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.

You’ve waited a month for Chapter 033 and then it’s just a transitional chapter

Oooookay, that took longer than I had hoped but finally there's a chapter for you. So you can go ahead and read Chapter 033: Status report now. No promises on when the next chapter will land, but I've made good progress on it.

In other news, the site uses https now. Currently, there's a lot of old links lying around that's pointing to http instead of https. I'm going to go through the site and fix those over the coming days.

Update: All permanent links should be https now. I didn't bother with links in news posts made prior to this one, though. The Cast page was also stealthily updated while I was at it, and some previously missed typos here and there were found and swiftly dealt with. So now you can feel even more secure while you're reading this dumb One Piece fanfiction.

When I started writing Chapter 032 I actually had no idea how they were going to get down from the roof

Here we are, Chapter 032: The little ship that disappeared into the night has arrived - and with it, the conclusion of the W4 arc. It's been an interesting arc to write because a lot of things ended up happening pretty differently from what I had envisioned when I started writing it. Would you believe that I hadn't even come up with the idea of the Knights of W4 until after I had already started writing the chapter in which Cagizo first appears? Some things were planned to happen but didn't, a lot of things that weren't planned happened anyway, and a bunch of things happened in different ways and to different people. More than anything it's been emblematic of the way I keep getting the characters into situations that I don't know how they're going to get out of, so I have to figure out how they're going to get out of the corner I've written them into. At least it means I force myself to be creative.

So anyway.

No promises about a chapter next week, but I have gotten back into the writing groove somewhat. Stay tuned.

Going to be touch and go for a little bit

Right, I'm officially switching back to a "when it's done" chapter release schedule since I'm in a pretty intense period of university right now. Soon I'll be starting the actual work part of my final project, which, while a lot of work, will also be a lot of technically unscheduled time as in no lectures or other things to hand in, and that should make it easier for me to fit in more writing and I should hopefully be able to do weekly chapters for a while, at least. Stay tuned. Maybe a chapter this week, but no promises. If not this week, then almost certainly next week.

Only a 24 hour delay this time at least

So, yeah, Chapter 031: Knights of W4 is here for you now! I really won't make any promises for consistent updates right now though given that I'm about to get started for real on my big final project for my master's degree. But I will certainly try. Enjoy!

Okay so there’ll be a little more delay but

Next chapter is in the proofreading phase. Expect it soon. University's still getting in the way - I'm currently on the final semester of my master's degree so I have a lot of stuff going on there - but I'll do all I can to get chapters out on time.

And probably mostly because I’m bad at time management

I can already now with 100% certainty say that there won't be an update this week for a variety of reasons, but mostly having to do with university work. Sorry! Hoping to have one for you next Friday.

And after a long week, Volume 04 and Chapter 030 have arrived

So I spent a lot of time at universtiry this week, didn't really get the writing that I wanted to get done done, but I wanted to update now anyway! I've got another weekend without deadlines now so y'know.

So yes. Volume 04: On the run is here, and with it, Chapter 030: Always. Do enjoy!

Taking a little break

Alright, no chapter this week. Taking a short break between volumes, to try to get some more chapters into the pipeline before starting the next one. Hopefully just a one-week break. I am going to have quite a lot of things to do next week, so we'll see how that goes.

Until then, why not play some Mega Man 2.5D?

One day there will be a chapter not delayed by dumb last minute details but Chapter 029 is not that chapter

But at least Chapter 029: Someone to protect is live now, and with that, Volume 03: Standing united comes to a close. I might take a one week break before the next volume starts, but I also might not. There's a bunch of factors involved in whether or not I'll do that. I'll post about it next Friday either way.

So enjoy! Personally I have a lot of stuff going on right now. In a pretty intense period of my studies, so right now writing time isn't at a premium for me.