Kenta’s new character-design

Hey there, things are going well. This weekend I’m at one of the largest cons of my country, therefore I won’t be able to work much on the novel, though it doesn’t mean, that I others won’t.

Progress is fine, soon volume 4 will start to be released.

As a little teaser: Check-out the header of this post for a small glimpse at how the cover will look like (too many characters, too little space for a header), while checking out Kenta in his new gear and [Class]!

Character-design Katsuragi Kenta

Anniversary Special

Hey there, it’s been a year since I started releasing this story. Let’s celebrate it with an Extra, which will be put at the end of volume 4, but is already readable here.

I added a WordPress-page of Volume 4, there is also a synopsis. But too bad, that the cover isn’t finished yet, we worked much on the new character-designs, for Kyou only a colored version is missing (choosing color schemes for Kyou is always a challenge, as she has more sense of fashion than I have, so I ask around the female authors of my RRL-Group about that).

Current state is: I have one PR, which is now working on the Extras of volume 3 and has started volume 4, I’m halfway through the Edited and PRed version of volume 1, have finished the alpha-draft of volume 5, and I’m trying writing a volume 5.5 (stories about the side-characters like Inoue and his “Superfriends”, etc.) while also writing volume 6.

The break of releases gives me a peace of mind so that I can concentrate on other stuff, while still putting some “behind the scene”-effort into the story.

Also, added 3 posts for my $2 supporters on Patreon. 😉

Well, have fun with the Extra. 😀

Volume 4 Preview and looking for (a) new Proofreader(s)

It’s sad, but Rooker has left the project due to RL-stuff, and Dreen has still problems with his PC. I’m also currently busy, partly because of the novel, partly because of other stuff, that’s why the current break is very appreciated.
But that doesn’t mean that I don’t want to have volume 4 proofread during the break to ensure regular releases.

The problem is, I’m no native English speaker and therefore there is that barrier that prevents me from really grasping the whole feeling of the language.
That’s why I’m looking for a new proofreader, who can help me with it. I use “Google Docs” as the PR-platform and use Grammarly Premium before putting it there, so the actual work might be less than you might expect. Just polishing some sentences and declaring, what’s hard to understand, what doesn’t sound right, and other stuff that needs work.

Upsides are: You’re reading everything early, get early access to artwork (including drafts) and other stuff, and are part of a team, which may create a bit of a strange web novel, but a web novel nonetheless.

If you’re interested, please comment here or send me a message per twitter, facebook or other means.

State of volume 4, clean-draft almost ready, new character design of Kenta is finished, new character design for Kyou is underway (but mostly finished), the concept of the new cover finished, waiting for Kyou.
The draft may be varied a bit after Kyou’s 2nd character design is ready to reflect her new appearance.

Finally, here are the volume 4 spoilers!

[“And now, that he’s a ranger, he has also earned ‘The Hood.’”] – The training finally ended! But what is ‘The Hood’?

[A few days without the girls. That will be paradise!] – Finally vacation!

[Finally, Ara-san and the elder: “Finally, you’re about to set on a journey to be the hero, who you already were 92 years ago. There is no need for us to worry about your health anymore, or about your sanity. Nobody has to provide you with food and tea and all the other stuff. Ara-tan, even if you won’t become a productive member of our society, at least we lost you as an almost dead-weight.”] – The party sets out to a new journey with their new member Ara’ainn.

[With bearing shark teeth, the scaleetles attacks! Rine’s sword cuts right from above, while her other hand catches one of the teeth she just severed, throwing it in the eye of a second fish-monster. She trips a third with a sweeping kick, which turns into a roundhouse-kick while spinning, kicking the fourth one into the side.] – Rine’s fighting capabilities are as ridiculous as ever!

[I look at the ground. There are some suspicious tracks here, humanoid boots. Some paws also, but as far as my [Track]-skill tells me, the owners of these paws is bipedal. Maybe some sort of canine or feline human? Hard to tell, I never saw paws like that before. They don’t particularly look like dog, cat or bear paws.] – The mystery begins.

[A squirrel! And it has panda-spots! It’s on this lone tree, watching in our general direction.] – They’re back!

[“Welcome. Kenta, right? I suppose that Jarghls’ dead is your doing, right?”] – Don’t antagonize him!

[I met Ken in high school, we were in the same class.] – Flashback, Kyou’s point of view.

Volume 3 – Extras and Afterword

Sorry for the huge delay and the fact, that we really weren’t able to get some PR done. My PRs currently are plagued with a broken PC and a very hard time schedule, I hoped and hoped for the better, but now I’m not willing to wait any more. So yes, this time it’s without PR again, sadly. T_T

But here they are, the Extras (three this time!) and the Afterword. Finally, we’re done with volume 3.  The draft of volume 4 is revisited and only need a last check-up, some minor changes when some art-choices are made, and of course PRing…

In this sense, I’m welcoming new PRs right away, so that we can start working on these Extras first and then move on to volume 4, so that there won’t be such huge delays in between again.

The break between volume 3 and for will be most likely 1-3 months, my personal timetable looks a bit grim and there is still some stuff to do. If everything goes excellent, the whole volume will already be PRed before I release the prologue, but I guess I’m just dreaming there…

On a final note, I’m now hosting the first ever popularity contest in “I hate wed”, this time only the four MCs are included. I’m very curious about it, as this is a chance to see how popular each character is even including those votes, which aren’t that loud. You can read the Extras first, the same poll is also in the Afterword.

