This looks kinda like that “Distracted” meme. I guess Wonder Woman is going to leave Aquaman to go with the Doctor.
Look at those props! Gorgeous.
Hello My Imaginary Friends,
That was a close vote. I’m extremely surprised by the outcome.
You have until Sunday the 12th at midnight to vote.
Serial Story 2020 - Final Battle
Total Voters: 10
Setting: Our world after an alien attack that destroys several small towns before the aliens disappear.
Genre: Disaster, Post Apocalyptic, Super Hero
Follow Sam as they and their four best friends must deal with an alien attack that leaves the world irrevocably changed and the superpowers that it’s given them.
Every generation has a disaster that is etched into their memories. My grandparents had JFK, my parents had 9/11, and we had first contact.
It was a cool August night in my childhood hometown. It had a name at the time, something nature related that no cares about; now it’s called Point Zero. It was a small town barely numbering in the four digits. I sat on the duck in the grade school playground, it sprung back and forwards every time I took a drink from the bottle of vodka in my hand.
Setting: 2000 years in our future. The empires of New Mars and Ares fight for dominance while Earth is thought of as a myth.
Genre: Science Fiction, Epic, Space Opera, Arthurian Myth
Follow former commander Nessa Muldune and the crew of the Camlann as they try and stop an unstoppable enemy and survive on their own against all odds.
“Nice of them to design these cells with portholes,” admired former security commander, Nessa Muldune. It seemed like a strange waste of outer hull but she appreciated being able to see the stars.
“Shut up traitor,” sneered her jailer. Lieutenant Alfred’s disdain was a relief after the months of him awkwardly hitting on her. “We’ll be at New Mars soon and you’ll get what’s coming to you.”
Thank you for your help and hopefully the more wanted story wins.
We’ll be changing things up on the JenEric Designs blog for 2020, starting next week.
Monday/Friday will be Éric’s blog time.
Tuesday/Thursday will be Travelling TARDIS pictures (Paris/Cosplay continuing).
Wednesday will be something special that we’ll announce later. I will still occasionally post Fandom Travel and Blush posts, but not on a consistent schedule.
Happy New Year from our family to yours! I hope 2020 is the best year yet!
Hello My Imaginary Friends,
2019 was a big year for me and my family. Our son was born, both me and my wife were nominated for Aurora Awards, Everdome was released, and many other great things happened.
It’s hard to live up to or plan after such a good year, but I have to, so here are my resolutions.
I’m a third of the way through the book and I really need to finish it and submit it this year if I want a chance at a 2022 slot for the book.
I’m mid way through Chapter 11 of 15 and that means I have less than 15000 words to finish the story. I’d like to get this one done and sent to betas.
I’ve managed it every year I’ve tried and it’s something I really enjoy doing.
We’ve missed this once in six years and I don’t want to miss it again.
I have already tested and have 4-6 flavours ready. I just need names and designs.
I just need to figure out how to put it all together and sell it.
I’ve done a lot of work on this system over the past 10 years and it’s close to done I need to playtest the higher levels and then I can start some cleanup of the wording and other basic editing.
Renaissance Press is a fantastic publisher but, as with any other publisher, a lot of work still needs to be done by the author. I need to figure out how to get my books into the hands of people who will enjoy them.
Last year I barely made this goal so I’m hoping I can surpass it this time.
Two years ago I burned-out pretty bad. I was just doing too much. After being on parental leave for 9 months, going back to work is going to be hard. I have to be careful not to fall into over-doing it again.
I love my family, kids, and friends but sometimes I just want to scream at them… unfortunately I sometimes do.
I’m working on it. Let’s hope I can continue to improve.
I really enjoy playing with her and I think she does too. It’s a great stress relief.
She’s still young, but I think she can figure out some of the simpler games we have. We’ll try it out and see.
Hopefully I can succeed and survive this year.
Good 2020 to everyone!
Another year down, another decade coming to a close.
So lets see how I did:
For the sixth year in a row I’ve written a serial story by the seat of my pants. It’s fun and I’m doing it again. Get your vote in for what will win for 2020.
I wrote the material and added it to the short stories and submitted it to my publisher. I should hear in the new year.
I’ve managed to get part way into chapter 11. Hopefully I’ll finish this one soon.
I have to finish this one by mid-year next year. I want to submit it to my publisher by September for hopefully a release in 2022.
We broke our 6 year streak with a missed post in February. The post was set for the right day but didn’t actually post and we didn’t notice until the next day; so it’s a fail.
We debuted Mighty ThOrange, In Another Castle, and Unbirthday Cake this year. So I went a little overboard.
Yeah, I really need to do this, but I hate editing, I never plan on submitting this, and the story makes me sad and miss my mom.
I gave my publisher all the information and they sent everything out. I got a really nice blurb from John Hass and a nice refusal from Seanan Mcguire.
We’ve playtested 11-15 and so far it’s going splendidly.
I’ve changed the name to Oneshot – The Simplest RPG and I’m thinking making erasable character sheets with the rules on them. So I’ll say this is a half/half.
I barely made this goal. It’s a lot harder to read with kids in the house and no bus ride but I made it.
I came very close twice. I recognized the signs and made sure to rearrange things. It wasn’t easy and I’m still doing more than I probably should but overall good.
Potty training, allergies, and two colds meant I didn’t have as much patience as I should have. But I’m trying and improving.
I played some mobile games and also played some Disney Infinity with her. She’s having a hard time with controls, but overall it’s fun.
So the breakdown is 9/14 which is 64%. I think that’s pretty darned great. Hopefully I’ll do as well or better next year.
How did you do on your resolutions?
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all of you.
Today, I would like to share a few resources for mental health and crisis assistance. While that may seem like a depressing conversation for such a joyful holiday, I want to acknowledge that there are people who are struggling, and might be having a tougher time than usual because of it being a holiday.
All resources are geared towards Ottawa and Canada. If you need help, please don’t hesitate to either google your own city, or reach out to people who can help you.
Distress Centre of Ottawa and Region (24/7 mental health assistance)
Midwifery Collective of Ottawa (Postpartum depression)
eMental Health (variety of crisis support lines)
Ottawa Public Health (mental health and substance use resource list)
Please know that you are not alone. There are people who care. Reach out to them.
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