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:iconmirz123: This is the alternate account of Mirz123. You can expect to see a lot of varied art here, such as literature, web-design, and traditional art. You'll see alternate pixelling such as digital dolls and some edgy stamps and emotes. This account is also where I publish episodes of my fiction serial, "Relativity." Thank you for visiting. I hope you enjoy the art.

Edit: In January 2013, I received seniority status on this account, apparently for my work in the community and promoting others art. It's a great honor to be "double ticked" and I thank everyone for their support.
Lots of writing. Lots of pixelling. Getting ready for the side-story anthology for Relativity due out April 15, 2014.

Relativity



RELATIVITY is a comic fiction serial. Based around "Team Torrent" a group of 4 superheroes who defend Gale City. The difference between this series and most superhero works is that it focuses primarily on the people behind the mask. It follows their lives and how they juggle day to day living while donning a costume to fight crime at night.


:bulletblack: To start at the beginning:   :bulletblack: Current Episode:

Lost and Found Scene 1 - Relativity Episode 1The light above the vanity flickered, throwing the room into a series of shadows. Babs Stone tapped the plastic casing with her finger, hoping to jiggle the bulb back into place. The room fell into complete darkness. After a moment, the light snapped back on, shining bright and steady. The prostitute leaned back towards the mirror.
Pulling up her chin, Babs checked her throat carefully. While she didn’t have a policy against rough stuff, she didn’t like when her clients left marks. It made it difficult when picking up another john, not to mention she simply didn’t like bruising on her neck. Satisfied, she tousled her long platinum blonde hair so it framed her face, then twisted open a cylinder of Fire Engine Red and  smeared it across her lips. She could hear shuffling and smiled at the thought of the man on the other side of the door.
While she had several regulars, Babs liked Denny the best. He was always clean and smelled nice. More than that, he always called
Rune Returns: Part 1 - Relativity Episode 25   The sound of the small brass bell chimed and Leonard Nolan stepped into the coffee shop. It was mid-morning, so it wasn't too busy. He hoped that would mean he'd have a chance to chat with his favorite barista.
   Adjusting the bag on his shoulder, he walked up to the counter and grimaced. A thin, dark-haired girl with glasses was manning the register.
   "Can I help you?" she asked.
   Rolling his eyes, he glanced at the large white-board which listed the drink offerings. He decided to get daring. "I'll have a mocha, hold the mint."
   A minute later, the girl handed him a cup and he moved to a table at the far end of the room. Pulling out a large book with a green cover, he took a sip of his coffee before he started to flip through the pages.
   "Hi, Leonard."
   The custodian looked up, snorting liquid in his surprise. He coughed and held a napkin up to his nose. "Melody. I di




:bulletblack: To read a description of each issue, along with links to the dA versions of each story, visit this page.

:bulletblack: To browse and read all of the episodes in the series, check out this folder

:bulletblack:All stories are also available in Kindle and eBook versions and can be downloaded from our main website: BlackTorrent.us

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:heart: Daily Deviation When Worlds Collide (Crossover/Collaboration)

Current Relativity - Episode 25



RUNE RETURNS -- When dozens of coins from an ancient pyramid turn up in a Gale, it catches the attention of authorities, and Team Torrent. A series of robberies with an Egyptian connection further complicates the case. As the heroes try track down the thief, they are hindered when one of their own ends up missing. Racing against the clock, and mummies, Black Torrent and his team must unlock the secret to the strange thefts and discover who the mysterious newcomer is, before it's too late. -- Click to Read

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Book 3 1/2 is here!

Wed Apr 16, 2014, 6:23 AM
This and That cover - Book 3 1/2 by mirzjiles


Have you ever wondered what it was like in the beginning for Michael Bruce, as he trained to be the Black Torrent? Did you ever question how Sara ended up dating billionaire Martin Bling? Were you curious to know how Melody and Ravenswood ended up a couple? The Relativity universe is vast, but apart from the regular tales, there are those that tell the little stories and fill in the gaps. This & That is a collection of 12 tales which fall outside the main Relativity timeline, but give insight into the various characters and their histories. Some funny, some serious, some tragic, and some plain looney, it's a compilation that every should find enjoyable.

