Humans in Training?

14 December 2014 at 12:19 pm

Gene Roddenberry Star Trek

“Star Trek was an attempt to say that humanity will reach maturity and wisdom on the day that it begins not just to tolerate, but take a special delight in differences in ideas and differences in life forms. If we cannot learn to actually enjoy those small differences, to take a positive delight in those small differences between our own kind, here on this planet, then we do not deserve to go out into space and meet the diversity that is almost certainly out there.” – Gene Roddenberry

Keloryn: The Darkening- The Kingdom of Legerdemain

27 November 2014 at 3:48 pm
Kingdom of Legerdemain. Click to view full size.

Kingdom of Legerdemain.
Click to view full size.

The Kingdom of Legerdemain is the third area the player visits in the game. At least two (maybe more) critical plot points occur there. Unlike the Kingdom of Figmenton, Legerdemain is very poor. In fact, it is the poorest kingdom in the story.

[Click here to read about the Kingdom of Figmenton]

[Click here for a brief overview of Keloryn: The Darkening]

The country’s poverty is the result of bad choices made by the kings who ruled it, but the current king and the people blame their troubles on another kingdom called Miraja. It started with the ruler of North Kingdom (before it went defunct). The king decided to invade Miraja to take control of the advanced technology the people had developed. However, he underestimated just how powerful Miraja was, and what was supposed to be a quick win turned into a years-long war that bankrupted him.

Disappointed Idealist

26 November 2014 at 10:39 pm

humansbutnohumanity

 

So you’ve probably heard by now that Micheal Brown’s killer will face no repercussions for his actions. I don’t even want to say his name. He’s just filthy piece of shit to me from this point on. The FPOS murdered someone and then went on television to brag about how he would do it again. No words exist to describe how enraged and disappointed I am about this. I can’t even process my emotions even after spending a day and half tweeting and retweeting in rage about it. I’m so upset that I’ve put NaNoWriMo on hold and I doubt I will complete it. I’m too heartbroken to feel creative.

My problem is that I want to believe I live in a just world, but the evidence to the contrary is overwhelming. George Carlin once said, “Inside every cynical person is a disappointed idealist.” I think I have officially crossed the threshold.

I hope the Browns are able to get through this holiday season without their son and can find a way to bear the weight of the injustice done to them. I am confident, though, that the universe will deliver a nice big ironic smackdown to the FPOS who caused all this pain and anguish. It’s just a matter of when.

Keloryn: The Darkening Update

10 November 2014 at 8:14 pm

In between NaNoWriMo and my day job, I’m still working on my video game. I have officially relegated this project to hobby status because bulk of my time is devoted to developing and nurturing my income streams. I love being a freelancer and having my own business, but the reality is that I spend more time working than I do enjoying the freedom of being my own boss.

Sometimes I think about getting a “real” job so I can stop worry about when my next check will come. Then I realize that would require me to be out in the world with all the other crazy people. At that point I decide that my trend towards becoming hikikomori is probably for the best.

One day I may talk about my increasing social anxiety, but today I want to talk about the world of Keloryn: The Darkening, known from here on out at KTD.

Actions Speak Louder Than Words

6 November 2014 at 5:05 am

action vs words