I'm a big shameless nerd for all things Hellboy, Dune, Lord of the Rings, Conan the Barbarian, Wheel of Time, World of Darkness, A Song of Ice and Fire, and Mythology from all across the world.
I had loved the Lord of the Rings and Conan the Barbarian movies long before I got to read their literary presences for the first time. But when I delved into the finer details of their worlds as can only be done in reading rather than watching, I was made an almost zealous devotee of High Fantasy and Sci-fi. And I refuse to turn back now! hahahahahahahahhaha!!!
Oh no... I've veered off course... Recalculating route (Dial up noise.)
Back on track:
After long enough of hyper googling every meticulous detail concerning all the IPs listed above. I had a hot enough fire in my gut to scream the words "I should try to write a world like these!" in my head, I began to attempt to create a fictional world.
I won't lie. This project has taken me nearly ten years to even reach this level of world building. Two words I had no notion to apply to the task itself until it began to be coined in the statements and speeches of delightful folks all across the internet and else where. And its first incarnation (Which was so bland that I feel ashamed even thinking back on it.) was not as extensive or ambitious.
But what do you expect from a high school kid? Best sellers on demand? PFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF!!
This world has come a long way. It's something of a Mind Palace for me. I think on a detail, an item, or a place, and I see it as clear as a treasured memory. Though it holds details that might be more akin to nightmares than memories. It had to have them though. To fit the purpose that had struck my mind as I endeavored to flesh out this world.
In writing out this world. It became my mission to attempt to devise a world and story that would serve as a storied and unbelievable reflection of our own world history through the lens of a tribute to the gift that High Fantasy truly is.
If you like what you read here. Please. Stick around. If not. Go then. There are other worlds than this.
Learning new things from different places, Making new friends from different countries, writing fictitious worlds and filling them with passion, blood, tears, sweat, and alcohol, oh.. and Cheese. :)
Lord of the Rings movies, Conan the Barbarian movies, Star Wars movies, The First Three Indiana Jones movies, The Big Lebowski, The Last Samurai, Leon the Professional, The Fifth Element, 30 Days of Night, The Crow, Night of the Living Dead, The Hunt for Red October, Hanna, Planet of the Apes movies, Dragonheart, Neverending Story, I like the Marvel movies but Doctor Strange is my primary favorite, The King, Outlaw King, Braveheart, John Carter, John Wick Movies, The Wolfman, Hocus Pocus, The Dark Crystal, Berserk movies, 9, and Dune 2020 (Even though its not out yet.)
If you made it to this part. I owe you a gold star.
Penny Dreadful, The Mandalorian, What We Do in the Shadows, Supernatural, Narcos, Sherlock, Dexter, Stranger Things, Outlander, Peaky Blinders, Knightfall, Altered Carbon, American Gods, Lovecraft Country, Futurama, Black Sails, Rome, Game of Thrones, Banshee, Invader ZiM, Ash vs Evil Dead, The Strain, Taboo, Barry, Cowboy Bebop, Deadwood, The Handmaid's Tale, Firefly, Star Trek, Stargate SG1, Stargate Atlantis, Vikings, The Last Kingdom, and Legion
Dune, Lord of the Rings Books, Conan the Barbarian Stories, Wheel of Time Series, A Song of Ice and Fire Series, John Carter of Mars Series, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, Blood of Elves, The Last Wish, The Memoirs of Lady Trent Series, The Last Kingdom Series, The Dark Tower Series, Jack Ryan series, The Poetic Edda, American Gods, Meditations by Marcus Aurelius.
J. R. R. Tolkien, Robert E. Howard, Marie Brennan, Frank Herbert, George R. R. Martin, Stephen King, and Bernard Cornwell.
The Elder Scrolls Series, Dragon Age Series, Dishonored Series, World of Warcraft, The Witcher Series, Vampire the Masquerade, Starcraft, Guild Wars, Civilization Series, Resident Evil, Red Faction, Tenchu Series, Spyro Series, Amnesia the Dark Descent, The Banner Saga Series, Conan Exiles, Castlevania, Final Fantasy Series, Penumbra, Vampyr, Red Dead Redemption 1 and 2, Metal Gear Solid series, and the Doom series.