Chapter Delay again

22 September, 2015 (10:26) | Uncategorized | By: Taralynn

Hi again everyone. I don’t want to be the bearer of bad news but… well… that’s kind of what I’m doing. No chapter again this week. The way things are looking I can’t be certain it will be ready next week either. More family stuff has come up and it’s eating into what free time I normally use to write. I really hate making these posts but, given the hiatus that happened on MGP Alpha I feel it’s important for me to make you all aware of any delays.

What really bugs me the most is these delays are coming right at a part of the story that is critical and, frankly, longer parts of the story. I might just break this chapter into halves at this rate. While not ideal it WOULD get you guys some reading material.

I’m so sorry for the additional delays. I really hope the chapter will be worth it when it comes out. Maybe I can arrange for some fan art to reward you all for your patience or something. We’ll see.
Love you all,

Chapter delay

12 September, 2015 (09:23) | Uncategorized | By: Taralynn

Hey everyone. I’ve got some sad news. Chapter 29 isn’t going to come out on the 15th like I originally planned. This chapter is evolving into something I just can’t get out in that time. I could put a break in between where the chapter would naturally flow but I’d rather wait one more week to get you the quality you deserve.

Sorry so much for the delay. Life got more hectic this week than I planned for. I had some unexpected (but not unpleasant) family surprises show up along with an even that I had to cover for out of the blue… along with, oh yeah, my new job! I want to thank everyone again for all their support and well wishes when I got the new gig. I’m going to get the chapter out and it WILL be the quality you all expect from me. It’ll just take another week to get there.

Thanks for your patience,

28 is… a really good number? I got nothing

31 August, 2015 (23:14) | Uncategorized | By: Taralynn

Chapter 28 of Magical Girl Policy, the unavoidable meeting between Robynne and Cammy, has arrived!

Normally I also post about having the vignette for the month here too but, if I’m honest, I just didn’t have time with this chapter. I’m going to get it up there for all you patrons, I promise. Just give me a day or two. Getting this chapter churned out AND starting my new job has been hell on my usual routine! BUT I’m figuring it out! Hopefully you get enough enjoyment out of Chapter 28 that it proves the quality isn’t going down!

So expect to hear from me again soon and please leave a comment after you finish Chapter 28. I’m really nervous/excited to see how I did in your eyes!

Let’s get pumped!

As many chapters and hand-bones…

18 August, 2015 (07:52) | Uncategorized | By: Taralynn

Did you know there are 27 bones in the human hand? I didn’t until I looked up with some way I could have a pun or joke about the number 27. That’s really all I got. Regardless, Chapter 27 of Magical Girl Policy is up. What more could you ask for?

Just as a reminder, technically we’ll only get one chapter this month. Next chapter goes up September 1st and will be part of a three chapter month. Please leave your comments on the chapter and let me know what you thought. Really helps me to know how I’m succeeding or failing in giving the reader what they are looking for.

Hope you don’t melt in the August sun,

3 August, 2015 (17:19) | Uncategorized | By: Taralynn

Okay everyone, first of all, the Fan Commentary for Chapter 8 is FINALLY posted. Sorry that took me so long. Really no excuse for it other than, well, as covered in my last post, things have been crazy. But, the Chapter 8 commentary is up and ready for your enjoyment. This means, commenters, you have a week to finish the Chapter 9 commentary. I’m posting that one next week to make this somewhat quicker.

You’ll also may have noticed I updated the banner and the next chapter is coming out the 18th. So there is that to look forward too. Now, there is a chance this is the only chapter this month. Why? Well, it’s looking like I got that job! I’m super excited! It’s just going to be a bit of an adjustment so depending on how the next few weeks goes, August might go against what I want and be just a 1 chapter month but for a good reason. We’ll see though. If it is, it’s only because the next chapter will come out September 1st (and that likely will be a 3 update month if that’s the case so I feel it’s kind of a technicality). But I made the goal 2 a month so I’m just letting everyone know what’s going on there.

