“Rosa” is a story that I actually got pretty far into before abandoning. I was mainly fueled by Homestuck AMVs and a bit of the Bible, which is odd as I do not consider myself to be religious. I remember giving up on it for two reasons; one, I didn’t like where it was going; and two, I felt others had told the story that I was trying to convey in a much better manner.
The sun beat down heavy upon the heads of the slaves as they plowed the fields. For centuries, they had worked the once barren soil until it became rich enough to produce some sustenance for the Kingdom’s capital city of Belluma. Root vegetables were mostly grown in this particular field; other fields yielded different crops during different times of the year.
In Belluma, there was no winter. It was hot year round, allowing for plants to grow non-stop, provided that they had the proper nourishment. This fell upon the slaves’ shoulders. They worked tirelessly to dig irrigation channels from the only river in the valley, to fertilize the soil with the dung collected from the cows and other beasts tended to by another sect of slaves. For their troubles, the slaves were allowed a small portion of the crops–just enough to feed a family for a new nights–and one haunch of a slaughtered cow or deer once every three months.
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Spider-Gwen, Vol. 1: Greater Power by Jason Latour
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
“Spider-Gwen, Vol. 1: Greater Power” is a beautifully illustrated comic collection. The story is amazing as well. It’s been two years since the tragic death of Peter Parker. Spider-Woman is still on the police’s most wanted list. Gwen has a lot on her plate when Harry Osborn returns into her life, bringing with him his own guilt…and his own twisted sense of revenge. With more than one lizard loose in the city, it’s tough going for Gwen and…Captain America.
((Sorry I wrote this like an idiot. I am really dizzy today but I knew I had to write the review!))
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I love dragons. I really, honestly do. There was a period of time when the only things I really wrote were all about dragons.
It was stupid, really. The very thought of breaking into a dragon’s lair while it was sleeping was one thing; stealing away the entire hoard without the dragon noticing was impossible. The demon grunted to himself, then whistled like a bird into the night sky. Two dark shadows moved toward the base of the lair—a cave dug out from the side of a very steep, very sheer cliff face. Only a slight ledge allowed the demons any footing, and what little they found purchase on was sparse.
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I started working on this project three years ago. Although I’m not entirely sure why I abandoned it, I think it had to do with writer’s block (as per usual), or my depression getting the better of me. Usually, when I am writing, I try to block out negative thinking. Sometimes, however, I am unable to, and it leaves me hating whatever I have written.
There was nothing special about her. Mikeal had known this her entire life. She was nothing more than a slave girl. No special prophecy had been given at her birth. There were no markings of magic upon her body, and what little magic she knew only helped to bring a good harvest. Her horns were not gold, and her fur was not solid white. She was as plain a minotaur as could be.
When she was first sold as a child, it was not to a kindhearted master. It was to a regular slave owner, who saw her as meat and flesh that could tend his crops and breed a new line of slaves. Her milk would be used to feed his own children, as the short furred cows of his country did not do well upon the nearly barren land he farmed. When she died, her beef would grace his table for a meal or two, and her pelt would be turned into a blanket or a fine winter jacket for one of his daughters.
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We are on an AMV kick in our house, apparently. Here’s a great one by my wife! She made this in about three hours, and it’s her first AMV. I thought it was really well done. What do you all think?
Spider-Gwen, Vol. 0: Most Wanted? by Jason Latour
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Spider-Gwen, vol. 0 has some amazing art and a good (though confusing, but that’s my own fault–more later) story line. I love seeing female super heroes, and Spider-Man has been a favorite of mine for some time. It’s really nice to see the story flipped on its head and given a different direction.
I am new to this story, so I had no idea that it was a sort of spin-off of Spider-verse. I hadn’t read those yet, so I suppose I’m a little late to the party, not to mention a little confused as to how it meshes with Spider-Gwen. I’ll have to pick that up at some point.
Vol. 0 is a great start to something that I didn’t know was missing from my life.
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