You may see some things disappear or break over the next few days. This is because we’re in the process of re-hauling the website structure in order to launch the FoxFireFiction and Talmenor brands. No content will be taken down, but some of it might be (intentionally) harder to find. Thank you for your patience!
Here it is! On this page, you can find links to all FoxFireFiction games that are in active beta or have been officially released. As of this posting, there are three, each of them HTML5 games that can be played for free right on this website!
We also have a new Contact Us page! For now, this lists all the social media platforms you can find us on, as well as a nifty little donate-through-PayPal link should you, you know, want to donate to us. 😉
Name might STILL change, but…
The story generator that uses playing cards is now out of beta and available to use! Just click the link below. Note: doesn’t work on cell phones. Tablets should be okay.
Only more than a year since I first announced this effort, the Great Revision is now officially complete!
What is the Great Revision?
The Great Revision effort started in response to me reading over Keelath and Mirium’s various adventures and finding it to be a snarly mess. There were several different versions of them reuniting since Keelath became undead, them breaking up, them coming back together, them breaking up again, and them reassuring each other over various other dramas in the family, most notably Tyrric’s. The Great Revision was also sorely needed after Tyrdan was retooled to be Tyrric, Lellith’s role was swapped out for Alelsa, and Lellith herself got yet another role in the Sunwalker story, which has not yet been revealed.
Most of the work involved editing down existing posts into writing less cringey, as well as reorganizing the ordering of scenes. Some posts switched their places between series and stand-alones as well.
What’s the plan from here?
Oh, I dunno. Filling in some gaps between series still needs to be done, but once that is complete, how about retooling all these adventures to Talmenor and publishing them as an official short story collection? It has certainly crossed my mind…
That’s a lot of writing! Is there a reading list somewhere?
Yes! Though the Sunwalker chronicle only remains half complete overall, below is the canonical ordering of what posts go where, as well as a few outlines for what happens in the gaps between series. Spoiler alerts! Continue reading “Objective Complete: The Great Revision”
For now, have a partial stream of the clean-up phase of the Mirium Sketch (better title to be determined). Fuller-length streams I plan to include on Locals in the future, for the price of $2 a month. You will also get access to an exclusive fans-and-devs community besides just supporting me to continue more work like this. I hope to see you there!
YouTube link: https://youtu.be/lre60dMZxBA
Two new fan fiction series are up! …though I suppose I shouldn’t call them “new”, because they were actually written years ago.
“War Front” introduces the character Azzir, who I hope to expand more in future writings as an Ordinator with a skooma problem.
The second series, “Lives of the Saints“, is quite a long series I will probably turn into a novel at some point. As it is, it’s stretching my Fan Fiction page to the point I’ll need to go about changing the formatting of my blog sooner rather than later! This series introduces the characters of Shizzal (based on a certain other name you might know, Kevaar) and Drai: an outlander Dunmer and an Ashlander who have a mysterious connection to each other. These characters will also probably show up in a later series, since they do come into contact with Azzir, as well as certain other key characters from their own storyline.
Until I figure out the formatting thing, you can find both these series and more like them under Fan Fiction. I’ve also included links to them below, since “Lives of the Saints” is rather long, and the entries aren’t numbered like most of my other series are.
LIVES OF THE SAINTS
- Shizzal Awakens
- Zeketah Expresses Displeasure
- A Farseer Counsels Drai
- Drai Has a Vision
- Drai Hesitates
- Shizzal Takes His Leave
- Shizzal Gets a New Job
- Shizzal’s First Heist; A Chicken Crows
- Hasami Buys a Slave
- Shizzal Talks Back
- Shizzal Performs a Summoning
- Thyadras Plans a Raid
- Thyadras’ Raid Goes Awry
- Drai Sees a Ghost
- Keeps-Low Keeps Low
- Shizzal Meets an Old Friend
- Mutual Betrayals
- Shizzal Flees
- Nidalave Watches A Battle
- An Unlikely Ally
- Drai Returns
- Shizzal’s Premonition
- The Bridge
- Shizzal Prays
- Drai Sees Another Ghost
- Shizzal and Drai Declare Their Allegiances
- Tengri Burns
- Drai and Shizzal Conspire
- Drai Enacts a Plan
- Thoughts AWhirl
- Drai Dreams
- Drai Has Doubts
- Drai Mourns
- Drai Remembers His Past, Is Caught in a Blast
- Drai Remembers More
- A Mother Returns
- Drai Refuses a Prostitute (NSFW)
- Drai Remembers Exile
- Drai At Peace
- Rakhulbi Returns
As mentioned aaaaaaall the way back in September 2020, I’ve been wanting to go back over Keelath and Mirium’s posts and bang them into better shape for a while now. I’m thus happy to announce the first part of the Great Revision is now completed, with the series “What Darkness Lies” fully edited and re-ordered to better taste!
