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The official website of Stephen King's Thinner Gypsies
As of February 2021, we are now getting up to 7 MILLION visits per day!
This is the home page of
Maine author, artist, Voodoo Priestess, Gypsy Queen, and art car designer:
EelKat Wendy Christine Allen
Chances are high, I'm the most famous person, you'll ever meet.
I am EelKat
The REAL Gypsy Witch Stephen King based his Thinner Gypsy witch off of
and owner of the REAL World's Most Haunted car,
the car Stephen King based his fictional Christine off of,
My family, we are the Gypsies you see in The Thinner, the movie was filmed on my farm,
Founder of The Procter & Gamble Boycott
EelKat of Squidoo, EelKat Voice of the Voiceless.
EelKat Etiole's Friend.
We are the Gypsies of Old Orchard Beach, Saco, Biddeford, Scarborough, Wells, Kennebunk, Sanford, Bangor, and Palmyra, Maine.
This website started in 1996 and is updated, edited, and added to daily. (NOTE do keep in mind since the April 10, 2015 murder of my children, this site is no longer updated daily, and very few new writing articles are added any more - since 2015 updates have been about weekly and usually are about the continued ongoing investigation into the murder of my family.)
As of 2021 it has more than 10,000 pages. However, only around 2,000 pages are indexed by search engines (robot blockers and/or passwords, prevent the rest from being findable by Google/Bing/Yahoo/etc.). Around 8,000 pages can only be accessed by clicking on direct links to them. The links are found on other pages on this site. Confusing? Perhaps. But whenever one of those difficult to find 8,000 pages gets traffic, I know that you are VERY dedicated in reading what I wrote or doing some stalker level digging to reach those search engine inaccessible pages and I'd rather not waste my time writing stuff for uninterested parties, plus it's fascinating to see how deep some people are willing dig to find every last word I wrote.
I published my first novel in 1978. Since then I have published 138 novels, 30 non-fiction books, 2,000+ short stories, a dozen plays, a few comic book scripts for Disney's Uncle Scrooge and Donald Duck comics, a few dozen novellas, and 10,000+ non-fiction articles.
I am asexual and famous for 4 decades of writing 100% sexless stories, laced in extreme blood-gore-and-violence. But in spite of that, in recent years, most people classify me as an Erotica author. I don't know why, as I've never written Erotica or even any sex scenes, and as I am a nun, raised as such from the age of 3, I wouldn't even know how to write sex or Erotica. If you came here looking for sex, BDSM, Erotica, or Dominatrix's, please return to whomever sent you and tell them to burn in Hell where their immoral ass belongs. Also, do tell me their name so I can put a curse on them, so they will never enjoy sex ever again, to punish them for spreading lies about me and connecting my name to anything related to sex at all. I find sex vile and despicable and want no part of your perverse degradation near me.
All of my fiction works are about Alien Elf Wizards who live in Old Orchard Beach, Maine. All of my non-fiction works are about the history of Maine, it's Gypsy Clans, and most especially Old Orchard Beach the town which was settled and founded by my family.
Most of these pages answer reader questions on the worldbuilding, character creating, plotting, writing, editing, and publishing process of my work.
Others are on the history of my people, The Gypsies of Maine, our culture, our lifestyle, our cars, and our religion.
The rest of the pages are daily updates of the terrorist attacks by Maine's White Supremacists on my non-white family, including updates of the FBI investigation of the April 10, 2015 murder of my children.
Due to the murder of my family and the resulting court cases, police investigations, and FBI investigations, I no longer have time to daily update this website.
Likewise ALL novel, short story, and article writing projects are on hiatus.
All book releases, book signings, workshops, and convention appearances for 2015 (and unknown amount of time after) are on hold while the murder investigation of my family is ongoing.
Writing advice for the worldbuilding, character creation, and other writing how to articles are on hold.
From now on, the bulk of updates here will be about the investigation into the murder of my family.
No, NOT just THIS author website, not JUST the EelKat pename, not just self published books: ALL 15 (fifteen) of my penames are on hiatus, that includes traditional published books as well, newspaper reporting jobs, editing jobs, my work for Harlequin Romance Novels, my work for Disney... EVERYTHING is on hiatus. Every publishing house I work for, every series I write, every penname I write under: they are ALL on hiatus, ALL projects.
