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Setting: Terra M
Genre: Modern fantasy
Summary: The garden is not as peaceful as it could be....
Words: 100

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Setting: seems to be the same one as Wishmaking
Genre: Fantasy, Fairy Tale
Summary: An old man tries to cheat his prospective heirs by avoiding to die.
Notes/warnings: Central character is nasty. May be creepy due to magical transformation with unintended consequences.
Words: 561

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Setting: ?
Genre: Fantasy, Fairy Tale, depending on your definittion Romance
Summary: A woman wakes up after 100 years with patchy memory, and still hopes to find her bethroted
Words: 987

I remember passing through a town that swore they’d had a “sleeping beauty”, who had been on display in a glass coffin in the city hall for a century. They had at least half a dozen stories how she got there - her parents insulted a fairy, her father cursed having a daughter rather than a son, you know the kind.

All the stories agreed that she did wake up after a hundred years, and was, like you are when you sleep too long, not entirely clear in the head.

And here’s a story of what happened afterwards.

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Setting: presumably real world
Genre: Slice of life
Summary: a hobby-photographer tries to come up with a present for a friend with the same hobby..
Words: 254

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Setting: ?
Genre: Fantasy
Summary: Grey has seen better times, and is loathe to waste what little he has.
Notes: inspired by a prompt from Thimbleful Thursday
Words: 96

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Wiki in general
pros:
  • MADE FOR interlinking
  • features like automatic TOCs for a page, categories...
Online Wiki
pros:
  • I already have a start
  • Reachable from multiple computers
  • I can show it to other people, or make it private
cons:
  • needs internet access
  • the "this is public"/"this may be public again in future" WILL get in the way of taking spontaneous notes.
  • Needs to be updated for security, and if the add-ons I used to get the structure like I wanted it grow incompatible with the later versions, I'm shit out of luck.

Offline Wiki
pros:
  • Doesn't need internet access to work on
  • Not public, so no reason to feel self-conscious about what I put in
  • optional: I could keep a complete wiki offline, and copy "clean" enough stuff to an online wiki, without having to change formatting (beyond removing links to not-yet-existing pages)
cons:
  • Without additional work, only available on one computer
  • Needs a webserver to run
  • I'm not sure I can build the setup I want again, because of aforementioned "add-on-not-compatible-with-recent-version" problem

Scrivener File(s)
pros:
  • Doesn't need internet access to work on
  • Not public, so no reason to feel self-conscious about what I put in
  • Relatively easy to get the whole thing into a printable format, should fancy strike me that way
  • Without additional work, only available on one computer (but I've already set up dropbox synching for the fiction Scrivener files, so I'd say it's easier than for the wiki)
cons:
  • I haven't really figured out links yet
  • No "compatible" online version
Evernote
pros:
  • Editable from multiple devices, including my phone
cons:
  • Need to either keep it on a separate account from my normal one, which is a bit of a pain to switch between, or keep stuff on the account I have already, mixed with cooking recipes and such
  • I don't even know if I can link between notes.
....

Any comments, thoughts or suggestions?

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Visiting my mother tends to bring about conversations involving either of us referring to my "home" either as here, or my own flat. That has led me to idle thoughts about what "home" is.

For myself, what I want from my home is that I feel safe. And... my home is my place, where I don't have to welcome anyone I don't want there.

But home is different things to different people, so I'll go poke some of my fictional characters about it.

Brice: When I hear "home", I picture the house I grew up in. That is...not very useful.

Gabriel: Home is a place where I don't have to play a role, or project a certain image.

Daaren: People who trust me, and whom I trust. A community in which I have a place.

Sylvie: Home is where I know the rules.
Nico: Say what?
Sylvie: I mean... I don't have to be afraid all the time about doing something wrong because I know what kind of behaviour is normal, and which is, oh, "fighting words".
Nico: Sounds more like home country?
Sylvie: I guess? Otherwise... home is family.

Dehrai: Yes. Friends that become chosen family, and the place we carve out for ourselves.

Xan: Anywhere no-one tries to kill me is close enough at the moment.

...
Sylvie: Nico?
Nico: Yes?
Sylvie: You butted in. After that, no sneaking out without answering the question.
Nico: Fair enough. ... Um. Homeplace is wherever I can stash some possessions and myself and be reasonably sure neither gets harmed for a while. Homefeeling is... I'm... I guess it's peaceful. It's hard to grasp. :/

If you want to share, what does "home" mean to you?

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Well, back to the worldbuilding notes. :D

Eodea has goblins among its humanoid species.

They have pointed ears, big noses, and projecting jaws with marked canines. Their hands have two thumbs, one on each side of the palm, and three non-thumb-fingers.

Their sexual dimorphism works out to male goblins being around 3-4 feet tall, and female goblins 5-6 feet. Women are also more long-lived, and rarer - I haven't settled on a number yet, but something in the ballpark of 5-10 males for each female in a population.

So they have a reason for a tendency to protect girls and woman. Also for polyandry. The longer lifespan is a factor for women being most of their leaders, lorekeepers, judges, scholars, etc.

Goblins in general, and male goblins in particular, tend to be very group-oriented. I'm sure there are humans who have interpreted an unwillingness to make important decisions alone as sign stupidity or cowardice.

There is an insular nation of goblins in the mountains of Raaji.

In Konda there are smaller goblin communities integrated into a society dominated by humans. Particularly in the capital they are known as expert craftsmen, usually by the name of their legacy-lines - small teams who work together and trace their training back through generations.

Yrn was a settlement founded by goblins; they still make up about a third of the population, the rest again being mostly humans.

In northern Akadan there's a culture whose makeup by species includes goblins along with orcs (majority), elves, and humans.

What is your personal mental image of goblins?

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Hey, do you know Lackadaisy? Webcomic set in 1920s St. Louis, but with cats? Updates more rarely than anyone would like?

The creator, Tracy Butler, made a Patreon account and is now less than $600 away from her milestone goal that'd enable her to work on Lackadaisy full time.

So, yeah, if you like the comic, that's a pretty exciting chance for support.

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I'll put that behind a cut because it's kinda melancholy, and I don't want to drag down the mood of anyone expecting squeeing about things I love under the headline "Fandoms". Mostly this is reasons why I'm not involved in fandoms.

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