Jul. 10th, 2005

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Cartographer's Craft, Chapter 24 )

Note: Another illustration! [livejournal.com profile] bluejeans07 drew Young and Old Sirius, reflecting each other in the map. Which is interesting, since chapter 25 is very much about reflections, mirror images, and the contrast between what was and what will be. If you'd like to leave feedback for it, btw, please do so here.

Chapter 25
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Special thanks to [livejournal.com profile] maeritrae for working out Padma's mathematical calculations. :)

Cartographer's Craft, Chapter 23 )
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Cartographer's Craft, Chapter 22 )

End Note: [livejournal.com profile] sanura did a neat illustration of the scene in the Gaunt family crypt from chapter 20, which you can find here. I especially like the random vertebrae in the corner. :D

Special thanks to [livejournal.com profile] metallumai for coming up with the Roc's Nest title.

Chapter 23
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Cartographer's Craft, Chapter 20 )


A few notes on this chapter...

The Lady Chapel at Glastonbury Abbey does exist and my description of its exterior is accurate as far as my knowledge goes. The interior layout of the magical "twin" of the chapel is not accurate to the chapel and crypt as it is now or has ever been.

While researching crypt architecture for this chapter, I stumbled across the Kaisergruft in Vienna, which is where the inspiration for the Crypt King came from.

Fans of Black Books: Yes. It was intentional. :D

To Chapter 21
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I ought to have credited last time, but I would like to thank everyone who participated in the Sirius Black Vocational Counseling poll, particularly [livejournal.com profile] yahtzee63 who came up with the whole BATMAN! idea in the first place.

Also, [livejournal.com profile] musesfool, you and I are braintwins today, what with the curling-up-with-Padfoot thing and the Healer thing and all. *makes eye-to-eye gesture*

Cartographer's Craft, Chapter 18 )
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A quick pause for announcements...

I need to say some brief thank-yous; [livejournal.com profile] bluejeans07 and [livejournal.com profile] theropicus introduced to me the idea of the Founders corresponding to the four tarot suits, and they deserve credit; in addition, [livejournal.com profile] heidi8 has been a reliable and helpful sounding-board.

And I wanted to say to those who are beta'ing as they go, thank you -- I appreciate your comments and questions.

Also, if you'd like to know what Fourteen Back actually looks like, you can see screenshots of a simulation here.

Cartographer's Craft, Chapter 14 )
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Cartographer's Craft, Chapter 6 )

Endnote: "Deo non fortuna / hinc mihi salus" is a combination of two RL mottoes, one for the Peverel family and one for the proper Peverells. In an interesting twist, I also located the Pettigrew family motto, which translates to "Nothing without the sun".

Chapter 7
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Title: Cartographer's Craft
Rating: R.
Warnings: Violence, some gore.
Summary: In the summer after Harry's sixth year, Harry and Remus uncover a section of the Marauder's Map which has been hidden for the past twenty years, releasing a carbon copy of sixteen-year-old Sirius Black from its depths. As they prepare for the impending war, Sirius must find a place for himself in this new world, Harry must find a way to destroy Voldemort, and Remus must face his own past while trying to build a tenuous future with Tonks. PG through R rating, RL/NT, RW/HG, HP/SB. Post-HBP, contains extensive spoilers.
Author's Notes: Judy has written a companion piece to CC, "Come Write Me Down", which explores the backstory of Sirius and Ellis Graveworthy's relationship. Probably best read it after finishing CC, but it's a splendid story and quite a nice coda to the fic.

First Posted: 2004(?).
Revised Posting: 7/05 - 9/05

Also available at AO3.

Cartographer's Craft, Chapter 1 )
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Stashing this here so that I can find it again. These are the four books written by Ellis Graveworthy, the OC author and now-deceased former love interest for Sirius in Cartographer's Craft.

If amazon dot com sold Ellis Graveworthy... )
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[livejournal.com profile] hidden_gems recently re-read Cartographer's Craft and sketched up a lovely Young Sirius from the story. She's given me permission to share, so I thought I'd post it here. It links to a slightly larger version at my scrapbook page.

Hope you like it as much as I did! His grin is fantastic, I think. :D

Originally Posted 12.18.07
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Someone must've recc'd Cartographer's Craft recently, because I've had a flurry of comments about it in the past few days. One of the new readers, [livejournal.com profile] neth_dugan, kindly made an extremely beautiful mock book cover for it -- I love it, though possibly my favourite part (I realise this makes me a design geek) is the subtle map-drawing designs in the background.

Originally posted 4.4.08

If you'd like to leave a comment on it, please do so here, so that the artist will get the notifications.

[livejournal.com profile] callista_mythol has also made two lovely book covers!

On Storytelling:

Fanfiction is a way of the culture repairing the damage done in a system where contemporary myths are owned by corporations instead of owned by folk.
-- Henry Jenkins

Life is very short. We die on the march. But there is nothing outside the march so nothing can be lost to it. The missing plays of Sophocles will turn up piece by piece, or be written again in another language.
-- Tom Stoppard

Life does not cease to be funny when people die any more than it ceases to be serious when people laugh.
-- G. Bernard Shaw

A good story should provoke discussion, debate, argument...and the occasional bar fight.
-- J. Michael Strazynski

Here's how to become a great artist. First, get miserable. Misery drives you to become a great artist, but the art does nothing for your misery, which drives you to drugs, which makes you a lousy artist.
-- House M.D.

Humans? They're long gone. Vanished. Extinct. They only exist in stories.
-- Ferngully

Anton Chekov, who was a doctor, said, "Medicine is my wife; writing is my mistress."

Se non e vero, e ben trovato. (Even if it’s not true, it’s a good story.)
-- Italian Proverb

The recipe for becoming a good novelist is easy to give, but to carry it out presupposes qualities one is accustomed to overlook. One has only to make a hundred or so sketches for novels, none longer than two pages but of such distinctness that every word in them is necessary. One should write down anecdotes every day until one has learnt how to give them the most pregnant and effective form; one should be tireless in collecting and describing human types and characters; one should above all relate things to others and listen to others relate, keeping one's eyes and ears open for the effect produced on those present, one should travel like a landscape painter or costume designer. One should, finally, reflect on the motives of human actions, disdain no signpost for instruction about them and be a collector of these things by day and night. One should continue in this many-sided exercise for some ten years; what is then created in the workshop will be fit to go out into the world.
-- Nietzsche

The thief. Once committed beyond a certain point he should not worry himself too much. Thieving is God's message to him. Let him try and be a good thief.
-- Samuel Butler

What is written without effort is generally read without pleasure.
-- Samuel Johnson

Same story, different versions, and all are true.
-- POTC: Dead Man's Chest

I am a humble artist
moulding my earthly clod,
adding my labour to nature's,
simply assisting God.
-- Piet Hein

Every archaeologist knows in his heart why he digs. He digs, in pity and humility, that the dead may live again, that what is past may not be forever lost, that something may be salvaged from the wrack of the ages.
-- From "The Testimony of the Spade"

Reading maketh a full man; conference a ready man; and writing an exact man.
-- Francis Bacon

It is better, of course, to know useless things than to know nothing.
-- Seneca epistles 88 45

When asked how she acquired her knowledge of science, Octavia Butler replied, "I read."

Imagination is more important than information.
-- Albert Einstein

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