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This week, we've got two more really great pieces for you:

 

From the Original Timeline, we wrap up the end of school year piece from Elrod "Odds and Ends" with Part 3. Did you solve the mystery before Whateley security did?

And from the the G2 timeline, we're going to take a moment in our Road to Whateley trip to flashback to just a few months earlier... before AJ spent time with his mother at Karedonia... with "The Curse of the Dragon Queen"

 

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I apologize for the slightly late posting today. I had made arrangements to release something other than Road to Whateley Chapter 2 today and then E.E.gave me a short chapter to post. I wanted to get that cleaned up and good for release and needed a little extra time to do so. So... here we are.

Site tweaks continue forward... Warren is poking around looking for shiny Kunena templates out in the wilds of the interwebs... while I'm trying the old fashioned method of tweaking the one we already have. Some of the limitations in what can be accomplished with just CSS edits have already been clear. I fixed the problem that had broken one of the ads for a couple weeks. Our ad revenue was getting low for a while, dipping close to the site costs. I was a little worried until I realized that we were only getting credit for two ads. 

 

For this week's reading... we have a little from each Gen. As mentioned above, we have chapter 2 from E. E. and Bek's "Road to Whateley". That'll move Nick and AJ a little closer to school and bring us closer to being able to unravel the mysteries first revealed in Calimari. We also have the first of the new year arrival stories, for Gen 1's year 2. I'm kicking that off with my long teased/awaited character Esoteric, in Tenuous Blade. I hope you enjoy it. I've been waiting to get to it for a long while now.  :)

 

 

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Not much to report this week. A few tweaks here and there on the site as I have time to clean up how things work... mostly streamlining while I try to think of work arounds for more complicated bits and pieces. 

From the story side of things: I've got a new story and character from Morpheus to share with everyone. Also, coming up in the next month or so, We'll wrap up Odds and Ends (and with that, close out the first year of school in the original timeline). I've got a piece introducing my Fall 2007 freshman character, Esoteric... and Morpheus has been waiting eagerly to sweep in and fill most of the cottage himself.  I understand we also have a couple summer break stories in progress. Some of the titles I've seen people mention progress on include "Boys of Summer" and "I Don't Think We're in Kansas Anymore."  

On the Gen 2 side of things, E.E. and Bek are working to get the next part of Road to Whateley out the door to you... which will let us release the last part of Calamari and move on to the 'third' story in our Gen2 plotline, where we reintroduce you to Whateley Academy. Then we might release a few Gen 2 origin stories. There's Bek's origin for A.J. "The Curse of the Dragon Queen", and Morpheus has Bianca's backstory "Written in Blood" ready; and there's Tia's story from Nagrij tentatively called "Down the Rabbit's Hole"...  Of course, we probably won't get through ALL of those before we move on to story four of the main plotline, which will be from my character Shieldwall's pov... called "Good Cop / Bad Cop."

While a lot of this isn't done 'right now'... most of it is getting close and the only reason I'm not releasing things faster is that there are a few linchpin pieces that we want to release 'in order' that are going to act a lot like the latches on the overhead storage compartments on airplanes when we finally do get them up. I think it's safe to say that 'most' of the rest of the year should be very positive in quantity of stories released... especially if I can get the fan fic team moving forward (not that THEY are dragging their feet, it's mostly ME that's the bottleneck in that system right now... and I want to solve that problem).