I feel like doing so, although I have some running around to do today. Hoping to have something ready to go late today or by Sunday.
I’m still replotting some things in the outline so don’t expect 10k a day blasts anytime soon.
I’m also thinking of adding a ‘donation’ button to defray the cost of paying for related art. I was thinking of having a series of facial sketches done for most or all of the OC’s of importance, but the cost for such a thing is around $40 a pop from most of my favored starving artists.
Considering my finances , I can’t really afford that kind of outlay any time soon. Comment if you think this is worth it or not.
I had teeth extracted last week — looks like more problems with the crown I had done. Had another one extracted yesterday, appearantly the crack in the crown let the roots get infected, even though there is nothing wrong with the tooth itself.
*sighs* So that’s another $1400 down the drain. On top of helping to pay for my mother’s cancer, fixing problems with toilets, water heaters and the calipers on my brakes, I estimate I’ve gone through something like $25,000 since December. Ugh.
Given that, I’m not sure how much time will be devoted to writing for the next few weeks, as I’ll need to put in some extra hours. I did a bit of Naruto writing but only because I’m still having a block on the next part of TWCD.
It’s coming together but the outline I had worked out is not really where I want it so I’m doing some work on that.
Since I wasn’t feeling well, LuckyFK decided to surprise me with some more Trellani, which is (as usual for him) awesomely done. Between that and enough vicodin to bring down Big Boss, I think I’ll be okay to try and write something tomorrow.
Obviously, if you want the ability to do anything on the forums or to post on the site itself, you need to email me.
The link to do so is here : http://logicalpremise.org/wp-login.php?action=register . I have also added it to the menu.
Unless I’ve had personal discussions with you via PM or email it is unlikely that I will approve such access, given that since I turned on user registration I’ve already had 940+ bad signups connected to known malware or spam sites.
The email address is email@example.com
UPDATE 9-14 at 1:20 PM : After a blast of two thousand bogus signups, I’ve implemented captcha to cut down on registration and deleted the fake accounts.
I’ve added the ability for people to register with the site, as well as a simple forum for asking direct questions.
I’ve put out the latest chapter, for reasons described in the authors note. Going forward I will send out a list of who besides Liethr will have editing rights to the document and put it out two days before I submit it to FF.net.
Anyone who is familiar with how to transfer documents from FF.net to AO3 should comment.
As an aside, I’ve strongly upgraded the security of the site, but I always implore anyone who registers anywhere online to use a password other than the one they use for banking or other important websites.
I’m pretty much reduced to trying to write when my back is not forcing me to lay down at this point. I’ll have to go in and see a doctor Monday (assuming I can get in, maybe Tuesday), as this is now at a point where I’m having to stop and lay down every other hour to get the pain to decrease.
I’ve been working on two chapters at the same time, one for Liara/Telanya and one for Shepard. Based on the feedback, I think I’ll intermix the two approaches — one Sheppy chapter, then a cutaway chapter to someone else. That should satisfy everyone.
A reader is planning on starting up a ME themed role-playing session incorporating some of the stuff from my background. I think that’s a pretty neat idea, and I’ve been giving some thought to maybe trying to run a campaign online like that. There’s enough online tools (voice chat and cams, online tabletops and dice-sets and the like) that it could be done remotely, although I don’t know how many people would be interested in such a thing.
My goals for this year are as follows:
Finish up the Encyclopedia Biotica
Take a stab at putting together some kind of document to cover all the technological changes and additions I’ve made.
Complete the Batarians and maybe the Quarians in the Cerberus Files
Finish No Single Raindrop and maybe Lions.
Probably copy the series over to AO3
Have someone do edits on OSABC and ATTWN to clean up the grammar and work on more rewrites of OSABC’s earlier chapters.
My personal situation is not exactly getting better, as since I make just enough to not qualify for any kind of subsidies, the cost of insurance, prescriptions and just basic living is eating at my savings.
Thus a lot of the highly disposable income I once had is not so disposable anymore. That means, for all of 2015, I will probably only commission one artwork (either from Armesan or NikitaStewart)
It’s a toss up between three choices:
1) The Wedding of Sara and Liara and the Processional of Blades
2) The Final Moment of Benezia
3) A series of colorless sketches for Dragunov, Branson, Tetrimus, and other characters.
I haven’t gotten around to final review or posting yet, but there will be two new updates to the OSABC line up in the next week or so.
First up is due to a request from AlsoKnownAsMatt, the ANN Media Archive. This will be mostly story-based interviews (as opposed to Westerlund style, text only transcripts) with Emily Wong and various people in the story as it moves along. The first interview will be that of Emily and Shepard when Shep announces her marriage to Doctor T’Soni. The second will most likely be Wong’s interview with Liara in the immediate aftermath of Shepard’s death.
The other new feature will be the STG Files : Benezia Incident, a pack of STG related stuff — profiles on OC’s and modified minor canon characters, STG backstory and investigations into Saren and Benezia, and some ideas of what Benezia and Saren were up to prior to ME1. Like the Cerberus Files, the STG Files is told from an in-universe perspective, but the writers are not all terrorist racist nutjobs, so it’s far more unbiased than a Season of Sorrows Unending.
If you guys and gals who read this have any more ideas, comment and let me know.