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Friendly PSA
I love questions and feedback. As a writer, I live for them. So even if you read this post, and find the projects not for you, anything you have to share  (comment, criticism, witticism, dank memes) is always welcomed. Just leave something please :)
Good Morning, Afternoon, Evening or what have you, fellow Raiders! First, let me thank you for taking the time to give my thread a peak.  :thumbsup: As a newbie on this site, getting interested traffic my way always makes me stoked! Lets start with why you're all here: A Challenge!

I propose to you artistic muses, an ambitious project I like to call After World. A Speculative Sci-Fi novel-to-manga adaptation with Fantasy elements, inspired by the works of J. R. R. Tolkien (The Hobbit), Hiro Mashima (Fairy Tail), and my Metaphysics class.

If you are still intrigued here is a brief synopsis:

After World details the exploits of the The Argo Expeditionary Force; a coalition group of 20th century Axis and Allied soldiers, scientists, and explorers who travel through time & space via a supernatural phenomena called a Maelstrom. A world-bridge to the parallel Earth of Æsir. A place where Magic trumped Science, Elves are a fact, and Humans are the myth.

I also encourage you to click the links below for a more in-depth look into me and the story. For those of you who like to lurk in Wiki's and love backstories, I have a two-years worth of researched lore and I love to share.


For those of you still with us, congratulations! You are almost at the end of this post. So lets talk Expectations:

Currently, I am not in a position to offer cash immediately for any work done. Between Life & my College, my stacks are spread thin. Once I am on solid footing financially, we can talk dollars and cents. That said, I am not looking for a free lunch. I will be more than willing to offer my own services as a writer, editor and idea generator in exchange for your effort given to make this work of mine a reality. As an added bonus, I can offer tutoring in most U.S. Humanities class (Economics, U.S. & Military History, English Lit., Philosophy) pro bono, for you American students out there.

Alright! Thats all I got for now. Be sure to swing by the links if I got your attention, please leave me some feedback, and thanks for reading!

Links*
*(All links lead to different sections of this site, and do not leave this site. So I believe I'm in the clear.)

After World R&D Thread - http://forums.mangaraiders.com/index.php/topic,15881.0.html
My Writers Portfolio - http://forums.mangaraiders.com/index.php/topic,15916.0.html

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Friendly PSA
I love questions and feedback. As a writer, I live for them. So even if you read this post, and find the projects not for you, anything you have to share  (comment, criticism, witticism, dank memes) is always welcomed. Just leave something please :)
Good Morning, Afternoon, Evening or what have you, fellow Raiders! First, let me thank you for taking the time to give my thread a peak.  :thumbsup: As a newbie on this site, getting interested traffic my way always makes me stoked! Lets start with why you're all here: A Challenge!

I propose to you word artists, an ambitious project I like to call After World. A Speculative Sci-Fi novel-to-manga adaptation with Fantasy elements, inspired by the works of J. R. R. Tolkien (The Hobbit), Hiro Mashima (Fairy Tail), and my Metaphysics class.

If you are still intrigued here is a brief synopsis:

After World details the exploits of the The Argo Expeditionary Force; a coalition group of 20th century Axis and Allied soldiers, scientists, and explorers who travel through time & space via a supernatural phenomena called a Maelstrom. A world-bridge to the parallel Earth of Æsir. A place where Magic trumped Science, Elves are a fact, and Humans are the myth.

I also encourage you to click the links below for a more in-depth look into me and the story. For those of you who like to lurk in Wiki's and love backstories, I have a two-years worth of researched lore and I love to share.


For those of you still with us, congratulations! You are almost at the end of this post. So lets talk Expectations:

Currently, I am not in a position to offer cash immediately for any work done. Between Life & my College, my stacks are spread thin. Once I am on solid footing financially, we can talk dollars and cents. That said, I am not looking for a free lunch. I will be more than willing to offer my own services as a writer, editor and idea generator in exchange for your effort given to make this work of mine a reality. As an added bonus, I can offer tutoring in most U.S. Humanities class (Economics, U.S. & Military History, English Lit., Philosophy) pro bono, for you American students out there.

Alright! Thats all I got for now. Be sure to swing by the links if I got your attention, please leave me some feedback, and thanks for reading!

