That is AMAZING!!! Like I never would’ve guessed in a million years English wasn’t your first language you’re so fluent!
Thank you so much!
And thank you for allowing me to infodump! I didn’t want to do it randomly, but I do enjoy infodumping!
Now, small warning, I’m basing all of this on myself and my multilingual frien…[Read more]
“Harry and I are twelve, and Ron just turned thirteen,” Hermione said as the group exited the large chamber.
“We’re all second-years at Hogwarts,” Harry added, but as he spoke Hermione stuck her hand out over his mouth.
“What? What is it?” Ron asked excitedly.
“Shush!” Hermione said. She looked to Janner. “Did you hear something?” He and…[Read more]
I just started the Ashtown Burials series by N.D. Wilson, who is a Christian. It’s not explicitly Christian (at least the first book, but I assume the same for the rest as it’s from a secular publisher), but you can definitely pick out Christian elements. It draws on a lot of mythological and historical references and is modern fantasy.
Thanks. I’m very interested in anthropology so I try to throw in as many real-life elements as I can in the guise of ‘traditions’. Most are based on things I happen to like or be particularly interested in. For example, some of the popular holiday games my characters play are mancala and coillcliste (fidchell).
@skylarynn Oooh, that’s really interesting! Very cool poem. 🙂
Both of those sound really interesting. I still have to flesh out several holidays in my hi-fi world seeing as there are at least seven major countries in the story with even more ethnic groups within. Towards the beginning of the story there is actually a yuletide celebration of some kind that combines traditions from the various p…[Read more]
That is AMAZING!!! Like I never would’ve guessed in a million years English wasn’t your first language you’re so fluent! That’s so cool, you’ve gotta teach me! And yes please teach me how to write multilingual characters accurately, I have quite a few bilingual and multilingual character and I really wanna learn more there. Do bilingual…[Read more]
Kalmar looked around as they explored the corridors. Tapestries hung on the walls, one displaying a man shooting a huge dragon as flames of a burning town leapt higher about them (1). Another showed a hawk above a rabbit. Oddly, both the rabbit and the hawk were wearing clothes (2). Yet another showed a man on a blue dragon fighting hideous…[Read more]
“Virtus, Virtue; son of Fidus, Trustworthy,” Why are you translating everyone’s names? Alessio tilted his head at Nithel quizzically. “I am Nithel, son of Father.”
This was ok, this wasn’t so bad as long Virtus was talking to Nithel he could just listen, that wouldn’t be too stressful or anything..
“Nice to meet you. Sorry, but I don’t know the…[Read more]
I stretch my arms and legs as I step out of the carbonite. My skin is clammy, and my eyesight is blurry, but I can still see Anakin Skywalker emerge from his carbon-freezing block beside me, enveloped in a cloud of steam. I smile to myself as I work my arms to get the blood moving. He won’t be happy.
“Hey, Snips,” my master says…[Read more]
Hehe. I looked it up again, and Lioryah is pretty much the same as Liorah, just without the y. Sorry about that.
Ooh, I have a few of these! Probably my favorite is Dujelamin, which is sort of like… the Olympics + giant party. XD (The link is to a World Anvil article all about it.)
In a different part of the same world, there’s a celebration centered around music:
While most Virilen celebrations involve music–particularly in the lower villages–there is…
- This is just a worldbuilding element (and it’s here because I’m curious about holidays in a specifically fantasy world).
- What is a fictional holiday in your world? What’s the origin of the holiday? Who celebrates it? Is there a religion or culture involved? What rituals/festivities are involved? How often does it come around? How has i…
Kiark’s fear was really interesting! The madness he was afraid of was super creepyinterestingcool. I like the way you combined his three greatest fears. I also liked the way he sang to comfort himself. I can relate to that, lol.
Yea, that pretty much sums it up.😅
Gwendolyn awoke,…[Read more]
Janner smiled as they went out of the room and started to explore. Leeli kept one hand on Fang’s back as she limped along.
“So, how old are you guys?” Harry asked.
“I’m thirteen, Kal just turned twelve, and Leeli’s nine, almost ten.” Janner said.
“So,” Hermione said. “You and Kalmar are Hogwarts age, and Leeli’s almost there.”
Janner grinned.…[Read more]
“Well, we have Hungarian Horn-tails, Chinese Fireballs, Peruvian Viper-teeth, and Welsh Greens to name a few,” Hermione said.
“All sorts of dragons, big and small, friendly and firey!” Ron broke in. “In fact, my brother Charlie is off in Romania right now studying dragons.”
“Hagrid owned a Norwegian Ridgeback about a year ago,” Harry added tho…[Read more]
The blind girl started awake, peered around wildly, then broke down crying. My stomach clenched and I pushed myself to my feet. I didn’t have anything better to do anyway, and I knew how horrible it was to wake up from a nightmare all alone.
The sinking feeling of being so completely alone and friendless, with the dread of the nightmare…[Read more]
Thank you so much! I love Riure’s fear, and I totally agree with Wingiby! I think it’s something all of us relate to 🙁 I love how you wrote it, and her reaction after the dream!
And that has to be one of the worst pieces I’ve ever written, so sorry about that.
Nooo! That was brilliant! I loved it!
Me: She’s never going to laugh aga…
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