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Character Description File: Ralthar
Name: Ralthar
Age: 42
Species: Human
Height: 6 foot 2 inches
Weight: 272 pounds
Appearance: For a warrior that has survived for years against monsters, he is exactly how you would expect him to look. His body is strewn with scars. The most notable ones are the ones on his face, the deep ones that stretch across the left side of his face that were put their by Korvik in a harsh battle between the two. The second most notable one is far more brutal. In a battle with an alpha that Ralthar killed, he barely made it out alive because the alpha had torn of his right arm completely. It took years to heal, but Ralthar had to have his arm reattached and stapled back other. He no longer used this arm for combat, but for only minor tasks. With this arm being removed and healed, there is a deep scar that wraps itself his right arm. These aren't the only scars on his body, but the most notable ones.
As revealed in Beast Without Purpose, Ralthar has a d
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Character Description File: Cordale ( werewolf )
Name: Cordale
Age: Technically reborn as a werewolf, so 2 months old
Species: Feral Werewolf, formerly human
Height: 7 foot 6 inches
Weight: 521 pounds
Appearance: Cordale, as a werewolf, is expectedly going to be larger than the average human. Except he's not as huge as you would expect him to be. Since he's a feral werewolf, he's not as big as an alpha but still pretty big and muscular. At 7 foot 6 inches, He is easily able to tower over humans. With his height advantage and terrorifying look, He can easily dominate whom he wishes to. His body is covered in golden hair. When he was human, his hair was naturally blonde and so made his werewolf form have golden hair.
With his long and sharp teeth, he can easily gnaw apart any body that he chooses sink his teeth into. What carries these teeth is his strong and wide muzzle with a black nose. This muzzle is also twice as long as average man's neck, making it perfect for Cordale to bite i
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No Longer The Hero - Teaser
Taken. All of it. Taken from me. I never asked for this, but it happened to me anyway. Like my partner, Cordale. I, Korvik, the Mountain Hero, have been magically transformed into a werewolf, but not any normal type of werewolf, an Alpha Werewolf.
This may have happened to me unexpectedly, but I've tried to use what happened to me to my advantage. I used to be known as a protector, a warrior, a hero. Now, that's something that I'm not, at least in the minds of normal people.
That was something I used to be. I miss the feeling of being normal. In my mind, I'm still the hero that everyone needs. It's just now that my physical form is more frightening looking, I'm seen as something that could never be a hero.
It's little heart crushing, but I'm a lot stronger than I used to be. So, in a way, I've been given something that I could never have as a human. Strength to dominate the enemies that are against me and my allies.
It's the only good thing going for me right now. I have to use it in t
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Oh, I truly hate that angry side of myself. I hate it when I get angry for the reasons that most people would consider me a maniac by overreacting to it. You guys that have read the journal, you know what I'm talking about. For those who haven't look at it, here it is. The part talking about my bad behaviour is at the end:

  Still Needing to Get Healed Up and etc.So, I know I said on my last journal that I only needed another week to heal, but something happened when our land lords noticed to water bill. Since, they pay for it, they pay attention to how much we use per month. Apparently for the month of May, we used 60,000 gallons. You read that right. 60,000! I knew I've been using a tons of ice cubes lately but holy shit! I didn't think I used up that much more water.
The reason why I'm mentioning this is because after my dad told me this, he was thinking that the main reason why it went up so much is because me using up so much on filling ice trays so that I can keep ice on my wrist to keep the swelling down. My dad thought of a good idea at that time to save water is to use an old ice pack that my parents kept in there for years. I'm so glad I used a storage bag to cover it to keep the water in because the ice pack was grimey and dirty on it's surface.
The main problem that I'm talking about here is that it didn't help heal my wrist at all.


I really need to stop taking some things for granted. For example, no comments on my work here. I really want to apologize for my behaviour on this day. I realize now that not all of you have time or care enough to comment on everything that I do. I should also realize that I have to build a relationship with you guys instead of forcing you guys to comment on everything that I do. I guess that I've just been in a desperate phase of my life, trying to heal my wrist and had to deal with some bad announcements with Minecraft on ps4. It all got to my head that I just really needed to vent. 

I'm sorry that I took this out on you guys and you didn't deserve such treatment. I hope you guys understand that these words that I'm typing down is filled with care, kindness, and sincerity. I just really want things to get better rather than being stuck in the same place I've been the past 2 months and ongoing to 3 months in a row. I hope you guys understand that I truly regret my actions as of this day forward. I promise that I won't do this to you guys again. I PROMISE.

This is all I got to talk about today. You guys have a nice day and I appreciate you taking the time out of your day to read this. I'll talk to you guys later.

Josh.
So, I know I said on my last journal that I only needed another week to heal, but something happened when our land lords noticed to water bill. Since, they pay for it, they pay attention to how much we use per month. Apparently for the month of May, we used 60,000 gallons. You read that right. 60,000! I knew I've been using a tons of ice cubes lately but holy shit! I didn't think I used up that much more water.

The reason why I'm mentioning this is because after my dad told me this, he was thinking that the main reason why it went up so much is because me using up so much on filling ice trays so that I can keep ice on my wrist to keep the swelling down. My dad thought of a good idea at that time to save water is to use an old ice pack that my parents kept in there for years. I'm so glad I used a storage bag to cover it to keep the water in because the ice pack was grimey and dirty on it's surface.

The main problem that I'm talking about here is that it didn't help heal my wrist at all. It wasn't all that super cold compared to the ice cubes, just cold. That wasn't enough to keep the swelling down. Another thing was that once it hardened into ice, it was way too hard and dense ice. So, I would constantly put this ice on a hairline fracture, probably causing it to get worse. 

