Tales of the Driss, Krystal Dragons Now Available

 

After some adventures and trial and error in self-publishing, Tales of the Driss, Krystal Dragons is now available. I am hoping that readers of fantasy will now be able to enjoy it. It was one of the most interesting endeavors in my writing career as writing prose is not necessarily my forte. It is far easier for me to wrap my head around screenwriting, and even that is difficult at times. I felt the story of Kellen and Ferian had to be told. And since this book is the first book in a series of at least three the Driss and their fellow fantasy characters will be pulling at me for some time to come. Thank you for your readership of bot this blog, and hopefully, the book. The characters have been dancing through my head since I saw the portrayal of the characters Fili and Kili by Dean O’Gorman and Aidan Turner in The Hobbit movies. Now, Kellen and Ferian, the Driss brothers, have a world of their own. They hope that you will join them there. Thank you.

 

Request For Fan Art For Hobbit Video Deadline July 30th!!!

Hello all!! So I think it’s time we called a deadline for this thing. On  July 30th, the time for submissions will be up. Just wanted to thank you again for taking part in this, I greatly appreciate it, and hopefully we can make something nice and fun out of it. Please remember to put your name on your art. Also grab a quote from the story, and give me your contact info so that if people like what they see, they can contact you. If you need any more reminders on the original post, here is a link:

Request for Fan Art For Hobbit Video!!

And here is a link to a soundtrack that I put together for the fic if you need musical inspiration:

Soundtrack for Hobbit Fan fic “Fly Away Little Birds”

You will also find all the links to the story here and in the other post. Please check it out!!

Thank you so much!! Send me your submissions on Twitter, Facebook, send me links, whatever. On the 1st we will decide on a song to go with the video. Later!!Gone insane

Request for Fan Art For Hobbit Video!!

EDIT: Just realized that some of you might not have a Wattpad account and might not be able to read the story there. Sorry, that is a great blunder on my part. I will give you the fanfiction.net link so that if you’re still interested, you can still participate. Thank you so much. As of yet there is still no deadline, so take your time. Same rules below apply. And so sorry, that is my fault. Thank you and cheers!

Link to FWLB

Hello ladies and gents!! Decided to actually do this, and create a fan video for my fan fiction story “Fly Away Little Birds”. I decided I love that fic and that other people seem to like it too, so why not create a video trailer for it? So here’s what I am looking for. Simply I am looking for art, not memes, not edited photos, actual art, which means pencil drawings, paintings, Something you created. Read the fic, find a scene and a quote that you like, and add the two together. Also say what chapter it came from and what fic.  Then I will use my film making software and put it all together in a video with music, we will all get a chance in picking a song later. Since it is a fan project, I cannot pay you for anything, nor can I get paid, and I have to give credits to the makers of the films and of course, Tolkien. What I can do, however is credit you! Give me your info, name, deviant art handle, facebook page, what ever you want people to know so that they can contact you in case they want to commission art from you.  Also remember to sign your art, as it is yours, not mine!! Below will be links to the story and my youtube page so that you can see what I do.  I would like to put as much as I can in there, so anyone who want to participate, find me on twitter   and I will give you further details. Thank you so much!! I think this will be a lot of fun, something for us all to get into!! Cheers!!

 

My Youtube

Thank you all!! Please contact me on Twitter if you would like to know anything more!!

 

Soundtrack for Hobbit Fan fic “Fly Away Little Birds”

Hello!! Seems odd that I am sort of giving away my secret Identity, but so it goes. I want you all to have all the song links for this fic, so I am posting them here. Anyway here they are!!

Chapter 1

Chapter 2

Chapter 3

Chapter 4-5

Chapter 6

Chapter 7

Chapter 8

Chapter 9

Chapter 10

Thorin’s Redemption:

To all things an end must come:

Ascension: https://youtu.be/_k2PGf9DAKQ

Free: 

Credits:

Want links to this fic?! Here they are!!

