Star Wars: Wow this is old!

Doodling mine and Erin’s characters from the Old Republic which is, of course, our new obsession. We are both Sith Inquisitors. Both of us came from the same place, both slaves and friends before the academy. Or as friendly as we could be while facing terrible conditions and being exploded by our master.

I came to the academy first, training for months under Lord Zash before she came and was given to me as my padawan. She is now my apprentice and has grown quickly through the ranks. We travel with another warrior, a cyborg named Tuneborg and his companion.

My character is the one with a face full of scars and short hair [foreground] her name is Meerit Dezrien, but she goes by Dez. And wanderingpulses’s character is in the background with the mouth scar. Her name is Zehui Azrael.

Let’s Talk About My Books

It has come to my attention recently, after a few of my close friends yelled at me, that people don’t know I’ve written books.

So I’m here to set the record straight. My name is Desdemona Wren and I have written 4 books; 2 novels & 2 novellas and I’m going to tell you a little bit about them.

First up, The Marjorie Diaz series: Marjorie Diaz’s Unfortunate Introduction to Magical High Society and Marjorie Diaz’s Unfortunate Introduction to Ancestral Politics & Foul Play.

The Marjorie Diaz series follows Marjorie Diaz, a 22 year-old Mexican American college student who manages to piss off some magical high royals and gets herself marked for death.

And while that seems like a very bad thing (TM), the story keeps cutting deeper and Marjorie discovers everyone has a secret, including her best friend.

This title is LGBT with acespec rep, lesbian rep, bisexual/pansexual rep, and transgender characters. There is also POC rep with Mexican American, Black American, Zimbabwean, and British Indian characters.

Next up, Bloom: A Monster Love Novella and Call Me Eli (my anthology piece).

Both of these books feature transgender characters in same-sex relationships.

Bloom: A Monster Love Novella is about Holly Juniper who falls for a nymph who comes through a portal in her barn. She gets more than she bargained for, when Nia helps her discover what she was truly meant to do.

Call Me Eli is about a transman who falls in love with a rock star when he shows up and hijacks Eli’s cab ride back from his impromptu concert at CosFest, a huge con he goes to with his best friend every year. It’s a Cinderella story, but with a fresh take. They’re adorable together and I’ll be rewriting their story when I get the rights back in August.

I have another few books I want to release this year: Nighthawks: A Monster Love Novella, A City of Glass and Sand, Marjorie 3, A Reverse Harem story, and The Incredible Origins of Suzie Q, Demon Hunter Extraordinaire.

To keep up with my books, what I’m up to, and get sneak peaks of my writing: sign up for my monthly newsletter on my website!

Some Old OCs

These are the OCs I never talk about ever.

First of all, here’s a blank one just in case anyone else wants to do it:

Full Name:
Gender and Sexuality:
Birthplace and Birthdate:
Guilty Pleasures:
What They Would Be Famous For:
What They Would Get Arrested For:
OC You Ship Them With:
OC Most Likely To Murder Them:
Favorite Movie/Book Genre:
Least Favorite Movie/Book Cliche:
Talents and/or Powers:
Why Someone Might Love Them:
Why Someone Might Hate Them:
How They Change:
Why You Love Them: 

Now, let the fun begin.

Full Name: P9G8-ET2-X119 or “P”
Gender and Sexuality: Female and ?
Pronouns: She/her
Ethnicity/Species: A mixture of things, mostly Indian/Caucasian / Human
Birthplace and Birthdate: The Sand. Unknown.
Guilty Pleasures: Magazines and old books
Phobias: The blood sickness, water
What They Would Be Famous For: Being one of the few medically trained personnel in The Sand.
What They Would Get Arrested For: Murder.
OC You Ship Them With: Willow and Jonas
OC Most Likely To Murder Them: Efeara Tact
Favorite Movie/Book Genre: They don’t have movies, but she likes old vampire novels.
Least Favorite Movie/Book Cliche: No movies.  Romance in vampire novels.
Talents and/or Powers: SPOILERS.
Why Someone Might Love Them: Determined, smart, medically inclined
Why Someone Might Hate Them: Hot-headed, scardy cat, constantly making bad decisions.
How They Change: She falls in love with Willow and then Jonas and she never thought that she would ever really be like that. She never thought of herself as the type of girl who went out and tried to find romance.  She honestly thought all she would do is die alone in the desert.
Why You Love Them: She’s headstrong and opinionated, but she’s also a hero.  Not the hero archtype, mind, but she’s willing to do what she needs to in order to save her city.

