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Hey everyone, after taking some time to think it over due to my recent trouble with writing and drawing, I’ve had some time to really think about my series and compare it to some of my works in the past and I’ve realized something. Many of my works in the past have had made me feel they failed and made me give up on them for various reasons, planning many stories and continuations in a row that had the previous ones not even entirely finished, not planning ahead and running into dead ends and ideas that backfired against me, literally just making stuff as I go along and then just simply just writing like as if I put a balloon on a river and had it float as a form of working. There was only one story series of mine I felt I actually managed to complete, the old fabled Sonic fanfic I've occasionally mentioned. Even today I still feel was one of if not my greatest works.

Despite how I tried to do a continuation but then realized I had already found a good end to the series, I still technically completed it. So after taking a moment to think back and look at my memories of the series and everything related to it, I recalled what had made it the masterpiece I felt it was and had let me complete it... preparation and planning not bit by bit, but by a majority to nearly everything. I had planned numerous parts in the series including story lines to the end of what was planned be the first act, and what would happen in them even if I didn’t set what would be put in each chapter. I even made sure I knew each character’s role. I had really wanted to a big story for everyone to enjoy, and everyone’s praise and support on where I submitted it is what I believe helped me succeed in the end.

I’ve realized for a long time already that after removing everything from where I had submitted it, and the following feelings and time after I had removed them, that I had lost a lot of the skills I had learned and the lessons I was taught. I figured though that as I had my memories, I could simply just think back and recall said skills and lessons with the files of the story as my reminder of my accomplishment. Though after the recent events, everyone who’s given me words of encouragement and comfort and those willing to help any way they can... one person’s words struck me most the other day after thinking of them again. He had said this about maybe a month ago, but when I was considering my stagnation problem he told me (to the best of my memory) “there might be an underlying reason in your mind, a truth you need to accept” or something like that.

I wondered on it a bit, and when I considered my Grandpa’s condition being why I had trouble, I thought maybe I had figured it out. Yet I kept thinking that something was still wrong, like I had only found part of the problem and not the entirety. So I decided to think more and then I finally considered something, when he had told me this I had been asking him about how I felt about the quality of my writing and if he understood how I felt. That’s when it came to me, I might have needed to actually read that old fanfic, not just recall the memories, so I opened those files and started reading everything. Seeing all the old work I did... it made me realize just how much I prepared, how much I planned, and how well I tied the characters together in advance.

And all that work was done before I even started writing the series, work that made it all seem smooth and showed all I wanted to say and show my improvements in a smooth unforced manner compared to the one it feels I have now, as well as the ability to fully express the story, something I also feel I'm lacking now. It was at that moment I finally realized why my writing felt so wrong, until now I had been planning an entire arc, finishing it, and then planning the arc after... but after I completed the first saga I felt I had to plan more than a single arc in advance. I'm starting to feel my rushing tendency isn't entirely gone, and after some time passed I started to think my way of planning ahead was very weak and could lead my stories to failure... something I don’t want. As such, I’ve come to a realization on what I should do.

Before anyone assumes anything... I'm NOT gonna reboot the series again, I already said before that wouldn't reboot the series again, and I already like the story I’ve got now. However I do feel that it is a bit messy, and this is a mess that I really need to clean or it will be a problem later on like with the 2014 reboot, so what I do think I should do at the very least is “refresh” the current story a bit, clean up the existing mess so I can make sure this version stays and can continue itself. I’ll be planning a lot in advance, so it may be a while before I even make the refreshed version of Chapter 1, I wanna reclaim the roots of my writing my old series had before I feel confident to start writing again.

Also there will be a lot of polls about Hearts in Harmony for a while, polls I'll use to help me figure out some things for the refreshing. I know I've probably been annoying you all with this whole stagnation issue and related things for a while and I'm sorry that it's mainly been taking up a lot of my recent journals for a while, but I'm hoping with this I can finally at the very least be able to slowly get back to making drawings and stories again for those who enjoy them. I hope you can all wait just a little bit longer, because I promise you that soon I'll beat this stagnation and this feeling that's been holding me back and have my work regain the life and vigor it used to have!
If you have to go a day without one of your 5 senses of your choosing. Which sense would it be?
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BASIC INFORMATION


Full Name: Alizeena Shreala

Nickname(s) or Alias: Ali

Gender: Female

Species: Aetherial

Age: 15

Birthday: January 11th

Nationality: American

Relationship Status: Single

Prominent Hand: Right

Backstory: Alizeena grew up living a normal life, but ultimately had the passion to visit space and see the rest of the galaxy beyond her home on Terra, wanting to see the other wonders of the Galaxy that weren't on her Home World. That dream got put on hold when the Second Inhumanity War began but she held on believed in victory for the sake of not surrendering her dream. Her faith rewarded her with surviving.

