Actual Racial Diversity in My Characters

Actual Racial Diversity in My Characters

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...

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🗓 11 Apr 2016
📁 World Building

Gender Diversity in My Characters

Gender Diversity in My Characters

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...

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🗓 18 Jan 2016
📁 World Building

King Fla'neiel's Journey

King Fla'neiel's Journey

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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🗓 06 Dec 2015
📁 Media 📁 World Building

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

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

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...

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🗓 02 Nov 2015
📁 World Building

Elemental Themes

Elemental Themes

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...

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🗓 13 Jun 2015
📁 World Building

CONCEPT ART

CONCEPT ART

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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🗓 17 May 2015
📁 World Building