All Our Sins (AOS) is a project that first manifested when I was ten, apparently. (I recently uncovered a set of very yellowed handwritten papers from 1998 that contain a scribbled note referring to 1991 as the first concept date!)
It’s undergone a number of iterations over the years as I grew as a person and became more well-read. Originally it featured human beings, ninjas, and genetic experimentation. The drafts back then read like anime! (Very bad anime.) It quickly evolved to exclude humans completely and has since taken on a life of its own.
It’s had several names: Steps to Vengeance, Spear of Destiny, Madora Myst, Saving Madora, Heart of the Empire. The current title, All Our Sins, comes from the VNV Nation song of the same name which (with a few minor lyrical changes) struck me as being a great embodiment of where the project was going.
Originally, AOS was going to be just one book with a potential sequel. But because I suffer from a writing affliction called plot expansion, it’s now grown.
This aesthetic shows ideas of what the landscapes in TFS might look like. The first row references the Barren Gale; the second row references the forest jungle around Sha Nakai; the third row is for the desert planet of Berwen.
My second aesthetic! This one is made from AI-generated art using the Wombo app. Every picture depicts something thematic about TFS.
My first mood board/aesthetic! These are popular on social media. This one shows general concepts for TFS.
This is the first piece of character art I've done since about 2008 or so, and I'm pretty happy with it. Kalaanë is beautiful and fierce!
Clan Tsinna is an island nation in Drakirú's northern hemisphere. There are many points of interest in this clanhold. What lore and history might they hold? Click the map to enlarge. A super hi-res version is available exclusively to AOS members!
To help me visualize the battle that takes place at Blood River, I made this crude and not-to-scale map of the camp.
Planet Berwen is an unexplored world on the frontier of the Empire. The characters in TFS will journey there. What adventure awaits them?
There are multiple AOS playlists available from my Spotify profile.
Be sure to ♥ the playlists to add them to your Spotify account so you don't miss out when I add new music!
* All but four songs:
"Kiseki no Umi" by Maaya Sakamoto, "Stamina Rose" by Gabriela Robin, "Purushayita" by Epica, and "The Dream Within" by Lara Fabian
Perhaps these songs will find their way to Spotify in the future.
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