Almost all of my stories seem to focus on and around a few things. Light versus dark, the driving out of evil, life expelling death, torment replaced by peace, and other items relating to these. But, I want to ask something: why? Why do I write about these things? It is, of course, about my obvious Christian faith, but something else is there, as well.
What is it? What is the second driving force behind that which pushes me to write tales and compose legends such as mine? The animal thing has nothing to do with it. They only represent the types of men and women in our world. The power that I have some of my characters using only stands in the place of and reveals that spiritual ability that I know I, and many others, wield by God and his Spirit’s authority. It cannot be the thing that I let control my writing. What, then? A need for fighting and action in the mix, maybe. Or, perhaps, that only shows my view on life itself, that life is a constant battle against things that we can and cannot see.
I believe that I know what it is. It is the fact that I am scared. Of what, you ask? I am not completely sure, but I know that I want God to drive out the evil through me, wherever I go. I want to let my life be a force to do strong things for him. I want there to be nothing in me to hinder that: pride, selfishness, a wish to belong, self-satisfaction, or anything else of that nature. In short, I want to be “in this world, but not of it”, to quote the Book. I write to show the world this. Of course, as most writers, I’m not an extremely public person as my real self, but under the person of Icefurr, I can demonstrate all that I am for everyone (or everybeast) to see.
If you like the typical type of fantasy, with magic and wizards and dragons, then leave. Right now. This is why I don’t write like that: it goes against what I am aiming to accomplish, and it diverts me from my core beliefs. If you are like me, though, and try to balance everything out, then stay. Read as much as you like. Explore my world. It’s good for the right people, but fuel for mockery to the wrong sort. And, yes, I promise to do another story with humans, for those who aren’t into my typical style. Er, I mean, among the four or five followers I have. :D
Whoever’s reading this, I’m planning on changing my handle from Icefurr to something different. Any ideas? Comment if you think of something!
I love fiction, fantasy, roleplaying, and reading. Nice to meet you too. All of my tales are little kid-friendly, except perhaps a few stories in the Rogue Captain universe. Those are more geared towards teens. Check with your parents, just in case.