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CreatureCourtCast #3: the Mean Streets of Aufleur

  • Posted on June 24, 2010 at 10:58 pm

In which I talk about the construction of my fantasy city, why I particularly like fantasy with cities in it, the inspiration I drew from a trip to Rome, and the perils of mapmaking. I also read a section from a later chapter of the book (though edited out the worst spoilers) which shows off a bit of the city and includes a fight scene, to balance out all the chat about frocks in the previous ep!

Apologies for the mangled pronounciation of ‘chimaera’ by the way – this is the peril of learning one’s vocab from books! I do know it’s pronounced with a hard ‘ch’ but I only learned this after about 15 years of saying it ‘sh’ in my head and old habits die hard. In the interests of the public right to know I actually had to stop the recording and figure out how the hell I should pronounce ‘Diamagne’ (trouble with madeyuppy names & words is sometimes you don’t figure out how to say them until you have to) until I finally twigged – same way you say Charlemagne, duh!

Happy listening to all. I think I’ll do one more of these before the end of the release month – will take suggestions and requests for the final reading!

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