Post by RichterB on Jun 5, 2020 9:55:39 GMT -6
As many of you know, I've written some pretty passionate and extensive posts and articles in the past related to Bloodstained, Castlevania, and video games (like Zelda). I also did some Bloodstained fan art on here. When Galamoth posted about Gundam, I shared some of my love for anime and the mecha genre, too. Well, for a long time, I've been hard at work on a novel series. Two are completed and out there, two need editing, and one needs to be wrapped up in its first draft. I had hoped to have all five done before sharing someday, but life and its persistent challenges have gotten in the way time and again, and I just decided it was time to open up about it. So here ya go:
The Road to Betrayal (Universal War: ARM X Book 1)
A Shadow of Chaos (Universal War: ARM X Book 2)
NOTE: Book 2's description has spoilers for Book 1.
At its basic core, the series is a combination of Gundam Wing, Robotech/Macross, and 1953's War of the Worlds. Because of their interest in Gundam in the thread I noted earlier, I want to shamelessly tag Matrixvingian , hyugakojiro , Pure Miriam , Enkeria , gunlord500 , Saint Germain and DarkPrinceAlucard . For fans of anime, the overall vibe might also bring to mind things like Fafner, Battle Fairy Yukikaze, and Gasaraki. At the end of the day, it's a big scifi story with heart that tries to mesh the grounded with the fantastical. (And...there may or may not be some Castlevania-inspired elements late in Book 2. Hint: There's a pyramidal structure on the cover...you know what that means. )
While they are from earlier editions, and therefore there have been some changes since, I had put up a bunch of audio excerpts and promos here: www.youtube.com/channel/UCuIbnzaJ3wc1BjSudoDrQAA
NOTE: Due to circumstances beyond my control, my official custom website for the books was taken offline late last year. (Still working on a fix.) So for now, I've been using a Wordpress site for the supplementary material promised in various places: armxworld.wordpress.com/
Here are some promotional images that have been made for the series over the years...
Thanks for checking out this post, and stay safe and healthy, everyone! Working within this community over the last several years to better Bloodstained and share our interests has been a memorable time. It's been awesome seeing so much passion for creativity. At the very least, I'll keep lurking, though I hope to get more time in the future to post more often again. Peace!