So, I've started a wiki for The Ravenwood Saga (Christian/Dark Fantasy/YA by Morgan L. Busse) and I'd love if you could give me any advice or explanations (especially) on how running a wiki works and what the different lingo means (e.g. ambiguous-something or rather XD). Anyway, I'd really appreciate it!
Also, whenever I get it fully up and running, I'd love if ya'll'd be okay with perhaps affiliating with each other? No worries if you decide otherwise.
Thanks so much for the message, Kate! I'd love to help you with any explanations you may need, and I know Pinkpeony73 and Kilmarnock228 can help too! (They administrate a couple other wikis.) A good way to start is to edit your wiki's overall look and its main page. Have you uploaded a wordmark yet (the wiki-logo), or edited your theme colors/wiki-background yet? That stuff can be accessed and modified by going to Special:ThemeDesigner on your wiki (that would be your-wiki-name-here.fandom.com/wiki/Special:ThemeDesigner). If there's any feature on this wiki (or on our mainpage) that you'd like to know how to replicate, I'd be more than glad to help. Just send me a message! ;)
Also, I'd personally be very excited to have your wiki affiliate with ours (if Peony and Kilmarnock agree to it, that is, which I don't think would be a problem). If you'd like to, you could probably join our Christian Fantasy Footer Wiki Project; I think your wiki would qualify! ;)
Just wanted to check in with you, Celta-wise. First off, thank you so, so much for all your amazing feedback! You provide a perspective that's truly unique and thoughtful, and I'm so grateful to you for taking the time to read my little story. :)
Second: so, as is obvious, I'm done with this draft. Yay! xD As you saw on the Hangout, I'm planning on starting to rewrite it in a few months, after I've made some progress on my TLK rewrite. The Hangout is still gonna be "running" even when I'm not writing, as I'll likely be dumping ideas and questions and such there. So feel free to stay on the Hangout or leave it. No pressure either way! I'll probably open for alphas for the next draft around late spring or early summer. If you're interested in being an alpha again, you can just let me know on the Hangout or, if it's all right with you, I could give you my email via a wiki chat. But again, absolutely no pressure to read; you did so much with this draft, so I totally understand if you'd rather not. And no pressure to answer immediately, either. I know you're busy right now; we've all got lives, after all, so don't worry about anything. ;)
Again, I really appreciate all you've done to help me with this. Seriously, the next draft is going to be so much better thanks to you.
Hey, Peony! Thanks so much for the message; sorry for not getting back to you until now. I'm so glad my being an Alpha-reader helped you out, and you are more than welcome. :)
I'd love to be an Alpha again for any of your writing projects, although next time, I think I'll make it a habit to read on Friday night instead of Sunday, seeing as it doesn't matter much whether I stay up late on Friday night. I think I have your email, by the way, if it's the same one you use whenever you comment on Celta.
I had a wonderful Christmas, thanks for asking. It was a restful, quiet day spent with family, as it ought to be. We didn't get any snow, unfortunately (although I suppose I oughtn't complain; you Texans probably never get snow during the holidays). ;) We had fun assembling with friends and family for New Year's as well, on the day itself as well as on the 4th. Each day, we had fun binge-watching Marvel movies (I do not profess to be a fan, just so you know; I just find them novel and entertaining). ;)
How was your Christmas and New Year? :)
The fact that 2019 is already done and gone is making me feel like I ought to start paying attention to important things in life that I've been neglecting: like writing, for example. So just as a warning, I may reboot my long-lost blog sometime before the end of the month, God willing, of course. And start writing my story again. I've been mulling it over in my head for a while, and I think I've figured out my problem: I have more than a couple major themes I'd like to incorporate in my story, but I just don't know how to do so without making it clumsy. Do you, perchance, have any tips for doing that? :)
I'll try to take the survey tomorrow, by the way. I'm sorry I haven't gotten to it sooner; I think I subconsciously put it off until I had a long-enough window of time to begin and finish it. It looked as though it could be rather lengthy. ;)
