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The Intangible Starslip Is Complete!

Well, the story is finished! Here: http://archiveofourown.org/works/11443191/chapters/25645737

I just want to thank everyone who helped and supported this project, as well as those who have made fan art of Starslip. Thank you to my proofreader N. Harmonik, my LSBFF Teagan (little sister best friend forever), Catherine, Ben, Tim, Christy and Jeff (not me, different Jeff, lol), my GF Unbeatable Emmy-chan, Arkle, Chloe, Nikki-Lee, Rob, Ian, Jeremy, KoalaTheArtist, UniComicRN, EverydayBattman, EverHobbes, artisticamara, Jiubeck, delightfully-drawing, and JonasLull. And my thanks to anyone who might do fan art of Starslip in the future.

Also, I want to thank people who helped inspire this endeavour. Thank you to Bryan Q. Miller, Scott Snyder, Gail Simone, K. A. Applegate, and you guessed it, Lewis Lovhaug. Thank you all for being the outstanding people you are.

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My 950th Blog Post + Future Plans (FEEDBACK HEAVILY REQUESTED)

So, it’s been a while since I’ve come on here and spelled out my future plans. The main reason for that is because I realized it was basically the equivalent of making a New Year’s resolution that you know you’re unlikely to make stick… … …So, here we are, talking about my future plans, because fuck it, I couldn’t think of anything else to do for the 950th blog post. lol

And yeah, this makes 950, which is absolutely insane to me, even if some of them are reblogged articles. I started this blog basically just to share a few random thoughts and rant about whatever struck me at the time, which is admittedly what I’m still doing, but never did I think I’d still be at this six years later. And it’s been a crazy time. I’ve talked about the Zelda timeline and tried to theorize where it all falls into place…only to then have it all spelled out for me via a book Nintendo released. I did my own internet review show…and retired from the biz around the fall of Blip. And I think I’ve had like three or four different girlfriends while working on this blog, meaning if I ever refer to her in past blog entries, people nowadays are gonna be confused as to which one I’m talking about. And, of course, the strangest thing to happen to me while doing this: The fucking cupcakes. That said, I think in terms of stuff I’ll never live down, that’s been replaced by a little incident at Mekeninzo’s apartment involving hot sauce. For those who say peer pressure can’t make you do anything, I give a hearty “Fuck you”. XD

Anyway, what’s my point to all of this? Well, just that’s been a crazy six years… … …and somewhere along the way, I got caught up in trying to be a big fucking deal. I think it was when my view counts starting going through the roof (at least compared to how I usually was), and I became more insistent on getting more articles out to get more views. I did take breaks, but those were more based on stuff going on in my personal life than letting myself not let more views get to me. Honestly, in hindsight, I think this was a mistake, and that I should really go back to just posting when I feel like posting, not when I start to see views drop. Getting a lot of views is good, but the thing is, sometimes the views were going up and down in overly dramatic ways regardless of if I was doing anything or not. Although, before you ask, the articles written by N. Harmonik weren’t part of that. That was more because she’d done so much work for me that I felt she deserved the chance to get her own thoughts out on stuff. That said, I will admit that she DID tap into fanbases I wasn’t a part of, and thus raked in her fair share of views, so I won’t lie, the idea of having her and some of my other friends who have been of help and support over the years do more articles is something I’m considering.

But, back to MY future plans, the stuff I personally am planning to do. You might be wondering where the next DC Rebirth One Year Later blog post is, for example. Well, if you couldn’t tell, I left a pretty blatant hint at the end of the last one that the next one would revolve around the Titans books. Well, basically, I decided I wanna wait for the current story arcs the books are doing to be over before tackling my thoughts on them. So, instead, I think the next one will deal with The Flash…much to my dismay. Not gonna lie, not a fan of this book, and I’ll explain why when I get to it.

 

I’m still in the process of writing the new version of The Intangible Starslip, which is currently up to Chapter 11. Not sure EXACTLY how long it’ll be, although I do know how I’m planning to end it. It’s just the how and when I get to that point that’s causing it to be so long. As for what I do with it after that…well, Mekeninzo was talking to me about it the other day, and eventually the conversation turned to if and when I was planning to physically PUBLISH it. At the time, I played it cool and made it seem like a plan I’d always had, but the truth is, I have no idea how I’d even go about that. I’ve never published ANYTHING. It’s been a goal of mine, sure, but it was one I saw happening in the far off future, not right now. Still, if it’s possible for someone like me to get written work out there…maybe? I dunno, lemme know what you think below.

Oh, and in regards to my 1000th blog post, yes, I know what I’m gonna be doing. And no, it’s not Bible Black again. I know there were probably some people wondering about that. However, it will be what some people will consider a controversial subject. I’m not gonna outright say what it is, although those who are in my more immediate circle of friends already know, but I will give the following hint: It’s a story that I like to personally think of as Fifty Shades of Grey done RIGHT. Again, you’ll see what I mean when I get to it.

And yes, I swear to God, at some point, I will finish Power Rangers Guardians of Gaia. XD Much like Starslip, I DO know how I’m going to end it, it’s just getting there that’s the problem, made worse by everything else that’s gotten in the way.

Anyway, that’s pretty much all I wanted to say. Leave your thoughts on my plans in the comments below (PRETTY PLEASE), I’ll see you all back here the next time I post something. Ja né!

Starslip Art Showcase

So, the last time I talked about Starslip, which is currently up to chapter 10, I shared some artwork done of the character by a few friends, fans, and so on. Well, here’s some more. XD

Be sure to check them all out, as well as other art pieces belonging to the people who made these. Ja né!

http://archiveofourown.org/works/11443191/chapters/25645737

https://jyger85.deviantart.com/

https://everhobbes.deviantart.com/

https://emmybomber.deviantart.com/

https://koalatheartist.deviantart.com/

https://unbeatableemmy-chan.deviantart.com/

https://unicomicrn.deviantart.com/

https://everydaybattman.deviantart.com/

What Do I Listen To While Writing Power Rangers Guardians of Gaia?

