EelKat Wendy C Allen - Dark Fantasy Author


UPDATE March 17, 2021: Another death. Waiting for a coffin to be delivered. Funeral the 21st. Unlikely to be streaming for a few weeks.


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Update: March 27, 2021: It's not even been a week since the funeral, and now there is another death and another funeral.



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UPDATE April 5, 2021: There are still no streams, as, we've now a another (a 3rd) funeral to prepare for.


And that is now 3 deaths in our family, in the past 2 weeks.


This 3rd death hits hard, because it was Pippi.


Our family has now had 13 deaths since March 2020.








April 10, 2015, 12 children were kidnapped.

May 15, 2015, the heads of 10 of them were nailed to my door.

August 24, 2020, one was found still alive. he was just 4 years old when she was kidnapped, but she remembered us, even though 5 years had passed.

August 25, 2020, Pippi came home, but her condition was not well. She had been tortured the entirety of the 5 years she had been held hostage. She was missing limbs and covered with scars, had broken bones many years not set, and suffered serious damage to many of her internal organs. That she was alive at all, in her condition, was a miracle. Doctors had little hope of her survival and she was sent home with Hospice care.

Pippi had cancer in her eye and needed surgery for it, which she was scheduled to have, shortly before she was kidnapped.

In the years they had her, not only did they torture her, but her cancer went untreated and spread to her brain.

By the time she was returned to us, her cancer had reached an inoperable state, so we knew she did not have much time left.

Had her cancer been treated, back when she was a toddler, she probably would have reach adulthood.

She died only 8 months after her return.

Another child, to cry out from the grave, for Etiole's vengeance upon her murderers. Another victim of evil men, who will stoop to no ends, to bury the crimes they committed 50 years ago.  Drug lords. Opium growers. Heroine dealers. Selling little girls 4 to 8 years old for sex to priests. They only care about money.

All hail the mighty tourist ass. Millions come to Old Orchard Beach every year, for one thing and one thing only: heroine. They sell their drugs to the tourists under the pier and off the balconies of that giant motel. Than drag little girls to the bedrooms of the condominiums on Smithwheel Road, behind the school. And any child who dares open their mouth and beg for help, gets tossed in the GooseFare Brooke Ravine.

Bastard drug lords. They've been doing this for 50 years, and the town hall and the police department, turn a blind eye to it, because they get paid $6million a year to not report it to the newspapers, when the body of another child washes down the ravine, into the gulley to be spit out in the ocean. No fewer than 5 bodies are found every summer, but how often does it get in the news?

The corruption of this fucking town needs to end.

Yet another dead at the hands of these criminals who run our town.

How long will the residents continue to turn a blind eye to what is happening in our town.

How many more children will you let them kill, before you stand up to them?

Another child is dead and no one in this town cares. So long as they get their money from the tourists. The blood of another murdered child screams from the graves, begging for justice. Tick tock, tick tock, so begins, yet another of Etiole's 7 year clocks.

This is why there were no/to few streams from May 2020 until now.

May 2020, after 4 years of not hearing from them at all, the FBI returned with a lead, which led to Pip's discovery a few weeks later in August.

Because of the nature of the situation, I could not talk about it, to tell you why streams had stopped.

The kidnappers, were enraged that we had recovered Pip, and that is when the attacks started up again on my home and family September 2020.

Pip's condition continued to grow worse, and she died April 5, 2021.

She was only 10 years old.

This is what it means, to not be white in America.

White men, won't even give a child the chance to grow up.

This is what white people do, to none white families like mine.

We are Gypsies with Jewish blood, for that alone we are hunted like animals.

What the men of Old Orchard Beach, Maine, did to my family, will never be forgotten or forgiven.




#If you have any information on the kidnappers or the murders...


#FBI Agent Andy Drewer out of the Portland, Maine FBI office is in charge of the of the April 10, 2015 kidnapping of my 12 children by 14 Ku Klux Klan men who invaded our home and the subsequent May 15, 2015 murder of 10 of the 12 whom had their heads nailed to my front door. If you have information about the case, give it to him not me. He can be reached @ +1-(207)-774-9322 


Have you forgot the extent of the damage these people did, all because, they wanted to dig up my land and removed bodies buried there, before my house builders found that barrel of bones?

Have you forgotten that 7 town hall workers, 5 public works men, a blond woman, her bald son, and her red haired sister Kendra, and 14 police officers, all lead by a man they referred to as "Mark who needs no last name" were the ones 

I name every one of them, except for the ring leaders: blond woman, her bald son, her sister Kendra, and her husband "Mark who needs no last name". I don't know who those 4 are. I'd never seen any of them, other than the Kendra woman before, and I only knew her fro her attacks beating me up at Panera in 2009, 2010, and 2013.

I can name every one of the others, because all I have to do is go to the Old Orchard Beach town hall and police department website, and their are their faces.

With the exception of blond woman, her bald son, her sister Kendra, and her husband "Mark who needs no last name", every one else involved was government official who works for the state of Maine vis the Old Orchard Beach Town Hall, the Old Orchard Beach Police Department, or the Old Orchard Beach Public Works.

And what exactly did they do?

August 8, 2013 they drove a backhoe over my house. That same backhoe drove over my previous house on the same land April 2007. That same backhoe drove over my poultry barn and horse stables July 2001. July 2001 was the first attack.

March 2015 was the the massive attack, with an entire fleet of trucks, and drove over the Church of the Holy Rhinstone, a church that stood on my land, my garage which is why I no longer have a garage to put my car in, my 2 sheds both of which had my tractors and other garden/crop machinery in them at the time. And of course the razing of the land, the cutting down of the apple orchard - the VERY apple orchard planted in 1530 that this town was named after... he actual "old orchard" of Old Orchard Beach... the very original trees - huge massive apple trees over 400 years old. The grape vineyards, the cherry trees, the pears trees. 

April 10, 2015, they returned, 4 police officer held me a gun point, while 10 other police officers held my children down with long poles with metal wire strangle loops on the end, and beat their faces in with cinder block bricks, knocking out every one of their teeth, breaking their jaws... POLICE OFFICERS DID THAT... while men they referred to as "Mark who needs no last name" and "Dan" stood there and told the police officers what to do, how to beat them, while "Mark who needs no last name" boldly bragged that he paid the Old Orchard Beach police $6million dollars to do this.

May 15, 2015... the heads, hands, feet, and intestines of my children were nailed to my door. Later that same day police officer W. W. came to my home begging for forgiveness and claimed that men he referred to only as "Mark and Dan" were holding his beloved mother-in-law hostage and torturing her, and he helped in the April 10, 2015 attack, only to save her life and get her back. He claimed he had no prior knowledge of what was going to happen, claiming that he'd been told they were only going to "scare" us. He said he had not expected anyone to get hurt, he had not known my children would be tortured and kidnapped, he had not known they were going to be murdered. He said he was scared for his life and lives of his family. And he said: "They form a small army, our department doesn't have enough man power to stop them, and every one in this town is too scared to fight back. You don't know what's going on. And I think they mixed you up with someone else. They didn't know you were the owner of this land. They didn't know that was your motorhome. They thought someone else owned this place. It wasn't even your family they were after. You were the wrong target. You don't know who these people are. What they've done to our families. This is the actual Mafia. The real deal. I'm so sorry. This is the address they sent us to. But they had a different name as the owner. This wasn't supposed to happen. They were after someone else. I'm so sorry. I couldn't let my family died. And now yours is dead instead. This wasn't supposed to happen."

June 19, 2016... I did a very specific livestream. You see... A., D., B., and T. in the 1970s and 1980s, were in the habit of dragging big black trash bags into the forest, crossing my land to do it, and dumping those bags into the Goosefare Brook Ravine. In 1983, 3 snuck into Etiole's swamp and planted 3 acres of Marijuana. Someone found it and called the police, I don't know who... it was Maine's largest drug raid for decades. Many, many millions in plants where dug up and removed from Etiole's swamp. A few weeks later A, & D,s 10 year old daughter ran into my yard, touched my car on a dare from other children - the 1964 Dodge 330 former Old Orchard Beach police car, known by Stephen King fans as the REAL Christine, The World's Most Haunted Car... than jumped her bike, and sped down the road, as fast as she could, head on into a car coming the other way. She died instantly, he brain shattered all over the end of my driveway, and her mother A responded by the Battle of 458 - the biggest mass shooting ever in Maine history, that ended up with 3 Gypsy clans and 2 police departments, in a shoot out between 70+ adults all armed with guns. One of my cousins, an 8 year old boy, standing 3 feet from me, had his eye shot out by one of the bullets. While A ran around the street screaming: "FOUR! FIVE! EIGHT!" than shot another child. 

