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