Reposting from what was chapter 112….fucking nazi FFNet…
In the insurance industry, this is open-enrollment season, where people have to get their coverage for the year finalized. That means from now until New Years will be utterly crazy. I’m not sure how much updating will get done between here and there, aside from the next STG Investigative Report which will come out Christmas Eve as a present to my readers.
There will probably be one update to the Cerberus Files: Humanity and maybe one to the Cerberus Files : Aliens for the Turian intro. Not sure yet. OSABC will probably not see an update until after Christmas.
So, since I’m wasting an entire chapter on an author’s note, I’d like to take time to give thanks to the people who gave me the inspiration to write this much. Without them I would have stopped writing this train-wreck a long time ago. All have encouraged me to continue this effort through messages, PM’s, and ideas. Especially after the loss of my job and my mother’s illness, as well as certain people who dislike AU’s, your words were very important to me.
I appreciate EACH and EVERY review I get, so please, if your name isn’t on this list don’t be offended, it just means I haven’t used an idea you’ve given me.
Above all else, my personal heroes:
Jay8008 ,who says I inspired him to write, good god
Setrus, the Maestro of settings, and who changed my opinion on Tali
Melaradark, which started me thinking about a ‘dark’ Shepard in the first place.
Progman (should get a co-authors credit at this point)
Michael1110 (without which neither this story nor the documentation would have been finished)
SherryE (One of my oldest fans. Totally getting a cameo somewhere)
nimiraj12 and Sollus (The official fan-girls of the Premiseverse. I accept no others!)
Hewhoislost (You simply MUST read Two to Tango)
S058 (who left much encouragement)
NarwhalWarlord (Still not on your favorite author’s list , I see :/ )
Yoholic (is Admiral Yonis Chu!)
AlexN7 (says the nicest things!)
NonSolus (always interesting questions)
rjohanek (Army lifer, mad respect)
Shigan (reviews are always insightful :D)
Octoberskys (Navy for LIFE)
KeithFraser (If you go in for Code Geass, btw, an EXCELLENT author)
Druzhnik (Very interesting works)
And of course,my muses, Owelpost, Wordrkrush, and Bebus.
As for OSABC…
There will be two or three chapters prior to Ilos, then Ilos takes up at least two. The fight at the Citadel is likely to be five or six chapters long, the aftermath two or three. Then there is the post-story and Bring Down the Sky (which is utterly changed), culminating in an epilogue.
If all goes well, OSABC II: Downfell (may change that title, ideas are welcome) should see revision outlining completed by late January and the prologue chapters as early as February. Estimated length is 140 plus chapters clocking in at around around 800,000 words.
The Cerberus Files will be worked on as I get research done (I’m about a quarter of the way through the turian research. Studying birds, Roman military stances, stoicism, Romanian and Balinese history, postmodern super-flat art, and the effects of cosmic radiation on amino acid chains…it may be a while).
The next two works will come out around May/June 2014. I will also (finally) update the Reaper doc (Fear Unrelenting, Seen Darkly) after ME 1 is complete.