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Today has actually been fairly relaxed, despite the news title. Dan's put together a story release plan that (assuming all the things meet deadlines), has us scheduled out through the beginning of April. That leaves me the simpler task of doing last stage format cleanup and writing the news update for the front page. With the schedule in place, we also have a number of weeks where we're going to be giving you all more than one story a week again, not unlike last spring. We may have to pull back again after that, but with the added active authors and enthusiasm behind the scenes; we may be able to do more two story releases than singles moving forward. 

However, forum use is still a little down.. and there's a potential for reduced site registration/login now that browsers have started to post whether sites are 'secure/unsecured'... please note that the site is just as secure as it has been all along. We've never used https... and five years ago, about the only sites that did were sites that took credit cards or were banks/shopping sites. But the times are changing, there is a push for more security/encryption online, so the browsers are now showing which is which. Warren and I have been researching things and may have found a way to adapt without costing us a couple hundred dollars per year on certificates... its going to take a little time and I have no intention of making quick changes that will hurt us. Just be aware that OUR site security doesn't mean your private data is at risk. Public posts in the forum are public posts... the only 'private' or secure information you provide is your login name and password. So any data loss on our part would really only be about access control to the site. 

That mentioned, I'll get to today's story releases:

For the Gen 1 timeline, today, we have a much anticipated arrival of one of our second year students from Morpheus: in "Round and Round" Part 1.

From the Gen 2 timeline, we've been joking around about Nebraska in the forums for ... ages. Here's the real scoop there... or, rather, its beginning: from Nagrij - "Hunger"



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I was going to say fun... but then realized that I might get some gum-protecting lawyer after me. But we really do have twice the fun to share with you for today. Between JG's return and hyperactive muse, Heather's participation, E.E. recovering some from his surgery; the canon author side of things around here has been busier than it has been in a long time. And that's quickly turning into readable, shiny stories. We're not quite at the point where we're going to shift 'full time' into a two story per week release mode, but while we have a larger collection of ready works; we're going to go ahead and push a few double story weeks.

For today? We have a follow up chapter from JG. This is the second part of the Outcasts time in Australia, "The Book of Darwin" ... and for our second piece, we've got a collection of scenes from Morpheus centered on a certain new Fall 2007 art teacher's initial experiences at Whateley in "Quick Imp-ressions".  Enjoy!

And... since everything is ready to go... going to go ahead and toss this stuff out there instead of waiting for 5:00. Have a good evening!


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Short and sweet today. What's on the board for your end of January taste testing? From the pen of one ElrodW, we have part 2 of Kayda 10... also known as "There's No Place Like Poe". Enjoy!

Next week, the Spanish Inquisition... or something else equally unexpected.