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Garnet (part 2)

(just a fragment for now!) — In the end, I had drifted back to sleep. The thought of moving around was still intimidating, and my mind seemed unable to settle down and work properly on anything I set it to. … Continue reading

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Garnet (part 1)

I woke up in the dark and I didn’t know where I was. I could hear voices but no words. My body complained to me in unfamiliar ways – dizziness, disorientation, and a strange feeling of being about to fall. … Continue reading

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Meeting of Minds

I spent most of today’s writing time working on something that’s not quite ready yet – hopefully it will be up later this week. In the meantime, please have something inspired by Paul’s recent burst of AW hack activity! Or … Continue reading

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Desert (part 2 of ?)

Not sure I like where this ends, but it’s midnight so up it goes. — Tam started when the voice rang out, nearly falling backwards off her chair. It rang out a second time, harsh and peremptory, barking out orders … Continue reading

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BONUS ROUND: Adventures in the Sky, introduction

Despite planning to only post on weekdays, I’ve decided to do something a little different on weekends – namely, an annotated playthrough of sorts of Baten Kaitos: Eternal Wings and the Lost Ocean, an RPG on the Gamecube that I’ve … Continue reading

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Desert (part 1 of ?)

So it’s Blaugust once again – there’s even a goddamn facebook group now – and I’m in it to win it this time. Not super happy with how this one came out, but them’s the breaks. — The gate was … Continue reading

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All The Lost

“People of Earth, my fellow human beings, please hear me: we stand at the beginning of a new era. For all of our lives – for all of the lives of our parents, our grandparents, for all of reliably recorded … Continue reading

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Review: Castoff World

Okay. Okay. Okay. Welcome to December the 2nd, 2011. I wrote this yesterday and promised a follow-up, so here we are again, again! RNG results: Tone, Nitpicks, Content Castoff World is a fairly predictable beast – a post-ecotastrophe story set … Continue reading

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Big Dumb Objects

“Everyone here? Good, let’s get started. Projections are showing that this may be a very narrow window of opportunity, so the sooner we’re in the field the better. Now, if someone can turn the lights off… good. An external trawler … Continue reading

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So. It’s August. Things are happening here and here and here. And while I didn’t make any promises per se, I sure as hell hinted that they’d be happening here as well. What gives? I can honestly say that it’s … Continue reading

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