The Eighth Dead

The Eighth Dead is a project for a short story in three parts that I have decided to try to work on over the course of the next few days. It is based on a script for a hypothetical movie that I wrote last year during a class on script writing. The story itself is something I’ve had in mind for a few years now but, regretfully, I never had the motivation or time or energy to turn it into what I wanted it to become: a short story. At least not until that class last year. It now exists in the form of a script in French, therefore, the broad outline of the story is defined and all that is left for me is to (successfully) turn it into a short story.

It is the story of Jackson Parker, an ex private eye, or private investigator, turned cop (sort of the opposite of the usual “noire” novella) who arrives in Louieville, a small town in the south of the United States, to start his new job and is faced with a series of mysterious murders. The whole “ambiance” is supposed to reflect the early 30s-40s and perhaps 50s, and that “noire” characteristic of movies set in that time period.

I will try to post one part very two days (the key word is ‘try’) for two reasons: one, it will allow you, readers, to be able to read it without having too much time between each part, therefore making it more clear for you. And, secondly, it will give me time to work on it a little more than one part a day (especially considering what I have programmed for myself in the next few days and that each part will be much longer than a poem), while at the same time being a challenge towards myself (idem). Finally, it will make it easier to publish for me (really long pieces always seem to have some kind of issue) and it makes work on a longer and different project while keeping a writing schedule (or at least try).

I will do my best to make this small – albeit important to me – project as entertaining and high in quality as I can. I am starting the actual writing tomorrow, thus the first of the three parts should be published around Saturday (or something). That is all I wanted to say, this post is both a means to catch your attention and to ‘force’ myself to actually do the work by binding my word to it. And, who knows, perhaps it will motivate me to work on all those other shorter writing I have had int he back of my mind for some time now…

So, yeah, we will see how it goes. That’s all folks! See you all later.

PS: Perhaps one day I will make the original script, in French or/and translated, available. Perhaps.


Why do you follow me?

I know that this might be another message in a bottle and that it might take years, if not centuries, for it to reach civilization but I have been wondering for a while now, marvelling at the fact that so many people (more than two hundred to this day) have decided to follow this website, and I would like to know:

Why do you follow me?

What has piqued your interest? Fueled your curiosity?

What made you click on my posts and what did you think of them?

I would really like to know all this, I am really, truly, genuinely curious to know the reasons that have made you want to know or to see more!

Also, is there anything else you would like to see here, something I have not done yet or something you would like me to explore again?

Or do you have any question you would like to ask me? Something you are itching to know or to discover about me, my works or this website?

Don’t hesitate, ask away, I will be glad to answer all of them! (Very happy and proud too!)

I don’t know, I am curious and I wanted to take the time to get to know you, whoever you might be, better and perhaps to understand what makes me, me, what make you, you, and why you enjoy what I do…

Thank you for the time you have given me these past months and years, see you soon! ;)

Back in slack

Just a short post to tell you I am back after a week of absence.

Went to see some friends and to make the most of my last week of holidays this past week and just came back.

T’was awesome, 10/10 will do again!

Anyways, I haven’t been slacking (well, not completely either), I haven’t written a lot (I haven’t posted anything, that’s for sure!) but I’ve been thinking and writing down ideas and getting quite inspired so that I could come back with new material.

I well get back to the usual work tomorrow, it begins with a new part for Tales of Ore the remake, the third one if my memory is not failing me. (edit: um, actually! it’s the fouth one, you idiot… ._.)

And then, well, whatever comes to me or whatever I go to, you’ll see (I will too), but I hope you will enjoy just as much as I do!

So, yeah, I’m back and ready to rock write! \o/

PS: Oh! By the way, I have one or two side projects that are one the way too! Nothing to big or worthy to get hyped about but be on the look out, they should pop up sometime!

My current mood right now.

I’ve been listening to Tom Rosenthal a lot recently and I think I’m falling in love with his music even more. I really adore the way he treats the themes of his songs in the lyrics, in the way he sings and in the clips that go with them. It’s at the same time quite generic (lot of love-centered themes) and completely original, at least to me, and I love it. I just can’t get enough of his universe! :D

That reminds me -no idea why but here you go anyway- of something I wanted to talk about a little. The subjectivity of enjoyment. Relax, it’s not that complicated (I hope so, at least).