Oh, wonderful! Thank you so much! :D And, yes, that's right, you do. I forgot that's how it worked. xD
That's great! I'm glad you had a good holiday. Ha! That's funny, because we binge-watched Marvel movies on New Year's Eve! xD Black Panther and Thor: Ragnarok, to be specific. Great minds think alike! ;)
It was pretty good! Similarly, we stayed home and had Christmas by ourselves. It was a great day. And then for New Year's, as I mentioned, we binge-watched movies and stuffed our faces. 'Twas fun! xD
I know that feeling. Honestly though, I wouldn't worry too much about "getting on" with things like that. You've still got plenty of time for such things, so if you don't feel like you're in the right season of life to start those ventures back up, then don't let guilt force you to do so. ;)
Hmm. I mean, I'm probably not the best person to ask, seeing as my own story is full of plot holes. xD But that stems from the fact that I didn't outline my story enough before writing; so my advice would be to outline your story thoroughly before writing. You'll save yourself a lot of rewriting, editing, and headaches. Trust me! In any case, I'm excited to hear you might be writing again soon! Let me know if you need any readers. ;)
No worries! It is a bit of a long one. Sorry about that. xD
Wow, that's a funny coincidence! I guess great minds do think alike! XD Thor: Ragnarok is quite funny, although I disliked the fact that it had a lot of rock music, rude humor, and gory slaughter of innocent lives. (What did you think of the film, and Black Panther?) I never got to see Black Panther in its entirety, as my mother thought that some weird ritual thing they were doing resembled an occultic rite. I would have liked to see the much-fabled scene with both Andy Serkis and Martin Freeman (who played Gollum and Bilbo, respectively, in The Hobbit). Here's another interesting fact: last New Year's Eve, my family and I were watching Ragnarok when the clock struck 12:00 a.m. ;)
I'm glad to hear your New Year's and Christmas celebrations were so much fun for you! Thanks so much for the encouragement and the advice! As a Perceiver rather than a Judger, I do tend to dislike having to plan for anything in any way, although I'm beginning to see that there must be some balance between not planning at all and planning so much that you ruin all the fun. So thank you, I'll be sure to outline my story before I write it. And thank you for offering to be a reader! I'll be sure to alert you whenever I need someone to read my story, although that probably can't happen in a long time, since I have to write the story first in order for it to be actually read. XD
Yes, it is! Oh, I heard that about the humor. We screen a lot of movies before/as we're watching them, so a lot of that stuff gets cut out. ;) I really liked it, actually! I have particular affinity for the character Loki; he's actually my favorite Marvel character, so I was glad to see him in it. Black Panther is great too--it reminds me of The Lion King, which is probably why I liked Black Panther so much. Hmm, I think I know the scene your mother was thinking of. It's definitely not a scene of Christian influence, but I honestly didn't think too much of it. It's not a very in-your-face thing. *shrug*
No problem! Yes, I understand that completely. xD Sounds good! ;)
By the way; I'll admit that I wanted to send something to you via email - a petition that I recently wrote, addressed to Amazon Studios on the issue of their not slaughtering the "LotR on Prime" TV series, which is currently in production. That's how I found I didn't have your email address. :)
Anyway, since you have admitted to liking The Hobbit trilogy, and since I don't think you would appreciate Amazon turning this into a TV-MA series, I thought you might be willing to sign it, which you can do here.
Thanks so much! I figure that even if Amazon decides to disregard the petition, we can't say that we didn't do anything. And that is what makes me feel happy inside. That and the fact that there are apparently so many other LotR fans who feel exactly as I do regarding these issues. :)
Hey J.S. do you think you could help me out with the Spoilers3 template I made for First Fowler/A Green Ember story books? It's serviceable, but it'd probably be good if we could make it a different color from the other Spoilers templates and see about getting the title text for First Fowler in there.
Did some searching and found out how to change the link color. I changed it to orange to contrast with the blue background; if you or Peony think another color would be better though, you're more than welcome to change it.
