Bear Hunter's Cabin
by B. Hunter
A blog about life, about death, and about writing. Mostly writing.
|The story trivia returns to reveal information you didn't think you'd find valuable about five new stories!
- The title is, as other stories in the Crescendo Collection, stolen from a Radiohead song. The Shadow from Go Slowly makes another appearance, this time more central to the story.
- The protagonists's actions are supposed to represent lust, the death sin, for he cannot hold himself to one woman without being attracted to another. In the end this lust is what is keeping him from escaping.
- The protagonist is stuck in a world inside his mind. The vision of himself surrounded by liqueur is how he is in reality, but instead of changing his ways, he decides to shut himself away and live in a fake world.
- As the title suggests, this story is about what follows after an adventure is over, a personal fascination of mine.
- The characters involved are all fantasy stereotypes (the elf ranger, the rogue, the fighter, the dwarf barbarian). As this was my first real attempt at fantasy, I decided to play it safe.
- The lines written in italics is exactly what the old man is writing at that time, as is revealed in the end.
- Althalos, forced to follow his puppeteer's wishes, brings a new world to life, and the story has come full circle. Well, more or less. He knows he will die when the story is over and only one remains to take his place.
- Some have speculated that this story is told through personal experience. This is not the case. I merely wanted a character, who was late to arrive the social network scene, to reveal his strife for popularity.
- I found all the posts mentioned - with the exception of the dancing frog - on my own news feed over a period of a few days.
- Blindly following a wish for acceptance, the protagonist does not see what he has to sacrifice for this. And in the end he ends where he started, and has learned nothing.
- The title refers to the F5 key of a keyboard, which refreshes a web page.
The Ballad of Ray Hammond
- While very odd, the entire apocalyptic story is all about the concept: how no one would question the trade of a possibly dying old woman with no family for a loved man.
- The song or poem that follows the story is written by the protagonist, possibly years later, as he has come to realize that by putting others before himself, he was the fault for his own demise.
Harrison Jones: The Secret of Deepholm
- Written for the annual Blizzard fan-fiction contest.
- Harrison Jones is a combination of Indiana Jones and Harrison Jones (the actor who portrays him in the films). And yes, the character does exist in the game.
- According to the Warcraft lore, Deathwing, the dragon aspect serving as the main antagonist in the cataclysm expansion, turned raving mad after being corrupted by the gods of old. The man found by Jones underneath Deepholm is supposed to be a manifestation of his sanity - or at least a fragment of it. The 'good' side of this war wanted to try to use this fragment against him somehow, but the fragment is destroyed before they have a chance to do so.
- Harrison encounters a fake Tyren in the very beginning, most likely another black dragon in disguise. As Lady Prestor was able to stay hidden inside Stormwind Keep for so long, it is not unlikely that more hidden dragons exist.