This blog was created on the 12th of May 2015, though a couple pieces predate that due to me having set their dates to when I originally posted them on the somcolvoxpops blog.
I shall be posting various items on this blog. These include, but are not limited to:
- Creative Writing
- Characters (mainly for roleplays)
- Websites I make
- Programs I make
- Photos I take
- Digital Art I make
- Features – Things from other people that are worth sharing
If you have any requests, queries or problems, let me know via the contact form and I shall get back to you as soon as I can.
Much of the writing in the Solo and Collaborative categories will be done by prompts. The prompt is usually an image, but can also be text, music, etc. The piece is not based purely on what is in the image, but anything that it makes you think of. Prompts are merely to get you started writing. For example in The Artefact Part 1, the prompt is two people by a volcano, however the story includes two people jumping through a massive fiery portal.
If the prompt is an image, it will be provided as the featured image. Otherwise the text prompt will be provided at the top as a quote. Most prompts we do during writing club sessions, we get 5-10 minutes to write as much as we can (usually a few sentences). Occasionally I will upload a post with a bunch of the responses.
I get asked similar questions: Why the 2? Who is Greatmar1/Greatmar? Here goes. (Oh, and spoiler alert for Jak 3)
It all started many years back when I first needed to think of a username. My favourite game then was Jak 3 (for the Playstation 2). The main character, unsurprisingly, is named Jak. Right at the end of the game you find out that Jak is in fact Mar, a legendary hero from the past who built Haven City (in which Jak II and Jak 3 are largely set) and accomplished many other great feats. Mar was a Great hero. Hence the username GreatMar was born.
Sometime in the first several months of my online existance, I tried registering to a website and found that Greatmar was taken. I can’t remember exactly what happened, but I now think that it is likely I forgot my password and had to make a new account. So I went with Greatmar2. For the sake of consistency, I used Greatmar2 for every site from then on.
And that is where my username came from. You are welcome to call me Greatmar2, Greatmar or Mar. If you are interested in learning more about Jak and Daxter, you can watch the movie summary of the 3 games’ story below.