I was wondering if you would be interested in making a template to put at the top of pages that contain content that hasn't officially been released yet, such as The First Fowler and Ember's End? Here's an example from The Lion King Wiki. :)
Hey, Peony! I'm doing rather well, thanks for asking! I'd love to make that template, and thanks for the idea! I would never have thought of it. ;)
By the way, I'll be reading two chapters from Celta. I'm really sorry for neglecting to read one this week (even though you did say I should take my time about it). Unfortunately, as usual, I had many things I wanted/needed to do, but not enough time to do them. *facepalm*
I really like what you've written, Peony. The characters feel very real to me; their personalities are well drawn-out, and I think that is what I like most about it. They're lifelike, interesting, and you have a way of making me care what happens to them, especially Aífe.
To be 100% honest, I do personally feel like the setting and various locations could have been more interesting and unique. Also, I feel as though the point of the story wasn't really introduced very quickly or isn't very clear. I wasn't really very certain until now what the whole story is mainly about: before, it seemed to be an intriguing fantasy/romance tale, but now it appears as though it's more about our beloved characters finding a way to defeat Diabhal. But that's just me. (Please ask me to elaborate if you'd like a fuller explanation. I sometimes don't make sense. XD)
Also, as much as I love how they resolved their issues so wonderfully, some might say that Eoin's and Aífe's conflict resolution came too early in the book, since readers reading for the purpose of discovering what happens to them in the end won't have a reason to read anymore after that.
Nonetheless, I find your book to be a very enjoyable read. There are no flat characters who are annoyingly boring; I can't help but feel something for each of them, whether that be intense hate (Diabhal), pity (Aífe and Eoin), or love (Domhnall). And, now that we've had a glimpse of things from Cathal's perspective, I think of him now as more than an intriguing/mysterious character with a secret backstory; now, I feel rather sorry for him, on account of his troubling situation as little more than a slave to Diabhal.
I feel as though you've excelled me in this regard, and writing in general. You seem to have a natural flair for creating interesting characters; mine always felt grievously flat to me (then again, it's been a while since I took up that pen). All that to say, I'm not exactly a professional writer, so the best I can offer you in terms of advice is merely my subjective opinion. I think I know a good book when I read one, though, and what you're writing certainly is, albeit imperfect (but then, what on this earth is not?). You're a talented writer, even if you can always be better. Whatever you do, keep up the good words! ;) (A lame joke, I know. XD)
I hope you've been doing well, and that life hasn't been too busy for you. I'm sorry for not more frequently visiting this wiki of late. I've been working on opening up an Etsy shop of my own, which has, along with everything else that normally happens around where I live, taken up much of my time. :/
Yes, description of settings/locations is definitely one of my weaker points, I'll admit it. I think this stems from the fact that for some reason I have trouble visualising those settings myself. xD But you're not the first person to remark on this, so I'll for sure try to be better about settings for the next draft. As for point of conflict, you're the first to remark on that. I'll definitely take that into account for the next draft. :)
Ah, that is another interesting observation. I see what you mean. Readers who might have been reading for the sake of romance might no longer have any reason to continue into the next book following their makeup. There will be more of it in the second book, however (I know you couldn't have known this, I just thought I'd explain it a little for you. ;)) Eoin naturally becomes more protective of Aífe following their (slight spoiler here, sorry!) departure from Baile, as he subconsciously considers her to be his kin already, despite the fact that Aífe thinks he's dropped the matter. But Cathal also gradually starts becoming attracted to Aífe as well, meaning that a sort of love triangle is formed (*cackles*). So there will definitely be more romance and romantic tension as the series progresses, and it will at last be resolved in the third book, when Aífe must make the decision between Eoin and Cathal. But that is an astute observation by you--something that hadn't occurred to me nor been brought up by anyone else. So thanks, I'll definitely take that into consideration.
I'm so glad you like the characters, and I'm especially pleased that you've been feeling for them as well! Thank you.
Oh, goodness, thank you for that. I really appreciate your thoughts, and although my story is certainly imperfect and likely always will be in some regard, your feedback is really and truly going to help me improve it as best I can. So thank you. Your comments are always encouraging to me! :) And I'm sure you're an excellent writer. Just reading your comments is a wordsmith's delight. XD (Don't forget about the Young Writer's Workshop, by the way! I just really think you'd like it, and it'd be a pleasure to have you. No pressure, of course, though.)
