Getting to the End

Chapter 22 of Lords is up and after that we’ll be entering the last arc of the book. Tia will now be returning to the sea where she started in the beginning of the book, and all questions that were left behind will be answered. I do have plans for a fourth book, but like this one, it might be a while before I get started. It’s not a beta problem this time, but that I’ve been glancing at The Rise of Heretics (my first book) and been itching to fix up the chapters.

I did say that I would have a drawing ready to show for this chapter, but unfortunately it’s taking longer than I anticipated. I decided to ‘ink’ the lines with the photoshop pen tool, and while the final result looks amazing, it does take a lot of time and effort. I’ll update this post when I do have the image ready to show.

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NAVIGATION INSTRUCTIONS – To view the stories, hover over ‘fanfiction’ or ‘originals’, then over the story you want to read. The chapters should appear beside the title. Each chapter has a link to the next one at the end and if you want to return to the homepage, simply click on the header picture. For any chapters that require a password, you can find the password in the title page of the story.

Bad Timing

Interlude III of Lords is up and it tells how Satel got into the condition he’s in. I want to say more, but it requires a read through of the chapter and I don’t want to spoil it. Let’s just say he has to make a choice in the end, and both paths lead to the person he wants to see the most- Tia. The choice he ends up making won’t be revealed until the next chapter though, even though the choice does seem obvious. ….Like I hadn’t left enough hints. XD

Anyway, I’m finding myself struggling to keep up with my old writing routine. I thought it was because of a lot of bad luck (like losing my laptop), but I realize that it’s summer, and I usually don’t write much during the summer. I tend to finish off stories by April and take a break, and if I have the urge to write, I take on small projects like one-shots or short stories. The reason I take it easy is because my father likes to take fishing trips, and I tend to go with him. It’s hard to write on the road, and we do go off to some far places with no guarantee of internet service.

It doesn’t mean that I’m giving up or anything, just that updates will get slow. Then again they were already getting slow since my first beta got her job. I’ll try harder to catch up.

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NAVIGATION INSTRUCTIONS – To view the stories, hover over ‘fanfiction’ or ‘originals’, then over the story you want to read. The chapters should appear beside the title. Each chapter has a link to the next one at the end and if you want to return to the homepage, simply click on the header picture. For any chapters that require a password, you can find the password in the title page of the story.

New Stuff

Chapter 21 of Lords is finally up. It was actually ready two-ish (probably three by now) days ago, but I didn’t get a notice from Google that the beta was done checking and it sat there untouched until now. So this one is my bad. But this chapter did take longer than usual to go through.

I did get a new refurbished laptop with Windows 7 and all files but my photoshop brushes transferred over. I have to download some new sketch brushes and get used to the newness. So in commemoration of me trying to get back in the groove of drawing, I will make some Tia and Satel eye candy in time for chapter 22. Interlude III is coming up next, so it’ll be some time before then.

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NAVIGATION INSTRUCTIONS – To view the stories, hover over ‘fanfiction’ or ‘originals’, then over the story you want to read. The chapters should appear beside the title. Each chapter has a link to the next one at the end and if you want to return to the homepage, simply click on the header picture. For any chapters that require a password, you can find the password in the title page of the story.

*Cries*

Well at least chapter 20 is up. Also xoxluurve has volunteered her services in beta-ing so that’s great news.

But, unfortunately, there’s some bad news. My laptop went and cooked my video card, so I probably lost it. I want to fix it so I won’t have to upgrade to that awful Windows 8, but it looks like it’s going to take some time. At least I was able to take everything I had on that computer and move it to my older and slower desktop computer (still on Windows XP).

It’s a bit difficult to type on this, and my family wants to go on a week long vacation, and I can’t take this big machine with me. Luckily I’m a few chapters ahead and I can send them to xoxluurve for checking while I’m away. Hopefully everything with the laptop will be figured out soon so I can get back to writing. I miss the story already.

