Hello, thanks for stopping by my blog. Here I will occasionally put up excerpts from one of my novels, Element Wielder (Which I hope to publish one day). I will also ramble uncontrollably on occasions about other things that I enjoy like books, video games, and manga.
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Cidralic, The poison wielder
A character from my novel. The narcissistic poison wielder, Cidralic. Drawn by Raphael. Here is a link to his Deviantart portfolio.http://deslaias.deviantart.com/
So, My novel is finally available.
It's available for Kindle (Amazon), Smashwords, Kobo, and Ibooks.
Even if you don't have a Kindle, all you have to do is download the Kindle app and tada! Link To Amazon page with Element Wielder
“His mother’s screams remained etched in his mind. He promised himself that night he would never again stand by as people he cared for suffered, and he would one day kill Volcseck. He intended to keep those promises.”
Falcon Hyatt has a problem. For reasons unknown to him he can wield all the elements, not only basics like fire and water, but also those more advanced, like space and poison. And now the chaos element, the same one his parents’ killer Shal-Volcseck wields, has awakened within him, with catastrophic results.
To complicate matters, the Suteckh Empire has declared war on the capital cities of Va’siel. Now he must venture out into the world with his friends Lao, Faith, and Aya on a mission to stop the Suteckh from taking over Va’siel, and find his parents killer, as all the while he struggles to suppress his newfound abilities.
In his quest Falcon is forced to question what he’s really fighting for, where his loyalties lie, and his own character. Is he truly a good person, or an even more dangerous menace than the dreaded Shal-Volcseck? Element Wielder is the story of faith, love, and a young man’s struggle to continue on his quest, when surrendering to his emotions and giving up is so much easier.
Well, this is an unusual post, but it's that time of the year again. Me and my son have gone a little crazy playing the monopoly game at Albertson's. We go literally everyday to get new pieces (I think the cashiers know me by name now).
So far all we've managed to get is a lot of regular pieces (and a free bag of Chip's Ahoy cookies!), but we did actually manage to get one rare piece yesterday. We got V812, which is one of the rare pieces required to win the $100,000. The other rare piece needed to win the prize is V816. So if anyone has that piece or just happens to know someone who does, contact me
I now found another rare piece. R828 for the 25,000 backyard prize.
I'm also selling closed and unopened pieces, so you can contact me for that too (LOL).
My email is firstname.lastname@example.org
Anyone else playing? What pieces do you need? Fell free to post and share here.
Hey, I been MIA foe a while now. So I thought I would just do a small update on what I been doing thus far (with my writing at least).
I have two ideas floating on my head for a while now that could be potential stories. One is for a women's fiction novel, and the other for a children's or young adult steampunk novel (Wild West setting). I began outlining some of the plots for both stories, but I haven't gotten far on either of them.
I also bought a book from Amazon titled "Everyday Life in the Wild West: From 1840-1900". I'm hoping that reading it will help add a more genuine taste to my story since it covers may mundane things that add that little touch of believability.
I also been revising a bit of my second novel, The Lost and the Wicked, and am in the process of submitting the chapters in Critique Circle for review.
That's pretty much it for me right now (at least for writing). How about some of you? What have you been doing?
Hello there. It's been a while, I know. For this post I decided to keep it rather simple and just list my top 5 anime/cartoon's of all time. Notice that they are in no particular order, as they are all awesome and choosing just one as my all-time favorite would drive me crazy (well, more crazy than I already am). So, here they are (drumroll please).
