Friday, April 29, 2016

CafePress Expanded Designs: A jashykins Fan and F**k Andalite Pride

So this week I've decided not to release a new design, sorry if this has shocked you, but have decided to expand two old designs.

So if you liked the designs but couldn't find a product you wanted to buy, maybe this will satisfy you.

A Fateful Journey 7

Surrounding myself and Crayak were the leaders of the clan. Seitou, in his new Wildlcaw body, seemed to still possess the aura of his old one. He looked at us and then to the dragons surrounding him and giving him council in this meeting.

Kaliforna, a Tundra, was his second in command. While being a peaceful breed, I had heard she was the healer. Healers always had a hidden dark side since they had to decide which injuries were more important. Which fighters could win a battle and who could be sacrificed for the greater good.

Jash was there too, her Light eyes showing no signs of the Lightweaver's presence. Instead, a cold and calculating gaze that was on my side for the moment.

Too Great a Sacrifice (Max's Journal)

The afternoon was sunny and brought in some good Spring air. Off in the distance I could hear Cameron and SarahConnor have a mock battle. I guess that with Sarah being a machine she could last a long time.

The warriors, led by Elfangor, had recently come back from a battle with a clan from the Water Flight. A Beast clan had requested help and so Seitou had to oblige with his allies. I was impressed that a dragon would be so helpful and honest with who are supposed to be our enemies.

Chloe was cuddled up next to me as she wanted to relax from the battle. Even though she was now a machine herself, she seemed to like to imitate how she had been in life. According to Nazilla there would always be a constant struggle which would be worse in the beginning.

It was all my fault that my lover was now a machine, just like it was all my fault what had happened to my clan.

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Selene the Fighter Giveaway (Flight Rising)

Update: The giveaway is over. Thanks to everyone that participated. Maybe you were a member of Flight Rising and this giveaway made you a fan of my blog. Or maybe you're a fan of my blog who has suddenly learned about Flight Rising. If you're the latter, keep on the lookout for the next registration window.

If you are a member of Flight Rising and can't wait until my next giveaway to get dragons from me. You can always check out the Auction House and my Dragon Shop for dragons I'm selling.

I also do nest rentals and lend out my cauldron.

If you want to find out more about my clan feel free to check out my dragons' journals and the clan's facebook page.

Selene was my first parakeet and was extremely close to my heart. She was known as the escape artist as she broke out of her first cage multiple times. While at mom's old house she figured out, before her cagemate Kiwi, how to tell what a glass door was and be able to avoid them.

She was an awesome bird full of quirks and an amazing personality. Recently she passed away but she didn't so without a fight.

Selene survived two months more than she was expected to. Slowly she lost her ability to fly and the use of her legs, but not before she flew up to the sunroof. Her loss of movement didn't mean she wasn't able to move around as she was able to 'walk' by using her beak. She did not let her disability slow her down at all.

I would faithfully deshit her and force feed her (the latter with help from either my Dad or reverezner) three times a day.

At the very last moments of her life, as she was going through the second set of seizures of her final night, she turned to the phone (where revs was on speaker phone) and then to me with a smile on her face.

So this giveaway lets remember this fighter who can never be replaced.

In my quest to give back to my loyal blog readers, here's another giveaway. This time I'm giving away dragons (I know, shocking) from the site Flight Rising. Unlike Dragon Cave, you can't sign up at any time but have to wait for a registration window. Go to the HOME PAGE of Flight Rising to check when the next registration window is. Even if you can't make this giveaway, you can participate in a future one. I am jashykins on the site.

Now this giveaway is running a little differently than my Dragon Cave one due to how breeding is done on Flight Rising. The number of dragons I give away each time is dependent on how many eggs are produced in the 'giveaway nest'. I have selling my dragons in the Auction House and Exalting others as part of my income on the site. Losing a little here and there is fine, but doing constant giveaways is a no no.

This time I am giving away three dragons.

Below are listed the rules of this giveaway:

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Chronicles of Gaia: The Hunt

I breathed in the afternoon air. The air in Flowerland had a sweetness to it, just as it had an uncanny amount of humidity. To me it was one of the most unbearable places to be on Gaia. But duty, always, came before my personal needs.

"Anine," One of my two men that were with me, the other wasn't in sight at the moment, said. "It's been awhile, can't we hunt?"

