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The Age of Merrik: The Anointing

By Eugena On October 6th, 2008
The Age of Merrik: The Anointing (Book Cover)

The Age of Merrik: The Anointing

the forbidden secret of history is now his only hope

After his father’s death, Merrik, warrior and heir to the throne, brought stability to the war-torn kingdom of Tyera. But his fiancée brings about its destruction in her alliance with The General, the sworn enemy of the legendary sword masters and of the ancient Serafín. The General challenges Merrik’s authority and defeats him in battle, taking control over Tyera and enslaving the neighboring country of Rikan.

Merrik tries to regain his place as leader to rescue his people and the people of Rikan from The General’s iron grasp. In a desperate bid to save the country, his supporters find a mysterious woman, Merris, who becomes Merrik’s closest ally against The General. Aided by visions and warnings from the Serafín, Merrik and Merris must defeat The General before he can create his own super being to rule the world. Will Merrik be ready to accept the power of the ancient Serafín and become a Sword Master himself?

Visit The Age of Merrik’s Official Website.

Welcome

By Eugena On October 6th, 2008

July, 15, 2021:

Welcome to my new blog. It is currently being updated. Some posts may be missing.

Please check back later.

July 2021 Updates (Writing)

By Eugena On July 24th, 2021

Readers out there may be happy to know I am going to return to my writing endeavors. I put off a lot of it (not just social media and website or blog updates) due to that unwanted attention I have mentioned before. Other things interfered as well, but that is not something I am going to say in public. No, I wouldn’t call those other things nefarious or such.

Well, no more. No more what? Let me say this in a whole sentence:

No longer will I permit the unwanted attention to get in the way of me living my life. Those person(s) know exactly who you are, and you will get no warnings from me. Not that, in some cases, the warnings have meant anything.

I am not tolerating it any more. I have already metaphorically put my foot down here. I wanted to say this more publicly on my blog here. No longer will any of these people get in my way. Whine all you want, I dare you to send me instant messages, emails, etc.

I will take appropriate action.

Thanks for listening readers. Now for the exciting part.

I am considering entering an important competition. Unfortunately, some of my planning files are missing, so I will have to recreate much of it.

You may notice I have started referring to The Age of Merrik as The Age of Merrik & The Sword Masters. The Age of Merrik is the series featuring Merrik during his time as ruler, while The Sword Masters refers to the written universe as a whole. Dark Desires occurs under the “umbrella” The Sword Masters. I’ve done a lot of backstory on Eleya and the Sword Masters. I am working on Rise of the New Masters and Book 3 at the same time. I have the cut off point between them, but have not yet decided on which book some of the secondary scenes will appear in.

I once planned a game, Shattered Sky, based on The Anointing. That was with RPG Maker Ace software. I later worked one planning a different story with RPG Maker MV software. This second game focused on a new sword master, Talissa. It occurred before The Age of Merrik. Yet none of my planning has gone to waste. I planned for a character from Rise of the New Masters to appear in the game. Now Talissa and another character from the game will appear in Rise of the New Masters along with that other character.

July 2021 Updates (Website)

By Eugena On July 24th, 2021

I am a bit shocked I haven’t received any emails from “those of you out there who know who you are.”


As to my online endeavors, I am finishing up transitioning to my new website. Well, it is transitioning to a website I’ve had for a long time, but now my sites are all going to be here.


Quick Q & A to get out of the way:

Where did the comments feature go?

In an effort to prevent very inappropriate comments, I have disabled them. I do not need my readers here to be subjected to reading comments of “unwanted attention” from those I have referenced in previous post and several times in this blog. I am watering down quite a bit. On other blogs, I have had someone actually try and make it sound he/she was going to come to my house and . . . ? Well, what? I am not sure, but no need for that here.

Also, disabling comments will get rid of any problems users may have the comment hosting service, which was wordpress.com on some prior blogs and disqus on prior hosted blogs.


But how can I leave a comment?

