Golden Seahorse

by wjw on December 17, 2013

SeaLife DC1400

Emy December 22, 2013 at 9:34 pm

The thing I like about WJW, apart from being a splendid, versatile, profound, original, surprising author (had to say it!), is that colour doesn’t matter to him. His imagination is multi-coloured, far above being a mere “non-racist”, he is a “so-what-about-race-ist?”, multiple and very diverse colours, races (alien ones too), genders, upbringings, IQ levels, are just the norm, nothing to get stressed about. I love that. Equality at it’s finest.
(The only thing that I, as a woman, long for, is reading about lasting, trusting relationships. (I REALLY wanted Maijstral to be happily married, call me cheesy!) But not necessarily man-woman relationship. Bro-sis, friends, etc. I actually like that all relationships are somehow screwed up, it’s more realistic and deep, but I miss some “soothing” ground.
Way to introduce my final comment:
Stay golden, seaPonyboy!

wjw December 24, 2013 at 6:03 am

I was going to reply via a very classy Shakespeare quote about “golden lads and girls,” but I misremembered the context, and it turns out the verse is about death. Oh well.

Thanks you for the kind words. While I can’t claim to be color blind or without prejudice, I can certainly decide to make my fiction that way, and that’s what I try to do.

As for lasting, successful relationships, I have any number of them in my fiction, but they’re not what people remember. Sad and tragic are more memorable than happy and fulfilling, and that’s just the way people are.

Emy December 24, 2013 at 7:45 am

Ooh! Hello! You actually replied, you yourself! *groupie screech* So nice to virtually meet you!

I’ve read only 14 of your books and a few more short novels (yet!), but all right, I admit it, Aristide and Bitsy. That’s a lasting, successful, odd relationship. And you are absolutely right, dramatic or tragic is what makes a litterature relationship memorable. Talking of Shakespeare, remember the story of the two teens who fell in love, everybody approved and lived happily ever after? No? Because they died.
But I’m a Papageno/Papagena fan, not a only Tamino/Pamina supporter.
Your lead characters are so deeply, thoroughly lonely (even Gabriel!) and emotionally solitary, it’s so REALISTIC but sad! I hope your life is fulfilling, cuddly, cosy, and you just have a great empathic imagination of mankind’s deepest solitude.
Anyway, thank you for writing and getting published, you are one of my four favorite science-fiction author ever, and that’s kind of a big deal, as I almost exlusively read Sci-Fi. I’m a mom to a 2years old who has never been able to sleep without my arm as his pillow and still wakes frequently, plus I’m chronically insomniac, so Thank You for entertaining my sleepless nights with your e-books! In between dives, please keep writing. Your “knight move brain” never ceases to marvel us readers.
Happy whatever-festivity-you-celebrate-during-the-holiday!

wjw December 28, 2013 at 6:04 am

I’m a sociable character, pretty much, with lots of friends and a spouse and a cat, so I don’t feel particularly lonely. Writing is a solitary profession, but it doesn’t have to be a lonely one unless you let it.

And in any case, you’re never lonely if you have a strong inner life.

Thank you again for all the kind words, and have a lovely New Year.

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