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Rhi Etzweiler

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Rhi’s formative years were spent steeped in military culture, and it influences every story—with a definitive twist. Though focusing mainly on speculative fiction, Rhi enjoys spicing things up with a mixture that sometimes defies an easy label. Next to Elizabeth Moon, Meredith Ann Pierce, Joss Whedon, and Tim Curry, Rhi counts Jane’s Defense and Popular Science among still-strong influences.
For Rhi, writing is how the muses tell their stories. They might begin small but they rarely remain so. “Some of them require luring or bribery to draw them out. Once they realize I’m listening, they just keep going.”

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Rhi Etzweiler I don't know that I would label it a series, but I do have another story planned out. It's not so much a sequel as a companion, since it won't be told…moreI don't know that I would label it a series, but I do have another story planned out. It's not so much a sequel as a companion, since it won't be told from Black's point of view. It's more Red's story, although Black, Garthelle, and Blue are all present on the roster for appearances.
Currently, my plans are to get it written, or at least largely fleshed out, between now and the end of November, for Nanowrimo. I still have a good bit of prep work to get done before then, though. Mostly an event timeline and character details, for consistency's sake. It's been quite a while since I touched Black's world.(less)
Rhi Etzweiler I am planning to pen a companion piece set in the same world, with many of the same characters. I'm waiting for the rights to revert to me first…moreI am planning to pen a companion piece set in the same world, with many of the same characters. I'm waiting for the rights to revert to me first before I begin working on it. In addition, I've a couple other writing projects that I need to complete, before I can tackle this one and invest all my energy into it.
Currently, plans are for it to include: some expansion on the Feathers; Hamm and Marc's adopted child; and the child of Dehna and her partner, who was killed by the humans before the events of Fragile Bond.

If you'd like to stay up to date with any developments, you can follow my writer Tumblr, rhizinspirations.tumblr.com, or sign up for my newsletter.

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“Me and my insatiable curiosity. If there's any justice in the world, I was a very good cat in a past life.”
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“What is it about humans that make us so prone to prejudice?”
Blue arches one of his unnaturally colored eyebrows and looks up to meet my gaze. “If we didn’t form prejudices, we wouldn’t be learning from our environment, you dolt. It’s an animal instinct. If a porcupine’s quill gets stuck in your hand once, you won’t be likely to go grabbing it again soon, right?”
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“Yeah, he’d yield. He was a bad cut of steak left on the open grill too long, though—the general’s teeth wouldn’t be enough to do the job.”
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message 16: by Rhi

Rhi Etzweiler Sophia wrote: "Thank you for accepting my friend request, Rhi! I've read two of your books and getting set to read a third. Love your stories!"

Hello, Sophia! I hope you enjoy Black's story.


message 15: by Sophia

Sophia Thank you for accepting my friend request, Rhi! I've read two of your books and getting set to read a third. Love your stories!


message 14: by Rhi

Rhi Etzweiler Melanie wrote: "thanks for the add! Blacker than Black looks amazing! *to read* !"

You're welcome, Melanie. Hope you enjoy it :)


message 13: by Aiko

Aiko Rhi wrote: "I messaged you some more smut. (Aren't they so cute together??)"

MMMmmmmmm smut :D And yes! I've def developed a taste for the flavor of these two! nomnomnom


message 12: by Rhi

Rhi Etzweiler Aiko wrote: "*sneak around looking for Dom and Brian* They best be here somewhere!"

I messaged you some more smut. (Aren't they so cute together??)


message 11: by Aiko

Aiko *sneak around looking for Dom and Brian* They best be here somewhere!


message 10: by Rhi

Rhi Etzweiler *waves*


message 9: by Aiko

Aiko I'm reading cute comics so I'm happy again now :p
I'm easily pleased, specially if I don't have to go outside. *glare out the window*


message 8: by Rhi

Rhi Etzweiler @Aiko: No moody and gloomy! Not allowed! Go read Cinnamon & Nutmeg again or something. :)

@Oleg: Doing good. Trying to focus on Frailty, but only managing to distract myself with #soldierporn on tumblr thus far. Heh. It's research. Totally.


message 7: by Aiko

Aiko Please don't take my illusions away Oleg.
It's been storming and raining/hail/sleet for something that feels like forever. And it's SO dark. I'm getting moody and gloomy.


message 6: by Aiko

Aiko Valid point.
And in a few months summer comes crawling, and the sun decides to take revenge and never go down.
It's pretty confusing all over the place to be honest.
Never day...then BAM..never night...
And the world actually finds it amusing that we drink the way we do.


message 5: by Aiko

Aiko Rhi wrote: "I wish. Holidays and I don't get on very well. November/December tends to be craptastic in terms of writerly productivity."

Me and my dad recently decided that we weren't celebrating Christmas, but Vinterjevndøgn (Winter solstice?) instead. The days are dark here north at the moment.


message 4: by Rhi

Rhi Etzweiler Aiko wrote: "*stomps around your corner of GR*

'tis so quiet here...If it's 'cause you're busy writing us stories please ignore me and continue :P"


I wish. Holidays and I don't get on very well. November/December tends to be craptastic in terms of writerly productivity.


message 3: by Aiko

Aiko *stomps around your corner of GR*

'tis so quiet here...If it's 'cause you're busy writing us stories please ignore me and continue :P


message 2: by Rhi

Rhi Etzweiler Aiko wrote: "Thanks for accepting my friendship ^^ Your book is keeping me awake Rhi! It's 6 in the morning here for crying out loud :p And I still have 30% to go..."

I am very glad you liked and enjoyed it so much, in the end. :)


message 1: by Aiko

Aiko Thanks for accepting my friendship ^^ Your book is keeping me awake Rhi! It's 6 in the morning here for crying out loud :p And I still have 30% to go...


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