Posts Tagged ‘Friday Sketch’

Lost Girls Society, Assemble!

Uncategorized | Posted by davidludwig
May 11 2012

So I saw “The Avengers” today–definitely lived up to my expectations. All the build up and so large a cast, it was an incredibly ambitious project and with that in mind I can’t imagine a significantly better end product than what they got. So instead of a Forecast this Friday, I figured it’d be worth revisiting Friday Sketches with the girls of Lost Girls’ Society suiting up as their favorite Avengers.

I don’t think my sketch contains spoilers for the movie, but odds are people familiar with both the movie and the Lost Girls Society (linked at the top of the site or under Pages on the navigation bar) will most enjoy the sketch.

Audrey, Horera and Nadine all have a couple Avengers they identify with, and no perfect matches. That said, Audrey would ultimately settle on Iron Man, Horera on Hulk and Nadine on Captain America. Hawkeye seems like the obvious choice for Nadine, and she loves his style and equipment, but ultimately their roles in the movie and Nadine’s team-spirit make Cap the better fit.

Novel Forecast

Uncategorized | Posted by davidludwig
Apr 20 2012

Okay, so the poll came out tied between Scripts to the site or a Novel–so I’m making an executive tie-break in favor of the novel. The next question is what should the novel be about–I’ve got two ideas I think are about ready to be developed and so today I give you some info on them and a new poll for which you would most like to see (or think has the best market potential). It’s funny, I think they both would end up being classified as “Young Adult” Novels–which is funny because I’ve got some personal beef with that term that I won’t go into now but will surely come up again another of these Forecast Friday.

You can use the search bar at the top of the right hand column to find more information about the first Novel concept; Kerri’s Creatures. She’s received some flash-fiction attention over the last year but isn’t satisfied with that and is demanding a larger work dedicated to her and her struggles.

Kerri Wynter

Age: 13
Race: Human
Class: Sorceress

Kerri is a sorceress in training who was left to fend for herself after the untimely disappearance of her mother. Of course, before she vanished Kerri’s mother left her daughter with a considerable inheritance that includes a creepy old mansion and a menagerie of monsters no sane person would be jealous of.

Torn between desires for a normal teenage life and to be the most powerful sorceress the world has ever known, Kerri’s life is a balancing act made more complicated by her unconventional inheritance. Her best friends end up being similarly distanced from society as herself, but together they help each other toward their goals.

Appropriately to Kerri’s desires, the story is an Urban Fantasy with a balance between the magical and the mundane–though set in an alternate world and erring pretty strongly toward magical.


The other Novel possibility I’m considering would actually expand on the events of the next generation in the world of Niar–with of course appearances from some of the cast of this site’s original serial, Niar Saga. Though the story really is about the next generation and will stand alone just fine.

Leona Banisher

Age: 16
Race: Human
Class: Demon Hunter

Leona Banisher is the daughter of the legendary Andrew Banisher, the Last Demon Hunter. Trained from birth to take over her father’s legacy, she goes into battle wielding his sacred implements–the fullblade Banisher from which the family takes its name, and the amulet Oracle. Her demeanor is serious and her dedication to Demon Hunting is single-minded like her father–but unlike him it was never a path she chose for herself.

No sooner had Leona’s training been completed than she was sent to travel the world, eradicating the evil that had risen since her father’s death. She works alone and frequently surprises those she meets with her ability to wield her massive sword, and unflinching battle-readiness. Her world is turned on end after meeting the teenage bard, Lysander Devonwilde, as she begins to discover the joy of friendship and risks opening her heart to another person for the first time.

Leona’s story is a classic Fantasy Adventure set in the world of Niar, and spanning much of the world (though not always the same locations as Niar Saga).


So, which story are YOU interested in? Feel free to ask clarifying questions in order to figure it out, and of course if you know someone who might read either story once its finished tell them to swing by too.

