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January 7th, 2006


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10:21 pm - Calling for essays
So, as part of one of the many projects I'm working on for ADF, I was digging for articles on our website relating to the Nine Virtues. . . And I found that we have very few.

Now, there are things that loosely relate, and there are a couple of gems that explicitly relate. But I'm looking for something more in depth than your common, every day Dedicant 125-word submission example for a Virtue. I'm looking for something that covers the Virtue in question in depth and detail.

In particular, I need essays for Wisdom, Fertility, and Courage. Secondarily, I need essays for Moderation, Vision, and Integrity. Third, I need essays for Hospitality, Perseverence, and Piety. That's pretty much the order of importance here (I have nothing for Wisdom and Fertility, and very little for Courage).

While I personally don't mind writing this stuff, I shouldn't have my name all over these training programs. . . It smacks of academic inbreeding, you know *smiles politely*

So I'd really like to see a few more people writing the essays we can use to help get Dedicants thinking hard about their Nine Virtues requirements.

Now, don't worry if you haven't finished your DP: that's not important. What is important is that you're willing to turn out an essay that might expand on work you've already done for your DP, or maybe the essay is what you had for your Nine Virtues before you condensed down.

Fact is, there are Dedicants out there who could use the help. What I want is for our students to have a place to go read something and think about the Virtue in question.

Now, who's volunteering . . . ? Show some courage before I show some vision and volunteer you, because I have the perseverence to see this through, even if it means that I might have to do some volunteering of others. I assure you that I've already thought about who I can hit up for these things, so don't think you can get by just being quiet. . .

Keep in mind, too, that it doesn't have to focus 100% on the Virtue, or even on a single Virtue. But it should talk somewhat extensively about at least one, maybe talking about mythology associated with it, or a mythic hero who exemplified (or did not have) this Virtue. Really, I don't care much how it gets covered, so long as it's covered.

And, of course, I imagine Oak Leaves would love to have your submission, too. . . They're low on submsisions :)

How's that for a first post this calendar year?

Boo-ya!
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From:chronarchy
Date:January 9th, 2006 02:46 pm (UTC)
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Anything to help with kicking in the pants :) *kicks*
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From:singingwren
Date:January 8th, 2006 03:48 am (UTC)
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Coincidentally, I just wrote and posted one! It was convoluted, grove-specific, and not really aimed at that virtue, though... it just sort of popped in there. Damn piety has been torturing me forever. -__-

I will help you if you want, though, providied I can LEARN these virtues. Doesn't do shit for me to write about them until I understand them, so just be patient with me in case it takes me awhile. :P! I also can't do it immediately soon because I've got like 6 other DP essays bitching at me for having not been finished.

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From:chronarchy
Date:January 9th, 2006 02:46 pm (UTC)
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I'll go take a look. I'm sure I'll have some comments.
From:ceolnamara
Date:January 8th, 2006 04:02 am (UTC)
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i might be able to whip something up. it wouldn't be for a bit, though. before the end of the month but not before the end of next week at the earliest.
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From:chronarchy
Date:January 9th, 2006 02:45 pm (UTC)
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That's fine. OL has a deadline for the next issue of April 1, so you've got some time.
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From:zalon_draconis
Date:January 8th, 2006 04:04 am (UTC)
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All my essays are available to view at http://zalon.150m.com/dedicant.html

I've always been most proud of the Virtue ones, which all go over 125 words, I think. I consider the Courage and Wisdom ones to thoroughly rock. If you want, I could expand on one of them, if it would help out with whatever it is you're doing.
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From:chronarchy
Date:January 9th, 2006 02:48 pm (UTC)
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If you'd be willing to expand on them, I'd very much appreciate it. Seeing as you're now one of our mentors, it'd be great to see what sorts of questions you might pose off of those essays. . .
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From:airthesea
Date:January 8th, 2006 06:05 am (UTC)
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Wow. I should make my students (charges, padwons, whatever) go study with you. They think I'm mean because I ask for 2 hours a week. Essays, that would blow their minds.
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From:singingwren
Date:January 8th, 2006 07:17 am (UTC)
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Tehe, I am such an anomaly. Why is that for me I find it SO much harder to write only 250 words instead of essay?

Conciseness is not my strong point. If it is for your students, be proud. ;)
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From:chronarchy
Date:January 9th, 2006 02:45 pm (UTC)
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I don't go light on 'em. . . The minimum is never settled for here :)
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From:airthesea
Date:January 9th, 2006 09:33 pm (UTC)
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Bah, I'm just happy for people to get the point.
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From:delphinastar
Date:January 8th, 2006 10:42 pm (UTC)

Well...

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I have only done Wisdom so far, but if it fits what you are looking for, you may use it. And you'll see if I get around to any of the others in the near future, just let me know what you need. I haven't felt the "call" to do the others yet like I felt for Wisdom. My ancestors are calling me right now, I feel a need to work on that, but if you want me to do an essay specifically I can. And I ALWAYS write more than the minimum. I ramble.... :-)
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From:chronarchy
Date:January 9th, 2006 02:44 pm (UTC)

Re: Well...

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Like I said, what I want is something more than the Dedicant submission, so it would take some expansion, but it would be great to see your essay on wisdom expanded (I already like it as is, after all) and submitted to OL. :)

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