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posted 07 Feb 2006, 20:02 by Cu'jara Cinmoi, Author of Prince of Nothing

As for the last question (thank you EE, for answering the first two!), I went with the phalanx primarily because it was more generic. It's a delicate balancing act, trying to decide what hisotrical associations to draw on, how specifically, what to bend and twist, and so on. The problem is that the more complicated the world is, the more you tend to rely on preexisting analogues, simply because it would be impossible for any reader to 'get' the world otherwise. You need to draw on preexisting associations, while trying to keep them at arms length. Going with generic as opposed to specific analogues helps. view post

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