"FOUR! FIVE! EIGHT!" than shoot another child. 

"FOUR! FIVE! EIGHT!" than shoot another child. 

THOSE are the 31 children, whose bones were sawed up and tossed into the GooseFare Brook Ravine... yes, that DOES mean, police officers KNEW those children were there and covered it up.  And I witnessed that entire event.

And THAT is WHY... when police officers murdered my family in 2015, I did a livestream, walking to the ravine, to show the world, where those bones were... because I'm sick and tired of the police corruption in this fucking town, and those sawed up bones of 31 children are PROOF of what this town government is like.... as are the heads of my children that were nailed to my door.

At the end of The Battle of 4-5-8... A. took 2 gas cans and poured them all over the big dome house, than set a match to it, and no one knew, why when she did her brother B., started running, jumped in his robin egg blue truck and backed down the driveway, hit Portland Ave doing 70 and didn't stop driving until the high speed chase caught him in CT... oh but we knew before he was out of sight, why he started running... the dome house went up like Hiroshima into a mushroom cloud that could be seen across the entire state... turns out there was a Meth lab in that house.

June 19, 2016... the livestream of the bones went viral, it's what made my YouTube channel suddenly explode overnight... and police officer W.W. upset, by the fact that, the livestream included the entire police call and response, and that response was to laugh and do nothing... fed up with the corruption in his department, he forwarded that livestream VOD to the FBI, and the FBI arrived in Old Orchard Beach, to dig up the Reclaim Blueberry Plains, and all hell broke lose in this town, as most of the police officers suddenly found themselves arrested. An entire new police force from out of state was brought in to replace the long time officers who had proven they could be trusted to uphold the law. Many town hall officials and public works employees also found themselves arrested by the FBI.

June 26, 2016... barely a week later... the blond woman and the red haired Kendra woman showed up at my workplace, Scarborough WalMart, and tried to kill me, yet again... these are the same 2 woman who attacked me with golf clubs at Southern Maine Community College November 14, 2013... they left dead in 2013, I was paralized for 5 months. It took me 18 months to relearn to walk. I was out of the wheel chair, and I was without a walker, I was without a cane. I had almost fully covered from their November 14, 2013 attack with golf clubs... June 26, 2016, this time they attacked with shopping carts, and I'm now crippled for the rest of my life. They shattered 3 vertebra this time and it can't be operated on. I had to relearn to walk a second time, and I'm not yet recovered now in 2021. In 2013 they drove away in the 4 door white pickup truck. In 2016 they drove away in a gold Volvo SUV station wagon.

That blond woman and her red haired Kendra sister, they are wanted by the FBI for attempted murder of me and they are also wanted in questioning for being suspected of also being the murderers of my children.

I don't know who these 2 women are.

The blond woman shows up my driveway frequently, screaming and yelling, sometime accompanied by a small child, about 5 years old, that she pulls behind her in a red radio flyer wagon. She looks to be about 60 or 70. She often wears a denim button down shirt and jeans. She's prone to yelling at passing cars, while pointing up my driveway, and saying: "There's EelKat, she tried to kill my husband."

I've never tried to kill anyone, so accusation is baffling at best.

She seems to think I know who she is, and has made the claim, that "I was that brat in school"... the red haired Kendra woman, sometimes with her, claims to be her sister, also appears to be 60 to 70 and also seems to think I know who she is, and frequently says: "You bullied me in school, but no more, I'm Kendra SilverMander it's my turn to shine."

They BOTH make the claim they went to school with me, and yet, I never went to school, a well documented fact... because I'm the child the FBI rescued what the news media called "Maine's House of Horrors". I was locked in a cage when I was 8 years old. I was let out on Sundays, to go to church, and not allowed to speak or make eye contact with anyone, and this was only done infrequently, whenever church goers asked what happened to that girl you had". I was 31 years old when the FBI arrived, because of Heaven's Gate having killed 39 people, and my uncle being one of the members and self proclaiming himself as the leader of Heaven's Gate after Applewhite's death. The FBI was investigating the murder of 39 people in California, and had no idea they'd find children in cages in Maine as a result.

So you see, when the blond woman and her Kendra sister, make the claim they went to school with me and I was the class bully who beat them up, this is easily proven false, because the time period when I should have been in school, I was locked in a cage, being tortured by my sadistic uncle Bruce.

Also, they are in their late 60s to mid 70s... making them older than my parents, so how could I have been in school with them, even if I had gone to school? At best I would have been starting pre-school the year they would have been graduating high school.

These things they say about school, only further agrees with what police officer W. W. said May 15, 2015, when he made the claim, they had gotten me mixed up with someone else.

July 2016, a month after the shopping cart attack... yet another Old Orchard Beach police officer arrived, this one accompanied by 2 Biddeford officers, who had been former OOB officers... these 3 officers, had a vastly eye opening story to tell me.

They had been called to Old Orchard Beach, to my farm, to arrest me, a call made to them, by a man named Mark, whom one of these officers, claimed was his brother in law. This Biddeford officer, said he requested to transfer ot of Old Orchard Beach department years ago, because his sister (whom he claimed he suspected, but could not prove was the blond woman whom had attacked me at WalMart) was quote "trying to control the town" he said "treats Old Orchard Beach like a dynasty, thinks she's a duchess, has severe mental disorders, and thought she could buy the police department". He went on to say, she got in with the real Mafia years ago and went to her head, and now she thinks she IS the Mafia and most of Old Orchard Beach's business owners, especially the motel owners are scared shitless of her, because they believe her claim to be Mafia. He went on to say, she's not Mafia, but she's good at convincing people she is and stated "I wouldn't murder beyond her. She'd do it just to prove she is Mafia." He said he transferred out of OOB department to Biddeford department because he was fed up with how easy it was for her to get every officer to do anything she asked. He said "the corruption in that department runs deep; don't cross her or any officer she controls; they WILL kill you and every around you. You don't know who her husband is. He doesn't just control that town, he controls half the state."

What he was telling me was bizarre on extremes, but even more bizarre was the live feed radio call, that he had me listen too, as it was happening, on my farm in Old Orchard, while I was at my dad's house in Biddeford.

He said: "The Old Orchard Department called me, asked me to come over here. Buddy Will wanted to prove you were not in Old Orchard and that Mark has you mixed up with someone else. That fucking bastard is crying wolf and trying to frame you, we can prove it right now. We are fucking fed up WolfBoy."

He turned on his radio, so I could hear. A what I heard... a man whose voice I do not recognize, yelling at a Officer W.W. and saying: 

"That is Wendy, arrest her now! That is EelKat. She tried to kill me."

While officer W.W. and another officer, told the man: "his isn't Wendy. We have officers with her right now. Who tried to kill you? Wendy? Or THIS woman right here?"

"This woman right here! This is EelKat I tell you! Arrest her! What do you think I pay you for! You aren't allow to defy me! I own this town! You are my slaves. I command you to arrest her!"

W.W.: "This isn't EelKat. This isn't Wendy. I've known her for years. And right now, she's on the other side of the state. With 3 officers, listening to you right now. You are NOT the law. We've had it with you. You don't own me. And you've mixed her up with someone else. You've been harassing the wrong damned person. You dare call us about Wendy ever again, and I will personally arrest you for false reports, than I'll tell them everything. You'll never see the outside a prison for the rest of your life when I get done with you. You fucking leave this woman alone. You destroyed her life, because you couldn't tell her apart from someone else."

