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31 March 2011 @ 04:21 pm
Emelan fans!

Heya! Well, I guess specifically I mean Rosethorn/Lark fans, but I think most Emelan fans generally are since R/L shipping does not exclude Rosethorn/Crane shipping?

Anyway. For femslash_land I'm trying to make a manifesto for them - some new thing fangirls do, I guess? This one has to involve 5 pictures and 250 words of text, which can include quotes from the original work. It's a pretty unique endeavour for a rarepair book pairing (I mean they're canon, so they're not really rarepair, but most fans stick to Tortall or the younger characters of Emelan, don't they?). I'm trying to figure out how I'll go about this.

For pictures: I'm thinking Nana Visitor for Rosethorn, since that's who Tammy had in mind when she wrote the character. For Lark I'm thinking Waris Dirie (I searched around the web for Emelan casting threads); she's darker-skinned than the Lark I imagine, but in some of the pictures of her with lots of light I can really see her as Lark. I probably won't photo-manip them since I don't have the proper programs anymore and it takes me a while - probably just editing the two side-by-side or one-under-the-other like a comic or something, with text beneath. So that's settled-ish.

For the more representative pictures...I figure rose and lark, yes of course, but something representative of them separate from their names? Crocus and cloth? Gardening kit and spinning kit? Did it specify what kind of tree Rosethorn's magic shaped itself into? (I've always pictured oak, for some reason, but don't know if it was actually mentioned.)

ETA: I just found an embroidered crocus. alskdfjklasdjf that made me smile!

To Rosethorn, From Lark
How perfect?

For quotes: Do you have any favourites that come to mind, either exactly (or quick to look up) or paraphrased? I think I have text editions of the book saved on my computer somewhere so I could look quotes up; I think it would just be fun to incorporate some of my friends' favourites. (:

For writing: Iiii think I'll just go with whatever the rest of the manifesto inspires me to write. (;

I really need a Rosethorn/Lark icon, it seems - I've got a Rosethorn and a Lark one saved somewhere, but not one that represents both.

And, uh, hello, it seems I've joined the ship again, teehee. (I'm not leaving Harry Potter, I promise; these have always been my two main fandoms. I've actually been thinking hard on why both of them work for me so well - I think that will be a fandom ramble for another day!)

(And if anyone wondered, my screen name/pen name does come from Rosethorn and her crocuses. Her favourite flower (and mine) is the indigo crocus; she's a rather cranky/prickly character and at the time I chose my name, so was I. And can be. My Rosethorn side has certainly not been entirely enveloped by my 'new' Larkish nature.)


Those who dwell among the beauties and mysteries of the earth are never alone or weary of life.
[Rachel Carson]
Kiwi Crocus: Food || Nutella time.cranky__crocus on April 2nd, 2011 05:15 pm (UTC)
Ah, I can help you there! It's Sandry's Book, Tris' Book, Daja's Book and finally Briar's Book, which is my favourite. I think they're definitely worth a proper read! I wish I had the time for another run-through at the moment, but there's unfortunately a difference between scanning for quotes to knock something off my To Do List and sitting down to actually read through them. I'm afraid the latter would be considered procrastination. :X

Oh, yes, please post an LJ picture for me! :D Okie dokes! I'll message you my address! (:
Vee: babyvenomebat on April 2nd, 2011 05:36 pm (UTC)
I've definitely read Briar's Book because I read that one first and was kind of confused but I really enjoyed the characters.
I'll have to see if the local library has them .... and then get myself a library card.... XD

There's a picture of your lolli in my newest post! <3
Kiwi Crocus: Rainbow || Crazycakes candy.cranky__crocus on April 2nd, 2011 05:39 pm (UTC)
Oh my goodness, reading Briar's Book can break and mend your heart when you read the books in order. I was so attached to the characters by that point. (Okay, really by a few chapters into Sanrdy's Book, when they arrived at Discipline. :B)

Yay! I can't wait to see it. (: I'm catching up on LJ today - it just takes a while since I think I'm still about 125 entries back. Oops!
Vee: witchvenomebat on April 3rd, 2011 05:07 am (UTC)
I really and truly enjoyed Briar's book, his character captured my heart for YEARS after reading it, even when I didn't know what was really happening in the story.

I enjoy the LJ it's a nice calm place for me to spend my internet time. Much better than facebook or the such.