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Poem: "The Steamsmith"
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marina_bonomi From: marina_bonomi Date: November 4th, 2011 07:18 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Thank you!

>>Right. I think much of the conflict comes as people are realizing more about how the world actually works, and it's not always what they thought it would be. So they're confronted with things like smart women and capable foreigners, which makes them uncomfortable, and uncomfortable people often get defensive and belligerent. There are questions about what a society should provide for its people and how; not every society answers those questions the same way.

One thing I like about Maryam is that her combination of qualities and circumstance will place her firmly in the central action -- no matter who else shows up. The steamsmith is at the hub of a wheel, that connects with other wheels<<

Yes *and* yes, she is definitely the main character, and I love how this setting is shaping up to be 'steam' and 'punk' in a very unusual way, most of what I read seems to be very 'Victorian with technology grafted on', this.is.different.
ysabetwordsmith From: ysabetwordsmith Date: November 4th, 2011 10:15 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Thank you!

>>Yes *and* yes, she is definitely the main character, and I love how this setting is shaping up to be 'steam' and 'punk' in a very unusual way, most of what I read seems to be very 'Victorian with technology grafted on', this.is.different.<<

I've been exploring some of the other scientific and technological differences, trying to spot the major ones; and the branches of medicine; and trying to figure out which cultures have focused on what. I haven't gotten to the stage of collating those impressions yet though.
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