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MUSIC PLAYLIST CHAPTER 14: INSIDE THE YEARLING DEN

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CHAPTER 14 INSIDE THE YEARLING DEN

Completed chapter 14. The chapter is called Inside the yearling cave.

This Chapter was pretty heavy and intense. A chapter filled with a lot of reflective and judgmental moments for the characters and a lot of newfound reality moments for the characters. So, the music I chose for this chapter was kind of in-between being heavy and reflective but also action pact because there is another chase scene.  

So here is my playlist for this chapter 14:

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HOW SPARKS FLY IN THIS LOVE TRIANGLE…

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(Original post AND THE LOVE TRIANGLE BEGINS …)

Sparks  fly in  this love  triangle I  got  going on my  work in progress novel but how?

The love triangle   in  my work in progress  novel is  just a  subplot  in this first novel actually  and begins  on the 12th  chapter of my 2nd draft.

The two love  interest Adrian and Cristen    won’t actually realize  they have  feeling for Sirena  until  after  they find out  she is  a werewolf. Based  on how they are  raised  they  don’t  really have any interest   in romancing  and mating  with a human girl and I don’t explore that  until  maybe my 3rd  book  in which case Eli will be the human that a new werewolf  character named Amarantha  falls  in love with him.

But  anyways there will be sparks between them  all that they will ignore up until chapter 12.  Not only  because  they think   she is human but because they also have their  own goals .  This  chapter 14 is where  they  finally  establish  she is defiantly  a  werewolf  and  boy do the  emotions  and sparks fly.  All kinds of jealousy and animosity  all over the place.

Sirena has just found out she is a werewolf from love interest Cristen and the rest of   his pack.  She is in this confusion scared state where she doesn’t believe any of what has just been told to her even though she already has been through a lot within the previous chapters.   She literally has been almost killed twice. The first time by a religious wolf hunter and almost kidnapped by the wolf council. 

But when she sees  Adrian  she softens a bit because  Adrian  saved her  from  getting mauled   by a  dog  in previous  chapters. But  just a bit because he is in   his werewolf form  with  red  eyes and  everything is  just  weird  to Sirena.   She   doesn’t  and can’t believe what is before  her.  But  that sense  of familiarity   from him  makes her  draw closer  to him  as  though she is a  magnetic  .

Cristen wants help  from the earth diver to  get off the mountain but in order to do that he has to  help Sirena.   

Adrian wants to become the alpha and so  he  thinks  he can use  his new found knowledge  about Sirena to  do that.

This love triangle between the three will  consist of a lot of jealously  , betrayals and secrets .

The main Character Sirena  will  be interested in both of them and she will have a reason to be interested in both of them.  They will be her  first ever love  interest. 

 She is interested  in Adrian  because  he seems to understand her in a way. They  seem to get along  and she likes Adrian  because he never seems to be afraid to tell her the  truth  of things no matter how harshly  he delivers  it.  And she respects him for that.   And also he ends  up saving her most of the time. 

With her falling for Cristen he    is reasonable, compassionate, and kind to her  and seems to understand  her differently  because he can easily read  her emotions and  see through  her insecurities  because   of his powers and abilities  and  he connects her  with his emotions and  calm her  emerging  werewolf  rage.  And  she  is able to do the same , calming him of his  werewolf rage  since his powers are not fully developed as  well.

I  don’t have Sirena really going back and forth  over them like a drag out decision . Time is of the essence and she   really has no time to  play  teenage  love games with the two werewolf boys .  Because she is about to become a  werewolf  herself dammit.

I  only put in a little section within the novel where  both Adrian and Cristen will  give her an ultimatum   to choose between them  but  she is like wait hold  the phone  .  She   is new  to the  whole boyfriend   experience and feelings  thing  especially  with them both being werewolves  where they date differently.  They don’t date  . They mate  and become pair bonds. (pair bonds is a real thing  in the real world  in wolf society. Check this article out about ( pair bonds)But in my novel they can’t officially mate until they get  to the  werewolf community anyway.   Another reason why they are rushing her to make a choice is because  they have never seen another  werewolf girl besides  Imani. And Imani  is Adrian’s sister who is  the future  pair bond to  Bastian.  Cristan  always  also saw Imani as a  sister  so yeah . Sirena  is basically the only werewolf  girl  right now they can choose from. 

