Missed my update yesterday because I forgot to set up the auto-publish! Here we go, though.
This page originally appeared as:
I like the softer look of Dearg. And I like that he matches how he ultimately looks later on in "Unwelcome Guests." I like that consistency. I'm weighing whether or not to completely re-do Book One (while starting up Book Two again) - but either way, I wanted those armored legs out of there.
This page also has one of my favorite lines in the series. "Dearg is Vegetarian," cracks me up every. Single. Time. I love it! Fun Fomora fact: No one openly eats another animal. It's definitely part of the world, and there are obviously predators in the wild, including humans (indeed Baeve and Aengus try to hunt animals but end up eating mushroom soup), but I've never shown it.
I have a few friends that don't eat meat. And I will even enjoy vegetarian and vegan dishes - because they're great! But I just thought, when I wrote that line, that I didn't want to make a kid feel grossed out if they didn't eat any meat but still thought of Baeve as a peer. Maybe I'm thinking about it way too much. But I just wanted Fomora to be a very welcoming book.
Anyway, I'll talk to you again tomorrow!