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NAVIGATION INSTRUCTIONS – To view the stories, hover over ‘fanfiction’ or ‘originals’, then over the story you want to read. The chapters should appear beside the title. Each chapter has a link to the next one at the end and if you want to return to the homepage, simply click on the header picture. For any chapters that require a password, you can find the password in the title page of the story.

Hiatus

Sorry guys, but I’m going to have to go on a short hiatus on Fatesbane. For one, I need time to forget what I’ve written so I can try and correct the chapters by myself. I have rather good memory, and when I’m going over something I’ve written only days ago, my brain remembers what I wanted to be there and can’t see the mistakes.

Second, I’m very busy preparing for A-kon, the anime convention being held in Dallas. I already finished a second Erza costume (the one of her ruffled shirt and pleated skirt), and I’m trying to see if I can make a formal dress before the convention starts. It’ll be held June 6th-8th, so I won’t be writing until it’s over. It won’t be a long hiatus, so don’t worry about the story. It will be finished.

I do have chapter 20 done, but, again, it’s hard to correct it without help. I’ll hold onto it until everything is over. Thanks for your patience everyone!

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NAVIGATION INSTRUCTIONS – To view the stories, hover over ‘fanfiction’ or ‘originals’, then over the story you want to read. The chapters should appear beside the title. Each chapter has a link to the next one at the end and if you want to return to the homepage, simply click on the header picture. For any chapters that require a password, you can find the password in the title page of the story.

Cosplay Costume

Chapter 19 of Lords is up, and I’ve finished sewing my Erza Scarlet costume. This was the first costume I ever made without premade patterns. I’m seriously thinking about going into a custom costume business, but I need more practice with other body types. I’m not going to limit it to just anime characters either. Maybe someday I’ll make the outfits Tia wears in the series. Down below is me debuting my costume at Dallas’ Comic-Con with an Erza wig and her Fairy Tail tattoo. But the full front and back can be seen here if anyone is interested.

ErzaCosplay

But back on Fatesbane stuff- I think I might be getting close to the end, and with a new arc starting to bud, I might end up having a fourth book after all. Though I still have the problem of no beta to check everything. Well I usually take long breaks between books anyway, so hopefully someone might step forward and offer by then.

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NAVIGATION INSTRUCTIONS – To view the stories, hover over ‘fanfiction’ or ‘originals’, then over the story you want to read. The chapters should appear beside the title. Each chapter has a link to the next one at the end and if you want to return to the homepage, simply click on the header picture. For any chapters that require a password, you can find the password in the title page of the story.

Still Need a Beta

Chapter 18 0f Lords is up, and the current beta had enough time for a quick glance. That’s enough for a plot and character check, but I can’t guarantee good grammar. If you see any mistakes, please tell me so I can correct.

I do what I can to find the mistakes myself, but I usually need the chapter to sit for a while so I can forget what I’ve put down. Since I have a good memory, it’s hard to see past what my brain thinks is there. This is why I appreciate another pair of eyes to find what I can’t.

Anyway, I’ll try to keep going, though I might be slowing down in the coming weeks. Anime and Comic conventions are coming up, and I’ve been making my own Erza Scarlet costumes to wear to them. I might be a few days late every week in posting, but they will be up.

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NAVIGATION INSTRUCTIONS – To view the stories, hover over ‘fanfiction’ or ‘originals’, then over the story you want to read. The chapters should appear beside the title. Each chapter has a link to the next one at the end and if you want to return to the homepage, simply click on the header picture. For any chapters that require a password, you can find the password in the title page of the story.

Help Wanted

I have chapter 17 of Lords up and I have two colored sketches to accompany it: Tia’s Ballgown and Satel’s Birthday Attire. Also I have some good (but bad for me) news. My beta got a job, and because of that, she doesn’t have time to check my stories thoroughly. So…I need a temporary beta for the next two weeks or four months (not sure how long yet). This might be a temporary gig for her, or she might end up permanently employed- I don’t know, but I do want to at least finish the story.

