Sunday, July 31, 2016

Final Fantasy VI Demo Scene

I wrote a little FFVI Snippet as an Example post (About covering backstory without going all super expositiony) on Reddit, and it's not quite long enough to be its own thing, but it's the perfect bite size for here. ;P

"Ghestalian Scum!" one of the young men in the crowd shouted at their group as they made their way up the staircase.

"Ignore them," Locke muttered under his breath, "they're not really good at this whole... change thing."

"I probably signed the orders that burned his village down..." she responded, in a quiet voice as they reached the landing above.

"Stop that!" he snapped back, turning to her, "That was a different life. A different you."

"But was it really?" she retorted, her voice rising with her words, "a different me? Isn't that why I'm here? Because of who I am, what I know?"

Locke was ready to snap back, but she held up her hand and chuckled darkly before continuing, "I still wear the armor of a Ghestalian general, and do you know why?" she asked him.

"We're not really that well equipped here," he muttered, "so it's not like you've got a lot of options for good armor just lying around."

"True," she replied, "but that's not it. I wear it to remind me... no. To remind everyone, who I was."

"So what, you get off on reminding everyone-"

She backhanded him before he could finish his statement, and he stumbled back an angry retort ready to erupt, but she cut in first, "Don't you dare accuse me of enjoying this."

He tightened his jaw, but did not respond, his hand clenching and unclenching in a fist betraying his anger.

"May you never have cause to understand how few words it takes to end hundreds of lives," she told him, her anger cooling as she continued, "how a simple dismissive wave of your hand," she demonstrated, "can take a father from his family, or a family from its father."

He said nothing, though some of the tension left him and she continued, "I will never escape what I've done. If we succeed in stopping the Empire, that will not somehow absolve me of my sins. I wear this armor to remind me, and everyone, who our enemy is."

Finished, she strode past him, continuing their climb up the stairwell... and Locke followed with a sigh, speaking under his breath, "But when are you going to realize that you're not the enemy anymore..."

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Short Story Conceptual Intro

So I'm considering a new short story... playing around with a few ideas, and this is the one that has stuck so far. Thoughts?


It is said that the heart is a muscle. And like any muscle, it grows stronger with use. A strong heart sounds of a war drum…


Egging an army forward to battle. Not all hearts beat as a drum.


Some merely emulate the sound of a well organized squad coming to attention.

Thump thump

But within them all…

Thump… thump…

Is the sound of life.

thump…… thump……

Fading life…

thump……… thump………

And yet…


That does not prevent you from feeling it…


As it stops.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

So... I've got a new home now.

  I mean... a new digital address anywho. It's not like it was planned or anything. I was just up past 0300 sitting in a hotel room and I thought to myself, "How much would it cost to have my own domain?"

  Under $5 for the first year it turns out (Using NameCheap). Beyond that, $2 of that was for an SSL Certificate that I'm not sure I'll be able to use... so it could have been even cheaper. Now I know the cost jumps up considerably after the first year... but that just means I've got a year to suss out whether or not I want to keep it. What do ya'll think?


  Cool, that's great point. I'll take that into consideration. ;P If nothing else... the novelty of having my own domain may (I hope) encourage me to do more writing... because... reasons. >.> We'll see.

  Coming back here after so long though... Man... I really need to clean up that sidebar yo... like for real.