Hello! Call me Raveneye. I've gone by the name so long that it feels more natural than the one on my birth certificate or my book covers.
History Repeats Itself:
The forum may be new, but this isn't my first rodeo. LegendFire had an earlier incarnation that lasted from 2008 to 2017. I bought the old forum, along with a handful of other members, in 2009 and ran it until it closed. There's not a trick in the book that I haven't encountered. Spammers are highest on my "I'm going to enjoy deleting you" list. Trolls are second on that list. Toxic humans are third. Whoever you are, please don't be toxic. I'd rather work alongside you.
After a three year hiatus, I realized the isolation, the lack of inspiration, and the search for a new writing community were worse than mediating between disgruntled people. I'm determined not to let toxic atmospheres seep in and destroy it this time. So here is LegendFire Reborn. Consider yourself in capable hands. I hope and pray that the new LF becomes a new haven for writers of all levels and backgrounds, as the old LF was.
About me personally:
* I'm a trad- and indie-published author and an occasional freelance editor. My preferred genre is fantasy, but I also write historical and mainstream.
* I love commas. When I see a comma misused, it feels like I have beetles crawling under my skin.
* Poetry that rhymes makes me want to gag.
* Cats over dogs. Coffee over tea.
* I play MMOs most nights.
* Best quality: laughter
* Worst quality: flashfire temper that makes dragons flee to the hills
Hello, Mama Bear, Raveneye. I haven't experienced your editing first-hand but I trust the praise from those who chimed in. (Dani/Kami here, btw)
Thanks so much for all the hard work you're putting back into this and I wish this message board well and bless and anoint it for success. LegendFire of old was well-loved and I'm sure this one will be, too!
Alatariel: My first time really looking at them all, and I agree! So good!
Oct 17, 2021 10:56:20 GMT -6
FoxxGlove: Ack....hate it when I've checked and double checked and even triple checked to make sure all is good, only to find out I submitted an entry that has errors. ACK......
Oct 17, 2021 11:10:56 GMT -6
Alatariel: Always! No matter how many time I read through mine, there will always be something someone picks up on that I missed
Oct 17, 2021 11:32:43 GMT -6
pelwrath: I have learned to accept that I’ll have errors, it’s a given. Only do my best to minimize the number of errors.
Oct 17, 2021 12:01:16 GMT -6
Mazulla: Same here! Why is it we only notice these things once they're submitted?!
Oct 17, 2021 12:19:07 GMT -6
Alatariel: Honestly if it's something small I won't take off points because we're all human.
Oct 17, 2021 13:48:59 GMT -6
FoxxGlove: Going to adopt the same policy, Alatariel. Such wise words.
Oct 17, 2021 14:47:20 GMT -6
pelwrath: It's been a few weeks but I had an idea for a 100-word story, and posted.
Oct 18, 2021 0:48:18 GMT -6
Mazulla: Your 100 word entry is great, Pelwrath. I don't have any ideas nailed down yet. I seem to always think on it a few days and sometimes don't post til the last day.
Oct 18, 2021 11:30:37 GMT -6
pelwrath: Mazulla, thank you for your kind words. In truth, I didn’t think I’d have a story for ‘crisp’, that I’d like. While cleaning the windows and screens for winter, the idea came to me. The day was a very cloudy one but for a few minutes the sun did shine.
Oct 18, 2021 12:05:20 GMT -6
Mazulla: When you're trying to put together some critiques, but your 80-90lb dog keeps throwing himself in your lap... And keeps looking at me and smiling. You can see this goof here: i.imgur.com/8UvQpbD.jpg?1
Oct 18, 2021 13:00:28 GMT -6
Alatariel: OMG that picture Mazulla! I'm dying
Oct 18, 2021 13:09:04 GMT -6
Mazulla: Distracting, isn't it? Haha! He makes it so hard to ignore him.
Oct 18, 2021 16:44:14 GMT -6
pelwrath: Don’t know if he’s laughing or barring his teeth to protect the computer.
Oct 18, 2021 20:04:57 GMT -6
Mazulla: Oh, he's definitely being a goof! It's a funny attention-seeking maneuver. Quite dramatic about it, too, always throwing his head back to show those pearly whites.
Oct 18, 2021 21:11:03 GMT -6