You guys deserve more status updates than I’m actually giving you

I know some of you still check in to see if there's something new. At least that's what the site stats tell me. So I figure I should let you know that things are still progressing, albeit slowly. So here's the current status of the upcoming four chapters (as it's when those are done I'll start publishing again - these will be updated when anything meaningful happens):

Chapter 040: Done!
Chapter 041: Proofreading done, editing nearly done.
Chapter 042: Something like 30% written, depending on what the final length will be. Fully planned out.
Chapter 043: Something like 1% written. No longer weird.

UPDATE: I'm done. All the university work is finished. The revised versions of my final graduation project and thesis have been sent in. That's it - I'm finally, after many years, legitimately done. My Pure Corruption writing will now resume to much greater degrees.

Another year with this silly One Piece fanfiction

Right then, here we are. 2017 was a dumb year, 2018... is not at all guaranteed to be better. But anyway - a Happy New Year to all my readers! I promise to try to get more chapters published this year - I've had a lot of things to do this last year, but my master's degree is very close now (though then it's time to start job hunting, so, y'know).

I hope you'll want to stick with me despite this recent schedule slipping. I got some writing done over the holiday breaks, at least!

As promised, Chapters 038 and 039

JOY AND JUBILATIONS

I really was telling the truth in that last post. I didn't finish the editing until today. But you get two chapters at the same time! Oh boy!

So wrapping up Volume 04: On the run is Chapter 038: A fish out of water and Chapter 039: Curiosity.

With this, I'm noticing that it took a painful 7 months for volume 4 to get fully published. That is far, far too slow, though I will note that those 7 months have also contained the majority of my work on my final project for my master's degree, so. Next volume should be quicker in every way. And now I'm taking a "planned" break, which means that - as previously mentioned - I'll start publishing chapters again when I have at least 4 chapters done, so I can do weekly updates for a month.

SO THERE YOU GO.

Well, it was supposed to come today, at least

So, yeah, I had meant to publish today, but I haven't heard from my proofreader at all this week, so, y'know.

But here's the plan for the near future. A promise, if you will.

The next two chapters, 038 and 039, will be published immediately when they're done - having gone through proofreading and editing. No waiting until next Friday, as I've been doing most of the time. Chapter 039 concludes Volume 04, and then there'll be a deliberate break between volumes. Volume 05 will start publishing when I have enough finished material for weekly updates for at least a month.

So there you go.

It’s not just my chapters that are late

I meant to post this post earlier today but kept forgetting about it until now so yeah

As you may have gathered, no chapter today. This is for reasons including but not limited to computer problems (that were fixed before this was posted). It's near certain there'll be a chapter next week, though. Keep your fingers crossed.

In Chapter 037, a name is revealed

...and some more things happen. But the important part is that Chapter 037: The Bluefin Expedition is here, for you.

The next chapter is almost done so the delay should be shorter for that one.

No, not yet

There won't be an update today either and now I'm going away again! But that means... maybe even more writing. First, I'm heading off to a speedrun marathon - European Speedrunner Assembly, starting on Saturday. I have two runs, both on Monday my time, one on stream one - Mighty Gunvolt - and one on stream two - Ninja Smasher! - featured. Come watch me! Then I'm immediately heading for a con on Wednesday, so.

But work has been done, one chapter's in proofreading and the next one is not too far behind. I promise you will get more chapters before summer is over.

In case you were wondering…

No chapter today, and since I'll be away and publishing on the netbook would be extreme suffering, no chapter next week either. But being away, specifically going to my parents' place, means having less things to distract myself with, and I know from experience that always means more writing being done. Train rides are good for writing too, so, chances are I'll have some surprises for you soon enough. So there's that.

After way longer than I wanted, Chapter 036 is here

I can't apologize enough for the wait - I really didn't want it to be this long - but now, Chapter 036: Hunt and gather is finally here. Definitely hoping the next chapter will come much more swiftly!

Also, fun fact: "Hunt and gather" is what I originally had titled the previous chapter, but it ended up not fitting that one, so that's why 035 has a kind of lame chapter name. Yep.

And! Don't forget about Summer Games Done Quick 2017 starting on Sunday, a weeklong speedrunning marathon for charity, benefiting Doctors Without Borders!

Edit: Additionally, at least according to the word counter on FF.net (and that miiiiight not be 100% accurate given the hoops I have to jump through to submit there, but it's the best total I have, so I'm going by it), Pure Corruption has now broken 100,000 words! Not bad, not bad.

Almost there, folks

Right, so. It's been over a month, I should probably have made some post earlier. But the wait should be over reasonably soon, the chapter is in proofreading. Had hoped to post it yesterday, but I'm not posting it until I'm 100% sure it's done. I'll post it when it's gone gold, so it should be soon. Thanks for bearing with me.