Solstice War Watch (Week Of 8/23)

Wow, lots of stuff happened this week I plum forgot to post about on here! First of all, Chapter 43 was posted. It’s a pretty romance-focused chapter that resolves a long-standing will-they-or-won’t-they and as such I had to pretty delicate while writing it. It’s probably the most re-written Solstice War chapter. If you’re into lesbian romances you’ll find a lot to like. And if not, well, maybe you’ve got bad taste? Ever think that?

I’ve long been displeased with the introductory scene to The Solstice War; the lone soldier wandering through the woods. I’ve now killed it and in its place I’ve written a brand new introduction that forms a better bookend with the closing events of Book 1, and is generally more interesting and exciting than that dumb old intro bit. Catch it here.

Finally, I did some housework on the web site itself, creating new pages for Salva’s Taboo Exchanges, Apocalypse 2030 (the previous bunch of uncategorized side-stories) as well as Extra Content (wallpapers, patreon rewards, Johannes Jager, and the upcoming erotica stuff) and a page for Site Policies. Take a look at all that if you want, it’s there!

So yeah, that’s it. If you like the Solstice War, maybe throw a vote my way here?

WHY YOU WANT MAGIC FOR GUNDAM?

IS NOT GOOD ENOUGH AS PROCURED FROM SUNRISE STUDIOS? YOU THINK NEEDS IMPROVEMENT? THEN MAYBE YOU FIND JOB WITH ANIME STUDIO! YOU HAVE DRINKS WITH YOSHIYUKI TOMINO, TRADE STORY OF MANY POIGNANT WAR PLOTS DESIGNED AND DETAILS OF SCHOOL OF ANIMATION?

OR MAYBE YOU NOT DO THIS. PROBABLY IS BECAUSE YOU NEVER DESIGN ANIME IN WHOLE LIFE. YOU LOOK AT FINE SCI-FI ANIME, THINK IT NEED CRAZY MAGIC FANTASY BULLSHIT STICK ON ALL SIDES OF PLOTLINE. YOU HAVE DISEASE OF CYNICAL NERD, CHANGE THING THAT IS FINE FOR NO REASON EXCEPT TO ATTRACT HORNY IDIOTS AND SELL RAY OF BLU. YOU PUT CHEAP FANSERVICE OF STUPID HAREM ON ONE SIDE, YOU PUT BAD PACING OF CRAP SHONEN ON OTHER SIDE, YOU PUT POINTLESS EDGINESS IN FRONT SO YOU ARE LIKE GRITTY ANIME GUY GEN UROBUCHI. MAYBE YOU PUT BOOB MOUSEPAD ON TOP TO FONDLE YOURSELF FOR MAKING SHAMEFUL TRAVESTY OF ANIME OF TOMINO, NO?

GUNDAM IS FINE. YOU FUCK IT, IT ONLY GET SHALLOW AND YOU STILL NO HAVE GOOD DVD SALE. GO TO ANIME SHOP, STUDY MANY CLASSIC OF SCI-FI MECHA WARFARE. THEN YOU NOT NEED DUMB MAGIC SHIT IN MECHA WAR ANIME.

(this was inspired by a conversation about how bad broken blade is)

Daily Thought: Time To Never Upgrade My OS Again

Today my sister bought a budget level Lenovo laptop, because the family’s had a good run with Lenovo stuff. I have a hefty Ideapad that I’ve used for MMOs and productivity without a hitch, and my younger sister has a budget level Lenovo lappy that’s worked great for her school stuff. My sister bought her laptop now because I told her jokingly that Windows 10 is gonna come standard on these things from now on, and the thought drove her near to panic so she rushed out to buy now.

Thankfully, it just has Windows 8.1. on it.

Windows 10 seems rather unbearable. Even after you turn off all the unwanted settings, there’s stuff like not being able to turn off updates in Windows 10 Home. That’d be a dealbreaker for me: as someone on a strict data cap I need to be able to have total control of the things using data on my computer. All the ads, the data mining crap, all of which comes on by default. This is an ugly side-effect of the Cloud-ification of everything on your computer: more and more things get shunted to an internet connection ostensibly for your convenience, but then they do whatever they want while calling home base, without your input and utterly outside accountability. I’m going to guess Windows 8.1 is as far as I’ll go, judging by how horrible Windows 10 has turned out to be.

I’ve surrendered enough control already as it is; Windows 10 is just insultingly roguish with my data. It had me pinned to the mat before, now it’s taunting me while I’m down with a knee to my head.

It almost makes me long for the days when shit just came on a disc and you popped it in and those were the steps of the process.

I might not be able to buy that disc and get it right away intercontinentally like I can things now, but at least that disc wasn’t selling my data to third parties every second (for my convenience, y’know, improving my user experience and all of that jazz).

Expressions of Literalchemy (1)

On tumblr, I posted a lot of things to a personal tag, “Literalchemy.” It was a tag I used for thoughts about writing. For privacy reasons, and because a lot of fucked up people on tumblr hate me for no reason, I decided to remove my tumblr from search engine indexing. Because tumblr is a bad website this has also prevented me from finding a lot of good shit I posted about writing on this tag. So I have turned indexing briefly back on, so I could find some Literalchemy posts, and cross-post them here. I will be calling these particular crossposts “Expressions of Literalchemy” because I am obsessed with personal dramatics.

Anyway, here we go, I hope these prove useful or interesting to you.

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