Easily the dorkiest thing I've ever done.
I'm no stranger to world building; as an avid roleplayer it's something I do and engage with a lot. There is a fictional world that I've frequented in my daydreams for a just a little longer than anything else I've ever worked on... For actually as long as I can remember I've escaped into my own imagination to daydream about a world that eventually became so intricate I had to start writing it down; and that milestone was more than five years ago now. As one might imagine things have become pretty fleshed out and there are even some stories that I've begun to finalize. I figured it's time to share what I've created, but have struggled with how to do so.
That brings us to here: inspired by the Golden Age of Webcomics, I've decided to use the internet in it's very best way and release a weird thing that defies traditional mediums (maybe.) I've been calling it an "audio literary experience" which sounds quite wanky in the best way. I chose a character I created who is essentially a fictional parallel of myself to introduce us to the mystical lands I've been shaping since my childhood: Osuthine. Inspired by the wandering bards of history, Mae the minstrel has recently left behind the comforts of her walled city in the northern country Ahdva for the danger and adventure of the road. Though she was born and raised in Osuthine and steeped in it's history and lore (especially as a storyteller) she has never before left her homeland, and thus she is experiencing the world anew just as is the reader. It is my current goal that each journal entry will be accompanied by an original soundscape, piece of music, or some kind of combination, however at this point the project has the potential to do and be many things. The ideas just keep coming, so I don't want to pigeon myself by laying out some grand release plan. We'll simply say that it's something I'll be updating consistently going forward.
This is the kind of stuff that I create simply because I love and want to do it. If you like it and feel compelled to support me and my creative creations I finally feel comfortable sharing my Patreon page.
Anyways, enough rambling already.