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This is the official Dead Vanyel Party discussion post!

Whether it's your first read or your millionth, there's always something worth talking about--and rambling at length about at that. Confide in your fellow Lackey fans--who's your fave? What books do you eat up with a spoon? Does Vanyel end up as a gay Companion after the Mage Storms books? Or is he reborn as the very subtle baby herald "Vanel"? If so, does that make Stef his life-bonded companion "Tylenol", or what? And is Ma'ar REALLY dead? (No!)

Life's little questions, and we all want to talk about them.

Anon and unanon are currently allowed on this post. As of August 9, only anon posting will be allowed, in order to foster an anonny sense of anonymousness, in the vein of everyone's favorite meme ;P. The exception to the anon-only rule is the Introduction Thread, where you can introduce yourself and meet fellow players.

If you're looking for "Research Materials", join the comm and visit this post. (Subtle, right?)




What are you reading?

Date: 2015-07-20 09:23 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Which book is first on your Valdemar list?
From: (Anonymous)
I mean, if it's going to be a kink meme...

Y'all have read the Vanyel drag queen AU, right?

Date: 2015-07-23 12:40 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
It's honestly the best LGBT fic I've ever read.

http://archiveofourown.org/series/27523

Vanyel's rebirth

Date: 2015-07-23 06:25 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
I vote that post-canon, Van and Stef are reborn as Tayledras. They get a lovely treehouse, a lot of hot springs, and some gryphon friends. Of course they have to save the universe in other ways, but at least they can do it and soak in hot springs in between universe-saving.

Hey, Sorrows Forest is cold. If you had to spend hundreds of years as a ghost there, you'd want to go where the hot springs are too.

So what are you going to prompt?

Date: 2015-07-24 09:03 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
And is it to get it written or to write it yourself? :P
thene: Happy Ponyo looking up from the seabed (Default)
From: [personal profile] thene
with thanks to Nakki, Kat, and everyone else who's chipped in over the years)

...your friends ask for recommendations for a good book and you hand them LHM and then apologize.

...it's possible to gauge your mood by the distance between your LHMs and your bed.

...it no longer has a name; when referring to it, initials are ample, and 'that sodding book' or 'the exploding pink fluff' will do fine.

...you've found yourself turning your lights out at bedtime, then turning them on again ten minutes later because you HAVE to read more LHM - many, many times.

...you've laminated your copies, and obscured the back covers with masking tape.

...you write letters to people in purple ink on pink paper.

...all other HoV books exist only to provide context for the LHM. You only read Winds of Fury for the Dating-Advice-For-Catgirls-Scene, and your mental image of the whole Arrows series consists of Van and Stef playing The Sims.

...you've caught yourself quoting Moondance during arguments in pubs.

...the word 'cross-pollinate' makes you titter.

...you wonder what Yfandes was doing for the 500 years Van and Stef were 'cross-pollinating'.

...you've had shipwars over what is, essentially, the same pairing. (Okay ,so I've heard that Doctor Who fans do this too)

...every time you hear about new fungus that affects plants, you wince in sympathy-pain

...your friend starts dating someone twice their age who has teenage children, and you think this is the most normal thing in the world. (Variation: your friend, who has teenage children, starts dating someone half their age and you think this is the most normal thing in the world.)

...the difference between 'rereading' and 'completely rereading' is the entire second volume.

...you know what Vanyel's name means in Quenya.

...you rate all other books in comparison to the LHM. Yes, other books can outscore the LHM, but your benchmark is the LHM.

...you've sometimes woken up in the middle of the night desperate to know if Stef was wearing shoes on p51 of vol 3, or why Vanyel moved rooms between the second and third volumes, or how Lendel managed to look so pretty even after taking that long walk off the top of the belltower.

...you find the scent of sandalwood inexplicably arousing.

...you read the LHM because Van's depressingly awful life reminds you just how good your own is.

...you spell it P-O-R-N.

...you collect feathers, and contemplate getting a bird of prey, just to entice people to your bed.

...you think about yourself in third person just so you can use your usename you've come up with.

...you try to learn to play the guitar simply to be able to play "My Lady's Eyes" for the senseless drivel!

...you have some, or all, of the soundtrack.

...before you pirated any the soundtrack, you made up your own tune to the Shadow-Lover song.

...and are now annoyed that you can no longer remember it, damnit.

...the Jehovah's Witnesses knock at your door and ask if you read the Bible; you ask if they read the LHM.
Edited Date: 2015-07-26 03:05 am (UTC)

21_days Tumblr

Date: 2015-07-29 07:15 am (UTC)
shadow_lover: (price)
From: [personal profile] shadow_lover
The 21_days Tumblr is now live! We'll occasionally use it to mirror announcements from the comm, but mostly it'll just be running a Valdemar-themed queue and the occasional advertising post.

http://21-days-fest.tumblr.com/

Writing!

Date: 2015-08-04 03:36 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
A bit off-topic from Valdemar, but still fest-relevant I think! What sorts of things do you typically write? Fic or original work, longfic or shortfic, angst or fluff?

So, now that we've started...

Date: 2015-08-10 03:17 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
We're not allowed to claim anything, but which of the prompts do you find particularly inspiring? Are there any that you don't necessarily feel up to writing but will be eagerly awaiting the fills for?

And of course, have you gotten started writing or drawing anything yet? >:D

Research Help

Date: 2015-08-11 02:56 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
While we may all have access to the "research materials", sometimes you need help tracking down that particular answer. Ask about canon here!

Poetry fills...

Date: 2015-08-11 05:18 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Anyone else planning or considering a poetry fill? I hadn't been, but then I accidentally wrote the first line of a fill in iambic pentameter and decided to run with it...

Also, I'm assuming/hoping the 100-word minimum wouldn't hold true for poetry? hahaha

How's it going?

Date: 2015-08-15 02:52 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
We're almost done with prompt week... are any of the later prompts looking good to you? Is anyone else a bit overwhelmed by the sheer number of prompts? haha.

(I might be working on a google spreadsheet listing & linking to all the prompts, plus separate sheets dividing them by book -- would anyone be interested in the link to that once I'm done?)

(no subject)

Date: 2015-08-17 06:50 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
I haven't understood where the prompts are :S I would love to fill one or two but can't find them ç_ç Can somebody send me a lik?

holy shit, meme, you're on fire

Date: 2015-08-18 12:45 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
I just. Totally blown away by all the good shit on meme. I need to fill more.

Tayledras Names

Date: 2015-08-19 03:44 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Anyone want to help me brainstorm some Hawkbrother names? ;)

Day 14 Check-In

Date: 2015-08-22 11:39 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
We're halfway through fills period -- how's everyone doing? Are you excited about what you're working on now? Any struggles you're trying to get through? Do you have any favorites from what's been posted so far? etc etc

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