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Back from exile...

29 Oct 2009 05:09 #17119 by taliesan
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So, there were a lot of funny bits running through my mind when I sat down to write this re-introduction. Getting lost and ending up in the Phantom Zone, being enslaved by Ursa, it takes time to chew through the straight jacket, ect. But the plain fact is that I was going through a lot of crap in my life back in the summer of 2006 (has it really been that long?). And I let things overwhelm me and I dropped out. And for the readers who I left hanging and had kind words of encouragement for me, I'm sorry I dropped out without even leaving a 'thanks and goodbye'. You deserved better.

To tell the truth, I'm still going through a lot of crap in my real life. This year has been noticibly worse than any other year I can think of. Even outside of SWM, I've always tried to do creative things, and this year it seems that whenever I get some creative momentum going, there's a crisis or, unfortunate to say, a death, that happens to suck the wind out of my sails.

And I've totally had it with the universe. My name isn't Peter Parker; I'm not contractually obligated to be kicked around by Fate for the entertainment of jaded observers. I'm determined not to let the universe win yet again this year. So, I'm forging ahead with ideas that have been percolating in my mind for years, some of which predates that brief and enjoyable creative spurt I had here.

I've been lurking here for a while now without logging in, using the update tracker and wondering whether or not to come back. But I did manage to get up the initiative to log back in one night. I was amazed I remembered a password I haven't used in years. I was even more amazed, and touched that my story was even still remembered with some fondness. So, for lfan, Lastleaf, anon, and others, thank you for remembering me kindly. Your posts and the original posts about Ascension helped give me the extra push to get moving again.

So, the big question for some. Am I continuing Ascension?

Yes. But....




Don't worry. It's a nice 'But...'

I will be continuing the story, but in a different format. There is a very good chance Ascension might be evolving very soon into a real comic book. Yes, an honest to goodness, walk-into-the-shop-and-buy-off-the-rack comic. A comic that may even be able to premier at Comic-Con '10, if everything lines up right. Not from any of the bigs, of course, but a small start-up group that I've been invovled with for well on 10 years now. We've had our ups and downs, but we've perservered and now things are really starting to come togather. And I've pitched the basics of Ascension to my freind/editor as one of my initial projects. He likes it, but he thinks it may not be the right time for the story with so many 'girl power' projects firmly in people's minds. Personally, I don't care anymore if someone says my ideas are derivative; there's no original ideas left in storytelling anyways, and making an idea new and exciting is far more important for distinguishing it than originality, in my opinion.

I'm not asking for an e-mail campaign to help push the idea; really the whole thing is up to me in terms of proving that I can provide a good script and story. Then the idea should sell itself. I'm also not going to ask for SWM to pull the original stories, either. In fact, I'm currently re-writing small pieces to make the story so far fit where I want to take it now. So those updated #1-4 will come soon. I've also got a few story ideas for here to work on and post in the meantime. I want to convert what I do have for Ascension into a script format first, but I'll be doing these side stories as well.

Drop me a PM here if you want to contact me, the old email has been long dead for me.

Talk to you all soon.

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30 Oct 2009 01:37 #17126 by Sarge395
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Welcome back!

Where can I find an read Ascension again?

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30 Oct 2009 02:01 #17128 by lfan
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It's in the storybank, Sarge!

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Where can I find an read Ascension again?

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30 Oct 2009 07:18 #17131 by Woodclaw
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These are really great news. Ascension is a great story and I hope to see it on comic book shelf very soon. Congratulations.

(formerly Anon, still Librarian)

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31 Oct 2009 00:37 #17144 by yaracyrrah
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Welcome back! Sorry to hear that your life has sucked / is sucking, but hopefully we can be a source of positive vibes for you. I look forward to reading your stories in whatever media they occur.

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31 Oct 2009 01:19 #17145 by martinblasick
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I look forward to reading your stories. :)

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