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J.S. Clingman

aka Fëalórin, A Child of God

Monarch of Natalia
  • I live in a Hobbit Hole in Middle-Earth (or Clingman Hall, Klingemann).
  • I was born on August 1
  • My occupation is trying to live Life to the Glory of God
  • I am a King of Narnia and a Prince of Heaven
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  • Hi there,

    So as I mentioned in a response to one of your discussion posts, here's the story sketch I've come up with for Bear the Flame. I f anyone else is reading this, you might not want to spoil the story (if there's really anything good to spoil.). So if you plan on playing Bear the Flame and you're not J.S., then you'd better not read this.

    Ok, so now the story. It takes place after the events of Ember's End, in the Mended Wood. Everything is perfect - well, until you find out that there's been a death (Heyward never found a way to ressurect people.). Yes, there are multiple story paths, so if you choose to be a farmer or something you'll only hear hints of what the heroes are up to, but I digress. 

    Anyways, in the hero path you deal with what the Pilgrim (still figuring out who he'll be) and his band have found on the outskirts of Natalia and Terralain. Yep, the world is much, much bigger than the rabbits ever imagined. Even bigger than Morbin or the wolves ever knew.

    So there will be a bunch of different new animal types to deal with. So far I have:

    -Racoons: Very nasty creatures that have their eyes on Natalia.

    -Moles: They rule an underground empire under Natalia. They're inventors, even smarter than Heyward. Unfortunately, they belive their machines are the answer to everything and even worship them.

    -Bears: Live in the most unexplored regions of the world. Not sure if I'll ever use them much.

    -Foxes: There will just be one. He's a troublemaker but will side with the rabbits eventually.

    Wolves will be back as well, in the final moments of the game. There will also be something called Curse, and I'll explain that later when I have more ideas on it.

    Well, there's the basic story of Bear the Flame. It's all subject to change, so feedback and ideas are extremely appreciated. Thank you!

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    • All right; I think I've figured out a backstory and character arc for Dawson. Please let me know if this will work! I've never done anything for a video game before, so I definitely could be doing something wrong; especially as I'm used to plotting for a novel. :)

      "Dawson is a young buck from the the Great Wood; he had survived the War for All Natalia as a member of a top-secret elite division of the army, and when the Mending came along, he'd settled down. However, in the middle of the night, First Warren is attacked and he can do nothing about it. He's compelled to tell a high-ranking enemy officer (a certain evil individual) vital information to save his family, but a certain evil individual kills his family anyway. (He would be betrothed around this time, btw—possibly to Harmony?)

      As the enemy takes over Natalia, he sets on a mission of revenge, looking out only for himself (as he's learned that having loved ones is certain to lead to hurt), but eventually creating a rebel band to take down the enemy by striking them at their heart (an assassination, perhaps, or a sudden, carefully-planned attack in their central stronghold to bring an end to them once and for all). He's led to believe that his betrothed is dead, but later on, he finds this isn't the case (somehow). He's filled with hope that maybe, just maybe he could love again. But then the enemy strikes again, and he's left with the choice to either save himself or his betrothed. He chooses himself, and abandons her to death.

      Unfortunately, his saving himself doesn't go very well. He ends up getting captured by the enemy, but isn't killed, thankfully, because his betrothed rescues him just in time (perhaps with the help of others?). Remorseful, he asks for her forgiveness, which she willingly gives him, which changes how he views life.

      He and his rebel band go ahead with their plan, and they finally instigate their attack on the central stronghold of the enemy. Dawson heads straight to the certain evil individual and finally has him at his mercy. Faced with death, the certain evil individual begs for forgiveness; Dawson almost kills him, but he remembers that moment when forgiveness was offered to him when he didn't deserve it. So he forgives the guy.

      His band's mission proves successful, and the enemy that resists is vanquished and the rest are given pardon.

      And they live happily ever after."



      I realize this is a pretty vague storyline—I think we'll figure it out in detail as we go along. Please feel free to tweak anything you'd like! I realize this might be an overly-dramatic storyline for a video game; please tell me if that will be an issue! I also assumed Dawson would be the protagonist. If I'm wrong please let me know. So just feel free to mention any questions, thoughts, additions, or ideas you may have. :)

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    • Thank you, this is great! Don't worry, I actually like dramatic video games, and I think there needs to be more of them. 

