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06-28-2013, 09:45 AM
I just finished my first attempt at Hex fan-fiction, and I thought a few people might enjoy reading it. It's a short piece about a laborer in the Shin'hare society. It will eventually be expanded into a series, wherein the same events in the laborer's story are retold from the viewpoint of the other characters whom all belong to different castes.

The story is hosted on my blog, Hex Shuffle (http://hexshuffle.wordpress.com/). The direct link to the story is here (http://hexshuffle.wordpress.com/2013/06/28/day-in-the-life-shinhare-laborer/).

06-29-2013, 07:21 AM
If you happened to like the first story, I wrote another. This time featuring orcs (http://hexshuffle.wordpress.com/2013/06/29/day-in-the-life-orc-spectator/)!

07-11-2013, 11:43 AM
I've recently completed another story in the series. This time featuring an elf (http://hexshuffle.wordpress.com/2013/07/11/day-in-the-life-elf-tea-master/) (and a coyotle cameo).

07-16-2013, 06:50 AM
I greatly enjoyed reading your stories. They include many interesting ideas regarding the different races. it would make sense for a Shin'hare to not have a proper name until it survived it's first battle or accomplish other noteworthy feats, such as qualifying to join the Concubunnies.

I especially enjoyed the conversation between Haocha and Sunning Rock, and the way you portrayed the different priorities of their people. Coyotle seem like they can be difficult to write about because of their unique worldview. However, it's that same worldview that makes them so fascinating and likeable in my opinion. I'm looking forward to seeing a Coyotle-centric story ^^

07-16-2013, 09:27 AM
Thanks for reading! I appreciate your comments a great deal, as you particularly noticed the ways I tried to hint at a race's actual society and culture. That sort of thing really hits that writer's pride spot.

I agree about the Coyotle being hard to write for- almost daunting. Sunning Rock was not a planned feature in the story, but he sort of walked in. As a race and society, I think it's going to be incredibly difficult to avoid throwing the white-man's view of the tribal stereotypes onto them. That's the sort of trap World of Warcraft's Tauren fell into. Though, I think the answer lies in their connection with their ancestors, which seems to be more of an Eastern philosophy, and I feel a more African form of tribalism. Of course, I might simply be falling into stereotyped versions of those, as well, and just combining them all into a sort of pop-culture smoothie.