One of the things I was excited about with having the blog actually on the main site was that I felt it would be easier to talk to all of you, which is really important to me. The blogs before had to be really planned out (that's what it felt like anyways). So I'm going to take advantage of the new easiness and ramble a bit about loads of things that are on my mind and see what you guys have to say! So here we go:
I'm having a blast acting out all our favorite dragon shifters, though I'm nervous as we get these new dragons in the mix as my accents are... well... oh, boy, no professional voice acting here! But beyond loving audio and wanting to do this, as you guys know advertising Raythe Reign is... challenging. Though it is not porn, a lot of places act like it is. Oh, you write gay romance? Oh, you mean PORN! No, no, I don't. Really. I think my members would like more romance in it-- No, no, you write porn. That's all that "gay romance" really is...
So we're constantly looking for new and interesting ways to bring people into the site. Not to mention that we love to actually MAKE things. Manga. Art. Stories. Hopefully, games and live action videos, too! We need more members for that!
Anyways, we combined a new art form, i.e., audio with advertising, i.e. listen to a great story for free but if you want to read more sign up, and voila! The podcast!
We have no idea how its going to do, but its really fun and I sincerely hope that you guys are enjoying. You'll get four chapters or so a month, and the podcast will be 10 chapters BEHIND what's on the site, because you guys get everything FIRST.
As you guys might have read in an earlier blogpost, I will be doing a "wrap-up" serial called Dark Magic that will answer all the outstanding threads in The Pact 1 and 2 and WHCC. While I definitely will be doing that, I really want to do something NEW. So I think I'm going to do that new thing first. We have The Fell to indulge our love of all the characters we already know for right now.
What stories are in my head?
A TON! So many different ideas, but I'm leaning towards another story in The Merman Universe.
This story takes place after The Merman 2 where the existence of Mers is now common knowledge. King Cetus and his Consort Zed are routinely meeting with heads of every country. They and all our other favorite Mers have become something like rockstars. But the existence of Mers and hybrids have caused some havoc in the world as well. People are routinely throwing themselves into the ocean--and many drowning--trying to see if they have any Mer blood in them.
But our hero knows he's a Mer. His parents are Mers. And they had long ago fled the Mers and having been hiding on an island, pretending to be human. Now, they must wrestle with revealing who they are--or not--to the local community. Their human friends and neighbors' reactions though are the least of what they have to deal with if they are found out by other Mer. It seems as if our hero's parents had good reasons for fleeing their Mer life, reasons that will come back to haunt them all.
Now, all of this is subject to change! Because I have a Cinderella idea (m/m obviously). I have a space opera idea. I have a Ghost universe idea with a rent boy rescued by Yakuza idea. A southern gothic witch family idea also snuck in there.
SO MANY IDEAS!
But I'm going to take my time on this.
Sylvia Frost who designed the new site is working on a totally new shop that will concentrate on our manga, prints and merchandise sales. People have been asking (and we've been promising) shirts, etc. for people to buy, but the quality sucked or it required us to ship and we simply didn't have enough people to do everything we wanted to do so we put the whole idea in the "future" pile where ideas go to die for years.
Anyways, with Sylvia joining the crew so many wonderful things have gone from the "future" pile to the "now" pile. Coming up we'll be debuting the site, some cool clothing designs, beautiful prints (she ordered one for me and its DROOL-WORTHY) and more. We'll be adding stuff based on your desires. You'll get to vote on designs, etc. I'm personally looking forward to finally have some RR t-shirts.
And, finally, we'll be selling The Dark Earth 10 there FIRST. We'll do a big sale and everything for you guys!
All that's fit to print right now. There's more stuff I could ramble on about, but that's enough for this Raythe's Ramblings. Tell me what you are thinking about in the comments. It doesn't have to be about the site, but can be about movies, music, books, whatever! Go to town. I look forward to hearing your thoughts.
I have a werewolf next door idea that is totally shifters. I think I am hesitating doing it because I’m mourning the manga I had planned but the story will be better anyways. But we have a shifter story in Dragons Reign going so I want to scratch another itch.
I came to this site b/c Ever Dark and it's still my go-to. I stayed for stories like WHCC and Dark Earth. Even Crimson appeals. My question is do you see a closure for Ever Dark as possible or for it to be a longer-term serial? Perhaps some spin offs using the perspectives of the other Immortals as the pivot point?
Thank you for this wonderful trove of your creativity!
Ever Dark will close eventually. I don’t think it will be as big as The Fell but I don’t actually know that. There will be spin offs because this universe is so ripe with possibilities. One I’ve thought of is following a hero after daemon has taken over the world who doesn’t like vampires only to really be one of the Immortals reborn!
Will we be seeing more of Cooper? I hope so. His character was different from the other. I was hoping to see him in Nate's Inner Circle.
I wrote in the comment of the last chapter in The Pact Two. I still stand firm Abbie is going to turn. She is the only one that never think twice when Unnamed One offers her in anything.
Any clue? It will make this so much better. Too much power gone to her head.
Not sure where to put this...so I'm putting it here; flog me ( gently) if it's the wrong place. I was just watching the Mass Weddings they held in Taiwan (everyone knows Taiwan is the first Asian country to legalize same-ex marriages right ? ) and I wondered how about a supernatural wedding for the boys...all of them...Alex Demetrius, Cole Stephanus, Flynn Nomad, EmryNat, Peter Hans, Aleric Ethan, Scott Jordan. What fun that could be...who would be there ( other WH residents) - who would come and (try) to mess it up ...What would it take to even get to the wedding point. With all those different l personalities it would be a hot mess...Flynn's GM and Scott's GP....possibilites/immortality. And of course...the wedding nite written as only you can would kill us ded...imagine writing one for each couple......you may be ded also...LOL. Anyway, that's my random thought.