A revised review of Diary of a Lonely DemonI’ve deleted my original review of this book for a number of reasons. Firstly it was rather sugar coated and didn’t really cover the issues, of which there are many. Lastly I was still friends with the writer; one should never review a friend’s work.A revised review of Diary of a Lonely Demon by Hallowedlady
However since I’m no longer in his good books, I can actually be a bit more truthful about his writing. I’ll admit before reading his work I did white-knight him; at the time Jon was someone I thought I could talk to about writing. None of my friends were really into writing and I was kind of gullible. If I’d bothered to read his Livejounral or Facebook page I would have known better. Bottom-line I made a twat out of myself defending someone who…didn’t deserve and shouldn’t have needed it.
His book is called The Trilogy of Morgalla: Diary of a Lonely Demon. The plot is basically a demonic woman falling in love with human man, and then demons show up. It has the same problem as Twilight
Thoughts on Videogames and WomenVideogames have a lot of issues, especially in terms of representation. They don’t really give anyone a good image, unless they are macho men who have a limited range of emotions. That or smug assholes with a limited range of emotions, and too much mouth to be alive.Thoughts on Videogames and Women by Hallowedlady
And the female of the species really do pull a short straw here. Female leads are very rare even in this day and age, so they are often background characters. Admittedly there’s a bunch of games where you can choose your characters gender, but they are still outnumbered by those where you don’t.
As background characters then often get more passive parts, they’re not frontline fighters very often. The game Dishonored is a good example of this problem, most of the woman we see aren’t actively involved in the conflict. Some of them have power, but it’s not used in the grand scheme of things when it could be. What if you had the help of the brothel owner when dealing with the twins?
Thoughts On Strong Female CharactersThis is once again a loaded subject. It is mostly because of how subjective the topic is; after all we don’t have a definition of a ‘Strong Female Character’. There are just ideas of what these characters should be, but none of them are right…okay maybe a few of them are.Thoughts On Strong Female Characters by Hallowedlady
First and foremost is that she needs to have agency. You cannot have a character that is merely dragged from place-to-place, they need to make choices. This applies to any key character really and there’s a good reason; they type of person who allows themselves be swept along is rarely interesting. She has to have a reason to carry on, even if it’s as simple as getting sword or something.
If she starts off with no reason, give her one and raise the stakes. Chihiro from Spirited Away was swept up into a strange world, but also had a reason to stay. She needed to save her parents and was also under a spell of sorts, it wasn’t a simple ‘just because’. The audience co
Thoughts on Dark Souls: The Firstborn SonIn Dark Souls there is a massive question mark hanging over the identity of Gwyn’s firstborn son. We know he was the war god and lost the annals, therefore leading to the loss of his status as a deity. But from here we’re left in the dark and have a few obvious candidates for firstborn, if he is indeed in-game.Thoughts on Dark Souls: The Firstborn Son by Hallowedlady
The most obvious of these happens to be Solaire, who is found just before the bridge with the Wyvern on it. He’ll give you the white soapstone and can be summoned to help out in a number of boss fights, even the final one if he lives that long. He is an all-round good guy who’s a little strange, and also thinks you may have feelings for him.
His strangeness is part of what supports him being the firstborn, due to an obsession with the sun. He states ‘I want to find my own sun’ and describes it as being ‘a magnificent father’, which might as well be dropping anvils on our heads. Also all of his armour states that it’s no encha
I'm not posting anything here anymore.
Honestly I've found better sites to post my writing on, so this account is mostly just for the sake of me looking at art I like. I'd planned to put up a few scraps here and there, but I think I'm better off just leaving it.