Anine Etero, a name that was hated by the Council of Ant and their pawns the Snow Leopards. I had to stop myself from Avealing as the anger coursed through my blood. The lies they had told us had to be punished. The truth had to come out.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

The Horny Heart 12

-This is a Mature Story (if in content if not plot)
-It's a The Normal Heart Fic
-It's a Ned Weeks Fic

You can read it HERE

Monday, April 25, 2016

Culture (Yeaflon)

Yeaflon have built their culture on fostering the young as well as taking care of Yeaflon at any age. Knowledge is the key to understanding the universe and the species does not want to lose their edge. The young learn that knowledge is both important and interesting so that they will seek further education as they live their long lives.

Weekly Update 4/25/2016

For those of you who are stopping by my blog for the first time and/or don't have a lot of time to keep up with my blog, this is for you.

I will be posting on some of what I consider important stuff I have blogged about this week and updates on upcoming chapters of fics/projects.

I will be attempting to post these posts once a week every Sunday, but don't be surprised if I miss a week or two (hey, I sometimes have an actual life).

Shawn Ashmore: From Animorphs to Quantum Break Giveaway (Jash's Dragon Army)

Update: This giveaway is over. I want to thank everyone who participated here. If you can't wait until next giveaway you can go to the Dragon Cave Forums where people will trade and give away eggs.

If you would like to learn more about my dragon army you can go HERE. It is constantly evolving and I would love your input on how it is progressing so far.

While the giveaway is over, feel free to discuss Quantum Break and Shawn Ashmore's career. Oh, if you want to buy the game and help support this blog, merely buy the game via the ad on the bottom of this post.
I first saw Shawn Ashmore in the tv show adaptation of Animorphs. The show was an abomination to the Animorphs series and I like to pretend it doesn't exist most of the time (much like Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull). But I will allow mention of its existence when Ashmore is brought up.

I could've never guessed when I first saw him as Jake Berenson that he would eventually go on to do bigger and better things (better not being hard to do after the Animorphs tv show).

But go on to be Iceman in the X-Men series he did. That seems to be his biggest role to date. He was also in the show The Following as FBI Agent Mike Weston. A show that ended on a cliffhanger that I need resolved yesterday.

Recently Shawn Ashmore both voice acted and played the character of Jack Joyce in Quantum Break. He does an awesome job. Brooke Nevin (Rachel Berenson in the Animorphs tv show) is also in the game as Liam Burke's Wife.

Figuring my blog readers should get something that I can actually give away.

If you don't already have a Dragon Cave account, you can sign up for one if raising dragon eggs interests you. If you already have an account, pick an egg at will. If you don't have an account and don't want one, please share this with a friend that does.

Here are the eggs this time around:

Travels of Artictress: Jash of the Unova Region Entry #2 (White Version 2)

Entry #2: All Hail

Mistralton City is great, I guess, if you don't mind a constant stream of hail. Sometimes it's not hailing and I think the danger is all passed and just starts hailing again. Besides being annoying when I'm walking around, it also interferes in battles.

I'm having a good time and then...hail. Sometimes when that happens the only thing stopping the hail is my opponent Pokemon using a move to make it rain. It's a change of weather so I guess I shouldn't be too ungrateful.

'Too' being the key word here.

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Beth Wilder (Jash's Dragon Army)

Adopt one today!
This dragon has been named: Beth Wilder by me as no one decided to name her. She is so named because I realized this name wasn't taken and I wasn't going to risk losing the chance at getting it. Yes, she is named after the character from Quantum Break.

The bio I have planned for her is:

Friday, April 22, 2016

New CafePress Design: Something Up My Sleeve

For this week I have made the design I would've made last week if Selene hadn't passed away. This week's design has been put into Pets.

This week's design features one of the craziest parakeets ever:

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Inbetween: Akin to the Platypus 10

Fic Or Original: Fic

Fandom(s): Animorphs and The Avengers

Rating: T (as according to ffnet)

Characters In Chapter: Tobias, Bruce Banner, and Tony Stark

Relationships:Tobias/Bruce Banner

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

The Breaking of Rick Grimes

Many people have been up in arms about the cliffhanger at the end of The Walking Dead episode "Last Day on Earth", the Season 6 finale. Everyone had been waiting, and taking bets on, to see who would die by Negan's hand.

Negan's arrival was predicated all the way back in Season 5 and as the final episodes ticked down to his arrival, people were rightly excited.

Robert Kirkman and Scott Gimple gave the explanation that the reason the cliffhanger was there was because whoever Negan killed is the start of a new story. The current story had just finished and so they found it a good ending point.

Also Kirkman loves cliffhangers, but that's besides the point.

I agree with them on their reasoning and disagree with the people crying outrage. I admit the cliffhanger had to grow on me before I accepted it. It was such a good cliffhanger and, therefore, extremely painful.

