LNH/REVIEW: Kid Review's Roundup - August 2014
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Fri Oct 10 21:45:45 PDT 2014
On 10/10/2014 8:41 PM, Tom Russell wrote:
> On Thursday, October 9, 2014 1:56:01 PM UTC-4, Andrew Perron wrote:
>> Red Hart #1-3
>> Untitled, "The Beasts Set Loose", "The Forest Prince Returns"
>> An Eightfold [8FOLD] miniseries (I think?)
> Yes, ending with next week's # 9.
Ahhhhh, very good.
>> "RACC's most fascinatingly experimental title of the month, and that's a
>> significant accomplishment when put next to Powernaut, ROKA, and Super
>> Wizard. Tom swings for the fences with a classical form and a cosmic
>Thank you very kindly. It's always gratifying when something experimental
> manages to resonate with (rather than alienate) people.
It's resonated quite nicely in my brain chambers! <3
>> "So, it turns out the invasion of the Dyzen'thari in Jolt City and the
>> invasion of the Pulse Collective in All The Books That Don't Take Place
>> In 2009 are not unrelated.
>Oh, I've been laying seeds for the Pulse War story for a very long time,
> and in some unexpected places. :-)
Very interesting. <3 I don't think I can see all of them quite yet...
>> The characterization is *extremely* well-done, with each character
>> (or group thereof) getting a very distinct voice whether or not they
>> count their iambs."
>One thing you're likely to notice is that as the story moves along, the
> humans take on greater agency.
And having read through September's issues, I have!
>Part of this is thematically and narratively important, and part of it is
> that it's much easier to write the damn thing when I don't have to be
> counting syllables and stresses. (Which is *hard*-- I have a sort of
> special tone-deafness for it, and frequently have to consult online
> dictionaries to determine where the stress falls in simple words. AND DON'T
> GET ME STARTED ON THOSE SONNETS THAT SEDENION AND OCTONION HAVE.)
I have a pretty similar tonedeafness - I wrote a sestina once in iambic
pentameter and it was amazingly hard. (Which is why Captain Sestina has ten
syllables per line but no further poetic flourishes.) But I can't tell that
there were difficulties with any of this - it feels very right.
>Glad you're enjoying it, and I'm glad you seem to be finding it
> compulsively readable. :-)
Very much so! <3
Andrew "NO .SIG MAN" "Juan" Perron, catch up mode!
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