CREATURE: THE WOOLY MAMMOTH

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One of the most iconic Ice Age creatures is the wooly mammoth. Thousands of years ago, this animal could be found in Europe, Siberia, and North America. This particular specimen was one of the many fossils I encountered during my visit to the La Brea Tar Pits. When it was alive, this animal weighed about seven and a half tons. The mammoth has been one of the favorite prey items of ancient man, which may have been one of the reasons for its extinction. However, ancient man, mere mortals, hunted mammoths with spears and other primitive weapons. If Vogan, a neohuman who wields power beyond reason, were to hunt a mammoth like the rest of his tribe, what methods would he utilize? That is a question I have been asking myself as I continue to write my third short story. Imagine if the most powerful neohuman ever to exist confronted seven and a half tons of muscle and rage. That would be a serious clash of the titans.

THE LA BREA TAR PITS

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As I continue to write my third short story, I seek out more inspiration and information in order to better understand the world Vogan was born in. I visited the La Brea Tar Pits today and I have gained considerable insight. Here is an artist’s view of the Pleistocene, which was the era the main villain of my series, Vogan, was born.

WRITING UPDATE: THIRD SHORT STORY (CHAPTER 3)!!!

I have started the third chapter of my third short story and I must say that I have been looking forward to writing this particular chapter for some time now. The reason for this is because it will demonstrate what Vogan does during his free time when he is not running his syndicate. I have gained inspiration for Vogan’s extracurricular activities from my passion of culture and the arts. In addition, the end of the previous chapter will give a glimpse at what Vogan’s master plan will include. In future chapters, it will be revealed that Vogan came up with this master plan through the most unexpected of ways. Just as a warning, Vogan’s descent into madness will be very graphic and dark.

WRITING UPDATE: MY SERIES EVOLVES!!!

When I first started my series, I thought it was just going to include five novels. However, in recent years, it has come to my attention that my series is growing far beyond my five main volumes and will include numerous other stories that further explore the Young Guardians world. What started out as a series that was limited to a certain number of volumes is rapidly evolving into my very own superhero universe. In other words, I am doing all by myself what took companies such as DC Comics and Marvel Comics years and entire teams of people to create. It is a huge task to undertake, but I think the end results will be rewarding. Wish me luck!

WRITING UPDATE: VOGAN’S CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT

As I write the second chapter of my third short story, I have decided to some additional details to Vogan’s character development. In the distant past, he was the only person to possess superhuman abilities. As a result, his neighbors having varying opinions about him. Some would view him as a miracle while others would feel uncomfortable around his powers. These two conflicting opinions people have about him will play a significant role in Vogan’s transformation into the main villain of the series.

WRITING UPDATE: THIRD SHORT STORY (CHAPTER 2)!!!

I have started the second chapter of my third short story, which will depict the origins of the main villain of my series, Vogan. It will illustrate how Vogan had spent his teenage years in the last Ice Age 30,000 years ago. In real life, Homo Sapiens utilized spears, arrows, and teamwork to take down prey items such as mammoths, wooly rhinoceros, and Megaloceros (giant elk). Because Vogan is a neohuman, his methods of hunting food are considerably different and require rather unexpected techniques. In addition, while depicting Vogan in the present, it will be revealed that despite his god complex, Vogan believes in a higher power and the source of that higher power comes in the most unlikely form imaginable. In future chapters, we will see what Vogan does during his free time when he is not running his syndicate or conspiring against the world.

WRITING UPDATE: THIRD SHORT STORY (CHAPTER 1)!!!

I have started my third short story, which will elaborate on the origins of the main villain of my series, Vogan. This story will shift from the present to the distant past from Vogan’s point of view, demonstrating how his experiences molded him into the mastermind that he is today. Since Vogan was born over 30,000 years ago during the last Ice Age, I was able to utilize something I haven’t in many years. Before I started my writing career, my original ambition was to be a paleontologist, someone who studies prehistoric times. Throughout my youth, I had acquired vast quantities of information about prehistory to the point in which my teachers and peers called me a prehistory encyclopedia. Because of my autism, I never forgot all that information I had learned and I am now able to apply it into my writing. I will use my knowledge of prehistory to describe the world Vogan was born into and what he was like during his youth. I have started the first chapter and it illustrates what Vogan was doing in the immediate aftermath of volume three and when his ancient mind drifts to the distant past, we get to see the day he was born and how he gained his powers as a neohuman in the first place.

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