10/10/10 - The Black Scroll!
The Black Scroll of Ragnok is a short Legelot story that was supposed to give a quick background and be a quick fun read for everyone.
But the story is cursed! Over the last few years, I've lost 100s of pictures from all sorts of accidents, and even the writing has been corrupted or destroyed in some way or another. But now (finally) it will be finished up within the next 2 months!
02/15/10 - Happy Chinese New Year!
It's amazing that Legelot has been around for over 5 years now! Unfortunately, I've been in Asia for most of that 5 years, which means that I've been completely removed from my LEGO collection! This of course makes publishing Legelot stories difficult...!
But now a new (kind of sucky-but-better-than-nothing-opportunity) has presented itself! Cloned bricks! China has some of the best/unique clone bricks I've ever seen, and they're dirt cheap! As a result, I'm adding a new continent to Legelot... the land of Fu Bai (Chinese for "Corrupt, Rotten").
07/06/07 - Writing But Not Publishing
06/06/07 - Taiwan Nights
Having graduated with an MBA in Asia, I've got quite a bit of time nowadays and have been writing up a storm - what's more, I've been enjoying it immensely. It feels good to start writing again! That said, it's a bit annoying that I still cannot publish LEGO stories, as the bulk of my collection remains thousands and thousands of miles away, in the US. Ah well, I'll keep writing, and just plan on taking a looot of pictures when I go home. ;)
Being here in Asia with only a handful of KK2:2 sets is hardly inspiring for writing, but I have managed to finish book 2 of ATC and a few chapters of the Black Scroll story. Still, until I can get back home to my collection, it's safe to say that Legelot, while its story is developing and growing on my computer, will not be published for general consumption for some time. :(
-1/20/06 -Book Two Keeps rolling along...
Having gotten Castle World back on track, I've managed to go ahead and publish two more chapters to Book Two of the Ancient Tombs of Chiron (22 hour plane rides are good for getting work done). I'll be looking to finish Book Two (finally!) by the end of February... cross your fingers. It'll be better for the story if I do, as I am finally get a bit tired of the "Nicals vs. Dondels" idea.Innvision's gift to Castle World this year was less than welcome.
-The wrong kind of Christmas Present
Innvision's gift to Castle World this year was less than welcome.
As we all planned to wind down the year with jolly posts and maybe
a short story or two, we came to CW to find nothing there... and
a "Page not found" error to welcome us. It all started
on the 21st, and as of the 26th (today), still no change. I'm
looking into options, and what to do next. Also, I want salvage
all the work and posts we made.
such, the ATC plans will be postponed, with hopes that chapter
3 will come out in January... ah well, such is life.
12/16/05 -Winding down the year with Chapter 3...
Less than 1 week after Chapter 1 was published, I managed to throw
up Chapter 2... So what now? I've been trying very hard to at
least finish Chapter 3 before the end of December. It's proving
to be a difficult task because it is one of the longest chapters
in Book 2, with over 30 images included.
In other news, Castle World is continuing along as healthy as
ever, and even had a face-lift to look good for the new year...
well, I have to touch up some graphics, but the main change has
11/27/05 - A change in Legelot...
It was exactly 60 days ago that I said I would have Chapter One
of book two published in 20-30 days. Such is life in the hobby
world - a world of enjoyment and procrastination. :) That said,
Chapter One of book two has been published! Now I will begin work
on Chapter Two... and bets how long that will take?
09/27/05 -There and back again...
Having taken all the photos for my story "The Black Scroll
of Ragnok", I've decided to hop back once more, to the east
and the struggle between the Nicals and the Dondels. The text
and pictures for several chapters are done, I believe I will begin
publishing in 20-30 days. :)
08/07/05 -Switching Sides...
Having finished Book One of The Ancient Tomes of Chiron (ATC),
I've decided to take a break from that story for a little while
and hop over to the other side of the "Plate" (Continent),
and begin writing about two different civilizations. The eastern
side of the plate will be a nice break, since it is more developed
(not enslaved) and has an entirely different cast of characters...
plus... a break from working with clones! :-)
(Maybe I should write a case study on my experience with Clones
07/11/05 -Photo Work...
I just keep snapping photos here in effort to finish off Book
One of the Ancient Tomes of Chiron in a timely fashion. It's a
bit more work than I imagined, but not too bad, and very enjoyable.
I've finished Chpt. 4 and have pieces of Chpt. 5 and 6 finished
as of now.
06/28/05 -The Publishing Begins...
I've just posted images and text for chapter 1 and 2 of the first
book, "Surfacing". I'm still a bit unsure of my picture-taking
and photoshop skills, but I think this is a good start, nonetheless.
More to come.
06/14/05 -The second book finished...
As you may or may not know, there are three books chronicling
the "Ancient Tomes of Chiron", and I've just finished
Book Two, which maxed out at 70+ pages, double spaced. Before
going to book three, I believe it's time to start publishing some
of this stuff! So, I will begin building and snapping photos next
week. I would love to get some of this online for anyone interested
at the end of next week, so please stay tuned... (and patient).
06/02/05 -The Poll Results are in...
As you can see... the overwhelming majority elected to see my
story next... but only if it had pictures! Well, this makes sense...
if a story doesn't have pictures of Lego Characters, it's not
really a Lego story, in my mind. On that note, I've actually finished
a large amount of my story, and just need to model/snap pictures.
However, since I just graduated from college, I'll be moving somewhere
soon, so that might not happen until after the move... but I'll
be posting as soon as possible with the pictures, that much is
12/09/04 - E-Bay Clean-up!
I just bought five (5) lego sets for a grand total of $80.00.
Making this even more significant is the fact that two of the
sets were the King's Mountain Fortress and the Wolves Tower/Bridge!
Also, the King's Mountain Fortress is essential for me to write
the first story, so this really was a "clean-up" job
on e-bay! :-D
12/20/04 - My first attempts with Photoshop & Lego
I took some time this Christmas Break to tinker around with Photoshop
and Lego... but I am having some issues as of now.. mainly dealing
with lighting inconsistencies and with merging the legos with
the background I've selected (Which you will see when you view
Here are the first attempts::: The Midorian
Uprising >> The Northern
>>>> More first attempts::::: Ambassador
These issues are currently what stand between my and publishing
the beginnings of my story to the web.
- Legelot is Launched!
to my first ever lego page... named "Legelot", after
the name of my storyline... ok, granted, it may sound silly and
a bit cliche, but I think you will all be pretty suprised...
well, hope so! From this point, I will start small, with my set
listing and any basic news, as well as a few links... then I will
go into the story later. As of now, I have only a 3mpx camera,
and it's not quite good at taking the quality pictures I'd like
to have for my story.
Any comments or questions,visit me on the CW forums!