Life has been very busy as of late, but that's to be expected with "getting older," I suppose. xD So no worries! I totally understand. Oh, how fun! What are you planning to sell there, if I may ask? :)
That's understandable. It wasn't always easy for me, either. I feel as though growing up in a rural county with magnificent scenery (rolling hills, verdant river valleys, and wide plains) did help me out in that regard. Another thing that helped me was modeling my own fantasy worlds after other real places. (I find Ireland, New Zealand, the Faeroe Islands, and Scotland to be particularly inspiring.) Perhaps you could try looking up images of those (or other) countries to help inspire you. (If you don't do that already, that is!) Of course, I suppose that only helps to an extent, as you typically can't do it if you are attempting to visualize an interior scene. :/
Wow, that glimpse into Celta's future is frightening. I so dearly wish that she didn't have to choose between the two of them! I don't want to see either of them get hurt or anything. A love triangle is always a terrible situation for all three of its members. :(
You're certainly welcome for all of my thoughts on your book! (What are friends for, after all?) ;) And thanks for that assurance regarding my writing skill; it's certainly comforting to hear! :)
Thank you also for that repeated invitation; I'd love to join, once things quiet down a little. Is Young Writer's Workshop sort of like a social media site for writers?
Thanks! I will be opening (hopefully by Monday), an Etsy shop dedicated to printable quotes and Bible verses. So basically, I design everything in Adobe Photoshop and post it on Etsy for sale. I suppose you could call it "typographical digital artistry". Thanks for asking! ;)
By the way, I created the Upcoming template! I chose black and gray as its colors mainly because I think they evoke the mystery surrounding the unreleased books. Please tell me what you think I should change.
Eventually, I'd like to add quotes to our notice templates, just like The Lion King Wiki and The One Wiki to Rule Them All. I'll have to find some relevant ones...
I do try to find applicable references as you suggest, but I definitely don't do it as much as I should. I need to be better about consulting them. xD
*grins* Hopefully it won't be too bad. I definitely don't want it to be one of those...disgusting (for lack of a better word) love triangles. I'm kind of trying to use the relationship between Heather, Smalls, and Kyle as a model. *shrug* We'll see. xD
More or less, yes. It's a private online community designed to help young writers grow in their skills, so most of what I do on there is post my writing for feedback (and give others feedback too!). But there's a fun side to it as well--people often roleplay, share personal art/photos, post about fun things they've done lately, and ask for prayers. It feels very safe and intimate, not at all like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or the like. The people on there feel almost like family, strange as it sounds. :)
That sounds great! I'd love to check it out when it's set up. :D
It looks awesome! The only thing I might change is to remove any specifics referring to books, as it's likely we might be using the template for other medias such as The Green Ember LIVE, or maybe even a TV series. :)
That sounds great! I like how Mr. Smith is reserved when it comes to the romance. I feel like it's extremely easy to make love triangles that are overly mushy and/or ridiculous, and he successfully avoided that pitfall. I definitely don't think you can go wrong by using Mr. Smith's works as a prototype. (It's nice to know we both recognize and dislike bad romance.) XD
Thanks for that info! It sounds like a wonderful place, much alike to the Christian Fantasy community I am acquainted with on Wattpad(although the site's unashamed promotion of LGBTQ+ stories is more than a little annoying for me). I should definitely join, although I don't think I'd be quick to post anything once I get started writing. (I can be a bit obsessive in getting everything perfect before I show my work to others.) Would you please supply me with a link? ;)
Thanks for your interest! I opened on the 23rd, although I haven't yet started my "massive social media marketing campaign". XD I call my shop "Heartlight" for reasons rather lengthy to explain (although I certainly will if you request me to). It can be found at https://heartlightprintables.etsy.com.
I have edited the template to comply with your request! ;)
Yes! I think these days, romance is something that needs to be handled carefully and with God in mind. S. D. Smith is a perfect example of this, and hopefully my writing will reflect it as well.