I used to aqua jog, mountain climb, horseback riding, and I hiked 13 miles a day. And in the blink of an eye, that lifestyle was taken away, and every day was struggle, just to sit up and breath, with no hope of ever walking again. I defied doctors. It's been 8 years and I can move around the house by holding on to things and I now can walk again, at the moment only short distances outside with a cane, and the hope is to continue to improve. I still have a long road of recovery ahead. But I'm walking again, something that 8 years ago, doctors said would never happen. 

My farm was razed.

My family was murdered.

I was 5 months paralysed, and had to relearn to walk. It was 8 years ago and I'm not yet fully recovered due to 3 inoperable vertebrae and hip dysplasia. November 14, 2013, 10PM, at WalMart, while putting bags of groceries in the back seat of my car, I was attacked by 3 rapists armed with metal golf clubs, who left me parallelized, in a wheel chair, broken spine, broken hip, broken pelvis, broken knees, serve nerve damage to my left side limiting the use of my left hand, my bladder incontinent from nerve damage, they left me for dead, and I had doctors telling me I would never walk again.

There's more that has happened. A lot more. The thousands of gallons of sewage they pumped into my motorhome in 2015. The cats. the Ptarmagin cats. World famous groups of cats. You remember them. If so, you remember what these people did to those cats. Poisoned. All dead the same day. 12 cats. Dead to what the vet described as: "enough poison to kill a great dane". My horse, she had her head beat in with a rock. My bantam roosters... 70 pet roosters, hung by their necks in rope nooses in my rose bushes.

All because this man, this mystery Mark, whose last name seems to be known to the police but is still unknown to me and man whom I've never seen or met - he keeps his face covered whenever he shows up... mistook me for someone else... and police officers and town hall workers and public work employees.

Welcome to Old Orchard Beach... this is NOT the way life should be, you know it.

What these people did to me, should never have happened, and according to the police, it's been happening for 50+ years to hundreds of people, hundreds of families, in this town, and every one is too scare to talk about it or fight back to stop it. That NEEDS to change.

The corruption in our town, needs to stop... but it won't end, until every last person who is being harassed by these people stand up, put their foot down, and say enough is enough, we ain't gonna take this any more.

We the people of Old Orchard Beach need to take back our town.


NOTE: Chat is set to emote only on my Twitch channel and my personal contact information has been removed from my website and every place else, due to the HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS of false reports of "information", along with vile hateful memes about the murder of my family being sent to me by trolls who think mocking the murder of my family is funny.

FBI Agent Andy Drewer out of the Portland, Maine FBI office is in charge of the of the April 10, 2015 kidnapping of my 12 children by 14 Ku Klux Klan men who invaded our home and the subsequent May 15, 2015 murder of 10 of the 12 whom had their heads nailed to my front door. If you have information about the case, give it to him not me. He can be reached @ +1-(207)-774-9322 



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Writing Gypsies & Nomads In Fantasy Fiction




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In doing my daily rounds of looking for ideas to write about, I can across a reader suggestion, that said: "I don't know if this was already suggested, but this page has great insights on writing fantasy, it's cliches and annoying stuff. What are your thoughts on it? https://curiosityquills.com/limyaael/"

I go to the page expecting an article. Nope. I get there and find one of the most amazing indexes of a long series of rants that are very similar to my own. It's a list of 424 blog posts written by a woman known only as Limyaael. Now I've seen this sort of thing before and usually I'll read an article or two then move one, but not this time. This time I plan to take every blog post and comment on it with why I either agree or disagree with her views.

Why?

Because of one article she wrote. This one: Gypsies & Nomads

Gypsies are a common staple of Fantasy novels. And 9 times out of 10 they are written by an author who has their head stuffed so far up their ass, I wonder if they have encountered anything other a stuck up white prick like themselves before or not.

As you know, I am a Gypies and I hate the sick, disgusting, narrowminded, racist, bggoted, mean, steryotyped, and often down right hateful way my people are portraied in novels.

And so when I saw that this Limyaael woman had written and article on how to write Gypsies in Fantasy, well, it was the very first one of her articles I read, because I wanted to find out if she was yet another brainless, biggoted, jackass creep who tosses in Gypsies without ever researching our culture or, is she an inteligent person with a functioning brain and the ability to research a race before including them. This woman, like so very few authors on the planet, not only has a brain in her head, she actually knows how to use it.

And so I went on to read a few more of her articles and yep, this woman actually thinks before she writes about a culture, a gender, a sexuality, a religion, and so on. I like this woman way of thinking and I wish more authors out there would take her advice before they slap sterotypes in their novels. 

But, anyways, here you go, me responding to her series of blog posts on how to write Fantasy novels... 

Writing Gypsies & Nomads In Fantasy Fiction

1) Why are they wandering?

She starts right in with raising this point: 1) Why are they wandering? 

And though she doesn't give the correct answer to why real world Gypsies "wander", she does make many valid points.

The thing most authors fail to consider, when creating a Gypsy character, is the fact that Gypsies are Jewish, and "wander" because they are constantly being slaughters by arrogant, egomaniac, anti-semitic, white power shitheads, also known as Christians.

Gypsies are homeless because it's rare for Jewish people to be settled for long before Christians rape their women, murder their children, and raze their homes. This has been going on since the 800s and continues today in 2018.

Families fleeing in terror, running for their lives, is NOT a nomadic wandering race. 

Gypsies do not nor did they ever live on the road willingly. 

Gypsies do not nor did they ever enjoy living in tiny tents and wagons. 

The Roman Soldiers, The Templar Knights, The Catholic Church, The Spanish Inquisition, The British Lobsterbacks, The Puritans, The German Nazi's, The Baptist Church, The American Ku Klux Klan, The Sovereign Citizens, are just a few of the biggest names in anti-semitic terrorism, known for their tormenting and slaughtering of Jewish families.




And so I second her question, by asking YOU, dear reader, WHY are YOUR Gypsies wandering?

Who is chasing them? How many of their family members have been killed? How many houses were destroied?

If you want to write about normads, then pick a damned nomadic race to write about.

HINT: it's ain't Gypsies. We aren't nomads. We're farmers of horse and sheep. The ONLY time we travel, is when we are fleeing the white power jackasses of the world.

3) The gypsies/wanderers don’t have to be fortune-tellers.

In this section she has a list of things authors use when describing Gypsies in Fantasy novels:

  • Crystal balls
  • Tarot cards (lovingly described)
  • Tealeaves
  • Brightly colored wagons
  • Knowing smiles
  • Weirdly smelling incense
  • Wailing fiddles
  • Evil cackles

We do in fact use crystals, though they are gemstones that fit in the palm of your hand, not the big clear glass balls of movies.

Tarot is NOT a part of our culture, but we do read cards. Just not tarot cards.

Reading tealeaves is a Chinese art. We Gypsies are NOT Chinese and therefore have no tradition of tealeaf reading.

Brightly coloured wagons... here, have a picture of my car and motorhome:

moving on...

Knowing smiles? What in the heck is a knowing smile? I'm an author. I've written 130+ novels and 2,000+ short stories. All of them featuring Gypsy characters like myself. I've never written the term knowing smile. I've no clue what a knowing smile even is or means.

Weirdly smelling incense? It's likely not incesnes, but rather the clove and anise that we use to wash our hair, and the patchouli and sandalwood that we wash our clothes and bedding in.

Wailing fiddles? That implies music, and possibly dancing. Music and dancing are taboo in our culture. We do not perform music, play instruments, sing, or dance, these things are seen as evil in our traditions.

Evil cackles. Actually, several people have told many women in our clan (myself, my mother, and both my grandmothers included) that our laughs sounded like evil witchy cackles and people have mentioned that our style of laughing is unusual and unlike how normal people laugh... I then have to ask what it is they mean by "normal" people, to which they say "real people, you knowm us Humans, not Gypsies".

Hmmm.

I'm so tired of people telling us we are not Human or real people.



In this same section she also states:

Look hard at your gypsies.
Look honestly.
Is the only reason they’re there to provide a fortune-telling scene?
If so, expand their role or cut them out. 

I have to say, I agree.

We Gypsies have lives you know. We do stuff.

