Thursday, May 25, 2017

The Noob 51


When I began writing this series, I didn't realize how important the NPCs would be to it.  The question of the NPCs, and how "awake" they are, and whether they can "awaken" further, has been one of the threads that runs throughout The Noob.  And now it's Evan's ability to connect with the NPCs, to push their programming, to bring them to life that has saved his and Paul's lives.

There's so much I could say about Naraya and Zaraya and the way they understand Arlayne.  I'd love to write a series about these two.

You can follow this and my other series on my series page.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Too Fast


I thought I'd already posted this, but it appears I haven't.  So I'm going to post it now, before I forget again, lol.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

The Noob 50


Wow, part 50.  This thing is so long, lol.

But it's almost over.  There are four parts left.  The story of Evan and Paul is wrapping up.

Also, Paul has discovered his magic!  It came at kind of a predictable and Hollywoody moment, I know, but I think it worked for the story.  And he found his magic while fighting a goddess, so, you know, that's pretty cool. :)

You can follow this and my other series on my series page.

Sunday, May 21, 2017

The Noob 49


Writing Naraya and Zaraya was fun.  I tried to make them somewhat alien; they don't think like humans, and they aren't bound by human morality.  They, like the players, and like some of the NPCs, are trying to understand their new world; but they're approaching the problem with a different toolset than either the players or the NPCs.  It was an interesting challenge.

You can follow this and my other series on my series page.

Saturday, May 20, 2017

I'd Like to Buy the World a Coke


Man, Coca-Cola should pay me for this caption.  How does a humble capper go about getting paid for product placement?