Unfortunately when she started living in her new village and told everyone about her dream the adults shunned her while the children ignored her our of fear of having the adults see them the same way. Due to how most people changed from the aftermath of the war, the adults told her that her dreams were stupid and she should give them up because they'd never come true, she refused to believe them and one day just left the village during the night.

She traveled and was soon caught in the Third Inhumanity War's crossfire, luckily for her Kaguya rescued her from danger and eventually the two joined up to travel, along the way Alizeena learned of her magic and she and Kaguya eventually joined up with many others to form a resistance group together.


PHYSICAL APPEARANCE


Height: 175.8 cm

Weight: 56.7 kg

Hair Color: Undecided

Hairstyle: Undecided

Eye Color: Undecided

Skin/Fur/Etc. Color: Undecided

Preferred style of clothing: Undecided


NATURE


Personality: Alizeena is mainly upbeat and views the positive over the negative but she does pay attention to the latter, due to her magic she tends to not really put too much effort into dodging when the enemy can simply only use blunt attacks which can't effect her. However the moment she sees someone attacking her with a sharp object she turns alert, so her friends often call her mind as flexible as she is.

Likes: Those who are trying to live their dreams.

Dislikes: People who call dreamers stupid, don't let others dream or insult anyone who wants to dream.

Fears/Phobias: Anything that's sharp and meant to cut

Hobbies: Stretching her limbs randomly for fun


EATING HABITS


Diet: Omnivore

Favorite Food(s): Fried Stag Beetles, Candy Hercules Beetle horns.

Favorite Drink(s): Bug Juice

Disliked Food(s): Lamb Meat

Disliked Drink(s): Coffee, Green Tea


COMBAT


Strength: 5/10

Defense: ?/10 (Her magic makes knowing her real defense impossible)

Speed: 6/10

Intelligence: 6/10

Stamina: 8/10


Special Skills/Magical Powers/Etc.:

-Rubber Magic = Alizeena's magic gives her the power to stretch her arms, legs and head like a rubber band and inflate some parts of her body like a balloon. Alizeena's magic is the result of her feelings of not wanting anything in her life to be out of reach no matter the circumstances.

-Rubber body = Due to Alizeena's magic, her body has essentially become rubbery skin itself. Due to the state of her body now being rubber she's completely immune to blunt attacks which simply bounce right off her body and electricity, but also makes her more vulnerable to slash attacks which can cut her body more easily, this eventually gave her a phobia of sharp objects.

-Spring Booster = By using her rubber body to force a certain part of her body to convulse and act like it's pumping some object through it, Alizeena can cause that body part to start vibrating like a spring bouncing at fast speeds, doing this allows her to make one of her attacks to shoot forward like it bounced off a spring giving it more speed and power.


Fighting Skills/Techniques:

-Balloon Gun = Alizeena inflates one of her hands and sends it flying at an enemy, the force feeling like a wrecking ball hitting them. She can do this with both arms which she calls "Double Balloon Gun" or one or both legs which she calls "Balloon Stamp", and "Double Balloon Stamp" or "Balloon Stomp"

-Stretch Gatling = Alizeena throws her arms forward rapidly using her ability to stretch to have her arms constantly strike the enemy as if they were the bullets from a Gatling gun. She can't inflate her arms to combine it with her Balloon Gun due to the weight of the attack making her arms move too slow.

-Balloon Barrier = Alizeena inflates her stomach to make her body like a barrier, this lessens the effects of attacks that can harm her that aren't slash attacks. If she's hit with a slash attack like this it will be even more dangerous to her than it would normally be because she's a bigger target and full of air.

-Rubber Sheet = While Alizeena can't do this by herself, if some of her friends stretch her body out she can be like a sheet that can actually be pushed by the wind, grab projectiles or trap people with her body. This is the only way slash attacks won't harm her due to the intensity her body's creating to force itself back together and to prevent her from snapping like normal rubber would at this point.


Weapon of choice (if any): None

Strengths and Advantages in Combat: She's immune to blunt attacks and can attack from multiple ranges, her body isn't limited by the usual constraints of rubber. Electricity also can't effect her because her body won't conduct it.

Flaws and Weaknesses in Combat: She's terribly weak to slash attacks, and if her body ends up in water, her electricity immunity will be negated until she can get out and dry herself till there's little water on her. Things like heat that effect her body indirectly and lack a blunt property can still hurt her.