She basically  tells them they are both  crazy and she is not going to mate with them .

This particular scene  in my first draft that will soon be in my 2nd draft  doesn’t  mean Sirena doesn’t  choose  one of them  because she does .   I don’t want to really tell  you who but  there  is a kissing  scene between Sirena and one of the  two boys.   And the other  boy    is  greatly devasted by Sirena’s  choice.

This choice  that Sirena makes will bring a lot of conflict  between both Adrian  and Cristen   even though they  already hate  each other  over the whole  alpha   situation( I talk about that  type of rivalry  in a different post)  Her  decision  doesn’t  make anything better   in the story  even other characters hate her for  what she decides.   Let  me just  give you a little (spoiler) her decision   comes to a tragic  accumulation .  She is never  selfish  about  her decision and she doesn’t  string them along but  it’s  just that the reveal  of    secrets  and lies  get in the way and makes her choice  worse  for everybody  at  the end .

This   love triangle  subplot   is  basically  scattered   mostly toward  the middle and end of my novel.  I can’t say  that  the three character actually fall  in love  perse .   All three of these characters  just have these  new found feelings . They are all teenagers in this first novel  .   And they don’t  know what their  feelings are  yet.  

The  only  two characters  I  can say that   know exactly   what their feeling are  with each other are  Bastian and Imani but their true love will  be tested  in my later  books  and  I  don’t  know  where those particular  love triangle  storylines will go yet .  

Did I  need a love triangle in this  first novel?  No . I mean I could  have done without  one.  I didn’t have one in my pre-draft   screenplay version . But   I just thought  it would be fun to add more conflict to the  story.   I kind of  like  reading love triangles in other novels and thought I’d give  it a try writing  about one  myself.  

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WEREWOLF LEGENDS: DID YOU KNOW HUNTERS KILLED OVER A 100 WOLVES?

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(This blog post was originally posted in July 2021 as WEREWOLF LEGENDS : Beast of Gévaudan FACT 1 THE HUNTERS KILLED OVER A 100 WOLVES )

Did you know the issues of the Beast Of Gévaudan  was so problematic  that  Louis XV sent professional wolf-hunters, Jean Charles Marc Antoine Vaumesle d’Enneval and his son Jean-François, to hunt .  He also sentJean  Chasel  to kill  the beast .  But  the attacks still  continued .

You know what I think? I think they just wanted money, fame and fortune . They ended up killing over a hundred  actual real wolves without any real proof that the beast actually existed.   And right up until this very day  no one  actually knows the truth behind it  all.

I talk about the beast of Gevaudan more in my PODCAST #8:WORLDBUILDING PT 3: Werewolf Mythologies Around The  World  PT 2 Loup Garou & Beast of Gévaudan THE EP. 8  .

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VALENTINE’S DAY: ARE MY CHARACTERS AFFECTED BY THE LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT BUG OR CUPIDS ARROW?

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(this is a repost from july 2021)

I just wrote a  recent post about  the love at first sight trope and  over the weekend   I wrote  about my  characters  in my work in progress  novel being  in a love triangle and how it will begin once I start chapter 12 .  Does  them  being  in a long triangle mean they are  affected by the love at first sight  bug?  Or  Cupid’s arrow? As I explained in my recent post.

Well let me delve into it and analysis my  own characters.

 Okay   so when  my Main character  Sirena   first comes  upon  Cristen , who  I like to call the  first  love interest because they interact first.   Both Sirena and Cristen get this funny   kind of tingly  butterfly  feelings  when he stops her from falling  (a  twilight  moment  , but not  really) They also feel like  they have met  each other before (spoiler ) they have .  (you’ll find out about that later) .