The story that was told in the finale was one of the breaking of Rick Grimes. Rick goes from being sure of himself to a shell of a man in the course of this episode. I will follow Rick's journey of revelation from Alexandria all the way to Negan.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Max's Journal (Table of Contents)

I am Max and I am a spy in Seitou's clan. I am of the Shadow Flight and serve the Shadowbinder.

I have done a horrible thing in my past all because I thought I was doing good. I had left my former clan for a number of years and, upon going back, I was met with a vision of its destruction. I was also met with Chloe being murdered and so I went back in time, not that I consciously did it that first time. I then did everything in my power to make sure that she continued to live. During this time I realized my romantic feelings for her as well as helped her solve the mystery of her former lover's murder. By the time my vision came to pass, I realized that the destruction of my clan could be stopped by going back in time and allowing Chloe to die. Essentially killing her. I couldn't kill the woman I loved and so I allowed my entire clan to die for my love. It took awhile for what I did to finally sink in, and when it did I left Chloe without even saying good-bye. I started my life anew in Seitou's clan and found myself a perfect fit as a spy. When I heard Chloe had died I went to mourn her. I eventually found out that she had been killed and brought back to life for some sick experiment. I saved her, again, and now we are both happy in Seitou's clan.

Below are my journal entries:

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Travels of Artictress: Tobias of the Johto Region Entry #1 (HeartGold)

Entry #1 I Guess I'm Trusted

Hello, my name is Tobias and I live in the Johto Region of Pokemon World. I'm a boy who has never left his town of New Bark Town. So when I first went out of town it, just wow.

I know there is a whole world around me but because I can't leave town without a Pokemon, and I've been too embarrassed to ask anyone with a Pokemon to let me out, I haven't traveled far at all. Just stood on the farthest point I could and looked out.

So how did my first day out go?

Jash Reads: Mockingjay (Chapter 4)

I read Chapter 4 of Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins.

Jash Talks I EP 23 I The Virgin Dies Last

Omar, myself, Marty, and revrezner talk about cliches in fiction. What are our favorites? Our worse? We also talk about diversity.

Trust in Fear the Walking Dead

Season 2 of Fear the Walking Dead premiered and I comment on Alicia Clark's actions.

Sincerly Held Beliefs

I talk about the recent string of Anti-LGBTQ+  laws.

Animorphs Mania: Tobias' Last Name

Tobias doesn't have a canonical last name which leaves it up to the fans to decide on one.

The Walking Dead Season 6 Review

I talk about the sixth season in The Walking Dead tv series.

The Final Destination Review (Part 3)

The Final Destination has two unique plot points. Such a shame that they were put into the worst movie in the series.

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Trailer Review

I talk about the Rogue One trailer. It took great strength not to sing the Star Wars theme the entire time.

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Chloe (Table of Contents)

I am Chloe and I am a warrior in Seitou's clan. I am of the Shadow Flight and serve the Shadowbinder.

I have been told that my personality can be extremely jarring to some people. I have both an extremely caring side to me as well as an extremely selfish side. I can go between both in a flash of an eye. I don't always feel good about my selfish side, sometimes I really notice it, such was the case when Max rescued me with time travel and sacrificed our entire clan for me. That was when I realized how deep her love for me was. I had never guessed that this would be the outcome of such awesome power. I mean, really, who thinks those dark thoughts? She could rewind time and get into such awesome mischief. She used her time travel abilities to help me discover the mystery of who murdered my former lover. A lover I had taken as Max had left the clan for a number of years. I guess what she did caught up to her one day as one morning I woke up and she wasn't there anymore. After she left I was killed and resurrected for some experiment. Max returned in my darkest hour and rescued me, again.

Below are my journal entries:

Friday, April 15, 2016

New CafePress Design: Long Live the Queen

For this week I decided to pay my respects to the recently deceased Selene. This week's design has been put into Pets.

This week's design features the most awesome parakeet ever:

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Jash's Writing Tips: The LGBTQ+ Community 101

How to not offend people is really impossible to do. People comes from all walks of life, so what is inoffensive to one person is beyond redemption to someone else. So why make a part about not offending the LGBTQ+ community when writing?

Fact is that steps can be taken to make sure you're writing a character correctly so the only ones complaining will be those that like to complain about everything. Seriously, it seems that these days people get offended at nearly everything.

This is only an intro to writing LGBTQ+ characters as the topic is extremely complex. Especially as there are disagreements in the community itself. So if you think something should be discussed later, please tell me so I can write about it in a later part.

