Writing & Art Updates:
1) My Completed Master's Thesis: A Videogame Screenplay Script
First, I have a link for you to my completed Master's Thesis, a video game screenplay script about a world that I spent a decade creating (a world in which this DeviantArt Journal skin, which I've had for a long while now, is actually based off of, haha...).
Here's a brief synopsis of it, for flavor's sake:
Synopsis: Fantissity is a tale centered on an aspiring cartographer named Teela, a young woman who longs to leave the confining walls of her village. In this adventure, The Player becomes Teela to map out the world, cleanse large monsters of their tainted energy, and discover powerful magic. The Goddess has been sealed away, and Teela and her adventuring party believe that breaking the seals of four temples will bring her back so that she can fix the evil that is beginning to overtake the realm.
I'd recommend jumping to page eight to get straight into the story, but if you're interested in the academic thought processes behind the script, you're welcome to read the foreword and whatnot. If you have any comments about the piece, you are welcome to leave them here or to send me a personal note. I always appreciate hearing your thoughts and reactions—they inspire me! So thanks for that.
2) Original Works: A Novella & Poetry
My goal this summer is to send out at least one short story for consideration of publication. I haven't submitted anything in years because I was working on my craft. I've been spending time reading all the literature I didn't have time for over the past three years. If you're interested in hearing about the books I've been reading, let me know and maybe I'll make a post. Otherwise, I am working on a novella, and because I have aims to get that published, I can't share a lot of that online until I figure out what the publication future for this piece is going to look like.
Synopsis of Novella: Maggie receives a Tibetan journal from her father, a journal full of sumi-ink illustrations that are resistant to almost all the mediums she attempts to use to color them... when she tries water-colored paints, however, something extraordinary happens.
While the novella won't be posted to DA, you can stay tuned for some upcoming poems I've been working on.
3) Fan Fiction & Fan Art
Forthcoming is a collaborative comic with MugiMikey (co-creator of Dino Dynamic) about the koopalings and Luigi. I can't say more at this point because I am still story-boarding the entirety of the work, but I am certain that it is something both longtime friends and fans of Lemmy's Land and any fan of the Super Mario franchise will enjoy.
I'll share more with you when it's ready. Otherwise, some of my long-time readers have expressed an interest in seeing me explore more of my vision of the Marioverse (such as completing old pieces like "An Outsider's Tale," and "Music Will Die," or writing new pieces entirely) as opposed to re-writing old works (like "Melodies Forever.") The lot of you have spoken!
So it shall be. I will not re-write "Melodies Forever," and will instead explore different directions of the Marioverse. More to follow! For the rest of this week, I will be posting the remainder of the "Moonlight Shadow" re-envisioning, and after that, we will see where the tide shall take us.