However  Sirena  simply thinks  this upon seeing him in chapter 5

Sirena’s  heart  raced and she  panicked.  That boy. That boy  was the same boy  at the  river  stream who  held her  in  his arms and  then  disappeared.  What  was he doing here?  Where  did he  come from?  The  town did not  receive  new  residents  often. Did he  come from Stella  City? An  Actor?  Dancer? Maybe? No.  She would  have heard of him.  Maybe he was a solider  or  spider agent  come to take  her away  to become a  gatherer because  of her  outburst  at the  river? No . He  would’ve  arrested  her  if  that was  the case.  Was  he  a new student  from Umbra  Valley City? If he was a new  student and  not  a Spider Agent or Dancer where  could she have  seen him  from before?  She knew  him from somewhere  other than at the river.

He had  a small leaf looking  scar on the  side  of his prominent  cheek bone  that appeared  to be imprinted  or burned  into his golden skin that made him appear  older than seventeen or eighteen. But  it could’ve  been a  birthmark. Stubble on  his face  as though  he was growing a beard. Neat. He had muscles. He was fit. He  worked  out.  He probably was a runner? Yeah he defiantly  was a runner . He had  these sort of deep set amber  brown eyes  that were kind of  different as though the  iris  of  his eyes changed  colors.  A spec  of red maybe?

 It was strange. He  wasn’t fine or attractive. He wasn’t even her  type at all.  But his allure was  strong.  Sirena  ogled and awed  toward the boy like all the rest of the girls in her class.  She drew  in a breath  but shook her head  unclear  to why she reacted that way.

Note that   I write  that she thought him  not fine  or  attractive.  However  she is drawn to him like  all the  other girls. Well  in   my work in progress  I  kind of use  that  mortals are attracted  (without knowing)   to werewolves  who are in their  human form . So she  is simply   confused   and curious  but I  wouldn’t   say its  love at first sight.  

I  also have  Cristen  reaction  in chapter 6

When the  mortal girl Sirena almost fainted he threw himself to help her. He  tried to  ignore  her  but  her despair  was different than the rest of the mortals.  She wanted answers to her  friend’s disappearance.   And somehow he didn’t  crave for her heart in his mind. She was like a pacifier. She subdued the cravings and the rage.  There was no green-eyed abnormality  to  think  of. Only the fluttering butterflies swarming  each and every way through  her  thoughts. Beyond the butterflies  there  was this movements of  a white sun; circles, spirals and rays that shown through her downtrodden yellow  blue spirit . Glimmers of  her sitting in a room full of people  gawking  at her as though  deciding her fate…glimmers  of her laughing with her friends- a girl and a boy…glimmers of a man laughing with joy… glimmers of a girl dancing  in  snow… glimmers of  a women brushing her hair… glimmers  of her and another  girl laughing and swatting each other with a soft feather material in a brightly colored room…glimmers of her dancing.. her dancing was- was like ice   droplets falling.    Those glimmers  of her life  all  spun  together ,  uneven , disorganized , collapsing. He reached out for them and tried  to settle  the  moments of her life, to keep them still. To go deeper into-but he couldn’t  reach  the  white sun  even if  he tried. How could he make it stop?

So in this passage I try to explore  that  he  is able to see  who  she truly  is and how she  feels .   Which he wants  to  take away her sadness  and make her happy.  Because  she is somehow the only  one to pacify  his  cravings  from the mortal hearts in the room  and also  his rage .   But he can’t  seem  to take  away her despair (he doesn’t know  how.  He hasn’t  fully mastered  his abilities yet.  And  another  spoiler-  he  won’t especially  when  it comes to dealing with Sirena)  . And  he doesn’t  understand why  he is  having these  feelings about her.  

So it’s  not  a  love at first sight  thing for Cristen  it’s just  that he is also questioning their  connection with one another . And he also wants to figure out  why  she can  settle  his rage. But   these  feelings  don’t  overtake his mind   dispelling his   main goal which  is to get off the  mountain.   And plus  he thinks she’s mortal so .  He’s  not going there  with that.

