Welcome back to the Terraverse Blog!
I have some updates, a new thing I'm going to try, and ONE question Anonymous asked me to answer.
First let's talk about the new thing.
I'm calling it "Fantasy Story of the Month" and it is as it sounds. It will be a fantasy story that I'll talk about once a month.
I can only talk about it if I own it in my Archive of goodies. If I've not played/watched/read this fantasy related product, then I won't be able to give it the mention it deserves.
If you'd like me to review something, shoot me a comment and I'll check it out when I have time. If I don't own the product you want me to look into, then tell me where I can check it out for free/dirt cheap and I'll see what I can do.
ALSO! Please keep in mind these are strictly for review purposes under FAIR USE! These are ENTIRELY comprised of my opinion FACTS about the product in question.
Review purposes/personal commentations about a product fall under the Lawfully protected laws of Free Speech.
Without further delay. Let's dive right into it!
Fantasy Story of the Month: Mythica.
"M.R. Cull! What's Mythica? I've never heard of it!"
That's okay, random guy in quotes. Most people haven't. Unless you're a walmart shopper. Even then! You might not have picked this hidden gem up unless you were already a fan of Kevin Sorbo (great guy. He's in so many b-rated films. He helps out ALOT because fans of HIM will check the MOVIE out and then the MOVIE will have fans. Great eh?
Oh, and did I forget to mention Matt Mercer is in it?!
Anyways. Let's talk about why this indie Fantasy series is on this list. This fantasy series is on this list because it represents determination to see your goals through. This was a fantasy series that had alot of Kickstarter Campaigns to keep it running. They managed to get the movies decent graphics despite the low budget.
I really liked their tenacity and perseverance to see this project completed. It reminds me of myself and how I feel about The Terraverse. I have the same drive to see this project completed as well.
Now let's get down to CONTENT. What's the story? I'm not spoiling it. But if you've seen a traditional Form-a-party-to-fight-the-bad-guy shtick then you've seen them all. But what makes it so GOOD is that it also STANDS OUT.
I liked the edginess of the characters and how rocky everything started. The main 4 heroes did not know eachother from adam. But they joined forces for different reasons (and in the half-elf's case, the MONEY) and ended up establishing themselves as some of the greatest fictional friends I'll ever know.
How they formulated their Magick was also great. If you want more information about that I'll provide you with a link to the Mythica website where you can learn more about the series. And if you want Bluray copies of the movies you can get that there too.
You have Necromancy which draws on the life of others to use magick. Component magicks that draw on the chemical properties of elements, and something akin to clerical/priestly magicks.
It truly is an interesting concept and I commend the writers!
Why should you check out Mythica?
Well, let's talk about that.
Do you like Fantasy? If the answer is yes. Then Yes, you Should! No raw fantasy fan should live their life without checking Mythica out.
It has its choppy graphical moments. But they reminded me so much of how the Low-Budget series Lexx was like that I let it all slide.
For information on Lexx, you can simply do a google search! I highly recommend it! One of the greatest classic sci-fi series' ever made.
You have dragons, elves, dwarves, gods, magicks, orcs, undead, and more!
How are the Characters?
Oh man you cannot get me started enough on the characters.
You know the big guy? Big bearded knight fellow? You'll know him when you watch the movie. But if you like his work, then I IMPLORE YOU to check out another B-rated film Dudes and Dragons where he plays one of the main characters.
I'm a big fan with a soft heart for b-rated films. Because they represent projects that don't have a HUGE BUDGET and a HOLLYWOOD BACKING. They represent a far more passionate project that people worked day in and day out to make the project see the light of day.
Also, any fans of Spike of Buffyverse? He's in that movie too. Gotta have that Token-Big-Time-Guy, right?
But I'm ADHD and I'm going off topic. I'm sorry! Let me reel myself back in.
You have a party of 4 main guys, a mage mentor to the main girl, and a token evil character played by Mr. Mercer.
One is a crippled mage with a checkered upbringing, the other is a half-elf thief with again a checkered upbringing, another is a down on his luck knight of the Vitalion Empire, the last is a priestess of the Goddess.
These guys never would have become the best of buds without the circumstances of their chance meeting. But that's how all great stories turn out, isn't it?
Through 5 movies you see these fellows grow and bond. It's a really good story if you get around the b-budget that shows itself into the fold at times.
If this was a series that showed on Syfy back in the early 2000s? I'd say this would have done REALLY well.
Some people are highly critiqueful of stories such as this. Saying we've seen this a hundred times before.
But I'm not like those guys. We may have seen something like this 100 times before. But I don't know about YOU. But I'll be HAPPY to see something like this 100 times again!
So long as your characters captivate me, the story is good, then you can get away with b-rated budget films and still outclass Hollywood in my eyes.
I want to send a PERSONAL congratulations to the Mythica crew for finishing their ambitious project! Congrats, guys! You did it!
However, I do recommend checking your local walmart to see if they have it in a 5 in 1 collection for a far greater deal.
As announced on my Newsletter (Please subscribe to that if you haven't already), I will be starting up a PODCAST SERIES. For now they'll simply be called "The Terraverse Podcast."
The first one I will be recording TONIGHT.
For MORE INFORMATION, subscribe to my Newsletter where I'll go more into detail about these podcasts next Sunday.
What's Going On
So, what's going on this month? Why did we miss a Blog last week? Sorry about that. All I can say is that we got alot to do and alot planned for the upcoming months. We might miss a blog every so other week. I don't have a concrete schedule for these like the Newsletter.
