Telestic Estoc is back!

My first TaleHunt serial Telestic Estoc is now on NoiseTrade! It’s a short read and you can name your own price including free if you’d like.

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Telestic Estoc

It’s back in eBook form! Download it for free or your own price on NoiseTrade at https://books.noisetrade.com/cmbbell/telestic-estoc!

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1337 likes on the Ospreyshire Blog!

That’s an odd number to get an achievement, don’t you think? Yes, I do get the joke as to why it’s an important number, but that’s besides the point.

This was certainly a good notification I got recently. I’ve had this blog for 2 years now, and it’s been interesting meeting all those on WordPress regardless of what one blogs about. I’m glad to know a diverse amount of bloggers who talk about numerous subjects.

Thanks for viewing my blog!

Blogging Chums Award!

Blogging Chum Award

It’s been a while, but I got nominated for an award! This is the Blogging Chums award and I’d like to thank the nomination from Xena at We Hold These Truths to be Self-Evident! She’s an amazing blogger and I’ve had many intelligent conversations with her on that site. Thanks, Xena!

This logo for the award was created at Dressing to Impress and the award itself was created by beams19 at Crave the Unknown.

Here are the rules:

“This may seem like a bit of an odd award but I think it’s so important to tell the people closest to us how much we care about them, and in a world that is so full of hate and division, it’s the little things we do that can help make a big impact – so go tell someone you love them!

This award isn’t compulsory by any means but if you decide to take part, it would mean the world to me. I wonder if there will ever be a day when I’m scrolling through WordPress Reader and I see the Blogging Chum Award floating around on other blogs!” 

The Rules:

  1. Be sure to use the award image!
  2. List the rules & about paragraph!
  3. Thank whoever nominated you!
  4. Write a letter to someone who means a lot to you to spread some positivity around the Internet – anyone will do!

5. Nominate 5-10 more people for the award and go let them know about it in their comments!

Here’s my letter. I’m going to cheat a little bit and mention this letter to my real friends and those who’ve supported my art.

I just want to say thank you for supporting me when I don’t even deserve it. For the longest time, I had to work hard at proving myself (dare I say, prove my humanity) to everyone I met. I thought of myself as worthless for the longest time, and it’s a miracle that anyone would want to see the good in me.

Whenever anyone checked out my Ospreyshire songs/poetry, my video works, my reviews involving obscure movies, my books, or my thoughts on this fallen world we live in, it feels great. I know I haven’t been as active with blogging as much as I was last year, but I hope I’ve made some quality content.

Thank you.

Here are my nominees…

1. Angela Grant
2. Keiko
3. Scottie
4. Scott
5. Moyatori
6. Raistlin
7. Madekesiworld
8. Simoneteffect
9. Irina
10. Sawa Minori

I beat NaNoWriMo 2018!

I am a champion!

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This is a delayed post due to crazy busy moments and the power going out multiple times during a blizzard last night, but I have some belated, yet extraordinary news.

I completed the NaNoWriMo challenge this year! HOORAY!

For those who don’t know about NaNoWriMo, it’s short for National Novel Writing Month. It’s a challenge where you have to write a 50,000 word novel over the course of November. That’s roughly the same length as the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy in terms of word count. I’ve done this challenge since 2014 and I’ve competed in Camp NaNoWriMo which is their off-season contests. A good portion of my books have been NaNoWriMo and Camp NaNoWriMo projects.

Last year was considered a failure for me though. I did Camp NaNoWriMo, but I failed the 50k goal for the real thing last year due to finishing Hollandus Landing and dealing with a…

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In one week, Telestic Estoc will be on NoiseTrade! — C. M. B. Bell’s Writing Universe

12/1/18… My first TaleHunt serial will be released in eBook form and it’s going to be on NoiseTrade. It will be for free or by donation, so it’s totally up to you if you want to support my work. Feel free to check out my NoiseTrade page if you want some other free books, too!

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Slower Blogging Ahead…

For the month of November, I’m going to be swamped with so many things. There’s work and me participating in this year’s NaNoWriMo. I’m not sure how much time I’ll have for posting new content on here or my other blogs, so I won’t be as active as I once was.