After I noticed that it wasn't getting better, I've reverted back to my previous method of putting ice cubes in a bag. I've already noticed much more progress in one day of using it. 

Another reason why it probably wasn't healing because I started doing more with my right hand since it was about 96% healed before I started using the old ice pack. I was confident in using it again plus I was getting bored of just watching stuff for the past 2 months. It turns out that I hurt it a little bit more preventing it from fully healing. I'm feeling very sorry for letting you guys down. This should've been healed a month ago, but I've been stupid towards my treatment. I'm honestly getting tired of doing nothing around here but that's what's needed right now. So, just wait a little bit longer. 

Considering this small setback, No Longer the Hero is definitely going to release in July now.

Speaking of No Longer The Hero, I released a journal back on June 1st. Considering I'm not a Core member, I can't do polls so I decided to do a makeshift poll for my journal. I know I haven't released any content in the past 3 months, but none of you who read the journal decided to leave a letter down in the comments to let me know how excited you are for No Longer the Hero. THAT HURTS GUYS. That kind of response lets me know that you guys are just not interested at all in my content. I thinking that only some of you are interested in journals at this point but DON'T give up on me yet. The damn journal has 187 views and it has no comments despite me saying leave a comment to say how excited you guys are for the next story and you guys say NOTHING. A lot of bad thoughts running through my head like " how dare they do this to me " or " why would they not leave a comment despite there being 25 of them "

I'm kind of conflicted and angry now. I know this kind of journal is going to make you unwatch me, but don't blame me, blame yourselves.

I'm also kind of maybe thinking about releasing or not releasing the next story now. Disbelief :-? (Confused) Ashamed of all of you. I'll talk to you guys if any of you want to explain yourselves why you didn't leave a comment despite me asking you to since I wanted to know what you guys think. I also request an apology from any of you who decided to not comment.

Josh
I got to say that getting the favorites out today was exhausting for me. There was about 500 - 600 of them. 125 - 150 good ones and 125 - 150 great ones made the cut in the end.

If you haven't taken a look at them yet. I would highly suggest that you do because there is a lot of mind blowing artwork in there now. It doesn't exactly help that our internet got shut down for a few hours to prevent me from getting this finished. * whew *, I finally got it done.
My wrist is finally going to get healed up, as well as E3 happening in a couple weeks, Going to release No Longer The Hero finally, going to start practicing driving again in order to get my driver's license, Get back to working on the dialogue of my game partially and then full time after I release No Longer The Hero. So much is happening this month for me. I probably got about another week of healing left. It's at about between 90 - 95% healed. It feels good to finally be able to start doing stuff again with my right hand. Even this typing is a lot more fluid than it used to be. I'm sorry for the two months of inactivity on releasing the content that you guys want to see. I will make it up to you all very soon.

I know it doesn't relate to deviantart content, but the custom minecraft world redevelopment has been going great for the past two weeks. I can't imagine what the world is going to be like in a year. I know some of you don't care about this at all, but I feel like talking about it for those who do care.

Considering I don't have much to talk about, I want to do something different. I want to release a voting pole to gauge your guys excitement for No Longer The Hero releasing. So if I need a Core membership to do this, then I guess I'll just do this instead. If not, then let me know how I get one started since I never did this before.

How excited are you guys for the release of No Longer The Hero? write down in the comments of this journal of which option you choose.

a. I'm not all that excited for it. The months long wait made me lose interest.

b. The months long wait has made me lose some interest, so I'm a tad bit interested in it.

c. I'm halfway excited, but I could say that I have lost a little bit of interest in it releasing at this point.

d. I'm definitely excited for this one to release no matter what.

e. I can't wait for this story to release. I loved the last one you did.

I don't mind which options you choose guys, I just want to know how you're interested in the story.

This is all I got to talk about today. You guys have a nice day and I appreciate you taking the time out of your day to read this. I'll talk to you guys later.

Josh
I've got a hairline fracture in one of my wrist bones. I went to go see my family doctor in Sandwich, Illinois and have my wrist get an x-ray scan. I was kind of perplexed as to why my wrist wasn't healed yet since I thought it was a case of minor tendinitis or dislocation and it turned out to be something slightly worse. Dr. Gleason didn't give me an estimate of how long it will take to get healed, but told me to keep doing what I've been doing. Take 2 ibuprofen 3 times a day and keep ice on it as well as don't do anything too physical. I'm thinking that it maybe another 2 weeks to a month. I feel sorry to let you guys down like this. I really want to get No Longer The Hero done for you guys but I'm physically unable to do that because I'll just get my wrist hurt even more and not let it heal. 

I know it's not really all that important but I've been getting some work on the dialogue of my game. While I'm not writing down any dialogue due to the wrist but have figured out some ways to improve and overhaul the dialogue beyond the level that I'm writing down, making it more dynamic and interesting. I've also increased the number of topics from 100 something to 400 something so that's great in of itself. I never thought I'd reach that many topics of dialogue for my game.

As expected, I haven't got any No Longer The Hero work done as you guys already know the reason why.

I know that some of you guys might not care about this, but I feel I should reveal to you guys that do care about. As certain watchers of mine know that I work on a custom survival world on minecraft on ps4. Things took a turn for the very worst earlier this week on Tuesday. Due to a storm with strong winds, The power went out while I was playing with Patrick as we we're working on the world together. This power outage caused my save to get damaged. I turned the system back on after the power came back on to find out just this. The realization ... shook me to my core. I was so heart broken at that moment. 2 years of work just went down the drain. I tried to save the entire world but could only save half of it. I've somewhat recovered by this loss. I was completely devastated as I shed tears while I played the half recovered save for the first time. 3/4s of the city was completely erased and most of the landscaping/terraforming looked like it wasn't even worked on. At least half of the work me and patrick done is still there. Looks like I'm going to have to bring it back to it's former glory this spring and summer.

