Vashwva: A Short Story on the Fall of the Diamondae - 2014 & 2020 Versions

Vashwva: A Short Story on the Fall of the Diamondae - 2014 & 2020 Versions

‘Vashwva’ was a short story I wrote in 2014…and have revised now in 2020! Vashwva, as some of you know already, means inevitability and is a Diamondae Aspect. Vashwva, as a short story, is a story of chaos, inevitability, and the fall of the Diamondae. Archalex, a Diamondae, and Catasore have a conversation as the Diamondae are obliterated. It was originally written to explain Vashwva and Catas (chaos) so it was drier and more exposition based. The rewrite seeks to...

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🗓 03 Aug 2020
📁 Stories

Sepulcher of Shadows: A Short Story following The Madness of Light

Sepulcher of Shadows: A Short Story following The Madness of Light

It has been a long, long while since I’ve done a short story. It feels good! This one is called the ‘Sepulcher of Shadows’. You can read it here on the Spine of the Empire. It is related to the events of The Madness of Light, so heavy spoilers abound. It is specifically related to Lana Zfhi’s claim that even if they tried to create another Zfhi Avatar from the genetic material of the dead, they would fail. So, in...

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🗓 25 Jul 2020
📁 Stories

Free Tyra Tarkush Phone Wallpapers

Free Tyra Tarkush Phone Wallpapers

Tyra Tarkush has nine core characters each with their own meaning. This is reflected in numerology and in the language itself. These symbols are of which the main characters originate from. The Tyra Tarkush page for artwork contains drawings of the set of nine in full. …And now it also contains previews for the phone wallpaper versions I’ve made (and a link to download)! You can use The Tree for Knowledge, The Sun for power (I use the Sun right...

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🗓 20 Jul 2020
📁 Media

Character Quiz Resurrection!

Character Quiz Resurrection!

After four and a half years of rotting in a corner, I have resurrected the Adventures of the Trinity and the One Character Quiz! Hequera and Balon have been added and the backend has been refactored considerably. The questions have been streamlined too. It’s not perfect, but it’s kinda fun. Check it out here!

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🗓 15 Jul 2020
📁 Media

Emerald Haze Afterword: Farrco

Emerald Haze Afterword: Farrco

This is an afterword dedicated to Farrco and his journey in Emerald Haze. There are allusions to spoilers, but nothing outright. This afterword is very different from the others, but it was what I needed to write.

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🗓 03 Jul 2020
📁 Media

Commissioned Portrait of Hades, God of the Ambiguously Defined Underworld!

Commissioned Portrait of Hades, God of the Ambiguously Defined Underworld!

Hades is the fourth commission I’ve done and the fifth character to be done by Reiesu. Hades was the natural next choice. In a way, Hades was probably the easiest to articulate for me. I had a strong reference and idea for pose. Which was like how I was for the Humans too, actually…is that a coincidence? I think not! Well, anyway, the results, in the end, were awesome! First WIP Hades by Reiesu WIP Great start to Hades! It...

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🗓 17 Jun 2020
📁 Media

Emerald Haze Print Copy

Emerald Haze Print Copy

The print proof copy of Emerald Haze has arrived! I am very pleased with how it turned out. This was the first copy I ordered using Lulu’s new interface and option set. The new Lulu interface was SO easy to use and the new options were fantastic. If anyone from Lulu is reading, thank you for all your hard work! It came together really well and so Emerald Haze’s print form has. Behold! The cover spine looks nice Title Page...

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🗓 06 Jun 2020
📁 Updates

Emerald Haze RELEASED!

Emerald Haze RELEASED!

Emerald Haze, the ninth book in the series, is done and ‘released’! It has been a long, strange journey getting here. It tested me and the characters in ways never before experienced. It was intense…very intense. But it’s over now. It is ready for consumption. I imagine there will be much discussion from Emerald Haze, and it will all be due for it. It’s a very…character driven book, despite it also existing at the ‘apex’ of a certain quest. The...

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🗓 03 Jun 2020
📁 Updates

Book Formatting Changes

Book Formatting Changes

Okay, so, a long time ago I shook up how I made the ePub versions of my books. Times changed. Many things changed, actually. It’s been over three years since then (!!). That’s a long time and in that time I’ve put out more books. I’m at nine now and going at ten. I’m at scale for managing my book copies. And at ‘scale’, I’ve experienced the pain with how I was doing things in the past with regards to...

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🗓 24 May 2020
📁 Publishing

Feelings on Faces (King's and Mine)

Feelings on Faces (King's and Mine)

Throughout my journeys with commissioning character portraits, a failure of mine has been put out into the open: my failure to really ‘see’ some of my characters faces (the Humanoid ones especially). This is a weakness of my visualization and my mind’s eye. I know it and accept it, but it’s also relatively well hidden. This weakness is hidden well because the original main characters don’t have ‘normal’ faces. Cyclone’s head is a skull that is underneath a striking helmet....

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🗓 22 May 2020
📁 Personal

Commissioned Portrait of Ramulein!

Commissioned Portrait of Ramulein!

After commissioning Reiesu for Marcus and Jessica and Nefertiti, the next character was High Chancellor Ramulein. This one was the hardest yet. I had/have a very, very fuzzy view of him. I knew…general things about what he looked like. Very general. Mostly the physical qualities of Sacon. Not…much else. For that reason and others, this was the longest back and forth. My…‘Resources’ So, before we get into WIPs, let’s talk about some of the resources I provided Reiesu. Beyond the...

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🗓 08 May 2020
📁 Media

Book Art: Expansion Expression as the Scorpion

Book Art: Expansion Expression as the Scorpion

I’ve self-bound the first four books of the series. It was a fun, creative process in which I learned about book-binding and experimented with different mediums. After the first four were done, I took a pause…why…well, I was busy so that was part of it. But it was also because I was debating on how to experiment further with making creative, artistic copies of the Primordial Essences Saga books. They concern four iconic artifacts…four artifacts that I wanted to model...

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🗓 05 May 2020
📁 Media