Ok to be fair, it isn't morning... but for this shiny Sept day, we have a piece from Nagrij called "Calibration". You can find it in the 2nd Gen section.
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One of the down sides of living where I do is the lack of the traditional four seasons. We have a two month period which is either 'amazing' (clear blue skies, temps between 90-100 with little humidity) weather or so-damn-hot-the-world-is-on-fire (105-110, moderate humidity), we have another eight months in which the weather is really quite lovely...(70-85, blue skies, little humidity), and then a month or so there the temperature drops down and its overcast about half the time and we get some rain (55-70, mixed levels of cloud, rain 3-4 days a week). One of the nice parts of our regular cycle is that nights follow a desert / dry climate principle... a 95-100 degree afternoon will drop below 80 by 10 pm and will hit 58-60 degrees at 4 or 5 in the morning before sunrise starts to push the temperature back up. During the rainy part of the year, those nights might push as low as 40... but its rare to get much closer to freezing than that.
For many people, this is pretty close to paradise for these reasons. But it does mean that I miss out on two things I've always loved. One of those is the Thunderstorm. Growing up in PA, we had some great storms... but where I really got my taste for them was the times I've spent in Florida (in the 80's at NTC Orlando, which no longer exists... and post-grad school about fifteen years ago, in Sarasota). Very little I enjoy more than sitting out on a sun porch in a storm with lightning flying around like mad, an ocean dropping out of the sky, and wind blasting through every screen window.
But I DO have a childhood full of years of growing up in Western PA where the seasons include a snow covered winter and transitory seasons of spring and fall between the extremes. And Fall in western PA is pretty spectacular. If you've ever been in the Appalachian's (or anywhere with a huge number of deciduous trees - oak, maple, aspen, etc), you know what I'm talking about. Add in the ability to dress in rugged outdoorsy clothing without it being too hot for comfort... the potential for fog and frost... and it really is my favorite season.... if I could just have Fall + thunderstorms on alternating days with Sacramento summer days any time I want to visit the pool/beach... but that's probably only likely to happen in one location as a result of climate craziness... so many I shouldn't push for it. :P
Ok... weather talk set aside. For this week's content release, we're going to go back to Wasaman and the Gen 2 storyline. The story is "Dorms of Our Lives, Season 5" and this is Part 4. Enjoy! And don't forget to comment or write feedback in the forums.
Remember that while we welcome use Discord for community discussion, the recommended way to thank the authors is always going to be through comments and feedback threads, so they can look back and see history/discussions1194 Falling temperatures /index.php/visit/item/1194-falling-temperatures
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Todays new content finishes up Bek's story "Thr Nefarious Three" with Part 3. Enjoy!!1191 more nefarious goings on... /index.php/visit/item/1191-more-nefarious-goings-on
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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.1186 World of Warcraft Day /index.php/visit/item/1186-world-of-warcraft-day
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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!1182 More Stars, More Wars /index.php/visit/item/1182-more-stars-more-wars
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More from Elrod today. It's Part 2 of "Laura and the Fan Club" to clear away the blues... oops... more blue girl jokes. Someone protect me. !!1178 More !! /index.php/visit/item/1178-more
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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!1173 Independence... days? /index.php/visit/item/1173-independence-days
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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.1170 Hmmph /index.php/visit/item/1170-hmmph
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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.1169 More Second Gen Goodness /index.php/visit/item/1169-more-second-gen-goodness
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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!1166 Second Gen Goodness /index.php/visit/item/1166-second-gen-goodness
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