Excerpt from Slubes new edition

If you may recall from near a year ago when I started posting Darmenzi chapters, the occasional interruption of Duth Olec (and Wally Plotch’s responses) in the story has been redesigned so that it is easier to understand, now being in the form of something like a chat log. As Darmenzi began with this, and the old Slubes began with an introduction by Wally and Duth, the new Slubes begins with Wally trying to figure out what he’s doing and Duth being me.

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March 10th, 2016: Slubes Release Date

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Can you tell which one is the new edition?

How about now?

Slubes Update: The Time is Near!

WHEN LAST WE LEFT OUR WRITERY HERO… er, wait. What was the last update I said? Probably “I’ll have something substantial later”. Well I will. And I do. Slubes is written, edited, re-edited, re-re-edited, formatted, formatted 2.0, and at this point pretty much all I have to do to consider it complete is get the physical proof book in the mail (should be here in a week or so) and make sure it looks good. Before this month is over, I should have a release date!

In the weeks leading up to that release date, I will… probably work on Darmenzi. I never stop working. *plays video games for several hours* What was I talking about? Oh, yeah. When the book releases, I’ll probably have a special release video stream where I read from the book and talk about it and such. More details on that closer to the release date, of course. I’ll also talk about it on Twitter and make some posts here, and I’ll post some excerpts from the completed version of Slubes. On that note, check the end of this post for the first-ever look at the completed for reals this time final version of Slubes.

Before we get to that, though, a few other notes: I’m working on some special projects, updating some things, and other odds and ends. I may be changing a few things around here, whether here means at the DOCC website or my Patreon, since this post goes up at both places. And has anyone seen my new profile image? I sure do look weird! If I’m forgetting anything important I’ll say it later, for right now let’s just get to watching as some slube wakes up.

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Suddenly update!

I have been super busy the last couple months, but all through the busy I’ve been editing Slubes, making for double busy. The first busy is starting to wind down, though, and I’m about 80% through with this edit of Slubes, after which I do one final read-through and then boom it’s time to get cracking on putting it through the process of making it a book. This I hope to work on in January and February, so I might have an announcement come then.

Speaking of those two months, my dayjobwork will continue until at least the end of January most likely. At that point I’m going to try and actually be “furloughed” aka “we don’t have enough work for you” aka “i wanna vacation”. At that point I can try to be more active around here! Who knows what the future could bring. Chocolate-covered celery? Maybe!

New Darmenzi chapter 8, Faulty Alliance

I’ve been sick the past couple days, so this is up a day late. I’m feeling mostly better, still kinda mucusy and coughing and I’m sure after dayjob today I’ll feel lousy but I guess that’s the price for capitalism: always feelin’ lousy.

Anyway, chapter 8: a critical chapter in the story. Deals are made, lost, won, and purple. The gamebook is stabbed a few times. Things get heavy, or at least heavier, or at least havier, or at least haviless. Somebody’s angry! And nobody knows what to dooooo. Dead end, the end, the star got stuck in a wall.

Just read it before I have to make more of these ridiculous remarks. As always, my Patreon is a thing that may someday help me live off writing, which will make being sick less of a problem because I won’t have to talk to people all day. (Seriously, sore throat makes that impossible.)

Lastly, I’ve started editing Slubes for the final version; being sick kinda put a halt to that, but I’ll get back to it this week and try to push through while dayjob is forcing overtime and did I mention Patreon yet? I did? Okay. I should have information on the final release of Slubes by the end of the year–not an exact release date, I don’t think, but a pretty good idea.

Darmenzi is coming! Changes are here!

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They’re gonna need all the help they can get to fend off this disaster. The events in the story, I mean. Not the book itself.

On April Fool’s Day, it won’t be a joke: chapter 1 will be available! And I do mean chapter; unlike Slubes, Darmenzi is divided into chapters. A brief glimpse at the list can be seen at the new page for the book.

Along with that, I’ve updated a bunch of the character, location, and species pages to accurately reflect changes in the Cloudy Cuckoo Cosmos since I’ve gotten an editor. List of changes include:

-Excerpts on character pages removed (the novel is readable on here anyway!)
-Title of “mayor” changed to “merag”
-Removed information on the demon supposedly trapped underground (this plot point will actually be removed from the final version of Slubes)
-Changed name of location Mt. Dynamo to Mt. Chiphus
-Edited description of Reptibia Rainforest to focus on the plants
-Added mention of forest around Spiest Manor
-Changed name of ostrich species to stroo-Changed name of turtle species to kasdde
-Changed name of chameleon species to Verk’lon
-Edited these species articles to reflect changes
-Updated quoted species appendix listings from Slubes for species articles
-Made note of the name of slube cartilage-like structure, kotli
-Alphabetized species listing

Later this month I might go through and do some more edits. Some of this stuff I wrote just now, including the summary for Darmenzi, so it might could use some work. Tomorrow will mark another big day, as well, for it is when I will be revamping my Patreon.

(P.S. The font used for the Darmenzi title is Lycanthrope from Sinister Visions)

The final part of Slubes is available, and what happens this month

The end of Slubes is now available for everyone to read. That’s Slubes 1.0, of course; still working on Slubes 2.0. I am now working concurrently on Slubes and my next novel, Darmenzi, for the first chapter of Darmenzi will come in one month, and then everything changes.

Well, maybe not everything. But it sounds more dramatic then “and then lots of stuffs changes”. I’ll go further into details on these changes throughout this month. (Yep, it’s March. Change your calenders!) On this site I’ll be updating a lot of the pages on characters and such to match the changes I’ve made to names and everything, changes that will be in full effect for Darmenzi. I’m also going to make some changes to my Patreon, which still exists!

Hey, guess what I forgot to do?

Next Slubes part. Only one more left. This new one features the final agent of The Conqueror, one left unmentioned on this site’s character page.

Gourd, I need to find some way to exist without having a day job. Between that and novel work… it’s not going to kill me, but I definitely suspect my brain is somehow becoming desynced with the regular flow of time.

And there’s stuff I’ve been wanting to do and I just haven’t because everything else takes everything out of me.

And I’m not even doing anything at my day job. It’s just that eight or so hours every day leaves me with SO LITTLE TIME FOR ACTUAL WORK

I guess what I’m saying is, I’m wiping out several acres of forest printing out Slubes so I can work on it at my day job, and very soon I’ll be doing that for the next book because I’m not done with Slubes but in two months I’ll start putting up Darmenzi on here. Unless I take a month off. We’ll see.

New Slubes 2.0 and 2014 Retroactive (Ha, I Wish! ‘Spective.)

The next part of Slubes 2.0 is available; everything up to the final day is now available. But that’s not what the focus of this post is because hey it’s 2015! Time to look back on 2014. A lot of stuff happened over the year, and I’m going to ignore it here because this post is about ME ME ME.

ME ME ME ME ME

Changing names and words

I just now discovered that the file I’ve been using to post Slubes 1.2 had some edits made to it. I did not even realize this, so I believe it’s in Day 3 Part 2 that “Mayor Caleco” is referred to as “Mescho Caleco” and that was over a month and a half ago. The most ridiculous part is that “mescho” is an outdated term too–right now I’m using “merag”.

There’s quite a few terms like that which have been changed, and I was planning on finalizing them before going and changing them on the website. Since as I’ve shown, I’ve changed at least one word more than once. I think that’s the only word with this to be the case, but just know that everything is confusing in this time of transition. I hope soon to give more information on these changes. And on the sequel. Maybe by the end of the year?? Then again the holidays are pretty awful with the time consumption. We’ll see!