Category Archives: Updates

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.

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

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.

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!

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!

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.

Because language is hard, Chapter 028 was delayed by almost 1½ hours

And that's all I'm going to say about that.

But yes, finally there's some action to be had in Chapter 028: Marine Commander Roth of W4!

And that thing I said about less writing time? Turns out lunch hour is actually great writing time when you don't go out to lunch. Only one chapter left in this volume, and it just needs some small final edits to be done. Yay!

Chapter 027, actually, has even more talking

But I can promise we're at least getting somewhere, and next week the action definitely kicks off. For now, you can read Chapter 027: Jailbreak.

Final semester of my master's starts on Monday, but I got a few week's worth of chapters even if I'm going to have less writing time. Volume 03 is going to be fully published before the end of the month. Look forward to it.