Links*
*(All links lead to different sections of this site, and do not leave this site. So I believe I'm in the clear.)

After World R&D Thread - http://forums.mangaraiders.com/index.php/topic,15881.0.html
My Writers Portfolio - http://forums.mangaraiders.com/index.php/topic,15916.0.html

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Manga Writers wanted / For The Birds: Ravencroft's Porfolio
« on: March 22, 2016, 11:50:02 PM »
Thought it was about time for me to showcase myself, maybe get some commission requests my way. So, HUZZAH, if your reading this, and enjoy :dance:

R.M. Ravencroft

Contact Information
Forum PM: Expect answers daily. Preferred method of first contact.
Email: Expect answer within two-three days. Make request prior to contacting.
Skype/IM: Make a request with your commission if you prefer this.

Personal Info: A Glimpse of Me
Age: 20
Local: Texas, USA
What I Am: College Student, Stadium Host, Amateur Author
What I Want To Be:TV & Radio Broadcaster, Professional Magician, the next Stephen King or Akira Toriyama
Most Used Saying: "HADOUKEN!" (preferably at work on angry customers)
Most Hated Word: Moist
Writing Style(s):
Business - Inspired by Tolkien, its my go-to when writing Seinen and Gekiga and is my preferred method of writing.
Conversational - I'm working on developing this. I some experience in this, and consider myself an amateur. I've recently adopted this style for my Shonen

Top Ten Genres:
  • Science Fiction
  • Supernatural/Magic
  • Action-Adventure
  • Comedy/Slice of Life
  • Drama/Tragedy
  • Mecha/Military
  • Historical
  • Romance
  • Psychological
  • Fighting
Genres Open To : Genkiga, Seinen, Shoujo, Shounen, Sports, Gaming, Manga (Ironic?),  Iyashkei, Josei, Kodomomuke, Magic Girl, Mon, Harem, Sekaikei.
Genres Closed To: Yaoi, Yuri, Otokonoko, Netorare, Bara, Ecchi, Hentai (basically any and all heavy smut, I won't touch)

The Stories
Original Works:
*Due to me being new here, and site link policy, much of the actual story is being moved here from other writer sites and my Google Drive. This will take some time, and will completed over a period of a few weeks.

After World: The Argo Reports!©
Progress- In Development
Outline Link- http://forums.mangaraiders.com/index.php/topic,15881.0.html
Full Story Link-

Of Grades & Grenades©
Progress- In Development
Outline Link-
Full Story Link-

iCrime©
Progress- Planning
Outline Link-
Full Story Link-

Infernal© -
Progress- Planning
Outline Link-
Full Story Link-



FanFic Works

Coming Soon!

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Manuscript Owner
R.M. Ravencroft (Author, Head Writer)

Working Title:Subtitle
After World: The Argo Reports!©

Manga/Novel Genres & Rating
Speculative Fiction, Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Psychological, Seinen
PG-13: Expressive Language, Fantasy and Warfare Violence, Alcohol and Tobacco use.


Help & Assistance
I am currently hoping to find some interested writers and artists to add their own flair and life into this awesome story! Hopefully, I'd like to have a staff of at least 4: One Co-Writer, A Head Artist, A Co-Artist, and Translator who is handy in English to Japanese translations.

I have a lot, if not most, of the world-building done, and would be more than willing I just need to filter the raw research into a distilled story. I'll eventually get actual links to the finished chapters up, once I find some free time. In the mean time, please enjoy this screenplay drafts I have.


Example Cover Image w/ Title
If I could capture the plot in a single drawing, this would be pretty close to it.
Brief Plot Description
In case you're feeling a bit confused, and filled with questions, let me help you out:

This project is an Alternate History Speculative Fiction. It details the exploits of the The Argo Expeditionary Force; a coalition group of Axis and Allied soldiers, scientists, and explorers who travel to the parallel Earth of Æsir, through a unexplained phenomena know simply as a "Maelstrom". Large, supernatural, freak storms who act as moving Bermuda Triangles, bridging our Earth to alternative worlds and dimensions. One of these, is Æsir.

