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A Bit Overdue

Shit.

Sorry about that. I really meant to post last weekend, but, you know, things.

I've been contemplating which of the three I want to start writing out first, because no way would I be able to write them all simultaneously. Which would actually be amazing in terms of laying down themes on a parallel basis. It sounds fun...

But also insane.

I'm not up to the challenge. Not yet anyway.

Anyway, I figured I'd start with the middle one - O.N.I. No, it's not about my name; that's just happy coincidence. It refers to the Oni - devils from Japanese folklore. I've been envisioning that company as having made a proverbial deal with the devil to be able to travel across dimensions. Which of course we'll get to later. For now, I want to chat about the opening.

From a technical standpoint, I'm thinking of opening each of them in a similar way and trying to give an incredibly crucial first choice that also foreshadows the fate of the whole journey. Which hasn'…

First post?

Alright. So just got this thing set up, figured I'd type some stuff in here to make it not quite so empty. I haven't had a blog in a while, and I used to spend a couple of hours building each post: figuring out its theme and topics, structuring it, doing a whole mess of editing, and so on and so forth. It was time-consuming to say in the least, and it got tiring quite quickly.

This go-around I think I'll just throw spaghetti at the wall, not caring if anything sticks. Not that I don't enjoy making good posts, just that I'd rather concentrate on actually writing IF stories rather than "proper" blog content.

So expect a crapton of grammatical errors and typos.

Aaaaanyway... So this IF series actually was born because of my defunct actual-play podcast called Penumbra Extinction. I was writing three IF novels to supplement Penumbra, with each one providing some backstory to each of the three main dimensions my players were going to visit.

You can even read my…