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Saturday, October 13th, 2012
3:21 am

Midnight musings and the squishy panda...


Life seems pointless without goals. Working towards goals sometimes feels pointless. Or worthless. But... I'm working towards them still. Life is boring without something to do. Whats the point of living if there is nothing to live for. Live for something... and not just yourself. Live for a reason.

Tuesday, January 4th, 2011
10:13 pm
In a small pickle
 Hello anyone and everyone in the fantasy writing community. Yeah I'm new and hopefully that won't change anything.

I have a few questions for you all. First off is a traditional question of a weapon VS armor, would a Claymore break,pierce European plate armor?

Secondly is this. I have a character who uses a very brutal version of the parrying dagger technique, one weapon he uses is a katana as the blade to parry with, his other blade I wanted to be a one sided blade but not a basket hilt because I feel they are too fancy for his brutality. I"d love some suggestions for the other sword, I'd prefer if you'd keep the ideas in the 'one sharp edge' category, light, and very powerful in the cutting aspect.

My last question is are there any really good places in the K-W area of Ontario to go and write other then the KPL?

Anyways enjoy what remains of your day and have a great time writing.

The Fated One.

Current Mood: drained
Monday, October 15th, 2007
4:55 pm
Excerpt from Erec Rex: The Monsters of Otherness
I have permission from Firelight Press to distribute an excerpt from the new book, Erec Rex: The Monsters of Otherness, by fantasy fiction sensation Kaza Kingsley.

Kingsley won over young readers with the inventive gadgets, relentless action, and gross-out humor in her first book, Erec Rex: The Dragon's Eye. The book became a bestseller and collected numerous children's book awards, including the Benjamin Franklin Award for best new voice in juvenile fiction and for the outstanding cover art of renowned British fantasy artist, Melvyn Grant.

The second book in the series, Erec Rex: The Monsters of Otherness, deals with themes of adoption and acceptance under the mythological framework of the Hercules legend. As Erec fights to save the lives of 50 dragon hatchlings, his real quest is to uncover the truth about his own identity.

The excerpt I am distributing is called "Erec Buys His Memory Back." It's a short scene where 12-year-old Erec Rex visits the Memory Mogul to find out what happened to his childhood memories. The excerpt is located at the following URL -- or I can send it to you as a text file upon request:

Tuesday, September 11th, 2007
11:12 am
Shifting Times Prequel: Part Ten
The End ... sortofCollapse )

Critique is greatly appreciated. I'm actually into the editing stage right now, but with writing I find it infinitely more flexible than drawing and can tweak to my heart's content.

Current Mood: accomplished
Monday, September 3rd, 2007
5:17 am
Hello All!
How was everyone's summer? I managed to finishing the Shifting Times Prequel (I need to post part 10) and am currently in the process of revising it.

With it finally finished I'm moving on to work on another story that is yet-to-be-titled.

So what did everyone do over their summer vacation? Write much? Travel?

Current Mood: accomplished
Monday, May 28th, 2007
6:51 am
Shifting Times Prequel - Part Nine
This one is longer than the others, probably the longest section. Do enjoy!

Part NineCollapse )

Kri has to be one of my more fun, but harder characters to write for. You'd think it'd be easier since she a reflexion of myself.

Next up, Part Ten, the last and final part.

Current Mood: good
Wednesday, May 16th, 2007
5:28 am
Shifting Times Prequel: Part Eight
Part eight! As always, comments and critiques are always welcomme.

Part EightCollapse )

Current Mood: good
Tuesday, April 17th, 2007
11:55 am
In the Failing Light

((Ok.  My attempt to continue it begins!  I'm really going for all-out darker-than-hell here.  Tell me if it starts to brighten up too much, after a while.  Comments are always welcome.  It does need a little editting work, maybe a lot. =D))

Current Mood: calm
Monday, April 16th, 2007
12:08 pm
In the Failing Light
((I don't have enough projects. I guess I must need a couple of things to bounce back & forth to, lol.  Anyway, I was perusing some old forums and I came across this piece by Wychwethl.

This is probably my very favorite piece that Wych ever did, despite- or probably because of- it's very dark and heart-breakingly depressing nature. This takes place in an "alternate universe", a what-if place.  It's Norrath (the EQ world) but twisted.   I believe he was originally inspired by the X-Men stories of the same premise. Anyway, here it is, with his permission, completely unchanged.... even left in the typos & grammatical boo-boos, lol.

The first three parts are by him.  I have not altered them in any way, shape, or form.  I'll copy down all of his parts in this one post, and then continue with mine in further ones.  I'll point him here, too, in case there are any comments, etc.


Thursday, April 5th, 2007
7:50 am
Shifting Times Prequel: Part Seven
Links to the other parts for those who've missed it:
Part One
Part Two
Part Three
Part Four
Part Five
Part Six

So we've introduced Mr. Kisday, and Kri continues to be difficult. This was probably one of the hardest parts to write because of Kri's uncooperative mood.

Part SevenCollapse )

As always, comment and criticisms are always welcome.

I'll be posting parts Eight and Nine soon and hopefully will have the last part completed soon, mwah ha ha! Then comes the heavy editing phase and figuring out how I want to do the layout when I start the illustrations for the story.

Current Mood: good
Tuesday, April 3rd, 2007
9:16 am
Hello All!
I'm just about done with "Shifting Times: Prequel" (formerly To Taste Freedom). The title is still under consideration. Once I finish the final part (number ten), I plan on posting it here. I'm quite happy with how it's progressed.

Sray's story, now under the name of "Fire Forged Key," is developing nicely and I fianlly have the whole plot at least loosely outlined. It will probably be the first of three possible novels/novellas in a series about Sray and her family.

