Author has written 32 stories for Fantasy, General, General, Humor, Supernatural, Religion, Nature, Life, and Sci-Fi.
Your typical fantasy fan just couldn’t get enough of his favorite authors. Reading constantly, role-playing, you name it. It was this time when I was participating at TSOR, using animal avatars, talking about Brian Jacques, and generally role-playing in the Redwall world. But the Rping just wasn’t up to snuff. The character I had created just didn’t fit the existing games. So then I had a bright idea. I’ll write an actual story.
But then, disaster hit. TSOR got hacked. The forums were completely destroyed. All of the comradeship, all of the great fanfiction, all of the feedback…gone. The loss of TSOR was the loss of my support as well. I took it harder than I would like to admit. Those forums meant a lot to me. Afterwards, I just couldn’t find the heart to finish the Deathcurl story. In fact, it still doesn’t have the resolution I had in mind.
Over time, I dabbled at writing a bit, trying out different styles, different ideas. Nothing seemed to work. I slowly developed an idea for an original world (credits to my friend for giving me a kick in the butt here, you know who you are). And then, JaiYiKendra encouraged me to finish a story I was working on. It was the third major attempt at writing a story of Fulai, which still wasn’t very developed at the time of this project. But I pecked at it day by day, sometimes writing as little as one sentence. Eventually I ended up with a short story about the same length as my old fanfiction. And, me likey.
After this groundwork was laid down, everything really took flight once I came to a realization…
And then I managed to come across Dimar, a Public Domain fantasy world created by Dee Dreslough. I didn’t even know that you COULD do stuff like that!
I wanted to do something similar. That’s why I have decided to grant a very liberal use of my intellectual property. Basicly, you can do just about anything with it as long as credit is given where credit is due.
Fulai is nothing special. No, really. I’m not out to make any groundbreaking new innovations in the genre of fantasy. It is a simple place, with simple politics, and simple (and sometimes not so simple) people. There is no “magic” simply because I have tried “magic” before, and it always makes things seem too fantastical. I prefer a more down-to-earth approach. Although there can, and probably will, be spiritual/supernatural powers which could be considered an equivalent to magic.
Although the details of Fulai have changed much over time, the original concept remains the same. It is a lush world filled with a variety of races, all who have their own idea of what constitutes the good life. I will be delving more into this later, but for now the key players are:
The bulk of Fulai involves the interaction between the races. It’s a simple premise, and admittedly needs more development. But I love it, and I couldn’t imagine doing anything else but write about it, or at least try to.
Also, my writing style is very “artsy” in the sense that it is supposed to reflect the characters themselves (and occasionally the author) so some details have been intentionally left out that might not have been left out otherwise. Also, the use of grammar and punctuation was intentional. The work is full of sentence fragments and incorrect comma usage. We are aware of this.
Also, don’t expect a happy ending from most of my stuff. Happy endings typically aren’t very realistic for the themes that I cover in my writing. Not to mention that I’ve already seen enough happy endings to last me a lifetime.
Regardless, you should check it out, have fun, and be inspired!