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24 Oct 14

This week's update is brought to you by this brave, somewhat irregularly shaped pumpkin, which was made subject to my culinary experimentation on fresh pumpkin. It was a nice bit of kibarashi after the marathon that was the first leg of that project I mentioned last time. Anyway, let's get on with the show. We've got Xenomachos' Chapter 4 of TTWC1 ready for you. Next week, we spend some time in the big house. Stay tuned.

Posted by: James
UTC 01:17:41


16 Oct 14

There I was, blazing through Suikoden II, putting down the Mad King Luca Blight, when a big project falls in my lap. I'm just about to finish the first leg, but more is on the way and I'll likely be rather busy for a while, but I can still find the time for the weekly update. It doesn't hurt that this week features a short chapter. We got our first glimpse of the dreaded Icebox last time, but help may well be on the way in Chapter 8 of Tico4. We'll start in on the latter half of Xenomachos' section next week. Stay tuned.

Posted by: James
UTC 21:05:14


09 Oct 14

The mascot has been reunited with the junior mascot and they're sorting through a tattered mess, not unlike the condition of the Zephyrian Third Legion. (Yes, that's quite a stretch, but it's at least some effort to make the connection.) Here's Xenomachos' Chapter 3 of TTWC1. This marks the midpoint of Xenomachos' section. We're drawing ever closer to the finale. More Tico4 next week. Stay tuned.

Posted by: James
UTC 01:23:56


03 Oct 14

Four days of Disney revelry, a violent bout of food poisoning, kayaking in the rain, and a thousand-mile solo drive across five states in one day... Yes, I've had some stuff going on lately and it's thrown things off a bit. I'm still trying to get in sorts, but as you can see here, the mascot is adjusting to her new environs. Speaking of new evirons, a move of a far less pleasant sort is taking place in Chapter 7 of Tico4. Welcome to the prison arc of Tico4. Rough times ahead for our gang, but if the previous chapter is any indication, there may yet be some hope for them. Stay tuned.

Posted by: James
UTC 08:36:14


25 Sep 14

I don't have time to deliver this update to you with much ceremony. While I haven't won the Super Bowl or anything, I'm at Disney World at the moment with the familia. And yet I'm still getting this update out. So here's Xenomachos' Chapter 2 of TTWC1. Enjoy. More to come. Stay tuned.

Posted by: James
UTC 12:57:42


17 Sep 14

It's been pretty grim lately, but maybe not all hope has been lost. As we move on from the tribunal arc, maybe something positive can be working in the background. Find out for yourself in Chapter 6 of Tico4. We'll see if I can't get Kazuya to do a belated illustration for this one. Stay tuned.

Posted by: James
UTC 19:13:45


16 Sep 14

Those of you who have been following the blog are aware that I've recently had a new story idea that's been holding my attention. I've developed it enough to add it to the list, so enjoy the teasers for The Celestial Kingdom: Volume 1, Volume 2 and Volume 3. If you're wondering why these are in the Fifth Empire Cycle, it's because they take place during the Fifth Empire period and center around a dynasty of pretenders to the throne. More of the lore at some later day. Be on the lookout for the next chapter of Tico4. Stay tuned.

Posted by: James
UTC 02:20:19


10 Sep 14

Again I have a picture of the mascot with no real thematic connection to the chapter at hand. I used to completely avoid doing this, but one of my readers took note of her prolonged absence, so now I don't go more than a week or two without having her fuzzy face grace this page. Anyway, on to the main event. We've got Xenomachos' Chapter 1 of TTWC1 up for you. The plot thickens. Speaking of thickening plot, look forward to something a little more hopeful in the wake of the tribunal arc of Tico4. Stay tuned.

Posted by: James
UTC 15:38:19


03 Sep 14

I'd love to say that I've got a magical eleventh-hour turnaround for you, but I think we both know things aren't going to go that pleasantly. Here's Chapter 5 of Tico4, bringing a close to the tribunal arc of the story. Expect more twists and turns, plots and plans to come. Stay tuned.

Posted by: James
UTC 15:50:52


28 Aug 14

Ayame of the Iron Wall braces herself for the coming onslaught. That or she's just resting her chin on the leg of my drafting table. Anyway, here's Xenomachos' Prologue of TTWC1. We'll see how you like our new lead. Next week we wrap up the tribunal arc in Tico4. Stay tuned.

Posted by: James
UTC 15:19:45


20 Aug 14

Things get worse for our gang in Chapter 4 of Tico4. When writing this, I was amused at how similarly a lot of these sections end. I suppose you could say there's some thematic continuity there. I'd like to say things are going to be looking up, but that'd be a lie. Rough sailing ahead. In other news, look for us to kick things off with Xenomachos in TTWC1 next week. Stay tuned.

Posted by: James
UTC 16:16:35


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