      First of all, as there will be multiple story paths I think we can use these ideas for the main or hero path. You actually were thinking along the same lines as me with Dawson being elite, I personally had him in the Forest Guard since that regiment is "the best of the best" (was it Emma who said that?) I dunno.

      In my opinion we should try to keep the opening sequences a little bit less... I don't know, eventful, perhaps. I don't remember if I already shared this (forgive me if I have) but the main villians, at least at this point, are racoons, who were once scavengers in a very distant land but have been united under Garten Longtreader, who is really one of the Corrupted. Yeah, it sounds wierd, but I'll try to fully explain later.

      If there is to be a big invasion part I'd like it to be near the end. I'd like to aim for a large game, not sure if that'll ever work lol. Oh, and the capitol has been moved to Newcity as of Ember's End, but you probably remember that. So maybe since there's already been a large-scale battle in First Warren we should have one in Newcity?

      I'm pretty sure I'd like Dawson's family... Long gone. He's hurt by the way they died in the reign of Morbin. 

      For the whole bethrothal thing, I'm not sure rabbits are bethrothed, that's a mideval thing, right? I'd perfer the player to choose what their feelings are towards certain characters, but subtly. For example, you can't just run up to some random doe and ask her to marry you. It would be like in the actual Ember books, where relationships build over time. For the hero path I'd use someone new or perhaps Heynah, and for a more relaxing path I'd use Harmony.

      Personally, as well as introducing 

      I've had an idea for a level (or whatever you want to call it) where the rabbits go back to Akolan.

      Anyways, great ideas so far!

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  • Hello!

    I was wondering, now that the main Green Ember series has come to a close, what would you think about our wiki having a more "neutral" background? By that I mean, would it be possible to do a background with the cover of The Green Ember rather than Ember Falls (speaking of which, I was thinking I'd reset the banner header soon)? We wouldn't have to do this, of course, if you and Kilmarnock were against it, but I just wondered if it would be possible. Your thoughts?

    Peony Bear the flame!Featured 18:54, April 21, 2020 (UTC)

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    • J.S. Clingman wrote:
      I finally finished the Wiki Background! Sorry for taking so long, I kind of forgot about it for a bit. XD Please tell me what you think. The middle is kind of sloppy because I knew it wouldn't be seen, but if there's something that just looks too weird, please let me know!

      In my opinion it looks amazing! Definitely better than what we had before.

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    • Thanks so much for the feedback, you two! :)

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  • Hey there! I was nosing around your profile and noticed some interesting things. I see you're a fellow fan of Tolkien's masterpieces (Then again, who's not?). I also see you profess Christ. Good to see another Christian on Fandom. 

    By the way, you mentioned in a post that you aren't really a gamer. Would you mind telling me why, as I'd like to try and make my games appeal to everyone, even non-gamers. Thanks!

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    • I'm glad you like fan fiction! I just have never been very good at theorizing and creating anything under the "fan" label (or otherwise doing anything else that normal fans like doing XD). So, I think it's pretty cool that you find it relatively easy.

      I'll be sure to message you if I come up with any ideas! :)

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    • Thanks a lot! I'm not too good at fan stuff, but I have come up with some cool ideas in the past, although I've never had the skills or resources to pull them off. 

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  • Hey! Its been awhile, 

    just came to say "hi" and to see how you've been. 

    also, heres a main reason, I'm pretty sure you expected this xzD

    HavE yOu reaD EmBeRs EnD?

    I also relize I kinda left you on hold, sorry for that xP

    I also finished Lord of the Rings

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    • Hey, DeathSongLover! I'm doing well, thank you! How about yourself? :)

      I am currently reading Ember's End. I'm being a little slow about it, too, as I've been occupying myself with other projects. Have you read it? ;)

      You're fine. ;) Congrats on finishing The Lord of the Rings!! As aforementioned, I've been occupying myself with projects other than books and so I haven't finished The Return of the King yet. *facepalm*

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    • I’m doing all right thanks. Has your area been hit by the coronavirus?

      Ah, I did the same for awhile before I realized I can’t do that and read the book and finished it with ease. I started to distract myself with Narnia but I found that my mind kept wandering back to Embers End. So that failed. What part have you reached?