I will let you guys know that when I'm all healed up, It's going to be all important for me to release No Longer The Hero, The Set Free Solution ( prequel/ chapter 3 ), Helping the Enemy ( sequel to No Longer The Hero/ chapter 4 ) and Searching for a Friend ( sequel to Helping the Enemy/ chapter 5) as soon as possible for you guys without sacrificing quality. I will promise you guys that. When I don't work on something for awhile, I make it my mission to start to working on it again intensively.


This is all I got to talk about today. You guys have a nice day and I appreciate you taking the time out of your day to read this. I'll talk to you guys later.

Josh
Hey guys. I know it's been 13 days since the last update on my wrist and I'm deciding to update you guys on this today.

It's still hurt and I think I know why. About a week ago, I decided to take 3 Ibuprofen twice a day because I thought that make it go by quicker, but it didn't so I'm going back to having 2 ibuprofen three times a day. I know that's the same amount that I was taking, but the latter option worked far better than the former option. It's confusing I know. Maybe it has something to do with me doing too much chores to the point that It wasn't healing. Most of my chores require little to no effort on my wrist, but dishes and raking are two big ones. They put a lot of pressure on it because I'm used to using my right hand to lift stuff around, but I really need to start making it a habit of using my left hand only. I really thought that taking 3 ibuprofen twice a day would make it heal despite the extra activity. Turns out I was wrong.

As far as No Longer The Hero development goes, I haven't worked on it for three reasons. Obviously hurt wrist is number one. The second is that I'm having writer's block for part 2. If you guys remember the teaser to No Longer The Hero that I released 3 months ago. I want to try to implement that into an internal conversation that Korvik wants to have to make himself feel better. You'll find out what I mean by that when I release the story. This has been very hard to get pass the writer's block and think of something that'll progress the story. The third reason is that I've been playing more online on games that I haven't played in awhile, which has been mainly GTAV.

I also want to thank you guys for getting me to reach above 2,000 views and 20 watchers at this point. I know I've been inactive as far as releasing my own material. I will make up to you all for it eventually.

This is all I got to talk about today. You guys have a nice day and I appreciate you taking the time out of your day to read this. I'll talk to you guys later.

Josh
This will be a short update. I just wanted to let you guys know I've made significant progress on No Longer The Hero despite the hurt wrist. This story is a lot more challenging because I've got to create more  original stuff and characterization than last time around. Plus, it's twice as long. Part 1 is the same length of part 2 of Beast Without Purpose. Got only 3 or 4 parts to go. This is all I got to tell you guys for today.

You guys have a nice day and I appreciate you taking the time out of your day to read this. I'll talk to you guys later. :) (Smile) 

Josh
I've got to let you guys know this but .. sigh .. I reinjured my wrist. While that's the bad news, I'm thinking the good news is that I only set back my wrist by a week. 

How I reinjured my wrist is that mistakenly felt that my wrist was completely healed when it was the pain medicine made me feel in my mind that it's completely healed, when it was actually mostly healed. That, and also doing 12 pages of dialogue across two days. There's about 100 to 200 lines per page, so that amounts to 1,200 to 2,400 lines in two days. That was about 18 hours of work straight in two days. I also noticed that the 4 inch binder that I use to carry the dialogue isn't exactly helping , especially on the back side of the pages. The reason why I say this because in order to get the dialogue on the back page is because, I have to extend the pen to reach down to the page because of the other 600 pages that are on the right side of the binder. Essentially, I have to place my wrist up against the 600 pages and then extend the pen to reach down to page 140 for example. It's not easy to get done. To write on the back pages, I have to write improperly, which isn't safe.

To get back to the reason why I say the 4 inch binder doesn't help is because I'm redoing the earlier pages to fit the new format to fit 100 - 200 lines per page. It wasn't this way at first. It first started out at like 40 lines per page. I'm on page 140 and that leaves the metal rings exposed. When I start writing towards the rings, my wrist gets pushed up against the metal, which I think is what's causing me to get tendonitis easier. Well, considering I only got one 4 inch right now, once I finished the new pages in the 4 inch binder, this problem should go away. That's about 120 pages to go. I got the rest after that done up until page 1,128. I do plan on getting on 3 other 4 inch binders but I'm not writing in those binders. I'll just write the dialogue in the binders I have the pages in right now, I'll just move the finished pages into the 4 inch binders when it's all done. I'm not risking my wrist again after experiencing this right now.

I hope you guys don't mind me talking about a project that doesn't relate to DeviantArt work but relates to personal work. 

I hope I explained this well enough for you guys to understand. So about another week of healing my wrist hopefully. I'm going to outright say this, this is a pain in the ass to deal with. :( (Sad) 

You guys have a nice day and I appreciate you taking time out of your day to read this. I'll talk to you guys later. :) (Smile) 

Josh
I feel so happy that my wrist is finally all healed up. I can now finally start working on No Longer The Hero for you guys and as well many other things. I pretty much feel so much better now.

Considering I have been out of it for almost a month, my work ethic and motivation is all messed up now. That may take a week for me to recover up that.

As far as releasing the story out for you guys, I'll try to get out in May. If not, it's definitely coming out in June. I'm thinking that No Longer The Hero is going to be 4 to 5 parts long. Each part is as long as parts 2 and 3 of Beast Without Purpose. So, it will essentially be twice as long. It will have more action and diverse action on top of that. Korvik is a lot more diverse when it comes to combat compared to Cordale. I just thought I'd give you guys one more teaser to No Longer The Hero before I release it.

