CHANNILLO
Intrepid
By Rebekka S. Leber

Series Description:

When humans began to embrace technology, a great rift opened in the Infinte between the Paragons who supported the mortals, and those who felt replaced. Valen, the Paragon of Order drew the dividing lines, and after a great battle, cast out those Paragons who so loved the mortals they were betray their own kind. But, to Valen's surprise, the mortals embraced their fallen deities and ended their loyalty to the remaining Paragons... most mortals anyway.

A series of stories, after an epic cosmic war, that follows the lives of several characters whose lives were forever changed the Day the Infinite Fell. Set in the realm of Evren, a land of magic and a level of technology falling in between Steam and Dieselpunk.

(My apologies for the long hiatus...)

Category/Genre(s): Fantasy, Historical Fiction, Science Fiction, Romance
Updated: Undecided
Status: Completed



Author Bio For Rebekka S. Leber:

Fledgling writer from Central Illinois, feminist, socialist, nerd, and 1/4 of the podcast Drinkshares: Last Call. @DrinksharesLC

By day, Rebekka S. Leber is a wild mannered social studies, special education, and ESL teacher. In her down time she is an outspoken activist, gamer, fangirl, and general quirkiness enthusiast.

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The idea for Proxy was inspired by my World Religions class freshman year of college, and a discussion about Hinduism. As a western kid, raised Christian beginning to lean decidedly Atheist, I was fascinated by reincarnation in the Eastern world religions. During a discussion about the inception and destruction of the universe by the gods of the Trimurti, I was struck by the idea that all of existence is created and destroyed over and over, infinitely. If that was the case, did that mean all the souls that would exist in that universe, the ones that would cycle around repeatedly, come into existence when Brahma created each universe and die out when it was destroyed by Shiva? And, if that case was the case, did Brahma factor in overpopulation when he built his stunning little ant farm? What would happen if he didn’t even fathom it? If the number of human beings- thanks to evolution, technology, and modern medicine- began to outgrow the number of available souls, would people be born without souls?

I held onto this idea in the little black idea box of my brain for a few years until two things happened; I took a Soviet History class with an exceptionally awful teacher, and... (insert the sound of visceral revulsion here) Twilight. It became a phenomenon, and I hated everything about it. But mostly, I hated Bella Swan; everything she was, everything she did, everything that happened to her. I didn’t even have to read the books to know I hated her, because I hated what she represented when it came to girls and women, and that was when I decided, yeah, not on my watch.

Enter my particularly terrible history class (that turned out to not really be about Soviet History, and more about being bored as my professor and classmates argued over the history of Christianity, Hitler, and Dr. Zhivago). One day my professor put on an old black and white Russian movie with subtitles about a ship, and I kind of just gave up on that class. So, I pulled out my notebook, and started writing. At first, it was just to keep my mind from numbing with boredom. Then, it started to actually become something. Nine years later, that something is Proxy, and I’m still building and rebuilding that story.

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The idea for Intrepid was born out of the storyline for first campaign I ever ran as a DM in D&D. The characters of Avadiel and Valen Ral were originally invented as gods for the campaign.

Later on, during my student teach

Notes:

The field of "Esoterics" in Intrepid is basically a fusing of science and magic in the universe. In Evren, there would be no difference between the two. One explains the presence and mechanics of the other. All the research and reading I have done to create the "physics" of the universe are based ideas found within Helena Blavatsky's Theosophy and my limited understanding of Quantun Physics. The segments of information that inspired the lecture in this scene came from readings in Robert Ellwood's Theosophy: A Modern Expression of the Wisdom of the Ages and Lynne McTaggart's The Intention Experiement.







Series Description:

When humans began to embrace technology, a great rift opened in the Infinte between the Paragons who supported the mortals, and those who felt replaced. Valen, the Paragon of Order drew the dividing lines, and after a great battle, cast out those Paragons who so loved the mortals they were betray their own kind. But, to Valen's surprise, the mortals embraced their fallen deities and ended their loyalty to the remaining Paragons... most mortals anyway.

A series of stories, after an epic cosmic war, that follows the lives of several characters whose lives were forever changed the Day the Infinite Fell. Set in the realm of Evren, a land of magic and a level of technology falling in between Steam and Dieselpunk.

(My apologies for the long hiatus...)

Category/Genre(s): Fantasy, Historical Fiction, Science Fiction, Romance
Updated: Undecided
Status: Completed


Author Bio For Rebekka S. Leber:

Fledgling writer from Central Illinois, feminist, socialist, nerd, and 1/4 of the podcast Drinkshares: Last Call. @DrinksharesLC

By day, Rebekka S. Leber is a wild mannered social studies, special education, and ESL teacher. In her down time she is an outspoken activist, gamer, fangirl, and general quirkiness enthusiast.

---

The idea for Proxy was inspired by my World Religions class freshman year of college, and a discussion about Hinduism. As a western kid, raised Christian beginning to lean decidedly Atheist, I was fascinated by reincarnation in the Eastern world religions. During a discussion about the inception and destruction of the universe by the gods of the Trimurti, I was struck by the idea that all of existence is created and destroyed over and over, infinitely. If that was the case, did that mean all the souls that would exist in that universe, the ones that would cycle around repeatedly, come into existence when Brahma created each universe and die out when it was destroyed by Shiva? And, if that case was the case, did Brahma factor in overpopulation when he built his stunning little ant farm? What would happen if he didn’t even fathom it? If the number of human beings- thanks to evolution, technology, and modern medicine- began to outgrow the number of available souls, would people be born without souls?

I held onto this idea in the little black idea box of my brain for a few years until two things happened; I took a Soviet History class with an exceptionally awful teacher, and... (insert the sound of visceral revulsion here) Twilight. It became a phenomenon, and I hated everything about it. But mostly, I hated Bella Swan; everything she was, everything she did, everything that happened to her. I didn’t even have to read the books to know I hated her, because I hated what she represented when it came to girls and women, and that was when I decided, yeah, not on my watch.

Enter my particularly terrible history class (that turned out to not really be about Soviet History, and more about being bored as my professor and classmates argued over the history of Christianity, Hitler, and Dr. Zhivago). One day my professor put on an old black and white Russian movie with subtitles about a ship, and I kind of just gave up on that class. So, I pulled out my notebook, and started writing. At first, it was just to keep my mind from numbing with boredom. Then, it started to actually become something. Nine years later, that something is Proxy, and I’m still building and rebuilding that story.

---

The idea for Intrepid was born out of the storyline for first campaign I ever ran as a DM in D&D. The characters of Avadiel and Valen Ral were originally invented as gods for the campaign.

Later on, during my student teach

Notes:

The field of "Esoterics" in Intrepid is basically a fusing of science and magic in the universe. In Evren, there would be no difference between the two. One explains the presence and mechanics of the other. All the research and reading I have done to create the "physics" of the universe are based ideas found within Helena Blavatsky's Theosophy and my limited understanding of Quantun Physics. The segments of information that inspired the lecture in this scene came from readings in Robert Ellwood's Theosophy: A Modern Expression of the Wisdom of the Ages and Lynne McTaggart's The Intention Experiement.