Heck, we even eat drink and sleep. 

Who knew?



I really liked this woman's article about writing Gypsies until she got to this stupid, know noting, head stuffed up her ass line:

4) Try making the gypsies really different.
Dark-skinned human wanderers are usually the only gypsies in an author’s world, whether by accident or design.

...

Why not make the wanderers pale-skinned? Probably because the vast, vast majority of human fantasy characters are pale-skinned, of course, and so pale skin isn’t “exotic” enough.

I'm sorry, here, have a picture of a real live Gypsy... 

me:

Here, have a few more...

At what point are we Gypsies "dark skinned"?

Please explain it to me.

And, I'd like the Ku Klux Klan to explain it to me too. It'd be nice to know WHY they blew up my house with a bomb for not being white, when my skin is 10 shades paler then their white sheets are.

And then she says this...

Why not gypsy dwarves? Well, because it’s hard to conceive of dwarves traveling about in wagons and telling fortunes and dancing around fires, that’s why!

Dancing around fires?

I'm sorry, when has any Gypsy anywhere EVER danced around a fire?

When.

Please, tell me WHEN?

Dancing is taboo in Gypsy culture.

Dancing is FORBIDDEN in Gypsy culture.

We Gypsies DO NOT dance!

WHO WE ARE IS THIS:

Do remember: The Roma ARE NOT Gypsies and nor are the Travellers. And no amount of calling them Gypsies is ever going to make them Gypsies, and no amount of reality TV calling them Gypsies is ever going to make them Gypsies either. Why? Because the word Gypsy means: "The People who Lived among the egyptians" and guess what? The Roma did not live in Egypt any more than the Travellers did.  Neither group are Gypsies because neither group lived with the ancient Egyptians.

There actually is an actual RACE who are called Gypsies, and no they are NOT the Romas. It is highly offensive to the Gypsies for you to call yourself a Gypsy when a simple DNA test will prove you have no blood link to them at all.

Do note that Gypsies, Travellers and Romany are THREE separate groups.

There are millions of nomadic people who inaccurately are called (by themselves and by others) Gypsies.

I am a Gypsy.

I am NOT a Roma

Roma ARE NOT Gypsies.

I am NOT a Traveller

Travellers ARE NOT Gypsies either.

Few people realize that there is an ACTUAL RACE whose name is CORRECTLY called Gypsy.

And of course, because Gypsy is a race of people, they can be male or female, adult or child.

A race differs from a culture or ethnicity in that race has distinct physical features. For example: Gypsies have olive toned skin, most have dark hair and green eyes, most are very short and tend to be on the chubby side. The have high cheekbones and long noses. You can identify them to look at them, without seeing their cloths or habits, which therefor makes them a unique and distinct race.

Gypsy is a racist term when it is used to describe Romas, Travellers, hippies, carnival people, boatmen, or ANY other group of nomads who are not by DNA blood ACTUAL Gypsies.

Travellers come in English, Welsh, and Scottish, in addition to Irish, though the Irish Travellers are the most common, most liberal, and most likely to be seen by outsiders.

The Welsh and English Travellers are far fewer population wise, and tend to be more secretive. While the Scottish Travellers are the smallest group, and also the most reclusive type of Traveller.

Travellers are the most likely to travel cross the country, though many are now settled.

Travellers are white people (often blond or redhaired) of Celtic (Roman/Italian) descent.

Romany are more reclusive then Travellers, thus why you see Travellers more often then Romany. Some Romanies still travel, but many are now settled. There are dozens of sub-groups or types of Romany, each with their own culture, and name.

The Romany are brown/tan people with dark hair and dark eyes, they are of Indian/Hindi descent and many groups still speak and dress in various Indian/Hindi derived languages. They settled in Romania for a few centuries, thus how they came for be called Roma/Romany. Many of them later settled in Spain and adopted Spanish language and habits  into their culture, thus why many today speak Spanish and are Catholic.

Gypsies are the most reclusive of all. RARELY having contact with outsiders. They also don't travel. ALL Gypsies are settled farmers. TRUE Gypsies (the actual race, not the slang "lifestyle" term that gets slapped on other races) are listed on the registry of Endangered Indigenous Peoples. There are fewer then 2,000 confirmed to still be alive as of the last census count in 2012. 

The Gypsies are often called "The Scottish Gypsies" because Scotland was their most recent extended stay location. They are also often mistaken for Scottish Travellers, who have no relation to them at all.

The Gypsies originated in Iran, in Persia, during the time of King Darius (the king mentioned in the Bible, who put Daniel in the Lion's Den). The Gypsies descent from Daniel, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego of the Bible. (Not them directly, but from the priests of the order they created.) According to the stories, after the "Lion's Den" incident, King Darius made Daniel, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego high priests in his court. While there, they founded a "secret order of priests" known as The Brotherhood of The Magi (aka The Wise Men at Jesus birth in the New Testament.)

The Magi, under the rule of Daniel, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego were seen by the people of Persia as powerful wizards and soothsayers, known for telling the future, divination, interpreting dreams, and speaking one on one with the spirits of the dead. They were also noted for their outlandish red, blue, and purple silk robes heavily embroidered with silver and gold sun, moons, and stars. This is where the myth that Gypsies are "magical" or have "psychic powers" came from. (And boy is that a myth I wish would go away! Yie!  Every week, I have to deal with some American walking up to me and saying: "So I heard you were a Gypsy. Can you sense anything about ____. What do you see happening about ____" It's incredibly annoying and frustrating how many people think the word Gypsy is interchangeable with psychic or witch. But it's our starting out as a branch of the Brotherhood of the Magi that started that stereotype, and no matter how hard we try to explain to people we are not born psychic, Americans simply refuse to accept or believe that. 

When King Darius' empire fell, The Brotherhood of the Magi gathered up their families and fled to Mongolia. In Mongolia they were (centuries) later captured by the Vikings and lived as "slave shaman" to the Vikings. They eventually escaped and ended up in Scotland, where they assimilated into the Pictish society.

When the Celts (Romans/Christians of Constantine) invaded Britania and killed most of the Picts, the Brotherhood of Magi once again took their families and fled back to Egypt. They lived in Egypt for centuries, where they became known as "the Gypsies" which meant: The people Who Lived Among the Egyptians.

In the 1400s they attempted to go back to Scotland and were chased by the Celts to Germany. During this short time in the British Isles, the Irish called them both "The Little People" and "The Leprechauns". Because they are very short, most of their women not much over 5'1" and most of their men under 5'9" and because of the elaborate curly toed red silk beaded shoes they made (the word Leprechaun means "shoe maker").

In the 1500s they tried to return to Scotland again, this time being captured by the British loaded onto a ship and marooned in the New World in about 1530. They settled in land that is now known as Old Orchard Beach, Maine, and lived among the Native American peoples. In the 1640s they were given a land grant by King George. In 1911 they legally bought the land from the American government (I still have the original receipt). In 1996 Stephen King's film crew decided to film the movie Thinner on their land. 

Today in 2015, the Gypsies still live on the land they have been on since 1530 and still wear the old Persian style heavily embroidered silk robes, and are still seen by locals as powerful psychics, known for telling the future, divination, interpreting dreams, and speaking one on one with the spirits of the dead... even though we don't do that sort of thing at all these days. Much of our culture and traditions remain virtually unchanged for centuries. Because of the way we dress and look and because of our extremely olde style "Arabian" fundamentalist traditions, they are often mistaken by outsiders as being Muslim.

This one little TINY group of people from Persia, is the ONLY group that is truly and correctly the race called The Gypsies. If you were not born into this group, you are not a Gypsy, no matter what you look like, how you dress, what your hobbies are, or how much you travel. These people did live among the Egyptians for many centuries and they were named Gypsies by the Egyptians, and no other group on the planet has the right to use the word "gypsy" to describe who they are.

The Roma are NOT Gypsies.

The Travellers are NOT Gypsies.

Hippies are NOT Gypsies.

Only the small sub-group of the Persian Brotherhood of the Magi (aka The Magicians) who lived for many centuries in Egypt, and were named by the Egyptians as Gypsies, can truly and correctly lay any claim to the title of Gypsy.