Hope you enjoy this month’s commentary,

I really don’t know any significant 26 jokes I can make…

29 July, 2015 (11:31) | Uncategorized | By: Taralynn

SURPRISE! Magical Girl Policy-Chapter 26 is up for your literary pleasure! I apologize for the lack of updates or insight as to what has been going on but the past few weeks have been a nonstop cavalcade of chaos. Let’s just say, well, things have been a mixed bag of busy. How mixed? Well, my roommate had a heart attack. Seriously. Yeah. Everything is fine now, thank goodness and praise *insert your deity here* the event didn’t happen in MY presence. I totally would have assumed a nap first. Yup. My roommate could have died right in front of me and I wouldn’t have known it until it came to stick pokin’ time. Thankfully my roommate had the decency to have their heart attack in front of their entire family at a reunion while their nurse aunt was there. But yeah. That happened.
Also, a week later, my grandmother had a heart arrhythmia. So basically don’t get too close to me. I apparently cause heart stress. But, regardless, the past two weeks I’ve been helping out with both so that has taken up some time. Not all my time but it has sapped me of some of my creative energy if I’m completely honest.

But it hasn’t been all heart attacks and bad news! I mean, I don’t THINK it has. It seems I may have gotten hired at that place I had a job interview at. I say seems because they haven’t formally said anything but they are having me fill out paperwork that you’d fill out if you were being hired. My hiring representative is sadly on vacation and I haven’t been able to get a full answer. But if all goes well I’d actually start mid-August. So, yeah, really soon. This would be a very welcome change of pace to my life. Not having money, it turns out, is non-ideal. Plus it’d be working for a company that I previously worked for, that I liked, but hated the job. This would be in an area at the company I wanted to go into but until recently didn’t have access to locally. So this would be VERY good news.

However, because the theme of this post is “mixed bag”, I have to say this would likely change my Patreon goals. Right now we are sitting around $250 (and I really still can’t believe that number!) and my next goal is at $300. That goal would be a bonus story once a month. If I’m completely honest, I’m going to say that I probably can’t do a full-time job and write three chapters a month. I might be editing the goals to reflect my new situation as details become apparent.

For those of you wondering about Project S.C.I.R.T., yes it should have updated twice by now. The stress of all this HAS gotten to me if I’m honest. I might be contacting another artist to help me out with this. We’ll see. But I haven’t forgotten about it or abandoned it. So there is that.

As a side note, sorry this chapter is so much shorter than other chapters. I still feel it’s a good chapter but it IS shorter. Basically, with all that has been going on, it came down to a choice between putting out what I had or delaying the chapter until I could get it to a normal length. Ultimately I decided that delaying chapters is what lead to The Hiatus years ago and I don’t want a repeat of bad habits. So I put out a shorter chapter. If that’s what I have to do to keep these chapters coming, so be it!

Don’t have a schedule planned for the next chapter yet but I’ll be updating that banner soon as I do! In the meantime I’ll be just working on more stuff and trying not to cause any more heart problems,

Please go for a walk or do something healthy today,

Quarter of the way

14 July, 2015 (08:30) | Uncategorized | By: Taralynn

Ladies and gentlemen we have hit chapter 25 of Magical Girl Policy! Can I get a, “what! what!”? No? No I can’t? Well, how about you just read it then? Cool!

Potentially great news in the world of Taralynn. I have a phone interview for a full-time job tomorrow. Don’t know if any of you are religious or not but, regardless, if you have some diety you like to worship or honor or something, offering a little prayer in my favor won’t go unappreciated :)

Also, this isn’t related to anything, but I saw this and I have to share it. I mean, seriously, watch that video and you cannot be sad. It’s the most adorable thing ever.

Enjoy the chapter!

If you read a chapter an hour it’d now take a full day to read MGP…

23 June, 2015 (09:12) | Uncategorized | By: Taralynn

That’s right ladies and gentlemen, Chapter 24 of Magical Girl Policy is there for your literary pleasure. It’s a shorter chapter but I’m proud of it. It was one of the more fun chapters to write. Really hoping it’s one of the more fun chapters to read too XD

So I want to give a big thanks to all the new and recent patrons we’ve gotten on Patreon that have enabled the next part of SCIRT to go up (Red Velvet update went out btw if you missed that over the weekend! Go check it out!) but that’s not the only outpouring of fandom that there has been of late. We’ve also had a lot of art! So let’s show these bad boys off!

