Short Story: "Queen"

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Short Story: "Queen"

Postby Alicorn » Sun Apr 12, 2015 4:45 pm

Queen. Fantasy, same setting as Visitor, < 1,900 words. Thank forum user mnemosynoid for using her Hundredth Signup Prize to prompt this story.
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Re: Short Story: "Queen"

Postby Kappa » Sun Apr 12, 2015 5:01 pm

Thank you, forum user mnemosynoid!
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Re: Short Story: "Queen"

Postby DanielH » Sun Apr 12, 2015 7:01 pm

I really like this story. The Queen’s character is interesting, and (at least until the last section) reminded me that, even if it’s not true for a lot of Glowfic templates, power does corrupt for a lot of people.

This line also made me look forward to the Effulgence arc or other Queen-Promise interaction more than before:

She can command her fairies not to lie, she can even command them to spend hours introspecting. But she cannot guarantee that their answers will be right.


I fear the canon means by which Promise gets away from Yellow might not be as nice for her as the one we’ve seen in sandboxen.
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Re: Short Story: "Queen"

Postby Aestrix » Sun Apr 12, 2015 7:47 pm

I like this story a lot! And I really pity The Queen. She has everything she wants, or everything she thought she wanted... And isn't happy. Sure she's arguably a monster, but... I just find that sad.
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Re: Short Story: "Queen"

Postby DanielH » Sun Apr 12, 2015 7:53 pm

She’s a monster now, but I think it’s important to note that she started using pretty much only carrots and as few sticks as she thought she could get away with.
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Re: Short Story: "Queen"

Postby Aestrix » Sun Apr 12, 2015 8:20 pm

Oh, agreed, but I meant as she is at the story's conclusion.
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Re: Short Story: "Queen"

Postby Bluelantern » Sun Apr 12, 2015 8:32 pm

That was amazing, managed to be a good insight on the Queen's mind :)

The Queen's bubble was meant to be important somehow?
Sorry for my bad english

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Re: Short Story: "Queen"

Postby anthusiasm » Sun Apr 12, 2015 8:36 pm

That was awesome.

I now have an intense desire to rescue Satin.
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Re: Short Story: "Queen"

Postby Alicorn » Sun Apr 12, 2015 8:54 pm

The bubble is just where the Queen's (one-fairy) kind starts. It persists and has properties, like leaflets' trees.
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Re: Short Story: "Queen"

Postby DanielH » Sun Apr 12, 2015 9:31 pm

You’ve said a few times that there is just one fairy of the Queen’s kind. Presumably before the start of this story, there were zero. How often do new kinds just appear, and would the Fairlyland residents have any way to be sure that there is just one of her kind and always will be?
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