Of course, you've guessed, the peace settled is not of our nations own accord. In After World: The Argo Reports!, December, 1941 was the time a series of Maelstroms formed simultaneously. Seemingly at random, they appeared in nations across the globe. Over, in and under national capitols, metropolitan areas, even battlefields. Out of them, the real enemy came. Armies of monsters and creatures that could only be described as fantasy appeared en mass. This day that brought such death, destruction, confusion and mass panic became known mournfully as Arrival Day. This new, unnatural enemy caused a temporary cease fire to be called between the major powers, as each looked to defending themselves against the otherworldly invasion.

A few months after Pacification (the retreat and eradication of the fantasy invaders)  a joint Russian, British, American, German, and Japanese venture titled Operation Unthinkable was put forth as a solution. It took the form, of The Argo Expeditionary Force: An group of the worlds best soldiers and scientists. They are to enter the quarantine set up around the last, still active Maelstrom, breach the heart of the Maelstrom, and establish a beach head on whatever is on the other side.

But Earth's Second World War is by no means finished! Its merely postponed, by powers who are barely restraining themselves from being back at each others throats. The scene is tense and filled with intrigue between Axis and Allied force members, which can either improve or worsen depending on their actions. That said, the world of Æsir carries a horde of its own problems, which Argo will become apart of, whether it wants to or not. What follows is the account of Earth and Æsir characters: the events they encounter and those they overcome along the way, in which they explore, discover, forge ties, and fight in a World War very, very different than our own.
Story Structure and Milestones
General Plan
Background Information & Research: 80% Complete
Completed Written-work: 8%
Completed Artwork: 0%

Story Arcs: (in order)
The Arrival: Volume Zero
Pacification: Volume Zero-One
Counter Attack: Volume One - ?

Planned Chapters & Volumes
*All of these are working titles, feel free to offer suggestions and changes*
Volume Zero, Prelude
Chapter 01: An Auld Lang Syne To Remember[Writing In Progress, Art Incomplete]
Chapter 02: With Tatsus over Tokyo...
Chapter 03: ...And Basilisks in Berlin...
Chapter 04: ...Who Cares About Cyclopes in Chicago?
Chapter 05: "This Is Radio Free Earth... Anyone Still Listening?"
Chapter 06:

More May Be Added

Volume One
Chapter 01: A Glimpse Of Things To Come [Writing Complete, Art Incomplete]
Chapter 02: A.E.F Assemble! [Writing In Progress, Art Incomplete]
Chapter 03: Bullets Beat Steel...
Chapter 04: ...But Magic Trumps Tanks!
Chapter 05: No Turning Back
Dramatis Personae
*Characters with names in CAPS are real life historical figures. All other characters are fictional
**Color code corresponds to importance in the story thus far. May change as future chapters are written.

Earth Cast

Main Characters
  • Kazuya, Masato | Japanese College Student studying Metaphysics, Fantasy Expert (Primary Protagonist)
  • Luebeck, Rolf | German Army Intelligence Officer, Wehrmacht liaison officer to Operation Unthinkable, Supreme Commander of The A.E.F. (Primary Protagonist)
  • Patchenko, Karina “White Death” | Soviet Sniper & Red Army Captain, Russian Commander of the A.E.F. (Secondary Protagonist)
  • Dukes, Joanna “Joey” | American War Correspondent, imbedded with the A.E.F. (Primary Protagonist)
  • Cadoc, James “Black Jack”| Royal Air Force Captain, British Commander of the A.E.F.(Secondary Protagonist)
  • Lavern, Osborne “Oz” | U.S. Army Tank Commander, American Commander of The A.E.F. (Secondary Protagonist)

Secondary Characters
  • CHURCHILL, WINSTON | British Prime Minister (Cameo Charater)
  • HITLER, ADOLF | German Führer (Cameo Character)
  • ROOSEVELT, FRANKLIN | American President [Cameo Character)
  • STALIN, JOSEPH | Soviet Premier (Cameo Character)
  • TOJO, HIDEKI | Japanese Prime Minister (Cameo Character)
  • TOLKIEN, JOHN | British Code-breaker, Fantasy expert, and A.E.F. Cryptographer (Supporting Protagonist)
  • Bukharin, Luka | NKVD liaison officer to Operation Unthinkable (Secondary Antagonist)
  • Valentine, Aaron | O.S.S. liaison agent to Operation Unthinkable (Secondary Antagonist)
  • Teviotdale, Lewis | MI6 liaison agent to Operation Unthinkable (Secondary Antagonist)
  • Tetsuyuki, Amon| IJA Captain, Kempeitai liaison officer to Operation Unthinkable, Japanese Commander of the A.E.F. (Secondary Antagonist)
  • Mannheim, "Dachs" Zanis | Waffen-SS Major and Gestapo attache to Operation Unthinkable. (Primary Antagonist)
  • Pfeiffer, Walther | German Meta physicist and Head Research Scientist of The Argo Expeditionary Force. (Supporting Antagonist)

