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J.G. Phoenix

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Expanding Kaiser Lore

One of the most annoying things about fleshing out these World War II inspired factions is that there isn't enough territory in the setting to go around. I mean we've got America, the UK, Germany, France, Japan, etcetera. There are only a handful of habitable worlds,...

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Thumbnails Finished

The thumbnails for the Admiral Hipper, Cosmo Messer F2, and the KM-3s missile are finished. A bit rushed but they all look decent enough, especially the F2. Have a look. I also squished the frames a little to give the subjects more screen space. Once again, I think...

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Cosmo Messer F2 Progress

It's pretty much finished. Unfortunately there are still some workshop related things I need to do and I don't quite have enough time for all of that tonight. Hopefully I'll have it sorted by tomorrow or sometime in the middle of the week, but if not, next weekend at...

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Thoughts on Exposition (Fleeing Victory)

by | Dec 6, 2021 | FV, Journal

Today was a little too quiet. Since there’s nothing new since yesterday I’ll just meander about Fleeing Victory for a minute or two.

Being a pantser story in a setting I’ve put a lot of work into, Fleeing Victory has a lot of lore packed beneath the surface that’s hard to dig up without getting off track. We’re already dangerously close to that with this overly long introduction to the cast, but adding too much exposition would make things even worse. I was actually experimenting with the last few chapters, trying to figure out the right amount of exposition the story needs to stay interesting and stay focused. I think #13 was okay with the amount of ‘lore dump’ it had. It was on topic and gave enough context to hopefully fill in some blanks. I’m going to give #14 the same treatment and see if it’s a good fit for the series going forward.

Fleeing Victory isn’t an isolated setting. So even if I can’t get into much detail about this that or the other thing in this series, I can still do it in other stories, and some of them will even have a familiar face or two. Some of the characters are tied to places and events that are pretty good story material. That makes the writing easier. At least for me it does.

That’s all for now, just some thoughts that will be going into FV#14.


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