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  • 2016 Book Blitz - November (NaNoWriMo): The Inquisitor
    Oh right, I forgot I needed to post this one too.  Well, that doesn't look good now, does it? Let's take a look at it from NaNoWriMo's perspective. Well there's the proble
  • Eliza’s Notes - 08: Age of Regression
    Oddly enough, in a way the present day seems the most like  Ildios  to me.   Not exactly like it, of course. We were more advanced than the way the world is right now thro
  • 2016 Book Blitz - June: Spiral Island 3
    Oh yeah, I forgot to make this entry. I made the image for it and then forgot to do the rest. Not much to say here, really. Fell short of the goal, and spent the month bac
  • Eliza’s Notes - 07: Age of Enmity
    The idyllic society we have been living in was bound to fall sooner or later. Human nature is far too dark to keep such a peaceful society forever, after all. As soon as c
  • Eliza's Notes - 06: Age of Artifice
    All our predictions were off. The future looks very different then we imagined it would be long ago. I was betting on the crystal usage granting everyone access to all of
  • 2016 Book Blitz - April: Spiral Island 2
    Well, as it's clear to see here, I utterly failed. Didn't even make 50k, the NaNoWriMo goal for a month. But, as you can see, at the first half of the month I had a pretty
  • Eliza’s Notes - 05: Age of Attunement
    In the ancient creation myths of people of my society, it was said that the gods came from the sun, created the vastness of the world, and then returned once more to their
  • Eliza’s Notes - 04: Age of Revolution
    It took quite some time, but society was finally able to recover from the damage it did to itself after the volcano. Another ten generations of kings since Rorozak V, and
  • 2016 Book Blitz - February: Spiral Island 1
    Okay, so I very clearly failed here. But for reasons. Not necessarily  good  reason, but reason. This was, perhaps, the hardest of all of the books I'll be writing this ye
  • Eliza’s Notes - 02: Age of Flight
    Now seems to be a good point to declare that we are in a new age. We will call this one the age of flight. Back on Aughylia, flight was possible with magic, but rarely don
  • 2016: The Year I Write 7 Books
    It's been four years now since I started doing NaNoWriMo. In that time I've written five books. Three which were completed, two which were not, and one of which was writte
  • Eliza’s Notes - 01: Age of Sorrow
    A time of great mourning. The people are filled with sorrow. The end of an era has now come to pass. The final colonist to survive, Hellen, has died. She outlived everyone
  • NaNoWriMo IV: Week 4 Report
    Unfortunately, I wasn't able to meet my goal. I never caught back up to goal from last week, and Friday and Saturday left me exhausted so I didn't get anything done on eit
  • NaNoWriMo IV: Week 3 Report
    End of the third week, now it's the end of Sunday. This last week I did the opposite of the two before it: managed to keep up every day of the week, then fell behind at th
  • NaNoWriMo IV: Week 2 Report
    End of the second week, end of Saturday this time, and I'm behind once again. I was able to catch up Sunday, and stay caught up on Monday, but then Tuesday happened. And e
  • NaNoWriMo IV: Week 1 Report
    End of week one for NaNoWriMo. My word count for the end of Friday was 11613 words, which is ahead of the NaNoWriMo goal, but behind my own goal of 75k words, which I sett
  • NaNoWriMo IV: It's That Time Again
    Yep, it's that time again. NaNoWriMo starts tomorrow, and with it another novel to be written. This year my idea started from something I'd wanted to see and haven't reall
  • Eliza’s Notes - 00: Eliza’s Notes
    People are born. People age. People grow old. People die. That is the natural order of things. Perhaps that is why I am now here. Why I am still here. Why I did not die. I
  • NaNoWriMo III: Stretch Goals
    So it's near the end of the month, let's take a moment to look at the progress:  What's that? Over the 50K goal? Yep. And I'm not done with the story yet, I still have qui
  • NaNoWriMo III: This Isn't What We Meant
    Writing fiction isn't so much about ordering characters around, so much as it is about letting them express their story their way. Sometimes you may get an idea of how a s
  • NaNoWriMo III: What Happened To NaNoWriMo II?
