Tuesday, July 11, 2006
Shnakvorum rikoyoch. (Greetings, friends.)
This is my initial hail from Java Joint in Kanner Lake, since Bailey has graciously asked me to fill a spot on her blog. My name is Ted, though the regulars call me S-Man, due to what they might term an "obsession" with my world of Sauria. I prefer to think of it as intense concentration and single-minded determination to bring this world to life through writing.
As Bailey has given me free rein regarding the content of my blog entries, I want to tell you all about Sauria and the novel that is set within it, Starfire.
I can sense many of you asking, "What is this Sauria thing?" The answer is simple. Sauria is a fictional alien world inhabited by a race of beings that bear a striking resemblance to dinosaurs. There are many different swotelakyoch (or bloodbonds/clans) of Saurians, of all colors and sizes, ranging from a humble two feet tall to a staggering sixty feet.
Starfire is set during a pivotal time on Sauria, when the two super-powers of Saurian, the Herian Dynasty and the Karn Empire, are perched on the brink of war. Over the last thousand years these two powers have re-emerged from the ashes of a world-wide cataclysm, still nursing ancient hatreds. Held in check only by a great barrier that splits their planet in twain.
Yet there have been rumors circulating among the Karn Empire that the Herians have discovered a way to breach this barrier (which, in fact, they activated to save themselves from the Empire's grasp during a great war after the cataclysm.) And Melgor, the Emporor of Karn, has begun re-positioning his military forces, giving credence to the rumors.
Add into this mix an ancient prophecy about a Saurn who will rise from his place and determine the fate of the entire world, and things are bound to get dicey. Starfire is the story of the prophesied Saurn who, though unaware of the foretelling, is swept up by forces and events beyond his understanding to finally confront his destiny and choose to destroy the Fire's Eye, or unleash the fire of the stars upon his world.
Over my next few blog entries I will give you a little behind-the-scenes look at Sauria and Starfire. Looking at where the ideas came from, who the characters are, and some other fun creatures and locations of the world. I think you'll find that in the end, things are only strange on the surface.
My first brush with Sauria started in a hospital . . .
Wow - Your book sounds fascinating. I look forward to hearing more.
Of course I have to finish it first, and I'm currently having issues with one of the characters who keeps telling me he's not who I think he is.
And admit it, K-bob, you're just jelous that you haven't been whisked away by any tornadoes to fanciful far off lands like a certain Kansas girl was... ;)
I can't keep up with most of what S-man says and I only know a couple of words in S-language. All the same, not to bad for an old man like me.
Or after reading your post, maybe it's me who needs medicated. LOL.
Good luck with the stubborn character. ;)
I think your book soumds very interesting. I will love to read it when it comes out.
Oh, Bailey, great posts!
And Mr. Hucks, he's not "touched in the head," he's just brilliant!
As for that stubborn character, looks like I'm going to have to let him stew for a while, just not cooperating with me. But it's ok I need to do some more fleshing out of Sobogan Drtn and Kottoe Jen anyway.
So once again, Wuchak! And don't drink the water. ;)
Don't know that I'd call ya' tetched in the head...maybe a mite of a dreamer.
That's a good thing for a young man to be...there's a whole world of possibilities to explore.
And dreamin' will keep ya' young!
Oh, pardon me. I'm just passing through town here, and I had to come get something to wet my whistle...even though I'm just a johnny-one-note when it comes to whistling. Oh, well I *can* whistle at a good-looking guy, but that's another story.
Anyway, seems like you folks have a real nice hangout spot here in this little town. Been sitting back and observing for a bit and really like the people I've seen. Haven't met anyone personally, but S-Man...I'm a writer too (on a research vacation of sorts out this way).
Stick with it. You seem to have a lot of creativity locked up there in that brain of yours, and these folks in town seem to support you a lot.
Might just hang out a mite bit longer here. Sure could use the break and the rest.
Links to this post:
Bailey Truitt ~ Java Joint owner
Leslie Brymes ~ reporter extraordinaire
Carla Radling ~ realtor at your service
Wilbur Hucks ~ ya gotta love him
Jake Tremaine ~ retired logger
Ted Dawson (S-Man) ~ sci-fi writer
Hank Detcher ~ pastor and friend
Janet Detcher ~ keeps Hank in line
Bev Trexel ~ retired teacher
Angie Brendt ~ Bev's best pal
Sarah Wray ~ Simple Pleasures owner
Jared Moore ~ Kanner Lake Times
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