Of course! They only accept new members twice a year, however, and I’m not sure if it’s currently open for application. But if it isn’t, I’d definitely consider joining the waiting list! Here’s the link: https://www.dohardthings.com/young-writers-workshop. And if you think you’re going to join, let me know! :)
That’s awesome! I just checked it out. It’s beautiful, and I absolutely love the title and logo! Your prints are lovely as well. I really like the Samwise Gamgee quote one.
So J.S., I've noticed there's a link on your user page for a "Master Smith (Halfwind Citadel)". Do you happen to have a page reference or anything for that? I don't recall a Master Smith at Halfwind; only the two from Ember Rising.
Thanks; I like to get rid of red links/wanted pages. I’m hoping to get all or most of the story ones cleared before First Fowler releases. There’s a few Wikia-based ones I’m not sure what to do with thought.
It’s been a long time. Kinda. The wiki looks good pal, And seemingly gaining more users. I have to say well done. Now I know it’s not just you but the whole administration team. But still a job well done. Running a wiki is hard. Easy to loose motivation. I hope to help around on this fandom, soon. Just weathering storms at the moment. This summer hasn’t exactly been the greatest, and new school year. But I wish to help with anything so, maybe you could tell me something that needs to be done? Or I can look for gaps.
Also, love the profile picture, it remindes me of Strider (Aragorn) when he was at the Inn at the beginning of the LoTr adventure.
Hey, thanks for the message and for the encouragement! Yeah, to be totally honest, I haven't been article-editing recently. Peony and Kilmarnock have been the ones at it of late. Unfortunately, busyness in real life has prevented me from doing everything I'd like to do when I'd like to do them, which is something I desperately desire to change. :/
It would be great to see you around more often! I totally understand if you can't do it now or anytime soon. I hope you are doing well, and not feeling discouraged about a not-so-great summer. I hope you're liking school, as well, and that it's going nicely. How are you? :)
Thanks for asking about what can be done around here! At the moment, I suppose that which strikes me as high-ish priority tasks is writing a synopsis of the lives of our main characters. It's something I really want to get to soon, but it is a formidable and long-term task, so much so that I haven't gone very far in my past attempts. But really, any help you would be willing to offer would be most appreciated. Thanks so much!
The profile picture is actually fan art of Aragorn. I'm a big fan of LotR! Did you like the films? :)
I've been well, thank you for asking, although I suppose I've been a bit discouraged over multiple things of late, including the fact that I have so many things to do and not enough time to do them all. Sometimes I wish I could be more carefree and sociable, like some other people I know, even though I know it's vain and not good for me to do so, because when I compare myself to others, I can begin to think less of myself than I ought, which can give way to unproductivity and depression. Do you ever feel like this?
Y'know, things are rough, but I know that God's in command. So its easier for me to breathe when I let out all my struggles to him. I have my moments of discouragements but thats normal. I'm not perfefct but He knows what it feels like. Jesus went threw everything we did. And he wants to help.
I've never actullly watched the films. I do hope so to watch them in the future to compare them. The books are great! I love them! Aragon is my favorite character, I knew that your profile looked simaler :)
Hey, I know exactly what your feeling. I used to be a missonary, I don't know if I've mentioned this before. And once we came off the feild, quiet recently actully, I felt very discouraged. Like I had no time for anything and I was horrible at comeing out of my shell. Atop that I was trying to get into school, move into our house figure out what the heck I wanted to do with my life. I felt like I had no me time. And I'm going to say that I became kinda depressed. SO yes, I know what your feeling. But, there are ways around that. Even though you may not be as sociable or carefree that doesn't make you any less of a person. I've been in your place, I used to compare myself to everyone. And you're right it does lead to unproductivity and depression, so best avoid it. WHich is easier said then done I know. What I decided to do was just...ask God for help. I turned my troubles and struggles to him. And y'know what, I find more time every day, I find that I'm not as sad or homesick. Sure there are moments were I get sad. But my tactic is to look at one thing of my day, and thank God for it. That usally cures my ungratefullness and vainity. Also, I tend to say one thing good about myself, like " DSL, you talked to someone new today. Your working your way into a bigger step."
I have a saying i made up and I think it applies to life well.