Æsir Cast

Main Characters
  • Terembor, High Queen Irithren |Wood Elf Royal, Queen of Engalia, Head of the House of Terembor, High Queen of the Kingdom of Engalia (Primary Protagonist)
  • Orealis, Aurora B. | Kitsune Commoner, Wandering Storyteller, Nomad, and Soothsayer (Primary Protagonist)
  • Bohanyon, Anthos Elf Commoner, Con Artist, Mercenary, and Smuggler (Primary Protagonist)
  • Terembor, Prince Arwen| Wood Elf Royal, Prince of Walnoir, Member of the House of Terembor, 3rd in line to the Engalian Throne (Secondary Antagonist)
  • Terembor, Princess Sheera |Wood Elf Royal, Princess of Engalcia , Member of the House of Terembor, 2nd in line to the Engalian Throne (Secondary Protagonist)

Secondary Characters
  • Haldrada, Sovereign Eion | Dwarf Royal, Sovereign of the Continental Confederation (Cameo)
  • Bitterblade, Lord Dokrun | Dwarf Noble, Lord General of the Continental Army (Secondary Antagonist)
  • Corbileson, Count Malacoda | Lycan-Vampire Noble, High Inquisitor of the Tenebrae Imperium Crimson Hand (Primary Antagonist)
  • Ak-Dovurak, Baron Mordred | Ork-Vampire Noble, War Chief of the Karul Mountains Tribe, Field Master of Tenebrae Imperium’s Immortal Guard (Primary Antagonist)
  • Grave, Kancer| Elf-Vampire Commoner, Tenebrae Assassin, twin brother to Kanis Grave. (Secondary Antagonist)
  • Grave, Kanis | Elf-Vampire Commoner, Tenebrae Assassin, twin sister to Kancer Grave. (Secondary Antagonist)
  • Valerius, Tribune Scipio |Elf Noble, Cohort Commander and Telerian military liaison officer and diplomatic observer (Supporting Protagonist)
  • Justinianus Telerius Agustus, Emperor Tiberius | High Elf Royal, Ruler and Master of the Empire of Teleria. (Supporting Character)
  • Taegor, Yeoman Aerwen |Elf Commoner, Archer in the Engalian Royal Army, stationed at Falonde Keep (Supporting Protagonist)
  • Urwen, Jurlia | Tengu Commoner, Handmaid, Bodyguard and Friend of Princess Sheera Terembor.(Secondary Protagonist)
  • Telemnar, Lord Saerondr |Elf Noble, Male, Lord in the Hispania Ruling Council. (Supporting Character)
  • Ganzorig, Sarkezin| Centaur Commoner, Male, Mercenary soldier for the Continental Confederation. (Supporting Antagonist)
  • Empress Ishwari, Himiji | Tengu Royal, Leader and Diety of the Engawa Teikoku (Supporting Character)
Main Character Profiles
Rolf
Name:Rolf Luebeck
Race/Gender:German Male
Origin Dimension: Earth, 20th Century; Königsberg, Germany.
Description: He is 25 years old, he's of average height (5'7) with an runners build (athletic, but not bulky) and a healthy tan. He has mousy, light brown hair that refuses to be anything but messy, over two deep hazel-colored eyes. He has a small jagged scar that crosses his right eye, gained in a close call in North Africa.
Default Attire: Solid, grey military tunic and trousers. Grey high-peaked cap or coal-scuttle helmet(optional). Wears a pair of knee high black or brown leather. On an armband on his right limb with the Argo Expeditionary Force logo. A red greek lambda symbol (the Spartan A) inside a thin red circle, all on a background of white cloth.

Personality: A quiet, introspective man, Luebeck seems more like a bank clerk than a military officer. He is easy going, kind and very approachable. But he lacks confidence, stemming from his lack of life experience and is easily flustered when under pressure. However, Rolf does have the potential to be a real force of leadership.

