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.
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:
- The Avallac'h CosPlay: Who is Avallac'h?
- Obsession: Meet Avallac'h
- [NSFW] Avallac'h & His Nude Women | Witcher 3 Game Screenshots
- Historical Accuracy vs Avallac'h (to go live later this summer)
- The Avallac'h CosPlay Costume Making Vlogs (will go live AFTER finishing the costume)
- How To Make The Avallac'h CosPlay (will go live AFTER PortCon)
- 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)
- Why do children CosPlay rapists & rape victims? & WHY Avallac'h is a M18+ character.
- PortConMaine 2018
- 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.
Writing Liches and Other Immortal Characters
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My primary villain (featured in 130 novels and 2,000 short stories since 1978) dies in every story. Because he is a Lich (and thus immortal) he's back alive again in every next story. Though he is immortal, he can be wounded, feels pain, suffers the same effects, and dies, just like any mortal person. So he gets hungry and has to eat and will starve to death if he doesn't eat. If he is stabbed, he bleeds and feels pain same as any one else, and could bleed to death or die from infection if the wound is not tended to. The only difference is, a few hours (or sometimes days depending on cause of death) he just gets back up like nothing ever happened.
I have tried to have him die a completely different way in every story. He's been poisoned, stabbed, hung, stung to death by bees, fell off a cliff, jumped off a cliff to prove a point, starved, pecked to death by hummingbirds, put in an iron maiden, burned at the stake, burned by a dragon, burned by a wizard with a fire ball, cut in half by orcs, hit by lightning, skewered by unicorns, stung by jellyfish, strangled by squids, disemboweled, sacrificed on an altar by Cthulhu worshiping cultists, zapped by angry wizards, flayed...and of course in one story he is beheaded. It requires the help of a Necromancer to magically reattach his head, so he can fully resurrect properly. Otherwise he would have been walking around carrying his head, which is what another Lich is seen doing in a different story in the series. He later laments not being able to carry his head and considers trying to be sent to a guillotine just so he can walk around carrying his head to see how people react.
The reason he is immortal, btw, is because he cut out his soul and put it in a phylactery, thus making himself a Lich. The only way to truly kill him and have him stay dead permanently is to find the phylatory and kill his soul first, THEN kill his body. But the average person doesn't know he's a Lich or even what a Lich is, so no one ever thinks to look for his soul before killing him. They just assume, like any other monster, kill him and he'll die. They don't realize that he'll stay dead for a few hours then the next day, there he is back up and around again like they never killed him at all.
That's how I did it in my story.
It's your character, your story... just start writing the scene and see what direction it naturally takes. That'll likely be the best direction for your story to head in, no matter what way it goes. Always remember... as the author of your book, you are the god of your universe, so you can do whatever the hell you want to your characters.
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