Chapter 37 posted… kinda

23 June, 2016 (17:39) | Uncategorized | By: Taralynn

So, guys, I didn’t get 37 completed. I sort of got hung on one part that sort of expanded beyond what I planned and it slowed me down. However, in the past I would have just delayed posting, but I kind of want to experiment with posting what I have so far and see how that feels. So if you want to comment on what you’ve see so far, please comment here in this post and copy over your whole thoughts when I complete this. Again, it’s just an experiment but we’ll see how it works out.

In the mean time, I plan to have the rest finished a week from now. So that’s, what, June 30th? Yeah. June 30th. That is when you shall have the rest of the chapter.

Until then, I hope what you get so far amuses you.

One more week to complete,
Taralynn

June Pic and other updates

14 June, 2016 (11:07) | Uncategorized | By: Taralynn

Everyone, Grimay has come down from the mountain and has bestowed upon us the June picture! Behold!

For those wondering, yes, that is Robynne, Vivian, and, making her first visual appearance, Stacy, walking to the SFEERS social. I love how Stacy turned out. She is perfect. Her outfit was inspired by an outfit I fell in love with a LONG time ago from the Pokémon anime. It was from a one-off character named Marina. Apparently they reused the name or something because when I did a search for her some other Pokémon character came up. She had a Starmie or something. Her outfit was supposed to, I think, be some sort of one-piece surfer outfit or something but I just had Grimay change the color to orange and the leg-part of the one piece to shorts. I love how it turned out. Stacy is every bit as adorable as I hoped.

Also, before I move onto other topics, can I just point out the lighting in this picture is SOOOO good? I mean, THAT is a school hallway. The reflections are just right and have that halogen glow about them and the shadows are expertly placed. Grimay is amazing.

June 23rd is still my target date for Chapter 37 so keep an eye out for that. Also, BIG thanks to Annie for helping me get everything together for updating the art page. I’ll be spending some time the next few days getting the website all up to date.

Well, that’s it for now!
Taralynn

June Vignette posted.

11 June, 2016 (22:11) | Uncategorized | By: Taralynn

Hey all, just wanted to let all my $2 and up patrons that I just posted the newest vignette. June’s vignette is called “Image Problems” and deals with an inquisitive teenager who has quite the investigative mind concerning the Spirit Guard. I really liked this one. And, interestingly, it wasn’t the story I planned when I set out to do this month’s vignette. It was something that was suggested by friend of the writer Kamizite as a concept and I fell in love with it and just started running with it :)

More updates to follow,
Taralynn

Chapter 36 is up!

5 June, 2016 (21:47) | Uncategorized | By: Taralynn

Hey guys, just shoving this up there before I go to bed. I’ll post more here tomorrow when I’m not falling asleep. Until then, enjoy Chapter 36 and please let me know what you thought.
All right! Now that I have a moment let’s get a proper post up here. As previously stated, Chapter 36 is up! We continue the adventures of Robynne at the SFEERS social. Should be good I hope. We already have a few people saying they have enjoyed the chapter so that bodes well.

There has been more efforts updating the MGP Wiki and TVTropes page. Thanks again so much guys! It really makes me feel good to see those updated!

Now for an update on the beginning of the month things. First, I have started work on the June MGP vignette. That should be done no later than Friday. ALso, I’ve received sketches from Grimay so the completed image will no doubt show up this week or the next if he follows his normal schedule. I didn’t give him as much heads up as last time so we’re a little behind schedule on the pic. Still, it’s really good. This month’s image will give us our first image of *gasp* Stacy! So you know it’s good.

As for the next chapter, I have a targeted completion date of June 23rd. I’ll update the image sometime when I get home… also, if anyone knows a more dynamic way for me to make an image that has a fill-bar and dates on it that don’t involve me editing the pic in Photoshop and reuploading the updated image to the web via FTP every time, let me know. Oh, I’m also planning on adding the MGP wiki and TVTropes pages to the left bar. Maybe a link to the forum in the wiki as well. Is the forum something you guys want to use? I feel if we are going to do that, it’d need more activity from you guys as I can more easily get messages I need out in this space. I don’t know. Ideas? Would appointing someone a sort of forum guru who tries to keep the pot stirring help? Just sort of spitballing here.

