Cheers all around
I'd like to start this week's 'news' release by offering some praise and cheers and ask that everyone take a little time and thank some of our industrious Fan Fic Authors who added their time and effort into the process of getting some of our story pile transferred over. While its not an ideal setup for it, they are transferring in the old stories, handling the basic conversion editing, as fan fiction and then I'll convert them over to their proper canon category when I publish them officially to the site. Have a few extra hands working on this process could bring it from a few months worth of work down to something that we get finished in just a few weeks. But of course, they're also working on publishing their own work while the canon teams do the same.
I've been promising an announcement about the Gen2 team for some time now, wanting to give them some time in the limelights and visibility after hiding in the shadows plotting and being reborn as a cabal, but delaying it because I've wanted it to be tied to the arrival of the first stories. Well, I think we're actually close enough to do that. Next week's Monday content release will share some publicity with the G2 team reveal. At the moment, I think we are on schedule to release the first G2 story section somewhere around the Christmas/New Years holiday. The full first story is, I believe, likely to be in three parts and is told by one of our new authors with contributions from the whole team. The second full story, which we are probably going to release interspersed with the first, will be some additional arrivals from authors who have been around a while. It will also be likely to be in several parts.
But that's next week.
This week, we start to wrap up the Spring Semester of this first school year. And with the end of the school year, comes finals. Specifically, Combat Finals. So here's the first in a batch of tales from the Arenas. I should probably make some wacky joke about Teaching to the Test or No Student Left Behind... but I suppose we all know just how bizarre the idea of applying those things to Whateley Academy would be anyway...
Enjoy E. E. Nalley's "Galatea Debutante" !