Star of Ashor Blog Launch

Welcome Reader,

If you are here then it means you have either been invited or stumbled upon this new site. It’s a site I intend to use for promoting my personal creative works and importantly, trying to do what I can to help other aspiring creators through some of the processes that they are undertaking.

In a world where a large number of works seem to be the product of a checklist or assembly line rather than genuine creative efforts, it can be daunting task to make one’s own works stand out in a sea of other content.

I like storytelling and character building. I like worlds that come alive and get me interested. As a result the focus of the “how to” and discussion articles will focus mostly on storytelling and how to improve that skill!

Since I personally find things like comics, writing, and art to be good creative outlets for myself, those will be the mediums I try to aim the discourse toward.

In addition to the hopefully well reasoned skill building articles, there will be topics relating to my own work, my own stories and perhaps those of friends as well. Using that work as a barometer, you can see if the techniques some of the articles present are worth listening to!

If that sounds interesting to you, keep reading!

Skill building

I am currently in the final editing stages for my first novel: Star of Ashor which I plan to self publish.

Creating this novel has been a huge number of working hours and a significant portion of my life to this point has been spent developing and shaping concepts used within it. As a result, I feel like I have spent so much time creating characters and building worlds, that it would be a shame not to share some of the things I have learned.

From the moment I first picked up a pencil in kindergarten and started drawing rather than listening to the teacher, or when I started my first long form stories in junior high school, I have been learning, sometimes the hard way, what makes sense and what does not.

I have always loved role playing and understanding others to the best of my ability. Once I neared the end of Star of Ashor I realized that I loved making characters, something that explains years of hobbies including time spent in online role playing games etc.

Spending time world building for not just Star of Ashor, but several story worlds, all of which I feel have been received pretty well when explained to people, has given me an enthusiasm to share some of the potentially beneficial things that aspiring creators could benefit from.

Too often I talk to people who say they have an idea and simply never pursue it, or have given up due to negative feedback. I want to ensure that those who are stuck, can try to get going if that is what they really want to do.

My goal is to make sure that if there is a content creator out there, no matter what stage of life they are in, that they can gain the confidence to pursue their creative vision! I want every creator to have a chance to shine and show their talents and capabilities to anyone who wants to take part!

The Roadmap

Since I am creating the site by hand myself, it may take a while to iron out all of the things I need to add to it. Please bare with me as we go forward.

I am looking forward to having you visit and read, and as the site develops I hope to be able to hear feedback from you too.

Short: Military Cloning Initiative (Part 1)

The following is an excerpt from classified document:

NMSC-1-6b-7a “Military Cloning Initiative”

RE: MTAL Cloning Initiative
To: MTALRES.Exec

Hi Cmdr,

I believe that the premise is sound. I think the idea of using the technology for improvement among the ranks is a good one, but I question our ability to provide that service to existing personnel.

If we made the process widespread, we would essentially be creating two tiers of service personnel and I think that we need to consider the ramifications of that when we are deciding what to do.

I agree more with F. Cmdr Genain’s idea that we run a pilot program before doing anything widespread, especially given the hypothesis posed by Dr. Sinter’s team at the recent conference in their paper(@ SRC-16A-2243)

The 16A-BL4 Nano-machine they demonstrated has the potential to do what we need if we start with embryonic manipulation. The low error rate on copy they demonstrated is better than the natural genetic copy mechanism by a decent margin. Of course we will probably have to verify what they were doing actually results in the success they are claiming.

I am very interested in what Dr. Sinter was doing with hybridization and I think we need to keep a very close eye on that. It has interesting implications for MTALRES in my opinion

Thanks,
-D