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DORAGON Adventurers

Posted in DORAGON Adventurers, Dungeons And Dragons, Writing with tags on October 14, 2021 by darkjade68

Doragon Kishu (Dragon Rider & Paladin)

What Lead Me To Creating/Publishing Dungeons & Dragons 5e Content, And Where I’m At Now With My Upcoming Campaign Setting/Adventurers Module!

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Tatoo

Posted in Life, Poem, Poetry, Writing on October 14, 2021 by darkjade68

Tatoo

The Pain remains the same…

Nothings changed

Never enough…

Pumps through my veins

Broken towers…

Blue light in

I still remain…

PICTURE CREDIT – Splash Black

DarkJade-

10 Years Later

Posted in I Died Once, Mady's Storm, Novella, Self Publishing, Writer, Writing on October 2, 2021 by darkjade68

In late 2011 (10 Years Ago) I created this Writing Blog in an effort to get in the habit of Writing

That winter I wrote my first ever Novella ‘I Died Once’ within this blog, and Self Published it the following 2012

Then at the end of 2012 I wrote the Second in the Mady Series Novella/Follow up Novella, ‘Mady’s Storm’ within this blog as well

I didn’t end up Editing and Self Publishing ‘Mady’s Storm’ until 2015

Though I sold a hand full of copies of each of these books mostly via Kickstarters, I’m really proud of these books, and really want more people to read them

If you’d like to check them out you can find them Here;

‘I Died Once’ https://www.amazon.com/I-Died-Once-James-Mahoney/dp/1477525823/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=i+died+once+james+mahoney&qid=1633185352&sr=8-1

‘Mady’s Storm’ https://www.amazon.com/Madys-Storm-Mady-Chronicles-2/dp/1505471095/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=mady%27s+storm+james+mahoney&qid=1633191071&sr=8-1

Either way, thanks for continuing to check out my Blog!

DarkJade-

Fehren Light

Posted in Life, Poem, Poetry, Writing on September 15, 2021 by darkjade68
The Meaning of the Blue Light Ray Angel Color

Fehren Light

It seems there’s no way out…

And no way in

The choices placed before us…

Have no perfect end

I wish that I could help you…

I know that’s not what you need

But when I look around us…

Destructive, painful greed

PICTURE CREDIT – Blue Light

DarkJade-

Time

Posted in Life, Poem, Poetry, Writing with tags on June 8, 2021 by darkjade68

Time

It’s longer than you think…

Time

But valuable none the less…

Spirits call upon you now

To rise…

To shine

Through waves of light and water…

If you let go

Forget the rest…

If you close your eyes

Just resist…

PICTURE CREDIT – Time

DarkJade-

Latest ‘HAIKON’ Commission

Posted in DORAGON Adventures, Dungeons And Dragons, Self Publishing, Writing on May 1, 2021 by darkjade68

From my current Dungeons & Dragons Project/Module

Doragon Kishu (Dragon Rider & Paladin)

The ‘Shadowtaur’ (Dark Minotaur)

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Adventures Of Vilven Ledsong

Posted in Dungeons And Dragons, Fiction, Writer, Writing on April 23, 2021 by darkjade68

Anyone whose been following my Blog for a while, knows that I play a lot of Dungeons & Dragons

As both a Writer and a Filmmaker, it’s been an invaluable way to work/stretch my imagination in all ways Story/Character, especially as a Dungeon Master which I generally am

In early 2018, I began a campaign with/for my girlfriend, and in addition to two other campaigns that we’re in (One she runs, another I run for a group), we’ve ran this first campaign now for 3 years

Kait (My girlfriend) was so inspired by it, she actually began writing a book telling of our beginnings and beyond

Last year she also started a GoFundMe for it, but she’s been so busy with starting her home business, she hasn’t worked on it a lot lately

Last night I found that GoFundMe, and donated $60 in hopes that she will begin writing on it once more

If you’d like to contribute towards the cause, here’s the link to her GoFundMe Adventures Of Vilven Ledsong

Thanks for your support!