And can we side track this here for a minute please, and look at the line where she states this:

Thinking about wandering elves, I realized how strongly I tend to associate elves with a sense of place, of permanence, despite all the unwarranted fading that they do in a lot of fantasy books. The stereotypical elves stay in one forest or mound or fairy kingdom all their lives, unless they go adventuring with the raggle-taggle band in which they’re Token Elf. But why? Think it’s hard to justify a band of immortals traveling for years around a human country? Come up with a justification that fits, and I bet it’ll be a doozy.

This woman is supposedly well read in Fantasy fiction, has hundreds of blog posts where she makes claims to likely having read every Fantasy book to ever include Elves or Gypsies, and yet, she makes THAT statement.

Well, clearly she never read the Quaraun series, you know a series of 130 novels published from 1978 to 2018, about a Gypsy who is also an Elf, and spend 750 years wandering all over the planet.

No story in the Quaraun series takes place in the same place. He travels all over the freaking world, and wait a minute, let's go back to that other thing she said here...

Why not gypsy dwarves? Well, because it’s hard to conceive of dwarves traveling about in wagons and telling fortunes and dancing around fires, that’s why!

Bullgaar the Dwarf, travels with Quaraun for 8 volumes of the series and FarDarrig (a very Dwarf-like Leprechaun) travels with Quarraun off and on again in over a dozen novels of the series, AND FarDarrig himself owns, travels in, and lives in a Vardo aka a painted Gypsy wagon.



Moving back into comparing real Gypsies with Fantasy ones, and we find she says this...

On to the other commonly used trope, the half-gypsy child whose mother is a villager and whose father was the love ‘em and leave ‘em type. Usually, everyone hates her. Woe. Then she does something heroic, and the villagers instantly accept her, or she goes back to her father’s people and is instantly accepted, hooray.

She continues on with a rant on how half-breds and bastards in general are over used, but never once does she adress the fact that until very recent years adultry was punishable by death in Gypsy culture.

Death.

Beheading to be specific.

You fuck a woman, she better sure as hell be your wife, because you'll lose your head.

In rare instances, you may only be castrated and not executed.

Beheading adulterers was still being practiced as recently as 1957.

There is no such thing as an unwed mother of a half-Gypsy. 

The fact remains that Gypsy culture is largely asexual. Sex is seen as a sacred act used to consummate a marriage (we do not have weddings in Gypsy culture, no, no big wedding dresses either. Sorry, but the Big Fat Gypsy Wedding Franchise is fake, has no real Gypsies on it and fooled the hell out of stupid people who look to TV for accuracy.) Sex is done very rarely, with many Gypsies going decades between intercourse. The culture as a whole is VERY anti-sexual.











Here is the complete list of Limyaael's articles:

