Life on Zorko

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I’m not sure what possessed me to start writing in my own voice, from my own perspective. It’s like I woke up one day to find that there was someone else’s voice in my head. At first I was confused for the voice didn’t sound like Jellybean or Blueberry—the two characters I harness to deliver […]


Life on Zorko - Tessla Queen - Keeper of the Portal

I’m a maverick. I have been ever since I was young. I have no desire to do things the tried and true way. Part of this stubbornness has to do with the fact that I am on the autism spectrum. How I operate isn’t easily plugged into the plug and play world that society structures […]

Why I Keep the Portal

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I want people to believe in the Magic again I want people to wonder at those things that defy explanation I want people to believe in the creativity that lights their soul and the passion that guides their heart I want people to embrace the serenity of nature so that they can always be connected […]

Chaos Theory

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Chaos creates change. I write this because too many people believe that happiness comes from striving after perfection. Lives must be instagram-ready to be worthy. Yet, instagram-ready lives are rarely interesting. The biggest secret that truly well rounded people won’t tell you—unless they think you’re mentally ready for it—is that true happiness only comes once […]

Origins – Little Creatures

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Every creation has an origin story. The little creatures of Jelly’s World are no different. In Jelly’s story, the little creatures’ origins are tied to the mysterious and powerful Magic that Jellybean discovers when they are ten. Together with their younger sister, Poppy, they unleash not only their imaginations, but a fair bit of chaos […]

U ni QUE

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Hi, my name is Tessla Queen and I’m the portal keeper to Jelly’s World. The first thing you’ll probably notice about Jelly’s World is that it’s different from anything that you have experienced before. This is no accident. I’m both neuro-diverse and gender queer. My life experiences have always been through the lens of someone […]

The Magic IRL

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The “Magic” is the main reason Jelly’s story came into existence. The Magic, in Jelly’s world, represents an unknowable higher power which allows the created Realms in their story to exist. I’ll let Jellybean explain the cosmology of how this all works, but my intention of building this world, based on the Magic, is to […]

Listening Leads to Peace

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Perhaps it’s time to admit we’re doing this all wrong. I’ve been watching culture all my life. I watch, I listen, I cogitate. Cogitation, for those of you who don’t know, is the consideration of points presented. I’ve always been curious to know what people think—even people who think differently than me. Most of us […]

The Secret Language of Me

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One of the main reasons I express myself through the characters and scenes of Jelly’s World is because communication for me—especially verbal—is so challenging. Not only am I on the spectrum, but I had a very strange upbringing. My parents didn’t act like neurotypical parents. I was left to raise myself for the most part, […]