New Novel + Update

So, this is half of a generic update following my last “I’m back” announcement.

Let’s start with the most interesting news to you all, and for those who want the tl;dr. The novel I have been working on over the past year, or at least the initial version, have had several chapters posted of on my Patreon. I have posted the prologue, which consists of four parts, as well as the first chapter.

The name of the novel (tentative) is… Fae of Rancor!

Patreon link!

This is free for everyone, but I will be posting to Patreon’s only for all subsequent chapters. It will be posted for free on this site once the final revised, better version is up for sale.

Do note while the plot will be more or less the same, there will be changes in the revised version. It is expected for there to be more typos, plot holes, or inconsistencies in the free version, so keep that in mind. I am separating it in this way as I want to be able to give back to the readers who otherwise wouldn’t be able to read the book, whilst also providing an incentive to support the book.

(The fact I would probably be forced to set it to non exclusive in Amazon and only get a 40% share instead of a 70% share if they were exactly the same books is also a significant reason.)

I will now break this post into two sections, the first part about the book, including current progress, plans, and origins.

Fae of Rancor (Tentative)

The initial tentative title for the book was actually Immortal Templar, but as the work has progressed, I have been trying to think of a better name. The title is fine in itself, but I just feel it is a bit bland – maybe because I have been using and looking at it over the past year.

The inspiration for this has been a bit of everything. I have taken my life experiences, the literary sub genres that I have read, the games I have played, the styles I have enjoyed, and meshed it together into a world that is my own style of novel. There are western superheroes and mages, eastern cultivators, creatures of legend, gods and more. There is references to tropes that have been used until they are nothing but rags, and side characters embodying cliche.

The overall story is one designed to be more light hearted in a day to day nature, but with serious sub plots and flawed characters. This is planned to be a quadrilogy, but there are plots already half planned for works set in the same universe, but well after the events of this book which are the beginning of everything.

Talk is all well and truly fine, but this is a difficult target to hit, and I did a massive amount of over planning in the book. The final revision should be much more refined, with more vivid landscapes and conflicts, and be much more consistent. It is an inevitable part as ideas and plots have shifted the more I have written.

The current progress for this book is 87,728 words, with 30 chapters written and I am nearing the end. I thought I hadn’t done much since the last post, but it is surprisingly 20,000 words. (In fairness, that still isn’t near enough considering its been 3 months).

The releases on Patreon will either be 2 chapters/week (Wednesday + Saturday), or 1 chapter/week (Wednesday). I have yet to decide as it depends on how long I think the book will take me to finish. Whilst I don’t want to drip feed chapters at a pace too slow, I also don’t want to finish publishing all the chapters then have everyone wait 2 months for the final release.

I had thought to finish this over my Christmas break, I mean, I had two weeks to do so. Even with procrastination, that should have been plenty of time to get a lot of work done… Well, there are two reasons, which I will move onto the next section for

Personal Update

D went back to school!!

Well, D went back to university.

This is the main reason why things have taken so long. I have not done any writing over the past month, simply because I haven’t had time. There was a great opportunity at work and some incredible advice/recommendation from some colleagues higher up in the corporate ladder than myself, and I jumped on it. I may have jumped a bit far though.

I signed up for a free government funded upskilling course, a Cert IV in OHS, which goes for 6 months, and also applied for my Bachelor of Data Analytics, which will take 3 years. Oh, did I mention I am still working full time? The starving author doesn’t want to become a homeless author after all. My Cert IV started 17th December, and then I was left with an assessment that was simply monstrous in scope. I am proud to announce I grandly passed my first two units with a 24 page assessment and 9 supporting documents.

My next three units for this course start in 2 and a half weeks so fingers crossed they are easier!

My Bachelor started January at some stage and it is very time demanding. Thankfully, I am already familiar with programming enough I can skip a lot of the non assessed exercises or skim through them.

I do have to admit, it is difficult maintaining discipline for all the studies, work, and my personal hobbies, but I believe it will pay off in the end. I should have more leeway once my Cert IV is complete as well.

The second reason why I was delayed was I bought myself a new GPU for Christmas, a Radeon 7900 XT (In Aus, the XT is/was better value for money compared to the XTX, which was also sold out.)

You may be thinking, “How is this a delay? Swap cards and done. Maybe reinstall windows, but how long could that take?”

I can not put enough o’s in wrooooong, very wroooong.