There is NOTHING being published under ANY penname, not for ANY series, not for ANY publisher, from 2015 onward. EVERYTHING is on hold due to the murder of my family. I do not know when or even if, any of the projects will be restarted or finished.
Yes, BOTH the magazines I owned are indefinitely shut down because of this as well, with no plans for either magazine to return. The publishing house I own is also closed to submissions from now on, we will no longer be publishing anything. It is unlikely we will reopen the publishing house either.
All book signing tours, workshops, letures, PAX events, ComicCon events, carnival/festival/state fair/car show events are also canceled. I will not be attending ANY of them. If a venue still has my name listed as a guest/speaker/etc it is because they've not yet removed it. I WILL NOT be there, no matter where it is!
EVERYTHING, EVERYWHERE, IS CANCELED!
The ONLY thing continuing from this point on, is THIS website, where I'll post updates on the murder investigation, hopefully every week, but, you know how it is when 10 members of your family are beheaded, it's kind of difficult to have a schedule for anything anymore.
April 10, 2015 my 12 children were kidnapped,
from 146 Portland Ave. Old Orchard Beach, Maine.
May 15, 2015, ten of their heads were nailed to my door.
Do you have information?
FBI Agent Andy Drewer out of the Portland, Maine FBI office is in charge of the case.
If you have information about the April 10, 2015 murder of my family
or any of the attacks on our home and relatives, give it to him not me.
He can be reached @ +1-(207)-774-9322
Writing Medieval Servants
Writing Genre Fiction
in Historical Fiction
Writing Medieval Servants: Their jobs and their place in historical fiction.
It is now August 2017.
The original article "Medieval Servants" was written October 14, 2013
The original draft was 10,000 words long, but many parts of it were removed and the published article you know is only 7,000 words long.
Here now are the additional 3,000 words that had been removed...
NOTE: The goal of this page is not to provide you with in-depth details of medieval servants, but rather to point out various disturbing facts about everyday medieval life that historical fiction authors willfully choose to ignore for the sake of writing a warm, fluffy, happy story.
Many of the facts about medieval life presented here are purposely jarring, disturbing, have high squick factors, and are meant to open your eyes to the harshness every day people lived with, in the hopes that writers will stop sugar coating medieval life in their novels, and make some sort of attempt to actually research the period they are writing about, before they write it.
Things that happen today in the 2000's - like bathing daily, white bread or just bread without bugs in it, drinking clean water, and women being thought of as Humans - did not exist in the medieval world.
Because this page details actual things that occurred in every day medieval life, much of the content of this page is Not Safe For Work.
Reader discretion is advised.
Part 2 of My Answer:
To this question
On the topic of writing Medieval Servants:
Their jobs and their place in historical fiction.
Here is the side note, deleted from the original article, but now added here to the Part 2 of it...
In Medieval fantasy you see people attending church services every Sunday. In real Medieval times church services were held once every other month (6 times a year) not weekly. Each family would have had a mall altar or shrine in their homes, where they would pray 5 times a day as they had been taught to do by Catholic monks and nuns. Most villages would have had a monastery or convent either in town or on the outskirts.
People needing religious advice would go there for answers, during the week. People who had sinned would go to the monks and request to be forgiving, than they would pay the sum required to be forgiven for the sin in question. If you told a lie, you may only have to pay a few coins to buy your forgiveness, if you killed your neighbor, you may have to pay by giving your land to the church.
Also in Medieval times most people did not count days or know the concept of weeks/months/years in the same way we do. Most folks just lived one day to the next and when winter ended and planting season arrived they announced that a new year had begun, whether 6 months had passed or 2 years had passed since the last time they planted crops. That was their concept of a year.
They knew to go the church because a town crier would come through and announce that the bishop/ priest/ pope was in town all the way from Italy and it was time to be inspected (going to church was like getting your car inspected, only if you failed to pass the Christianity test you were executed at best, or made the personal indebted and daily tortured slave of the bishop /priest/ pope at worst.)
