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KH Vye Origins Part 4
            Because I had come clean about the cracks in my heart, Malik stopped being suspicious about my behavior. My parents seemed to check up on me more to make sure Malik or some other guard was with me, but largely things settled into the same routine.
            Malik would sometimes still skip days of study. I continued going into town and learning all the skills I thought could be of use to myself or others. Eventually the accessory shop owner let me even try forging my own tools and accessories. They were low quality and didn’t do much, but I was satisfied with them as a beginner.
            Months went by and I continued to train and study to improve myself. One day Malik told me to study magic on my own and come back when I learned a new spell on my own. I practiced the day alone and went back to talk to him when I had gotten t
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KH Vye Origins Part 3
            It really had been Vander who asked Malik to come teach me. When my parents found out about it, they welcomed him and gave him his own room in the castle.
            I had no way of knowing what kind of teacher Malik would be, but I quickly found out.
            Malik was indeed very talented and extremely knowledgeable about magic.
            But he could also be very lazy.
            There were many times he’d just tell me to go off and practice on my own. He’d sometimes give me some sort of new spell or book to study and after showing it to me once he’d say we were done for the day. I’d often find him napping under a tree or at his desk.
      
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KH Vye Origins Part 2
            My parents were supportive of my decision to learn how to fight, though they were reluctant to actually let me go out against the Heartless once I had done so. I couldn’t really blame them as I was going to still be a beginner and fighting Heartless was dangerous even for the experienced warriors.
            I wasn’t really sure where to start. I was introduced to various teachers, guards, wizards, and mages over the next several weeks. I tried out things like swords and axes. Bows and arrows were interesting. After studying and practicing with everything I could get my hands on, I decided to focus on magic. I thought it would help me to be able to fight at short or long range, and I could also learn healing spells. That would give me another way to help instead of just attacking.
            Magic would be hard to learn th
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KH Vye Origins Part 1
            The day before my sixteenth birthday.
            I remember it well.
            That’s when everything, and I really mean everything, changed.
            “What do you mean Vander isn’t going to be at my party?!” I demanded.
            “The negotiations with the Welkins kingdom are taking longer than expected,” my father attempted to explain. “They are at a very delicate point in the process and he can’t very well leave in the middle of it all to be here.”
            Back then, I stomped my feet and gave a loud huff. My tastes were very different when I was younger. I remember I liked w
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Ch. 27 The Impatient Patient
            When Vye woke up the next morning, she was in a room she didn’t recognize. She looked around lazily at it. It was a small room with a single door and window. It was rather plain yet still homey somehow. She couldn’t be bothered to get out of bed to explore to figure out where she was. She oddly wasn’t that concerned when she realized she had no idea where she currently was or how she had gotten there. She saw her back pack sitting on a small table in a corner of the room. Pebb was on a small pillow next to it, also resting. Farr was on the floor next to the bed Vye was in.
            After laying there for a while, she saw Kidd come up to her. Kidd said something wouldn’t have been able to understand even if she was thinking clearly, and then Kidd ran off as if in a hurry. Vye just continued to lay there with her head in a fog.
     
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Ch. 26 Battle With Diancie Pt. 2
            ~What is the big deal, anyway?!~ Diancie demanded angrily, still being held in the air by Kidd. ~I took your trainer, just go find a new one or something!~
            <You didn’t just take our trainer!> Zagg insisted. <You took our friend!>
            <And we’ll be taking her back!> Popp added.
            Popp attacked with an Ominous Wind, sending waves of dark mist and energy at Diancie. It passed through her still raised Reflect and hit her. Her eyes narrowed a bit and she clenched her teeth, showing it had some kind of effect on her, but it didn’t seem to be much as she didn’t react beyond that.
            Zagg and Farr fired attacks at the same time. Zagg used the Thunderbo
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So it seems likely we'll be getting a version of Sheer Power available for purchase in the coming weeks. Digital will be around $2.99 and physical copies around $8.99. (Sorry, but I actually make more off the digital.) Any interest whatsoever? 

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I know that as usual I have been pretty unproductive lately. On my end though, there is stuff still being worked on. It just isn't comics or anything to show you guys yet.

Some of you know I've been working on an original work called Sheer Power. While I still have a bit to go, I have been working on it a lot lately and it's nearing completion. This is good new to me who has been writing and rewriting this thing for like nearly 13 years. Granted, a lot of that time was spent working on other things instead of it, but still, that's quite a while.

What is my plan after it's done? Well, hopefully after another go through of proof reading and tweaking, I'll be ready to get it published. I've done some research on that and it seems unlikely I'll be sending Sheer Power to an actual publisher.

Why not? Well, this would be a first time work. If Sheer Power was a one shot story with an easy to hit market, I might give it a try. However, Sheer Power is planned to be a series and likely a long one at that. It is very unlikely that a publisher would take a chance like that on a first time author. Even if they did, I'm not sure how much control I would have over the product and its future.

I plan then on publishing the book online. I haven't decided where yet, but it seems likely that it'll be through Amazon. More research is required before that is finalized. I'm hoping that I've proven myself to enough of you that you would be interested in purchasing the final product there. Of course, I'd also be hopeful that it can find even a new audience there that would allow the series to continue. If enough people show interest there, I would then have a backing to prove to a publisher that it's worth their time to publish in book form, should I decide to pursue that later on. It may end up just being 100% online or it may end up being a failure in which case I'd just keep writing it for fun. Either way, the online publishing is the first step.

