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Yscariot: Now 20 Years!

It is September 18th! That means, IT’S OUR ANNIVERSARY! Yscariot turns TWENTY years old and will only get stronger from here! We thank everyone staying strong with Team X’el and hope that you continue to stand by our side during our quest to become bigger and better! First, let us give our condolences to those affected by the storms occurring in different parts of the world and hope for a speedy recovery for everyone around the world during these times.

X’el Studios, the bringer of the Yscariot story, is planning to release Sphere of Light in a 22-page comic form! Which means, we will be condensing the story into a fully illustrated form with one to two verses to represent the story. Continue reading Yscariot: Now 20 Years!

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Happy Birthday, Marcus!

Happy Birthday, Marcus!

Today, my 33rd birthday!
Currently, I am in Shanghai taking a break from attending masters courses in Chinese History at my university. I’m slowly editing the current 1st novel and looking over the outline before I begin working on other pieces.

Celebrate today by sharing this post and getting the word out about my work!
Preview my story if you have not yet done so!
www.yscariot.com/downloads

Thanks to everyone who wished me a happy birthday!
~M~

The Gospel of Yscariot Turns Eighteen!

Upcoming character art for Yscariot 2, by Gladys Betiles
Upcoming character art for Yscariot 2, by Gladys Betiles

In celebration of the 18th anniversary of the conception of Yscariot, I am personally revealing the artwork of a character to appear and star in the second chapter in the Yscariot storyline.

She will appear as the antagonist in the second book. What her motives are as far as wanting to kill Yscariot will be a mystery, but until then, we will have to first find out what leads to these events after finishing the first chapter! Stay tuned and thank you for following! Don’t stop supporting my project!

~M~

Return from a Season Hiatus

Very little activity was done during the Winter and Spring  seasons in terms of editing. With several changes happening in Korea, returning to the USA to visit family and friends, and recharging that motivation to get back into writing, it was only a matter of time that I would get back to the story.

While on that break, I was able to come up with ways to strengthen my story and a new idea for another story was born! I will reveal it sometime soon as it was only conceived while on a trip to Shenyang-Beijing (China). To add, I was accepted into Shanghai University’s Master’s Program. Yes, I need a break from traditional work so that I can focus more on myself and my own personal goals. Yscariot being one of them.

Here is an update on Yscariot™: Sphere of Light (novel manuscript):
Rough Draft
Courier New, 12pt, Double Spaced
311 Pages (17 edited)
65181 words
30+ Promises to buy (though I haven’t campaigned much, I hope others will bring more people in).

One Hundred Promises, One Limited Release

A limited First Edition (completed First Draft) of my first Heroic-Fantasy novel, Yscariot: Sphere of Light will be released on the basis that One Hundred (100) “Promises to Contribute” have been made by the end of the month. These “Promises” are made by contributors, supporters, and readers in the form of family and friends in order to expedite the process of getting the story out there. Promises means that you WILL contribute the given amount

However, anyone can contribute and have a piece of history! (Hey, the first releases of Harry Potter books are worth thousands of dollars a piece now!) In order to make a promise to contribute, please send a message directly to my (the author) E-mail address. Details of the book and promotion are as follows:

  • $25 donation per book.
  • Immortalized names as contributor to Team X’el‘s Hall of Heroes.
  • Complete original story include with improved full-text format.
  • Contributors will be credited in the book.
  • $50 donation per book will include a special item.
  • (more info to come)

Please note: There will NOT be a “Kickstarter” or other funding site available for the time being (I no longer have an American checking account, nor can I afford to pay any extra fees for the sake of shipping and handling).

Happy New Years, from X’el Studios! X’ELCAST #6

Hope you’re all enjoying the first moments of the new year. I will be speaking a little bit about statistical highlights surrounding this webpage and the downloads that you all so wonderfully had been a part of in 2015. With the statistical data disappearing after the passing of each month, I decided to document them before I never have the chance to do so again. Out of the last 3 years since the opening of this site, 2015 was the most successful by a long shot!

Once again, I want to thank you, the visitors and downloading readers who made this all possible 🙂
~M~

Yscariot Goes Superflat

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Japanese artist, Fujii Manami, cross-collaborated with X’el Studios‘ Marcus Medina to bring her character “Oni” and the young hero, Yscariot, together in “Oni x Yscariot”, which resembles スーパーフラット or “Superflat”, a style of Japanese popular art. You can follow her on Instagram by clicking the picture or clicking here: https://www.instagram.com/_maamo_