Unfortunately this editing has highlighted a problem with my blog software, where the plugin I use to order series on the Fan Fiction page has broken and only lists posts in order of the date they were originally posted instead of the order I’ve specified. I’m still investigating why this happens, but until then, the proper order of these chapters goes like this:
- What Darkness Lies, Part 1
- What Darkness Lies, Part 2
- What Darkness Lies, Part 3
- What Darkness Lies, Part 4
- What Darkness Lies, Part 5 (NSFW)
- What Darkness Lies, Part 6
- What Darkness Lies, Part 7
- Faded Love Letters
- Selected Letters
- What Darkness Lies, Finale
“The Rise of Keelath” has also seen a facelift during this update, with some of the lore behind Keelath’s first adventures now better explained.
Next up in the Great Revision are some posts that interweave with the “Brothers Apart” series. Due to one of the main actors ducking out of this plotline halfway through, I expect most of this editing to be along the lines of fully converting the old storylines of Tyrdan and Lellith into that of Tyrric and Alelsa, as well as explaining just where the true Lellith got off to in the process. Hopefully this will make the Sunwalker story a little more coherent to any of whom have not been following their progress in-game.
Once that is complete, I’m finally casting a eye to converting more material from Discord and forum roleplays into posts along the lines of the new “Awakening” series. So far this mostly involves the Sunwalker family, again, but eventually you may see some old friends from another favorite universe of mine.
Today marks the opening of our second social media community, this time on Discord! Just click the link below (and follow the instructions to create a Discord account if you don’t have one already) to join!
Discord is an instant messaging and voice chat program that is free to join and use. I intend to use this community as a place to connect with fans, collaborate creative works (both art and writing), and help any newcomers to the industry get their first foot in the door.
This supplements our Locals community, which is set up more as a Patreon or Twitter platform. Support us by chipping in $2 a month (more at your discretion) to get access to special content as well as participate in members-only discussions. You can find the link for that here: FoxFireFiction Community (locals.com)
You can also read my former post about it: FoxFireFiction comes to Locals.com! – foxfirefiction.com
I hope to see you there! Let’s make magic happen.
There’s a new and growing social media platform on the web called Locals.com, and FoxFireFiction can now officially be found there!
Here’s the link: https://foxfirefiction.locals.com/
More About Locals.com
Locals.com is a Patreon-like platform where you can subscribe to help support me and my work as well as connect with other community members! Some of you may recall my ditching Patreon back in the early days of creating this website, due to concerns with censorship and payment processes. I’ve since been on the lookout for a similar service, and a couple of months ago I landed on Locals.com as one of the best alternatives out there. So here we are!
As of writing this post, I’m still in the process of getting my account over there shined up and looking pretty, but the basic functionality is already up. Like, subscribe, share, and all that jazz!
This is mostly a news post, and somewhat of a reflection post.
News on the Art Front
The first thing I wanted to announce is the official opening of my DriveThruRPG publishing account, with some new stock art shinies up for sale! You can find these here: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/browse/pub/17317/FoxfireFiction
These images are licensed for commercial usage so long as you credit me properly (more on that is in the user license agreement). If you want a somewhat cheaper option for these, you can also buy them from me through my DeviantArt handle, kevaar-foxfire, but NOTE, this cheaper option is only licensed for personal usage, such as your own forum avatars or coloring pages. If you want to use these images in something you plan to sell on, such as in a tabletop resource book, you must buy it through DriveThruRPG.
I’ve also started to do some commissions, though business is slow-going. As you might have noticed in the story A Meeting in the Legerdemain, I’ve been trying my hand in particular at making character line-art avatars. So far these have been solicited for free by me to try out some different blog formats, but I also do these on commission, for (roughly) $10 an avatar, over at DeviantArt: https://www.deviantart.com/kevaar-foxfire/commission/Character-Avatar-1356765
As above, DeviantArt transactions are only licensed for personal usage. If you want to use these commercially, please get in contact with me, and I’m sure we can come to some kind of a deal!
News on the Writing Front
Work on a sourcebook for a new tabletop universe continues. Though before our main hang-up was on art, now we are mostly trying to catch up after the crazy that was the COVID lockdowns and the strain that put on our individual contractors. I’m happy to announce we at least have plans and contracts now for all the art that we want to put into the book, and simply getting those finished up and the final layout completed is all that remains before we can finally get this book on the market! I once again won’t give a deadline, because goodness knows that probably means I will be having to eat crow for it later on, but I can promise Soon(TM).
General fan-fiction posts on this website have slowed, partially due with my time being taken up with classes and pursuits. Due to the snarl of lore that is currently the Sunwalker family, going back and revisiting some old posts like What Darkness Lies are on my list of things to do, to edit out some of the “unintentionally reocurring” problems these characters face as well as some quirks of theirs that I felt were unfitting or cringey. Keelath and Mirium’s scenes in particular tend to end up with them always talking late into the night and reassuring each other, which, I don’t know, I suppose that is interesting to some, but the self-critical writer in me wants to explore these characters in some more action-oriented scenes as well.
We’ll see! As always, comments, thoughts, critiques, or general fangirl-ing is welcome here on this blog or in private. Stay safe and healthy!