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Okay, I hear ya.

I somewhat dropped the ball concerning the second part of the "anniversary" Brighthawk story, "A Gift Of A Gift", and my statement that it was coming "tomorrow". Oh, and this is the seventh of my one hundred chapters posted this year, not the third as the last posting might suggest...

It's all been a bit of a mess, to be honest. The whole thing was somewhat hurried, and probably would have been just one chapter long had the imminent "close of play" on the anniversary day not caught up with me. I will most likely be reworking this at some point - and the "director's cut" will not count towards my 10th anniversary total. I really need to get back to work on writing - perhaps that's why several games are screwing up lately...

Meanwhile *sighs*... ...that's TWO windows down, as of today! Hooray!

...and why are cinemas unwilling to acknowledge the imminent release of PACIFIC RIM? I've been monitoring the website for the cinema at which I saw Star Trek Into Darkness IMAX, and there are STILL no hints of any bookings being taken. Is this movie going to get shunted down the list to make way for the Monsters Inc prequel, due out on the same damn day? It's not looking good right now...

Madness, I tell you. Madness.
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How did it get to be July 2nd already? July 2nd is the anniversary of The Darkhawk Diaries, and this year, that anniversary is the 10th - something of a milestone... and one I intended to celebrate by posting 100 chapters of story this year.

Number of chapters posted in 2013... one.

Or more accurately, make that TWO.

Yup, I managed to write something ALL today, or more correctly this evening. The second and concluding part will come tomorrow.
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Today - the epilogue for The Secret Adventures of Glitterthorn: Wreck Of The Nemesis, in which our hero, and his companions, take some well-earned down-time before planning the future...

Release Notes... Maybe not as portentous as it might have been, but there you go. The stage is now set for the second half of the run-in to WORLDS COLLIDE! (Oooops - already past halfway...)

Talking of "second half", the Ravens very nearly had an 18-point lead, going into halftime...
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Today - the conclusion of The Secret Adventures of Glitterthorn: Wreck Of The Nemesis, as our hero and his new allies attempt not only to "refloat" the Nemesis, but save their own hides in a world that's unwilling to let them live, let alone escape...

Release Notes... ...and the story just grew a separate epilogue. This isn't a cop-out, 'cause I just spent THE WHOLE EVENING getting this baby ready - and very satisfying it was, too. I may just make a regular thing of this...

And with that, I'll bid ye all good night.
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Today - Chapter 2 of The Secret Adventures of Glitterthorn: Wreck Of The Nemesis, and Glitterthorn's seemingly Herculean task continues - and there are a bunch of complications just around the corner...

Release Notes... There we go - Chapter 2 on time, and two days to go for Chapter 3. Now excuse me while I clear the decks for the next writing exercise!
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Beginning Today - The Secret Adventures of Glitterthorn: Wreck Of The Nemesis; our hero takes a big chance in order to advance his personal agenda, and not everything goes according to plan as he begins a salvage operation in a deadly alien world...

Release Notes... And the clock is ticking - Wednesday for Chapter 3, or die in the attempt...!

Elsewhat... Looks like Phase Three of the Marvel Cinematic Universe is taking shape - Doctor Strange is being prepped for some time after Ant-Man in November 2015. Interesting.
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Still working my way back into normality, with a side-order of Director's Cut for the finale of the Christmas Special. I reworked the last part, and added a mini-epilogue, "wrapping up" stuff for a character whose "arc" hadn't been properly concluded. Things seem better now - and I'll post the update when I'm done here.

I am thinking about other stuff, beyond writing and Terreria (yes, my nemesis has a name...). I want the office sorted and operational by my birthday - but that is kind of out of my hands, and depends on when those sodding windows get replaced...

Update... The "Director's Cut" of the last chapter of Lonely This Christmas is now live!
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Lonely This Christmas concludes, as Brighthawk gives the Fulchers a taste of Captain Dominion's world, and Tony grasps an opportunity to make this Christmas his family isn't likely to forget.

Release Notes... Done at last - with potential for a "director's cut" to tighten things up, should a reread reveal any short-comings. As most of this chapter was written THIS year, I'm counting it as the first of this year's One Hundred Chapters, commemorating the 10th anniversary of the beginning of The Darkhawk Diaries.

Elsewhat... Listening to the Redskins playoff game, with a return to work coming up in the morning. Let's see if I can pull things together now.
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Lonely This Christmas continues, as the Fulcher family Christmas takes an unexpected turn, with an unplanned guest - and elsewhere in Tony's world, the effects of this unanticipated arrival are felt by someone else...

Release Notes... There we go - the OFFICIAL release of the final version of Chapter 2. Only four days late, but at least it's out there, and work on the final Chapter will commence today.

Gaming takes a definite back-seat until Tuesday night. I thought I had hit a "game killer" last night in Terreria, accidentally triggering the "end-game" well before its time, but consulting the gaming community has eased my mind some. Even so, I am very much in need of a break from all that digging...
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Lonely This Christmas begins, and we pay a visit to Earth, and a hero on self-imposed hiatus. Tony Fulcher is trying to live the life of an ordinary American school student, but his other life still stops by for a visit...

Release Notes... There. On time. And posted to the NEW story-blog at It will take some time to get things properly set up, and its not exactly the best time for the year for such an upheaval, but there you go. I would have been able to avoid this had I continued with Wreck Of The Nemesis as "Christmas Special", but this story just cried out to be told.

Now, if you'll excuse me, there's last-minute wrapping to do, and a festive mood to get into. I get the feeling Chapter 2 of Lonely... will be a "live production", typed up as I digest over tomorrow evening - after Doctor Who.

