Author’s Note – 20 OCT

I’d like to keep this brief, but let’s be honest: Brevity isn’t my ace of spades. That said, there’s also a lot that needs to be addressed that I’d like to get off my chest.

Despite how many times I apologize for recent delayed communication or thank you for your patience, the fact of the matter is I will never be able to convey it potently enough. I absolutely mean it when I’m sorry, and it grates my nerves when I’m so exhausted with my other large projects that I can’t respond fairly & accurately. It’s irritating because there’s likely thousands who’ve grown to like this fanfiction on some level. It remains stunning to me how many show interest. More so that so many of you still stuck around hopeful despite these massive delays.

I honestly wish I could deliver content like the old days. I wish I could properly respond to everyone as I did before. I feel awful that communication has lagged so terribly, and I’d rather not use a rough year as an excuse when the delays started in late January. I honestly believe fans of any enterprise, no matter how large, deserve better treatment, thus I feel awful I wasn’t able to keep my chosen standard up.

Even those on the Discord I’ve gotten to know barely get a fleeting glimpse of me these days. It’s disheartening really. There were a bunch of recognizable faces that have since left, and I’d never spite them for it. I only wish them well on wherever they go next, and only sigh that I couldn’t give a personal goodbye. For what it’s worth, I apologize for dropping the ball severely on the communication front to everyone.

Delays are still continuing. To be blunt, besides juggling two other hidden projects and a suddenly chaotic career I’m also dealing with motivational roadblocks. It’s not writer’s block; Creativity flows endless. The problem is the sheer content before me while FGO still releases rapid content. Keeping up before was a struggle. Now it’s active drowning despite the admitted shortcuts I’ve had to take. There’s simply too much content to do and I’m one person.

That said, I still don’t want to retire the work. Many still stick around, and many more are still surprising me by starting their journey of two million words. I’d like to keep delivering a new possibility to imagine when I can despite delays. So when I often say I’m glad you liked what you read, I mean it. I’m honestly content someone else found enjoyment in what was presented and wouldn’t mind seeing more. Hopefully I won’t keep you waiting too much longer.

So thank you for putting up with the delays. Thanks for even giving the series a simple peak. Thank so much to everyone who’s come and gone throughout the years and allowed this story to keep them company for many hours. Two million words brought some joy to someone’s life, and that’s payment enough for me.

P.S. – Still aiming to release the next fragment before Halloween. Shards were on hold as I try to push it through.

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