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The Perfect Fit

"The Perfect Fit"

by deucexm

"I have writer's block," I said, "and I really want to finish these storylines." "Nah, just write what comes to mind," said my muse, helpfully. And so I did, and brought forth the starter to yet another new series: unabashedly transhumanist and featuring two of (quite possibly) my favorite

What You Love

"What You Love"

by deucexm

I have been working through a lot of issues of late, writer's block among them - though admittedly that's more symptomatic than an issue on its own - and came up with something of value. Originally I'd pondered using a DIVX tag, but it's true to the character in question so I'll let it stand.

Royals #4

by deucexm

Does it need an introduction? I asked, you answered, I finally delivered. Thus: Royals: A DiVerse Alpha Chronicle by Colin Stokes 04 The white void flipped startlingly to black the instant Rosewood submerged the rods - then it fuzzed into a familiar pulsing gray static, but shot through

Tales of the Holy Mountain #2

by deucexm

I have a few remaining ideas for this series, but I think I'll let them gestate just a bit longer. I still have Royals to finish, after all; I haven't forgotten about that one - it's actually been weighing on me a bit. But Tales is fun and simple, and greases the gears in addition to having

Tales of the Holy Mountain #1

by deucexm

Sometimes ideas just come out all in a rush, not entirely formed; sometimes they stew for a while and boil and turn over and I don't have good cooking metaphors because I don't cook. Anyway the point is this one has been on my mind for quite some time; I'm glad I had the chance to put it into

Tales of the Holy Mountain

by deucexm

I wanted something that was bitesize enough that I could crank out a segment of it every now and then to keep the flow going - an actual segment for publication, that is, a finished piece. After some conversation, I came up with this; it ties into the DiVerse, but not in any way you'd know on

Time Enough For Tea #6

by deucexm

This is the finale, folks. At least for now. It's been a very personal thing for me, as this is based largely on conversations between me and my therapist (this final part not so much), but it has been a delight to write and to read all of the responses, even if I haven't replied back to

Time Enough For Tea #5

by deucexm

Although 5 is a delightful number, I couldn't quite stop here. One more to go, at least. Maybe two? But I'd like to actually finish a series (and start a new one that picks up immediately after, most likely). TIME ENOUGH FOR TEA: A DiVerse Alpha Chronicle by Colin Stokes 05 The

Time Enough For Tea #4

by deucexm

Teatime is nearing its end, but there will be more of these characters, that much is certain. I like them both far too much to just let them go by the wayside. Anyway, here's some more stuff that's a reflection of my own deeply personal matters, as most of my present writing seems to be.

Time Enough For Tea #3

by deucexm

Continuing on, little by little. I've already got some far-reaching ideas for the way this one could turn out, but who's to say where it will go? I prefer to let the characters sort of decide things on their own. TIME ENOUGH FOR TEA: A DiVerse Alpha Chronicle by Colin Stokes 03 Laurel

Time Enough For Tea #2

by deucexm

Well, still working on actual content generation, but the bitesize part of things at least is working out well enough. I'm trying to do less obsessing about making everything absolutely perfect the first time around, so some of this hasn't been through the usual review process - but so be it.

Time Enough For Tea #1

by deucexm

It's high time I use this meta tag, yes? I wanted also to do something a bit more bite-size than my usual fare, in order to get the creative juices flowing - Mr. Perron's work has been quite inspirational. Even in the far reaches of the DiVerse, there is, in fact: TIME ENOUGH FOR TEA: A

Royals #3

by deucexm

This one has been a /long/ time coming. Personal issues. Anyway, got some of the roadblocks worked out, so I'll see if I can step up my production game a bit - but more importantly, new chapter of...! Royals: A DiVerse Alpha Chronicle by Colin Stokes 03 Jack couldn't be sure he was

Royals #2

by deucexm

Finally finished this one tonight (this morning, technically, it's 1 AM now). Life is being something of a bear recently but I'm trying to write to distract myself from other things. Sometimes it works, sometimes not; but here is a thing. Royals: A DiVerse Alpha Chronicle by Colin Stokes

Royals #1

by deucexm

While I attempt to work on my existing projects in the DiVerse, I've cooked up yet another new thing in the meantime - a prequel of sorts (to something else most of you haven't read, natch), a more outlandish and wild and star-studded, haha, adventure of sorts. And I do love to share stories,

Captain Calamity #2

"Core Connections"

by deucexm

Guess who's back with another tale of things! This one is a bit further in the future compared to the last one, as you may note - that's entirely intended. :) But enough of this! Feast upon my creation: Captain Calamity: A DiVerse Alpha Chronicle by Colin Stokes #2: "Core Connections"

Captain Calamity #1

"A Little Extra"

by deucexm

A transhumanist tale-in-the-making I've been working on for a while now, with a great deal of promise but much yet to be written. I think this will do for now! Captain Calamity: A DiVerse Alpha Chronicle by Colin Stokes #1: "A Little Extra" Time seemed to slow a little in the young

