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Kzin of Very Little Brain... - Words in the Heroes' Tongue
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Kzin of Very Little Brain...
Meep! I've just spotted a whacking great huge continuity error in the chapter of 'Tabula Avatar' that I've spent the last 5 days writing. I have Sunnydale Willow running around doing stuff when she took a crossbow bolt in the stomach in the last chapter and should be in hospital. Frantic attempts this morning to edit the chapter so that it actually makes sense have failed miserably. Major rewrite looms. Woe is me.

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From: averageshmoe Date: March 16th, 2009 07:05 pm (UTC) (Link)
Are you sure that this is so much a 'woe' or an 'opportunity knocks' moment? I'm not trying to belittle the frustration that you must be feeling, but sometimes something like this can be an opportunity to really do something different. Heaven knows the mutant enemy writers did absolutely nothing with her abilities beyond insuring that her spells would either fail spectacularly or help just enough to let Buffy win.

What is the nature of Willow's magic? An incident that you have described could go a lot of different ways.

Anyway, looking forward to the next chapter whenever you decide to release it.

speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: March 17th, 2009 11:43 am (UTC) (Link)
It's a woe moment. Nothing in the story so far suggests that Willow has any magical healing powers and suddenly giving them to her now wouldn't make sense; Faerûn Willow would just quaff a healing potion, or get one of the crew to cast a Cure spell on her, but Sunnydale Willow is stuck in a hospital bed until the doctors decide she's fit enough to leave. I'll have to do a re-write, there isn't any way around it.
ozma914 From: ozma914 Date: March 17th, 2009 01:33 am (UTC) (Link)
Eek! There's no worse feeling in the world than finding those continuity problems. Although at least you didn't find out about it *after* the story was posted.
evilawyer From: evilawyer Date: March 17th, 2009 04:07 am (UTC) (Link)
Ack! I am sorry. Of course, I spilled a whole glass of red wine all over the almost last draft of a story I'm working on (I've reverted to paper and pen, for some reason) on Sunday. At least the paper sopped up the wine before it all drooled across the table onto the carpet.
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