My name is Lou Morens. I am a computer scientist, multimedia author and I illustrate my universe myself. I am a non-binary trans man (They/them). In french, I use neutral language using Alpheratz grammar as much as possible. I took drawing lessons for 2D and returned to 3D. I continue to train in 3D on Blender and Unreal Engine in order to provide more graphic content and to be able to offer my services as a 3D graphic designer.

I now work as a Freelancer. You can find my services here.

I started by writing, a very long time ago, detective stories with more or less a fantastic dimension, I moved on to fantasy and finally I created my LGBTQIAP+ and antispeciesist science fiction universe where my first writings finally found their place. For several years, I have been planning to bring more content to this universe, not only texts, but also illustrations, visual short stories/games, interactive novels, illustrated short stories and animations to enhance the texts and explore the different possibilities for telling a story. This allowed me to learn and improve in several areas such as scriptwriting, creating visuals, creating 3D models (wood, cardboard, etc., all my models created since I was 15 have also found their place in this universe) and 3D visuals (Blender/Unreal Engine), the creation of game mechanics and the use of the game engine/visual news (Ren'Py and Twine), etc. It allowed me to use my software development skills to do things I love.

I mainly use free and open-source software. I have worked exclusively on Linux since 1999 (Debian, then Kubuntu for a few years). I'm breaking my principles a few times by using Antidote, but I haven't found an equivalent in free software to date. I use it for corrections coupled with Grammalecte and to help me with translations as well as Unreal Engine for certain animations and illustrations. Antidote also allows me to have easy access to the etymology of words in both languages ​​and thus helps me to construct the languages ​​of the peoples of the different planets. I also like to play with words translated into different languages ​​to create the different languages ​​used in the cycle.

My favorite software are novelWriter, kitscenarist, Manuskript, Zim, OmegaT, Calibre, epubEditor, Sigil, LibreOffice, Scribus, Krita, Blender, OBS, Belnder, Kdenlive, Ancestris (to manage all the genealogies of the characters since the cycle is takes place over several centuries), Freeplane, Geany, Ren'Py (for visual novels), Twine (Hardlowe, SugarCube). I now use Unreal Engine for some of my illustrations and animations.

I use PluXML to create this site and I added some features thanks to David Revoy's articles (Thank you very much) as well as several themes.

All illustrations on this site are created by me and are licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 4.0 for the majority and NC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 for some. This includes the cover image and the separation images in the texts. The music is created by Serge Longoulet (The music is under CC BY-SA 4.0 license) as well as the clips filmed with real people. The trailers, the videos taken from visual news, those created to present the universe, as well as the animations are entirely produced by me (the music is always by Serge Longoulet). The texts are free to read and licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 4.0.

The paper and ebook versions are self-published. I reject the current system created by big publishing houses, but I support small publishing houses. I want to maintain my freedom over my publications whatever the format used. I also want to ensure that the prints of the paper versions are made on demand and Imprim'Vert certified. I come from the free software world and I wish I could apply this principle to reading, but unfortunately, it doesn't pay the bills. If you appreciate this principle and you like WebComics, I invite you to read David Revoy's: Pepper and Carrot. It is free and open-source.

You will still find certain writings and certain chronicles under the pen name "Louise Morens" which was my old author name when I introduced myself like a woman, but all take place in the same universe.

You can contact me at this address: info @ loumorens. com

Support me You can support me in different ways: beta-reading, help with translation, correction and proofreading of translations, reading feedback, patronage. For the latter, I use Tipeee.

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