VISION OF ESCAFLOWNE/ESCAFLOWNE
The series follows a teenage high school girl named Hitomi, who finds herself pulled from Earth to the planet Gaea when a boy named Van appears on the high school track while battling a dragon. In Gaea, she is caught in the middle of a war as the Zaibach Empire attempts to take over Gaea. Van (King of Fanelia), with aid from Allen (an Asturian Knight), commands his mystical mech Escaflowne in the struggle to stop the Zaibach Empire. Hitomi's fortune telling powers blossom in Gaea as she becomes the key to awakening Escaflowne and to stopping Zaibach's plans. (Info from Wikipedia.com)
If I had to choose one anime series to rule them all...er I mean as my favorite, there's a big chance this would be it. Escaflowne released in 1993 as a 26 episode series. It's unfortunate that so many people, even anime fans, do not know this wonderful anime. It's an action packed series with a great story that keeps you entertained until the very last episode. If you haven't seen it, then you are seriously missing out. It cost's a measly 20 dollars or less at Amazon. (Let's just not talk about the horrible movie that followed).
Avatar: The Last Airbender
Avatar: The Last Airbender is set in an alternate world in which the "nations" are divided along the lines of elements: the Water Nation, the Earth Nation, the Fire Nation, and the Air Nation. The titular Avatar was supreme master of the four elements and was predestined to protect the rest of his world against the evil Fire Nation. Abruptly disappearing from view, the Avatar resurfaced in the form of 12-year-old Aang, the last of the Airbender tribe. Discovered frozen in ice near the South Pole by two young members of the Water tribe, Katara and Sokka, the irresponsible Aang had to summon up enough strength -- and self-esteem -- to do battle against the villainous Firebenders. (Info from Fandango.com)
Whenever someone (which is rare) tell's me that they don't watch Avatar: The Last Airbender, I can't help but stare at them in utter confusion. How could anyone not watch this awesome series? It has action, humor, heart, great story, and awesome characters. While Aang isn't really my favorite character, the cast surrounding him is second to none. Katara grow's so much during the series and is just pre badass (She is the only one who consistently beat's Azula). And how about Toph? She is the source of so many laugh's and funny moment's. Soka is a great source of comic relief, and like his sister, grows a lot during the story. He's funny moment's don't feel forced or rushed, unlike another certain Avatar character cough... Bolin...cough.
And now that I'm on the subject, am I the only one who would love to see these awesome fight's?
Boomi vs. Toph
Boomi vs. Iroh
Katara Vs. Toph Naruto/Naruto Shippuden
The plot tells the story of Naruto Uzumaki, an adolescent ninja who constantly searches for recognition and dreams to become the Hokage, the ninja in his village who is acknowledged as the leader and the strongest of all. The series is based on a one-shot comic by Kishimoto that was published in the August 1997 issue of Akamaru Jump. (Source: Wikpidia.com)
In my opinion no other anime series has created a more rich and diverse world than Naruto. The variety of jutsus. taijutsu's, and genjutsu's is just crazy. Shadow clone Jutsu anyone? Sure, the show can drag on at times, but it's still a blast to follow. Shippuden is where the show really hit its stride. So many awesome battle's take place in Shippuden. (Pein vs Naruto, Pein vs. Jirayah, Killer Bee vs. Kisame, Raikage vs. Anyone). In Shippuden we also get to see Naruto finally grow up into a capable fighter, able to take on S-class ninja (even though he's technically still a Genin).
It's not only the fight's. It's always nice to see someone who has been dealt a bad (and I do mean bad) hand in life, and still fight to better himself. Not only does Naruto better himself, he (almost) always does it with a smile and an upbeat attitude. In the original Naruto it's interesting to see the path's that both Naruto and Gaara took. They both were dealt very similar hand's, but while Naruto used the negativity that people had toward him to challenge himself to become better, Gaara did not. Gaara used the hatred toward him to breed more hatred. Not until he met Naruto did his view in life change.
Plus any Tv Show with the best anime character of all time has to be in my top 5. MINATO!!!!!!
