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Offline for a week.

Don't panic. I'm going on a trip. Back next Friday. Probably offline the whole time.

Okay, well, I do have a bad habit of not getting back to online-stuff when I'm gone for a bit, so... *gulp* hopefully that won't happen this time.

I'm taking all my notes for ship_manifesto with me. (I haven't hadn't signed up to claim Aulu, as that felt a bit too presumptuous and grabby, I just figured I'd contact them if/when I had something ready. AFTER posting the draft on aulu ;) ) The problem is, I've written on Auron/Lulu eloquently on several occasions and said certain things better or worse at different times. Also, I looked at the essays there and saw how people tend to write them, and foolishly started from scratch to write a really good one. The problem was, the essays on ship_manifesto tend to use the script of the game or story as the organizational structure for the essay, whereas I've only ever blathered particular reasons why Aulu is interesting/plausible. I started from scratch with the script and got 70% of the way through before realizing how LONG that approach was turning out to be.

So what I really need to do is look back at past blathers, gather up all my scattered "points that ought to be made about this ship", and organize them into a coherent outline *GASP* instead of just writing by the seat of my pants.

I do have some good stuff written for it though, and am planning some nice banners to serve as dividers for the essay and make it all spiffy. (Dear gods, I nearly wrote "spiffy poo.")

I hope to find some wonderful cupcakecrack fanfics and/or art waiting when I get back, maybe even continuations of some of the Aulus several of us have been puttering away at since last spring...



( 7 comments — Leave a comment )
Oct. 27th, 2006 12:13 am (UTC)
My advice? Take the claim. It's not presumptuous; it's just how they run the place. And it will keep you from worrying that someone else will slip in and claim it while you're not looking. I hemmed and hawed over making the Paine/Nooj claim for what felt like months (it was probably only a couple of weeks) and it ended up really being a relief to get my name in there.

Anyway. Have a good offline trip! Your return will be anticipated. ;)
Oct. 27th, 2006 12:32 am (UTC)
You are probably wise. Also, since the mugglety one suggested I do it -- I thought she might get to it first -- I should go ahead and claim!
Oct. 27th, 2006 12:26 am (UTC)
*GLOMP* we'll miss you!!!!!!!!
Oct. 27th, 2006 01:42 am (UTC)
1. Can't wait to see the ship_manifesto essay.

2. Website looks excellent and comprehensive, as always.

3. We'll miss you.

4. Have fun!
Oct. 27th, 2006 01:48 am (UTC)

5. and you, get a little better every day!
Oct. 27th, 2006 03:12 am (UTC)
You should totally work on your essay for the pairing! Don't be afraid of finding in-game stuff. I've seen pairings on there where the characters did not even speak to each other at any point.. or weren't even the same scene at any point! So I can't wait to see it!

Plus I really am enjoying our little convo. over at Metadoink! ^^
Oct. 27th, 2006 04:57 am (UTC)
So am I!

I'm not scouring my brain trying to find ways to "prove" that Auron/Lulu is embedded in the actual game.

It isn't, apart from a few professional exchanges between them that suggest nothing more than mutual respect.

However, there's enough points of compatibility between them, and enough possibilities generated by combining the unique quirks and complex problems of both characters, to create some intriguing stories.

I do want to track the specific incidents that demonstrate those quirks and compatibilities.
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