Yes, its World of Warcraft day. Specifically, its the day when the original 'vanilla' version of World of Warcraft in all its painful glory without any expansions, added races or classes and many of the features players have claimed 'destroyed the game' releases. Who will play? Who will throw themselves painfully against the wall of 40 man raiding? Who will overcome the doom of a 30 quest keying system to get access to UBRS?
Ok, ok... helping me laugh at young streamers who never experienced the game when it released (because they were 5 years old at the time) aside...
Today, we have some fun and exciting Gen 2 story telling for you all. It's "Dorms of Our Lives, Season 5" and this is Part 2. Be sure to let Wasaman know you're reading and loving it, with a comment and some forum feedback.
Also, don't forget we're coming up on Crystal Con 2019. Check out the announcement below and drop in on discord to get involved in the action.
Crystal Con 2019
The time is coming up soon for the second Crystal Convention. A weekend where fans can gather, chat with some of the authors, and have some fun. There will be presentations, Q&A sessions and a few fun contests for those interested. The convention will begin at August 30th until September 1st.
It will be held at our fan-made Discord channel, which can be accessed through this link: discord.gg/bMGfsNk
For those not familiar with the program the link will take you to a web-based version of Discord if you don’t want to install it on your device. Please do read the rules on the channel, most of these will be similar to those on the forum.
For any authors who want to have a Q&A or presentation session, the auditorium channel will be for that purpose, and I have a schedulle page you can use to reserve the place. Just notify me, and I can provide you a link you can gain access with.
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Part Three of E.E. Nalley's latest Star Wars piece is up for today's content offering.. You can the new section of "Through the Eyes Of A Sith" in the Library under Star Wars... or via the Newest Non-Canon Stories in the right sidebar quick list.
Be sure to leave a comment or write up some feedback in the forums!
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Lots of explosions after hours in Sacramento this week. You'd think that in a downtown area of the capital city in a state that had major fires consuming millions of acres of forest in the past year; that there wouldn't be quite so much need to set things on fire and hear that big bang. But no. Small animals were traumatized. Vets had their PTSD levels tested. Other than a few small rockets launched in the theatre complex while I was working, I saw none of it. But I certainly heard the noise. The enormous 'boom' of a large firecracker set off in a parking garage next door, the sound contained and echoing madly in the enclosed concrete spaces... a number of car alarms triggered for added effect. The 3 a.m. sound of something around black cat sized set off in the apartment building next to mine, immediately followed by a string of of swear words and running feet. I'm not sure if that was burnt fingers or carpets, but it didn't sound quite large enough to take off any body parts. Don't get me wrong... I love pyrotechnics. I'm just not too thrilled about drunks and young kids setting them off with bic lighters because they don't know any better. Trained professionals? Or at least someone taking them as a potential threat, please.
My Fourth of July woes aside, it's a good week for a story about freedom... something E.E. Nalley's newest contribution to non-canon Star Wars hits on. You'll find it over in the Star Wars section of the Library... or through the quick link panel for Newest Non-Canon Stories. It's titled "Through the Eyes of A Sith". Enjoy and comment!
Well... as it turns out, a significant majority of people responding don't like the changes I have made to the look of the site. As a result, I will be reverting things to the previous look. Expect that to happen sometime in the next couple days.
This one may have come as a bit of a surprise, because its been some time since the Gen 2 team has put out so much content, but here's a piece from Malagula called "A Goldfish in the Ocean" that suggests that not everyone finds settling in at Whateley to be a piece of cake.
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I'm aware of the error in the left sidebar beneath the login well. That's the Patreon widget and, unfortunately, the error is on their end. I'm considering temporarily suppressing it (taking the well with the embedded button out entirely) until they get it resolved... but that's about all the control I have over it.
I've got a couple weeks between my regular job (which ended yesterday and doesn't start back up until Sept) and my summer gig, which starts mid June this year... so I'm going to spend some time on some 'larger' scale upgrades for the site that I've had plans for for awhile now. I'll try to keep from going live with anything on the 'early' week when there's new content, but you might see some offline time and/or need to refresh your cache for the site between Thurs-Sun during the next week or two. Down time should mostly be 'short' term (under an hour) unless things go wrong or the internet fails to propagate a change quickly... in that event, remember that I do have a status page up on my wisdomsprice.com site and I might also keep folks on Discord up to date as well.
On to the content!
Today's release is some Second Gen goodness from someone who's getting back in the swing of things after some hardcore struggles and recovery. I'm talking about Elrod, of course, and we're all glad to see him back in the mix. What he's got for you all today is something about our resident blue lass, Part 1 of "Laura and the Fan Club". Enjoy!
And don't forget to leave a comment and join in the discussion on the forums with your feedback!
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Yes, I know its Sunday and not Monday. Unfortunately, the primary source of chaos in my life (the education department of our theatre company) has decided to schedule all the things they can this season on Mondays because that's the only day that we aren't otherwise already doing shows and rehearsals. Never mind that they are still expecting the same people to staff those days (requiring some creative interpretations of labor laws and schedule writing). Anywaaay... grumpiness about poor management aside... it means I'm busy during most of the afternoon and evening tomorrow. I 'could' leave the update in Dan's capable hands... but instead, I've decided to post it this evening. Most people won't be around until tomorrow to see it anyway... given the large number of people who 'only' visit on the evening of content release.
So what IS that content being released 24 hours early? Why... that would be the newest Original Timeline piece from Morpheus "Shenanigans Too" .. this is Part 1 of a Team Shenanigans focused story so you KNOW what you're in for. A real treat. And for those of you who DO visit us more often than just the scheduled times? Enjoy your early access!
I suspect a few people have been waiting eagerly for today's story. Even though its billed as the beginning of a 'Murphey' piece, this is E.E.'s continuation of the action Lifeline is taking to 'save' her friend Elaine from Kodiak and Grizzley's spirit 'possession'.
The story is "Murphey's Law of Spirits"... and you can find it in the Gen 1 / Original collection. Enjoy!
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