The first bit of art here was from reader Tolin who decided he wanted to draw Robynne meeting Nick for the first time as he gives her coffee as a way to say, “Sorry you’re a chick now.” I love that he nailed Robynne’s confused expression (and rockin’ ponytail) and Nick’s helpful smile. Boom. He nailed it. And he actually bothered with the background! And it looks good! I definitely wouldn’t have tried that XD

To top that off, he also invented his own logo for the fictional Sunbanks Coffee House! The detail!

If you’re looking for more art by Tolin, he actually did some images for the collaborative TG fan-comic Troop 37. If you’ve never read Troop 37 go treat yourself to the silliness of the concept of a Boy Scout who randomly transforms into a girl and the hilarity ensues. It’s not super serious and, as I said, it was a fan collaboration so the art style and story change pretty much with every artist. It’s long since died out but it was fun while it lasted and Tolin (and Pip!) helped out.
As for our next bits of fan art, they come to us from Scott. He’s a rendering artist and what I like here is we get to see a bit of a process as he’s given us two images of Spirit Guard Serenity (along with one Tenacity too!). Here is his first render of Serenity:

What I really like in this render is the both the pose and the hairstyle. The hair is so… sweepy? There is no way sweepy is a word but I’m going with it. It looks difficult to do regardless. But Scott wasn’t satisified with the render so he tried it again.

Serenity is much closer to her actual skintone in this one (poor Robynne needs a lot of sun… and sunscreen) plus I really like what he did with the skirt and boots in this one. I don’t know how rendering works but I just love the texture on them. Plus they just look cool. Magical girl warriors and their shoes, am I right?

Then he finished up by giving us one of both his vision of Spirit Guard Tenacity and Serenity standing side-by-side. Tenacity is, in a word, tall.

So very, very tall. She towers over Robynne (as she should) and holds that claymore way too casually. At least I think it’s a claymore. I’m not a sword buff. I’m also too lazy too look things up. Regardless, if you want to see more of Scott’s stuff, go visit his blog!

So again, HUGE thanks to Tolin and Scott for their fanart. I’m still blown away that people like the story enough to do fan art for it. It’s really an honor, guys!

Artstuffs are the best,

Hit $180! Let’s post more SCIRT stuff!

19 June, 2015 (14:46) | Uncategorized | By: Taralynn

Wow! This week has been amazing with donations! Thanks our newest donators Jackie Anna and Daniel and some people fixing their card info, we are above $180 and I have posted the most recent portion of the SCIRT files on Project DEBUTANTE! This time let’s all take a look at DEBUTANTE #00B- Alias: Red Velvet! Again I stress to not take this universe idea as seriously as MGP as this is a crossover world, and thus, everything cannot be taken to its logical conclusion.

Regardless, thanks for your time and all your wonderful donations and I’ll see you all Tuesday!

MGP 24 posting updated! Coming a week earlier! And other stuff!

16 June, 2015 (15:23) | Uncategorized | By: Taralynn

So the more I wrote Chapter 24 the more I felt it’d be better if it was a shorter chapter. THe more I thought about it, the more I felt the next couple of chapters should be shorter in nature. For that reason I’m moving up my posting schedule a bit. Instead of coming to you on the 30th, Chapter 24 will arrive on the 23rd. I expect a pretty quick turnaround to the next chapter too so you’re probably looking for chapter 25 to arrive on the 7th of July, I believe. I’m not sure just yet on what all will go into Chapter 26 but if it’s another short chapter that could be another quick one to two week turnaround. So yay.

In other news, I’ve gotten really good feedback from people on S.C.I.R.T. and I just wanted to say thanks for all the kind messages about enjoying it. It’s sort of really different from anything I’ve done before so it’s nice to hear that it’s working on some level. Just a reminder that once we reach $180 in pledges I’ll get the dossier on DEBUTANTE #00B: Red Velvet up.

Lastly, it surprised me to hear how many people really liked Robynne’s new gamer handle, Waveform. A few of you made reference or outright said how you liked how it has several double meanings. In the interest of understanding audience headspace and expectations, would you all like to maybe elaborate on that point a bit? If you’d rather not do it in public I accept email as well at :)

Thanks for your patience,