So, I’m now on vacation.
Given that even after crashing most of this weekend that I’m still in a five or six hour sleep deficit, that my blood pressure and blood sugar are up and I’m tired all the time, I don’t expect to get a lot done in the week I’m off.
That being said, I’m certainly going to take a stab at getting something done, if only to reassure people that things haven’t stopped. While the next chapter is outlined fully, writing it up is somewhat of a challenge due to the way I’ve structured things.
I’m not 100% sure what the timeline will be for additional stuff. Once I get past the big mess at Ilium it will be easier to write the intervening chapters, but there’s some very ugly consequences for the changes I’ve made to canon and I have to figure out how to write stuff in about them now, not later. We’ve all seen in ME3 how a failure to lay groundwork blows up on you.
I’ve spent some time playing ME:A and had several people ask me if I’d be writing anything about it. So far, I’m very pleased with the much more realistic tone, the mystery of the setting, the focus on exploration, and what not. The aliens are also far more … believable than previous efforts. That being said, anything I would do along those lines would be even more out of phase with canon than OSABC, and frankly the Scourge looks like out of control Godpower, so…
We’ll have to see.
I’d like to reiterate a call for artists — even if you are not one yourself, if you personally know one who is active on DeviantArt or has a public display of their works for view, i would be interested. Please note that due to some issues I’ve had with previous artists, I would prefer they have a public showing of their work on a widely trafficked site.
This is the end of the Earth Arc. Next comes the Dalthos Arc.
Ahern says you should be fucking happy and stop bothering him about updates.
Literally the canon hymn of TWCD
As usual, the Official Leviathan Seasons Greetings Video:
Work will now resume on the next chapter. Probably do some on it Monday, tired now.
Again, huge thanks to the Editing Gang for your assistance, especially those of you who wrote big chunks of stuff, even if it wasn’t all used (Rob).
I’m working on the next chapter now.
No idea when it will hit, but should be either tonight or tomorrow, unless they tell me it is crap drafted by a kindergardener high on acid.
EDIT: They said it was crap drafted by kindergardener high on acid but I published it anyway.
Also, messed up all the ellipses.
If you’ve put a watch on my stories you know I’ve been updating the Naruto stuff instead of the Mass Effect stuff.
Two reasons for that. I’m still in the process of doing the research on the Drell, and a book I ordered is held up due to utter fucking bullshit so I’m forced to wait.
The other reason is that the next chapter of TWCD is important, and I’m not willing to put together a bunch of filler scenes and wonky dialogue when I’m not sure how I want it to feel. I want to get it right, and until I can I’m not just happy with a token effort to advance the story. I’ve done that a couple of places in both OSABC and ATTWN and while it got the job done it weakened the overall result.
I’m aware many of you aren’t fans of Naruto, and even if you were most people gave up when the series creator fucked it up waaaay worse than the ending of ME3. So don’t think you have to read or review my stuff if it isn’t your cup of tea.
That being said, all interest in the work is appreciated. The DLP Gang have a particularly dim view of most Naruto fics and I am going to get a positive reaction out of them to show them the fandom isn’t dead yet as long as people with a brain write it instead of yaoi-obsessed idiots with a fixation on mPreg and foxy accessories.
In other news, my back is doing better, my mom’s hair is finally coming back in, work is still crazy but is doing better and nothing horrible has happened to me (yet) (knock on wood). It’s a very crappy time of the year for me, but I’ll be okay.
Complete with an unexpected guest star!
LOLZ for the LOLZ god.