Digimon Season's 1 &2
Digimon involves of boys and girls being whisked to a parallel reality called the Digital World (sometimes called "DigiWorld" for short) while at summer camp. They were taken there because they were chosen to become DigiDestined, the children that would save the Digital World (along with Earth near the end of the series) from the evil forces that threatened to destroy it. Each of the children received a Digimon partner who waspreprogrammed to be bonded to them, as well as miniature devices called Digivices. With the power of the Digivices, their Digimon partners could become stronger forms to battle enemies or save their partners from danger. (Info from: Digimonwiki.com) Ahhhhh...Digimon. I grew up watching this series, eagerly awaiting to see what the Digimon's next eveloution looked like. And now, I'm showing this show to my son (He love's it too!). The Simpsons
The Simpsons is a satirical parody of a middle class American lifestyle epitomized by its family of the same name, which consists of Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa, and Maggie The show is set in the fictional town of Springfield and parodies American culture, society, television, and many aspects of the human condition (Info from: Wikipedia.com)
With all the anime pic's on my top 5, you guy's probably didn't see this one coming. Well, you should have. The Simpsons is funny and always a joy to watch. Plus it bring's back memories.
This is the last part of chapter one. I have spent so more time than I care to admit editing and re-editing. Yet, everytime I read it I still find something to "fix" or change. However, it's still fun. Onward!!!!!!
It wasn’t the best of training grounds, just a field of dead grass with scattered pine trees. The terrain was uneven and dozens of squirrels scurried over the grounds, but it served its purpose.
Falcon met his brothers gaze as he brought his sword up. Even though his brother was seventeen years old, and Falcon only twelve, anyone who saw them together would have a hard time refuting they were related. They both had the same slender nose, same light tan skin, and same curled eyelashes.
Falcon hands tingled with excitement as he lunged for an attack. The sound of steel clashing filled the air as their swords met. “How are you so good with a sword?” he asked, trying to maintain his stance. “You don't even like using them .”
“Don’t worry about that,” said Albert, easily blocking another one Falcon’s attacks. “Just focus on the duel.” He then threw his sword hard into a nearby tree. Leaves rained down and the sword quivered as its sharp end dug firmly into the tree bark. He held out his hand and wind wielded his spear, which rested against the tree trunk, toward him. He held out the magnificent weapon, it stood over eleven feet in length. Its bright green shaft sparkled whether in night or day. Fastened to the end of the shaft was a sharp steel head.
Falcon scratched his head, pondering on the best way to get past such a long weapon. He had never been able to do it before, but today, with the memory of his mother, he knew he could do it. He grinned as he repeatedly swung his small sword at Albert, but his brother sidestepped all of his attacks with ease.
The sun was now close to descending behind the large green mountains of Ladria. Falcon was determined to make the most of the last few minutes he had left of light.
“Focus,” ordered Albert. “Your head is not in the fight.”
“Um…sorry.” Falcon resumed his barrage of attacks. Left, right, left, right, down, up. It made no difference; wherever he attacked, he could not find an opening.
“Stop!” ordered Albert, leaning his spear on the ancient tree. Falcon brought his hands down to his knees as he took in deep breaths of stale air. He was drenched in sweat. His aching body begged for a break. “Tell me, Falcon, what was going through your head just now? Don’t tell me it was the fight, because I know it wasn’t.”
I was thinking about mom and dad. I don’t remember much about that time, and you never talk about it, but I do know they were killed on this day five years ago.”
“Why would you be thinking of them in the middle of a duel?”
“I can’t help it. I hear moms scream as that…that monster Shal-Volcseck murdered her. I have to become stronger for mom, and kill him for what he did to her and….” Falcon’s face muscles tightened as he pressed his lips together. He couldn’t believe he had just told his brother his plan; he had kept it a secret from him until now.
To his surprise, Albert simply crouched and asked, “Shal-Volcseck, huh? Tell me, how do you plan to beat the most notorious criminal in Va’siel history? How can you defeat the only known chaos wielder? And how would you kill a man who has lived over ten-thousand years and has defeated entire armies single-handedly?”
“I don’t know,” he answered, kicking the ground under him. “I don’t know but even though most of the events of that night are a blur. Moms screams remain etched in my mind. I promised myself that night that I would never again stand by as people I care about suffer, and that I would one day kill Volcseck. I intend to keep those promises.”
