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Temporary Hiatus

I am rather behind on tasks at the moment so I'm going to take some time to try to get caught up. Updates will be sporadic. Welcome to fall northern hemisphere!
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Updates: Fall 2016

It's almost August as I type this update and that means we're getting closer to another year of NaNoWriMo. Ahh, November - that month of the year when I join the hordes in building up a wordcount. I made 84k words last year which is my highest total yet. If I were the ambitious sort this is where I'd pledge to go for 100k. I'm not though. Instead my cynicism merges with my arthritis to remind me that the goal is 50k words and if I reach that and don't break a new records that's perfectly fine.

The irony (perhaps?) of that sentiment is that I took the time to get my word count for Beyond the Beyond up to date and the total, as of update 81, is at 314,215 words. I swear I didn't start out with the intention to write an LP in half a million words! Act 3 is the wordiest so far at 95,953 words total.

When this post goes up I'll go back to writing update 83. That brings me to an immediate update. I'm not planning on posting said update this Sunday, July 31. The reason is that the internet connection in my home has been unstable. A new modem from TWC is only one part of the solution. A line outside has to be replaced. It's getting a lot of interference which has been knocking the modem offline. With any luck that will be complete within 48 hours and things will be stable. Since I can't make any guarantees though I'm just going to use the time to make update 83 a bit more interesting (or at the very least proofread it a few more times).

That brings me to my last point. What to do after Beyond the Beyond? Hmm, that's a good question. My recording options are limited. Should I do another narrative LP? Beyond the Beyond has been lengthy but rather fun for me.
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Beyond the Beyond: Update 82: Pyramid Power (Tablet Shrines pt.1)

Beyond the Beyond: Update 82: Pyramid Power (Tablet Shrines pt.1)

There's no sign of Shutat anywhere. He, his crew, and his battleship have all apparently gone invisible and wandered off to some distant corner of the world. In light of that strange reality the team has little choice but to figure out what the deal is with those tablets they've been collecting.

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Beyond the Beyond: Update 81: Bandore Back Together (Bandore pt. 2)

Beyond the Beyond: Update 81: Bandore Back Together (Bandore pt. 2)

With a quick trip back to Marion behind them the team turns its attention towards Bandore. Sir Galahad returned to Marion so things in Bandore should be all calmed down. At least, that's the theory. We'll see if that's actually true. Once that's out of the way then the team can embark on a search for the remaining Ancient Tablets - assuming nothing nefarious pops up.

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Beyond the Beyond: Update 80: Marion Recoups (Marion Kingdom pt. 4)

Beyond the Beyond: Update 80: Marion Recoups (Marion Kingdom pt. 4)

Last time the team gained a new member! Also, they can fly around on Steiner now and sort of have a goal in collecting the Ancient Tablets. They were carrying a tablet for quite some time but it's in storage now. (In their defense it has been quite a long time since Arawn told them they needed to do just that. They've been busy little bees since then!) They're still utterly clueless on where to find Shutat so that fetch quest will have to do.

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Beyond the Beyond Schedule

This is just a short update to note that there won't be a new installment of Beyond the Beyond on Sunday, July 3rd or Monday, July 4th. I don't actually do anything to celebrate that holiday here in the U.S. but I have been busy with Shining Force 2 and have been occupied with other matters. When Beyond the Beyond resumes it has to cover some of the last updates in Marion and Bandore then grinding before we can move on to near endgame stuff.
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Beyond the Beyond: Update 79: The Soul of Thunder (Barbaros pt. 2)

Beyond the Beyond: Update 79: The Soul of Thunder (Barbaros pt. 2)

The last time we saw the team they'd just reached Enlightenment! ...or had ground enough experience for everyone in the party to class change. Same thing in an rpg, right? With that done they headed back to Barbaros since the king told them he'd listen if they went to all that trouble.

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