Daily Writing Part 155. Story of Poems Part 89

Random words of the day: Puppy. T-shirt

I’ve said it before, but this story appears to be getting more dream-like as it goes on. It’s tough to beat the bird man we recently met, but with the out of nothing appearance of a today’s adorable little guest, The Artist’s Tale at the very least doesn’t seem to have any intention of dialing back on the strange and at times downright bizarre imagery and sudden turns and twists. It’s unlikely I’ll be going for the “it was all a dream” route with this, though, unless I find a way to pull off something really interesting and creative. But, that’s something to consider for later down the road and whatever way we’ll go or have gone by then, at least we’ll have an enjoyable story to look back on.

And would you look at that item from all the way back in the first chapter! See how it turned out to be a necessary addition to the progress of the story and of course something I totally intended to use like this from the very beginning?! Yup, just as planned! ^_~


The Artist’s Tale. Chapter 5

Beneath the early sun
A baby mouse ran through the glade
And just behind it followed suit
A brilliant parade

Accompanied by radios
All playing vibrant songs
The creatures in that great parade
They marched to right some wrongs

The endless crowd moved lightning fast
Like a shooting star it went
For they knew they’d be refugees
If it came to the Event

One of the creatures stopped and turned
The tiniest red mite
“Looks like we’re almost there!” it called
“The iceberg is in sight!”

Around the berg’s sharp peak
Stormed fierce gusts of powdered snow
While on its top sat Referee
The court’s most senior crow

It strapped a saddle to its back
And rose up to the sky
Adjusting its square glasses
It let out a booming cry

“I’m glad you’ve come, my Flywheel friend!”
It called out to the gull
“My days on that cold pyramid”
“Were getting awfully dull”

“It seems the blackboard chart was right”
“You’ve come here just in time”
“Please follow me towards the court”
“We may just stop old Mime”

They flew towards their destination
Through the snow and hail
To find a man before its gate
Armed with a board and nail

His body was that of a man
His head that of a sparrow
His bulky chest broad like a safe
His waist extremely narrow

“Stop, all of you!” the bird man spoke
“The entrance here ain’t free!”
“Your great stampede won’t cross the cord”
“Until you’ve paid the fee!”

The artist jumped right off the gull
And swiped their credit card
Then a t-shirt wearing puppy
Promptly had the gate unbarred

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For the first chapter of The Artist’s Tale click here.

For the second chapter of The Artist’s Tale click here.

For the third chapter of The Artist’s Tale click here.

For the fourth chapter of The Artist’s Tale click here.

 

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Character Profile: Shamila

Profile Shamila

Biography
Shamila was a female Human Jedi Padawan who lived during the latter years of the Galactic Republic and the rise of the Galactic Empire. She was trained as a Jedi Padawan by Zabrak Jedi Master Loria Ashukahwa until Loria’s death near the end of the Clone Wars. Shortly after the execution of Order 66, Jedi Knight Vhiran Ashukahwa became her new Master and brought her along to the planet Zaloriis, where several Jedi were gathering to discuss the future. After the Empire attacked Zaloriis, she traveled the Galaxy with her Master and Jedi Knight Bultar Swan to evade the Empire and prepare for resistance against it. Shamila was nearly killed in an Imperial attack over the planet Kessel at the time the Conclave on Kessel took place below. However, she awoke two weeks later on Coruscant, where she discovered that she had been found and saved by the Empire and that her Master appeared to have joined to Empire. Vhiran would eventually convince Shamila to do the same.

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Star Wars Writing Update: Getting My Head in the Game

Unfortunately not a whole lot of progress on the Star Wars writing front this week. Construction of the outline of Frontline‘s plot has been stalled a bit, which was in part due to some other circumstances that had priority over this. It’s somewhat discouraging, but I’m not giving up! The saga must go on!

Things haven’t ground to a complete halt, though. Since Frontline will be featuring the first real major battle I’ve ever written, I’ve been spending some time in Galactic Battlegrounds‘ scenario editor to get a good idea of what the battlefield will actually look like. It really helps bringing the story to life even more and allows me to better plan out the battle itself and its numerous elements. This, I believe, will in turn greatly benefit the story.

