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Miriam
10-20-2005, 02:36 AM
Let me show off naively here - I'm excited about those 1000 hits. (The count shows 1060 someting hits, but I have to discount the posts and returns for editing, so a goodly margin has to be allowed.) It's great to know people are reading!

When the story finally winds up, I'm going to print it all out and edit again a few times, then maybe post the whole thing as one. Good idea? Vicky? Oskaar?

The autumn holy days extend over two weeks, from Rosh HaShannah to the end of Succot, so between preparations and celebrations time has been short. But it looks like winter is settling in and today will be rainy, so visitors have cancelled, the house will be quiet, and I will be able to travel in my mind to where a battle is about to be fought in the kingdom of St. Winston's.

Miriam

WRATHWILDE
10-20-2005, 03:58 AM
Congratz!!! Keep up the great writing.

Wrathwilde

Dan McFeeley
10-20-2005, 04:11 AM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v676/mcfeeley/hart1a.jpg[img]


.When the story finally winds up, I'm going to print it all out and edit again a few times, then maybe post the whole thing as one. Good idea? Vicky? Oskaar?

Great! GotMead's first e-book!

Pewter_of_Deodar
10-20-2005, 11:06 AM
I love the story and impatiently wait for each new installment...

Keep it up Miriam!

Mynx
10-20-2005, 04:43 PM
/waves a wee flag for Miriam

I love this story, and think it would be VERY cool to have it all in one area.

Brewbear
10-20-2005, 06:07 PM
Way cool!!!!
Miriam - just so you know, I decided to wait weeks on end so that when I start reading I have more than one installment at a time. I am however hooked and the best plans go awry, so now I'm in the same boat with your other readers, waiting impatienly for the next installment. Thanks for a great story. Who knows, we might even do a group reading and put it in the podcasts - if they come to be :-[

Thanks again,
Ted

Oskaar
10-20-2005, 09:21 PM
Miriam,

Great job on the story ;D

I think it would be a very cool addition to the site to have it available in one place. If you like, once you have scraped it all into one bin, send it to me and I'll PDF it for you and fire it off to Vicky so she can post it somewhere on the site for everyone's viewing pleasure.

Είμαι αυτό που οι βιβλιοθήκες και οι βιβλιοθηκάριοι μου έχουν κάνει, με λίγη βοήθεια από έναν καθηγητή των ελληνικών και των ποιητών.
I am what libraries and librarians have made me, with little assistance from a professor of Greek and poets.

Heraclitus

OTTO OTTO OTTO OTTO OTTO!!!

Oskaar

Miriam
10-21-2005, 08:19 AM
Thank you for the kudos, everyone. I just posted the battle chapter, and believe me almost sent through heart failure writing it. ;D Please PM me with your comments!

Oskaar, I'll take you up on your offer: I'll PM you about it tomorrow night, after the Sabbath. I've been writing instead of getting things ready here in the house and time is running out towards evening. Shall I reveal Otto's destiny now, or keep it for the story? Nah, I think I'll keep the suspense going for a while. ;D

I really don't know what I'll do when the story concludes. Ask everyone to drink to me? I'd like that.

Later, my flowers!

Miriam, hurrying

Pewter_of_Deodar
10-21-2005, 10:12 AM
A man that does not like mead deserves to lose his head... ;D ;D ;D

so that a smarter brain may be attached... ::) ::) ::)

Brewbear
10-22-2005, 08:55 PM
Oh, NO!!!!!
It's going to end soon :'( :'(
I certainly hope you have another story on the back burner, now that you have us hooked! One with redheaded wenches ::)

Ted

Miriam
10-23-2005, 01:20 AM
Hi there, Ted,

You know what they say - the opera ain't over till the fat lady sings. ;D

I'm afraid no amount of red-headed wenches will keep you gentlemen happy, unless a certain sort of activity is involved - which is not my style of writing. :D It'll have to be plain old dybbuks, dragons and trolls for that exotic touch, I'm afraid....

I hadn't thought of another story, but I will think it over.