    Well it's been a while since I've written anything on here, much longer than it should have been. It's NaNoWriMo time once again, and time to write a novel once again. Thi
  • Oh, Right, This Thing Again
    Oh hey, it's NaNoWriMo time again. And this time I've been so busy between that and other projects I'm working on right now that I haven't had any chance up to now to post
  • Adventures In Self-Publishing
    So it took nearly up to the deadline, but I finally found a title for the book I wrote in NaNoWriMo, and ordered free copies from CreateSpace. These arrived last week: As
  • Relics From The Past
    So while cleaning up and reorganizing some things here, I just stumbled upon something. Something I had forgotten had come with me when I moved into my apartment, I figure
  • Reflow Problem
    I never realized how hard it must be to write a novelization of a video game until I started doing one. So sometime back  I had started working on a novelization of Spiral
  • Post-NaNoWriMo Thougts
    So I was able to do it, I finished the book on time, ringing in at just under 52K words. Where to go from here? I dunno. One of the winner offers is for five free paperbac
  • NaNoWriMo Update 2: Keeping Up
    Oh right, I was going to try and post an update the other day, but the site was acting funky and I didn't have the time. And I never did post the link to the public share
  • NaNoWriMo Update 1: Aimless?
    So to actually post an update on what I've got going on for NaNoWriMo. I'm below par right now, having fully missed two days and getting well under par a third day because
  • Let's Try This Again
    Oh hey look, now it's actual NaNoWriMo time. And since trying to do personal NaNoWriMo  failed so spectacularly , I didn't ever get work done on The Wristwatch. And with W
  • Tabula Rasa II
    So the plan of course was trying to write a novel  this month as I had a bunch of travel going on. And it was a decent plan in theory. However, as it turned out, it didn't
  • So, Writing A Novel
    So as I mentioned before , I'm going to spend this month writing a novel since I'm traveling around a bunch. Simply because its easier to do that then to try and focus on
  • A Quick Thought Exercise
    Children often think that their parents can't relate to them. They think that the parent doesn't know what things are like for them, not realizing that things really don't
  • Reboot
    So it's been a while. A long while. Six months in fact since I last posted on here. Not dead, obviously, given how active I've been on Twitter. But this had been put on th
  • The Orb
    "Raynor here," the man said as he answerd his phone. He listened to the report being given to him by the person on the other end of the line, and began to frown as he real
  • The Pedestal
    The Bearer continued to laugh, as he held up the remote toward the wall and pressed another button. The walls came to life, revealing many large television screens, some o
  • The Cube
    The man held forward the cube, the side for Earth facing them, and the symbol began to glow. They all looked at Earth, as suddenly glowing bands appeared around her wrist,
  • The Bearer
    The car raced loud, wild, down the highway through the dead of night, as they hurried franticly to their destination. The meeting between the four had been, she thought, a
  • Tabula Rasa
    This entry I wrote while in San Diego last week. There's also a bonus round for this entry, which I will write as the next entry. -----------------------------------------
  • The Water
    It was just about time. The man stood in the darkened room, waiting patiently for the last person to arrive. Behind him was his associate, Air, standing next to the young
  • The Air
    The woman walked slowly into the bleak, concrete room, and flopped down on a ragged, worn out couch. The ruse was beginning to wear on her, and she didn't know how much lo
  • The Earth
    The young woman sat up, carefully, and looked around. There was dim light coming in through a crack in the wall near the ceiling, but she couldn't tell from it whether it
  • The Fire
    The young man fumbled with his keys, struggling to find the right one that would open his door and let him in to his apartment. He longed to be inside, where he could at l
  • The Mystery Of Code
    Some people that know me know that I like to read creepy stories. Particularly, the "creepypasta", as its called, thats born of the internet for forums and mailings thats
  • At The Pub
    Just a quick update, I've put a revised version of The Pocketwatch up for sale on the Nook store through the PubIt service. Here's the product link: search.barnesan
  • Grimoire of ---
    He didn't believe her, of course. How could he? She knew that what she was telling him was so outrageous, so fantastic, and nowhere near the realm of believability compare
  • Unchanged by Time
    I've mentioned I used to own a Commodore 64 in my early elementary school days. While I did, I had built up a collection of programming books, most of which are gone now b
  • Magic and Science
    Clarke's Third Law : Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic. Niven's Converse :  Any sufficiently rigorously defined magic is indistinguishab
  • Greater Flurry
    So let's see... Lockup , Inventory , Date Line , Radiation , The Carpenter , The Truth , Closing Thoughts , and the Epilogue . Yes, that's eight more parts, since last Wed
  • Text Adventure
    Now the Text Adventure Experiment  can truly begin. I have the beginnings of a story, and with that I have something to enter in. I have begun setting up my data structure
  • Voynich Manuscript
    Next part of The Pocketwatch is up, Clues . I had wanted to do some stuff in the future before moving on, but I could not think of anything that wouldn't just drag the sto
  • Text Adventure Inferrment
    So I figured out how to turn the build number into a date in Silverlight, so the next time I update the Text Adventure Experiment it will indicate when it was built by dat
  • Too Short
    Entry Number Eleven . Well, technically number 9 because of the two default articles a Pivot installation starts with, but thats how far back I talked about this before. R
  • Doing It Wrong
    Its been a long time since I actually talked about writing styles, really. And, from a recent writing project I started upon impulse and some feedback I have gotten, appar
  • Different, For Lack of the Same
    The man worked at his desk Minding his own business The others didn't bother him Because he got the work done He did not need supervision He did not need help Several knew
  • Missed Block
    Okay, so apparently, I missed actually adding the last part of The Pocketwatch I had written. So there are two new parts now, Revealing  and Bait and Switch . I had finish
  • Visually Speaking
    As I continue working on Red Ice , I realized I needed to come up with some sort of map of everything, because, since its a fictional land and not based on our world, tryi
  • Branching
    At the hospital currently, as my father has had an appendectomy. They were able to do it fine, but it was apparently in a pretty bad state then so its a good thing he didn
  • Filled Gaps
    Interesting, there were no archive pages for the last like six months. Well, that is resolved now. I finally put up another piece of The Pocketwatch . I actually pretty mu
  • Double Zero
    Well its the end of 2009, and the end of a decade. I don't really have anything profound to say, though, so I'll just say Happy New Year. I'm going to try to put up anothe
  • Low Fuel
    It's Christmas, and I'm up late, writing for Skewed , finishing Act 2. Two and a half hours after I normally go to sleep, and I'm dead tired. I think it's finally time for
  • Different Again
    I stand here, ever watching Watching in the forest of dreams The life here, the trees here They know me well For me, they bring me songs Songs of the sky And the birds tha
  • More Meat, Less Filling
    I had mentioned last month  that I had gotten into a rut as I was approaching the last part of the Spiral Island script, because I wasn't sure how I wanted some things to
  • Continuous Rewrites
    Red Ice has been updated . I tried to do a Pocketwatch update too, but I couldn't decide where I wanted to go with it. The Red Ice part wasn't so easy either, I had tried
  • Never Again Open This
    I keep a folder with all (well, almost all ) of my writings over the years. It's a simple migration of the default WordPerfect document folder, named MyFiles, even though
  • Missing Gear
    By the way, I handled one of the Zune HD's  while I was at Best Buy a couple days ago. They are thought defyingly thin.  I've been in kind of a rut lately. I'm nearing com
  • The Green House
    So after I cleverly quoted the line from my old halloween story , and since it's October once again, I remembered it's existence and that I can post it on here now. So I d
  • The Pocketwatch
    I haven't really said much lately, because things have been relatively uneventful. The main necessary functions of the NPC scripting engine for Spiral Island are nearly co
  • Content Control
    One of the things that's concerned me for a while is how much information to present in Spiral Island. There's a lot of backstory, but most of it isn't relevant to the act
  • Mathematical Impossibility
    I have today put up not one, but two parts for Red Ice: First Craft , and Polonium Black . These collectively complete Chapter 1 of the story.  Having more German vocabula
  • The Ad Is A Spy
    Unlike most people on the internet, I understand the importance of advertising revenue for a website, and I don't use AdBlock. I don't mind seeing an ad, and sometimes the
  • Project Shovel
    Then again, I could always change my mind. It really was time I got the renewed AnacondaSoftware site uploaded, since it had been sitting pretty much done for a month now.