For those who are against the community, there is a section near the end for you. I try to keep these tips open ended but that's as much as I'll be covering on the anti-LGBTQ+ side of things. I just can't write about discriminating against the community so you'll have to look elsewhere.

A Fateful Journey 6

"I guess she is close enough to whom I originally meant to serve." Crayak said with a shrug as if it had no solid opinion on our current destination.

"Jash serves the Shadowbinder and we were friends." I told my lover. "At least she'll remember me, I hope, and let us into whatever clan she is in."

As it flapped its wing it let out a long sigh. I knew the plan wasn't perfect but it was a compromise that would keep Crayak happy, well happy as he seemed to be capable of being at any given time, and serving the Shadowbinder would also allow me not to give up too much of my morals.

A Terrible Threesome (Rey's Journal)

The alliance with the Beast clans had given me new sparring partners. New ways to practice so that during battle I would have a better chance. Also with the Beast clans, including the Harpy I was currently practicing with, there were areas that were safer.

Now we could sometimes fully focus on the battle instead of always focusing on getting there.

Practicing for the next battle, which was happening because TobiasFangor and Selene had seen a clan of Nature dragons moving off of their trade route, was able to distract me from my emotions.

Emotions that were important not to run away from, but I couldn't help myself.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Travels of Artictress: Jash of the Unova Region Entry #1 (White Version 2)

Entry #1: An Entrance Fit for a Pokestar

Hello, my name is Jash and I live in the Unova Region on Pokemon World. I am a boy. I know I live here and all but...Pokemon World? Really? That's the name that whoever named the world went with?

Anyways...I became a Pokemon Trainer because my mom kicked me out of the house. Oh sure that wasn't EXACTLY what happened but that's what it felt like. I'm in the house one day and out of my house the next.

Chronicles of Gaia Chapter 2: A Question of Morality

Past the training courses was the entrance to the main part of Native Lakes, though the guards were farther out to make sure that the village would have ample warning if there was any danger.

At the very end of the training fields was black grass to the left, right, and straight ahead. My class and I went straight and quickly came to the waterfalls. Even before I saw them I could hear the water and laughter coming from them.

To my right and left were waterfalls where Drethiveal that Avealed into water animals could rest. It was usual for Dreth to live in environments that the creatures they Avealed into could survive. But that wasn't always the case, hence the waterfalls were here.

"Ralph," A woman said, a Narwhal horn where her nose should be. "We have the weapons. Can you wait one moment, sir, we were expecting you a little later."

Friday, April 8, 2016

April 1'st 2016 Release (Jash's DragonArmy)

Get This Design HERE
On Dragon Cave on April first there was a new release. For a little bit it seemed as if the release was an April Fool's joke. Yeah, people, don't trust anything that happens on April 1'st without doing a lot of investigation first.

Everyone is trustworthy during the other times of the year. turned out that the joke was actually a new breed and was seen in the cave the following day.

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Mustafar's Journal (Table of Contents)

I am Mustafar and I am a spy in Seitou's clan. I am of the Shadow Flight and serve the Shadowbinder.

I don't know how useful this journal will be as I like to keep my life secret. The more you let out, the more weaknesses enemies can exploit. I am extremely good at sneaking up on people, a fact that Miasma is jealous of, and dragons sometimes don't realize for years that I was there with them. I decided that another department needed to be created. The Assassins Department was excellent for one with my abilities, but I didn't want to join as killing is always the easier solution. The crude answer for an untrained mind. Many are surprised that I found love with KyloRen and JaianaSolo due to our philosophical differences. Sometimes love isn't logical and I adore my two mates.

Below are my journal entries:

Friday, April 1, 2016

New CafePress Design: The Protector

For this week I decided to also give an update on Selene. She has become a little celebrity it seems. This week's design has been put into Pets.

This week's design features Loki, Selene's cagemate:

The Second Invasion 141: Jake Berenson: Faking Calm

-This is a Mature Story (if in content if not plot)
-It's an Animorphs/The Avengers fic
-It's a Jake Berenson fic

You can read it HERE

Inbetween: Akin to the Platypus 9

Fic Or Original: Fic

Fandom(s): Animorphs and The Avengers

Rating: T (as according to ffnet)

Characters In Chapter: Tobias and Bruce Banner

Relationships:Tobias/Bruce Banner

March 2016 Releases (Jash's Dragon Army)

On Dragon Cave in March there were some new releases. I am sorry about the long wait for another of this series and I hope you didn't think I would be giving this up forever. Actually...wouldn't blame you as I sort of thought I was quitting this.

I am changing up the format of this series to not ranking the best, but of purely giving an analysis of the new releases.