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Discussion in 'Greetings!' started by Elynda Fae, Jan 2, 2018.

  1. Elynda Fae

    Elynda Fae Of the Seven Fae Realms

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    Hello, I'm Elynda. I came across this forum by happy chance and decided to join. I hope nobody minds my using the same avatar I use elsewhere - she's sort of me now, even if she was created for a game.

    Anyway, I read a lot of fantasy, and I try to write it too. I must have read Lord of the Rings thirty times at least. I'm fond of Narnia too. If I had to single out any book that I love as much as those it would be The Worm Ouroboros by E.R. Eddison. But mostly I'm interested in anything fairy related.
     
  2. Jess Leigh

    Jess Leigh Serial Scrawler

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    Welcome, Elynda! I'm sure you'll find some or more of what you like here and you can always start new threads too. No one's scary here. Well, I haven't been scared so far. That's absolutely not a challenge, for anyone else reading this! Anyway, welcome. What game was your avatar created for?
     
  3. Elynda Fae

    Elynda Fae Of the Seven Fae Realms

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    Thanks for the welcome Jess Leigh. My Avatar is a sim (Sims3), but she existed in my imagination long before I ever played that game, or indeed before I had a computer and got on-line. She was a character in a fantasy 'epic' I began long ago which ran to many hundreds of pages before being abandoned because, quite frankly, it wasn't very good. I still have hopes of doing better. Meanwhile 'Queen Elynda' and her seven daughters have found other lives and adventures in a computer game.
     
  4. Jess Leigh

    Jess Leigh Serial Scrawler

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    Well, she obviously has a will to live! Maybe her adventures in a computer game will inspire a plot development in your original novel, or the next.
     
  5. Elynda Fae

    Elynda Fae Of the Seven Fae Realms

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    That was part of the reason I tried re-creating her, and other characters of mine - especially when I found I could create fairies with wings. Part of the problem with the original story was the winged fairies, which I didn't think anybody else had ever used in a 'serious' fantasy story. But I got to thinking that the idea wouldn't 'fly' ( if you'll pardon the pun). Maybe I was ahead of my time.

    I just recently watched the movie 'Maleficent' which I found rather inspiring.
     
  6. Jess Leigh

    Jess Leigh Serial Scrawler

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    Feel free to let your puns go unpardoned. Who doesn't like puns? People I don't know.

    I liked the set design in Maleficent. And the costumes. I find at least one thing to like about every movie, really. Snow White and The Huntsman had some beautiful costumes in it, especially the evil queen outfits. If you're ever looking for inspiration for an evil fairy outfit for a character then there would be worse places to look.
     
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    Midnattblod Ranger of Shadow

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    welcome to this corner of the interwebs.
     
  8. Elynda Fae

    Elynda Fae Of the Seven Fae Realms

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    Thank you. It was time I came out of my shell where writing is concerned.
     
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    Cascador Who's Anakin?

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    Welcome to TFF. It’s mostly dead here, mind you.
     
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    Welcome to the Abyss.... This place is kinda dead these days. Welcome none the less.
     
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    Midnattblod Ranger of Shadow

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