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You don’t have a manual, a set of guidelines, or a tutorial, yet you’ve managed to make it far enough to call your daily actions “routine”. However, relations are tense, and things begin to turn for the worst until a flicker of hope slips its way into your regime. Your body relaxes, and your mind is put at ease, and for once, things start to calm down again. However, your false sense of security is immediately shattered, and you are forced to act according to instinct instead of intellect. Although your routine has returned to normal, you’ve made a terrible mistake, one that will plague you for days without end.

— Part 3: The Price of Innocence

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Your sense of calm is violently thrown into chaos as an unexpected event destroys everything you once knew and loved. Fear grips the soul, and all you can do is run from the matters at hand. There seems to be no escape – until an unexpected visitor pulls you from the shadows in which you’ve fallen into. A simple act of defense turns into a catalyst. There was never a chance to go back and change things – your only choice is to press forward.

— Part 2: Dawn’s Hourglass

Hi!

The post for Dawn’s Hourglass is a little off schedule because I’ve been drawing for 18 hours, but here it is!

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Imagine you are a child living as a half-breed in a world where humans and demons reside peacefully in mirrored realms. Everyone despises you solely because of what you are. They do not fear, but they mock and taunt. You live with only your mother, a woman whose heart shines like the sun. Your father, the source of all your thoughts, has been off at war for three years. You feel hopeless and inadequate, but suddenly duo of twin demons enter your life and perk your interest. While one is soft spoken and caring, the other is uneasy and suspicious of you. Despite a rocky start to this relationship, things seem to be changing for the better, you believe.

— Part 1: Adolescence

Hello! Happy May! (I’m three days late, but whatever.)

Above was a blurb-like summary of Part 1 of the Dark Side Project. I believe I mentioned this at some point in my final Future Thoughts post this past… Saturday(?), but if not, I’ll just state it here.

From here on out are Log posts, and they’ll (hopefully) be posted every day. The log posts that are specific to the written story will be categorized as “Log” as well as the subcategory, “Story Parts”. Each of these written-story-specific log posts will be titled as “Log: Day [#] – [Part #: Part Title] (“parts” used to be chapters, but now that I’ve begun writing part 6,  the word “chapter” no longer seems to fit well with how this story progresses). Today’s post title is an example!

These “Part” posts will basically be explanations of the story in depth, split into seven parts (since there are seven parts). I’m planning to write one of these “Part” posts every other day until the 15th of May! YEAH!

Today I’ll be talking about Part 1— its inspirations, its characters, the setting, and finally, the structure of this part (and parts to come) — as well as an overview of the overall story itself (which, by the way, has yet to receive any sort of title… I’ve just been calling it “Dark Side Project” for now, but…).

By the way, expect the end of the week, or possibly this coming Sunday as the potential full-story-completion date.

Note: These are spoiler-filled posts (obviously)! Part 1 (the draft) is already online on the website, so if you’d like, you can read it there first before you continue on with this post. (Wix is having some issues, so the end of that part will be posted later once I figure out what’s happening~)

If you’ve already read the first part, read on~

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