Furthermore, I do have several basic character profiles ready, including the stories’ main Jedi ladies Shamila and Bultar and ARC Trooper captain Flash. One of these you’ll be seeing more of today, while the other two and more will, of course, make their appearance in the upcoming weeks.

And that’s it for this week’s updates. Hopefully I can bring you more progress and interesting news. Until then, may the Force be with you!

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Daily Writing Part 154. Story of Poems Part 88

Random words of the day: Cord. Stampede

Some puzzling was needed to get today’s part done, but certainly not as much as during last week. Actually paying attention to the words I was given this time really worked wonders for that! Who would’ve thought, huh?

As I was writing this part, for the first time in quite a while, I got some actual ideas in my head on how to move the story forward, as well as to bring back a certain element from a long, long time ago. Whether the random word generator will allow that direction remains to be seen, but it’s interesting how inspiration can strike at the most unexpected of moments nonetheless! ^_^


The Artist’s Tale. Chapter 5
Beneath the early sun
A baby mouse ran through the glade
And just behind it followed suit
A brilliant parade

Accompanied by radios
All playing vibrant songs
The creatures in that great parade
They marched to right some wrongs

The endless crowd moved lightning fast
Like a shooting star it went
For they knew they’d be refugees
If it came to the Event

One of the creatures stopped and turned
The tiniest red mite
“Looks like we’re almost there!” it called
“The iceberg is in sight!”

Around the berg’s sharp peak
Stormed fierce gusts of powdered snow
While on its top sat Referee
The court’s most senior crow

It strapped a saddle to its back
And rose up to the sky
Adjusting its square glasses
It let out a booming cry

“I’m glad you’ve come, my Flywheel friend!”
It called out to the gull
“My days on that cold pyramid”
“Were getting awfully dull”

“It seems the blackboard chart was right”
“You’ve come here just in time”
“Please follow me towards the court”
“We may just stop old Mime”

They flew towards their destination
Through the snow and hail
To find a man before its gate
Armed with a board and nail

His body was that of a man
His head that of a sparrow
His bulky chest broad like a safe
His waist extremely narrow

“Stop, all of you!” the bird man spoke
“The entrance here ain’t free!”
“Your great stampede won’t cross the cord”
“Until you’ve paid the fee!”

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For the first chapter of The Artist’s Tale click here.

For the second chapter of The Artist’s Tale click here.

For the third chapter of The Artist’s Tale click here.

For the fourth chapter of The Artist’s Tale click here.

 

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Character Profile: Vhiran Ashukahwa

Profile Vhiran Ashukahwa

Biography
Vhiran Ashukahwa was a male Bodisei Jedi Knight who lived during the latter years of the Galactic Republic and rise of the Galactic Empire. After receiving the rank of Jedi Knight, he became a Jedi General in the Grand Army of the Republic. Ashukahwa fought in various battles against the Confederacy of Independent Systems during the Clone Wars, often alongside the ARC Trooper team Alpha Squad, which he commanded. When Order 66 came down at the end of the Clone Wars, Vhiran and several Jedi fled Coruscant and hid on Zaloriis to discuss the future. Following an Imperial attack on Zaloriis,Vhiran traveled from planet to planet with Jedi Knight Bultar Swan and Padawan Shamila to stay out of the hands of the Empire. During this time on the run they helped plant the seeds for resistance against the Empire. After the the Conclave of Kessel, where he witnessed the killing of Bultar and nearly died himself, Vhiran would eventually find himself on Dantooine with the help of the ancient former Jedi Tha’ci, where the two intended to clone Swan and bring her back to life.

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Star Wars Writing Update: Frontline Progress and Databank

It feels weird not to be posting Star Wars stories for the first time in months (excluding the couple of Mondays I may have missed) and it’s going to take some getting used to. The future of the Ashukahwa Archives’ Star Wars writing is well underway, though. Let’s have a look at the situation since last week.

