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    InBrightestDay got a reaction from BronxWench for a status update, Ok, so last time the news was nerve-wracking, but I’m happy to report that things hav   
    Ok, so last time the news was nerve-wracking, but I’m happy to report that things have improved substantially.  My little brother is fine (his symptoms never got worse than the mild ones I described last time), and my middle brother’s wife has tested negative several times now, so it seems she was never infected.
    Still sort of nervous about my aunt, but that’s two out of three COVID-related things that have turned out well so far.
    With all that in mind, I have some reviews to catch up on.  I know Invidia  has started reading Mortuus Orbis, and of course JayDee has left reviews of every chapter, and @Sinfulwolf has left three wonderful reviews on the finale of WitS, so over the next few days I’ll endeavor to respond to all of those.
    As for what’s coming up next, I have at least two things to work on in the near future.  Both of them are science fiction stories tied to another work, one that’s not on AFF and I don’t really want to describe here.
    Suffice it to say I make weird friends for who I am.  Then again the first friend I made here was JayDee so maybe not that weird.
    In the case of the longer one, my co-writer has asked if she could just start writing, so I have to make an effort to keep pace lest I be left behind (as well as work out precisely which of us will be writing what scenes).  I know Sparrow may be concerned at the moment, but I don’t quite know what the co-writing process with her will be like, so it may not eat up as much time as one might fear, and after the weekend, I will endeavor to be on Discord more often.
    I have another idea for a story called Below, but that doesn’t have anybody waiting for it, so it can be placed on hold until other things get done.
    Bringing it all back to the beginning of this post, thank you to everyone who wished my family well and offered prayers and support.  You have no idea how much I appreciated all of that.
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    InBrightestDay got a reaction from BronxWench for a status update, Ok, so last time the news was nerve-wracking, but I’m happy to report that things hav   
    Ok, so last time the news was nerve-wracking, but I’m happy to report that things have improved substantially.  My little brother is fine (his symptoms never got worse than the mild ones I described last time), and my middle brother’s wife has tested negative several times now, so it seems she was never infected.
    Still sort of nervous about my aunt, but that’s two out of three COVID-related things that have turned out well so far.
    With all that in mind, I have some reviews to catch up on.  I know Invidia  has started reading Mortuus Orbis, and of course JayDee has left reviews of every chapter, and @Sinfulwolf has left three wonderful reviews on the finale of WitS, so over the next few days I’ll endeavor to respond to all of those.
    As for what’s coming up next, I have at least two things to work on in the near future.  Both of them are science fiction stories tied to another work, one that’s not on AFF and I don’t really want to describe here.
    Suffice it to say I make weird friends for who I am.  Then again the first friend I made here was JayDee so maybe not that weird.
    In the case of the longer one, my co-writer has asked if she could just start writing, so I have to make an effort to keep pace lest I be left behind (as well as work out precisely which of us will be writing what scenes).  I know Sparrow may be concerned at the moment, but I don’t quite know what the co-writing process with her will be like, so it may not eat up as much time as one might fear, and after the weekend, I will endeavor to be on Discord more often.
    I have another idea for a story called Below, but that doesn’t have anybody waiting for it, so it can be placed on hold until other things get done.
    Bringing it all back to the beginning of this post, thank you to everyone who wished my family well and offered prayers and support.  You have no idea how much I appreciated all of that.
  3. Like
    InBrightestDay got a reaction from BronxWench for a status update, Ok, so last time the news was nerve-wracking, but I’m happy to report that things hav   
    Ok, so last time the news was nerve-wracking, but I’m happy to report that things have improved substantially.  My little brother is fine (his symptoms never got worse than the mild ones I described last time), and my middle brother’s wife has tested negative several times now, so it seems she was never infected.
    Still sort of nervous about my aunt, but that’s two out of three COVID-related things that have turned out well so far.
    With all that in mind, I have some reviews to catch up on.  I know Invidia  has started reading Mortuus Orbis, and of course JayDee has left reviews of every chapter, and @Sinfulwolf has left three wonderful reviews on the finale of WitS, so over the next few days I’ll endeavor to respond to all of those.
    As for what’s coming up next, I have at least two things to work on in the near future.  Both of them are science fiction stories tied to another work, one that’s not on AFF and I don’t really want to describe here.
    Suffice it to say I make weird friends for who I am.  Then again the first friend I made here was JayDee so maybe not that weird.
    In the case of the longer one, my co-writer has asked if she could just start writing, so I have to make an effort to keep pace lest I be left behind (as well as work out precisely which of us will be writing what scenes).  I know Sparrow may be concerned at the moment, but I don’t quite know what the co-writing process with her will be like, so it may not eat up as much time as one might fear, and after the weekend, I will endeavor to be on Discord more often.
    I have another idea for a story called Below, but that doesn’t have anybody waiting for it, so it can be placed on hold until other things get done.
    Bringing it all back to the beginning of this post, thank you to everyone who wished my family well and offered prayers and support.  You have no idea how much I appreciated all of that.
  4. Like
    InBrightestDay got a reaction from BronxWench for a status update, Ok, so last time the news was nerve-wracking, but I’m happy to report that things hav   
    Ok, so last time the news was nerve-wracking, but I’m happy to report that things have improved substantially.  My little brother is fine (his symptoms never got worse than the mild ones I described last time), and my middle brother’s wife has tested negative several times now, so it seems she was never infected.
    Still sort of nervous about my aunt, but that’s two out of three COVID-related things that have turned out well so far.
    With all that in mind, I have some reviews to catch up on.  I know Invidia  has started reading Mortuus Orbis, and of course JayDee has left reviews of every chapter, and @Sinfulwolf has left three wonderful reviews on the finale of WitS, so over the next few days I’ll endeavor to respond to all of those.
    As for what’s coming up next, I have at least two things to work on in the near future.  Both of them are science fiction stories tied to another work, one that’s not on AFF and I don’t really want to describe here.
    Suffice it to say I make weird friends for who I am.  Then again the first friend I made here was JayDee so maybe not that weird.
    In the case of the longer one, my co-writer has asked if she could just start writing, so I have to make an effort to keep pace lest I be left behind (as well as work out precisely which of us will be writing what scenes).  I know Sparrow may be concerned at the moment, but I don’t quite know what the co-writing process with her will be like, so it may not eat up as much time as one might fear, and after the weekend, I will endeavor to be on Discord more often.
    I have another idea for a story called Below, but that doesn’t have anybody waiting for it, so it can be placed on hold until other things get done.
    Bringing it all back to the beginning of this post, thank you to everyone who wished my family well and offered prayers and support.  You have no idea how much I appreciated all of that.
  5. Like
    InBrightestDay got a reaction from BronxWench for a status update, Ok, so last time the news was nerve-wracking, but I’m happy to report that things hav   
    Ok, so last time the news was nerve-wracking, but I’m happy to report that things have improved substantially.  My little brother is fine (his symptoms never got worse than the mild ones I described last time), and my middle brother’s wife has tested negative several times now, so it seems she was never infected.
    Still sort of nervous about my aunt, but that’s two out of three COVID-related things that have turned out well so far.
    With all that in mind, I have some reviews to catch up on.  I know Invidia  has started reading Mortuus Orbis, and of course JayDee has left reviews of every chapter, and @Sinfulwolf has left three wonderful reviews on the finale of WitS, so over the next few days I’ll endeavor to respond to all of those.
    As for what’s coming up next, I have at least two things to work on in the near future.  Both of them are science fiction stories tied to another work, one that’s not on AFF and I don’t really want to describe here.
    Suffice it to say I make weird friends for who I am.  Then again the first friend I made here was JayDee so maybe not that weird.
    In the case of the longer one, my co-writer has asked if she could just start writing, so I have to make an effort to keep pace lest I be left behind (as well as work out precisely which of us will be writing what scenes).  I know Sparrow may be concerned at the moment, but I don’t quite know what the co-writing process with her will be like, so it may not eat up as much time as one might fear, and after the weekend, I will endeavor to be on Discord more often.
    I have another idea for a story called Below, but that doesn’t have anybody waiting for it, so it can be placed on hold until other things get done.
    Bringing it all back to the beginning of this post, thank you to everyone who wished my family well and offered prayers and support.  You have no idea how much I appreciated all of that.