  • Split Minds
    Well, the AC still isn't fixed, but it is somewhat cooler today outside so the temperature's not so bad. I was going to go work from the library, but I woke up too late to
  • Holiday Relaxing
    Trying to get work done this last week has been rather diffucult. To try and remedy that, I've been spending the holiday weekend unwinding, and attempting to get back off
  • The Bard sRc
    To bring everything to head, we'll recap the story so far. Ever since I started on the internet, all the way back in '97, I was known by the alias "The Anaconda". But, rec
  • Continually Different
    I stand here, watching the man He cannot see me, But this is the only place we exist together He is telling of his past, of the place he works His desk was a store, That r
  • Cloaked
    As of right now most of AnacondaSoftware is now closed, leaving just the forum. I had a security issue come up with my hosting account, and so in the process of doing secu
  • Low Bandwidth
    Been working on trying to get the rough draft of the main script for Spiral Island done by the end of this week, probably not going to happen though. My main problem with
  • New Alexandria
    What if the world were to end tomorrow? It doesn't really matter how , that's not important. It could be neutron bombs, it could be a pandemic disease, but for whatever re
  • The Story So Far
    So I realize, as I'm writing up the script for Spiral Island, that there's a LOT more to what's going on then what is presented in-game. Granted, one of my main points for
  • Semi-machinated
    A  new part of Red Ice is now posted. And I'm not sure how exactly to pronounce the name, to be honest with you, it's been ages since I did any study of German and so the
  • Finite Infinity - Delayed Reaction
    It's been two weeks now since I upgraded to PivotX. It's worked well, and I'm really digging the Page function. However I had forgotten one of the first things I had wante
  • Original Content
    So I've got a second part up for that story now, accessible on the left. I might get one more out this week, then set it aside for a while before doing some more work on i
  • Red Ice
    Okay, now I think I have everything stable in my configuration, and all my templates are uniform. Everything seems to be moving smooth, so time to roll forward. I'll have
  • Temporal Thoughts Alike
    Since Spiral Island and some of my other titles are RPGs, one of the things I reference to sometimes for ideas is the OGL-licensed System Reference Document , a subset of
  • Time off of Work to Work
    So, as I mentioned last time, I took two days off to get some work done, with some specific goals. I managed to get an update to Skewed out finally, after almost 2 months
  • List Mess
    Every so often if I need to try and find something I've written, but not sure what document I've written it in, I'll just go through every document until I find it. Doing
  • Renewed Resolve
    So it's the end of the year again, once again time to reflect on the past year and make resolutions for the next. Overall the biggest shift for the last year of course is
  • 410
    I rarely ever delete files. I have collections of files that I've migrated from older machines, some for a very long time. The reason being is I never now if I will need s
  • Media Blitz
    So I'm setting a goal for myself for Skewed: I plan on finishing the chapter I'm working on now, and the whole next chapter, by the end of the year. That will end out the
  • Dawn Over a New World
    I'm rather amused that I managed to come up with 3 different arcticles named in the format of the Holders series in such a short span of time. That was an unexpected arran
  • Holder of the Game
    I've talked about the Holders series once before , I wanted to touch back on it one more time, as I remembered something while rereading that article. I wrote some time ba
  • Finite Infinity - Triad Rule
    Apparently font kerning and leading differences exist between WordPerfect and OpenOffice, because I remember these documents having more pages in the past. I noticed the s
  • Archival
    What if the world were to end tomorrow? What if everyone suddenly died from some mysterious thing, and there was nothing left. There wouldn't be any point in talking about
  • Holder of Language
    Being from the internet, I see a lot of it. A lot of misinformation, a lot of fierce opinions, and most interestingly, a lot of culture. The internet is truly a place with
  • Cruise Control
    There's a point in which things simply fall into place. The point where you no longer are writing a story, natural progression is allowing the story to write itself. You s
  • Naming Conventions: Dry Well