Background: The single child of a family of wealthy industrialists, Luebeck had only known life as an aristocrat before joining the German Army. Probably his only action of rebellion against a controlling father and a life that he felt he had not earned. However little difference it made. Due to family connections, strings were pulled by to have Rolf receive a commission as an officer and placed in a position at headquarters. Far from the front, and any chance of action, working as a glorified secretary to dusty reports and old generals. That is, until The Arrival.

Quirks:
-Always wears a white cotton patch that he's kept since his hospitalization and return to duty, even though he doesn't really need it.
-His hair is so unruly that he always wears it gelled and combed back, or keeps it under his officers hat.

Masato
Story: After World
Name: Masato Kayuza
Race/Gender: Japanese Male
Origin Dimension: Earth, Mid-20th Century; Osaka, Japan
Age: 19
Default Attire:
Appearance: He's a young man of short stature (5 ' 4), with a wiry frame that is almost scrawny. He has a head of of shiny sable hair, with long alabaster streaks. He sports a set of thick, round pince nez glasses that cover two bright, startling grey eyes.

Personality: Masato is enthusiastic, hyper, idealistic and lively, being a infamous chatter box when it comes to subjects he finds interesting as well as being unable to sit still; always having to do something. Which contrasts to his shy silence in areas he doesn't consider himself a professional in, giving him a fish out of water look in most social situations.
Background:
Quirks:
- Naturally hyper active, caffeine is an old rival of Masato's, and an ever present danger. Even ingesting a small amount of the substance could have dire results for the young meta-physicist - including everything around him.
- A man with a fast mind, he has a tendency to outrun his verbal filter, sometimes saying out loud what he thought in his head.
- Will never be seen doing nothing. It is not in Kayuza's personality to just sit down, and relax. He always finds something, anything, to do with his time.


Aurora
Origin: After World
Name: Aurora B. Orealis
Race/Gender: Female Kitsune
Origin: Æsir, Mid-20th Century; Friolia, Europa
Age: Physical age is mid-twenties. Real age is unknown, but assumed to be ancient.
Attire:
Appearance: Predominately butternut & blonde hair with streaks of white at the tail and ear tips. Her eyes are an interesting color wheel of different shades of blue, seemingly changing at will or unconsciously by emotion.
Personality: Intelligent, Quick-witted, and Fun loving. But also Mischievous, Childish, and Jealous.
Background:
Quirks:
-  A regular night owl, preferring to stay out late and sleep most of the day. Definitely not a morning person, she may seem sluggish, groggy, and even grouchy if woken early. These feelings ease up as the day progresses, completely vanishing around the afternoon.
- She has uncanny hearing, being able to make out conversations, high-pitched sounds and muttered comments across great distances, if she concentrates.
- Aurora is a notorious alcoholic. As a coping mechanism, she has turned her addiction to one of all things sweet (including her coffee). Usually when stressed, bored, or craving, she'll focus her attention on consuming anything with sugar. Funny enough, this placebo has worked so well, that her body reacts to the sugar rush as it would the alcohol.

Of course, the result of these episodes all end in a crash, which temporarily puts her in a comma. Upon waking, she'll have no recollection of anything that that happened during the rush (Its like The Hangover; less shots, more lolipops)
Joanne "Joey" Dukes
Physical Description:
Personality:
Background:

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Welcome Center / The Night Is Young, And I Am Not: A Newb Raider Tale
« on: March 18, 2016, 04:42:37 AM »
Its very late, or pretty early, as two blood-shot, dark-rimmed eyes hover over white, semi-luminescent letters that pop out on the digital screen. With a flurry of finger bangs on his keyboard, the writer manages to squeeze out yet another sentence from his near-ancient rig of a laptop. Only to stop suddenly, and wait.

For what? A word. A joke, a gag, a novel turn of phrase; any witticism that may save him from the dreaded droning introduction on yet another internet forum! Starring at the letters that stretch out before him, situated below the rows of emoji's, each with its own taunting expression, they seem to confirm the writers worst fear: that midnight belongs to the bad posts...

(Hope you liked the mellow-drama :bored: it was the quickest, most relevant thing I could come up with right now)

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