Early Epoch – #7: 10/01/2021 – Older Stuff is Sometimes Still Good!

Hello! Happy New Year!

What a wonderful start to the year we’ve had, huh?

I wonder if I might need to kill my darlings – or the one darling currently embodying Epoch. The Archivist is a character I absolutely want to include, but unsurprisingly, having a character that supposedly takes notes on everything means the accuracy of said notes becomes a really important detail. If not killing that darling, I certainly no longer want it to be the all-encompassing master of lore that I had originally set it up to be – it’s just asking for problems if/when something contradicts. I think I will leave the current sections up on the blog, but I much prefer the idea of having snippets from the character contribute to the rest of the universe rather than having to write something for it at every turn.

I’ve also been reading through my old stuff, writing that’s still part of Epoch but I planned to shelve and then return to. With a few tweaks, I think I’ll be uploading one of them called ‘Mirage’ soon – it’s really quite good, and is a great flavour piece for the world pre-collapse of the Ori.

No spoilers though – coming soon.

Epoch is definitely a slow burn, but for every week that I am absorbing other media, I hope the plotlines and narratives I put into Epoch are becoming better in my head. If it takes another five years for anything published to come of it, please don’t tell me off for similarities to other properties. I’ve had these ideas for ages, I swear!

Anyway, that’s all for this one, just keeping on keeping on. Stay safe out there, see you in the next one.

Thom.

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