Yes, my first book has been published to the Kindle Store. The short story compilation comes in at 93 pages, and has a price tag of £2.50 (though that will probably be reduced soon). If you have Kindle Unlimited, it can be borrowed for free, but borrow or buy you will be helping me.
As I've stated before, the idea to do this came from TV and Film Residential Camp - where I was using real names of real friends and other members of the group. As I was building that up, I wanted a full cast of original characters, while still borrowing elements from my experiences. All the stories are original though.
This is the final part. The future. With Episode 13 having now been posted to WattPad, it's easy enough to recap here. Qiilura over, the mission to Forsaad can now take place. The idea was to put DarkRula on the spot, and force his hand in being cut off from the Jedi.
It was also a way to introduce two sisters we'll be seeing more of later. Lei'sa and So'lei are Twi'lek bounty hunters who are able to use the Force. They aren't Jedi, so they've had to teach themselves to use those powers. These two have taken the Federation up on their bounty, and with their help storms the Jedi base on Forsaad.
The intention is to get the location of the Jedi main base - Ilum. This is all part of the war between the Jedi and the Federation of which both sides have been avoiding discussing with DarkRula. While I can't say the details - they will come at the end of this series - I can say that it will cause DarkRula to do something he has been holding back on doing.
So, with DarkRula and The Doctor performing upgrades to all the equipment and droids on The Ark, they are out of the action for the time being. Which gives us time to catch up on what the Daleks have been doing.
So here we are. The point where the written fiction joins up with the audio series. It's here I'm thinking - "This doesn't need to be a full retelling of the audio." Sure, the main plot points still need to be in place. I made sure they were.
But the written fiction, as I've said before, was more about being a behind-the-scenes type story. What happened between the audio episodes. So, for the audio episodes themselves, it would be interesting to get more into events happening at the same time but not covered within the audio themselves.
Yeah, the main points of the audio would still be there. That's the whole point of including them in the first place. More would be happening though. Take, for example, the very start of Act 7. The Daleks are in the middle of taking over the cruiser the stormtroopers arrived in.
With the audio, we only ever get a small peek at that scene, and without ever knowing the Daleks are the ones causing the mayhem. With the written fiction, we're following them throughout the cruiser as they tackle multiple squads and groups of stormtroopers.
The written fiction of the series, as said in the previous part, started at the beginning of February 2012 - the 7th to be exact. It started at the same time TV and Film Residential Camp did, though the two did split from the same posting dates after the first few uploads.
Both stories do share similarities in production. For instance, the starting few parts had very little planning, and only after those few parts did any sense of a longer plan - in other words the main of the story - come from that.
The first two parts of the audio series did give me something to work on, and since Doctor Who is in the name, I knew I wanted to start this series with The Doctor. I started it out with the Daleks and Cybermen fighting on some planet with the intention that The Doctor stops the fight.
Having him be the one to send the Daleks to the Star Wars universe came from the fact The Doctor has caused problems to be made - sometimes unintentionally - and then having to fix them.
Roleplay and crossovers. That was me and Jaz. That's pretty much been me my whole life, though now I had someone equally interested in both at my side. Upon trying to edit something on Wikipedia - Wiki Hunters: a site where Boba Fett will come after you if you mess up a wiki page. Better disguise ourselves as robots using the Teselecta.
Want to spice up college life? School Invasion - where enemies of various franchises invade education buildings, with the various people within claiming powers from said various franchises to fight the invaders off. Homer Simpson appears in the same battle as Lord Voldemort? Not ending well.
However we ended up working these roleplays, Star Wars and Doctor Who would always be at the forefront. Of course, Jaz was already involved with the Doctor Who fan fiction timeline, already working on audio dramas for his version of The Doctor.
He had a few ideas down for a Doctor Who/Star Wars Crossover, though asked for my input. Thus the great partnership began for the series that became Doctor Who: The Star Wars Chronicles.
From the start of CDS Media, I was uploading story parts to both a Star Wars story and a Pokémon story. The Doctor Who-Star Wars crossover happened, along with two original creations. Even Animal Crossing got a small look in before the last remaining core of my franchise likes.
In May of 2013, I announced the start of a story relating to the Sonic the Hedgehog series. The first post of The Chameleon Chronicles was in July of 2013, but it wasn't until a full year later that the story really started and had its second post.
That drought of content set me back a bit on some of the longer stories. But for one that had just started? It needed to be reintroduced. This is a look across all that The Chameleon Chronicles stood for.
[New Edition Note] This preview is from the original version of the story. After the rewrite to bring it up to a full story for publishing, most of this had changed. Names remained the same, as did the basic premise of the scene, but little of this version can be seen within the full novel.
However, as it was posted to Blogger, it has also seen a transfer to here with the rest of the articles, remaining unedited for preservation purposes. The scene as it appears within the book can also be found on this site. Enjoy looking back at this bit of history with the original preview of Space Race Championship.
My first year of University over, and I had two animated works complete, and was ready for the next year when I would start the Animation course proper. Both were well within the guidelines of the projects, and both were completed frame-by-frame in Photoshop. Not the best, but it served my needs, and while the works were animated, both were to show off the art in the animation rather than the animation itself.
Christmas holidays had come and gone, and the research fully completed. The project was now underway for more practical events. That being the construction of the animation. I'd already got some idea as to what the first animation would be. Having completed a walk through Hanley Park [which aptly became the title for the animation] before Christmas with notes and videos taken as per project guidelines, I planned to record in animated form the feelings of that walk.
Could this be in the gaming section? It could indeed. It talks about the latest game announced - in fact, two games - in the Sonic the Hedgehog franchise. But I also made strict claims that this Sonic the Hedgehog story I've been hiding behind would be announced when the game was, and rather than have two articles in two different sections, I've just condensed them into one.
First off, the announcement was made yesterday, 15:00 GMT, by Satoru Iwata during Nintendo Direct. It featured the new Olympics game, Sochi Winter Olympics, and the game that had been trademarked a few hours before - Sonic Lost World. People knew the announcement was imminent after this, but didn't know in what form. It came as a complete surprise then that, not only was it announced at the Direct, but that SEGA and Nintendo were into another of their partnerships - though this seems to be a lot bigger than normal.
Now then, Zincite Storm Cup may have finished a while ago, but this is the time to reflect on the story as a whole. The origins for this one came from my love of racing games, and watching the F1.
ModNation Racers on the PSP had great cutscenes featuring two announcers. One of these I pictured as a professional racing driver, who had served his time and wanted to commentate instead.