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Almirena
Brain-Tingler



Please post your comments for "The Case of the Left-Handed Corpse" in this thread.

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Half-light, purblind streams where moonlight washes over trees / Lustred with a glow, as if from pearls upon the throat
Where the night's kiss lights upon her; rose's rhapsodies, / Warm as oils, imbue this bliss-fed hour with trembling note
"Where-? And who-?" Her breath's unspoken soul is light's perdue
That, hidden, seeks the unseen with a sigh… "Ah, L'inconnu!"

Total Posts: 1033 | Joined Sep. 2006 | Posted on: 9:54 am on Oct. 20, 2006 | Link to this post
Gijs
Krss fodder



Wow, you're good! Wish I could write like that. :smile:
Great to have another mysterie. And I agree with Santi that we should have a fanfic forum for this.

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:gkrules:

Total Posts: 949 | Joined Aug. 2006 | Posted on: 10:25 am on Oct. 20, 2006 | Link to this post
Marion
forebrain



Add me to the list of people asking for a fanfiction forum.

Your writing style reminds me a lot of the classics, Almirena. I don't know if it reminds me of any particular author, but DH Lawrence, Oscar Wilde and the like do come to mind.

Total Posts: 624 | Joined Aug. 2006 | Posted on: 11:10 am on Oct. 20, 2006 | Link to this post
Krss
admin



Fanfic forum came up. :smile:

Very rich writing style, Almirena. :smile: And I love the flavor of high society murders you added to Dread Hill House. After what I wrote, the closed kind of murder with the usual suspects, this is my favorite kind of murder.

Poor lordling you were engaged to!:tongue: Will this tie in with this case, I wonder. And in what period are you placing the story?

I'm very interested! :smile: Please continue! It's good not to know what happens next.

Total Posts: 2307 | Joined Aug. 2006 | Posted on: 3:51 pm on Oct. 20, 2006 | Link to this post
gabnic
core labourer



It's nice to see Dred Hill House  mysteries spawned on the board. And they are very well written.


Total Posts: 61 | Joined Sep. 2006 | Posted on: 4:37 pm on Oct. 20, 2006 | Link to this post
Almirena
Brain-Tingler



I'm so glad that there's a dedicated fanfiction forum!

@Gijs - thank you. I hope you continue to enjoy the story, and let me know if you want to appear in the story. (Your twin brother will NOT be appearing!)

@Marion - that's a wonderful and flattering comment! I particularly admire Oscar Wilde - his use of adjectives and colour is tremendous. I can never read his fairy tales without being incredibly moved.

@Krss - thank you! Rich writing style is good - I wanted this to be very atmospheric and to have a strong poetic element, because it will be extremely important in the case itself.

Roderick's murder is unlikely to be directly related to the doings at Dread Hill House, but you may get to find out why he was murdered. But I will probably do this very subtly.

The period? I really wanted to make this early 20s... but I couldn't resist the computer analogy and so it's late 90s. For now. But be warned - this isn't as clear and simple as it seems.

@ everyone - let me know if you want to appear in the story.


EDIT: @gabnic - Thank you for reading and enjoying it so far. An English house near Oxford - what could be a better setting for a mystery? I simply could not resist...


(Edited by Almirena at 3:07 am on Oct. 21, 2006)

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Half-light, purblind streams where moonlight washes over trees / Lustred with a glow, as if from pearls upon the throat
Where the night's kiss lights upon her; rose's rhapsodies, / Warm as oils, imbue this bliss-fed hour with trembling note
"Where-? And who-?" Her breath's unspoken soul is light's perdue
That, hidden, seeks the unseen with a sigh… "Ah, L'inconnu!"

Total Posts: 1033 | Joined Sep. 2006 | Posted on: 4:42 pm on Oct. 20, 2006 | Link to this post
Krss
admin



I would love to appear in the story. :smile:

And the mystery is fascinating! So many incongruous details. *shudders about the eyes being removed before death* I am really curious to see this unfold. Maybe it's the serial killing case that's connected? Anyway, I like the way they speak.. And you are using a different version of DHH than me, which is good, because it'll be surprising. :smile:

Total Posts: 2307 | Joined Aug. 2006 | Posted on: 4:53 pm on Oct. 20, 2006 | Link to this post
Almirena
Brain-Tingler



Yes, this Dread Hill House is going to be somewhat different in layout, so that the sense will be of a different location even though we used the same house.

One Krss character - check. I have a very interesting role for you...

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Half-light, purblind streams where moonlight washes over trees / Lustred with a glow, as if from pearls upon the throat
Where the night's kiss lights upon her; rose's rhapsodies, / Warm as oils, imbue this bliss-fed hour with trembling note
"Where-? And who-?" Her breath's unspoken soul is light's perdue
That, hidden, seeks the unseen with a sigh… "Ah, L'inconnu!"

Total Posts: 1033 | Joined Sep. 2006 | Posted on: 5:10 pm on Oct. 20, 2006 | Link to this post
Krss
admin



It's good to have diverse interpretations of the house. :smile:

And yay.:biggrin:

Total Posts: 2307 | Joined Aug. 2006 | Posted on: 5:12 pm on Oct. 20, 2006 | Link to this post
Almirena
Brain-Tingler



*plots Krss's involvement with glee*

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Half-light, purblind streams where moonlight washes over trees / Lustred with a glow, as if from pearls upon the throat
Where the night's kiss lights upon her; rose's rhapsodies, / Warm as oils, imbue this bliss-fed hour with trembling note
"Where-? And who-?" Her breath's unspoken soul is light's perdue
That, hidden, seeks the unseen with a sigh… "Ah, L'inconnu!"

