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Today, I finally figured out how to pronounce Pylades. It's [pi'la' deez] Believe it or not, I'd been struggling with the correct pronunciation for two years, but was simply too lazy to look it up.

In other news, I am outlining the forty-nine year period that will make up Orestes: The High King. As I do this, I'm having to calculate everyone's ages. Right now, I'm on Year 22. 

This book will feature the Herakleidai and the Dorians, who have been mentioned in passing in the previous two books.  Nestor of Pylos and Telemachus will make appearances, but not Odysseus.  And yes, there will be battles and hunting scenes.  I haven't yet included those in the trilogy.

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Some comic artwork I did for my Orestes Twitter account. Hermione clings to Orestes, who gives the thumbs-up as Elektra pursues Pylades in the background.

Note the chariot nuts.


Apr. 13th, 2011 06:44 pm
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I am about seven chapters ahead on Orestes, and currently faced with writing the most complex, difficult-to-grasp character in the entire novel. 


Clytaemnestra and Aegisthus are easy to write by comparison.  Elektra is easy to write.  Even Agamemnon is easy, given that all he has to do is die gruesomely.  Pylades?  Has one line of dialogue in The Oresteia, which Apollo probably puts into his mouth.  I see his temperament as running opposite to Orestes, in that he's rational, cool, and reserved whereas Orestes boils over with emotions and impulses.



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