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First Month’s Post


On January 9th I started this blog. I had for some time debated doing it, because of what I heard from my father.  A friend of his had used WordPress to blog about career and job hunting advice, and eventually made money off of it. Now, she doesn’t use WordPress anymore, and I really have no aspirations, at this point in time, to make money off my blog, but I have felt the desire to post my writing on this blog to share it with the world, as I work on it to get it publish-worthy. Along the way, I decided to mention other things of my interest, like the authors I like, and the gaming addictions I deal with. =P

Well, since January 9th, I have received 319 views. The day isn’t over yet, but at this point, I don’t see it getting many more views today. However, 319 is pretty good, or so I feel, for one month of activity. However, I’m a bit dissatisfied, since I haven’t had much of any responses to it. People view, but they don’t comment. Is my blog interesting? Is it droll? I don’t know. Let me know! I would like to keep discussing what interests me, yet in a way that interests you readers. Let me know what you think, what you want to see, or perhaps what you don’t want to see. Especially when it comes to t he writing I’ve posted on extra pages of my blog, let me know what you think.

If you want, you can even tell me which of my posts you liked the most when/if you leave a comment. Please do though, feedback is desired!

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The Thin Line Between Worlds


So I came up with a name, as can be seen on the page Segregation Eras: Fighting the Apocalypse, for the region of the world that my human race lives. It might attribute it to the whole continent, I might not. Coming up for names has always been hard for me, especially for regions.

However, thinking about some of my characters in WoW has made me think about their counterparts in my writing. I changed their history around from my story, so that they could fit into the world of Azeroth. In both realms they are High Elves. In both realms, the parents of the main family are dead.

In Azeroth, there is no King for the High Elves, in Verdania, Astalder, the eldest Silverleaf brother is the King. In Azeroth, Astalder is a Death Knight, in Verdania, Astalder is a Rune Warden.

In both realms, Istalindir is a Mage. In Azeroth, Istalindir was turned into a Wretched due to the Sunwell’s destruction.

In Azeroth, Dorenduil is the lone survivor of the siege of Quel’thalas among the Silverleaf family, and is a Paladin. In Verdania, his family is the ruling family, and houses the largest number of Elves among all Elven kind. In Verdania, Dorenduil is a Wizard.

In Azeroth, Valaya is the daughter of Istalindir, named after her dead mother. In Verdania, Valya is Istalindir’s wife, and they have not had a child yet. In both realms, she is a Paladin. (In WoW there is an extra a in her name because the original name was unavailable to me. I have yet to meet the person who took that spelling before me.)

In Azeroth, Elvulith is a Druid, and is a Night Elf. He dabbles between the teachings of Restoration and the Feral. In Verdania, Elvulith is a Ranger and married to a Druidess named Arinai.

And the list goes on, but not all the characters from my writing are in WoW. Some I made in other games. Such as the Hogosha Clan. They are from Guild Wars. Kenji Hogosha is an Assassin/Monk, Kosuke Hogosha is a Ranger/Ritualist, Keiko Hogosha is a Elementalist/Ritualist, and Kusuya Hogosha is a Mesmer/Necromancer. I also had versions of Aleksander and Mikael Zachery in Guild Wars, who were a Warrior/Paragon and a Dervish/Elementalist respectively. And, I would continue to make versions of these, and other, characters, in the game Rift.

My point, however, is I still struggle for names of the world my story takes part in, and not just that but the name of the continents within the world, and the regions within the continents. I come up with names slowly, depending on the mood I’m in, or something that comes to mind when I work on this. For instance, one of my ideas for a name for the world as a whole has been to  use another name for Rebirth or Renewal, since that pertains to what happens at the start of the story. I chose the name Verdania for the area the Humans live in because it’s supposed to be a lush green expanse of land. Verdant. I chose The Sylvan Wood for the Elves because of the rich connection between the fairy and the Elves not only in my story, but in other literature and Celtic legend. I have even thought of using the Celtic words for North, South, East, and West, for the names of the four continents in my story.

Lastly, I shall soon be posting another page to my Segregation Eras grouping, to go back and look at the Elves. I shall branch to many different groups of Elves, thus sighting different time lines within the one. I shall touch on the High Elves and the Grey Elves mainly (whom shall make an appearance in my story, even though Yami destroyed them in his own past, between the years of 1600 and 1616 in the already posted Face of Evil page) to give further info on their histories. I hope you all enjoy reading it when it’s there.

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Holy Site Hits Batman!


So it appears today that my post titled Vladimir received a lot of views. I do not know why, but it would seem the people like my discussion of League of Legends (or maybe it’s just the mention of him being a vampire *shrug* who knows.

So, let’s try and figure it out shall we? If you see this message, let me know which you prefer.

In League of Legends, my user name is Dorenduil, contact me if you want to team up. I do well playing Ryze, Warwick, and Xin Zhao. However, I have tried out a good many other champions, and have not liked, or didn’t do well with them.

I read the Anita Blake series of books, and got interested in the varying powers of vampires, and found this much more interesting then the plain, monotenous view of vampires from movies and books revolving around the myth of Dracula. I at first liked the Anita Blake series, though near the end, I stopped reading because they simply became nothing more than literary pornography. I like some plot twists, not werewolf twists. If you catch my drift. I like to put my interests in these matters, and many others, into my own writing.

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Thinking up names


For people, places both exact and general, I have always struggled with coming up with names. For the main Elven characters in my current project, I used a dictionary I found online, combining the known Elvish from Tolkein’s works, and did a bit of mixing, plus creating my own words based on a sound or similarity to the existing words.

With the humans of my tale, I took names I knew from old England, and changed the spelling of it a bit, to further give that old English feel. For places in the human kingdom, I simply gave names similar to areas around where I live, which for the most part, seem to follow the trend of being named after a natural landmark that existed when the town was first founded. Hence, names like Oakridge and Riverside.

Still, I am not all that great at coming up with names, especially when it comes to dealing with multiple different races of people within the story. They would all have their own culture, and their own way of naming things. So still, I have plenty of things and people to name, from Elvish to Dwarvish to Gnomish to Orcish; and so on.

Any tips from all you readers and writers out there?

On another note, not directly related to the title of this post, I have begun making a map of the world in my tale, and while my drawing skills are horrendous, I will at some time attempt to clean it up on the computer and make it look somewhat nice.

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New Writer on the Blog


Hello all,

New blogger on WordPress. I’ve already posted a new page. Check it out and tell me what you think.

This blog will be here as a means for me to share, and perhaps discuss, my likes and dislikes concerning gaming and writing in general, both my own and already published works. I would also like to share a fantasy-fiction story I am writing.

Good day, all.

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