Enter the brutal world of the God King:
- a lackadaisical king with limitless magical powers
- a useless resistance faction in the capital
- a young inept soldier thrust into a dangerous world
- a girl unknowingly destined to become a pirate queen
- and the lewd memoirs of Isaac the ferocious sea lover!
This is no half-baked high fantasy fan fiction. I promise there are no orcs, elves, fae, fairies, vampires, werewolves or rubbish like that. There might be a golem or two. I've tried to make this amusing. Hope you enjoy. - stevegummibears
Did you ever watch a foreign movie where Korean was spoken with a terrible accent? You didn’t enjoy watching that movie very much, did you? I feel your pain. I get the same impression when hearing ‘’Polish’’ spoken in various international TV productions. I realize foreign language nuances aren’t that important to many English speakers and I understand certain plot aspects need simplifying. Still, it shouldn’t be done at the expense of logic and common sense.
While there are TV shows centering on exolinguistics — the study of alien languages — it’s commonplace to hear aliens in a different galaxy speak flawless American English. For some strange reason, many aliens happen to be wearing makeup and high heels. It feels as though every civilization in the universe is a reflection of human society. The same applies to alternate reality Earths where language and cultural differences are almost never explored. There are TV series, such as ‘’Fringe,’’ which mention interdimensional language differences. In the alternate reality, Manhattan is spelled with one T. But that’s it. No mention of different words, accents and cultural customs.
‘’It’s too philosophical,’’ I hear you say. ‘’No one is going to watch a philosophical TV show.’’
I disagree. It’s time to stop underestimating the global audience. The quality of a particular TV show depends on the minds behind it. There’s a global market for TV productions covering philosophical angles. South Korean TV content is moving in that direction by fearlessly tackling difficult and sensitive subjects.
Imagine a TV series based on a seemingly predictable premise: a Western businessman dies and goes into the light. He reincarnates with memories intact and ends up in an alternate reality South Korea where magic is real. He wants to communicate with the world but all his new Korean parents can hear are screams. Worse yet, he is now a girl. He is socialized to be a South Korean woman while struggling to hold on to the Western identity. Will the blending of two identities cause the main character to lose his mind and become a serial killer? How will his language evolve? Is K-pop different in the other world? So many fascinating questions and plot twists to explore. I’m perfectly aware there are many TV shows about reincarnation and more comical aspects of identity change but I have yet to see a TV show delving into the depths of such a multicultural and multidimensional metamorphosis.
I’d gladly write the script myself but I lack the necessary scriptwriting experience and cultural awareness. I’m sure there is an industrious scriptwriter somewhere in South Korea who can turn the above idea into a global smash hit cleverly promoting the Korean culture in the process. The Korea Times is read by people from all walks of life, so it’s possible someone like that is going to come across my opinion piece. South Korea is a cultural superpower. Why not make the country’s cultural superpower status even more impressive?
A messenger of God was given a distress call, including the rest of the army to save the lives of people and the lost souls wandering around the world that is coming to chaos. The deceiver and his fallen angels are heading themselves off to battle against them. But what could they possibly conquer after what was written in the book and the Chosen One, who is about to be revealed...
I did not believe in God since my mother died when I was young.
Years later, when my daughter died after a car accident and miraculously came back to life again, I was so happy. However, my daughter told me she was in heaven when she was dead.
How would I explain to her that there was no God and it was her imagination?
Woe to those who dwell on earth.......
A desperate struggle for earth has begun as angel and demon fight tooth and nail for supremacy. The Archangel Michael is entrusted to lead Heaven's armies against the forces of darkness but victory proves to come at a devastating cost...
(Originally was for NaNoWriMo but is now being rewritten)
One day I simply found out I was sick but the doctors didn't know what was wrong with me, and then I looked everywhere to have some comfort, to feel home, safe from te storm that was coming to my life, but no matter how hard I tried I couldn't find me. And I felt lonely. So I decided to do something about it.
I put my body to dance freely as I used to do even before learning how to walk, I let my voice sing with the strenght of my heart once again, I dropped the boring books of college to read Musashi or King Arthur, and then out a sudden I saw myself trying to write a "soul song" - a song that is the essence of who you are. It seems that my soul has more of a writer rather than a musician.. And that's how this poem came to life. My efforts to find myself somewhere lead me to experience me living in different states.. All of them are within me, including you. You are me. And I am you.
I hope this poem may remind you that we are all connected in this never-ending story, so that you are never alone.. And maybe it will help you to find yourself as well. Enjoy the reading :)
PS - The poem is originally written in portuguese,which is my native language, so I am not sure if the translation is accurate. Please if you have suggestions on how I can improve it, I would be very thankful.
This book is a short explanation of the biblical roots and bases of the Catholic prayer "the Hail Mary" published by me on Wattpad
A Spectre is a ghost. Something which shouldn't exist and one day will vanish. But when a kid starts to learn about himself doing things which he never did, he questions himself - 'Who is the spectre here?'
Following the death of his father, the 2nd prince of Trindra Empire vanishes. 10 years later a young lad enters the Academy City of Trindra without any memories. As the lad tries to mingle with other fellow students, the tragedy of 10 years starts to unfold.
"Upon creation, the angel was only aware of a void; an endless and unrelenting darkness.
Then he heard the voice of God, a voice that was both masculine and feminine in its sound, reverberating deep in his celestial soul; awaking an unseen part of him."