Monday, April 28, 2008

Chapter 16 Is Up

Chapter 16 of Magician's Merger is up. I don't have much to say about this chapter. I knew its events before I wrote chapter 15.

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Chapter 15 Is Up

Chapter 15 of Magician's Merger is up.

For anyone interested, Ursus's fighting techniques are mostly drawn from Get Tough by W. E. Fairbairn.

Friday, April 25, 2008

Working on Chapter 15, Sorta

I've been working on chapter 15, but I've been feeling more tired than normal this week, plus a little icky. On top of that, I've been having high blood sugar issues. Finally, I'm having trouble deciding how I want a scene to go.

In short, I haven't abandoned the story.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

The Ax of Edification 2

I've also done some slighter revisions to Chapter Two. Again, they primarily are cuts. I haven't changed the storyline.

I'm embarrassed about how many times that truly awful infodump in chapter one made it through re-reads and editing sessions. Anyway, I hope I scare off fewer readers, and I appreciate even harsh feedback, despite the sting.

I think the chapters get a bit better as the story goes on. If they don't, please let me know. I don't promise to change things, but I never know what is going to sink in and prove useful.

The Ax of Edification

I took a brutal Ax to the infodumps in Chapter One. I didn't add anything, but I took out a lot. I've changed the Blogger version of the story. I'll probably wait until later to change the Storiesonline version so that I can read the revisions again and make sure they are what I want to do before I bug the webmaster.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Chapter 14 Is Up

Chapter 14 of Magician's Merger is up. It's fairly short, but it makes a logical chunk the way it is, so I decided to go ahead and make it a chapter.

Monday, April 21, 2008

Chapter 13 Is Up

Chapter 13 of Magician's Merger is up.

This one uses a lot of rough language, but if my memory serves, it accurately reflects how kids that age, especially boys, talk to each other.

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Chapter 12 Is Up

Chapter 12 of Magician's Merger is up.

People who like the story should feel free to link to it and are encouraged to recommend it to their friends.

Friday, April 18, 2008

Chapter 11 Is Up

Yes, the People of the Wolf are the Proto-Indo-Europeans.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Chapter 10 Is Up

Chapter 10 of Magician's Merger has been posted. The catching of egregious mistakes is highly appreciated. Also, I changed the commentary rules so that anyone may comment.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Minor Fixes Chaper 8

The reposting of Chapter 8 of Magician's Merger is to make some minor fixes. It doesn't change the story at all.

Currency Exchange Rate

The mental exchange rate that I've been using as I write Magician's Merger is that one pound in The United Provinces of Novi Orbis is roughly worth ten current US dollars.


The calendar of Arthur's 1973 doesn't quite match the calendar of our 1973. I did that on purpose.

Mirroring Magician's Merger

I am now mirroring Magician's Merger on Blogger.