January 4th, 2009

elf

Needy characters

It's funny how sometimes a character in a work in progress can take on a life of their own. In this case, Dan, Kostyantyn's best friend in Gypsy Fiddle is telling me about his own adventure. But I keep telling him he doesn't get to have one yet, and that by the end of this project his name will probably not even be Dan after all.

He's not even a POV character in Gypsy Fiddle, but he is integral to the plot. I still don't know if by the end of it all Kostyantyn will truly see how valuable Dan was.

If I were to make 'resolutions', finishing Gypsy Fiddle in 2009 will be it.
JD: their marriage is canon

Writer's Block: Church and State

Today in 1893 U.S. President Benjamin Harrison declared full amnesty for Mormon polygamists. Is it the government's place to define which marriages are valid and which are not?
Absolutely. Marriage is a legal contract, which grants a married couple certain rights under the law. Ergo, marriage is solely of the realm of the State. Now, the State should not be allowed to regulate love, obviously. And it should never let the religion of some infringe on the legal rights of all.

As to these Mormon polygamists, hey, if that's what they want to do and they're not harming anyone, kudos to President Harrison. Who gives a flying fuck anyway?