Hello everyone. I’m going to write this while the writing bug has bitten me and my fingers feel like typing on keys for hours on end. My original plan for this website, for this year anyway, was to update it using some newly painted Warhammer models every month or so, as well as an update on The Last Chronicle of Azurden series progression (which I know has been very slow, and I apologize for that. More on that later). However, due to practices performed by The Games Workshop company that I can’t support, I have decided not to continue showing off any of their products on my website. This is not going to turn into a “I hate Games Workshop” rant, though I have plenty of reason to do so, but these days, it is better just to ignore these companies rather than give them negative attention. I’m not going to purge their name from this website, nor will I sell the armies I’ve already built and painted. But, I will no longer purchase their model line, and will probably look for a different paint range as well.
This doesn’t, however, mean I will stop working on painting and building models. There are a few model lines I have been looking at, and a few I already have, that I will happily update my website with . I will also show off any paint jobs I am still working on, as well as what remains of the models I don’t plan to sell. Just don’t expect me to gush on them like I’ve been doing. This also means the ‘Inquisitor’ story I was working on last update will not be continued, as I was hoping to expand upon it with battles and model acquisitions that will simply not be happening. If you still like Games Workshop, and still wish to purchase their products, you’ll hear nothing from me regarding judgement. They’ve been a part of my life for a very long time, and I understand people’s attachment, but this goodbye was long overdo, and it’s time I simply cut the cord, and move on.
Now for Last Chronicle of Azurden Updates. For those of you who have read “A Deal in the Darkness” Thank you. It means a lot that you were willing to take the time and give my story a chance. Please leave a review, and be sure to share it’s existence with others if you liked it. I know it has been almost five years since I first released it, and in those five years, I have continuously promised the second book was coming, that I was working on it, and that it would be along, “soon”. For any of you who are worried that this is my ‘I’m not working on it anymore speech’, set aside your fears, that’s not what this is. In fact, I have continuously worked on the second book off and on throughout the Covid crisis. The problem with the second book, as I have stated before, is that it is a puzzle of multiple pieces, across multiple storylines, that I haven’t had the best of luck putting it together in a satisfying way. If ‘A Deal in the Darkness’ was a five hundred piece puzzle, the next book is a two thousand piece one. Regardless, I’m still going to try and get the first draft done by the end of this year. Five years is too long to make anyone wait, but that’s all the more reason to make this book the best I can, because when it does come out, it has to be worth the five years of waiting.
As for the website, I want to do more frequent updates, (I am paying for it after all) but I don’t really know what to update on anymore. Video games? Video game blogs aren’t even a dime a dozen, and there aren’t a whole lot I like to play anymore anyway. Art? Music? Maybe, but I’d rather put the creative energy into the projects I already have on my plate. Politics? I think it best I avoid that warzone altogether, though I do have many controversial opinions I stand firmly behind. Long story short, I’m not sure what I’ll update this with next. I suppose we’ll just have to wait and see.