Oh, and I need help on a big project from those who are willing. The fan art page is woefully out of date. I’ve posted a bunch of images through the front page and need to get these updates up. Would someone be willing to thumb through my front page posts, and give me a list of…

  • What the image is
  • Image url
  • Who made it?
  • What date did I post it?

If I could get help like that, I could update that page much faster! Oh, also, this is a quick aside, I’m trying to quit drinking soda (except on weekends because… I really know how to party?). So a reminder to keep you all updated on my progress would be awesome.

You all have been absolute gems! Thanks so much for your help and I really look forward to reading all your comments on chapter 36 when I get home!

All work and no soda makes Taralynn a dull girl,
Taralynn

Quick update on 36’s progress

31 May, 2016 (18:29) | Uncategorized | By: Taralynn

With May almost over sadly the chapter isn’t done. I got delayed by Overwatch, yes, but I was more delayed by me forgetting I agreed to host something at my place and had to get it ready because I live like a pig when I think no one is coming over. Sorry about that. I’m expecting chapter completion sometime around June 4th-June7th. Sorry for the delay. In other news, I’ve been having a lot of fun with our conversation in chat. I look forward to more chats. Also, I do still love Overwatch and you all should play it. Also to all those working on our TVTropes page and our wiki… I love you!

I love it all,
Taralynn

So, what’s going on?

23 May, 2016 (11:32) | Uncategorized | By: Taralynn

So I just posted the May Vignette called “Back to Basics”. It focuses on a different area of the social they are currently at. It’s somethign I sort of wanted to do but it didn’t feel like it was important enough to put in the official chapters. I hope those of you who are $2 and up enjoy it.

Now I’ve got some really awesome news. Reader and general wonderful person Lowten has made a WIKI for MGP! Seriously! This is going to be very helpful for me as a writer but maybe also for you readers. You all should check it out and, if it sparks your interest. Add to it! Also, this is another good time for me to link us to the TVTropes page for people to also edit if they so like it. You have no idea how much it buoys my spirits to see you all making stuff around my universe. I get sooooo giddy when I see that. So, again, HUGE thanks to Lowten! Everyone should give Lowten a digital high five or pat on the back!

So the chapter should be done before the end of the month. I also have commissioned Grimay for the June picture. So content is on the way! Just know that if it isn’t done by the end of the month know that it’s entirely Overwatch’s fault as it’s coming out today. Basically it’s awesome and you all should play it :)

Mei is adorable,
Taralynn

May’s pic and other stuff!

1 May, 2016 (17:39) | Uncategorized | By: Taralynn

Okay, after the whirlwind of a day yesterday, we have a new month and a new monthly image. This time, I decided to go with the venerable DracoDragite once again. The picture… Robynne’s cheer profile! Sure, it’s a bit of a spoiler as it hasn’t technically been finished by Stacy yet but… well… who can resist seeing a tortured Robynne posing?

In other news. Commentary for chatper 35 has been completed. I’m looking forward to your comments on the chapter.

In asking DracoDragite what was the most difficult part about this commission I expected him to say “pompoms” as those things look like a bear to draw to me. I was surprised when he said “the letters on the top are so hard to make look right.” Now that he said that, I couldn’t help but feel he did a great job with it. Also, again, doesn’t Robynne just look soooooo into her photos?

Okay, let’s get one last prompt in here for good measure- monsters are real and the Spirit Guard get turned into them. What would be funniest? For me, I’m thinking Robynne as some vampire’s sexy sire, because Robynne dressed as a goth is funny. You?

Thanks for all the support for 3 in April!
Taralynn

It’s crunch time for 3 in April…

30 April, 2016 (10:28) | Uncategorized | By: Taralynn

Okay everyone. I’m going to try to rush this thing out. This post will give you an update as the day goes. The deadline, 6:30pm my time when I’ve agreed to go see
Pride, Prejudice, and Zombies
in the dollar theatre with my friend. Give me all your positive energies! Feed them to me! I will be updating this post as needed!

