Vapor into the Galaxy
“Did Somebody Say Adventure?”
I need to write but I'm (Probably) being lazy
SO Vapor into the Galaxy is not actually released yet. Since the sudden cancelation of the Vapor series in 2018, I have been working on the new series on-and-off but generally have been dealing with business. However, since I casually moved to an entirely different country a year ago, I have had more time to sit down and have mental breakdowns about this series. As of the time I am writing this, I decided to start dedicating time to posting updates on this page and keep you updated on the creative madness!
Anniversery Update - 6 / 20 / 2023
The start of into the Galaxy
I was about 15 years old when I decided to bring the voices in my head onto the digital paper of Microsoft word! The stories were something I would share onto social media, friends at school, and brings tons of other people to help bring their ideas alive in my stories. I had a lot of fun with this series until I experienced something – puberty.
As I grew older and my brain developed more, I realized the potential of the stories and how I could build unique stories that did not rely on using the creative works, stories, and galaxies of others. Instead, I tried branching out and creating stories I wish were out there (such as a high school musical murder mystery set in the abandoned corner of the multiverse) and it was fun but honestly tiring. I had so many ideas to build more and more, but I also became stuck on how my content wasn’t entirely unique, so I ended up scrapping the stories in 2018.
And How it's been Going
Since then, I have been stuck trying to figure out how to start a brand new series that is completely original and thought-out. I didn’t want to just write it up on spontaneously, I wanted to write character arcs, meaningful stories, and sharing my personal story with suicide, depression, and anxiety. Dealing with the latter and exploring the topic of mental health has been very rough and still challenges me today, but it’s been a great opportunity to verbalize my struggles and figure out a solution that would benefit myself and maybe others.
This first draft of the rebrand was to focus on an anarchy-themed galaxy where a character inspired by my grandma was corrupted by an evil darkness and Vapor had to go after her and save her life. I scrapped it because when I thought about how my deceased grandma would feel about it, I don’t think she would have appreciated being written as a victim of a supervillain.
The next few years I stopped trying to focus on creating a knock-off Frozen and focused a bit more on life. COVID-19 hit everyone, I experienced a battle with depression and hope, and was surrounded by friends who were toxic and detrimental to my mental health. After moving to a new country and focusing on just myself, I explored creating a narrative solely-focused on mental health and a character-driven story!
And where it's going to go
The current draft so far has been a lot of fun and coming together super well, especially since I am able to consistently stick to a basic theme and plot, adding more to it as I go! As of today, the theme is mental health and exploring topics such as depression, anxiety, and positive psychology. It’s been a very slow yet fun process of brewing up ideas for the journey of both the protagonist Vapor and the antagonists to come! Below are some early concepts of character designs!
Reintroducing; the Infinite
SO- originally the story of the upcoming first series was going to be set in a future multiversal hot spot of the galaxy called Milkdromeda. However, I realized the problem with this – the series was called Vapor Into the Galaxy, not into the Milkdromeda or Multiverse. So a way to combat this is to be a bit more loosy-goosey with the worldbuilding and build something bigger than Milkdromeda; The Infinite.
The infinite in the archived series was a strange plasma in space that linked and mixed worlds together. In the new series, the Infinite is going to be an infinite number of things. Not limited to the imagination of sci-fi, the infinite could be the world between worlds, a door to the world of nightmare and dreams, the door to your backyard, or even a door to the past.
In other words, the Infinite is a worldbuilding device that connects different types of worlds together without relying on specific traditional rules of sci-fi. I get so excited thinking about how it will be possible for a person from a medieval-fantasy world to run into a galaxy full of sci-fi obscure nonsense and make sense of it >:D
And that is all, until next time!
These projects are more for myself than anything and this website is a great hub for me to direct people to my creative works, but I do wonder if people read these or not. I have a lot of fun with it either way, but if you are someone who has been checking up on these updates and how the series is going, feel free to reach out to the email email@example.com and ask any questions or just say hi!
Update - 3 / 13 / 2023
I discovered Fonts!
And now the website feels much more alive, personal, and has the “Vapor” vibe I needed in my life. By playing around with it, now I have a really nice font I might be using in the books and it fits sooo much better than the boring font I had beforehand! For example, read this text – excerpt with the new font :O
I showed the gentleman the door, but he offered to fight me instead. After I threatened to poop in his garage, he sobered up and offered to brawl with me while wearing seven different Alvin and the Chipmunk exclusive hats. I was deeply offended but at the same time, super interested in where this could go so I followed him out to his car and asked to talk to his wife. His wife said hello and we had a respectful exchange and then I went home, ate butter out of fear, and moved on with my life.
I have been playing a lot of Minecraft instead of working on this series
But if you want to check out my base then here you go
However, not only have I been subduing to my crippling addictive therapy of Minecraft, but I’ve also been playing way too much Splatoon 3 (I have about 850 hours of it so far) but have used it as inspiration for art!
How is the progress of Vapor into the Galaxy?
At the moment, there has not been any official writing done for the current stories since I’m still in that “brainstorming” phase. My art style has been improving and I’m still learning tricks (I still cannot draw hands but can cheat the system), but mainly the storytelling has been stuck for some time. My latest draft (#7) might be the one to lead the stories since it creates a dynamic first set of books.
Frankly, my plan is to focus on the topics of courage, empathy, hope, and mental health and let me tell you, those have been some very hard topics that have challenged me to face my own demons.
If this current draft works out the way I want it to, then the first series will be about 4 books long for the first set and aim to recreate the archived series in a complete new direction! I aim to keep the stories PG-13 and aimed for teen / young adult audiences while having a fresh and colorful taste but also an undertone of difficult topics. It will follow a 3-book arc with a side book focusing on a separate new main character, and I am excited to see how it all turns out!
A Sneak-Peak Into the Galaxies
Worldbuilding is an important part of any storytelling adventure. You need to weave the world into the flow of the story to fit the meaning and analogy of what a story means. Now instead of a singular world, what if we introduce sci-fi concepts such as dimensions, galaxies, portals, and the multiverse to create a stunning universe that is infinite and ever-evolving?
I will be making a page here just to give you a sneak-peak into the chaos of the new galaxies for Vapor to uh, go into. It will be built loosely based on the original archived series, so see how many details you can spot from the original!
Oh, and one last thing
For those of you who tell me that I am talented or my art is good, do know that my artwork is not something I started strongly with. If you looked through the history of my art and stories, you can see the slow progression of art quality increased over time as I tried new things and learned from my mistakes. It took me about 6-7 years to get to the point where I am now when I started JUST when I was only 15. I will continue to keep my old embarrassing art and stories history here because I think you could gain inspiration for what having the courage to work hard and express yourself with art can become over time. B)
First Depiction of Vapor (2016)
Latest Depiction of Vapor (March 2023)