Legends of Infernia: This Time, It’s Serious

Greetings my fellow response generators! It is I, Josh Stoodley, here with more of the content you love and deserve!

So, first things first. I am no longer on Twitter. I have, and have always had, a massive anger problem. Twitter exacerbated that problem and was slowly turning me into a hyper-aggressive jerk, both online and in real life.

Frankly, that’s what Twitter turns everybody into. We all just sit there, sniping at each other, convinced the other person is a troll or a bot while blind to our own behaviour. It is, and this is by no means a new observation, a website designed to enhance our worst impulses for somebody else’s bottom line.

Well, okay then. I can control other people on Twitter. I can’t control Twitter. But I can control myself. I can say ‘no, Mr. Twitter CEO, I will not play your game. I won’t become angry just so you can profit off my public suicide.’

Okay, that came off as a little self-congratulatory. But it’s true. I do think my anger was killing me, and I got tired of being played like a puppet by some faceless corporate drone. No, it was time to move on.

Now what, you are all wondering, does that to have to with Legends of Infernia, the game I was screwing around with on RPG Maker?

Well.

I have completed an outline for Legends of Infernia. Rather than just screwing around, seeing what I can do, I’m going to make this into an actual game. A long game, too, judging by the outline.

And the thing of it is, Legends of Infernia is a meditation on anger and all the ways it harms us. It is, hilariously enough, an angry tirade against anger.

Next week, I will have a Fandom Heresy post about Dune and Avatar. The series on Alan Moore and The Killing Joke will have to wait; as that, too, was a product of my rage, it needs to undergo a serious rethink.

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Computational Difficulties

Greetings my fellow random response generators! I am afraid I have bad news.

Simply put, I’m in the market for a new laptop. My old one still works… sort of. Its battery is completely gone, so it needs to be plugged in all the time. Not a problem, right? Well… the thing is, once its unplugged, obviously the laptop turns off…

And corrupts the file I’m working on, rendering it unrecoverable.

Yeah.

Now, I could work on my desktop… but my day job is as a dog sitter. I need something a little more… mobile so I can keep an eye on these doofuses.

My point is, my writing is going to be delayed until I can get a new laptop. So there may not be any updates in January. However, I did manage to post the next preview chapter of No Blood for Business. You can check it out here

See you next week!


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Weekly Randomness

Greetings my fellow random response generators! Yesterday was Boxing Day in Canada, which is why this post is a day late and a dollar short.

The last couple of weeks have been good for me, all things considered. I now have most of The Order of the Stick in print (though the binding is shit), along with Richard J. Evans’ The Coming of the Third Reich, Sir Ian Kershaw’s Hitler (yes, the one volume abridged version) and both volumes of Stephen Kotkin’s biography on Stalin. The third one isn’t out yet, as far as I know.

I also have Shining Pearl and, most importantly, Metroid Dread. I have Fandom Heresy post coming up about it next week.

See you guys in a week!


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Blog Schedule For The Coming Weeks

Hi-ho, Falconlord here with the planned update schedule for the next few weeks.

  • September 26th: A short story set in the Brockhold universe.
  • October 3rd: A Fandom Heresy post on The Killing Joke and it’s effect on Barbara Gordon.
  • October 10th: A short story set in the Standard Tech universe
  • October 17th: A Fandom Heresy post on Crisis On Infinite Earths
  • October 24th: A Brockhold short story.

The exact order is subject to change, but this is the basic plan.


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New Fandom Heresy Post Coming Wednesday

It’s been a busy weekend for me, so I haven’t gotten any writing done. I’ll see you Wednesday!

EDIT: Well, not anymore. I took a bad fall yesterday and scraped my hands and knees. I’m okay, but I’ll be out of commission for a couple of days at least due to the pain.

So, the next Fandom Heresy post will be out Sunday instead.

Whole Bunch of New Followers Today, Awesome!

Welcome to the Shadowed Universe! This is my main blog for all novels, fandom opinions and various other nonsense that comes out of my head. I update every Sunday, even if it is just to tell you that the update is coming later this week.

While you’re here, check out my novels on Amazon! If you’re interested in dark mysteries filled with fast-talking heroes, dangerous villains and mad-cap adventure, then The Standard Tech Case Files are right up your alley!

Toothaches And Other Shenanigans

Hi guys! I know I promised a post last week, but I have in fact been in crippling agony for the past week or so due to a cavity that I should have taken care of years ago, but didn’t.

Whoops.

But you don’t want to know about my pain, you want to know about my writing.

And, admittedly, I haven’t gotten a lot done this month. Between the American election and my toothache, I’ve been drained to the max.

So here’s a quick update.

The Standard Tech Case Files: No Blood For Business

Work on the first chapter continues apace. Originally, I had planned to have the first chapter and second chapter finished for this month, but that’s not going to happen.

A preview for the first chapter can be seen on my Patreon. Link here: https://www.patreon.com/joshstoodley

Brockhold

Introducing my newest series, Brockhold! Inspired by the Redwall series by the late (and deeply lamented) Brian Jacques, it takes place in a pseudo-England inhabited by woodland creatures.

The main character is Redfur (name open to revision) a weasel commoner recently promoted to High Constable of Brockhold. He and his best friend, Hob Short-tail, must contend with the damage done to the castle’s guard by the previous High Constable, the lord of Brockhold’s son.

That’s not all the two have to contend with, though. Lord Morchyn of Brockhold intends to marry his son off to Countess Johanna, the young and newly ascended lady of another hold. In Countess Johanna’s retinue is the Lady Ailenor Laflamme, a weasel who’s as hard-bitten and cynical as Redfur himself is.

While the two retainers clash over what is best for their lords, other victims of the previous war arise, with plans of their own…

As always, preview chapters will be posted on Patreon.

Fanfiction

This has been a slow year for updates to my fanfic, and I apologize for that.

However, more is coming!

Wonder Woman

The next chapter is going to undergo a complete re-write; currently it’s all exposition and bad exposition at that.

So that may not come out this year.

That’s it for this time, I’ll see you guys again soon!


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If This Election Taught Us One Thing, It’s That Americans Don’t Need Trump To Be Evil

The polls close. Trump loses. How does the American left respond?

Why, by blaming absolutely everybody else for their failures and instigating a civil war!

That’s in addition to Americans continual need to comment on nations they don’t understand, couldn’t if they tried, and can’t find on a map, thus putting the citizens of the country in danger. Fucking empires, they never change, do they?

Oh! Oh! And all that’s in addition to Trump refusing to concede the election for weeks, stirring up white supremacist and neo-Nazi violence, culminating in that little march last night.

Fuck me, but I do hate America.

On to other news, I haven’t gotten anything done in the first two weeks of November (gee, I wonder why?). Starting tomorrow, however, that will change.

I’ll even have an update for you on yet another project I’ve started! Yeah, yeah, I know.

Later alligators. Don’t let the Americans bite.