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Old May 3 2012, 12:27 PM   #1
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I can't really prefix this with 'Fan fiction' because it's not done yet - BUT I just want to say that Dragonchoice 3, which is the third (AND ABSOLUTELY FINAL) story in the Dragonchoice trilogy, is getting fairly close to being done. I've been chipping away at it for some time now and it's finally getting there.

I've posted the (brief) opening to it over at www.dragonchoice.com, which doesn't give a taster so much as it sets the tone.

I know there are quite a few people here who've read the first two Dragonchoice stories. For anyone who hasn't and is wondering, they date back to the original Kitchen Table messageboards circa 2001 - when we were allowed to publish Pern fan fiction semi-publicly (on a subforum that you needed a password to view) for the first time. The intention was to explore scenarios and characters that were hinted at but not touched on in the books - the politics of an Interval Weyr, blue and green riders as significant players, Weyrleaders not in love, and so on. A slightly harder-edged take on Pern, you might say.

It became rather long, and quite a lot of people read it and liked it, and then some talented people (some of whom are still lurking around here!) illustrated it. It spawned an even longer sequel with even more illustrations. Then it stopped for a while, because life and work and so on got in the way, but I always planned to write a third Dragonchoice, to finish the stories of the characters from the first two. I've been kicking the central concepts of it back and forth for a few years. But only now, with about seventy thousand words on the page, am I confident enough that DC3 WILL be finished to actually start talking about it!

So that's the news: it's on its way. I've just started a Twitter stream, @dragonchoice, where I'll be Tweeting my progress and the odd sample chapter or so, and of course the first two stories are still at www.dragonchoice.com if anyone wants to read them or admire the pretty, pretty illustrations If nothing else I definitely recommend that, because some of the artwork is just exceptional. (And on that note, I'm VERY DEFINITELY looking for anyone of an artistic bent who could be persuaded to contribute an illustration!)

So...watch this space!
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This great, real life can effect many things, good luck with this.
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That does set the tone nicely! I'm looking forward to it very much.
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*bounces*

It will be very, very good to see this one set loose on the world!
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Old Dec 7 2012, 01:22 AM   #5
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Faye...I am really looking forward to reading your upcoming work ...if it's anything like the first two chapters...it will be wonderful.
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Old Sep 27 2015, 05:13 PM   #6
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Okay, so last time I said 'soon' I actually meant 'in three years' time', but Dragonchoice 3: Weyrleader of Pern is now, genuinely, just around the corner.

I've just posted a preview chapter at the Dragonchoice site, and I'll be posting the full story from the beginning starting in the next couple of weeks.

If you haven't read the first two parts of the Dragonchoice trilogy, the illustrated versions of Dragonchoice and Dragonchoice 2: Dragonchosen are also on the site, as well as at fanfiction.net and An Archive Of Our Own.

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Yay!

(I did the drawing of the embroidery hoop in DC2.)
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(I did the drawing of the embroidery hoop in DC2.)
Knew I missed one, but then system acting up didn't help.
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I'm going to have to book a weekend to reread the other two! (But I will not say ANYTHING about time required to finish. I'm the worst there. I have abandoned fics from the 1990s I've dithered over continuing.)
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Me too - a change of life pattern soon should lead to more time to be doing some creative writing - then maybe I'll get my "Holdless" crew to where they've been going for at least the last ten years ...
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I have a four-digit user number for fanfiction.net that's in the low 3000s. I'm just sayin. They're up to six digits at least. (And I plan to surprise the bejesus out of some people with an update...)
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Dragonchoice 3: Weyrleader of Pern has landed. The prologue and first chapter are at the Dragonchoice website (as well as at fanfiction.net and AO3), and I'll be posting new chapters on a weekly basis...
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I just finished chapter three. All I can think is "Well s--t."
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Old Nov 16 2015, 07:45 PM   #15
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It's a good thing this is being fed out in dribbles because I can't afford the sleep loss shotgunning the whole thing would cause....
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I had to reread the first two, and I had completely forgotten all that happens at the end of Dragonchoice 2, so I was a wreck when I started 3, and then OH SHIT!!!
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I put in all this effort to keep to Pern-appropriate 'shards' and 'shaffits', and here you all are swearing like sailors.

Shocking!

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Damn shame, isn't it.
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Oh. My. F---in'. GODS. T'kamen! Epherineth! AAAGGGHHHH! (mad frenzied Kermit-flailing!)
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(EVEN MORE SPASTIC KERMIT-FLAILING) OMAGAAAAWD! The plot's gotten so thick it may as well be a hearty herdbeast stew and we're only eleven chapters in! Everyone to the Panic Room! Strap yourselves to whatever's bolted down! We've hit a crap-ton of turbulence, baby!
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I just read the latest chapter. Turns out my previous freakout was justified. My poor little mind, it is blown. If y'all haven't caught up yet, you need to. GirlSlick is taking us on one helluva ride, folks, an all I can do is hang on for dear life.

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My reaction to chapter seventeen was a David Tennant impression: "What?! WHAT?! Whaaaaaat."
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