As I come closer to finishing my second short story, I am already planning to begin my third short story, which will revolve around another significant character that will be introduced in my fourth volume. Like the characters in my other two short stories, this individual is personally affected by the immediate aftermath of volume three, The Young Guardians and the Revelation Orb. This character’s powers will involve the manipulation of magic and it is implied that their potential in magic is stronger than that of Tinisha Dolaira, the series’ female lead. Also, the villain the main character will face might possibly be the darkest character I created since Fanoxean. I am toiling away on my current short story and look forward to focusing on this next one. Once this third short story is made, the significant new characters that will appear in my fourth volume will have a good introduction. I will keep you updated on any further developments and I wish you an early Fourth of July!
Monthly Archives: June 2015
LAS VEGAS ART GALLERY
I went to an art gallery in Las Vegas and it featured a number of unique sculptures. Some of these sculptures portrayed individuals in various poses that demonstrate great flexibility and agility. Other sculptures almost looked like they possessed creaturely features, which gave me some ideas of creatures that could be seen in future works in my series. Overall, it was a very inspirational place to visit.
SHOW REVIEW: O
I saw my second Cirque Du Soleil, O! It was a very enjoyable show that anyone would enjoy from the elaborate acrobatics and the strong humor that was performed by a pair of clowns in sailor uniforms. This show thoroughly depicted the element of water in a way few people can imagine. The way water was portrayed in the show reminded me of the purity of Tinisha Dolaira, the female lead of my series. In my series, Tinisha possesses a spirit and aura that makes her inhumanly wondrous to behold like the lustrous depths of the ocean. In addition, this show extensively depicted another element: fire! There were flaming swords, twirling torches, and even a man set ablaze. The way the flames danced on the stage was almost hypnotic like looking at another world. This fascination of fire was one of the reasons I gave fire-based powers to my main character, Patrick Donovan. Overall, O was a show that would alter a person’s perspective of the elements and ignite their imagination whenever they see a drop of water.
LAS VEGAS (DAY 2)
It is my second day in Sin City and I am standing in one of the most profitable casinos in Las Vegas: The Bellagio! After examining its elaborate layout and luxurious settings, I am currently thinking that this casino would be a potential location for the Young Guardians’ battle with their enemy. The reason for this is since The Bellagio is one the most profitable casinos in the city, this would a perfect target for this supervillain and the perfect place for the Young Guardians to thwart them. Already, I can imagine the battle unfolding.
SHOW REVIEW: BLUE MAN GROUP
I saw the Blue Man Group tonight and here is my review about it. The show was a clever blend between subtle humor, surprising props, and masterful special effects. The finale alone was very explosive with an elaborate combination of confetti, ribbons, lights, and giant beach balls flying in every direction. I must say that they know how to entertain their audience and make them laugh with a straight face and without saying a word. It is a show that completes the Las Vegas experience and is recommended to anyone who is seeking a unique thrill.
SIN CITY ANALYSIS
It is another day in Las Vegas and after examining every aspect of this town, I realize how Las Vegas got its famous nickname: Sin City. All of its attractions revolve around the Seven Deadly Sins. The casinos represent greed, the buffets represent gluttony, the lounges and pools represent sloth, the boxing matches represent wrath, the strip clubs represent lust, the high rolling gamblers represent pride, and the low rolling gamblers represent envy. With this information in mind, I believe I can use it for inspiration for the villain the Young Guardians face when they visit this city.
I have arrived in Las Vegas! It has been five years since I last visited this fun-filled city and it is good to be back. Not only was this where I celebrated my 21st birthday, but it was the sight of a battle that took place in my series. In my third volume, it was revealed that Las Vegas was where the Young Guardians battled a minor adversary, but lost their means of transportation in the process. In the future, I plan to write a short story that will elaborate on what exactly happened. Therefore, while I am in Vegas, I will be examining every inch of this city for inspiration.
Air travel has always been my favorite form of traveling. You could go to any place on the planet through an airline terminal. I am currently on my way to an exciting destination and as I look out at the sunset, I remembered something that inspired me long ago. While gathering inspiration for my first volume, The Young Guardians and the Genesis Spell, I looked out my window on the plane and witnessed the clouds flowing past like a silver current. Upon gazing upon this sight, I thought of the ideal situation Joshua Rauje would be when his ability to fly would first manifest. He would be drifting through the misty heavens, marveling at how small the world is below him. Of course he almost became a bug on the windscreen of a plane, but he left the experience with a refined view of the world around him.
WRITING UPDATE: SECOND SHORT STORY (CHAPTER 4)!!!
I have reached the fourth chapter of my second short story and I managed to create good character development for the main character. This individual is highly intelligent, analytical, and a natural leader. Also, on the side, he is the incarnation of the traditional fanboy. In addition, he comes from a privileged background and has a lot on his shoulders before the events of volume three take place. Overall, this character will play a significant role in the upcoming fourth volume of my series and will help the Young Guardians amass the army they will need in the final showdown in the fifth volume. As the short story progresses, I am eager to finishing it and moving on to the next one, which seems to be fast-approaching. I will keep you updated.
WRITING UPDATE: SUMMER WRITING PREDICTION!!!
I have just started editing the eighth chapter of the second edition of volume one. In addition, I have also started the fourth chapter of my new short story. The method I am using consists of dedicating a certain amount of time and pages a day. In this case, I am currently dedicating an hour a day and get as much writing done in that time frame. At the rate I am going, the second editions and several short stories will be ready for release by the end of the season. With that in mind, it looks like I will have an explosion of publications before the end of the year. Even though I still have quite a bit of work to do, I am thoroughly enjoying my summer so far.