A few ways. For any written work, I will usually post a link to where it has also been posted, such as FictionPress. You may also contact me via email (see contact page). I am not on Facebook often, but you can leave a message there. Just don’t expect to get a response any time soon.


Are there any interactive features anymore?

Sure, in fact I have a few things planned. For now, readers are invited to The Age of Merrik’s Fanpop Page for polls and quizzes.


Why are there are no previous results in the polls or less than before?

Since switching over now to polls via Fanpop, the old results from WordPress (com) and hosted blogs are not available. There were other poll results on the Fanpop page back when it was first started, but I don’t know what happened to them. Fanpop now has a new layout from before, so that might be related.


What happened to the first review for The Age of Merrik: The Anointing on Amazon’s Page?

I am keeping thoughts on this to myself for particular reasons, very good reasons. Though please feel free to read and leave your own review. Thanks!


The Age of Merrik: The Official Website

I have opened a brand new version of The Age of Merrik: The Official Website. It is still at its same location,

https://EMoulton.com/ageofmerrik

July 2021

By Eugena On July 24th, 2021

Close friends may find it a bit odd that I seemed to have nothing to say on the condo collapse tragedy in Miami, Florida, a city near and dear to me. I lived there once – though not near that specific area. No, family, friends, strangers, it was not that I had nothing to say. I don’t really post on Facebook. Sometimes, I feel like a post would seem so hollow. At least I can’t really express the depths of my emotion on this with a single post. Perhaps others can. I am very saddened by those who lost loved ones, in this incident, and other events of late. It is never easy to say goodbye. Perhaps even harder in such strange situations.

Though it is easy to say and harder to do, cherish those memories with the lost ones and remember the good times. Think of how enriched your life has been with those people in it. Even the smallest impact can make the greatest difference. I hope others close to those who have lost loved ones will continue to be a source of support for them.

A relative and I recently lost a good friend. I won’t go into any detail out of respect for that person’s family – after all, who wants your precious loved one to necessarily be the subject of a blog posts, regardless of the exact situation? (No, nothing strange. I don’t want to give out someone’s personal details in general.) The person will be missed. There will be moments of day-to-day life suddenly changed by the absence. But I will remember the good times. I hope that person’s family will as well and that family will somehow find peace.

As to why I did not update sooner: 1) Blogs migrating to new site and 2) In case I would get that unwanted attention, I didn’t want that to detract from the more important focus.

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Update (2021)

By Eugena On June 24th, 2021

Hello Everyone!

I hope you all are doing well. This is not an easy time for anyone.

I know some of you would love to engage in the “Does the Federal or the State government have the right to require me to wear a mask?” or the “Does a mask actually do anything?” but I don’t invite drama here. (Waiting for the flaming I received in my EXO Facebook post (see my previous blog post).) For those of you not in the US, you may have similar questions. Again, no politics here. I’m also not discussing legal matters here. Debate by yourselves or engage a lawyer for advice.

Though this I will say. For those of you who go out and do not wish to wear a mask, if you go in somewhere (ex: a store) and an employee tells you that you must wear a mask or other face covering to be in the store, please don’t give that person a hard time. That person is doing his or her job. There is no need to be cruel to that person. There is no need to be rude. That person is likely thankful for the job and does not wish to risk losing it. I am sure that if you think about it, you may remember one of your earlier jobs you may have had, even an unpleasant one. Imagine being that employee.

You do not have to go to that store (or other business). With the exception of a few kinds of businesses*, you do not have an actual RIGHT to go in that store. As in you cannot just demand entry and believe that no one can deny you.

I am not a fan of using “you” in a post, but here I will make a rare exception.


Website and Blog Updates:

I am switching over to a new blog service. I have found some old backups of blog posts, so I have updated the blog to include those. I have updated already recovered entries to the correct date and time. There is a big gap – 2009 to 2011. Some of the posts listed under 2011 may have come earlier, but I don’t have the right date and time for them.

I edited and deleted some entries due to spoilers I included. I decided not to spoil some surprises coming up.

