Two more Taken updates for you today. One thread of the story closes here, whilst another kind of closes (you’ll see what I mean in time). Started shooting 68, 69 and 70 tonight although they’re quite chunky chapters with a lot of characters to get through. Have already shot two of the planned epilogues as well. My intention is to release all of the epilogues at the same time as chapter 70 but we’ll see how I get on.
Mainly because I’m away the next two weekends and want to stay on track for a Christmas finale, here’s another Taken chapter 62. Push the Button.
I’m away the next couple of weekends, so sneaking out Taken chapters whenever I can to keep me on track for a Christmas finale (even if it means… sshh… reusing a few shots to get it done). And here’s another one: 61. Decision
Well, that has been one heck of a start to my year. (I’m an academic, my year starts in September) Working 9-7 almost every day (with no breaks – quick, get the violins out), then into play rehearsals (play was last week; went well), a week in the US at a conference… Simmies, what simmies? Mind you, we’re meant to be working to rule at the moment (not going beyond our contract), which is going to prove one very interesting challenge for me, but might mean I get some free time back.
Nonetheless, the Knights are making slow progress, one crash at a time, whilst the long-awaited Dayes update should be up this weekend, along with chapter 60 of Taken. In the meantime, chapter 59. Address is up for your pleasure. The aim is still to finish it at Christmas, so I’m going to need to average a couple of posts a week, really. Or, knowing me, none for ages, then four at once, like buses.
Still – what I’ve been doing while I’ve not been playing Sims may be of interest to you as I’m starting to sort out the research side of things. I presented a paper at the Internet Research conference in Denver in October. You can read a shortened version of it here (click on the doc icon to read the document) and grab the slides here. Sadly you don’t get the best bit due to SlideShare’s compressions – all the bullet points were shaped like plumbobs in the original!
I’ll be sharing a different side to my research at another conference later this month, and in 2014 when a few other things are out of the way, I’m going to figure out the best formats for writing everything up. Thanks to everyone who’s been helping with it, you’ve all given me some great material to work with!
Oh, and my final Doctor Who 50th celebration banner sees Fitzy Populous as Eleven, Daisy Kyoti as Amy and Karate Daye as Rory. Only a fortnight to go til all the special programmes and geeking out at the convention – very exciting.
Things are escalating even further in chapter 56. UNHQ. End game, did anyone say end game? 😉 14 chapters to go…
Expect a Dayes update soon, maybe Sunday.
Chapter 53: Bunker is up, and I’m setting chapter 54 to auto-publish on Sunday… I like this being ahead of myself thing.
The new cover pic on my blog is in honour of 25 years of Star Trek: The Next Generation. It probably should have been something Diamond Jubilee themed but, eh. I am still considering a K25 (25 years of Kylie in pop) one though…
And there’s something new on the way. The pictures under the cut might give you some hints…
In between working and being away, I found an evening to put up my contribution to Rough Something. It’s the penultimate chapter and contains sex, violence and a bit of swearing. You have been warned.