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We're very excited about the next book in the series. Even though it doesn't follow the linear history, there are lots of great stories in here, and lots of tidbits about the characters and their pasts -- and present --which make reading the series a bit more enjoyable (and understanding some of those inside jokes).

Currently available for download at Blacktorrent.us and here on deviantArt.  Is pending on Amazon.com and should be available in the next day or so.

This anthology also includes the newest Relativity side-story, "Quill & Parchment," which gives a bit of insight into how Ravenswood and Melody ended up a copy. Zany fun.


Quill and Parchment   Ravenswood Cadavre entered the coffee shop and looked around. The restaurant had free wi-fi and most people brought in their own laptops, but there were a few public-use computers set up along one wall. Pulling out his wallet, he walked up to the register.
   The girl behind the counter smiled when she saw him. "Hey. How're you doing?"
   Her name was Melody and he had learned she was the owner's daughter. "I'm okay. How about you? Large coffee, please."
   She began to make the drink. "You always seem to get here around this time."
   The detective looked at his watch: 10:05. "I try to time it so I miss the morning crowd."
   "At least you order something. We have a few people who come in to use the computers and don't even buy anything."
   Turning to face the room at large, he spoke in a loud, booming voice. "They use the computers for free and don't buy anything? How rude!" H


Small Update + 20 Facts

Sat Apr 12, 2014, 6:30 AM by mirz-alt:iconmirz-alt:

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:bulletgreen: Technical problems seem to be the plague of the day. Due to some software issues our composer has had, we've had to push back things a bit on our upcoming trailer. That said, our premier date is now set for May 1st. We're very excited about this and hope you are, too. There will be great music, great art, and great acting. Whee!

:bulletgreen: If technical problems are our #1 plague, real plagues come a close second. A very nasty bout of strep throat is ravaging our household. Literally everyone is on antibiotics and it's like an infirmary in here. But, we're pushing forward, just with a lot of coughing and sneezing. So, continued apologies for any and all delays, and thanks for the understanding.

:bulletgreen: My unanswered comments and notes list grows. I will get to them, I swear, I promise. Really....eventually.  :shakefist:



20 (Art) Facts About Me


Since I've seen this going around again, as I needed a small break from Relativity and sickies madness, I decided to jump on the bandwagon again and do the 20 Facts About Me.  I have done the 20 things a few times. Since I like to mix it up, I'm doing to do 20 art-related things about me. That said, I've done the 20-art-theme before, too, so I'll try to list some more obscure facts.

1. My sister is a "natural" artist and could draw amazing stuff when she was like 5 years old. I wanted to draw but struggled and was always in her shadow. Now, 30 years later, I am actively arting and she rarely picks up a pencil.

2. The first "official" story I ever worked on was called "The Last Star of Ardonia." The name was totally a rip-off from the movie title, "The Last Starfighter" even the stories have almost nothing in common.

3. Ardonia was a fictional half sci-fi/half fantasy world. There was a forest near my home growing up, and me and my friends would go there and pretend it was Ardonia and act out scenes from the book. To this day, whenever I drive by there, I still refer to it as "Ardonia."

4. Despite my love for Ardonia and the story, it was written when I as 13 and it READ like it. I abandoned the idea years later and had no plans to resurrect it. However, recently I told the story overview to my kids and they loved it, and they are now urging me to make a YA book out of it. I have no idea if I will or won't. :O

5. In my teens, I also came up with a story idea called "The Perimeter." It was really cool, but there were problems with the overall concept and I finally abandoned it. Years later, I would learn that the idea was almost identical to Stephen King's "Under the Dome." I also learned that he almost gave it up due to problems with the overall concept. :D

6. I began creating smileys because I wanted very specific smilies/icons for a family-related website I ran. I was in my thirties when I pushed my first pixel. I literally cried, too. I couldn't figure out the art program and my pixels looked awful. I almost gave it up, but thankfully didn't.