What I mean by that is the fact that each person has things they enjoy and things they don’t, like tastes, types of music, genres of movies or books, et caetera, et caetera… and that these things are proper to each individual (some interests/likes are common to a majority but not all). It’s really fascinating to think that every human on this earth has a different set of likes and dislikes. But what fascinates me even more is how we start to like things, the process that goes into becoming a ‘fan’ of something.

There are different ways that this can happen, there are different factors that come into play to like or dislike something (I take myself as an example as well as what other people told me, no real scientific process here, no real study, just thought process), I think I can number three or four here.

The first one is your innate taste, the thing that helps you decide if you like, dislike, enjoy or completely utterly absolutely hate something, which probably comes from your childhood, what you associate with good times, good feelings. I don’t really know but to give you an example, take the first cartoons you watched when you were a child, don’t you still love them? I know I just can’t help being marvelled each time I watch an episode of those old Scooby-Doo versions, I loved it in my child hood and I think it has shaped my sense of like and dislike today. If I am asked if I like Scooby-Doo I instantly know that “YES, YES I DOO!” (see what I did there?). That means I would watch any movie made on that franchise at least once without even caring if it was good or not. Usually that’s also what happens when I listen to music, -which is the point I sort of wanted to make- I very quickly know if I like or not a specific song I’m listening to.

The second one is the ‘long way around’. Mostly when you (or, more correctly, when I) discover something new (a song, a movie, a new style…) and you can’t say if you like or dislike it immediately. It’s like coffee I hear, the first time is horrible and then, as you keep drinking it, you start to like it. That happens with movies or songs or other things, but let’s take songs as an example. Let’s say, specifically, the song A Horse With No Name. I listened to it for the first time quite some time ago, almost a year now I believe, and after listening to it once I was pleasantly surprised, it was quite nice, but nothing much more than that. Then, over time, I decided to listen to it again, and as I did I began to know it better, to understand the lyrics, to form a picture of the scene in my head and I started to like it more and more. That has happened with a few others, thought I don’t have any titles in mind, with some movies too or even with some books or parts of books.

Then there’s also the environmental factor, as I like to call it. By that I mean the mood you’re in when you watch a movie, listen to a song or read a book, or even talk to somebody, but also the things that happened in your day, what you’re thinking about at that moment, the people you are with. Basically anything happening around or inside you. this plays a lot on whether you end up liking or disliking something. Like a song you enjoy so much because you have had the chance to see it live and it made the whole experience so much more awesome or a movie you got to see exactly when the time was right (like Star Wars VII after waiting for so long for example) and you were smiling and dancing and running all over like a little kid at that moment… (No, that definitely wasn’t from personal experience I swear…). Or that song you like/dislike at first because you saw a remix in a movie and then you hear that same song or the original version somewhere else and you completely change you point of view.

The fourth one is a bit more minor I think, but I believe it remains important anyway. That would be the novelty of the thing you are watching/reading/listening to, to you. If it is entirely new and fresh to you mind you might fall in love with it or hate it but the effect/decision will be a lot definite and influential than if you already have something to compare to it. There are a lot of examples with movies which are remakes/adaptations/reboots/copies/etc. of other, older, creations and that you, as a person that is knowledgeable about the source material, don’t enjoy but that, to your great aberration, younger generations or people who discover this style of thing end up loving. Just know that by discovering something new, it makes the whole experience a lot more interesting. Which is why some people wish they could rediscover things anew to feel what they have felt the first time once more. That’s also why, nowadays, going to the moon is not as exciting as it was to our parents/grandparents because to us, now, it seems almost normal… It all depends on the previous references one has (like me for example, who has a lot of internet references that I can’t share with my family or many of my friend. It is extremely frustrating at time, just know this!)

And then there is the association of one or more of these things, like when you find an association between a great song (you knew or not) and something you love since your childhood, or you discover a new detail on the internet that makes you love a movie/a song/a character differently (a lot more, a lot less) like (and you may scream, horrified, at this but I don’t care) myself when I read the whole theories people post about Harry Potter lore based on a few words on a page in one of the books, or the songs the fans made about the universe. It just makes the source material even better in my mind. The most fulfilling thing in life is when this kind of thing happens to you and you realize you’ve just discovered it on your own (and then you’re “sooooooo Xcited, omgomgomg you have to shrae ti wthi erybody on Tumblr!!!” [no, no link to actual event of my life, I told you already…]) and then you can’t stop being excited.

