Volume 05.5 – Chapter 1-3

Here is the third part, the first story of the Extra volume is at the half-point! Poor Teruko, her hopes may never be fulfilled. Still, something is up and Masahiko and his party have to find out.

Progress with Volume 6 is good, though I doubt that I can finish the beta-draft next week… or maybe even the week after because of my schedule. Still, I’ll try my best. Might also start writing the Extras then.

Next time Masahiko and his friends have a special encounter, showing them, that even benevolance is relative…

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Volume 05.5 – Chapter 1-2

Second part of the first story. Masahiko and Daichi are having fun, while Teruko is in a difficult situation. Literally and figuratively. Being a girl growing up can be harsh.

Thanks to Zyd, the whole PR-process is finally back on tracks. Now I need to decide, whether I let MioChin work for volume 6, so that we have time to spare, or if I want to be a little more greedy and start with volume 2 first, as I like to overhaul it as well… Also, been sick over the week,  that sucks. Also not the best condition to make edits.

Next time, we’ll explore some of the relations between Masahiko and his friends further. Will be great… I hope? xD

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Volume 05.5 – Chapter 1-1

Here is the first of six parts! The story about Inoue Masahiko and his superfriends begins! Thanks a ton, Zyd, for PRing. Without you, it would have been only PRed to a quarter.

The chapter revolves around the time between the end of volume 4 and the beginning of volume 6. It’s about the current state they’re in, with their defeat in volume 2 and how they were incapable of saving Kyou. Since then, she needed a lot of saving! How dare you to leave her hanging!

After writing from Kenta’s POV so long, it was very hard to switch to the gentler, more mature Masahiko, took some time to get used to it. Though he and Rine are often very similar, he just questions his actions more, which is one thing he has in common with Kenta, though Kenta tends to have a much bleaker outlook.

Volume 6 is almost a beta-draft, after re-reading the ending, it’s somehow more organic than I remembered it to be. Was prepared to make a second overhaul, the first one already made my heart bleed and I’m glad, that I was just halfway done with the climax before I decided to take another path…

Next time, we have more friendship between Daichi and Masahiko, while Teruko starts to find clues to something greater…

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Volume 05.5 – Prologue

It starts, Volume 5.5’s prologue is here. The prologue, the intermissions, and the epilogue are a short story about Kenta and his wives, so while they don’t contribute to the chapters, they have their own charm.

Sadly, the PRing doesn’t work right now, while the prologue has it, the rest… well, I’m looking for a good solution… still looking for PRs who aren’t super-busy with their lives, it’s their right to be, but you know…

Next time, the first chapter and therefore first story starts. Each part comes with its own art-bonus, the first one with a sub-cover, the rest with one character-design each.

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Volume 5.5 – Preview and I hate being wed in the Soundbooth Theater!

Hey there, I have posted a page for the Soundbooth Theater Live Extra and added a new portion, as Jeff reads a second scene. Thanks for your support. You can find the links to the readings there, already at the beginning of the actual scenes.

I’m a bit ashamed to say, that the PR-progress of volume 5.5 isn’t where I want it to be. PRing is taking time and nerves and it seems that there is a lack in one of these two, that’s why it’s currently delayed. I’m contacting the PRs again, hoping to motivate them a bit, but if I can’t, then I may need to release the next volume without proper PR, which might become a nightmare…

If you want to help, please contact me. I want to provide the readers a good experience despite the currently small wallet, but I’m hitting my limits!

 

Nonetheless, here is a preview of volume 5.5 in its unPRed glory!

“Kenta, I want to learn a new [Class]! One that makes me smarter!” – Rine wants to try something new.

“Ayup. Nothing better to train with but pain!” – Inoue Masahiko tries his best to accomplish his goals.

He will never notice what she wishes him to do, as he’s already Eri-chan’s, though neither of them will admit it. – The silent anguish of a girl who wants more.

«A demon hero is here.» Just a statement, no emotions involved, though something important was said. – Anguish and goals will falter, when reality strikes.

“Kenta? Are you sleeping?” “…I wish.” I’m merely just facepalming so much, that it looks like I’ve fallen asleep with my head in my hands. – Rine is about to break her beloved Kenta in ways both couldn’t imagine before.

