"The lapping waves left a sensuous border of sand at the edge of the snowfall, like the impression of a woman's lips upon a crystal goblet."
Having lived near the beach in a cold climate (on an island in Maine); this is not only a beutiful, poetic statement, but also an accurate one.
More Jeggare and Radovan! Huzzah!!
As this story appears to take place after Prince of Wolves, but before Master of Devils. I think that I will hold off on reading this until I get through PoW. Alas, I will be silent on the Pathfinder Web Fiction boards for a while.
Love the Jeggare and Radovan stories!
Jeggare's behavioral psych could use a brush up though: negative reinforcement makes a behavior more likely to occur by removing a stimulus as a consequence of a response. If he is talking about scolding, he's probably thinking of punishment.
Egorian academae are obviously party schools...
|Dave Gross Contributor
Why didn't Count Jeggare use his "steal book" spell to insure the book's safety like he did at the end of Prince of Wolves? Was it just an oversight because he thought he would be safe?
That's what I was thinking, Greg. I wrote a few lines about Jeggare's frustration at having prepared the "wrong" spells, but it seemed too "in-game" and was among the first bits I trimmed from a rough draft of the second chapter, instead counting on perceptive readers like you to make the same assumption.
This is extremely pedantic of me, but the term negative reinforcement is not used properly here. Scolding someone or something for bad behavior you wish to curb is punishment. Negative reinforcement is removing something unpleasant as a reward for good behavior (such as removing chores as a result of good grades). Sorry - I teach this stuff in intro psych and it always confuses my students...
Much more importantly, I'm enjoying the tale and have loved everything I've read so far of Count Jeggare and Radovan's exploits!