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Happy Halloween!

Posted by Skye on October 31, 2014 at 5:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Here are some things.

There is (yet another) new site, City of the Chimerical. It's a new TKS-styled forum RP, focused on a bunch of small stories and RPs set in a city where the realm of fantasy is leaching into the mortal world. It's pretty cool? Check it out!

Also, NaNoWriMo is happening in exactly one - count 'em, one - day! Good luck to everyone here who's trying their hand at a one-month novel!! Suprisingly, I'm actually not doing it this year? Instead, I'm giving myself a little over a month to work on plans for a super special not-so-secret project!! So keep an eye for Selener that announcement.

Also, Shattered Kingdoms is still kind of inactive? Far from complaining, though, I'm actually going to say that that is a good thing!! Unfortunately this is still kind of a work-in-progress and I can't really say why it's a good thing? Just, trust me on this.

Also, since I'm not sure if Luna's going to make her own separate DN or not, it would be prudent of me to mention that she extended the deadline for the contest to next Monday!! Honestly though most people already know that. DNs are dead thanks to Facebook and that's a wonderful thing.

I'm also going to be integrating some new side RPs in the next month or so, as well as trying to start up the old ones. There will be some AUs, some new ones set in TKS, and maybe one special one as well. Again, expect things soon!!

Anyways, I'm noticing that almost every single paragraph begins with "also" and it's time for me to click "Publish" before I chicken out and delete everything.

Halloween Contest!

Posted by Taschen on October 23, 2014 at 1:15 PM Comments comments (1)



Hey there, guys,

 

To the surprise of no-one, as I’ve been running my chops about this for a while now, I’m hosting a Halloween contest! Now, pick those jaws off the floor, and listen how I’m running things on this fiasco.

 

You can make whatev‘ you be itching to make, from a pretty pencil drawing to a fifty-foot statue of Shona in booty shorts made of solid gold.

 

Rules:

1) Has To Be Halloween Themed. I don’t mind if its canon or au, but it’s a Halloween contest for a reason. Either be goopy fakeo modern Halloween, where it’s all about dumb pranks and candy if you want to; or do a serious scare-off-evil-spirits festival, with actual rituals. You don’t have to call it Halloween, but it’s got to have some level of creepiness and unsettling-ness.

2) No Romance. Or, at least, not the main focus. Unless it’s creepy romance, that’s okay.

3) Don’t Complain About Your Results. I know for absolute certain none of you will, but I’mma judge it as-impartially-as-possible and mainly on the twists/surprises or the charm of whatever you drop on me. There’s really no reason to anyway, the prizes will go public after maybe a week or a few days, depending on the winner’s decision, I guess.

4) No Gore-Fests. Look, I love gore-fests as much as the next kid, but if all that happens in your thing is that several people get disembowelled and made into unconventional marionette puppets all I’ll do is yawn ngl.

 

Prizes (hopefully to be added to);

1) Five-page grayscale comic about Shona and Seb beating the daylights out of each other.

2) Lar/corn short soulmate-au. 600+ w

 

First place will win everything, ever.

Second place will have to choose only one.


Closing date: Halloween, 31st October!

 

Add a link to your entry the thread, or maybe I will too, and we’ll all read them on Halloween if we can, along with (if you’re lucky!) your prizes.

 

That’s another thing; y’all have to either give me or give it to Dr. Stormdragon and trust them to forward it to you without peeking (and weather my ungodly wrath)

 

Goodluck!

 

-Pys

Ps. The ivy picture stretches the page, huh? that's a shame.

 

The Kingdoms Saga Original Soundtrack

Posted by Skye on September 21, 2014 at 3:50 PM Comments comments (0)

The OST is now available for listening/download! (Click the "Tunes" tab up top!)


I'll be honest, parts of it were rushed and could have been done better, but for a one-person amateur project I'm really really proud??? Also it's free which is neat, and the download comes with 3 bonus songs plus alternate cover art! Please give it a listen and enjoy!

General News + Ideas

Posted by Skye on September 15, 2014 at 3:35 PM Comments comments (0)

So, this is just kind of a generic jumble of things? Please read it and like, give feedback. Neat, okay, here we go:

  • I was thinking, it would be kind of cool to have an aquatic race? Like, we tried that a little with the merrow back in RK but? That's a thing that would be nice to have. Any ideas/suggestions?
  • In a similar vein, I was thinking: we could probably get rid of some of the extra, unnecessary, and even "useless" races??? IE Taqti, Narela, maybe even Ramis? Thoughts?
  • One final thing about races: this is something I've been meaning to bring up for a while now, but? Since eaglechildren aren't always eagles, and then name itself is kind of? clunky? I was thinking: we might want to change the name of the race to something else, like avian or something?
    • Of course, if we changed it to avian (my personal preference) then we would need to change the name of avani to something else! Obviously they're way too similar. Although, I'd kind of like to do that anyways, since the name is really just a jumble of the world "avian" anyways? Since the original idea was that avani worshipped birds or something??? idk man old TKS was weird
  • In non-race news, I had an idea for the Visual Novel that I wanted to fly past you guys?
    • Usually, visual novels have routes based around different characters? But I'm not entirely sure how well that would work, and I was thinking maybe having routes based on, like, different plans or something? I'm not sure, and it kind of depends on what the Plot of the thing will be, but you know, something to think about.

