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actually writing blog: this fictionette heaved a great big sigh of relief and another of disappointment
2018-02-25 00:03 MST

All right! That's it! I'm all caught up! The appallingly late Friday Fictionette for February 16th is now up, and so is the mildly late February 23rd one. They go something like this: "When in Rome" (teaser excerpt, full text ebook and audiobook), in whic . . . .

actually writing blog: YPP Weekend Blockades, February 24-25: tsia
2018-02-24 13:09 MST

Not a lot to say about this weekend's blockades. They're mainly on the Cerulean and Emerald Oceans, and they are listed here. I'm not playing in the noon blockades because 1. I'm at a restaurant whose wifi has blocked the necessary port for logging on, 2. . . . .

actually writing blog: YPP Weekend Blockades, February 17-18: take it to parley already jeez
2018-02-17 14:15 MST

The Oceanmasters are unusually involved in this weekend's blockade shenanigans. Well, I say "involved," but that may be overstating things. Vilya holds Frond Island on the Cerulean Ocean, and they do not appear to be defending it against a small attacking . . . .

actually writing blog: does everything from posole to queso blanco
2018-02-14 22:13 MST

I was going to blog about cooking yesterday, but I was obliged to sacrifice yesterday on the altar of Overdue Household Administration Tasks. So you get the cooking blog post a day late. Here it is. A few weeks ago, I woke up from a dream about cooking po . . . .

actually writing blog: belated fictionette announcements made in the dust of the wagon i'm running to catch up with
2018-02-12 23:56 MST

Hi! Pretend it's Friday. Pretend the Friday Fictionette for February 9 just went up. (It isn't, and it didn't, and it actually went up on Saturday just before our roller derby double header got underway--thank goodness there's public wifi at the Boulder Co . . . .

actually writing blog: YPP Weekend Blockades, February 10-11: Blame Brenda for the birds
2018-02-10 12:18 MST

Not a lot going on in the blockade game this weekend--just one each on Emerald and Meridian. If you have other things to do with your Saturday evening (like, for instance, heading over to the Boulder County Fairgrounds to watch friendly rivals BCB and FoCo . . . .

actually writing blog: stomach churning heart palpitating ARGH but otherwise just great
2018-02-08 00:21 MST

Hi. Wow. So, I haven't blogged under the auspices of the Actually Writing Blog for like two weeks now, maybe more. I won't bother making excuses. For the most part I don't really have a good explanation. Or rather, I do, but, as explanations go, they are w . . . .

actually writing blog: YPP Weekend Blockades, February 3-4: git yer PVP on
2018-02-03 13:24 MST

Hullo! This is your weekly Puzzle Pirates report. If you are waiting on the weekly Friday Fictionette release announcement, that'll be showing up later on today because I kind of sucked at life yesterday. It is almost finished, it will be out in a few hour . . . .

actually writing blog: YPP Weekend Blockades, January 27-28: "Think game mechanics."
2018-01-27 13:34 MST

So it's blockade time again, but I'm gonna be immersing myself in the pillaging game instead because I still want to earn the January Seal o' Piracy at least on some of my pirates. (Complete 10 each brigand and barbarian sea battles.) But you may have diff . . . .

actually writing blog: this fictionette proposes a new game that we can all play together
2018-01-27 02:13 MST

The wee hours of Saturday still count as Friday if I haven't gone to bed yet, right? Which was, for once, quite easy. Whenever I do several hours of work at a pub or bar, I feel like I should always be drinking or eating something to excuse my lengthy pres . . . .

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