It’s a long time ago that we had a poll so here’s a new one. As well as the previously announced good friend of lil’ poll, lil’ raffle!
Todays poll is related to which faction you belong to: Team coffee (Kaje), team cocoa (Fienja) or the third team which loves to drink both (Maeda??)~
Information about the raffle
Christmas is coming and I thought it’s the best opportunity to start the raffle I planned since some time ago. Out of everyone who participates I’ll pick out three winners. There won’t be a first or second place winner with different prizes, instead I’ll decided to make it more fair and give everyone the same prize!
As some people know a friend and I have shared GW2 blog -just for fun- where we post something from time to time (when time allows it, right now I’m super busy with moving so I couldn’t post anything…>-<). So I thought… why not connect it to the raffle a bit?
Why did I mention this? Well the price this time is the
Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns soundtrack.
Even if you’re not a guild wars 2 player, the soundtrack is really beautiful! So if you like music, I’m sure you’ll enjoy listing to it. Also if more than 50 people participate in the raffle, I’ll add another special price to it which will be raffled out between everyone who didn’t managed to be one of the lucky winners.
How do you participate in the raffle?
There are two ways:
- Give the raffle post on facebook a like.
- Make a comment on this raffle post on wordpress. (Please include your e-mail adress so I can contact you later and send the price over.)
I’ll choose the lucky winners on 24th December, right before Christmas~ If you have friends who love to play guild wars 2 feel free to tell them about this raffle, so they also have a chance to receive an additional christmas present! ; )
Some informations about the comment system with the new wp update (if you like to comment on blogs and don’t know about it yet you should read the following text):
I really love reading everyones comments and just noticed today that wordpress removed the option to allow comments on pages (the ones you find in the menu and all chapters are posted on) with their recent update… So from this day onwards (except they change it in a later update) if you want to leave a comment (and make the author less depressed over this stupid update) please write it in the release post (the pages announcing the release of a chapter/part etc. with the many blabla from the author)! T^T” Honestly I already wondered why there were less comments these days, but now I know.
I really liked the option of comments being posted right under the chapters (also on other websites on which I read other authors works). It was really convenient and you could discuss over a new chapter right away. Furthermore I like reading the thoughts/reaction of other people about a new chapter. Now… in case one starts to read a novel not from day 1 you have to look for every single release post to read comments?! Or have to click back every time to the release posts?! Seriously I wonder what the wp programmers thought by not even allowing people to choose freely if they continue to want comments on their wp sites or not..x.x”
I filled out their survey and mentioned this problem… I hope enough people think similar and that they implement said option at a later time! *starts praying*
At least wp didn’t remove old comments on pages created before the update…D:”
Edit: Added some tiny explaination in brackets after receiving Merahs question about what the pages and what the release posts are. Long explaination can be found in the reply comment to Merah (which includes also the reasons why most people with novel blogs post as pages).
Edit 2: Thanks to Natsulus help it’s possible again to comment on pages!!! (But really wp couldn’t hide it any better…x.x” Nor did I find anything about it yesterday on my phone *still don’t have a new computer*) So yeah if anyone else is looking for a way to get it back and didn’t found the solution yet, read Natsulus post~
Yep, it’s “story 6” not story 2! And no, you didn’t miss out the releases of story 2 to 5 either.
Because “Gods Ordeal” is a collection of oneshots which can be read separately from each other, I’ll release which ever story is finished translating and proofreading first. It mostly depends on the translators mood what will be released next…xP
This story features the topic of the “appearances of gods”.
As usual huge thanks towards the Cave Scanlation team working on my stories for translating and proofreading them.
(Story 2 has a more serious topic and the continuation of the first story can be found in the 6th chapter.)
