First space art of the year! It's a planet being engulfed in radiation. Does it have anything to do with The Devil's Doorway? No. It's not Viridi Mortem. It's a random planet. Is it part of the Dark Matter Universe? I don't know. You decide.
#2 is here! There is audio distortion until just after the 7 minute mark. If you want to fast forward to that point, you won't miss much. We apologize. The gain was at +40...too high...
Dark Matter: Code Red is out. Dark Matters? That's the ongoing series that I write that explores the Dark Matter Universe, which is huge.
Last month, the short (Aeris Heist) released went on about Amber Harkins and where she was during the events of Code Red. Heads up, REMEMBER her. She's got a HUGE role during the fifth or sixth book, though the actual book is undecided. There's a lot of content that I have to go through until that time, so, hell, it could be book nine or ten. I don't know.
This month's short was Dark Below. I wanted to dive into the world of the Agents. Real talk: They're badasses. Where do they lie on the totem pole of badasses? They're simply a tier above Alliance special forces. It's really not simple. They're pretty important. Regardless, Dark Below really gives them some story. I'm actually really trying to get this news post done, so for the sake of time, the link for the short is in the Literature area of this website.
Wrapping up this post, Team Dark Matter has a podcast airing Saturday night at 8 p.m. Central Standard time. The following weekend will be another Table Manners comic strip, so get ready for that, too. You know? 'Cause I brought back Table Manners. 'Cause I'm awesome.
Okay, seriously, I went through nearly all of 2017 without any art coming out or even any news posts. Sorry about that. I had to be focused on Dark Matter: Code Red and the rest of the Dark Matter Universe. By the way, everything launched this past month. Sure, there were a few bumps in the road, but otherwise, it launched rather smoothly.
Obviously, I can't handle running an entire franchise on my own. So, who remembers Taylor Wayne Productions that launched in 2013? Yeah, forget that. Please. Please, for the love of all that is holy, forget that part. So, I started up a new company (for those who didn't know, TWP was sold, most projects were archived, and the company essentially died out). Team Dark Matter is literally everything TWP was, except, now I'm the sole owner. Not doing another partnership. Currently, TDM owns the Dark Matter Universe franchise, as well as EVERY production that ended up being archived from TWP. What does this mean for my new company? I'll tell you this: things are about to get good.
Seriously, this is a big post. I have to make up for all the empty news from last year. Why did I bring up TWP? Who remembers our main production? Table Manners? I hope everyone does. If not, check out TDM's Official Website and navigate to it. You'll be excited. The original 2013 run can be found there. Table Manners was the first project to be pulled from the archive. As of now, it will be TDM's second major production, with talks of bring on board a very talented animator to create the new company's first animated series.
Perhaps even more important than the Table Manners reboot is Dark Matters. This short story series expands the Dark Matter Universe. You learn more about the Knights, Angels, mutants, Agents, and so on. Every month, there's a new short. In fact, one just released this past weekend. These shorts are eBook only, found on the Amazon Kindle app. They're too short to release in a paperback format in my opinion. If there's enough demand, TDM may consider a paperback release of some kind.
The Dark Matter Universe will be getting a comic book series. This is actually my biggest focus for the DMU. I didn't really want to be writing. Either way, there is no set date for the comic. All I'm saying is that it will follow the novel's, albeit with more details added in. More news on that at a later date.
Dark Matter: Code Red. It's out. There's a link on the literature page on this very website. It's available as an eBook AND a paperback. Check it out, as it's the reason that nearly no artwork came out last year, save for the "Fusion" art piece that can be found in my digital gallery. By the way, that art piece feature's two planets that are actually mentioned in Dark Matter: Code Red. Agaqin, read it.