Archive of Our Own: http://archiveofourown.org/works/4130649/chapters/9313113

Fan Fiction. net: https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11207229/1/Fly-Away-Little-Birds

Wattpad: https://embed.wattpad.com/story/47848775

Thanks for reading!!

Amusing things that you will see in The Hobbit.

Hello all!! This is the second post in the “Amusing Things Collection”. Thank you so much for reading my last Post on “The Almighty Johnsons”, I very much appreciate it! Anyway, I must say that I quite enjoyed the Hobbit films, as they were good adaptations of something that is hard to adapt. Tolkien is notoriously hard to adapt because his world is greater and more complex than can be conveyed in film. So it was wonderful for an adaptation of a Tolkien work. Directed by Peter Jackson, and written by Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens and, Guillermo Del Toro and featuring Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Cate Blanchett, Aidan Turner, Graham McTavish, Dean O’Gorman, Lee Pace, Evangeline Lilly, Orlando Bloom, Stephen Hunter, James Nesbitt, Jed Brophy, Adam Brown, Benedict Cumberbatch, Ian Holm, and so many others. Brought to you, of course, by New Line Cinema, MGM, Wingnut Films and 3Foot7. I did not get to do as many of these as I may have wanted, so this may be part one. Again, a bunch of jokes and one liners about “The Hobbit” series. Thank you all, I hope you find at least some of these funny!!

Being attracted to shiny objects.

The Arkenstone.

The Arkenstone.

That “Holy crap!!!” moment when you see a dragon.

Richard Armitage as Thorin.

Richard Armitage as Thorin.

Releasing you reptiles into the wild when they get too big for you to handle.

Benedict Cumberbatch as Smaug.

Benedict Cumberbatch as Smaug.

Dwarves who are at your service.

Aidan Turner, Dean O'Gorman and Martin Freeman.

Aidan Turner, Dean O’Gorman and Martin Freeman.

Being hot dwarves.

Richard Armitage, Dean O'Gorman and Aidan Turner.

Richard Armitage, Dean O’Gorman and Aidan Turner.

Yeah, I think that the fan girls are totally after you, but me and Sing are here to rescue you.

Stephen Chow as Sing in Kung-Fu Hustle (2004).

Stephen Chow as Sing in Kung-Fu Hustle (2004).

Obesity!

Stephen Hunter as Bombur and the Great Goblin channeling Eric Cartman.

Stephen Hunter as Bombur and the Great Goblin channeling Eric Cartman.

A Japanese school girl. (yeah I totally had to go there)

Aidan Turner and Martin Freeman.

Aidan Turner and Martin Freeman.

The Three Stooges!

Martin Freeman and Trolls.

Martin Freeman and Trolls.

What happens to those big blue people from Avatar when you leave them in the dark too long…And do terrible things to them.

Azog the Defiler played by Manu Bennett and CGI.

Azog the Defiler played by Manu Bennett and CGI.

Schizophrenia… (sorry if this is offensive. Couldn’t help myself.)

Gollum played by Andy Serkis.

Gollum played by Andy Serkis.

Unabashed hair porn.

Richard Armitage playing Thorin and Jed Brophy playing Nori.

Richard Armitage playing Thorin and Jed Brophy playing Nori.

One of the most annoying tropes in fantasy. (arachnophobia…  :P)

Martin Freeman as Bilbo and CGI spiders.

Martin Freeman as Bilbo and CGI spiders.

The worst pick-up line in the history of Middle Earth. (No seriously, Tolkien was rolling in his grave)

Aidan Turner, Evangeline Lilly, Dean O'Gorman and Orlando Bloom.

Aidan Turner, Evangeline Lilly, Dean O’Gorman and Orlando Bloom.

Doing time.

Aidan Turner as Kili.

Aidan Turner as Kili.

Captain not appearing in this book.

Evangeline Lilly as Tauriel.

Evangeline Lilly as Tauriel.