March Madness and the End of Lost Girls

Uncategorized | Posted by davidludwig
Mar 02 2012

Okay, page 18N of Lost Girls’ Society is now up and accessible via the Lost Girls’ Society main story page above or to the right, or from the Pages navigation to the right. I’m behind on the writing, don’t have the buffer I’d like, and it will be some time before all the art has filled in–but the story will be concluding soon for those of you who are here for it.

I know everyone’s busy and maybe not having time to weigh in on the polls (top right of every page), but I really do appreciate poll votes and comments as a form of engagement with the site. If you actually have an opinion that’s great, but even if you don’t there’s nothing wrong with ‘best guess’.

I’ve got a lot more I need to get done, so short post today. Looking ahead to this month we’ve got another ‘Timony Challenge, March Madness with Princes of Hell. If you write and want me to say good things about your writing at the end of the Challenge you should sign up. The Challenge will be bumping the Monday posts for this month to Tuesday–because I don’t have time to do both. Lost Girls’ Society will stick to its regular update schedule, so just the front page is affected.



Then it seems like there is some chance that I will be allowed into a “Big Eyes Small Mouth” role-playing group some time this year which will be nice to get back into role-playing. So here’s a sketch of my character if that comes together, Melody Fayth–the Songstress.

Ending a Busy Year

Uncategorized | Posted by davidludwig
Dec 30 2011

The new Lost Girls’ Society post has been up for a while now, you can check it out via the Pages navigation to the right or from the Lost Girls’ Society main page (above or to the right).

This post took a little longer because I wanted to bring you this artwork while it was still somewhat seasonal.

It was actually inspired by some snowman wrapping paper my mom used this year. It had three different snowmen in a repeating pattern with the words; Hope, Peace and Joy associated with each in sequence. I’d meant to do more holiday artwork for Lost Girls’ Society and just never got around to it, but this one seemed too good to miss. Hope wore a top hat and a star pendant, Peace a Santa Hat and an orb pendant, and Joy wore a straw hat with a heart pendant.

Of course you might be able to imagine that Nadine could make a pretty good elf, or Horera a reindeer. Also given their position in dreams anyway they could perhaps visit some bitter old soul and guide them back to the true spirit of the season–I’m thinking Nadine for Past, Horera for Present and Audrey for Yet-to-Come just in terms of the parts they could play well.

The year may be over, but the busy isn’t. Still, I’d like to take this time to thank you for spending some of your time supporting my work by reading this site. The New Year will see the end of Lost Girls’ Society and with any luck my first publication (in that order and possibly with considerable time between the two).

Happy Holidays from all of us here at (that is to say me, Marshintire and all the characters) and best wishes for the New Year!

Have Yourself a Little Friday

Uncategorized | Posted by davidludwig
Dec 02 2011

Sorry for the mess if you’ve noticed it, just kidding if you haven’t. November was a very busy month for me, but in spite of abstaining from my usual blog challenge activities I don’t seem to have finished the award winning Sci-Fi movie script I’d meant to get done… In fact the beginning went rough enough that I’m anticipating an even harsher editing process–though at least it’s finally picking up steam now that I’m getting into the character relationships that were my actual interest in writing the story.

Preliminary analysis? I probably have too much scene-setting in the beginning. Which makes sense, but is still hard to realize that opening with action isn’t necessarily a good hook if that action isn’t necessary to the story. Ah, the difference between “cool” and “worth-having-in-the-movie”…

The new Lost Girls’ Society Post (11H) is now up and accessible via the Pages Navigation to the right or the main Lost Girls’ Society story page. I realize I’m terribly behind on the images for the site, which is another thing I meant to get done in November but didn’t. I can promise there’ll be a front-page post when I get all of that sorted out.

