December 18th, 2005


Avriet Work

Writing: I've been thinking a lot about Avriet this morning, preparatory to doing some writing later today.

I've decided my options are wide open, so I'm going to write about King Richot's funeral and am debating whether to include some flashbacks. I want to show a little bit of what the relationship was like between Micaul and his father, so people can get some idea of why Micaul is the way he is. I'm not fond of flashbacks, though; I prefer to tell a story from beginning to end, rather than having my characters remembering events.

I keep imagining Richot's funeral occurring in a big cathedral. This is because I'm used to cathedrals, not because Avriet has a bureaucratized clergy. I want to keep the clergy and religion very simple.

Micaul was a very temperamental kid who felt pulled in two directions by his parents. I never got to show that in either of the NaNo drafts, so I'd like to write it now.

Book Title: According to the Lulu Book Title Scorer, The Curse of Avriet has a 41.4% chance of being a bes-seller. *snicker*

Chat: I spent much of this morning and early afternoon talking with fallenseraph about various writing and RP topics. Much inspiration was shared by all.

Quizzage: from seshen's journal:

You are the Beta
You are the Beta/Hunter,2nd in command.You are very
close to the Alpha and will take over if he
dies.You love the trill of the hunt and are
very loyal to your pack members.You love
puppies and are friendly,playful,and get along
with all of your pack members.^_^

What position are u in your wolf pack?
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Sunday Evening

Happy Birthday, Kris Sr.!

Religion: Interesting article by Andrew Greeley regarding a recent ruling by the Pope. What it says is similar to my beliefs--There's no reason a homosexual can't be a Catholic priest, because he swears and is expected to abide by the same vow that a heterosexual priest does--celibacy. (Link courtesy of wcg)

Apparently, however, faith that this vow will be adhered to is somewhat misplaced, given the (to me) shockingly high number of priests who admit to having broken that vow. Statistics are in the article. :P

Writing: I worked on Avriet some, fleshing out the funeral of Micaul's father, mainly because I wanted to see it. I don't even know if I will use what I have written today, though I am tempted to. I'm getting a clearer idea of the religion now. I'm still keeping it very simple, and I feel like the equivalent of temples or cathedrals is rare.

Politics: Oh my God, I've heard just about the stupidest thing ever, on TV after the Presiden't speech.

Reporter: What do the Democrats consider to be victory in Iraq?"

Democratic spokesperson: "We want to see battalions of Iraqis guarding on their own. We want to see more electricity on in Iraq..." (I used an ellipsis here, but that is pretty much the only thing of substance she said.)

Electricity?! Granted, getting more electric power generated over there is certainly desirable, and frustration at the lack of it might be causing some people to join the jihadists, though I've never heard of this being considered a major cause of insurgency. mention of wanting to see fewer Iraqi police getting killed while waiting for their paychecks, no mention of wanting to see the number of car bombings drastically decreased, no mention of wanting to see fewer Iraqi children and American soldiers getting killed?

All this stuff going on, and aside from the sensible desire to see Iraqis taking over their own security--which they did quite well for the election--the biggest priority on this woman's mind is electricity? I don't understand it. Yes, work to restore power to people's homes, but for God's sake, let's count victory by there being an end to the senseless killing, first. Gah!

TV: Nielsen to start monitoring DVR use. It's about bloody time! I wish they'd been doing that when Firefly was on.
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