Let’s see  if it was love at first sight  with Adrian and Sirena

The  first time  Adrian meets Sirena  in chapter  7

 He leaned back and abruptly glanced down at her in his arms. He forgot he was even holding her. He gasped . He had never seen a mortal close up before, nevertheless another girl before besides own his sister. The girl was beautiful. He gazed down at her and grazed his fingers lightly against her cheek. wait, what was going on? he sniffed her. Why could he hold her and  not transform into his Canine?  He didn’t know why but he did know he couldn’t just leave her there …

 He placed the girl next to a tree . He glanced down at her,  pushed her hair gently out of her face and smirked ….

Glanced at the girl one more time and sped toward the pack…

With Adrian  I can’t say it is love at first sight because  he has   never  seen  another girl before .  Mortal or Werewolf , besides   his own sister. His first  reaction of her  is  that  she is beautiful  .  But he is just curious and  nothing  more  .   Once again they   think  Sirena  is human . 

Here is a reaction to Sirena meeting  Adrian for the first time in chapter 11

Adrian just looked at her as she cringed touching her head. Finally she turned looking up at him. No, more like through him, and started to stand up.  She didn’t say anything. She just scrutinized him but not like the other mortals did….

For Sirena  it’s  definitely  not love  at first sight  when meeting  Adrian and this is not even  in her  POV but Adrian’s POV.  But  he describes  her as scrutinizing  him not in the way others  did.  You going to come to find out that she  does it not out of  oh I’m in love  with you but  out of  recognition that  she has seen him before but in  wolf  form.   Strange I know,  but it will be more  clear  once  my novel is finished and you  can actually read it.

With  these passages  they clearly   show  that there  is no love at first sight  anywhere  with my characters. However  when the two  werewolf boy will realize  that she  is a  werewolf herself  they will  get  some sort  of  well not  love at first sight but  more  attraction at first site  .   And I’m  also going to mention that  my novel’s  story  takes place in a week’s  time as  by the end of the book it  is  the main character’s  birthday.  And  she does end  up kissing  one of the werewolf boys but that still   doesn’t  account for love at first  sight.

So to answer my own  questions based on my  own analysis of my  characters  I would say no  they haven’t  caught  the love at first sight bug and I  don’t use the trope in my novel . Well… at least not yet….

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VALENTINE’S DAY: IS THE LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT TROPE IN FICTION CURSED?

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(This is a repost from July 2021)

What is it about the love at first  sight  trope  that drives people mad ? Why is it sworn  off by most novelist? The last time it was  used  by  a novelist  was  2008 in Suzanne Collins , Hungers  Games . The last time it was used in a film  was  2018’s  Hotel Transylvania 3: A Monster Vacation. And  in  2017 for the TV Show  Billions. And before  2008  when Suzanne Collins  used   the trope  , it wasn’t used  since 1977  in the book The Silmarillion by  J R.R. Tolkien . So yeah  fiction novelist simply do not use  it anymore that much .

I ask again  what is it about the love at first sight trope  that all  novelist swear against?  Is  this trope  simply  cursed ?

 But first lets  answer this question what  is love at first sight as used  in fiction?

Love at first sight is a  common  convention  and trope  within  literature  where a person   feels immediately  attracted  to  another upon  meeting them for the  first  time.   The    term love at first  sight  originated from Greek mythology   meaning    madness  from   the gods  and  if you had it,    it was a clear   sign  that you  were affected  by Cupid ‘s   arrow .  And if you were pierced  by the love dart   you would   immediately  be overwhelmed  with desire and love sickness  and become  spellbound and charmed  by the intended.

Examples  of how  this  trope  has been used is in:

  • Romeo and  Juliet 
  • Aladdin 
  • Frozen

Even  though these  examples  used the trope  well  some believe  that the trope  is difficult to write  and  is unable  to  be  believable in a story.  For a love at first sight storyline   to actually   work  there  needs  to be  a Plausible connection between the characters .  But others   believe  the trope as fantasy  so anything goes  and so it’s easy for them to write. Moreover love  at first sight simply does not  and cannot exist  but attraction  and lust  at first  sight  can.   

