Announcement regarding Bubblemates: It’s being majorly overhauled!
For greater details about my feelings regarding recent chapters and reasons for this overhaul you are welcome to check out my personal blog, but the main point is simply this: they were shit, they did not belong there, and they are being pulled, reworked, and perhaps posted as their own side stories. Meanwhile, I will be start anew from where they are being cleaved and heading right on into the conclusion.
I will likely leave Bubblemates as it is now up, but know that it is an abandoned first draft, and that several of the later chapters are dead to me. I haven’t pinpointed the exact chapter number I’ll be starting from yet, but when I do I will post the likely concluding chapter as if those chapters cut were never published, I’ll change the masterlist link on my blog, etc.
The AO3 version however will not stay up the way it is now. I will be deleting the cut chapters there and then adding the new chapter when it is completed.
I still don’t guarantee the ending will be good, but at least I will be much prouder of the finished product.
Feel free to let me know if you have any input or suggestions, but know that there isn’t much compromise to be had here in regards to the now tossed older chapters. I simply cannot leave them in a finished product. The most I can give you is leaving the old draft up and if desired posting those chapters as separate extra side stories.
Thank you for your understanding and apologies if this is not what you wanted, but this is simply how it will have to be if I’m ever to finish this story and actually feel proud of it.
On that note, an announcement on the relationship between canon and Bubblemates
I just want to clarify for everyone how recent updates will be affecting the albeit on hiatus The Irony of Bubblemates
And the answer is that they won’t be
Bubblemates diverged from canon already once all the recent stuff about the dreambubbles came about (not in huge ways for the most part, but in the details), so there is no need to apply implications of the most recent update to it either
Because Bubblemates is not canon, period
The fic will be eventually finished with two more chapters that are already planned out and that’s that. I will not be adding anything involving recent updates, and I’m using artistic licence to say that alpha Tavros being pulled and becoming this new sprite is NOT a part of Bubblemates canon
You can now return to whatever you were doing
And announcement: Next weekend I’ll be getting my con on
someday this blog won’t be all announcements. Someday all my muses will come back. Someday. Sob.
But anyway, next weekend I will be attending Sakura-con! Like I do every year actually, haha. I only bringing it up because if there are any readers who will be going, I would gladly take the chance to give you a huge hug (or whatever you’re comfortable with) for being awesome and amazing and, well, absolutely fantastic.
And for putting up with my BS, haha.
So yeah. I’ll be cosplaying Mom (specifically a taller, curvier Mom haha) for the weekend so come say hi if you are there and want to.
Otherwise, the rest of you should also have fantastic weekends next weekend. And, well, every day.
Hugs and kisses, ya’ll.
Masterlists are officially updated and ready to go
You can find them on the side bar thing on my blog
Let me know if anything is missing or any of the links are wrong
Official masterlist links on the blog are up and running!
Bubblemates masterlist (not the fic itself, just the masterlist — don’t get too excited) has been updated, the not-Bubblemates masterlist will be slowly updated over the coarse of tonight and tomorrow
It looks easy, but god is it tedious, so I make no guarantees that it will be done tonight. Especially since in theory I need to be a responsible college student and all that this evening
That and I write a lot jeeeeeez
I don’t know how you guys put up with it
But anyway, there you go. Check them out if you would like, replace any bookmarks you had on the shitty masterlist posts, whatever. Let me know if you want them organized differently, etc.
For example, I might separate the Dave/Tavros fics from the other pairings fics, haha.
Also, announcement regarding masterlists!
As you may have noticed, I am behind on updating them. This is because the way that tumblr is set up, it’s nearly impossible to edit an old post unless you scroll all the way down your dash of your blog to the post, and there click edit.
Considering how long ago I made the Bubblemates masterlist, let’s just say I have to do a lot of scrolling to find and edit it.
Luckily, I have finally grown a brain and figured out how to fix this. I have created page links on my blog (off to the side where the ask button is) where I will be copy+paste+editing the masterlists. I won’t delete the old ones! But I will no longer bother to update them. This way it’s a) easier (and frankly, possible) for me to update the lists and b) it’s easier for you to find.
I have only made the links though. If you hit them, they will just take you to a page that says “To be finished!” Because it is late at night and I have school in the morning so. Tomorrow though I should be able to get those up AND update them.
LONG STORY SHORT: From some point tomorrow onward, go to the links on the side of my blog if you want to find masterlists of either all the Bubblemates parts or for all other Homestuck fanfiction.
also I’m thinking of eventually slowly getting off my lazy ass and posting more on AO3. Would that be especially helpful for anyone? Is that something I should be less lazy about?
And now, hiatus announcement!
Unsurprisingly from what you may have gathered from the title, yes, this is about my announcing a hiatus.
It may not even be surprising consider how little has been posted as of late.
I just have not had the drive to write since returning from Denmark, and where I do have it, it is not for projects I can post just yet. I’m considering giving said project the green light even though I would prefer to hold it back until I’m finished with Bubblemates. But that will be a personal choice.
Anyway. Point is. I’m not writing much, what I do that’s ok I can’t post, and everything else right now is shit since I’m forcing it so.
I’m making the hiatus announced so everyone knows what’s up.
Obviously I’m still open to questions and comments, and will be around as often. Just not posting much or often.
Sorry lovelies. Hopefully the tides come back in soon.
I have nothing to post for the occasion, but I do want to say: Thank you
This year has been pretty darned awesome. Who knew that a silly little side blog to post my fanfics on so I didn’t clog my personal one would get even fifty followers, let alone verging on seven hundred!
It has been wonderful because you all are wonderful. You have always been supportive, and kind, and understanding. You are an amazingly creative bunch. You say I inspire you, but in truth, you inspire me as much if not more so. I cannot count the number of fics I wrote because of ideas you sparked. I cannot even begin to tell you how many holes you have pointed out for me to think about and fill, characterizations you helped me think about and create, and mistakes I made that you politely pointed out so I could go back and fix them.
All of your fanart, fanfiction, fan sand art and fan cakes and fan cosplays and fans becoming fan friends—
It has been so heartwarming and amazing.
When I say you are the best readers, I mean it. You’re the best. You’re amazing.
You keep me going and working and practicing to become better.
So here’s to you, readers. To those of you who talk to me and to those who don’t. To those with tumblr accounts who I can find and name, and those who pop onto the blog itself because they do not have tumblr accounts.
Here’s to you.
Have a great New Year’s, be safe, and know that you made this a pretty amazing year for one fanfic writer in the world.
Hugs and kisses.
Or should I say:
I have to admit. I came up short on Christmas goodies guys. And I apologize for that. But family comes first.
But I think this more than fills that gap. Thank you again, Mandy, for being really awesome and an absolute sweetheart and for making this something I can silently weep over with a heart full of familial joy.
And to you, dear readers, a Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Happy few days after solstice, Happy Holidays, and whatever else you may or may not celebrate. If you don’t celebrate any of the above, have a fantastic day.
Hugs and kisses, lovelies.
Have a little Strider family love on the side of your Dave and Tavros.
Brodad==> Go back home, Yankee!
Or something to that effect. I’ve never been good with the format business, haha
But yes, tomorrow I head home. The only real difference that makes to you all is a) I won’t be online for about the next 24 hours or so since the hotel I’m staying at tonight has no internet and I certainly won’t have any while flying about and b) the times I’ll be online answering questions and posting stuff will be based around the USA timezones (PST to be specific) so
Love you all, hugs and kisses and all that