Sunday, May 31, 2009


Devereaux Court now has an email address. I don't anticipate it being used terribly frequently, but in the case that we are, for some reason, sending out emails, they'll be coming from If you send emails there, they'll be forwarded to me, so I can respond to them.

If you guys want, I can try to set it up so that we have an email that forwards to everyone. I didn't want to go ahead and do this because, after all, we do have a blog to communicate with, and I wanted to know everyone's thoughts on the matter first.

Saturday, May 30, 2009

A Fairy Tale. Ish.

The princess is ten, her pretty-much-betrothed is fifteen and has been kidnapped for the sake of Politics - and doesn't like her anyway because she's loud. The Evil Villian wears a trench coat and is insanely pretty. And there're dragons the size of Clydesdales, evil plots to take over the kingdom, adventure, possibly unicorns, and cheese might figure predominately.

Oh, and the prince might actually be gay. I'm not sure. And neither is he.


I need names.

Evil Trenchcoat Villian is named Phoric III.

That's as far as it's gotten, but considering that Jon and I came up with this yesterday, it's not surprising.

Also, checked out 'Humvee' is actually on the list. I nearly died.

Friday, May 29, 2009

Kiwi Cookie, Nam

Yo. So it doesn't look like I can figure out how to small-size the font; that'll come later then, the 25-word thing. I'm a fan of Athena's on fictionpress, annnd...she invited me and here I am, out of loyalty and also because the idea sounded fun.


There's not much I want to say about myself. I'm just one girl among squillions, how unique can I get? There's no one /quite/ like me though I'd bet. I've written a crapload of stuff on fanfiction under the penname "Thorn In Your Side" but I've never published in real life. Maybe I will someday, who knows? Pipeline dreams, darlings.

I have a habit of calling just about everyone 'hon' or 'baby' or some such term of endearment (bewarned: bitch may also be a term of endearment when it comes to me! ;D) and if you don't like it, don't just hem and haw, /tell/ me and I won't do it to you.

...What else?

You can find out by talking to me, I guess. I'unno how much I'll contribute to this blog. D: I forget to check in on things at times, but e-mail alerts help. ^_^

Thursday, May 28, 2009


E Got myself in over my head; won’t try too hard to escape in case I do, and discover I wanted to be there all along.

Hello, I'm the not-so-mysterious E, and I eat muffins for breakfast. At the moment I'm considering how bad I am at writing things about myself and not rambling self-centredly. I love to write, but I have a tendency to ramble. If you notice I'm getting very badly off-topic, just poke me and I'll try to stop. I'm also wondering if this blog is anything like a French salon. And wondering how long I can get away with not writing this intro piece.

In case you can't tell, I'm also rather good at procrastinating.


Rhiannon Eccentric, tired, exuberant, spastic, contradictory, nerdy, lazy, crafty, fantastical, innocent, and disillusioned. When I'm not lost in my head, I'm probably writing. Or crocheting something.

My earliest memories are of trying to write a story about a girl who goes to a magical land and plays with unicorns. Someday, I might actually finish it.

In the meanwhile, I am heavily influenced by Terry Pratchett, R. A. Heinlein, Charles deLint, J.R.R Tolkien, Neil Gaiman, and Rainbow Brite. I have a great fondness for Fantasy and Science Fiction (especially if there's unicorns), though I'll read just about anything. Including Romance novels.

I am the second eldest of seven, have a BsC in Anthropology, and I watch far too much television for my own good.

I am not a crazy cat lady, but I am crazy. Thanks, Bean, for including me in this. >:)

Hot Chocolate and A Cry for Help

I'm obsessed with these little notebooks designed by Jacqueline Savage McFee. They sell them at Wal-Mart for about 97¢. I have three of the little ones in various colours and one of the more expensive hard-cover ones with the magnetic flap. I honestly think everyone should have one of these; apart from being useful, they're also absolutely adorable.

...Okay, so it's not really a cry for help. I have a question concerning my newest story. Like so many other things I've written, or started trying to write, I've started with two well-defined characters. My problem is, I have nothing else.

So, I have a thirteen-year-old named - I think Lacie - who has grown up rich(ish) and ignored. She's very strong-willed, independant and secure in her somewhat quirkey personality. She's often dry and sarcastic, but occasionally philosophical and can be a little melodramatic. Then I have Dude (who still doesn't have a name), a guy in his mid-to-late twenties. He works a boring office job, lives alone and doesn't really have a lot of friends. He has never been overly wealthy or successful and has basically lived his entire life - or at least his life up until he met Lacie - the way he thought he was supposed to: he went to college, got a job and started working toward a promotion. He's also fairly sarcastic, but he's a little less sure of himself.

These two are friends, and I've worked out how they met, but I don't want the main focus of the story to be on that.

So, thoughts? I'm not looking for a full plot or anything, but I would love an idea or two for what kind of adventure these two people would have together, or what type of plot would suit them. I'm thinking something... not fluffy, exactly, but lighthearted, I guess.

