StarFall: Spellbinder #1: "Take This Job and Shove It"

William Strickland indomitable.william at
Thu Dec 16 20:55:11 PST 2010

On Dec 16, 9:44 pm, Scott Eiler <sei... at> wrote:
> On Dec 16, 5:35 pm, William Strickland <indomitable.will... at>
> wrote:
> > On Dec 16, 2:50 pm, Andrew Perron <pwer... at> wrote:
> > Wooo! A comment! I love comments!
> Well, then, you've come to the right place, because Andrew is good at
> that.  I'm *trying* to be okay at that.

Awesome. :D

> I don't have detailed analysis.  But I enjoyed the story.  It has all
> the good story elements, plus a nice fistfight with a faery.  What's
> not to like?

And there will be plenty more faerie-punching action next ish, as
( I'm halfway tempted to make a Saxon Hale-esque boast such as
"A fae will die on every page!" but that's entirely untrue. Chelsea
wants to leave. And then get breakfast. )

> I gather your character has history, because she comes from a
> superhero campaign.  I admire how you skipped most of the history in
> this story (- though I sometimes got confused by what was flashback
> and what wasn't.

I'm going to need to come up with a way to relate that here, in the
text format. I'd originally written the story in html, and the
segments were all in italics. The story's still in its original form
Phantasm's webpage for Starfall;

Pretty soon I'll have some cover art whipped up for the issue, as

> I joined RACC just last year, and started pumping in my own stories
> that have massive HTML backhistory.  I can recommend that you not feel
> intimidated, because...
> As a reader, you're in control.  When a story has massive history, it
> is the writer's job to convey it, not the reader's job to take heroic
> measures to comprehend it.
> As a writer, nobody here tries to pull rank based on whether they've
> actually been paid to publish.  (Thanks for that, Tom, if you're still
> around).  Absent any sort of career, rank is pretty much equal.  So
> it's a nice support group for writers.

All good to know.

> So, hello and welcome.

Hello, and thanks! :)

More information about the racc mailing list