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The Mini-Deryni Chronicles website
« on: August 27, 2013, 06:02:46 pm »
Rather than risk this link getting buried in the Deryni Action Figure Project thread, I am creating a separate thread for it:

http://minideryni.weebly.com/index.html 
The Mini-Deryni Chronicles

Currently I've only got the Prologue of the photostory posted (which I originally linked to in the Action Figure Project thread), but today I also added a Who's Who section, and I could use some feedback on it.  Is there too much biographical information on the characters?  Too little?  Just enough?  I realize there's no really good way to post bio blurbs without including spoilers for the books, which is why there is a bold spoilers warning at the top of the Who's Who page.  On the other hand, some of the people following this project have never read the series, so they probably need to get some idea of the character backstories and interrelationships in order to understand what is going on as the photostory progresses.  So do these blurbs strike a good balance?  And what would be the best way to designate the difference between canonical and non-canonical characters?  Different color text for the non-canonicals, maybe?  Or some sort of symbol by their name, such as an asterisk?

I am hoping there won't be too long of a wait before I can pull a Chapter One together.  I still need to build Duncan's study before that can happen, but at least I've got some walls for it now, even if they're still uncarved pink foamboard instead of lovely stone block walls.  Hopefully after DragonCon I'll have some time to start work on it.  I will probably have to start off with very tight close-up shots that don't reveal much of the background, because there are some essential furniture pieces that I don't have yet, but I'd at least like to have decent walls and a tapestry and prop or two in the background of those shots, if nothing else.   :D

I'll post updates in this thread as new chapters or website sections are posted.  I'm also still toying with the idea of whether or not to try to upload the text stories to this site so I can add "illustration" photos here and there to those stories as time permits and the spirit moves, or whether to just add links to this forum and/or Fanfiction.net and call it a day.    Thoughts?
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Re: The Mini-Deryni Chronicles website
« Reply #1 on: August 27, 2013, 06:09:14 pm »
I like the bios.  They might not tell a stranger to the Eleven Kingdoms much, but for those of us who have read KK's stuff, that's a good amount of information for each character.  And anyway, if someone hasn't read canon, why are they playing around in pictorial fanfiction anyway?  :P

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Re: The Mini-Deryni Chronicles website
« Reply #2 on: August 27, 2013, 06:39:11 pm »
I think your bios are good.  For those who have not read the books yet, they tantalize with the stories behind them without giving too much away.  It entices the interested reader to read more.

Perhaps a simple "non-canonical" disclaimer would work for the characters you have created.  They deserve their due regard, but one should not expect them to appear in the original books.

Of course, one does hope they will appear in future stories, whether in pictures or not.   ;D
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Re: The Mini-Deryni Chronicles website
« Reply #3 on: August 27, 2013, 06:46:45 pm »
There are quite a few action figure and fashion doll photostory websites online (like regular graphic novels, but with photos of posed figures instead of drawn illustrations), and fans of those are usually keen to discover new series.  Mine is somewhat unusual in that it is a fanfic of an established story world rather than an original setting and characters.   The folks at Figurvore are enjoying seeing this project come to life as a photostory, despite most of them knowing nothing about the books.  Hm...maybe I should add links to KK's Amazon.com page?

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Re: The Mini-Deryni Chronicles website
« Reply #4 on: August 28, 2013, 11:37:08 am »
Jerusha said:
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Perhaps a simple "non-canonical" disclaimer would work for the characters you have created.  They deserve their due regard, but one should not expect them to appear in the original books.

I agree. Perhaps it could be placed directly before the bio.

It looks and reads great! I look forward to more. Wish I had your time and energy!
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Re: The Mini-Deryni Chronicles website
« Reply #5 on: August 28, 2013, 12:17:43 pm »
What I've decided to try for designating canonical vs noncanonical characters is using black text for the canonical character bios, and brick red text for the noncanonical character bios, with a mention of the color code just before the first (Kelson's) bio entry.  I'm a visual sort of person, so color coding seems to be the most intuitive way to go for me.  Plus, it keeps me from having to type a disclaimer line or type "Noncanonical" in every non-canon character's bio, which I suspect would start to look repetitive after a while.

