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.

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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!

Oh hey, it’s almost August 1st…

OH CRAP IT’S ALMOST AUGUST 1ST AND I’M STILL WORKING ON ALTERNATE ENDING! AND I ALSO DON’T HAVE ANYTHING FANCY PLANNED FOR SAID DATE WHICH FOR THOSE WHO ARE NOT AWARE IS THE WEBSITE’S ANNIVERSARY AND AS IS TRADITION PRETTY MUCH ANYWHERE WHEN THERE IS AN ANNIVERSARY OF SOME SORTS IT MUST BE CELEBRATED IN FASHION RELATED TO THE OCCASION!

I should probably get back to work. For now you can go enjoy the latest chapter of Alternate Ending. Which consists of the “wee-bit of strategizing, some plot, another character added (official this time), strategizing” section of my outline that I last posted. Which means next is the part with all the BATTLE and what not.

In other site news that actually happened earlier this week but I didn’t bother posting about it cause I knew this post was coming, I added a forum link to the top bar. Which since that can only link to pages on the site, is just a page where you can click a link to get to Chaotix. So, people reading this who aren’t on Chaotix yet, go join!

20 Years of Awesomeness!

Yes, today marks the 20th anniversary of the SEGA Genesis. Not the Mega Drive. The Genesis. Cause it’s American. And came out on August 14, 1989. 20 Years ago.

So yes, I’ve been spending the day playing old Sonic games, and therefore not working on fanfiction. I need to dwell in the old school, not post apocalyptic alternate endings of new school… even if it is a good new school game.

Unfortunately our Genesis doesn’t want to turn on after sitting in my closet for a few years. So I had to play on Mega Collection instead… I wanted the feel of the old controller in my hands again. But, oh well, that’s just how things go. Maybe I’ll try again in 5 years(well, probably less, but you know what I mean). I dug it out, so it won’t be a chore to acquire next time. For now, I’ll just go read the newest Sonic comic, which conveniently also arrived today.