Category: Short stories

The mythopoeia of Saralya

One thing to keep in mind was that this was from a slightly earlier version of Tyrian than the “definitive” version in 2014 when I started retouching a big handful of things, so it might seem a little different from the notes/pictures in my blog tag—the Chayavana are still referred to as “deva” for one. However, you can bet any specifically-named Chayavana/”deva” you see here would definitely have been a part of Tyrian.

Final note: remember while reading this that I was about 16 at the time, and this might as well have been my theme song. This was by the time I’d actually started to get pretty damn good at making foreign names that were linguistically intelligent and not just “I’ll pick this really common word because it sounds exotic in my language”, but man are the Indian/Japanese influences apparent here.

With that, here it is.

The Mythopoeia of Saralya


The girl, the dragon, and the terrible narrator

So, the other day I wasn’t sure what to do with myself. I didn’t really want to fix up my website, so I decided to go back to a song I wasn’t quite finished with. I picked at a bit, but then boredom struck, and the same penchant for suddenly weaving really elaborate procrastination art on a whim that brought you the diamond anthem led to this.

The idea was this: what if there was a movie trailer where the narrator literally had no clue what was going on and was just badly ad-libbing everything?

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