28.10.17 note

For not the first time and certainly not its end, I fret over the various destructions that may befall me, should my writing come to no fruitful end.

But I know when I’m no longer worrying about that potential future, when I’m not bending myself for the social game, I return to artistic creation.

My natural state.

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28.10.17 note

Pinup Madness

Okay… the title is a bit more ‘exciting’ than it actually is but,

Pinup pieces of two of the major characters in my Yet-Published Novel.

The book in question has… well nothing to do with pinup art. Has alchemists and magic though.

I adore pinup work and I think it can be incredibly delightful. I don’t know if I’ll use these on my sites promoting my book. But, I have to say, creating them has been terribly fun.

Also, interesting–as I wouldn’t normally be drawing lingerie or anything.

Anyhow, that’s all. Sorry for the ramble.

 

 

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It’s been a while.

It’s been a while.

There have been many things going on.

Like having to wait another semester to go back to uni. Getting 2,300SR or something in Overwatch, and having big plot breakthroughs in Book 2!

Professor rework SML
Plus Lots of Arting. One of my OC’s, the Professor.

I’ll continue blogging, rambling and talking to the void whenever I can seem to remember to do so. Perhaps I’ll even open up about my books’ content. But, I like

to keep secrets. At least until it’s published.

Hello again~!

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It’s been a while.

Of Naming Fictional Jobs

So I searched for ‘tips on naming fictional jobs’ into google–and spent an inordinate amount of time pursuing eventual dead ends.  I’ve drafted many names for the various jobs, species, and so forth in my book, and many times end up going back to the original name; the less specific name that could easily be confused with it’s native meaning.

But, back to the point. I searched. And searched. But alas the results were on naming characters. Or name generators. Or fantasy jobs, as in jobs only found within books, but not jobs that required one to invent a name for it.

Nothing.

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An overreaction on my part.

Rowling picked the name auror. This name, as far as I can tell checking through Notre Dame’s English to Latin dictionary, the root, aur, has lots of readings. I searched the root, the full and the suffix–but nothing about it screamed ‘wizard cop’, so I assume she chose it because maybe she liked the sound of it and maybe the meaning to overlay with gold sounded appealing. I don’t know her reasons–but it makes me think that perhaps even if my naming doesn’t have a ‘hard connection’ or any connection, that maybe it’s still okay.

The point being that while my knowledge in Latin is incredibly limited–it seems as though she had fun and that auror doesn’t directly relate to the occupation’s purpose.

I have within my own book several instances where an invented term would suit the occupation rather than just pulling from common words.  But whether to invent a new word or to build off of an existing one has left me confused, frustrated, and on the verge of just leaving the common names for these supernatural jobs at peace.

Perhaps there is no concrete way of doing it. But still, I’ll continue searching.

 

Of Naming Fictional Jobs

Of Lore Appendices

So a plan of mine is to include excerpts at the end of the work from various texts within my novels.

Such as a newspaper clipping, so not to bore the reader too deeply–I’ll include the article the character actually read in it’s entirety at the end of the book.

I’ve always found things like this to be a way to realize the fictional world a bit more.

Somethings we see in the world aren’t of interest to us. In a sense, some things like a news article, reference materiel or hypothesis,  although relevant to the plot, may not be an entertaining read. Even still, it exists and creates a more realistic world.

I shall continue with me ponderings.

Of Lore Appendices

One Day

So to ensure a peace is maintained, one must filter their responses toward the projected opinions of others, lest the persons relentlessly expressing their opinion become hostile.

There though is the threat of developing a tumor. Or suffering soul corrosion.

 

One day, I’ll be able to properly reflect my ideologies without threat of having my life disrupted. One day.

One Day

Little Thoughts

Lately,

  • I’m trying to pick up the pieces after returning from Japan. Owe my school about 2500,gotta pay it off before they’ll help me get registered for more classes.
  • News feed showing Trump’s rather forward and disrespectful actions that makes many very uncomfortable.
  • Working on revisions for The Order of Nara, gonna buy Scrivener me thinks. It looks very handy to organize things, and I can keep lore and notes at the ready.
  • Playing lots of Skyrim.
  • Playing a bit more of Skyrim.
  • .. Skyrim. ( ‘ u ‘ )
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