And that is easily assessed  to what people are really writing.   But   it easily   becomes  cliché  if the  writer  is not careful .  And so that’s  what happens and that’s  why the writer  fails  at writing this type of story.

The characters  need to be attracted to each other and have chemistry   enough that   readers  will care about the romance at  hand. But  the characters  themselves  also have to be interesting on their own  reserves . If not the  this  love  at first sight  storyline  can fall  apart before it even gets started . Lastly in order for a full fledge plausible  love at first sight story  it  can  help   if you develop  the romance over time and show  it subtly  throughout the novel. 

Okay so my answer to the earlier  question  is  its not cursed  it   just  merely  overused and  wrongly   executed .  There is no reason a writer cannot  use it and turn the trope’s  clichéness  around  like  for  instance  Frozen did.   They parodied the crap out of  the trope  and you can’t  say  you didn’t  have a couple of laughs  about  it. I sure  did.  

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TV SHOW & BOOK REVIEWS #1: BITTEN  WEREWOLF  TV  SHOW/ OTHERWORLD BOOK SERIES REVIEW

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Holiday Christmas Eve Special , The secret of Werewolves in the tv show Bitten
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This week on the DTBH Podcast :

In this whole new podcast episode 9 We will explore AND review the werewolf tv show Bitten in this whole new tvshow /book review series.

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Episode 10 :Revisiting Little Red Riding Hood

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WEREWOLVES IN FICTION:Big Bad Wolf & Little Red Riding Hood Moments

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As you well  know  Little Red riding hood  is by  far one of the most famous  fairytales  their  ever was  about  Werewolves . But  no one  really ever talks about or analysis the story in that aspect .You have the  talking  wolf that is by far  in every way  considered  a werewolf. I know it’s an  anamorphic animal  but  he literally stalks  humans  ie  little red  and devours the grandmother . An although  there  is no howling at  a moon  there  are versions of   Little  red  riding  hood  that  delivers on werewolf mythologies  and  legends of the  past.

Some  being;

  • 11  century version  by a  cathedral schoolmaster named  Egbert of Liège
  • La finta nonna (The False Grandmother), written  by Italo Calvino in the Italian Folktales collection
  • Le Petit Chaperon Rouge

With  that  being said  I will be analyzing  Little red  riding hood in-depth  in a later  podcast episode. Because  my work in progress novel During the Blue Hour has a lot of  Big Bad Wolf & Little Red Riding Hood  scares  and  Moments.

What’s your opinion about Little red riding hood really being about werewolves?

Do you have any big bad wolf moments in your novel?

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WAS PLATO’S DIALOGUE ABOUT ATLANTIS FACT OR FICTION?

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(originally published on July 12, 2021)

I was doing some more research on post-apocalyptic fiction.  My current  work in progress novel is in fact a post post apocalyptic novel  about  werewolves and  how  their  world ends  not once but twice.  And  so while  researching  I was  curious about  something.  

You all know  that Plato wrote about  Atlantis, right? 

Well  if you didn’t know  the lost city  of  Atlantis  is always looked  and  thought upon as  a myth. A legend.   The city or continent with  advanced civilization and technologies  filled  with abundance and prosperity  that fell  beneath the sea  due to cataclysmic destruction because of a war  . 

So  the thing that I was curious about was  what if Plato was one of the first  post-apocalyptic  fiction writers? What if Atlantis was true and not a myth?

I  know. I know. I’m far reaching but that’s what I do.  Read on if you want to  delve  deeper with me and find out through Plato’s writings about Atlantis  if he was in actuality  one of the first  post-apocalyptic  fiction writers or actual historian of a real society. 

Post-apocalyptic fiction  can refer to any time after an apocalypse, either when things are a mess, or when order has finally been restored.

What is an apocalypse ?

An apocalypse  is  an uncovering, a disclosure or revelation of knowledge.  But can sometimes  be described  as an  catastrophic event.

