• Peyote Lake
  • Bighorns
  • Grizzly
  • White Anemone
  • Bleeding Heart
  • Purple Anemone
  • Bryce Canyon
  • Waterton
  • Foothills
  • Iceland
  • Red Sunset
  • White Tiger
  • Red Panda
  • Lightbeams
  • Orange Fungi
  • Grapes
  • Daenan
  • Arlayn
  • Stream
  • Alindar

Monthly archives: September, 2014

Chapter One

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I’ve run into a roadblock with reposting the member-only content.

This version of Incyanity is being built using Joomla. Joomla has built-in user registration and permissions settings, which is great! It has built-in syndication feeds, which is also great!

Alas, apparently these two things don’t get along. Since I don’t use user registration or permissions on my other two websites, this is my first time monkeying around with it in Joomla, and either I’ve found a bug OR things are “working as intended” which (if that’s the case) to me is just really stupid.

I posted a protected “test” article, and from the website front end, everything works as it should: visitors who aren’t logged in get an error message, etc. But in the Atom and RSS feeds for HOTE?… The whole freaking article shows up! Dumb, dumb, dumb.

Or I did something wrong and have no idea what. That could be it, too! No help has been forthcoming yet from the Joomla forum so I may have to go searching for a solution elsewhere… But in the meantime, that’s why nothing else has reappeared just yet. I’ll be working on public-only content until that issue is resolved.


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Incyanity has been neglected for a long time. :) Too long, in fact!

The rebuild has begun. I’ve wiped out all prior member accounts, historical blog entries, comments, articles, everything. I’m going to be picky about what I repost, as I need to be able to focus my energy so that I’ll actually be able to create new content rather than being bogged down all the time in trying to make the website work.

For now, only a few public articles are available under Heart of the Empire as well as a few other general pages. The member-only content will return soon. If clicking a menu item doesn’t result in actually going to a new page, it’s because the content hasn’t been restored yet.


My writing is often inspired by music, and Heart of the Empire is no exception. These pieces fit with certain themes, characters, scenes, etc, making them an unofficial soundtrack for HOTE!

Character Meme

This character meme was a fun way to explore other aspects of my characters! Caution: Although the answers overall are non-canon, there is some discussion below which would be mild spoilers for several aspects of Heart of the Empire.

Choose twelve of your original characters, in no particular order. Then, answer the questions that follow, but don’t look at the questions before you pick the characters!

About Heart of the Empire

On the day of reckoning, when the wings of Drakiru fall and a purple feather seeks solitude at the cascade, a great light fills the sky and all the winds above expire.

Revolution has recently touched the face of the ardrakin empire and much is changing. Unrest plagues the Dragon temple and the royal court. Who is friend and who is foe? Daenan, a young empress, isn’t sure. Zai’al just wants to erase the damage of the past. Veovis sees a glorious future for them all. But always the prophecy looms, speaking of a great tragedy to befall the people. Many wonder: When, if at all, will it come to pass?

Elsewhere in the galaxy, Arlayn, a young eruos female, finds herself supporting a war she despises. Her outspokenness results in punishment: she is given to Enaar, a scientist who experiments on her. The damage goes deep, and when Arlayn begins having visions of events that have yet to happen and can recall memories of places she has never been, she finds herself drawn irresistibly into the war, pushed to discover what the change she has experienced means and how it ties horribly to the ardrakin prophecy.

Genre: Galactic Fantasy
Warnings: Mature Language, Situations, and Sexual Content
Status: Work-in-progress (in redevelopment)