(I skipped section of the story becasue I wanted to minimize the post. But I'll give a recap)
At this point the Ladria (city they live in) high council sends a messenger to collect Albert. He goes at once to see what the council wants, but he promises Falcon that he'll be back in no time.
Albert strode into the nearly empty grand hall where the five council members sat awaiting his arrival. The men relaxed on cushioned throne-like chairs high up in an arc.
“Welcome, Mr. Hyatt,” greeted an old man who sat at the center of the men. “I am the head of the Ladria council members, councilman Masters.”
“Greetings, councilmen. How may I be of service” asked Albert, doing his best to not breathe in the thick aroma of lavender incense.
“We have summoned you because we have an issue of grave importance to discuss with you. Something that may change the fate of Ladria as well as Planet Va’siel forever.” The councilman cleared his throat. “But you must promise not divulge what you hear here to anyone.”
Albert cleared his throat. This did not sound good. “Of course I won’t, sir.”
Councilman Masters smiled as he rubbed his white goatee. “Good, good.” He then placed his hand on the council member beside him. “Councilman Rohan, if you please.”
“We’ve been observing you for quite some time now, Mr. Albert Hyatt,” began councilman Rohan. He was a short man with countless scars etched across his face. “Grand champion of the royal tournaments since you were just twelve years of age, owner of all the trial and strategy records at the royal academy, undefeated in battle with the highest academic grades, and not once injured in battle. Only the legendary Golden Wielder can match those feats.”
Albert grimaced. Was this why they called me for? For a pat on the back? “I’m sorry, councilmen, but what is the point of this meeting?”
“The point is, Mr.Hyatt,” answered councilman Masters, rising from where he sat, “is that you’re the kind of person we need to put our plan into action. A plan that will benefit everyone in Ladria for centuries to come.” Albert felt his skin crawl as his eyes and councilman Masters met. “You do want to do what is best for the people of Ladria, don’t you?”
“Then listen well, tomorrow….” Albert stared at the dark patterned floor, not wanting to believe what the councilman was telling him.
“What say you?” barked councilman Masters, growing impatient by Albert’s indecision.
Albert remained quiet. His chest tightened as he realized what he had to do.
The old council member leaned forward in his chair, his frail frame shaking with anger. He ground his large yellow teeth as he shouted even louder than before. “What say you, A—aaargh.” Albert’s spear drove through the councilman’s chest.
The remaining council members made a dash for the door as they realized Albert’s intent. Before they could escape a gust of wind blew the remaining four men into the wall and pinned them in place. Their mouths opened in terror, but no sound came out. His strong wind made it impossible for them to speak or even breathe.
Albert pulled out his spear from councilman Masters’ chest and turned his attention to his remaining targets. The last thing they saw was his spear headed toward their hearts. He took a look around and let out a sigh of relief. Good, no survivors or witnesses.
The councilmen’s lifeless bodies lay motionless on the floor, surrounded by a pool of blood as Albert calmly strolled out of the chambers.
Well, that's the end of the first chapter. Feel free to leave any comments or thoughts below. Soyanora.
Hey, What's up, everyone. This is my first ever post! So bear with me while I figure all this blogging stuff out. I decided to keep it pretty simple for my first post. It's just an excerpt from the first chapter of my novel. Feel free to leave some comments if you like (if you don't have a Blogger or Google+ account, you can still leave comments with Facebook or Twitter acc.). I start this little tidbit with the final match between the two finalists (The wind wielder, Albert Hyatt vs. the Earth wielder, Mathias). The main character of my story Falcon Hyatt (Don't ask where I got the idea for the name). This post is a little on the long side. I will make sure they are shorter the next time. I uploaded the end of chapter one in a separate post. So if you want to read how the first chapter ends, feel free to read that post. ONWARD!
(The battle is NOT where chapter one begins. This is just where I decided to start the excerpt).