I will be updating my website next. Note that my story published in Elfwood’s Woodworks, A Modern Medieval (Picture Perfect), is no longer available at that website as Elfwood is now offline. It is currently available in my blog here or on FictionPress.

I may update a bit more this year. I seem not to be receiving as much unwanted attention from those “certain person(s),” but I would not be surprised if one or more of you are reading these words.

It sounds strange, but such “unwanted attention” is a reality that some people face.

It reminds me of many years ago when Battle Angel Alita was first was in production (or at least in planning). I sent in my information for an audition, and a friend warned me what might happen should I get that role. All that attention from the manga/anime fanboys. Possibly a small reference to (insert reference to the “mature” related material here). Kids, please don’t ask what I just hinted at.

By the way, why isn’t this post marked mature? Because in the event that kids might read this, I don’t care to sugar coat something. Yes, I am not going to go into detail at the moment on that “unwanted attention,” but I will make clear, it is not appropriate. Children, if you are having this unwanted attention, please immediately talk about this with a trusted adult.

Stalking and harassment can happen to anyone. No matter the age, gender, social status, or fame level. It’s not something to gloss over. I will no longer tolerate it.

Not sorry to damper anyone’s mood.

Thanks again everyone for visiting my blog and stay safe!

2019 Update

By Eugena On July 28th, 2019

EXO (12)
Image Credit: Unknown,
possibly ladyboss1525 of Instagram.
(Please let me know if I need to correct this credit.)

Greetings Everyone:

As I recently stated on a public Facebook post:

(https://rebrand.ly/eugena-EXO-2019)

As you all may see from my profile, thanks to unwanted attention from certain people, I do not post much on social media. In fact, read it from my official blog. I did not post much before, but I certainly do not now.


In a brief return to social media this past week, a pro EXO comment led to a very much unwanted discussion about politics. Even using the disclaimer that my Facebook wall was not a place for politics was not enough to keep my EXO post a drama free zone.


I do not intend to use my social media accounts for discussion of certain subjects such as politics.


As I have often said in person before:


“I get paid to be dramatic, but you – you do it for free!”
(No this isn’t a specific “you” – that is just my quote.)


No drama is necessary on my social media feeds. Nor is it wanted.


Now as EXO is touring with EXO Planet #5, I have to say goodbye a bit more to social media right now. If anyone thinks my social media space is up for grabs to discuss politics, no worry. I am not making any additional space for that now.


I have great love and admiration for EXO and all its members – past and present. I was first a fan of EXO-M, influenced heavily by my fond memories of my Mandarin Chinese Language classmates, where I first discovered a different group, Transition.


I suppose the reasons why people like what they like and who they do can often only be understood by the individual person.


So, one last post for some bit, Keep Calm and Love EXO. Life – no matter how long it may be – is too short for negativity and stress.


Have a prosperous year everyone.


EXO: 谢谢你们的音乐。

I will no longer be updating social media or this blog for now. Expect only minor updates or downtime for website (technical) updates.

Perhaps sometime I might return again to social media and to updating this blog.

Have a prosperous year everyone.

To My Merrik

By Eugena On April 17th, 2019

Thank you everyone for keeping us in your thoughts and prayers. My precious (furry) boy Merrik passed on earlier this morning, exactly one month shy of his fifteenth birthday. Though I’m heartbroken to see him go, I try to remember the fond times, and I know he was happy with all of us and knew he was very loved.

I have recently moved to a dog friendly place, and I am glad he got to see it. I don’t regret any of my many years with him. He was surrounded by his close family and always knew he was loved. I will miss him very much, and I am thankful for his time with all of my family.

He loved us unconditionally, and no day passed when he did not show his love for us. He made our lives so much fuller.

Updates and Megami Pandora Contests

By Eugena On September 24th, 2018

To all my fans and those who are not, I hope you all have been well.