Miriam

Dan McFeeley
10-23-2005, 01:03 PM
Happened to have this picture lying around -- I pulled it out recently and it made me think of Loong the dragon.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v676/mcfeeley/loong.jpg[img]

Miriam
10-23-2005, 03:46 PM
Ack!! I love it! Thank you, Dan! In my mind, Loong has a more human expression, but I can just see him pondering books like that. Right-ho! On to the next chapter!

Miriam

David Baldwin
10-25-2005, 11:54 AM
Wow!!!

Well, I read the first installment shortly after it was posted. I haven't had time to return to it until yesterday. I just finished it (what is posted so far) and all I can say is that I'm anxiously waiting for the movie!

It's a wonderful story, well written and engaging.

Thank you Miriam.


David

Brewbear
10-29-2005, 06:19 PM
Oh, NOOOOO!!!!!!
Miriam, please say it isn't so :'( :'(
The story is over, now I have to look at other stuff on the site besides the forums....I'm lost!!!!
Thank you for a beautifully told story, I hope you'll start another soon ;)

Ted - running to get a glass of mead and drink it, toasting Miriam, the story teller

Miriam
10-29-2005, 07:04 PM
Thank you, Ted...if you want to hear a recording of Thomas Morley's "It Was A Lover and His Lass," which Gloria sang just before pulling Otto's life together, here is a link: go to Thomas Morley - a menu will pop up, and you can download the song.
I love it!

http://ise.uvic.ca/Library/SLT/literature/courtmusicians.html

I hope the story will be in PDF format, courtesy of Oskaar, in the next week or two. I need to revise and fix some glitches in it.

It was fun! I don't know if I can start another right away though...got to go and put my brain down a nice cool well for a while now.

Miriam

Brewbear
10-29-2005, 07:08 PM
How about putting your brain down a nice, cool, glass of mead instead?
Water..phewww, do you know what fishes do in water?

Ted

David Baldwin
10-31-2005, 05:25 PM
A truly wonderful tale.

I raise a glass of my best. A toast to Miram and the tale of St. Winston's Metheglin!


David

JamesP
10-31-2005, 06:11 PM
Ditto on the accolade to you Miriam.

Where does the "song" come from?

I know that Gene Wilder sang it in "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory".



"In Springtime,
In Springtime -
The only pretty ring time!
When birds do sing,
Hey ding a ding a ding
Sweet lovers love the Spring!"

Mynx
10-31-2005, 06:23 PM
/raises a glass to Miriam

Thank you for that! I thoroughly enjoyed it!

webmaster
10-31-2005, 06:26 PM
Miriam, when you get it all done, put it together and send it over, and I'm creating an 'entertainment' section to put it in, along with David's cartoons (which will go up soon, I've got a bunch!). I told you, sister, anything you care to write, I'll put up for you.......



Let me show off naively here - I'm excited about those 1000 hits. (The count shows 1060 someting hits, but I have to discount the posts and returns for editing, so a goodly margin has to be allowed.) It's great to know people are reading!

When the story finally winds up, I'm going to print it all out and edit again a few times, then maybe post the whole thing as one. Good idea? Vicky? Oskaar?

The autumn holy days extend over two weeks, from Rosh HaShannah to the end of Succot, so between preparations and celebrations time has been short. But it looks like winter is settling in and today will be rainy, so visitors have cancelled, the house will be quiet, and I will be able to travel in my mind to where a battle is about to be fought in the kingdom of St. Winston's.

Miriam

Miriam
11-01-2005, 03:50 AM
Thank you for the toasts, people - that makes my day!

Vicky, I just PM'd you.

James, I believe it was a commonly sung ditty in Shakespeare's time and not necessarily his own. Of course it's been attributed to Kit Marlow too. At any rate, it was in the air at around the year 1599 and sung in Shakespeare's "As You Like It". I tend to think it was Shakespeare's, but then I am very fond of him.

Miriam

Pewter_of_Deodar
11-01-2005, 10:58 AM
Miriam,

Excellent tale and very well written. You certainly have a gift m'lady!

As a pirate, I was looking forward to the pillaging and burning. Maybe next tale? *grin*

But anyway, I truly hate to see the tale end. It has been a joy to read every installment and await anxiously for the next one...

Many, many thanks,
Pewter