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Royce Day
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United States
I'm a 40 something amateur writer with a half dozen original stories and collections available at Amazon… and Smashwords… and entirely too much fanfic based on Peta Hewitt's Terinu webcomic.

FYI Llama badges shall be ignored.

Current Residence: Columbia, MD
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Favourite genre of music: Rock & Roll
Operating System: Windows XL
MP3 player of choice: Phillips
Skin of choice: The one keeping all my organs inside my body
Personal Quote: "Do we have any idea what to do for dinner?"
Summary: He's a soft speaking, well-dressed, ex-Special Forces, ex-CIA agent. He's a well-dressed computer genius with a paranoia about personal privacy. It's a magical computer that's hooked into everything. Together they fight crime!

Oh, yeah, and they face the Singularity with the help of a police detective, a dirty cop, a dog who only understands Dutch, and a psycho hacker who thinks one of the main characters has built God.

Review: It's telling that one of the most interesting science fiction shows on TV these days manages to hide itself, at first at least, in the cloak of a typical TV detective series. I wish I had caught on to this show back when it first came out. Or maybe it's better that I didn't, because then I wouldn't have dared try to start writing my For Your Safety stories.

Anyway, the characters are well drawn and likable, the villains are clever, the Idiot Ball is generally well avoided, and the use of an emergent AI is very well done.

Highly Recommended.

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ardashir Featured By Owner 4 days ago
Thanks for the fave and the comment.
diogenes-von-wien Featured By Owner 5 days ago
Topic: Tez and Maria, Old but Good :)

I'm interested for the in-world chronology of your stories about this rathwer strange pair. Could you explain it to me?
Sir-Talen Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Writer
Hmm, that's complicated. A rough timeline is more or less..

350,000 BUD (Before Unexpected Diversions): Tez is created/born. Not just the Eldest Elf but the FIRST elf. Not that he remembers that.

350,000-50,000 BUD: Tez attempts to destroy the world at least three times.

100,000 BUD?: Tez betrays a friend, is horribly mutilated, and exacts his bloody revenge.

50,00 BUD: Tez creates the cult of Grignaz to use as a tax shelter.

3,000 BUD: Failure Mode. Approximately a year late Tez finally escapes his bonds and the merfold, washes up on the shore of an island in the Midterran Sea nad is enslaved by some local goatherders. 

2,000 BUD: Events of "The Island Lord". Tez fakes his death and escapes the island.

450 BUD: Tez rescues six year old Andrea and shelters her in the Elven Domain.

??: Tez spends a couple of hundred years in the Dragon States, returns without much in the way of funds

0 UD:Unexpected Diversions, Unforeseen Consequences: Tez is betrayed by a group of adventurers he was guiding, ends up enslaved by Maria
diogenes-von-wien Featured By Owner 5 days ago
I see Tez has gone through very much, which is expected from a being that's a third of a million years old. Thanks for the timeline, but, unfortunately, recent events, that is, his time as Maria's slave interests me most. I just wanted an order of stories in your gallery about them :)
Nytrinhia Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for the watch!
dan338 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014
thanks for the comment on "Motorbike Kitten"
dan338 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014
thanks for the fave :happybounce:
zarpaulus Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014
I was wondering how you publish your stories.

I have a novella I wrote for NaNoWriMo (not here, but rough draft on my FA).
Sir-Talen Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
It's dirt simple if you go through Amazon's Kindle Direct Program. Once you create a profile generally all you need is a well edited draft in Word format, and some cover art. The cover art is generally what causes me the most trouble.

Another publishing alternative I use is Smashwords, but their sales reach isn't as great as Amazon's, and the formatting required to publish is much more finicky.
ThatWickedSmile Featured By Owner May 31, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Cheers for the watch.
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