First up is Frontline, the sequel to the Between the Conclaves series. As expected it’s still in its preparatory stages, but there has been some progress. The storylines of the four acts have been largely finished, the characters divided among them and a few ideas that will fill in certain plot holes (as well as, I believe, really improve the story in general) have also been added. I believe I’ll be able to finish this stage this week. After that I can move on to setting up the story’s ‘script’, which will mainly entail getting the various scenes in the right order, so that the actual writing will be that much closer.

Then there’s the content that will be taking the Monday slot for at least a couple of weeks. Last week I spoke about posting background information for the stories, such as character profiles and event descriptions, and as of today that’s going to happen. The first character profile will come online not long after this post. It’s still a very basic profile, containing general information about the character and a biographical summary of what is known of them based on the currently posted stories. I’ll be using the Wookieepedia template for this, so a more detailed biography, as well as “Personality and Traits” and “Powers and Abilities” sections, an overview of the character’s appearances and hopefully illustrations will be added later on. Of course, as new stories get posted and new information is revealed, the profiles will also be updated. Furthermore, I’ve decided to set up a databank, a convenient place where the aforementioned profile and all other information will be stored and sorted by category, so that it can be accessed with ease. It’s still in the setup phase, but expect it to appear soon.

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And that’s it for the Star Wars update this week. I’ll keep you posted on how everything went next week. For now, I hope you’ll enjoy the content and may the Force be with you!

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Daily Writing Part 153. Story of Poems Part 87

Random words of the day: Safe. Sparrow

Expert tip: when you decide to use random words or other kinds of prompts to write something, make sure you actually use them. If not, you may spend a whole lot of time trying to figure out how to get that one word in, only to find out that wasn’t the word you were supposed to use! Of course, that doesn’t have to stop you from writing something awesome with that word anyway. Since I wanted to adhere to the rules I set for The Artist’s Tale, that wasn’t an option for me and I wasted quite a bit of time using ‘smart’ until I looked at my random words and finally recalled I should have been using ‘safe’. I was actually looking forward to the ‘sparrowman’ wearing a smart suit, but this oddly proportioned creature works just fine. Plus, now I know he should be wearing a suit and I will be trying to fit that in into future installments somehow! That’s going to be a lot of fun and won’t prove to be frustrating in the least! ^_^


The Artist’s Tale. Chapter 5
Beneath the early sun
A baby mouse ran through the glade
And just behind it followed suit
A brilliant parade

Accompanied by radios
All playing vibrant songs
The creatures in that great parade
They marched to right some wrongs

The endless crowd moved lightning fast
Like a shooting star it went
For they knew they’d be refugees
If it came to the Event

One of the creatures stopped and turned
The tiniest red mite
“Looks like we’re almost there!” it called
“The iceberg is in sight!”

Around the berg’s sharp peak
Stormed fierce gusts of powdered snow
While on its top sat Referee
The court’s most senior crow

It strapped a saddle to its back
And rose up to the sky
Adjusting its square glasses
It let out a booming cry

“I’m glad you’ve come, my Flywheel friend!”
It called out to the gull
“My days on that cold pyramid”
“Were getting awfully dull”

“It seems the blackboard chart was right”
“You’ve come here just in time”
“Please follow me towards the court”
“We may just stop old Mime”

They flew towards their destination
Through the snow and hail
To find a man before its gate
Armed with a board and nail

His body was that of a man
His head that of a sparrow
His bulky chest broad like a safe
His waist extremely narrow

sparrow-sitting-on-an-iron-pipo


For the first chapter of The Artist’s Tale click here.

For the second chapter of The Artist’s Tale click here.

For the third chapter of The Artist’s Tale click here.

For the fourth chapter of The Artist’s Tale click here.

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Who? Just your average descendant of two sea-faring peoples, recently graduated anthropology Master and aspiring author with a life-long passion for writing.

What? Uhm, human. I think... Also a bit crazy, but in a good way. I think...

Where? A land under the sea, far, far away. Occasionally with my head in the clouds.

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