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JohnDelvfar
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Greetings All

Just wanted to inquire if anyone had heard from Fel since the post on the ice storms.
Just concerned that the damage was more than expressed and us loyal fans need to fly-in a rescue party!

Hope to hear all is well.

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No word from Fel, but I have had problems accessing the site several times recently. Once was a database error, and the other times I was simply told the site was unavailable. The site is always up again by the next day.
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On his Twitter account Fel posted he had writer's block on 14th March - his last post there was 1st April
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It's spring here, so I've been super-busy fixing the last traces of damage to the house and yard from the ice storm.

And yes, I've had writer's block for a few weeks. I sit down to write, I WANT to write, but...just nothing. It's been super-frustrating, I haven't had writer's block this bad for this long before.

Revelation has sat at about 2/3 done for nearly a month. I just can't seem to get the story moving. I'm very close to shelving it temporarily and trying working on something else to to shake my brain loose from its rust.
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i would say think about bunny rabbits.... but you made a story with anthopamorphic animals.. so just think happy thoughts
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Do you see my avatar, thal? I already think of bunny rabbits.

Undead ones.

That are the personification of Wrath, one of the Seven Deadly Sins.

(go read the webcomic Jack if you'd like to know more. It's gruesome, deep, and glorious.)
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crxbnt wrote: Tue Apr 06, 2021 1:33 pm No word from Fel, but I have had problems accessing the site several times recently. Once was a database error, and the other times I was simply told the site was unavailable. The site is always up again by the next day.
I had been meaning to look into the site performance, as I've had a few notifications from my uptime monitoring that the site went down for five minutes a couple times a day. Turns out that bots have been hammering the sennadar wiki and writing hundreds of thousands of articles with spam links, which was filling up the hard drive (that's what caused one of the longer outages), and generally hurting performance.

I've disabled the wiki for now, it wasn't seeing any use anyway since I re-enabled it a year and a half ago, and the server is much happier.

If it get around to it I might roll back all the spam on the wiki, and implement anti-spam counter measures, but it's not currently a priority for me.
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Thanks Greymist. We don't need more places for SPAM to be generated!
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Just to keep everyone up to date:

I haven't gotten very far with ANYTHING, but all hope hasn't been lost.

I tried switching to another story and working on that, thinking that it was just burnout with Subjugation, but...nothing. It was like my brain goes blank the instant I sit down and open a chapter file. So, I tried starting something completely new, running something up from scratch, and THAT seemed to work. I was able to build a plot outline and even write about ten pages of background material.

This new project isn't serious. It really just takes a few elements of other stories I've done (so I don't have to think too hard) and mashes them together in a different way. I might even release it so you guys can effectively laugh at how dumb it is.

I'm gonna move up to writing an initial test chapter, and once that's done, I'm gonna move back to Subjugation. I figure if I can break the writer's block on one story, it'll break for everything.
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Was the First sentence "It was a dark and stormy night"?
JK.
I saw on an interview with Gloria Estefan.
She would make parodies of the lyrics for the songs she was writing just to keep the inspiration flowing.
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Dude, take some personal time and decompress completely. Practice some mindfulness and write when you are ready. Burnout is no joke, writers-block is no joke.
Do not rush, do not force it.
We can wait for however long it takes, lifetimes if need be.
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So are we to expect a chapter anytime in the near future?
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kyli wrote: Mon May 31, 2021 6:06 am So are we to expect a chapter anytime in the near future?
It has arrived! Revelation, Chapter 1.
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