Wandering Fortunes Chapter 36 is up! (+site news)

Wandering Fortunes Chapter 36: A Top Team Escape

The penultimate chapter! While Top flees with the princess, Ropak distracts King Eintandus from following. Even if he can avoid being turned to dust from Eintandus’ huge weapons, he and Alden still gotta get out of the castle–and past a hoard of guards along the way!

By the way… what’s that new section in the top menu ribbon? Be careful around there… you might get lost…

Yeah so the website I’ve been putting my romance/erotica on kinda sucks now so I copied it all over to here. I’m not gonna post about updates here but if you’re interested or happen to like it you can check out my Twitter for updates. It’s almost all SFW and non-lewd or whatnot, there’s only one story that veers into NSFW territory but it’s on the edge.

Now up, Chapter 35: Flight of the Guardian

Chapter 35 of Wandering Fortunes is up. We’re in the final stretch–Top is fleeing the Thraundlus Kingdom castle, escorting Princess Serani out (inside themself). There are still plenty of soldiers fighting throughout the castle, though, so Top will have to be quick on their feet and quick in the head to get through! They’ll have to be even faster than Top’s Pizza’s promise of a pizza to you in 30 minutes or less!

Set of new profiles

I’ve been putting this off for a while but I finally got around to doing the rest of the profiles for Wandering Fortunes. We have two locations, the Thraundlus Kingdom and the planet Derantu, two species, fustornises and then various wild animals of Derantu, and one character, King Eintandus 4.

My new project focus continues to move along at a steady pace. I wonder if there’s a way to have two separate blog/update pages on this website? Then I could have this one for the CCC and a separate section to update and post about that project. I don’t want people to see it if they don’t want to, but my higher success in that tells me to focus on it more.

April Fool’s?

Okay, so here’s the deal. Anyone following me for a couple years knows on April Fool’s Day I pretend I’m going to change my genre of writing, while writing an actual attempt of that genre. This year it’s romance.

The thing is, in the time since writing this, my ACTUAL ROMANCE (/erotica) writing accounts have taken off far more than my novels have! I’ve talked about this before, but the trajectory keeps going up.

I have… April Fooled myself. I really have made a change in my genre focus.

NEW! Wandering Fortunes Chapter 34: Courage Now or Forever No Peace

Chapter 34 of Wandering Fortunes is here! Alden barges into the Thraundlus Kingdom throne room with intention to stop the sham wedding, but unfortunately the king has a lot of guards. Alden just has one Guardian. He’ll have to think fast to deal with the king, but help from friends is always good to have.

It’s hard to tell if what Top does is actually help sometimes, but it usually is.

New! Wandering Fortunes Chapter 33: Dungeon Duel

New Wandering Fortunes chapter! Alden has reached the dungeon, only to find the princess gone. Will he be caught, or will he find where the princess was taken and get to her? He’ll need to think quickly to get out of this dungeon optimally.

New! Wandering Fortunes Chapter 32: Food Fighting

New year! New chapter! Same fighting! Well, not the same fighting, but in Chapter 32: Food Fighting, Top enters the middle of a melee in the castle. They eventually get thrown into the one place they can do the most damage: a kitchen.

2019 Restrospective

Man, it’s been a long time. It feels like… 3 years since I did one of these. As usual, I divide this into 3 parts: what I said I’d do last year, what I actually did, and what I hope to do this year.

  • Continue work on Wandering Fortunes, which I did. I finished the primary edits. I did not finish editing it in full though, nor did I get started on novel 4. More on that either in a bit or a looong while.
  • Continue Odemon: Yeah. After I started a new job though it reduced to one a week. Given the amount of new Pokemon per gen these years I should, in theory, be able to finish this someday. SOMEDAY. I also did continue the Pokecomic; I only got about 10 comics done but that’s what I expected so whatever. I’ll finish it when gen 12 is out.
  • I very much did not get all my novel notes transferred to wiki format, but I didn’t really expect to it seems. I’m going pretty slow at it these days but I’m slowly chipping away at it.
  • There’s not gonna be a Darmenzi audiobook.
  • I did get a freelance job but not much came of it, and then the website I went through changed how it works to stupid pay-for-play basically so I started looking for a regular job, went crazy, and then out of nowhere succeeded in September.
  • I legitimately can’t remember how many short stories I wrote, or even edited, and I certainly didn’t get any published.