Next up is either one of the Bonus Chapters of Hidden GMs Destiny (not one of the extra chapters which will be included in the ebook version) or the first part of chapter 6. I still didn’t decide yet. Maybe leave me a comment what you guys would prefer to read first?^^
I already announced it on Facebook last week, but here is a little teaser of Knights of Runascore. If you fear to spoil yourself, no worries, this story features one of the “side” characters. It’s an extra chapter from his POV. While I was organizing some old files I discovered this chapter which was written before I put KoR on hold to write Hidden GMs Destiny. Seeing that it doesn’t spoil the story and also goes along well with Gods Ordeal, I decided to post it as a little teaser~
That being said… This character is my favourite character from KoR and can without a doubt be found on my “top 10 most favourite (own) characters list”, because he’s way too hilarious. (Though at the same time I truly wonder how I came up with such a character… *facepalms*)
BUT before you run off and start reading, I have to share a few informations about him, the great Gustav, so you can fully enjoy the story!
Let me first describe Gustavs appearance. He’s a giant (over 30 m tall) black colored prawn, has three pairs of black feathered wings, his (main) two eyes are red and his whole body is covered with hundreds (if not thousands) of white colored (additional) eyes.
He’s one of the Necromancer Gods of the world of KoR, but he has the least followers, because only a few people believe that “something like that” exists, even more so that there is a “god” with such a strange appearance. Only his own followers, who are seen as a strange sect even among other Necromancers, believe his existence and are avid admirers of his greatness (*cough, cough* If you read the first story of Gods Ordeal… Valderas followers are nothing compared to the avid Gustav sect members in regards of being totally devoted to their god. And one of the MCs is a Gustav follower. *cough, cough*).
Author Note: He’s a huge narcissist and has an amazing ability to MISUNDERSTAND human behaviour! For example… if people faint, scream in terror or start to run for their life (just from witnessing his ugly and strange appearance), he strictly believes they are enamoured with his marvellous beauty….
Well, this should be enough info to fully enjoy the chapter! Please always keep his appearance in mind while reading for the best effect~
(If you already liked the chicken of Hidden GMs Destiny, I’m quite sure you’ll love Gustav! Now… I wonder if he gains more followers??! *shiver*)
I’ll add this chapter to the Oneshot and KoR page, so it’s easier to find. Next up will be a Gods Ordeal story(still being proofread as of this moment).
I’m feeling a lot better now and slowly get back to work while I still focus on recovering.
As previously promised, here is one of the oneshot chapters as a tiny apology for the absence of updates. Hidden GMs Destiny chapter 5 is currently being proofread (it’s around 17 pages long) and I hope I can release it as soon as possible.
There weren’t many updates for Hidden GMs Destiny in may because I’m injured right now and had to visit the surgeon. I’m still recovering but I hope that I can at least post the next chapter within this month. Because of the long time with no updates I decided to upload another oneshot, or better a series of oneshots (the chapters are all connected but each tells it’s own story), as an apology. Unlike Hidden GMs Destiny the chapters will be released irregulary though to not affect the Hidden GMs releases.
Meanwhile I have another poll regarding the future releases of Hidden GMs Destiny. It will be open until I release part 2 of the next chapter. This time you can vote for one of two options and it mainly affects the readers who read the part versions instead of the whole chapter and write comments.
Until now I released the chapters in parts and later on uploaded the whole chapter, while deleting the parts after a few days. Sadly, this will also remove the comments on these pages (and I feel really bad over this!!) because Worpress don’t seem to have an option to move them to a new page (aka the whole chapter versions). And because I feel bad about deleting comments I want you, as the readers, to decide if you prefer using the old way for posting updates, which is more convenient for the readers who read the parts and don’t wait for the full chapter versions, or if you prefer keeping the comments and have a bit more scrolling inconvenience.
Let me introduce you to the two options and their pro and cons.
1. Keep it as it is
Pro: It’s easier to continue reading from the point where you left off at the previous released part // no time wasted to search
Con: Comments will disappear // If you want your comment to stay you either have to post on the release post or wait until the whole chapter is released to post // Author has to manually remove the parts and feels bad about the lost comments
2. Change it to “highlight it with colour”
If I use this way, I’ll create tha page for the whole chapter, post the first part there and will colour-highlight the last sentence of the first part when I post the second part of the chapter, so you know where you left off last time when you read.
Pro: All comments will stay where they belong to and you have part 1+2 comments on a single page // Author don’t have to agonize about lost comments written by the awesome readers
Con: Extra effort/scrolling to search for the coloured sentence (=inconvenient) <–especially if you read on your mobile phone