So, I’ve been writing my Power Rangers fanfic for a while now. Between the two ‘seasons’, the story is currently resting at 26 chapters long with 170,556 words. In other words, it’s the largest single project I’ve ever done, unless you count every article on my blog and add them all up together. However, one thing I’ve always liked to allude to is what I’m listening to while writing certain scenes. So, I’m here now to set the record straight as to exactly what I listen to as I write Power Rangers Guardians of Gaia.

Now, obviously, while writing action scenes, I listen to a lot of Ron Wasserman. If you’re unfamiliar (which you shouldn’t be if you’re an old school PR fan, but it CAN happen), Wasserman did a LOT of the classic songs for Power Rangers, including the original Go Go Power Rangers, and came back to do the Power Rangers SPD theme and a demo for Power Rangers Mystic Force. He also did a number of remakes of his classic songs, which he released as Power Rangers Redux. Luckily, a lot of Wasserman tunes work perfectly for certain scenes of my fic. For example, in Chapter 9, ‘Knight of the Wind’ (which is also a song I listen to sometimes when I write Patrick in action, FYI), when Pat is making his big comeback against the monster, this is pretty much the intended tune to play along with the scene:

When the Wizard Ranger, who has plenty of gold on his suit and fights a lot like a combo of the Gold Zeo Ranger and the Solaris Knight, leaps in to help the team, a lot of times I listen to this:

And so on. However, on top of a lot of those themes, there’s also a mashup produced on YouTube of one of Wasserman’s songs that I’ve become rather taken with and listen to a lot…

Also, just the instrumental of Welcome To The Family on its own is a great song for writing PR action scenes to. Oh, and I’d be remiss if I didn’t bring up one of my favourite things to listen to while writing people kicking ass, and in particular during the opening to ‘Guardians of Gaia, Awaken! Part 2’: The soundtrack to Metal Gear Rising Revengeance, specifically…

Or hey, remember the two part finale to Season 1, ‘Into Darkness’, when they charged the Blots on horseback?

I also sometimes listen to music from Super Sentai. For example, in ‘Sisters’, there’s a moment where Layla and Madilyn team up to fight a monster, and for whatever reason, this was what was playing in my head as I was writing and I HAD to put it on:

Then there’s that scene in ‘Always A Ranger Part 3’ where…well, I don’t wanna ruin it too much for anyone who hasn’t read it, but let’s just say that the Gaia Rangers band together with some new allies to fight a horde of monsters led by Dradarius himself, and I HAD to use this song. And you’ll have to forgive the quality, since there was never an official release of this, though there IS a piano cover on YouTube…

And during the fight scene that followed THAT up, I listened to THIS awesome mashup:

But enough of the action scenes, let’s talk about some of the other moments in the fic. Now, this is a case where I wish there was a lot more of the background music for the original Mighty Morphin Power Rangers available, but unfortunately, for whatever reason, many of those were never released to the public. So, a lot of times, I gotta go outside the box with other stuff. Now, obviously, for moments like Dradarius sitting on the Dark Throne in the Abyssial Fortress, there’s only one theme that could fit the scene perfectly, which thankfully IS available, and has actually been covered and remixed a few different times on YouTube:

However, for other moments of the villains plotting or being menacing, particularly Walker and Darkea, I find myself listening to this more often than not:

And that’s not the only scene I’ve used music from Kingdom Hearts for. For example, remember that heart-breaking scene from ‘Sisters’ that I thought people were gonna kill me for? Well, here’s what I was listening to during that sequence. By all means, re-read that scene with this playing in your headset:

I actually use that for a lot of sad scenes, especially those centered around Layla and Madilyn. And remember in ‘Indigo Nightmare’ where the team entered the Well of Regret? Well…

Anyway, that’s enough of Kingdom Hearts. For other emotional scenes (not necessarily sad), like Drayden and Nikki’s talk in ‘Crying Out For Mummy’, here’s a nice little tune I like to pop in and listen to:

And lastly, for relatively silly moments, like when Madilyn is being…well, Madilyn, here’s a pretty on-the-nose song that I turn on:

So yeah, that pretty much covers everything, other than a few random songs I listen to here and there. Lemme know what you think about this unofficial soundtrack for my fic, as well as if you ever do the same thing while writing or drawing or the like. Ja né!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

…Oh, and last of all, for the Lightless showing up in the next chapter…well… … …:)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Power Rangers Guardians of Gaia Season 2 Is Up! #TogetherWeAreMore

So, it’s been a couple of years, but I finally decided to get back to work on my Power Rangers fanfic, Guardians of Gaia, by posting ‘Season 2’ of the story. For the uninitiated, here’s the basic premise of my story: A parallel world to Earth called Gaia, which is tied to the natural elements of the world, is facing disaster. The Dark Zones of said world have been taken over by a powerful being called Dradarius, who is looking to conquer all of the other zones, cities, and locales of Gaia. Its ancient protectors, the Guardians of Gaia, disappeared millenia ago, and the source of their miraculous powers, the Gaian Crystals, with them. However, the crystals weren’t lost, instead passed down through the Guardians’ bloodlines…who wound up on Earth. As such, when five of them are brought back together by five college students, said students are sent to Gaia to protect it, not only as the newest Guardians of Gaia, but as the newest team of Power Rangers.

Furthermore, here’s a quick rundown of the main characters of the fic. And keep in mind, these rundowns do possess some spoilers, so if you don’t wanna know, scroll down past them.

