Productivity all over
I made a lamb curry this weekend. I based it off the Serious Eats beef stew recipe plus a rogan josh recipe I found elsewhere. Needs a bit more spice but otherwise very good. Once I finish cleaning up the resulting recipe I’ll post it here.
I also finished ch 43 and it’s already been reviewed by one of my betas. It’s nice to have chapters that aren’t like pushing a boulder uphill when I write them. This one is a bit short and sweet because I had a bunch of other stuff planned but the characters got so chatty that mitosis happened yet again. So my estimated chapter count is now 49, though I’m still not certain enough about the next chunk of chapters after 43-45 in terms of outline so I’m going to hold off on changing it officially. But yes, after the crazy intensity of the Avalon chapters, it’s a chance for the characters to breathe and react and start to figure out how to deal with the rest of their lives.
Also, Uther is a dick. Always, always a dick.
The dust is far from settled, but I’m pleased with how things stand for the character arcs as of this final section of ABOP. Though Arthur’s been through the most obvious changes, they’ve both done a lot of growing up over the course of the story. Because of the emotional and often physical separation between Arthur and Merlin, there wasn’t much chance to properly see what’s different with Merlin, but it’s becoming quickly apparent. It’s basically S4 Merlin in the S2 era, but without the guilt from his accumulated mistakes/dark deeds done on Arthur’s behalf. And instead of Merlin constantly working to accommodate Arthur, Arthur now has to accommodate Merlin’s needs. Because it is not wise to piss off your demigod sorcerer boyfriend.
Crossposted from versaphile http://ift.tt/1V1vCjA
My brain says “sleep”, but my heart says “draw it”.
I have absolutely no recollection of drawing this…. anywayzzz….