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DustTraveller


Jan
1st
2019

You'll Get It When It's Ready, But I'm Not Dead Yet. Also Sneak Peak · 2:46am January 1st

See title. Work is work, and not a lot of time to write. I'm still around, I'm just as tired of answering the when is the next chapter coming out question as you are of asking them. I know it's shitty, I know I've let it sit too long, but it is what it is. This is why I don't accept donations for fanfiction. It remains a hobby, and thus very low on the to do list of my wellbeing.

That being said, I have been tinkering. Here's some stuff that I have in my notes for QC future stuff.

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Nov
3rd
2016

Update 2: Beta Editing Received, Performing Hard Edit, Finishing and Adding Omake · 6:14am Nov 3rd, 2016

I've received preliminary 2nd draft copy from a beta reader. I'm currently performing my first hard read out loud edit of the whole mess. Initial reports are about what I expected. Part of the difficulty of writing this chapter is that it was always going to be a set up, explanatory type chapter. Making it interesting is a serious challenge, but I felt as though if I DIDN'T show the characters reasoning that it wouldn't be true to the characters and the narrative as I've written it.

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Oct
27th
2016

New Chapter of Quantum Castaways, Rough Draft Completed, Sent to Prereaders for first Editing Pass · 11:02am Oct 27th, 2016

Hey folks. Just a quick message to anyone who still cares, I have tentatively finished the rough draft for a new chapter of Quantum Castaways. Current draft weighs in at right around 12000 words, and that WILL change as the editing process moves along. Bear in mind that it has been a long, hard road to get this material out. It is a Frankenstein nightmare of bits and pieces jumbled together from the last three years of banging my head against it... when I say it's a rough draft I am fucking

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Sep
18th
2015

Ethics of Fanfiction · 9:49am Sep 18th, 2015

So as everyone who pays any attention to the comments and blog posts and what have you knows, I've been having a really rough time of it. This last year has, frankly, been hell. I've had a couple of people offer to donate money, for which I am extremely grateful, but it actually brings up a topic of some interest to me.

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Dec
18th
2013

Meyers Briggs Personality Type · 12:36pm Dec 18th, 2013

So I was going over my characterization notes and I found some interesting stuff I'd done based on personality type testing. I actually use the Meyers Briggs test to get a better feel on the kind of people I'm writing about. Nothing set in stone mind you, people tend to be more complex than a personality test, but as a definite guideline.

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Dec
13th
2013

Apology/Explanation · 1:29pm Dec 13th, 2013

This apology/explanation is lifted pretty much verbatim from a comment about one of my comments in reply to a readers comment (wow, that's confusing) about the lyric removal from the story. Since sometimes comment updates on certain chapters don't send out notifications, I am posting this in my blog in the hopes that the reader in question will see it.

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Nov
5th
2013

Terms and Conditions: Lyrics Removal · 1:30pm Nov 5th, 2013

Well, after looking over the site rules, and the recent posts by the mods, I've decided, with very heavy heart, to remove the lyrics where they appear in the story. The mods decision is... well, I don't agree with it, but I agreed to follow their terms and conditions when I signed up for this site, so I have moved to comply. I want to stress that at no point has a moderator told me to remove the copyrighted song lyric material from the story... this was a move I made so that no warning or

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Nov
5th
2013

Quantum State: A Letter of Appreciation · 5:40am Nov 5th, 2013

Several of you, mere hours from the post of my blog about the state of Dusttraveller land, offered sympathies and even offerings of donations. I am deeply touched at the gesture, folks. From the bottom of my heart, thank you all very much. However, ethically speaking, I can't accept donations from you. As a writer of fanfiction, it would be immoral of me to profit off of someone else's intellectual property. Writing fanfiction for no profit skirts the edge of the moral conundrum enough as

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Nov
5th
2013

Quantum State · 3:03am Nov 5th, 2013

I've gotten numerous requests for updates as to the state of the story, enough so that I decided it was time to give you my reasoning for the silence. Folks, I'm unemployed, living hand to mouth and looking for a job. What little free time I have, I split between friends, hobbies, and some small amount of writing when I have time.

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Sep
5th
2013

Circles · 9:38pm Sep 5th, 2013

So yesterday, I was burying my roommate's dog in the backyard, and reflecting on the ephemeral nature of life. Well, that and sweating my balls off, but Florida. What can you do? I'm sitting there, carefully excavating a hole to drop a dead animal in, which frankly, is probably illegal, but fuck it. The dog was medium sized, and her name was Delila, which is, in my opinion, not a very good name for a dog, but again, not my dog. The social contract dragged me kicking screaming to this

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