After a bit of a long delay, we have an update from the Gen 2 side of the storyline. Wasamon and company field the next part of "Dorms of our Lifetime". You can find that in the Newest 2nd Gen Stories!
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Oops. Sorry I'm late with this weeks update. Came home from work this afternoon and crashed... forced napping.
Today's content comes to you from Texas, as Elrod kicks and fights his way out of the untamed wilds of post-flood construction woes and a whole grocery list of unfriendly bits of injury, illness, and ill-repute. Wait... just the first two. He hasn't admitted to the last one yet. But there's some squirrelly behavior going on, or so our revenuer... friends... tell us. It's "My Fair Shine" (Part 2)... read, enjoy, and comment. I'm sure Elrod will happily welcome your comments, now that he's back in the saddle after all the craziness he's been through.
Finally did movie day... watched Infinity War, Solo, and Deadpool 2. I... won't spoiler anything here but while Infinity War was worth the decade of leadup... the other two were... not worth the hype. As a Star Wars fan, Solo was worth watching... but more for world building than for anything particular to a legendary figure in the backstory of the rebellion. Deadpool was... not my thing. But Domino pretty much rescued the movie.
For today, we have the first of what should be several Parents' Day stories... this one from E. E. Nalley: "To Seal Our Happiness" ... Part 1. Enjoy!
So, still haven't gotten to Infinity War... but I plan on ending that delay tomorrow. Going to make it a 'movie day' and go out to the plaza for the whole day... watch Infinity War, grab lunch, watch Solo, and then if I'm still up for it, I'll catch Deadpool 2. It's been ages since I did this (not very often that there's a full day of shows I am willing to pay cinema prices for, but even so I simply haven't had a day to do it on for some time). I'm looking forward to it. :)
Then, I have a couple days that I intend to put into writing. There's several things I'm working on that I feel ready to make progress on... some Whateley pieces (a few of which are on the radar and expected - the next Fling, the next Esoteric, part 2 of Good Cop Bad Cop, and some that aren't), a MAU story, the sequel to Glass, and a couple other mainstream fantasy and sci-fi pieces. I'll flip some coins or something and see what I end up working on. I do plan to get a good bit of writing done this summer, but it wouldn't be the first time someone's thrown a monkey wrench into my scheduling.
Here on the Whateley front, a number of people have kicked down blocks in the past couple weeks and a bunch of new scenes and stories have been thrown around and posted for review lateley. That's always good news.
For today, we've got a little collection of shorts for you. From Morpheus, the collection is being called "Brief Glimpses". This is a series of stories expanding on some of the supporting characters that are part of the new school year and his recent stories. Enjoy!
Ya. Strangely enough, I still haven't managed to get to Infinity War. I've been busy with work and the friend that I was planning to see it with isn't as concerned about seeing it as he is about seeing Solo... and I think his wife is giving him grief about seeing two movies with me in one month. In the meantime, the theatre that I was going to go to (an Imax) has replaced it with Deadpool... which means I need to get a Lyft to the not-walkable cinema over in Natomas instead of just walking over to see it. And I haven't wanted to risk taking a Lyft over in the evening... and risking not being able to get one post-movie to get home.
I DID watch Black Panther though... was very impressed with it.
I just hope Solo goes well. So many really good Star Wars related movies can be done without tying into the Skywalker family tragedy... but this one will determine whether any of them happen.
Here in the Whateley Universe, there's some movement behind the scenes. Where a number of authors were blocked and not progressing much, we're starting to see some scenes and chapters coming together. It's not enough to push back to two releases a week at this time... but we may get there again sometime this summer.
For your reading pleasure on this particular week as we approach the end of May? We have another piece from E. E. Nalley titled "Amongst the Shadows."
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I haven't seen Infinity War yet, so I've been avoiding discussions of it. This being the internet though, I haven't been able to avoid 'all' the advertising and comments, of course. Just the bulk of the spoilers. I hope to get in to see it tonight or tomorrow while I have some time fr.
So here, you go... Part 2 of Bek D Corbin's "Evil Geniius"
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Taxes done for another year. Next year will hopefully be simpler, now that we're using Patreon instead of Google ad revenue for site support. Nothing quite like having to pay income tax on ad revenue that mostly goes directly to server hosting fees. The obnoxious part of it is that any of the 'free' online tax services... the moment you toss a 1099 into the pile, it goes from being a 'free' filing to $100 or more for self-employed filing. I managed to balance out pretty well this year. I may have ended up paying more for filing this year, but I balanced my payroll deductions better. I'm actually getting a small return from both federal and state... though combined it will come about thirty dollars short of the fees to file. Close enough, I guess.
How about the rest of you? Filed? Extended? Getting a return or not?
We have some new content for you tonight. It's a new piece, set in the first year of the 2nd Gen timeline but off campus... and its called "Evil Genius." Besides showing what a certain young Fixer from the original timeline is getting in to now that she's an adult... you get a look at some of the options that are available for mutants who don't luck out by hearing about and being able to afford Whateley. Enjoy!
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For those of you doing the quick refresh to catch today's released content, be sure you're looking down in the Library section under Star Wars stories... because today's release ( which I seriously considered delaying further into the first week of May, for reasons obvious to the many Star Wars fans ) is from E. E. Nalley and it continues his Sith story in that universe. We'll slip back to the WU for next week's release, but in the mean time... enjoy. This one's been sitting in the pipeline for a while now.
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Don Quixote is one of those stories that I've always loved, and the musical version of it (including, especially the song "Impossible Dream") never fails to get me to thinking. So, wandering through the theatre while we did performances this past week for our 60's themed cabaret/music revue and hearing the rehearsals in progress for our final main stage show of the season has me pretty cheerful today. Man of La Mancha... for which I'll be mixing 13 actors in body mics and 4 instruments and a large pile of percussion in the orchestra pit rehearses for another week and a half before I get involved. But they already sound fantastic. Bodes well. :)
On the Whateley front, we're going to jump back into this unpleasant storm front that E. E. Nally has been throwing at New Hampshire in "The Evil That Men Do" ... as we share Part 3 of that story. Enjoy!
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