This area is for discussion of Kaas Baichtal's short story Circus.
By Kaas Baichtal on Sunday, June 22, 2003 - 7:35 pm: Edit Post
In an improbable turn of events, the title of the new Harry Potter book has indirectly inspired me to write a short Pre-Unity story about an indentured renSime and a (perhaps purely allegorical) Householding. I might even finish it before my copy of Book 5 arrives and gets me totally distracted. Heh. Those of you who hated my last few short stories probably won't like this one either. Mwahahaha.
By Jocelyn on Thursday, June 26, 2003 - 11:14 am: Edit Post
Well I presume to speak for those of us who did like ‘em…
By Kaas Baichtal on Tuesday, September 16, 2003 - 7:06 am: Edit Post
Good news, "Circus" is finally done. I will post it when I get back to the United States, which should be in a few days. Or I should say, I'll post it if nothing has happened to the floppy disk it currently resides on. The world is a dangerous place for recordable media these days, what with X-rays and magnetic fields and what not in all the security systems.
By Kaires on Wednesday, September 17, 2003 - 8:04 pm: Edit Post
You could SMail it to me. I'll be glad to protect it for you. ;-}
By Anonymous on Friday, September 19, 2003 - 11:36 am: Edit Post
Or maybe email it to yourself, Kaas.
By Kaires on Friday, September 19, 2003 - 4:41 pm: Edit Post
I think she's in an 'internet cafe' where it isn't possible to input from a floppy...or put attachments on EMails.
By Kaas Baichtal on Saturday, September 27, 2003 - 1:39 pm: Edit Post
OK, I'm back and it's posted. It's not exactly new ground for me stylistically, but I hope the content will get people to thinking. Circus
By Jocelyn on Saturday, September 27, 2003 - 5:18 pm: Edit Post
Ooooo!! Where to start?! I like this story a lot!! It’s a great look into the taboo, a life that “shouldn’t have been”. Poor Lolo. Okay, I don’t want to give too much away. This story is a great read! The style is clean, concise and poetic. Thank you, Kaas! As always Brava!!!
By Eileen on Tuesday, September 30, 2003 - 10:55 pm: Edit Post
Kaas, I felt your language use in this story was very elegant and atmospheric. It flowed from beginning to end with a kind of inevitability. The one thing that took me out of the story a bit was when Lol looks over his shoulder to see it the foreman is watching--I found myself thinking that as a Sime, he wouldn't have to do that. But that's just a minor quibble.
By Kaas Baichtal on Wednesday, October 1, 2003 - 9:15 am: Edit Post
Thanks, both of you. I appreciate your comments :)
By wiebke on Wednesday, October 1, 2003 - 8:43 pm: Edit Post
I always appreciate a mood piece with style. Well done. I like the sparse language. Thanks for posting.
By Eileen on Thursday, October 2, 2003 - 3:41 am: Edit Post
Ok Kaas, you have convinced me ;-D
By Tiasanna on Saturday, October 11, 2003 - 8:17 pm: Edit Post
Lovely, Kaas! Why are you never on AWIM anymore?
By Kaas Baichtal on Sunday, October 12, 2003 - 5:01 am: Edit Post
When I'm on AIM I'm usually on under my Harry Potter fan name, quitewhippy, these days. And for YM! it's quite_whippy. Long time no chat! :)
By Mary Lou on Friday, November 7, 2003 - 3:58 pm: Edit Post
The background on this story didn't trip me up the way
By tsbrueni on Wednesday, January 7, 2004 - 2:44 am: Edit Post
I saw an interesting sentence: "Nobody cares if their Pen kill has holes in his brain." Does this mean that Pen Gens sometimes have Mad Cow disease (which makes holes in the cows' brains)?
By tsbrueni on Wednesday, January 7, 2004 - 2:51 am: Edit Post
The early part of this story advertised a wereGen who turns into a Sime, but I didn't see any such creature in the later description of the circus acts. The other advertised acts did appear (Phoenix Gen, Simese Sime/Gen twins, Gen with no nager, Giant Killer Gen).
By tsbrueni on Wednesday, January 7, 2004 - 2:57 am: Edit Post
The circus acts advertised by the criers include the Phoenix Gen (killed every month, then comes back to life), the Gen With Two Nagers, the Weregen that turns into a Sime, Siamese Twins, Sime and Gen sisters joined with one body and nager, and the Giant Killer Gen! In the later description of the acts, I saw everyting but the Gen with Two Nagers and the Weregen that turns into a Sime. Why didn't those two creature appear?
By Kaas Baichtal on Wednesday, January 7, 2004 - 10:37 am: Edit Post
Heh... let's see here....
By tsbrueni on Wednesday, January 7, 2004 - 9:17 pm: Edit Post
How would a Household pull off the following acts:
By Kaas Baichtal on Thursday, January 8, 2004 - 10:20 am: Edit Post
In the books, channels are able to use their secondary field to simulate a Gen or renSime field realistically enough that renSimes are fooled. The Gen turning into a Sime and the Gen with two nagers would be simple variations of those tricks, with the latter being the channel allowing the primary field to come to the audience's attention as well. In the case of it not actually being a householding, the "freak" would probably be an unidentified channel who had learned the trick by accident.
By on on Tuesday, August 12, 2008 - 1:46 pm: Edit Post
I like the hype. How many times has Killer Gen actually killed? Is this number availble to us?