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Hello New Sword by karchew Hello New Sword :iconkarchew:karchew 46 11 Prince by karchew Prince :iconkarchew:karchew 28 9 Sagara by karchew Sagara :iconkarchew:karchew 51 18 Ishtar by karchew Ishtar :iconkarchew:karchew 29 5 Krommydas by karchew Krommydas :iconkarchew:karchew 20 6 Spherebreaker by karchew Spherebreaker :iconkarchew:karchew 25 10 Lord Commander by karchew Lord Commander :iconkarchew:karchew 26 13 Makaila by karchew Makaila :iconkarchew:karchew 66 8 Kajin by karchew Kajin :iconkarchew:karchew 55 2 Argument by karchew Argument :iconkarchew:karchew 53 10 Opportunist by karchew Opportunist :iconkarchew:karchew 21 5 Aurikatan Leader by karchew Aurikatan Leader :iconkarchew:karchew 43 6 Leandar by karchew Leandar :iconkarchew:karchew 86 4 Xion by karchew Xion :iconkarchew:karchew 26 6 Treasure Hunter by karchew Treasure Hunter :iconkarchew:karchew 43 7 First warrior by karchew First warrior :iconkarchew:karchew 44 6

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A Truly Bizarre Dream (with story potential)
I'm posting this as a journal because I want to save it for posterity.
I don't normally dream about my fictional characters.  I have had dreams that inspired a few, but rarely do my original characters show up in my dreams.  Such was not the case in the wee hours of this morning (4/12/19.)  I have a very vivid... and very bizarre dream about the protagonist of the book series I'm working on at the moment, Perdita Nightshade.  

Perdita's been a truly amazing character to write about for me.  She's more developed than any of my previous protagonists, and she's just plain fun.  Honestly, it's kind of strange that this is the first dream (that I can remember) that featured her.  Yet it had her in a very, very peculiar setting and situation, to put it mildly.  She was working as a nanny...  to toddler versions of the gods of her universe.
I am not making that up.  There was a toddler version of Haleo
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Thoughts on Keeping Perdita from Being a Mary Sue
I have been struggling with a bit of a problem with Perdita recently:  I've got a lot of fun ideas for her that I want to use, ideas that would make for some really enjoyable stories, but I'm worried that if I don't scale things down, she's going to become a Mary Sue.
Now, of course, the term "Mary Sue" has differing definitions and, to some extent, has been overused to the point that it has lost meaning and become a buzz word that people throw around, the same way "Nazi" and "Hitler" are used to describe anyone who disagrees with you on the internet.  But, this video will give you a good explanation of what a Mary Sue is:
Now, Perdita isn't an idealized version of me, obviously, but being a self-insert of the author isn't always necessary for a character to be a Mary Sue (or Marty Stu.)  The character just needs to be overpowered to the point that they breeze through everything without breaking a sweat or making mistakes.  That is not how I want Perdi
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Tiberius - Perdita's Pet Spider Machina
As some of you may know, I'm in the process of figuring out the appearance and gear for my OC, Perdita Nightshade.  Since I'm using her to explore various things about the fictional setting in which she resides, I've decided that she needed to have some interesting companions.  For example, she has a magical horse, named Storm Herald, who's going to get a detailed examination of his own eventually.  For now, however, I want to focus on a companion that's a little easier to cover.  He's the only one of Perdita's companions who doesn't directly communicate with her through speech or a mental link (like Storm Herald,) so he's much more of a pet than her mount is.  This companion is named Tiberius.  He's a magical, mechanical spider, a "Machina," who is quite a puzzle for Perdita.  First off, here's a link to the image which helped me figure out what sort of design Tiberius would have:
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Possible Alice in Wonderland Story for Perdita?
Introduction
So, I had an idea today:  What if Perdita, as a child, had an Alice in Wonderland sort of adventure?  Not one where she wakes up and "it was all just a dream," though.  It will be her in a dream, but the dream is more than just a dream.  The dream is actually a kind of trap that she's stuck in and has to find her way out.  That adds some actual stakes to the story and gives Perdita a definite objective to pursue other than wandering around in search of a white bunny.
Not long after I got this nugget of an idea, I realized I actually already have the means of making it happen in my setting.  The God of Mischief and Merriment, Haleon, though a trickster, is a good deity, not an evil one.  But, a while ago, I had thought about having there be an evil trickster deity who opposes him.  I've settled on Haleon having a "twisted sister," currently named Etix, but, like Haleon's name, it isn't set in stone.  Eti
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Perdita's Arsenal: The Ring of Summoning
Introduction
This journal is about my ideas for one of the items in Perdita's arsenal, the Ring of Summoning.  While the core ideas for this item are pretty much nailed down, I do want some feedback on it and any suggestions for ways it could be made better.  I'll include some reference images to give you an idea of what the ring looks like, then go into how the ring works.  Note that the ring is black and all the gemstones would be amethysts.
Image 1 - The basic design of the ring
Image 2 - Shows how the eyes of the skulls have gems in them, too
Image 3 - Shows how the center of the ring has a large gemstone in it
Image 4 - Another angle of the same ring in Image 3
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Notes on Perdita Part 4-C: Wardrobe Conclusion
Introduction
Welcome to Part 4 of my series of journals on Perdita Nightshade, the protagonist of the flintlock fantasy book series I'm putting together.  Perdita is a swashbuckling Half-Orc Adventurer who hunts Monsters (and other things) for a living.  She's also an artist, writer, connoisseur, inventor, entrepreneur, and philanthropist.  Perdita is larger than life and does everything to the fullest.  This series of journals is part of my efforts to put together what I'm calling the Perdita Nightshade Reference Document, a compendium of notes and reference images for artists to use while drawing Perdita and for me to use while writing about her.  (Continuity is important in any series, after all.)  You can find the previous journals in the series, including Part 4-A of the section her wardrobe, at the following links:
Par
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ppgrainbow Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
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Andecaya Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2019  Professional Digital Artist
:iconastarafavplz: :iconswingonastarplz: Hi Karchew:happybounce:

Thank you my watcher for taking the time to look at my works and faving one of my artworks.
Thanks for the support :la:

:iconglitterglompplz: Yours Andecaya
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karchew Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome! :D
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karchew Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome! :D (Big Grin)
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Andecaya Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2019  Professional Digital Artist
:iconastarafavplz: :iconswingonastarplz: Hi Karchew:happybounce:

Thank you my watcher for taking the time to look at my works and faving one of my artworks.
Thanks for the support :la:

:iconglitterglompplz: Yours Andecaya
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karchew Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No Problem – gern geschehen! :D
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LavleyArt Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Was man nicht alles findet, wenn man auf "Random Deviant" klickt :la: Ich mag deine Kreativität und OCs! :dummy: (und die Tatsache, dass du Elfen liebst :D ) Immer weiter so! :heart:
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karchew Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Vielen lieben Dank! Hug Elfen sind super! :D
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