End of Year Progress Update!
I’ve decided to focus mostly on C&D2 for the time being. Ushabti Online and Seven Princedoms are shelved for the moment, unfortunately. My secret project, briefly alluded to, is not shelved, but due to logistical issues you won’t be seeing it for a while.
What does this leave for next year?
Hopefully, C&D2, which y’all have been waiting so patiently for. Also in the works are a young adult apocalyptic fantasy and maybe another project or two. But first things first, C&D2.
I have always been inspired by the story of Fredrick Douglass, a slave who escaped slavery to become a renowned orator and author. His is not the story of a man who was second-rate, shooed into the spotlight only for his relative accomplishments compared to his past. What use would that be? No, he was not merely any random speaker, but Fredrick Douglass, a name that survives to this day in history books, no matter how often it is skimmed over.
A shameless plug for someone else.
I have seen, and admittedly indulged in that fan activity I will call the Fact Checking Game. It goes like this: First, you take some work of fiction, particularly a popular one, and you find some fascinating idea or claim it has. Then you deconstruct it with real world logic, checking all the facts and invariably coming up with an unrealistic or at least implausible conclusion. At this point, bemoaning that the creator did not think of this may commence. As a sequel, you can find some plausible counterpoint, and argue with the proponents of the former conclusion until the cows come home.
This is not, in itself, a bad thing.