Monsters(WIP)- updated 04/27/17 -Link is updated

Good day dear readers!

I’m running manic today. My brain decided to kick the happy switch on for a while. I have no idea where it was yesterday- but I’ll give my poor brain a break and be thankful; it’s been trying really hard lately and, better late than never. : )

So okay, concise thoughts. I recently organized some of my youtube songlists into MP3s ready to be burned to CD so that I can listen to them in my car, because I don’t have a way to listen to youtube in my car. Consequently I’m overdosing on really upbeat, make-me-want-to-dance songs and for a change have too -much- energy. To me this is still a good thing though.

So one of the reasons I wanted to burn some CDs is that I’ll be taking a short roadtrip to NanDesuKan in Colorado for the last weekend in August, and meet up with some friends I haven’t seen in ages. Now I’m actually going to posit an open invitation to anyone that actually plans to be at NanDesuKan and wants to meet up with me, let me know. I’d happily accept that!

On a separate point of note- normally I get no writing done during the first ten days each month, because I cram work-work into that time. Hard to write when I feel the looming press of ‘but then I could just be working instead’. Somehow, my manic mood has had me complete tomorrow’s work allotment today, already. helpless shrug It can be a bit difficult to carry a writing vibe through this time each month, because work-work is just plain necessary, and squeezing in writing is, well, difficult. Wouldn’t it be nice if I could this month? We’ll see.

Oh, also something that has me weirdly excited by way of wanting to write, is that while I was working on organizing music earlier today on youtube, I found an indie singer/songwriter that’s a dead headcannon ringer for Sonya. Hair 100% what I imagine, face gothy Sonya without freckles. Different voice (north Brittish), but I do kinda like her songs. Anyway, that weird space of not wanting to influence other headcannons, with wanting to share what I’m seeing… I guess I could compromise with a ‘you can follow up on this if you want but don’t have to if you don’t want to’- Heather Baron-Gracie, singer of Pale Waves. I’d be going off the accoustic set imagery. Your choice to look or not. Headcannon compromise reached. Also, if anyone knows what -that- particular hairstyle is called, I will use that directly to describe Sonya’s- if there’s a name for describing it.

Anywhoo- I’ve a day in front of me, and story on my mind- I’ll either slow myself down enough to write a while or just keep going with work-work. Y’all are the best fans ever. group hugs I’mma do my best to support your fandom. :wink:

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Dear readers,

I got through work-work one day early this month, having started one day early. Yesterday my mind was a mess, today I’m a lot more settled. So the best thing I can do is treat the day as a gift to myself for writing. I’ve got D&D later today, but here’s hoping I can get good work done before that.

I’ve begun the very beginnings of the Sonya section(s) for this part of the story- which compared to the other sections here I expect to be rather short. I do need to write them individually, but even put together I figure they’ll be shorter than some of the longer sections are. But as I write organically, we’ll see. There’s other stuff still unfinished, but I’m going to feel better right now knowing and seeing myself making tangible progress.

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There Is Also Eastern Orthodox Christianity

Sonya section 1 (of 3) in this part, finished. Only 2,266 words, but I knew it would be a short section. Feels really really good though.

@SomeGreekGuy To check, is this a point for religious representation in the story? In a scholarly sense I know nothing about it or the distinctions regarding it. I wouldn’t mind a crash course education if you feel thus inclined, but in a personal sense religions don’t interest me enough to motivate me in a deep dive regarding them.

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Short Words
Originated in The Holy Land, Roman Empire

  1. We Dont Believe In Hell Only Heaven.
    2.We Dont Evangelise
    3.Anyone Can Go To Heaven
  2. Self Righteouness Is Spirit pride
    5.We Are Gloomy. Like We Are “Lord Forgive us For I Have Sinned” Pretty much
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Alrighty. That’s sections 2 and 3 for Sonya in this part of the story, finished. Huuu-zah. Without a doubt the shortest sections for this part of the story, though. Still, I feel grateful for narrowing down what I have left, even by a little.

@SomeGreekGuy respect nod Very concise. I could add it in, just not sure when right now.

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Popping in to remind everyone that I’ll be going to Nan Desu Kan this weekend- heading out Thursday. Anyone else here planning on being at the convention? If so speak up now or forever hold your peace. :stuck_out_tongue: I’d love to meet if anyone will be there.

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Just want to throw in a little something after playing through the demo a few times. I really honestly loved this. You don’t get many horror-themed games without any overt fantasy settings around here, and I like that. There’s too much of the samey-same type games being made and it’s great to see something new. It makes this game truly stand out. And the characters in the family? All very enjoyable and interesting in their own quicky batshit crazy ways, and definitely some of the most memorable I’ve read from a demo on this site. Sean and Sonya (shock and suprise!) are probably my favourites, with Jack coming in after them. The great dialogue brings them to life effortlessly.

Can’t wait for when the update comes, man. Probably my most anticipated WIP.

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I’m so ready for this to be available
Dammit Jack love me😣
I’ve played the demo like 8 times now,not just cause I died. Ok I died a few times but it makes me want this game more. Take my money already

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@Shawn_Patrick_Reed Hey i dont know if im too late to say that but in the beginning i choose David and in the information, what kind of guy he is, there was written that David was never really interested in romance. So isnt it wrong that later we find out he has an ex?

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Maybe he isn’t interested in romance anymore because of the experience he had with his ex?? Think about it :thinking:

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I’ve played the demo a few times now and I love it. Had so much fun. I knew almost nothing about the game and was surprised by how things turned out. This is right now one of my favorite WIPs.

I’ve played mostly with Josh and David.
With Josh I got in a fight with Jack, had fun with Sonya, got fished, betrayed, kissed by Sean, and lied through my teeth to April about only liking men. Got on good terms with everyone except Jack. I wonder if he’ll stop poisoning my food now we’re family or something. Probably not…

With David I got the car keys and went full coward, and thought “that’s it, now I die a terrible death”, Cause I did the same in Clock Tower, only to have my fate sealed by a giant pair of scissors. At least the MC is genre savvy enough to check the backseat.
Finished the game with only Jack and Sonya on bad terms… like, really bad terms…
I like Jack though he tried to poison me on this playthrough too. ehh, better deal with him trying to kill me than April, that one gives me the creeps.

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The demo has been updated?? The last time I played it MC and Sins decided to go to a new place after my retention.

Is it updated? Cause I got in the car , but that’s about it .I am excited for the full version. Jack my bleeding heart :heart_eyes: maybe there are more outcomes?

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Yeah, that’s how it ended for me too. So, no updates that I know of?
Sorry if my post gave that impression, guess i’m just really excited, hah.

Hope the author continues working on this cause it’s really good.

^_^’ Ah, eheh, no, it’s not updated. I will announce loudly when that happens. My present hope is to have an update for you all for Christmas, but that’s tentative at this point. I just finished one of the sections I’ve been working on tonight, so the beast of it slowly rumbles along. Work-work kicked my butt earlier this month, though- I got a promotion of sorts, again- more work, more pay. I know how much I need to do to keep up each day next month, but it caught me a bit unawares this month and my work-work time was extended this month.

Current goal is to get another section done by the end of the month. On an aside from Monsters, I played and finished a game called ‘Disco Elysium’ this month. It’s wonderfully psychological, and after realizing that certain things like racism and politics (which took me aback at first) function for setting and plot devices, the game becomes wonderfully enjoyable with a wee touch of Lovecraftian horror thrown in. Just want to throw a recommend out there for it, having a lot of psychological depth to it, and what I’d consider good humor at times, too.

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It’s so rare to find a game where I can be myself. This was a blast to play.

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@Shawn_Patrick_Reed glad to see you back in the saddle again, especially since this is one of my favorites WIPs since that submission oh so long ago with Lord Irish presents.

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@Pace675 Thank you. I don’t think that I’ve been working fast enough for my own satisfaction, but at least there’s motion and progress. Then again, each of my chapters could probably be a book on their own so saying ‘It doesn’t feel like there’s much progress’ is like saying ‘I’m only writing one chapter of a regular book in a given week/month’. Considering my current goals though I hope to pick up the pace this month.

@PaleHorse6 Thank you.

@Starsmore I hadn’t meant to skip entirely over you last time- welcome to the forums! Thank you for choosing my story for your first post- it feels good when I can coax another individual from the woodworks. It seems like you’ve discovered some of the more interesting lines of content in the story so far. : ) The section I’m working on currently will have a lot of content to explore that won’t all be reachable in one playthrough- it’s taking me a lot of time because there are so many different parts to it, but I hope you’ll enjoy it when it’s ready, and maybe you’ll discover some interesting bits.

And for everyone- work-work is my present concern, as it is the first ten days of every month. It’s always very hard for me to find any time to write during this time. This month being November, I’m hoping that I can get into the writing spirit and have a strong writing month. My most recent writing work involved figuring up the flow in certain sections here in the third chapter and further fleshing them out. I’ve mentioned before but, to explain again- the portion of the chapter I’m working on now involves seven possible choices, three times. Some of those choices will change in content depending on when they are chosen (first, second, or third), some of them will not. Each is its own mini-section, similar to each character having their own section in the second chapter, except more like choosing who to talk with in the van in the first chapter. Within each of these sections are branches and sub-branches and in some cases sub-sections. Some of these sections are complete, some partway there, and some not started. Additionally in the third chapter there is what I’d call two parts of a section prior to what I’m currently working on, with an optional sub-section. After I finish the various options in the current section, I will update. After updating, the next order of work is similar to what I’m working on now, where the MC will choose who to watch over them in the motel. I’ll work on each of these one-by-one, as they delve into the possibility of romance and are likely to have multi-part sub-sections (eg, possible conversations, romance or not, other surprises, ect). I’m currently undecided whether I’ll hold a vote for whose section I’ll write first or decide for myself, it’ll probably depend on my mindset when I get to that point. Maybe a limited vote such as between two characters rather than all of them- we’ll see.

quick hugs all y’all I appreciate all of you, just to let you know. Thank you for being here even when I haven’t updated in so very long.

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Thank you for the hard work you have done. Take your time and don’t forget to take a break :wink: