Hey! Long time no see. Happy first day of fall.
It has been quite a while since I’ve posted anything on the site. As the renewal for it has officially happened, I figured I’d take my time to discuss a bunch of things. I had this idea of calling this type of thing “Kyolog” for some time, so it’s about time I make the very first one.
Let me start with what this site is meant for: writing. Although it’s been ages since I’ve posted anything Phantonics-related, the series is still in constant development… in my head. Well, there are loads of notes I have made, yet it’s hard to write literally everything down. I could make several novels out of that in of itself. Good idea for a side project someday? Maybe.
It’s not just Phantonics, however. The entire universe of the Spectral Script (did I ever officially name it on here? Idk) has been developing for ages now. I have this thing (unfortunate as it is at times) where all of my stories need to tie in together in some way. Thankfully, Phantonics is convoluted as is, and this “Spectral Script” universe is something that meshes well with it, and myself as a writer. I could always begin work on an entirely different story if I wanted to. But as I’ve stated in the past, Phantonics is extremely special to me, and I want it to be officially released in some capacity someday, for good.
Let’s get into my writing process, and how it’s been lately. As you can tell… it hasn’t been good LOL. I want to get myself back into the flow I had going almost four years ago now (holy shit) with the original web novel, but it’s going to be extremely tough to do so. I need to not only figure out a strong start for the story, I need to obviously keep things going and not have it fall apart like it has several times now. Chaos IS an integral part of the story, actually, so in a way… I could get it to work. What do I mean by that? You’ll have to see. It’s a really good thing I made Adam (who has a new last name, btw, of “Heroux” for plot reasons that will be explained later) a character that actually calls out and picks at stupid things that are happening to him. It makes a plot that can be sometimes difficult to understand at that current point in time a bit easier with a character that shares in the reader’s sentiments. It fits me as well—I like calling out nonsense. One reason why I like having Adam as a main character. I feel like, despite being hypocritical (as he has his own problems) he would be a good friend to help steer you straight at times, as will be shown in the story/has been shown in previous versions.
Anyway, let’s try to keep on topic (I’m not good at doing that). I mentioned the four year anniversary of the original web novel’s release is happening soon—October 27th. What I would LIKE to do is begin releasing the new version of the web novel on this date. The problem at the moment is… well, there is nothing written so far, albeit for one intro scene. The scene actually is my favorite so far, and it hold a lot of value to the overall plot of Phantonics… and beyond? Huh? What do I mean by that? I don’t know. Just kidding, I do (for once). It’s a short scene that people will ponder for ages, and even when they believe they’ve deciphered it, they actually haven’t whatsoever. It should be fun to see how people interpret it.
So, how WOULD the story go at the moment? I won’t spoil anything, of course, but I actually do plan to carry over some of the things that happened in the previous version, which I considered good, for the most part, aside from some key elements that ultimately caused that version to crash and burn. That, aside with what I consider one of the biggest plot twists I’ve ever conceived. Well… maybe. There are quite a few others down the line that can work really well, as long as I don’t make them too obvious (which was one of my issues in the previous version, as well as one of the reasons it’s now removed, for the sake of said spoilers LOL). I’m making my first attempt at writing as I work on this—I have some new techniques I want to try that should make the process a bit easier, so we’ll see how it works.
I’ll move on from writing, for now. I could easily ramble for quite a while if I were to stick to it. In the meantime, I’ll briefly go over my other thing: streaming. Well, more specifically, vtubing.
For my character, I would like to come up with a really deep and complex lore, yet this is difficult. Why? Read above, cause that also applies in this situation. Basically, his name is Kyol (pronounced the same as Kyle, just spelled differently) and he’s a dude that got isekaied into a new world known as Whadeverdafuk (actual name pending). With his new body, he realizes that he’s really good with water magic, so he becomes a mage. Yet, he also wants to study science, so he does that too inside his lighthouse laboratory. Kyol uses power from a ley line that the lighthouse happens to sit on top of, and streams to another world (ours) while studying it to learn of truth of how he ended up in this situation to begin with.
That’s the basic lore I’m going with. I’ll probably write up a short story at some point involving it. Oh, and remember when I said that I always tend to connect my stories together in some way? You bet I’m gonna try to do that with this as well LOL.
Moving on from that part, let me talk about streaming real quick. Twitch… yikes. That site is surely something atm. I’ve wanted to for a while, but I’m seriously considering giving Youtube a try for streams. To be honest, Twitch isn’t really going anywhere for me, so considering what is happening right now, it might be a good time to jump ship and “start over” with my streaming career.
Writing and streaming are my go-to things currently, and I want to make as much progress as possible. Life has been REALLY getting in the way the past few years, which is unfortunate. Things are going to be changing soon on that front, from the looks of it, so I’m going to try my best to make the opportunity a positive one and begin serious work toward my goals.
For the sake of not making this too long, I think I’ll call this first Kyolog here. Thank you so much for reading! Let’s enjoy the upcoming spooky season with (HOPEFULLY) the return of Phantonics.