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Edited to add: Thanks, everyone! I have it! Yay to you for helping an addlepated author!/tammy



I'm working on a short story, and I can't for the life of me remember if I ever gave Kitten's mother a name! Worse, I just messed up my central cast list, and the fact that I can't find anything that I imagine it may be means nothing--it could have just been erased! Do any of you remember if I named Kitten's mother, and if so, what I named her?

Go ahead and laugh. I don't mind. ;-)

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morpheus0013
Oct. 1st, 2008 04:32 pm (UTC)
Isn't she named when the dragons are arguing in "Realms of the Gods" about whether Daine kept Kitten against her will? I thought Kit's grandparents pointed out that Kit's mother was THEIR daughter, and named her in doing so...

I'm 2700 miles away from my books or I'd look it up for you. =P
iamshadow
Oct. 1st, 2008 04:34 pm (UTC)
I've got my copy of Realm in my hands right now, just give me a moment...
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reianaangel
Oct. 1st, 2008 04:35 pm (UTC)
Skysong, isn't it?
ashke
Oct. 1st, 2008 04:38 pm (UTC)
This sounds right. I know Skysong is connected to Kitten somehow (I'm too away from my books at the moment).
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reianaangel
Oct. 1st, 2008 04:38 pm (UTC)
Er, no, that's Kitten. Sigh.
tiger_flame
Oct. 1st, 2008 04:39 pm (UTC)
*headdesks* I have WM less then two feet from me, but the others are half a continent away from me>
zeraphita
Oct. 1st, 2008 04:40 pm (UTC)
As far as I remember, she was only ever referred to as "my daughter" or "Kitten's ma". At least when I just did a quick check on the szene of the Dragon council, there was no name.
kalanthe
Oct. 1st, 2008 04:44 pm (UTC)
I just checked, too, and came up with nothing but familial references. Using italics for the dragontalk made it easy to skim. :> I also checked the scene in Wild Magic where Kitten's mother talks to Daine, just because. Didn't find anything.
lyndagb
Oct. 1st, 2008 04:42 pm (UTC)
See you need some of your loyal fans to create an online encyclopedia of the Tortall world, like they did for Harry Potter - JKR says she's popped into internet cafes to check details online while writing...!

Didn't someone do a full timeline? Maybe it can be expanded... ;-)
akadougal
Oct. 1st, 2008 05:45 pm (UTC)
There's the Tamora Pierce wiki - it's at http://tamorapierce.wikia.com/wiki/Main_Page but it's not that detailed yet
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pixelfish
Oct. 1st, 2008 04:45 pm (UTC)
I just moved so all my books are packed up. :(

But if it makes you feel better, you're not the only author to have forgotten their own canon. R.A.Salvatore told a story at Comic-con one year about how he forgot what a particular character who had been running amok through his series had in his bag of holding. He got all worried, thinking about the obsessive fans who would no doubt call him out on his mistakes, and then he thought, "Aha!" So he got on a message board, pretended to be just another fan, and started a thread about what was in So-and-so's magic bag.

Anyway, I can hardly keep my own stuff straight without my two fat notebooks of doom.
tammypierce
Oct. 1st, 2008 08:33 pm (UTC)
See, I don't mind going straight to my fans and asking them outright. I know they have the details and sometimes my files have chunks missing. Even Tim doesn't keep track of the smaller details.

I think it's fun to bring fans into the work process, anyway. I certainly appreciate the help!
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fiddle_dragon
Oct. 1st, 2008 04:45 pm (UTC)
But this is what fans are for!

But no, I can't remember. This is why I like to buy books and re-read them :)
euphrosyna
Oct. 1st, 2008 04:50 pm (UTC)
Flamewing, I think?
zaratyst
Oct. 1st, 2008 04:50 pm (UTC)
Flamewing sounds right.

Back in the dark ages of Usenet, Terry Pratchett had been posting sample chapters. His computer died and he had not backed up so had to ask fans to please send him what he'd posted, and got it all back that way, except for the very latest changes. :) Fans as information storage!
hippydippymama
Oct. 1st, 2008 04:52 pm (UTC)
Yes, it's Flamewing. =) I would LOOOOVE to do a Lexicon for the Tortall universe! I haven't got the slightest idea how to make it, but I'd be good at it! The only books I don't know by heart are the Aly books.
chamois_shimi
Oct. 1st, 2008 04:58 pm (UTC)
Hmm, Google docs ... then lots of people could share and save and edit!
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ladybrick
Oct. 1st, 2008 04:57 pm (UTC)
Clearly, someone needs to set up a TammyWiki.
ubiquitous_girl
Oct. 1st, 2008 11:20 pm (UTC)
There's one here, it's a WIP: http://tamorapierce.wikia.com/wiki/Main_Page
blue_shadows9
Oct. 1st, 2008 05:14 pm (UTC)
This is going to be an awesome short story, if it involves Flamewing.
tammypierce
Nov. 12th, 2008 07:40 pm (UTC)
if it involves Flamewing.

Nope, but I think you'll find it awesome, all the same. I need to ask Gardner when the anthology's coming out.
tortoises
Oct. 1st, 2008 05:56 pm (UTC)
Completely unrelated to this post, but I just came across this article on words being removed from the Collins dictionary and thought it sounded like the kind of thing you might be interested in. :)
delynfirebrand
Oct. 2nd, 2008 07:17 pm (UTC)
Some of those words, I don't know how they can call them rare... for example, (at risk of sounding too geeky) a "periapt" is a common item in D&D manuals.
mothehappycow
Oct. 1st, 2008 08:11 pm (UTC)
You really do have the coolest fans. Look at all of these posts of help! Dude. I hope someday I can have fans as cool as yours!
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