Fo, my new character at Thorns RPG. And the first Daily Sketch after my vacation from everything!
- June 03, 2011
- July 15, 2010
The Absit Omen Lexicon (wiki) is well underway. And I am well amazed. About ten of our (about) fifty members have got their hands into it and contributions big and small have all come together to make some very solid articles.
The Runespoor Smuggling article is nearly complete, and you’ve got to check it out. This storyline has been going on since day one, the with Natasha writing the first post in the first thread only two days after site open in January 2009. There are nearly 30 characters involved – it’s just a baffling feat. And it’s compilation is an exciting read!
Right now we have focused the wiki on story lines. We felt that opening it up entirely might be a bit overwhelming. Once we have the storyline/chapter aspect firmly in hand, we’re going to open it up to what we call our compendium material. That is, information that has become a part of Absit Omen canon. New spells, new locations, background characters, past events, local culture – all of it expanding on the Wizarding World we’ve been playing in. I’m excited for that, I really am. Paz and I have been doing some interesting things with the laws and policies surrounding werewolves and werewolf registration. She’s come up with legislation documents about specific werewolf laws and its enforcement and we worked together to find out just what that registration packet might contain.
Absit Omen is getting very big and quite deep. New members can expect quite a lot of learning time before fully feeling situated. Frankly, I’m one of the founding members and the Head Curator and I am very uninformed about some of the things going on just because there is so much! My hope is that this wiki will serve as a tool for writers to get right on board with an existing plot, to know the entire story up to point and be able to give their character the knowledge they’d likely have living in the A.O. Wizarding World.
A few things I’ve learned:
- You don’t need to link a character name every time it appears. Link on first reference per section will do nicely.
- The biggest task is summarizing threads. We’re going to need more input there.
- The big plots are at home here, but so are the smaller ones, especially the interpersonal sagas.
There is something about this wiki that satisfies a deeply ingrained satisfaction I have with keeping things tidy and organizing items and information. I love completeness and this wiki provides a low stress environment in which to pick at my zits. (Is that weird? Should I post that in the internet?) It’s just so easy to add to, embellish, edit, correct and link information together… I love it. I love it so much.
I linked the Runespoor Article above, but here are a few more articles I’m quite proud of:
- June 26, 2010
A new character painting for Thorns RPG. I’m revisiting a favorite character of mine for this new setting, by the name of Theodora Kingstreet. Ol’ T.K. is one of my favorite characters to write of all time. She’s always aligned lawful, be it lawful good, lawful evil, or lawful batshit in the belfries.
I think this fact sums her up, no matter what ‘verse she’s in: Her Patronus is a filing cabinet.
So as you can see, more digital painting. It’s fun and each attempt goes more quickly. I think this took me about five hours from sketch to Save for Web & Devices. I am addicted to this paper texture. I’m sorry. When there’s no one to tell me I need to stop overusing a certain paper texture I just do it. So what.
Hmm. Theodora’s had such a wide and varied collections of reincarnations and past lives, I think her saga might require some Thrive attention. Watch this space for an evolution of one of my favorite characters.
- June 18, 2010
Two digital paintings!
Briggs Daerrow, my human warlord from a fourth edition D&D game. This is him emanating awesome inspiration. I’m not entirely sure about the choices that led up to painting in blue. I’m sorry. It’s a habit. Blue people.
Ensign Sellaphix from Thorns RPG. He’s a young Seventen officer. Thorns is fantasy/steampunk and has been good fun.
It was a neat experience to see my improvement between Briggs and Sellaphix. I’ve been struggling to get this digital painting thing sorted out and was re-inspired by the artwork going on over at Thorns. Also, buying Photoshop CS4 was a big motivator as well. Mmmm, new toys!
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