Holidays and Updates

First off, the traditional Cthulhu-themed Christmas Carol!

As for updates to the fanfic, I’m afraid I have some bad news.

No, not I’m not quitting.

But my team at work is in a death-march of patches for our client, and I am pretty exhausted and very unlikely to get anything out before the New Year. I *might* get out an STG report tomorrow, but we’re having to work today and tomorrow so no promises.

I hope everyone has a wonderful holiday season (regardless of your religion or lack thereof) and that you please remember those less fortunate than you and donate something to a charity that isn’t full of shit.

 

Business Travel & Personal Bullshit

I’m unfortunately traveling on business, and in an area that’s from the 1950’s or fucking something because internet is beyond shitty.

Aside from that, I’ll be back on Friday, but Monday morning I’m going to be in court due to some family complications. I haven’t had a chance to do anything with the fic, but (so far) my health is stable and I should have a chance to work on it when I get back.

There’s no telling what the Editing Gang or the Discord Group have gotten up to in my absence. If another crackfic chapter is produced I cannot be held accountable.

🙂

OSABC Rewrites now up to chapter 38.

In case you didn’t know, the Editing Gang has slowly and carefully been helping me fix my abuse of punctuation and eliminate derp assisting me in rewriting the original OSABC.

We’re up to chapter 38 now (32: Shepard and Liara). There is a thread on the forums that will usually cover any major structural changes.

TWCD still being worked on by the Editing Gang as well, with a planned ETA of late Sunday evening for publication. The chapter after that will probably be out before the heat death of the universe.

Request : Readers in Ukraine and Russian Federation

In the past forty eight hours I have had a staggering four thousand DDOS and SQL injection attack attempts on this site from IPs resolving to the Ukraine and the Russian Federation, specifically wide attack ranges in Kiev, Moscow and Donetska (?)

If any of the readers of this site are from the above countries, please reply here or (if you are not a registered reader) reply to viley@att.net. I need to see how many of my legit readers are from the affected sites before I decide how to deal with this mess.

 

UPDATE : CYBERNETIC CAT-HOUSE CONVENTION #5949

As a note, I am not anywhere near Hurricane Harvey.

My back is… improving, finally, after long adjustments and an unbelievably uncomfortable laparoscopic procedure to literally carve out a piece of disc material.

The good news is the supplements are working, as the microfactures in L4 and L5 have healed up (due to being fucking immobile). L2 is still… shaky, but I can deal with that later. The upshot is that I am not stuck in backbraces and traction all the time now and can (hopefully) get both work done and some stuff done on the fiction.

The bad news is that (given it’s already the 27th) it’s extremely unlikely TWCD will be updated before the end of the month. That being said, I will hopefully be able to write some next week, clean up some OSABC chapters and dump out an update to Liara’s piece and Ahern’s stuff.

I’m going to be having a couple of more art pieces done, although no good timeline on when that will happen.

I am appreciative of all the comments, IMs, emails and texts people have sent me. Thank you for your support. 🙂

 

Update : Cybernetic Catalepsy Convention #94

I am still alive.

My SUV (my only remaining vehicle) is dead, the battery cables are somehow corroded or faulty. I’m having to have a mechanic come to my house to fix it because Ford, in their infinite fucking idiocy, made replacing the cables impossible for someone with near-crippling backpain.

That has not improved much, although at least I can work for more than an hour at a time without having to ice my back. Right now, even if I felt like it, after working I don’t think I could get much written, although hopefully that will change as I do adjustments.

Various… other issues… have not improved my mood. Thanks to the stupidity of abusers, the doctor said he could not refill my usual prescription for Vicodin. I’m using Aleve, which is about as effective as pissing at a Reaper to slow  it down.

I had a nice power outage in the storms down here that managed to ruin everything in my refrigerator.

The good news? I have not, according to my last physical, developed any cancers or other directly life-threatening diseases. Yet.

However, I have on occassion typed a few words here and there, so my plan to at least attempt a chapter before the end of August is still in the works. I’m aware how frustrating it is to have to wait (I’ve been waiting on A Drop of Poison now since December) but there’s not a lot I can do to speed things up without making my back worse.

Many of you have emailed, PM’d or txted me, all of which is appreciated, even if my replies tend towards the terse. I’m sorry if I’m not doing good at keeping in contact, I’m a bit upset with some other (personal, stupid) stuff going on that isn’t improving my mood.

I will show up in chat when I’m in a better mood than this.

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