Next Year

So AJ has a short story we’ll start sharing tomorrow.  It’s pure basic romance in an Alt universe but it’s done, so you will get the whole story this time.

It won’t carry us into next year so maybe AJ will hopefully figure out what I can write otherwise for the remainder of the year.

But next year, AJ’s planning on writing a short story a week.  Min 3000 words and I’ll be sharing them here.  AJ’s goal is to turn 52 writing prompts from pintrest into some sort of story I can work with.  Some of them will be from other persepectives, but all hopefully in my world.  There might be a few strange ones that don’t fit, but hopefully all that fit.

The pintrest board of 52 is below.  AJ’s going to randomly create a list and jot them down for each week so she’ll know what story she’s working on.  And hey maybe we’ll get some cannon.  This is so that AJ can edit the five books we’ve previously shared while still writing something and having a plan is what works for AJ so this is important.

Not sure what else I’ll be posting, but we’ll see.  Here’s to hoping we finish editing The First Hunt so we can get it up for ya’ll to see all the changes next year.  That’s the number #1 goal.  AJ’s not sure how she’ll market it yet.  Might do short story releases, then a full novel at the end, or the full things.  We aren’t sure yet.  Or maybe we should do the Last Phoenix first, and then release the prequel stuff after that so you get me as she intends for you to get me.  I think AJ made up her mind.  So The Last Phoenix will be up on the editing block and that is the #1 goal to publish by end of the year.  Wish us luck!

A heads up

Next week I think Aj’s going to try to give us some world lore.  Werewolf/Therian world lore specifically.  She’s writing a story from Rider’s point of view and we are learning a bit about their species so I’ll be sharing that as Aj write it out.

I appologize for my sparseness this muse has been a bad boy.  But I’m feeling better, AJ’s might get into her house next week.  That would be so awesome!

Theoretical Magic

There is one universal rule to magic.  The rule states that energy can be neither created nor destroyed only transformed. Now I hear you saying that’s a science rule – physics and chemistry to be exact.  You are right,  it’s the law of conservation of energy, and magic is just energy.

We, as Venatori, all understand the theoretical workings of what Magnus do.  We define our entire abilities on this theoretical workings. A level 1 Magnus can only manipulate energy that already exists.  So if heat is not present in some form, then a Magnus of level 1 cannot use fire.  But what about the absence of heat? Can a Level 1 Magnus in theory freeze something? Theoretically, yes, in the absence of heat, a Level 1 Magnus could transfer the absence of heat from an ice cube to another object – say a grape for this instance, and freeze the grape while melting the ice cube.  Theoretically.  But in reality, is it possible?  Or are you even transferring the absence of heat to the grape, or transferring the heat of the grape to the ice cube?  Does it even matter?  It’s a transfer of energy!

So what about Level 5, who look like they create elements from nothing?  If the law of conservation of energy is true then where does all this energy come from? Two answers could be possible, but since there is no scientific way of measuring magic, it’s really hard to say which answer is correct, or maybe it’s both.

The first answer is the magic comes from with in.  That each Magnus is born with extra energy.  Energy that is stored in our cells and that we can expend as necessary.  But does this mean that we recharge in some way since there has never been a case of Magnus just ‘burning out’? Or do we have an infinite amount of power – a connection to the source of all magic or energy?

I postulate that it’s all the same thing.  That we tap into the surrounding energy to recharge our cells energy that we use to create the elements out of ‘thin air’.  We are connected to the world around us – our source of all energy.  And this energy is with in us all.

The birth and survival rate of Minorem implies that in order for the human body to survive the birth of a supernatural being requires more energy than the human possess.  The mothers who survive ultimately use the inborn magic of the Minorem allowing them to survive gestation and birthing.  As this only happens with Magus children, never on record has a non-magnus child been born of a post-birth living mother, suggests all Magnus are born with a replenishable and usable energy source.

But whether it’s a connection to the unseen force, we call the Umbra or just the world around us and our bodies converting energy into some other form is unknown.

[Grade: A+]

I’m a bad little boy

I haven’t posted in several days. :(

I’m not sure there is much to say right now.  And I think that’s part of AJ’s problem.  We are having a hard time with words.  I think everything is a bit daunting right now.  Not sure why and not sure why I’m feeling a little off.

The kids at AJ’s home are sick, she’s not feeling up to par and life is hectic right now.  They might get into the house the week of Thanksgiving.  We can only hope.

But AJ has a new story she’s working on maybe I’ll share more about it later.  There is a plot there are plot points to hit so we’ll see how it all goes.



AJ’s a bit forgetful.

Well that and we don’t actually have anything to really write.

So today is a pretty nothing post, so I’ll share some images AJ’s created the last few weeks.



OOOOOH I forgot to show you:

These are not by AJ.  AJ commissioned them!



How epic are these?  Alex and Ant!