Being short in general.

The Company of Thorin Oakenshield, Aidan Turner, Dean O'Gorman, Martin Freeman, Graham McTavish, Ken Stott, William Kircher, James Nesbitt, Stephen Hunter, John Callen, Peter Hambleton, Jed Brophy, Mark Hadlow, and Adam Brown.

The Company of Thorin Oakenshield, Aidan Turner, Dean O’Gorman, Martin Freeman, Graham McTavish, Ken Stott, William Kircher, James Nesbitt, Stephen Hunter, John Callen, Peter Hambleton, Jed Brophy, Mark Hadlow, and Adam Brown.

Being an expert at hurling insults.

Richard Armitage, Aidan Turner and Lee Pace as Thranduil.

Richard Armitage, Aidan Turner and Lee Pace as Thranduil.

Showing off your nuts.

Aidan Turner as Kili.

Aidan Turner as Kili.

Weird ass crap that you find in fan fiction like:

Thilbo Bagginshield!

Richard Armitage as Thorin and Martin Freeman as Bilbo.

Richard Armitage as Thorin and Martin Freeman as Bilbo.

Durincest!!

Dean O'Gorman and Aidan Turner as Fili and Kili.

Dean O’Gorman and Aidan Turner as Fili and Kili.

Throninduil!!

Richard Armitage and Lee Pace.

Richard Armitage and Lee Pace.

and many many other weird things…

Stuff that leads to this (though it’s not really a bad thing)!!

Aidan Turner in the BBC show

Aidan Turner in the BBC show “Poldark” Scything and asking the fundamental question.

And stuff that leads to this.

Anders Johnson/Bragi played by Dean O'Gorman

Anders Johnson/Bragi played by Dean O’Gorman

Realizing what’s really important.

Richard Armitage as Thorin and Aidan Turner as Kili.

Richard Armitage as Thorin and Aidan Turner as Kili.

Never was there a tale of more woe…

Evangeline Lilly and Aidan Turner.

Evangeline Lilly and Aidan Turner.

All well that ends well…

Ian McKellen as Gandalf.

Ian McKellen as Gandalf.

Alright ladies and gents, that’s all for now. Relevant song links below. Thank you for reading!! I hope to hear from you!! Thank you so much to the lovely talent in the films, I appreciate what you have created.

Adventures that make one late to dinner…

Ridiculous dwarves!!

Thranduil will teach you a lesson!

Sadness?

Hope remains.

The Promised Land.

Thank you for reading and cheers!!

Were Kili and Tauriel The Beren and Luthien of The Hobbit? The craziest fan theory of all!!!

In the film The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, the dwarf prince Kili (played by the lovely Aidan Turner) and the elf maiden Tauriel (played by the always interesting Evangeline Lilly) fall in love. I had always thought this in interesting…Inclusion, if that’s what you want to call it, as this relationship was not in the book The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien. So the question was, why is it there? At first the answer might have seemed quite simple, the film makers noticed the obvious lack of female presence and decided to add a female character (which is probably how they can justify having Galadriel be there as well). Tauriel the elf does not occur anyplace within the Tolkien lore, but was created to make the film more female friendly, or so it would seem. She is a strong, determined, and passionate woman who would love to follow her heart, but often finds herself stymied by obligation. In some ways this is very much in keeping with the women created by Tolkien, for if you look at a female character like Eowyn, you will see a female character trying to break the bonds of the typical female role within her society. So in some ways Tauriel makes sense as being a woman like a female character that Tolkien might have created. But there is more to it than that, and to get into the meat of it, we shall have to skip backward (and forward) into Middle Earth History.

Kili and Tauriel as Beren and Luthien?