Many of you may be wondering about my silence and lack of updates on my writing or other projects through my websites and social media. It has been rather unfortunate that I have received unwanted attention which had only been made worse by a continued online presence. So, I have stopped that online presence for a while and will continue to do so. I will not respond to many emails, social media comments, etc. I may return to my online presence, but as to when I cannot disclose at this time. This did not begin recently, but as I have received some emails requesting updates, I have finally decided to update you all.

This is my open letter to thank all of my family, friends, and those of you I do not know personally. I have not forgotten about all of you. Thus, I post this as a “Hello for now.”

I am also posting this to give official notice that I am closing the Megami Pandora contests*. The last date for entry is October 25, 2018. Thank you for all your interest. I can understand some of the hesitation to put in a name to someone you may not know personally. There has been one official entry and that first name will appear in a draft of the novel. As to whether or not it stays, this may be up to the publisher. The name used will be based on the name as given to me. So, if this person was – as is common in online communication as many of you know and some practice – using an alias name, you may not see the name appear under the “actual” name. I reserve the right to refuse entry of a name or alias that is offense, nonsense (for example, contains numbers), or shares a name with pre-established major character in Megami Pandora or other writing projects, as well as refusal for other good cause.

I am considering a brief return to social media status for a Go Fund Me or similar campaign for Doe** who has been undergoing long-term medical testing and attempted treatments. I have noticed a lot of success in funds for IVF and similar but am not sure in the success rate for other needs. (IVF is not the subject for Doe.) Perhaps some of you might have some thoughts on that. I am willing to read your comments or emails on this subject.

I appreciate all of your heartfelt words of support, well-wishes, good vibes, prayers, etc. Please do not expect any updates on any personal life details. I have never said much of my personal life online status will not say anything now. Thanks to my experience with my online presence, expect an absolute silence on the personal details now. If any of you are curious, I am pointing to family and private relationships and status. I am adding a PSA here to say in my opinion no one should post information about their minor (not adult) children, grandchildren, etc., online. Ever. If this applies to me (again, I am not saying either way), it is something I will not do. Anyone who thinks it would be appropriate to post online that kind of information about me or those related to me can expect that I will demand this information to be removed. Those of you who are my friends on Facebook may notice a slight disclosure here and there on my personal life details (PSA still in place), but they are very slim.

To all of my supporters, it has been fun sharing my journey with you. Perhaps we will “speak” again some day.

With my sincere gratitude.

Eugena Moulton

** Doe is a pseudonym used here for privacy reasons.

Merry December 2014

By Eugena On December 16th, 2014

Hi everyone.  I hope you all are having a fun-filled and safe holiday season.  Last month was National Novel Writing Month, and I didn’t get my goal of 50,000 words, but I did get over half.  I’m pleased to say that The Age of Merrik: The Anointing sequel, Rise of the New Masters, should be finished by the end of the year.  Then I anticipate some time for edits and later publication.  Considering the large amount of material I have already written for it, I will be breaking my draft of Rise of the New Masters into Rise of the New Masters and (I don’t feel like sharing the title quite yet, SPOILERS) book number 3.

I look forward to a prosperous 2015, filled with (among other great things) more books.  Merrik Moulton and I would like to wish you and yours a very Merry, fun, and safe holiday season.

Eugena and Merrik 2014
Holiday Wishes from Eugena and Merrik (2014)

Negotiation Article May Not Go Forward

By Eugena On December 6th, 2011

It’s been a semester already and it appears the proposed new International Law Journal publication* at Appalachian School of Law may have been dropped. I don’t know that for sure, but I have heard only that it may not go forward, although this is not definite. I know several of you out there were looking forward to reading it for quite some time. Perhaps it may appear elsewhere.

* Clarification: The Journal itself may not go forward, not just a particular article.

Update: As of 2012, Appalachian School of Law has not introduced the International Law Society’s proposed new Law Journal. I do not know if they will release this in the future. I have now graduated, so, regardless, I would not expect my article to appear in the Law Journal even if it comes to fruition later.