Greetings, travelers, readers, bloggers, and scholars. Welcome to my newest project. You might be wondering, what is this thing I have stumbled upon? Pull up a chair, my friends, and help yourselves to some raisin-blueberry scones and October Ale. Stay and listen awhile as I tell you the truth of what you see here.
If you haven't yet seen the promotional poster published on my Warrior Unleashed blog on Tumblr, then please go and look at it, and then come back here.
Did you see it? What did you think? Is your curiosity piqued?
Then, without further ado...
Welcome to The Genesis Chapters.
What is The Genesis Chapters?
The Genesis Chapters is an upcoming series of prequel fanfictions of the Redwall's Legacy forum. They are and will all be authored by yours truly, Jared Eolin Sandeye.
Set within the forum universe, these fanfictions actually predate the canonical board timelines themselves. These fanfictions will feature original plotlines and stories, using a shared interconnected universe formula contained within the great world of Redwall created by the legendary Brian Jacques (R.I.P.).
Original characters, some familiar and some unfamiliar, are set to be the stars of these ancient tales, with some passing mentions of the iconic characters created by Jacques in his epic book series.
Why are The Genesis Chapters being written?*
The mission statement and mantra of this project is straightforward yet philisophical:
TO UNDERSTAND the PRESENT,
TO PREPARE for the FUTURE,
FIRST LEARN from the PAST.
Numerous meanings and interpretations can be derived from those. We are all entitled to our opinions and beliefs, as we all see life through different eyes. Yet they also speak for themselves. Those who learn from the past are more understanding of the present and better prepared for the future. Everything connects, everything builds upon the foundation of those that came before them. Again, we return to the idea of the shared universe.
As the saying goes, those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it.
In addition, at the core is the forum itself. These stories are meant to be historic, building up to the timelines presented in the board by its dedicated and talented RPers and writers.
All these tales combined create an epic path leading to one central endgame.
What exactly is that "endgame", I hear you asking?
You'll just have to wait and see until the very end.
Suffice it to say, these tales need to be told. Secrets need revealing, mysteries uncovered, details clarified, obscurities uncovered.
A Prophecy fulfilled.
Some were already written, long before this project was ever conceived. (So, as a result the continuity is out of whack. But it's a cross I have learned to bear.) Nonetheless, as of this introduction, they are now classified as part of the official canon. They can now be found on my profile on Fanfiction.net, under my pseudonym, Lord Infinity.
Where will The Genesis Chapters be published?
On my character blog, The Eastern King, I primarily wanted my fanfictions (or "Drabbles", as I now call them) to be read by a wider audience, both on Tumblr and on this very home forum. It was also designed to be a ASK/RP blog for my eponymous character, Jared Sandeye. However, since Redwall is such a small fandom and limited niche, and as my Drabbles became longer in length and broader in scope, I have since discontinued them on The Eastern King.
I returned to my former platform on FF.net and reassumed my name Lord Infinity. It hadn't been touched since my high school days, when I wrote non-Redwall material there. Now, it is my new place to write and publish my works in a more organized fashion. Also, given the small audience actually reading the material, and utilizing FF.net's Reviews mechanics, it's good to have some attention for once.
What is the writing style of The Genesis Chapters?
The exact natures of the Chapters differ from story to story. I first started out writing short simple One-Shots -back when I was still developing my own personal voice and style - before branching out into longer and more complex material. I am deeply philosophical realistic person, always grounded in reality while simultaneously lacing my works with complicated symbolisms, metaphors, details, and archetypes.
I do not write for attention. I write because of my passion for it, my love and admiration for the craft of authorship. It is art, plain and simple. I always seek to create art. I want to share that art with those who are willing to see and read it, learn from it, be enlightened and educated, and appreciate it as much as I do. I want to spread my passion to those who will listen and receive it.
And I do not ask for anything in return.
I appreciate your time listening to me, traveler, reader, blogger, scholar. I sincerely hope you have enjoyed my presentation. Perhaps I'll meet you on the road again sometime.
Until then, welcome to...
Redwall's Legacy: The Genesis Chapters
Star glance at the counter, then the TV. She tugged on Ylan's arm.
"I think we should go..." Ylan nodded, and they headed out. Before Star left she called to Tinarandel.
"Have a great day! Thank you for the Ice cream!" The two best friends left, and walked fairly quiet down the street. The sounds of sirens echoed from far away.