Category Archives: Sylum Articles

Sylum Essay Series: Recycling

One of things you’re going to start seeing in the Sylum Universe is how the Vampires interact with their environment. Since the Manor doesn’t actually exist, their impact doesn’t show in where they’re located.  If you look at images of … Continue reading

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Sylum Essay Series: Vampire Relationships

  Sylum Essay Series: Vampire Relationships The Relationships between Vampires can be vast and complex.   The Sire/Childe Bond, Mate Bond, and other type of Bonds are not always simple and cookie cutter.  Every Bond is different.  Every relationship is … Continue reading

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Sylum Essay Series: Sylum Characters

Sylum Essay Series: Sylum Characters   This particular essay will combine a few of the questions that asked about adding characters or shows.   We briefly touched base on some of our reasons on a previous Sylum Q&A, but figured … Continue reading

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Sylum Essay Series: Modern Sensibilities

Sylum Essay Series: Modern Sensibilities Welcome to Sylum Essay Series.  We’ll be conducting a set of essays to discuss variety of topics, that will likely come up with the upcoming release of the 10th Anniversary Clan War.  We felt it … Continue reading

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Evil Bob 2 and The Kingdom of the Never Ending Rewrite

Yes, if you’ve heard the rumors, I can tell you it’s true. I am stuck in a never ending world of WTF?? and SERIOUSLY!!?? and YOU’RE TOTALLY KIDDING ME WITH THIS!!!!!! Which I is not kidding about. Annihilation is being … Continue reading

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Are you not entertained?

What do you go see a film for? Be honest here, okay? We all WANT to say we go to see a great, deeply moving, character inspiring epic that stirs our emotions and inspires our lives. *snort* Get real here. … Continue reading

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Discussion Thursday: Warning Labels

I have no doubt this will be touchy subject for people.  So before we even get started lets get one thing straight.  I will not tolerate flaming, rudeness, or attacks on anyone who comments on this blog.  We’re all adults … Continue reading

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Discussion Thursday: Film – Argo

Discussion Thursday – It’s Back!!! *shifty eyes* What? Yeah I know it’s been a while!   Title: Argo Director: Ben Affleck Premise: A dramatization of the 1980 joint CIA-Canadian secret operation to extract six fugitive American diplomatic personnel out of revolutionary … Continue reading

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Discussion Thursday: TV Show – Rizzoli & Isles

Discussion Thursday Rizzoli & Isles Title: Rizzoli & Isle Channel: TNT Time: Hiatus until Summer Premier Premise: Based on characters created by best-selling crime novelist Tess Gerritsen, RIZZOLI & ISLES stars Angie Harmon as Jane Rizzoli, a tough-as-nails Boston police detective, … Continue reading

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Discussion Post: Les Misérables

Discussion Thursday Movie/Book/Musical: Les Misérables       Title: Les Misérables Author: Victor Hugo Synopsis: In 19th-century France, Jean Valjean, who for decades has been hunted by the ruthless policeman Javert after he breaks parole, agrees to care for factory worker Fantine’s daughter, … Continue reading

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Discussion Post: TV Show – Arrow

Every Thursday I’ll put up a post to discuss a latest TV Show, Movie, Book, Band, etc… Discussion Thursday TV Show: Arrow   Title: Arrow Channel: CW Time: Wednesday 8pm Premise: After a violent shipwreck, billionaire playboy Oliver Queen was missing … Continue reading

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Historical Characterization

When working with historical characters and settings the hardest thing not to do is put a modern perspective on the character and/or moment.   There’s been a lot of talk about Lincoln.  Daniel Day Lewis was amazing as Abraham Lincoln … Continue reading

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Inspiration – Need Some?!

After Bob 2’s Post on Character Motivation – I figured it would be good to have a post on Writer Inspiration. As much as your Characters need motivation within the story.  You as the writer need to be inspired by … Continue reading

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Motivation – Need Some!!!!

Why do you get out of the bed in the morning? Are you going to work? Feeding the baby? Running to the bathroom? Heading to the shower? Making coffee and lunches? Motivation. Need it, learn to love it, use it … Continue reading

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Some Thoughts on Character

Every now and then, I find I run into something that makes me sit up and seriously take notice. Generally this doesn’t happen at first. There might be a lot of eyerolling and sighing going on, but gradually it creeps … Continue reading

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