Hey everyone. Im sorry I've been away so long. Ive got to be honest, its hard to just jump back into writing my fiction after such a long hiatus. I basically started writing my own graphic novel, but then ny mother got sick, my work hours got longer, and college got a hell of a lot harder.
I look back at the memories and writing i made on this site and it makes me smile each time. To be honest i pretty much finished my fiction here. All thats left is to add minor events, which at the rate of things looks like It will be a while before I can truly sit down and do them. I love the wiki and the friends Ive made, so im not leaving. Just understand that I intend on truly finishing what I started eventually.
Hey Glynn, sorry for my absurdly late response. There's been a lot going on. The advent of Discord has seen us using message boards less and less and schism between users led to exodus of several prominent members of the wiki. So we were on something off hiatus for a good chunk of summer. But don't worry me, Eco, and Zilla aren't going anywhere and now things are settling down and the wiki's started to move again.
Man that sounds kind of crazy. How did any of that happen? I once considered having a site dedicated to our fiction as well.
And yeah it seems like ever since about 3 or so years ago I can't quite get back into the fiction here. I've either been working long hours, trying to catch sleep between classes, or burning my creative fuel on my own novel.
Though I will say writing with you guys basically helped me out in regards to the novel. I initially intended on getting a deal with a publisher and getting you guys' permission/collaboration in publishing a graphic novel or even just an actual novel about our combined fiction.
I can't really say since I left/was kicked out of the Katar group early on and, aside from Charles, have had little interaction with them ever since (mainly because the guys I was on friendly terms with left the wiki soon after Katar itself came to a standstill).
But from what I have gathered, Charles got into a heated discussion with Techno, got himself banned, Wormy got involved, Charles got unbanned, but the Katar Sector->Aoshtai Galaxy group (including Charles and Parazael) left anyways. Shiznasty didn't, as you can see.
Even before that, Crimsonfire managed to get himself banned after his political beliefs turned into pure hatred and he started yelling at everyone here for disagreeing with him (Chantal apparently agreed, but then again, Chantal hasn't been here for a long, long time). Neither he or Chantal have found their way over to the Aoshtai wiki...yet, though it seems the two are working together now somewhere.
This means that we are no longer moving forward at a breakneck speed here (quite the contrary in fact) since Crimson had become one driving the storyline here (for better or worse) and a lot of his stuff even got undone after his ban. Then we got involved with the formation of the other wiki and then your announcement happened so we figured we might as well wait a bit. In any case, the clock has turned back to the Mendel Shism, an era you are at least familiar with and which did yet involve your fiction.
The SOS has been formed, the Raptoranean Matriarchy has archieved independence, and the Mendel Shism is taking place. It would be nice to finish things off in one final event in Tyris Mayor, right where it all began, and then the Enlightenment Alliance can be whole once again. Kinda nostalgic, to be honest. That's not something I feel every day.
I'm just going to leave some links to Discord and whatnot so you can check them out in your spare time:
Sporewiki - Of lesser imporance right now regarding what we are doing though that might change
The Mendel Pact and Multus Esse are almost exactly like the Sporewiki one, the Vanara are the Vash'nira Elemental Tribes but otherwise the same, the Matriarchy are birds-of-paradise now but likewise mayorly unchanged, the Dominion of War is like the Imperium of War but far older and more mercenary, the Waptoria have their evil reflection in the Wtor Kttong, their Zarto Vong brethen fulfill the same role as the Bio-Morphlings here, the ACC have their counterpart in the Old Things and the Bachyeon in the Scourgeborn.
@Glynn - Something I want to talk to you about (I've already talked to Zilla and Eco about this). Basically I want to reboot Niyra's Training and start over right from the beginning.
My reasons are thus: 1. I cringe whenever I see my old writing, 2. Some of the characters (like team Waptara) were never properly introduced and I want them to have that chance, 3. Our fiction has changed so much lore wise that Niyra's training no longer fits and its just to big and too much has changed to fix that with minor edits, 4. Everyone is less active now and I want to restructure the story in a way that can accommodate that, 5. We need to get more comfortable with writing one another's characters again without face to face collaboration and NT would a great way of doing that.
The structure of the story would also be different. Basically instead of having multiple arcs with a different villain we just have one overarching villain that might send different smaller villains after the cadets. Also the story will focus more on training then fighting villains. Basically we would have a collection of smaller stories mostly focused on training and character development with some bigger stories dealing with villain attacks and major events that move the plot forward.
Me a Eco talked about having the main villain being Ahokmu trying to corrupt other koatria cadets and secretly sending various threats after Niyra and friends. The entire thing would take place during the era of tension between the Mirusians and the Xonexi leading up to the Wars of the Mirusian Coalition and ending when the Hegemony tries to purge Niyra's academy. Much of the story having a cold war-esque paranoia to it.
Again, apologies for my late replies. Didn't get any notifications.
@Gorzill - I'm fine with some reboots if i'm not too late. I've finally got some real time to do what I want around the weekends now.
@Eco - That sounds like a major sh*tshow. Almost wish I was there to at least try to ease the tension. And I would be on board for one last hurrah in that story-line. I still never wrapped up all those HUGE loose ends i left behind in my absence. It will require me to read a lot of what I wrote though to remember where everyone was.
I any case I have been working on a unique system for supernatural powers for Mirus that I think you should be informed of so you can give your input on it. Especially since I included the Void.
Basically it's based off the idea that reality is, when you get right down to it, made of data. All living things in Mirus have something called an ID Field (Individual Definition Field) and certain individuals have fields that allow them to interface with and alter certain types of data allowing them to override reality in specific ways.
Lets take for example a Koatria of Fire, these are individuals with the ability to interface with and alter fire data allowing them to override reality in regards to fire.
Mirus is a battle ground between two different forces, the Hyperuranion and the Void. The Hyperuranion represents all possibilities while the Void represents no possibilities. The Void wants nothing to exist apart from itself so it tries to draw everything into itself to be devoured. The Hyperuranion whats things to exist apart from itself and so pushes thing away.
ID Fields exist because of the soul's resistance to the Void trying to pull into oblivion.
Another source of power is Empathetic Links, which allows power to be shared among other beings. Empathetic Links are formed because of soul's resistance to the Hyperuranion's pushing it away.
I really like that idea. To add to that, the Void is everything that "isnt" simply put. I'd put it like this... The Void is the part of the operating system that denies that anything exists or should exist. In a sense sending lines of "NO". Whereas Hyperuanion wants to exist and is existing, and therefore says "YES".