Quests for April 10-16, 2022

When you’ve got things to do and caves to hew, it’s important to set realistic goals. And also embrace that not all of your goals may get completed.

As a writer, wording is important to me. I love whimsical, fantasy-related words such as quests. If that’s what gets you going, do it!

Here are my writing quests for this random week in my life, in order of importance.

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Gilly Xeno-Archaeology and Technology

Another night, another flight for AP-9923: a puttering little orb with faded yellow and blue stripes. Its owner lovingly called it Patches, for all the patchwork repairs it’d done to keep it aloft. Patches was crammed with a mishmash of spare arms and legs and even a tail―everything a protogen on the go would need in case the nanites acted up, cosmic dust got inside the sockets, or what have you.

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Forgotten History

Norawarth: Internet social etiquette is also rather complicated, if you think about it. You have to remind your people, who fought a war over fiefdoms’ rights to own slaves instead of abolishing it like their king commanded them to do, that slavery is evil?

Harnor: The internet’s not just America, but yes.

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Simarils and the Point of Writing

Calemir: Pixxy, why don’t you just set up the tech we need to watch the movie version?

Pixxy Fire Fist: Yes! Absolutely! Lady Galadriel did more fighting across all six of these things than Lord Glorfindel and her husband! She didn’t fight just anybody, she fought the Dark Lord himself!

Toshiro and Tadashi: And Lord Elrond helped her. We’re Elrondgender now!

Pixxy Fire Fist: Two other stupid old men were there too.

Kenken: Keep in mind, we only have the basic cut. Maybe Lord Glorfindel and Lord Celeborn did some fighting in the extended editions. And Lord Glorfindel a single thing in the books: he guided Bilbo Baggins to Rivendell.

Norawarth: A role that was fulfilled instead by Lady Arwen. As Shadow of Chaos said, we are taking Lord Glorfindel on a new adventure: keeping this child alive long enough to hero-worship all the Ardan mothers he seeks to meet, slay a dragon, and perhaps join a Fellowship.

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Warfare

Alright, you stupid fuckin’ morons! Our guy’s back on medically mandated rest, but this time, he has energy to do things. What’s he gonna do with it? Host a Let’s Talk about Our Shitty Parents Party! There’s a lot of shitty parents to talk about in Arda. Let’s start with the shittiest non-god parent of the lot: Fëanor―the man who had so many mommy issues that he refused to spend time with his siblings, refused to give the Star Tree Balls back to Yavanna, made all his sons swear an Oath to get them back, rejected all of Nerdanel’s names for their youngest sons, and burned their second-youngest son alive because he wanted to go back to his responsible parent. If you’re going to burn boats, check where all your sons are first!

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