I’m participating in National Novel Writing Month once again, so I may be a little quiet here over the next month. I’m writing the third novel in my Toy Soldier Saga series, “Sable’s Privateers.” You can keep track of my progress at this link or on the Toy Soldier Saga Facebook group. See you more in December!
So I’ve had a lot of people ask me when my book is coming out, but I can’t publish it because it is technically fan-fiction, other than in the form that I have already, which is on Scribd for anyone to read in e-book format. Other people have asked me to create an audiobook of this (a project still in the works, but much more involved than I originally planned because I’m planning sound effects and theme music,) or a podcast. Podcasts take room to host and cost money, so that’s not really an option either.
However, I believe that entertainment is a different matter, so I will be scheduling live readings of my novel on Spreecast. I will read one chapter a week each Sunday afternoon starting on the first of September (2 pm Pacific time; 5 pm Eastern; 10 pm London; 7 am Monday in Melbourne). This is intended as a fundraising project for my audiobook version, which will require a) web space to host it that costs money that I don’t currently have,) and b) CDs to print it on. So while all events will be free, I will encourage you to donate a couple of bucks to the project if you can.
Remember that you can always read the whole novel free at Scribd.com; this is just if you want to hear the live reading.
I will also answer questions from the audience afterwards, but never about anything that would be a spoiler!
For more information about the series, check out my website, “The Toy Soldier Saga.”
I re-watched Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings trilogy recently (As I try to do as often as possible), and in the second instalment; The Two Towers, there comes a point where Frodo, Sam and Gollum happen to cross pass with the rangers of Ithilien. Faramir, their leader, states some pretty philosophical and rather relevant notions on the nature of warfare.
- Did we just hear that?
*Warning* This post contains particular spoilers regarding the Necromancer subplot. There are no spoilers related to 'The Hobbit' story, but something concerning the Necromancer himself - unless, of course, you've read the books. So proceed at your own risk.
Almost two weeks ago, we were introduced to tv spot no.6 of 'The Desolation of Smaug'
Patrick Reilly is an amazing American artist, who really knows his way around a kraken. Click on any images below to see more at his deviantart page. Also, here's an interview with the artist on Creativend Mag.
Are you an artist/photographer/sculptor who loves Steampunk as much as I do? Would you like to see your work featured on this blog?
I believe that most of you by now have realized my noticeably long hiatus of posting articles of a more ‘popular’ and less academic nature. Unfortunately, I have been busy with university work – no more or less than the next student – but nonetheless occupied. It is because of this that I decided to provide you with a look into the work I am doing by posting my essays on my blog.
I know I said I'll continue posting my 'The Lord of the Rings' review, but since that is taking rather longer to complete, I thought I'd write a couple of posts on news that is more pressing and currently 'hot'.
I've waited 11 months for it. Craved it. Desired it. And now finally, I managed to acquire and watch the 13-minutes of added footage to 'An Unexpected Journey' - allowing me to compile a brief overview of the new scenes and what I make of them.
For the Staff
* Thank you to the Storytellers, Directors, Game Organizers and other community leaders who invest so much of their time, their money, their creativity and their hearts to creating the games we love.
* Thank you to all the staff members for bringing the world to life around us, whether it's a menacing villain we spend an entire season hating or just a bit part played for five minutes.