Now let’s delve into Plato and whether he wrote  about  the apocalypse   that  refers  to the  events of Atlantis .

Plato was known as one of the most  prolific Athenian philosophers  of his time. Educated  in  both philosophy  and poetry  he  followed  the teaching of  Socrates .  He even  founded  his own  school in the year  387.

He wrote   a lot  of  literature  called  Dialogues . He  wrote 36  to be  exact. But it is said that his later dialogues  are not  in fact dialogues but explorations of  different topics.  We  can assume  at  this point and time  Plato  decided   to write  fiction ? And venture  into the  area  of  post-apocalyptic writing?

WHAT YEAR  DID HE  WRITE ABOUT ATLANTIS?

He first  wrote about Atlantis around the year 350 . So this  is way before he founded  his school. He  wrote two dialogues  about Atlantis entitled  the Dialogues of Timaeus and Critias.  He incorporates  the myth of  Atlantis  with  Greek  gods .

*(Lets  keep note  of these 2 things)

Today  writings  about Greek gods  would be considered  fantasy fiction.

But in  Plato’s day they were simply  factual historical writings.

WHAT DOES  HE WRITE ABOUT  ATLANTIS ?

PLATO  WRITES   IN HIS DIALOGUE  that  Atlantis  was an  island  founded by Poseidon and Cleito  who  divided   into 10  sections or kingdoms  and  gave each  section  to  have it ruled over by their children . There were abundant natural resources   for   the  people  of Atlantis to build their homes and live off  of.   It was literally a  continent filled by mountains,  sea, wealthy villages and meadows . Basically abundance all around .

He  also describes  how  Atlantis was shaped  and how long  it took for the creation  of  Atlantis  and how  it  began  to flourish.  But there were also  laws the people  had to abide by  that  were  inscribed  on the temples of the town and villages

These laws  were  as  follows:

  • They were not to take up arms against one another.
  • They were all to come to the rescue if anyone in any of their cities attempted to overthrow the royal house;
  • like their ancestors, they were to deliberate in common about war and other matters, giving the supremacy to the descendants of Atlas.
  • And the king was not to have the power of life and death over any of his kinsmen unless he had the assent of the majority of  all the ten kingdoms  of Atlantis.

HOW  DID THE DESTRUCTION OF ATLANTIS  OCCUR?

So Plato also writes that  the people  abided  by the laws for many generations and  they wanted  for nothing  .  Neither gold or money  or other possessions.  However  somewhere along the way they changed and I guess humanity got the  better  of them  and he describes  in Crtias that Zeus came along  and saw the people  weren’t listening  and made   some kind of speech.

Plato  wrote  about  what Zeus had said but  the writings of what he said  is apparently lost. 

But if you take a look at the dialogues  of Timaeus(25d) The destruction of Atlantis  happened  practically overnight. First there were violent earthquakes and floods. Then the people of the city simply   disappeared into the earth and the city sank into the sea. Finally mud swept over the city making the waters unpassable as they were too shallow.

Plato  writes  in   Critias (110d) Even though Atlantis was  in fact destroyed there were  still asteroids/comets  that  collided with the earth causing fire, thunder, earthquakes and floods  after  Atlantis destruction.   There were survivors. Mountain people who knew the names of the people of Atlantis. However, they did not know many details of them or their virtues. But Despite this fact  the people of the mountains survived  and thrived .

SO DID PLATO ACTUALLY WRITE  A UTOPIAN/DYSTOPIAN  APOCALYPTIC DIALOGUE OR WAS IT FACT?

On the site  LIBGUIDES Plato’s works  are  classified as a utopian and dystopian  and he is  labeled as one .

Plato himself  got the mention of Atlantis  from  an Athenian statesman named  Solon who  ventured  to Egypt and got the story    from there .   Solon was said  to be the first to write a poem about Atlantis but then this is disputed and  it is claimed  that Plato is  the  originator  of the Atlantis tale.

Well there are arguments and debates today  whether Plato’s Dialogues  about Atlantis  were  real or not. Some feel  like The Atlantis story is clearly a parable of  maybe an ideal city or society . A fiction based on some ancient political realities.

