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Simon (Plague Jack) Watts

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Plague Jack can be reached for comment at plaguejack@gmail.com
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Simon (Plague Jack) Watts I'm working on two projects right now.

PROJECT ONE is the third book in the Amernia Fallen Series, CITY OF LIGHTS. The idea for CoL came while writing…more
I'm working on two projects right now.

PROJECT ONE is the third book in the Amernia Fallen Series, CITY OF LIGHTS. The idea for CoL came while writing SoaS. I realized I had a lot of great characters, and I wanted to do a book where I could act out every character interaction I could imagine. With The Wild War the challenge was making each character have their own "family." The three families were as follows.

1. The Prison Family: Oliver, Jadiir, Shrike

2. The Royal Family: Salus, Minerva, Joseline, Eldred

3. The God-Touched: Ulysses, Calcifer, Pierah, and Monica

In City of Lights, these families are going to be in close proximity to each other, creating a frantic and exciting cornucopia of character interactions. If you were disappointed by the Wild War's emotional climaxes, I imagine City of Lights will satisfy. The challenge with City of Lights is that it's going to be the biggest Amernia Fallen Novel, and I can't rush it. CoL will end with a massive set-piece, and wrap up, and start, several plots. If it gets too big I might split it into two books. We'll see.

PROJECT TWO is a comic series called DISCORD. The idea for Discord came to me while working at a library. Again, I would love to spill the beans about Discord right now, but I can't. The reason I can't is funding. Comics are collaborative efforts, and Michal and I intend to make money off Discord. It was submitted to IMAGE COMICS on January Third. They don't send rejections so we will know in a month. We might have to KICKSTART, but right now who knows? Now for some hints.

1. Discord takes place after the Amernia Fallen, and shares the same multiverse. You don't need to read either series if you don't want to. Characters from the Amernia Fallen series will play a major role, however to avoid spoiling the novels, (who lives and dies.) they will not appear in the series until the novels are finished. Only one character is confirmed to survive the novels, and it's SPOILER TAGS AREN'T WORKING. STOP READING NOW Pierah. She is a main character of DISCORD and is featured on the issue one cover I've been spreading around.

2. Discord will be a drama/comedy/sci-fi/fantasy mashup. Lighter than Amernia Fallen, but it's still written by me. There's only so light I can actually go. You can take Plague Jack out of the grimdark but you can't take the grimdark out of the Plague Jack.

3. Spirited Away is my favorite film, and Discord is pretty much Spirited Away as envisioned by me.

Stay safe and be good,

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Simon (Plague Jack) Watts Just realized I haven't updated these in a while.

Right now I'm trying to wrap up the last two chapters of the first Discord graphic novel. The last t…more
Just realized I haven't updated these in a while.

Right now I'm trying to wrap up the last two chapters of the first Discord graphic novel. The last two chapters will be the most important. I still don't pull my punches. Once we've finished the first 5 chapters we'll either try to find a publisher, or Kickstart a graphic novel. I'm personally hoping to find a publisher, for less than glamorous reasons.

Since Michal is Polish it puts me in a delicate tax situation. I split income with him 50/50, but since all money flows through me I still have to claim it as income. I really want to find a publisher so I don't have to deal with tax nightmares.

I've hardly been working on Amernia Fallen book 3, City of Lights. I haven't been managing my time well, and I'm only 15,000 words in. It's slow going because of a mix of exhaustion and motivation. I'm trying to finish the next Discord scripts early so I won't have any distractions for the next couple of months.

City of Lights will contain scenes which will define the Amernia Fallen Series. I want it to be my Storm of Swords, with a climax for every subplot.

Stay safe and be good!
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“In the Queen’s dream she ran hazily through an emerald mist. Behind her trailed caricatures of elves. Their bodies were shadows, long and twisted. Just one of their strides covered two of hers. They were like harlequins, and their smiles gleamed white as they fired arrows that left bare trails in the Nixus. She looked over her shoulder just as an arrow sliced at her face and severed locks of her scarlet hair. Her bones made an unpleasant jolt as the Queen hit what felt like a wall. A great shadow towered over her, its face a porcelain white mask. Unlike the elves, however, the figure did not smile. Claws plucked her from the fog as if she were a child’s toy, and the shadow's mask flipped open, revealing a familiar face.”
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“The innocent curiosity of children gives them astounding courage.”
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“Mortals live but their souls are little more than raw energy coursing through flesh. When they die that energy is broken down and returned to the cosmos. There is no heaven, and no hell. Only delusion.”
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“In the Queen’s dream she ran hazily through an emerald mist. Behind her trailed caricatures of elves. Their bodies were shadows, long and twisted. Just one of their strides covered two of hers. They were like harlequins, and their smiles gleamed white as they fired arrows that left bare trails in the Nixus. She looked over her shoulder just as an arrow sliced at her face and severed locks of her scarlet hair. Her bones made an unpleasant jolt as the Queen hit what felt like a wall. A great shadow towered over her, its face a porcelain white mask. Unlike the elves, however, the figure did not smile. Claws plucked her from the fog as if she were a child’s toy, and the shadow's mask flipped open, revealing a familiar face.”
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“Speak softly and carry a big stick; you will go far.”
Theodore Roosevelt

“The things that will destroy America are prosperity at any price, peace at any price, safety first instead of duty first and love of soft living and the get-rich-quick theory of life.”
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“We shall go on to the end, we shall fight in France, we shall fight on the seas and oceans, we shall fight with growing confidence and growing strength in the air, we shall defend our Island, whatever the cost may be, we shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender, and even if, which I do not for a moment believe, this Island or a large part of it were subjugated and starving, then our Empire beyond the seas, armed and guarded by the British Fleet, would carry on the struggle, until, in God's good time, the New World, with all its power and might, steps forth to the rescue and the liberation of the old.”
Winston S. Churchill, The Second World War: Alone

“Never be afraid to raise your voice for honesty and truth and compassion against injustice and lying and greed. If people all over the world...would do this, it would change the earth.”
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Simon Watts Alexa wrote: "Congrats on being a finalist for the Blog-Off Plague!! :D"

Thanks! I'm so excited!


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Alexa Congrats on being a finalist for the Blog-Off Plague!! :D


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Gavin Thanks for the friend invite!


Karlyflower *The Vampire Ninja, Luminescent Monster & Wendigo Nerd Goddess of Canada (according to The Hulk)* Prepare to Pie!!! bahahah that has to be one of the best responses I've gotten )


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Simon Watts Armina wrote: "Hey Plague Jack! Thank you for the friend invite!"

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