  1. Cliched Fantasy
  2. Not Writing Crap
  3. Female Protagonists Who Do Not Suck
  4. Creating Breathing Characters
  5. Building Fantasy Worlds
  6. Fiction & Reality
  7. Writing Non-Humans
  8. Message Fantasy
  9. Oversensitivity to Bad Reviews
  10. Character Gender
  11. Shapeshifting
  12. Writing Flawed Characters
  13. Handling Angst
  14. Rules On Fantasy In General
  15. Unfinished Works In Progress
  16. Original Characters In Fan-Fiction
  17. Ten Pieces of Writing Advice
  18. Ten Unpopular Fandom Opinions
  19. What Makes a Good Fantasy
  20. Character Flaws in Profiles
  21. Beginnings
  22. Hero’s Childhood
  23. Fantasy Teenagers
  24. Languages
  25. Secondary Characters
  26. Religions
  27. Most Hated Fantasy Ideas
  28. Death & Weapons
  29. Magic, Part 1
  30. Magic, Part 2
  31. Animals
  32. Justice & Legal System
  33. Dragons
  34. Astronomy
  35. Weather
  36. Geography
  37. Medieval Societies
  38. Elves
  39. Dwarves
  40. Villains
  41. Romance in Fantasy
  42. Authorial Distance From The Narrative
  43. Intrigues
  44. Characterization of Protagonists, Part 1
  45. Characterization of Protagonists, Part 2
  46. Quests & Quest Objects, Part 1
  47. Quests & Quest Objects, Part 2
  48. Modern Language in Fantasy
  49. Descriptive Language
  50. Titles
  51. Beliefs & Prejudices
  52. Prologues
  53. Training the Heroes
  54. Pacing in Fantasy
  55. Viewpoint Structures
  56. Information In- & Out-of-Story
  57. Non-Final Warfare
  58. The Final Battle
  59. Ending a Fantasy Book Without a Battle
  60. Clarity, Explanations & Metaphors
  61. Non-Humans in Fantasy, Part 1
  62. Non-Humans in Fantasy, Part 2
  63. Half-Breed Heroes
  64. Characterization of Protagonists, Part 3
  65. The Hero’s Occupation
  66. Non-Human Languages
  67. Literature & Culture
  68. Gods of Fantasy
  69. Parody Fantasy
  70. Speaking Styles
  71. On Consequences
  72. On History
  73. Castles
  74. Runaway Teenagers
  75. Art in a Fantasy Culture
  76. Misused Words in Fantasy
  77. Dialogue
  78. Politics & Diplomacy
  79. Planning & World-Building
  80. Character Introduction & Interaction
  81. Endings
  82. Endings, Mid-Series
  83. Beginnings, Mid-Series
  84. On Animals & Hunting
  85. More Misused Words
  86. Life in a Northern Town
  87. Deserts
  88. Jungles
  89. High Seas
  90. Grasslands
  91. Equal Time for Other Species
  92. Names
  93. Dreams
  94. Grammar, Spelling & Punctuation, Part 1
  95. Grammar, Spelling & Punctuation, Part 2
  96. Grammar, Spelling & Punctuation, Part 3
  97. More Misused Words
  98. Crossover Fantasy
  99. Urban Fantasy
  100. Feminist Fantasy
  101. Sex in Fantasy Novels
  102. Death
  103. Telepathic Companions
  104. Empathic Bonds
  105. Ordinary Heroes
  106. Tolkien Cliches
  107. Secret Groups
  108. Problems and Promises of First-Person Fantasy
  109. Dark Fantasy
  110. Body-Centered Writing, Part 1
  111. Changing Characters & Themes
  112. Standing on Ceremony
  113. Avoiding Infodumps
  114. Emotional Scenery, Part 1
  115. Emotional Scenery, Part 2
  116. Change in Societies
  117. Limitations
  118. Avoiding Archetypes
  119. Spicing Up Conversation Scenes
  120. Heroines Done Wrong
  121. Characters & Worlds
  122. Abused Characters
  123. Language Used Well
  124. Author’s Darlings
  125. Pacing & Action
  126. Genealogy
  127. Perceptive Characters
  128. Viewpoint Errors
  129. Stupid Plots
  130. Marion Zimmer Bradley
  131. Why Would Your Character…
  132. Gay & Lesbian Characters
  133. Long High Fantasy
  134. Languages, Continued
  135. Inconsistencies
  136. Mystery & Fantasy, Part 1
  137. Mystery & Fantasy, Part 2
  138. Personal Advice About Writing
  139. Non-Monarchial Societies, Part 1
  140. Non-Monarchial Societies, Part 2
  141. Non-Monarchial Societies, Part 3
  142. Culture Building & Stories
  143. Putting Stories & Poems Into the Narrative
  144. Storytelling, Continued
  145. My Ideal Fantasy Story
  146. Angst vs. Tragedy
  147. Creating Dynamic Protagonists
  148. Bullies
  149. Redemption, Part 1
  150. Redemption, Part 2
  151. Killing Protagonists
  152. Beautiful Characters
  153. Avoiding Deus Ex Machina
  154. Bildungsroman
  155. Backstory
  156. Throwing Out Conventional Ideas
  157. Rebel Groups, Part 1
  158. Rebel Groups, Part 2
  159. Diseases
  160. Healers & Cures
  161. Writing Without an Outline
  162. Religious Questions, Part 1
  163. Religious Questions, Part 2
  164. Suspense
  165. Special Abilities
  166. Flaw-Scrubbing
  167. Mage Heroes
  168. Fighter Heroes
  169. Thief Heroes
  170. Assassins
  171. Dungeons & Dragons Stereotypes
  172. Frustrating Characters
  173. Merchants
  174. Invisible Barriers
  175. Royalty
  176. Peasants
  177. Avoiding Medieval Fantasy, Part 1
  178. Avoiding Medieval Fantasy, Part 2
  179. Good Fantasy Romances
  180. Writing Different Characters, Part 1
  181. Writing Different Characters, Part 2
  182. Daily Life, Part 1
  183. Daily Life, Part 2
  184. Council Scenes
  185. Plotting a Fantasy Novel, Part 1
  186. Plotting a Fantasy Novel, Part 2
  187. Shapeshifters
  188. Shapeshifter Societies
  189. Disabled Characters
  190. Good Descriptive Prose
  191. Vampires in Fantasy
  192. Servants
  193. Necromancy
  194. Ghosts
  195. Slavery
  196. Robert Jordan & Terry Goodkind
  197. Demons
  198. Comic Relief
  199. Introductions
  200. Short Stories
  201. Magical Objects
  202. Non-Dark-Lord Villains
  203. Balancing Dialogue, Description & Action
  204. Peacetime Plotting
  205. Slippery-Slope Plotting
  206. Feral Children
  207. Spunky Characters That Aren’t Annoying
  208. Amnesia
  209. Technology in Fantasy
  210. Antagonistic Families
  211. Good Families
  212. Fantasy Travel
  213. Island Life
  214. Marriage
  215. Creating Good Rulers
  216. Explanation vs. Overexplanation
  217. Inheritance
  218. Non-Standard Fantasy Societies
  219. Self-Editing
  220. Noble Sufferers
  221. Madness
  222. Gypsies & Nomads
  223. Clothing
  224. Holidays & Festivals
  225. Quiet Moments
  226. Music
  227. Fantasy Narrative Poetry
  228. Things Limyaael Thinks Would Be Cool, Part 1
  229. Less-Represented Relationships
  230. Active vs. Reactive Protagonists
  231. Bookish Protagonists
  232. In Praise of Selfish Characters
  233. Borderlands
  234. Non-Protagonist Children
  235. Greed & Money
  236. Drama vs. Melodrama
  237. World-Building Through Writing
  238. Transitions
  239. Fleshing Out Secondary & Tertiary Characters
  240. Beginnings
  241. Maintaining Very Long Novels
  242. Adult Characters
  243. Non-Linear Narrative
  244. Putting Characters Through Hell
  245. Gaining Reader Empathy
  246. Making a True Stand-Alone Novel
  247. Non-Journey Stories
  248. Psychic Powers
  249. Handling Byzantine Plots
  250. Interpersonal Speaking Styles
  251. Balancing Cynicism
  252. Earning Hell
  253. Transformative Fantasy
  254. Fortune-Telling
  255. Interesting Villains
  256. Authorial Nitpicking, Part 1
  257. Authorial Nitpicking, Part 2
  258. Sensible Character Motivations
  259. Fascinating Characters
  260. Single Combat Scenes
  261. Likeable Characters
  262. Creating a Sense of Place
  263. Army Rant
  264. Navy Rant
  265. Money & Currency
  266. Designated Love Interests
  267. Unequal Relationships
  268. Interesting Heroines
  269. Kickstarting the Plot
  270. In-Character During Difficult Moments
  271. Distinct Minor Characters
  272. Things Limyaael Thinks Would Be Cool, Part 2
  273. Empires, Part 1
  274. Empires, Part 2
  275. Seasonal Variations
  276. Smooth Endings
  277. Ten Alternatives to “Learning a Lesson”
  278. Fantasy Education, Part 1
  279. Training Fighters
  280. Training Magic
  281. Fantasy Education, Part 2
  282. Revelations & Surprise Endings
  283. Brutal Fantasy
  284. Worldbuilding Through Layering
  285. Choosing Your Viewpoint Character
  286. Cities, Part 1
  287. Cities, Part 2
  288. Adult Bildungsromans
  289. Fantasy Without Magic
  290. Ten Alternatives to Genetic Magic
  291. Fantasy Without Villains
  292. Stubborn, But Not Annoying
  293. Genius Characters
  294. Friendships
  295. Things Limyaael Thinks Would Be Cool, Part 3
  296. Deathbed Scenes & Last Moments
  297. Political Fantasy
  298. Limitations of Magic
  299. Balancing Showing & Telling
  300. Revolutions & Civil Wars
  301. Creating a Sense of Inevitability
  302. Ten Ways to Alleviate Boredom
  303. Sociopath Characters
  304. Loner Characters
  305. Gradual Character Change
  306. Nobility of Spirit
  307. Duty-Bound Protagonists
  308. Keeping Magic Mystical
  309. Creating a Sense of the Forbidden
  310. Silence & Its Uses
  311. Taking Inspiration from Literature
  312. Non-Human-Centric Worlds
  313. Arranged Marriages
  314. Serious Optimism
  315. Idiot Plots & Avoiding Thereof
  316. Showing Viewpoint Character as Incorrect
  317. Beings of Extreme Power
  318. Propaganda
  319. International Relationships
  320. Making a Protagonist Into a Hero
  321. Magical Families
  322. Putting Bits of Yourself Into the Story (Subtly)
  323. Elemental Magic
  324. Handling a Large Cast of Viewpoint Characters
  325. Non-Angsty Werewolves
  326. Mute & Non-Speaking Characters
  327. Juxtaposed Worlds
  328. Neutral Characters
  329. Alternate/Other Worlds
  330. Creating Languages, Part 1: Basics, Phonology
  331. Creating Languages, Part 2: More Basics, Verbs
  332. Creating Languages, Part 3: Nouns, Pronouns
  333. Creating Languages, Part 4: Worldbuilding
  334. Keeping Static Worlds Plausible
  335. Likeable Bastard Characters
  336. Reluctant Heroes
  337. Things That Really Irritate Limyaael
  338. Older (25 & Up) Protagonists)
  339. Pacifist/”Coward”/Non-Fighter Characters
  340. Twins
  341. Things Limyaael Thinks Would Be Cool, Part 4
  342. Espionage & Spies
  343. Ten Great Things About Non-Tragic Fantasy
  344. Exiles & Expatriates
  345. Moments of Great Social Change
  346. Involving Nature in Your Novel
  347. Extroverted Protagonists
  348. Fantasies About Recovery/Healing
  349. Creating Subgenres
  350. Immigration/Emigration
  351. Love Triangles
  352. Subtle Foreshadowing
  353. Ten Things To Do When You Have Only an Image
  354. Creating a Court
  355. Psychotic Viewpoint Characters
  356. Killing The Villain Without Deus Ex Machina
  357. Convincing Crises of Faith
  358. Convincing Religious Characters
  359. Portraying Character Subjectivity
  360. Characters With Sympathy
  361. Why Complex Fantasy Is Great
  362. Complicating a Plot
  363. Non-Evil Collective & Traditionalist Societies
  364. Writing a Visionary, Part 1
  365. Writing a Visionary, Part 2
  366. Creating a History of Ideas for Your World, Part 1
  367. Creating a History of Ideas for Your World, Part 2
  368. Raining Shit On The Story & Not Letting It Stink
  369. Including Worldbuilding/Background
  370. Creating High-Magic Worlds
  371. Good Explication/Exposition
  372. Writing Ordinary, Limited Heroes
  373. Complex, Real Royals
  374. Writing Sex Scenes
  375. Believable Romance, Part 1
  376. Believable Romance, Part 2
  377. Non-Utopian Fantasy Worlds
  378. “Different” Sexual Practices
  379. Varying the Emotional Tone
  380. Subplots
  381. Alien Species & Worlds
  382. Non-Complex Fantasy
  383. Ecological Fantasy
  384. Loose Ends
  385. Ways To Make The Reader Hate Your Hero
  386. Body-Centered Writing, Part 2
  387. Group Dynamics
  388. Cohering a Hero
  389. Rules to Read By
  390. Ten Things To Do In The Middle Of Novels
  391. Ways of Extending Sympathy
  392. Avoiding Gimmick Worlds
  393. Competency & Work
  394. All the Small Things
  395. Making All-Powerful Protagonists Tolerable
  396. Managing Angst
  397. Domestic Fantasy
  398. Gender-Equal Societies
  399. Casual Worldbuilding
  400. Using the Insider
  401. Non-Villains
  402. Mentors
  403. Protagonists in Awe of Other Characters
  404. Oppression Fantasy
  405. Characterizing Animals
  406. Using Non-Western Influence in Fantasy
  407. Attitudes Towards Killing & Violence
  408. Class/Caste Systems
  409. Whores
  410. Non-Humans Living With Non-Human Attributes
  411. Possession, Mind-Control & Hypnosis
  412. Culture Clashes
  413. Turning Idealistic Characters Gray
  414. Science Fiction & Fantasy Hybrids
  415. Measurements & Units
  416. Winged Humanoids
  417. Legal System, Punishments, Judgement & “Justice”
  418. Heroines & Female Protagonists
  419. Anti-Heroes
  420. Letting Protagonists Make Mistakes
  421. Character Clash Stories
  422. Avoiding Villain Monologues
  423. Flawed Characters (Again)
  424. Loyalty

