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Offline Elec P. Carpenter

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The Passing
« on: February 09, 2014, 06:15:00 pm »
Almost novella length. Easier to read it from Google+ so here is the link- Enjoy.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1LcbujjTruzrVa5b5afYQBdsQGLuf74ZcpaPC19g8qTw/pub
"The fact that when you drink you can hold your liquor is no excuse for drinking all the liquor you can hold."

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Re: The Passing
« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2014, 07:52:53 pm »
Welcome!  Glad you found us, and I'm looking forward to checking out your story when time permits.   :)
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Re: The Passing
« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2014, 07:59:56 pm »
Get a big coffee- It's long. I never cut it into chapters- It just flowed out.
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Re: The Passing
« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2014, 08:26:43 pm »
Elec, you've jumped in the deep water.  :)

Welcome aboard!
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Re: The Passing
« Reply #4 on: February 09, 2014, 09:13:26 pm »
Yea! A new fanfic!  *does happy dance*  I'm looking forward to reading it!
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Re: The Passing
« Reply #5 on: February 09, 2014, 10:35:52 pm »
Elec-fantastic, and thoroughly enjoyable read!  Can't wait to see more  :)

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Re: The Passing
« Reply #6 on: February 10, 2014, 09:00:07 am »
I had a chance to read just the opening scenes last night, but I'm quite looking forward to reading the rest as soon as I can get more free time...perhaps at lunch today.  Nice to see a post-KKB generation story!
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Re: The Passing
« Reply #7 on: February 10, 2014, 11:58:45 am »
I liked it very much; it left me thinking, "But I want to know what happens next!"  Which is the mark of a good writer.

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Re: The Passing
« Reply #8 on: February 10, 2014, 02:43:41 pm »
Wow, thanks for the new fanfic! You sure jumped right into the fray. It has been rather quiet in the fanfic section lately.

I'm looking forward to reading it as soon as time allows.


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Re: The Passing
« Reply #9 on: February 10, 2014, 03:35:23 pm »
What a wonderful story, Elec!  I wasn't sure where the story would lead, but I'm so glad I followed the journey!

More, please!   :)
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Re: The Passing
« Reply #10 on: February 10, 2014, 07:12:49 pm »
Excellent story and welcome!!
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Re: The Passing
« Reply #11 on: February 10, 2014, 08:48:17 pm »
I finally had a chance to finish your story.  And now my family's dinner is late because I. Could. Not. Put. It. Down!  :)
Very well done!  I look forward to reading more of your work.
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Re: The Passing
« Reply #12 on: February 12, 2014, 11:27:15 pm »
Thank you everyone for your kind words of encouragement. As you can tell, I find the Michaelines to be a fascinating subject. I am, among other things, a student of history, with a real interest in the knightly orders of the medieval church, the crusades and the years after the suppression of the Templars. This gave me a chance to craft a tale containing some of the elements you find when you look at the Templars and the Hospitallers and what they were up to in their heyday.

Plus, I always wondered what was to become of Albin, so much so that I decided to write his story. Hopefully I haven't touched on a taboo subject or intruded on anything KK was going to explore later.

I haven't written the last on Albin. As a young Anviller knight, in my history, he found himself in Constantinople at a time of instability and potential upheaval, when the Byzantine ruling dynasty was having a hard time keeping a lid on the Deryni aristocracy in the golden city. The legal system, founded on Deryni Judges who sat in tribunals and Truth Read petitioners and defendants to get to the bottom of things was in disarray. The Deryni of the city were polarized into two camps and between the two of them they controlled the courts through intimidation, affiliation, bribery and assassination. The Emperor, at his wits end and having no one he could rely on who could withstand magical and physical attacks that could be objective and fair, made an unprecedented move- He appointed a Knight of the Anvil as a Judge- Albin.

The story of his triumphs and travails (and the string of dead assassins he left in back alleys across the city!) is the story I am working on next.
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Re: The Passing
« Reply #13 on: February 13, 2014, 05:58:38 am »
Sounds fascinating, Elec.  I am looking forward to it!  :)
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Re: The Passing
« Reply #14 on: February 13, 2014, 10:02:05 am »
I am quite looking forward to seeing more of Albin and how he deals with (quite literal) Byzantine politics.  And as far as I know,  none of KK's characters (especially the secondary ones) are off limits, as long as the stories adhere to the board guidelines.  You know,  just treat her characters respectfully and (so far as is already known) in character.  No romping around Carthmoor wearing nothing but a crimson spandex g- string and a smile for young Albin.   ;)
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