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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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.