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 Post subject: Re: Dominia Fables
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Now I want to make that Assassin a M:EM character :D She's great!

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 Post subject: Re: Dominia Fables
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Now I want to make that Assassin a M:EM character :D She's great!

Thanks! I really like the concept of an assassin with a "work smarter, not harder" mentality.


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 Post subject: Re: Dominia Fables
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You make these look so easy and fun that I tried my hand. Now I'm even more impressed that you've done so many great fables.


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 Post subject: Re: Dominia Fables
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Brentain wrote:
You make these look so easy and fun that I tried my hand. Now I'm even more impressed that you've done so many great fables.

Thanks! To be fair, I don't think my last two were all that great as "fables," but they were fun little vignettes. Feel free to post any that you write, if you want to!


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 Post subject: Re: Dominia Fables
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 Post subject: Re: Dominia Fables
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Nice pair of stories! The second one reminds me of a more nuanced version of the Scorpion-Frog tale; having a wild diversity of sapient races and magical creatures, I do think that diverse and cosmopolitan planes would rarely use talking animals in their fables.

(Sharaka's reaction to the first one: "And the moral, dear hatchlings, is that smell trumps sight. And never approach an apparently weak creature that smells like a slaughter.")

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 Post subject: Re: Dominia Fables
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Nice pair of stories!

Thanks!

The second one reminds me of a more nuanced version of the Scorpion-Frog tale; having a wild diversity of sapient races and magical creatures, I do think that diverse and cosmopolitan planes would rarely use talking animals in their fables.

Agreed, and this is one of the things that made me love this concept from the beginning. It's really fun trying to think out the moral just from the creatures involved.

In the interest of full disclosure, I really debated on that one as to whether it should have a "good" ending or a "bad" ending. I almost decided to go with a sort of "kindness rewards kindness" sort of moral. But then I...didn't.

(Sharaka's reaction to the first one: "And the moral, dear hatchlings, is that smell trumps sight. And never approach an apparently weak creature that smells like a slaughter.")

It's funny, but I didn't even think of this connection. I did write these after reading your latest Sharaka story, so I guess that sense of smell thing was on my mind. I like that this is the sort of story her culture might tell!


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 Post subject: Re: Dominia Fables
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In the interest of full disclosure, I really debated on that one as to whether it should have a "good" ending or a "bad" ending. I almost decided to go with a sort of "kindness rewards kindness" sort of moral. But then I...didn't.

Phew! I would have been worried that you were feeling a little off, or something. :D

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 Post subject: Re: Dominia Fables
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In the interest of full disclosure, I really debated on that one as to whether it should have a "good" ending or a "bad" ending. I almost decided to go with a sort of "kindness rewards kindness" sort of moral. But then I...didn't.

Phew! I would have been worried that you were feeling a little off, or something. :D

I should make a little micro-anthology featuring all of my rarest works, the ones where the reader is relieved rather than horrified.

I'll call it "Phew! And Far Between."


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