A little something for all the pornbots following me.
Something I only recently realized. There is an Irish style to writing a story.
It goes back to the legends. From the myths of the Celtic gods, to the stories of the Fae, to the cultural stories like the Tain. These stories are larger than life, but they are life. They do not shy away from the sexual and the violent, but they don't revel in it either. They just accept that it is part of reality, and include them in the story. Because they are stories of the world as seen by Irish eyes.
There is a duality to the tale. This is most obvious in the legends of the Fae, with the summer and winter courts. In the religion most gods have two sides, Sethe is the god of war and healing. In the Tain, even though it the the story of a hero, there is a question of who the good guy is. If there is one. Because they are people. People others could never measure up to, but still people. So the story is told with beauty and warts expressed on both sides. There is a strange equality to the sexes, but not a sameness. Men tend to be stronger warriors than women in these cultural stories, but women are brilliant, cunning, powerful figures. The women also tend to be more interesting and stick in the mind.
I found it interesting when I realized this. Because I guess it's genetics, but I write in a modern Irish style. I'm more than okay with that. I'm proud of it. In the modern world, how many heroes are there? Someone would have to be larger than life to fill the role. And they would still have a dark side.
My current WIPs explore this kind of dynamic. Consider joining me in my madness. Marked adult content, because, as I mentioned, sex and violence are part of life, so they should be in a story when they belong there.
I'm about to start posting for this month. I'd say if you're interested, but we all know you are. If you didn't value art you'd be on Facebook, not Ello. I'm always looking for feedback too. I love getting better.