So yeah, liking and disliking, to me, and as complicated and difficult to understand as it may have been, is a bit like that. If I had to give you a last, perfect, example of all this, it would be this video of Halo, which simultaneously made me fall in love with Halo, its universe and characters, the awesome music and T.S. Elliot and his poem, The Hollow Men in an instant. I had barely finished watching the video that I was already grinning like a madman, deciding to watch the entire play-through of each game, to immerse myself in its universe, its lore for days/weeks/months, to listen to the music over and over again and to read Elliot’s poem which would later become one of my favorites and also a great source of inspiration to me, both for my stories and my poetry. This is what I call falling in love.

Okay, here goes nothing. I hope you understand what I meant or even what I wrote. If you do, awesome! And if you don’t then sorry, I’m bad at these kinds of things, it’s hard to take time to write when I’m excited like this…


Wow! :D

We have officially crossed another milestone on Tales of Ore today!

The number of followers has exceeded 100, as of this post, and is now at one hundred and one!

I cannot do anything else than say that I am really impressed and proud at this achievement and a massive thank you to all the people who follow this blog!

Thank you very much, it really means a lot to me to know that you enjoy reading what I write! :D

So, yeah, thank you, every single one of you dear readers and followers!

And now, to celebrate this event :




Update and news

First of all I wanted to thank you, dear readers, for taking the time to, well, read and like my writings. It makes me so happy and proud to know that you enjoy reading what I create!

Also, I wanted to thank everyone who is following this blog, the counter has now gone past 70 followers! Can you imagine that?! We’re at 71 followers now, it’s so awesome! Thank you all! :D

And finally I wanted to quickly celebrate passing the 400th post on Tales of Ore! Would I dare…, a short poem I wrote a few days ago, was the official post number 400 (we’re now at 403) and I am so happy and very proud of myself for this achievement! I was already surprised when I reached my 100th post, I didn’t believe I could go as far as 200 when I reached that level nor 300 before I made it there. And now I’ve created 400 posts… Wow, just wow…

Now, I know all of them aren’t worth the same, some are useless while some are really nice to read, but this is still and impressive feat I didn’t believe I would be able to achieve when I first started Tales of Ore. My goal was to post everyday, whatever it was, a story, a poem or just a small summary of my day, it didn’t matter as long as I was writing. But now I feel like I have reached a new level where I am writing everyday and I am able to create content that has a bit more quality… Anyways, I’m not going to spend hours talking about that, I’ll marvel on my own later, but I just wanted celebrate this.

WOOHOO! 400 posts! :D

Now, onto the announcements! I have two for you guys, not huge things but quite cool I hope!

I have been trying to start working on Echoes of Power again but I find myself stuck at chapter 112, I can’t decide how the scene will evolve and it is annoying because it prevents me from continuing the story… I am thinking about it and working on it however so I should have a solution soon, just need a good idea about how to solve my problem.I do have a few hunches but nothing solid for the moment. So, yeah, EoP should be back soon if everything goes well! ;)

Also, second amazing announcement, I have been thinking for a while now what to do with the content I write in French (because I am French, remember.). Should I create a separate blog or post it on this one? And if I post it on this one, do I post everything together or to I separate? In the end I have decided to post it here, so you should see some things in French appearing soon, though I will differentiate them (I’ll probably add a comment to tell you if it’s in French or in English so that you won’t be confused). But don’t be surprised, I will be posting French poetry (at least) here soon.

I have already begun adapting the main page and the top menu to this, putting the buttons both in English and in French. I won’t be translating everything (I don’t want to and it wouldn’t be very useful anyway) but some things will be in both languages while some remain in one or the other. I’m really excited about that because there is so much I have been working on in French and with which I couldn’t do anything… Now I will be able to share it too! (I think that I will probably begin by posting poems and the chapters of Tales of Ore that I have written in French.)

All right, this is all I had to tell you. Thanks for taking the time to read what I write and for passing by from time to time!

I will see you guys soon! ;)

Holidays blablabla

Yeah, I’ve been gone on holiday the past week. That’s the reason for the lack of posts, if ever you were wondering. I went back home and I was so not motivated to write while I was over there, I mostly watched videos online, read mangas and played League of Legends. I had quite a good time! :D

But now I’m back, free to write (well, I’ve got less time to do it but more motivation so I think it’ll be okay) and inspired to do so! Part 105 of Echoes of Power will be out this evening normally, if everything goes right. I say that because I know what I want to write but I’m not sure how to do it exactly, after reaching this part of the story things get a bit more complicated and I don’t want to screw everything up. So please, don’t hate on me if I take some time to do things right! Pretty please!

