It’s Freakin’ Cold!

Although my city isn’t actually getting hit by the polar vortex, it’s still -30C here.

And, consequently, there will be delays in my writing as I fight to stay warm.

I will have a better update mid-week, I promise.

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Update!

Another week, another update.

  • First, the research is not done, but done enough I can start crafting the skeletons of my stories
    • Why am I doing this, you ask? Because when I looked over my previous chapters, there were redundant arcs, mis-characterization and worse. A lot of it will have to be re-written.
  • On that note, the bare skeletons of the stories (as defined by The Novel Factory, anyway) are done.
  • Which means I can move on to the equivalent for my characters! Yay! I want to have them all finished by the end of this week, ‘cept Pokémon. That one will take a little longer because it has way more characters.
  • On that note, you should start to see some of my WorldAnvil stuff come online and become public this month, too. I will keep you all updated.

If you enjoyed this update, please support me on Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/joshstoodley) or by my original fiction on Amazon. Or buy me a coffee (http://ko-fi.com/falconlord)

Robots and Vampires (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00NDLMDT4): Two hundred years in the future, a young cyborg stops the richest boy in town from killing a gynoid. Now he must flee from the only home he’s ever known to Fort City, base of the mysterious Standard Technologies, Inc. Can he trust them?

The Standard Tech Case Files-The Black Coats (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00VTWMR7W): When there’s a corpse on the street, somebody has to answer for that. When the body in question is the squire of a prominent vampire, the call for blood only gets louder. Follow Joey Bianco and his squire Jen Ryan as they hunt down a killer and try to keep the peace between vampires and humans.

The Standard Tech Case Files-The Dead and The Damned (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MRSBC7I): Tensions between humanity and vampires are heating up. A vampire store has been ransacked. Protestors are being arrested without trial. Can Joey Bianco and Jen Ryan find a peaceful solution? Or will the streets of Fort City run red with blood?

Tumblr, Tumblr Why Have You Forsaken… Well, Not Me. But A Lot Of Other People

Ah, Tumblr. That wonderful free website where people argue, post fake facts and, most importantly, create fan content. A ton of fan content.

Not anymore.

In case anybody’s missed it, Tumblr has finally decided to do something about the myriad pornbots infesting the site. And by ‘something,’ I mean the worst possible solution possible.

They’ve decided, in their infinite wisdom, to ban all porn.

Sounds great, right? No more porn means people are free to connect with each other like real human beings and share their content without being harassed by skeevy people on the ‘net, right?

Wrong.

First off, here’s some testimony from someone who will be directly affected by the changes: https://medium.com/@vexashley/porn-on-tumblr-a-eulogy-love-letter-6d45e70fefff

Secondly, a lot of fan content is, you know, rather explicit.

Third, and most importantly, the Tumblr staff are incompetent. Fat, drunk and stupid is a good way to describe them.

See, here’s the thing. They’ve ignored the pornbots, the Nazi and white supremacist blogs, and the general harassment endemic to their website for years and have done nothing about it. There are no moderators on Tumblr, hate speech gets ignored and everything related to content moderation is handled by bots.

Yes, bots. Not people, who can judge, analyze and discern, but algorithms. Algorithms that not only cannot discern between porn and art (which is a distinction to fine for humans, never mind a machine), but frequently mislabel and block stuff that has nothing to do with porn.

Stuff like the chronic pain tag, for instance.

So, I’m not sure what I’m going to do. For now, I’m still on Tumblr. I will, however, be spending more time on and updating this blog more frequently. This time I mean it.

I’m also on Twitter (@falconlord5) and now on World Anvil! Nothing’s up and ready yet, but I will keep you posted.

Stay tuned for next week, when I will reveal my plan for the New Year.

If you enjoyed this article, please support me on Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/joshstoodley) or by my original fiction on Amazon. Or buy me a coffee (http://ko-fi.com/falconlord)

Robots and Vampires (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00NDLMDT4): Two hundred years in the future, a young cyborg stops the richest boy in town from killing a gynoid. Now he must flee from the only home he’s ever known to Fort City, base of the mysterious Standard Technologies, Inc. Can he trust them?

The Standard Tech Case Files-The Black Coats (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00VTWMR7W): When there’s a corpse on the street, somebody has to answer for that. When the body in question is the squire of a prominent vampire, the call for blood only gets louder. Follow Joey Bianco and his squire Jen Ryan as they hunt down a killer and try to keep the peace between vampires and humans.

The Standard Tech Case Files-The Dead and The Damned (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MRSBC7I): Tensions between humanity and vampires are heating up. A vampire store has been ransacked. Protestors are being arrested without trial. Can Joey Bianco and Jen Ryan find a peaceful solution? Or will the streets of Fort City run red with blood?


We Are Experiencing Technical Difficulties

All right, so they aren’t technical. But I have spent the last two weeks in a bruising fight with one of the dog-sitting services I’m on, and it’s left me somewhat drained creatively.

So! What does that mean? It means their probably won’t be an update on any of my fiction for a while. In the meantime, I’m going to finish sketching out the next few arcs for all of my fiction and continue switching over to a new word processor. I’ll also get out some thoughts on Troy: Fall of A City.

I’ll keep you guys updated.


If you enjoyed this post, please support me on Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/joshstoodley) or by my original fiction on Amazon. Or buy me a coffee (http://ko-fi.com/falconlord)

Robots and Vampires (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00NDLMDT4): Two hundred years in the future, a young cyborg stops the richest boy in town from killing a gynoid. Now he must flee from the only home he’s ever known to Fort City, base of the mysterious Standard Technologies, Inc. Can he trust them?

The Standard Tech Case Files-The Black Coats (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00VTWMR7W): When there’s a corpse on the street, somebody has to answer for that. When the body in question is the squire of a prominent vampire, the call for blood only gets louder. Follow Joey Bianco and his squire Jen Ryan as they hunt down a killer and try to keep the peace between vampires and humans.

The Standard Tech Case Files-The Dead and The Damned (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MRSBC7I): Tensions between humanity and vampires are heating up. A vampire store has been ransacked. Protestors are being arrested without trial. Can Joey Bianco and Jen Ryan find a peaceful solution? Or will the streets of Fort City run red with blood?

Weekly Update

You remember how I said last week that I was going to try to get back to the Tuesday schedule? Yeah, maybe I’m just going to settle for making sure I update weekly, period.

Anyway, this week’s update is:

  • The Dead and The Damned is nearing completion. I will have the final draft done for the middle of August and then get it into editing. October 1st is still the projected release date.
  • The next short story, Sheriff in the Dark, will be out September 1st.
  • Training Night is live! Check it out: Training Night
  • The next chapter of The Uncanny X-Men will be up Monday.

Until next week, guys!

Weekly Update

I swear I will make Tuesdays the consistent update day again one day…

Anyway, here’s the weekly news:

  • The Dead and the Damned is coming along great. There’s been a slight change in plans, though. I’m going to try for the Kindle Press program, so the book won’t be available for pre-order for a while yet. The plan is still to get The Dead and the Damned out October 1st, though.
  • My next short story, Training Night, is finished and will be out August 1st. July 31st if you’re a patron!
  • Chapter 3 of Uncanny X-Men: Children of the Atom is up on FF.net, and Chapter 4 will be up Sunday.
  • In the meantime, you can check out Robots and Vampires and The Standard Tech Case Files: The Black Coats on Amazon. You can also support me on Patreon. If you do read either of my novels, don’t forget to leave a review!

That’s it for this week. Until next time!