  6. Like
    InBrightestDay got a reaction from BronxWench for a status update, Ok, so last time the news was nerve-wracking, but I’m happy to report that things hav   
    Ok, so last time the news was nerve-wracking, but I’m happy to report that things have improved substantially.  My little brother is fine (his symptoms never got worse than the mild ones I described last time), and my middle brother’s wife has tested negative several times now, so it seems she was never infected.
    Still sort of nervous about my aunt, but that’s two out of three COVID-related things that have turned out well so far.
    With all that in mind, I have some reviews to catch up on.  I know Invidia  has started reading Mortuus Orbis, and of course JayDee has left reviews of every chapter, and @Sinfulwolf has left three wonderful reviews on the finale of WitS, so over the next few days I’ll endeavor to respond to all of those.
    As for what’s coming up next, I have at least two things to work on in the near future.  Both of them are science fiction stories tied to another work, one that’s not on AFF and I don’t really want to describe here.
    Suffice it to say I make weird friends for who I am.  Then again the first friend I made here was JayDee so maybe not that weird.
    In the case of the longer one, my co-writer has asked if she could just start writing, so I have to make an effort to keep pace lest I be left behind (as well as work out precisely which of us will be writing what scenes).  I know Sparrow may be concerned at the moment, but I don’t quite know what the co-writing process with her will be like, so it may not eat up as much time as one might fear, and after the weekend, I will endeavor to be on Discord more often.
    I have another idea for a story called Below, but that doesn’t have anybody waiting for it, so it can be placed on hold until other things get done.
    Bringing it all back to the beginning of this post, thank you to everyone who wished my family well and offered prayers and support.  You have no idea how much I appreciated all of that.
  7. Like
    InBrightestDay got a reaction from BronxWench for a status update, Ok, so last time the news was nerve-wracking, but I’m happy to report that things hav   
    Ok, so last time the news was nerve-wracking, but I’m happy to report that things have improved substantially.  My little brother is fine (his symptoms never got worse than the mild ones I described last time), and my middle brother’s wife has tested negative several times now, so it seems she was never infected.
    Still sort of nervous about my aunt, but that’s two out of three COVID-related things that have turned out well so far.
    With all that in mind, I have some reviews to catch up on.  I know Invidia  has started reading Mortuus Orbis, and of course JayDee has left reviews of every chapter, and @Sinfulwolf has left three wonderful reviews on the finale of WitS, so over the next few days I’ll endeavor to respond to all of those.
    As for what’s coming up next, I have at least two things to work on in the near future.  Both of them are science fiction stories tied to another work, one that’s not on AFF and I don’t really want to describe here.
    Suffice it to say I make weird friends for who I am.  Then again the first friend I made here was JayDee so maybe not that weird.
    In the case of the longer one, my co-writer has asked if she could just start writing, so I have to make an effort to keep pace lest I be left behind (as well as work out precisely which of us will be writing what scenes).  I know Sparrow may be concerned at the moment, but I don’t quite know what the co-writing process with her will be like, so it may not eat up as much time as one might fear, and after the weekend, I will endeavor to be on Discord more often.
    I have another idea for a story called Below, but that doesn’t have anybody waiting for it, so it can be placed on hold until other things get done.
    Bringing it all back to the beginning of this post, thank you to everyone who wished my family well and offered prayers and support.  You have no idea how much I appreciated all of that.
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    InBrightestDay got a reaction from JayDee for a status update, Haven’t been by here in a bit, and I noticed @JayDee and @Sparrow discussing my absen   
    Haven’t been by here in a bit, and I noticed @JayDee and @Sparrow discussing my absence.  I figured I’d give a bit of info on what’s going on.  JayDee mentioned work, and that’s part of it, but there’s a little added stress as well.
    COVID-19 has begun working its way through my social circle.  Among other things, my youngest brother tested positive a few days ago, and his girlfriend lives with him, so it’s no surprise that she’s got it now too.  I just learned about his girlfriend, so I haven’t spoken with her yet, but I did have time to call my little brother, and he’s what I suppose you could describe as “mildly symptomatic”: no serious problems with breathing, but he’s congested and running a fever, so I’m somewhat nervous.
