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retrimental

Level 8 Belletristican
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Just a dude that needs to put his thoughts on paper... or pixels.

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Level 8 Belletristican
5.79 kg Fairy Dust collected.
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2 books published
9 chapters uploaded
26740 words written
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Magic, dragons, & bad language. ()
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With us since 19 January 2020
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The house of Springflowers stands for the untamed urge to create. Its members live and breathe art - wild, emotional and not bound to rules. They tend towards very experimental styles and like to explore unconventional thoughts, far from any tried and tested paths.
A short interview
What is your greatest dream?

Don't know. I have a few. But man, ultimately, if I could be an omnipotent, omnipresent, and omniscient god for one day, I'd redesign this entire entity that is existence into something that is tolerable for all living things.


Pretty impossible to do, so I'll just stick with writer or video-editor or something.

Would you tell us about your current project?

My current project, Codex, is about a young mage who was so adventurous that he adventured into a weird cave and found a book which trapped the consciousness of an Apostle of the Crescent Moon. She taught him many spells and his love for discovery and adventure was gained through magic.


It's meant to be a never-ending type of adventure that tackles many different themes over the course of its lifespan. Happiness, sadness, death, morality, love, friendship, war, deception, discrimination, power, even the ethics of using mind magic. He goes through all of it, often with a companion for the adventure that ends up becoming a learning experience for him and his companion.


This story was meant to be purely fun for me, but I have a habit of making things serious. So, as much as many of the characters are comic reliefs, many of them have much darker sides.

How did you come up with your username?

Ah, well, y'know when you're asked to enter a username for every service you use, but you got no originality so you always get prompted by 'That username is already taken.'? Well, I got tired of that one day and figured I'd come up with someone really weird.


It's just a mishmash of two words. Retribution and Elemental - making 'retrimental'

What's your favorite book? Or your favorite books, if there are more.

Outcast: Dragon Secrets. Read it as a kid and nostalgia won't let other books take the favourite spot.

Are there other arts you enjoy. Like music, painting or something else?

Music. Music music music. I'm no audiophile or enthusiast, but I couldn't imagine my life without music, just as I can't imagine it without writing.

Is writing a hobby for you or are you planning to go professional?

For now, it's a hobby. The commitment needed to go professional always feels like a big hurdle for me. Maybe one day I'll stop winging it.

Do you like to have a plan or are you a discovery writer?

Both, depending on the story.


Sometimes, I'd create a single character in my head, and all the events and other characters of the story would naturally be created to compare & contrast the character I thought of.


Other times, I'd think of a very basic plot point and build from there into some hideously multi-layered plot-line that becomes even too confusing for me, the guy who thought of it.


Overall though, I find that winging it makes for the most fun. It also forces me to explain new concepts without going against the logic of what was written before.

Do you favor stories or poetry? Or rather a mix of both?

I liked poetry more than stories at one point, but I felt it was short-lived in insufficient after a while.

What genres do you enjoy to read and write the most?

Fantasy, or high-fantasy stuff. Fiction, of course, is king for me. It's also what I enjoy writing the most. Sci-Fi can be pretty cool too but it's not really my thing.

How and when did you first discover your passion for the world of literature?

Won a small essay-writing competition as a kid, so I knew I liked it then. But what really fuels my passion is my imagination. It's so distracting that it feels good just typing those thoughts out.

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