I'm on here to keep up with the great work that the other Deviants put up, and to add my own.
Give you an idea of what I'm working on:
My fantasy: a Napoleonic/Victorianesque created world with squabbling colonial empires, crumbling religions, Byzantine politics and a magic system that's as realisitic as I could get. No elves, dwarves, dragons, super-powerful magical artefacts, forgotten scions of long-lost lines of kings, princesses to rescue, evil gods to defeat or necromancers with deformed minions. Oh, and no Wars to Save the World, either. Think gentleman-explorers, rakes, scoundrels, spies, politicians and confidence tricksters.
My sci-fi: a hard sci-fi setting told via characters instead of tech or Power of Plot, supposing that Earth is only politically unified *after* we start colonising other planets, set in 2600, with much the same as the fantasy setting, but no magic and with a realistic means of interstellar travel. There's no aliens, no cyborgs, minimal lasers, no AI gods about to destroy mankind, no mind control, no time travel and almost no faster-than-light. Oh, and no Wars to Save the World, either. Think soldiers, rakes, scoundrels, spies, politicians and confidence tricksters.
...you get the idea.
I'll post up extracts from my writing, bits and bobs of universe-building, and perhaps even some supporting art.
Let's see how this goes.
Cheers for now,