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    Thread: Howdy do
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Welcome to the Future!
DarrenRyding The Arrivals Lounge 3 337 01-12-2023, 01:34 PM
    Thread: My novel will be launched this Christmas
Post: RE: My novel will be launched this Christmas

I have added my 8 characters to Deviantart, with descriptions and explanations of varying length. Vithan Varox (https://www.deviantart.com/manyardbutler/art/Vithan-Varox-AI-Art-944428803) Tilann...
DarrenRyding General Off-topic Discussion 24 26,645 01-12-2023, 01:33 PM
    Thread: My novel will be launched this Christmas
Post: RE: My novel will be launched this Christmas

Here are some more AI-generated characters. Dahal Savithar - The Big Bad. (https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/BigBad) The Pinstriped Man - The Man Behind the Man. (https://tvtro...
DarrenRyding General Off-topic Discussion 24 26,645 01-08-2023, 02:55 PM
    Thread: My novel will be launched this Christmas
Post: RE: My novel will be launched this Christmas

I have recently been playing around with some online art AIs to visualise characters from my first novel.  For the Humans, I have used Nightcafe (https://creator.nightcafe.studio) with an anime filter...
DarrenRyding General Off-topic Discussion 24 26,645 01-02-2023, 04:42 PM
    Thread: RIP Greg Bear
Post: RE: RIP Greg Bear

Greg Bear was one of my all-time favourite authors, with a huge influence on the way I wrote and imagined.  Blood Music and Anvil of Stars are still my top 2 favourite science fiction novels. RIP G...
DarrenRyding Books, Games, Movies, and TV 2 624 11-30-2022, 01:43 PM
    Thread: A Human Prisoner in the Dragon Kingdom
Post: RE: A Human Prisoner in the Dragon Kingdom

For this series, most of the humour tends to be lighthearted (the main characters joking around at a dinner party, the baby dragon calling humans "walk woo-woos" etc).
DarrenRyding General Off-topic Discussion 17 5,786 08-25-2022, 09:41 AM
    Thread: What music are you listening to right now?
Post: RE: What music are you listening to right now?

Paranoid Android by Radiohead (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MRDh0yPomTY), one of the most atmospheric songs of all time ... and with this video, each line has an image generated by Midjourney AI us...
DarrenRyding General Off-topic Discussion 206 166,367 08-25-2022, 08:46 AM
    Thread: A Human Prisoner in the Dragon Kingdom
Post: RE: A Human Prisoner in the Dragon Kingdom

It looks like this scene needs more context.  These characters are definitely not the main characters.  They are by far the most vulgar characters in the novel - which is the whole point of the scene ...
DarrenRyding General Off-topic Discussion 17 5,786 08-22-2022, 03:34 PM
    Thread: A Human Prisoner in the Dragon Kingdom
Post: RE: A Human Prisoner in the Dragon Kingdom

Here's an earlier scene that shows the conspiracy theories that some Humans have about Dragons.  For context, this scene takes place the morning after a widely publicised memorial service.  Offstage, ...
DarrenRyding General Off-topic Discussion 17 5,786 08-21-2022, 03:35 PM
    Thread: A Human Prisoner in the Dragon Kingdom
Post: RE: A Human Prisoner in the Dragon Kingdom

Thanks Aldroud.  Book 2 is far from complete, but the link to Book 1 is below.  It portrays the events of six years earlier that changed their planet forever, and the roles Dahal Savithar and Bysamath...
DarrenRyding General Off-topic Discussion 17 5,786 04-07-2022, 02:39 PM
    Thread: Mystery Flesh Pit National Park
Post: RE: Mystery Flesh Pit National Park

I am amazed at the sheer attention to detail put into this work.  Particularly how he captured the visual style of advertisements and brochures of the 1970s and 80s.  The diagrams are equally impressi...
DarrenRyding Books, Games, Movies, and TV 2 1,703 04-05-2022, 01:34 PM
    Thread: Mystery Flesh Pit National Park
Post: Mystery Flesh Pit National Park

These days, it takes a lot for a work of fiction to disturb me.  (Most nightmare fuel is on the news).  However, it looks like Trevor Roberts has done just that. https://www.mysteryfleshpitnational...
DarrenRyding Books, Games, Movies, and TV 2 1,703 04-04-2022, 04:49 PM
    Thread: Avernus, the Queen of pain's lair
Post: RE: Avernus, the Queen of pain's lair

Dear God, I love it! This is why I can't wait to learn to use Blender.
DarrenRyding Art and Visual Media 8 138 04-04-2022, 03:41 PM
    Thread: What music are you listening to right now?
Post: RE: What music are you listening to right now?

And while it's still April 1st in Australia ... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qdw5Eykf1Rg I remember listening to this and watching the video clip on Countdown as a kid in late 70's Australia....
DarrenRyding General Off-topic Discussion 206 166,367 04-02-2022, 12:08 AM
    Thread: What music are you listening to right now?
Post: RE: What music are you listening to right now?

THE GREATEST MUSICAL MASTERPIECE IN THE HISTORY OF THE HUMAN SPECIES (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i_WEMCUhF0E) And this one is a must for all death metal headbangers. https://www.youtube.com...
DarrenRyding General Off-topic Discussion 206 166,367 04-01-2022, 11:11 PM
    Thread: A Human Prisoner in the Dragon Kingdom
Post: RE: A Human Prisoner in the Dragon Kingdom

Thanks Steve.  Some of the Humans have conspiracy theories about the Dragons as well.  There's the story of the "Larder Caves", where Dragons keep live Humans underground to snack on them or to make t...
DarrenRyding General Off-topic Discussion 17 5,786 03-18-2022, 09:36 AM
    Thread: A Human Prisoner in the Dragon Kingdom
Post: A Human Prisoner in the Dragon Kingdom

This is a scene from Chapter Seven of my work in progress, Devouring Angel: Book Two of the Elixir Trilogy.  It is set six years after Project Heavenstorm (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B082WW6DVP), which...
DarrenRyding General Off-topic Discussion 17 5,786 03-17-2022, 01:46 AM
    Thread: Sync: non-OA fiction
Post: RE: Sync: non-OA fiction

A very impressive story.  You have eloquently described sensations that are far beyond the experience of anyone living today - which is exactly what good SF is supposed to do.  It reminds us that neur...
DarrenRyding General Off-topic Discussion 5 2,999 03-15-2022, 01:45 PM
    Thread: The latest news re: Project Heavenstorm
Post: RE: The latest news re: Project Heavenstorm

Thanks guys! Apparently I wasn't the only author to see a spike in free downloads that day.  Several free books were listed on this site for bargain hunters. https://slickdeals.net/f/15309862-li...
DarrenRyding General Off-topic Discussion 3 2,391 10-04-2021, 12:15 PM
    Thread: The latest news re: Project Heavenstorm
Post: The latest news re: Project Heavenstorm

It has finally happened.  886 free downloads in one day.  #143 on Amazon free books.   (https://www.amazon.com/Project-Heavenstorm-Book-Elixir-Trilogy-ebook/dp/B082WW6DVP/ref=zg_bs_158580011_f_1?_enco...
DarrenRyding General Off-topic Discussion 3 2,391 10-02-2021, 12:36 PM