The CDFs that I'm going to release after I release No Longer The Hero are going to amount to four of them. One will be Korvik's werewolf version and the other three, well, they'll be a mystery for now. ;) (Wink) 

By the time that I release No Longer The Hero, I will most likely have less time to work on the third story and the other two after that. The third story will focus on Korvik's and Cordale's origins and how they became werewolves. Why I say I'll have less time to work is because of four reasons.

1. Injustice 2 is coming out in a couple weeks. I'm a big fan of fighting games so I'm really excited to play it. So, that may hinder the release for No Longer The Hero just a little.

2. I'm going to be getting my Playstation Plus back in May so I'll be playing online more often with Patrick working on our Custom Survival Minecraft World based on the game that I want to make.

3. I'm going to get the dialogue of my game done. It's the most expansive project for my game. I just want to get that done and then focus on the other aspects of my game later on, such as mechanics, ideas, characters, and etc.
 
4. I've got to focus on getting my driver's license.

I got a story to tell you guys. I was always one of those people who was a little scared of driving. There was also problems with my driving teacher. This is absolutely disgusting what he did, but I'll say it anyway. He decided to sleep with one of the students and then got suspended for either 2 or 3 months in the semester that I was in with him. That put a hamper on my driving training. I really wish I had the other teacher for my driving teacher, because I had her as a substitute one time, and I was really comfortable with her. I had to continue training the next year in my Junior year. Even though the teacher in my Junior year said I was ready to go get my driver's license, I didn't. I knew I still needed night time training and I never got around to it. Also my driver's permit expired. Just got a new one last year. I need to get my driver's license before my permit expires again in October.

Sorry for the long Journal. Just had a lot to tell you guys. You guys have a nice day and I appreciate you taking the time out of your day to read this. Talk to you guys later.

Josh
 I thought I would update you guys on a few things. I want to tell you that my wrist hasn't gotten better and I'm going to go see my family doctor in Sandwich, Illinois today. I'll be asking him some questions on how I can heal my wrist more quickly because it's taking a little too long for me. I got to get back to doing my work and I don't like procrastinating when something needs to be done. An example would be getting No Longer The Hero done for you guys because it has been too long of a wait in between the 1st and 2nd chapters of my 5 part chapter story that I want to tell you guys.

I don't know why I didn't think about it before but I had revelation yesterday. Not only was it the massive workload that caused my wrist to get injured, I realized that I might be writing the incorrect way and it turns out I was right. I looked up on how to write properly without injuring yourself. I know that I shouldn't work the long hours, but it's needed due to how much work there is. Imagine working on your essays but times 100. That's how much work I got to get done. To get back to the subject, the thing that I was doing wrong was the way I had my arm. I would keep my arm close to my body rather than at 30 to 45 degrees away from my body.

I tested this out yesterday and it works despite my injured wrist. The method is that you got to write with your arm rather than your fingers and wrist. This way gives your fingers and wrist a lot more strength and resistance against injury. I'll be using this method from now on. I'll include the link to the wikihow info that I find:

www.wikihow.com/Prevent-Hand-P…

I hope this really helps anyone of you that are aspiring or inspired writers that want to write for a living. I should've known this sooner.

Onto another subject I'm sure you guys want me to talk about. I've gotten a little more writing done on No Longer The Hero. I'm only a few paragraphs in, but the dialogue this time around is certainly going to be more characterization and developed than from Beast Without Purpose. That's all the info I can give out at this point in time for the No Longer The Hero. I would give more info but I just can't work on it too much. You know the reason why.

I also want to let you guys know that I'll be releasing journals weekly from now on. I'm pretty sure you guys have already noticed that pattern already. I just wanted to tell you guys this.

That's pretty much all I got to talk about. Thanks for taking the time out of your day to read this. I hope you have a good day. Talk to you guys later.

Josh
I wanted to update you guys on my injury. It's been going good so far. I'll have to say about another week of recovery. If it's not healed by then, then I'm going to have an appointment with my doctor in Sandwich, Illinois.

That's pretty much all I can tell you about the injury. Now onto the good and bad stuff. Yesterday was my birthday. I know I should've told you guys in advance, but I was so busy rehabilitating my wrist that I forgot to do so. I'll just have to do that next year.

I had a fun day, and it was the most fun day I've had in awhile. I had my best friend Patrick come over to hang out with me. I shared the work I had recent got done on my custom survival world in Minecraft and we just messed around on GTAV after that. My life is so dominated by work that this felt like a really different and fun day. Also, my grandma came over to spend time with me and also gave me a gift. Plus, for the past week and a half of trying to heal my wrist, which can be very boring if you're trying not use your right hand too much with anything, This was a very fun day in comparison of the others. My wrist isn't bad to the point of being painful and losing strength, but I don't want it to be that way.

My big brother, Kris, also got me Skyrim special edition when he got back from work. I was so happy at that moment he gave me the game. I was definitely thinking that he wouldn't get it for me because he was talking about it still being sixty dollars, but it wasn't. It was 40 dollars when he bought it. I've been wanting to play it on ps4 ever since it came out last October. I used to have it on the PC, with mods and all that. It got deleted when I had to reset my system when Windows 10 had a very bad problem. I forgot to add to my flash drive and so I could never play it on pc anymore. Then again, I kind of never missed it on pc because my pc was never good enough for modded Skyrim because it would have all sorts of performance issues even when I would have 100 mods added. Which isn't much when most computers these days can handle modded skyrim with 400 mods.