Well, this month I've dedicated primarily to working on Book 2: Wrath of the Assassin.
I even have a Cover design up on my Facebook and Twitter if you want to check that out!
Wrath of the Assassin is a little over halfway finished. Once I finish writing it I'll do a session of editing on it then send her up. I do not know WHEN it'll precisely be done. But expect it sometime this Spring!
Someone asked us about the series! But they did not want to be named! So let's respect their wishes and just get into the actual question.
"How many Books exactly do you plan on writing? Are they all going to be connected?"
Great question. GREAT question.
I'll have to do some math on the 1st part. But the 2nd part I can say YES! Yes they will! They'll not always take place on the same PLANET. Or even in the same DIMENSION. But in-universe they are all connected.
1st part? Let's see... each Primary Season (7 in total) will have 12 books. If we keep strictly to that, we'll have... 84 total!
"WOW! 84 books in total?! Are you going to be able to do this in your lifetime?!"
Well I'm glad you asked, guy in quotes. The short answer is: I SURE HOPE SO.
If not, I'll make sure to leave notes and details, ideas, speculations, EVERYTHING someone needs to know to continue my legacy behind during my final years.
Right now we're kinda slow cuz we're just getting started and I'm doing most of these things myself. But hopefully once I get a team and we can divvy up the work I can focus SOLELY on writing the stories and have someone else do my editing. Whatever we can do to make this go by faster. We'll do that.
But 84 isn't the total. Amazed yet? Well let me tell you that after each SEASON I have a TRILOGY planned that goes into the timeline at some point but is not directly connected to the actual season.
What are these trilogies? Well let's say I mention something that happens a long long time ago but I don't have it scheduled in the main series. I might use that in a trilogy to explain to you what happened back then, and also the origins of some of the more mysterious of characters.
I'm going to cater to your questions. I remember what it was like being a fan of a series and being FILLED with questions on "Who was this guy. What's his origins! Oh oh! Tell me about this Empire from long ago!" and more. If I come up with one of these questions for my series. I do know someone else will too. So I'm going to answer it before someone asks it.
So let's do more math here. If we count just the trilogies and the main seasons we have a total of 105 books in the Terraverse series. DAMN! THAT'S ALOT!
But I'm not done yet!
I also have a bunch of STAND-ALONE books that take place involving some of these characters in some way. Like an origin story that couldn't make the cut into a trilogy. The events of something big that happened that I often wondered about and wanted to write about, etc.
These stand-alone books will not be very long. But they will give you a decent amount of content to tide you over. I schedule each "bonus book" as I call it to be released after each trilogy of a Season. So probably 4 per season. So let's do more math!
That totals out to.... 133 books! MAN! You might be one of the longest running Fantasy authors on the planet if you manage to finish this series!
Won't it get stale after about 50 books?
Maybe. Maybe it will. But I don't think so. Because each Season has some MAJOR changes that will keep people interested for decades to come. People are going to grow up on this series. Someone could be 10 years old and be 70 by the time they finally get to see their finished storyline.
It's effectively a series that might never end.
But don't worry, guys. I know what you're thinking. Will it take too long to end this series that you'll not live long enough to see the final book? How do the Seasons work? How many can I read and still be satisfied?
Well I'm glad you asked. I segment each Season based off major events. Each trilogy can consist of an "Arc" if you will. You can read a Season and get a solid start and finish. Just don't touch the Epilogue or you'll get induced with Cliffhanger Angst and will DEMAND the next installment to sate your unending curiosity.
If time permits. I can get you the first 3 seasons and you'll be left relatively satisfied. I have full material up to that point and I can tell you. Season 3's finale ends alot of major character arcs. It raises some questions about what's going to happen next, yes. But you can be satisfied if you want to stop there.
But the next generation needs not stop there. They can continue on, and keep going! Up until THEIR adulthoods.
This will be a series that might still be in progress by the time people my age are Grandpas.
I do not apologise for that, lol... 133 books are alot. But. Hey. My library consists of about 500. And yes, I've read all 500. And I'm only in my 20s! So by the time this series is finished, if someone wants to binge all 133 it won't take them too long.
I binged a 30+ book series by one of my favourite authors within a year and a half! It's certainly doable.
I only apologise for how long it will take to get these out. That's why my ideal set-up is that I ONLY have to focus on writing, while the marketing and editing is handled by someone else.
But my current set-up (and extremely low funds) means I've got to do most of these things myself. It cuts into the time I can take to 100% focus on writing. So it might take a bit longer in the beginning.
But hey! If I get started and I'm making some decent profits to get my ideal set-up. We'll see them coming out one by one by one in no time!
Sorry it took so long to answer that question in full, Anonymous! But that really got me thinking about things. I wanted to lay all of that on the table for you guys.
This is one of the most ambitious projects I've ever decided to dedicate my life to. And believe you me. I'm not going to stop until I finish. I don't care what stands in my way. Low funds, joblessness, medical bills that need paying, whatever! I'm going to do this, do NOT have a doubt in that!
It's just... the RATE/SPEED I can do this depends on how well off I am so I can focus solely on getting you the content you love. Hopefully this series kicks off and the world ends up loving it.
That is my dream. To show this to the world.
I'm so sorry this ended up so long. I'm going to have to cut it short here. We're about to start recording for the FIRST PODCAST in a bit!
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