Date: 10/30/19 08:02 pm Title: Chapter 10 - Mysteries
Just thought of something. If the Springheel Jack character is some kind of dead guy or resurrected spirit, would the skull wand have worked on it? If so, they could have transformed it into a cute anime girl before they let it go. Then when it came back, it wouldn't be as scary any more. Just a random thought that made me laugh, so I thought I would share.
Date: 10/30/19 07:33 pm Title: Chapter 9 - The Hunt
That was a super-cool battle in the cannery. I could follow the action really well and almost see it and taste the blood in the air. Also, kudos for coming up with new and interesting supernaturals to fight other than the generic pseudo-Victorian vampires and werewolf biker gangs.
Date: 09/10/18 12:56 am Title: Chapter 6 - Alley's Story
There seems to be an inconsistency. First Alley says she had eight brothers and sisters, and lists eight names, but then says: "with six kids to feed there wasn’t a lot to go around". You could reconcile that by saying that the oldest three were grown up and moved out by the time the youngest were born, but it's not obvious from the text.
Date: 06/29/18 07:33 pm Title: Chapter 10 - Mysteries
You could just keep writing and writing. I would read everything you put to print. I LOVE THIS STORY!
Ok, so when do we get to see you at a TED talk? Seriouly, I am a total fan.
Author's Response: I'm glad you love the story, Inanna - it is going to continue for sure. I have no idea what a TED talk is - is it interesting? Thank you for the lovely compliment!
Date: 04/01/18 02:59 am Title: Chapter 10 - Mysteries
Loving this! Though, wouldnt it be possible to avoid triggering the spell and call the gods and ask them based on trust alone that there is a grave danger that they need more power/artifacts to assist them with? I mean... it sounds like their mothers are proud of them, and think they will do great deeds... and faced with unknown extreme danger, they might be able to send things to assist them?
Author's Response: There is a chance, but the spell in place is ridiculously powerful. They might try that tactic - we'll see.
Date: 03/20/18 05:04 pm Title: Chapter 10 - Mysteries
Good to see you writing again, I was missing your updates.
Author's Response: Thanks Aquerty! I had a significant problem with real life for a while which isn't something I want to go too much into detail in in this forum (although I'd be happy to chat with you privately if you're curious). I have big plans for Mandate - and I'm thinking of re-posting Call of the Void part 1, as well as a few other stories as well. I'm taking my books off of Amazon and posting them at Kobo instead - I'm tired of Amazon's rules and format restrictions. When my books come down, they might come back here.
Date: 12/06/16 10:14 am Title: Chapter 9 - The Hunt
Personally I love the story and was elated you chose to continue it. If for only one more chapter I'll let you know at least one person will be reading it with the excitement of a kid on Christmas morning.^^
Author's Response: Hi KawaiiQueenMe! I hate it when authors don't finish their stories, so I will definitely be trying to finish this one. I really hope there is a following for this type of story, but compared to some stories it has a very small following.
Date: 04/17/16 03:49 am Title: Chapter 1 - Celebrations
It's an awesome weird little cartoon. About a weird little town called gravity falls where strange things happen all the time.
Actually now that I think about it it reminds me exactly of this.
It should though. Since it's almost the same legend.
Author's Response: I haven't seen much Soul Eater but I think its on my Netflix - I'll check it out. Thanks for the idea.
Date: 04/16/16 04:48 am Title: Chapter 8 - The Local Legend
Awww man. I'm so glad this is back : ).
The creature reminds me of the one from gravity falls who's name I've forgotten. Though that one was made from thrown out Halloween candy.
Author's Response: What is Gravity Falls? A videogame or a book or tv show? It sounds familiar, that's all. I'm glad to be here to write it TmC. Good to hear from you again too.
Date: 04/15/16 01:21 am Title: Chapter 8 - The Local Legend
Well this is interesting...Good thing it's not a demonized Jack the Ripper...Or is it?
Demonized: Basically what I call it when a human becomes a demon after death...which basically happened to Freddy Krueger...😈
Author's Response: It's not Jack the Ripper - I see it more as a deadly fetch (like from the Dresden files) - which feeds on fear. It's pretty strong compared to our heroines, but probably not strong enough to overwhelm them - so its a good thing its smart too. I understand what you mean by demonized, and I think that's a really really good description of what happened to the creature that became Springheel Jack. Maybe it was once human? If so it isn't anymore. Thanks for the review Jacks!
Date: 04/13/16 08:09 pm Title: Chapter 7 - Newfoundland
Good to see your doing alright. Sometimes some of my favorite writers vanish leaving their stories unfinished which is sad.