Full Name: Willow
Gender and Sexuality: Female and pansexual
Pronouns: she/her
Ethnicity/Species: Black/human
Birthplace and Birthdate: Unknown. Unknown.
Guilty Pleasures: She likes to talk in riddles.
Phobias: She’s afraid of being alone.
What They Would Be Famous For: Being so incredibly badass.
What They Would Get Arrested For: Murder.
OC You Ship Them With: Jonas and P
OC Most Likely To Murder Them: Efeara Tact
Favorite Movie/Book Genre: No movies, but she likes action novels
Least Favorite Movie/Book Cliche: No movies. She hates mysteries. She always guesses the ending.
Talents and/or Powers: She’s great at reading people.
Why Someone Might Love Them: Because she’s a catch, honestly.  Witty and mysterious and can kick your ass.
Why Someone Might Hate Them: Never says what she means, avoids conflict, hates change.
How They Change: She hates conflict, but when faced with the disaster that is P’s current life she gladly goes into harms way to face her demons.
Why You Love Them: Because she’s this fantastically mysterious character that is mysterious and can kick your ass, but she’s like “nah bruh, not today.  I’m just not feeling this conflict sitch.”

Full Name: Jonas
Gender and Sexuality: Male and polyamorus
Pronouns: He/him
Ethnicity/Species: Most closely related to Guatemalan or Hispanic and Caucasian / Human
Birthplace and Birthdate: Unknown. Unknown.
Guilty Pleasures: He really, really, really likes coffee.
Phobias: Blood, metal, fingernails
What They Would Be Famous For: For defeating a horrible enemy bent on world destruction.  Or you know, owning that one coffee shop.
What They Would Get Arrested For: Murder.
OC You Ship Them With: Willow and P.
OC Most Likely To Murder Them: Efeara Tact
Favorite Movie/Book Genre: No movies. Doesn’t read. He prefers old vehicle manuals.
Least Favorite Movie/Book Cliche: N/A
Talents and/or Powers: He’s got three nipples.
Why Someone Might Love Them: He’s sarcastic and witty and likes to push people’s buttons, but he’s very cute so he usually gets away with it.
Why Someone Might Hate Them: He’s kind of a dick.
How They Change: He kind of becomes less of a dick because he realizes that it’s not like cool.
Why You Love Them:  Because he’s an adorable puppy-eyed previous ball of fluff.  He’s strong and cool, but he’ll fall apart at the weirdest things.  He’s this tall tough guy, but he hates blood? I don’t know Jonas is my true love.

Out of City of Glass, moving on to these fuckers.

Full Name: Asher
Gender and Sexuality: Male and Straight
Pronouns: He/Him
Ethnicity/Species: White/Human
Birthplace and Birthdate: New York, NY. Unknown timeline.
Guilty Pleasures: Gossip magazines, good coffee, his underage roommate
Phobias: Sex, aliens, war
What They Would Be Famous For: Being a prisoner of war who has no idea that the war ended.
What They Would Get Arrested For: Having amnesia and trying to chase after a young girl in the streets of New York.
OC You Ship Them With: Calliophe 
OC Most Likely To Murder Them: Dude, I have no idea.
Favorite Movie/Book Genre: Doesn’t have time for movies. Or books.
Least Favorite Movie/Book Cliche: Does not apply.
Talents and/or Powers: He’s got perfect aim.
Why Someone Might Love Them: He’s very straight forward and just, he always does the right thing even if that means something bad for him.
Why Someone Might Hate Them: He’s got a very single-minded way of looking at things.
How They Change: He sleeps with an underage girl because he finally wants to do something for himself.  Kind of fucks up his life a little, but he doesn’t really regret it.
Why You Love Them: He’s my problematic little soldier.  

Full Name: Calliophe
Gender and Sexuality: Female and Straight
Pronouns: she/her
Ethnicity/Species: White/Unknown
Birthplace and Birthdate: Unknown/Unknown
Guilty Pleasures: Building bombs, mathematics, reading smut
Phobias: Bright lights, loud humming, snow
What They Would Be Famous For: Being a childhood genius.
What They Would Get Arrested For: Blowing someone or something up.
OC You Ship Them With: Asher.
OC Most Likely To Murder Them: Asher.
Favorite Movie/Book Genre: Pearl Harbor. Historical Fiction.
Least Favorite Movie/Book Cliche: Anything romantic.  Bosoms heaving.
Talents and/or Powers: She’s a genius.
Why Someone Might Love Them: She’s smart as hell, and very good at getting what she wants.
Why Someone Might Hate Them: She’s kind of naive and a total tease. 
How They Change: She lost her parents in a huge war and became this timid little thing that just allowed things to happen to her.  Asher was her fierce protector until he was taken by the enemy.  Then she became hard, at only 18 she became this hard woman who would cut a bitch if they got too close.  She came out of her shell and started this whole arc where she tried desperately to get Asher back.
Why You Love Them: She’s not human.

Out of these fuckers and into SWTOR

Full Name: Meerit Dezrien
Gender and Sexuality: Female and All the things, especially blondes.
Pronouns: My Lord, Sir, her, she
Ethnicity/Species: White/Human, force sensitive 
Birthplace and Birthdate: Alderaan and idk what the date was 
Guilty Pleasures: Killing Jedi by the hundreds.  Okay, so not really.  She’s evil, but she’s not without mercy.  
Phobias: Her Master Darth Zash. Her Families legacy. Cyborgs. Being deemed “too soft” to be Sith.
What They Would Be Famous For: Making the ground quake with The Force.  Being imprisoned for a few thousand years.
What They Would Get Arrested For: Capital crimes against humanity.
OC You Ship Them With: No, OC really.  Though she’s partial to @merrywanderer-inwonderland ‘s OC Karia as well as Phasma.
OC Most Likely To Murder Them: Definitely Zehui @wanderingpulse ‘s OC.
Favorite Movie/Book Genre: Definitely anything super romantic and mushy.  Romance all around.  Especially lesbian romance.
Least Favorite Movie/Book Cliche: She hates violent films.  And books about war and history.
Talents and/or Powers: Force sensitive, can shoot lightning, darksided
Why Someone Might Love Them: She’s sometimes merciful when the mood strikes.
Why Someone Might Hate Them: She’s a raging bitch and a murderer. 
How They Change: Her eyes change from green to red because she kills a lot of people.
Why You Love Them: She’s kind of old evil and it makes me a little bit happy.

Out of SWTOR and into POWER

Full Name: Ophelia Alexiel Sloan
Gender and Sexuality: Female and Straight
Pronouns: She/her
Ethnicity/Species: White/Human?
Birthplace and Birthdate: Greenwood, Illinois and April 1995
Guilty Pleasures: She’s crazy.
Phobias: The voices she hears, Gabriel
What They Would Be Famous For: For being crazy.
What They Would Get Arrested For: For screaming back the the voices.
OC You Ship Them With: Gabriel.
OC Most Likely To Murder Them: None.
Favorite Movie/Book Genre: EVERYTHING SHAKESPEARE.
Least Favorite Movie/Book Cliche: Shakespeare.
Talents and/or Powers: She can hear voices.
Why Someone Might Love Them: She’s very charming and polite.
Why Someone Might Hate Them: She’s also a killer.
How They Change: She really kind of goes on this downward spiral.  She wants to get rid of the voices in her head, but then she goes insane without them and it just kind of goes from there.
Why You Love Them: She’s totally batshit insane.

Full Name: Gabriel Hampton Stone
Gender and Sexuality: Male/Straight
Pronouns: He/him
Ethnicity/Species: White/Human?
Birthplace and Birthdate: Chicago, Illinois and September 1993
Guilty Pleasures: Cute girls who like to read
Phobias: fucking bugs
What They Would Be Famous For: Being murdered.
What They Would Get Arrested For: Nothing, he’s a saint.
OC You Ship Them With: None.  Keep Ophelia away from him.
OC Most Likely To Murder Them: OPHELIA PROBABLY.
Favorite Movie/Book Genre: He loves Zombie movies.  He loves books about architecture. 
Least Favorite Movie/Book Cliche: He hates romantic comedies, he thinks they’re overdone in movies and in literature.  But he does like a good romance, don’t get him wrong.
Talents and/or Powers: Unknown.
Why Someone Might Love Them: Because he’s a saint and has the cutest little grin.
Why Someone Might Hate Them: He’s too fucking nice.
How They Change: YOU’LL SEE.
Why You Love Them:  Because he’s precious, obviously.

