The Land of Delphia; Dwarves vs. Therians: What’s More Awesome Guest Blogger!

What’s More Awesome: Dwarves vs. Therians in the Land of Delphia

You Decide!

From Isaiah: Hello everyone! Yes, I’ve been gone a long time and I’ve got some new news on my book. But first I have a very special announcement to make…My first ever Guest Blogger, Len Weatherly, will be doing this and the next blog with me! I’m very excited to get to introduce you to the world of Delphia and Len’s blog the Kraken’s Wake. Or as it is also known OliveLoft.com. I am now thoroughly hooked into his world and I just hope he gets his books published soon. I can’t wait. There is an awesome world to explore on Len’s blog so please go check it out. Today’s blog and the next will focus on the Dwarves and the Therians. Only two of the several well-rounded races in Delphia. Take it away Len! Tell us What’s More Awesome!

From Len: For many years my head has been filling with this magical realm I have named Delphia. The characters were locked away in the dungeons of my mind, until my wife chose to free them. Trinh has been the greatest inspiration for me in this endeavor, and I couldn’t have done any of this without her. I hope that my son, Ari, grows to know and love these characters and the world that I have created. Ultimately, the stories are for them. However, we have made the choice to allow all of you a glimpse into Delphia. We hope you enjoy it as much as we have enjoyed making it.

Dwarves: Dwarves are the unyielding defenders of Delphia. They are as solid as the stones in which they reside. There toughness and tenacity are known in every corner of the world. In times of need, the dwarves of Dundersnuff can be counted on defend what is right.

My site has this to say about the dwarven race –
  • Dwarf – a short and stout race standing around 4 ½ feet tall and weighing as much as a grown human. They are known for their teamwork and dedication. Most dwarves have long beards, and it is considered shameful for a dwarf to be clean shaven. Gladstone is the dwarf king.
Dwarven magic is ancient and strong. Generally, this magic is drawn from ancestors who have passed. This magic allows the ancients to heal and protect. This connection to the deceased has a darker side as well, though. Some dwarves become masters of the dead, raising them up from their resting places and beckoning them to do their bidding. These dwarves are not necessarily evil, but the society tends to shy away from such magic wielders.
Generally, most dwarves just work hard and fight harder. It should not be hard to determine when reading my work, that I am a huge fan of dwarves.

Therians: There is a disease called therianthropy that causes creatures of any race to become infused with an animal spirit. This disease causes violent and painful transformations to occur within the creature. Everyone knows about the werewolf, for these creatures are common; but there are actually any number of creatures assuming forms of almost every animal.

According to my site –
  • Therian – a creature affected by a disease which allows them to change forms into that of animals. There are two different types of therians; those who are born with the disease, and those who are affected later in life by contact with another therian. The therians who are born are called “true” therians. Jericho is the therian king.
These creatures have an uncanny ability to quickly heal from any wounds that are not magical in nature or caused by silver. This makes them very tough, and hard to kill. Their beastial nature generally makes them more prone to fits of violence, and impetuous behavior. The animal form of a therian is actually determined by the host of the disease. A large and hairy giant would more likely become a mammoth than a mouse, and so on.
Who do we think will win?
Isaiah: My favorite race in Delphia is definitely the Therians. I’ve liked werewolves for a long time(remember the hybrid form is the cool form of a werewolf. Two leg walkers, cool. Not the full wolf form, four legged werewolves) and adding more possible hybrid forms, from wereporcupines like Attilla, to wererinos like Kwan, well it just makes the whole thing more Awesome!
Len: As much as I have enjoyed writing about the therians (and I take great pride in them), I have to say that I think dwarves are more Awesome. I know, I know; a parent shouldn’t pick favorites (but we all do). My favorite dwarf in Delphia is Ballack Gladstone. Also, check out Slanter
You Decide: What do you think? Are Dwarves more awesome than Therians? If you were a Therian what would you be? If you were a Dwarf would you be a magic wielding Paladin? Or a hardy fighter? Do you want to know more about Delphia? Well get over there and check out Len’s blog. And while your there tell him he’s got an Awesome story and he should publish it soon.

Dwarves vs Therians: What’s More Awesome?

You Decide!

P.S. Len not only has a gift for writing but he draws too. Needless to say his sketches are the ones featured above. Check out the rest of them here at OliveLoft.com/Character-Sketches/

P.P.S. Book News! Of Pirates and Werewolves has now had it’s third and final edit completed. The cover is nearly done. We’re just looking over fonts for the title and I’m working on the back cover description. Things are getting More AWESOME! Thanks for your interest. If you’d like to know more just leave me a comment.

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The Versatile Blogger Award

What’s More Awesome: Awards vs. Awarding

The Versatile Blogger Award on What's More Awesome!

The Versatile Blogger Award on What’s More Awesome!

You Decide!

Awarded: Wow. What an honor. Here I was minding my own blogging business when out of no where Robertson Writes, nominated me for The Versatile Blogger Award! I am very grateful and wow how cool! Or should I say Awesome!

Following the rules of this award, I will tell you some things about myself and nominate other bloggers. I will attempt to nominate some new blogs that I have recently connected with to spread the love. It is St. Valentine’s day of honor is it not?

If you are nominated, you’ve been awarded the Versatile Blogger award.

  •  Thank the person who gave you this award. That’s common courtesy.
  •  Include a link to their blog. That’s also common courtesy — if you can figure out how to do it.
  •  Next, select 15 blogs/bloggers that you’ve recently discovered or follow regularly. ( I would add, pick blogs or bloggers that are excellent!)
  •  Nominate those 15 bloggers for the Versatile Blogger Award — you might include a link to the The Versatile Blogger Award site.
  •  Finally, tell the person who nominated you 7 things about yourself.

Seven (7) things about me:

1. When I started blogging it was drudgery because it was means to an end. Now I find I like Blogging a lot more than I thought I would. I just had to find the form of blogging that I enjoyed and look at it as an end in itself. Not a means.

2. Sometimes I want to just abandon the internet entirely and every notification that comes with it. But then I find that I can still have pancakes without having the guilt of eating gluten or flour! So I forgive the internet.

3. I like action figures and have for a long time. I think using my imagination is important.

4. Whenever possible I love taking time away from all that has to do with modern living and going for a camping or hunting trip. With my family of course and a book.

5. Though sometimes I let my State {what is happening around me, either good or bad} influence my opinion of my Standing. I know my Standing is sure. My Standing is that I am a child of the Most High God. And I am accepted by Him because of what Jesus, His son, has done for me. Not because of my own merit.

6. I love medieval things. In example: weapons, foods, castles, histories, Age of Empires…

7. I’ve got some chickens that attack me and I still pick them up and pet them. And I have a miniature Hereford/red Angus cross. She likes to have her hair done.

Awarding: My nominees are:

1 Angela Ruth Strong          2 Author Lisa Phillips                    3 Author Ray                              4 Christian Mom Book Review

5 Doctor Who From the Start                              6 Don Charisma                    7 ESV Skyrim          8 Henry Landis

9 Lost Rebel Archives          10 Nick Illustrates                    11 Not a Free Country                              12 Olive Loft

13  Sci-Fi Horror Fantasy                              14   The Dreamers Adventures                    15 Widget Words

Enjoy your nominations my friends. And keep being Awesome! Thanks for being a part of my blogging community. 🙂 Don’t forget to spread the Love!

Man vs. Machine: What’s More Awesome

What’s More Awesome: Man vs. Machine

You Decide!

The Future: Every time a year passes we move closer to a world where Robots stand side by side with Humans. Every year Science Fiction becomes Science Fact. How long will it be before we have Machines waiting on us like servants? How long will it be before we become slaves to technology? Or worse yet, are destroyed by it? Let’s find out What’s More Awesome: Man or Machine! Continue reading

Vampires vs. Werewolves: What’s More Awesome!

What’s More Awesome? Vampires vs. Werewolves.

You Decide!

The Bloody History: One of the first charismatic and sophisticated Vampire novels of modern fiction was written in 1819 with the publication of The Vampyre by John Polidori. Bisclavret by poet Marie de France One of the earlier popular Werewolf tales came out in the 17th Century. The first Vampire legend dates back to… Well the legend has been around for a while as has the first Werewolf legends. Most of the legends referred to not the modern Vampire or Werewolf, but demons or spirits that drank blood and had the ability to shape shift. Regardless of where the legends came from the point is these species have been dueling it out for our blood for a long time. Let’s find out which is more Awesome! Continue reading

Pirates vs. Ninjas: What’s More Awesome!

What’s More Awesome? Pirates vs. Ninjas.

You Decide!

Alright, I just heard of Pirates vs. Ninjas and I think the concept is pretty darn awesome!

[YOU: Haven’t heard of Pirates vs. Ninjas? Where on the internet have you been?

ME: Mostly under rocks and pretending to be a Jedi.

YOU: Oh… That explains it.]

So let’s get things kick started. After all I have been gone for a long time.

Continue reading

Cyclopes vs. Werewolves: What’s More Awesome!

What’s More Awesome? Cyclopes vs. Werewolves. You Decide!

How I know it would go down: A single Cyclops against a single werewolf would yield the Cyclops coming out on top.

We both know that this depends a lot on the size of the Cyclops and how many werewolves there are. I mean most modern werewolves hunt in packs. Let us define some parameters.

