This one’s a wee bit late, but at least it’s still August, so it counts. The last month has been by far the happiest, wildest, and most stressful of my life thus far. Honestly, graduating high school was more tame than moving out was. And we’re still rocking it, after a few setbacks. (I’m now in charge of the internet, for instance, because I’m the one who relies on it the most.) Here’s to hoping we’re still rocking it a month from now, knock on wood.
I’m finally finding my workflow again, bit by bit. Scheduling my work time around three other people who work different shifts is a bit… ~fun~ but not impossible. Mainly I’ve been working on catching up with my Youtube schedule – I might have to re-work the table of contents btw, because I’m really behind – and trying to deal with being the only one at home for long periods of time, meaning I’m the one who does dishes, trash, and whatever else needs to happen. I don’t mind it, but I’d rather work. On the other hand, clean dishes are a nice thing.
Gate Strider took a bit of a backseat for the last month because A) moving, and B) I’ve actually been working on two other worlds in the interim. I really should do some worldbuilding for Gate Strider as well, because it seems a bit lacking, but with Aizen not being a native to the culture he ends up in, I’m alright with broad strokes.
The other two worlds I’ve been working on are Liserna – from the plants up, I might add, a process greatly inspired by Worldbuilding Notes on Youtube – which I might actually write a proper story in at some point, and an unnamed world that my roommates and I are going to be playing around in for a short film series. Yes, I can also act. (Voice acting has been great practice.) I’ve been in charge of building up the Caldera region, a big circular sea surrounded by three land masses, populated mostly – but not exclusively – by the Calderan Ven, and I’ve spent waaaay too long on the culture and language of the area. My character, the non-binary rogue Celicay, is from the region, so my goal is to be able to ad-lib in Calderan. So far, it has a writing system and some basic grammar and vocab, but I wouldn’t consider it done by any means. It’s much farther along than Serranian, Spirit-speech, or any of the Fae languages in the Five Realms books, though. Des el vamte ex el. That’s how it is. Makes me want to write a story in the Caldera region, to be honest.
So that’s what I’ve been up to! Been a long month, but a good one. Hope that’s a similar story next month! And I’ll leave you all with this little gem from the Jenkinsverse: “The thing about evolving on a death world is that you don’t really realize you’re doing so until you get the chance to leave it.”
Have a good one!