The Ebon Crescent

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The Ebon Crescent

Guardian and betrayer, the Crescent was one of us.

Wielder of the divine circle, his skills well honed.

Foolish and proud, hubris the cause of his fall.

Angry and alone, seduced by the servants of dusk.

Warped and twisted, imbued with dark power.

Vengeful and cursed, he is a beast among men.

He is the Ebon Crescent.

Another little blurb about DC Universe turned into a poem and yet another character I’ve created. This one an earth power/shield using flying villain. I tried to write a quick bit of flash fiction about it but I didn’t like the way it came out. So instead, I went with some poetry. He is your typical immortal cursed guy, flinging a shield around as a weapon and burying people alive in rock tombs. I had a whole bit linking him to the moon(which fits his costume design, where it features a black crescent moon). But I couldn’t find a good way to show it in the post. I get a kick out of seeing what the words do sometimes. Anyway, I hope you all enjoyed it.

The Crystal Man

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Gelid X

Millenia upon millenia I have drifted, a lonely voyager in space. I, with my ten siblings, was sent into the cold embrace of an almost lifeless universe. My people, the Gelu, are a very ancient race. Vox, the mighty world gem, could remember when the stars themselves were young. We left our people knowing we would be the last of our kind, knowing our people would perish while we journeyed the stars. Still, we welcomed this task with a glad heart. This was our purpose, after all. We were the best of our people, the brave and intelligent, the heroes. There were ten of us, each chosen for a different time and place where our talents would be the most useful. This was the legacy my people gave the galaxy, hope. Hope against cruel fate and an uncaring cosmos.

Our own people knew their doom, but they also knew the fate of that yet to come. I do not know what became of my brothers and sisters, if they succeeded or failed in their own quests. I only know my task is a most difficult one. Our seers have seen a planet of strife, of wars out of time and dimension. In this place, the future of everything hangs. I must bring peace, I must become a protector. Some of its people will praise me, some will try to destroy me. This is the nature of things. They will call me the Crystal Man. But I will always know I am Gelid X, the 10th and last of the Champions of Gelu. I fight for what was, and what is to come.

I can’t help it, still on a semi sci-fi kick and of course more DC Universe Online. I started up a hero, so he needed a back story and some motivation for his city-destroying rescue efforts. I always enjoy these things and I like trying to come up with semi-plausible origins/backgrounds. Originally he was going to be an escaped slave warrior from some warlord. But, it didn’t pan out. So instead, ancient doomed crystal-people with oracles/seers instead. I don’t have any pictures of the characters handy, haven’t figured out how to transfer them from my PS3 yet. I’ll try to update later and get some pics up, the character creation options in the game are pretty impressive. This’ll fill my gaming nerd quota for the week, so I’ll have a normal post up tomorrow.

The Thorn Walker

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Nature’s Dark Avatar

Pain. All the world is pain. Blinding, searing, red-hot, it encompasses everything. It wears me away, chipping bit by bit at my memory, my personality, my ego. It consumes me, it changes me, it makes me stronger. It makes me better. Visions of myself pass before my eyes, my former life. My wasted life. I was nothing, now I am pain. It strips it all away, making me anew. I am different now. I am who I was meant to be, not weak, not frail, not sickly, and definitely not human. I am sharp, I am deadly, I am nature’s dark avatar. I am the Thorn Walker.


So I spent the morning working and then most of this evening playing DC Universe. I have a soft spot for superhero games, the possibilities inherent in the games just drive me crazy. I can create a bow-using super-fast guy who controls electricity? Sign me up! The above is a little blurb/bio for my villain in the game, ThornWalker. Just an average guy turned super and then driven mad by the pain of the transformation. I enjoy making up backgrounds for my characters in RPGs and playing the role in the game. Like for instance the nature powerset this character uses has a Shapeshifting tree I will completely ignore because it doesn’t fit the character. Things like that amuse me and keep my interest in the game longer. Most of the time no one ever knows the random stories involved in my characters or why they do what they do, but ah well. I enjoy weaving a tale about them as I play, it makes it much more entertaining for me.

Me, Myself, and My Family


This is my fifth go at writing something up tonight, I’ve reviewed and trashed several topics ranging from volunteering to imaginative gaming. None really felt to me like they passed muster, or really conveyed anything useful. So instead I’ve decided to actually share a little about myself. Who am I, about my family, and my life.I state in my about profile that I am a twenty-eight year old happily married guy with a new daughter just looking for an outlet for his words. This is true, my wife’s name is Hilary and we’ve been married since March 25, 2011. That darling little baby up there drawing in page views  for me is my daughter Eden.  I love both of them with all my heart and I’m doing my best to grow old with my beautiful wife.

Beyond that most important part of me are a myriad of other things, the little facets of myself. I am an avid gamer, on both PC and console. Any type of game really, though usually strategy and RPG. I am a cat lover, unapologetically and have been since I was a child. My wife likes to call me the ‘cat whisperer’ because I can call any of the strays we come across to me and they let me pet them. I’d try to market this skill but I lack a guitar case or crazy facial hair. But wait, there’s more! I am of course a fan of writing and a voracious reader, I try my best to finish a book a week but due to the concerns of being an adult and all that nonsense its usually about one every two weeks.

I am easily amused, by myself and the world. It keeps me from going crazy most of the time. As you can probably guess, the sum of these things makes me fairly nerdy which I don’t really try to hide. I’ve also got a healthy interest in all things space related, but my position is just one of a fan. I lack any useful knowledge in the area, I just really want to see us get to other planets. I’d like to see some space colonies before I die. I’m a pretty even-tempered guy, though like everyone I have my moments. If you’re familiar with Meyers-Briggs or True Colors I am an INTJ and a Green. I also have a great fondness for Psychology, and am perusing a degree in the field. Just taking a break at the moment on account of meeting the love of my life and having a child.

I hope that information about myself helps in understanding my posts both past and future. It shouldn’t be as surprising now if I go off on  wild tangent about one of these things. I hesitated a little before I wrote this post, I’m usually a pretty private person. But I think this is one of those things where I need the freedom that comes from not hiding things. So if any of this leaves anyone with more questions about the collection of neural impulses that is me, feel free to ask. I’m sure its therapeutic anyway.