The last thing I wanted to talk about in this journal is that I haven't been working on No Longer The Hero since I've started trying to heal my wrist. I want to work on it little by little but I just want to heal my wrist before it gets worse. Sorry guys.

Thank you for taking the time out of your day to read what I've written here. I hope you have a good day. I'll talk to you guys later.

Josh
I want to update you guys on something that has happened recently. The clue is in the title of this journal.

This is the second time that I have injured my right hand. The first time was that I got tendonitis in my index finger of my right hand due to overworking myself on my custom survival Minecraft world.

This time, I got tendonitis in my right wrist from writing down dialogue for my game for a month straight and it may take about a week maybe two to heal up. Unfortunately, this will delay No Longer The Hero's release into May. I'll still be writing down the story. I did start writing down some material for it. Now, I'm just going to have to go at it little by little. The tendonitis isn't as bad as last time around but I don't want it getting as bad. Last time, I couldn't use my right hand for a month. I don't want that happening again. That's all I got to say.

Thanks for taking the time out of your day to read this.

I'll talk to you guys later,

Josh
I'll get straight right to it. I haven't worked on the No Longer A Hero at all. Not even a single word written down or any idea thought of in my head.

It's Like Beast Without Purpose again, except instead of having to do it about 3 times over and over again, I'm just not doing it at all.

I've thought of a solution to everything. Instead of trying to work on 3 things all at once, I'm going to suspend my activity for Minecraft for a week to help give me time to work on No Longer A Hero. I've got the story laid out and thought of but I just haven't started writing it down yet.

I feel so bad just to make you guys wait for a release of this story, but I'll make sure to make it worth the wait. Also, I did say before that I wanted to get this released in April. I was hoping for a Early April release, but due to my procrastination of not writing down the stuff but working on other stuff. So in a way I haven't been procrastinating, but that stuff that doesn't pertain to DeviantArt content, so I have been procrastinating on DeviantArt is what I'm trying to say here. I will release No Longer A Hero either Late April or Mid May. I promise you that.

I also wanted to talk about me trying to change my sleep schedule for the last week, and I'm almost finished. I've gotten a lot of extra work done since I started to try to change because I have extended time to work on stuff. I usually have 15 - 16 hour days. To change my sleep schedule, I stay up for 17-19 hours a day. I know my sleep schedule is fixed when I wake up 7 am rather than 3 pm.

The last few things I wanted to tell you is that I have some ideas for my personal writing projects that I want to release on my account. I think I'll talk about my interests with movies for the next one. I will also continue talking about my interests in video games as well. Trust me, I have plenty more games to talk about. Been playing video games for about 17 years, so Minecraft isn't the only game I've played, just one of my favorites.

For No Longer A Hero, I will be introducing some evil characters in the story, Korvik may be the main character of the story, but a story isn't complete if it doesn't have villains. I won't share their names because I want them to be revealed in the story. The Silver Knights are pretty much nothing compared to the ones that I'm going to introduce next.

I will also tell you that I will release the CDFs for these characters as well as Korvik's werewolf CDF.

I appreciate you guys taking your time out of the day to read this.

I'll talk to you guys later,

Josh

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I will warn you, if you reading this and you either don't like Minecraft or don't like reading long paragraphs, don't read this. You're just going to waste your time.

I know this may be a subject that most people probably won't want to read, but I'm typing it down anyway. 

I wanted to talk about Minecraft and my experience with it. It's definitely one of the best games ever made. I'm not saying this because of mindless praise. I mean this when I say this. 

It all started when my friends were playing on PC when it first came out. I didn't have interest for it then because I didn't own a computer then like I do now. I have always been a console player. I probably still will be for the years to come. I'm a very loyal person when it comes to the things I like. That could be one of the reasons why I love Minecraft so much. I love it so much that I'm loyal to it. It could be because that the game is really good for what it is.

I think based on the title of this. I think you already know why I love it so much. It's a game where I can be as creative as possible. No other game can do this. Others have tried and failed to recreate the experience that Minecraft can give. I play mostly in creative mode to work on my Custom Survival World that I based on the New England Islands that I mentioned in Ralthar's CDF. If I tried to make it Survival, I don't know how many years it would take to complete. In creative mode, I can cut that time down by about 75%. I'm making only about 4 islands out of 22 islands for this project. It spans about 4000 blocks wide and about 2500 - 3000 blocks long. I have been working on it for almost 2 years.

I'm not working on this alone. I have my High School best friend Patrick Kozlowski to help me with this. Even with us two that's still not enough. I've met other people to join the project  to help me and him get it complete but they would only play with me for one total time. I don't have Playstation Plus right now but I plan to get it back in May. I would get it back in April but I want to pay off Injustice 2 Ultimate Edition before it comes out. I pre-ordered the game back in January or February.

If you're interested in joining me and Patrick in building the Custom Survival World to make the development go faster if you have the time to help me and him. Here's my gamertag: Redemption19180 on PS4

Enough about that, Let's get back on the subject on hand. What sparked my interest in Minecraft was this very famous Youtube series, CrewCraft. Here's the link to the first episode that I ever watched:  

When I watched this episode, I was fascinated with the city and the whole creativity of it all. I know it's not the best Minecraft designs ever done but back then, I was fascinated with it. And so I decided to play the demo on the PS4 and I loved playing it. I pleaded with my brother to get me a PSN Card for Christmas so that I could play this game. I was so amped for the 2014 Christmas just because I wanted to play this game so bad. I did actually get the gift that I wanted from my big brother that Christmas. I've loved the game ever since. It's probably the game I've played the most in my entire life and I don't think that will change.

