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.

Happy birthday, Pure Corruption

May 14th, 2016. One year ago it was.

It was the day of my 30th birthday. Yes, that means that today is my 31st birthday.

It was also the day that this website officially went live, and Pure Corruption was launched. So today is also the one-year anniversary of this dumb One Piece fanfiction.

I've been working on it for longer than that. The idea brewed in my head for a long, long time, and the first chapter drop took quite some time.

But here we are now. A full year later. 35 chapters later. Not quite 100k words yet, but very almost.

Slightly less than I had hoped for - but I'm still going to consider it kind of impressive that I got so much written during the year that's my final year before my master's degree. I'm currently working on my final project. Deadline is looming. At least I will have more time to write once that's over.

First of all I want to extend a very special thanks to the person who's been with me since before the start, the one I've gotten into innumerable arguments about the minutiae of English with, the creator of Mirise and Muse - my trusted proofreader, David Cablk. Couldn't have done this without you.

So what's in store for Pure Corruption in its second year? Some minor site updates, I hope, finally getting to add that gallery page, and of course, hopefully, many more chapters. By this time next year, I want to at the very, very least have reached chapter 070.

35 chapters, by the way?

Well, yes. Of course I couldn't let a one year anniversary update come without publishing a chapter as well.

So here you go - Chapter 035: Mysteries of a forest is ready and waiting. Please enjoy.

And I hope you'll be with me for another year of One Piece: Pure Corruption!

My best regards,
Sten Magnus "KennyMan666" von Goës Karlström

Not dead – just busy

So, yeah, I got a whole lot of stuff to do, so I don't know when the next update will happen. But I did just the other day have a bit of a breakthrough in writing, figuring out some details I had been struggling with for a while. So it may be soon. Ish.

A few things actually happen in Chapter 034

Look at that it's actually an update. Go ahead and read Chapter 034: What the map didn't show!

Also belated Happy Easter and oh god I have so much shit to doooooooooooo

Edit: And since I just made a cover image for this story over at Fanfiction.net but I don't think you should read this on Fanfiction.net, I'm going to show it to you here too. Muse gets to be the cover girl because she's the one I have a good colour portrait of (credit to Miranda Cablk). A portrait that will appear in full once I actually get done with that Gallery page I've been intending to add for forever.

Edit again: Updated with a slightly changed version. Very slightly.