Obi-Wan TBH: Obi-Wan has a family

Obi-Wan is sped in love airhead she exist trying to talk to the dirt everything barred talked to whim and then one she payment kissed him and he is like what payment night you just and she was like yeah dude ur like and you raised my kids dufres and he’s so d hi oviedo but Luke and Leia already call him flush and he just years up and he loves everyone and think that Hatake most mentioned everything easy eight in the world. H3 had gotten everything he had rb34 3wnted and do things would than ft in his way more not even the kpoolkook o-o man. He may have impregnated pkademe but Obi-Wan is the one who raised those thcild dfnjkl.

This is a his family.

Poetry: Mediocrity

There is no escape from mediocrity 
Look around, see the world for what it is
It’s eroded, broken, filled with doubt
Yet, there is always someone there
in the distance, smiling
But, in the end it’s empty; Absolute.

Look! Look and see
Time it ebbs and it flows
And history is just a repeat of a repeat of a repeat
Regardless of knowledge, regardless of intellect 
The pattern goes, goesgoes

It’s never-ending,
Is a never-ending thing
but you
Are not infinite
In ignorance, this is an absolute
By the passage of time
Where we believe ourselves immortal

But see
We; you & me, are nothing more than
Us; we, are less than insignificant
less than nothing.

There are no marks, 
No legacies left
        to leave behind 
And yet
Life continues on
Its ignorance unopposed
And there are people still glad,
Still happy every single day to be 
What they consider:

Are they; them & I living the same life
Are we part of the same existence?
Because all life does to me
Is it makes me feel as though I have failed
That, instead of being unborn, 
Instead of being nothing
I have been made to live
    & suffer
a life of mediocrity

I am not resigned to pretending
That there is something more than this
More than looking up and realizing
One day I will die
and leave behind nothing.
No matter how much I live
No matter how much time I am allotted 
by life, by god, by powers beyond comprehension
I; me & myself
Am no more, than insignificant.

Quick Dating Advice #2

If you are a murderer or serial killer someone using an online dating app such as Tumblr or Bumble, be sure to use a picture of an adorable animal to entice your pre-ahem-future mate.

You should avoid, if at all possible, using any of the following picture formats as it does not attract potential vict-ahem-mates, and they will swipe left.  Do not use obnoxious angles, pictures that are not representative of your true self, close up pictures, or blurry photographs.

All photographs should be in high resolution and taken by Beyonce’s personal photographer.  All images must be unique and organic.  Do not copy them from the internet.  Spare no expense.

Artists Need to be Discouraged

I believe artists need to be discouraged.  As someone who is a writer and has written several books, and has a huge passion for my craft, I think that’s the only way of creating worthwhile (not dime-a-dozen) artists.

That sounds absurd and wrong and it probably doesn’t work because trust me when I say I almost stopped writing altogether. But, I was one of those artists that did something more “practical”.  I got a degree in marketing and did things like computer science and learned languages. 

And you know what?  It made me better.  Doing this made me a better person, a better writer, someone capable of understanding what’s marketable and what isn’t.  Doing something “more practical” isn’t the death of art.  Often times, going to school for art becomes the death of your creativity.  I almost didn’t recover from my short time as an English major.

Because, if you think the people who say to do something “more practical” are the cruel ones, that’s nothing compared to hardened professors and hundreds of students that would see you fail so that they can succeed.  

Now, I’m not saying telling someone they’re never going to be an artist because they’re terrible and they’ll never amount to anything is okay.  I’m saying that, telling them to consider something more practical as a career could give them a different perspective.  

So if I tell people to consider something “more practical”, I’m literally telling them that it’s okay to have a passion for art and not major in your chosen craft..  It’s okay to choose something else instead of settling on what you think would make you the best.  Be true to yourself.  Choose art, or don’t.  Just, never stop creating.

After all, art will always find a way to survive.  Even in the face of ignorance and adversity.  It’s unstoppable.