All I ask for is a grammar check- particularly when it comes to verb tenses. Having the ability to fix up sentences into something neater is a bonus, but not required. Also, I need someone who’s not afraid to tell me off if there is something wrong with the plot, and can stand their ground should I dispute with my reasons (as I like to make sure we’re both on the same page before I make changes). I try to get chapters out weekly, so all I need is one day of the week to go through the chapter before posting. I like to work on google drive, but I don’t mind using fictionpress’ DocX feature.

If anyone is interested in taking the job, then please leave a comment. This is a non-profit work, so I can’t pay for services- if you do want to help, it’ll be volunteer work.

PASSWORD LINKS - For the Prosperity of Aquor and Fatesbane: The Falucite Bride, The Living Legend, and Lords of the Sea

NAVIGATION INSTRUCTIONS – To view the stories, hover over ‘fanfiction’ or ‘originals’, then over the story you want to read. The chapters should appear beside the title. Each chapter has a link to the next one at the end and if you want to return to the homepage, simply click on the header picture. For any chapters that require a password, you can find the password in the title page of the story.

Some Difficulties

Edit: I’m currently trying to upload chapter 16 to fictionpress, but I keep getting an error no matter what I do. The only thing I can do right now is report it and hope they fix the problem fast. Sorry for anyone who’d rather read the cleaner version. Just be a little more patient and I’ll get it out as soon as I can.

Chapter 16 of Lords is up. It’s password protected and it finally reveals what’s wrong with Satel. There’s actually not that much mature stuff going on in the chapter, as most of the scene is kissing and adult-type touching. But there IS a paragraph or two not suited for younger readers, and it’s one of the major clues about Satel. So the scene is plot necessary, meaning that I have to take care when writing the edited version for the younger readers.

Because of that, the fictionpress update won’t be coming tonight. My beta needs to read over that part one more time to make sure it’s passable enough for fictionpress’ standards. But all you older readers may get the first glimpse of it right now. Once I finally get that chapter up over there, I’m going to need to take a break for Easter. I actually observe Pascha, and it involves a lot more than multi-colored, candy filled plastic eggs… Well actually we get red colored boiled eggs, but that’s beside the point. I need the time off because I make the food for the feast and there are a few dishes that take up to three days to make, so I’m going to be very busy soon. No time for writing.

But, when I come back, the next chapter will have two more sketches accompanying it. I had to design the formal attire Satel and Tia will wear to the ball, so I’ll have it colored in and up when I get back.

PASSWORD LINKS - For the Prosperity of Aquor and Fatesbane: The Falucite Bride, The Living Legend, and Lords of the Sea

NAVIGATION INSTRUCTIONS – To view the stories, hover over ‘fanfiction’ or ‘originals’, then over the story you want to read. The chapters should appear beside the title. Each chapter has a link to the next one at the end and if you want to return to the homepage, simply click on the header picture. For any chapters that require a password, you can find the password in the title page of the story.

Aww…

Chapter 15 of Lords is finally up, and I have a colored sketch that illustrates the outfit Tia wears in this one. Beware, there’s a fight in this one, but it’ll end well enough.

Soooo…. did anyone like my April Fools story? There IS a story there, or did everyone click back when they saw the April Fools part? XD

Due to the fact that by the end of book 3, Satel and Tia will be a little different, that one-shot, while cute and fluffy, is an alternate reality. This is because I had them act in the way they’re currently acting as of chapter 15. I don’t mean their personalities this time, but appearances, habits, and mannerisms. But at least I had an excuse to use that joke summary I had to reject when making one for book 3. It was too good to throw away, so I saved it for the occasion.

As for the next chapter, it will finally reveal what’s wrong with Satel, though I imagine a lot of you can already guess by the clues as to what it is. Also, there will be an adult scene. :D

See ya next week!

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NAVIGATION INSTRUCTIONS – To view the stories, hover over ‘fanfiction’ or ‘originals’, then over the story you want to read. The chapters should appear beside the title. Each chapter has a link to the next one at the end and if you want to return to the homepage, simply click on the header picture. For any chapters that require a password, you can find the password in the title page of the story.