Also I have a few other projects on the way, I don’t know if they will ever be ready enough for me to publish them but I just wanted to tell you that I am working on my other stories and slowly but surely (very slowly though), I’m advancing. I have a lot inspiration lately, and a bit of motivation, so things should move forward a bit faster on that side!

Oh, and when I said I didn’t write anything during the holidays, I sort of lied. I started a new story which I publish on Movellas for the moment. I already posted the chapters of Echoes of Power there, though you guys who come here have the story five chapters in advance compared to Movellas readers. You’re at 105 (well today you will be) when they are only at chapter 100. Or Part 100, whatever you prefer.

I also started posting poems over there, though, again, you already have all of them here, nothing exclusive on that side either. The new thing is the other story I’ve begun which I only post over there for the moment. It’s call Inkling and it’s somewhat inspired by the movie Goosebumps. I’ve had an idea about a story when I saw it. It’s not a fan fiction but it should follow a very similar plot at the beginning and the diverge a bit. I’m just saying that because I don’t want people to tell me I’ve copied the movie. Yes, it’s sort of a retelling of it but then I’m adding my own universe to it.

You can find my Movellas profile here if you want to go take a look! :)

So yeah, things are getting back on track here, don’t worry

I hope you’ll enjoy reading what I have in store for you!

That’s all!

I’ll see you later, have a nice day people!

PS : also, nightcore is cool. I’ve been listening to ‘nightcored’ song and I have to admit I like it. :P

Hundreth chapter of Echoes of Power

Well, there we go!

We are officially at one hundred part of Echoes of Power published on Tales of Ore, hurray!

It has been so long since I started working on this story, almost one year and a half, and almost nine months since I have begun posting it on Tales of Ore. Already nine months. Wow.

I don’t know if this should be considered as a huge accomplishment but I do consider it that way, for me it is much more than what I thought I would achieve when I started. My project was to get to the end of this story, which still has a long way to go before reaching it, but I never thought I would get this far. Wow. This is awesome! I almost can’t believe it.

I don’t really know what to say other than that… I’m really happy but I have trouble believing I really did this.

One hundred parts. Each at least 500 words… This means more than 50 000 words written for Echoes of Power… Almost unbelievable.

I really hope you have enjoyed the ride so far as much as I have. It really was awesome writing all of this, even if I know it isn’t as perfect as I hoped it would be (so much bad things and flaws in my writing) but it is as it is and for the time being I have to do with what I have. One day I will rewrite this whole story to make it better but right now I am really happy to be able to write it, and share it, in its first version. It’s really awesome to be able to achieve something like this!

Now, about the story itself.

I am conscious that it might not have been very interesting until now, that is somehow the impression I have of my writing, despite me trying to really make it worth reading. But this chapter, Part 100, marks a very important turning point in the story, you’ll see why in the next few ones. This could somehow mark the end of the first season of Echoes of Power.

This is therefore normally supposed to be where the story picks up and becomes really interesting! Yeah, I know, after 50 000 words written it’s a bit late to start making things interesting, but this is how I wanted to tell this story and I hope you do enjoy it that way.

I don’t really know how I will fare from now on, all I hope is that I can go as far as I want with this and that I can make this as great and awesome as I hope to!

I think that is all I have to say for the moment… I can’t really think of anything else… and I’m really tired… time to go to sleep I think…

So yeah, thank you for reading, I hope you enjoyed yourselves and I will see you very soon for the next part of the story!

Have a great evening and enjoy! ;)


Hey guys!

Just a little update I had to do, so here are a few things.

First of all, I just hit 50 followers on Tales of Ore today! (Well fifty-one actually as of this afternoon but seriously, who cares?) And I wanted to thank all of you for the time you take to read and like my works! Thank you for the follows, it’s really awesome to know that other people enjoy what I create! It makes me so happy and proud! :D So again, thank you guys a lot, all of you who come here and take time to show me that you enjoy what I do! But also to all of you who come and go secretly like masked heroes. A huge thank you to all of you, you are awesome!!!

Oh and, for the occasion, here is a drawing I made myself! (You can tell by the quality and the details of the work…)

thank you

Yep. Let’s just forget that and awkwardly move on now…

So yeah, 50 subscribers to this site, hurray! :D (I’m so happy!)

