Dwarves, Dwarves, Dwarves…
Skate the Seeker
As I await news from my publisher about the manuscript, we’ve worked on the back-cover summary – ever important, ever exciting. No further news on that, other than to keep an eye out for further updates here until release in September.
Finally started watching Amazon’s Rings of Power, and I like it a lot. I had heard some grumbling on the internet (the absolute last place you’d ever expect to find grumbling of any sort, obviously) about the production value of the thing, but I must have the eyes of a dullard, because it looks great to me. I’ve also rewatched the Jackson films in the meantime while doing dishes, and there’s something impressive about a movie series I’ve seen at least five complete times still having the ability to stir my emotions. The scene with Aragorn closing Frodo’s hand around the ring in Fellowship, Sam’s speech of stories in Towers, Aragorn, again, charging the Black Gate in Return. So good!
My eldest son has also been interested in Sonic shows recently, and Netflix’s Sonic Prime has been surprisingly engaging for me, so much so that I asked my boy not to watch episodes without me. We’ve also had a blast playing his Christmas present on the Switch, a compilation of old Mario Party minigames released under the banner of Mario Party Superstar. I wonder which of his two loving parents had the idea to get him that for Christmas?
Productivity has hit an all-time low in general for me as Dwarf Fortress had a release before the holidays, complete not only with an official graphics suite, but an overhaul of the arcane user interface and brand new features to explore. Haven’t been able to get a single thing done since, really.
I did not get around to finishing my side-project before the end of the year, given the aforementioned distractions. I’ll probably get to it in the next month or two. The problem is that I’m writing a murder-mystery, and I don’t know whodunnit yet. That’ll all come out in the revision process, but for now I’m even more stumped than a reader would be. I’ll figure out the resolution to the mystery soon enough, I suppose, but it’s a weird point to be stuck on. Ah well. By the way, keep an eye here and on my social media near the end of the month; I’ll have an announcement that might interest you, or perhaps someone you know that hasn’t met Skate yet.
Speaking of social media, I’ve taken a break from Twitter altogether until some changes happen at the company; most of my tomfoolery is now occurring at my account on Post. If you’re looking for stupid crap from me on the daily, that’s your best bet. You can still find me on Facebook as well.
That’s all from me, for now.
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-J. E. Ayers
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