“Then let’s slaughter our way through this.” Lent stands up and readies his staff. “It’s my turn.” – The reminder of a person is ready for battle.

“Heroes after all?” “True heroes!” – Or maybe fallen heroes…

“I’m positive that this is not how friendships work.” – Ara’ainn of all people questions gestures of friendship!?

Being a chemistry teacher should have some worth in a fantasy world. – Saegusa Mamiko is doubting her knowledge.

“We’re sorry, but currently the king is unavailable.” “Step aside! It’s important!” – Taniguchi Minoru is taking his stand.

“Chidori-chan? Welcome!” It’s Toriyama Chidori-chan, one of the girls who joined the combat group! – Tetsukawa’s party appears in the research facility, but things will never be the same.

My whole view on marriage, a vital and everyday part of the culture I’ve grown up, was crushed. This is really, really heavy. – Some knowledge is too much of a burden on the mind. Or common sense.

Also here a fanart from volume 5, the moment the old man steps between the running Kenta and the pursuing Crusaders and guards… a man like a weapon!

Unsheathing Intelligent Weapon by Ashcheul

Have a nice weekend and until next time!

 

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Extra – I hate being wed in the Soundbooth Theater!

(This will all be implemented in a proper Extra in Volume 5.5)

 

Thanks to all of the ones who voted. Jeff Hays reads the story here (youtube). Sadly, I was unable to join google hangouts in time due to train issues first and technical difficulties afterward. The moment I had everything ready, it was already over… the bitterness!

Hope it’ll work better next time.

 

RN (Katarine von Stolzherz aka Rine): “Wow, this was amazing!”

AA (Ara’ainn): “So the chosen scene was the first time we met. What a good choice.”

MK (Momokawa Kyou): “I don’t sound as annoying like that!”

KK (Katsuragi Kenta): “I thought it was right on point.”

MK: “Shut up, Kenta! Why are we all voiced by a man in the first place.”

krpg (kenturspg): “Because there was only Jeff.”

MK: “We should have requested a woman to read our story aloud.”

KK: “Hey, I’m the narrator, so it makes sense to have a man do it… though we might ask for another reader one next time. He mispronounced actually every name.”

krpg: “It’s hard to pronounce everything right, as I foremost use Japanese and German names, and some letters are read differently in other countries. Funny thing is, that the pure sounds of letters are very similar between German and Japanese except the r, while English and those languages are very different from each other.”

RN: “We should tell Jeff. He called me ‘reney’, while it’s rather ree-ne. My whole name isn’t Kata-rin, but KA-TA-ree-ne.”

MK: “You also emphasize every second syllable of my name. MOmoKAwa Kyou. Also, not Ki-oh, here it’s a diphthong.”

KK: “Same for my surname, KAtsuRAgi.”

AA: “For my name, you need to make more Ah. AH-RAH-AAinn.”

MK: “Also, concerning voicing us… Kenta is more… how do I say… dark? Calm? More annoyed? More like, ‘what the heck is going on?’ or ‘…this can’t be good.’ Though when he’s surprised, it’s somehow funny.”

KK: “Jeff-san messed up Rine. I mean, she’s so… it’s almost like she’s shy.”

RN: “Tehehe, he can’t now that I’m more outgoing, he had to deal with so many characters after all and doesn’t know me well.”

AA: “Yeah, but you are a bit more… childish and bratty?”

RN: “Ara? Did you just call me a brat?”

MK: “Arako, you could call her ‘youthful.’”

AA: “My voice is screeching… I’m more collected, I believe.”

KK: “Still, Oro’hekk surprised me.”

MK: “Why does he sound so… like that?”

AA: “I think it was a nice interpretation. Aera’Jos as well. Also, the interaction between the two of them was captured perfectly.”

KK: “Yeah, it really is… I’m so glad that I’m not in Aroahenn anymore…”

MK: “Ditto.”

RN: “Let’s ask Jeff to do another request.”

