marycatelli (marycatelli) wrote,

I must go down to the sea again. . . .

The muse, unsurprisingly, is taking time off to embroider the finer details of the Navy of Faerie.

At that, a good number are historical.  Such as how a disenchantment arms race led to ships being considerably more mundane and less magical than they used to be.  No more using flowers and eggshells as your construction material. . .

They still name their ships after flowers.  Whereupon the muse gleefully drew up lists of names for different squadrons. Not quite on the color principles of the British Navy. . . .

Ah, well, managed to lard in some stuff about smugglers, and some of the navy stuff will appear.
Tags: names, world-building: magic (effects), world-building: military matters

  • for the birds

    Wading through the story, throwing in birds here and there. Enough to ensure that the reader knows that there are always birds, often of strange and…

  • planning a project

    All the girls are putting their heads together for their project. What shall they do, what shall they do? It's crucial. It's their master project and…

  • where you are going

    If you don't know where you are going, you might wind up someplace else. Yogi Berra

  • Post a new comment


    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded