Sunday, June 9, 2024

It All Comes Together

Well, I've had a productive day!

I spent some time on the Stalwart Age blog, moving content over to the World of Stalwart setting book. It's been a few years since I've looked at much of this, but... wow. I have enough time and space from it to see it for what it is, and what it is is pretty awesome. I mean, I'm back to being overjoyed to be able to live and create in this world. The best choice I made was setting the world of the comic in a 'messy' world of comics that has continuity problems, storylines that don't make much sense, and revisionist history. It has creators who don't get along and behind-the-scenes drama. 

I realized that the Doc novella I wrote is really, really good. I also realized that almost no one has read it. So, I posted a pdf of it on DriveThruFiction (hoping that help it might get some eyeballs), and I'm doing a little bit of signal boosting about it. It's a well-written, engaging novel set in a superhero universe with some cool things happening. It's a pay-what-you-want download. There's really no reason not to check it out. I think you'll be hooked in the first few pages. I was (again).

And, as far as that World of Stalwart book goes... well, it's coming along VERY nicely, thank you very much. I added an appendix, which is a game changer. It's going to ultimately be a complete list of every issue published in and about the game world. I've only got a few dozen comics listed there, and some of the entries are very brief, but I hyperlinked back to the Stalwart Age blog with the issues that have longer summaries. 

Ultimately, I've spent the day playing around in a world I know really well, and that feels very organic (because it is). I am very much experiencing what Tolkien once said about writing; you are not creating something. You are taking a leaf from the great tree of stories and doing what you can to describe that leaf as accurately as you can. I'm not making this up or creating it; I'm simply telling you about this world that already exists, and I just happen to have a front row seat at the window into it.


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    1. I assume if you had more arms, you'd give more thumbs up... hmmm. Gift: Many arms. You have a number of arms equal to your force. You can give thumbs up on all hands as a free action.

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    3. He's out of control, folks! Roll vs Endure!