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  1. A bit of a life Event eating my life…


    March 24, 2016 by Lyn Thorne-Alder

    Hello all, For those who aren’t up on my social media posts, I signed an offer letter for a new day job last week – which means spending 2 weeks getting everything at my old job ready to hand over, getting ready for the new job, running around like a chicken …
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  2. Chapter 25C: A Nation Panelled Over


    March 21, 2016 by Lyn Thorne-Alder

    Enrie leaned forward and put her elbows on her knees.  “So if we have a tear – people getting the teachers to help them cheat – then we have a reason for the tear, right?  I mean, clothes don’t just rip.” “Clothes?” “We were learning about enhanced mending in Textiles …
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  3. Chapter 25B: The First Crack in the Pipe


    March 16, 2016 by Lyn Thorne-Alder

    Enrie found herself blushing under her older cousin’s scrutiny.  “I’m here because I’m not doing all that well at the diplomacy, and I was hoping you might advise me.” “Me?”  Aronnie raised her eyebrows.  “Does it need a wrench or a spanner?  Do you need a better water uptake mechanism …
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  4. Chapter 25a: “And then nothing happened.”


    March 14, 2016 by Lyn Thorne-Alder

    Aronaraariennie was relatively easy to find.  She was in the common room for her floor, working on a Device with two other Engineering House students. Enrie had visited the common rooms of upperclassmen in Diplomacy House and found them posh and full of books.  She probably shouldn’t have been surprised …
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  5. Chapter 24C: Mending Rends


    March 10, 2016 by Lyn Thorne-Alder

    Enrie’s hands were moving through the air and her teammates were watching her as if she was giving a school presentation.  Which she supposed she was – just an informal one, like Riensin’s plan to thwart Instructor Pelnyen. “You have this rip and you’re trying to pretend you don’t anymore, …
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  6. Chapter 24B: Hiding Rifts


    March 4, 2016 by Lyn Thorne-Alder

    Instructor Dainanan passed around several examples of the mending technique.  Small, even stitches in a contrasting color joined the ripped fabric with a backing piece in yet another color.  The effect ended up looking like the ripping was on purpose, rather than accidental. Enrie ran her fingers over the first …
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  7. On Calenyena Naming Practices


    March 2, 2016 by Lyn Thorne-Alder

    Calenyen names fall into three general categories: Names that have meaning in Calenyen, or in an old variant of Calenyen: a name that means Grace when jumping or the sun over the river. Names that have meaning in another language – Bitrani or Tabersi or the Arran tongue, for example, …
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