bound to the flame, disney, disney fairies, iris, j.m. barrie, j.r.r. tolkien, kysherin, lord of the rings, muse, peter pan, selay'uu, star wars
Eight people sat around a table, three of them dark-haired, one blonde, three ginger, and one with mousy nondescript unkempt locks. There were notebooks in front of five of them; the other three weren’t particularly keen on taking notes. All of them had coffee or cocoa in tall mugs, and there was a plate of cookies and another of hot muffins on the table. No one seemed overly interested in the food, though.
I finished telling them about my plans for the Peter Pan story that had recently devoured most of my imagination and time. I turned to look around the table at the two main actors and my various encouragement moguls and assistants. “So, any questions?” There were none. “Thoughts? Pan?” Peter sat up from where he had been lounging in his chair with his light boots on the table.
“We’re dealing with some pretty weighty stuff here,” he said thoughtfully. “It’s as well you banned Tinker Bell from this meeting.” Everyone except Obi-Wan gave a collective shudder at the idea of the jealous and vain fairy disrupting the staff meeting. Wendy nodded.
“I like the multi-generational aspect,” she said encouragingly. “There’s an awful lot of theory involved though.” I nodded.
“This isn’t going to be such a light-hearted jaunt through Neverland. For some reason, as well as emulating J.M. Barrie’s style, I’ve also wound up adding doses of Tolkien in equal parts–completely unintentionally, of course.” Obi-Wan steepled his fingers; it was hard to tell whether he was channeling Mace Windu, or Sherlock.
“Please tell me you’re not attempting a truly dark fantasy, Erin.” he said in a tone that told me he was already fairly sure that I wasn’t.
“No, I’m not,” I said. “I just felt the urge to put my own twist on the classic. Don’t worry, Rowan and Margery, I’ll get back to yours as soon as may be.”
“Are you borrowing theory from our story?” Rowan asked.
“I don’t think so,” I said thoughtfully. “If anything, I’m borrowing it slightly from Heather Dale. But no, I think not. Your Scotland is a very different place from Neverland, and I think that the magic system there will probably be a bit more varied than yours. For instance, Shadow Summoners. Though your novel could do with one, I guess.”
“Mmm,” Rowan said. “I already get the feeling that you’re planning a scene with some sort of monster for us.” I grinned.
“It can only harm you if you look at it.” Rowan shrugged.
“I can walk just fine blindfolded, you know.” I grinned.
“Exactly.” Margery raised her hand, hesitantly.
“What about me?”
“You’re going to be helping him control the Amatane power when that comes up. In fact, I have a feeling that you’ll be key. As a matter of fact, I just realized that Wielders’ powers come from their compassion and their connections to other people and nature. I’m not quite sure how yet. Anyway, back to Peter.”
Iris had listened quietly all this time, but now she spoke up. “I especially like your idea of having Neverland begin to fall apart when Peter goes missing.”
“Well, in my mind, it just made sense,” I excused myself. “Peter Pan is, essentially, the life of fairy tales. His role is just to be, and to keep back the dark. So when he’s gone, or threatened, the person who threatens him is essentially threatening to let all the powers of evil–at least in this world–loose on both Neverland and the mainland. You know…” she paused. “If we could get someone half-decent to do the editing and effects, this would make an amazing movie.”
“It would,” Iris said. Obi-Wan decisively downed the last of his coffee and leaned back with a grimace.
“I’d suggest that you keep it doable, keep up a realistic outlook.” he said. “After all, unlike some of your projects, this one is completely doable.”
Kysherin gave an evil, uncanny, skin-crawl-inducing chuckle. “Yet.” I scowled at the Muse.
“This is why you’re ugly, Kysherin,” I said. She smiled evilly.
Suddenly, the doors slammed open and Legolas burst in. “Someone left the stables unlocked, and all the flying dragons and horses and even H’vyenteh are getting away!” he shouted.
Life as usual with Selay’uu.
That just sounds spectacular 😀
It was fun, rather. Now I get to post other fun things! X-D Such as Obi-Wan getting mad at and pursuing Kirk (the 2009 version) through the hallways, shouting uncomplimentary things in both Shendi and Sindarin… 😛 I’ll probably tease Obi-Wan about being a pathological swear-er afterwards, even though I doubt that the epithets were more vile than creative.
Haha! Fabulous! 😀
It will be fun. I have several other such juicy posts waiting, such as a ninja pillow fight, and a blind date with Master Xanatos (which we can blame Anakin for.) 😛
This is going to be one awesome summer! 😀
Uncomplimentary things in Shendi and Sindarin? These I want to hear.
It will be up soon. ;-P
If/When you write this Peter Pan story, I want to read it very much. Just saying.
I second sarahtps’ motion.
I’ll do what I can. I’m still working out what will happen. 🙂
But of course. 😀 It’s one of my favorite ideas, though I’d have to class it as fanfiction. I don’t think it will ever be published except on the Web.
I don’t mind. I just want to read it.
When did this happen? When did this come up??? It’s totally missing from my ‘press Reader!
Oh, wonderful practical Obi-Wan, how I admire thee.
Incidentally, try reading Peter Pan In Scarlet – the official sequel by Geraldine McCaughrean. You would like it, the magic theory’s really well thought out and tightly worked.
And what the nine-Sith-hells is a H’vyenteh when it’s at home? (Which apparently it isn’t at the moment.)
It happened yesterday… I have no idea when it came up.
I’ll have to see if I can find it! Thanks. 🙂 I’m also working through “Peter and the Shadow Thieves,” a prequel of sorts.
H’vyenteh is Gervaise’s mount, a cherul, which is basically a sort of large cat used for riding by the nobility of the Southern Kingdom. They are very expensive, but they are also the fastest animals in the South, and it’s illegal for a non-noble to own one. H’vyenteh is used in the search for Gervaise, rather foolishly as it turns out; the cherul’s loyalties happen to be to the boy.
Right. Thank you.
No problem. 🙂
oh! I love Peter Pan in Scarlet! The first time I read it I was just thinking, “what is happening?!” But I read it again, and liked it even better the second time I thought…
I liked the part when Wendy kisses Captain Hook goodnight.
No spoilers, please! I want to read it unspoiled!
Oh, yeah. Sorry.
*hugs Iris for no reason* >:-D
I’m not sure I will ever understand you… 😛 *whacks Erin with pillow*
“Couldn’t we have a hug?” @_@
*whacks you back and then hugs you more*
Professor VJ Duke said:
You know, Obi-Wan is a very sensical person. Tinker Bell scares me too.
He is very sensible. Like Sherlock. (And he freaks me out like Sherlock sometimes too.)
She is scary! Sometimes I think she must be secretly evil.
That would be an interesting story… evil Tinkerbell!
Professor VJ Duke said:
Erin, she is evil!
Yes, she is… I must go talk to Sheikah about ways to torture Tinker Bell… >:-D