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A Fantasy Realm Tale: The Final Quest – Behind the Scenes Part II

With the end of The Fantasy Realm, it is now time to lift the curtain and reveal what goes on backstage. The production of each show was fairly similar. It took me an average of three days to write the story, after I finalized the playlist, and I always had a rehearsal the Monday before… Continue reading A Fantasy Realm Tale: The Final Quest – Behind the Scenes Part II

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A Fantasy Realm Tale: The Final Quest – Behind the Scenes Part I

On Wednesday, January 23, the first episode of The Fantasy Realm aired, and it was titled, "The First Quest." It seems only fitting that it ends with "The Final Quest." The final episode really centers around two main ideas: the human imagination and the end of a hero's journey. I started thinking about the final… Continue reading A Fantasy Realm Tale: The Final Quest – Behind the Scenes Part I

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A Fantasy Realm Tale: Immortal Guardian – Behind the Scenes

This story is dedicated to a lifelong and dear friend of mine, as well as the co-writer of this story, Carolina. Thank you for being the inspiration behind this story and for throwing me into the depths of writing hell. My music taste is fairly eclectic within its genre, in that I enjoy all kinds… Continue reading A Fantasy Realm Tale: Immortal Guardian – Behind the Scenes

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A Fantasy Realm Tale: 1N TH3 CL0UD – Behind the Scenes

1N TH3 CL0UD began as a short story that gave me headaches, because I couldn't figure out what the story actually was. It ended as a concept that can easily fill the pages of a 5,000-page novel. The seed of this story was a small one: I wanted to write about video games, and I… Continue reading A Fantasy Realm Tale: 1N TH3 CL0UD – Behind the Scenes

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A Fantasy Realm Tale: A Murder at Moxie’s, 1922 – Behind the Scenes

Much to my surprise, this story turned out to be one of the tougher ones I've written for the show, but I still had a good time trying. Along with the other experimental stories like the zombie apocalpyse story, the contemporary (turned historical fiction) story, and the science fiction story, I really wanted to try… Continue reading A Fantasy Realm Tale: A Murder at Moxie’s, 1922 – Behind the Scenes

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A Fantasy Realm Tale: Woods of Whimsy – Behind the Scenes

In my most humblest opinion, fairies are the most under-rated and under-appreciated mythical creatures, at least when it comes to the most well-known mythical creatures. Vampires and werewolves had a long time in the spotlight. Then, the mermaid and unicorn craze came. Dragons are always a favorite, and even centaurs got their shining light in… Continue reading A Fantasy Realm Tale: Woods of Whimsy – Behind the Scenes

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A Fantasy Realm Tale: The Planet of Millenia – Behind the Scenes

Of the first nine episodes of the Fantasy Realm, "The Planet of Millenia" was the hardest, and yet it is one of my top favorites, right next to "A Pirate's Life." This story challenged my expectations, my writing impulses, my ability to write to long tracks, and my imposter syndrome. In the end, it became… Continue reading A Fantasy Realm Tale: The Planet of Millenia – Behind the Scenes

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A Fantasy Realm Tale: An Evening in Mayve – Behind the Scenes

The origin story behind this tale has many parts. I think I shall start with the most uninteresting part so that I may end with a most captivating ending. Our tale begins back in December when I started writing these tales. I only managed to write a few stories before the semester began, but it… Continue reading A Fantasy Realm Tale: An Evening in Mayve – Behind the Scenes

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A Fantasy Realm Tale: The Museum of Moving Paintings – Behind the Scenes

Did you know that I've been studying French for over a decade and studied French as one of my majors in college? And that I studied abroad in Paris for a semester? Well, you do now! Although it may seem I wrote this story to just show off my French skills, that's not at all… Continue reading A Fantasy Realm Tale: The Museum of Moving Paintings – Behind the Scenes

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A Fantasy Realm Tale: A Pirate’s Life – Behind the Scenes

When I decided to do this show, this is the story I desperately wanted to write first. However, it became the second story I wrote. The reason being I had no idea how I wanted to go about writing these stories. I wanted to write a random story first to see what process would work… Continue reading A Fantasy Realm Tale: A Pirate’s Life – Behind the Scenes