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FFC #96 - A Major Update for Dilmir

Posted September 12th, 2022 at 04:20 PM by The Grim Reaper's Friend
Updated September 12th, 2022 at 05:07 PM by The Grim Reaper's Friend
TGRF's Fan Fiction Chronicles - Entry #96

Today I want to bring you all a major update concerning the Dilmir series. Don't worry, the whole thing hasn't crashed and burned, and you'll be seeing a new fiction very soon. But I've been facing some realizations concerning the end of Dilmir's tale over the last few days, and I've finally come to a conclusion.

Here it is: The Dilmir series will comprise four books instead of three.

Before I tell you why I'm doing this, I need to explain why I did NOT want to do this. This was a hard decision to make, and one which I've tried to avoid making for several weeks. This is because I'm ready, finally, to start work on my first novel. I've been ready to finish up the Dilmir series and move on for some time.

For this reason, I really didn't want to expand Dilmir's tale with a fourth book. I figured this would delay starting my novel even further, and that's not something I wanted to do. ...
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FFC #95 - August Update

Posted August 15th, 2022 at 08:25 PM by The Grim Reaper's Friend
TGRF's Fan Fiction Chronicles - Entry #95

I've hit a bit of a midpoint with the writing of Dilmir 3, and decided that it warranted another update, to let you know more about what to expect, as well as when to expect it.

The outline for Dilmir 3 is broken up into three fairly distinct 'phases', each roughly equal in length. I've written the first two phases, which brings the current page count to 101. So we're on track for the rough 150 page mark as a whole.

Progress has been pretty steady, but there might be some choppiness in writing this last part. For reasons which I'll probably expound upon in the author's note, the final phase of the outline is way less fleshed out than the other two. There were so many revisions which kept happening in this phase that when I finally got the outline working, I didn't have the steam left to properly outline most of it. So this means that the writing might be a little stop-and-go as I outline between writing...
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FFC #94 - July Update

Posted July 27th, 2022 at 04:54 PM by The Grim Reaper's Friend
TGRF's Fan Fiction Chronicles - Entry #94

It's been over a month since my last update in the realm of fan fiction, so it's time to let people know where I'm at, and what's happening.

Dilmir 3, otherwise known as Archmage of Feylund, is well on its way. I've been making some good steady progress recently, writing on average a chapter a day. If I keep this rate up, I'd say the story should be written by the end of August. It'll need to be proofread, but that won't take long. Based on that, you can probably expect to see it sometime in September.

I'm keeping the rate to a chapter a day for two reasons: firstly, because my interest usually shifts to other things after then, and secondly, because writing for much longer than that in a single sitting is starting to turn out less-than-optimal writing quality. Not a change I'm a fan of, but one I can work with.

The story is looking to be longer than the previous two, I'm guessing by...
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TGRF's Reviews - Train to Busan

Posted June 21st, 2022 at 03:46 PM by The Grim Reaper's Friend
Welcome to another review, this time of a movie. I've reviewed movies before, but never broken them down and rated every part, opting instead to focus on one aspect. This will be a full review, because this movie certainly deserves it.

I've seen Train to Busan twice, and each time I was highly impressed. On the surface it's your average zombie movie, but compared to the other zombie media I've seen (which admittedly isn't a ton), it rises above the rest easily. I wanted to break it down and show why I think that is.

Train to Busan is a Korean movie, so if you watch it, there are subtitles. I thought this would be a detriment in a zombie movie, but I was wrong. Both this and Parasite seem to indicate that if Hollywood doesn't watch out, Korean movies are going to surpass them in quality. Seriously, watch them both.

Ratings:
5: Amazing, above flawless.
4: Flawless, but doesn't really stand out.
3: Might have some issues,...
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FFC #93 - June Update

Posted June 17th, 2022 at 04:52 PM by The Grim Reaper's Friend
TGRF's Fan Fiction Chronicles - Entry #93

Greetings, readers. I'm aware we're approaching the proposed release date for the final entry in the tale of Dilmir, and because I'm definitely not going to make that date, I wanted to update you on where things stand.

First off, I'm just going to get this out of the way: my interest for Dilmir is just not there. I've always had an issue where once I know how the story will unfold, my interest in it starts to dry up. I'm guessing this is due to there being nothing left to create or invent. Since the creation aspect of writing is always what gets me interested in a story, this makes sense.

My lack of interest has meant pulling the story together has been slow. I've known the general flow of how things go together for about two months now, but I've been unable to actually write the story due to lingering issues which needed to be resolved. I think those are all squared away now, but working them into...
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