A very belated double update for Eve.
I realized after writing the next chapter that something was missing. I was diving into the story without really laying down enough on how the characters think or what their values were in relation to their world. So I backtracked and added another chapter in after the 1st. Thus, Chapter 2 and Chapter 4 are new. The new Chapter 3 is the old Chapter 2 (meeting the Druzhina). There were a few minor changes to the other chapters as a result of this swap as well, but not enough to make a noticeable difference.
2018 has been a very eventful but not a very good year for me. The delays can partially be blamed on that. The other reason for the late update is because Chapter 4’s discussion scene gave me a ton of trouble. I must have rewritten it half-dozen times before I was finally satisfied.
Politics is an important aspect of worldbuilding to me, and I want it to take a major role in Eve. That being said, I wanted to do something different, something not bogged down by our modern meta-narratives, something that could truly explore our perspective of the world. I chose Polisia as the setting precisely because it is based on the Kievan Rus of history, which had one of the most unique political systems in our world — one that was caught on the crossroads between direct democracy, merchant oligarchy, and feudal autocracy.
There’s a modern quote I’ve always really liked, something that, for the most part, our modern media just doesn’t do enough of:
Let us stop telling people and our children that there’s only one way to govern ourselves and a singular future towards which all societies must evolve. It is wrong. It is irresponsible. And worst of all, it is boring.
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7 thoughts on “Belated Update and Reshuffling”
It’s good to see 2 new chapters.
If you think you need to use time to correct some things and put some chapters in the mid of old ones, do it.
After all, you are giving it higher quality by doing that XD.
How about the vol 4 of Hyperion??? good to see you back
It’s still on-hold. I’d like to work on v4ch4 but every time I pick it up I think of the drama that happened and want to do something else again… (sigh). Getting over personal issues is hard.
Need clarification, since you say needing to pickup from vol4ch4, does that mean vol4ch3 is already updated?
Glad to see you’re still actively writing. Hope 2019 will be a better year for you!
Though this year is already looking extremely busy as well :\