Normality and Aegis Isle [FU11]

Fortnightly update 11: 27.04.2020 to 10.05.2020

In this blog series, I share my fortnight-to-fortnight triumphs, and failures, as a writer. I wouldn’t have it any other way.

Geetsly’s

I write scripts for the popular Star Wars YouTube channel Geetsly’s.

One video which I wrote the script for went up this fortnight. It was in response to S7E10 of Star Wars: The Clone Wars.

The Front

I write scripts for the popular World War II YouTube channel The Front.

We uploaded two videos this fortnight. The first was about the famous B-17 Flying Fortress the Memphis Belle.

And the second was about special forces in World War II.

#vss365

I write 250-character “stories” using the #vss365 word prompts on Twitter under my own name. I wrote two this week!

#killing

Hard, gory work it is, killing trees
Sawing through green bones
Twisting forearms from elbows
Peeling tough skin from milky flesh
Sticky with sap blood and sweat
There’s a sap heart in the trunk too
Beating long in the stumped remains
Drawing life from the roots in vain

#baked

Nocturnes echoing through his car and mind, baked like bread and just as buttery, he crested the hill and saw the sun bleed into the sea. This was the last true summer of his life, and he knew it. His final draw he drew with ease. Letting it out was a little harder.

The Jerk’E’Club

I write the Tales of the Jerk’E’Club blog series for the Jerk’E’Club.

We posted chapter 6 this week!

Conclusion

After drafting the Oracle of Aegis Isle last fortnight, this fortnight was all about playtesting the adventure, working with artists to get the battlemaps and other internal art finished, and generally enjoying myself a little; this included playing a bit of D&D in other people’s games, which was a blast. Other than that, I’m looking to tie off some other projects before starting anything else. Taking on side projects is always tempting, though if I can stave off the urge to download RuneScape, I can stave them off too.

Thanks for reading ❤

No more secrets [FU10]

Fortnightly update 10: 13.04.2020 to 26.04.2020

In this blog series, I share my fortnight-to-fortnight triumphs, and failures, as a writer. I wouldn’t have it any other way.

The Oracle of Aegis Isle (formerly Project Bronze)

Probably my biggest achievement in a while, the secret D&D project I’ve been chipping away at for almost a year is no longer a secret! It’s called the Oracle of Aegis Isle, and I’m presently playtesting my first draft of this 5th Edition adventure and getting the thing illustrated. If you play D&D and are interested in giving it a playtest or at least a read, please let me know 😉

More to come on this soon, including some wonderful art.

Geetsly’s

I write scripts for the popular Star Wars YouTube channel Geetsly’s.

Two more videos went up this fortnight. The first was about defective clone troopers.

And the second was about the glorified lampshades known as the Senate Guard.

The Front

I write scripts for the popular World War II YouTube channel The Front.

We uploaded two videos this fortnight. The first was about Portugal in World War II, a neutral nation whose contributions don’t get nearly enough attention.

And the second was about the diseases soldiers suffered in the Second World War, inspired just a little by the current pandemic.

#vss365 (formerly fiction_shots)

I decided to discontinue fiction_shots on Instagram and continue writing 250-character stories on Twitter under my own name. If you like my stories, I’ll be posting them just as frequently, if not more frequently, there, but I’ll also be copying them into these blog posts, under the #vss365 word prompt for each day. I wrote two this fortnight.

#shelter (This one reached 40 likes, the most I’ve ever got!)

The old seaman clutched his squid-head pendant and pointed to the swell bulging black and huge between two freighters in the bay. “Ain’t no shelter from this storm what’s coming.”

“Storm?” said I, studying the cloudless sky.

“Yup. He’s done waiting. Done dreaming.”

#oddity (I tried my hand a bit of poetry here!)

If an oddity it truly be
That spider of the midnight sea
That strobing fish with eyes of three
That swimming, scuttling giant flea
Then can I only ask, no, plea
That I shan’t ever live to see
What lurks below a different sea
On moons and planets far from me

Conclusion

The Oracle of Aegis Isle dominated my fortnight, but I still ticked off every other item on my to-do list and even found the time to revive two other secret projects, haha. One of them is made for kids, and you wouldn’t want your kids going anywhere near the other one. That’s all I’ll say for now.

Thanks for reading ❤

Business as usual [FU9]

Fortnightly update 9: 30.03.2020 to 12.04.2020

In this blog series, I share my fortnight-to-fortnight triumphs, and failures, as a writer. I wouldn’t have it any other way.

Geetsly’s

I write scripts for the popular Star Wars YouTube channel Geetsly’s.

My second Star Wars video went up this fortnight. This one is for the Clone Wars nerds among ye.

The Front

I write scripts for the popular World War II YouTube channel The Front.

We uploaded two videos this fortnight. The first was about some World War II prisoner escapes you may not have heard of.

And the second is drawing the attention of keyboard warriors who can’t finish an eleven-minute video before shitting out a comment. Lol.

As for our custom posts on The Front History Facebook page and The Front History Instagram, like I said last fortnight, we’re discontinuing them indefinitely. With that said, I’m still using public domain images and making regular posts, so be sure to check out those links. For as long as we’re not making custom posts, I’ll be using our custom YouTube thumbnails as featured images for this blog series.

#vss365 (formerly fiction_shots)

I decided to discontinue fiction_shots on Instagram and continue writing 250-character stories on Twitter under my own name. If you like my stories, I’ll be posting them just as frequently, if not more frequently, there, but I’ll also be copying them into these blog posts, under the #vss365 word prompt for each day. I wrote three this fortnight.

#kicking

Thirty years kicking in dungeon doors and spearing dragons, only to cark it to some bloody disease. One piece of advice I give young adventures sinking ale at the inn I haunt is bring yer own tankard and wash yer bloody hands. Ain’t dragons what get ye in the end, eh?

#orange

Lakes of orange flame and plains of silent ice — these I envisioned in my fall. But the reality is far worse. Curled over a desk a little too low on a chair a little too high, placing and removing and placing and removing the same damned comma for all damned time.

#club

He stepped into the club, passed through a phalanx of laser, and sighed. It wasn’t him. It hadn’t been him in years. But the pills in the sandwich bag in his pocket said otherwise, and there were enough in there to get him to his thirties at least.

Conclusion

fiction_shots may be dead, but I just feel liberated; Instagram can be pretty sucky for writers. Other than that, we’ve taken little hits because of COVID-19, but business is continuing mostly as usual. Hey, I even started jogging. All it took was the apocalypse.

Thanks for reading ❤