This in itself is an interesting concept, for if we skip back into Middle Earth history (and yes, skip we must or it won’t be fun) we will encounter the tale of Beren and Luthien. Beren is a mortal man who encounters a beautiful elf woman dancing in the forest one day. He immediately falls in love and gives her the nickname of Tenuvial (which I believe is raven, or something) because of her black hair. Something else that happens immediately is that people are not completely willing to accept their relationship. Not necessarily because it is wrong, but because they see only tragedy ahead for the two lovers if they continue on in the path.  Things do indeed go badly, and Beren is taken prisoner. Luthien goes to save him, but is too late and he dies in her arms. So in this case, the society that was unwilling to accept theri relationship was right, because what they thought would happen, happened.

Skip ahead some many thousands of years and we have the story of Aragorn and Arwen. Arwen, who is daughter to Elrond of Rivendell is often looked upon as Luthien reincarnated, so to say. So when she falls in love with the mortal Aragorn, people begin to wonder whether what they are seeing happening now is a complete repeat of what happened bofore with the original tragic couple. Aragorn and Arwen are going to do everything in their power to keep that from happening. They are determined to have their happily ever after in some way. Never did they ever consider ending the relationship, even though maintaining it must have been the most difficult thing they had ever had to do in their lives. Arwen would never consider leaving Middle Earth if there was even the slightest chance that they could be together.

Note: There is a scene in the extended edition of The Return of the King I believe where Aragorn and Arwen speak before he leaves Imladris. He basically tells her that he won’t be coming back and that she should just go. (may have also been hinted at in scenes from Towers as well)…This simply doesn’t make any sense since this does not occur in the books and when it occurs in the films, it takes away most of Aragorn’s motivation, But this is a rant for another time.

Anyway, people are expecting to see what happened to Beren and Luthien happen to Aragorn and Arwen. When it doesn’t, I think more than a few people are astounded to see history not repeat itself. That means that Aragorn and Arwen get their happy ending.

Since it is unsure as to whether or not The Silmarillion will ever come to the screen, how will people who have never read it understand the nature of Aragorn and Arwen’s relationship and why there was so much riding on whether or not history in Middle Earth will repeat itself?

Finally We Get to The Center of Things With Kili And Tauriel

While Kili is not a mortal man (he’s a short guy who will only live for 250-300 years or so), he could in fact be representative of the tragic character Beren, and Tauriel who is an elf woman would be his forlorn Luthien. If you look at Kili’s death in the book, it is not impressive or very interesting…Or even in fact very sad or tragic. He just dies…In the films, he is a dwarf on a mission of love, and will do anything to protect those he loves, not merely Tauriel, but Fili and Thorin as well. He is trying to protect everything he holds dear and dies in the arms of his lover who has attempted to save him. A Middle Earth Mixed race couple of an immortal female and a mortal man. That elf will carry around his memory and and that sorrow for the rest of her life. Since she is a non-existent character, no one knows how long that would be. Still it is strangely reminiscent of the story of the two tragic lovers that had suffered so many years before a dwarf and an elf fell in love.

Was This By Design?

Tauriel and Kili share a kiss. Sadly it is the only one they will ever get.

Tauriel and Kili share a kiss. Sadly it is the only one they will ever get.

Who can tell really? It might just be that they wanted to add a few women so that the film wouldn’t be a complete sausage fest…Sorry, is that a vulgar term? It may be that they wanted to present the Middle Earth anti-damsel-in-distress (didn’t they already do that with Eowyn?). There could be a variety of reasons why they decided to make an elf and a dwarf fall in love. But it might also be that they wanted to relay a story that most would not hear unless they delved into Middle Earth lore. And let’s face it, what non-nerd has time for that? Anyway, I just thought it would be interesting to explore. There will be more interesting The Lord of the Ring, The Hobbit and other nerd stuff observations soon. Thank you for reading!! Please leave me a comment as I love hearing from people!!

Somehow thought this song fit.

P.S. But seriously, did they have to make it a love triangle with She Kili and Legolas? Pretty soon the rest of the dwarves are going to be nipping at her heels and she going to have some seriously bad ridiculous anime harem issues going on.