Monthly Archives: October 2009

Munday : Sharing Muses

To what extent are you willing to share the writing of your characters with others? Do you allow your peers to write your character into their stories, or do you get frustrated if they come to you with a suggestion involving your muse?

I have no problem sharing my Muse(s) with those whom I trust. That trust, however, has been built up over a period of time and those particular writers know me, know what my goals for my Muses are, and we have a mutual respect going on. Usually, it takes years to have built that up. My writing relationship with the scribe for all_forme, for example. If I have a bit of dialogue in mind, I will always run this by his scribe and vice versa. It has to be right. The same goes for any time I have written with or included civ_barbarian. I won’t lie. There are times when I have written something and the Muse or his scribe will want me to change it slightly. Example, Hsu never uses the word ‘worry’. He can have concern, but he is never worried. The same goes in reverse. 99% of the time, those writers with whom I have been writing for a good number of years know. Everyone in this circle of writers that we have created, either consciously or unconsciously, seems to have very good habits and will more often than not ask the other if ‘X ‘ or ‘ Y ‘ is ok. We each do this by emailing or IM-ing the other(s) first before posting any of the content. Assumptions can have disastrous consequences in terms of misunderstandings, hurt feelings, or something as simple as just differing perspectives can derail a potential storyline or RP. So we all tend to talk it out first.

Conversely, if someone sockpuppets my Muse and does not run the dialogue or a situation that my Muse is in by me, I do tend to get a little terse about it. This is especially true since the majority of my Muses are OC’s. After having been burned in the past, I am absolutely fierce about copyright issues. In my direct and personal experience, you have to be diligent about it, or believe me, you can get seriously burned. Once that particular demon has escaped, good luck bringing it back under control again! I don’t mind if people talk to me, and I know them – and I am pretty open to write with most, it is just that communication is a requisite.

With canon muses, I don’t think that you can justifiably raise any sort of fuss about such things. They don’t belong to us, no matter how much we might wish it so. But even those canon muses, I do like to check with their current scribes as well. Azazeal (1st_of_the200), is a canon muse that I think I have a fairly good understanding of. However, I ALWAYS run the dialogue and situation by his scribe because they have portrayed him in a very specific way. It is a matter of courtesy, really. You give what you expect as far as behaviour and treatment from others, and usually things tend to run much smoother that way.

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Friday Five

5 Reasons you would never ask your friends for advice.
1. They are not Fae or Sidhe and would not understand the perspective.
2. They are Immortal in the same way that I am.
3. I trust myself.
4. I handle things my own way.
5. They usually seek me out for advice.
4 Things you do with your money.
1. None.
2. Of.
3. Your.
4. Business.
3 Reasons you should possibly see a shrink.
1. None.
2. Merci
3. Beaucoup.
2 Places you will never forget.
1. The Fortunate Island – my homeland.
2. France – my husband’s homeland, and my ‘other’ homeland.
1 Language you can speak
1. One? I speak at least nine proficiently. Oh, alright……Sidhe.

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110.5.A – Abbey Cemetery- October 31, 1705 (Part 1)

The bouquet of pale pink roses gave off a particularly strong perfume, even in fall chill of the October morning. Frost hung on the blades of grass and clumps of dirt that had been knocked loose by careless grave diggers two weeks before. I knelt, lay my bouquet to sit atop the mounds of others that had been laid over the grave. I crossed myself and then kissed my still gloved fingertips.

Gloves are something that the occupant of the grave would have insisted upon a woman’s hands, and especially mine in such harsh conditions. But more than this, she would have chided me for giving her a Catholic’s show of piety. She hated hypocrisy and knew well enough that I was no believer just as she was not. But we both knew that sometimes outward show was what was all important. When she was very young, and immediately following her mother’s death, she had lasted all of a week or so in a convent. It was there that she decided that such deprivation in life was completely opposite of there epicurean beliefs her father had instilled in her. France was all the richer for that decision in defiance of her mothers wishes, I think. Continue reading

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ROTM 2009.33D.20 – Photo prompt

If I were a book, I would look like this.

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25.6.2 – Ten things you don’t believe in

1. The 2012 Prophecy

2. That there is only one God that favours one religion or people over all others.

3. Public displays of affection.

4. Talking about one’s finances in public.

5. Monogamous marriages.

6. Seelie superiority.

7. That anyone & everyone can hold Power or wield magic with skill.

8. That many understand what real Power truly is – or what it is not.

9. Right of succession by birth only.

10. Damnation.

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OOC: Update

For those who are not aware of where I have been the last couple/few days, I have been working on getting submissions ready for a published anthology for Pan Historia. Which, btw, two stories by all_forme have been submitted and both most likely have made the cut. 😉 We go to press in a very short amount of time so meh…yeah that’s where I’ve been with that.

In other news, I am still doing that freelance thing as best I can. I am really very happy to be able to finally get my foot back into doing what I love FROM HOME! Which was my criteria, thank you very much. I am also beginning work on the book on the Goddess Sekhmet that I have been working on for far too long. I have an outline in place. Also, magickalalchemy.com is domain registered, and just when I have enough $$ in my bank account we will get her a web hosting site that has a shopping cart and start getting the merchandise etc. out there for that.

So, I know my Muses and I owe reps. I know folks have posted some great story installments and I PROMISE I will get to each and every one. I have just been insanely busy and fretting about finances (don’t we all, sometimes?) and I just have now come up for air.

Please gently jog my memory. I know that Caroline owes Stelios 2, Sands owes Roma 1, Frances / Faelyn owes someone somewhere. Thomas owes Sexby 1 (sounds kinky!) and Jocelyn – I am trying to remember. Anyway… I apologise for not being around. Just give me a yell!

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Inspired by neidr_melltith

I must say, Mark, this result is hardly a surprise, but I find the last statement rather quaint. *smirk*


Deep Down You Are Intuitive


You’re the type of person who understands other people and the world very well. You don’t let on to how much you know.
You can tell so much from someone’s facial expressions or tone of voice. And you always know when you’re being lied to.

You show the world exactly what you want to show. Besides being good at reading people, you also know how you’re being read.
You know when you’re being manipulated, and you know how to manipulate someone if you have to. You usually don’t resort to it though!

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