Monday, 20 September 2010

Day 263, on which John talks about his story again (yeah, I know, just skim-read it) [20.9.10]

Dag to hundrede treogtres. Yeesh, I really do not feel good. I went to the doctor today. He said I had a virus, and that I should do yoga and go out in the sun more. OK, we all know I don't do much exercise, and this blog is the testament to my not going out much, but I did not need him to tell me that. So that was a pretty useless trip. And I still feel awful. He said something about me being stressed too, but I'm not stressed. Didja hear me? I said, I'M NOT STRESSED!! GODDAMMIT!

Heh. Just a joke.

OK, since I can't think of anything else to blog about (this illness is affecting my mind), I'll tell you about the story I'm working on. The one that will be illustrated by Lego and appear on my photostream hopefully before June next year. Then it'll take a month or two until I finish uploading it, two parts per day. I don't want it to flood my photostream, but I don't want it to take ages either. I'm going to make a great promotional site as well, with bios on all the characters (because trust me, you need to know the characters). Just you wait and see.

Here's a quick summary:
The story is called Cronas 13, and it documents the trials and tribulations of the crew of the freighter Kolumbus after it unexpectedly crashes on a barren sandy planet called Cronas 13. The crew is lead by their stubborn, hard-working captain René Janu, who narrates the story to us. The crew is full of good characters, from the sarcastic navigator Adéla to the shy meditrician Jonas. Follow René and his crew on their journey to get off the dunes of Cronas 13. What brought their ship down? What's their mysterious cargo? And will they ever get back home? Dun dun dunnnn!

It's coming out really well. The story is scattered with mysteries, and there's loads of strands for you to follow as all the characters develop. And no, it's not going to be like any other sci-fi film. It's not one of those everyone-dies-at-some-point flicks. Sure, there are quite a few deaths, but they're needed to advance René's character and to make it more exciting. There's a bunch of action scenes, but - and get this - in the one I just wrote, no one dies. Yeah. So it's no boilerplate story.

I'm on part 63 at the moment (don't worry - it won't seem so long when you read it, part 63 will be about a month after I release the first one), and I'm - I think - a third of the way through. It's hard to tell, because the climactic parts take five or ten parts to tell, but I can skip whole days in one part. I'd like to do so much in the story, but I'll have to scale it down so there's only one other 'main part' after this one. The crew are in a mysterious base at the moment, but they'll soon get out of that and be captured! I won't tell you any more than that. Just, read it when I'm finished. You'll like it.

~John

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