Introducing Character: Zenti

Another character introduction in preparation for official art.

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She’s a ferocious bandit queen with a habit for saying the worst possible things at the worst possible times. As the official art for her is coming soon, I decided to do a little promo for her. These are the first moments of Zenti, pre-book-release. As she began to come out of the fog, he could see she was small in height, but powerful and beautiful. She was olive skinned, with curly black hair,…

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Introducing Character: Zenti

She’s a ferocious bandit queen with a habit for saying the worst possible things at the worst possible times. As the official art for her is coming soon, I decided to do a little promo for her. These are the first moments of Zenti, pre-book-release.

As she began to come out of the fog, he could see she was small in height, but powerful and beautiful. She was olive skinned, with curly black hair, brown eyes and animal’s fur slung across her shoulder.** She was clearly the leader of the crew. As she came fully out of the fog, he could see she was carrying a massive sheathed sword. It was larger even than the woman carrying it and its thickness as long as an outstretched hand. It was covered in what appeared to be large golden scales. The cross-guard was made from massive claws, and a red gem was embedded in its pommel.

She put her hands on her hips. “Hello,” she said, “I’m in a rush here.”

“Where’s Black Star?” asked the guard.

“Oh, the shadows?” she asked. “I have no idea where they are. That’s a bit scary if you really think about it. But anyway…” She pointed straight at [removed for spoilers]. “We’re here for that one right there.” She grabbed him by the hand and began to walk out of the field. “If you don’t mind, we’re just going to be on our way, then.”

The guard leaped at her.

She rolled her eyes.

She turned and swung her blade at the guard at a speed far faster than such a blade should be able to be swung. Surprisingly, the guard was not there to receive the blow.

She sighed and flailed her arms. “You know this means I’m going to kill you, right?”

He continued watching the suddenly heated battle. The guard continued to move at an inhuman speed. But he also noticed something odd. She had yet to move her feet from where she stood, even when countering the guard’s moves. She twirled her sword constantly, grinning happily. She wasn’t afraid of this man at all.

   **It is noted earlier that her troop wears a set of camouflage-like leather armor. She is not apart from this.

A Quote Regarding Mortality

I mean, it’s hard to talk about death without realizing that’s our end too, right? I am constantly aware of death. It’s not that I want to be, but it’s a fascination of the mind and it plays a role in why I want to live my life a certain way. The more I am aware of my mortality the better person I am and the better I am at choosing a life that is aware of its beauty.

— Ada Limón

I mean, it’s hard to talk about death without realizing that’s our end too, right? I am constantly aware of death. It’s not that I want to be, but it’s a fascination of the mind and it plays a role in why I want to live my life a certain way. The more I am aware of my mortality the better person I am and the better I am at choosing a life that is aware of its beauty.

Ada Limón (via thedesertsighs)

more-legit-gr8er-writing-tips:

radioactivemongoose:

the deconstruction of the manic pixie dream girl trope is meant to remind moody assholes that wild whacky girls do not exist purely for their pleasure and then cease to exist/have rich inner lives & narratives when they’re outta sight 

the deconstruction of the manic pixie dream girl trope is NOT meant to say “whacky girls do not exist and they are bad and if you see a girl being whacky she’s perpetuating a sexist stereotype for the sake of pleasing men”. like how wrong could y’all GET that 

This is a really good reminder that it is always the how and why that is problematic, Not the what.
You can have a female character dying and a male character surviving, but it’s your responsibility to ensure it’s not just to fulfill the mandarin trope. You can write about suicide, but you shouldn’t romanticise it. There is a difference between having a fat character in a comedy and playing their being fat for laughs. You can portray an unhealthy relationship, but do not advocate it.
Basically constantly check yourself.

The Music Man

There is more to people than meets the eye. #music #talent

Talent comes from the most unusual of places. As it turns out, one of the actors for the book trailer is also a great pianist. This is some of his work: https://soundcloud.com/babysealface/improv5 https://soundcloud.com/babysealface/improv2 https://soundcloud.com/babysealface/for-rakaia What do you think? Should we hire him to do the music as well as act? I think so. Maybe a switch to a minor…

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The Music Man

Talent comes from the most unusual of places. As it turns out, one of the actors for the book trailer is also a great pianist. This is some of his work:

What do you think? Should we hire him to do the music as well as act? I think so. Maybe a switch to a minor key, but who knows. Anyway, the point is that people are far more than meets the eye.