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ethian_wanderer ([personal profile] ethian_wanderer) wrote2012-01-11 10:39 am
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Hi Hi Hi There!

If you're reading this post right now, it's likely you are already a friend of mine at my [livejournal.com profile] timelord1 journal. Thanks for being a friend to this journal. I'm not quite sure what exactly I'm going to do with this yet, but it's going to be the home for my original work on Livejournal/Dreamwidth (makes mental note to create Dreamwidth account before I have too many entries to import lol)

So, my original stuff. Oh! Like the icon? That's a portrait of one of my main characters as done by [livejournal.com profile] shadows_gallery - she's an amazing artist. If you haven't been to her page yet, you should really drop by for Free Sketch Days (currently on hiatus, as I understand), or her $5 Character Portrait days...very, very awesome. Why, yes, he does look a bit like DT. Thanks for noticing! :)

Yes, yes, my original stuff. Getting to it. I'm a bit shy about it, honestly, because I've never shared it with anyone but family members and close friends before, but that was the whole point of creating Timelord1 and getting my writing out there. I wanted to see if people liked the way I wrote (which, apparently, some people do haha), so that I could buck up the confidence to put my original work out there. Writing Doctor Who fanfic was perfect, because - though I didn't know it at the time - the community of people who write DW fanfic is simply awesome and supportive. I've made some really good friends through writing DW fic, and I hope at least a couple of y'all will find my original stuff interesting enough to read it from time to time.

My original stories are cheeky high fantasy, taking place in a place called Ethia, featuring an ensemble of characters, with lots of humor, action, drama, romance and angst as well as a boatload of original and varied-ly borrowed mythology, from Celtic to Japanese, a little bit of Greek but mostly all from inside this bizarre head of mine. The userpic is Cross, who is probably my favorite character in the series. I think. At least, at the moment. He's a reckless git who is as happy to start a fight as he is to finish one, fueled a bit by revenge and without a single thing in the world to live for any more. Manic and mouthy and hiding a huge and broken heart underneath all his cheek and swagger, he is a lot of fun to write, and is the go-to whump target of the story lol.

There probably won't be a lot from this journal at the start, as my stuff is still BADLY in need of editing and reworking, now that I've learned as much as I have writing DWfic and growing my skillset thanks to the feedback and support of the friends I've made. But, keep watching - I'm going to start posting little ficlets to see if people are interested, and perhaps selections from the novel as I get in shape to submit for publication. The whole work probably won't show up here, but there will be stuff here that won't show up in the novel, so you'll be in for all the extra goodies when the rest of the world is just discovering Ethia.

I'm not typically the most confident person you've ever met, but my brother said something to me yesterday that has inspired me. "You've accomplished all these things with a low opinion of yourself. Imagine what you could do if you believed in yourself." This is a step in that direction, yo. Thanks for reading!

[identity profile] who-in-whoville.livejournal.com 2012-01-11 05:58 pm (UTC)(link)
Pretty layout, J.

Looking forward to reading the fic. :)

[identity profile] ethian-wanderer.livejournal.com 2012-01-11 06:03 pm (UTC)(link)
Thank you! :) Lol it's kind of a tradition - you were my first ever comment when I posted my first DW, and you're my first comment here. :) I will take that as good luck! :D

[identity profile] shadows-gallery.livejournal.com 2012-01-11 08:30 pm (UTC)(link)
Hiya! Can't wait to see your ficlets and such. Your characters sound awesome. Thanks for the signal boost on my art as well!

[identity profile] shadows-gallery.livejournal.com 2012-01-11 08:54 pm (UTC)(link)
P.S., I can post a link to your new blog on my LJ if you like, to help promote it. Or would you rather keep it to people you know at this point?

[identity profile] ethian-wanderer.livejournal.com 2012-01-11 09:03 pm (UTC)(link)
If you would like to do that, by all means feel free. :) I'm not going to say not to any sort of exposure. Thank you for thinking enough of this to want to promote. I want you to know that I have been completely thunderstruck by your absolutely breathtaking depiction of Lavinnia. I can't tell you how beautiful it is. But I'll find a way. Thank you for that. :)

[identity profile] shadows-gallery.livejournal.com 2012-01-11 09:07 pm (UTC)(link)
Yay! I'm so glad you like her.

I will post a little thing to my blog, sharing the artwork and a quote from this entry as a synopsis. I can't wait to see your first official writing post here! You really are very good at what you do and I think you might be able to amass quite a following.

[identity profile] tracy-lousia.livejournal.com 2012-01-12 12:06 am (UTC)(link)
Nice profile. I'm looking forward to reading about Ethia :-)