Monday, April 30, 2018

Multiverse Desperado A JumpChain Fiction Chapter 26

Chapter 26: The Reaper War Begins

“Feron what's the location of the Council!?” I exclaimed, slipping on my armor and priming my pistol.

“The Salarian dalatrass is on the Citadel with Councilor Udina. I tried reaching the asari leader but she's gone completely dark. Her last known location was Illium. The Turian Primarch is currently on Palaven leading the Turian Navy against the Reaper assault on their system.”

“How are the Hellfire Cannons holding up?” I asked, adjusting my SMG and double checking my pouch of thermal clips.

“They're taking care of most of the ground troops but the artillery bombardments are keeping the turians pinned.” Feron dashed past me, clipping a shotgun and an assault rifle to his person and joining me to my shuttle.

Where The Hell Have I Been?

Hey there patrons.

Don't worry, I haven't fallen off of the non-existent edge of the earth (damn Flat Earther idiots) and I am in fact quite alive.

The best way to describe this is that I've been much busier than normal. The site I'm on is pushing for more in-depth comprehensive material, which means more long-form articles, which means more research which means less time for me to faff about with off the cuff opinions and cute little fanfiction projects that I put WAY too much thought into.

But the good news is the JumpChain is still ongoing. For those who have been reading from the beginning, you should know I'm building up to the finale of Mass Effect.

But I have a bit of a rule for myself: Do not go over 30 chapters. Cuz at that point I might as well just rename all the proper names and pitch it as a legally dubious novel.

But since Mass Effect is such a large-spanning setting, I'm effectively making the final chapters jumbo-sized to make sure closure is felt and all the set pieces and heroic moments are out of my system with no regrets.

Also, My Thoughts are going to be much more sporadic despite many topical opportunities passing me by.

For example: Black Panther, Avengers 3, God of War, Detroit (and David Cage as a whole), and Warframe. All had windows of opportunity. All passed.

But as I said, I'm still here. I'm just throwing myself more into my work. Which means I probably should unwind a bit more.

Thanks for reading to the end, and do not stare directly at the bouncer on the way out, he has social anxiety.

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Multiverse Desperado A JumpChain Fiction Chapter 25

Chapter 25: The Calm Before The Storm

Several months have passed since I took the role as Co-Shadow Broker. I wish I could be more exact, but after the first few weeks on the station on Hagalaz, I had completely lost relative sense of time. Even with multiple clocks, a strict work schedule and the work station emulating a proper day and night cycle, my entire time there felt one long session.

It was also the closest thing to safe in the entire Milky Way I could be while the Collectors were still out there looking for me. As well as God knows what else. Call it paranoid, I call it peak survival.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Multiverse Desperado A JumpChain Fiction Chapter 24

Chapter 24: The Keys To The Kingdom

“You cannot be serious.” Liara exhaled, loosening her grip on the pistol she had pressed into my forehead.
“Yeah, well it's the truth.” I responded. “Sidebar, can you stop pointing that thing dead center on my forehead? I think I'm getting a bit cross-eyed.” I shut my eyes, trying not to think about what I just said.

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

My Thoughts On...A Bunch of Netflix Stuff

So...Netflix had a bunch of interesting stuff released recently. Honestly I don't get as much time to binge streaming services as I like, but when I do I try to be particular about it. If I'm not trying to make a dent in my anime backlog with Crunchyroll, I do occasionally see what's on Netflix, if only to see what exactly is getting mainstream viewers excited or pissy. The Netflix Marvel shows, 13 Reasons Why, Orange is the New Black, whenever shows like these become water cooler discussion in this day and age, it's always prudent to keep your hand on the service's pulse.

Monday, January 22, 2018

Multiverse Desperado: A JumpChain Fiction Chapter 23

Chapter 23: End of the Shadow Broker

The shuttle swerved, ducked and weaved through the arcology towers of Thessia before taking a plunge into the hostile heat below, environmental shields kicking on to prevent us from being boiled alive. Liara and I were all but taped to the interior by crash webbing, both of us bracing for Jack's evasive piloting while recovering from the initial shellshock.

Monday, January 15, 2018

State of the Tavern 2018

Hello everyone, it's been 2018 for about two weeks now and I just realized I've had a terrible habit of not addressing anniversaries here at the Cybertavern. So before I upload the next chapter of Multiverse Desperado let's do some kitchen details while looking back at what I believe I have personally accomplished through writing on this blog.