Now on to the Polls; the last poll was about whether or not it would be worth delving into any of the Lost Girls’ individual stories in novel form. There was actually rather little interest expressed in getting Audrey’s story, virtually none in Nadine or Horera’s–and only barely enough for some sort of novel involving all three of them. Of course, Lost Girls’ Society is the shared story between the three of them–so I’m going to hold off on writing a novel of all three girls until we’re closer to the end of Lost Girls’ Society. Maybe your interest in seeing them together will be sated by then, as in all I do believe Lost Girls’ Society will be a very complete story.

In the event that it’s not I may have an additional Poll at that time to see what you are interested in for the ongoing adventures of the Lost Girls.

And now Marshintire's adorable concept sketch for the Plant Daemons.




Now, on the topic of getting back into blog challenges; Lady Antimony’s DivineHell begins on December 5–the last day for submissions to Fairies of Terra if you want your fairy to appear in Lost Girls’ Society. And note that Fairies of Terra is now linked from the Lost Girls’ Society main page for your convenience.


Anyway, my story about Lara finding her grandmother’s ring, and Lady Martel, seemed surprisingly well received… Unless Shazia and Antimony were just being nice by saying they wanted to read more. Either way, I’m moving forward with the idea that there’s actually interest in the story which was an unplanned sequel to a different story that I’d been thinking would sit on my back-burner for the foreseeable future.

So the plan is to tie my entries for DivineHell into Lara’s story when I post them next week. Similar to my Dark Hunters Trilogy into which readers were given windows by my first blog challenges with Lady Antimony, only unlike the Dark Hunters, this particular story will not be collected or explained on a neat story page like the Dark Hunters, I won’t even explicitly call attention to the name/initials of the story and maintain plausible deny-ability regarding the existence of this particular one.

Why? Because if and when it does finally reach its final form it will belong to a wholly different body of work than the rest of what I post on this site. And that’s all I’m saying on that.


Uncategorized | Posted by davidludwig
Nov 25 2011

The new Lost Girls’ Society post is now up and accessible via the Pages navigation to the right or the main story page, here the day after Thanksgiving. Hopefully it was a good one both for those who do and don’t observe it.

If you can, please take some time to check out Fairies of Terra, write your own original fey-character for Horera’s world and the top three will actually appear in Lost Girls’ Society.

And now just for fun I thought I’d share some Harry Potter/Lost Girls’ Society fan-art by me.

There’s a reason I prefer Marshintire’s art to my own, but I couldn’t resist paying a little homage to JK Rowling’s absolutely amazing books–especially since the girls themselves are in the right age range to really relate to Harry, his friends and his adventures.



Oh, and then just personally I can rarely resist an opportunity to categorize, organize or otherwise sort or identify things or characters. So especially with each of the three girls from Lost Girls’ Society best identifying with a different house I figured it’d be worth sorting the LGS characters into the houses, giving them scarves and a chance to represent.





I’ll admit I’m not totally satisified with all my work on these, but at the same time they’re just supposed to be fun anyway.


Until Monday…


Uncategorized | Posted by davidludwig
Nov 04 2011

Wow, completely spaced out on scheduling the new Lost Girls’ Society post for this morning. Sorry about that, it’s up now. On a related topic, those of you who follow my excursions into blog challenges may or may not be disappointed to find out I’m going to be sitting out of those for November at least. Too much stuff going on with my own work right now to be able to give such challenges the time and consideration I would want to.

Though for anyone interested in flexing their creative muscles here on my site, I’m going to be incorporating some opportunities to interact with the world of Lost Girls’ Society starting on Monday.

Otherwise my time is being filled with maintaining this site, writing and re-writing scripts for next year’s PAGE competition, writing and reading for my Childrens’ Institute of Literature correspondence course, volunteering with 2 (soon to be 3) different groups and of course still searching futilely for paid employment.

Interesting update on the polls on the site though; although the previous one about Audrey and current one about Nadine are intended to influence the course of Lost Girls’ Society, the majority have actually voted in both cases for no change. Of course this one isn’t over yet and the last one was close.

Until Monday then, have a good weekend, all!


