taennyn: (Witches' Horses)
Witches' Horses system stories:

Vasilisa (general warning for creep)

Sibir (general warning for war)

le Chevalier de Grammont (distinct warning for bastards)

The Swallow's Tail (general warning for aftermath of war) (and more than one fairytale getting involved)

Witches' Horses (warning for Space Opera) (and bastards) (and more than one fairytale getting involved)


Brigands system stories:

Twelve Brigands (warning for Kaschei)

Falcons' Feathers (general warnings for bebe!Mongols, teenagers, and fairytales)


Winter (general warning for creep)
taennyn: (amber mala)
Sparked by this poll, the requests list went:
Wild Roses:
6 Sun Queen era
6 Trickwood Unification
3 Wars era
3 Spawn era
2 [Other] - Last One Standing and Some Kind of Love Song

Herding the Witches' Horses:
4 le Chevalier de Grammont
3 Winter/Morozko
1 Witches' Horses
1 Vasilisa
1 Swallow's Tail
1 Sibir

4 precampaign
3 campaign

roundup of links )

As always, comments are gloated over.

Indexes (updated, at that!) are:
Wild Roses 1 (early history through pre-wars)
Wild Roses 2 (Trickwood Unification & Some Kind of Love Song)
Wild Roses 3 (the Wars)
Wild Roses 4 (after the wars)

Chevalier de Grammont
Witches' Horses
Swallow's Tail

The Deaths

I win!

Nov. 4th, 2008 06:08 pm
taennyn: (amber mala)
Well. This has been interesting; the last two days were dramatically more difficult than the eighteen before--fun with pain. =P

Survey says that yes, I can produce two pieces of writing for twenty days, and my natural word output is around a thousand words a day.

Everything's over at [livejournal.com profile] named_by_rhyme. Any comments you'd care to give would be gloated over.

final tally goes Wild Roses: 16; Witches' Horses: 15; the Deaths: 9 )
taennyn: (Witches' Horses)
"--Stand with your back to the woods and your front to me," Ilya heard the captain murmur through the wiring, watching the terem drift-spin in lazy, erratic loops in the viewports.

"What was tha--bozhe moi," he interrupted himself, staring out. The terem had stopped spinning and was now running out welcoming lights to a docking port, nearly all of the tracking still functional.

The ship hummed under his feet, angle of approach to the terem aligning itself to the now-open port, and he ran.

". . you are not seriously thinking of walking in there," he told the back of the captain's head as he pulled himself into the control cabin.

"Do you have a better idea?" the captain replied tensely over one shoulder, looking about as spooked as Ilya felt. "We've neither ice nor air to get much of anywhere else, and if it's all the same to you I'd not like a rusalka's death."

"You'd rather trust a terem that responds to children's rhymes?" Ilya asked, incredulous. "For all we know, there's neither ice nor air inside, either, and there might be a 'Yaga."

"There's air, and power--" the captain pointed to a mirror, coaxing the ship closer with the other hand. "Terem's been listening since we got within mirror-range."

Ilya stilled his shiver with deliberate effort. "As the captain commands," he said softly, and moved out of the cabin.


Dec. 27th, 2005 08:44 am
taennyn: a girl sitting in front of a field of fallen leaves (Default)
I smell interesting*. This gives me an absurd amount of glee.

I suspect stories are jealous, horrible Creatures. This thought currently brought to you by my full intention to work on Witches' Horses over the vacation (I was hoping for a rough draft of the Falcon's Feather adaption, and would have settled for a complete outline), and instead getting my head munched on--idly--by the Wild Roses universe.
So I spent most of my more lucid moments pondering the role of the Navy in general, and especially the role navigators and gunners play. This was sparked at least in part by my finding pirates of the Spanish Main books to supplement my Russian history reading. (If anyone wonders why I seem to be slightly Cracked in the best of times, you can probably attribute it to my reading habits.)

Considering the actual history, I'm somewhat surprised the Russian Fairy Tales don't include rather a lot more wars, and the various upheavals and shifting of the princes. It was rare for a city to spend twenty consecutive years under the rule of one prince, or one prince's family line. If they didn't get their silly selves deposed by their brothers (and/or nephews in collusion with their brothers), they got themselves killed fighting wars with the nomads, each other, the Polish, the Hungrians and occasionally Byzantium. Mostly each other. I also suspect the name 'Mstislav' is Cursed. There were up to three in damn near every generation of the prince-families, and at least one of them usually ended up either aiming for the throne in Kiev himself, or helping someone else get there.

But the fairy tales, even the ones that mention tzars, don't give that impression. They're . . almost timeless--the Tzar exists, but he's often not named, or described as anything other than the Tzar. It's interesting. :)

*: DEVIL’S NIGHT -- Devil’s Eve, Devil’s Night, Gate Night, Trick Night, Mischief Night; whatever your name for it might be, the chaos is still the same. Contrary to popular belief, this festival of pandemonium isn’t unique to Detroit. Falling on October 30th, it is an evening of mayhem and destruction. On the gentler side, it may be celebrated by practical jokes, an egging, Ding-Dong-Ditch, or enthusiastic TP’ing of your most hated neighbor’s trees, and on the more violent side, arson and vandalism. This is the scent of autumn night, fires in the distance, with a touch of boozy swoon, playful sugar and thuggish musk. ( a limited edition purchased here )


Nov. 23rd, 2005 02:14 pm
taennyn: (Loki)
If I end up writing the Witches' Horses version of "the devil's picture" in my totally non existant free time this weekend?

All. Your. Fault.
taennyn: a girl sitting in front of a field of fallen leaves (Default)
*flails* Make the russian spacetech fairy tales go away!

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