Livestream at 2hPM. I will be doing a movie poster crossover for Gem. Lunareth will do madea and Rune wedding picture. Kite will potato…
Today i’ve written quite a bit of note for the next chapter. It’s very much in my mind lately that we’re approaching the story’s end game. Can’t leave any thread hanging and one big hanging thread is what Sillice’s group is doing… The talk during the last livestream that there may be only be 6 chapter left is very much on top of my mind lately.
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Concept in progress for Starlitdragon. He already appeard in the story, thanks to starlit having provided an already complete reference.
Setheryll Drowtales Cameo Reference
There’s already a ton of cameos that appeared and we’re not at Kyorl main arc yet!
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Greater dog, by Kite.

 

11 Responses to Angry librarian

  1. Aerilyn says:

    B-but… Drowtales is INFINITE !! D:

    • Navian says:

      Maybe so, we’re talking about the Moonless Age story, though! Wouldn’t be much of an ‘Age’ if it never ended, and probably a bit too Moonless, too. There’ll still be more stuff afterward, though it’s too early to determine what that will be for certain.

    • Basileus_Ioannis says:

      Don’t worry, Aerilyn, it’s Moonless Age that’s coming to an end. In the livestream, Kern briefly talked about having ideas for a new storyline, new characters, perhaps a new setting or time period.

      Still, I can tell you this much: I had planned my own story to have four alternating parts, each of about nine chapters, with parts alternating setting and core characters, to show the perspective from two nations at war with each other. I was inspired by how Tolkien wrote the LOTR trilogy from The Two Towers on, with one part for Frodo and Sam, the other for Aragorn and the rest. Needless to say, the train kinda derailed on the third part, where the two sets of protagonists ended up meeting, and by the fourth, they were sharing the same setting. Still, I wanted to end the story after 36 chapters, and was angling for that to happen.

      Then I got an inspiration, to take a subset of the protagonists and change the setting, which became possible through a reveal in the last chapter that there was a tribe of humans who had disappeared from the continent, setting sail on boats out west. I could leave that a dangling thread, as the “lost tribe”, and just end it at 36. But I’m not sure I’m ready to stop writing about my protagonists yet, and a change of venue might be just what the story needs. Or, I could make that a new story altogether, since the protagonists would be starting fresh, cut off from the old setting, with whole new characters to meet, a different theme (how to get back vs. about the wars), who knows.

      All I know is that my chapters are tiny compared to Kern’s MA chapters (as well as Tolkien’s LOTR chapters), so there’s tremendous growth potential in that regard (my story is written text, so I was constrained by the online nature of the medium and the desires of critique givers who wanted shorter chapters so they could finish reading one in a reasonable amount of time). I ran a comparison by converting an average MA page into text, and found that each panel comes to about one paragraph of text (not counting short paras for changing speakers in the dialogue), and one drawn page comes to roughly one MS Word page. I think I calculated an average of about 60 pages per MA chapter, times 55 chapters, comes to a whopping 3300 pages when MA is finished. Compare that to my pathetic ten pages per chapter, times 36 chapters, which would come to only 360 pages! You could fit my entire story in six MA chapters, which wouldn’t even reach the timeskip!

      So Kern, I can understand your desire to bring MA to a close…it’s already beyond an epic. In comparison, Leo Tolstoy’s War and Peace comes to about 1,440 pages. You’ve written basically two War and Peaces already in MA at the end of chapter 48. The world record holder for longest novel is Marcel Proust’s À La Recherche du Temps Perdu (In Search of Lost Time) at just over 3000 pages, which MA will reach at the end of chapter 50, and will handsomely beat by its end. I prostrate myself to you in your titanic endeavour, you’re a great inspiration to me! :D

      • Aerilyn says:

        Nah, I know.. it’s just sad…… So long have I been reading, it’s weird to think of it ending.

  2. Katrover says:

    “Story’s end game?” Do you mean the current arc, or the entirety of Drowtales?

  3. Hfar says:

    Gods! It’ll have been ten years this December since I started reading Drowtales! It feels…strange thinking about the end of the story not being that far off.

  4. Basileus_Ioannis says:

    Moonless Age is already beyond an epic. I ran a comparison by converting an average MA page into text, and found that one drawn page comes to roughly one MS Word page of text. I think I calculated an average of about 60 pages per MA chapter; 55 chapters would come to a whopping 3300 pages when MA is finished (not including extras, chibis, etc.). In comparison, Leo Tolstoy’s War and Peace is about 1,440 pages; Kern has basically written two War and Peaces already by the end of chapter 48. The world record holder for longest novel is Marcel Proust’s À La Recherche du Temps Perdu (In Search of Lost Time) at just over 3000 pages, which MA will reach at the end of chapter 50, and will handsomely beat by its end. Kern, you’re a great inspiration to me! :D

  5. Lunareth says:

    Awww! He is totally a grumpy cutie….are you sure Keykey cant seduce him to join the Truth seekers side with some books? She has nice books. Really. Cmoooon. *cuddle the small thing*