So I don't know if you been noticin', but I got these stories that I'm writin'. One's called Nexus [link] and it's about a group of kids hunting demons. The other's called Black Void [link] and it's about this kid who's lost in space. Been writin' these pieces for a while now, and I'm still writin' them too. Just got up to 19 and 20, and more are on the way.
N20 I Messed Up
I can not tell you how messed up we are, and it's all my fault. D***. D***, d***, d***. I had it all planned out. We were doing well—better than I could have hoped to imagine. The enchantment I put over the boys to actually damage the demons worked out great. The fact that the two demons were already fighting each other was a Godsend. How in the world did I end up messing this up?
Think, Lynn. Think back to how it started. Two days ago, right after I got home. I worked on getting into the Axis Mundi. That was good. I stayed there for a while. I soaked it all in. All the spirits there were around me, and I was working with them. I did that.
BV19 Da Ghetto
It's a new day—or is it a new night? I can't tell. We're on the bright side of a moon, but it still looks night out. The planet this moon's orbiting shines a bright white color. No telling what the land's like below—well, I guess for me, right now it's above. Still got no clue how gravity works for real. Objects are attracted to each other some kinda way. Small one's going to the big one, but the big one is—staak it. I'm walkin'.
Walkin' on moons is fun, because you feel like each step is so much bigger than anywhere else. Moons typically aren't that big, especially compared to the planet they're circlin' around, which me
Betta keep up with 'em, because what's gonna happen is eventually they're gonna be turned into a comic book. Then that comic book's gonna be adapted into an animated TV show. That TV show's gonna get a movie, and it's gonna spin off into a video game. And I'm gonna make all of it. Real talk, as soon as I find me an artist who wants to work with me, get some voice actors, get some voice actors, some animators who know how to model things in 3D, and some programmers, it's all goin' down. I'm tellin' you.
Oh, you think I'm jokin'? Do you know what site we're on? This is DA. There're all sorts of artists runnin' around here. An' you know the best part about some of them? They do commissions. I can give these people money, and they'll draw the characters in my stories for free! Well, I guess it's not free since they're gettin' money, but it don't even matter. And these artists got some mad skills, too. I'm tellin' you. All those preview images you see for each episode, those commissioned dudes did that! It's amazing.
So if you're doin' commissions, happen to read this journal and happen to be interested in the characters that I write about, hit me up. One of these days, when I get rich, I'mma commission someone to work with me on turning one of these episodes into a full on comic book issue. That'll be the day. It's far, far, away, like down the line after I get drafted by the government to work in secret and get paid big, bookoos of money to find the cure for cancer, but don't worry, that day'll get here.
Speaking of these amazing artists, let me show you what I mean when I say they got mad skills.
For my Black Void story, the preview image was done by Look in her gallery and you'll see how brilliant she is with them colors and lines. She hasn't up'd that picture of DJ to her gallery yet, but when she does, I'll be sure to let you know. She also did a portrait of Nexus, too. Looks amazing, but you already know that, because you're already reading the story.
N01 Someone's got a New Sword
It's all about this sword. This sword—this ancient relic in this place of ancient relics. It is so old that it is called vintage. One of the few objects that has survived not one, but two dark ages. There's history behind this object.
It was around when the sword was the weapon of choice for most men. It was around when the sword was abandoned in favor of the firearm. It was around still in the background. It moved around a lot. Country to country, imported and exported. It got lost, then it got found, but now—
Now it sits in a store collecting dust. What good is a piece of metal that was once used to cut? There are finer ins
BV01 Just Another Day
Hey, what up? I don't know who you are; I don't even know if you exist, but I just need someone to talk to. My name is Darius, yeah Darius O'neal. You've probably never heard of me. It's okay, I'm really no one worth mentioning. Fifteen years old, tenth year of high school-just your average black kid livin' in the 30th century, well it's about to be the 31st in a few months. Let's see, it's October, then November, December, yeah about 3 months away. That'll be cool.
I'd like to think of myself as a dreamer.
