December Give-away: Demons and Dragons

Hey there, readers, friends, and fans! It’s time for my quarterly give-away, and December is all about demons and dragons!

This month’s winner will receive autographed copies of Bloodmaiden, my award-winning young adult fantasy novella featuring all things dragon, and Demon Queen, my newest Zelda fanfic. Of course, with Zelda being property of Nintendo, I can’t actually sell the paperbacks (not out to get sued anytime soon); I’ve created them just for funsies, while the free ebook download should be available for download via Smashwords soon. Point being, if you want an actual hard copy, my give-aways are the only place that’s possible!

To place an entry, simply leave a comment on this post anytime from now through December 31st. God bless, happy reading, and best to all who enter!

 

Something Wicked This Way Comes

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Hey there, Zelda fans!

This week’s post is a reminder that my free download of Demon Queen, my second Zelda fanfic, will indeed be available at long last come this December! It’ll be available to read through Smashwords, meaning it’ll also be available through sites like Barnes and Noble.

The fanfic is a cross-over of characters from Skyward Sword and Ocarina of Time, and offers my own take and backstory on some of your favorite Zelda villains, namely Lord Ghirahim (my personal fave) and Koume and Kotake. It is not related to my other fanfic, Silent Hero, which happens during a later time period.

Be on the lookout for Ghirahim to make his lordly debut this December.

Till then, God bless, happy reading, and may you all be inspired!

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time “Perfect” Playlist (Part 3 of 3)

Last but certainly not least, here is the grand finale to my Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time “Perfect” Playlist:

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Once more, many thanks to the brilliant musicians who made this playlist possible:

Artists I found on Youtube:

Hylian Ensemble

Theophany

Jam2995 or Jake McCoy

Synthetic Orchestra

Tanner Voloshin

Zelda Reorchestrated

Elspeth Eastmen

Rebecca Tripp

M. Bulteau

Artists I found on Newgrounds:

Kreepman

Zorathan 

Neon-Bard

Reploid Ciel 

GenoWhirled 

Dreyfus2006

Artificial Fear 

Kenneth Boxall

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The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time “Perfect” Playlist (Part 2 of 3)

Here is Part Two of my Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time “Perfect” Playlist:

Again, a special thanks to the artists whose songs make this awesome playlist possible:

Artists I found on Youtube:

Hylian Ensemble

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Jam2995 or Jake McCoy

Synthetic Orchestra

Tanner Voloshin

Zelda Reorchestrated or ZREOzelda4

Elspeth Eastmen

Rebecca Tripp

M. Bulteau

Artists I found on Newgrounds:

Kreepman

Zorathan zelda6

Neon-Bard

Reploid Ciel 

GenoWhirled 

Dreyfus2006

Artificial Fear 

Kenneth Boxall

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The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time “Perfect” Playlist (Part 1 of 3)


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I love instrumental music, in particular anything orchestral–and especially soundtracks that carry me inside favorite stories and remind me of all the things I love to feel and see and experience while inside those stories.

Over the past few months, I have quite quickly accumulated a collection of arrangements of songs from two of my favorite video games of all time: The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time and The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask. These games, as well as those that followed in the series, have provided great inspiration to my writing, particularly in my younger years. It is through this series I developed a love of exploring vast fantasy worlds with unique, diverse races and quirky characters.

Thus, in my recent boredom combined with my recent explosive creativity, I decided to finally compile these songs into two coherent soundtracks and share the songs with you. None of these songs are of my own creation; the original composer is Koji Kondo of course, but I found arrangements of many of the games’ songs on either Youtube or Newgrounds from various artists who are masters at coming up with some of the most beautiful arrangements and groovy remixes.

I am going to separate this playlist into three posts, just as I separated the songs onto three CDs. The first disc I made ends as Link pulls out the Master Sword, Ganondorf arrives–and then Link is sealed inside the Sacred Realm. It is quite a dramatic moment to end Part One on, and the timing worked out perfectly! Disc two will begin with Link as an adult, and Disc Three will begin once he is ready to return to the Temple of Time, meet Zelda, and fight Ganondorf to save Hyrule.

I’d like to thank the following artists whose songs feature on my playlists; if I have left out your name or given any misinformation about which songs are yours, please feel free to send a message correcting me!

Artists whose songs feature in this massive playlist include:

Artists I found on Youtube:

Hylian Ensemble

Theophany

Jam2995 or Jake McCoy

Synthetic Orchestra

Tanner Voloshin

Zelda Reorchestrated

Elspeth Eastmen

Rebecca Tripp

M. Bulteau

Artists I found on Newgrounds:

Kreepman

Zorathan 

Neon-Bard

Reploid Ciel 

GenoWhirled 

Dreyfus2006

Artificial Fear 

Kenneth Boxall

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On that note–no pun intended–let the listening begin!

Ocarina of Time “Perfect” Playlist, Part 1: