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Art For Chapter VI Of My Dungeons & Dragons Campaign, Written From The Beginning By My Player

Posted in Adventures Of Vilven Ledsong, Dungeons And Dragons, Fantasy, Fiction, Story, Writing on January 2, 2020 by darkjade68

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Almost 2 Years Ago, I Began Running A Dungeons & Dragons Campaign

In October, 2018, My Player Started To Write Our Campaign Via A Blog From The Beginning

In March 2019, She Began Commissioning Art For The Chapters

She’s Written 14 Chapters (Blog Posts) So Far, And Commissioned Art For The First 6 Chapters

The Rest Of The Art Is Not Ours, But Will Continue To Be Replaced With Original Commissioned Art

If You’d Like To Check Out The First 14 Chapters, Plus The Original Art, You Can Go Here ‘Adventures Of Vilven Ledsong’

2019 – A Year In Post Pictures

Posted in Dungeons And Dragons, Fiction, Film, Food, Life, Poetry, Science Fiction, Self Publishing, Story, The Written Word, Writing on December 21, 2019 by darkjade68

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Onward…

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Dark Light – Going Public

Posted in Blog Series, Fiction, Science Fiction, Story, Writing with tags on September 25, 2019 by darkjade68

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DARK LIGHT

by Darkjade

Episode 1

EPISODE II – GOING PUBLIC

THE YEAR 2037 – NEW YORK CITY

APARTMENT BUILDING – WEALTHY DISTRICT

60TH FLOOR – JADEN DARIUS TUSK’S APARTMENT

Jaden lights a cigar, and flips on his computer screen.

“M6, Open client list…” he speaks.

“Client List, Open.

He stands, “Clients… This is the last time you will hear from me… I appreciate all of you contracts, and will attach referrals for future services.

Jaden Darius Tusk… Out”

“Our You Sure You Want To Do This Jaden…”

He turns of his computer screen, “It’s done.”

Jaden puts out the cigar, throws on a black coat, and heads out the door.

OUTSIDE JADEN’S APARTMENT

He summons his craft, then lifts into the sky.

In his craft he brings up the 7 Hybrids on his screen.

“M3, take me to NORTEN BRAYLECK’S home…” he speaks to his vehicle.

“Affirmative.”

His ship flies for a bit, then enters a non desirable district.

DISTRICT 6

He lands his craft across the street from a run down home with 6 carrier crafts parked in front of it.

“This Isn’t A Very Safe Area Jaden…”

“I know…” he replies.

Suddenly, 4 heavily armed street youth in their 20’s approach his vehicle.

His driver’s door opens.

They’re a bit surprised to a very fit silver haired Jaden step out.

“What’s up old timer…” speaks one of them, aiming his canon at him subtly.

Jaden disregards the youth, stepping by them, and towards the house.

A fifth youth steps out from behind one of the black carriers, gun lifted, Jaden disarms him, removes the ammo cartridge from the cannon, and drops it on the street.

The youth follows him into the house, amused by what they’re seeing.

Jaden enters, there are two girl Hackers, and one more young thug surrounding another dark haired youth on a computer.

“I said no interruptions!” speaks the black haired youth on the computer, without turning to face Jaden.

“Norten Braylecks?” speaks Jaden.

The black haired youth turns to face him, he is of Asian decent, his eyes are dark with hacker lights in his eyes, “Who’s asking?”

“Dark Light,” replies Jaden, who seems suddenly shocked by this.

“You’re… Dark Light?” Norten replies.

PICTURE CREDIT – Bastion

Netflix Elves… In Review

Posted in Fantasy, Fiction, Netflix, Television Review with tags on August 30, 2019 by darkjade68

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Not Sure If Netflix ‘Elves’ Is Coming Back, But It’s A Very Saturday Morning Cartoon/Creators Had A Vision Show. Though It’s Age Recommendation Starts @ 7 I think, 11 Might Be Better/A Few Kinda Scary (Kid wise) Moments. If You Like Silly/Imaginative Cartoons I Recommend It

Stranger Things – Season 3… In Review *Spoilers*

Posted in Fiction, Netflix, Science Fiction, Television Review with tags , , on July 21, 2019 by darkjade68

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So, ‘Stranger Things’ was a cool thing, and obviously a hit

