The ‘Verse

Getting Magical

Dec 23rd, 2010 | By

The rough draft for the Gemini Colony pilot episode is done (and there was much rejoicing).  It’s sitting in the queue waiting to be shredded and rebuilt by the other half of the writing team–but that’s not going to happen until after the holidays are done. So… while we’re waiting for that, I’ve decided to
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What Ifs

Dec 19th, 2010 | By

I’ve been re-watching Deep Space 9.  It’s arguably the best series of the (post-1960s) Star Trek franchise, and definitely my favorite. This evening, I watched the episode “Battle Lines“.  As with many of the first-season episodes, it’s a bit simplistic.  It’s an obvious morality play about the nature of war.  However… there’s something deeper.  The
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Creating Characters

Nov 22nd, 2010 | By

Any serious fan would agree that a good story needs two basic components:  An interesting plot and believable characters.  Those characters might be utterly unrealistic, but they have to be believable.   The question isn’t “Could this person exist?” but rather “If this person existed, how would they act?” Being a very visual person, I’ve always
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Alien Races (Kymria)

Nov 6th, 2010 | By

Your Saturday morning update is:  Aliens! Okay… they’re for the Kymrian Realms, so they’re really not that alien in looks, but they’re certainly “not from around these parts”.  Check them out.

More on Kymira

Nov 5th, 2010 | By

A fair amount of work done in a short day.  About a dozen new pages are listed under the Kymria project, as well as a couple small tid-bits elsewhere.  I’ve opened up a Kymria forum, so feel free to take anything you see here and discuss it over there. I’ve also installed a new theme. 
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A Little Perspective

Nov 4th, 2010 | By

So… Yesterday I said I have “a lot” of data on the Kymrian universe. Just to define what “a lot” is: 7 composition notebooks A novel A stack of drawings and sketches about 3″ thick Somewhere around 3 dozen characters (data and sketches) At least a dozen vignettes and story teasers. I’m still working on
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Another Universe

Nov 4th, 2010 | By

I’ve been tossing back and forth on this one for a while, but I’ve finally made a choice.  Over the next week or so, I’ll be adding another universe to the mix: Kymria. This is one of the oldest, and most fleshed-out, universes I’ve ever worked on creating.  It’s a Star-Trek style futuristic universe, but
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The Rules

Oct 27th, 2010 | By

While the field is wide open on what can happen in the worlds we create, there must be some rules to keep the stories from becoming the abominations we’ve had to deal with so many times. Primary Rules Dead is dead Nobody is immune to death There will be no retcons There will be no
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