Literate Barbarian
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Joined 05-08-08, id: 611079, Profile Updated: 12-02-09
Author has written 15 stories for Family, Fable, General, Supernatural, Love, General, Essay, and Historical.

I started putting up some writing here not long before starting grad school. Then I disappeared, because being molded into a future scholar-automaton turned out to be quite time consuming. I now have a something of a reprieve since I tricked some people into paying me to go hang out in Europe for a while. (fiction) Writing is something I occasionally do to let out some stress. My main artistic outlet is oral storytelling (for more on this, see Orality vs. Literacy). When I do find writing time these days, it still mostly goes toward an ongoing series, The Worth of Words. I have already put the first two novellas of this up here: Priceless and Never Say Sometimes. There are two more novellas currently completed, which I will start updating shortly. At the moment, I'm starting to write some short stories, which take place within the same continuity, but feature only a few of the characters from the novellas. Since I never know when other things will demand my attention these days, I won't make any declarations regarding the regularity of new material. I will try to return reviews of more than a couple words though.

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Tabble Manners
Conflict resolution for a restaurant feud.
Fiction: General - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,985 - Published: 12/15/2009 - Complete
Like Every Monday reviews
A wall fell in 1989. Twenty years later, we stood in the cold to remember.
Fiction: Historical - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,216 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 2 - Published: 12/8/2009 - Complete
How to Spot A Weirdo reviews
Since I have often been told that I am too weird to use that term towards anyone else, I offer some advice on how to identify weirdos in the wild. Warning, light use of philology.
Fiction: Essay - Rated: T - English - Humor/Parody - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,232 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 5 - Published: 12/4/2009 - Complete
The Path Taken reviews
A date between a Satanist and a foreigner turns theological. Set within the Worth of Words continuity
Fiction: General - Rated: M - English - Spiritual/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,437 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 12/1/2009 - Complete
Never Say Sometimes reviews
Shortly following the events of Priceless, Hans Schnizwerwagen returns to his dysfunctional marriage. There, he resolves to track down Emily Dickinson, who is trying to enjoy herself as a madwoman. The future sounds strangely archaic.
Fiction: General - Rated: T - English - Humor/Drama - Chapters: 12 - Words: 26,535 - Reviews: 2 - Updated: 1/28/2009 - Published: 8/22/2008
Orality vs Literacy: a battle of word art reviews
Essays on topics of oral and written artistic expression: 1. Comparison of skills used in oral and written storytelling. 2.Tips for oral performance 3.Tall tales
Fiction: Essay - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 3 - Words: 6,131 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 1 - Updated: 8/26/2008 - Published: 7/12/2008
Priceless reviews
In 2032, technological advances have drastically altered the market value of the written word. An academic-turned-bandit prepares to rob a library. Be prepared for satire, literature and metafictional elements.
Fiction: General - Rated: T - English - Crime/Humor - Chapters: 12 - Words: 20,218 - Reviews: 14 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 8/14/2008 - Published: 5/23/2008 - Complete
A Fortunate Error reviews
How my parents' first date resulted from an ignorance of basic geometry.
Poetry: Love - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 143 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 1 - Published: 5/16/2008 - Complete
Crow's Peace reviews
Childhood brutality.
Poetry: General - Rated: T - English - Angst/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 109 - Reviews: 3 - Published: 5/16/2008 - Complete
Hospitality reviews
A choice between revenge and forgiveness.
Poetry: Love - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 190 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 5/16/2008 - Complete
Aett
A rune reading for a skeptical young man.
Fiction: Supernatural - Rated: T - English - Supernatural - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,595 - Published: 5/13/2008 - Complete
The Storyteller reviews
Interpersonal conflict between a pair of archetypes.
Fiction: Fable - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,049 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 5/13/2008 - Complete
Waking Up reviews
A problem with sleep and awakening.
Fiction: General - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,260 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 5/13/2008 - Complete
Die Schwierigkeiten mit Prinzessinnen
Ein Märchen, das geht es um einen unwilligen Held und eine versnobte Prinzessin.
Fiction: Fable - Rated: K - German - Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 615 - Published: 5/12/2008 - Complete
Blut
Thoughts on inheritance and legacy.
Poetry: Family - Rated: K - English - Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 212 - Published: 5/12/2008 - Complete
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