Iwanako: Mean Time to Breakdown {updated 2015-4-1}

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Re: Iwanako: Mean Time to Breakdown {updated 2014-2-23}

Post by Leaty » Tue Aug 19, 2014 6:20 pm

Well, I'm getting a kinda serious surgery done on Monday, so I'm really hoping I can at least get the stories to my betas before that happens. Otherwise, it'll be about two weeks at the earliest before I can publish the story, which would suck, because I'm almost done (I just have to write the last scene I had planned out, and we're golden.)

It's also looking like this is going to be the most mammoth update ever, since we're up to 11,000 words and I'm not even on the last scene. It could ultimately wind up being something like 18,000, but I don't think much more than that.

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Post by dewelar » Tue Aug 19, 2014 6:25 pm

Leaty wrote:Well, I'm getting a kinda serious surgery done on Monday, so I'm really hoping I can at least get the stories to my betas before that happens. Otherwise, it'll be about two weeks at the earliest before I can publish the story, which would suck, because I'm almost done (I just have to write the last scene I had planned out, and we're golden.)
Best wishes that your surgery goes well. And now you're making me feel bad for my chapter being up first... :|
It's also looking like this is going to be the most mammoth update ever, since we're up to 11,000 words and I'm not even on the last scene. It could ultimately wind up being something like 18,000, but I don't think much more than that.
Yep, that definitely qualifies for mammoth-ness. Makes my new high of 8,300 look paltry.

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Post by Leaty » Tue Aug 19, 2014 6:31 pm

dewelar wrote:Yep, that definitely qualifies for mammoth-ness. Makes my new high of 8,300 look paltry.
Keep in mind this is a large update, not a large chapter. There's, I think, five new scenes in total here (bringing the total number of published scenes up to seventeen, since Testing the Waters is inappropriately in chapter format instead of scene format,) and at least one of them is more of an epilogue to Safe Reboot than its own scene, at a meager 900 words.

Cardioblivion is still the longest chapter, at 8,212 words, and I don't know if that will change before the end of Act One.

Also, I'm not really expecting anything with the surgery to go wrong, but in the event of my death, somebody else can finish the story, I guess.

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Post by Reese8 » Tue Aug 19, 2014 6:41 pm

Good luck!

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Post by dewelar » Tue Aug 19, 2014 7:01 pm

Leaty wrote:
dewelar wrote:Yep, that definitely qualifies for mammoth-ness. Makes my new high of 8,300 look paltry.
Keep in mind this is a large update, not a large chapter. There's, I think, five new scenes in total here (bringing the total number of published scenes up to seventeen, since Testing the Waters is inappropriately in chapter format instead of scene format,) and at least one of them is more of an epilogue to Safe Reboot than its own scene, at a meager 900 words.
Right...ISTR you mentioning that before. Any particular reason you're releasing them all at once, or is it just that they're all going to be ready at the same time? I'm thinking the latter.
Cardioblivion is still the longest chapter, at 8,212 words, and I don't know if that will change before the end of Act One.
This is something I could never do: making significant changes mid-story. If and when I do that for Developments, it'll be after the whole thing is done.
Also, I'm not really expecting anything with the surgery to go wrong, but in the event of my death, somebody else can finish the story, I guess.
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Post by AntonSlavik020 » Tue Aug 19, 2014 8:36 pm

I know you said everything should go fine with the surgery, but good luck anyways.
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Post by brythain » Tue Aug 19, 2014 8:47 pm

Leaty wrote:Also, I'm not really expecting anything with the surgery to go wrong, but in the event of my death, somebody else can finish the story, I guess.
All the best, and I doubt just anybody else can do it justice. So I'm rooting for 'you won't be finished but the story will'. :)
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Post by bhtooefr » Tue Aug 19, 2014 9:35 pm

Good luck with your surgery and recovery. :)
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Post by Blank Mage » Wed Aug 20, 2014 2:51 am

Leaty wrote:Well, I'm getting a kinda serious surgery done on Monday....
Man, you are really doing your research on this chapter.
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Post by Leaty » Wed Aug 20, 2014 2:55 am

dewelar wrote:Right...ISTR you mentioning that before. Any particular reason you're releasing them all at once, or is it just that they're all going to be ready at the same time? I'm thinking the latter.
The reason I'm releasing them all at once is because I don't really think any of the scenes individually constitute a satisfying update, especially for a story that hasn't updated in half a year. What I have here are a lot of short, bridging scenes, and by and large, their tone is closer to the chapters preceding Emi's first appearance than the four drama-laden chapters which followed it.

That isn't to say these chapters aren't interesting, but for the most part they function as setup for later events, so I'm not sure they'll be as exciting to the reader as they are to me.
dewelar wrote:This is something I could never do: making significant changes mid-story. If and when I do that for Developments, it'll be after the whole thing is done.
I don't really make all that many alterations when I revise previously-published chapters–the largest single change I made to any scene was to the ending of Not So Cute, with the second-largest changes made to Safe Reboot (including some minor voice alterations to reduce some of the awkwardness readers mentioned, and a single paragraph about Miyagi.)

I did change Misha's nickname for Iwanako from "Nakochan" to "Iwacchan," because the former started to look so stupid to me that I couldn't take it anymore.
dewelar wrote:Best wishes that your surgery goes well.
Reese8 wrote:Good luck!
AntonSlavik020 wrote:I know you said everything should go fine with the surgery, but good luck anyways.
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bhtooefr wrote:Good luck with your surgery and recovery. :)
Thanks, all. It's just a little plastic surgery, so I don't expect anything to go wrong.
Blank Mage wrote:Man, you are really doing your research on this chapter.
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Post by emmjay » Wed Aug 20, 2014 5:53 am

Leaty wrote:Also, I'm not really expecting anything with the surgery to go wrong, but in the event of my death, somebody else can finish the story, I guess.
Well, if you die, let us know.
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Post by Leaty » Wed Aug 27, 2014 4:13 pm

Good news: I made it through my surgery

Bad news: uuuuuuuuuurrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrghhhhhhhhhh

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Post by Eurobeatjester » Wed Aug 27, 2014 5:08 pm

Leaty wrote:Good news: I made it through my surgery

Bad news: uuuuuuuuuurrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrghhhhhhhhhh
But they gave you the good meds, right? :D
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Post by Rhodri » Wed Aug 27, 2014 5:23 pm

Seeing that you had surgery I guess you were nil by mouth, so at least your can eat, drink and be merry again! Just don't rush your recovery for our sakes. Good things come to those that wait and by the sound of things, its gonna be great!
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Post by brythain » Wed Aug 27, 2014 8:42 pm

Leaty wrote:Good news: I made it through my surgery

Bad news: uuuuuuuuuurrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrghhhhhhhhhh
Argh! Keyboard malfunction! Happy for the good news, though!
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