posted on Jul, 4 2005 @ 12:10 AM
It seems that many of my personal gripes with graphic novels, and with a great deal of popular fiction as well, are also shared by Byrd. While I
certainly hope I don't fall into any of those traps I do recognize that quite a few of them are bad habits that it can be easy to slip into. While
there is some action most of it is more in the Indiana Jones-Adventure style and very little use of explosions and guns or the like. While fencing is
a prominent part of the main characters background it isn't really a viable form of self defense. Fencing by this time was quickly becoming more of a
sport and less of a means of combat on a battlefield. While duels certainly still occured a fencing teacher would focus more on the sport side of
things. Although his training may come in handy at certain points in his adventures.
Toolmaker, I love your suggestion about the water based cultures living on massive liners and such. I had already envisioned some kind of massive
change that had happened to the chinese as a result of a war, perhaps their society has been pushed out to sea hundreds of years ago by some foreign
force. It's definatley something I'll look into including. Wonderful suggestion!
Byrd, I had wanted to include India in the story certainly, and will definatley take up your suggestion and dive a little deeper into Kipling, but
Australia is something I had not considered. I'll have to admit I know next to nothing about aboriginal culture and mythology but I will certainly
give it a look.
Right now the cultures I am planning on focusing on, there will be countless others that I reference or briefly dwell on, at some point are:
Celtic/Irish, English, Scottish, Egyptian, Greek/Roman, Minoan, Indian, Central African, Chinese, as well as several others I haven't decided on
Anyone else out there have a suggestion they'd like to throw out?