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From the Past: Part 2

Sorry this took as long as it did. I was dissatisfied with a few things in this post. I still am. Unfortunately, if I waited until everything was perfect, I’d never post at all.

When I was in college, one of my profs would often quote the line, “Poetry is never finished, only abandoned.” I try to remember this when I have the temptation to fiddle with things (and not just poetry) past the point when fiddling would be useful.

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From the Past: Part 1

A quick look at the top of the page will show you that a cast page now exists and includes a lot of names (but only three descriptions with any detail). I plan to add more description one character at a time.

If you’re someone who’s prone to checking the title of the story arc, you’ll be interested to discover that we’ve started another section. The last one moved a little more slowly than I’d like. Hopefully I’ll be able to avoid that in the current section.

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Gathering: Part 4

It was finished last night around 1 am, but I thought I’d wait until this morning to post it. I didn’t particularly trust my judgment at that point.

This morning came and I had a business meeting, issues related to three or four different clients, research to do on a programming problem, and before I knew it it was 8 pm… And I still hadn’t eaten supper.

There you have it, that’s how updates get posted almost 24 hours after they get finished. 

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Gathering: Part 2

Some of you might have noticed that I changed the last installment’s title and made it the beginning of a new section of the story. I’ve even gotten a little way into writing a cast page. I haven’t made it public yet, however.

There are more characters than I’d have thought and I’m introducing a few more in the course of the next couple posts.

So, anyway… Another chunk of story. Continue reading Gathering: Part 2

Gathering: Part 1

What we’ve got here is the beginning of a scene that will be continued on Thursday or (much more likely) Friday. To be honest, I’ve mixed feelings about ending it where I do, but I’ve got to cut the scene somewhere. In the next post we’ll get a little more into the meat of things. In the meantime, I get to spill a teensy-tiny bit more about what the old League was like.

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Lightning Strikes Twice: Part 11

So here’s something odd that happened today. Someone sent me an email addressed to Nick. Not the Nick in the story, but some Nick who has the same last name I do and appears to go to college somewhere in California.

I have no idea what’s up with that.

To me, it seems obvious that this is a web serial and not a personal blog. I can’t imagine that anyone who read very far could confuse this for reality–especially not someone with a doctorate.

The email appears to be a note from one of his profs.

Seriously.

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