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Tuesday, June 17th, 2014
12:26 pm - Kinda fan-art-ish stuffs?

bluefalconchick
Made this in paint with an image I found on google (for my fetlife profile)-Thought you guys would appreciate it. If you want to use it by all means, you have my permission-I have no rights to the image or to what it says.

2005-10-23-red-valerian

Cheers!

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Friday, December 27th, 2013
12:02 am - unrevealed fic still at Midwinter Masque

silverflight8
Hi everyone! Just dropping a reminder that the fic for Midwinter Masque 2013 is still anonymous for a few days (till Saturday midnight EST) and that there are seven amazing fics written across a spread of many different characters! Come on over and take a look if you want fic :)

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Wednesday, November 6th, 2013
4:56 pm - signups open for Kushiel's Legacy exchange

silverflight8
Signups for Midwinter Masque 2013 are open on AO3 till November 15th! This is the fic and art exchange we polled earlier in the year, with a reveal date of Midwinter (December 21st). More information on the exchange is on the exchange community kushielexchange.

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Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013
9:23 pm - A Month of Kushiel Goodness!

ahavah
I am one of the October fandom posters for crack_van, where I will be posting some of the best Kushiel fanfic I can find all month long!

If you're not a member, check it out!

Here's my nifty Fandom Overview post.

Feel free to link me to the best Kushiel fics out there! I'll be sharing at least one a week, but I hope to share more, because there are a lot of great ones.

I'm now on AO3, where I've found several amazing fics that I plan to share. I am NOT on fanfiction.net, so I'd especially love to hear any good fics you know of there.

Thanks!

current mood: excited

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Sunday, September 8th, 2013
11:24 pm - Upcoming exchange

silverflight8
Thank you all for putting in comments and voting on the exchange! The exchange is definitely on: it will be a fic and art exchange with reveals Midwinter (December 21st). We've set up a comm for news and information at kushielexchange; there's an FAQ post here and a tumblr here.

Sign-ups open: Wednesday November 6th, 2013, 9am EST.
Sign-ups close: Friday November 15th, 2013, 11:59pm EST.
Assignments go out: November 17-18th, depending on how fast we can match.
Deadline for stories and art posted to AO3: Sunday December 15, 2013, 11:59pm EST.
Stories and art revealed: Friday December 20, 2013, 11:59pm EST.
Artists and authors revealed: Friday December 26, 2013, 11:59 EST.

We'll be putting up more information as we get closer to November. See you then!

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Wednesday, September 4th, 2013
8:37 am - [mod post] Lazy mod is lazy

shahrizai
It's been a long time since I've done anything with this comm and I've fallen out of love with the series as it's gone on, so I figure someone else might give it some TLC.  Post a comment about why'd you want ownership of the comm and I'll throw it over to someone.

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Thursday, August 22nd, 2013
9:13 pm - interest in a Kushiel's Legacy exchange

silverflight8
Hi everyone! kmo_lj and I are wondering if there's interest in a Kushiel's Legacy fic/art exchange.

How it will probably work:
*Everyone signs up to either write or make art, and writes three or more prompts. (Timeline: about one week.)
*Participants are matched and assignments are sent out a few days later.
*Stories/art posted on AO3, due date at least one month after assignments go out.
*Collection revealed but not authors.
*Author reveals happen about a week later.

(ETA: The date for reveals on December 1 should say "signups mid-October", not mid-November.)
Poll #1930314 interest in exchange
This poll is closed.

What kind of exchange would you create for?

I would contribute fic only
14(82.4%)
I would contribute art only
2(11.8%)
I would contribute both fic and art
1(5.9%)
Other (comments)
0(0.0%)

What kind of exchange would you read/consume?

fic only
2(11.8%)
art only
0(0.0%)
fic and art both
15(88.2%)
other (comments)
0(0.0%)

When would you prefer the exchange?

Reveals on Longest Night (Dec 21), signups early November
9(47.4%)
Reveals Dec 1, signups mid November
3(15.8%)
Reveals mid-February, signups in January
6(31.6%)
Other (please describe in comments)
1(5.3%)
Blessed Elua cared naught for mortal fic exchanges and neither do I
0(0.0%)

Preferences regarding structure?

An exchange (you create a work for someone and someone else is matched to you)
12(60.0%)
A prompt/comment fest (everyone pitches prompts in, and then choose prompts to develop)
8(40.0%)
Other (comments)
0(0.0%)


Any other thoughts, suggestions, comments? Preferences for platforms (LJ or AO3)?

If you don't have an LJ account, please comment!

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Wednesday, March 27th, 2013
9:59 pm - Where to buy masks?

mybrokenlocket
My brother is going to his prom this year, and the dance is going to be a "masked ball" theme. I am of course super jealous and getting way over-involved, in typical big sister fashion. I came here to see if any of you Kushiel cosplayers or enthusiasts could tell me where you get your masks. I would love some good online sources, so he could shop from the comfort of home and still know he's getting a good product. Thanks in advance!

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Tuesday, February 19th, 2013
1:49 pm - historical and time periods across the trilogies

silverflight8
Hi everyone!

I've been wrestling with a question for ages now, and it's basically this:

When do you think the first two trilogies with Phèdre and Imriel are set, and when is Moirin's trilogy set?

