November 30th, 2004


Let me teach you about procrastination, boys and girls

You have a wyvern army? Cool. We should pit the wyvern army against the robot army.

(Cross-posted to nanowrimo, kindasorta.)

Yep. I made it.

Zokutou word meter
50,198 / 50,000

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tanelos is the WIP journal.

Moral of my writing process:
Procrastination's a bitch. In particular, yodge and miajesbar were right: don't dilly-dally too much with nonessentials such as timelines, floor plans, soundtracks, etc.

(Although I must mention that the above word count includes my appendix on Terionach and Archniniei units of measurement, which are actually metric in origin.)

Morals of my story
(Cliche moral) Heroes come in all shapes, sizes, sexes, creeds, colors, ages, sexual orientations, and with all manner of physical descriptions and handicaps.
(World building moral) If you exile people with certain metapsychic powers, don't expect for them not to breed in exile or for their descendants not to come back and get you.
(Interesting plot twist moral #1) Don't mess with dragon genomes.
(Interesting plot twist moral #2) The first time someone who has never directed a psychic concert of thousands does so, don't be surprised if he goes a little power-mad.
(Interesting plot twist moral #3) CRUOR EMICAT UT FONS

Genre: SF

One-liner description:
A centuries-long cold war between two superpower nations of the psychically gifted heats up when a tyrannical mage-lord declares war on both sides.


  • Technical assistance

    • Miitary strategy and tactics in an SF environment: burkhardt, hempknight

    • Martial arts (which I know next to nothing about): phawkwood

    • Imperial successorship, historical: darana

  • References (any remaining mistakes or stupidities are entirely the fault of yours truly)

    • Metaconcert programming and template design: Julian May, Mercedes Lackey, Anne McCaffrey

    • Mounted combat tactics

      • Equestrian: Mercedes Lackey

      • Aerial, draconic: Anne McCaffrey

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    • Blatant scene rip-off: the AT-AT/mumak rope trick from The Empire Strikes Back and The Return of The King

  • Moral support and encouragement: jereeza, yodge, miajesbar, masteralida, dragnflye, nobuddy69, hempknight, burkhardt

  • Burnination: f00dave

Gratuitous computer science and mathematics references

  • Conditional probability (Rizulek/Alinyel)

  • Traveling Salesman Problem (the Autarch and Praetor of the Terionach vs. the Mage-Lord)

  • Maximum entropy (Autarch and decoy vs. the Mage-Lord)

NaNoWriMo is Victory, and Victory is Life,
  • Current Music
    Strong Bad E-Mail - Trogdor!