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01 December 2010 @ 06:51 pm
just as a thing that sometimes needs saying  
I worry about this sort of thing a lot.
http://reasoningwithvampires.tumblr.com/post/1712198569

Misspent...something or other, I'm sure. But, you know. I do spend a lot of time worrying about whether certain characters of mine sound suitably out-of-temporal-place. I am afraid of getting it wrong. Not that anyone would ever call me out about it on Tumblr, but still.
 
 
 
Spackle: stack of books and also teaspacklegeek on December 2nd, 2010 12:41 am (UTC)
I think it is safe to say that since you do worry about it, you probably won't fall into out-of-temporal-place trap. I can't even be sure Meyer realized Edward didn't sound remotely 1920 - but then, that's Meyer.
tempestsarekind: a broad rivertempestsarekind on December 2nd, 2010 02:13 am (UTC)
One can only hope! I don't know that my worrying about things generally means they can't happen, but perhaps it's true of writing. :)
La Reine Noire: Austen - Venting Spleenlareinenoire on December 2nd, 2010 01:56 am (UTC)
I'm with spacklegeek on this -- the fact that you worry about it means you're thinking about it, and that does really help. And I worry about it too, for what that's worth, since I write almost exclusively historical fiction. It's tough to be both sufficiently authentic and sufficiently comprehensible.

(As for Meyer, she managed to waste the most interesting thing about immortal characters -- what they could have potentially lived through. Bah.)
tempestsarekind: very few dates in this historytempestsarekind on December 2nd, 2010 02:16 am (UTC)
I hope so: writing historical fiction is a goal of mine, but I'm having enough difficulty with a character whose dialogue edges have been sanded off by centuries of trying not to stick out too much!

As for Meyer, she managed to waste the most interesting thing about immortal characters -- what they could have potentially lived through

Oh, man, I know. That's the thing that always grabs me so hard about that idea (and I have such a random story-kink for immortals accidentally letting slip that they happened to be around at some long-ago event)--and Meyer doesn't seem interested in that at all.
La Reine Noire: Austen - Venting Spleenlareinenoire on December 2nd, 2010 02:20 am (UTC)
That's the thing that always grabs me so hard about that idea (and I have such a random story-kink for immortals accidentally letting slip that they happened to be around at some long-ago event)--and Meyer doesn't seem interested in that at all.

Oh, I have a total story-kink for that too (which is, of course, why the historically based episodes of Doctor Who are so often the ones that grab me), and there are vampire stories that play around with that. It's one of the things I enjoy most about True Blood, actually; that the immortals on that show are very clearly Not Of This Time and it makes them stick out even more.

Stupid SMeyer.
tempestsarekind: austen snark is the best snarktempestsarekind on December 2nd, 2010 02:28 am (UTC)
It's just--why not have him be a vampire from, say, five years ago or something: long enough for him to have had to overcome his vampire bloodlust, but recent enough that it's still a problem? Is it just so that Edward would have "old-fashioned" morals?

Re: Doctor Who--yes! I want to know why the Doctor owes Casanova a chicken!
La Reine Noire: Vergillareinenoire on December 2nd, 2010 03:04 am (UTC)
Is it just so that Edward would have "old-fashioned" morals?

I guess? I have no idea why either. But if you're going to go to the trouble, why not have fun with it? Augh.

Heee, I want to know that too. I do imagine the Doctor has the worst poker face ever, so it could well have been gambling-related. ;)
tempestsarekind: eleven is awkwardtempestsarekind on December 2nd, 2010 03:56 pm (UTC)
Beats me! It seems like a really strange move. But there is much about Twilight that I don't really understand...

The Doctor would probably spend the whole game exclaiming about his cards and losing to everyone!