After watching the news, I had a thought about something to add in my futuristic dystopian series. One of the cases we deal with in the real world is illegal immigration. While some of these individuals are a danger, most are desperate people seeking asylum and a better life for themselves and their families. Despite their intentions to improve their lives and give their children a future they can be proud of, these immigrants are often regarded as subhuman by the native population. More recently, migrant families had their children stolen from them and had them locked up in cages like animals. These cruel and inhumane actions against migrants made me wonder how illegal immigration will look like five thousand years in the future. In my story, there will be a civilization that is divided up into multiple districts and moving from one district to another is strictly prohibited. If the borders of the districts are crossed, the migrant parents would be deported to their native district while their children would be executed on the spot in order to act as a deterrent to other would-be migrants. Even so, some districts are more impoverished than others and desperate citizens try to sneak through the borders regardless of the risk. This form of injustice will be one of the atrocities my new superheroes will be battling throughout the series.
I have been thinking a lot about House Targaryen ever since I bought the new book Fire and Blood, which provides a deeper look at the Targaryen Dynasty. The Targaryen I am thinking of now is Viserys the First of His Name. During his first marriage to his cousin Aemma Arryn, Viserys had a daughter that he declared his heir. However, tensions began to grow when Viserys remarried Alicent Hightower, who gave birth to multiple sons. This weakened the claim Viserys’s daughter had to the Iron Throne, but Viserys would not budge in his decision to make his daughter his heir. When he died, Alicent Hightower, her sons, and allies staged a coup, violating Viserys’s deathbed wish gave seized the Iron Throne for his firstborn son, Aegon II. This action resulted in the most destructive civil war Westeros has ever known, The Dance of the Dragons. Before the war, House Targaryen had twenty dragons and at the end of the war they had two and just as few Targaryens. The Dance of the Dragons ultimately stripped the Targaryens of their most powerful weapon, their dragons. Without their dragons, House Targaryen was just like any other noble House and could be overthrown like any other noble House, which came to pass during Robert’s Rebellion. All of this could have been avoided if Alicent Hightower respected her late husband’s wishes and let his daughter take the Iron Throne. On the other hand, the situation could have been avoided altogether if Viserys never remarried. That way, he would not have any extra heirs who would undermine his daughter’s claim. If the Dance of the Dragons was avoided, the Targaryens would still have their dragons and the Iron Throne. This would be a scenario I would like to see.
I had an interesting thought about one of my future fantasy books. I discovered a concept known as polyamory, which is when multiple people have love affairs with the knowledge and consent of all parties involved. I am thinking of exploring this in one of my fantasy books. Several of the members of this love circle will even be bisexual and nymphomaniacs, which will add further depth in their personalities and characters.
With the new and improved version of my Kaiju novella released, I am eager for reviews to find out if it is a good enough improvement from the original. Is anyone interested in reviewing this work on Amazon? If so, please give me your email and I will send you a PDF file version of the work. Thank you and Happy Holidays.
Like many Star Wars fans, I have been wondering what Captain Phasma’s fate was at the end of The Last Jedi. Some people think she died in the flames of the Supremacy, but I think she is alive. One thing I have learned from Phasma’s comic book and novel is that she is a survivor and is the kind of person who would do whatever it took to survive. If she was injured enough, she may come back as more machine than human like Darth Vader. That would probably be how far she is willing to go to stay alive. When that happens, she will be pissed off and ready for round three.
Here is the finished product of the Thanksgiving turkey. It was so tender and juicy that the meat fell off the bone. The herbs and spices greatly complimented the other dishes in the feast. I would recommend this Gordon Ramsay recipe to anyone who is interested. Happy Thanksgiving!
I saw this video recently. It shows a Russian couple adopting a pet cougar named Messi. Messi was a beautiful and adorable cat with the personality of an ordinary house cat. The couple spoiled Messi rotten with good grooming, good food, and lots of love. Messi even had an older brother who was a hairless house cat. Whenever the couple took Messi on a walk, they would dress him up in pajamas. Overall, Messi was a wondrous animal to behold with a sweet and charismatic personality.
In several anime/manga, there were characters who possessed mocking smiles and eyes narrowed into slits. These characters have been described as “fox-faced” and these facial expressions are common among anime/manga tricksters and villains. In some cases, when these characters are pushed too far, they drop this falsely friendly demeanor and reveal their true menacing nature. Since I will be giving my new superhuman series an anime/manga feel, I am thinking of including a characters who possesses a facial expression like this.
When Henry VIII came to the throne, he was just a seventeen year old kid. Before he became the obese tyrant we know, Henry VIII was handsome, sexy, athletic, intelligent, charming, generous, and charismatic. In the early years of his reign, Henry’s court was filled with young noblemen who were around his age, giving his court the energy and vigor of a frat house. He often engaged in sports such as jousting, hunting, and tennis. Also, while most kings appointed nobles to high ranking positions, Henry VIII appointed commoners to high ranking positions. He did not care if his ministers were nobles or commoners. As long as they ran his kingdom and made him rich, he was happy as a clam. Before divorcing Katherine of Aragon, the first half of Henry’s marriage to her was very happy. Before he became a tyrant, many thought of Henry VIII as the brightest and most charismatic prince and king England ever knew. Thomas More once wrote that “this king is loved” and he compared the passing of Henry VII and the ascension of Henry VIII to the transition of winter to spring. If Henry VII was the winter, then Henry VIII was the spring. However, Henry VIII had one fatal flaw in his character: he could not rule himself. A king who cannot rule himself must not rule a kingdom. Still, I am curious and interested in Henry VIII’s early reign as a young king. I will be basing aspects of one my main fantasy characters’ reigns on the early reign of Henry VIII. This way, we could see what kind of king Henry VIII could have been if he could rule himself.
Here is a pet fox who was given good Thanksgiving food from his owner. This fox is so spoiled rotten and cute!