  • Nichelle “Nikki” Markson – The Red Gaia Ranger and Guardian of Fire. She’s a natural leader and a disciplined martial artist and fencer, and while she initially had trouble with long-range weapons, she’s since improved her aim with them. She’s a tenacious fighter and strategist who has defeated many powerful foes single-handedly, including the massive Plesio Lightless and the soul-stealing Ammit Lightless, but she has trouble dealing with loss, and treats any injuries that befall her friends as personal failures of hers. Despite these short-comings, Nikki has nonetheless earned the right to be named the true Guardian of Fire by the most stubborn of races on Gaia, the volcanic Magma Naga. Her Gaia Zord is the Phoenix Zord, which can assault foes with its razor-sharp talons, flame breath, and burning aileron roll.
  • Patrick “Pat” O’Donnell – The Green Gaia Ranger and Guardian of Wind. Born to a meteorologist and a geologist, Patrick has learned much of his parents’ trades, and has also become skilled at fencing and parkour. He’s easily the most gifted swordsman of the team, using finesse and a little bit of luck to topple monsters like the Skeleton Lightless, who had previously bested the others in 4-on-1 combat. He has trouble admitting what he’s really thinking at times, and tends to put the good of others over himself to the point of self-sacrifice. Furthermore, an incident in battle cost him the use of his eyes, requiring him to further hone his natural and wind-based senses to compensate. His Gaia Zord is the Hippogriff Zord, which can both ride and manipulate the winds with ease, generate small tornadoes, and stomp down on foes with its thick hooves.
  • Layla Bluestone – The Blue Gaia Ranger and Guardian of Water. A gamer-girl and tech expert, Layla was initially weak in combat, preferring to fight from a long distance, but has since toughened up a bit, once defeating the Frog Lightless by enduring its attacks long enough to find its weak point. An open lesbian, she’s currently dating a Dryad named Faye, and once subconsciously and unsuccessfully tried to hit on Nikki. While she’s occasionally made mistakes doing so, she’s been working to improve and expand upon the team’s weapons and equipment. She initially believed she was Madilyn’s sister, but this was revealed to be false, though she quickly forgave her and accepted her as her sister in her heart, regardless of blood relation. Her Gaia Zord is the Leviathan Zord, a long sea serpent which can coil around foes, tripping them up or keeping them held firmly in place, and can attack with blasts of ice.
  • Dirk Slater – The Orange Gaia Ranger and Guardian of Earth. He is the muscle of the group, having grown up on a farm and having taken up wrestling in high school. While he’s occasionally the source of comedic relief, oftentimes pointing out certain long-standing tropes and coincidences in Ranger history, he also has a much more sensitive side to him he tries to hide. When the Doppelganger Lightless tried to trick him by appearing as his sister, Dirk was angered to the point of vengeance at the idea of villains using family against someone, especially his own. He also has occasionally butted heads with Layla over whether the Gaia Zords are machines or living creatures, though the two are still friends regardless of belief. His Gaia Zord is the Behemoth Zord, a bull-like monstrosity who mows down foes with its massive horns and orange energy orbs.
  • Madilyn ‘Mad’ Bluestone – The Violet Gaia Ranger and Guardian of Lightning. Initially, Madilyn believed herself to be the leader of the group, as she was the one who brought them all together initially, but eventually conceded the position to Nikki, though the two can still butt heads at times. Her more hyperactive, chaotic, and overly optimistic stance has been known to cause turmoil for the team, as has her over-protectiveness of Layla, but she’s since come to grips with why she behaves in such a manner and tried her best to cool down for her team’s sake. Still, her energy is oftentimes seen as a major asset to the group, and she can at times think outside the box to confuse enemies, like the telepathic Satori Lightless. Her Gaia Zord is the Thunderbird Zord, which can launch electrified feathers from its wings, and can shoot lightning from its eyes.
  • Jowar – The Wizard Ranger and Guardian of Light. The last of the Wizards of Gaia, he gave up his powers years ago to his newborn son, Walker. Unfortunately, this turned out to be a mistake when Walker was taken and raised by Dradarius, Usurper of the Dark Throne, and raised to be one of his Shadowmancers. However, Jowar later came across the Light Crystal, which reinvigorated him. He mostly prefers to wait on the team in the Ancient Library as their mentor, though this is mainly due to the crystal’s power weakening the further away from the library he gets. But, when the time calls for it, his light-based powers are the natural foil for Dradarius’ dark-based monsters, such as the mighty Orthrus Lightless. While he doesn’t possess a Gaia Zord of his own, he controls the Magna Cannon, a giant weapon that emerges from the Ancient Library, which can blast apart monsters or empower the Rangers’ Zords.
  • Drayden Snyder – The Indigo Ranger and Guardian of Darkness. Despite learning Muay Thai kick-boxing growing up, Drayden always felt like a cheap imitation of his explorer father, Professor Charles Snyder. However, he was dragged into Gaia and was given the chance to become his own man if he fused his body and consciousness with that of a disembodied spirit. Unfortunately, said spirit was a former Dark General named Dargoon, who tried to destroy Gaia and nearly defeated the Rangers until they freed Drayden from his control. At first, he alienated himself from his father and the group, thinking himself evil because of the darkness still inside him, until he realized he wasn’t and officially joined the team. His Gaia Zord is the Dragon Zord, which can blast enemies with powerful dark flames, and is strong enough to carry the Rangers’ Gaia Megazord on its back while in flight.

Anyway, if you’re interested in the story, feel free to click the links below and start reading, and be sure to let me know what you think of it so far. Ja né!

https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10041621/1/Power-Rangers-Guardians-of-Gaia-Season-1

https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12005678/1/Power-Rangers-Guardians-of-Gaia-Season-2

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Fanfic/PowerRangersGuardiansOfGaia

Upcoming Plans For Jyger’s Rant + DC Rebirth Questionnaire

So, just thought I’d keep everybody up-to-date with what I’m doing for the next little bit. First off, if you’re wondering where the updates to my Nuzlocke run are, I’m still playing the game and getting screencaps of myself, but updates are gonna be kinda sporadic. This is because of two things that are happening that I’ll get into in a bit, but for now, don’t worry, the adventures of Mikey, Oswald, and the rest of my team will continue soon.

One major reason why the Nuzlocke updates will be spaced out, though, is because of Marvelous May. Speaking of, today is the cut-off date, so as of right now, I’m no longer taking votes. That means that tomorrow, I will be posting the finalized roster for the fan-vote tournament. Please remember that voting on individual match-ups won’t occur until May, when said match-ups are posted.

As most long-time readers of my blog know, N. Harmonik is my proofreader, and the two of us have done vlogs where we watch the newest Death Battles as of late. However, for this week, her and her mother have gone to Disney World. As such, I’ll be doing the Death Battle vlog solo this week (which is actually cool for me, since I don’t need to wait a few days to see it). But, when she gets back, N. Harmonik has agreed to do an article talking about her time in Disney World, along with photos she’s taken, so look forward to that. ^_^

On top of all that, expect there to probably be a quick vlog and/or slideshow of me going to Free Comic Book Day, as I am prone to do, and don’t be surprised if there’s some coverage of news regarding the upcoming DC Rebirth. Speaking of, I’ve been meaning to ask everybody here, if you were Geoff Johns and looking to steer the ship that is the DC Universe in a specific path, what would it be and what books would you want running as part of this new direction? Just something that’s been on my mind a lot lately is all. Oh, and lastly, sometime within the next couple of months, I plan to do a How To Drop The Ball In Comics about The New 52. Just one last look at everything that went pretty alright and horribly wrong with the reboot.

And in regards to my writing, after all of this is out of the way, I plan to go back and finish J.A. Phillips Presents Batman and Robin. After that, I’ll probably get to work on either Primal Strife or the long-awaited Season 2 of Power Rangers Guardians of Gaia.

Anyway, that’s all I can think of at the moment in terms of future plans. Lemme know if you have any thoughts on my current gameplan and projects, and I’ll try to get back to you. Ja né!

Primal Strife Chapter 13 Preview

Well, it’s been a while since I posted a new chapter of Primal Strife, due to a combination of over-brainstorming, being distracted by other stuff, and just wanting to leave readers in suspense after last chapter ended with essentially a motha fuckin’ T-Rex. So, here’s an early preview of Chapter 13! And as always, remember this story is rated M, except on AdultFanFiction, where the uncensored version is posted.

Dominic, Percy, Claire, Tracy, Garrison, Jacob, Katrina, Gang, and Cory

Dominic, Percy, Claire, Tracy, Garrison, Jacob, Katrina, Gang, and Cory


 

Dominic

…So, suffice to say, we were not having a good last day of our trip to the Viridian River. Looking to my sides, taking a quick survey of my team, I could tell we were not looking good. Garrison’s arm was a bloody mess, Jacob’s wing was torn, Katrina was a little cut up, and Percy was trying his best to see to all three of them. Meanwhile, the rest of us were all a bit shaken up and low on ammo, and now we were facing off against a Reptile Hairless, one of the absolute last things you EVER want to find yourself up against. This was going to suck, BADLY.
“Stay clear of her bones and claws,” I advised as calmly as I could while I readied my rifle, Cory reloaded his revolver, and Claire tightened her gloves. “They can stab and shred you apart before you have a chance to realize what happened.”
The massive Hairless let out one earth-shaking roar before lunging at us, her teeth ready to chomp down on us. Before she could, though, Claire leaped up and punched it hard in the snout, while Cory and I rolled to opposite sides and opened fire on her eyes. For the brief moment that this left her stunned, Tracy quickly let loose a spray right into the Hairless’ open mouth, probably hoping to make her back off…It didn’t work out so well.
I barely managed to even see it when it happened. All I know is that, following this initial attack, the Hairless swung her giant, spiky tail around. I just barely managed to duck and roll under it as it threatened to slam and skewer me. Tracy, however, wasn’t so lucky. While she managed to avoid the spikes, the tree trunk-like flat of her tail managed to plough into her side, sending her tumbling end over end across the ground.
“TRACY!” Jacob screamed, immediately forgetting the state of his wing and hurling shuriken after shuriken at the Hairless. Meanwhile, Claire, having held onto the giant’s nostrils, was now on top of her head, throwing relentless fists into her face, giving Cory a chance to grab Tracy and pull her out of the Hairless’ immediate vicinity.
“Claire, get down!” I yelled, taking shots at the Hairless’ underbelly.
“Don’t have much CHOICE!” Claire screamed as she was suddenly thrown off the Reptile’s head, flailing in the air. Jacob managed to leap up and catch her before she hit the ground, but his wing gave out almost immediately, causing him to crash into the side of the Nova. The Hairless opened her jaws wide and charged at them, clearly about to chow down on them, until an orange and black blur rocketed across the side of her face, actually managing to leave a sizable slash mark across her cheek.
“Kat!” I shouted as the tiger rolled and landed nearby. “You sure you’re alright?!”
“I’ve been worse!” Katrina replied as the Hairless instead turned her attention on us.
Looking just behind the giant Reptile’s foot, though, I spotted Garrison using his teeth to ready an explosive arrow on his crossbow. Realizing his plan, I began unloading every round I had into the Hairless’ skull, keeping her attention on me. Katrina soon figured it out, too, scooping up Tracy’s fallen pistol and shooting at the Hairless’ eyes. Before the Hairless could chomp down on us for the constant aggravation, though, Garrison managed to fire the arrow directly into her hide and quite literally blew her ass clean off. Kat and I got out of the way as the Hairless tumbled forward, her back end and tail a gruesome mess.
“…Holy shit,” Cory muttered as we regrouped. “Seriously, you need to start making more of those arrows.”
“That’d be great…” Garrison moaned, lowering his arm as Jacob and Claire slowly scaled down the RV, “…if I weren’t out of materials. That was my last one.”
“Tracy?” Jacob inquired to Percy, who was looking over the fallen skunk.
“She’s definitely got at least ONE cracked rib, possibly more,” Percy replied as Tracy gasped in pain before looking to Jacob’s wing. “…I think you aggravated it.”
Jacob glanced down at his wing, now dripping in blood. “You don’t say?”
“Head’s up, guys!” Claire yelled, pointing to the stirring Hairless. “She’s not done yet!”
Sure enough, just a couple seconds later, the now bloodied and VERY angry looking Reptile Hairless was back to her feet, glaring holes through us. Opening the pouch on my belt with bullets, my heart sank as I found only one left. Looking to the others, it was clear they were all either out of ammo or close to it. Garrison scoffed, using his teeth to free his crossbow from his wrist.
“You’ve only got one good arm!” Percy insisted.
Garrison nodded, eyes on the Hairless as he prepared the claws on his left hand. “That’s one more than she’s going to have when I’m done.”

 

And that’s all for now. Lemme know what you think, and be sure to read the full chapter when it comes out, either on FictionPress or AdultFanFiction. Ja né!

A Look At The Primal Strife Cast

So, since I’m about five chapters into my new story, Primal Strife, I thought I’d go ahead and give quick looks at the cast. So, let’s do just that. Here are the nine main characters introduced so far in Primal Strife.

Dominic, Percy, Claire, Tracy, Garrison, Jacob, Katrina, Gang, and Cory

Dominic, Percy, Claire, Tracy, Garrison, Jacob, Katrina, Gang, and Cory (created using gen8hedgehog‘s Furry Dollmakers, and thus limited by what options were there)

Dominic ‘Dom’ Lupus
Race: Wolf
Age: 29 (expected age limit: 85)
Fur: Brown/white
Bio: Dominic is the leader of Saint Whitewood’s Second Operational Tactics Team, ‘Whitewood’s Claw’. He’s a strong and confident leader who will do whatever it takes to see his team to victory and have everyone come out of each mission alive. While he hates the idea of killing innocents that have become infected and transformed into Hairless, he will not hesitate to do so if it means the survival of his team and any others that find themselves in the wrong place at the wrong time. However, he’s also haunted by a traumatic event from his teen years that he mostly keeps to himself, leaving him with a vulnerable and troubled side. His closest friend on the team is Claire, who has been his best friend since before the outbreak, and he also finds himself attracted to Cory, the newest member of the team.
Weapons/Tactics: Dom tends to enter combat with his sniper rifle, which fires 8.6×70mm rounds. In real life, this weapon is the Remington MSR bolt-action sniper rifle. He’s actually a remarkable and patient shot, able to find cover and wait situations out to score multiple kills with as few rounds as possible. In case of emergencies that require a quick escape, though, he also carries a few smoke bombs on him. And while he tends to keep fights long-range, he does have the sharp claws and fangs of the Canines at his disposal.

Perseus ‘Percy’ Pine
Race: Porcupine
Age: 30 (expected age limit: 90)
Fur: Green (normally brown)
Bio: Having originally trained to be a doctor, Percy instead found himself becoming a field medic and soldier for Whitewood’s Claw during the Primal Strife. While he is perfectly capable in combat, he prefers to use his skills as a physician with some additional talent in acupressure to help his team. Before Cory joined the team, he was considered the rookie, despite being on the team for nearly a year, much to his annoyance. He also harbours a deep resentment for Garrison, but is good friends with his sister Katrina, as well as Jacob, with whom he shares a friendly rivalry.
Weapons/Tactics: Despite preferring to heal the wounded, Percy is perfectly capable of holding his own in combat. Using his own spines like darts, along with his knowledge of pressure points, he’s capable of inflicting stinging and stunning wounds to targets. He also likes dyeing his fur a dark green to give himself camouflage in forests. He also helped create special gloves for the team that provide only small slits for their claws, thus minimizing the risk of infection when using them at short-range against Hairless. Combined with a lotion Tracy concocted for said claws to kill off foreign agents, and this allows them better close-quarters combat with the infected.

Claire Xiǎotùzi
Race: Rabbit
Age: 23 (expected age limit: 65)
Fur: Brown/white
Bio: An old friend of Dominic’s from before the outbreak began, Claire somehow managed to make it with him all the way to Saint Whitewood and become part of his eventual team. The two share a flirtatious and teasing relationship, and though they’ve both made it clear that there does exist an attraction between them, they seem to value their bond as friends above all else. While Dom is her leader, though, Claire can at times be a bit rebellious, acting outside of her orders if she feels it would better an operation. She behaves similarly with her brother, Gang, who despite being her twin, still tries (and fails) to take the older sibling stance with her due to being born 89 seconds before her. Lastly, Claire has no problem whatsoever in using her feminine wiles to get jobs done, and while she’s on suppressants that keep her usual rabbit needs to mate frequently to a minimum, she’s all too happy using that stereotype about her race to fool others into letting their guard down.
Weapons/Tactics: Even though she has a somewhat lithe appearance, Claire’s best weapon is her own body. Like many Lapines, her connection to the very essence of life itself has granted her the ability to use qi. Through qi, she’s able to enhance her own physical prowess, able to punch and kick harder and faster than her body would usually be able to, and endure blows a bit better than a figure her size. Combined with her knowledge of pressure points and her skill in hand-to-hand combat, and she’s a very talented fighter that would catch the unaware completely off-guard.

Tracy Moufette
Race: Skunk
Age: 25 (expected age limit: 65)
Fur: Black/white
Bio: A relative of one of the members of the Primereth World Council, Tracy grew up surrounded by those who were envious and enamoured by her political influence and good looks. However, when the outbreak occurred, she eventually found herself wanting to help others in a more direct manner, eventually joining Whitewood’s Claw. Despite this, though, she has a clear love of life, and can’t bring herself to kill anyone, even a Hairless. As such, she instead works as the team’s chemist, as she found that she had a natural knack for it. Through this, she developed a lotion that, when coated to someone’s claws, made it near-impossible for foreign agents to enter their bodies. Between these and the gloves Percy designed, the team are able to use their claws on the Hairless without getting infected. She usually provides support in missions to Jacob, her closest friend on the team, and Dom, who makes it a habit to keep her out of most of the more violent action.
Weapons/Tactics: Although she grapples with an inability to take a life, Tracy is nonetheless an excellent shot. She usually carries a semi-automatic pistol with 11.43×23mm rounds. In real life, this is the M1911 pistol. She’s also capable of coupling together explosives for blowing holes in walls. Lastly, while other Mephits find it to be an aphrodisiac, Tracy can release an odor that will stun and stagger just about anything else to the point of being unable to function otherwise much.

Garrison Chit-Tora
Race: Cheetah
Age: 23 (expected age limit: 75)
Fur: Yellow/white with black spots
Bio: Growing up idolizing the machinations of the Simians, Garrison grew to become quite the inventor himself. However, following the outbreak, and having to watch his family be torn apart by Hairless, he instead grew to deeply resent his idols, feeling personally betrayed and failed by them. Despite his adoption into a new family that did their best for him, including his new sister, Katrina, Garrison took on a bitter, resentful, insulting, and untrusting nature toward the world. As such, many of his team-mates feel a sense of disdain toward him. Regardless, he will do whatever is necessary for the sake of seeing a mission to success, and would lay his life down to protect Katrina, though his bond with her may go a bit too far…
Weapons/Tactics: For the most part, Garrison prefers to use his own claws as weapons in combat, able to use his incredible speed as a cheetah to strike hard and fast at anything deemed a target. However, for longer ranged combat, he used his inventiveness to cobble together a wrist-mounted crossbow. He even created explosive arrows, though he’s still working on perfecting them, along with a few other gadgets and weapons he’s been working on.

Jacob Vesp
Race: Bat
Age: 33 (expected age limit: 100)
Fur: Black
Bio: When the outbreak occurred, many of the Avians left the land-dwelling races of Primereth to find higher ground, where the Hairless couldn’t follow. However, Jacob, one of the many who lost their families in the violent chaos, opted to remain behind with his friends and allies to help them however he could. As such, he is the last Avian left in his part of the world. Despite this, he keeps up a good morale, oftentimes joking around with Percy, or maintaining a strong friendship with Tracy. He operates mostly as the team’s eye in the sky, able to see across vast distances and relay what he sees to his allies on the ground. He may just be the most loyal member of Whitewood’s Claw.
Weapons/Tactics: Preferring to stick to the air wherever possible, Jacob has a distinct advantage against most anything he finds himself in conflict with. He’s also able to use his wings to create small but strong gusts, and can use his dark appearance to move stealthily through the darkness. In case of emergencies, though, he does carry a number of small shurikens for slashing and throwing at enemies. Lastly, he’s capable of releasing a high-pitched screech that will temporarily deafen anyone who hears it.

Katrina ‘Kat’ Tora
Race: Tiger
Age: 22 (expected age limit: 100)
Fur: Orange/white with black stripes
Bio: Relatively young, especially for her species, Katrina is nonetheless a clever survivor. Like her adoptive brother, Garrison, she’s good with tools. However, she prefers using such skills in tandem with her other passion: Land vehicles. She enjoys tinkering and tricking out cars, making them into monsters on wheels. Her most prized possession is the Nova, an RV that she upgraded to run faster and smoother, and it even possesses a turret gun on the roof. Kat’s inventiveness is likely what gives her common ground with her new brother, as she’s otherwise his opposite in many ways: Respectful, empathetic, and friendly. Still, she does love her brother, even if he can overstep his boundaries at times…
Weapons/Tactics: Generally speaking, Katrina is a creative and resourceful fighter, quick to use anything as a weapon and able to adapt on the fly. For the most part, though, she uses her claws in combat, which rank as the sharpest of her team. Anyone who dares threaten her team-mates will learn that, as kind as she is, she can hack and slash her way through just about anything, even able to leave claw marks in solid steel and stone.

Gang Xiǎotùzi
Race: Rabbit
Age: 23 (expected age limit: 65)
Fur: Brown/white
Bio: Even though he’s Claire’s twin brother, Gang is technically older by 89 seconds. As such, he tends to take an older brother approach with her, much to her irritation. He doesn’t MEAN to make a problem for her, though, instead simply doing his best to watch out for her and her friends. This resulted in him joining Whitewood’s Claw. Together with Claire, the two formed a powerful duo that could stand up to any foe, no matter how strong or numerous. He is a bold, brave, and respectful individual, willing to do whatever is required of him at any given time to assist his team. Unfortunately, he eventually found himself traded to First Squad for Cory, which led to his being separated from Claire, who would have to carry on without him for a time.
Weapons/Tactics: Like Claire, his lackluster stature hides the form and heart of a battle-hardened warrior. However, his discipline and oneness with life makes him even stronger than her. His mastery of qi allows him to push himself to perform incredible feats of strength and skill in combat. A single flying kick to the face of an opponent who earlier shrugged off sniper rounds from Dom’s rifle was able to send said opponent sailing through a wall. This must mean that, utilizing the maximum amount of qi output as he can, he is able to throw a kick with more force than a .338 Lapua Magnum cartridge being shot from a Remington MSR at close range. For all of this and more, Gang may be the single most impressive qi user in all of Primereth.

Cory Tófa
Race: Fox
Age: 21 (expected age limit: 60)
Fur: Light brown/white
Bio: Despite being a bit young and shy and only fifteen days out of training, Cory is nonetheless a quick study, a competent soldier, and a legitimate asset to his new team, Whitewood’s Claw. Even though he’d just recently been made a member when he was traded from First Squad for Gang, Cory is quick to prove himself as the team’s new weapons and equipment manager. He’s a bit of a hoarder when it comes to weapon parts, which works out well for his talents, able to go to work right away in fixing up the team’s weapons and equipment after a mission. However, his shyness does lead to him looking a bit weak at times, and he’s very clearly intimidated and smitten with his new leader, Dominic. Still, he has a strong heart, and will no doubt prove himself in the days to come.
Weapons/Tactics: A firearms expert, Cory is generally decent with anything. However, he prefers his revolver, which has an 8 inch barrel and shoots 10.9×33mm rounds. Its real life equivalent is the Colt Anaconda (8 inch barrel variation). He’s also an excellent shot with it. His only real weakness is that he’s not very strong in a hand-to-hand fight, easily outclassed by most. As such, he’ll oftentimes try to avoid such fights, keeping as much distance between his opponents as possible.

And that’s all for the main cast. Lemme know what you think in the comments below, and be sure to check out the story itself in the links provided. Ja né!

FictionPress (M rated version): https://www.fictionpress.com/s/3270432/1/Primal-Strife

AdultFanfiction (Uncensored version): http://original.adult-fanfiction.org/story.php?no=600107990

New Story: Primal Strife

So, as you’ve probably noticed by now, I’ve been writing on here a lot less as of late. That’s because I went ahead and decided to do the story I talked about on here a while back. The result? Primal Strife… … …Of course, I wanted to call it Beast Wars, but that was already taken. lol Anyway, here’s a quick look at the plot…


 

Primereth. A world inhabited by many creatures, all bestial in appearance, but many capable of great intelligence and skills. The Canines had their pack mentality and ability to come together as a strong and smart workforce. The Avians used their mastery and knowledge of the skies and wind patterns to help predict weather patterns. The Lapines possessed a oneness with life itself, granting them the knowledge of qi. The Cetacea, graceful masters of the sea and perhaps the most brilliant of all species, possessed the power of telepathy. However, for as intelligent and skilled as they all could be, none possessed the sheer creative potential of the Simians. They created new forms of technology to better the world, and to allow all races to live lives more comfortably. Within time, they began a grand era of Primereth, with many cities that possessed towers reaching up toward the clouds. And, in this time of comfort, many different races, who had long since been divided by differences and a need to control their own corners of the world, began to reside together in those cities, all working together for their united prosperity.

But, like all things, this eventually came to an end. One day, in the sixty-second year of the Steel and Stone Era, an epidemic was recorded. It was sweeping across much of the western hemisphere of Primereth. Within a year, thousands were stricken with this disease, and hundreds more were dying from it. In an attempt to cure this epidemic, the Simians’ greatest medical scientists came together to forge a vaccine. At first, it seemed to work, as those that had been infected and then had the vaccine tested on showed improved vitals. However, all too late did they realise that they’d created something…worse. Their vaccine actually bonded to the disease, creating something completely new, an unholy union that mutated the bodies of those it rested in, and degraded their minds to their most primal forms: Those of hunters, killers, and conquerors of all kinds. Making matters worse was that the disease could be spread through bodily fluids, and in their degraded and deranged minds, those that were mutated were biting, clawing, and worse at anyone and anything in their path.

After three years, most of the western hemisphere had fallen into chaos, the Simians were an endangered species, and the Steel and Stone Era was replaced with the Primal Era. The united population of Primereth was becoming divided again, though not simply by race, but also in ideas and plans for the future, personal agendas and vendettas, and overall political power and influence. Cities became reconstructed to keep out those carrying the disease as best as possible. However, there remained fallen cities still rich in natural resources, now left untapped. For the sake of survival, many cities began creating teams of specialists, survivalists, and warriors that could brave the now ruined and dangerous world outside their towers to retrieve said resources. These teams would soon begin rivaling ones from other cities, and began to take up missions that involved interfering in the matters of other cities and their leaders.

And thus began…the Primal Strife.


I should also explain a few additional details. For example, Primereth is a bit different from Earth in terms of time. For the sake of giving SOME common ground, seconds are the same, but from there, it’s completely different: there’s 100 seconds in a minute, 100 minutes in an hour, 10 hours in a day, 75 days in a season, and 4 seasons in a year. No months, only the four seasons: Winter, Spring, Summer, and Autumn. Then there’re the inhabitants of Primereth. Their skeletal structures are still relatively the same as the creatures they’re based off of, just bigger. They can stand on their hind legs just fine and move around like us, but they’re still a bit faster on all fours, and their front paws more resemble hands. Likewise, anything with wings in real life and not arms will have wings in place of their arms, and feather-covered hands at the ends of them. As for how other kinds of creatures work, I’ll discuss them in the Author’s Notes I put at the end of every chapter of every story I write when we come to them.

Lastly, I should talk about the most controversial part of this story. I was on the fence about involving sex in this story, and ultimately, the part of me that wanted to include it was the part that won out due to the simple fact that…well, animals fuck. It’s kind of a thing, and to pretend otherwise is just dumb. For those uncomfortable with that, I should note that, due to the restrictions of FictionPress, I will not be going into graphic detail when it comes to sex in the story while I’m posting it on there… … …BUT, for those that don’t mind and/or would actually want to read the details, I’m also posting an uncensored version of this story on AdultFanfiction. Just a warning, though: Because it’s uncensored, there’s a lot of graphic violence and sex involved, though with the latter, I’m gonna try to keep it gender neutral in terms of overall exploitation. Because, as I’ve learned, any kind of sex in a story is ultimately exploitation, there’s just no way around that, so the best thing you can do if you’re going to involve it is keep it as gender neutral as possible.

Anyway, here are the links to the story. Check ’em out at your leisure, and lemme know what you think of the story so far. Ja né!

FictionPress (M rated version): https://www.fictionpress.com/s/3270432/1/Primal-Strife

AdultFanfiction (Uncensored version): http://original.adult-fanfiction.org/story.php?no=600107990

700th Blog Post! + Jyger’s Favourite 5 – Memories of Five of My Most Viewed Articles

Hey guys! It’s the 700th blog post!!!

So, after 700 posts on this blog, I’ve naturally assembled a lot of memories over the years. And, for some reason, several articles I’ve done on here seem to get way more views than others, still getting viewed even to this day. In fact, I wanna show you something. Here’re the ten most frequent search engine terms to lead people to my blog…

…and here are some of the highest viewed articles on my blog.

So, given some of the obvious preferences for some of these posts by my fans, I thought I’d go ahead and look back on five of them, my memories of them, and if my overall thoughts and feelings on the topics of each one still hold up. So, let’s start off with probably the most infamous article on my blog…

#1 - "…Is Elesa Really THAT Hot???" from Feb. 4th, 2012

#1 – “…Is Elesa Really THAT Hot???” from Feb. 4th, 2012

Oh my God, this frigging article. XD I honest to God go back and forth in my mind on a regular basis if I ever should’ve opened my big mouth and asked people why there was so much hentai out there of this character from Pokémon Black and White. And, because I posted an article with the words Elesa and hentai in them, naturally, it led to a lot of people coming to my site specifically to look for it. It got to the point where, two years later, I finally snapped and decided to post another article discussing it, figuring I’d either quell it for good or get a shit-ton of views for it. Given that it’s the internet…I really shouldn’t have been surprised as to which ended up happening, and I don’t even think I need to tell you which one it was. Still, speaking of Pokémon articles where I go back and forth on if I should’ve ever brought it up…

#2 - "Ash’s Best Team of 6 Pokémon" from Feb. 10th, 2013

#2 – “Ash’s Best Team of 6 Pokémon” from Feb. 10th, 2013

I am shocked, absolutely SHOCKED, that I didn’t get death threats from fans, considering how many people argued my point of not having Charizard on the team. Like, you’d think I’d killed their pet and made them watch as I did it. lol But yeah, looking back on this article, I will say that… … …yeah, Charizard probably should be on there. In fact, I’m actually planning on doing a revised version of the list in the near future, as soon as a certain rumoured Pokémon becomes part of Ash’s roster. Still, what was it that changed my mind? Well, surprisingly enough, it was when Charizard rejoined the team near the end of Best Wishes. Yeah, the arc that turned me off to the anime, because it nonetheless managed to redeem Charizard for what I thought was an absolutely astonishingly pathetic last showing beforehand. Still, expect to see Infernape and a few other of Ash’s better Pokémon on a list of honourable mentions when the revised list comes out.

#3 - "What's A Paladin Rant" from June 10th, 2012

#3 – “What’s A Paladin Rant” from June 10th, 2012

I can only imagine what it must be like for Noah Antwiler, who must STILL to this day get people asking him what a Paladin is, when even I’m still getting people checking out that article of mine discussing the matter. But I do get why. It’s just one of the dumbest things you’ll ever hear someone say in a video game, when you factor in everything that everyone in-game knows at this point. Seriously, roll my vid again.

Oh, and because I like tooting my own horn, I’d like to once again point out that I was the first to use homjakilla’s song in that video. lol But yeah, one of the stupidest fucking lines in a video game EVER… … …BUT, at least it led to probably the most badass line Spoony’s ever said.

…There was an idea. The idea was that, because N. Harmonik had done so much for me, proofreading damned near every article I’ve ever written, and a lot of my stories, that she should have her own article on the blog. So, basically, this was a late Christmas present to her. Plus, while I personally was not that big a fan of Oggy and the Cockroaches, I nonetheless saw the potential it had as a show and how many people liked it that I thought it deserved some additional exposure. As such, I had Aibo (I call her Aibo because it means partner) do not one but two articles about the show. And because her articles have gotten so many views by you all, I’ve decided to go ahead and give her some space here to say thank you. 🙂

I thank all of you for reading these two articles I created, whether or not you’re OatC fans! Oh and please check out my fics: https://www.fanfiction.net/u/632668/

#5 – “Zelda Chronology: Ghirahim is just CREEPY!” from Jan. 27th, 2012

Lastly, an article that was part of my short-lived Zelda Chronology series. As one of the articles from my first year as a blogger, I suppose it makes sense that it’d also be one of my highest viewed, and considering the subject matter…yeah, not shocked it’s this one that gets all the attention. I still maintain that Ghirahim’s oddity as a character is what makes him so memorable, though, and am glad to see him return for games like Hyrule Warriors. And really, no one should be shocked that I connected him to Lady Gaga when you consider that he’s a demon from Hell and is going to kill us all. XD Unfortunately, because of YouTube copyright laws, the video in the article had to be taken down, and will never be posted on there again… … … …The good news is, I decided to post it elsewhere. ^_^

And that’s my 700th article, everybody. Thanks for reading along, and be sure to continue to do so as we venture into the future of more escapist fiction and absurd reality. And lastly, I just wanna thank everybody that has gotten me to this point. Of course, N. Harmonik, my wonderful proofreader who has appeared in some of my vlogs. DorkynProudofit, who did the Man of Steel vlogs with me. PinkRangerWannabe, who co-wrote ‘Lewis Lovhaug Is Not Your Slave’. Morgan Meryl, who did the logo for this blog years ago. Emmybomber, who suggested I talk about moms in comics. And I’m sure I’m forgetting a lot more, but lastly, I wanna cover a lot of people who have inspired me in different ways throughout my various endeavors over the years: Scott Snyder, Lewis Lovhaug (AKA Linkara), Emile Rosales-Birou (AKA Chuggaaconroy), Gail Simone, Charles Sonnenburg (AKA SF Debris), Rosen Rose of the Poison Ivy League, Doug Walker (AKA The Nostalgia Critic), Diane Darcy (AKA helenawaynehuntress), Paul Heyman (no, seriously, lol), G. Willow Wilson, and Justin Carmical (AKA the late great JewWario). Thank you all for being the people you are, as it helped me to be who I am. Ja né!