I think about stuff: sci-fi is cool, fantasy's tight, too-reading up on certain things like angels an' space an' different universes
Next up, we got She's already drawing a comic. It's his very own. So when I asked her to draw Lynn, she came through with the pick up, and BAM.
Speaking of Lynn, I came across this dude and his gallery was sooo good. You gotta check it out for yourself. And while you're there, check out what he did with the idea of Lynn.
Yeah, I know. Amazing.
So that was DJ, Nexus, and Lynn. I couldn't leave it at just those three, though. So many more characters left to bring to life. So I was movin' an' perusin' while patiently pursuin' the best of the best, people better than the rest, hold that to your chest. Then blao, like a gunshot, I was assaulted by one of the cleanest, crispest, digital painters I've ever seen. She was amazing. Like everyone else here, a slice of the good life, and get this, she's actually a fan of the story. I told her about what I was doin' and she and her sister decided to read it. Shoutouts to you. You're amazing. I got her to draw Jamal, aka Kai.
So there are my comic book artists. They got the covers and the interiors, but I said this is goin' to be an animated TV show, too. I'm talkin' 3D animated. You know how it goes, right? And then it'll turn into a video game. I'mma need to find the best of the best modelers to make that happen. Don't worry, I did. Alla ya'll need to send your love. Look at her gallery and you'll see what I mean. She was so nice, too. Professional. She knew how the game was played, and she mastered it. Had her render Noah, and it was like a blast of goodness rushin' at me.
All amazing. All great. No doubt about it. They all better know that I'mma be a repeat case. So if you're readin' be ready. And I'm tellin' all you readers readin' this, too. Better jump up on 'em, too. Pay them money! Give them everything you got so you can get all this goodness that I'm feelin' back, too. It's a good feelin' that you'll love to have.
So that's what's been goin' down with me.
I missed my comic run this week. Sad day, but it's good. Last time I was out, I picked up the first two trades of Angel and Faith. I got on the Buffy Vamp Slayer thing kinda late, but thanks to Netflix I went through all of it real quick. Found out that I enjoyed Angel's show a lot more, so when it ended like it did, I was real sad.
Then I found out that they picked up right where it left off in the comics. Read through Angel: After the Fall and loved it just as much as the show. Read through Buffy Season 8, and it got weird towards the end, but it was interesting to say the least.
So then I sorta let it fall off until when I picked up those trades. Angel and Faith definitely delivers. It's cool because Faith was the one who was always being defended by Angel because of her being all broken and stuff, but now it's like the roles are reversed, and that's just so cool to me. Strong story writing by my dude Christos Gage. I loved Gage when he was writing Avengers Academy, and he delivers just as strong here. I'm definitely gonna follow this series. I'll look into Buffy Season 9 for the sake of completion, too. I hear that god demon that Fred turned into is back there, and I loved her. What was the name, Illyria? Yeah, that's the one.
On the music side of things, it's all about that Stewrat.
My friend told me about him a while ago, and every time we hang out, he's always got this dude's tunes bumpin' and for good reason. Laid back, chilled out musical beats that be on another level. If you like Nujabes, Thomas Prime, Nomak, Kondor, and all that stuff, this dude's right up your alley. Oh, and don't let him get to remixin' songs. Dude's a beast. I ain't even heard the originals on most of these tunes, and I know it's already great. So good. Like a madvillain.
Speakin' of madvillain's MF is still that dude. Been listenin' through his albums put out through all his different personas. Madvillain, Viktor Vaughn, Metal Face, Metal Fingers, JJ DOOM, MF DOOM. It don't matter, it's all good.
Goin' into the metal, once again, I been lookin' into the prog I got in my collection. Became reacquainted with Threshold, Vanden Plas, and Wastefall.
But that's not all. In keepin' up with this featuring stuff, this dude came here and dropped a line from a sludge band of his. I tuned in, listened, and knew that I could dig it. So check it out. The band's name is Otus.
That's that. I'm still playin' Marvel, still playin' Tekken, still livin' life. So get it right, even if you gotta do it twice.
Peace and God Bless.