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This thread filled with bios for my characters has recently garnered over 10,000 views! =^_^= Even though it's not the kind of thing people usually celebrate, considering the fact that most of the other threads in that section of the forum don't even break 100 views, and the fact that I take great pride in my characters, I decided I'd do something special to commemmorate!
As stated in that forum post, I will be doing a type of 'commission' or trade I thought up: Anyone who gives me feedback of some kind on at least one of my characters will get a short story, written by me, focusing on any Felarya OC of your choice - it could be one of mine, one of yours, or one of someone else you know. ^_^ I will expand this to include comments on character Bios of mine here on DA - you can find them pretty easily in my gallery. The kind of feedback could be anything, really, positive, negative, praise, criticism, or just some thought that you have concerning that character. It has to have some substance, though; something like "I like her she's cute" will not be worth a short story in return. As for the quality of the short story, I think this will serve as a good guideline:
A Dance of WarriorsStill as the ice she wielded she stood, staring her opponent dead in the eye. Even though her eyes were hidden from view by the bangs of her spiky, verdant, needle-like hair, Taihaku could tell the shakala was doing the same. They were warriors. Kinara, spear in hand and taking her low-to-the-ground, hunched-over stance, moved her body up and down, both to keep herself limber, and to contain her excitement; the strong-silent type, stoic warriors were always the best at building up anticipation before a good brawl. And though it didn't show as much, Taihaku was excited as well; it was smart for a warrior to constantly test, assess, and develop one's skills every chance one received to do so. Even the most seasoned warriors should--
Kinara leapt high into the air, almost thirty feet straight up, using her innate magical ability to create a sudden up-draft around her. The fur-lined hood of Taihaku's long, blue coat fell back as the neko raised her head, keeping her eyes locked on the airb
They'll be something like this, a single scene of the character of your choice doing a thing. I will be in contact with each person who takes me up on this offer to determine which character the short will focus on and what they might be doing, as well as doing follow-ups to make sure I captured each character properly.
These 'commissions' will be open until September 20, though that may be subject to change depending on level of demand. I really appreciate all the attention my characters have gotten over the years despite my lousy work ethic in writing about them. ^_^ I want to repay your love for my work by giving some other people's characters some time to shine. I also selfishly want more feedback, but hey! It's a win-win! XD I look forward to seeing what people think about my OCs, and I really hope this little event will help me start a schedule of writing. ;D Have a good month, everyone!
(Link to the Bios section of my gallery for ease of access. ^_^