I hope you enjoy it!
The Space Between the Stars By: osricpearl
Feng Shen Ji: The Boss of Manhua
Ever want to read a manhua/manga that was unapologetically macho? Tired of the power of friendship? Tired of the pretty boys, the glasses girls, and the generic stupid, spiky haired hero?
If you answered yes to those questions, then I have the manhua (Chinese Comic) for you.
This manhua is so awesome, it blows nearly everything else out of the water in unapologetic testosterone fueled furry and over the top theatrics. Big dudes aren't afraid to be big dudes. Even pretty boys kick some ass. And when it is time to unfurl a special move, call it a gloriously long name and make it a full page splash.
Oh, and did I mention it was in color?
Plot? OH yes, plot...I was so entranced by its awesomeness that I forgot about plots.
The story revolves around a young, spoiled prince (Wu Geng) whose world is turned upside down one day when his father dies in a futile battle with the gods and his mother self-immolates herself (and his body) in an elaborate funeral pyre. Lucky for him, his mother turns out to be a god as well, making him a demigod. She may have killed his body in a fire, but gifts his soul short term autonomy allowing his soul to switch bodies, saving him. He chooses the body of another boy, (Ah Gou) recently killed but otherwise intact. Provided with a new name and face, the gods believe that he died in the fire along with his mother. Believing their victory over the rebellious immortal and her mortal husband are complete, the gods forget him.
Wu Geng, in his new body, picks up a fiancee (Bai Cai - who was betrothed to Ah Gou) along with it and they both are sold into slavery, doomed to mine until they die. But he does not give up. There, he meets some friends, a renegade god, and a few villains that become important later on. He also becomes increasingly bad ass, so when he finally is able to meet the gods to get his revenge, he triumphs (at least initially).
He is also very selfish and craven and likes doing things on his own. He does have spiky hair though.
I suppose the hair can't be helped.
But his story doesn't end there, which is fortunate for us who enjoy a good drag down, beat up manhua in all its glory. The wiki is here for those who want more details. Since it's not been picked up for publication in the US, one can go to any scanlation site and read it without feeling an ounce of guilt. But, if it is ever licensed this one of those series that is definitely worth the buy!
littl3x gives this manhua
XXXXX out of 5.
I am in the process of writing a story, The Space Between the Stars.
The first three chapters have been posted up on Fictionpress and can ben found here:
Despite growing in separate parts of the country, orphans Artie and Laz shared a connection that neither could explain - a mysterious power that set them apart. Along with their explosive friend Hash and the silent but blunt Modi, they go on an adventure to discover the source of their powers the secret behind their birth.
Rated "T" for language, mild violence, and adult themes.
The story was conceived about ten years ago, but due to my lack of experience and motivation, it never took off. I don't expect this to be a classic, and I have no illusions of getting it published (self or otherwise), as it is still a "practice" story. Most authors write a great deal that never sees the light of day.
However, the creative process cannot be stopped, and I wish to share my first long forey into original fiction to receive constructive critisism and improve my craft.
I hope you enjoy it,
|There are some books that stay with you long after they've been read, like a delicious meal savored hours after its been savored and its plates washed. The feelings and ideas invoked in the story linger on long after they've been fully digested by the mind. A Tale of Two Cities, by Charles Dickens is such a book.
Despite the fact that it has many Dickensian elements that are quite easy to spot, such as contrived coincidences, the book has a great deal more depth and nuance than any of his other works.
First of all, the characters are not completely one dimensional walking ideals. The true hero of the story, Sydney Carton, is an anti-hero, who doesn't realize his true potential until the end. The villain of the story, Madame Defarge, is also a somewhat sympathetic creature. She was made the ruthless tigress, as she is described, by circumstances.