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Hi dA-ites!

I know this is an awful cross-pollinating kind of thing where I talk about one writing community in another, but I'm excited so whatever! For NaNo 2013 I decided to turn a series of FFMs I wrote here on dA into a novel - Empires of Time and Space was born out of that (read the FFMs that inspired it in my FFM 2013 Gallery). I edited it feverishly and actually managed to complete a nice draft 2.0, which I sent around to some people who seemed to like it. Since then it has, obviously, just been lying uselessly in my DropBox and in my "I'll get to it eventually"-pile. Well, I decided that 'eventually' has to be a bit sooner than never, so I decided to start publishing it on the rather nifty site JukePop, which also advertised a lot around NaNo. Essentially it's a place where you can publish your novel or other serial publication piecemeal (which puts you in the hallowed company of e.g. Dickens), with an update schedule you can decide on yourself. I sent in the first edited chapter of my NaNovel, and they accepted it within the same day - so that was great! Now it's there, for everyone to read! Linky!

My plan is pretty simple, really. I will publish it in weekly chunks of about 2000-2500 words, which I will edit into 'draft 3.0' before posting. The basic jist of the story is complete and I'm not unhappy with it even in its current state, so if I for whatever reason lose interest in editing it, or if there is no readership for it at all, I will still be able to keep posting it, even with minimal editing. I know that the parts that require the most padding come towards the end, and I'm hoping  that by fixing the earlier parts piece by piece and, hopefully, getting some positive feedback, I'll be able to bring it to a more satisfactory conclusion than in the original (not that, once again, I think the original ending is in any way bad - it just suffers from end-of-novemberitis rush).

JukePop requires these things they call...+ votes? Which can presumably only be given by registered users, etc etc etc. If you feel suddenly overwhelmed with a desire to support me in publishing this in serial format and want to give me some much-needed encouragement, feel free to do that, I guess? There's also something about getting enough +votes to become a 'real' JukePop author and not an 'Aspiring' JukePop author and whatnot, but it's all rather vague to me. I'd just like someone to read my stuff and give me some feedback!

All right - back to your regularly scheduled dA:ing!

Here's the link to chapter 1 (all that has been posted so far) again:

Linky!

-W
And the Gods breathed, and from their breath came the Aether. When the Cosmos was born, its power and mass was caught in the breath of the Gods and contained, moving no more than a few score miles from its inception point. Thus all matter and energy swirled in the aether, and the Gods went to work (for even Gods require clay which to mold). All was light, and all was good.

The Gods played, and made planets and suns and moons and comets, and with a flick of a godly wrist they sent them spiralling around one another, buoyed by the lumineferous aether. On some, the Gods fashioned animals and trees, and on some they made intellect to worship them.

Eventually the Gods departed, bored with their creation. The all-encompassing light disappeared with the Gods, and all that remained was the dim aether. Swirling through the remaining gods-breath, the intellects of one world gazed upon the intellects of another, and each blamed the other for the departure of their God. They set about to find a way to invade.

The discovery of ships capable of travel through the aether by means of massive propellers sent the first invaders across the milky deeps towards their neighbours. They were repelled by primitive cannons, firing into the sky in great explosions. The neighbours discovered they could use the cannons to bombard their hated enemies directly, if only they built them big enough. Thus, the war was on, one side building larger cannons at the same rate the other sent armies to prevent them.

The war might have continued in perpetuity if not a third intellect had intervened. Slinging across diplomats to both worlds by means of an ingenious type of aether-traversing rope bridge, this third intellect managed to persuade both civilizations that their Gods had not departed because of the other – but because of some alternative reason. They ought to work together to find out what.

The three worlds struck an accord and, using the ingenious rope-bridges of the third civilization, built an alliance that, quite literally, pulled the worlds closer together. By the time they had devised a plan, their three planets were already nearly touching (it was lucky for those caught inbetween that the lumineferous aether was, indeed, luminous).
Astrologers had found an outer limit to their universe. An empyrean region beyond the breath of the Gods, which – to the newly cunning wise men of the three-planet empire – did not seem so far after all. That had to be the dwelling place of the Gods. They would travel there, and then settle the question of their absence once and for all.

The empire encountered resistance. Other planets, with other ideas, who sent out their own aether-traversing ships to intercept the worlds, which were propelled through space by even more giant versions of the propellers used by the first civilization. There was much fighting, death, and anguish, but every planet vanquished was another planet leashed to the empire, to provide them with slaves, food and weapons.

Finally, they reached the edge of the Empyrean, and beyond they saw nothing. The propellers stilled, the wise men debated. The leashed worlds, all in a ball on a chain, gabbled and fought and strained against their bonds. It was decided one should be sent through to meet the Gods on the other side.

Travelling alone, in his propeller-dinghy, trailing an emergency rope and sporting – just in case – a miniature cannon, the chosen one flew towards the edge of the aether. They knew this was the edge because the light ended, and beyond…there seemed to be nothing.
The dinghy passed through the lasts wisps of the aether. The wise men watched with their telescopes. The dinghy continued moving, but it was no longer being steered. They watched as the passenger got up, floating strangely, and then stopped moving. In a few moments. The gifts to the gods, the flower petals, the body of their emissary all floated into the vacuum.

It did, however, catch the attention of the Gods. In a brilliant flash, the light returned.

“What the fuck happened to our experiment?” The God known as Jack asked.

“Oh geeze, I always knew this would happen. Like leaving your pasta in the fridge for too long. Shit.” Said the God Alice.

