Choke-Collared: Chapter 1

Quincy Fountainpool, a troubled young gutter bastard, escorts his best friend Falak to the Pit to fetch a stranger he already despises. Dark gaslamp fantasy/romance.

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Introducing: Nynive Walker

There are witches all over the place, in all walks of life. Some are pleasant, New Age-y types, crystals and sigils and positive thinking; some are folksy, plants and medicine and animals; some talk to spirits, some talk to ghosts, some spend most of their time talking to people. And some are nightmare women who […]

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Introducing: Friday

Friday, ‘real’ name Five of Twelve, Brood Three (stylized as 05.12.03), one of an unsettling number of nearly identical human-shaped drones. Collectively called ‘the Hive,’ they’re born from a mysterious biomechanical broodmother code-named ‘Fetahil’ by the still tentatively-named Incursive Security Agency. He’s a good boy, full of sincere curiosity about humanity and the earth. He […]

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Aspen’s Dad, plus the Hush

There he is: Sylas Fortinghall, Aspen’s dad. He’s a genius, a genius, and a genius; that’s it, that’s literally all there is to recommend him. He’s a psychopath. Not the cool movie kind, either. The ‘antisocial personality disorder,’ serial abuser kind, the ‘incapable of honoring any agreement whatsoever and gets bored easily,’ kind, the ‘exiled […]

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Introducing: Aspen Fortinghall

I’ve already posted this on Twitter, but I thought I’d put a higher-res copy into the world. And the increased space to write means I can talk about Aspen! First off, learning how to render oil slicks/thin-film refraction effects for her has been a Task and a Half. Let’s just note that. I’ve gotten slightly […]

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HBO’s ‘Chernobyl;’ Initial Impressions.

Stories of radioactive glory and horror permeated my childhood the way stories of Christ permeated those of my peers. My father was an engineer on a nuclear submarine, and sometimes he would talk about it. Of course all that sounded like fantasy to me, quasi-mythic but most definitely true stories about the Sea of Okhotsk, […]

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Sheriff Hancock from “Burn It Down”

Mo is playing in a game of Vampire: the Masquerade Fifth edition called “Burn It Down,” hosted on SimulcraTV on Twitch. It centers on the struggles of the Anarchs in bleeding edge Atlanta, Georgia. One of the major NPCs is Hancock, the Nosferatu Sheriff, the Prince’s personal enforcer and an all around motherfucker. He is […]

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