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Damon L. Wakes
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Damon L. Wakes writes just about anything that springs to mind, producing both novels and short stories. As well as promoting his own books, he makes an effort to share the work of those who are under-read, under-appreciated, or just plain awesome.

Author of OCR is Not the Only Font, Red Herring and Face of Glass.

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Okay, it looks like I will actually end up announcing Beyond the Black Throne updates here (though not necessarily reliably). The most recent instalment, To the Tavern! is now available to read, with less than an hour to go until the end of the day I had intended to post it.

Crying into Mead


I had settled on Thursdays to update because my Master's course runs basically Monday to Wednesday. I figured I'd finish my work week, have one last read through the suggestions left on the last chapter, then kick back and type up the next one before putting together the necessary paper cutouts and slotting in the images I'd settled on. I figured I'd usually be able to get the whole thing finished and online by mid-afternoon.

What actually happens is that I finish my work week, I catch up on whatever I've got going on that's more important than the interactive comedy series I started up on a whim, then end up doing the Dungeon Lord stuff whenever I can fit it in. I can't really start any earlier because a) I'd like to minimise the odds somebody leaves a suggestion after the next part is written and there's no chance of using it, and b) there's no time anyway, I'm doing university stuff.

So from now on I'll be aiming to update on Friday: not so much a day later as a day more accurate. I feel like it would be pretty silly to keep saying "Updates Thursdays!" when anyone checking before 11pm will be out of luck.

Here's that link again--suggest stuff for the Dungeon Lord to do so I don't have to kill him off! That would be a sad update. Even moreso than usual.

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A few weeks back, I started an interactive serial featuring The Dungeon Lord: a generic fantasy bad guy who had hoped to make a living torturing and robbing thieves and heroes who he traps in his dungeon. Unfortunately, he soon finds that all the intruders he catches are all suspiciously eager to be tied up and whipped, and the whole thing makes him so uncomfortable that he feels forced to come up with a new career. Needless to say, it's lighthearted in tone, and features South Park-style cut-out animation and illustrations.

Being interactive, the story is dictated by reader suggestions. I'm not looking for writers or artists to contribute text or artwork (though that would be cool!)--I need people to suggest things for the Dungeon Lord to do, to move the story along and allow me to write new instalments of the serial. As there are a few chapters online already, those should hopefully make it clear how the whole thing works. If you're familiar with, say, Homestuck, you'll find this follows a similar format.

Leaving a suggestion is easy: just type it into the comments box. You don't need to make an account or even give your email (just ignore the box that asks for it). You can find the most recent update here, or start at the beginning here. The story updates every Friday.
Okay, it looks like I will actually end up announcing Beyond the Black Throne updates here (though not necessarily reliably). The most recent instalment, To the Tavern! is now available to read, with less than an hour to go until the end of the day I had intended to post it.

Crying into Mead


I had settled on Thursdays to update because my Master's course runs basically Monday to Wednesday. I figured I'd finish my work week, have one last read through the suggestions left on the last chapter, then kick back and type up the next one before putting together the necessary paper cutouts and slotting in the images I'd settled on. I figured I'd usually be able to get the whole thing finished and online by mid-afternoon.

What actually happens is that I finish my work week, I catch up on whatever I've got going on that's more important than the interactive comedy series I started up on a whim, then end up doing the Dungeon Lord stuff whenever I can fit it in. I can't really start any earlier because a) I'd like to minimise the odds somebody leaves a suggestion after the next part is written and there's no chance of using it, and b) there's no time anyway, I'm doing university stuff.

So from now on I'll be aiming to update on Friday: not so much a day later as a day more accurate. I feel like it would be pretty silly to keep saying "Updates Thursdays!" when anyone checking before 11pm will be out of luck.

Here's that link again--suggest stuff for the Dungeon Lord to do so I don't have to kill him off! That would be a sad update. Even moreso than usual.
Lots of course stuff to take care of, so my messages here are piling up again. I'm also not too likely to post new things all that regularly, though I've got another craft sale this weekend and I'll (despite last year's parody of A Christmas Carol) be starting to do Christmas tree ornaments by then. I'm also aware that my last few journals have basically been plugs for Beyond the Black Throne, but it's pretty much my only ongoing story just now so if you want to see new things, head over here!

Thumping Goblins

Bink! Bonk! Bink! Bonk! Bink! Bonk...

It's an unusual high point for the Dungeon Lord! Unfortunately, in real life a cat drooled on his face today, so I may need some replacement paper pieces to produce before Thursday's update. I'll also need some suggestions, as currently there are none whatsoever. I've just added a "follow via email" box to the bottom of the page, though, so hopefully that should make it easier for people to keep up with the story.
Blue Bicone Earrings by DamonWakes
Blue Bicone Earrings
Short, Full Persian Earrings made with a mix of silver plated copper, silver anodised aluminium and large bicone crystals.

I originally bought these crystals to match with the teal anodised niobium and titanium, but they don't go as well as I thought they would. However, blue and silver is always a great combination so there's no shortage of other ways to use them.

I can't remember if I mentioned before, but I've now got a big, USB-powered LED light. I hook it up to a backup battery charger at sales, and it does wonders for anything faceted: cubic zirconia in particular really sparkles under it. It's also a huge help for these photos, though: without it I'm not sure how well these dark blue crystals would show up against this black background.
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Titanium Ring by DamonWakes
Titanium Ring
A chain ring of non-anodised titanium. The weave is European 4-in-1.

This is actually just a test piece--I'm hoping to use more of these links (and possibly even the same weave) to make a watch band at some point--but despite that, this is actually the only bit of jewellery I personally wear. Since this is the first time I've ever used titanium (it was started before Niobe's Tears, but completed after) I don't know how it'll react to extended wear, washing, etc. and it made sense to make and wear a small item before buying five times as much and then shopping around for a watch to match.
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kaito124 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks for the llama!
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shadowrunner2323 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i know you're busy, but I'd appreciate it if you could give me some feedback on this: fav.me/d7zmovk you're much better than i am at these things.
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QuiEstInLiteris Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014  Professional Writer
I don't think I've ever asked you - what is that creature in your icon?
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DamonWakes Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014   Writer
The creature is a yellow mongoose named either Ricky or Bianca (both are pictured in my current Twitter header, but I'm not sure which is which). It was originally just a stopgap image until I could find something more appropriate, but through a combination of laziness and a lack of better ideas it's since become permanent.

I am the mongoose, goo goo goo joob.
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Mata4NuiStudios Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the :llama:!
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Thanks for llama :) !
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camelopardalisinblue Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm so sorry to be so slack in saying this, but I just dropped by to say thank you very much for the watch! :heart: I really appreciate your support!
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DamonWakes Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2014   Writer
No problem! :-) I'm terrible at getting back to people quickly so there's really no need to apologise.
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CubanCracker62 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ty for the llama :D
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Saiyanpelt-and-Co Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for the llama badge.  You make very beautiful bracelets and such!
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