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This was a fun little prompt I saw pop up during a dive into r/WritingPrompts one night. Short, but interesting. I might expand on it one day.

Done in August 18, 2020.

Note: My writing for Reddit writing prompts is different for brevity. While this is a good example of my writing, I often omit backstory and several details to create a concise post. Please look at my other works if you’re looking for my more regular style of writing.

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The earthquake thankfully didn’t damage my house, though I did break a flatscreen and knocked over some more fragile gaming things. Thankfully mom and my girlfriend helped clean up. She was used to these sorts of things back in Asia, but had gone out of town for a college orientation.

But it was worse at the regional airport. They had shut the place down. And the main 11000’ runway had been wrecked; apparently the ground split the runway apart, and the chasm was at least forty feet across and went down over a hundred feet. Not a safe place to take off or land.

So why was I hearing planes still landing after 10PM?

It was 2AM, everyone was mostly asleep. I myself was in my bed. But there it was, that dull roar of a heavy going in for final. Deciding to fight my laziness, I sat up in bed and looked out the window.

For the most part, I could sometimes see if an aircraft was headed by. In the pitch suburban black not much was visible, but I did make out the marker lights of an aircraft.

Well, that was interesting. The lights were more forward up the fuselage. And the nose beacon was a lot lower than the wing marker lights; it seemed to have a good bit of weight to it. It wasn’t a nimble regional, It also wasn’t those 737 puddle jumpers.

Something did click in my head. Only two classes of aircraft had those kind of wings, and one was too small for it.

This was military.

Why the hell was the military flying in air transports to the airport? It could be relief for sure, but nobody was at the airport since it was shut down. There was no proper place for them to land in the first place. On top of that, it wasn’t like the entire city was in a disaster area; local services could certainly handle a wrecked airport.

I watched the plane until it was obscured by another house, flopping back into bed. What was going on?

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This past year, I’ve had a sharp increase of more vivid dreams. I think the pandemic and my mind getting to wander is the cause of this; however, it’s led me to record my dreams a lot more often.I’ve not done so on a regular basis for a number of years now, but I’ve recorded ones that left me emotional.

I’ve started to try recording my dreams regularly once again. Upon reviewing my stats before diving into this wholesale again, I realized I’ve recorded almost 300 dreams over the period of 7 years. I have felt that I had become a recluse, as I had thought by now that I would’ve known someone in a relationship to share some of these things with. To know that much time has passed with nobody to share my inner thoughts with has been jarring.

So I’ll be putting some of those into the public space, to those that might listen. I certainly won’t share every single dream, but I’ll share a number of them; specifically the ones that have left a notable mark on me.

I’ve already composed a few from DreamKeeper, the app I use to record my experiences since the beginning of this endeavor. I don’t have a definite start date, but you can probably expect the first post to land sometime this month in September. As these are technically already written out, I’ll try to make a backlog and let them auto-post so you have something consistent.

I look forward to sharing what I’ve jotted down over the years, and I hope that all of you find it interesting.

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For a few years now, you’ve probably known I’ve promised to collab or do something, but have taken months to even years to finish what I committed to.

Or say I’m around, draw some art or write something, but then I’m gone for months at a time.

This I sincerely apologize for. Some things have been going on in my life the past few years. This includes a long-standing job laying me off, not getting proper employment since and even losing a standard place to sleep and think clearly. This is mostly the latter, which involved not having my desktop computer available readily available on-hand.

I know I’ve been mentioning this for awhile now, but not really delved into it. I also have been promising and update which I’ve not delivered either. So let’s try to get some of that out of the way.

Continue reading Where I Am Now: The Three to Four Year Gap Announcement

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I briefly was on a small writing stint near the end of my birthday. I saw this writing prompt, and decided to turn it around and flip it on its butt. Suffice to say some retro, old sci-fi might’ve played a hand in my final result (the aliens definitely took a page out of The Jupiter Theft).

Done in August 18, 2020.

Note: My writing for Reddit writing prompts is different for brevity. While this is a good example of my writing, I often omit backstory and several details to create a concise post. Please look at my other works if you’re looking for my more regular style of writing.

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Truth be told I was horrified by these aliens. Being unarmed in just the NASA jumpsuit, was not something I was accustomed to. These floppy, tuby aliens of burgundy, with three eyestalks and two mouths. Their voice sounding like someone drowned. I was instantly grabbed and pulled down the corridor.

Continue reading Reddit WritingPrompts – Horrifying Aliens Greet you on the ISS

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A bit of DnD fanart I did of my friends’ characters, with two connections they made along the way in an Ellowwood-flavored Pathfinder 2e game. This time I made sure to clean up the lines from a friend’s feedback.

 

It’s only now I’m realizing how short halfings are. You can see the size different between him and Vak’shi, who’s a little over 7 feet tall.

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It doesn’t help that me keeping to myself all these months, some of the “outside chatter” of the world is going to end has been getting to me. I’ve been trying not to be depressed by this, but me being a Christian it has made me take a pause.

 

I did this one late night I couldn’t sleep. I tried to be as surreal to a point, showing my character leaving a hell behind to go someplace better. It also gave me a chance to draw her in her new threads from the previous piece too. I had some other pieces I was working on that were related to this, which did take some inspiration from Zdzisław Beksiński.

 

I do hope things get better. If not, that I can at least handle what’s coming.

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I got on a kick of listening to Synesthesics these past few days, and after hearing his NFS remixes, pumped this out. Your favorite blonde New Yorker/Notikan priestess takes to the road in a Lamborghini Aventador. I originally was just going to do her and nothing else, but this morphed into a full scene pretty quickly.

 

Give Synesthesics a listen at the following URL. The album that drove the inspiration for this is the NFS Reloaded 2nd Edition.

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Did this earlier today, trying to get a hand of drawing a bit different. Still have a long ways to go; despite the virus, making it a goal this year to at least change my art style up. While working one day, had the urge to draw Vak’shi in different clothes in a more casual pose. I’m glad I did do that, I’m happy with it.

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