A personal piece I did this evening, was sort of in a mood after hearing some people carry on about. One thing I will not understand about people from East Tennessee, is their inherent dislike of flying. Not just “I’m scared of flying”, but “I DON’T like flying.”

 

This piece specifically came about when one person I knew declared they would rather drive 15-17 hours someplace, and not fly a few hours to cover the distance. They were getting into a relationship with a friend of mine, and said friend sees not flying anywhere as an inconvenience. They complain how they want to go cross country, but can’t fly because their partner “doesn’t want to fly”, and eventually don’t go anywhere because it’s too far to drive.

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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.

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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.

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An art piece I did for my DnD friend Karomaz, who’s paladin character had their son kidnapped. I jokingly told them that my Kashri and Notikan characters would be glad to lend a hand in this matter, and this was the result. Sci-fi meets DnD 5th edition.

 

You have a few things going on in the back, mostly some Supreme Commander units, a Mechassault laser tank, a Halo Wars 2 Cyclops, and an original design trooper carrier based on those old sci-fi book covers. The antler lady in the back is their campaign’s villain, the Lady of the Woods.

 

He got a big kick out of it, which made me happy. So mission accomplished!

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Well, this was certainly an interesting bit! I had this very interesting prompt that turned out to be almost a good short story, all drawing inspiration from my online buddies’ DnD group (which I have to chronicle sometime). So, bouncing off of a prompt reply by u/ABitofKindness, I created the following prompt response over 3 or so posts, as there were character limits.

Done in the span of July 20-23, 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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To skip a bunch of visual descriptions, I’ll do what I did in the original thread; quickly show the party and outline who is who:

Left to right:

  • Pri the rogue bard,
  • Ned the necromancer sorceror
  • Melarue the half-elf noble fighter
  • Fiona, Ned’s girlfriend
  • Marios the pope elf.
  • Mance the swashbuckling rogue
  • Seijun the rogue monk
  • Yorina the alchemist trading cleric
  • Nora, Yorina and Marios’ friend.

Got a name to a face now? Good! I’ll let you get going without adieu.

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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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