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Oromedon's Lessons, part 11

Posted on 2005.06.03 at 00:22
Current Mood: cheerfulcheerful
Hello, I've uploaded the last chapter of "Oromedon's Lessons," a Mary Renault fanfic inspired by her marvelous novel, The Persian Boy, which is about Alexander the Great's lover named Bagoas. All my fic is now f-locked. So, if you want to read it, just friend me and I'll friend you back. Or if you'd rather be anonymous, the story will be posted soon to maryrenaultfics.


miztruzt at 2005-06-04 10:08 (UTC) (Link)
Elfscribe as in the Elfscribe from LOTR fandom? Loved your story, by the way, I think you've struck a good balance with Bagoas - I didn't like him at all in the Persian boy, but you've made me review my opinion of him. He's neither childish nor two-dimensional, nor girly, which I've seen too much of elsewhere. Oromedon is a lovely mix of tutor, lover and friend - and maybe I shouldn't, but I liked his other lover too! *grins* Nice piece of writing :)
elfscribe5 at 2005-06-04 16:08 (UTC) (Link)
Hi there Maybe,
Yes, indeed, same Elfscribe, now moved on to Mary Renault fanfic, although I might go back to LOTR at some point. Btw, your fic The Shores of Valinor is among my all-time favorites.
Thanks for kind comments about Oromedon's Lessons. You must have read it on maryrenaultfics? I can't imagine a better compliment than that my depiction of Bagoas made you reevaluate your feelings about him. I see him as quite a complex character, and certainly not girly. Re: Oromedon, he really came alive for me, especially through imagining his backstory, which almost took on a life of its own. Enjoyed fleshing him out, so to speak. Curious as to what you liked about his other lover? *g* Yeah, hopefully that little flash of Oromedon and Tooraj gives an insight into their relationship.
Thanks again, dear. Do you mind if I friend you?
miztruzt at 2005-06-04 17:04 (UTC) (Link)
Go ahead - I'll friend you back; I'm glad to hear from you again. It looks like we both jumped fandom near enough the same time. I'm pleased you enjoyed Valinor so much; I've put a couple of Alexander pieces up on my LJ, but I'm lurking around fandom rather than actually participating much there now. I did read Oromedon's Lessons in maryrenaultfics, yes, but I'm not actually listed as a member so I couldn't comment.

As for Oromedon's other lover, I suppose it was just the sheer contrast to the eunuchs, there was an unexpected chemistry there that worked. Again, nice writing.
dreamer46 at 2005-06-15 06:41 (UTC) (Link)
I friended you - I'm one of your major fans.

Please, please do whatever you need to so I can read your fics.
elfscribe5 at 2005-06-15 07:21 (UTC) (Link)
Hi dreamer,
I've friended you back so you can access the fic now. It's also up on maryrenaultfics under the Memories section, Oromedon's Lessons.
So glad you are enjoying the story.
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