Thanks in advance,


PS, if it helps, think of them as brother and sister, just so you're not wracking your brain trying to figure out how the Hell these two met and became friends. That part's a secret, only because it's a little darker than I want the story to play out.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009


loud, random, overthinker, spontaneous, walking contradiction (aren't we all?), pensive to a fault, poet at heart. and a writer, always a writer.

I've always been terrible at these introduction type things, but I'll try my best.

What do words mean to me? They mean everything. I spend almost all my free time either reading or writing. It's magical to me, the way that words can transport you to another world. If I'm not happy with my life or even just the way my day is going, I can slip into a book and completely forget it all. I think that's pretty amazing.

I've been writing stories since before I could write. I told stories to my family. My mom often quotes my grandfather, who said, when I was four, "Does she ever stop talking?" I'm a natural born entertainer, and my form of entertaining is by writing. So, there you have it. A decent introduction post, I hope. :)

-Rachelle (that's Ruh-shell by the way, not Rachel.)


Athena broken, bored, confused, creative, uninspired, jaded, unique, stunted, spontaneous, unbalanced, original, ambitious, insightful and more than a little bit crazy. I write.


I grew up in a small, boring city, the third of seven children. I'm blonde, I was home-schooled for elementary school and I'm a Libra.

I've been writing fiction since before I knew my alphabet and I've never loved anything more. There is no set genre that I stick to but a lot of my work has at least some supernatural elements in it. Many of my stories often include silly, improbable romances because, well, who doesn't love a silly, improbable romance?

My favourite authors include Terry Pratchett, Neil Gaiman, Jane Austen and Robert A. Heinlein, but if I had to guess who has most influenced my writing, I would have to say David Bowie. I suppose a lot of what I write is heavily influenced by fairytales, both the Disney versions I knew as a child and the scarier originals I studied in Children's lit.

I believe in freedom of speech, freedom of dress and freedom of anything else that doesn't infringe on other people's rights. Mainly, I believe that people should find their own path and do what makes them happy. In an ideal world, I'd be an anarchist.

Suggest a Scribe

Do you know someone who might want to join the Devereaux Court community? Comment on this post, and let us know why you think he or she would be a good fit.

Want In?

Comment on this post. Let us know your name or pen name, your email address and why you want to join.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Getting Started

Dear New Member,

Welcome to the Devereaux Court community of writers. This site was created with the English coffee-house in mind, as a place for forward-thinking writers to gather, share and discuss their work and trade knowledge. Glad you could join us.

There are a few guidelines, which will ensure a smooth-running, easy-to-use site for everyone. Please read through them before you start posting.

Introducing Yourself

The first step to becoming a contributing author of Devereaux Court is to introduce yourself. Normally, this isn't something that would require instructions, but this introduction process allows us to add your profile to the Scribes list in the first right hand column.
  1. Create a new post, with the name you write under as the subject.
  2. Add your display picture (must be a 75x75 px square) to the post, using the 'left' layout and the 'small' picture option. Please upload this picture rather than hotlinking, as this ensures it won't disappear on us.
  3. Put your name in bold directly to the right of your picture, using the 'small' text size.
  4. In the smallest text size (like this), describe yourself in 25 words or less.
  5. Highlight your name only (or your name and your picture) and link it to your website, if you have one.
  6. You're done the technical stuff, so hit enter a couple of times, change the font to whatever size you want, and let everyone know who you are, what you write, what you read, what you eat for breakfast, or anything else you feel like sharing.
  7. When you're done, make sure you use the Labels function at the bottom of the post editing window. Include your name, introduction and anything else you feel fits.
**After much deliberation and rearranging of the sidebar, it's been decided that scribes will be listed in the side pannel in the order that they post their introductions.**


Posts can be anything, from articles to critiques to story excerpts to poems and lyrics to shameless plugs. The only necessities are that they be kept relatively clean (swearing in moderation is fine, but gratuitous violent or sexual content will be removed if it's not preceded by a big, unmissable warning), polite, and that some effort is made to make sure there are no gross spelling and/or grammatical errors.

If you're posting material that is not your own, please cite - and where it's more than one line long, use the blockquote function.

You can post whatever pictures you want, as long as they're not overly violent or sexual in nature. Copyrights are infringed upon at your own risk, and in the event that we are contacted and informed of infringement, the image in question will be removed. Hotlink if you like.

When you're finished your post, please use the Labels function at the bottom right of the edit window, and include your name and the type of post*, as well as any other labels you feel are appropriate.

*The type of posts are: short story, chapter, oneshot, excerpt, poem, lyrics, critique, news, article, rant, question, please advise, plug (for when you're promoting someone else's story, product or work), shameless plug (for when you're plugging your own stuff), list, poll, information, instructions and of course, introduction. If you can think of any other labels that should be added to this list, coment on this post, and they'll probably be added.


Please feel free to comment on any and all posts, including this one. Anything goes as long as, once again, it's kept clean (nothing overly sexual or violent) and polite (this means no flaming). Comments not adhering to these guidelines will be removed.

Thank you for taking the time to read through the guidelines. On behalf of all the members of the Devereaux Court community, welcome.

Monday, May 25, 2009

The test post.

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