  • 9:25am- At the start of the day I had 2 pages done. I have just returned to make this post armed with a Diet Dr Pepper and a steak & cheese sub from 7-11. I’m surprised at the quality of the sub. Give it a try. As for writing, got stuck when I couldn’t remember what I named the class Robynne now plays in Aspect Realms. Contact reader Shadowmaster who helps me out when I forget things. Rippleblade. Waveförm the Seraphim Rippleblade. It’s coming back to me now
  • 12:13pm- We are now up to 4 pages. I think I’m about halfway done. I also have a bit more time as Pride, Prejudice and Zombies doesn’t have a showing until later than I thought so I’m likely able to post around 8pm my time and still have plenty of time to go see that. So… progress! As I have not have had lunch and I just got paid, I’m going to go get sushi for lunch! I’ve earned it! Time to treat myself.
  • 1:21pm- Back from sushi. Mmmmm. Stomach full. Back to writing!
  • 3:56pm- Finished the rough draft of my chapter! Now I’m having some friends look it over to find my errors. It’s looking like we WILL publish tonight, even if it’s without comments. I’m going to finally take a shower! Yay for not smelling like old shoes!
  • 7:27pm- Editting done! Special thanks to Shadowmaster and SuperJordan for helping me get this chapter ready. Getting stuff ready for posting!
  • 7:36pm- Chapter posted! Wooo! We did it! We did it! Hooraaaay! Okay, so here is the plan, tomorrow I’ll make another post giving you all the monthly image, writing up the comments for the chapter, updating the website, and relaxing. Guys, thank you so much for your kind words of encouragement. It definitely helped. This month was a BIG boost to my confidence. I was able to get three (admittedly short) chapters posted in the busiest month my job provides due to tax time while also playing too much Overwatch and watching too much Gravity Falls! It lets me know I can accomplish any goal as long as I make put enough effort into it. Will I be making a habit of this? Sorry, no. This was a bit too much for me, but it is a great motivator. Whew! Thanks again guys. You are the best!

Yes we did!
Taralynn

PS: as you can probably guess, the vignette chapter will not be ready tomorrow. I’ll be aiming for later in the week. Sorry to all you patrons.

Okay, we made it to 2 in April…

26 April, 2016 (16:54) | Uncategorized | By: Taralynn

Chapter 34, done! Now I just have 5 days to get 35 done to meet my goal. Thursday is my big day to write so if I could get all the mental positive energy heading my way that you have on Thursday, I’d appreciate it.

I’ve been really impressed by the responses people have been giving me for these prompts. I have to say you all have a lot of creativity! What I loved most from this one was all the various names people came up with for off-brand Mountain Dew! Some of those were just perfect! Okay, next prompt:

The author snaps her fingers and the MGP-verse suddenly becomes a traditional super-hero universe. What are the various characters powers/role. Rules: No elemental powers as the girls have those in the MGP-verse. Also, they don’t HAVE to have powers. If you feel someone would work better as a spunky newswoman than a super heroine, go for it!

One more thing. Just finished watching Gravity Falls. Wow… that show was GREAT! If you haven’t seen it, you should. It’s only two seasons and it’s got SO MUCH depth for a kids show. Honey, it’s got so much depth for any show! I can’t speak highly enough of it. Also… Gravity Falls HAS interfered with chapter progress so… probably for the best that I finished it XD

See you next summer,
Taralynn

Chapter 33 is up! One down. Three to go!

16 April, 2016 (13:35) | Uncategorized | By: Taralynn

Yes! There it is! Chapter 33 is posted! Now, to warn you. This chapter is considerably shorter than some of my other works. Sadly it’s part of what must happen to get three done this month. But I still like it and find it enjoyable.

In other news, man, you all are REALLY being responsive to my superhero question. Like… a lot. Wow. Thanks so much! It’s been a big motivator!

Let’s get another prompt going, shall we?

The prompt: What are the favorite foods of each of the main cast? I am looking for more Bland Name Products if possible. Here is a list:

  • Junk food
  • Soda-Robynne’s is already decided- She drink Pep MD :)
  • Fast food restaurant
  • Sit-down restaurant

BONUS QUESTION NOT RELATING TO MGP AT ALL!
What words do you always misspell? For me, it’s always opened (I always want there to be a 2nd ‘n’), restaurant (I spell it ‘restaraunt’ usually), and shield (It feels like the ‘e’ should come first to me)

Next chapter should be up on the 23rd!
Taralynn