one man whom Sebastien has forbidden me ever to see intimately again, and that is the Comte de la Ferre, Oliver – otherwise known as Athos. That is not to say that discussion has not come up, nor that the temptation to defy that edict has not reared its head. Quite the contrary. It has. And I have and Athos has successfully (thus far) avoided such an ill-advised entanglement. I think if I were to trespass and go against my husband’s advisement, I would be crossing that line into deception. I am not willing to do that. And to be entirely truthful, after all that I have been through in re-establishing my marriage and the hardship and cost involved, it has definitely kept any such desires well in check.
Muse: Frances de Rochefort
Fandom: Original Character
Word Count: 445
1. How important is realism to you when you roleplay or write?
As a writer, I think it is very important. Even when you are dealing with Fantasy or what most would consider supernatural topics, you have to have at least a little grounding in what is ‘real’ vs. what no intelligent reader could possibly suspend their disbelief through. I take it seriously enough that I am willing to do the necessary research, interview people, do a little hands-on experimentation all in the name of putting a more ‘real’ experience down on the page. Thankfully, I am old enough and have experienced enough of life to actually be able to know a fair amount of the time what I am actually talking about.
2. What steps do you take to ensure a realistic character concept or setting?
This is again about research, and sometimes the legwork can take a great deal longer than what some who write more flash-type of fiction have time for. Knowing social taboos of a particular region or era, being conscious of the colloquialisms of the day, knowing the proper way to prepare certain herbs, the medicinal properties of those herbs, how long it takes to travel from one point to another, all of these things lend to the realism of the post. I think I owe it to my readers, and certainly to my muses to have actually done that level of research in order to put out the best material that I can. Continue reading
Muse Name: Fanny Fae
Fandom: Original Character
Prompt Number: Muse Inquiries 13
Word Count: N/A
We all know that our cars need regular servicing, in order to keep running well.
It’s time for your muse to get put up on the lift and given his/her 50,000 mile tune up. Anything stuck? Need to change some filters? Have you worn out the brakes? How’s the engine? Purring like a kitten or sputtering?
Physically. Emotionally. Communities. Storylines. Take a good, hard, critical look at your muse, both as an independent entity and where they are in their game, and evaluate what needs to be tuned up.
As a matter of fact, yes. There are some things with Fanny that I definitely need to adjust and tweak. This comes at a time when she is on the verge of actually getting written in book form. I’ve spent so many years on her, the realisation has come that it is just time to put it in order, make an outline, add the pertinent things that make her who she is – particularly the magickal aspects of who she is and just go with it.
Warning: By posting this up you are subjecting yourself to other peoples tastes in music. First rule of Play List is do not get offended by the music people share with you. Your cup of tea could be someone else’s leafy water.
Warning: By posting this up should be willing to seek out the same meme on your friends list and give them some music too!
01. How it works: Place this post up in your journal.
02. Fellow friends list members [and their writers too] are to then in turn comment to your post with music.
03. Said music is shared via an upload that you can download, or a link to lyrics for the connection challenged that reminds them of you.
04. When you comment leave the song title and artist in the subject line so that if someone else thought of the same song they don’t have to send it to you again, 😉
05. With enough people and enough variety of songs you should end up with a lovely playlist inspired by those that know you pretty well [or so you hope].
06. Download and enjoy!