Quick Update!

Goooooood morning my fellow random response generators! Josh Stoodley here with just a short update this time.

  1. My fanfiction, The Uncanny X-Men will be finished this month. Yay!
  2. If everything goes according to plan, I will start serious work on No Blood for Business by July, Brockhold by October and Legends of Infernia by winter. And by serious work I mean writing everyday until the projects are done. No Blood for Business and Brockhold are coming out in 2023; I don’t have a release window yet for Legends of Infernia but I will keep you updated.
  3. Next week, I will discuss the philosophy behind Legends and what I intend to say with it.

As always guys, if you like my work you can support me on Patreon or buy me a hot chocolate.

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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I’m Back!

Hi guys! First post of the new year, and it is a short one, I’ll admit.

First things first. Some of you may have noticed a new addition to the top post on this site. Yes, ladies and gentlemen I’m now on Draft2Digital! Those universal book links will take you to any bookstore to buy my books.

And that’s kind of it for this week. I’ll be back next week with a longer, well, rant about how the new Birds of Prey movie is fucking terrible.

Have a good week!

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.

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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?

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