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Poem: "Fair Maiden Meets Fierce Villain"
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ysabetwordsmith From: ysabetwordsmith Date: January 6th, 2011 06:54 am (UTC) (Link)

Thank you!

>> Another lovely one! I love Fiorenza, a determined, resourceful young countrywoman.She feels and sounds perfect for her setting.<<

I'm happy to hear this. I like how the poem turned out.

>>My compliments for your choice of town, the Marche are a wonderful region, extremely beautiful and varied.<<

Yay! I was hoping it would be a good match. Just seemed like the right place when I went looking.

>>I'm hoping for a series on Fiorenza's adventures, just like it happened for our Origami Mage.<<

I'm certainly open to that. She's fun to explore. I like the fact that she's more alert and insightful than average, so things that would fool a lot of characters won't slow her down.

>>I'm curious, in which time period you see her?<<

I'm not entirely sure yet. Not modern, and not way ancient either. I think she's in an area that doesn't change rapidly -- rural places and small villages often have a timeless feel. Let's see, we know that the spice trade is active and shipping is a major activity. I believe those are sailing ships, and that Italy has its contemporary borders or something very similar. The church has a lot of influence, and herbalism is a prevailing form of health care -- but Fiorenza has a fine grasp of logic and may have more than personal discovery behind that. So probably this isn't earlier than the Renaissance, when methodical thought caught on.
siege From: siege Date: January 7th, 2011 04:39 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Thank you!

A suggestion for a future poem, perhaps looking over the diseases and disasters in Italy during the Renaissance, and learning what Fiorenza would do in those times... and the supernatural dangers she'd face, too. I keep thinking late Renaissance period, but perhaps middle would make more sense?
ysabetwordsmith From: ysabetwordsmith Date: January 7th, 2011 05:45 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Thank you!

Hmm, that has potential.
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