But I was really curious what Season 3 would really be about

Some of the 8 Episode Season’s Episodes were good, some not so good

But I will say, the Actors/Cast were awesome, as usual

Though a couple of the Characters, kinda weren’t as good this time around

Actors/Characters;

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Millie Bobby Brown (Eleven) was, once again, the strongest Actor on the show

And for me, there are Scenes (Especially her Final Scenes in Episode 8) which made the whole thing worth watching

Actually, the overall feeling and many of the Final Scenes of the Season (Post Battling, 3 Months Later), felt good

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Gaten Matarazzo (Dustin) (Right) was also a huge stand out. Already liked him in Season 1 & 2, liked him even more in this Season & Joe Keery (Steve) (Left) was also just as hilarious as ever

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Dacre Montgomery (Billy) was also awesome in this Season, escalated to a main Villain

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And Noah Schnapp (Will) who has absolutely transported me to my childhood in all 3 Seasons… I think this Actor has a real future.

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80’s Theme/Setting;

Though I have thoroughly enjoyed the 80’s Theme/Setting, including Music and Movie references from the time…

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…I found that there were a few too many John Hughes-esq (Director of The Breakfast Club, Sixteen Candles Etc.) type ‘forced’ moments in this Season

I get that they’re all Teenagers, and its’ the 80’s

And I appreciate the homage

But, these Scenes are not only too frequent, many of them run way too long, making it feel like ‘filler’ between Monster Scenes Etc. (Not to mention, they lacked John Hughes Talent/Magic, which is fine a couple times, but it was too often in this Season)

Overall Review; 6.25 out of 10 – Overall, it was worth watching for me… Mainly because of several of the Actor’s Performances, the 80’s vibe, plus I like Teenager Adventure Type Movies…

I also love cool Monster Stuff, but the Monsters felt repetitive in this season.

Nuff Said

DarkJade-

 

 

 

Help Bring Vilven To Life

Posted in Adventures Of Vilven Ledsong, Dungeons And Dragons, Fantasy, Fiction, Story, Writing with tags , , , on April 30, 2019 by darkjade68

One year ago, my girlfriend and I began playing a One Person Dungeons & Dragons Campaign…

A year+ later, we’ve found that we’ve left a trail/brought to life a great story.

SUMMARY:
Adventures of Vilven Ledsong is a retelling of a single player Dungeons and Dragons campaign. The campaign began over a year ago, and still continues today!

The campaign was started from the love of two storytellers, James Mahoney (The Dungeon Master) and Kaitlin Q. Calkins (The Player). Together they built a special and unique world, full of emotionally driven characters.

Vilven Ledsong, the protagonist, is pushed throughout the story to transform to a higher level spiritually, emotionally, physically, and in magic. She is supported by a group of diverse friends, who become not only her allies but her family.

With the hope of bringing Adventures of Vilven Ledsong to life, the story is currently being written online by Kaitlin Q. Calkins.

The retelling of it is ongoing, and has even begun to be told through visual art from the talents of LivingSilver .

With your help, Vilven’s story can continue to grow into different forms of media, including books, comic books, animation, and even movies.

You can be part of this by Donating @ Adventures Of Vilven Ledsong GoFundMe Here

You can check out the Story Here;

Chapter I: Ouroboros

Chapter II: Pact Magic

Chapter III: Choice And Notice

Chapter IV: Meeting Wiendle

Chapter V – Catlike

Chapter VI – Encountering A Wizard

Chapter VII – A Charge And A Flame

Chapter VIII – Followed By A Lion

Chapter IX – Acquiescence

Chapter X – A Dialogue Of Friends

Chapter XI – Ineffective Planning

Chapter XII – Rivers And Races

Chapter XIII – Goodbyes And Reacquaintances

And the Art So Far is Here;

Thanks for your Belief, and your Support!

DarkJade- (James Mahoney)

Art For Chapter 2 Of Adventures Of Vilven Ledsong

Posted in Adventures Of Vilven Ledsong, Art, Dungeons And Dragons, Fantasy, Fiction, Story, Writing with tags on April 26, 2019 by darkjade68

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Here’s the Original Art For Chapter Two of Adventures Of Vilven Ledsong, Commissioned by My Player, who is Writing/Retelling our Current Dungeons & Dragons Campaign.

Art Commissioned by Living Silver