Total Posts: 1033 | Joined Sep. 2006 | Posted on: 5:14 pm on Oct. 20, 2006 | Link to this post
Krss
admin



I hope she will die while being confused with a giant billiard ball.

Total Posts: 2307 | Joined Aug. 2006 | Posted on: 5:17 pm on Oct. 20, 2006 | Link to this post
gabnic
core labourer



I'd be happy to lend you the rights to use my name in your story. :tongue:

Total Posts: 61 | Joined Sep. 2006 | Posted on: 5:31 pm on Oct. 20, 2006 | Link to this post
Gijs
Krss fodder



I would like to appear in your story. :smile:  

And my twin brother is very sad now.

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:gkrules:

Total Posts: 949 | Joined Aug. 2006 | Posted on: 5:56 pm on Oct. 20, 2006 | Link to this post
Almirena
Brain-Tingler



One character in... and another one about to appear.

Your character, Krss, will be even more fun to write than Gabnic. *thinks* Or maybe not. Gabnic's was enormous fun to create.

And Gijs, your time will come. *rubs hands in plotting glee*

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Half-light, purblind streams where moonlight washes over trees / Lustred with a glow, as if from pearls upon the throat
Where the night's kiss lights upon her; rose's rhapsodies, / Warm as oils, imbue this bliss-fed hour with trembling note
"Where-? And who-?" Her breath's unspoken soul is light's perdue
That, hidden, seeks the unseen with a sigh… "Ah, L'inconnu!"

Total Posts: 1033 | Joined Sep. 2006 | Posted on: 2:19 am on Oct. 21, 2006 | Link to this post
Krss
admin



I loved gabnic's character! So insolent under a mask of servitude.:biggrin:

The plot thickens! What could that (very cool) poem mean? Who wants Almirena not to interfere? And what is up with the gardening can anyway? Why did someone use it to mock the body?

I'm really liking her character, her inner thoughts and little insecurities. :smile:

Very interesting. *wants to know more*

Total Posts: 2307 | Joined Aug. 2006 | Posted on: 3:41 am on Oct. 21, 2006 | Link to this post
gabnic
core labourer



Thanks for making me the first guest appearance :smile:
I see myself in the footman role. From the (full) name to the fact that I really am a man of few words.


Total Posts: 61 | Joined Sep. 2006 | Posted on: 4:48 am on Oct. 21, 2006 | Link to this post
Krss
admin



I really am a man of few words


He's not kidding there.:tongue:

Total Posts: 2307 | Joined Aug. 2006 | Posted on: 4:49 am on Oct. 21, 2006 | Link to this post
Marion
forebrain



Hehe. Gabnic's indeed very well written.

Total Posts: 624 | Joined Aug. 2006 | Posted on: 4:51 am on Oct. 21, 2006 | Link to this post
Santi
Phantom moderator



I have finally managed to read it through. :smile:

Looks like Almirena is serving us a first-quality mystery story, in a triumph of style.

I like the house having different interpretations, too: after Krss's psychic "nightmare" witrh elements à la Agatha Christie we have a high society Midsomer Murder in literary quality.

And of course, feel free to use my name for any character, Almirena.

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"Ich werde sie sehen!" ruf' ich morgens aus, wenn ich mich ermuntere und mit aller Heiterkeit der schönen Sonne entgegenblicke; "ich werde sie sehen!" und da habe ich für den ganzen Tag keinen Wunsch weiter. Alles, alles verschlingt sich in dieser Aussicht. [Goethe]

Total Posts: 1703 | Joined Aug. 2006 | Posted on: 11:39 pm on Oct. 21, 2006 | Link to this post
Almirena
Brain-Tingler



Thank you for your kind comments!

I see myself in the footman role. From the (full) name to the fact that I really am a man of few words.


I'm happy that you liked your appearance - I have a LOT more planned for this character.

The plot thickens! What could that (very cool) poem mean?


I hope it's obscure enough and not TOO obscure - I'll be dropping more clues as I go. And *smile* thank you!

I'm really liking her character, her inner thoughts and little insecurities.


This is the first time I've used my online name for a character that doesn't really resemble me - oh, I suppose in a few things she does, but mostly she's very much her own person, a separate and completely invented being. I'm very glad you like her - I hope those insecurities and her shyness don't end up becoming irritating.

Hehe. Gabnic's indeed very well written.


Thank you - he is a truly interesting character, and I'm glad you like the way I wrote him.

Looks like Almirena is serving us a first-quality mystery story, in a triumph of style.


Oh, you flatterer...! You always know the right thing to say, and you say it so nicely. I was aiming for a nice literary style that is also accessible - I want it to read well (like a thriller) AND be of a high literary standard, almost poetic. So far *crosses fingers* I think it's working... But we'll see. This could be tricky to maintain - I hope not...

Ah, and thank you for lending me your name. You are going to LOVE your character, I hope!

So...

Two characters in, two to go. Gijs and Santi will be appearing shortly, probably within the next two instalments.



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Half-light, purblind streams where moonlight washes over trees / Lustred with a glow, as if from pearls upon the throat
Where the night's kiss lights upon her; rose's rhapsodies, / Warm as oils, imbue this bliss-fed hour with trembling note
"Where-? And who-?" Her breath's unspoken soul is light's perdue
That, hidden, seeks the unseen with a sigh… "Ah, L'inconnu!"

Total Posts: 1033 | Joined Sep. 2006 | Posted on: 11:52 am on Oct. 22, 2006 | Link to this post
 

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