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Once a Warrior, Always a Warrior

By Eugena On June 8th, 2014

Among the so many other things I did this weekend, I worked a bit on Shinigami, knowing how the main character is at “Act 1” and will be at “Act 3” (more of screenwriting terms here than prose writing), I believe it’s important to keep showing her as being true to herself. I think sometimes it takes genuine courage to do that. And it will for Shirayukihime. Just as it will for Eleya in Rise of the New Masters when she faces a truth she would rather forget. Although important in Shin Megami Tensei: Persona, this idea is not really from that series. I think it is a strong idea present in many works. The idea of being true to yourself is among the best things you can commit to. After all, who wants to be lying to yourself? Of course, in great contrast, I do have characters that are. Brianna, for example.

I think that by writing scenes with that focus for the characters that adhere to that philosophy really fleshes them out, first of all for me, then also for the audience. I’m looking forward to writing the hard scene is Rise of the New Masters, where Eleya and a few minor characters will be dealing with something that really puts what they believe in, including themselves, to the test. And in Shinigami, Shirayukihime must realize her error and choose to deal with the avalanche that is its aftermath.

Once a Warrior, Always a Warrior, and these characters won’t be backing down.

Favorite Character Moments

By Eugena On June 18th, 2013

Hello out there, Readers and Fans.

I’ve been a very long hiatus from both blogging and writing, well fiction writing that is.  I thought I’d return with a few of my favorite moments.  My favorite comedic one has to be my very short spoof, A Modern Medieval (Picture Perfect).  I laugh every time I read that over, even though I know what’s coming.  As for The Age of Merrik: The Anointing, which I know some of you are familiar with, here’s a list warning: spoilers.

SPOILERS:

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Rise of the New Masters Ending Written

By Eugena On February 12th, 2011

I’m beginning to think I should start writing the ending first always.  Well, it was easier to do since this was a sequel.  Sequels are really HARD to write in my opinion.  But at last, I have written (detailed outline) the ending of this book (Rise of the New Masters), now to write my way there from the beginning.  Another great adventure in writing continues.

As a side note, I am considering not including Jonas in this one as he was greatly in love with Brianna who does not appear in this novel.  Although he gets somewhat close to Eleya and decides what Brianna has done to her is wrong in the screenplay adaption, this does not show in the first novel.  Although, I could just write in a few references or flashback scenes.

The Age of Merrik: Relationships and Such

By Eugena On November 4th, 2008

Ok, getting to another question.


This one stems from the screenplay version:

What is the big deal with the vow? Why not break it?


And a combo from the novel:

What is with the “I think I might kiss her” obsession from John? What’s the big deal about kissing? Does it mean something else?
(Yeah, put the something else in “”)

To answer them all at once, the big deal with the vow is very cultural. To break it is to lose honor. And, consider the explanation of the vow.  Merrik risks losing power by simply breaking it.

Kissing. That relates back to the vow. In real life, kiss all you want. Just be careful of mono. In the AOM world, if you are a sword master or wizard or other magic user, be careful not to lose your life. You are transferring your power to another, whether or not you want to.

The cautions of the vow become part of the culture, and even non-magic users (who may not know the origin) are cautious of it. As for “something else” it does not refer to that. Think of how much more power a character would lose that way. To answer an unspoken question, there was none of that between Merrik and Brianna. Good thing, Brianna did not need to absorb any magic power, and Merrik did not need to lose any.

Mirrors: Brianna and Liana

By Eugena On November 3rd, 2008

What’s next with Brianna?

I haven’t really decided what to do with her. In the previous version, I knew how she would show up again, but now, I am considering other ideas.

I had Brianna and Liana as reflections of each other. They were essentially the same, just on different sides of the battle. One difference . . .


Who is worse, Liana or Brianna?

SPOILERS AND POLL FOLLOW

Great Songs for Sword Master Characters

By Eugena On October 26th, 2008

Here are some great songs for various characters:

  • Ling – Zhan Shen “Mars” theme
  • For Revolutionizing the World- Shoujo Kakumei Utena
  • Virtual Star Embryology – Shoujo Kakumei Utena
  • Spira Mirabilis Theatre – Shoujo Kakumei Utena
  • Keep Holding On – Eragon
  • Misfocusing – Billie Piper (Liana)
  • When the World Ends – DMB (“The Cry of War”)

Songs for pairings:

  • How to Save a Life – The Fray (Merrik/Brianna)
  • Cable Car – The Fray (Merrik/Brianna)
  • Swallowed in the Sea – Coldplay (Zaedrif paring (spoiler))
  • Until – Sting (Zaedrif/Eleya)
  • The Scientist – Coldplay (Zaedrif/Eleya)
  • Stay With You – GooGoo Dolls (Annointing Finale, Merrik/Eleya)

Fan Suggestion:

Nothing Else Matters – Metallica

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 (Book Cover)

the forbidden secret of history is now his only hope

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