Uncategorized | Posted by davidludwig
Oct 21 2011

Well not a lot to talk about today, the new Lost Girls’ Society post is up and accessible via the Pages navigation to the right or the main story page above or to the right. The volunteer positions I looked into are coming along nicely, which it’s very refreshing to have something go right for a change.

And as busy as I’ve been I know Marshintire’s been at least as busy, leading to a handful of Work-In-Progress images going up with the Lost Girls’ Society posts. These will be replaced with final images as she has time to complete them, though once they’re replaced they’re down forever–so you may want to stay caught up to actually see more of the process from Work-In-Progress to final image for Lost Girls’ Society.

It’s only a rough image for now, but thanks to my friend Stevie (aka The Glitterlady) for designing Nadine’s new outfit.

Otherwise remember you can scroll back for the Saturday postings of Kerri’s Creatures for my contribution’s to Lady Antimony’s Ghouls Galore challenge, fun seasonal reading and a character I never thought would get her full fifteen minutes in the spotlight (let alone a month of challenges perfectly suited to her story).

Ghouls Galore

Uncategorized | Posted by davidludwig
Oct 07 2011

The new Lost Girls’ Society post is up and accessible via Pages navigation to the right or from the Lost Girls’ Society main story page above (which also collects the Wednesday Flash Fictions from the settings). Also, tomorrow is the kick-off for Lady Antimony’s Ghouls Galore Challenge, so sign on now if you can participate!

Ghouls Galore is going to be the beginning of a new series for me. You’d think it’d be a good opportunity to run with the Dark Hunters theme from the Seven Sins/Seven Virtues and week 2 of Dice Games… But no, that’s not the direction my thoughts went on this one.

Instead I’ll be introducing you to Kerri’s Creatures–a young sorceress who lives alone with a menagerie of monsters. Though the monsters technically serve her, that doesn’t make it any easier to have any semblance of a normal life with them around.


Otherwise I’m behind on reading other peoples’ sites, behind on updating my Links page, and behind (very behind) on updating the Gallery for the site–but I am making good headway toward securing some volunteer work that’ll get me out of the house sometimes and I got to play D&D with some friends down in Olympia which was a very welcome change of pace. Basically things to do, and I will do them, but I appreciate your patience until they get done.

Things like the Lost Girls’ Society update schedule I’m going to stick to so long as the website is up–though it is worth noting that Marshintire is back in school now and obviously that takes priority over Lost Girls Society. Currently the plan is still to have her illustrate every entry, but some entries may go up with rough art holding the place for the final image depending on available time that week.

And in the spirit of the month and to show off Marshintire’s initial sketch of the Mantle of the Silver Moon (read 6A in Lost Girls’ Society) here is some hauntingly awesome artwork.

Recovering from Trip

Uncategorized | Posted by davidludwig
Sep 23 2011

So I was gone for what, three days delivering a couch to California? So why is it that here at the end of the following week I still feel behind by a day? I’m sure you’re just here for the Lost Girls’ Society update though, don’t worry that went up as planned. You can access it via the Pages navigation to the right or from the Lost Girls’ Society main story page.

I had planned to address recent blog awards today, but I’m afraid it’ll have to push to next Friday at which point it won’t be so recent anymore. But I guess that’s how it goes.

What I have gotten done is of course staying up to speed on Lost Girls’ Society, I got my first mail-in assignment for the Institute of Children’s Literature off to my instructor, and while I do still seem to be behind a day from my trip that’s better than still being behind 3 days.

Though I also have to admit that I’ve been playing D&D Online, and after seeing so many people running around playing the new Artificer class I finally caved and bought the class to try it myself. Stayed up a bit late with that…

Anyway, enjoy the weekend and spend some of it here if you have time! You can look forward to the conclusion of the Dice Games on Monday as well as the start of the 5th Thread in Lost Girls’ Society.

Ever want a better look at Audrey's spellbook? Don't use mine from Andromalus's flash.