What are you all working on? How is your writing progressing? Any new projects?
Friday, December 8th, 2006
7:38 am
Best wishes to everyone and their holiday endeavors!

I'm going to try and finish the last two parts of the Shifting Times Prequel during the break (cross my fingers), part eight is almost finished, and bits and pieces of nine and ten are written.

I tend to not write straight through a story. I'll start it, turn out some scenes from further ahead in the plot, and work to fill in the gaps. After finishing it I plan on going back and rehauling a couple of scenes, adding more detail and smoothing out dialouge (especialy in parts six and seven, the dialouge there is just stiff and forced).

What are you all working on at the moment? Goals before the end of the year? Goals for the new year?

Once I finish and smooth out STP I plan on doing some illustrations to accompany it and possibly offer it for sale at some of the Fantasy/sci-fi convensions I plan on attending this next year. I probably won't finish it this next year, but I can try! If not this coming year, there's the year after.

Current Mood: creative
Wednesday, November 29th, 2006
12:23 am
Looking for (or to create) a writing group.
I'm really struggling with my latest undertaking.

I would love to find a group to get some feedback in. I don't feel comfortable posting my work online, especially in a group as large as this one, but I was hoping to find a smaller group to work with. I'd love to learn of a group that works together regularly either via email (or - ideally - a group local to me in Northern NJ) for writing critique, preferably in the fantasy genre. At this point, I'm even willing to head such a group, should anyone else be interested!

Any suggestions or interested parties?

Current Mood: hopeful
Thursday, October 19th, 2006
11:04 pm
Another story I'm working, this one taking place on Lemyes.

Briefly, the Brotherhood of the Mime are a secret society among the humans of Lemyes, it consists of a group of people who are capable of creating invisible structures and objects (and, yes, I purposefully used the name Mime). They have a multi-leveled ranking system, a Hafitch being over a school/society center for a region.

The Clamon are a race based loosely on sugar gliders, the getier specifically look like this. All Clamon control either fire, ice, electricity, or some combination thereof, some being more powerful than others. Clamon are capable of asuming their full or natural form, a half form, and a human form, though full-blooded Clamon cannot conceal their black markings.

I think the rest explains itself, or at least will.

Sray, installment oneCollapse )

Comments and critique always appreciated and questions concerning characters, species, etc. are welcome.

Current Mood: geeky
Tuesday, September 26th, 2006
3:02 pm
The Dark Lord Simon
Hello there. I be new to this community, and I hope I can get some people to read my stories without having to lay down very severe death threats to them, and callimg them nasty names, like "gay."

Anyway, Eggsic is my world, and it's basically a cross between Warcraft, LOTR, Discworld, and some other things I have either forgotten or don't care about.

Let's see how this goes; it's the first novel, and it's nowhere near completed, but it's the best I've written so far, I think.

The Dark Lord SimonCollapse )
Wednesday, August 23rd, 2006
8:28 am
New writing
Okay, this is a new piece of writing (hopefully novel-length, hopefully it'll end up being worth spruiking to a publisher). It is literally right off the presses - hasn't been proofread by anyone other than me, hasn't been edited or beta read in any way. Just wanted to offer it up see what opinions might float around about it. It's the first part of the first chapter. I haven't been able to get much characterisation of the main character yet. It is in a large way still scene-setting.

Anyway, here it is - no title yet

Here we go...Collapse )
Tuesday, August 22nd, 2006
5:36 am
More of Shifting Times
I've finished part six. If you haven't read the previous five parts you can find Parts one through four and Part Five in the community.

We get to meet Mr. Kisday, who is the reason that Kri and Shinkir were captured in the first place. Of course, Kri was not the first choice of Mr. Kisday, but she happened to be in the right place at the right time for Iren and his men.

Part SixCollapse )

I can't help but think the conversation is a bit choppy, but Kri is not about to humor Kisday. Part seven has been a pain to deal with as Kri just doesn't want to cooperate when it comes to writing dialouge.

Again, comments and critiques are most welcome.

Current Mood: okay
Friday, August 18th, 2006
4:48 pm

Ok, so this is one work-in-progress I have going.  It's been slow going, but what the heck, I'll post what I have slowly ;-)  It's still pretty rough (you'll hear that excuse from me a lot, lol).  I don't really have a title for it, just chapter names atm.  But this is my most recent project that isn't just a character sketch.  Feel free to rip me apart *puts on her flack vest*

(Oh yeah, and this is the same guy that's in my avatar here, heh.  My little half elf troubador from EQ2, Fridai.)

Monday, July 10th, 2006
10:51 am
A Sample

(I know where I think this one needs work.  It's actually still rather "raw", so to speak... but I wanna see what some of you all think first =D  Nothing offensive in this one.)

Friday, July 7th, 2006
12:45 pm
Howdy folks!  I just found your community on a search for fantasy writing... I've been writing for a few years (just for fun) and I've had a LJ for over a year but only today did I put the two together.  Go fig.

Anyway, this is an introduction with a question attached.  Most of what I write, fantasy-wise, is RP fan fiction type stuff from EQ (Everquest) and EQ2.  Yeah, I know... unoriginal but *shrug*, I'll "graduate" out of it eventually.  What I wanted to ask was, if that was ok, if your community minds that sort of thing or not.  Truly, I play so fast & loose with the rules of the games that all it would take would be a change of the place names to make it look original.  Though I thought I'd be honest about the origins ;-)

I'm not really a "serious" writer (in my own mind)... I'm not really working at publishing anything, at least not in the near future but I think I've gotten too shy at posting for strangers and such, mostly I'd done it in the past just to entertain my friends.  And I'd like to work on that as well as just improving myself at writing in general (via criticism & the like).

So, that's my introduction.  I look forward to meeting you all and sharing stories.
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