      Thank you, it was amazing. Sometimes I find myself wandering back to the bookshelf and randomly opening the book to read sections of its. It is a truly fantastic tale. Return of the King has got to be my favorite one of the trilogy: I love the battle and new characters and the ending and.. yeah

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    • Hey, DeathSongLover: sorry for not getting back to you in a while--I've sort of been trying to finish Ember's End before I made another appearance here, which I've done successfully, I'm happy to say. (IT'S AMAZING!!!!)

      Yes, our state has been affected by COVID-19. Last I checked, we have just under 100 cases (or maybe that was under 100 deaths?), although the number is almost certainly higher now. How have you been affected by the whole virus pandemic thing? Being homeschooled, nothing much has changed, except the fact that we aren't able to attend orchestra practice or church.

      Interestingly (but not surprisingly) enough, Ember's End reminded me very much of The Return of the King. Ember's End has to be my favorite book out of the series. How about you? ;)

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  • A couple of the family trees are going to need some work for Ember's End; I won't go into specifics in case you're still reading, but when you're done I think we should talk it over. I tried experimenting with editing one and previewing it without saving, but I'm nowhere near as fluent with the format we've got for those as you are.

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    • Thanks for the info—I'll add them in!

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    • Done!

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  • Welp, Ember's End has shipped, and people are getting their copies. I'd say it's probably time to update the Spoilers2 template for Ember's End instead of Ember Rising.

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    • Speaking of updating, the Featured Media on the main page is still showing as last month's.

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    • Thanks for the reminder, Kilmarnock! Goodness, I'm almost disappointed Ember's End arrived so soon... I've been meaning to write the synopsis for TFF, among other things, and now we have a new book to take care of! Oh well, all worth it, I'm sure. I'll update the Featured Media, thanks!

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    • It did come up on us rather swiftly, it’s true.

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  • Hello J.S.!

    So, I've started a wiki for The Ravenwood Saga (Christian/Dark Fantasy/YA by Morgan L. Busse) and I'd love if you could give me any advice or explanations (especially) on how running a wiki works and what the different lingo means (e.g. ambiguous-something or rather XD). Anyway, I'd really appreciate it!

    Also, whenever I get it fully up and running, I'd love if ya'll'd be okay with perhaps affiliating with each other? No worries if you decide otherwise. 

    Thank you so much!

    ~ LuvGreenEmber (Kate) 

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    • I'm so sorry I haven't replied to this! It's been sitting in my inbox for months and I kept vowing to work on it. 😂

      If you could add the Ravenwood Saga to the template that would be fantastic! I'm hoping to get some other fans together to give the wiki a little more momentum as soon as I can.

      Thanks!

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    • Ok, will do! :)

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  • Hey, J.S.!

    Just wanted to check in with you, Celta-wise. First off, thank you so, so much for all your amazing feedback! You provide a perspective that's truly unique and thoughtful, and I'm so grateful to you for taking the time to read my little story. :)

    Second: so, as is obvious, I'm done with this draft. Yay! xD As you saw on the Hangout, I'm planning on starting to rewrite it in a few months, after I've made some progress on my TLK rewrite. The Hangout is still gonna be "running" even when I'm not writing, as I'll likely be dumping ideas and questions and such there. So feel free to stay on the Hangout or leave it. No pressure either way! I'll probably open for alphas for the next draft around late spring or early summer. If you're interested in being an alpha again, you can just let me know on the Hangout or, if it's all right with you, I could give you my email via a wiki chat. But again, absolutely no pressure to read; you did so much with this draft, so I totally understand if you'd rather not. And no pressure to answer immediately, either. I know you're busy right now; we've all got lives, after all, so don't worry about anything. ;)

    Again, I really appreciate all you've done to help me with this. Seriously, the next draft is going to be so much better thanks to you.

    I hope you had a Merry Christmas! :)

    Peony Bear the flame!Featured 23:47, January 6, 2020 (UTC)

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    • I signed the petition! I also made a post about it on YWW, my writing program. It's a great thing you're doing! :)

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    • Wonderful!

      Thanks so much! I figure that even if Amazon decides to disregard the petition, we can't say that we didn't do anything. And that is what makes me feel happy inside. That and the fact that there are apparently so many other LotR fans who feel exactly as I do regarding these issues. :)

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  • Hey J.S. do you think you could help me out with the Spoilers3 template I made for First Fowler/A Green Ember story books? It's serviceable, but it'd probably be good if we could make it a different color from the other Spoilers templates and see about getting the title text for First Fowler in there.

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  • So are we not going to add a new quote and image for November?

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