Author's Response: Hi Aquerty... Thanks for hanging in. It's good to hear from a fan now and then, and I'm glad I am able to sit down and keep going. I've got a few stories in the works that are for TG Storytime that aren't going to be published - just fun stuff I don't intend to sell. I'm writing a superhero story called Tales of Empire City, set in the paragon verse or something close to it. It's basically a superhero tale set in another city in Paragon's setting - kind of where Paragon is it's worlds Metropolis and Empire City is it's worlds Gotham... I have a few other stories in mind as well, but I need to get my thoughts in order before I start writing about them. I'd like to try my hand at something like Adam Coopers "Summer vacation" or Lanz's "Aerin" and maybe something silly like a SRU tale too, just to see what it's like. I've not forgotten about Call of the Void part 3 either - but I'm probably going to finish Mandate part 2 first. Anyone heard of Spring Heel Jack?
Date: 12/09/15 02:45 am Title: Chapter 6 - Alley's Story
Oh that sucks hope things start to go better for you. Also this new scion seems like bad news. Can't wait for more chapters.
Author's Response: Oh - this new scion is a giant flaming a******... and he's probably one of the nicest ones on his team... The others are mental cases, nutjobs, maniacs and killers. He's just selfish, entitled and violent. They're also going to destroy the world, unless our heroines can stop them... More to come soon!
Date: 11/27/15 04:22 am Title: Chapter 6 - Alley's Story
"Maybe one of them will have some eyeballs? A raven can hope"
I would have lost it if I wasn't on the train in public. Glad another chapter is out. Thanks.
Author's Response: I like the ravens - they've got a sense of humor and a bit of bitterness at how easy they see Hugin and Munin having it on the all-fathers shoulder. I'm glad I gave you a good laugh!
Date: 10/28/15 10:27 pm Title: Chapter 4 - Lessons
Training montages don't translate well to books sadly. The wand that transforms Billy could be used to get him on the plane back to Canada, and other fun hijinks like him waking up as batman or some such.
Also loved the chapter,a and as always can't wait for more.
Author's Response: True - but sometimes they're kind of needed. I have plans for that silly wand... Muhahaha! Does anyone want to see Billy become a scion like Stephanie and Alley? I have a way in mind, but its not easy - just wondering if readers out there like him, or consider him a throwaway character.
Date: 10/27/15 05:18 pm Title: Chapter 4 - Lessons
Thank you so much. It was so dry here. None of my favourite authors have been updating. Glad to see this.
I'd love to know more about the magic training. Knowing you I'm sure it'll be great. You are awesome at world building after all.
Author's Response: Thanks Theo - I'll do my best to make it entertaining instead of slow! I've been slow updating lately due to major problems on my end. sorry about that - I hope to get to a more regular writing schedule soon.
Date: 10/07/15 10:33 pm Title: Chapter 3 - The bedroom
That was a good read.... I'm looking forward to reading more.. XD
Author's Response: Thank's Jacks - you'll be getting more. I'm aiming to get at least 2-3 more chapters done this week. We'll see if I can stay on schedule!
Date: 10/04/15 10:16 am Title: Chapter 2 - A Handmaid's Tale
Excellent chapter and Billy makes an excellent point, Would you rather have an indestructible enchanted loin cloth/armour or a suit of plate mail to protect you in battle. I think we both know the more interesting option, and I can see that saving Stephs life.
Also can't tell you how long it felt to wait for these last two chapters.
Author's Response: It very well may save her life I agree! I'm really glad you're excited to see them back at it. I know I am! More chapters will be forthcoming soon in the next few days... Thank you for your support and comments throughout Mandate part 1, and parts of COTV too - It really helps me feel motivated and happy about what I write. Thanks!
Date: 09/30/15 11:30 am Title: Chapter 2 - A Handmaid's Tale
I regret not finishing rereading the first part before you took it down. This made me remember how great it was.
Keep 'em coming please.
Author's Response: I will keep writing these for sure! Did you know that part one is available on Amazon in the e-book section? It's less than 3$ US if you want a copy with a really nice cover and all the spelling mistakes I made in the TG version fixed up.
Date: 09/28/15 02:58 pm Title: Chapter 1 - Celebrations
That restaurant must have really been something. 3 fancies in one paragraph.
I'm glad that you're writing again as well. No one builds worlds quite like you.
Author's Response: LOL! Maybe I overdid it a bit with the fancy? Heheh. Thanks for the compliment TmC; it really means a lot to me, since there are a lot of great writers out there. I hope I continue to entertain and please!
Date: 09/28/15 09:12 am Title: Chapter 1 - Celebrations
An interesting addition to this series... I'm looking forward to reading more....
Author's Response: Hi Jacks. Care to say what part makes it interesting? I'm really excited to continue this tale - and its probably going to be a long one, broken into several parts. I intend to follow Steph and Alley and the others until they save the world or die trying, and ascend to the heavens.