The anaconda in the room is I started writing erotica. Have I mentioned that explicitly yet? In early summer I started thinking about stuff, about my gender and sexuality, and somehow that led to me thinking about writing “hypnosisnakerotica”. In… June, I think? I wrote a long Mastodon/Twitter thread about how I can barely be said to have a gender or sexuality, and how I don’t think about it much, and ended by concluding the internet is full of weirdos so there’s no reason to be afraid, and I shouted that snakes and hypnosis are sexy, my brain married a fictional character (the cool kids call this having a “waifu”), and I started writing erotica. (By the way, it’s made me have to think more about exactly what my sexuality is, exactly. Unfortunately it’s not meant for this Earth…)

This has gone. Confusingly well? I honestly had more traction in a few months than I did in half a decade of the Cloudy Cuckoo Cosmos. I mean, I guess it makes sense. A lot of people are horny. It’s also more niche, which means more people will go looking for what they can find, and if it turns out a writer who is basically trained in writing novels starts writing about it… woo. If it turns out you like that stuff or are just curious it’s all here, it’s all SFW, non-lewd, it’s honestly just erotica because it’s steeped in kink/fetish, it’s really more romance, which is actually stranger for me to think about me writing than erotica for some reason!

My new day job has been going well enough, I’m evaluating book manuscripts to see if there are legal issues (libel, copyright issues, etc.) I’m still slow at it after 3 months and I make mistakes but um. I can hope things go well.

I also released Cloudy Cuckoo Cosmail 1! The idea besides this being fun was that visual media might get me more noticed but by the time this got finished I was already getting into writing erotica and having more success there, so I still haven’t actually made a section on this website for comics. Ah well. It’s still a good comic and I love it.

Now then… what do I plan to do in 2020?

Not a lot for the CCC, actually.

  • Wandering Fortunes should be all up mid-year. No estimation on final book release, though.
  • Right now for the CCC I’m focusing on organizing my notes. I only have time to do one page a week now and there’s honestly more than 50 left I think so this is going to take a while. Probably more time than I should bother with to be honest but… oh well. OCD.
  • I don’t intend to start more editing on Wandering Fortunes or write the fourth book until I finish those notes, so that’s on hold.
  • I will have another new story in a few months, definitely not something I’ve done two years in a row now…
  • Odemon and the Pokecomic will continue at their glacial pace.
  • If not obvious yet, I’m going to spend 2020 more focused on what I’ve actually gotten some traction with. It’s fun and people like it and wow! I’m going to have a post about that at the DeviantArt I post that stuff at, so if you want to know about that check it there.
  • Also my New Year’s Resolution is to hold a snake. For obvious reasons, I think.

That’s about it. Things are weird now. It’s fine.

New! Wandering Fortunes Chapter 31: Knucklehead Goofball

The newest chapter of Wandering Fortunes is up. In Chapter 31: Wandering Goofball, Ropak fights Thraundlus Kingdom soldiers to help Alden’s path to the dungeon stay clear. He runs into Top, and the two act like a pair of mad loons fighting the Thraundlus Kingdom. The Salenth Kingdom backs them up, but only if they can deal with Top and Ropak’s nonsense.

New! Wandering Fortunes Chapter 30: A Friendly Deed

Wandering Fortunes Chapter 30: A Friendly Deed

Here we are, the beginning of the climax. Alden fell in love with Princess Serani, but now she’s been captured by an enemy kingdom. He joins the Salenth Kingdom’s military to try and save her, with Top taking up distraction duty. But Alden will find more than the princess here. He’ll have to juggle his goals until he figures out a way to make up for things.