“What is that ball of stuff? What the hell are they doing? Did that one just breach the containment?”

“I dunno. Hit the reset button before the chief gets here, or he’ll have our balls. No playing with the Quintessentiator!”

The wise men, and all their subjects, died happy, celebrating the return of their Gods even as the cleansing fire came through, igniting the very aether and scouring the world clean. Clean and ready for another creation.
FFM 2014, July 9 - The Experiment
FFM for July 9, 2014. Rest of the entries: www.deviantart.com/art/FFM-Lin…

This was randomly inspired by reading a bit about aether: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aether_(… Which made me think that if indeed any of the classical physics had been correct, wouldn't that mean rather awful things for our universe? Such as us being just some kind of little lab experiment? Anyway, had fun with this one, so enjoy =P
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Down the rabbit hole: Rabbit hole

(Omg Social Mediafication! Although I actually really enjoyed the little gamey thing. Clever)
Woo!

First: a new journal, post-FFM. You will notice my gallery has a new folder (wolfrug.deviantart.com/gallery…) with 31 new flash-fic pieces written during last month's insanity that is :iconflash-fic-month:!

One of those pieces of insanity, FFM 2014, July 5 - BoxesThe answering machine was blinking red. Elaine stared at it. Aside from the streetlight through the blinds, it was the only thing with a light on in the apartment. There was nothing to turn on. Everything was in boxes. Her sofa, her bed, all covered in boxes. She’d tried to unpack, after her brother had left with the rental van, but somehow every thing she pulled out of the damned boxes reminded her of him. Of them. The worst was the box with all the framed pictures – why had she even packed them? Elaine felt the tears well up again. For the last week all she’d done was cry, until her migraines became pre-emptive.
 
No. No. This was not how she’d spend her first night away from that cheating, no good piece of shit. She’d broken free now, and even though she had no job or prospects, and a family two states away (her brother, bless his soul, was probably halfway through Washington by now), she wasn’t going to just lie around and cry. Elaine got up
was given a mention by the wonderful people at DailyLitRecognition : go check out & fav the article too! -> dailylitrecognition.deviantart…

I am assuming this is like the older-school DLDs, except with more R than D! ...or somesuch. Anyway, I liked this piece even when writing it, so I'm super-happy it got some attention :love: Thank you, thank you!

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Hi dA-ites!

I know this is an awful cross-pollinating kind of thing where I talk about one writing community in another, but I'm excited so whatever! For NaNo 2013 I decided to turn a series of FFMs I wrote here on dA into a novel - Empires of Time and Space was born out of that (read the FFMs that inspired it in my FFM 2013 Gallery). I edited it feverishly and actually managed to complete a nice draft 2.0, which I sent around to some people who seemed to like it. Since then it has, obviously, just been lying uselessly in my DropBox and in my "I'll get to it eventually"-pile. Well, I decided that 'eventually' has to be a bit sooner than never, so I decided to start publishing it on the rather nifty site JukePop, which also advertised a lot around NaNo. Essentially it's a place where you can publish your novel or other serial publication piecemeal (which puts you in the hallowed company of e.g. Dickens), with an update schedule you can decide on yourself. I sent in the first edited chapter of my NaNovel, and they accepted it within the same day - so that was great! Now it's there, for everyone to read! Linky!

My plan is pretty simple, really. I will publish it in weekly chunks of about 2000-2500 words, which I will edit into 'draft 3.0' before posting. The basic jist of the story is complete and I'm not unhappy with it even in its current state, so if I for whatever reason lose interest in editing it, or if there is no readership for it at all, I will still be able to keep posting it, even with minimal editing. I know that the parts that require the most padding come towards the end, and I'm hoping  that by fixing the earlier parts piece by piece and, hopefully, getting some positive feedback, I'll be able to bring it to a more satisfactory conclusion than in the original (not that, once again, I think the original ending is in any way bad - it just suffers from end-of-novemberitis rush).

JukePop requires these things they call...+ votes? Which can presumably only be given by registered users, etc etc etc. If you feel suddenly overwhelmed with a desire to support me in publishing this in serial format and want to give me some much-needed encouragement, feel free to do that, I guess? There's also something about getting enough +votes to become a 'real' JukePop author and not an 'Aspiring' JukePop author and whatnot, but it's all rather vague to me. I'd just like someone to read my stuff and give me some feedback!

All right - back to your regularly scheduled dA:ing!

Here's the link to chapter 1 (all that has been posted so far) again:

Linky!

-W

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:iconjoe-wright:
joe-wright Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2014   General Artist
Happy birthday, birthday twin! =D
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Wolfrug Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Omg, I forgot! HAPPY BIRTHDAY BELATEDLY BIRTHDAY TWINNNNNnnnnn!
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camelopardalisinblue Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much for the watch! I appreciate the support. :heart:
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Wolfrug Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
No problem! I always enjoy picking up new people to watch during FFM =)
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camelopardalisinblue Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I know what you mean!
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Sisterz0r Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014
Thank you for the faaaav! Whee! :lol:
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joe-wright Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013   General Artist
Happy birthday Wolferoo! I was going to say it in chat but I got distracted and then you left =(
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Wolfrug Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
And to you!
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Axxeros Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Birthday, Wolfrug! :hug:

I hope you have/had a good day (timedifference and all that),
but more importantly, I hope you'll have many more good, better, best, great, greater, greatest, awesme, awesomer, and awesomest days to come!
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Wolfrug Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I hope so too :D Thank you!
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