Trolls and Sorcery

Well, I’ve discovered a new world of art over at Paras.id. It’s working on the NEAR blockchain, which is fresh new from last year, and a more sustainable, greener blockchain ( I did some research on that, since the blockchain technology is known for using a lot of energy.) I do have a rather ecological mindset, as some of you might know, and was a bit worried about the ethics in what I was doing.

My last NFTs are these:

Some of you will remember. I’ve adapted my Troll-illustrations for the Paras format, and retouched them quite a bit. I made them into a collection I’ve called Fictionspawn Folklore (I’ll probably cut out the Fictionspawn in future collection names). I wrote a new story to them, as well. It’s called A Shared Meal, and is based on pieces from the three previous stories.

The fourth one was actually intended for this blog originally. but I ended up publishing it over there. I kind of had the idea that I needed to be as consequent there as I’ve been here in my active periods, but I’m not sure. Still learning the craft, which is different from the traditional blogging scene.

I had to stretch this one to make it fit, you can see both versions in the slide show above. 

I’ve called the story Unfolded Sorcery, and you can read it here. It’s a story about a sorcerer creating life, and letting it perish, as life inevitably do.

I’m having a lot of fun over there, and I have some big plans for the coming weeks with more stories and illustrations more specially adapted to the new format. We’ve finally finished the moving as well. We have a great view now, which means a lot of inspiration, and with more time I should be able to get a new story out here as well. I have a little illustration lying around waiting to be used, so we’ll see when that happens.

 

These are the stories written for the troll illustrations earlier:

Future Meals

Sides of the Story

The Troll Who Sang a Song

5 Comments

  1. Great stories, great art – as ever! BUT I’m having a problem getting my head around this whole NFT thing. Just need my old head to catch up… 😉

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  2. I checked out paras.id. Looks like “N” are a curious currency. Binance.com the site necessary to buy/sell “N” in order to deal on that site. I was stunned by the cost of some of those “sets”? or decks or whatever. Thousands of “N”s to buy one? What the hell? NFT’s, ah, not something I can swallow. You see, I’m still betting on the CME destroying the world’s electric grid and when that’s gone, so will be all money — of every kind.

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    1. Looking forward to that, but meanwhile we’ll just have to find ways to survive 😀
      Indeed, some of the prices are ridiculous. I haven’t seen that work on paras, though, although I know that NFT artworks by famous artists have been sold for thousands of dollars on other sites.

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