“Weekly” Release Time: DD ch14

He who waits for something good, can never wai-. . . oh who am I kidding!? He who waits for something too always waits to long (especially at the current snowy.pub)! But hey, better late then never still counts 😉

Here is chapter 14 of Dimension’s Door – “Hostile” Contact

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Enjoy!

Oh, and a few more Japan-achievements unlocked:

  1. Get treated to vegetables/food by old people (#LovelyOldLady)
  2. People assume that Sweden and Switzerland is the same place and that I’m simply explaining it wrong due to my poor Japanese (#OldLadyStillLovely)
  3. Listen to drunk Japanese people who – assuming that I don’t speak Japanese – talk shit about me, foreigners in general and women in particular (#JerksBeEverywhere)
  4. Smiling, wish drunk Japanese people “a continued pleasant evening” in Japanese and walk away (#NailedIt)

Weekly Release: WN ch.139

So, today isn’t Sunday, but here is the weekly regular release, this time for WN, Chapter 139: The First Trial’s Premise – enjoy! Better late than never, right?

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It’s shocking how hard it is to make up the few days missing to set the schedule right! I have a bit less to do this weekend though so, fingers crossed…

For those curious, here is a brief summary of what I’ve been experiencing since I arrived in Japan:

So, after a 16h flight (via Frankfurt) I arrived in Osaka one early morning last week. I had the misfortune of ending up in one of the unreconcilable seats, so I had managed two or three hours of sleep at most, but I somehow managed to by bus tickets to Kobe (in Japanese – victory!) and got on the right buss.

Once in Kobe, my first work day started right off the bat so it wasn’t until ten o’clock in the evening that I finally crawled into bed. I didn’t mind much tough – I’m in Japan after all and I had eaten a cheap yet delicious Ramen for lunch and equally delicious local dish for dinner whose name I’ve forgotten.

Since then I’ve unlocked quite a few achievements here in Japan:

  • Buy a “A-set” lunch (anime watches will know what I mean) – unlocked!
  • Experience 8:00-22:00 workdays – unlocked!
    (though I am allowed to leave at around 19:00)
  • Get lost in the Japanese subway – unlocked!
  • Random people great you and start talking with you on the street, just because you’re tall/blonde – unlocked!
  • Eat more macha-flavored snacks than medically advisable – unlocked!
  • Awe locals by drinking several servings of sake and still be fine – unlocked!
    (man there is some really good sake in Kobe! I only had like three servings – aka 3×18 cl bottles – but the look I got was one of veneration)
  • Get chased down the street because you left a tip – unlocked!

Last weekend we took a work trip to Nagoya. Among other things, we visited the “Toyoda Automated Looms” museum (the original product that Toyota made before they started with car manufaction) – fascinating machines and invention history! Did you know that the looms of today typically use either water or air pressure to weave the fabric, rather than sending the thread back and forth with a shuttle?

This weekend, I will visit a local dojo for some aikido training and perhaps visit an onsen (hot spring) – as well as write, of course ^.^ – next week I’ll start some late evening Japanese lessons to improve my fairly meager language skills.

In general, March is going to be an interesting month, I think!

WN Release: V.6, Ch. 138

Tada, cause ‘Tuesday is the new Saturday’, here is Chapter 138: Sensing New Heights – enjoy!

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Okey, so, Patreons should already have got a message about my new release schedule, but for the rest of you, this is how my releases are going to work for the time being: Every Sunday I will release 1 regular chapter of either WN or DD (no money taken from the sponsored chapters). Any chapter I manage to release between these regular releases will count as sponsored at 300 SEK/chapter. This is slightly higher that the current chapter prize but since there will be a cost-free regular chapter every week, the average will still be well bellow the previous 250 SEK/chapter.

Be warned though that this Sunday will be insanely hectic so I night have to give you the sequel ‘Tuesday is the new Sunday’. Also, I will try to get the sponsored chapter up properly (and not just a preview like yesterday) but it will most likely only happen next weekend.

WN Release: V.6, Ch.137

Okay. . . This is so late that I don’t really know how to face all of you. . . . All I can say is that there have been (and will continue to be) serious amounts of things to take care of before I leave for Japan in a couple of weeks, ranging from finding a cat-sitter to getting my taxes done to cramming in a few last-minute courses. . . . With everything that has been going on, it has also been tricky to find the right words so the actual writing took longer than usual too. . . .

Better late than never . . . right? ^.^’

Anyway, here is Chapter 137: Motivation – enjoy!

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Times are changing

Hello everyone!

I have an announcement to make that brings both good and bad news. . . .

The thing is this, I have almost finished my studies to become an engineer (can’t believe it’s finally coming to an end!) and have been hired by a really interesting company, starting a few weeks from now. Amazingly enough, they have a possible project for me in Japan (*excited squeal!!!*) and I will be leaving for a trial period in a few weeks.

Now don’t get too alarmed, it most definitely is my intention to keep writing even when I start working! However, I have no delusions about how much free time I will have at my new job – I’ve already become swamped with  things I need to do and I haven’t even started yet. . . .

Consequently, I will – temporarily – have to stop with the sponsored chapters. I will make sure to keep releasing one WN chapter per week and one DD chapter every second week, but I make no promises that more than that will be arriving while I’m in Japan.

My current Patreons will receive e-mails with more information in the next few days ^.^

As for today’s release, it has to be pushed to tomorrow (sorry yet again to my sponsors for not having the hidden chapter up ahead of schedule) but I will try to release as many chapters between now and the 20th of February (when work starts) as possible to compensate.

All of this is a bit bittersweet, but it is a really exciting opportunity for me that I don’t want to miss out on – I hope you understand ^.^

Until tomorrow!

WN Release: V.6, Ch.136

Argh, a huge downside of being sick is everything you need to catch up with once you get better… This should have been released two days ago for the sponsors but there just wasn’t enough time. I will do my best to catch up to normal as soon as possible but until then the sponsored chapters will go on a 50% discount to compensate 😉

Anyway, here is Chapter 136: Raising Funds – Enjoy! It is sponsored by J. Hogg and anonymous sponsor – thank you so much for your support!

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