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‘Partners’, coming soon.

About a week ago, I announced on Inkbunny that I was working on converting Norithics’ Partners series, volume 1 to ePub, because I wanted to see a digital copy of the book.

At that time, I was hasty and thought I’d have it done in a couple of days.

There’s a LOT to Volume 1. 23 ‘issues’, at around 5100 words per issue (chapter).

23 * 5100 = 117,300 words, which is around what I think is in there.

There’s a bit of proofreading to be done as I go through each issue, and there’s conversion from not-quite-Markdown to Nimble Writer’s approximation of Markdown. Then I export this, make an ePub, and then get to work on the stylesheet to get it to be presentable. There’s also font embedding, cover generation, and then an actual hardware test to my ebook reader.

This is probably going to be a couple of weeks of work, provided that real life does not properly get in my way.

 

Either way, stay tuned. 🙂

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ePubs are coming. :)

The ePubs I’ve mentioned once before are coming. I’m working the content in Nimble Writer, exporting it to have most of what I want in place, and then cleaning up the ePub to make it ready for your viewing.

I intend to make a free and a paid version of the stories available. They’ll be identical; the paid version is if you’d like to support a writer. 🙂

Cheers, folks!

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That Southern Hospitality

That Southern Hospitality

A D’Syrup Short

Written by Xial Lunashine in 2015


Please be aware that the material in this short story borders on erotica, and may not be suitable for public reading. You may follow the page link to continue reading for free.

If you’d like to donate, I’ve made an ePub available. Name your own price!

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Miutium Minutiae

Miutium Minutiae

A Chronoverse Short

Written by Xial Lunashine in 2015

Free Copy:Donation Copy:
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Chemical Assistance

Chemical Assistance

A Chronoverse Short

Written by Xial in 2014


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Accelerant and Purge

Accelerant and Purge

A Chronoverse Short

Written by Xial Lunashine in 2015


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Ew.

I tried a few of the ePub plugins for WordPress. None of them are what I want. I think I’d be better served creating my own ePubs locally, uploading to the server, and plopping links in for readers. Guess I’ll add that to my to-do list.
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Uncoiled, Heavenward

Uncoiled, Heavenward

A Chronoverse Short

Written by Xial Lunashine in 2015


Preface

This is a short story based upon my Chronoverse, a universe where the star that should be at the middle is a core of condensed Time, so dense that extremely close proximity to said core provides a lethal dose of Time.

Time is the essence that comprises both the forces of Magic and Science in this universe, keeping both arts in a realm of reasonable practice. Teleportation does exist in a universe like this, but both Magic and Science use time dilation to accomplish this feat.

Magic is generally class-locked at birth with an affinity, preventing one person from becoming rudely overpowered.

Science isn’t concept-locked, but is overall weaker to compensate for one person being able to jump from concept to concept.

This story takes place on a large planet located in the Low Sphere.

The Chronoverse is divided into three layers:

  • High Sphere, where magic users reside. The proximity to the Time Core is strongly conducive to magic use.
  • Mid-Sphere, where both magic users and scientific practitioners have settled. While the influence of Time is weaker here, which reduces magic effectiveness, it’s still very strong, allowing for scientific practitioners to be stronger here than they would be in…
  • Low Sphere, where magic users fear to tread, and science prevails. The concentration of Time here is much lower than that of the upper spheres. So much so, that there are regulations against magic users drawing upon their power, lest they cause devastation denoted by pockets devoid of the blessing of Time. These pockets are easily spotted by deadsand, which is a sand that bears the appearance of granulated glass, and the properties of being able to soak up Time around it.

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The beginning…

It’s a bit past zero hour somewhere.

I sit hunched over a physical keyboard, pecking away at the keys, bottled water sitting to the left of the plastic keys and membranous housing connected to a computer. The drone of an evaporative cooler starting to beg for water drowns out the clicks and clacks of the buttons as letters appear on the screen, my eyes bleary and the noise enough to keep me awake for a few moments longer.

I can feel the exhaustion creep into my muscles and bones, sleep begging me to lay on the giraffe-patterned sheets of the bed behind me. The D-shaped belt buckle digs into my chubbiness a little as I try to find a comfortable position to sit in for a few minutes longer.

Alas, exhaustion and pain begin to win this battle.

I’ll paint this house later. Welcome to lick.blue, folks, a repository for the random tidbits of writing that I’ve wanted to post, but haven’t had a place that makes me happy enough to do so.

It’s my hope that over time, I’ll add the features I need, like ePub support, a cozy reading mode that dims the display to avoid hammering your eyes, and pagination to make it easier to pick up where one has left off in a story.

It’s good to be home.