Tuesday, August 13, 2013

"Piranha launcher, Oh yeah!"

 I was going to ask all of you what you would like to hear about next with Nightshade, but I forgot and now it is a bit late for that. Therefore, you've left me to my own devices, which is never safe.

 I am going to keep this short today because I am under orders to go to bed early and even if I wasn't I'm not sure how long I'd be able to stay awake. Also, I am going to do it from another book of mine, because trying to do The Broken Blade takes too much thought as it is still coming to life.

 For those who have read the book know I set Haphazardly Implausible in the world we all know and live in. However, being it is Steampunk, I was able to change a few things, and not just the cars, war machines "It is WARMACHINEROCKX all caps with an X", costumes. 

 What I did was with each country I added something which could almost be considered its own time period. (I will do better at explaining this.) For example, England is very much Victorian Era - the clothing, most of the means of transport, and the buildings. But with France it is more of the 20's era. The girls costumes are more along the lines of the Flapper styles and the men, well, theirs doesn't really fit into an era. They are French and dress more flashy than the other cultures so most of their suits are bright.

 America is more along the lines of a Western Era, mid 1800's or there abouts. (Think Bonanza or The Lone Ranger.)

 I must admit, I was a bit wary about doing it this way as there was a risk to it. Setting the book in the Victorian Era, I didn't feel I had a lot of liberties to change much so I tried to keep it reasonable. I think the greatest risk I took with it was the French, as theirs is the biggest era change. I'm still not sure how this change will be received in the books, but I am hoping I explained it well enough that it will be accepted.

 And this is something I plan to go into further in later posts, but for this one I will just leave it as a kind of introduction. (Told you I was keeping it short.) 

 Next week it is now a toss up between this book and The Broken Blade. Which would all of you like to learn about? If you pick this book would you rather hear about the inventions or more about the different countries and the changes I made. Or The Broken Blade, would you rather hear about the Elves or something about the layout of the country?

 Whoever doesn't know the quote doesn't get a cookie.




  1. It's from Despicable Me!
    Steampunk is really cool, I've only recently discovered it and am currently deciding how to turn one of my existing stories into steampunk. I think your book sounds neat, isn't it fun to construct a new reality?
    So, I get a cookie now? can it be chocolate chip? My sister makes the best chocolate chip cookie ever! The recipe is on our blog.


  2. I get a cookie!!
    And I liked Bonanza.

  3. The quote sounds like something Vector would say in Despicable Me. But that's just a guess.

    I'd really like to read more about Haphazardly Implausible and the changes you made concerning countries.

  4. Oh the Haphazardly Implausible world please! I'm loving it more and more every day.

  5. That's really cool what you did with the world of Hap. Implausible! I didn't know that.
    Hmmm... for next week it would be kind of cool to hear about the Elves from the Broken Blade.

  6. Quote is from Despicable Me. :P

    That is such a cool idea with the timelines! I really love it, actually. Treskie said your book was awesome and I'm lining up to read it. Maybe this weekend, if I can find the time to just read! :D I am looking forward to it.


  7. That's a neat idea. I'm not sure what worries you. I think it's really cool.


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