Author has written 5 stories for Legend of Zelda, and Misc. Games.
Hi. DragonRing, at your service.
These are the News:
The research article for chapter 18 and 19 is ready for you to read, so head over to my blog and discover my research and my thoughts I had for this chapter as well as other goodies like the map for the Goron Mines and my own version of the Hero's bow: dragonring-tp-novel . blogspot . ch
Interested in a short note on my welding training as well as my inspiration for Kakariko's expanded cellar? Check it out at my blog: dragonring - tp - novel . blogspot . ch
Progression of The Dolor Mortis Curse: ALMOST COMPLETE
I threw out the whole Reader's Questions thing to make room for this section. I want to keep you informed about the progression of my (sorta) studies in the art of writing horror, as well as the progression of the last chapters in The Dolor Mortis Curse. Maybe it will motivate me to write in it a little bit every day if I'm in direct touch with you, dear readers. So I'll try to post the progression I'm doing with date. Let's see if it works :D Oh, if there is written 'in progress...' then that means I'm not done yet, there may still be something coming that day.
The most important things: I'm a 20 year old female, my true name is Mara, I'm 1m 54 tall and I'm a lefthander. I'm fluent in High German, French and English and I currently live in Germany with my grandparents. Hobbies are writing, reading, sleeping and driving around in my Renault 5 called Louis. Küchenschrank hehehe! (that was High German for a kitchen drawer)
First you have to know that my mother language is not English. I've so to say relearned it in about two years by reading in English, writing in English and watching English television and movies. So if ever you find a phrase or expression which you definitely can't say in English, please tell me! I'm always open for corrections and stuff to learn in this wonderful language, so feel free to contact me if you see anything.
Before I wanted to start writing, I read lots of fanfictions already written for Twilight Princess to give me an idea of how to begin, and also to prevent writing the same as others already did. Next to many oneshots and individual stories before and after TP, I read two entire novelizations, Selphie Kinneas 175's great work which I follow eagerly every chapter, and la crème de la crème, the novel by Stephonika Kaye. I literally ate her story page after page, and it was her great work that made me re-learn English and start writing. Before, I was a real nut in English, but now, after about two years of hard work and reading her wonderful chapters, I improved a huge lot. I loved her story so much that I wrote some of my own chapters which I wove into her story, a little like an offspring. They are called 'The Dolor Mortis Curse' but are still in work progress.
One major goal in my novel is the realistic side, so I'll totally restructure Hyrule to make it work like a real state. I'll build up a plausible trading system, add some new cities to make it bigger, make sure the transportation of all the goods and people is secured and provide each town and city with its very own characteristics, inhabitants, culture, delicacies and traditions. The novelization is, of course, based on the events of Twilight Princess from the beginning, so everything that happens in the plot will find its way into my story according to the new map. However, since the world of Hyrule is also touched by magic and a lot of actions, such as cannon-travelling, which simply don't work in real life as it does in Hyrule, I will focus on the realistic side of the kingdom and make the changes necessary in the plot (don't worry, the magic will remain.) The map of my realistic Hyrule is available at my blog, which you really should check out while reading my novel.
Since I'm a bit of a reenactor myself, I'll also do a lot of research in medieval life, for example about agriculture, medicine, clothing, building and travelling. This can also be found at my blog, yet since I'm still at the very beginning there isn't much work yet.
What I will not be doing as well is copy the exact text from the game and put it in the interactions of my characters. That's copy-paste and boring. I will invent new conversations, new scenes and events without leaving the game-based story.
Oh, I almost forgot! I'm currently playing Hyrule Total War, the amazing fan-mod created by Undying Nephalim. Since I need some names for characters and cities, I will base them on the ones found in Hyrule Total War, to stay in the Zelda franchise, but not completely.
The Novel: currently in work progress and rated T, at least for now. I don't really know what I'll be up to in the following chapters, so rating may change.
The Dolor Mortis Curse: very dark story, full to the brim with desperation and pain. But it has a happy ending, so no tragedy here. Rated M for a reason and still in work progress to get the best result possible. Find more stuff for it here: dragonring - tp - novel . blogspot . ch /p/dolor-mortis-section . html
Stranded Deep: A story I had wanted to start a long time ago, and which I will write occasionally when my Muse again decides to fall asleep while working on the novel or the DMC. I'm very interested in all kinds of survival, so this story (which is derivated from the similarly named game) will feature it a lot. And sharks! LOTS OF SHARKS!!!
Arison Nakaru: She is also a FanFictionist at her beginnings and at the same time a passionate artist. Her drawings for her own story 'Shadowed Mask' are awesome, yet she never has had the opportunity to show the world what she can do due to a lack of computers and scanners at home. Check out her art here: dragonring - tp - novel . blogspot . ch /p/arison-nakaru . html
It would be my greatest honour to invite you to my blog, which you can reach via this address: dragonring - tp - novel . blogspot . ch
It is the base of my novel, where you'll also find the reasearch and sketches I've done, as well as some artwork featuring The Legend of Zelda in common. Leave some greetings while you're there, it would make me very happy!
Till next time! DragonRing