When is this going to happen? Well, I keep saying this to myself, but hopefully by the end of the year at the latest. Sheer Power to me has an A plot and a B plot. This means I have to plan, write up, and build up to two climaxes. I've already had the climax and conclusion to the A plot so I just need to wrap up the B plot. So we are closer than ever before. I just have to crank out those last chapters.

If it was complete now, I still have some concerns. I've mentioned this a lot, and even touched on it in this post, but I seem to have the inability to make things short. The current version of Sheer Power is the fourth version I've gone through. For comparison, the original version, (which was the only other version to get to the last chapter,) was 22 chapters long with 5 "extra" chapters with flash backs. In total, the whole thing was around 220 pages in word. The current version of Sheer Power? Currently it's sitting at 51 chapters and around 340 pages long. I'm not sure but the final product will probably just be short of 400 pages. These are pages in Word and I have no idea who that will translate into a book or digital format so who knows how many pages it will show up as there?

I've looked through the story for anything that can be cut. Seeing as this is the first story, however, this means there is a lot of exposition that is required to set up the characters and the setting. I've done what I can to make this exposition entertaining, but to me it all seems needed. So I worry that a 400 page book will seem really long to people.

There isn't really anything I think I can cut, so the only solution I see to that is to cut the story in two and let the second book pick up where it left off. If I were to do that though, my concern is that there is not a satisfying point to end it off and start up again in another book. If neither plot has any kind of resolution by the end, won't it just seem like the two books were arbitrarily cut in two? This could be seen as a money grab when really I just don't want people to feel overwhelmed or intimidated by such a long story.

Another concern I have, oddly enough, is with my pen name. Even from the original version, I had planned on publishing Sheer Power under my pen name, Vye Brante. But then once I chose that name, I started using it on sites like Smack Jeeves and Deviant Art.

I do not dislike the name so it's not the name that's the problem. (In fact I usually refer to myself as Vye in my own head now more than my real name.) What I'm worried about is the fact that as Vye Brante I've gained fans and followers through the use of fan work. Let's face it, none of you reading this originally followed me because of Sheer Power. I won't be surprised if most of you don't even know what Sheer Power is.

Most, if not all of you, are here because of my work with Pokemon whether it's Just Gotta or Nightmare. I am worried then that if Sheer Power does do well then it's like I used a copyrighted work to advertise myself. I used Just Gotta and Nightmare to practice and improve my writing skills and I am grateful for everything I have learned and enjoy working on them. Would it then become an issue if Sheer Power only gains readers because of Pokemon? Would Nintendo or Game Freak or whatever take issue with that?

I don't know. Sheer Power itself has nothing to do with Pokemon but I can't ignore how I'm sure the first people to read Sheer Power will only do so because of my work with Pokemon stuff. I could be over thinking and I probably am. But I still worry about it. I don't want to find out someday that I'd have to quit doing Just Gotta or Nightmare just because of Sheer Power.

What would the solution to that be anyway? I don't know that there is one. Even if I were to publish Sheer Power under a different pen name, without being able to advertise it from here or Smack Jeeves, it probably won't gain any attention. And if it somehow did do okay on its own, how long could I keep the secret that Vye Brante of Just Gotta is the same person as the one who wrote Sheer Power making the other name pointless anyway?

It may be a silly concern, but it's still on my mind. I think I'm basically stuck at this point so I'll still publish under Vye Brante. Time will tell if that will come back to bite me.

Some time ago I had posted the first chapter of Sheer Power for people to read. If people are interested, I can post it up again. The input I'm looking for? I don't know. You can comment on anything I've talked about. Do you think Sheer Power sounds too long? Would you even be interested in it? Should I just abandon this dream of mine and just write Pokemon 100% of the time? (That's not going to happen, so I'm sorry if that's what your thought is.)

Also, I'm still looking for people with the time and interest in reading Sheer Power as it is now. I want/need feedback and proof readers. I've done as much analyzing and criticizing of it that I can but I need other people's opinions so keep myself in check. For all I know, the current version of Sheer Power is garbage but I'm too attached to it to see that. So if you're interested in doing that, just say so.

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Vye-Brante
Vye Brante
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Vye Brante
Weapon: Dual Keyblades
Keyblade 1: V-Blade Ability: Sage's Sacrifice
Powerful physical attacks but weakens magical attacks. Prolongs MP Charge, allowing more time to fill the Drive Gauge.
Keyblade 2: Raider Ability: Strike Raid
Short range. Not exceptionally powerful in the hand, but gives the user the ability to use Strike Raid, a powerful attack where the Keyblade is hurled at the enemy at the cost of 30 MP.

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MrCaptainA Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2017
Happy Birthday, Vye Brante!
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Vye-Brante Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!
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siennathegreat123 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy birthday!
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Vye-Brante Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!
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Yarrix Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
Happy Early Birthday!
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Vye-Brante Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!
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Yarrix Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
You are welcome. I hope you have a great day^^
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hazelwolfmallark Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy early birthday
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Vye-Brante Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, thank you!
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ShifterDreams Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2016  Hobbyist
i hope your feeling better now ^^
and are you shiny hunting in sun/moon? if so got ant good ones?
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