Uh, it was an assignment in Cambridge. It had to be 2000ish words long (it's 2016), have a character that went through some sort of self-discovery, be set in or about a town like Cambridge, and contain either the phrase 'The job sucks and the pay is crap' or the words 'Moby Dick.' Thus. I think it's actually kind of cute. ....
A tribute to the Queen of Ice, part of the standard repertoire of any respectable Ailurian bard. Yes, my darlings, I have finally actually written music for it and will perform it on February 27th at my senior recital.
A were born in the wrong time, struggling with an adolescence no one should have to deal with.
A tribute to the quiet member of the Clarion Five. Also a standard rep for any respectable Ailurian bard. Updated to include Ailurian lyrics, though it's easier to just read the English all at once and then the Catian. To check translation, glossary is here. ...... .
I dunno, is it too obvious? A challenge to use the words unicorn, blue, extravagant, window, and time.
This was apparently written by a slightly more reasonable and non-hyperbolic minstrel than the Legends for the other two. It's got a Call/Response format, and each stanza actually addresses a subject. However, some of the English and rhyme is a little stretched, because I was thinking in Catian concepts, and this one I drafted to translate. Now the translation is up, and you can check it here. .... .
The first line came to me while I was walking home from school on the most beautiful campus in the world...
A small royal castle-dweller has never seen or heard the magic of the Faire at night. .
So far it's more of a character study/atmosphere/exposition exercise... One of its characters' rl base told me it's the best story about nothing he's ever read. I may give it a plot, soon enough, but till then it's just messing around with antiallegorical names and situations.
One of the more ridiculous creation myths that the rustics of the Servalan meadows recently invented and spread as truth. Original (and generally accepted) creation myth coming soon.
or 'The White Crown'. Adapted from 'Horus and Seth' P. Chester Beatty. I Recto, papyrus from the reign of Ramses V, from Thebes, translations J. Capart, Brunner-Traut, E. F. Wente, J. Spiegel. In other words, I did not make this up. I'm creative, but not that creative. This is perhaps the most awkward and cumbersome butchery of the English language I've ever written, but it needed to be done, after I read the real myth in Egyptology, though I'd heard bits of it first from Silvestris. ... .
I'm writing an opera which some people at school will help me set up and perform, if I ever finish the music to it. The score is still in pieces, but it's progressing, and I have Khira's Lament, The retinue's exhortation, the farewell duet, Beobe/Avira comm spell, and Chondris/Vuesu theme down on manuscript paper. Yay for me.