Marissa Lingen (mrissa) wrote,
Marissa Lingen


The advantage of writing urban fantasy or world-crossing fantasy is that when the sea serpent has eyes the color of NyQuil, you can say so rather than spending time trying to come up with settlement-era Icelandic-ish equivalent having something to do with moss-troll ichor. Because then you're stuck with moss-trolls, and also they have ichor, and you can pretty well guarantee that's going to come back and bite you in the butt in another book or two: you didn't have to deal with moss-trolls before, and now you do, and it's a lot of bother just for a color analogy.

The niflnissen were bad enough. Although the moss-trolls at least do not evaporate when they have finished their butt-biting, so that's something.
Tags: dead vikings are lots of fun, full of theories
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