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...and I've finished my Master thesis!!! Phew!
Which means my long long 6-year theology course is at last done - that went by far more quickly than I thought it would. Well, they do say "time flies when you're having fun". :D (Big Grin)

Which also means that for the first time in a looooooooong time I have time to write stories! Because even though I post mainly poetry on here, my actual metier used to be writing prose. So I'm back to that at last, writing something a bit longer again and enjoying it. To be honest, I'm "recycling" old characters and old settings, but I'm glad to be writing something new again at last, because the past few years every time I tried to really write anything, it was to rewrite Love your Enemies, which has been in progress for almost 10 years now (I still can't quite believe it... I started writing in 2006; it feels like yesterday and I feel old).

The new thing I'm working on is actually a kind of "prequel" to what happens in LyE, so it's in the same setting and some characters are the same (well, actually only two), but it's from a completely different point of view, which I'm totally enjoying. Love Guess after 10 years filing around on the same few chapters (because I always get stuck around chapter 4 when I try to rewrite) I got a bit too bored with it. And this gives me an opportunity to delve into some of the backstory. I might post it at some point (I'm just handwriting it all for now - nothing as enjoyable as writing in bed until 2 or 4 a.m., except I end up with a bed full of eraser dust Roll Eyes) but I'd probably have to change some names to avoid a few really big spoilers (don't know though; maybe it doesn't matter since I'm starting to doubt I'll ever complete LyE). And changing characters' names (especially since it's characters I've been writing about for 10 years) is a painful painful business. Nuu I can't come up with anything quite yet.

What it's about (sort of):
It sounds weirder than it is I guess... Boing! Boing! The world has been taken over by "aliens" (which the people call Elves) whose own planet has become overcrowded. While Love your Enemies is from the point of view of humans, the new story (title pending... I have no idea right now) is from the point of view of the elves (if I still call them that). In particular it follows a girl called Melda who starts working with the Guard ("Raiders" in LyE), who are part of the system trying to control and eradicate humans - and falling for her commander. Which is when the drama starts... :happybounce:
It's "deeper" than it sounds, though. XD With all the ethically questionable things going on (e.g. the whole "eradicating humans" thing lol), those do get reflected on a bit. Because part of the fun of writing stories is thinking through a lot of complex issues through the eyes of others... and the "baddies'" point of view is a lot of fun writing~
What's just as fun is getting into an invented culture! I am a dummy! Things like marriage customs, religion, etc etc.

So yes, lately I've been staying up too long writing weird sci-fi/fantasy stuff instead of doing what I should (e.g. prepare a sermon for tomorrow Sweating a little...). I've been missing this you see~

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I'm a missionary kid (i.e. my parents are missionaries) and cross-cultural kid (i.e. my parents come from different cultures) and grew up in Asia. I am from 3 continents. :)

I'm currently studying theology in my "foreign home country", being trained as a pastor, but I hope to return to Asia as a missionary.

My big project is writing a poem for (almost) every woman in the Bible. deng-li-xin32.deviantart.com/g…

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But he said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness." Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ's power may rest on me. (2 Corinthians 12:9)

Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God. (2 Corinthians 1:3-4)

Although I am less than the least of all God's people, this grace was given me: to preach to the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ. (Ephesians 3:8)

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baileyalice222 Featured By Owner May 4, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks for the fav, friend!
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Thanks for the Fav 
Nice to find a fellow Christian on here! 
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dreamsofwords Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2015  New member Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for the welcome! :) Great to see a fellow believer in the Lord.
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Cheers for the Llama...an important part of life
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Great to see a fellow East Asian believer. :)
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