Update: Some poems and shnizz

Just a small update really quick here. Added a few poems from the fancy writing class I took last year. You can find them over in the poetry section.

I also added my speech from last season; The Non Sequitur Adventure of Sally Semicolon. It makes absolutely no sense. Unless you’re me. But either way you’ll hopefully find it amusing.


In RL news, I’m moving into the college type place tomorrow, so I’ll be able to get a better idea of how the internet is. I’m not getting my hopes up. Anyway, back to packing.


5 Year Anniversary Update

Ekajra’s Emerald Shrine – Celebrating five years of bringing you the best in procrastination!

Well, at least I didn’t miss the actual day this time.


So, how’s it going internet? Been a while since I’ve made the postings upon this site. It’s been an interesting year. Graduated high school,  starting college in less than a month. So what does that mean for Emerald Shrine?

Not a whole lot, really. I still like writing, and I still like Sonic, so the stories should keep coming. I probably would have written more this summer, but this time it was actually less the procrastination to blame as it was working nights at my summer job, or working overtime if I’m moved to second shift. Twelve hour shifts for the win.

However, I am predicting a return to the fanfictioning once the school year begins. On one hand, lots of college-type learning. But I’m also fairly certain that the dorm internet at my college is really slow. It definitely was when I last visited it and stayed in the dorms and did tour type things and whatnot. So that probably means less time wandering random internet humor sites.

First order of business when I return: finishing Ortus Portenti. I know where it’s going, and I’ve had the first page or so of the next chapter just sitting around this whole time anyway, so jumping back in shouldn’t be too difficult. After that, I have a super special awesome idea cooked up. I’m still avoiding mentioning specifics about it because I think I might actually have an original idea for once and I don’t want to risk someone who works quicker than me stealing it. Not that anyone reads this site anyway!

Ha ha… self deprecation.

Anyway, that idea will take a while just by nature of how it will work. After that I have some things planned for the Ekajra universe, some ideas for other Sonic stories, as well as… ponies?

But, as far as the near future is concerned, in a few weeks I’ll have a bit of time off before I head off to college and I’ll be posting some non-fanfiction things on here, mostly from the fancy writing class I took last year. Most of them aren’t that good, but there’s a few gems. A lot are already on my deviantART, so you can snoop around there. Eventually I’ll get it all evened out so everything on my dA is also on Emerald Shrine.


But, that’s enough of my blathering. Until next time, internets.

Enjoy the pie.

Well that slipped by…

So yeah, Monday was the website’s 4’th anniversary, and, alas, I had/have nothing to post. Various circumstances, as well as the usual procrastination, have led to me still having not finished Ortus Portenti. Though I think you’ll forgive me if I say that part of that time was spent on building Angel Island in Minecraft.

Ortus Portenti will be finished sometime in the near future (I’m hoping within the month so that it doesn’t end up stretching into the school year), and my next project will begin shortly afterward. Sonic Stadium regulars should watch for me making an appearance in the SSN section of SSMB when that happens. I think y’all will find what I have in mind rather interesting…

In other news:

Two new chapters

And there is very little else interesting I have to say. I’d like to convince you I wrote these and were just holding them for dramatic effect but I actually wrote them both today. I was gonna try and power through them before tomorrow but that didn’t work out. So the last half will probably come out this weekend. Tomorrow I’ll be playing many games, so unless I randomly take a break and do some writings (possibly after playing Adventure and getting all Sonic historical) I won’t be getting back to the story till then.


And so, with me finishing up the story this weekend (hopefully), I shall be announcing my next project some time next week. And I think y’all shall find it most intriguing…

This is exactly what I’m talking about…

… when I say I’m not making any promises. But fear not, for I have actually started on that story I said I was going to have started a month ago, complete with plenty of gratuitous Latin. You know, to make it feel more ancienty. And actually, as you’ll find out, that isn’t the only foreign language I’ve decided to randomly thrown into this story. In any case, the first chapter is here.

One of the main reasons I suddenly realized I really need to get working on this is that the end of the school year is approaching, which means I need to finish this story if I’m going to work on my summer project. That shall be revealed in a few weeks time, and I think you’ll find it most interesting…

But wait, there’s more! I’ve also added the my speech from this last season, as promised. As can be expected from me it’s full of video game references and jokes, all spun together into something that resembles a narrative. I’ve decided to make a poetry page and have housed a few of my recent works there. More will probably be added as I write more or perhaps dig back into some of my archives. Both of these can be found on the Extra page.

Long time no see…

So, yeah… been away for a while, but I’m back to kick some butt at Wild Canyon but I figured I should make a post just to say what I’ve been up to. I’ve finished another Speech season, but unfortunately I did not make it to State this year. But I’ll be posting this years script once the season is completely over. But as for today I have added a nice little Baccano! story that I did for school. So you can check that out over here.

In addition, what with having nothing to do now, I figured I should get started on that next story I mentioned. You know, the one which I wanted help deciding what to do. Not that anyone answered because, I mean, it’s not like anyone even reads this! Hahahahahahaa…ha…ha…………ha. But, anyway, I’ve decided that I’m going to be writing an Olldsliat origin story. Naturally it won’t be as long as AE, it’ll probably be around New Empire‘s length, likely a bit shorter. So you can expect that to start sometime in the next week, and I’m gonna try and do a weekly update schedule on this one. Though, considering who we’re talking about here, I’m not making any promises.



Srsly, I need to gets myself a PS3. As much as I don’t like Sony controllers, Blu-Ray and free on-line are a bit more important, so I’d probably go with that over a 360. Plus if I ever check out SONIC ’06 for myself I might as well get the (supposedly) somewhat less glitchy version.


Oh, and I’m trying a new theme again because I decided the last one made the text area way too thin for a site based around literature.

Woot! Anniversary time!

And what better way to celebrate than fanfiction! Specifically the finale three chapters of Alternate Ending. I’m not gonna say anything about them here because I might ruin something, so just go and read them and prepare for awesomeness!

And I of course I totally had this all prepared long ahead of time and was only pretending to freak out and definitely spend all day yesterday writing and still not finish so I had to quick finish and post it this morning… that would just be foolish.

As for the future, for a little while I will be, as odd as it sounds considering my usual release schedule, taking a break from fanfictioning. Meaning I’m not gonna announce a new story soon for a couple reasons.

1) I just spent most of yesterday writing so I’m slightly burnt out.

2) School is beginning soon, so there’s that.

3) I’m not sure what story to do next.

And I also need to write a script for a random video my friends and I might make.

But that’s not to say this site won’t see any updating in a while. I’ll probably start doing more of those rant posts I’d been planning, with me talking about random stuff that will most likely pertain to the Sonic universe/fandom. Maybe some game reviews, who knows. But until then, go read the thrilling conclusion of Alternate Ending, and Happy Emerald Shrine Day!