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Re: The Chronicles of Quelouva

Posted: Wed Nov 22, 2017 6:52 pm UTC
by Pfhorrest
ucim wrote:So I presume sxe (i.e. 2x13) is season x episode. I was wondering (and I think it was even my own suggestion).

Indeed it was, and a good one at that :)

I'm not scared of time travel; upload away!

It is done. :)

Re: The Chronicles of Quelouva

Posted: Thu Nov 23, 2017 2:23 am UTC
by ucim
I just realized that I've been mentally pronouncing the title wrong... in my excuse of a mind I think "kehvlovia". (It's not the worst case of misreading I've done, but I guess it shows... something. :) ) Now I'm thinking "kehloova"? What's in your mind? Whence the name?

Jose

Re: The Chronicles of Quelouva

Posted: Thu Nov 23, 2017 8:32 am UTC
by Pfhorrest
ucim wrote:I just realized that I've been mentally pronouncing the title wrong... in my excuse of a mind I think "kehvlovia". (It's not the worst case of misreading I've done, but I guess it shows... something. :) ) Now I'm thinking "kehloova"? What's in your mind? Whence the name?

Jose

Kwel-oh-vah, back-derived from PIE ‘kwel’ “spiral” and ‘pha’ “light”, because in-universe PIE is a creole of the Ehrban language and whatever humans were speaking in central Eurasia near the end of the Pleistocene.

Re: The Chronicles of Quelouva

Posted: Fri Nov 24, 2017 4:06 pm UTC
by ucim
Cool. Where's the accentuation?

Jose

Re: The Chronicles of Quelouva

Posted: Fri Nov 24, 2017 9:27 pm UTC
by Pfhorrest
ucim wrote:Cool. Where's the accentuation?

Jose

Second syllable.

Re: The Chronicles of Quelouva

Posted: Tue Nov 28, 2017 7:15 am UTC
by Pfhorrest
Man, so I just scheduled how much "cleanup" I have to do in the next month, and it's a lot more than I expected it was going to be. These are the episodes that are insufficiently fleshed out, and when I'm going to try to get them done:

This week:

-Future Perfect 1.2
-Future Perfect 1.3

-Future Perfect 2.1
-Future Perfect 2.2
-Future Perfect 2.3

Next week:

-Life in Another World 1.1
-Life in Another World 1.2
-Life in Another World 1.3

-Life in Another World 2.1

-Life in Another World 3.1
-Life in Another World 3.2
-Life in Another World 3.3

Week after next:

-Death and the Other World 1.1
-Death and the Other World 1.2
-Death and the Other World 1.3

-Death and the Other World 2.1
-Death and the Other World 2.2
-Death and the Other World 2.3

-Death and the Other World 3.1
-Death and the Other World 3.2
-Death and the Other World 3.3

Week before Christmas:

-Pantheon Exodus 2.2
-Pantheon Exodus 2.3

-Pantheon Exodus 3.1
-Pantheon Exodus 3.2

Last week of the year:

-Pantheon Synthesis 1.1
-Pantheon Synthesis 1.2
-Pantheon Synthesis 1.3

-Pantheon Synthesis 2.1
-Pantheon Synthesis 2.2
-Pantheon Synthesis 2.3

-Pantheon Synthesis 3.1
-Pantheon Synthesis 3.2
-Pantheon Synthesis 3.3

Re: The Chronicles of Quelouva

Posted: Wed Nov 29, 2017 5:33 am UTC
by Pfhorrest
Tonight as scheduled I expanded Future Perfect part 1 (mostly episodes 2 and 3) to the minimum standard level of detail I'm aiming for this year.

Fun fact: that story (Future Perfect part 1) was, in a not-too-different earlier form, the one that came closest to ever seeing the light of day before now, being the story I picked out of the larger fictional universe in which to set a video game called "Dynasty: The True Story of Long Xian" that my failed startup company, Sphidia, attempted to create back in 2001ish. That story is also sorta the origin of Xio as a character (Han Xian-zi was his original name, out-of-universe, though it's just a pseudonym in-universe), and expansion on that character concept eventually gave rise to the entire Foundation and thence Pantheon concepts, and therefore the backbone of the entire Oumen saga. (Which was, prior to those developments, just the "Future Continuous" mission to Asiron, and a proto-version of the "Future Prospective" story about Sol interplanetary politics and the eventual Ehrban/Berol encounters, with no Foundation around).

Re: The Chronicles of Quelouva

Posted: Thu Nov 30, 2017 5:17 am UTC
by Pfhorrest
Tonight I expanded Future Perfect part 2 as well.

It occurs to me that right now all of those Future Perfect stories are still written from a perspective assuming you already know all about the Foundation and the Pantheon, but in the new narrative order these events are actually the first you see if any Foundation activity on or around Earth. (Having had no idea who or what they were in Future Continuous). I like that change, since it helps to set up the mystery of the Foundation before they're finally revealed in Future Prospective, but right now it's not written in a way that teases that mystery properly, and I'm too tired to go back and change it now.

Re: The Chronicles of Quelouva

Posted: Fri Dec 01, 2017 7:06 am UTC
by Pfhorrest
I got around to cleaning up the narration of Future Perfect a bit tonight, to no longer expect that the audience has read Future Prospective or the Pantheon series already.

Also, I came up with better names for the Future series, finally coming up with ways to name it after the Foundation as I had initially wanted:

- Shadow of the Foundation (nee Future Perfect / Within the Eye of Chaos / Opening the Eye of Chaos)
Because the Foundation is a shadowy secret organization shaping world history from the shadows in these parts.

- Veil of the Foundation (nee Future Continuous / Beyond the Eye of Chaos)
Because "veil" is the catchiest near-synonym for "penumbra" I could find, something between shadow and light.

- Light of the Foundation (nee Future Prospective / Across the Eye of Chaos / Through the Eye of Chaos)
Because the Foundation is finally exposed to the light of public knowledge in these parts.

Re: The Chronicles of Quelouva

Posted: Wed Dec 06, 2017 7:43 am UTC
by Pfhorrest
fire has indefinitely postponed this week ‘s writing

Re: The Chronicles of Quelouva

Posted: Sat Dec 09, 2017 1:32 am UTC
by lmjb1964
What kind of fire? Are you near the fires in California? I hope you're ok.

Since it sounds like you have more important things to deal with, I'll just eave here a reminder about a typo I found:

http://www.geekofalltrades.org/chronicles/3/2/1/1/2/

"those who could not bare her madness" should read
"those who could not bear her madness"

Also on that page:
"as painful as death but without the release thereof thereafter"
It seems to me that there should be a comma after "death." Also, "thereof thereafter" seems a little awkward.

Stay safe.

Re: The Chronicles of Quelouva

Posted: Sat Dec 09, 2017 3:49 am UTC
by Pfhorrest
Yeah I live in Ojai. See the Thomas Fire thread in news subforum for full details. And thanks for the notes!