    I resort to using those generic names because I have so much difficulty coming up with names for characters. In cases where I do have names for specific charactes, I usual
  • Naming Conventions: Self-Referencing
    I am not very good with names. I never have been, even my close friends I'll cycle through different names until I get the correct one. It's something my father and grandm
  • Third Shift
    Our flights start leaving early tomorrow morning, so we have to be to the airport early. I decided to just stay up and sleep on the flight, so I'm going to be here for the
  • Version Three - Spiral Island Trilogy
    Looking over aged discs of end-of-year projects burned off from my multimedia classes, the transitions to the Spiral Island Trilogy was decided by the time my Sophomore ye
  • Version Two - Spiral Island
    Spiral Island started out using the the three characters I had in Leviathan : Amy Carter, Marcus Tilden, and Queen Sarissa Croshid. RPG Maker 95 let me have up to 12 chara
  • Version One - Project Leviathan
    As I mentioned in the last entry, I wanted to give an introduction to the Spiral Island storyline. I figure I'll start this off here by telling how I have gotten to this p
  • Cross References
    If you have read my story Skewed , then you probably have seen in it that I like to make references, because I'm having a lot of fun writing this story, and all the rules
  • Something From Nothing
    It's been a while since I last updated Skewed . While this should come as no surprise given my promptness on this so far, there have been some factors that have actually c
  • A Little Carried Away
    As I've mentioned before , I use a MediaWiki installation to organize my AnacondaSoftware projects. I'm about to announce a new project on the DevBlog, once a particular m
  • New Machine, Review
    Since it's finished I might as well link it here, I finished the review on my new notebook, it's found on Notebook Forums. Dell XPS M1530 Review Now that that's written up
  • Quote of the Day
    A prose writer gets tired of writing prose, and wants to be a poet. So he begins every line with a capital letter, and keeps on writing prose. - Samuel McChord Crothers So
  • Something Different (Continued)
    The roads forced him down a new path A path he didn't normally travel Yet, As he went along the road, something was familiar. He knew that building there He knew that curv
  • Evolving
    I don't really have much time, so I'll keep this fairly short for now, and go more into what I had wanted to talk about tomorrow. This blog - and it's older sibling the An
  • StoryLines
    One of the things I was taught in Elementary School was to organize for large writing projects. I had done that using index cards, and on the computer using the Cardfile p
  • A Month Mostly Wasted
    Back in 2004, while bored at work during the Halloween season, I started writing a ghost story. I didn't finish it then, I only barely got started. I had decided at that t
  • sRc
    Since I accidentally dropped it on the Gentoo forums, and it's a part of my Steam tag, I guess I'll explain my alias name 'sRc'. To do that, however, requires some explana
  • C-c-c-combo Breaker
    Well I'm going to have to break off my seven days of Skewed updates, because I still have some more things I have to take care of before I go to Hawaii. So I'll have to sp
  • Bilingual Illiterate
    Writing Skewed occasionally presents an unusual problem. Skewed takes place in Japan, and its characters are (with a couple exceptions) Japanese. However, I'm obviously no
  • Blitz Week
    I'm going to try something different, I'm going to try to do a full week of updates to Skewed. Already done 2 so far, so I just need to do five more each of these weekdays
  • Gone, But Not
    The song echoed through his mind He hadn't known him that well, But the memories of others soon rose It all began to blur together, Until it mattered not how well he was k
  • Buried Treasure
    In High School, I kept a notebook for stuff related to the AnacondaSoftware title Spiral Island. This is a white notebook, with a sheet slid in the front with the Spiral I
  • Something Different
    Here I stand at the crossroads I can see the four winds The wind of the north, bringing a chill on it's breath The wind of the east, with the stories of the travelers The
  • Description and Direction
    Most of the time I plan out things in a script format. I have stories told by the characters, with conversations between characters explaining the situation. Anyone readin
  • Five Letters
    So I finally got the update to Skewed posted, after working on it for two weeks and scrambling all yesterday to find a way to defeat the invincible boss I had inadvertentl

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