SYSTEMIC #3

by deucexm

It's nice to have a weekend where I can focus! Here we go with another chapter of: SYSTEMIC: A DiVerse Alpha Chronicle by Colin Stokes 03/ Rose looked around Mariana Station's portal room - for every station, a nexus of miniature craft and pedestrian traffic - and then down at Worldbreake

SYSTEMIC #2

by deucexm

That's right! It's time once more for another foray into ALLCAPS-LAND for... SYSTEMIC: A DiVerse Alpha Chronicle by Colin Stokes 02/ "Will there be beautiful women?" John sighed a little. "I'm /certain/ there will be a fair number of them, madam," he returned, with a long-suffering

Pick-Up Team

by deucexm

It's difficult sometimes to write self-contained stories, because I always feel like asking 'but what happens next?' even if it's short. For the sake of creating content, though, and introducing a new group of readers to the shenanigans inherent in the wonderful little section of the DiVerse

Jetbird and the Kid #5

by deucexm

Don't worry, we're basically done with the plumbing. Not its importance, mind, just the description of and focus on it. Plumbing is /always/ important. Don't believe me? Try going without it for a while... Anyway, here's the latest installment, in which I break from my normal method of

SYSTEMIC #1

by deucexm

And here we are again, back in the Nameless arc, with a Nameless chapter of... SYSTEMIC: A DiVerse Alpha Chronicle by Colin Stokes 01/ It was another peaceful morning at the Polaris Foundation's headquarters building, just like it had been for the past few weeks. And then the announcement

The DYAL Goes To Eleven #2

by deucexm

After cranking out this month's Medley (and next month's, because the inspiration struck) I managed to spare some brainjuice to finish up the next chapter of this storyline - and I had a lot of fun writing it, too! Even though I should probably be asleep now... But, here it is! The DYAL

SYSTEMIC

by deucexm

Ladies! Gentlemen! Nonbinaries! I have begun crafting a delightfully tragic space opera from the Nameless arc of the DiVerse, which will finally throw together some of my favorite things - Pantheon shenanigans, magical shenanigans, general meddling with fate and destiny, characters from

The DYAL Goes To Eleven #1

by deucexm

Someone mentioned this in the review, so I thought I'd put in the time and effort to complete another chapter. I posted it, then saw I'd missed one of the lines in linewrapping. Phooey! Anyway, here is the first /actual/ installment of...! The DYAL Goes to Eleven: A DiVerse Alpha Chronicle

Jetbird and the Kid #4

by deucexm

It has been a long time coming... but the DiVerse has once again returned to the front of my brain, then to my fingers, then to a text file, and after some reviewing it can finally make another appearance! I do hope you enjoy it. = Jetbird Leone and the Black Mamba Kid: A DiVerse Alpha

Jetbird and the Kid #3

by deucexm

Inspired by my ability to finish a Medley page in roughly three hours when I cleared my mind of other distractions, I have continued work on one of my personal projects. Thus, BEHOLD! The latest segment of the title that shouldn't come as any surprise since you probably clicked on it from th

Jetbird and the Kid #2

by deucexm

Finally, another entry from the halls of the DiVerse! Just finished this earlier today, and am already working on the continuation as inspiration allows. It's a bit talky, though I'm satisfied with its progress thus far. = Jetbird Leone and the Black Mamba Kid: A DiVerse Alpha Chronicl

Jetbird and the Kid #1

by deucexm

Scribbling furiously at work (tapping the touchscreen actually) gained me this. I wouldn't say I'm completely satisfied with it just yet, but it'll do! = Jetbird Leone and the Black Mamba Kid: A DiVerse Alpha Chronicle by Colin Stokes Chapter 1: Jump Right In = "Sometimes I wonder why y

Jetbird and the Kid

by deucexm

This one deserves a little explanation, I think.  After seeing some names pop up around me due to people crafting in FFXIV, I had a lively little discussion with Mr. Perron regarding some one-off 'superhero' character ideas that could result from a little modification.  But then I took the idea, ran

Anakh the Jackal-God and the First Man DOUBLE ISSUE! 1/ #2

by deucexm

It's a special double issue because that's all I have written and it's convenient to smash it into a single thread for commentary on the whole, since I don't have any more written yet. I'll save the second half for the second post, but for now, feast yer glazzies on... Anakh the Jackal-God and the

The DYAL Goes to Eleven

by deucexm

The DYAL Goes to Eleven: A DiVerse Alpha Chronicle by Colin Stokes Chapter 0, Prologue: Reconnect the Dots = There once was a band of misfit casters, of ancient Terra. Only misfits, however, insofar as their brand of magical expression didn't fit within their original society's spectrum of a