If I posted 1 post per year, I’ve now written enough posts to fill a century.
Awesome? I guess?
I expect more, as should you.


Naming the brothers

So recently, (as in a week or two ago) I had a post showing a sketch I’d done of three brother characters.
These three represented my brothers and I if our lives were mirrored into my fantasy world of Mythe.
More available about that in the previous post.
Anyway, I’ve decided on names for the characters!
For the eldest brother I needed to make sure I had a middle name, as that’s what he would go by.
So looking at my older brothers name, I found his first name to be my grandfathers name, and His middle name, that he goes by, is biblical.
This led to the name Joshua Tobiah Lutren.
My youngest brother goes by his first name and has a name with a similar beginning sound to mine. So I had to find both of our characters names together.
His became Clark Zachary Lutren.
With mine I needed a first name that had a similar beginning sound to Clark and a name that could be a girls name if spelled differently. (Aaron being my first name.)
With this I found Kaden Hunter Lutren.
Now they have names, I need to make them their own characters. That way they can develop on their own and get away from being author avatars. In this I hope for them to be what Gandalf was in LoTR. Representation of the author who developed into his own strong character through the story. No Mary Sues here.
In the hopes to have this come about I sat down with my brothers to come up with the character virtues as well as their vices. Looking to come up with the three best and worst qualities that define them as a person.
I had my brothers choose my three. Then I helped both choose theirs.
I’ve never been happier to be so close to my brothers that even when talking about our worst qualities we can laugh and leave with no hard feelings.
I feel this story is only going to make the bond, of which I already felt was strong, between us deeper.
I hope to reflect this in my story. A story of the deep understanding, friendship, and mutual respect between three almost completely different brothers.
Thanks for reading,

Life mirror


I recently had a dream where I was in my fantasy world, Mythe.
Beside me was my younger brother Eric, he is 3 years younger than me, and we were in a tavern. He was drinking it up with the wenches pulling on his bowtie.
(Note: Wizards in my world aren’t known for their hats, staves, or robes. Its their ties or neckwear. Different types of ties and scarves in different colors mean different things. He wears a bowtie. Symbolizing his coming out of apprenticeship. It can also symbolize your devotion to learning in the art.)
Anyway, I sat drinking rarely and staring at my buzzed brother, who was at that point eyeing the bar maid fondly, with mild annoyance.
I brought up how he should be focusing as he was headed to take his examination to become more than an apprentice. While he wasn’t the youngest to try, it was still viewed foolish to try at such a young age.
It was very vivid and we even discussed my older brother and his adventures.
When I awoke I found myself surprised to remember this dream and I held onto it.
I just decided to get back and try drawing us.
The height was an issue as both brothers are bigger than me.
Also in the dream, I was completely missing my left ear.
(Note 2: I’m deaf in my left ear in real life.)
It was strange and I may write some on the journeys our characters have gone through pretty soon.
Though I’m hesitant because this is pure self insertion. I feel like its weird and would make it seem like I’m over building myself or family.
Anyone have thoughts on this?