FAMILY, FRIENDS AND FOES


Family: Unknown

Friends: Melody, Larulee, Julia, Lurinui, Kaguya, the other Dragon Heroes members

Allies: None

Rivals: None

Enemies: The Inhumanity
BASIC INFORMATION


Full Name: Julia Jurgan

Nickname(s) or Alias: None

Gender: Female

Species: Aetherial

Age: 16

Birthday: May 31st

Nationality: German

Relationship Status: Single

Prominent Hand: Cross-Dominant (She's better at using a certain hand for a certain task, but isn't ambidextrous)

Backstory: Julia was born in a average town in southern Germany and spent most of her life there until her family decided to relocate to Cimmeria. During the move she learned about her family's heirloom, an ornament known as a inge-glas from a black diamond, that had gone missing many generations ago and hadn't been found since. Her family never bothered to find it after despite it left the family in a mess of sorrow, Julia didn't understand but before she could even ask about it their trip was interrupted as the Second Inhumanity War began.

Her family managed to eventually make it to village where they kept refuge until the war ended, eventually settling there after it ended. Julia wanted her family to continue the plans they had left, but they decided to give it up, the way things were now were how they had to be in their eyes. Julia was shocked at how they had changed, angered she asked did they give up on the inge-glas only to hear them say their ancestors lost it so they have no responsibility to find what they should have.

Hating how her family decided to give up and believe life itself should decide everything for them, she left the village long before the Third Inhumanity War started on a quest to find the heirloom and won't return until then, along the way the Third War brought Melody, Larulee, Alizeena, Lurinui and Kaguya who joined her. Eventually they started a resistance with many others when the inhumanity attacked as the group's co-leader alongside Kaguya.


PHYSICAL APPEARANCE


Height: 182 cm

Weight: 58.5 kg

Hair Color: Undecided

Hairstyle: Undecided

Eye Color: Undecided

Skin/Fur/Etc. Color: Undecided

Preferred style of clothing: Undecided


NATURE


Personality: Julia is best described as someone who can be monotone yet also show emotion, being able to almost always stay focused. Julia's also very alert and pays attention to every detail she can find and pieces them together, when she notices something important from them she finally acts on it. It was due to her that everyone noticed Flareina's trauma and saved her from it before it was too late, and why she was the leader of her resistance group before hers became part of the Dragon Heroes.

Likes: Seeing people try their hardest no matter the odds, a natural atmosphere, nature

Dislikes: People making excuses that lack proper reason, people who refuse to even try

Fears/Phobias: The actions of people now being what brings the Galaxy to ruin

Hobbies: Meditation


EATING HABITS


Diet: Omnivore

Favorite Food(s): Tofu, Fried Crickets, Gworgan Fruits

Favorite Drink(s): Beer (While there's still an age limit due to intoxication, alcoholic beverages now have the alcohol replaced by a non-lethal substance in the time of HiH)

Disliked Food(s): Plain Rice

Disliked Drink(s): Fruit Punch


COMBAT


Strength: 2.5/10

Defense: 5/10

Speed: 6.5/10

Intelligence: 6/10

Stamina: 7/10


Special Skills/Magical Powers/Etc.:

-Stealth Magic = Julia's magic is made to allow her to sneak, spy, hide and trick her enemies so she can gather information, make them drop their guard, or listen in on something that others wouldn't want her or her friends to hear. Julia's magic is the result of her skills in espionage and her will to not let anything hinder her search for her family's heirloom.

-??? = Has yet to be learned


Fighting Skills/Techniques:

-Illusion = Julia can form illusions of herself or an ally, though she's limited to a single copy. However if she does this through attacks she can make numerous copies.

-Invisibility & Camouflage = Julia can turn herself invisible either by cloaking herself with her magic or blending herself into her surroundings, she can do the same for attacks. Julia's form of vanishing from view depends on the situation, how sneaky she needs to be and her magic.

-Smokescreen = Julia uses her magic to cause a burst that covers the area in a cloud of smoke, useful for distractions and running away.


Weapon of choice (if any): While she doesn't mainly use them, Julia is known for carrying Grenades with her. Often hiding them with her powers so no one can find them before they explode.

Strengths and Advantages in Combat: Most enemies have no way to see through Julia's stealth and trickery, often allowing her to surprise them and/or allow others ton ambush them when their guard drops.

Flaws and Weaknesses in Combat: Julia's magic has very little offensive uses, so if alone or against an enemy with powerful defenses she will struggle. Her smokescreen and cloaking can fail if someone has the right means to see through them like heat vision meaning only her illusions can't be seen through.


FAMILY, FRIENDS AND FOES


Family: Unknown Father, Unknown Mother

Friends: Melody, Larulee, Alizeena, Lurinui, Kaguya, the other Dragon Heroes members

Allies: None

Rivals: None

Enemies: The Inhumanity
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Dashiell
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Hey guys, hope you enjoy my art and stories! I may not have too much to offer on here, but you might be interested in the series of my original creation: Hearts in Harmony, especially if you like original stories.
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I have some interesting news so guess where I'm going in October.
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I dunno
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I'm finally going to Youmacon this time.
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