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Poem: "the two alchemists"
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the_vulture From: the_vulture Date: April 8th, 2011 04:20 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Well...

It's a very interesting dynamic to witness between the characters, especially upon seeing that the kirigami mage may not be as much of an antagonist as first presented. :)
ysabetwordsmith From: ysabetwordsmith Date: April 8th, 2011 04:29 am (UTC) (Link)

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The antagonist in a story isn't always evil, just has a goal that somehow opposes the protagonist. They might be competing for the same thing, they might be pulling in opposite directions, or one could be in the other's way. These two have at least gotten past the point of pulling in totally opposite directions, and have started to show glimmers of harmony; but they've got some distance to go before they get out of each other's way yet.
the_vulture From: the_vulture Date: April 8th, 2011 05:38 am (UTC) (Link)

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But the key is that the antagonist presents some sort of challenge to the protagonist. We've been told thatt Kirigami Mage is a rival, but, really, we haven't seen any rivalling going on (and, yes, I KNOW you're not supposed to use 'rival' as a verb in this fashion XD ). I'm just sayin'...
ysabetwordsmith From: ysabetwordsmith Date: April 8th, 2011 05:45 am (UTC) (Link)

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Yes, there are pieces missing from earlier in the plot arc, as well as the end not being done yet. We don't have the initial spark that set them off, although we know that at least part of it has to do with the difference between their arts and how their magic expresses itself. But I suspect there's some kind of personal conflict as well. (Certainly the Kirigami Mage is jealous of the Origami Mage.) So that happens, and they wind up competing somehow -- maybe trying to outdo each other, or reach some kind of goal. Then it shifts to the 'chase' mode that characterizes the middle of the story arc. Eh, the pieces will fall into place eventually.
the_vulture From: the_vulture Date: April 8th, 2011 06:21 am (UTC) (Link)

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Clearly, more poetry about these two needs to be written. :)
ysabetwordsmith From: ysabetwordsmith Date: April 8th, 2011 07:46 am (UTC) (Link)

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Indeed it does, and I enjoy seeing what people ask for and wish to explore.
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