First, let me start by saying that after taking a break for a few days, I am feeling much better. And after the wonderful image that was completed by buddy AmateurUnleaded, we decided that it was time to make an announcement.
Hopefully now, you have met my brand new OC Katie Adler
, who was created in collaboration with AU. But that is not all that we have been building in the shadows. First though, I must monologue! A few months ago when I started posting the initial chapters for Inheritance, AU expressed his complete adoration of my OC Sam
, I explained that she was partly inspired by his OC , which he apparently found awesome. A few conversations passed and I told him if he ever had a story request, that as a huge fan of his work, I'd love to write something. To my surprise, he expressed an interest in re-visiting Maggie's origin story. So, holy shit. It's not every day that somebody asks you, a mediocre writer, to give their OC an updated origin. So we continued our conversations, decided that Maggie needed a partner in this story, which gave birth to Katie. The idea progressed and I began working on the first draft.
It was about this time that I had a radical idea. Was there a way that Della and Sam could team up with Maggie and Katie? After a crazy bout of brainstorming in bed with my wife, I presented him the Apotropaic Regional Counsel of Alchemists, Natural magic, & Enchantments or ARCANE. And well, that's where shit kinda took off.
What does all this mean? To put it frankly, he and I are building a universe. Thus far it has been a massive undertaking and will probably continue to be for awhile. So let me be clear on a few things.
- This is not something that is going to happen overnight.
- This is a self contained universe and is not the Maggie you all know. You could call it a different canon.
- While there will be nods to other artists, writers, and OCs you may have seen on DA, we are not in a place to start adding other OCs, so please don't ask. It's nothing personal, there is just a lot that goes into this and we've kind of piled a lot on our plates for it.
- He will still be doing art not related to this, just as I may do stories not related to this.
- While this universe will feature some adult situations and female muscle growth, we are more focused on characters than anything else. I mean don't get me wrong, we like the fun stuff too, but dammit we want substance too!
So moving forward, what can you expect?
Inheritance - 4 more chapters to go! With the changes he and I made to the ending, I feel as though it will be a much more satisfying ending for Della and Sam.
Awakening - A new Maggie origin story! And as I mentioned before, this is NOT the canon version of Maggie you know. This is a new and different canon that he and I cooked up. Also the introduction of my new girl Katie! This project is actually in process right now, but we put the brakes on temporarily so I can focus on finishing Inheritance.
Unleashed - Another fun story featuring an OC of AU's and another well known OC from DA (with permission of course). I'm not gonna offer up more on this one right now, except that it is still in the very early phases of discussion.
And finally...CROSSOVERS! That's right, throughout the release of these story arcs, we will start building the overall universe. That includes introducing some new heroes and villains! And yeah we're basically copying the MCU model. If you got an issue with that my friend This-Cat-Has-Claws will be in the back handing out throat punches. File your complaint with her.
At the end of the day, this is simply a super fun idea that we plan to explore. We are going to build some awesome characters and hopefully give you some great adventures to read. Thanks for stopping by and as always, feedback is appreciated!
- Listening to: Skyrim Soundtrack
- Watching: Forrest Gump
- Playing: Skyrim
- Eating: Key Lime Pie
- Drinking: Hot Tea
Sounds interesting. I'm eager to see how it starts.
Welcome back. missed ya. Looking forward to more pieces from you but take your time. that's how I avoid burning myself out.
Thanks bud! I'm feeling a lot better. Don't worry, I'm gonna take it slow.
Thats good. Don't burn yourself out. Thank god Man invented video Games or would I have burnt myself out along time ago.
Skyrim has saved my sanity this week for sure.
That's a great game what kind of character are you this time?
I'm embarrassed to say, I really tried to play a Two Hand wielding warrior. Then I got a bow, and start stealthing everything again.
Cool. I think will pick up my PS3 version eventually until I can get a get a copy of HD on X-Box 1. I also think I will try to relaunch my Skyrim story that I wrote a while back.
YAY!!! I can now add "ENFORCER" to my resume. Thank you honey!