7. My smiley inspirations were Mazeguy, Fool, and Gomotes. Once I started getting more into creating them, I joined a few forum communities which specialized in smileys. However, in those communities I was actually a youngster (most members were in their 40s and 50s). I later found dA through my daughter (and learned they were called emoticons here) and the rest is history.

8. I had always loved dolling and wanted to do it for years, but never felt I had the talent. Many of the big names in dolling I knew/know well through lurking--of course they never knew of me. It wasn't until I started Relativity and wanted to create art of my characters that I started to doll.

9. Delilah Quord is my bad-ass space bounty hunter whom I hope to write a series of pulp novels for in the future. Her weapon of choice is a large white and red blaster rifle. That rifle was heavily modelled after a Laser Tag rifle I owned around the time I created her. :D

Beautiful Bount Hunter-Commission by Destinyfall

10. The first story I ever wrote with Sara Wolff was a fan-fic inside the Batman universe. It was a story told from both her and Bruce Wayne's POV. I had a typewritten page with a line down the middle, telling her version on the left, his on the right. At that time she was meant as a love interest for Bruce, but that changed as I realized it wouldn't work long-term. Similarly, the same thing happened when I considered Sara as a love interest for Michael Bruce in Relativity.

11. My biggest inspiration in writing when growing up were the short stories of Ray Bradbury (oddly enough, I never got into his later science-fiction). Not only did he influence my style, but there are many "easter-egg" elements in my works, including Relativity, which were inspired by his tales.

12. At one point in my life, I wanted to be a professional writer and actively sent out stuff for publication and came close to getting an agent. But life kinda blind-sided me and eventually dropped off. I do wonder "what if" sometimes.

13. As much as it would have been nice to have been writing all of these years, I am secretly happy that I took a hiatus in writing to raise my family. Life experience has been invaluable and there is no way I could have written Relativity 20 years ago. I think it's a much better series now than it would have been.

14. I am a daydream writer, meaning I think about writing all the time. It's how I manage to write so much. I pretty much think out everything during the day and then sit down and put it on paper later. There are so many times someone will come up to me and say, "what's wrong, you have such a serious expression" and it's simply because I'm thinking out a tense writing scene!

15. The vast majority of my heroines have red hair simply because I love red hair. And, I have passed that love on to my daughter. She is writer and her main heroines all have red hair, too. ^u^

16. I have done the preliminary plotting of the Relativity stories to the end of the series. At this current course, we're estimating 17 books/anthologies from beginning to end. We also have the tentative titles for all of the books. :dummy:

17. I would love to act, however after I appeared in a minor role in one of the plays I wrote, I was told I couldn't act! :nuu: Even though it hurt my feelings, I stepped behind the scenes and stayed there and haven't acted again :D

18. I have a brain that is hardwired for coffee. Or at least it appears to be. In the morning, most of the time I physically cannot work on formal writing until I have my first sip of joe.

19. I love pure silence when I art. I rarely have music or any kind of noise on. I am only now starting to listen to ebooks while pixelling, but I still prefer silence. And when I'm working on writing, the quieter, the better.

20. Creatively, my one regret is that my webcomic (Bitmap World) has not been regularly updated in a few years. Life is so busy now, but it is one the creative endeavors I'm most proud of and I am determined to re-start it seriously someday...hopefully soon.



As a thank-you for reading all that, have an uber-cute gif of a kitty-lion. :meow:



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My News Features focus primarily on showcasing the works of various artists around deviantART. On this account, I feature more thematic articles, focusing on more niche genres. Here are some of my recent articles:

Artists of Relativity - 2013 RecapArtists of Relativity is a monthly series which features artists and artwork from the Relativity serial, which is published over on my mirz-alt account and can be found at RelativityComic. Since December is the time for reflection on the past year and art recaps, we decided to do a retrospective on the artists featured over the past your in the AoR series. Ravenswd and I both chose our all-time favorite pieces from each artist. Note, my "fave" is listed first, and :ravenswd:'s second, plus we give a bit of commentary about them. Also, group admin, Endorell-Taelos poked through each artist's gallery to pick out 4 non-Relativity picks to spotlight.
Note, each one of these artists was featured as the AoR "Artist of the Month" between March and November 2013.
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