September 30th, 2012

zeniba

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Hm. For October, 31_days has themes from the Hyakunin Isshu. I wish I was still writing, or you know, had something I was dying to write about.

Well I do, sort of. I want to do a Points ficlet, but teasing out How Things Work from the text is beyond me right now. I mean, what's the deal with the Ghost-tide? The timely dead come back, OK (supposing we can agree on a definition of timely dead) so why are there these people who keep showing up to insist that their sister or whatever has been murdered? If she's there, she hasn't been murdered; or if she has been, then she somehow felt she ought to have been murdered-- like Philip's former comrades killed in the wars. But the untimely dead? When do they show up? Any old time at all?

I'd like a bit more meta and no one's giving me it grump.
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