Have a good night, Dear Reader, and a good tomorrow, whatever it brings you, and whether you celebrate it or not.
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In Today's Episode: Tales of Shadow City: Seeing Nowhere Through The Eyes Of A Lie continues, as the exploration of The Spire gets to the "heart" of the matter, and Talona's new pet gets inquisitive...

Release Notes... A little behind schedule, I know, but there it is - the penultimate chapter of this Tale of Shadow City.

Now, to finish the damn thing...
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In Today's Episode: Tales of Shadow City: Seeing Nowhere Through The Eyes Of A Lie continues, and the powers of the Spire become clearer, and more threatening, as Talona and her people start to make connections between the presence of the artefact and events back at home. Meanwhile, the Gifted back on Yafornis start to show some curious symptoms...

Release Notes... Expect the final chapter tomorrow, or Friday morning at the very latest. The clock is now officially running.

Elsewhat... I have about a day to finish this story - guess it wasn't a particularly good idea to try and get X-Com Apocalypse running on the laptop this evening. *sighs* It doesn't help that I'm DOS-phobic...

In any case, this time tomorrow I should be getting excited. Hopefully.
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In Today's Episode: Tales of Shadow City: Seeing Nowhere Through The Eyes Of A Lie continues with Talona venturing into space to investigate the mysterious "Spire" at the mouth of the dimensional rift that casts an unseen shadow over her city, and all she holds dear. Meanwhile, Yafornis and Shadow City continue to turn without their "Mistress" being present - and there are surprises just around the corner...

Release Notes... And we're back on track - and that is never going to happen again. I think I have it arranged that renewal notices will get distributed to an e-mail address I actually use from now on.

Posting again tomorrow and Thursday, to bring everything into line. Better get some more writing done in the meantime...
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In Today's Episode: Tales of Shadow City: Seeing Nowhere Through The Eyes Of A Lie begins today, and Talona starts to take charge on a Yafornis that has changed more than anyone had expected. And it hasn't finished changing yet...

Release Notes... To be concluded on Thursday - so I better get cracking on the end of Chapter 4...
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On The Outside, Looking In concludes, and things are changing for our heroine. Brighthawk realises that "to imitate the action of the tiger" may be her only choice, with the universe changing around her...

Release Notes... Mission accomplished. Coming next: the continuation of the lead-up to WORLDS COLLIDE!

In Other News... Hm. Raining. Lovely. Of course, an entirely different weather forecast will be the focus of my attention over the next week, and that looks "fair" to "decent". Not feeling 100% right now, but maybe some of that's excitement about the trip - nothing would be worse than going some place for a break, and being "KOed" the whole time.

Most of the packing is done, bar the locking of the cases, and the preparation of my carry-on. An early night remains likely - but that may be due to me waking up at Stupid O'Clock today...

Okay - time to fetch some dinner, then a part-relaxed, part-frantic evening. Not looking forward to getting semi-wet, though. I may be back to wrap things up, then if all goes well, the next post will be from the other end of the journey!
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On The Outside, Looking In continues, as Brighthawk faces two stunning revelations, and Dominion is presented with possibly its greatest challenges ever...

Release Notes... And tomorrow, The Conclusion. You'd have to kill me to stop me.

And the rest... (Take 2 - last time, this got flushed by an accident "page-away"...) So that's work done for... well, this month, actually. However, the weekend isn't going to be that much of a respite, as there is so much to do, and quite a distance to travel. Sunday night, I will probably get what will be for me a seriously early night to make up for it all - but then again, a good chunk of the following week will be fairly laid-back. Hopefully.
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On The Outside, Looking In continues, as Brighthawk and her team begin the latest stage of exploring what lies just beyond Darkhawk's kingdom. Lending a helping hand is another new face - how much help the newcomer is actually going to be remains to be seen...

Release Notes... Still on target! In the meantime, let's see if I can track down my list of known members of Talona's "One-Thirteen" - I may need some more names and powers soon...

Star Trek Online News... It appears that the "mythical" invisible Borg insta-kill torpedo does exist after all, and is not just a figment of my frustrated imagination!
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On The Outside, Looking In begins, and Brighthawk's attempts to find some peace of mind are short-lived as the needs of Dominion loom over her again. Could there be a simple answer to her people's fears, closer than anyone might imagine...?

Release Notes... Yes, this story is complete in off-line format, and barring the most bizarre of circumstances, the whole thing will be posted and live by Saturday.

And Finally... Hey, BBC, just announce the start date of the new season of Doctor Who, and quit the screwing around. Three words: JUST TELL US.
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Words from Under The Mountain concludes, with Brighthawk sending an old friend of Darkhawk's into the "belly of the beast", and his first encounter with the powers walking amongst the stars in the aftermath of Reignfall. Can Ajren Laswerrin hope to learn anything under such conditions - and will Dominion manage to stay "in the loop" as the universe takes another swerve into chaos...?

Release Notes... Coming Wednesday - Chapter 1 of "On The Outside, Looking In"!

Operation Haphazard News... And that's an entertainment opportunity booked for next week, reducing my pre-holiday stress a good deal. Things are now (somewhat belatedly) starting to take shape...
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Words from Under The Mountain continues, as Brighthawk treads a cautious path on the road to helping her friends deal with their tragedy, whilst trying to handle some alarming news from Tai-reh'tara. The old order changeth - or is it "the old order returns"...?

Release Notes... Keeping up the rather congested posting schedule, in spite of everything. Finishing TDD-706 in time could be a tricky proposition, but I don't intend to mess things up just to get a story posted. Everything in its proper place, and time.

Operation Haphazard News... The preparations continue, and things are picking up pace with one week to go. Yikes!

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