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...I was hoping to have The Lycanthrope Club: Book II nearly completed or even released by now. The story's been re-written, I've incorporated all the changes recommended by the first editor and the second editor is nearly finished. The only thing that's really missing is, well, the art. I have over half the pieces I need but the remaining illustrations are slow coming. That, and my limited art budget means I can't afford to commission additional artists to speed things up. I only have so much spare cash every month and the lions' share of what I don't spend on food, rent, utilities, and other niggling details of life generally goes to the book. Not much else I can say or do at this point. 

On a, er, lighter note - though the phrase is somewhat inappropriate given the topic - I've been playing an Indie roguelike game called Sunless Sea. Regular followers know I rarely directly recommend a game, book, artist, song, etc. in my journal but I'll make an exception for this. It's not that the gameplay or graphics are stellar; it has a laboriously slow pace and much of its art is inappropriately flat and cartoonish. What's really exceptional about the game is the sheer level of originality, creativity, and imagination that went into the setting and story. It's heavily inspired by, among other things, H.P. Lovecraft's lesser known and appreciated Dreamland cycle tales but has a somber, wistful mood all its own. This alone is worth the price of admission, particularly if Victorian gothic horror and eldritch wonders are your cup of tea...or mushroom wine.

That said, substituting 'z' for 's' gets irritating after a while. One doesn't have to voice every goddamn alveolar fricative!
  • Mood: Irritated
  • Listening to: NOTHING!!!
  • Reading: NOTHING!!!
  • Watching: NOTHING!!!
  • Playing: Sunless Sea
  • Eating: Meatball Sandwich
  • Drinking: Diet Coca-Cola

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StoneMan85 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Book 1 color came thorugh perfectly.  Though honestly, I thought there'd be more colored and illustration sketches.  I mean at least on Cynthia, Heidie, and the others, including their Lycan forms.
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Heliotroph Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2015
Book II will have more.
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StoneMan85 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome.  I can't wait to see and read it. 
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Otakueagle001 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2015
Saludos Heliotroph, soy un gran seguidor de tus historias y espero ansiosamente que sea publicado el segundo libro de "The Lycanthrope Club", te deseo mucho éxito en todas las ramas de tu vida, tanto profesional como estas, recibe un cálido abrazo desde México.
Buen día.
P.D. Lamento escribir en español, pero no se ingles suficiente para escribir, pero si lo suficiente para entenderlo de forma escrita 
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Heliotroph Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2015
No hablo español.
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laztrohyer Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2015
funny how many latins dont like to learn english and people from the US dont like to learn spanish... this may not be the case here but it just reminded me of that XD (im spanish(from spain) but live in chile right now)

I LOVE YOUR STORIES HELIOTROPH <3 i seriously hope they never end  :D
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Heliotroph Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2015
Thanks. Actually, he could have just ran his post through Google Translate; I did so and his message came out pretty clear:

"Greetings Heliotroph , I'm a big fan of your stories and I look forward to be published the second book of "The Lycanthrope Club" , I wish you much success in all areas of your life , both professionally how are you , receives a warm hug from Mexico .
Good day.
P.D I regret writing in Spanish but not English enough to write , but enough to understand in writing"
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matteso585 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2015
The Alpha Luna patreon just reached its goal. So what were the first two pages of the what if scenario like?
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Heliotroph Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2015
...Not following your question here. I confess I didn't contribute to the Alpha Luna Patreon. 
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matteso585 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2015
www.patreon.com/alphaluna

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