“Warriors, are you ready?” Both fighters raised their weapons into the air. “Begin!” Albert immediately brought both his hands together and created two small balls of wind, which he released with tremendous speed. They left a trail of dust as they rushed toward Albert’s opponent. Mathias stomped his feet and an earth wall rose before him. The two air balls disintegrated as they slammed into the barrier. Mathias’ brown earth emblem, which rested firmly on the dorsal part of his emblem glove, sparkled as he went on the offensive. With a forward push from his hands the wall of rock, which until a moment ago had stood stationary, raced toward Albert. Albert didn’t flinch as he shot thin wind gusts from his hands. The gusts created light-green ripples as they navigated through the air. They cut the earth wall into hundreds of thin slices. With loud thumps, the wall fragments crashed to the ground. Albert’s light-green wind emblem brightness intensified as he wielded wind to boost his speed. He zigzagged between earth attacks, closing the distance between him and Mathias. Mathias’ eyes bulged in shock. He dug both hands into the ground and cut out a large chunk of rock. He grunted and cursed as sweat ran down his arms and torso. At first Falcon feared that the rock might crush him. But a second later Mathias lifted the giant rock over his head. The crowd gasped, amazed by the feat of strength before their eyes. Then in one fell swoop Mathias threw the brown lump. Albert unhinged his spear and ran it forward to meet the lump of earth. Falcon heart raced. A spear would not cause a dent in such a large object. However, when he saw the coating of green water-like energy around the spear, his worries dissolved. Albert had infused his spear with wind energy! The chunk of earth shattered into hundreds of pieces as the spear drove through it. Falcon bit down on his lip. He couldn’t put his finger on it, but something in the air felt amiss. Lightning! As soon as Falcon sensed what was going on, the hundreds of rock shards that surrounded his brother shattered, releasing lightning bolts around him. Albert crashed into the stone wall. Had it not been for the ball of wind he had surrounded himself with, he would surely be unconscious, or dead. Falcon’s mouth fell open. How had I not sensed it before? Mathias was a dual wielder! On his left glove he wore an earth emblem, but on the right, he had a lightning emblem. There was no mistaking the dark blue emblem with yellow lightning ripples that remained in constant movement at its center. Despite the sudden development, Falcon noticed that Mathias was more surprised then he by what just happened. He stood rigid, clearing his throat. With trembling lips he looked up at the emperor of Missea. On the other hand, Albert remained calm as he waved away the wind shield around him. He then swung his spear forward, sending a gust of wind that shattered the ground as it raced toward his opponent. The wind gust met its target. Despite his large size, Mathias flew into the coliseum wall, hitting so hard that the stone burst into an explosion of cracks. At a snail’s pace Mathias jumped up and reached for his mallet that had landed a foot from him. But now Albert stood above him. Mathias swung his shield forward, but Albert kicked it away from his hands. He then pressed his spear down on Mathis’ neck, stopping just before piercing his flesh. “Yield,” ordered Albert. Mathias scanned his surroundings in desperation. His eyes settled on his mallet. Falcon was certain he was considering making a dash for it. “Don’t even think about it,” said Albert, pushing the tip of the spear deeper into Mathias’ neck. A drop of blood trickled to the ground. The crowd fell silent, eager to see what would transpire. “I yield,” muttered Mathias, kicking and punching the ground. A screen of dust rose into the air.” When the dust settled, Albert still remained standing over Mathias. Except this time instead of extending his spear, he extended his hand to his fallen opponent. “Winning or losing doesn’t matter, my friend,” he said. “Learn from this loss, and allow it to make you better.” The large wielder didn’t look up or take Albert’s hand. He simply rose and lumbered back to his corner. The crowd roared to life once more. Falcon felt a sense of pride and admiration for his brother as he joined in with the cheers. "Albert, Albert, Albert!" Well, there it is. Feel free to leave any comments you may have. Thanks and see you guys.