Going "Public"???

Posted by Skye on September 2, 2014 at 3:15 PM Comments comments (2)

Hi everyone!! Skye again. 

So as TKS has been getting bigger again, more and more people have been interested in joining. As cool as that is, though, that presents a Pretty Big Problem? For one thing, there are already So Many Characters in TKS?? So that presents a problem. 

So uh?? What I was thinking was that we do one of two things:

  • We clean up the site a little bit, take out some of the really old inactive threads, and make this site more about hosting a Whole Lot of RPs instead of just, you know, one? Maybe even if they're all set in the Kingdoms, but like. More??? Then other people could join in!
    • And maybe, they could even? Like?? Maybe once they were on the site for a certain amount of time they could join in SK or whatever as like? A person in the Institute or one of Carbon's people or something ????
    • And also that reminds me: if this is a thing then i DEFINITELY want a spinoff RP with students in the Institute for the new peeps
  • Or we keep TKS the way it is, and I could open up an Entirely New Website for more RPs? I'd still need some people to help me start it up, and besides that it could be Really Fun, but?? We could do this if y'all are Adamant that you Do Not want to change this site at all. :0
  • Or??? Option Three is just, don't invite any more people. That's kind of ??? though. Like? Why not
Okay cool thanks please give me your Insight

Back!

Posted by Skye on July 29, 2014 at 1:00 PM Comments comments (3)

Hey everyone!! Luckily, I survived, with only minimum bear-related wounds. (That is to say, zero.) So that's pretty nice.

So even though I was pretty busy the past two weeks, I did have some time to think over stuff!! I was thinking and, I'm not entirely sure how clear this is to everyone- especially the people that never participated in/read RK, but? The deities of each world are the winners of the last world; that's why Lunyk and Colyth and all them people were the gods in RK! And then, because of Drizzt's/Tyr's spell, the gods in SK are the same as in DK.

So what I was thinking was that we could do something in the universe before DK? The main characters would be the deities in the deity list we have, with a few obvious exceptions. (So the cast list would be Kelvana, Hava, Eritilmis, Moreteth, Cario, Royak, Bulanti, Aereto, Aruax, Irane, Jerook, and maybe Jurket!) Whether that is the visual novel (which still needs deciding) or just another RP or something, I think it would be really cool to do that at some point!!

Also, I guess I still need to decide about the shipping contest? To be honest, I thought more than 2 people would enter! 0: But yeah. Prize ideas, anyone?

Skye Goes On a Trip, AKA Starts a Contest!

Posted by Skye on July 11, 2014 at 4:10 PM Comments comments (1)

Hey everyone!! Wow, we haven't had a Design Note in a while! Weird.

So, this has been a thing for a while, but I don't think I've actually shared this with anyone so it might be something of a surprise, but I'm going on a trip! Well, more specifically, I'm going on a 78-mile, 12-day backpacking trip across the New Mexico/Arizona desert! It's gonna be a lot of fun- a real-life adventure!- but it does mean that I'm going to have zero Internet access for two weeks! So obviously I'm not going to be around to run things.

I do think that this site is low-key enough that I don't need to appoint, like, someone else to be in charge while I'm gone? That's a bit ridiculous in my opinion. : / Just carry on like I was here, I guess! Luckily things get quieter over the summer, so hopefully nothing huge happens while I'm gone, but if it does you guys can take care of yourselves!

But I did think it would be cool if you guys could do something while I'm gone! So after talking it over with some people I thought it would be cool to do a contest of some kind, that I could judge once I got back! And then I was given the lovely idea of a crack ship contest!

Basically, here's how it'll work:

  • Choose any romantic pairing that has not happened, plotted, or been suggested in canon (for example, Lunyk x Riworh, or Raze x Akmenos). It can be funny, it can be serious, whatever! Comment your pairing in the comments or in the forum to make sure that there aren't any duplicates.
  • Create something for it. Whether it's a piece of art, a short story, even a poem or a comic, just make something! The only rule is that it must stay in the TKS universe- no AUs!
  • I'm not sure about prizes yet. It might be temporary adminship, it might be getting some kind of free commission from myself or someone else, who knows! It'll be cool, I guarantee that much!
I'll judge the winner and runners up the day after I get back, Wednesday July 30th. Good luck everyone!


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