In the meantime, you can download my newest single: https://ospreyshire.bandcamp.com/album/diletanttism-end-of-a-decade-single

You can download some books from NoiseTrade: https://books.noisetrade.com/cmbbell

Over 3000 views and the Birthday Aftermath

Well, the birthday surprises just keep coming, don’t they?

For starters, I recently crossed the 3000 view threshold on the Ospreyshire blog. Thank you to all who have checked out this blog for my music, opinions, poems, and everything else!

Without further ado, I’m going to show you some of the gifts I’ve received on my birthday…

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I got this vinyl in the mail from my Scottish friend Dave. This is the newest album from 2 Minute Minor, who are labelmates of mine who also happen to be from the same state as me. This Chicago-based hardcore band make some conscious music while still making quality tunes. You can listen to their album here.

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In this block of photos, it involves drawings, Twix, and a Target gift card from my friend Kip. He’s a talented artist and I hope he finishes the comic book projects he’s been working on for years. I’ve known him since I was in middle school and we still talk to each other.

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I just so happened to get two Amazon gift cards with the same amount from two separate friends. They would be from Marcie and Christy whom I’ve known for a long time. Marcie went to the same church as I did growing up and Christy went to the same school as Kip and I when we were young. It was great of the both of them surprising me.

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I hope my aniblogger friends appreciate this picture. This is an amigurumi (crocheted figures) of Kimba the White Lion. My friend Essence made this for me and it looks amazing. There’s no pattern to making Kimba, so she created this crocheted attempt at this character entirely from scratch and she did a phenomenal job with it. Feel free to support Essence’s crocheting business at Hooked on Cozy. She’s created amigurumi of Pokemon and Attack on Titan characters so far.

Thank you, everyone!

Happy Birthday to me! Here are some presents for you!

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I woke up today one year older. It’s that time of the year where I celebrate another year of life.

I wanted to do something special, but not for myself though.

As of today, I released NEW Ospreyshire tunes on my Bandcamp page! I recorded a single with two poems just a few days ago and I wanted to keep it a secret until my birthday. The new poems are Dilettantism and End of a Decade respectively. The first track is definitely one of my noisier ones with my trademark penchant for acousmatic sounds. The second track is actually a ukulele-driven one, but where I multi track my voice and some subtle acousmatics in the background. This single is free or whatever price you want on my Bandcamp page. https://ospreyshire.bandcamp.com/album/diletanttism-end-of-a-decade-single

But wait! There’s more!

For those of you that followed me because of my film and anime reviews, I temporarily ended my hiatus on Iridium Eye Reviews for just one day. I posted three new reviews today, so feel free to check them out. They involve the early 00s sci-fi anime Alien Nine, Studio Ponoc’s first film Mary and the Witch’s Flower, and the recent travel documentary Unjust Perceptions: Ethiopia. Those reviews are my gift to any of you who like movies and/or anime.

Welcome to Revezia!

Revezia is here!

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Revezia is HERE! Feel free to buy these books from this series!

Terminal Rescue: https://www.books2read.com/b/mVBVor

Shattered Crowns: https://www.books2read.com/b/bOA9VJ

Praxis of the Disenchanted: https://www.books2read.com/b/md0VpX

Tales from the Mage Colony: https://www.books2read.com/b/3nYV6B

Don’t forget that the Revezia Sampler is available on NoiseTrade! https://books.noisetrade.com/cmbbell/revezia-sampler

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Revezia comes TOMORROW!

All of these Revezia books will be released this Friday, and I’m really stoked that my first novel series will be shown to the public. Feel free to check it out! Terminal Rescue: https://www.books2read.com/b/mVBVor Shattered Crowns: https://www.books2read.com/b/bOA9VJ Praxis of the Disenchanted: https://www.books2read.com/b/md0VpX Tales from the Mage Colony: https://www.books2read.com/b/3nYV6B Don’t forget that the Revezia Sampler is […]

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