In the spirit of the new year, and to dispel some of the grayness of January, the new theme celebrates spring and flowers. The colour-theme is inspired by clear blue skies, delicate flowers and light. I hope you enjoy it and that it will remind you that spring with all its wonders is on its way.
This year, we here at the Faery Court have decided to focus on our own projects and solo-stories rather than collaborate in interactive stories. Our hopes are that at the end of the year, we each will have fulfilled the goals we have set for ourselves. Not surprising, the goal is to write something that has a shot at being published either here or on Archive of Our Own, or by a real publishing house.
Wish us luck as we boldly start the journey of 2016!
The Faery Court Writers
This year the winter theme is inspired by Raymond Briggs beautiful and imaginative story The Snowman. I hope you all will like it, and if you haven’t read or seen the animated movie based on the award winning children’s book, then you should. It is such a wonderful winter treat. :)
“I remember that winter because it had brought the heaviest snow I had ever seen. Snow had fallen steadily all night long and in the morning I woke in a room filled with light and silence, the whole world seemed to be held in a dream-like stillness. It was a magical day… and it was on that day I made the Snowman.” ~ From The Snowman by Raymond Briggs.
Spring came early this year, and it felt right to have the Faery Court reflect this in subtle nuances of turquoise, greens, browns and greys. As for content, we continue to work on different creative projects. We’ve mostly moved away from fan fiction to writing original stories, although some fandoms will always have a special place in our hearts. We hope that we’ll be able to add some of our writing to the little collection of stories available online.
We hope you all have a lovely spring and Easter celebration, with lots of chocolate and good stories.
The Faery Court Writers
I’m re-designing the site in honour of the latest installment of the epic Dragon Age saga. It might look a bit weird until I’ve gotten the graphics and colours right. Some of it I’ve borrowed from the official DA-site. Please don’t sue me, BioWare. This is just for our personal enjoyment only and none of us is making any money on this site. :) The new theme should be finished either Monday or Tuesday next week.
And with it comes the sweet smell of lavender, the lazy hum of bumble bees and that rich golden, sunlight that sets the world aglow. And that is essence that I’ve tried to capture in the new colour and graphic theme for the site.
I wish you all a lovely, golden August filled with long days of reading and day dreaming, and the scent of lavender.
Due to me messing up the old theme’s PHP-files, I have had to update and change the theme to a new one. This, called Skirmish, is made for WordPress and hopefully it will work a little better with any new widget we might chose to install in the future.
To all of you who miss the old theme with its graphic based largely on the use of different texures, all I can say is, I miss it too. It was based on an old theme originally intended for e107 and it gave me a lot more control over the looks of the site. But I am sure that once I’ve gotten used to the snappy mordern feel of Skirmish I’ll be able to make it look a little less like any WordPress blog out there and more like the Faery Court we’re used to.
Aside from a lack of personal flavour, I have to admit I like the clean cut design and I am happy with the new graphic, inspired by old books and the fresh flowers of spring.
The weather outside might still be grey, cold and wet, but here on the Faery Court spring has arrived! As always we celebrate the change of season with a new theme and a renewed wish that our little community will grow and evolve.
At the moment we have three very active members, myself included, and a couple of old friends lurking in the shadows. We have a growing library of fan fiction set in the worlds of Mass Effect, Dragon Age and Assassins Creed. At the moment it is all kept on the private part of the board, but we’ll try to get something up for you to read here on the open part of the Faery Court.
On a more personal note, I have started working on one of my old stories. It started out as a short story but it is growing into a novel. Hopefully I’ll be able to finish it and perhaps even publish it sometime this year. I’m holding my fingers crossed. :)
We have left the warmth and light of summer behind and entered the dark months of the year… Now is the time to tell ghost stories and rekindle our relationship with the werewolf and the vampire. But it is also the time to light candles and give ourselves over to the magic of Christmas.
We decorate our homes, we set our tables and present a cornucopia of delicious treats and dishes, we give and receive gifts… Every family has its own traditions when it comes to celebrate Christmas – traditions that let us connect to our childhood, and to the loved ones we have lost. We feel close to those who came before us and we celebrate the light and love they passed on, and we create new memories and new traditions to be handed down to the new generations.
Here on the Faerycourt we have only one tradition: a new theme to reflect the change of the seasons. Our Winter-theme is inspired by the world of fairytales and of times past.
I also want to take this opportunity to present two new members: Cyan, who joined us earlier this year, and Fallen Angel, who was a member on the old site and who has returned to, hopefully, add his creativity to ours.
As always I hope the Faerycourt will continue to be a place of wild imaginations and flights of fancy, of poetry and beauty both dark and light. If anything I hope we can inspire you to read and write and add your own kind of beauty to this world.
How ever you celebrate Christmas, I wish you one of magic and light.