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Princes of Dol Amroth
February, 25 2006
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Wow! *Sends virtual hugs right back!* I don't feel that I can really take any credit for that, but I am very, very pleased! Hopefully, we'll be seeing them soon? Or are they already posted somwhere?
LOL! Well, you did directly inspire the 'gut-riven' drabble, and its lead-in (how the poor fellow came to be lying on the battlefield in that condition)... but the rest came mostly because you had helped me break a mental logjam. I had kept track of many ideas for that chapter, but none had ever gelled into actual drabbles.... so you gave me the push that got it started. *Sends blessings Isabeau's way*
And I realized, after updating my spreadsheet (and Tanaqui already teases me mercilessly for using one to keep track of the drabbles, thankyouverymuch!) that, with those 8 drabbles, I have now written a total of 100 drabbles for this series.... not bad, considering that when I started with the first one, the second one took months, and I never knew for sure that there would be another....
But only 77 are posted so far, though I'm thinking of posting a chapter with 3 more, just to celebrate the 100th, after I finish the Author's Notes (which are running about 4 times the size of the drabbles they're referring to... obsessive? moi?).
So, the Battle chapter is not posted, and in fact, won't be finished for a while. There's so much going on that it might take 20 drabbles to cover adequately... sorry!
But I've derived so much inspiration from your stories, and from Andrahar in particular — love that prickly guy! — that you will recognize a lot of concepts, when I do post it. And you'll have several mentions in the A/N, like his saying about "We are fragile sacks of bone and blood and meat....".
Anyway, I'll let you know when the chapter is posted... but please don't hold your breath! The muse has been known to desert me for a year at a time....
(Wow! I am amazed... I can wax eloquent when first awakening, can't I? You'd never know I was a drabblist, when I babble on so.... Your lovely Imrahil and I share a positive horror of mornings.... *clutches bean tea desperately*)
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