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!
pelwrath: Thanks Jib, I started with about 2500 words of notes, created a new opening and have added to that story arc.
May 2, 2021 19:35:00 GMT -6
whaleworkforfood: I'm shocked, SHOCKED, by this Kit Kat slander xD xD There's nothing better than snapping a Kit Kat. There's nothing better than the smooth chocolatey-ness of a Kit Kat.
May 3, 2021 7:19:07 GMT -6
whaleworkforfood: My only complaint is they've switched the packaging from that paper/foil that you cut in the middle with your nail, into this horrendous plastic
May 3, 2021 7:20:01 GMT -6
Alatariel: Oh I remember the foil. Good times.
May 3, 2021 10:57:50 GMT -6
Caulder Melhaire: It's almost as bad as when they removed the Lime skittles and replaced it with green apple. Blech!
May 3, 2021 11:00:54 GMT -6
Alatariel: I totally remember biting into a green skittle right after they changed it and being SO confused. Had all my memories of lime been wrong? Had they always been apple? Skittles straight up gaslighting us.
May 3, 2021 13:57:01 GMT -6
Alatariel: Ugh, my brain doesn't want to write today.
May 3, 2021 14:25:55 GMT -6
pelwrath: Hello everyone
May 3, 2021 17:28:38 GMT -6
whaleworkforfood: omg! the apple skittles are the worst!
May 4, 2021 7:45:21 GMT -6
RAVENEYE: agreed! who decided on that genius idea???
May 4, 2021 10:51:06 GMT -6
RAVENEYE: Congrats to the winners of our POETRY CONTEST!!! Check out the ANNOUNCEMENT to see who won what.
May 4, 2021 11:35:33 GMT -6
ScintillaMyntan: Do we get to know who wrote what?
May 4, 2021 12:36:36 GMT -6
RAVENEYE: Oh crap, I forgot to edit that. Thanks, Scintilla!
May 4, 2021 12:37:58 GMT -6
RAVENEYE: there we go, sheesh
May 4, 2021 12:41:15 GMT -6
Jib: Cognrats to the winners!!
May 4, 2021 13:53:28 GMT -6
pelwrath: Well deserved congrats to the winners of the poetry contest. Cream does rise to the top and that contest was an excellent example.
May 4, 2021 14:45:51 GMT -6
pelwrath: Good evening everyone
May 4, 2021 20:44:37 GMT -6
Alatariel: More ppl need to do the 100 Word Weekly Challenge! Go go! It closes...end of day tomorrow I believe?
May 7, 2021 17:57:20 GMT -6
Jib: Aww, I think I might check it out next week. Don't think I'll have a chance to write things today!
May 8, 2021 17:52:31 GMT -6