Team Dark Matter has two productions currently releasing monthly. I already told you about Dark Matters. Now for the cool stuff. If you guys remember Taylor Wayne Productions, you may remember that we constantly tried to run a regular podcast. Due to the partnership, I was butting heads with my partner. It was understandable. He wanted a 100%, professionally-done podcast, but there were usually scheduling conflicts. I, at the time, couldn't care less about the quality. We were starting up. It simply made sense that we didn't have top-notch gear. Due to all of that, we had two "episodes" that were just awful. So, things were tweaked on that end. Last month, we ran our first podcast. It was more of a test-run, so it was dubbed "Podcast #0". People loved it! Now, we had an issue with the bandwidth, so it was cut without our realization about five minutes before we actually said our goodbyes. The lighting was a little "meh" and the sound was not exciting. Actually, we had clip-on microphones, but I didn't realize they needed a specific phantom power source that I didn't have in my arsenal of sound equipment. So, we literally ran with just the camera mic. That camera? A ZTE Blade Spark. Personally, I had no issues with the show. The best part was that it was filmed live. The content flowed smoothly. Future broadcasts will have a run-time of 30 minutes minimum, though we may expand that time, as we clearly were enjoying ourselves. And, yes, the content will be better on the upcoming January podcast. We couldn't talk about Code Red or Dark Matters too much. I didn't want any spoilers. Now? We can talk about that stuff.
First OFFICIAL podcast is due on January 27th! As a farewell to this terribly long update, I've include TDM Podcast #0 below. Enjoy! (And yes, you'll be hearing from yours truly a hell of a lot more this year!)
Last year, I announced that every month in 2018 would have a short story released, each taking place in the Dark Matter Universe. Well, here's to the first!
"The Harkins family, along with a close family friend, are taking a personal family vacation on Aeris. Things don't go as planned."
Available as an eBook via the Amazon Kindle app: Dark Matters: Aeris Heist
Guess who just got an author page on Amazon? This guy! That's right! Finally, I feel like an official writer! Only took twenty-something years! Check it out!
Taylor W. Wilson's Author Page
It's finally here! Dark Matter: Code Red is officially out all across the web! It's been spotted mainly on Amazon's and Barnes and Noble's websites, but is slowly popping up elsewhere. I've included the novel description, as well as the link to the Amazon paperback copy.
"Follow the story of a young man shot into the action he fought to avoid. Collin Williams is a high-power mutant that was exiled to Earth two years ago. When a newly-discovered sibling is being crowned queen of Monarchus, he is thrown back into the cosmos. The Industry, an evil organization bent on stealing Collin's dark matter powers, is ready. They've prepared for war. Now, they test the Alliance. Collin has been restricted from utilizing his dark matter powers for two years. Will he be able to tap back into these powers and save the universe?"
Holy spit balls! The last update was in January? I am SO sorry to those who solely follow me on my website. I've been more active on social media. FORTUNATELY, I have updates. Earlier this year, I announced that I would not put out much artwork this year as my hands would be focused on Dark Matter, my life's work that is finally being unraveled. In January, it's ready. Again, I'm so sorry I haven't posted on my own website in so long. I'll be better at it in 2018!
On January 5th, follow the story of a young man shot into the action he fought to avoid. Collin Williams is a high-classs mutant that was exiled to Earth two years ago. When a newly-discovered sibling is being crowned queen of Monarchus, he is thrown back into the cosmos. The Industry, an evil organization bent on stealing Collin's dark matter powers, is ready. They've prepared for war. Now, they test the Alliance. Collin has been restricted from utilizing his dark matter powers for two years. Will he be able to tap back into these powers and save the universe?
Just wrapped up a demo. Best part? Took less than 3 hours to make it. Lyrics, guitar, vocals, everything. However, allergies are still holding me back on the vocals. Either way, I love the tune. Very metal.
Life use to be so good. Back when we were just plain and free.
But then you stabbed me in the back and left me here to scream.
You shot me.
Left me to die.
I’ll come back.
I woke up one morning. I felt the pain and misery.
The blood and sweat were not enough to hold me back at bay
I’d kill a million if I had to just to win the day.
I’ll never stop, I’ll never quit, until I’m done and left you dead.
Do you remember that you shot me, left me dead?
I’ve risen from my grave, surrounded by your misery.
You shot me.
Left me to die.
I’ve come back.
Shall I remind you that you never should have tried to flee?
I told you from the start, I’d have revenge, was all I’d need.
You shot me.
Left me to die.
I came back.
New for 2017! Six of my best
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Taylor W. Wilson
Here, I will post the many things happening in my life. I am an artist, a musician, a writer, a comedian, and child of God.