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Hanrue Universe: Official Canon


The Aversano Research Corporation is infiltrated by a terrorist group who creates a drug to destroy humanity. The drug turns everyone into zombie-like creatures and a huge percentage of Earth’s population is wiped out. The survivors rebuild society and life goes on for another 25 years.

Meanwhile, a group of 8 people are sent to the Sagedell System to rebuild humanity in the stars. Earth is flooded and kills all but a small percentage of people. Soon afterward, humanity is faced with the zombie drug again but manages to survive and eventually rebuilds again.

A group of renegades go to the Sagedell System and over hundreds of years set up the Renegade Empire. Eventually, the Renegade Empire falls and the Sagedell System experiences interplanetary war. The Sagedell System’s existence is later threatened by a Great Evil, but with help of survivors from Earth, the universe is saved.


The timeline is separated into three eras, referred to as Pre-Incident, Incident, and Post-Incident.

Pre-Incident Stories

Havens: Takes place in the Sagedell System, thousands of years in the past. Involves the Stones of Hanrue themselves.

Natalie Campbell: Takes place during (20XX) on Earth. Involves an investigation into the distribution of ARC’s drug.

Misc Stories: These stories take place anytime before the Incident. These are one-off stories that are in this world, but do not intersect with any main characters. Stories such as Ms. KerriStudy Club and The Disconnect fall into this category.

Incident Stories

Stealth Game Project: Takes place during (20XX) on Earth. Killy Hanrue’s origin story. Follows the first test of the drug and its aftermath on the Aversano Research Facility.

The Watchtower: Takes place during (20XX) on Earth. Tells the story of a family trying to survive the aftermath of the Apocalypse.

Post-Incident Stories

Killing Hanrue: Takes place during (20XX) on Earth. Tells the story of Hanrue’s murder and Paige Romano’s rise to prominence.

The Wall: Takes place during (2XXX) on Earth. After the flood, a group of people remain on Earth. Asher exposes a dark secret his people have been hiding.

The Stones of Hanrue Trilogy x3: Takes place in the Sagedell System, far into the future. Corrina Villimond goes on a journey to reclaim the three stones of Hanrue, which she will use to save the universe.

Creative Projects Frighten Me

I love starting new creative projects. My success rate is good but it’s not 100%, which can get very frustrating. But the reason for that isn’t because I lose motivation. Most of the time, it’s because I’m scared.

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June 2016 Goals

When I woke up this morning, it took me a few moments to realize it was June 1. Already.

So I wanted to take some time to think about the different things that I want to complete this month.

But even as I said that, I realize that I will be gone for two weeks this month, to Mission Camp. But I can still do things during those two weeks, so I’m not discounting this month from productivity.

Here are a few things I’d like to complete this month. On July 1, we’ll look back on the month and see how far I came.

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Writing For Video Games

**Spoiler Alert** – The title is a misnomer. This post has very little to do with anything, much less Video Games.

I guess I wanted to have something to write everyday. And maybe I will, when I do this more often. Maybe this is just to get me in the habit of writing something, even if it’s nothing.

It’s been a while since I wrote a story, like a prose story. I’m writing a lot of stories for my games, and I consider them to be stories, but…

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Top 4 “Once Upon A Time” Episodes

[fusion_text]ouat-cover-01I’ve been watching Once Upon a Time for a really long time now.

To be honest, I’m not sure if that’s a good thing or a bad thing.

It was one of the very few relatively okay things to watch back in 2013, and we’ve kinda been following it around for the past few years.

I’ve watched as the show took turns for the worst, seen it recover for a while, only to fall into what-on-earth-did-I-just-watch horrible.

(I’m wasting a lot of time right now looking for a clip of Cruella slinking away in the Underworld diner – because that wasn’t horrible, THAT was awesome. )

But for all that I don’t like about where OUAT has gone, either now or in the past, there are a few episodes from each season that will always stand out to me.

Read on for my top 4 Once Upon a Time episodes:

(Oh, and I found the Cruella clip. You’re welcome. )

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