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Jason Scott-Harris and Harris Jenzar as Drawn by DDP, A friend from DeviantART

Welcome to Paragangia WikiEdit

Paragangia

is an imaginary race of Aliens from a long and complicated story I--Jadisofeternity, AKA Ruth Patrick -- am continually creating.

My November 2007 Nano NovelDestiny of Dreams assimilated an earlier story, the Savior of HomeWorld which had grown from the ashes of a collaboration with a friend on DeviantArt. The sequel to Savior of HomeWorld, a Gift of TIme , formed a good transition between the two. Several other stories written for writing classes and workshops drifted into Paragangia, particularaly Lynzee's Fountain. I have about 30 novels planned in the Paragangia universe. Some half written; most brief conceptual outlines, or less.

This wiki began in late 2011 as a fun way to share the story and let it grow as it does: randomly, like a weed. Or a cancer.

Perhaps nobody else will ever add to this wiki, but who knows? I am not possessive of my ideas. I'll be pleased If you take inspiration and use them in your own work. Please tell me so I can enjoy it too. Every story is a collaboration, or an elaboration of borrowed ideas. 

If you outright steal my work without giving credit or without adding your own contribution, I will be displeased.

Jadisofeternity

Jason and Harris at Kaar-Taal, drawn by Rebecca Blackwell

If you visit here and like this idea I encourage you to consider similar non-traditional means for organizing and sharing unfinished, unfinishable. I love this wiki. Paragangia lives! This is the perfect habitat for Paragangia to live and grow.

I was advised by a professional author whom I respect very much to "Post a copyright notice on the wiki, saying that regardless of changes others make, the entire intellectual property belongs to you." so...take notice ye readers and potential editors of this wiki, what ever I put here --the "entire intellectual property" there of--- belongs to me, regardless of changes you make to it.

He also said "any stories you write, even using the same characters, are your own. Even if you declare that anyone can write stories in that universe, "anybody" includes you, and stories you write belong to you."

Owership is a funny thing. How can anyone exclusively own a story? If taken to heart it becomes part of the readers soul, which in no way removes it from the author's soul.

Stories are like love, they live in the sharing--whether among us or within us-- not in possession. Paragangia, like my children, can never again Not be mine, even if someone else also comes to own it also.

Random inspirations and inclinationsEdit

[singing] "....it's a web made to catch a dream, hold it tight till I awaken, as if to tell me 

that dreamin's all right...."

This is the primordial slime the story ascends from. The story grows better when this stuff is not lost. Wiki is perfect for this.

Desmond and GLoria on the beach 2

ArtEdit

This story has often been more an art project than a writing project

Serais students by jadis

sketch I drew of Serai's students because I couldn't keep them straight

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Outlines and Drafts, etc.Edit

That's what this story is...Work in Progress.

PlacesEdit

I am a lazy coward when it comes to creating places. BUT, a story must have them.

CharactersEdit

The problem with Characters is that they reproduce. Once created --ie drawn or given a name-- a character demands personal  history incuding family, friends, enemies, neighbors and coworkers. Each of those takes on life of their own and demands family, friends etc and whole new novels and backstories and another 30 part series or something. I love characters. This list of characters will obviously never be complete.



Family pic sylvia croppoed

Artifacts and TechnologiesEdit

Things which are not a place or a person.

DreamingEdit

It is in the Title of the primary story it gets a front page link of it's own.

Versions of Destiny of Dreams Edit

There have been several, there will probably be many more.

None of them are complete. This might not be a complete list.

Related SeriesEdit

Backstories, sequels, and other stories which have been assimilated into the Destiny of Dreams Universe. Some from before the Nano Novel version and some more recently.


Unrelated storiesEdit

Just for the record, not everything I write gets assimilated into the Destiny of Dreams Universe.



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