My Commentary on Limyaael's articles:

  1. Cliched Fantasy
  2. Not Writing Crap
  3. Female Protagonists Who Do Not Suck
  4. Creating Breathing Characters
  5. Building Fantasy Worlds
  6. Fiction & Reality
  7. Writing Non-Humans
  8. Message Fantasy
  9. Oversensitivity to Bad Reviews
  10. Character Gender
  11. Shapeshifting
  12. Writing Flawed Characters
  13. Handling Angst
  14. Rules On Fantasy In General
  15. Unfinished Works In Progress
  16. Original Characters In Fan-Fiction
  17. Ten Pieces of Writing Advice
  18. Ten Unpopular Fandom Opinions
  19. What Makes a Good Fantasy
  20. Character Flaws in Profiles
  21. Beginnings
  22. Hero’s Childhood
  23. Fantasy Teenagers
  24. Languages
  25. Secondary Characters
  26. Religions
  27. Most Hated Fantasy Ideas
  28. Death & Weapons
  29. Magic, Part 1
  30. Magic, Part 2
  31. Animals
  32. Justice & Legal System
  33. Dragons
  34. Astronomy
  35. Weather
  36. Geography
  37. Medieval Societies
  38. Elves
  39. Dwarves
  40. Villains
  41. Romance in Fantasy
  42. Authorial Distance From The Narrative
  43. Intrigues
  44. Characterization of Protagonists, Part 1
  45. Characterization of Protagonists, Part 2
  46. Quests & Quest Objects, Part 1
  47. Quests & Quest Objects, Part 2
  48. Modern Language in Fantasy
  49. Descriptive Language
  50. Titles
  51. Beliefs & Prejudices
  52. Prologues
  53. Training the Heroes
  54. Pacing in Fantasy
  55. Viewpoint Structures
  56. Information In- & Out-of-Story
  57. Non-Final Warfare
  58. The Final Battle
  59. Ending a Fantasy Book Without a Battle
  60. Clarity, Explanations & Metaphors
  61. Non-Humans in Fantasy, Part 1
  62. Non-Humans in Fantasy, Part 2
  63. Half-Breed Heroes
  64. Characterization of Protagonists, Part 3
  65. The Hero’s Occupation
  66. Non-Human Languages
  67. Literature & Culture
  68. Gods of Fantasy
  69. Parody Fantasy
  70. Speaking Styles
  71. On Consequences
  72. On History
  73. Castles
  74. Runaway Teenagers
  75. Art in a Fantasy Culture
  76. Misused Words in Fantasy
  77. Dialogue
  78. Politics & Diplomacy
  79. Planning & World-Building
  80. Character Introduction & Interaction
  81. Endings
  82. Endings, Mid-Series
  83. Beginnings, Mid-Series
  84. On Animals & Hunting
  85. More Misused Words
  86. Life in a Northern Town
  87. Deserts
  88. Jungles
  89. High Seas
  90. Grasslands
  91. Equal Time for Other Species
  92. Names
  93. Dreams
  94. Grammar, Spelling & Punctuation, Part 1
  95. Grammar, Spelling & Punctuation, Part 2
  96. Grammar, Spelling & Punctuation, Part 3
  97. More Misused Words
  98. Crossover Fantasy
  99. Urban Fantasy
  100. Feminist Fantasy
  101. Sex in Fantasy Novels
  102. Death
  103. Telepathic Companions
  104. Empathic Bonds
  105. Ordinary Heroes
  106. Tolkien Cliches
  107. Secret Groups
  108. Problems and Promises of First-Person Fantasy
  109. Dark Fantasy
  110. Body-Centered Writing, Part 1
  111. Changing Characters & Themes
  112. Standing on Ceremony
  113. Avoiding Infodumps
  114. Emotional Scenery, Part 1
  115. Emotional Scenery, Part 2
  116. Change in Societies
  117. Limitations
  118. Avoiding Archetypes
  119. Spicing Up Conversation Scenes
  120. Heroines Done Wrong
  121. Characters & Worlds
  122. Abused Characters
  123. Language Used Well
  124. Author’s Darlings
  125. Pacing & Action
  126. Genealogy
  127. Perceptive Characters
  128. Viewpoint Errors
  129. Stupid Plots
  130. Marion Zimmer Bradley
  131. Why Would Your Character…
  132. Gay & Lesbian Characters
  133. Long High Fantasy
  134. Languages, Continued
  135. Inconsistencies
  136. Mystery & Fantasy, Part 1
  137. Mystery & Fantasy, Part 2
  138. Personal Advice About Writing
  139. Non-Monarchial Societies, Part 1
  140. Non-Monarchial Societies, Part 2
  141. Non-Monarchial Societies, Part 3
  142. Culture Building & Stories
  143. Putting Stories & Poems Into the Narrative
  144. Storytelling, Continued
  145. My Ideal Fantasy Story
  146. Angst vs. Tragedy
  147. Creating Dynamic Protagonists
  148. Bullies
  149. Redemption, Part 1
  150. Redemption, Part 2
  151. Killing Protagonists
  152. Beautiful Characters
  153. Avoiding Deus Ex Machina
  154. Bildungsroman
  155. Backstory
  156. Throwing Out Conventional Ideas
  157. Rebel Groups, Part 1
  158. Rebel Groups, Part 2
  159. Diseases
  160. Healers & Cures
  161. Writing Without an Outline
  162. Religious Questions, Part 1
  163. Religious Questions, Part 2
  164. Suspense
  165. Special Abilities
  166. Flaw-Scrubbing
  167. Mage Heroes
  168. Fighter Heroes
  169. Thief Heroes
  170. Assassins
  171. Dungeons & Dragons Stereotypes
  172. Frustrating Characters
  173. Merchants
  174. Invisible Barriers
  175. Royalty
  176. Peasants
  177. Avoiding Medieval Fantasy, Part 1
  178. Avoiding Medieval Fantasy, Part 2
  179. Good Fantasy Romances
  180. Writing Different Characters, Part 1
  181. Writing Different Characters, Part 2
  182. Daily Life, Part 1
  183. Daily Life, Part 2
  184. Council Scenes
  185. Plotting a Fantasy Novel, Part 1
  186. Plotting a Fantasy Novel, Part 2
  187. Shapeshifters
  188. Shapeshifter Societies
  189. Disabled Characters
  190. Good Descriptive Prose
  191. Vampires in Fantasy
  192. Servants
  193. Necromancy
  194. Ghosts
  195. Slavery
  196. Robert Jordan & Terry Goodkind
  197. Demons
  198. Comic Relief
  199. Introductions
  200. Short Stories
  201. Magical Objects
  202. Non-Dark-Lord Villains
  203. Balancing Dialogue, Description & Action
  204. Peacetime Plotting
  205. Slippery-Slope Plotting
  206. Feral Children
  207. Spunky Characters That Aren’t Annoying
  208. Amnesia
  209. Technology in Fantasy
  210. Antagonistic Families
  211. Good Families
  212. Fantasy Travel
  213. Island Life
  214. Marriage
  215. Creating Good Rulers
  216. Explanation vs. Overexplanation
  217. Inheritance
  218. Non-Standard Fantasy Societies
  219. Self-Editing
  220. Noble Sufferers
  221. Madness
  222. Gypsies & Nomads
  223. Clothing
  224. Holidays & Festivals
  225. Quiet Moments
  226. Music
  227. Fantasy Narrative Poetry
  228. Things Limyaael Thinks Would Be Cool, Part 1
  229. Less-Represented Relationships
  230. Active vs. Reactive Protagonists
  231. Bookish Protagonists
  232. In Praise of Selfish Characters
  233. Borderlands