"Life is like a dark tunnle. Pitch black. Most wander around in the darnkess knowing nothing and ignoring the light at the end of the tunnle. But, there is a light at the ned of the tunnle. ALl you have to do is walk towards it. And look for the blessings amongst the struggle."
"The light at the end of the tunnel shines still. Look for the blessing amongst the struggle and keep moving forward"
Thanks so much for your personal testimony regarding this matter! And it did help, thank you, especially since I haven't had the best day.
I have come to the realization that I need to be content that I have God as a friend, and that he will love me unconditionally no matter what I do or what other people think of me. He knows me from the inside out, and I can trust Him to direct my future toward better things. Thanks for reminding me to remember God in my struggles. I love how you thank God for something good in your life in the midst of hard times, and how you congratulate yourself (in a way) when you take a step forward; those are great ways to find hope in the midst of darkness, and I think I'll apply them to my own life (if you don't mind). ;)
I love that quote, as well! May I post the shortend version on my user page? (I have a list of my favorite quotes there.)
I didn't know you were a missionary once. Where did you go to? :)
No problem. Be my guest, you’re more then welcome to use the quote and my tactic. I know life is extremely hard, sometimes your floating on an inner tube and then the next moment you find yourself dog paddling. Just trying to keep your head above water. Remember that you don’t have to swim without breaks. Take time for yourself, read a book, watch a movie, read your bible or talk to God. Keep it up, life’s not easy. There’s one person that will never leave nor forsake you. And that’s God. I know it’s hard, I feel it. Keep the faith. Remeber it only takes the faith of a mustered seed to move a mountain. Or something like that xzD
I was a missionary in the Philippines practically since I was born.( also I tend to make a lot of typos on mobile so sorry about that)
That's so cool! My mother is from the Philippines, and I visited Cebu with my family in late 2016. America and the Philippines (at least where I visited) are extremely different; I can understand why you were having a hard time adjusting to life in the U.S.
That's fine! I know that it can be extremely difficult to write on a mobile device. XD
Well, as someone who had lived in the U.S. for all of his life (and as someone who had never before set foot outside the country), it was a strange experience. The culture over there is extremely different; I felt like there was no such thing as privacy, and I disliked the crazy streets and the litter laws (or the lack thereof). I found the heat to be nigh unbearable, as well. I suppose part of the reason I didn't have a great time there is because I didn't (and still don't) speak either Tagalog or Cebuano; it must have been annoying to hear everyone chattering in those languages, languages which were and are completely foreign to me. (To this day, I know only know three Cebuano words: "guapo", "salaamat", and "po".) In Consolacion, Cebu, the roosters crowed at 3:00 am, so it was also difficult to get good sleep. I also met a Canadian-Filipino who was a bit overfriendly and unwittingly ruined my camera with sea water.
Anyway, I suppose I'm glad that I went; I got to experience a new culture, a new way of living, and my mom's 1000 relatives. XD I'm sure if I'd grown up there my feelings about the Philippines would be quite different.
The food, like everything else in the Philippines, was foreign to me, so I didn't enjoy it especially; although I did love that we could get dozens of mangoes at a fraction of the cost in the U. S. You can be certain that my siblings and I ate a lot of mangoes while we were there. ;)
It's funny that the things one dislikes can be loved and hold deep memory for another. I'm so sorry you're experiencing a type of "homesickness"; I can imagine that you feel very much as I did when I was in the Philippines. Everything was so strange, unfamiliar, and meaningless for me, and when I returned home on Christmas Day, I felt like I'd just visited another world; it was so strange to hear American Christmas songs on the radio after a month in the Philippines, and I had many mixed feelings--I probably couldn't have told anyone how I felt. Anyway, I suppose I wanted to say that you're not alone in how you feel. I will be sure to keep you in my prayers. I hope you get to visit the Philippines again soon. :)
Homesickness really is a terrible feeling, in a way, as it is a deep longing to return to the place one loves most, a place housing golden memory and ancient beauty, one that can be found deep within the heart. I recall that I also missed my former home in southeastern Missouri. I had lived there all my life, until about a year ago, when we moved to Springfield to be closer to the church we now attend. And then we went on a camping trip and we drove past the place I once called home. The memory of a thousand moments came to me all in an instant--and then it was gone. I was left with a deep-seated sadness which made me long to live again as I once did, to reexperience the memories I hold dearest. I suppose it is wrong to wish for things to be as they once were--for we were meant to live for the hope of the future, and not in the past. Nevertheless, I do not believe it is wrong to reminisce in precious memory--to dream of better things; for when we look into the past in this manner, I believe our hearts are turned to our everlasting future in the place God has prepared for us. We live to hope for a better day, when all sorrow is gone and we live in the light of Love undying--forever. We have nothing, if we do not have hope--a dream for the future. May God be our eternal hope, and may we always cherish His love above all things this world has to offer.
