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Things I want you to know. UPDATED 20 OCTOBER 2013.

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Title: Whose Love Follows Still
Series/Universe Title: the Jotunheim Roadtrip verse, or Roadtripverse for short
Summary: No one's seen Thor's mother Jord in years. Thor and Loki set off looking. Well, Thor is looking for her. What Loki is up to, only Loki knows.
Notes: See notes on first part. Also many thanks to ljlee for making sure my plot was something other than "go somewhere, do something, rinse, repeat" (though this fic was called the Jotunheim Roadtrip for a very long time for a reason). Choose not to warn. This is a work of fiction.

WLFS part 2

The end: in which I turn out to be directly adapting a story from the myths after allCollapse )
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Title: Whose Love Follows Still
Series/Universe Title: the Jotunheim Roadtrip verse, or Roadtripverse for short
Summary: No one's seen Thor's mother Jord in years. Thor and Loki set off looking. Well, Thor is looking for her. What Loki is up to, only Loki knows.
Notes: See notes on first part. Also many thanks to [personal profile] ljlee for helping me sort out my plot. Choose not to warn. This is a work of fiction.

WLFS part one
WLFS part three

More cannibalism, more sappiness, more adventures, now with stories within stories!Collapse )

A note about the latest Norse fic

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There's no way my current audience could fairly compensate me for Whose Love Follows Still fast enough to make ransom-model funding fair to early sponsors. Asking for a smaller lump sum would be unfair to me. That left three options that work for this project: traditional publishing, traditionalesque self-pub ebook, and posting it for free-if-you-want-pay-if-you-like. For various reasons, I ruled out traditional publishing. The last two seemed like they might both be worth trying and I couldn't try both at once (at least, not unless I had two projects completed at the same time, which I didn't). So: Whose Love Follows Still is free-if-you-want-pay-if-you-like. I have several ideas for other stories in the Roadtripverse, but am totally willing to forget all about them and devote my energies to other projects unless and until I get fair compensation for WLFS.

So if you like worldbuilding, Norse myth, sappiness, mothers, secret plots, adventures and Loki, then consider reading it. :) Parts 2 and 3 will be up shortly, within the next couple of days. And if you want even more of all of those things, or if you want to find out more about JRverse!Jord's life, consider telling me just how much.

And if not, that's okay, too. I put it up as a freebie, willingly and knowingly.
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Title: Whose Love Follows Still
Series/Universe Title: the Jotunheim Roadtrip verse ;p

Summary: No one's seen Thor's mother Jord in years. Thor and Loki set off looking. Well, Thor is looking for her. What Loki is up to, only Loki knows.

Notes: This is the project I've been calling JR. Consider it a freebie; it'll be going up in installments (it doesn't properly have chapter breaks, but it's too long for a single post) regardless of whether I get paid anything for it, though you can pay me if you want and it will affect my choice of what to write in the future if you do. As usual, this is a work of fiction. I'm choosing not to warn fully; I will, however, mention that there is cannibalism.

A note about pronouns: I found standard English pronouns to be the most useful for reducing ambiguity and sounding natural, but it's generally accepted that which of those pronouns to use is determined by whether the person being referred to is a man or a woman (they don't work well for anyone who doesn't fit either category), and most (though probably not all) of you reading this define gender as a person's subjective experience of being male or female or whatever. Thor is the only character in this story who has such an experience. (Others base it on primary sexual characteristics; those change-- the characters are shapeshifters-- and the viewpoint characters don't always know, anyway.) I based pronoun use on the preponderance of observable secondary sexual characteristics (i.e., body shape, voice, fat distribution, facial hair or lack thereof, etc.). Some characters' pronouns change. This is a story about genderless shapeshifters, after all. English isn't set up to handle the situations depicted; I made a decision with pros and cons, and I'm willing to discuss the topic because it is fascinating, but please be aware that I have noticed that this isn't a perfect solution and I did think about other options.

WLFS part 2

here be Norse gods, parents of various sorts, possibly disturbing humor, sappiness, and teenage Thor who thinks he knows everythingCollapse )
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I've been working on several projects of varying degrees of difficulty, doneness and length, and more than one draws on Norse myth. In some ways, this is similar to fanfic, but there's a lot more invention required in crafting the characters and world. What this means is that two universes both "based on Norse myth" can be radically different from each other, much more so than two writers' fanfics based on the same canon. So I've been wanting to say something about that, to keep the several universes straight.

Additionally, I've been thinking for a while that I ought to at least try to point out where I've gotten the ideas I use-- Prose Edda, Poetic Edda, my own invention, logic everyone else ignores, popular culture, LJ's suggestions-- because people might possibly find that useful with things like this.

So I've decided I might as well say something now instead of waiting till I have a confusing number of Norse verses going.

All the Norse verses, most of which you won't have seen yet.Collapse )

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Boring status update!

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Upcoming meta: additional Frozen translation meta, eventually.

Upcoming fiction: JR needed two more significant changes, and that fixes the last of the problems (an issue with character agency in the ending) completely. Expect JR soon.

Misery And Urgency

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Someone else always has it worse. But people shut up about things and suck it up and deal with things when they're consistently bad, but that doesn't mean that you need to not do anything about things being newly bad.

Frankly, this is one of the reasons some spoonies can be toxic to interact with.Collapse )

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Aug. 2nd, 2014

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Just something I find ironic:

I'm writing something where a character, in childhood, had certain experiences with being evaluated for disability things. And I need to research that.

And I vaguely recall that I shouldn't need to, because I went through that.

But I've forgotten it all. (Well, not all. I remember some disconnected bits and pieces. Catching a falling ruler against a wall, for instance. Looking at pictures and maybe copying them; I don't recall clearly now. Though those aren't the tests they'll be doing to the character... but I think I must have experienced some of the tests the character would've gotten... but I don't remember them, so back to square one!)

I shouldn't have to research this. For once, I should just be able to draw entirely on my own experience. This part should come so much easier than figuring out all the things I haven't experienced, like, just for instance, being a Norse deity. But it doesn't.

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