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Poem: "Half-Baked Ideas"
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ysabetwordsmith From: ysabetwordsmith Date: July 9th, 2011 03:37 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Yay!

>>Ah, I didn't get that she was using the spillover magic from the Bards to make the little cakes.<<

Poem needs to be unpacked more, based on feedback. I may take a poke at revising this.

>> The rest, yeah, flows pretty naturally, though in places where it was typically that cold, I think the Ovens were generally placed as centrally in the building as possible, to keep the heat in. That's rather less than half-remembered, though, so don't quote me there.<<

Depends on the climate. Somewhere like Russia, yes; in fact they have ovens/stoves you can sleep on. Somehow. (I learned that in Russian class.) In most places, a full-size bakery oven generates more heat than is comfortable for a building to contain (especially in summer) so they are usually built on outer walls to allow radiant heat dispersal. That makes a warm spot on the far side of the wall. Sometimes this is used to heat areas where a flaming stove would be bad: a stable, a sickroom, children's playspace, etc. I'm positing Gloryroad Cross in a temperate region, and they haven't enclosed their warm spot, so it's just attracting chilled bystanders.

zianuray From: zianuray Date: July 26th, 2011 12:34 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Yay!

I had gotten that the magic went into the pies, but then I'm a bit of a head-in-the-clouds, so that would fit.
ysabetwordsmith From: ysabetwordsmith Date: July 26th, 2011 02:16 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Yay!

Generally if several people point out something as a flaw, I'll try to correct it -- and it looks like the connection between nutcakes and apprentice bards was originally not strong enough to be clear to everyone.
zianuray From: zianuray Date: July 26th, 2011 02:38 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Yay!

*Heh* I'm used to being the odd one out :) (Not criticizing those who didn't get it, as it is possible I could have read too much in.)
je_reviens From: je_reviens Date: July 3rd, 2012 08:10 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Yay!

I didn't get that part either.

Still a cool story poem.
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