I’ve been out of commission for a bit. A mix of writer’s block and severe personal issues did that. Back pain was so bad at one point that it hurt standing, walking, sitting, or even laying down.
Right now I’m stable (sort of) but still have a lot of issues on the plate to deal with. Not sure when I’ll have this chapter ready to go as it needs a lot of work still, but its the last one before everything goes to hell.
I don’t know if I’ll finish up tonight or not… if not I’ll do so when I go on vacation Wednesday.
Editing Gang: I’ll probably throw something up anyway tonight, at least for a first pass on what’s already written. I may go ahead and push the current OSABC chapter out as well and get the next one ready for edits.
Off to eat lunch.
I haven’t been on much, because work went insane with the full launch of the iPhone 7 and the problems with the Samsung with exploding batteries. Things are finally starting to calm down now so I may get some writing done.
I have a bit done on the next chapter. I know everyone is eager for me to get to Ilium to start the Angstrofuck of Doom(tm) but as usual I’m intending to have all the pieces moved into the correct place first. I have several outlines of how to proceed that range from Crazy Awesome to the deaths of several main characters (and needing to redo / re-plan some later stuff to adapt to said deaths).
Currently the only people — the ONLY people — with absolute plot armor that are guaranteed to SEE ME3 are Shep, Liara, Garrus, Tel, Ahern, Grunt, and Anderson. Everyone else is (at least theoretically) on the chopping block.
Only Liara and Shep have plot armor to see ME4. (Well, and Vigil, but he’s a troll so fuck him.)
I also have a chapter of Lions about ready to go, although I’ll probably rewrite it. We’re coming to the end of the first Arc — once its’ done, we get to the second arc where Dalthos Fortress occurs. Not sure how long that will take as there’s a lot of things to go over.
The Kai Leng / Kahlee Sanders drama-trauma and what happens to Rachel comes after that part.
Finally, Aberron (the guy who writes Living an Indoctrinated Dream) and I have been working to write up the actual text of the Cerberus Manifesto, which I plan to put out sometime this week if you’re interested.
In other news, as soon as one of my artists gets back to me, I’m going to start having some of the OC’s drawn up.
I’m about 4500 words into the next chapter. I’m hoping to have something ready to go by the weekend, but I wouldn’t say its impossible that I won’t get anything serious done until Labor Day in the US (September 5)
Work has been beyond insane, with several days where I’ve had to work from 4 AM to 7 PM the next day. I won’t get into why, but this has obviously disrupted my sleep schedule, and with other things going on has cut down on my writing time.
I have gotten estimates from several artists on the next phase of artwork and am in the process of determining what to go with based on Patreon feedback. Ideas to that effect are also welcome here.
I’ve done about five thousand words on the next chapter without an outline, as the outlines keep not meeting what I need to write with.
Things are going slowly since I’ve got relatives staying with me and work is sort of getting hectic. On the plus side, I have (finally) gotten the research stuff I need for drell, the engineering guide and maybe another add on to No Single Raindrop.
It is very likely (but not 100%) that something will come out in August, probably at least two STG files (one of them on Tetrimus) and maybe — no promises — another chapter of Lions.
The OSABC rewrites are going very well thanks to the Second Editing Gang. although re-reading it has opened my eyes to just how shit it really was. 🙁
After discussion with the Editing Gang and the poll, I have decided to open up a Patreon to defray costs for artwork, music, and other goals.
The Patreon Page is here : http://patreon.com/LogicalPremise
There are more details listed there, including reward levels and what not. Please keep in mind : You are not required to give anything.
You don’t have to be a Patron to access the forums.
You don’t have to be a Patron to be in the Editing Gang.
This is strictly voluntary. For those of you who would like to donate but don’t have the cash or ability to do so, comments on this post about things you could to do help would be appreciated.
If you know good artists, musicians, animators or the like, references to them would also be helpful.
The Next Chapter is being outlined.
You probably noticed my writing spree this time around for this part of the year has been Naruto focused, rather than on ME.
I’m having some writer’s block on how exactly to proceed in a meaningful way, but still need to distract myself a bit.
TWCD and the rest of the ME Stuff will continue, do not worry.
I’m around, just not in a real good mood due to the time of year. I’ll try to do an update on something this weekend if I feel like.
Sort of covering old ground, but also tying things together.
Note: There is only so much bullshit I can tolerate from a game. When you have a bridge over a river blown out from under you causing complete squad wipe, that threshold has been reached.
If X-COM 2 had a CD I would have eaten it by now. 😀
Not ready to start the next Omega piece yet…but between rage-quits after Gold Olympic ADVENT Lancer bullshit teamwipes and “Oh, look, six Heavy MECs and Sectopod flanking me ARE YOU FUCKING SHITTING ME X-COM?!?!” I am working on a couple of pieces.
Two Wong interviews, a new STG Report, and expanding on the Encyclpedia Biotica. I’ll put another post out when they hit FF.net.
X-COM 2 is a very good game but will induce raeg.