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The Island of Mermaids
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Published: October 26, 2018
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A piece of art I did for my novel "The Island of Mermaids." These are the two main characters, Madeline and Sai. This novel is finished, I just have to figure out how to publish it. I am not really good at that sort of thing, especially trying to go the self-pulishing route if I can't get any takers.

Summary: After the sudden death of her estranged father, Madeline is bequeathed a beach house on the island of St. Croix. There she meets up with Sai, an old friend she used to play with as a kid when her family used to vacation there. Though... she didn't quite remember the fact that he had a tail. She also was not aware the island had a rich culture of mermaid lore. All mermaid stories seem to end in blood and death. And the locals seem to know more about the truth to these tales than they are letting on.
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Bookworm86's avatar
Lovely! I would be interested in buying the book, looks interesting ;). Keep up the very good work!
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Ty-ChouHobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! I would love to see it as a book one day, too. I'll definitely be telling everyone if it's ever available in book format.
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Emilou1985Hobbyist General Artist
Nice. This is book three, isn't it? I love the water highlights. Way cool.
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marlonrocksHobbyist Digital Artist
this is si beautiful
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samuraivalerieHobbyist General Artist
actually there are a few websites you could look into for posting the story yourself. and theres places online you can look up pulishing actual books for yourself without going through the whole, 'we wont publish it cause we dont think it will sell' thing. just keep in mind if you do manage to publish to sell you should start out small based on how many people you think will read it and how much you've 'leaked' in order to catch interest.
this way if you can give away copies if you wish. like family, freinds, a raffle, just an idea.
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it look really great ^^
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CuriousCucumberProfessional General Artist
Aaah a novel... that sounds soo interesting >u< hopefully you get it published fine! 
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Ty-ChouHobbyist Digital Artist
I'm really proud of it. I think it turned out well. Though I might try to squeeze in one more round of editing first. I hope to have it in book format around February.
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CuriousCucumberProfessional General Artist
Uuu I'll be waiting then :D 
I just love reading good stories and mermaid related stuff is only a plus! 
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Ty-ChouHobbyist Digital Artist
I love me some mermaid stuff, too! Especially stories with mermen. They are a little more difficult to find.

I will definitely keep people updated on when it's ready to read.
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CuriousCucumberProfessional General Artist
Yuup :3 
Zephra85's avatar
Zephra85Hobbyist Digital Artist
:omgomg: On the edge of my seat for this novel, YOU CAN DO IT TY. 
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Ty-ChouHobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! I'm going to try!
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AnaxErik4everStudent Writer
Madeline's pose must have taken ages to get right, especially the legs and her hair flaring up in the water.  The transition is seamless between dolphin tail and human body for Sai as well.
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Ty-ChouHobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! I think it could look better, but it didn't turn out too bad.
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frankly-artHobbyist General Artist
So cute! I love the lighting effects here a lot!
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Ty-ChouHobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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Esper-IsotopesHobbyist Writer
I LOVE MERMERMS!!!   The world can never have too many stories about them!  I even recently finished making a story about a girl and her merman friends, myself XD  How long is the book?  Since it's done, are you going to start a new project and participate in Nanowrimo?

Best of luck with the publishing :)  I really admire people who have the guts to submit work to publishers since I don't have that courage myself. 
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Ty-ChouHobbyist Digital Artist
Mermerms! LOL

I agree! I love me some mermaid stories! Trying to find merman stories is a little more tricky. I love them!

Your story, by "making" do you mean you figured out the concept and basic  premise? Or you finished writing a story? Either way, I wish you luck with your project!

I don't usually do Nanowrimo because I write always anyway. Every month is nanowrimo.
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Esper-IsotopesHobbyist Writer
"Every month is nanowrimo"--ah words I wish I lived by more often XD  I need to look up more merpeople stories now...

I finished my project, yeah.  The word choice of "making" has to do kind of with the fact that it involved more than just writing because I had to make a lot of other stuff for it too--it's a visual novel, so art and programming/scripting is involved.  So it feels more accurate to say I "made" a story than I "wrote" a story. I'm just often hesitant to announce how big a dork I am for making quasi-dating-sims for some reason, so instead I'm annoying and vague :P
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Ty-ChouHobbyist Digital Artist
Oh! That sounds super interesting. If it's ever ready for people to look at it and you want to share, definitely give me a link.
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Esper-IsotopesHobbyist Writer
It's actually already out (and actually older already than I thought it was, but I guess October just flew by when I wasn't looking.  Ah well, still feels fresh in my memory because I continue to be haunted by the characters, so that must be why it feels so recent XD).  Fair warning, my art ain't great and my writing is only okay, but I had a lot of fun anyways.

swallowtailedtrinket.itch.io/t…

And hey, if you ever want to make a visual novel yourself, I can give tips and help and whatnot XD
NewArtist19's avatar
Nice cover! Sounds interesting.
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Ty-ChouHobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! I'm really excited to let people read it, whenever that happens
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