If you are reading this, you have more than likely read some of the About the Series. If you have read them then you should know that a lot of time, research, and devotion has been poured into this project thus far. I hope that it shows, for I take my writing seriously and truly hope one day people will feel as though their lives have been changed after reading my work. I want to help people think for themselves. I want to aid them in their quest for knowledge by utilizing the power of imagination and self-expression. I want to weave tapestries of fantasy with words and change the world one book at a time.
I mean, we are at a pivotal point in human history. Our technology is excelling far beyond the realm of human perception. I am afraid if word of these advancements does not get out to the public, future generations will have no interest in such topics of study.
The large corporations with their profit-driven mentality want to stifle such advancement in order to maintain their bottom line. They want to keep things the way they are for as long as possible. Pillaging the Earth as they see fit in order to expand their already egregiously wide pockets. Doing so by buying out our own government agencies with their vast and seemingly endless supply of monies. With which they are able to hinder and even hide new technologies from the public if they go against their way of business; especially if their monies cannot buy the ideas.
But such truths are neither here nor there. For without the knowledge of said advancements, how are people to make informed decisions on the technologies that will ultimately progress our society at a much faster pace than it already is? Without said information, we are doomed to grow at a near stagnant rate. At least when compared to the rate in which we should be advancing.
Transparent alumina, ADNR (Aggregated Diamond Nanorods), Metamaterials, and Amorphous Metals are just some of the up and coming technologies that are bound to revolutionize the society we live in. Yet, all we hear about in the news is naught but political mumbo jumbo and celebrity garbage. We hear about how there was a dozen homicides, a rash of burglaries, and attempts of arson, as if that is the way this world is supposed to be.
Those actions should not be deemed normal and the perpetrators should not be glorified by the media. Neither should our celebrities, whose lives are invaded by media moguls that want to distract the public from the happenings of those we elect for office. You know, the ones who are suppose to be representing us. I never could quite wrap my head around why a celebrity's every move is monitored while our elected representatives' lives are hidden from the very public that pays their salaries. A public that they, in return, sell down the creek to the highest bidder (North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) anyone?). In my mind I believe it should be the opposite, but who am I in this world besides a poor peasant?
It just goes to show that words spoken by those with no wealth fall on naught but deaf ears. But that is getting off topic, such as the rest of this rambling. I can certainly assure you that this is most definitely not an Autobiography anymore. It is, in fact, more of a proclamation of sorts. Because in all honesty we need to start focusing on the advancement of our species, not on the faults of it.
But, as I am sure you are all aware, the most basic form of mass manipulation has taken a hold on this world. That being: Divide and Conquer. It is really a rather simple concept. The longer we stay divided, the sooner we will be overtaken.
We must strive to work together and cooperate with one another regardless of race or creed. The sooner we can do that, the sooner we can get on with our advancement as a whole. If you really think about it, are we all naught but a brain connected to a spinal cord that controls our shell of a body?
With that being said, just where does skin color and religious affiliation come into play? I mean, if more people took the time to actually educate themselves on the internet instead of judging others and watching YouTube and Porn, I think we would all be a lot better off. But alas, I do not believe a great deal of our species has enough discipline to engage in such tasks.
Will we forever be stuck in such vicious cycles of ignorance? I pray not. But that never seems to get me very far...
I am totally going to sit here and bore you with a crummy autobiography of sorts. You know, to fill you in on the real Tepbian Kord (a.k.a. Patrick Bedont Jr.). However, I would much rather discuss why exactly I write and what I originally set out to do with this series than sit here telling you where I am from or what my favorite kind of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream is. So here we go…
Since I was a teenager, I have been logging down all of the various recurring dreams I have had. At the beginning of this series I simply took those dreams and started combining them to form the story. However, the dreams quickly evolved into a story that began growing legs of its own. It simply took off in a direction I never could have imagined. It was as though it grew inside of my hominidic mind and took over my entire being. Relaying itself through my fingertips only to project its message to those willing to enter the mind of a mad man.
Ever since I was a child, learning was paramount. I wanted, no, I needed to gather more knowledge. Whether it was needless facts or scientific wonders, I was always willing to dive in and absorb anything my mind could contain. Even though I had such a thirst for knowledge, much of my youth contained time spent in front of gaming consoles. I was, and still am, particularly fond of the Final Fantasy series; more so the mythological aspects of the games. Such aspects eventually sparked an intense interest to learn more about mythology. An interest that eventually led to Nordic Runes, as well as the Elder Futhark.
The bind rune shown on the cover of the novel is a cluster of runes, as bind runes are.
They are all represented as merkstave and their meanings are as follows: