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"Green Knight" Poll and Other Type T'ings

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"About as much fun as a bag of weasels"...when I first saw this Irish adage, it made me think of the life of a writer: sometimes perilous, sometimes painful, certainly interesting. My paper journal has always been called "The Bag of Weasels." This is the Bag of Weasels' online home.

"Green Knight" Poll and Other Type T'ings

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First of all, I owe a happy belated birthday to dracoena! If you'd like me to write something for you for the daily drabble/ficlet thing that I do, please let me know!

Also, while I was on Internet exile, I know I missed birthdays of others on my flist, so if you would like a ficlet-type thing as a belated birthday gift, give me a shout. I'll write Silmarillion, Elves from any era of Tolkien, or original fiction (fantasy, horror, or literary). Sorry, no Minesweeper fanfic and Tetris is right out ...

Speaking of the daily ficlet-type thing, wrenches in cogs abound. Not only is the SWG site being blocked at work at the mo' (as Web Hosting? WTF??) but Dictionary.com hasn't sent me a word for two days. Granted, I can go on the site and nab the word myself, but by the time I remember to do that, the day is almost over. I'm going to try to come up with something today, though, for commensurate.

Anyway, I have a question for Ye Flist. I am nearly finished with my "green knight novella." This was written for Bobby's birthday and is loosely based on the alliterative verse Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. I am curious if anyone would like me to post it here. I do not expect comments or feedback of any kind; that is not what I am asking. I am asking only if anyone would like to read it here. If not, my feelings won't be hurt. I just don't want to take what precious little LJ time I have these days posting something that no one is interested in reading.

The story is going to be in four parts with each part averaging about twelve pages.

So if you think you'd like to read my silly version of the green knight story, please let me know how you'd prefer that I share the story. If not, no vote is necessary. :)

Poll #1039295 Why Yes, I Like Knights, Especially Green Ones ...

Yes, I would like to read the green knight novella. I would prefer that you post it ...

All at once. Tag it and let people read it as they have time.
1(8.3%)
One part per week for four weeks. It's more suspenseful that way!
11(91.7%)
One part every day for four days. Because then you'll have an excuse to use LJ daily for four days, Dawn.
0(0.0%)
Some other way. (Please comment; they're screened!)
0(0.0%)
Actually, I don't really give a damn. Just put the stupid thing up and stop deliberating unnecessarily about it.
0(0.0%)

  • GGK novella! *bounces excitedly* And I'm all for the four-week thing; I miss those days of rushing online to see whether the new part of Cage or Roses was up yet! ;)

    ((You know that I have to write a term paper on GGK, right? Right? (That, and orality and literacy in Beowulf. I am so insanely happy about my term paper topics this year, it's ridiculous. Now if only the bloody papers didn't resist all attempts at getting written!)
    • I did not know about your term paper! That's so exciting! I got a GGK translation for Bobby (Tolkien's, incidentally) because he swore he wanted to read it. This is the man who hated The Silmarillion and wanted to read a medieval alliterative verse?? Two years later, he still hadn't read it, so I picked it up and loved it! I'm still trying to get him to read it. Har. ;)

      My novella uses the basic idea of GGK: the initial challenge of the green knight, the quest to find him, the two 'games" that end up being related in the end. But I cast a different set of characters, put it in a slightly more fantastical realm (okay, considerably more fantastic ... there are pegasi and dragons), and shifted some of the conflicts to those that I felt would be easier for a modern audience to relate to. I'm currently at the part where "Gawain" arrives at the lord's house, where he will be challenged to the game of exchanges. (Canon slash! Yay! :^P)

      I'm hoping that because this is the naughty slashy fun and exciting part of the story that it will be a breeze to write. Anyway, I'm thrilled that someone besides Bobby wants to read it! :)
  • Thanks! (no worries for the "belated" thing, my birthday has apparently lasted around three days, LOL)

    Well, I don´t ask anyone to write fics for me, but your offer does make me excited. Since you say that you write Silmarillion, I wonder if you consider Númenor as a part of it. Or either - well, since you are most comfortable with Fëanorians, I´d love something about their last years in Middle-Earth, before the War of Wrath.