Anyway... I wasn't trying to write a sermon. XD Just wanted to share what came to mind. :)
By the way, on which island is Cayonan spoken? (I couldn't find it on Google for some reason.)
Sorry for the late reply. Schools getting rather heavy
The first part of your ‘sermon’ described what pretty much goes on in me from time to time. For me, it was really hard and I mean, man it still is. I still go threw new emotions almost everyday. I get so confused xzD
But, your points are valid and true. And, what I have to do is.. go threw the feelings and memories. No matter how much it hurts or exhausts me. In the end I know it’s gonna bring healing. Even though that seems so far away.
As well as it’s true that, my rite of passage. And everything that’s happening to me now. Makes me yearn for Heaven. And It will feel so good when that day comes.
Cayonan is spoken on the island that I lived. You wouldn’t find it on Google. xzD
No, that's fine. Sorry for this really, really, really late reply. ;)
I'm glad that you were able to relate. It looks like we have much in common, and I'm glad I "met" you. I hope you are well, and that life is treating you well. Is there anything you'd like me to pray for you about? :)
Hey J.S., I was curious; are we keeping track of the various quotes and images that have been featured on the mainpage of the wiki? I know we have a category for articles, but I'm not aware of any means or mechanism by which we've been tracking the other two. Might be good if we could set something up if we haven't already, so we don't suggest the same quotes and images over and over again.
I second that! Thanks for bringing this up, Kilmarnock. I suppose we could create a category for featured images, and an article listing all featured quotes. We could also create an article listing all featured media by month like The Lion King wiki, as you suggested, Peony. :)
Hello LuvGreenEmber! Have you ever edited a wiki template before? All you have to do is enter visual editing mode and click one of the headers in the text. (Each of the three headers and the normal text below them are part of three different templates; you can only edit one at a time, though.) When you click a template, the template will become highlighted; at this point, a little white rectangular thingy with the name of the template on it will appear over the right part of the selected template. Then you can simply click on the template name on the aforementioned white thingy and fill in the form.
Hello, I'm just your regular old Green Ember megafan. Just wanted to say thanks for putting this wiki together and keeping it going. While it isn't a center for debate or discussion on the books (like another site I know), this is certainly a good resource when studying for the Green Ember trivia rounds!
Just a random get to know you question: How many times did you have to read the books to put this together??
Welcome to the wiki! It's so wonderful to meet another fellow Green Ember fan, and to have you here. As Kilmarnock said, I have been busy of late, so sorry for not replying sooner! You're certainly welcome; but, I must admit that I've hardly done all or even most of the work here--all that you see here is the product of a collaborative effort undertaken by many faithful 'Ember fans, including (but not limited to) Pinkpeony73, Kilmarnock228, and TheNickofTime (not exact username). Many of the major pages were created before Peony and I took over the administration of this wiki, although we've added quite a bit since then.
In answer to your question: I truly can't say for certain. I think I've read The Green Ember and Ember Falls at least three times over, and I've read Ember Rising about two or three times. As for S. D. Smith's anthology and prequel books, I think I've read The Wreck and Rise and the Blackstar of Kingston twice, and The Last Archer once. And I wait in anticipation, as any faithful 'Ember fan might, for the release of 'Ember 4!
Just out of curiosity, did you recently create a user for yourself under the username "LuvGreenEmber"? :)