They can't really get any wetter, but there's still a world of difference between drenched and wet-wolfhound-drenched.
This is not likely to improve anyone's mood.
I know I won’t shut up about Gurgi’s design, but this is great.
I appear to have converted quite a few to my Gurgi interpretation. :) makes me happy.
Your interpretation of Gurgi is the correct one! He is described as a wolfhound not a monkey.
Yes!!!!!! THANK YOU
Oh, Gurgi... I laughed out loud.
The expressions! The Gestures! The lighting! It's all so vivid and really captures the scene well!!
Anything lit only by bauble light becomes automatically more dramatic. I haven’t been able to do it since chapter six or so.
You know they really are becoming acclimatized to weirdness on this trip; they were just sucked down a whirlpool and seem more irritated than anything else!
All part of a day’s adventure around here!
Well at least Fflewddur seems happy to be alive...so that's what knotted harp strings look like.
It’s what they look like here anyway.
The only reason I'm ignoring this page's delightful characterization in this comment is because I'm in awe of your illustration of the water here. I don't even care if you tell me this is just some paint effect because 1) I know a good deal of it isn't and 2) the execution, in any case, is (as the kids say) on fleek.
Or do they still say that. I can't keep up with this stuff anymore and I am old.
Same. I was still trying to figure out on fleek when they moved on to yeet.
Err, when are they going to notice the glowing symbols on the stones beneath their feet? They make me nervous just looking at them. :)
Also, what kind of mumbo jumbo is fleek and yeet?
Probably when the readers noticed them. ;)
You don’t speak babyMillenial, then? It’s ok, I mean, only half of them can read cursive.
Good catch on the symbols...maybe they only show up in magical light.
...Also, I conferred with my two experts on Millenial Speak (my daughters)....as Saeriellyn implied, "On Fleek" is ancient history (2016-17 era) and "Yeet!" is still in use but clearly on its way out...
Yeet is being yeeted out of here. Soon it will be yeeten.
Err, okay, but what do they mean, these archaic Millenial words, "yeet" and "fleek"? It might be useless trivia, but I don't like being ignorant of words that are (supposedly) in my own language (English). :)
By the way, whatever happened to easy slang words like, "cool", "rad" and "dude", which were all at least words to begin with (even if the meanings were appropriated)? I miss the 80's, when I had some clue of what the words meant. :P
The worst is drenched by a wet wolfhound. (Or a sheep, they seem to have more water in their fleece than what was used to wash them. We have wooly pets)
I did find myself wondering what wet wool smells like, given that they are all wearing wool cloaks.
I have to assume it smells at least a little better than it would while the sheep is still attached.
I remeber now we had this ikea sheep skin on the floor years ago, mainly for our cat, and when our kid was born we decided a washing of that skin could not hurt - after washing the smell was unbearable in our 50m2 house...
Oh mercy! They are indeed pungent, but I’ve only ever smelled them mingled and diluted with the fresh air of wild Welsh pastures. Imagine how it must have been back when people stabled their animals in their own cottages for warmth and slept in the loft above them.
Medieval times become so much less romantic when you account for the smells.
By the way - thanks for the review over at the fic page! I try to respond to them there, but that only works if you have an account on the site. Just wanted to acknowledge you as I know it takes time and effort to comment - I'm chuffed you read my work too. :)
"Medieval times become so much less romantic when you account for the smells"
Haha! True! Please don't include smells in the future audiobook...
You're welcome! Without comments it is a lonely buisness at the www. Don't worry if you can't respond, i just assume you read it at ff. I will be accountless for the moment, unless i actively will contribute at ff or here.
Your work has really some energy that is heartwarming. As a child CoP books were my private thing, i could not really share with others. Then it is so great to see so many years later there is a community that feels like a watm bath.. Some of the fics really enhance the CoP universum.
I know what you mean. The years before internet fandom were lonely ones, trying to evangelize the books to all my friends, who humored me but never reached my levels of obsession. It's so refreshing and comforting to immerse oneself in a community of like minds.
I wonder sometimes what Lloyd would think of my writing - besides that it's impossibly verbose and obviously meant for a more mature audience. I'm glad I don't have an editor chomping it up - I'm sure the first thing I'd be told is that I could tell the same story in half the words, haha.
What Lloyd wpuld have thought... Hmm maybe he would have sneaked himself in and start to make all kind of corrections on everybodies fic. And start some new to prove you wrong haha i have no clue.
Yes Lloyds style is very compact without sacrificing the essence of the story or details. It must have been my first 'page turner' so to say. I think everybody read the books quickly.
But just hold on to your own way, this fanfic gives you all the freedom in the world so that is also a nice thing. Looking foreward to the next page, whenever!
I think LA would be proud to know that he inspired such a loyal following, small as it may be. He strikes me as the kind of person who would prefer a few true friends to a boatload of so-so ones. I'm sure he knew before his death that his work struck a deep chord with some folks but not others. And he would be especially proud of the work on this site and the fanfic site. Not that he would necessarily agree with everything - no author would - but he would be proud.
He was a lovely soul who I’m sure would have been overjoyed that his work inspired at such a level. I mean, I hope he does know, still. :)
I wrote to him sometime around ‘99, a fan letter that was no doubt totally ludicrous in its attempt to impress. He answered all mail personally, and I still have the letter he wrote back.
Yes he was- and I'm sure he does know still. That's great about the letter, I wish I had done that.
Ha to send him a lettwr and get back an answer, that's a sweer one.
Of course I was not serious in my previous comment, because I simply don't know. I never read about Lloyd Alexander himself. If there is any good starting point or recommendation, please let me know.
*Ha to send him a letter and get back an answer, that's a sweet one.*
There’s a documentary about him on YouTube, just do a search. A few pieces of my artwork are in it actually. It’s a really great vid.
My favorite Lloyd story was told by a good friend I made within the fandom: she had also written him fanmail, but because she sent it via the address of his publisher, it took several months to get to him. When he got it he noticed that her address was a local one; she lived quite close to his hometown of Drexel Hill, PA. So he looked her up in the phone book (he was famously allergic to technology, but this was in pre-Internet days anyway) and called her house to apologize for his delay in answering her letter.
I asked her if she could do anything but babble like an idiot and she said of course not; she could barely remember what he said in her state of hysteria.
By the way I am from The Netherlands, so I read the Dutch translation as a kid - just recently the original version.
I will look up the documentary, thank you!
Totally off subject but I love the Netherlands...I spent about 6 months there working at Schiphol, I lived in the Marriott in Amsterdam off the Leidseplein. I miss a lot of things but with the current cold snap, especially the pea soup...
Oh how funny! I pass by the Marriott daily on the bike! My workshop is not too far from there. Yeah it is slowly getting time for pea soup here too.
Wow OK, I wasn't sure if you still lived in the Netherlands. Yes I remember watching the parade of bikers (and a colorful assortment of skaters as well) every morning and evening from my room balcony...
Yes I am in the bike parade, i always call it the bike snake.
Just saw the documentary it is a very nice one indeed.
Amazing - it is certainly a small world sometimes!
I looked up the documentary yesterday also, I hope to get an hour this weekend to watch it.
Wait, is this Dyrnwyn's sheath there at Eilonwy? How did she manage not to be pulled to the ground by the sword?
um....she did get pulled to the ground. Just like everyone else. Their swords didn’t help, I’m sure, but they aren’t what made them sink.
I wonder whether this panel would also have worked if Gurgi was still wearing that coat?