 Cyclops: So how big do you think a Cyclops is? I’ve seen a couple that are about 30 feet tall. Take a look at some of the awesome art above to get an idea of what a cool Cyclops looks like. Continue reading

Beast Wars vs. Transformers: What’s More Awesome!

What’s More Awesome? Beast Wars vs. Transformers. You Decide!

What do I think? Alright. I know that these are both from the same universe. But Beast Wars Rocks!

 For those of you who don’t know, Beast Wars Transformers was a series that came out September 16, 1996. I didn’t watch the series until the episodes were re-airing daily. The series was about the future of Autobot and Decepticon kind. After the end of the Great War, the Autobots and Decepticons had peace. Then came the Great Upgrade from Autobot to Maximal and from Decepticon to Predacon.

Optimus Primal, a descendant of Optimus Prime leads a team of Maximals in a chase after Megatron (not the original) and his Predacons. They all end up on a strange planet that looks a lot like a prehistoric earth. Some of the most awesome battles and adventures ever created for television are in this series. For the year that these were made the CGI was really exceptional.

Unfortunately I have never had the privilege of watching Transformers G1. So this comparison is between Beast Wars and the most recent Transformer movies. Lets run a few comparisons through. Continue reading

Star Wars vs. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles/TMNT: What’s More Awesome!

What’s More Awesome? Star Wars vs. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Or if you prefer the short version, TMNT: You Decide!

What do I think? Wow. I have to lean toward, Both. I know that’s dumb but I can’t pick. I like them too much.

My Reasoning: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles has had some awesome movies. The movie in 2007 was a little dry in my opinion but none the less a very cool franchise. Star Wars has had very awesome films as well. Epic each one. But TMNT has a lot of nostalgia for me to go along with it. Each franchise is so much more than the movies though. It is the TV series for the turtles that I love and the books for Star Wars.

Alright, lets see if we can narrow this down a bit. Continue reading

DC vs. Marvel: What’s More Awesome!

What’s More Awesome? DC VS Marvel. You Decide!

Until someone actually comments I’ll just have fun having my say. 🙂 : Marvel beats out DC.

My Reasoning: Marvel universe, general feel to the neophyte, sunny, fun, awesome! DC universe, general feel to the neophyte, dark, realistic, awesome.

My favorite characters in the DC universe include: Batman, Superman, Green Arrow, and… Well my favorite characters in the Marvel universe include: Wolverine, Hulk, Iron Man, Captain America, Jean Grey(Phoenix), Cyclops, Spiderman, Doctor Doom, Magneto, Guardian, and I can’ think of any more right now. As you can see I am fairly biased when it comes to these things. 🙂

Without going too deep into the many different story arcs and characters of each universe, Marvel often seems more lighthearted. The writers most commonly try to include some form of humor in their work. DC, I think tries too hard to make their characters believable. Too hard to make their characters human. Their worlds come off dark and confusing to me.

So that is my idea. As for an all out battle between the heroes and villains in each universe we will turn to some awesome art. Special thanks to the Deviant artists: bennyfuentes, Julius Abrera, and taresh for letting me use their art. I appreciate it.

Finally: Do you have a favorite character in each universe? Right now I like Batman best in DC and Guardian best in Marvel.

What are your thoughts? Which Universe is your favorite?

You Decide!

Final note: Special thanks to markmc2012 for being the first to follow my blog! http://scifihorrorfantasy.wordpress.com/author/markmc2012/

Star Wars vs Marvel: What’s More Awesome?

What’s More Awesome? Star Wars VS Marvel. You Decide!

Until then here’s My Outlook: Star Wars takes the cake.

My Reasoning: I grew up with Star Wars far before I liked super heroes.

If you could be any of the characters in either universe what would you choose? I like the idea of being a Jedi over a super hero. Why? Let’s take a count of Jedi Force powers. Jedi can sense danger before it arrives (Marvel Equivalent: SpidySense). Jedi can move objects telekinetically (ME: Jean Grey AKA the Phoenix, and Magneto). Jedi can sense the future (ME: I’m at a loss. I think Psylocke can. Not sure). Jedi can heal themselves of certain wounds that any normal human would need medical attention for through a healing trance (ME: Wolverine. Admittedly his is much cooler). Jedi can leap great distances and run very quickly by enhancing their muscle strength through the Force (ME: This applies to a lot of superheroes. I mean what super hero isn’t stronger than a normal man). Jedi can influence the weak minded and also read others minds given the right conditions (ME: Charles Xavier).

Essentially a Jedi is a multitude of superheroes rolled into one. Would a Jedi be able to defeat any of the Marvel Characters? Let’s leave that up to you.

Finally: Who doesn’t like lightsabers?

What are your thoughts? Which Universe is your favorite? And which universe has a better future under the helm of Disney? You Decide!