If you watched the video before reading anymore of these last two paragraphs. I really recommend watching the CrewCraft series if you're looking to watch something on Youtube. The first season is by far the best one. Season 4 might beat it based on how good season 3 was. They might try to step up their act for the forth iteration of the series. I will warn you that if you didn't watch the video yet, It has very mature material that's not for kids. JahovasWitness is the worst when it comes to this, I will warn you. Oi, he's an asshole. I know he's joking and all but he just tries too hard to be funny. Disbelief  You'll see what I mean if you choose to watch it.

I'll talk to you guys later, Josh. This was too much typing for me all at once that I don't feel like typing anymore.
Minecraft: The Catalyst of my Creativity
Here is something that I just wanted to share with you guys.

I just wanted to let you guys know of my personal interest in this game and how I came about playing it.

I hope you guys enjoy. I only said it contains mature content because of the video. Sorry.
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I just wanted to say thanks to everyone for everything that happened recently.

I just recently made two milestones for this account and they are getting 100 Llama badges and 1,000 views. My previous account had about 2,000 views but that was 2 years of build-up in views. 

So, the fact I got a 1,000 views and 100 Llama Badges in a month is astounding to me. Thank You so much.

I know this is so overdone here on DeviantArt because there are thousands of accounts that do it eventually but I truly mean what I say when I say thanks for everything.

I also make an update for a couple things on this journal.

I must confess. I haven't worked on No Longer A Hero for the past week. I will most likely get started on that next week.

The main reason for this is because I have a hard time trying to work on three projects all at once. There's writing the stories, working on the absolutely vast amount of dialogue for my game that I want to make in the future, and then there's working on my custom Minecraft survival world. Trying to work on all three of these things at once is exhausting.

The last thing I want to talk about is that I'm going to be releasing something tonight on my account. I've decided to go forward on making some personal content talking about my personal interests and etc. The first one will be about Minecraft and why I like it. I'm also going to be talking about making my custom Minecraft survival world on there as well. 

I know Minecraft is popularly known for being boring and kid friendly. If you don't want to read it, that's fine. I just want to share my feelings about the game and my experiences with it. I assure you that my experience with it is a lot more interesting than most people would say.

Talk to you guys later,

Josh
Name: Ralthar

Age: 42

Species: Human

Height: 6 foot 2 inches

Weight: 272 pounds

Appearance: For a warrior that has survived for years against monsters, he is exactly how you would expect him to look. His body is strewn with scars. The most notable ones are the ones on his face, the deep ones that stretch across the left side of his face that were put their by Korvik in a harsh battle between the two. The second most notable one is far more brutal. In a battle with an alpha that Ralthar killed, he barely made it out alive because the alpha had torn of his right arm completely. It took years to heal, but Ralthar had to have his arm reattached and stapled back other. He no longer used this arm for combat, but for only minor tasks. With this arm being removed and healed, there is a deep scar that wraps itself his right arm. These aren't the only scars on his body, but the most notable ones.

As revealed in Beast Without Purpose, Ralthar has a dead eye on the left side of his face that was damaged in the battle with Korvik. His eye color is a faded blue. His hair color is brown. His hair style is that he has long hair with shaved sides. Not too stylish, looks more rugged than that. He doesn't get to clean that much. He has a full beard that covers his face. He has a strong masculine facial structure with a strong jaw, nose and cheekbones. His ears are fairly sized. His lips are fairly sized as well.

Moving onto his body, after years of combat, survival, and using weapons all of the time, he has a pretty lean body with good musculature. Considering he's a man, he does have fair amount of body hair on him. with the scars he has on his body, his body hair is unable to grow back in those spots. Since he's lean and muscular, veins can be seen on his arms and legs.

Personality: A very strict leader who is loyal and unchanging in his beliefs. He can be very hard headed and head strong. Due to these personality traits, he was able to make the Silver Knights into a formidable force against werewolves. Years of struggle and survival has made him to be the person that he is. He can be a real hard ass whenever he's drunk. He tends to start a lot of fights when he's like this. He can also be a bit of ladies man as well. If women are around, he can be seen flirting and talking with them. The opposite can be said for men. Ralthar can be considered as an alpha male, so when he feels threatened by other men, things are not going to go well. He can be an angry person whenever he's pushed or annoyed too much.

Origin: Ralthar was born into a harsh life and world. By the time he was born, the world was already dominated by monsters and humans were far and inbetween. He's had to survive on his own ever since his parents died protecting him. The monster didn't get past his parents, since his parents killed the monsters before they died. The only one left alive in that situation was Ralthar. He wept for days after this happened. he eventually found the home to a warrior that took care of him. Like Ralthar, this warrior had to survive on his own in this world. He saw this boy was all alone and could use some protection. Eventually when Ralthar was old enough to wield a blade, this man started training Ralthar. Ralthar learned a lot from this man. Eventually when the time had come for Ralthar to leave, he did. He thanked the man for everything that he did for him. Ralthar would eventually form the Silver Knights when he reached the New England Islands, and the rest is history.

Motives/ Purpose: To make monsters feel what humans have felt for decades after monsters had overtaken the world as revealed in Beast Without Purpose

Likes: Hunting werewolves, Dominating enemies, women, alcoholic beverages

Dislikes: Disobedience, Disloyalty, Disrespect, Monsters as a whole

Nicknames/ Titles: Leader of the Silver Knights

Weapons: Wide range of silver weaponry

Physical Abilities: A skilled weapon user, had a master taught him everything that he knows, fairly strong but slow and unagile, skilled tracker, and head strong leader.

