2014-02-24

Love is in the Blood: Acquiesce – THE NOVEL

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Hiya folks! Sorry for the continued slowness of comic pages. In the meantime, I’ve been writing Love is in the Blood in light novel form. I’m getting in the groove of posting weekly chapters over at http://novels.loveisintheblood.com. Currently serializing is “Love is in the Blood: Acquiesce”. I’ll be adding a few illustrations as I go.

“But wait”, you ask. “I’ve read the graphic novel, so haven’t I read that story already?” Fair question. If you follow me on Twitter, you’ll know that I’ve mentioned a visual novel as well. (Way down the road.) The VN will have several different routes that you can take. Well, the light novel takes one of those other routes. You can read the graphic novel and the light novel and get a different experience.

If you’re interested, now would be a good time to catch up. All of my sites have been moved to newer, faster servers. That should make clicking through much faster. Also, the alternate route will start veering off down it’s own path very, very soon.

Thank you for your continued support. I’m trying very hard to get this story out in whatever form I can.

Pet peeves in vampire literature.

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So, I’ve been thinking about this off and on about writing in general, but thought it would be fun to pose the question here with the specifics of vampires. What are some of your pet peeves in vampire literature and movies? Is there something that tends to get done over and over that just rubs you the wrong way? A certain portrayal? A power or handicap that doesn’t jibe.

Personally, I find what irritates me is not so much with the writing itself. It has more to do with rules of one book’s universe used to judge all other books of the genre which are unconnected with that book. An example is “The Three Laws of Robotics” being used to suggest someone else who writes about robots MUST apply the three laws rule to stories about robots even if it is not being written about that author’s universe. I see the same with vampire stories. A vampire “can’t” do this or a vampire “won’t” do that. You’re writing vampires “wrong” or something like that. The truth is, vampires are not real. They’re fiction and while there are certain myths about them, the author can play with the base mythology as they see fit.

I think that’s what first attracted me to Love is in the Blood. It doesn’t follow the European vampire lore, so it can escape all of those trappings. If someone tells us we’re doing vampires wrong, we can tell them these AREN’T your normal vampires. They stem from a completely different mythology and why not give it a look!

Yeah, so, looking forward to hearing your thoughts!