Part 15 has arrived. Oh, my.
While I feel the idea of naming winter storms is somewhat peculiar, the fact remains that what The Weather Channel has deemed as “Brutus” is moving through my area. So far, I can’t say there’s much snow as a result. I heard someone say five inches worth, but I’d say maybe two at best. There’s an outstanding prediction that tomorrow we’ll get a bunch more.
The whole idea of naming the storms seems like fear mongering to me, but I have to ask - we name hurricanes, so is that also fear mongering? There’s a central authority for tropical storms and hurricanes that handles this task. There is no such authority for winter weather; the Weather Channel has acted unilaterally, as far as I know. They say it’s because a named storm is easier to talk about and the name helps raise awareness. I was aware a storm was coming; the name didn’t help my awareness.
Just seems silly. I haven’t gone looking to see if other weather outlets have adopted the naming idea or not.
First we leave Toliya stuck in an airlock, and now there’s still no explanation of why the J’Ruhn leaped sideways? Don’t worry. That and more will finally be answered next week.
But that’s next week. (REALLY. NEXT WEEK. REALLY REALLY!) And beyond next week, I can’t give you promises, aside from the promise that I’m still working on this when I can.
This week is Part 14.
Hello. It’s been a long time. How have you been? I missed your birthday. I’m sorry. Have a belated gift.
Oops. I guess I gave it to someone else. I suppose you’ll just have to settle for a piece of Awakening, Part 11.
Back soon <3
I don’t think I’m good at writing steampunk-style titles. None the less, Awakening Part 9 is now available.
Classes are going well so far. Thanks everyone for the well-wishes on my return to higher education.
The continuation of Terra Fabula, Awakening, Part 5 has been posted.
As we continue on through this journey, I’m realizing that there’s a great number of things I’ve built in my head that have never made it here. Worse yet is mentally sorting what’s current, what’s from the prior revisions, and what hasn’t been seen at all (other than by my cats). My notes, honestly, are terrible.
Some of the omissions I discovered this week, as I went back and corrected small but boneheaded spelling errors through most of Terra Fabula. I’m not entirely sure how they slipped by, but I’m confident I’ve squashed most of them. I may have been designing this universe of theirs for the past 15 years, but I’m hardly what anyone would call a professional author.
With today’s installment, I’ve included what I feel is a major omission in regards to explaining a key part of the Val’Traxan culture. I think it’s been made clear that AIs are an integral part of their lives; some of what we look at in our own society as big-brotherish, they take for granted as part of a social contract. They are being watched. And for them, it works. It wouldn’t for everyone. I’m pretty sure it wouldn’t for us.
I’d also like to give thanks to someone who’s helped stabilize the foundations of the universe over the last several months. I haven’t asked if he wants his online name in public for this assistance, so I won’t include it (yet). But I hope he knows I’m very grateful for the help he’s provided in finding gaping holes in the underlying framework, once I peeled back the drywall to peek behind.