Also, as you may or may not have noticed, I have published part number 92 of Echoes of Power just a few minutes ago, as promised yesterday. AND I am working on number 93 which should be uploaded a bit later but before tomorrow. Awesome isn’t it?!

Anyways, I really am glad to know that you enjoy what I do! Well at least some of it.

But what I would like to know is, what do you enjoy the most exactly? Why do you come here? Is it for the poems? The other things I write? The stories like Echoes of Power? Or do you just end up here by accident? Don’t hesitate to tell me, I’d really like to know what you really enjoy here! :) (Though I think I do have a pretty good idea from the likes some of my posts get.)

Again, THANK YOU for everything people and see you very soon for more! (I need MOAR!)

Welcome to life.

I feel crazy. I’m excited, elated, unable to rest, focus nor calm down. Ideas, so many ideas. Or, more seriously, flashes, bribes, pieces of ideas, coming, going, dancing all around me, toying with me, my emotions and my memory. I have beginnings, ends and a thousand romances in between my fingers but none of them can I write down because of this unstable state of mind. Jumping from Ore to Alexandre then to the one with the magic ink writer back to the Halfling and so on and so forth. every moment of every second! I want to make something out of this, out of these ideas. Something good, something great, I want to write, to tell my stories, but I can’t… not until I settle down and make a choice, decide, choose, set the course and follow a single path. So many possibilities. Exhilerating, annoying, awesome feeling but frustrating. With ifs I could rebuild the world from scratch. But that’s not what I wanna do, I want to build my world from scratch. I want to, I need to, I have to, I will. But how? When? Soon. Perhaps. I hope. I can’t decide. I can’t write if I can’t decide. I have to write. Damn it!


So this is something that I wrote an evening, a few days ago, as I was trying to write something but couldn’t manage for my life to write down anything I had in mind. I just went with the feeling and let the pen do what it had to, I let my hand guide itself and came up with this rant. I don’t know why but tonight a song reminded me of this rant and the feeling I had in my heart while I was writing it. I have such amazing stories to write, such great ideas I don’t manage to make the most of… It’s extremely frustrating! You can’t even imagine! Or perhaps you can, I don’t know… But I the worst is that I realized that this doesn’t only apply to my writing, it also happens in the rest of my life too!I’m not someone who can manage to get motivated without any reason or to be serious and dedicated in doing things.

‘I have beginnings, ends and a thousand romances in between my fingers but none of them can I write…’

Especially my studies and finding a job.I try but not enough and, as soon as it gets hard or complicated I avoid it as best I can. Unconsciously or consciously I don’t know but it does happen. And in writing it happens too, I try but when I struggle I move on to something else and don’t try hard enough… It’s a big problem. I realize that but getting over it is extremely hard. I don’t know if I’ll be able to do it, at least not easily or very quickly, but I am working on it. I will be trying harder, even my hardest, to work on my writings because it’s one of the only things I really feel motivated for! Also I will try to apply some of that motivation to my studies, I like what I’m doing this year, I can’t screw things up, I have to suck it up and just do it.

If I try hard enough then, one day, perhaps…

Anyway, I’m not here to rant, just to try to explain what motivated me to write this and what I feel. I don’t know why, I just had to do it… I think that this song is not for nothing in this feeling : “J’essaye, j’essaye” from the Casseurs Flowters, a french singer (or band I don’t really know), which I just discovered and fell in love with. I’m not usually a fan of the genre of music they make but this time I seem to really be growing fond of it. Both the melody and the lyrics stir something inside me in a way that I don’t really understand but that I can feel deeply. Especially during the parts where the old woman sings. I can’t explain it, I can just feel it. It’s a bit like when I read poems that, without knowing, I end up loving for reasons unknown to me. And I wanted to share it a bit with you, somehow hoping you could get what I feel or at least what I mean or try to mean…

Anyways, that’s all for tonight, thank you all and enjoy. :)

♪ J’essaye, j’essaye de faire de mon mieux et je m’ennuie quand tout devient sérieux. ♫

(I don’t know if you’ll be able to understand the lyrics but both the meaning and the melody are worth listening to, at least they really get to me.)

Oh, and just before I go : no Echoes of Power tonight, I have literally no idea about how I’m going to write the next part which is very important and is going to (hopefully) start the really interesting part of the story (I also have very little motivation, which really doesn’t help). So yeah, no update on that side today, hopefully tomorrow I’ll have figured out how I want to write this and with great luck you might even get two parts instead of one. Who knows… In the mean time, have a great evening and see you later.