Sunday, August 11, 2013

Article One: Description!

Hello again avid readers!  Okay, so I can be a bit of a liar.  Not in a bad way but my time is limited and gets away from me somewhat often admittedly, but below is a bit of description on my original character Leon.  Well, I've dodged between Dan, Leon, Terodian, and James multiple times, so for now let's just call him as the public knows him, Thunderblade.  No, no, not the old timey helicopter arcade game.  This Thunderblade is a... well, he doesn't like the term hero because he doesn't feel he fits, but we'll stick with superhero for now.  What makes him so super?  Read on!

No, no, at first glance one would hardly peg me as a hero.  Well, even the term "hero" can be relative and I probably wouldn't relate it to me either.  Even after the event I felt like I'd hardly changed.  Brown hair, azure eyes... well, alright, a few things changed.  I wasn't nearly as stocky as I used to be, I'd guess that the extreme surge of current hastened my metabolism and cut down on the majority of my body fat.  Ironic considering I became what some would consider the perfect insulator... and conductor.  Along with this I'd learned how to stimulate my own muscles with electricity, bringing forth something of an inhuman strength from within me.  This muscular form coupled with an average height gave me a hidden form of intimidation.  Sure I wouldn't tower over a thug, but they'd think twice before attacking, and twice more after they regained consciousness in a jail cell.

Another notable trait I didn't notice until far later were my eyes.  While generally they remain azure, I got a glimpse of myself in a mirror during one of my... occasional overcharged states, and to my surprise they'd turned a vibrant shade of electric yellow.  Along with this golden electricity would spark all around my body constantly, yet erratically in all directions.  It is quite a sight to behold as long as the viewer isn't the one who put me up to it.

One thing I've always found interesting too is that even with how much current I take, my clothes and equipment have barely ever been damaged by my own abilities.  Like every vigilante I chose my own signature uniform, consisting of a yellow T-shirt, (With my own personally-designed symbol of course!) cargo jeans, (Extra pockets for Gods know what I could need) and a black vest (With a few more pockets for good measure).  I also designed my own special gloves and boots to enhance my abilities.  One would be amazed at how useful metal-lined soles and palms can be, in terms of magnetism and current.  I should also mention the bandanna I keep tightly-tied around my head, just to cover my mouth.  See I'm a guy, and as a guy I don't necessarily wanna shave every day.  The best way to keep my identity hidden (I feel) is to keep that covered.  No one looks twice at me on a daily basis anyway.

Finally, last but not least by any means, are my two blades.  These babies are my life as a samurai cares for his katana.  Tesla and Volta I named them, and I couldn't ask for better weapons.  With a flick of my wrist I can interlock them into a much wider, yet heavier blade.  I forged them roughly four feet in length, each about three inches wide apiece, with sharp edges as thin as needles.  Along the flat lengths I engraved their names in viking runes that glow golden when charged.  I've always liked being at least a little flashy.

Well, that's pretty much the basics of what I look like if anyone cares to know.  Not many have seen much of me standing still so I suppose I could see why you people would be so interested.  Maybe more later.

All writing is copyright © 2013 Dan Faulkner

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Introductions are a Bitch

Introductions are a bitch, ain't they?  Hello all!  Name's Dan, I call myself Terodian, but folks call me Tero, and if you're reading this it's likely if you keep reading you're gonna get to know more about me and what, as well as how I write.  You see, I'm a bit of an aspiring writer and I wanna get a feel of what folks think about my writing, so I've finally gotten around to starting a blog.  There are a few things you should know before reading further, however:

1. I swear a lot, and I can be a bit vulgar in terms of dialogue and humor, so if you keep reading the blog you're okay with that, and either mature enough to handle it or immature enough to laugh at it.  Either way works fine by me.

2. My humor is weak.  I get it.  You can laugh or roll your eyes and I'm okay with both.

3. A lot of my writing is centered around a particular theme/characters that I've been developing since high school.  I wanna make them interesting, but if you get bored with them then that's okay too.

4. I'm pretty relaxed. Though I do have an inherited temper.  I won't blow up on my readers though, I promise.  Hopefully.

5. I tend to type things as if I were speaking them out loud, for the most part.  Depending on my mood you may see a decent amount of slang, or a bit of an Indiana accent.  Things such as "dunno", "kinda", "ain't", etc,  These hopefully won't pop up in my more professional writing unless a character is speaking or narrating, but you never know.  (You may have noticed the distinct flip in my tone from my previous wording compared to number five.  I also like parentheses.)

6. I should mention I'm not a perfect writer either.  I overuse commas, and sometimes write myself into a corner or roadblock and skip around parts without transitions.  I'm working on it, dammit!

Now that that's out of the way, enjoy!  As of right now I don't really have much else to post, though if I can get some time and energy (Of which I have little nowadays it seems) I'll throw up a few small pieces of my past writing.  Until then I suggest preparing yourselves for writing of thunderous proportions!  Or mediocre, yet sharply flowing scribbles.  We shall see!