Signature Quotes: 

1.I think the best way to test a relationship with someone is to make them go through payback from someone else "

2. " Consider yourself lucky because I know someone who would do much worse than myself "

Over Cordale, Ralthar easily has the best quotes in Beast Without Purpose, but compared to Cordale, He talks a lot. So, they were going to be the best ones no matter what. The first quote is something I thought of but didn't put in Beast Without Purpose so maybe it will be used in a later story. Maybe in a conversation between him and Gabriel. That's a bit of foreshadowing for you guys. Nod 

Attribute Rankings:

Strength: 4/ 10

Agility: 2/10

Speed: 2/ 10

Endurance: 5/ 10

Intelligence: 6.5/10

Awareness: 6.5/ 10

Toughness: 5/ 10

Willpower: 8.5/ 10
Character Description File: Ralthar
Here it is. Ralthar's CDF.

This one is a lot more descriptive and character heavy than Cordale's. This one actually includes an origin and personality.

So, enjoy. Give your thoughts on this in the comments below if you want to. Give it a favorite if you really enjoyed it.
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Name: Cordale

Age: Technically reborn as a werewolf, so 2 months old

Species: Feral Werewolf, formerly human

Height: 7 foot 6 inches

Weight: 521 pounds

Appearance: Cordale, as a werewolf, is expectedly going to be larger than the average human. Except he's not as huge as you would expect him to be. Since he's a feral werewolf, he's not as big as an alpha but still pretty big and muscular. At 7 foot 6 inches, He is easily able to tower over humans. With his height advantage and terrorifying look, He can easily dominate whom he wishes to. His body is covered in golden hair. When he was human, his hair was naturally blonde and so made his werewolf form have golden hair.

With his long and sharp teeth, he can easily gnaw apart any body that he chooses sink his teeth into. What carries these teeth is his strong and wide muzzle with a black nose. This muzzle is also twice as long as average man's neck, making it perfect for Cordale to bite into a person's neck easily. Next is his orange eyes that can see very clearly and far away. Going upward to describe his last part of his face is his ears, which aren't droopy but otherwise very pointy and direct. Cordale relies on his ears so much more now that they help him spot his prey from very far away. 

Going downward to describe his body, he has very lean and muscular core and legs, which allows to be both powerful and quick at the same time. His fur is much thicker in these parts of his body than anywhere else. He doesn't have a mane on his neck, alphas are known for having those. The arms and legs are the least hairy, which makes seeing Cordale's skin a lot easier, which is now a moderate grey color. Moving down to his legs and feet, lean and muscular like his upper body but have a distinct shape known for werewolves. Having digitigrade feet and supporting shifted bones, Cordale now stands and walks around in a unique way. As a result of the muscularity and leanness of his body, veins are visible on his arms and legs with barely any hair on it, but they are most likely some on his upper arms, shoulders, and chest but they can't be seen because of the thick fur in those areas. Last thing to describe are the claws on his feet. While not as long as the ones on his hands, but can still be deadly. They can aid in climbing anything from a tree to a building.

Personality: As a werewolf, His personality is purely emotional and instinctual. This is all that exists of his personality. He had a lot more personality as a human.

Origin: Considering Cordale was rebirthed as a werewolf two months prior, the werewolf version of Cordale is living his origin. It's not very unexpected as too what he's done since his transformation. That is very much explained in Beast Without Purpose.

Motives/ Purpose: None

Likes: Eating meat, hunting, violence, control of Cordale.

Dislikes: Silver knights, humans, hunters, silver.

Nicknames/ Titles: None.

Weapons: Claws and teeth.

Physical Abilities: Able to climb any surface using claws on hands and feet, able to jump very far, has very high amounts of strength, able to see in the dark, has very good hearing and smell.

Signature Quote: 

1.
 " YOU DESERVE .. WHAT HAPPENED .. TO YOU!! " 

Which I think is easily his best quote of Beast Without Purpose in my personal opinion, but then again he doesn't talk much. I thought it would be a good idea that give my opinion on the signature quotes.

Attribute Rankings:

Strength: 7/10

Agility: 8/10

Speed: 6.5/10

Endurance: 10/10

Intelligence: 3/10

Awareness: 8/10

Toughness: 8/10

Willpower: 3/10
Character Description File: Cordale ( werewolf )
Here it is. Cordale's CDF.

I should've started releasing both Cordale's and Ralthar's CDFs just after Beast Without Purpose released, but I didn't have the energy to do so.

To make up for lost time, I'm going to release Ralthar's CDF tomorrow or on Tuesday. I can't make any promises if I can met those dates or not.

So, enjoy. Give your thoughts on this in the comments below if you want to. Give it a favorite if you really enjoyed it.
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So, I'll get right straight to it. I will warn you, this might be a bit longer than the journals I usually do.

I took a couple week break to give myself some time off so I can give myself some renewed energy for when I start working on No Longer A Hero refreshed.

I really needed to do this because I had been working on Beast Without Purpose for 3 months straight and I think the quality really shows itself in the story because of how much time i spent on it. I was just so mentally exhausted when I finally got the story done and finished.

Just before I took the break, I did write a lot of ideas down for No Longer A Hero ( including the teaser that I released ) enough to get me really started. The basic structure of the story is mainly done but hasn't been written. I plan on starting to work on that this week.

On a smaller note, I previously said that I was going to watch 2,000 artist on DeviantArt. I think I'm going to chop it down to either 1,500 to 1,750 artists. I'm already starting to have to spend a lot of time for favorites at 1,271 artists. I don't want to sound like I'm complaining ( I am ), The upside to this is that I get to see a ton of amazing art that just inspires me to be greater than I am.

