Here it is, Chapter 37: A Place in the World.
And that’s it for a while. My focus has gone elsewhere. At some point I’ll finish this book for reals and it’ll be published, and then the fourth book will come, but I can’t say when that’ll be.
See you later!
There’s something big going down at the border of the Salenth and Thraundlus Kingdoms. In Wandering Fortunes Chapter 29: Friend Missing; Love Gone! Alden finds his search for Ropak derailed when they stumble upon a Salenth Kingdom military camp. He gets himself involved in a big mess with Top and other friends to back him up, but he’ll have to rise himself to the occasion for this challenge, both to tackle it and to even get in it.
This chapter leads into what is basically the climax over a series of chapters. We’re heading into action for the rest of this story, get ready for a ride!
Wandering Fortunes Chapter 28: Sorry Search
Alden snapped at his friends and broke them apart. Can he pull himself together and apologize, or will they drift away? It may be night, but he’s not going to stop until he’s made up with Top and Ropak–but that may be easier said than done, and there may be something unexpected afoot…
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The newest Wandering Fortunes chapter is up! We’re all on a boat! Boat adventures! We’re going fishing, and it’s going to be great, and we’re definitely not going to get eaten by a sea monster!
Also, Ropak struggles with guilt.
This month has been weird. There hasn’t been a new Odemon (and this chapter is a day late) because my laptop has been sent for repairs. I hope to have it this week but Best Buy actually has it repaired right now and it’s just apparently taking them a whole week to run diagnostics and sheesh.
Also I’d mentioned a comic for June but that’s late too, but it’s going to release this weekend.
Wandering Fortunes Chapter 24: I Love a Parade!
Wait. There’s a love plot?
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About a year and a half ago our protagonist friends arrived at New Zhopolis, and discovered a seedy hive of wretched folk out for no one but themselves. (A few months later they found some good folk though.) Now we’re now and they’ve arrived at a new kingdom on a new planet. What will they find at their new home? It’s as big as New Zhopolis, but warmer, shinier, more colorful–but is it nicer? Join them as they explore their new home in Chapter 22: The Pearl Kingdom.
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Just as today begins a new year, so today brings a new world for our friends in Wandering Fortunes with Chapter 21: A Fresh Start. They’ve fled their old home planet of Zhop to escape the mafia-infested planet-wide military, and they’ve arrived at the planet Derantu. But before they enter their new home proper they have to pass through Salenth Kingdom customs, and it’ll be up to them to prevent Top from ruining everything.
Also, either today or tomorrow I plan to post a 2018 retrospective like I did a year ago for 2017. It’ll include a look back, how I’ve failed (and maybe even succeeded), and what I hope to do this year. Watch for that. (And of course, a new Odemon will go up today. If you didn’t notice I took last week off and did an Odemon year retrospective on Mastodon and Twitter.
Here we are, chapter 20 of Wandering Fortunes, the longest chapter in the novel so far and the end of part 1! Alden and his friends have to flee Zhop from the Zhopian Guard. They get what family they can and make a great escape–or at least an adequate escape–well, I certainly hope it’s adequate. With the way things look, they might need a leg up–but the Zhopian Guard might even shoot that leg off! The jerks. I don’t even know if they’ll make it…
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Here’s chapter ten of Wandering Fortunes! This brings us to the end of the first quarter of this story and about halfway through the first part. This chapter introduces a lot of new friends! With a place to stay found in New Zhopolis, Alden, Top, and Ropak meet their new housemates. Some ignore them, some are enthusiastic, and some are mysterious. Also, one of them says memes. You’ve been warned.
As it turns out, three of the characters introduced in this chapter are inspired by characters of my friends Paperlanty, Devon, and Darvo “Cthulhuigi” Prower. (Sheesh.) Try to guess which ones! Or don’t. I can’t tell you what to do.
Also something new with this chapter is a new design for the chats between Duth and Wally. Instead of having their name followed by a colon and then what they say, their text is on a separate paragraph. Not sure how good it looks online, but it looks a lot better in regular text.
Final work on completing Darmenzi has begun. It’ll still be a little while before I’m done, but I’m hoping to be able to release this book in December. You know, so people can buy it for Clichemas. Obviously. As a reminder, not only do patrons of my Patreon get the serialized chapters half a month early, but when Darmenzi releases you’ll get a copy of the ebook. Not only that, but if you give $3 or more you’ll receive a copy of the ebook a whole month in advance! Then you can see how amazingly it has improved from what I posted online last year.
Wonderful! The fifth chapter of Wandering Fortunes is here, and it introduces our third main character, Ropak! It is he who sets off the story’s main events, and it is he who introduces us to the story’s second species, the wrallot. I’m excited to finally get Ropak into the open so we now have our three main characters for Wondering Fortunes. Let the good times roll! For us, anyway. For our characters, ehhh…
Don’t forget that patrons of $3+ get to read chapters early. Chapter 6 will be available for them in mid-May!
I also should have some Darmenzi news soon. For reals this time!
I’m also working one everything oh gourd I’m so busy what if I just play video games for several hours instead