AA: “We still need people to vote for it though.”

krpg: “Yeah, if you like to have another chapter-part read, please comment. Also, while we may continue the story from this point, we may also pick another part you like instead. This time I chose the scene to give new people an insight into how things work in the story, as the earlier volumes are still doing a lot of build-ups. I don’t have particular preferences what to do next. Starting from the beginning, continuing where we left off or looking at another scene? So if you have wishes, comment them as well! Make your favorite part of the web novel come to live!”

KK: “…can’t they just stay dead?”

 

I’ve asked for a second time if Jeff takes the time reading. Here is the link (Facebook).

 

Please make sure to comment here, so that I have some ideas what we may ask of Jeff. A request has only 3k words though so I might need to shorten a bit. Telling me what scene is enough for me to find it. Very Happy

Jeff Hays and “I hate being wed in a fantasy world!

Hey there, I sent a request today. The professional voice actor and audiobook narrator Jeff Hays makes regluarly his “Soundbooth Theater”, which features a part of a novel that he gives life. I just submitted a part from my story and to get it read, it needs votes.

To vote, you need to be part of the Soundbooth Theater group on Facebook and vote for my story here. While I don’t expect anyone to join them just for it, I still want to ask, since I believe it will be awesome to hear my work to come alive.

The Soundbooth Theater is awesome, joining the group in itself gives some good opportunities to hear other books life as well. 😉

Here is the link to the FB-post. Do what you like with it, but if my story is chosen, I like to share it with all of you. I’ll most likely also write another extra and post it as fast as possible, a commentary of the characters about them being voiced. 😀

Volume 05 Extra and Afterword

We have 3 Extras from now on, and of course there is always the Afterword, with another poll again. This time it’s all about wife material! It’s not about popularity, but who you think would make the best wife. For Kenta, for yourself, for a friend, choose it yourself! For those more interested in men, don’t worry, I’ll make a new poll for you when we have some of our male cast back in action.

I’m going on a break again, so that I can concentrate on writing more. Next volume only needs PR, I’m about to finish the alpha-draft of the volume after that. The next volume is an Extra-volume, I explain why in the Afterword, but the tldr is: I needed to do something else.

If you want to read ahead a bit, make sure to check out my Patreon site. I’ll also post a preview at some point, and I’ll also give you some of the artwork bit by bit. Because now all of the “Superfriends” are designed, and they look great! Just why it is, that Kyou looks better besides them than besides Kenta and the other girls… POWER OF FRIENDSHIP!

I hope you’ve liked volume 5, now it’s time to make that break and be ready to dish out volume 5.5 soon!

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Volume 1 pdf

Hey there! The Extras of Volume 5 will be ready this Saturday, rejoice! This means that volume 5 is then finished and I do my regular break between volumes. We’re about to PR the next, so don’t worry about it. Also, there will be the kind of announcment that might make you want to break my bones…

To distract from that, I’ve turned volume 1 of the story to a neat pdf. Still struggling to upload a epub-version, as wordpress doesn’t support it with my current plan and I didn’t intend to upgrade it… need to figure that one out. -_-‘

Nonetheless, for those who actually wants to reread the whole volume, this is a great way to do it when your internet is down or otherweise unavailable. This link is also added to the main-page of volume 1.

I hate being wed in a fantasy world volume 1

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Volume 05 – Epilogue

The story-part of volume 5 is over! This volume was a piece of work, trust me. Especially as I had to do the initial editing twice, due to a loss of data while trying to update the safety. Well, I have the feeling that the parts I had to rewrite and add again are now better than before, so… no hard feelings. Just tears of blood. T_T

Somehow, my vacation didn’t go as I wanted, though I make progress. But I wanted to do more progress… well…

There is also a slight problem with my Patreon, you can still access it fine and everything, but for some reason the site decided to file my page at 18+ without letting me know, so I try to ask them to change it back, after I made a slight alteration… I know, most of you are adult, so no real problem, but currently, I see my story as something that even teenagers can read, and I like to not give them a legal barrier, though they’d probably ignore it anyways…

Only the Extras left, don’t know if we’re ready next week, as I like to get it through PR first. If we aren’t able to do it within 3 weeks, I post the unPRed one, though it’ll hurt me.

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