Since I've gotten many questions about the DF Saga I thought I'd share with you what my vision for the Digital Fairies looks like.
I know some of you have already created your own Digital Fairies or thought about doing so. For you who have already created yours - that's fine, as long as you don't write about their origin/current situation yet. I've undergone some major changes in the DF universe the past couple of months and these changes includes the situation of the current DF's, what the powers of them are and most of all what the reason for their existance is.
Let me go through my history with the Digital Fairy project.
This was the very first idea for a Digital Fairy which was just a cool idea from a visual stand point. My love for fairies has always been strong and so has my love for everything digital and technological. I've always loved headphones or any kind of earpieces so it was a natural decision to give her some. The shape of them almost resembled fairy-ears.
The outfit for these early Digital Fairies was very advanced and they were almost a bit too much. Too much stuff that didnt make any sense. Kinda like some outfits of science fiction animes with young girls that saves the world.
The phrase "Digital Fairy" was just something that I thought sounded cool and fit the picture in question. It didnt have any sort of meaning beyond that (except for the shape of the earpieces). But I chose to stick with it.
It made them a bit mysterious.Jan. 2008
At this point the Digital Fairy brand was just one of my small series of pictures with the same kind of theme.
As I was very much into anime at the time I made the first DF pictures I wanted the DF's to resemble some kind of anime as you can clearly see on this beach-themed picture with another random DF. At this time the Digital Fairies was just humans but with enhanced powers and abilities. Jan. 2009
This one was, to begin with, not supposed to be a Digital Fairy but as I was drawing I added a simple designed earpiece to her and this was the only feature that resembled her with a Digital Fairy. So I decided to call her a Light Digital Fairy. She had no name.Jul. 2009
My fascination for cool vistas with planets and space ships in the distance made me start this giant project which would become my biggest picture to date.
I looked at the old picture of the Light Digital Fairy and decided to revisit an old character for once instead of drawing a new random one. As I worked on this painting I thought up a story for it and I gave the red headed girl a name; Yunie
. The story behind it was that the ship that could be seen crashed into the distance was the very ship the Digital Fairies arrived on the planet with. Due to the lack of recourses to return "home" they were forced to rebuild on the new planet.
This was all i had and was mostly just a fun thing I came up with when I were drawing, to make the painting have a deeper meaning.
It would become deeper than that. Aug. 2009 --> End of 2010
As time went on Yunie became one of my first real original characters. She was your typical anime-personality which was; Happy, positive, a little bit naive and independent - Nothing special. She was almost like my mascot, pretty much.Oct. 2010
A discussion with *Blazbaros
made me realize what I had on my hands with the Digital Fairy brand. It could be bigger than I had previously thought. We talked about it being something in the fassion of *Karbo
s Felarya universe. Which means that he created a world with a rich lore and environments where others were free to create their own characters to inhabit this world with.
I came up with some basic lore about the Digital Fairy universe where the Digital Fairies were enhanced supersoldiers with crazy weaponry and all that science fiction stuff. Pretty basic and bland. With the idea of having the DF brand as a role playing-type deal came the need to balance aspects of the universe. I made ranks within the DF types such as "Light DF", "Heavy DF" and "Rare DF".
Somehow it didnt feel right to categorize my Digital Fairies.. They lost their mystery.Feb. 2011
Having only one real Digital Fairy character in store I created a new one by the name of Emily
. She inhabited one of the many moons of the planet which I had now named "Terrenus Domus"
, which in latin means "Temporary Home"
. Now I started slowly building the solar system of the Digital Fairies. The moon Emily lived on was called "Unda Luna", which in latin means "Blue Moon", and was a very exotic moon with jungles and deserts covering the surface.
I also changed the story of the ship mentioned in the Airriding picture. The ship the Digital Fairies arrived in was actually an expedition (Novus Orsa Expedition) in search for new resources sent from planet Earth. The Digital Fairies were created/developed/bred from human scientists to be able to whitstand the great pressures and dangers of great space travels. They were more resiliant and would be excellent engineers and miners.
Some military Digital Fairies were also bred in case of anything.. Unfriendly.
At this point I promised to release a FAQ explaining all the major aspects of the Digital Fairy universe, explaining everything what Digital Fairies was all about and what their homes looked like.Mar. 2011
Until this point I had looked at the Digital Fairies as glorified warriors with shiny armors and cool powers, with no miseries whatsoever. But then I realized that being a DF can't be all fun and games. The Digital Fairies who didnt get an opportunity to get on the Novus Orsa Expedition and were left back on Earth would be hated and dispiced by the humans because.. They were different. Apr. --> May. 2011
Everyday for weeks I would think of scenarios from the Digital Fairy universe like following a band of soldiers. But most of all I thought of one character in particular and her past; Yunie
. Her past was at this point more interesting than her future, which was bad. I really wanted to tell a compelling story with deep and interesting character interaction and moving moments. I wanted the Digital Fairies to be interesting, cool and vulnerable but most important of all - I wanted them to be mysterious.
I rewrote and remade almost everything I had previously written about the DF universe.
And this is where I made the decision NOT to create a role-playing game for others.
But a story that I want to tell, for YOU to experience.
I've scrapped the idea of a FAQ because of this.
However, I'm really honored with the ammount of support and interest I've gotten about the Digital Fairies. It really makes me smile and keep making the story great!
In conclusion; The DF SAGA
will be a mysterious and compelling story - A story that I will tell, in one way or another.