@perfectfifths Well, WWII would probably work as well. I just meant to pick a time when France was pretty much ravaged. Everything burnt to the ground, people starving, and soldiers from both sides just shooting over their heads. France had a pretty bad time of it during both world wars.
@seekjustice I thought I probably should let you know that I read your book too. 🙂 I hope you don’t mind. Maybe you won’t when I tell you I loved it! I would definitely buy the published version and any sequels you write.
@dekreel Since the story is set in the West, and she climbs the mountains all the time, she would easily pick climbing the wall.
@perfectfifths She already has too good of a memory (she would like to forget bad memories more easily) but she wouldn’t like to have bad short-term memory because she likes her new friends, and wouldn’t want to forget…[Read more]
@skredder That’s actually a realistic question for Chara, because she gets disoriented very easily. 🙂 She would probably rather know where she is in a place where she can’t speak the language, because she can take care of herself as long as she doesn’t get disoriented.
I actually saw a really cool episode of an anthology show from the 1950s…[Read more]
@waterlily Yeah, you can kind of imagine how that town got its name. 🙂 I made a couple of variations like Hestunk and Shestounk, but I liked Shestunk best. (I make so many, and I eliminate and delete until I have a small enough list to post here. 🙂 )
I wonder who it was, exactly, that stunk so badly they gave the town a name like that?
@waterlily OOOH!!! She’s going to be a great Kirlas! I think the name goes perfectly with the character.
Can I please, please read it – or at least some of it – when it’s done? *smiles coaxingly*
@waterlily Have you ever seen the 1940 version of Pride and Prejudice? I love Greer Garson and Laurence Olivier in the main roles, and Melville Cooper as Mr. Collins is hilarious! (They changed a lot of things from the book, though, including moving it to the 1860s.)
Ooh, can I try this? I’ll do it with my character Chara (Sh-ah-ra).
- @dekreel She would rather be painted by a Picasso artist because she’s just a teeny bit vain, and probably wouldn’t be satisfied with a realistic artist’s portrayal. She hates manga.
- @catwing She would rather be a tree. Being a couch and listening to everyone’s co…
@pickupyourpenandwrite Hello! I play the piano too, but I like singing better. 🙂
I think we have a couple other people here who live in England, but I’m not exactly sure who.
How many siblings do you have?
Hey, everyone! Look what I have here! I made up some place names!
Even worse than character names for me are place names, but here are a few I created out of words smashed together and turned inside out.
@warrioroftherealm Well, it seems to me that in medieval Norse/viking culture they used a lot of v’s, o’s, and k’s. In England (their main adversary) at the same time, there was a lot of use of the letters “ae” and “th” together, as well as a great many d’s and l’s.
Sorry if this is way to technical. I am very detailed when it comes to h…[Read more]
@notawriter I totally agree! Even in the New Testament in the “credits” sections of Paul’s letters there are some unusual names. I mean, everyone’s heard of the name Aquila, but no one uses it because it sounds a little strange for a boy.
@warrioroftherealm I love making up words! (For instance, the character name topic I started.) How about smogis, longofay, caheloma, or jonjuke? What type of culture is it? That might have bearing on what kind of sounds they use in their language.
@dekreel, As I said in the first post, I don’t write fantasy. 🙂 I go for the classic and the realistic, not the fantastical and grotesque. But then, that’s why I put the names out, right? So people could use them in ways I couldn’t!
@dekreel, Ohhh, I don’t know! If she’s a person, probably. If she’s a normal animal like fox or tiger, probably again. If she’s a strange creature with a lizard’s body, a cat’s legs, and a peacock tail – probably not! 🙂 But I don’t care what you use it for, I just care what my own impressions of her are.
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