For the watchers who have watched me since I got the new account started and my previous watchers like Burstinax and BloodPaw know this already, I mainly favorite art because I want other artists to encounter my account to see the great art that's in my favorites and I hope that they get inspired by it like I do and want to get better at it like I do. To put it in a shorter way, I just want to share my appreciation for great art with others.

I was also thinking about doing a personal project in which I tell you guys something about myself. Each one would be tailored to a specific subject like Video Games or Movies. It would include a detailed description as to why I want to talk about that subject, and why I like it. It's just an idea, so I might not do it. Let me know if you guys want to see me do that.

I was also thinking of doing some more Muro artwork so that I can get better at it. If I get better at it to the point of being good at it, I may release some artwork of the characters from my stories. Let me know if you guys want to see me do that.

One last thing, I almost forgot to update you guys on this. I got Cordale's CDF almost done. It just needs a description for his Personality, Appearance, and Origin. I'll definitely be releasing that either this weekend or sometime early next week.

That's all I got to talk about so, talk to you guys later.

Josh
First Time Muro Knife
I just discovered this a couple of weeks ago. I had no idea that this painting program was even here so I decided to use it to create something small.

I'm going to be honest with you. This was hard to do. It took me about 40 minutes just to make this. It could be just because the program is sensitive or I'm just bad with a mouse.

Either way it was difficult. I hope you guys enjoy this. I kind of didn't making it. I hope I become more tolerate of using Muro. I wouldn't mind making some more drawings for my account.

Let me know what you guys think of it. I'll talk to you guys later.

Also, Don't worry about the light green in the background. Just leftover marks of the eraser that I had no idea how to get rid of.
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I wanted to discuss something with you guys about something that I want to know about. I want to see if you guys know about it or not.

I want to know if there's a way of being able to see the views of your own deviations from the gallery page. I can't seem to find a way to access something like that.

I just want to know if something like this exists or not. Thank you if you answer me.

Talk to you guys later, Josh
Oh, I truly hate that angry side of myself. I hate it when I get angry for the reasons that most people would consider me a maniac by overreacting to it. You guys that have read the journal, you know what I'm talking about. For those who haven't look at it, here it is. The part talking about my bad behaviour is at the end:

  Still Needing to Get Healed Up and etc.So, I know I said on my last journal that I only needed another week to heal, but something happened when our land lords noticed to water bill. Since, they pay for it, they pay attention to how much we use per month. Apparently for the month of May, we used 60,000 gallons. You read that right. 60,000! I knew I've been using a tons of ice cubes lately but holy shit! I didn't think I used up that much more water.
The reason why I'm mentioning this is because after my dad told me this, he was thinking that the main reason why it went up so much is because me using up so much on filling ice trays so that I can keep ice on my wrist to keep the swelling down. My dad thought of a good idea at that time to save water is to use an old ice pack that my parents kept in there for years. I'm so glad I used a storage bag to cover it to keep the water in because the ice pack was grimey and dirty on it's surface.
The main problem that I'm talking about here is that it didn't help heal my wrist at all.


I really need to stop taking some things for granted. For example, no comments on my work here. I really want to apologize for my behaviour on this day. I realize now that not all of you have time or care enough to comment on everything that I do. I should also realize that I have to build a relationship with you guys instead of forcing you guys to comment on everything that I do. I guess that I've just been in a desperate phase of my life, trying to heal my wrist and had to deal with some bad announcements with Minecraft on ps4. It all got to my head that I just really needed to vent. 

I'm sorry that I took this out on you guys and you didn't deserve such treatment. I hope you guys understand that these words that I'm typing down is filled with care, kindness, and sincerity. I just really want things to get better rather than being stuck in the same place I've been the past 2 months and ongoing to 3 months in a row. I hope you guys understand that I truly regret my actions as of this day forward. I promise that I won't do this to you guys again. I PROMISE.

This is all I got to talk about today. You guys have a nice day and I appreciate you taking the time out of your day to read this. I'll talk to you guys later.

Josh.

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I'ma 21 one year old man who is planning on making literature strides here. I mostly do sketches of weapons and characters. If I have enough time, I'll make it clean line art, put some shading and color in with colored pencils and call it done. Had to make a new account because email address wouldn't get verified for me here. I'm not changing any website information after that experience.
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Skwang Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2017
Thanks for the watch!
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You're welcome, Skwang.
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Thank you a lot for the watch :D 
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You're welcome, F-Euphrates. I look forward to seeing more from you.
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F-Euphrates Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2017  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you, there will be more :D 
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Redemption80918 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome. I'm hoping they are just as good as your current work or even better. Either way, they are going to look awesome.
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Big thanks for Watch!
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You're welcome, Ansticewolf. Love your art.
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Ephaistien Featured By Owner May 22, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for the favourite
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Redemption80918 Featured By Owner May 22, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Those were some well down emotional pieces. I also respect anyone that still uses traditional means to create their art, not digitally.
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Ephaistien Featured By Owner May 23, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you a lot!
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Redemption80918 Featured By Owner May 23, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're very welcome, Ephaistien. Your two posts deserved words like that.
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ThatFanSon Featured By Owner May 7, 2017
Thanks for the watch, and get well soon! You need to be very careful with wrist injuries.
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You're welcome for the watch. Those 3d skyrim comics got my attention.

As far as being careful with wrist injuries, I've definitely got the memo on that by now.
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Thank you very much  for the favourite!!!
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Yeah, you're welcome, Ephaisten. It looked good enough for me to favorite.
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Thanks for the +watch. 8-)
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You're welcome, Saremu.
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Thank you for the watch Hug 
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You're welcome, Ephaistien. Hug 
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Thank you for the watch :)
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You're welcome, zoekhi.
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Thanks for watching my gallery:D
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You're very welcome, Avionetca.
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