[Spoilers for all nine books, as far as geography goes]
For me, it's a confusing mix of early modern with the high medieval period. There's a lot of contextual clues lost because oh wait, no Norman Conquest because of the Master of the Straits re: Normans in the first place, so you can't use geography like the Angevin empire to check - the borders of Terre d'Ange look like modern France instead of the three way split caused by Louis the Pious' sons (Verdun split, which doesn't resolve until way later; the map in the front of the books looks like it's got Alsace & Lorraine included. And anyway, Terre d'Ange seems to practice primogeniture, so it wouldn't happen.) On one hand, weregild is being paid in Skaldi, and Vralia has only just converted to what amounts to "Christianity" (in real world: 987) by Imriel's time. Imriel and Sidonie seem to be establishing the first lycées, which matches. Italy (Caerdicci Unitas) is apparently still unified, but I'm not well-informed enough about Italy to prise out any details that Lucca, Venice or Rome might have provided. Alba is nigh impossible to use for dating purposes, since the Tiberian rule is broken much earlier and Alba's been in isolation for ages and it sounds like much of the infrastructure the Romans built were not built in Alba. The justice system - that we see, like with Melisande and Lyonette - seems to still be very much the king and queen's domain, with his/her councillors advising.

On the other hand, Moirin, only a few generations down, is off exploring Terra Nova (1492, Columbus), after the Aragonians have formed a strong (though coercive) trading agreement, so further down the road.


To wrap that bit of tl;dr up, anyone got ideas about time period? Gut feelings? (I'd love to hear those, too! Especially if you found something that stuck out at you that indicated some time period to you.) Specific centuries would be even better. Mostly, I want to know when you all think the books are set.

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Sunday, November 18th, 2012
4:57 pm - Angels--with wings or without?

kiarrith
Just curious on others's takes on this: I always pictured the angels of this series without wings. Appearing as human-seeming in many ways. [Possible exception of Kushiel]. How do others feel?
I am considering trying to save money to have some statuettes made...

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Friday, September 21st, 2012
10:54 am - Character Comparison: Kushiel's Dart/Catching Fire

bluefalconchick
Because I know that most people in this community have read Kushiel's Dart, I feel kinda silly putting this behind a cut-But I was a bit late on reading finishing the trilogy,a nd actually have yet to even start the Naamah/Moirin trilogy, so I don't want to ruin anything for anyone-Plus, it mentions character development for a main character in Suzanne Collins' Catching Fire (the second book of her Hunger Games trilogy) so clicky if you aren't afraid of spoilers-> All knowledge is worth having, even if it contains spoilers (: Collapse )

current mood: curious

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Wednesday, December 21st, 2011
3:33 am - I think it's officially tradition for me...

ammre
I will be busy this evening, so I wanted to make sure I posted it now when I had the chance.

At sundown this evening will start the night of winter solstice...

Joie to you all on the longest night.

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Thursday, June 16th, 2011
9:24 pm - Just me, being a dork.

sparkythegeek
When people used to actively post their dream cast for the Kushiel Trilogy, were it ever made a movie, I could never put a name to the face that lingered in my mind for Melisande when I'd read the books.  I knew it was an actress I'd seen in my childhood (in the 80s), but I couldn't think of who she was.

Well.  For some reason, looking up the creepy 1985 film, Return to Oz, was on my to-do list at IMDB tonight and I saw her.  At last!  In my mind's eye (making her a little younger than this pic, of course), I was seeing Jean Marsh:



That knowing look she has was what struck me as so Melisande-like!  Oddly enough, googling for pictures of her in younger years doesn't give me the same "Oooh, Melisande!" effect.  Maybe it's just that look on her face.  LOL

I had to share this just because it always eluded me who I was seeing in my mind's eye!

current mood: dorky

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Monday, June 13th, 2011
10:01 pm - Naamah's Blessing in Stock at Amazon!!!!!

ishachan

I just wanted to let people know that Amazon has the book in stock! Technically the book doesn't come out till the end of the month but for some reason Amazon tends to always have books in stock ahead of their release date. Well not ALL books but still.......If you have a student email ending in edu you can get Amazon prime FREE for a year. Free two day shipping!!!
http://www.amazon.com/gp/student/signup/info

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Tuesday, May 31st, 2011
8:11 am - OT and cross-post: wiki wiki

limbomonkey
Hey guys. Rather than create a new wiki, I found someone's (though it appears to be mostly blank). Rather than clog up the net with repetition, I thought we could just head there. (Unless someone thinks there is a reason to begin our own.)

Anyway, here is the link: http://kushiel.wikia.com/wiki/Kushiel's_Legacy_Wiki

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Monday, May 30th, 2011
8:42 am - OT and cross-post re. wikipedia

limbomonkey
Has anyone noticed that Wikipedia deleted all the character pages for Kushiel's Legacy characters? Does anyone know why? (Harry Potter characters seem to still have character pages.) Does anyone know another website with information on characters/places/etc? Is there a Kushiel's Legacy wiki site? Does anyone have any interest in creating one?

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Monday, April 18th, 2011
12:20 pm - Re-reading Kushiel's Scion and noticing things.

mybrokenlocket

I know he’s such a minor character, but does anyone else get the feeling that Julien Trente is like THE MOST FUN GUY ever? We just get these little snippets of him, and I feel like he’s got the potential to be wonderfully hilarious. We just don’t notice because Imriel’s the narrator and he’s too busy being all *angstbroodangst* to notice.

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Monday, May 9th, 2011
8:49 pm - "You, and You Alone" Discussion!

sparkythegeek
Behind the cut, we'll be talking about JC's short story about Anafiel and Rolande. Spoilers beware!Collapse )

current mood: thoughtful

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12:42 pm - You, and You Alone

sparkythegeek

Read more...Collapse )

current mood: curious

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Sunday, May 8th, 2011
8:24 pm - Help!

celestineangel
I have some questions I need answered, and I haven't been able to find the information anywhere else, and I don't know where exactly in the books I'd find the answers, so I'd have to reread all of them to find it. Which would not be terrible, but would also take time.

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