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    2012 - 04.02

    Thank you for coming in and exploring the world of Canera.  I’m having a lot of fun with it, and hopefully you will too.

    I love reading fantasy, and erotica is fun too. Over the past few decades, fantasy has made great strides toward coming into its own as a respected genre, though it’s still an uphill battle. Erotica is making progress in that respect, but it’s still got a long way to go. Part of the problem is that there’s so much pulp and PWP – in both genres.

    Last summer, the inspiration hit me to create something in which the sex is not gratuitous or tacked on after the fact, but is fully integrated into the story because it’s integral to the world. So the goal here is to present both GOOD fantasy and GOOD erotica. Especially this early in my writing career, I may not actually achieve either goal, or at least not consistently. But I do have enough faith in myself, and my ability, and my ability to climb that learning curve to believe that I’ll be able to pull it off eventually.

    Stick around and watch, as I either pull it off or fall on my face. Either way, it’s likely to be entertaining.

    The plan, as of now, is to post a new chapter about every two weeks – or whenever I hear back from my betas.  There will also be occasional side stories, things that are not part of the main storyline, but which are also set in the world of Canera.

    The chapters as posted here are not the final versions.  I’ve got a huge amount of background material already cooked up, but there’s a lot that I’m still making up as I go.  I guarantee that changes will be made between what gets posted here and the final version, after I’ve gotten everything written and revised and organized and revised again.  Not to mention that I’m still just starting out as a writer, and theoretically I’ll continue improving as I write more of this and further refine my style.

    So again, changes will be made.  Work with me.  At this point, I cannot say how significant any revisions might be, but I will say that I will explicitly post about any major retcons.

    I welcome comments, constructive criticism, questions, etc.  However, if what you have to say boils down to “OMGWTFBBQ YER DOIN IT WRONG!!!!!!1!!!one!!11!!!” then don’t bother.  On the same note, neither Canera nor Antwill match up with any other fantasy setting you may be familiar with (as far as I know – if you find one, please tell me!) and you should not necessarily expect any given race to behave as similar races do in your favorite setting.  Get over it.

    I will also say that I have sto— er, drawn inspiration from lots of other sources.  The Tolkien influence is pretty obvious.  In particular, I also want to acknowledge Alexandra Erin as an inspiration in a lot of senses.  Not mentioning her would just be disingenuous, even though the actual content that I’m producing here is vastly different from what I’ve seen out of her – though I’ll admit, it’s been a few years since I’ve followed her writing.

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