Category Archives: News

For big site-related annoucements that aren’t chiefly new chapters being posted.

Fruit fixup

The chapter progress page has gotten that revamp I was talking about - instead of a vague sense of "halfway" and "almost done", the progress bars are now (almost) entirely tied to my current word count of upcoming chapters. It now has half-fruits as well, and each full fruit represents a 1000-word threshold - half a fruit means less than 500 words written, a full fruit means between 500 and 1000 words, and so on, until four full fruits which represents 3500+ words but not all chapters actually reach that many words so sometimes it'll skip a step (and since I still intend to update the progress bars weekly, a lot of steps will be "skipped", most likely). 4½ fruits now means it's in proofreading/editing, while five full fruits of course still indicates that the chapter is ready to publish. So there you go!

I don’t actually have enough of an audience for an April Fool’s joke anyway

So this is just a regular message from me. Still no new chapter, which I'm sorry about. But I figured some signs of life and information from me could be called for.

The two jobs I have, I technically still have, but they're part-time gigs that don't really get me enough money, so I'm still looking for more. In the meanwhile, I've been using my free time for some stuff I have to do - I have to move out of this apartment within 4 months, so I've been cleaning up. Packed boxes of stuff. Thrown away a whole lot of stuff. You never know how much trash you have until it's time to move. Disassembled and put away a bookshelf. My apartment has rarely looked better tbh and there's still a whole lot of work for me to do, and it's something I really do have to prioritize at the moment. Writing isn't completely at a standstill, though - I've made some breakthroughs. I do have a mostly clear plan for the rest of the current volume. I really want to get these chapters out, but life is like it is sometimes.

Still.

Have a good April Fool's day. Remember to check your sources. I'll hopefully have some gooder news for you soon enough.

/Kenny

A belated Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year

I'm gonna keep this fairly short, 'cause I'm currently doing New Year's at a friend's mom's place. But I've wanted to give you a bit of an update, at least.

As you can see on the chapter progress page, which didn't get updated over Christmas for a wide variety of reasons and I now have changed to be more truthful about when I've actually been updating it, the next chapter is done and will be published on Friday, so you havethat to look forwards to.

I'm not going to give any big New Year's Resolution about publishing more. I wish I could, but - I have an update on what I said in my last news post. I have jobs now. Yes, jobs. Plural.

One that makes use of my skills - I'm an interviewer for a research company, so I go around and do surveys.

And one that is what I like doing more than anything - writing about video games. Reviewing. So far, this year, since getting the job, I've written reviews of one forgettable indie game on the Switch eShop, Super Mario Party, Pokémon: Let's Go, Eevee!, and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

Okay, so that last one hasn't been great for my writing progress. But anyway.

So a big thank you to everyone who's been with me for 2018, sorry for not giving you more chapters, and I hope you'll stay for what's hopefully going to be a more productive 2019!

/Kenny

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:

EDIT: This feature has been replaced by the chapter progress page.

Chapter 040 was published ahead of time for the anniversary - the other three will be posted on a once a week schedule when all of them are done.

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!

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.

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.

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.