    Thanks. I´m really, really honoured (and bouncy:))
  • First of all - PLEASE do post! ^^ This is exciting, and I'm with Lyra re: missing the days of AMC and BtLoR. No term papers here, only a stupid project report, but a Green Knight novella would brighten things immensely! :D
  • Birthday story? Oh yes, please?

    And no, it is definitely only your imagination that makes it look like as if I always turned up when someone passes around stuff for free, really. ;)

    You may write anything you see fit for me. I like surprises (eh, actually I don't... but well, I'll make an exception with your stories... :-P).

    And as for your questions... you know I'd read anything you write, don't you? ;)
  • Oooo Sir Gawain, bring it on! I opted for the once er week so that I know something is coming on a day and I can look forward to it (like AMC). As for birthdayfics, I still owe you one for last year, so it doesn't feel right to ask something back. The bunny is still alive and kicking though... hmm who knows.

    As for the daily word thing, I still admire you for keeping up, I just can't seem to come up with something daily, but maybe the e-mails are in gmail's spam folder (login on at the website, you never know what is going on). And wow, people are writing minesweep and tertris stories? *is amazed*
    • As for birthdayfics, I still owe you one for last year, so it doesn't feel right to ask something back.

      I really do not expect reciprocity. That is not at all why I write stories for people. I love writing stories for people because it forces me to try new things; some of my favorite stories have been borne of requests where my first thought was, "Huh? WTF?!" And if I get to make a friend happy in the process, that makes the deal sweet for both of us. :)

      So I am writing something for you, whether you like it or not. ;) Now the question is, do you have any requests? If not, then it'll be author's choice ... ;)

      As for the daily word thing, I still admire you for keeping up, I just can't seem to come up with something daily, but maybe the e-mails are in gmail's spam folder (login on at the website, you never know what is going on).

      If it's any consolation, I can't keep up either. I rarely write weekends and have missed a few weekdays as well. It generally takes me a whole day to come up with an idea and a way to approach it. It's tough ... but it's good practice.

      Yesterday, I got the previous two days' words in my email. Yesterday's word and today's word still haven't come. I checked the spam folder ... nothing. I think the mailing list must just be a little wonky. No biggie ... I'm in the habit now of checking the site in the morning so that I have all day to think about what I want to write. :)

      And wow, people are writing minesweep and tertris stories? *is amazed*

      I think it was tarion_anarore who first brought them to my attention. *boggles* And here I complain that I can't find anything meaningful to write about LotR or Harry Potter. Wow.
  • I'll take an installment per week for a total of four weeks, Alex of the crunchy tunes in the kitchen.

    Speaking of birthdays, isn't yours impending, as in mid-September?
    • Alex of the crunchy tunes in the kitchen.

      *snickers*

      Speaking of birthdays, isn't yours impending, as in mid-September?

      As a matter of fact, it is. On 16 September, I will be the thoroughly unremarkable age of 26. Sadly, I've started calling myself 26 already ...
  • Very intresting poll results. I ALWAYS want everything all in one piece. Hate to read things in bits. But apparently 90% prefer that.
  • Darn! And my birthday is almost a year away! Well, there is always next year and those winter holidays coming up--I want Nelyo and Nelyo. Put those on your long list so you don't forget--aren't I awful, shameless, ungrateful, greedy, etc., etc.?
  • RL has been so *real* lately that I missed this post but I would love to see your version of Gawain however you decide to put it up.
    I read it for a course of literature trillions of years ago and I've just remembered that I had to discuss it at the final exam. Wow! The tricks memory plays! I think that's the only thing I can recall so I'll be looking forward to it.
    • Oh, I understand the *real* in Real Life too, lately. ;) My green knight muse is glowering at me now. I could finish Part Three (and it's only four parts) tonight, but I'm wiped out from this weekend. Bleh.
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