EelKat Wendy C Allen - zdark Fantasy Author


2018 April/May/June Update:

As you know, most of the year I publish 2 to 3 articles a day.

However, every year during convention season, I take a break from that to go full swing CosPlay.

From early April 2018 to late June 2018, article posting schedule will be sporadic, while CosPlay Season and Convention events are going full swing.

During this time period, you can expect most, possible all new articles to be focused on costume making, CosPlay, and the characters I'm CosPlaying.

UPDATE: It's now divided into 7 pages. The primary page "Meet Avallach" is now over 20,000 words long. At this rate, it'll cross 60,000 long before the costume is finished, and that's not including the other 5 pages. The primary page has now crossed 60,000 89,000 words and counting, the whole set of Avallac'h pages are now more than 200,000 words long, and more then 500 pictures of Avallac'h and his friends have now been uploaded on these pages, plus there are now 400+ hour-long videos f the costume making process as we record live, every second of this insanely elaborate, over the top CosPlay project.

As of May 19, just 29 days to PortCon we are embroidering his blue coat in a countdown against the clock to finish in time for the event, while we pray that The Dazzling Razzberry will be re-weilded back together and drivable in time for PortCon, after it's recent vandalism by Old Orchard Beach's ever growing Ku Klux Klan problem.

There will still be daily updates, but the BULK of the daily updates will be limited to the pages linked here:

  1. The Avallac'h CosPlay: Who is Avallac'h?
  2. Obsession: Meet Avallac'h
  3. [NSFW] Avallac'h & His Nude Women | Witcher 3 Game Screenshots
  4. Historical Accuracy vs Avallac'h (to go live later this summer)
  5. The Avallac'h CosPlay Costume Making Vlogs (will go live AFTER finishing the costume)
  6. How To Make The Avallac'h CosPlay (will go live AFTER PortCon)
  7. How Much Did It Cost? ($800+ will run to around $3,000) Budgeting The Avallac'h CosPlay (eing written as the costume is being made, will go live after completion of the costume)
  8. Why do children CosPlay rapists & rape victims? & WHY Avallac'h is a M18+ character. 
  9. PortConMaine 2018
  10. On Being a Handicapped CosPlayer: A Look At Events of PortConMaine 2017 That Resulted In 3 Disabled CosPlayers Getting hurt at The Convention and How These Things Could Have Been Avoided


After PortCon Update:

PortCon 2018 is over... but the making of the Avallac'h CosPlay is not. It is not possible to make a costume as detailed as I'm making in fewer then 400 hours, and only 129 hours went into the simplified first run version you saw at PortCon'18. The complete version will not be seen until PortCon'19

If you want to see this costume in person and watch it's progression onward as I continue to expand it... I'll be wearing it at the monthly Maine Association of CosPlay Enthusiasts (M.A.C.E.) events, throughout 2018 and 2019, you are welcome to join us. The list of current events can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/293470827423558/events/ This list is updated monthly, so be sure to check back often to find all the dates, locations, and details of events.


How Do You Pick Your Character Names?




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>>>How do you name your characters?

Basically I make the characters' names match the characters, using real world names from the proper places and time periods, then matching the meanings of those real world names to the character's life. So, if the reader looks up the history of the name, they are given even more insight into the character.


For example:

Quaraun:

My main character's name is Quaraun, which is a real world Persian name from Medieval times, and means "he who walks with God" (implying the person is a prophet or priest/or at least that his parents hoped he would grow up to become a holy man of some sort)

I chose this name for my character, because he was raised in 1100's Persia, by a group of priests whom had kidnapped him from his family when he was 9 years old; the story never says what his real name was, he only ever uses this name that the priests had given him.

The name shows that the priests intended him to walk in their footsteps and become a part of their priesthood. (Instead he kills the priests, escapes, and becomes a wandering vagabond wizard). The priests implanted him with a parasitic jellyfish, that they believe to be god, thus the name "he who walks with God" takes on it's full meaning, with them, literally proclaiming god lives within him now.

King Gwallmaiic aka BoomFuzzy the Unicorn:

Because he is mixed race black & Asian, he was abandoned by his real parents as a toddler, (in Medieval times, Asian culture taught that people with black skin were devils/demons; thus a dark skinned baby would often be dropped in a well to drown it). He is taken in by Scottish family, who name him Gwallmaiic, which is a real world name from Medieval Scotland. Real world Alba (Scotland) had several pygmy black Asian tribal kings in the 1200s to 1300s, who invaded Scotland and took over several tribes. Based off this real world fact, he grows up to become a warrior and crowns himself king of several clans.

Later when approaching his senior years, he tosses aside the warrior/king lifestyle and leaves Scotland. He becomes a chef and renames himself BoomFuzzy. When asked in one novel of the series, by another character, "Why BoomFuzzy?" he answers with: "Because it was the most ridiculous, none serious name I could think of. I've grown tired of the dull, dry seriousness of life. People should laugh more."

The title "The Unicorn" comes from the fact that he is a shapeshifter and spends the bulk of his time in the form of a purple unicorn.

GhoulSpawn aka The Gremlin:

Half-Elf, half-Demon. Born into a time and place where purity is sought after and half-bloods are cast into the streets, not allowed education, jobs, or to be land owners, forced into the slums, becoming beggars and thieves to survive. His mother did the unthinkable and stood up to her father and kept her half-breed baby. Unfortunately she died while he was still very young, and her father renamed the child "GhoulSpawn", which in the series, is a derogatory hate slur that is not a name at all, and is to half-Elves as the n-word is to black men in the real world. Raised as a servant/slave in his own household, he is eventually rescued from them, by main character Quaraun.

For a while he embraces the name GhoulSpawn, refusing to let people victimise him with hate slurs.

In later years, he becomes a powerful and radical wizard/alchemist/scientist who fights against injustice. Using a combination of magic and machines to fight evil, he renames himself The Gremlin, which in our real world is a word that means "the demon that throws a monkey wrench in the works", choosing that name because of it's meaning and the fact that he, being of Demon blood, deliberately destroys the works of wicked men.




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