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- Saint Roku University -

Saint Roku University is a massive fanfiction/fanart project that could perhaps be best summarized as Avatar: TLA/LoK meets How I Met Your Mother in a college setting (though less comedy and perhaps more Gillmore Girls-like drama/friendship/feelings...?). It is NOT a retelling of any Avatar story but rather a huge love letter and narrative reply to the Avatar series, exploring themes concerning young adulthood. It is currently planned to be re-worked into an original series.
You can find the full art gallery below, and the story starts here: destiny-smasher.deviantart.com…

- Original Projects -

Artwork pertaining to the upcoming original projects I'll be working on this year as I try to start getting published. You can find info on each of my original series works-in-progress at these links:

Rokudai: destiny-smasher.tumblr.com/pos…
DownRight Fierce: destiny-smasher.tumblr.com/pos…

Rokudai and SRU Art Gallery

Esteemed

My next project after SRU is finished, 'Esteemed' will follow a more focused story about Toph Beifong grappling with the stresses of adulthood as she works to protect Republic City, ward off Yakone and his gang, and figure out how on earth to be a good mother. The story will also explore the lives of Toph's friends and their families.

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- DownRight Fierce -
A graphic novel concept directly inspired by the Street Fighter franchise (and fighting games in general), this would follow the story of Nishiko, a rash, violent, but passionate fighter who learns about the consequences of obsession and violence.
destiny-smasher.deviantart.com…

Currently being written out as a prose novel, I'd still like to work comic pages into the story.

Chapter 5 Draft:
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- Stop - (Big Hero 6)

A short story centered on GoGo Tomago.

Complete
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- Versatility - (The Walking Dead Game)
"I did it for you, Clem. For us. We're free now."

Chapter 6:
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- What We Learned at Rokudai -
A sequential, slice-of-life young adult fiction inspired by characters and concepts from Avatar: The Last Airbender and Legend of Korra. Currently being modified and revised from its original form as a fanfic (SRU).
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Chapter 6 draft:
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- The Focused / Mud, Sweat, and Tears -

A story being written as two separate stories at once. One version will follow Yatra and Kiwidinok in an original sci-fi fantasy world; their story will be inspired by AtLA, and video games like Bastion, Journey, and The Last of Us.

The fanfic version: A weary Katara and Toph travel across a world ravaged by the Phoenix King. The Battle of Sozin's Comet was lost. Avatar Aang is dead. Now the two are all each other has left in a world that has no place for them.

Both versions will contain a lot of the same text and ideas, but will be tweaked to tell two different versions: one as an original story, one as a 'fanfic AU,' thereby demonstrating how writing AU fiction can be a great creative springboard for making original works.

{On Hiatus for now}
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- Esteemed -
Exploring the life of Chief Toph Beifong and the weight of her responsibilities during her time in Republic City as a police officer and a mother -- as well as the life of her daughter, Lin, who grew up to follow in her mother's footsteps.

{On Hiatus for probably a long time still}

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Destiny (PS4)
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Over the Garden Wall (TV)
The Walking Dead (TV)
Steven Universe (TV)

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December 2014

Journal Entry: Fri Dec 19, 2014, 1:43 AM





Well, here we are. 2014's end is upon us. Noteworthy recent events for me: Super Smash Bros. 4 hit console, the new Walking Dead season started up, Legend of Korra is finally done, I got to spend a couple days marathoning stories I love with my Sister-Face...

And a couple of beautiful new Rokudai pieces were made, too.
(Rokudai) For Auld Lang Syne by Destiny-Smasher(Rokudai) Corane by Destiny-Smasher
But 2014, or at least the second half of it, has turned out to be a dud for me, creatively. My Kickstarter failed, and even though I have more spare time recently, I just haven't been able to focus on any one project long enough to feel like I'm making traction. I'm not very far into DownRight Fierce in its new novel format, and I'm only just recently getting into editing Rokudai, which apparently my heart just isn't into right now. Not the story, but the actual technical editing process.

I've gotten some new scenes for Rokudai written and merged them with edited versions of old scenes, but I still have a few big choices to make going forward, such as what I'll do now that I'm nixing SRU!Zuko & Azula (merge them into a single character? Get rid of them altogether?), and which parts of the story to get rid of, as well as where best to insert the new parts...It's a bit of a mess right now, but I'm also only one person. Working an exhausting retail shipping job during the holiday season. Who's also dealing with sexual frustration and existential depression in inconsistent bouts. I feel like I have a natural gift to tell stories but that doesn't mean anything if I can't do anything with it, which can't happen if the right person doesn't see it, or something. Smack in the middle of SRU I got so much feedback and support, and now it's barely a trickle. Makes me feel like the only reason people cared about my writing in the first place was because it was fanfiction.

I don't currently have a future. I don't have a car, my biological family's a weird mess on the opposite side of the country, my makeshift family can't last forever (we inevitably will have to part ways, sooner or later), I haven't have genuine romantic contact in like two and a half years or more, I have no kids, no career...All I seem to have in regards to what I will leave behind is my writing, and I can't even seem to do that in a way that matters these days, despite my efforts at pushing through the barrier from fanfiction to original works.
I'm sick of pouring so much of myself into my writing, and barely anyone noticing, even on the rare occasion when I'm genuinely pleased with something I've put together. I'm sick of wasting my time helping people mail shit and print shit when I should be telling stories that do something meaningful for people. And I'm sick of sitting alone and sleeping alone and not having someone to share everything with on that personal, consistent, regular level. It's not that my life is bad right now. It's better than it was at the start of 2014, for sure. I just feel like my life is pointless lately, like it's stuck in the mud.

Anyway, I'm sure some people expect some thoughts from me on Korra's finale. If you want to read some of my thoughts on Legend of Korra now that it's over, you can find that over here.
Nutshell version with no surprises ruined: I wasn't impressed at all with the last three episodes and the way the finale came together. It annoyed me, really. It was everything I'd feared and expected, but at least it had some genuine moments of endearing cutesy fanservice.
While the fandom is freaking out (happily) over the last one minute fanservice that was its ending, which I admit I also really enjoyed, the final three episodes were an awful mess with a few bright spots (ironically the romantic stuff, mainly), and as a series I can now officially look back at the whole thing and deem it a narrative mess and a waste of potential, especially for Korra's character. It just doesn't stand up as a cohesive story as a whole, and I'm sad that even after a noble attempt, Korra's character arc never really shined the way it easily could have.

But 2015 will hopefully be a year where I can put my writing where my mouth is. Ideally, by...putting my writing into the hands of more people, one way or another.

  • Mood: Unheard
  • Listening to: Mega Man 2 & 3 Remade (RushJet1)
  • Watching: Over the Garden Wall, Michiko & Hatchin, LoK
  • Playing: SSB Wii U, Destiny, TellTale Games, KH 2.5
  • Eating: Burgers
  • Drinking: Coffee in the mornings; cocktails in the evenings

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Hey, it's your birthday? Hope this account page updated.
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Yup, it's still updated. I'm not posting as much lately but things should still be up to date.
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Thanks, I had a good birthday weekend.
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Your welcomed.
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