I use Linux on all my personal computers, but I do have an old second hand mini pc workstation running windows for the purposes of running exam software.

Whilst the landscape of linux is different now with updates already pushed into the main distributions, being an early adopter of the new AMD gpus on linux is so, sooooooooooo not recommended.

Without going into too many details, I had to build an Arch system with LLVM 15+ and Mesa 23+ to get it to work properly. This took me 4 days of bashing my head against the desk to finally resolve and have a stable system which would output to multiple monitors.

I am very happy with everything now, and there are only a few caveats to the card (which most would consider minor or inconsequential but its the little things that gripe us!).

One of these days, I will take a bunch of pictures and show my home setup to everyone, but that is for another day.

This is my update for today.

Your truly,


P.S. Once I have finished the draft, I am planning on taking a week off work to get as much of the final version done and ready for editing as possible.

Then, Now, and Tomorrow

I think this is my seventh attempt at choosing an opening paragraph. It is hard to believe 4 years have passed, during which I have taken a long break. So much has happened over that time period I doubt I could write it all in one post. I will save other information for later posts, and instead focus this one on the aspect of writing.

I truly hope that everyone has been well during these years. We have all had countless ups and downs, whether personal, covid, or other.

Let me start with the ‘Then’ of this post.

TL;DR – I never gave up, but I lost my mojo.

I can’t recall all the explicit details, but back in 2018, I had moved house with my brother so he could have custody share of all his kids. I like the kids, but six of them were compiling my stress levels. I have nothing but respect for my brother who can manage that many all at once.

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D has been sick + Update

Well many of you have been wondering where this Immortal D is, well he has been incredibly sick over the past month or so. As some may recall or will now know, I have my nieces and nephews stay with me over the weekends. Well, it is apparently germ season at those infestation breeding grounds we call school and kindergarten.

First these kids brought back their germs and gave me a cold. Pretty minor, I usually spend my time hugging a tissue box and sleeping off the minor headaches. Just as I got better and was about to get stuck back into writing, the little bastards came back and gave me the flu. Many people thinks the flu and the cold are the same, but they are not. The flu is worse. The headaches are much worse, and snot travels back into my throat rather than just down my face.

I finally got better from this but apparently these kids weren’t happy with getting me two for two, but they managed to score a trifecta, and a home run at that. They were still most likely spreading their diseases and whilst I’d already built an immunity to this years cold and flu, the extra germs finally pushed my lymph nodes past the point of which they can hand and it became a serious bacterial infection.

It is the worst of the worst. The first night I came down with it, I had a migraine powerful enough I honestly felt like I was dying. I wanted to call an ambulance but how lucky for me my phone is broken. I lay there for the entire torturous night not being able to ask for help. The lymph nodes at the back of my neck are completely swollen and covered in pus, so I can barely swallow. I have no appetite and have been alternating between having hot flushes and the chillls. I still can’t sleep without waking up shortly afterwards completely covered in sweat. I did manage to stomach some Thai food for dinner the other night but that was completely thrown up and all my efforts went to waste. I’m now practically living off antibiotics or whatever they are, panadol (headache medicine), throat lozenges and gargling aspirin.

On the note of where I am with my stories, it’s all on hold at the moment, I can barely focus on writing this out and my headache is getting worse. There are emails from some of you and comments which I will try get to tonight after I’ve rested.

Eternal Anime War is currently up to chapter 30, I’d been releasing them in patreon first and was planning a mass release here before I fell ill. I’ll do this once I am better. As for End Online, I’m still struggling to read through my old work to catch up to where I was. You guys seriously underestimate how much I hate reading over my old work

End Online: Chapter 43

Editors: Dyngari, Templar, Jack Vanatis, Orang, genericIntent
Author’s notes: The final chapter of End Online: Volume 6. Some of you have been waiting a while for this. I have been a little delayed while catching up to schedule, writing 4 chapters of COTE (equivalent to 5 actually) in the past 10 days. Good news is that my current schedule works, so it is reliable! I may fall behind schedule, but I can easily catch back up, and I will also write ahead as I can.
The Chronicle of the Eternal: Volume 2 Paperback Giveaway is still going on as well, make sure you check out the previous post if you are interested.
Another chapter release, please show your support by taking a minute of your time to follow the link and vote for End Online at! Votes are reset weekly so even if you have voted before, please do so again! ^.^

Chapter 43 – Possession Chase

– Lost –

While chasing the AI swordsman, we unexpectedly don’t encounter any guards along the way. It must have something to do with either the swordsman knowing where they are and avoiding them, or Chronix’s men holding them back, I’m not sure which.