    One of my cousins has tested positive as well, and the disease is making its way through her family (my aunt is doing her best to isolate herself, but it’s difficult since she lives with them).  In addition my middle brother’s wife was exposed today, so we’ll have to wait and see whether she’s infected or not.
    Everything seems ok so far, but I’d be lying if I said this didn’t stress me at all.
  9. Sad
    InBrightestDay got a reaction from JayDee for a status update, Haven’t been by here in a bit, and I noticed @JayDee and @Sparrow discussing my absen   
    Haven’t been by here in a bit, and I noticed @JayDee and @Sparrow discussing my absence.  I figured I’d give a bit of info on what’s going on.  JayDee mentioned work, and that’s part of it, but there’s a little added stress as well.
    COVID-19 has begun working its way through my social circle.  Among other things, my youngest brother tested positive a few days ago, and his girlfriend lives with him, so it’s no surprise that she’s got it now too.  I just learned about his girlfriend, so I haven’t spoken with her yet, but I did have time to call my little brother, and he’s what I suppose you could describe as “mildly symptomatic”: no serious problems with breathing, but he’s congested and running a fever, so I’m somewhat nervous.
    One of my cousins has tested positive as well, and the disease is making its way through her family (my aunt is doing her best to isolate herself, but it’s difficult since she lives with them).  In addition my middle brother’s wife was exposed today, so we’ll have to wait and see whether she’s infected or not.
    Everything seems ok so far, but I’d be lying if I said this didn’t stress me at all.
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    InBrightestDay reacted to pippychick for a status update, What is 2021 like? Have the carrots attacked yet?   
    What is 2021 like?
    Have the carrots attacked yet?
     
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    InBrightestDay reacted to JayDee for a status update, Happy New Year, folks!   
    Happy New Year, folks!
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    InBrightestDay reacted to GeorgeGlass for a status update, You know what’s really lame? The biggest reason why I want to get the COVID vaccine i   
    You know what’s really lame? The biggest reason why I want to get the COVID vaccine is that I want to see Wonder Woman 1984 in a movie theater.
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    InBrightestDay reacted to WillowDarkling for a status update, Happiest of birthdays to my dearest Pooh, @BronxWench . Love you, my favourite dragon   
    Happiest of birthdays to my dearest Pooh, @BronxWench .     Love you, my favourite dragon, and I hope the day will be full of joy and great food, and hilarity, and no more snow  
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    InBrightestDay reacted to InvidiaRed for a status update, Reminder please take mental health seriously this holiday season <3 Its been one c   
    Reminder please take mental health seriously this holiday season <3 Its been one crazy year and 2021 is around the corner <3
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    InBrightestDay reacted to Ghost-of-a-Chance for a status update, Porg-give me if this is out of line, but I wanted to show off the little buddy my hub   
    Porg-give me if this is out of line, but I wanted to show off the little buddy my hubby got me for Christmas last year. Folks, if you’re looking for love, find you someone who respects your nerdities and odditudes.
    Y’all can keep y’all’s his and hers towels; in this home we have Pikachu and Porgs.
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    InBrightestDay reacted to pippychick for a status update, It’s been a hell of a year, right? I hope everyone has come through it okay… so far…   
    It’s been a hell of a year, right?
    I hope everyone has come through it okay… so far…
    And, well… I just thought I should warn you all, I’m planning to be around a bit more.
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    InBrightestDay got a reaction from GeorgeGlass for a status update, That moment when you go to “Edit Story Info” and change the “WIP” tag on a story to t   
    That moment when you go to “Edit Story Info” and change the “WIP” tag on a story to the “COMPLETE” tag.
    Kind of mixed feelings, I suppose, especially when it’s something you’ve been working on for a long time.
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    InBrightestDay got a reaction from GeorgeGlass for a status update, That moment when you go to “Edit Story Info” and change the “WIP” tag on a story to t   
    That moment when you go to “Edit Story Info” and change the “WIP” tag on a story to the “COMPLETE” tag.
    Kind of mixed feelings, I suppose, especially when it’s something you’ve been working on for a long time.
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    InBrightestDay got a reaction from GeorgeGlass for a status update, That moment when you go to “Edit Story Info” and change the “WIP” tag on a story to t   
    That moment when you go to “Edit Story Info” and change the “WIP” tag on a story to the “COMPLETE” tag.
