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Sep
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2020

Thank You for the Patience! And a Simple Request. · 6:49pm Sep 10th, 2020

Eyyyyyyyyyyyyy!

A long while has passed since I've done one of these.

I just want to put out a thank you to all my readers who waited over a year before I updated not long ago. The last four chapters, including the next one, was very difficult to put together. As I've said before, I wanted to make sure everything was put together properly. But that made fear settle in. It was a hard journey to do on my own, but I had to persevere with my own will and grit in order to deliver.

I won't go into detail about the philosophy of being a writer as these blogs have a habit of doing. Just a genuine thanks.

But what about the request? What does this mean?

Well, it involves my original comic I'm working on. I have to admit, it does feel a little dirty to try and fish from my pool of readers, but hear me out!

My team and I have a goal set in mind: have a few pages sketched out for the comic. This will involve the introduction to Nightmares and a short interaction of the three main characters. What are Nightmares you ask? I'll get back to you on that if anyone is interested. :heart:

It would mean the world if at least one person would want to see what I've been creating over the last year. The least I can do is preview one nightmare in hopes it coxes someone in. Until then, freak, out!

Meet Kindness!

(this is not the final product and is subject to change).

Comments ( 6 )

Colour me intrigued, very well, what are these nightmares? And how is Kindness one of them?

5352560 Nightmares are emotions, concepts, or ideas manifested into a creature. Nightmares can be used by a host or nightmares can infect a host.

Kindness is a nightmare because she can be used against negativity; she can also be a “nightmare” or detriment to someone spreading fear, anger, sadness, etc.

There are rules, but then I’ll be explaining too much. That’s for the eventual comic intro.

thank you to all my readers who waited over a year before I updated not long ago.

The wait has been worth it. I still need to finish your recent chapter, The Moment of Lament, but from what I've read of it as well as the newer chapters it would seem you're year long hiatus has shown to have been a good investment for your story. :twilightsmile:

does feel a little dirty to try and fish from my pool of readers, but hear me out!

Don't feel bad about asking your readers a question. Remember that you have many followers, which means that you might very well have fans who want to read your original work that isn't part of Fimfiction.

My team and I have a goal set in mind: have a few pages sketched out for the comic.

This sounds like a reasonable goal. You could also use these pages to gauge interest on your comic as well, although I'm not sure how or where you could go about showing them off.

Nightmares are emotions, concepts, or ideas manifested into a creature.

I read your response comment to BronyOverlord and this sounds like an interesting concept. It sort of reminds me of Pixar's Inside Out.

There are rules, but then I’ll be explaining too much. That’s for the eventual comic intro.

I'm glad to hear you have rules for your concept. Forgive me if I'm being to, for lack of a better word, intrusive, but the YouTuber Hello Future Me has several videos on magic systems and world building should you need them for some reason. I know crafting rules can be rather difficult and having some references can help iron things out for when a writer doesn't have all the answerers right away. Also I like that the explanations for your concept are at the beginning of the comic.

For your reference:
1.On Writing: soft magic systems in fantasy [ Tolkien l Game of Thrones l Harry Potter ]
2.On Writing: hard magic systems in fantasy [ Avatar l Fullmetal Alchemist l Mistborn ]
3.Hard Worldbuilding vs. Soft Worldbuilding | A Study of Studio Ghibli

5352690 The Inside-Out comparison is nothing I haven’t heard of so I’ll be getting that a lot from here on out.

Don’t feel intrusive if your intention is to help. I can give those videos a look. I think I also heard of him so there’s that too.

This may sound strange but a great deal of the Nightmare concept is inspired by the Warp from Warhammer 40k.

We plan on it being done by the end of the year. I can keep everyone in touch about it if some are interested.

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That sounds weirdly similar to the Nightmares from Ni No Kuni, though in that game it's the absence of an emotion in a host that creates the Nightmare.

I'll be looking forward to seeing more about this.

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I can give those videos a look.

One thing to keep in mind while watching Hello Future Me's videos is that he talks a lot about writing mechanics and rules, and how they relate to a story. It might sound like a bunch of limitations at first, but each rule or mechanic he uses does have weight on a fundamental level.

but a great deal of the Nightmare concept is inspired by the Warp from Warhammer 40k

Looking at your explanations for your comic here, and looking at a brief summary for the Warp, I can see where you pulled inspiration from it. I guess the sayings are true, nothing is truly original, and great artists steal. :derpytongue2: I'm teasing you now. But, yes, I can see where your inspiration is coming from and I think that's really cool. Did you know that's how director Brad Bird wrote some of the dialogue for Mr. and Mrs. Incredible? He pulled inspiration from a conversation him and his wife had about their son graduating from fourth to fifth grade. :twistnerd:

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