Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Today's writing notes:

Working on: Neoquest: The Shadow of Takeryuu (Neopian Time story series)

- It's so fun to write Eun-ji being hardcore. She's so friendly and laid-back most of the time, I think it's nice to remind readers that she is not to be messed with.

- When I write fight scenes, sometimes I have to choreograph the combat by pantomiming it myself, in order to make sure all the movement makes sense. I'm sure anybody who happens to pass by my window probably wonders what I am doing flailing my arms around.

- Whooo another battle scene! I could have gone with a cop-out of the main characters just talking sense into this antagonist, but despite how difficult fight scenes are, I just thought it would be super fun to have a ridiculous battle between a dark faerie, an energy-manipulating Vandagyre, a magically-strong Lupe, a golem-creating Kougra, and an Aisha with an enchanted pudao and an attitude. 

Also, if you keep in mind that this is the prose version of Blynn's Neoquest campaign, what probably happened was that Terra tried to be diplomatic but then Isengrim, Hyren, and Celice thought it would be more fun to pick a fight. Because that happens all the time in real D&D campaigns--you've got the one person who earnestly wants to resolve conflicts peacefully, and then there's the rest of the party who has more fun with the combat system than anything else in the game. 

Sunday, October 29, 2017

I’m enjoying this Neopian Times series that I’m writing way too much and decided to draw portraits of the heroes (a.k.a. the player characters)!
Eun-ji the faerie Vandagyre hails from the Lotus Mountain Temple school of geomancy. She’s been sent on an epic quest by her teacher and even though she doesn’t quite know what she’s doing, she’ll sure try her hardest to save Shenkuu and stuff. She is acutely sensitive to the flow of energy, and although this makes her a formidable opponent, it also causes her to become agitated when furniture isn’t arranged correctly.

Ganzorig the Werelupe Tyrannian Lupe Tyrannian Werelupe (sure, we’re going with that) has a special talent for carving magic Petpet masks that grant him the abilities of the Petpet in question (he’s wearing his Biyako mask here). Although others’ misunderstanding of this talent has made him brusque and mistrustful, deep down he’s a sweetheart who won’t let rare acts of kindness toward him go unrepaid. 

Min’s small, remote farming village has been heavily taxed by the emperor, so she’s borrowed her grandmother’s enchanted jade armor and pudao to trek to the provincial governor’s residence and demand changes. The eventide Aisha is going to pretend like she actually knows how to use a pudao and hope that keeps her out of trouble.

General Wai Ren is renowned and feared throughout Shenkuu for his ability to create animated soldiers out of the very earth beneath him, forming an entire army in a matter of moments. Unfortunately for the relic Kougra, his increasing power and influence have earned him the suspicion and envy of Emperor Takeryuu, who sent him safely away from the Imperial City to oversee a garrison out in the boondocks. Frustrated and feeling betrayed by this turn of events, Wai Ren has decided that the emperor is unfit to rule and is secretly planning a revolt… and he may have found the perfect scapegoats to help him.


Welcome to my new art/writing blog, everybody! This seemed like a good way to consolidate my creativity. Here I'll post artwork and doodles, as well as snippets of and updates on my writing (novels, original short fiction, and fan fiction).

I can't really think of much else to say, so expect some stuff from me soon!