The swordsman is quick, slowly pulling away from Fen, Verde, and myself. He glances over his shoulder at us with an air of smug superiority. Even I can tell that this AI is profoundly arrogant. However, this could be used against him in combat to give us a chance to surprise him and gain the upper hand.We soon escape through the open rear door of the museum that Verde was unable to open in time. As our group exits the door we see the AI casually leaping over one of the walls behind the museum and out of sight, not even bothering to give us a second glance.

“Damn it. Fen, Verde, escape through the streets. I will follow the AI and let you know where he goes.”

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Volume 4 is published!

Many of you must be wondering where chapter 27 is, others must have realized my treachery and have found sticks to chase me with.

Chapter 27 is fully done, and has been for a while, but I wanted to publish the book first. I uploaded it last night and woke up this morning six minutes after it became live! I also decided to update my author page while I was making a few changes.

Anyway, this time will not be exactly like last time, I feel that the additional short chapter in the chapter is already enough to give back to all those who puchase my book and support me, So I will be posting chapter 27 in a little less than 48 hours from this post. The exact time will be 8:00pm GMT on 29/8/15

Anyway, you can now find Volume 4 on Amazon here

Volume 4 Cover 1 Embossed

The Accidental Post

Next chapter completion: 100% (Now in editing – It is currently 3:22am in my time zone so I am off to bed! Have a good night everyone! I got it all written tonight so chapter should hopefully be released for you by 2:00am GMT)
We’re up to four accidental posts so far. I hate my life! Anyway, all you email readers can thank Naeko for this one ^.^

Well, I have done it again. Accidentally posting what is written for the next chapter by accident before it is done.

So, I figure I will show you exactly how I manage to do this. Below I have attached a screen shot of a new post being made. Which will now turn into the one for the next chapter.

You will see how when replying to a comment, the ‘send’ button is very… Missable. While the ‘Publish’ button is conveniently located in a position where most comment threads have their ‘send’ or ‘post comment’ button. I am sure you can now understand how I make this silly mistake.

To date, this is the second time I have done this. ^.^

Edit, it won’t let me upload the image without messing around with it. So here is the link to the image.


Edit – So I am incredibly easily distracted. But despite all that, the next chapter is 100%!! (Finishing proofing) written. I will be busy tomorrow morning with some work stuff for a few hours but it is straight to writing from then on. I think if I can get my motivation up and running I will have it all done by 7am GMT, otherwise it could be as late at 12pm GMT. Just so you have a rough idea of when the next chapter is ^.^ Sending off what I do have to the charming Vincent right now!

Edit – Just for everyone who is checking up for the next chapter, I am expecting to have enough done to post over the weekend in the next day or two! ^.^ Unfortunately, there is no chapter this week… I am still caught up with not just work but I am moving house in two days. So therefore my entire week has been spent attempting to pack my goods. There has been some other IRL issues but not things to delay my writing. I am sad that this stuff has thrown my schedule completely off wack, I’m sure some of the regular readers will leave, but in this case my hands are tied. I wanted to post at least half of the next chapter by friday, but unfortunately that is not going to happen. Seriously, I haven’t even reached 10% of the next chapter. But I cannot bear to not let you all know. So this is the best I can do. The next chapter is still planned I just have no time to write it atm. I will keep you all updated. I move house in roughly 36 hours from now!

Delay Notice

Please don’t hate me!

Anyway tomorrows chapter is delayed from Friday to Sunday.

The reason for this is simple. My week has been a little difficult with my job. I am a painter and well, I paint people’s houses, big surprise right?

Basically since on Monday I started a job that was supposed to take 2 – 3 days. Go in, quick easy job, and leave…. If only! Walls falling apart, paint is going to take more work than they ever thought it would need.

Anyway every day this week I have left home at 7am and got home 9pm I do what I can for the novel and I have written half of it but the full copy won’t be done until Sunday 😦

Sorry guys will be up soon enough! Still going to update some of the pages, mainly the weekly update and game info page. Also the donation page will be getting a revamp soon.

I have contacted an illustrator with the most beautiful work to do work for my novel but haven’t heard anything back from then as if yet 😦

That is all ^.^ So, so tired at the moments.