The Falcon And The Winter Soldier Episode 1 & 2 In Review…

Posted in Film, Film Review, Filmmaker, Filmmaking, Movie, Movie Review, Movies, Superhero, Writing with tags , , on March 31, 2021 by darkjade68

Let me start by saying, I read ‘Captain America’, ‘The Flash’, ‘The Avengers’, ‘The West Coast Avengers’ & ‘Strange Tales’ Comics in the late 80’s/early 90’s

That said, Captain America & The Flash were my favorite all time Superheroes

I didn’t care for the first ‘Captain America’ Movie, though I really like Chris Evans as an actor (He was great in ‘Fantastic Four’)

But each time the Captain America character was in one of the Marvel Movies, his character improved, to a point that he is awesome

Now in ‘The Winter Soldier’ I immediately liked Sebastian Stan and his Bucky character

I’ve never been a huge Falcon fan, but Anthony Mackie is a great actor, and played him well

Moving onto the series

Episode 1

SPOILERS!

They began the Episode with a bang, aiming at all those people who love action in Superhero movies I think

I love action, but the best scenes in the original ‘Avengers’ movie (And in comic books), was all the character back and forthing in between action scenes

So, big action opening, then it slows way down to soap opera speed (The production isn’t in a hurry, and why should they be, they have time, it’s a series)

I felt it must have been a challenge to do the Winter Soldier character in episode 1, he was largely silent in the Marvel films, and in this format, he has to talk a lot more

The bad guys seem ok, nothing special

For me, bad guys always need to be strong characters, or who cares if the good guys defeat them

The best part about Episode 1, was the ending scene, when the new Captain America is announced

Very comic book, in fact when I was reading Captain America 30 years ago, part of the storyline was a new Captain America

Episode 2

Episode 2 was immediately better, because Bucky hooked up with The Falcon, though I wasn’t completely clear why they were working together again, maybe it was explained in the movies

That said, their chemistry was right back on point from the movies

The bad guys, however, were physically strong, but not interesting in the least

What really bothered me most about Episode 2 was that they introduced us to the new Captain America, who seemed like a really good guy, trying to do his best to help people…

…but by the end of the Episode, he was a full blown jerk… It didn’t feel right at all, flat out bad writing, bad directing, or both

Still, I’m looking forward to continuing to watch the series, if for nothing else, to watch the two lead actors and the Winter Soldier character in action

Nuff Said

Thanks for listening/reading

Tragic

Posted in Life, Music, Poem, Poetry, Writing on February 24, 2021 by darkjade68

Tragic

Paralyzed, we do not move…

Don’t do a thing

Things crumble and crash around us…

How could you not know

It’s unforgivable…

Intolerable

And yet we look the other way…

Ignore our common dismay

What’s wrong here…

What can we do

It’s just not logical…

It’s just not true

DarkJade-

My Return To D & D (2017-2021)

Posted in DORAGON Adventures, Dungeons And Dragons, Writing on February 15, 2021 by darkjade68

Doragon Kishu (Dragon Rider & Paladin)

I was orignially exposed to Dungeons & Dragons in the 70’s, I wanted to play so badly

But being a shy kid, I didn’t have a lot of friends, and found many D & D Players to spend a lot of their time arguing over rules during games

Image result for dungeons and dragons basic

It wasn’t until 1986 that I came to the realazation that the only way I’d ever get to play, was to run a game myself

I wasn’t a big reader, so I decided to pick up the Basic (Red Book) Set, as opposed to Advanced Dungeons & Dragons, then quickly after the Expert (Blue Book) Set

I then played a bit of Advanced Dungeons & Dragons with a friend, where I was a Player, and bit later he gave up the game, and gave my brother and I all of the books above (Save A D & D 2e, which I purchased…

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