Marissa Lingen (mrissa) wrote,
Marissa Lingen

Undebated priorities

Entirely unstarted: 31, 52, 62, 65.
Started but unfinished: 30, 34, 47, 48, 53, 54, 58, 59, 61, 63.

So, instead of watching the presidential un-debates (this seems relevant, link from columbina), I worked on the book some more. My hands are making icky crackling noises when I flex them. I'm not going to work on the book again until after dinner tomorrow. I'm going to do things and go places and see people, and if they have anything to do with the book, it will be my own fault, but it will not involve typing.

There was a bit of Kalevala reference for Chapter 61, and the 19th century intrusion into the older texts amused the heck out of me:
"Then old Väinämöinen uttered these words:
'No Lapp will enchant me, no Finnmark Lapp exert pressure on me.
'God has control of the weather, the Creator holds the keys of good fortune,
they are not under the arm of a wizard, not on the fingertip of a malefic person.'"
Which is fine...except that Louhi and Väinämöinen have been battling with wind and wave for pages and pages now. So clearly they were under the arm of a wizard, until the piety of the time intervened conveniently to resolve the situation. Silly silly.

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