Bishops/ priests/ popes were the most feared people of the land - more feared than tax collectors, and kings were terrified of them as well, because church leaders were vast land mongers and if they decided they wanted your land, than you would not pass your Christianity inspection no matter how saintly you were. The religious leaders of Medieval times were among the most corrupt, violent, bloodthirsty, murderous men to ever walk the face of the earth at any time period: these men made Hitler look like a saint, that’s how bad they were.
It is important to note that in Medieval times the Catholic leaders: popes, bishops, priests, monks, nuns, etc, were not the celibate unmarried folks we know today. Most were married and had families, polygamy was not an uncommon practice in Medieval times and the wealthier a man was the more wives he could afford to buy. The Catholic church did not forbid leaders from marrying until into the 1600s, well after the Medieval period had ended.
Remember that wives were bought, not married in Medieval times, and a wife was nothing more than a house servant who slept with the master, and there are many books from Medieval times written for men on how to take care of their livestock, and these books contains lists of livestock which include: horses, dogs, cows, wives, pigs, and daughters.
Men could go to the local blacksmith and along with getting his horse shoes, he could also have his wife fitted with a chastity belt (cast iron panties) to prevent other men from using her and a bridle (some of which resembled bird cages bolted to her neck and forehead) which prevented her from talking. Leather makers sold collars and leashes, which wives were lead around by whenever they went out in public. This would have included queens and princesses as well, who most likely to have been kidnapped from enemy kings, and paraded through the streets as trophies, than publicly raped by the king, so that the entire town was a witness to the “marriage”.
Note that the word marriage meant: the act of stealing a woman’s virginity, or the act of claiming ownership by raping her. This was always done publically, both to shame the female into never allowing another man in her bed, and to show other men, this one’s mine I’ll kill you if you touch her. Medieval people did not have the “sex is a sin to be done in secret” mindset that would develop in Victorian times.
In Medieval times: Women were property, marriage was rape, age of consent was 10, incest was common practice, religious leaders got first choice of daughters, fathers got second choice, brothers got third choice, the man with the highest bid got to buy her if no priest or man in the family wanted her, and sex was public.
You got to remember, marrying outside of family was condemned by the Church in Medieval times. Men were expected to marry their daughters. If a man had 4 wives it was because his first wife had given birth to 3 daughters and no sons. If he had a son, then one of the daughters would have gone to the son.
Medieval Europe was VERY clannish and VERY concerned with not "tainting the bloodline". No one mixed races. No one married outside their family in order to ensure purity of blood. If they were marrying outside of family, it was done for political reasons, to unit two regions into one, to end a war, or to pay off a debt. This incest norm became less common in later Medieval years, but still continued right into the Renaissance, and would not be fully shunned until the Victorian era.
Remember: white Europeans were EXCESSIVELY paranoid about getting dirty Semite blood or dirty Canaanite blood or dirty pagan witch blood, mixed in with their pure white Aryan blood. The Templar Knights were glorified for their mass murders of all non-whites, and their white robes, red crosses, and pointy hoods, can still be seen worn by the Templar today. (Raise your hand if you knew the Templar Knights, still existed, still killed all none whites in the name of Christian purity and are now known as The Loyal White Knights of The Ku Klux Klan, the Final Division of The Templar Knights of God? Next time you do a Google search for images of a Templar Knight Uniform, do a side by side Google search of the Klu Klux Klan uniform. Look at a Templar Knight flag side by side a Loyal White Knight flag. You might want to rethink glorifying the Templar Knights when you realize exactly who they are and what they do.)
Remember if your princess really is a princess in a Medieval castle, she'll be expected to start giving birth to daddy king's babies soon as she reach's 10 years old, in order to ensure the purity of their royal white blood and make sure no "evil" non white blood gets into the family tree, and any knights marching around her castle will be white power colour murdering fanatic wearing white robes and brandishing a white flag with a red KKK Templar Knight cross on it.
It was a sin to marry (rape) a nun, thus most girls elected to become nuns as soon as they got their periods.
It is very important to keep these facts in mind when writing historically accurate Medieval fiction and it is especially important to keep the horrors of being a female front and center when choosing to write your Medieval main character as female.