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Thisss isss Euryale. If you want sssomething, jussst sssay ssso.

Date: 2009-04-08 12:58 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ugly-old-hat.livejournal.com
(( Hi! We see that you have requested membership in [livejournal.com profile] hogwarts_hocus, and we are happy to welcome you aboard - just wanted to ask a quick question first. What specific fictional canon are you taking Euryale from? We ask because we have had a longstanding rule that mythological characters need a specific fictional canon other than the mythic texts. The rule may sound silly when applied to ancient myth but it saves us from a huge can o' worms regarding the treatment of sacred texts [Bible, etc]! ))

Date: 2009-04-08 01:06 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] serpentsister.livejournal.com
She is pretty much from myth, I'm afraid. From Ovid, mostly.

There aren't many modern stories that remember Medusa'a sisters.

Date: 2009-04-08 01:41 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ugly-old-hat.livejournal.com
(( Aha. That would be problematic, yes. It's a shame there isn't more about Gorgons in modern fiction - Tanith Lee has an interesting take on the Gorgon (http://www.fantasticfiction.co.uk/l/tanith-lee/gorgon.htm), though it's not pertinent to this character in particular. To give examples of how we handle the mythological character issue: we wouldn't allow Odin to be apped from the Prose Edda, but we allow the Odin from Neil Gaiman's American Gods; we wouldn't allow Jesus to be apped from the Bible, but we allowed the Jesus equivalent character to be apped from Christopher Moore's Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff.

So along those lines, we couldn't allow Euryale to be apped straight from myth, but if she happened to show up in Clash of the Titans (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clash_of_the_Titans), say, she'd be appable from that canon. You could of course use the mythic texts as a resource to flesh out the character. It doesn't matter whether she's a prominent character in the canon -- we've allowed characters who have very brief appearances in their canons indeed, e.g., Matt from Death Note, who shows up in about 12 panels total of a manga series, from what we're told ...

We hope this explanation makes sense. Thanks for your interest in our game! We always love having new players and are happy to answer questions or assist.))

Date: 2009-04-08 01:43 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] serpentsister.livejournal.com
(Right, then. I'll have to think about it.)

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