I assume my article will be coming out in August 2011, but I have not heard anything more about it. Watch the blog for updates.
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My alternative dispute resolution paper, Never Take “Yes” For An Answer: Negotiating With the Japanese will be published in the upcoming International Law Journal of the Appalachian School of Law. It is a new publication so I do not have many details at the moment.
A story inspired by legal and ethical issues. Rated M for mature content and violence.
A Short Story by EugenaRATED M FOR MATURE CONTENT AND VIOLENCE, READ BELOW:
I tag the character from The Age of Merrik as Merrik (The Age of Merrik) (merrik-sword-master)
Ok, getting to another question.
This one stems from the screenplay version:
What is the big deal with the vow? Why not break it? (See this post)
And a combo from the novel:
What is with the “I think I might kiss her” obsession from John? What’s the big deal about kissing? Does it mean something else?
(Yeah, put the something else in “”)
To answer them all at once, the big deal with the vow is very cultural. To break it is to lose honor. And, consider the explanation of the vow. Merrik risks losing power by simply breaking it.
Kissing. That relates back to the vow. In real life, kiss all you want. Just be careful of mono. In the AOM world, if you are a sword master or wizard or other magic user, be careful not to lose your life. You are transferring your power to another, whether or not you want to.
The cautions of the vow become part of the culture, and even non-magic users (who may not know the origin) are cautious of it. As for “something else” it does not refer to that. Think of how much more power a character would lose that way. To answer an unspoken question, there was none of that between Merrik and Brianna. Good thing, Brianna did not need to absorb any magic power, and Merrik did not need to lose any.
What’s next with Brianna?
I haven’t really decided what to do with her. In the previous version, I knew how she would show up again, but now, I am considering other ideas.
I had Brianna and Liana as reflections of each other. They were essentially the same, just on different sides of the battle. One difference . . .
Who is worse, Liana or Brianna?SPOILERS AND POLL FOLLOW
General Zsastar is one of King Malik’s Generals, but are there others?
The Son of Malik is but one of King Malik’s generals. He has six others.
Spoilers follow (mature content)
read on, okay with spoilers and mature content
The following post contains spoilers for The Age of Merrik: The Anointing. It contains references to graphic character violence (perhaps not that graphic, but some young readers might not wish to read it).Read the rest of this entry »
Here are some great songs for various Sword Masters:
- Ling – Zhan Shen “Mars” theme
- For Revolutionizing the World- Shoujo Kakumei Utena
- Virtual Star Embryology – Shoujo Kakumei Utena
- Spira Mirabilis Theatre – Shoujo Kakumei Utena
- Keep Holding On – Eragon
- When the World Ends – DMB (“The Cry of War”)
- How to Save a Life – The Fray (Merrik/Brianna)
- Cable Car – The Fray (Merrik/Brianna)
- Swallowed in the Sea – Coldplay (Zaedrif paring (spoiler))
- Until – Sting (Zaedrif/Eleya)
- The Scientist – Coldplay (Zaedrif/Eleya)
- Stay With You – GooGoo Dolls (Annointing Finale, Merrik/Eleya)
And for other characters:
- Lion – Narnia LWW (Serafín)
- Misfocusing – Billie Piper (Liana)
- Nothing Else Matters – Metallica