    Kind of mixed feelings, I suppose, especially when it’s something you’ve been working on for a long time.
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    InBrightestDay reacted to InvidiaRed for a status update, The level of rage when you’re writing in the zone and some fricking idiot on their ph   
    The level of rage when you’re writing in the zone and some fricking idiot on their phone smashes into a transformer and takes out the  power of three blocks is just
    Now the powers out and the groove is gone.
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    InBrightestDay reacted to JayDee for a status update, Doctors advise that any participants of No Nut November who reach the stage where “50   
    Doctors advise that any participants of No Nut November who reach the stage where “50 Shades of Grey” becomes arousing should seek release immediately.
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    InBrightestDay got a reaction from InvidiaRed for a status update, Well, that took a few weeks longer than it should have, huh? The final chapter of The   
    Well, that took a few weeks longer than it should have, huh?
    The final chapter of The Woman in the Statue will be up Monday.  That’s not an “I swear it’ll be done by then, PLEASE BELIEVE ME!” kind of thing; it’s done, but I’ve given JayDee an advance copy of every chapter thus far, and I wasn’t about to break tradition for the finale.  They’ll have time to read it, and I’ll work on polishing it before posting it on Monday.
    Be forewarned, this is the longest chapter I’ve written for this story by far, a little over 20,000 words.
    So, what’s next?  Well, before anything else, I have some reviews to respond to, and a few stories I need to catch up on in terms of reviews.  @Thundercloud should know to expect a review of the grand finale of G.S.P., and I’ll try to catch up on @Tcr’s Last Full Measure, as well as @InvidiaRed’s Rationis.
    After that...well, I missed the Halloween party this year, but I’ll be back next year, and of course I have a story planned for this year’s holiday party, which is likely to be my next writing project.
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    InBrightestDay got a reaction from InvidiaRed for a status update, Well, that took a few weeks longer than it should have, huh? The final chapter of The   
    Well, that took a few weeks longer than it should have, huh?
    The final chapter of The Woman in the Statue will be up Monday.  That’s not an “I swear it’ll be done by then, PLEASE BELIEVE ME!” kind of thing; it’s done, but I’ve given JayDee an advance copy of every chapter thus far, and I wasn’t about to break tradition for the finale.  They’ll have time to read it, and I’ll work on polishing it before posting it on Monday.
    Be forewarned, this is the longest chapter I’ve written for this story by far, a little over 20,000 words.
    So, what’s next?  Well, before anything else, I have some reviews to respond to, and a few stories I need to catch up on in terms of reviews.  @Thundercloud should know to expect a review of the grand finale of G.S.P., and I’ll try to catch up on @Tcr’s Last Full Measure, as well as @InvidiaRed’s Rationis.
    After that...well, I missed the Halloween party this year, but I’ll be back next year, and of course I have a story planned for this year’s holiday party, which is likely to be my next writing project.
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    InBrightestDay reacted to BronxWench for a status update, So, it’s been a rough few days. My mom is in hospital with congestive heart failure,   
    So, it’s been a rough few days. My mom is in hospital with congestive heart failure, exacerbated by COPD, atrial fibrillation, and Parkinson’s. It’s been one step forward and two steps back for the past 4 days, but at least I’m allowed to see her for a couple of hours each day.

    So, if I’m a bit more absent, or crankier than usual, I apologize in advance.
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    InBrightestDay got a reaction from Sinfulwolf for a status update, Chapter count for The Woman in the Statue is being changed again, this time to 11 cha   
    Chapter count for The Woman in the Statue is being changed again, this time to 11 chapters.  This isn’t because I’ve added a ton more story or anything; it’s just a matter of word count.  For instance, even after splitting Chapter 10 into 10 and 11, what I have of the final chapter is still over 11,000 words, and I am not done.
    Of course, I wouldn’t be posting this just to say that.  Ok, so...*deep breath*
    I will be posting Chapter 10 of 11 of WitS one week from today.  That chapter is done (and JayDee’s already seen it) so that won’t be a problem.  One week after that, Chapter 11 goes up, and we finally finish this.
    Full disclosure: I’m terrified.  Fingers crossed, everyone!