Some also  think that  his tale  of Atlantis  is about  the explosive disappearance of an island might have been a reference to the eruption of Minoan Santorini.  And also  that Atlantis as a tale  should be considered a myth.

There are  many   writers   right after Plato who takes his work and turns the   tale of Atlantis into a poem and other works of fiction 

In 1627   Francis Bacon’s  writes   New Atlantis   which is based off of Plato’s  two Dialogues.  This is the first instance  where   you can see  a classification  of where  the Atlantis  tale /myth  falls  into place. Francis work is  thus  considered  a Utopian  work in that time period .

WHAT  IS UTOPIAN & DYSTOPIAN FICTION AND  WHAT DOES IT HAVE TO DO WITH THE APOCALYPSE FICTION ? 

Utopian fiction is  fiction that tells stories  about perfect societies.

Dystopian fiction is the opposite.  An imperfect or undesirable society.

Sometimes  a   written  society can  be  ideal or horrific  depending  on how you  go about writing it  and this is the very reason why dystopian  and  utopian fiction is sometimes crossed over with post-apocalyptic fiction .  

Moreover,  utopian  fiction and  dystopian  fiction  are usually   deemed as umbrella  terms  of post-apocalyptic and apocalyptic  fiction. The only differences between the three  would be the written plots.

In the case of Plato when he writes about Atlantis and finally  its destruction

He  goes  from  ideal society(utopian)

To   a  society  that’s   ravaged by  both political, spiritual , moral  upheaval.  Simply put the  downfall of Atlantis  humanity  . (dystopia)

He literally  writes about it all  and  what  happened  after  the destruction.  Where did the people go ?  How did they respond to the devastation of Atlantis? How  did they rebuild? (post -apocalypse).

So  to answer  the question from my own observance and research

Was Plato  a post-apocalyptic fiction writer?  Yes.  And also a fantasy  writer? Yes

But that is only if you don’t  consider  his  writings  of Atlantis   to  be  historical fact.  

Remember  I told  you back then  when  the ancient philosophers wrote about  the Gods  they wrote them as being  historical writings. So you decide. 

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WHAT IS THE DAGGER OF MEMORIES?

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What’s important about this dagger?

The next chapter.  Chapter  13  is  the beginning  of  all the real action for Sirena. This chapter will reveal  a lot of   things.

Sirena and Eli  with  go up  the mountain in search for Gabby.  But in the mist  of their search they will get lost  and separated from  each other  due to a snow storm . Sirena  will find Gabby’s  dead body and will be intercepted by a familiar adversary. Adrian will reach Sirena in time before  the rest of the  pack and defeat Sirena’s adversary  but while defeating  the  person it brings  back  terrible memories of his past .

So that right there is the chapter 13  synopsis  .    

The  questions that  are  going to be addressed  based off the synopsis is

  • Who  is Sirena’s adversary? Helene?
  • What is Adrian so haunted  by in his past? And why will defeating  the  adversary  and saving  Sirena  bring   those  memories  to the forefront.   

I  Will  keep  you posted as  I write the chapter  and   give   you a few  hints as  I go   along.  

But one hint  I will give you now is the title to this chapter.

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CAPRICORN  SIRENA : FRIDAY OCTOBER 15TH  2032

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MAIN CHARACTER –  SIRENA ‘S  BIRTHDAY DECEMBER 28, 2014

Birth chart (local time): 28 December 2014 -04:50 (MST) City (Country):PELADORAS NATION, NORTH SUN  (PN), NS

FRIDAY OCTOBER 15TH  2032

Today your thoughts will be  scattered and you will be distracted.  But on the other hand will  be able to think openly . You will be strongly thinking about the mysterious  of life and reading between the lines.

Sirena’s Transit Moon is in the 3rd house today and won’t let her rest and will last for 2 and half days . Although  her transit moon will also be in intense for  just a couple of hours  in sextile Pluto giving a  short time to go about  to  cultivate  unknown  abilities .

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