Greetings readers! I have some great news!
As you may have noticed, I recently added a countdown widget to the sidebar of the website, which is currently counting down to Subject 218’s first two volumes. Well, that’s just the start of the good news; Jinimaru Folklore Volume 1 is finished and is now available for print. However, I would advise waiting a little bit longer before grabbing a copy, as I am not far off finishing A Beginners Guide to Jinimaru and I am currently looking into ways for you lovely folks to grab the first Folklore story when you get the Guide for a discounted price. Of course I can’t promise this, it’s just what I want to be able to do.
Volume 2 of the Folklore stories is finished but is missing its artwork. I will be placing it up for print shortly after the Guide is finished, that I am certain of. The Guide is missing 10 of the 16 Jinimaru breed drawings, two anatomy sketches, plus a whole bunch of old artwork from 1999 that I finally found after months of frantic digging around in my old school textbooks (yes, I still have them!)
I am still working on redesigning the website. Remember; all current Headers are temporary. I am making unique artwork for the site that won’t be used in my books or anywhere else! I was going to prioritise the site graphics over the Guide, but I can’t bring myself to do that. Both will be getting worked on at the same time!
Thanks for being so patient, I really hope you enjoy the books. They’ve been a tough labour of love for me, and now I can finally share them with the world. I’ve hit a lot of bumps along the way, and done a lot of things I wasn’t happy doing, but to get a physical copy of one of my childhood dreams in my hands? That’s just something I have always wanted to do. So go out there, reader; chase your dreams. It might be difficult, but if you want that dream bad enough, you’ll pull through.
Hey again! Well, I migrated the website to a new server, and all is smooth so far. I am going to be completely overhauling the look and feel of the site over the next few months, but for now everything is functioning as intended.
You can now purchase physical copies of the Subject 218 books, the EPUB versions will be a little longer, as they need to get approval from LuLu before distribution.
Thanks for being patient!
Here we go again!
I received my first test prints of the books, and whilst I loved how they looked I felt there was some room to improve them. I have already corrected Operation: HUNT DOWN and have officially released it from the depths of my brain-closet for you to enjoy. Or maybe take Tim’s advice if you don’t like it, and burn it. I’m sure he’d really like either of those options.
You can buy a physical copy of Volume 1, or an EPUB version, on various online book stores. You can also go direct to my page at LuLu and grab it from the source, which I would recommend since they offer some great discounts on their printing.
If you notice anything I may have missed in any of my books, be it a typo or random additional space between words, please let me know; I combed over the books for nearly three months but I am not perfect, but still wish for my works to be. Future books already have a proof-reader on board now, no more waiting a year just to get a book out of the draft stage!
I am already working on getting the new changes made to Code-name: BLOODHOUND so that it too can be made available in the store. I have also renamed the series to “Subject 218” to make it look less cluttered on the covers, but it can still be referred to as either.
Greetings viewers (and soon to be readers, I hope!)
First and foremost, I want to thank you for your patience; it’s been a rough few years, both in writing and in my daily life, but progress is finally starting to show.
The website is still hosted on an inferior server, but this is temporary and I am still looking for a better alternative. In the meantime, please expect a reduction in images on display, and files for download.
Now, onto the crux of the topic; the first books!
If you’re a regular on the site, you may have noticed some significant changes to the Novel pages…let me explain these first before talking about the actual books themselves.
- Novel pages that have more than one volume in the subject, are now listed in chronological order.
- Chapter previews have been replaced by Reading Requirements and Recommendations; this is to help make your reading easier, or to prepare you for how the book is written.
- Story briefs are written under their chronology, unless they are one single story, in which they do not have a chronology section and just have a story brief.
- The year the book was released, or is scheduled for release, is now found by their title. If there is no scheduled release date, a TBC (To be Confirmed) will be there instead.
- All images have been removed from the pages, as have the character biographies; many of these contained spoilers, or I am in the process of redrawing them all. They will return eventually.
Okay! Now the publishing side…as previously stated on The Tale of Tim page (formerly HUNT DOWN) it was due to be the first published book that isn’t a children’s novel, and this remained true. Both volumes of this story are available for both EPUB and physical purchase (or will be very soon), so please feel free to take a look. You can go direct to the books purchase page by clicking the title of the volume you want on the Series page.
Next on the roster are the first 3 volumes of Jinimaru Folklore, plus A Beginners Guide to Jinimaru, but they all need artwork and at the moment I am prioritising artwork for the website, so they will likely not be out until later this year.
Thank you again for being very, VERY, patient…and enjoy the books!
Our server is not capable of maintaining even a standard amount of graphics on the website, so it will be yo-yo-ing in and out of availability until I can find a suitable replacement. Please check our facebook page for information if the website is down, and I hope to get everything up and running (and even better) in the coming weeks.
View the Cover Art here
It’s finally coming next year…the Guide I have been working on for the past 5 years, or 18 years if you want to be VERY precise, will be ready for digital publishing…as will, of course, the first volume of the Folklore.
Hunt Down is still ready for the final polishing it needs to be published as well, but it is missing all of its artwork…I’ll get on that right away and if I am lucky it will be ready for release before next year (I doubt it though!)
Thank you all for waiting, I just feel relieved it is finally happening.
Greetings all, I have not updated my status for a while, huh? That’s because of a few things…
I have a Job!
I started work in August and boy, is it busy! I end up so exhausted that I barely have time or energy to make or draw anything, but that leads on to something else…
The site is getting an upgrade!
Whilst I may be super busy working, it hasn’t stopped me doing other work on the website or future content, it has just slowed it down. But now with the funds coming in I am now able to expand my server size to have a better looking site, with more items for sale in the store. This upgrade will come gradually, so don’t expect everything to come all at once.
The books are coming out of draft!
Two of my books drafts are 100% finished and are now in the proof-reading stage, however one is still missing much needed artwork (The Jinimaru Guide). As for the others, they are either 50% drafted or have only been briefed out.
I can confirm that Hunt Down is the other book out of Draft phase, and will be the first None-Guide related book to be released in the store. I am looking to get it out before New Year, but that is providing I don’t hit any further delays because of work or from missing artwork.
So that’s this major update out of the way, I hope to have something to show for you all in the next update! Thanks again for being patient.
Well, kinda…the site got a clean-up and the store finally works, but I had to scrap the newsletter completely to make enough space for it. When I am given a bigger disk space I will gladly return it to our services.
…and our Second Life vendors got a refresh as well! Check it out!
If you want to help me get more disk space, allowing me to upload more products, then please feel free to either purchase what is already on sale or donate to me through paypal.
I am dealing with updating the website issues, and this is having an effect on the newsletter updating as well. For the time being the newsletter is not in service.
Our Twitter account was compromised by some asian hackers, so we closed it down. No biggie, we didn’t use it much anyway!
Second Life services are open again but very limited; if you wish to commission Zuperbuu Jinx to make an avatar skin.ect for you, be prepared to pay for it. Requests are not open and never will be again.