The Madness of Light: Religion and Dogma

🗓 30 Aug 2019
The Madness of Light: Religion and Dogma

WARNING: TMOL SPOILERS

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Tyra Tarkush: Numerology

🗓 11 Aug 2019
Tyra Tarkush: Numerology

Numerology is a critical part of the culture of Buhukiea. Sentiments on numerology across each being is generally consistent—this is because the basis for numerology is rooted in the presentation of numbers themselves in Tyra Tarkush. Tyra Tarkush Character Archtypes and the Numbers

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Random Character Pronunciations

🗓 22 May 2019

Recordings of me pronouncing random character names.

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2016 in Art

🗓 06 Jun 2017

A break down of the art I did in 2016. A best approximation of it, anyway. Went off of when I scanned it in because I had no other way to figure out when I actually drew it.

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Themes Moving Forward

🗓 10 Oct 2016

Some Threads that Bind the Tempest allusions

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Egyptian Influences

🗓 26 Sep 2016

I'm a bit of a history buff. Egypt was one of my first interests and because of that the series has a variety of Egyptian influences sprinkled throughout it.

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Sargon and Resonance

🗓 12 Sep 2016

Warning: Harmonic Waves spoilers!

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Contradictions in the Process are Opportunities for Advancement

🗓 16 May 2016

There are times when I hit a snag along the line. The internal version, updated every moment, of the world and the events spirals along and maybe goes against what I've put forth as canon so far. What I believe is canon conflicts slightly with what is canon in the print. It is never a hard conflict; just like a phrasing stumble that has put me in a bit of a corner. I get extremely frustrated when this happens. Part of me wants to go back through the already published works and make those tiny spots clearer to what I currently think it should be, but that isn't a solution--it is a patch up. I don't work with patches, I work with a continuous narrative. These edges can't be smoothed out. They need to be worked with to create the entire whole that is the mosaic of my world. Having...

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Actual Racial Diversity in My Characters

🗓 11 Apr 2016

In an other post I talked about gender diversity in my cast of characters. That is all well and interesting and relevant to current society and the state of media, but a bit immaterial in the Empire of my world as gender doesn't really have meaning asides from personal preference. A moot issue. A issue that is slightly less moot in the Empire is a individual's race (species, if you are unfamiliar with my lingo.) As in, whether an individual is a Sacon or a Dracite. That type of racial diversity. Depending on the race of the individual, they will, of course, have a different body type, and they will have a specific cultural outlook. They will all be Empirian, that is a given, but the flavor of Empirian will differ. The Empire is a diverse place in opinions and schools of thought. So, how diverse is my cast racially/culturally?...

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Gender Diversity in My Characters

🗓 18 Jan 2016

I'm the type of person that likes diversity in TV shows and movies. There should be gender diversity -- a pretty equal balance between females and males and the cast should be racially diverse, in my opinion. Of course, this does not hold for period pieces or settings that clearly have a dominant race or clearly sexist society or something. I'm not a Social Justice Warrior (SJW) or anything, I just want diversity---not white males dominating the screen all the time. Which kind of makes my writings a bit interesting. Right now, the 'main' cast is: Cyclone King Fla'neiel Spellbinder Farrco Hequera Two females and three males. At least it isn't one female and four males, but it isn't completely balanced. It being five and odd causes this, but of the principle four ('the main group') only Spellbinder identifies as female. I don't really count Farrco as 'male' per say,...

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King Fla'neiel's Journey

🗓 06 Dec 2015

I made another little movie on How to Stop Wildfire. This time, it has music custom made and inspired by the book! It was made by Josh B. It is a wonderful track. The theme of the video is King Fla'neiel's journey. Nothing too spoiler-y, just a good beginning overview. It was a bit hard to make, but I did it. Learned a lot of new techniques. Did some crappy drawings just for it. Enjoy!

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Locations to Expect in Book Three (and ones we have seen so far)

🗓 02 Nov 2015

So book three, which is tentatively titled as Threads that Bind the Tempest has a very robust draft, so I can share some little nuggets about the plot and setting. This particular nugget is where in Tyra Kolaq'blegae our intrepid Trinity and the One and the supporting cast will be seeing. Locations to expect and all that. But first, a recap of where and what we have seen so far. Obviously spoilers for those who have not read both How to Stop Wildfire and Harmonic Waves. So please read those first. Where have they been so far (seen in the books?) HTSW = How to Stop Wildfire. HW = Harmonic Waves Earth - HTSW Magaya - HTSW/HW The Ascended's Abode - HTSW Jalon - HW Djarmen - HW Eisatanlon - HW Sangrae La (Baune) - HW A Spikarian style planet - HW Wolfen - HTSW/HW Mechanicha - HW A pretty...

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Elemental Themes

🗓 13 Jun 2015

After getting the first draft of the second book (title still undetermined) done I realized something. Water was a theme throughout and when I was trying to figure out the title I was angling for a water-themed title. Similar to how fire is a central component in How to Stop Wildfire and the title is a direct reference to that. So book two is going to be something like At Water's Edge or The Heart of the Riptide. The basic elements are representatives of the works themselves. Then another idea that played on my mind came to front: that the main characters and first four books match up. One book to each main character of the Trinity and the One. An origin story of sorts. I debated over which character was How to Stop Wildfire's 'origin.' I know that general interpretation would have it be King Fla'neiel, but I intend...

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CONCEPT ART

🗓 17 May 2015

I have gotten to something I should have done weeks ago: upload concept art to DA and embed them here. In my possession are pictures of the character, races, and some scenery of things in How to Stop Wildfire and the world. My skills are pretty bad, yes, yes, but they are visual aids! In the database I have been adding the pictures. It is going to be fantastic in the end, I hope.

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