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For those curious as to what exactly a "synopsis" is, it's basically an introduction to a story's world, culture, main characters, and story itself wrapped up in one or two paragraphs to give the reader some idea as to what they're about to read/watch/play without giving too much away.  Also known as "that thing summarizing the basic story on the back of a book's cover".  Well, I've written one for Wingspan that I'm actually kind of satisfied with, and am curious as to your own opinions on it...even though part of me knows that most of you will either not even bother reading this journal or choose not to comment either way. :P  But I like sharing.  So, here it is:

In the kingdom of Emanon, dragonkind are not the vicious beasts, hoarders of treasure, snatchers of princesses, and overall dastardly villains you have likely come to know.  Instead, they're passive carnivores; hoarding knowledge, not treasure, and more than willing to share it with and learn from mankind as well – whom, it should be added, they had a strict rule against eating.  Once, they lived alongside man as equals.  These days, however, they are more akin to pets obtained through a coming-of-age ritual; though some fast enough take part in a racing event held within the kingdom’s capital.  A leathersmith by the name of Pearcy Trinn is about to get more than he bargained for, however, when he discovers an unusually spiteful Redscale named Devin during his own dragon-catching ceremony....

A few introductions here: I decided a while ago to make Pearcy a leathersmith in order give him some income that also provides some survival skill (he hunts the hides for preparing, tanning, and crusting himself, making him a practiced hunter who's skilled with a bow).  Then that whole "Redscale" thing at the end was just...last minute.  But dragons do have a multitude of scale colors and labeling them by that rather than just calling them "dragon" indiscriminately does seem like a very human thing to do, so I've decided to keep that factor.

Anyway, please let me know what you think of it.
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Max Dunham
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The hardships of life are not to be feared, or used to weigh oneself down, but instead, as leverage to become better and pursue success. ~ MCD III

There's no such thing as a bad story - only a well/poorly written/thought out one. ^--Never saw or read "Twilight", but due to a popular phrase relating to it I'm not sure how accurate this line of thinking is. xD

A story is your joy, sadness, anger, friendships, betrayal, laughter, excitement, fear, tragedy, humiliation. It can be found in your success, failures, pain, growth. It's the love you found as well as lost, the strange and bizarre adventures you entail, the things you've seen as well as done, everything that's happened from your birth to where you are now. Life is a story. So don't ever say you don't have one. ~ MCD III

Don't let doubt stop you from creating - just go for it, and learn from yourself and others to move along the path to improvement. ~ MCD III

The best way to learn about life is to do absolutely nothing; Just sit back, relax, and let your mind wander. You'll be surprised by what can come to you. ~ MCD III



Hello, strangers and buds! :P My name is Max. I'm 25 years old and I am unemployed. My three main hobbies are writing, gaming, and RPing, though I do gaming more than the other two. I have countless characters swarming around in my brain, but only three I consider my personae; the most accurate of which I've decided to display. I'm generally lazy but can be a hard worker who sees things through to the end when given a job to do.

I enjoy making friends, but I'd rather I get to know you first before considering you as such. Which, of course, means I will not accept friend requests on my messengers if I have no idea who the fuck you are.

...Did I mention I casually swear too? xD

I can be sarcastic sometimes, but it's very, very rarely with the intent of being a jackass.

I also like teasing people and being silly for the sake of a laugh, though more often than not, I find myself with abrupt and very long awkward pauses with absolutely no idea what to say. ^^; Fair warning.

I also happen to be an asexual Christian who supports gay rights as life has taught me to be anti-prejudice. We're all people, after all. We should start treating each other as such despite our differences.

Unlike most on here, my art is mainly in writing. Y'know - creating mental imagery using words. Storytelling and all that. =P I've been at it for seven years now, but I'm well aware that I still have a lot to learn. ^^;

I mainly find my inspiration reading a really good webcomic. A few of my favorite ones are "Freefall", "Slightly Damned", and "Housepets" (they're all awesome - look them up). Something about seeing a good story develop really gets me in an...artsy mood. Although it might come at random or when watching someone work on their art in a livestream as well. :P
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DuskHusky64 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Thanks for the watch! :)
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boutin2009 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks for the fav
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angelicartist101 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2015
:cake:
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max7345 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks. ^_^
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angelicartist101 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2015
You're welcome. :smooch:
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