Sorry for the delay, but…

Hello people, currently the process of PRing the Extras is slow, but sure to start. There was some sort of things to sort out in terms of communications (my messages per googledocs weren’t received), now they are hopefully over and we can finally start that final step (as I was busy, I had trouble to keep chasing after what’s going on, as sleep is a valuable asset).

But MioChin, the artist, has finally finished the rework of the Volume 1 cover, here it is, one with logo, one without.

Let’s hope that the Extras are ready soon, as I still want a “real” break afterward… well, at least in terms of releasing stuff. To make final adjustments to the draft of volume 4, give MioChin time to make its cover, etc.

I’ll include a header with this cover as an additional one in the near future. I’m also kinda working on a party-header, but this proofs to be difficult. ^^’

Volume 3 Epilogue

I’m still sickly, but here is the Epilogue of the third Volume, the story-part is over. A fine conclusion and maybe one or two questions answered. A bit of foreshadowing as well. Nice way to end it.

Next time, it’ll be the Extras, this time I followed the series instead of putting up a poll, but there is some content, so it’ll take some time, I think more like two weeks, considering my current schedule. The Afterword comes out at the same time.

Seriously, I’ll try my best to make the next volume not stretch that long again…

Well, have fun reading and please vote on TWF! Just takes a moment, no account or anything else, but it’ll help this story’s publicity.

Volume 3 – Chapter 5-2

It may be not a romantic release, but happy Valentine’s Day regardless.

This is the end of the climax, only the Epilogue of the main-story remains, then we’re already at the Extras, which still have to be reviewed, but are already written. As I saw a trend in the last 3 volumes, I just continued it. So there was no poll for a reason.

I like about this chapter-part how nothing is gifted here, only an accumulation of experience, opportunities, and skills. No cheap way out, using the own wits.

On another note: I was invited to participate in a writing contest… the day before yesterday, while I had only about 3 hours to write that stuff without messing my sleep cycle, so I did a really quick and dirty job, had no time to properly PR it and everything, but I ended up second place nonetheless… Is it really that good? Well, read it and judge for yourself, I might PR it at some point, but for now I just keep it around.

The Epilogue should be out next week, I’m currently sick, which really limits my writing capabilities, but oh well… Things are starting to move in the background and starts a new arc.

And like always: Please vote on TWF! Just takes a moment, no account or anything else, but it’ll help this story’s publicity.

Volume 3 – Chapter 5-1

And here we have the first of two parts of volume 3. The fights are intense, but so are the combatants and now we need to see who will win! Too bad that one side is cheating…

The progress on the new chapters is slow again, but I have a plan how this should not happen during volume 4. But I need to revisit my draft first and… well, I have a lot to do. But at least the work of DRAFT on my first chapters started and I think they do a good job, especially considering that I became their customer before they started charging. I will need to change a few things for style and phrasing reasons (as they don’t know the characters as well as I do), but it’s pretty solid and will be a first step towards the plan to conquer even more sites.

I can’t tell exactly when the final chapter-part is coming, but I hope it’ll be around next weekend. But it will conclude the climax!

Please vote on TWF! Just takes a moment, no account or anything else, but it’ll help this story’s publicity.

 

EDIT: I totally forgot! On the Novel Update Forum (NUF) is a group called the NUF book club. They look at free English stories and try to make people more aware of great English stories.

I want to thank Solracmar who nominated this fiction for the voting for a more depth review (even after he had a chance to re-nominate a work that wasn’t chosen for the last voting, instead of this one, he voted: “Ok I am going to keep i hate being wed in a fantasy world! . I like the other but well I think this one is more unique.”, and LifeFrog to second the nomination.

And I also want to thank polokoi, Sproutling, robsause115, gunmim & Natsume for their votes thus far. If you’re a member of NUF and want to help this fiction, go to this thread, ask to become a member of the club and vote here for “I hate being wed in a fantasy world!”.

Even though it’ll be hard to overtake all these other good stories, maybe there will be a miracle… xD

Volume 3 – Chapter 4-3

And the climax begins! Hope you’ll like it.

At the alpha-draft phase, this part was rather short, but after reviewing it, I made everything longer, pushed some things in a new, fifth chapter, and then I was happy enough to leave it like that.

Next part will continue where it left off, and an artwork will be included. I’m not sure when I’ll be able to post it, this and next week gonna be busy so it may be hard to keep track of all the work I’m doing for this story atm.

Please vote on TWF! Just takes a moment, no account or anything else, but it’ll help this story’s publicity.

Volume 3 – Chapter 4-2

Please vote on TWF! Just takes a moment, no account or anything else, but it’ll help this story’s publicity.

And the second part of the fourth chapter, we’re looking at the situation between Yoshimura, Hoshibashi, and the alfar. Poor Aera’jos, he may be a bit racist (or more like speciesist, since he’d get along with other alfr races), but… actually, poor Yoshimura and Hoshibashi! You guys are actually reasonable!

It’s a very valuable insight in what alfar of the fantasy world are like, but many of these characteristics are also perceivable when looking at Ara’ainn, she’s just… less wild. But there is a reason, why people don’t visit the alfar much.

Next part will begin with Kenta and the girls in the actual village of Aroahenn, and that part will be on the longer side. But now things are rolling and they will not stop until the very end.
I don’t expect that we’ll be able to finish the proofreading soon enough for me to post it this week. My weekend is just pretty full this time.

On another side, I got some people to help me reworking the older chapters in terms of proofreading. Will be the first step towards using other sites to spread this story, together with the rework of Volume 1’s cover.

There will be little changes here and there, but you don’t need to reread everything just to keep track. It’s more about aligning some things here and there and using some suggestions, questions, and feedback I got from you (my readers) to make things clearer.

Have a nice week! 😉