  234. Non-Protagonist Children
  235. Greed & Money
  236. Drama vs. Melodrama
  237. World-Building Through Writing
  238. Transitions
  239. Fleshing Out Secondary & Tertiary Characters
  240. Beginnings
  241. Maintaining Very Long Novels
  242. Adult Characters
  243. Non-Linear Narrative
  244. Putting Characters Through Hell
  245. Gaining Reader Empathy
  246. Making a True Stand-Alone Novel
  247. Non-Journey Stories
  248. Psychic Powers
  249. Handling Byzantine Plots
  250. Interpersonal Speaking Styles
  251. Balancing Cynicism
  252. Earning Hell
  253. Transformative Fantasy
  254. Fortune-Telling
  255. Interesting Villains
  256. Authorial Nitpicking, Part 1
  257. Authorial Nitpicking, Part 2
  258. Sensible Character Motivations
  259. Fascinating Characters
  260. Single Combat Scenes
  261. Likeable Characters
  262. Creating a Sense of Place
  263. Army Rant
  264. Navy Rant
  265. Money & Currency
  266. Designated Love Interests
  267. Unequal Relationships
  268. Interesting Heroines
  269. Kickstarting the Plot
  270. In-Character During Difficult Moments
  271. Distinct Minor Characters
  272. Things Limyaael Thinks Would Be Cool, Part 2
  273. Empires, Part 1
  274. Empires, Part 2
  275. Seasonal Variations
  276. Smooth Endings
  277. Ten Alternatives to “Learning a Lesson”
  278. Fantasy Education, Part 1
  279. Training Fighters
  280. Training Magic
  281. Fantasy Education, Part 2
  282. Revelations & Surprise Endings
  283. Brutal Fantasy
  284. Worldbuilding Through Layering
  285. Choosing Your Viewpoint Character
  286. Cities, Part 1
  287. Cities, Part 2
  288. Adult Bildungsromans
  289. Fantasy Without Magic
  290. Ten Alternatives to Genetic Magic
  291. Fantasy Without Villains
  292. Stubborn, But Not Annoying
  293. Genius Characters
  294. Friendships
  295. Things Limyaael Thinks Would Be Cool, Part 3
  296. Deathbed Scenes & Last Moments
  297. Political Fantasy
  298. Limitations of Magic
  299. Balancing Showing & Telling
  300. Revolutions & Civil Wars
  301. Creating a Sense of Inevitability
  302. Ten Ways to Alleviate Boredom
  303. Sociopath Characters
  304. Loner Characters
  305. Gradual Character Change
  306. Nobility of Spirit
  307. Duty-Bound Protagonists
  308. Keeping Magic Mystical
  309. Creating a Sense of the Forbidden
  310. Silence & Its Uses
  311. Taking Inspiration from Literature
  312. Non-Human-Centric Worlds
  313. Arranged Marriages
  314. Serious Optimism
  315. Idiot Plots & Avoiding Thereof
  316. Showing Viewpoint Character as Incorrect
  317. Beings of Extreme Power
  318. Propaganda
  319. International Relationships
  320. Making a Protagonist Into a Hero
  321. Magical Families
  322. Putting Bits of Yourself Into the Story (Subtly)
  323. Elemental Magic
  324. Handling a Large Cast of Viewpoint Characters
  325. Non-Angsty Werewolves
  326. Mute & Non-Speaking Characters
  327. Juxtaposed Worlds
  328. Neutral Characters
  329. Alternate/Other Worlds
  330. Creating Languages, Part 1: Basics, Phonology
  331. Creating Languages, Part 2: More Basics, Verbs
  332. Creating Languages, Part 3: Nouns, Pronouns
  333. Creating Languages, Part 4: Worldbuilding
  334. Keeping Static Worlds Plausible
  335. Likeable Bastard Characters
  336. Reluctant Heroes
  337. Things That Really Irritate Limyaael
  338. Older (25 & Up) Protagonists)
  339. Pacifist/”Coward”/Non-Fighter Characters
  340. Twins
  341. Things Limyaael Thinks Would Be Cool, Part 4
  342. Espionage & Spies
  343. Ten Great Things About Non-Tragic Fantasy
  344. Exiles & Expatriates
  345. Moments of Great Social Change
  346. Involving Nature in Your Novel
  347. Extroverted Protagonists
  348. Fantasies About Recovery/Healing
  349. Creating Subgenres
  350. Immigration/Emigration
  351. Love Triangles
  352. Subtle Foreshadowing
  353. Ten Things To Do When You Have Only an Image
  354. Creating a Court
  355. Psychotic Viewpoint Characters
  356. Killing The Villain Without Deus Ex Machina
  357. Convincing Crises of Faith
  358. Convincing Religious Characters
  359. Portraying Character Subjectivity
  360. Characters With Sympathy
  361. Why Complex Fantasy Is Great
  362. Complicating a Plot
  363. Non-Evil Collective & Traditionalist Societies
  364. Writing a Visionary, Part 1
  365. Writing a Visionary, Part 2
  366. Creating a History of Ideas for Your World, Part 1
  367. Creating a History of Ideas for Your World, Part 2
  368. Raining Shit On The Story & Not Letting It Stink
  369. Including Worldbuilding/Background
  370. Creating High-Magic Worlds
  371. Good Explication/Exposition
  372. Writing Ordinary, Limited Heroes
  373. Complex, Real Royals
  374. Writing Sex Scenes
  375. Believable Romance, Part 1
  376. Believable Romance, Part 2
  377. Non-Utopian Fantasy Worlds
  378. “Different” Sexual Practices
  379. Varying the Emotional Tone
  380. Subplots
  381. Alien Species & Worlds
  382. Non-Complex Fantasy
  383. Ecological Fantasy
  384. Loose Ends
  385. Ways To Make The Reader Hate Your Hero
  386. Body-Centered Writing, Part 2
  387. Group Dynamics
  388. Cohering a Hero
  389. Rules to Read By
  390. Ten Things To Do In The Middle Of Novels
  391. Ways of Extending Sympathy
  392. Avoiding Gimmick Worlds
  393. Competency & Work
  394. All the Small Things
  395. Making All-Powerful Protagonists Tolerable
  396. Managing Angst
  397. Domestic Fantasy
  398. Gender-Equal Societies
  399. Casual Worldbuilding
  400. Using the Insider
  401. Non-Villains
  402. Mentors
  403. Protagonists in Awe of Other Characters
  404. Oppression Fantasy
  405. Characterizing Animals
  406. Using Non-Western Influence in Fantasy
  407. Attitudes Towards Killing & Violence
  408. Class/Caste Systems
  409. Whores
  410. Non-Humans Living With Non-Human Attributes
  411. Possession, Mind-Control & Hypnosis
  412. Culture Clashes
  413. Turning Idealistic Characters Gray
  414. Science Fiction & Fantasy Hybrids
  415. Measurements & Units
  416. Winged Humanoids
  417. Legal System, Punishments, Judgement & “Justice”
  418. Heroines & Female Protagonists
  419. Anti-Heroes
  420. Letting Protagonists Make Mistakes
  421. Character Clash Stories
  422. Avoiding Villain Monologues
  423. Flawed Characters (Again)
  424. Loyalty






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