Aerlys, I wish I had time and energy too.  Actually, it's just that I try to always keep my two clones handy.  For example, at lunch today, while I ate my sandwiches, Me was cutting out Sister Therese's new Schola robe, and Myself was reading a book.   Now if only there were more hours in the day for the clones and I to work with, I might get things done more quickly!  ;D
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Re: The Mini-Deryni Chronicles website
« Reply #6 on: August 28, 2013, 12:35:06 pm »
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Actually, it's just that I try to always keep my two clones handy.

Oh, geez. If let my clones in I'd spend more time cleaning up after them.



Sigh...
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Re: The Mini-Deryni Chronicles website
« Reply #7 on: August 28, 2013, 01:25:07 pm »
LOL!  I love Calvin and Hobbes.  My favorite T-Shirt (thanks to Annie for finding it for me!) is a crossover between the TV show Firefly and Calvin and Hobbes, with Calvin dressed as a Browncoat and Hobbes wearing a Jayne hat:



They're Malvin and Cobbes.   ;D
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Re: The Mini-Deryni Chronicles website
« Reply #8 on: August 28, 2013, 02:44:38 pm »
I'm afraid I'm out of the loop on "Firefly."   :(   Haven't had regular TV in years.

Here's another I know you''d like:



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« Reply #9 on: August 28, 2013, 03:00:14 pm »
LOL @ Chewie and Han!

I didn't catch Firefly when it was on TV.  It had already been cancelled, so I discovered it via the internet and then finding the DVD collection.  Fortunately, since there are only 13 or so episodes, all in one boxed 4-DVD set, plus the movie Serenity to wrap up some loose ends, it's not a hard series to collect.   :)
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Re: The Mini-Deryni Chronicles website
« Reply #10 on: August 29, 2013, 10:47:26 am »
I've got this one, too.

http://www.qwertee.com/product/le-tigre-raye/

It normally gets curious glances, rather than recognition. But when I wore it to LFCC it got a "Yay! Calvin and Hobbes!" from Jason Momoa. I do like that man. :)

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« Reply #11 on: August 29, 2013, 01:48:42 pm »
When Calvin gets a little older, he'll probably read KK.

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Re: The Mini-Deryni Chronicles website
« Reply #12 on: August 29, 2013, 07:38:18 pm »
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When Calvin gets a little older, he'll probably read KK.


Oh, man, imagine the fanfic he'd write:

"All is quiet in Rhemuth. Suddenly, the silence is broken by the invading forces of Gwynedd's  arch-nemesis, the  evil Lord Teymuraz!  The hapless citizens flee in panic. Is all lost?

No, look! Here comes the intrepid Lord Calvin the Magnificent, astride a T-rex. He blasts the evildoer to oblivion with his all-powerful, flame-throwing spell of doom. With a few mighty steps, his dinosaur is upon the fleeing soldiers and devours them one by one...""

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Re: The Mini-Deryni Chronicles website
« Reply #13 on: August 29, 2013, 07:47:13 pm »
LOL!

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Re: The Mini-Deryni Chronicles website
« Reply #14 on: August 30, 2013, 04:02:30 pm »
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When Calvin gets a little older, he'll probably read KK.


Oh, man, imagine the fanfic he'd write:

"All is quiet in Rhemuth. Suddenly, the silence is broken by the invading forces of Gwynedd's  arch-nemesis, the  evil Lord Teymuraz!  The hapless citizens flee in panic. Is all lost?

No, look! Here comes the intrepid Lord Calvin the Magnificent, astride a T-rex. He blasts the evildoer to oblivion with his all-powerful, flame-throwing spell of doom. With a few mighty steps, his dinosaur is upon the fleeing soldiers and devours them one by one...""



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