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15 March 2006 @ 03:44 am
Ultra Summary in progress  
Hey All -- I know my deadline slipped, but I have been working on the Ultra Project. This episode is taking a while to summarize (they all do) as I had to do a bit of legwork to find a working Impromanga link (Thank you, Wayback machine).

I have to run MC with my guild tomorrow night right after work in World of Warcraft (Which, if you don't play the game, is a pretty serious committment I really can't break without good reason), but after that i plan on finishing it up. So, current ETA for an update is... Wednesday Evening hopeful, Thursday Evening latest (have to find time Summer is free to work on everything).

After this, I have every intention on getting back onto a mostly weekly schedule. Don't hate me if it slips occaisionally, but I will try my best. I promise.
Mood: tiredtired
Fight Background Music: - Righteous_Brothers-Unchained_Melody
Jolicense_points on March 29th, 2006 08:11 pm (UTC)

RL sucks, don't it?
sniktchtherat on April 3rd, 2006 06:11 pm (UTC)
Another month. Another wait.
Jolicense_points on April 17th, 2006 10:33 pm (UTC)
*not hatred, but wailing*
Can you do one chapter a month? You'll be finished by the time I get my second degree! Then I can read it as a graduation present!

Jo: license_points on May 11th, 2006 04:36 pm (UTC)
Ultra + coldfury = ^_^
sniktchtherat on May 18th, 2006 02:53 pm (UTC)
This is beyond ridiculous.
This will be long, rambling, in parts hostile, and probably utterly useless. So be it.

It has been THREE AND A HALF MONTHS since the last review. It has been TWO months since ColdFury promised the next one in one or two DAYS. It has been over FOUR YEARS since Ultra #90 was posted.

This dragged-out, slow and painful, "wait and it'll be there" bullshit needs to end, one way or the other.

I KNOW writing is hard. I know writing Ultra is REALLY hard; I tried my hand at it and pretty much everything I set down was utter crap, or it wanted to be a different resolution to the "Rei under Bison's thumb" plot; that's what my window shows, and trying to force anything else just does not work. I have also tried my hand at other writing, and again, it's crap or it doesn't work in the framework I'm allowed. You are a capable writer; it's in all your Impro parts I've read so far. If you CAN do this...the only way it will ever get done is if you DO IT. No stalling, no screwing around, no excuses...just DO it. Skip reviews, skip synopses. Just take a weekend or so to do a blitz read-through(two days is all it takes me to do an intensive read-through of the whole thing), post on the community "Working on it" once a week or so...and WRITE IT. Set a simple, solid deadline...and if it's not DONE by then, kill it. No messing around, no second chances; if it's not done by X date...it never will be. Give yourself a hard-and-fast deadline; it WILL motivate you.

And as to my comment about "if you can"... I am not intending to imply you are a bad writer; in fact exactly the opposite. In my experience, writers have kind of a window in their minds. Sometimes it's a pinhole so small it only shows the thoughts of one person, sometimes it's so huge you could drive the USS Nimitz through with the egos of Ted Kennedy and Dubya as dock fenders. It shows the writer Elsewhere, Otherwhen, Faraway, and sometimes just around the corner from normal. Unfortunately, the writer has ZERO control over this window... it drives him, not the other way around. The writer's skill comes in observing that window, and recording what he sees. If you try and force it...all you get is crap. If your personal window has moved on from Ultra...then let it go. Don't try and force it; there's no point. All that will happen is the ending will be a hackjob, and I'd rather the series die unended than with a hack ending. If on the other hand, your window still peeps in on that Elsewhere we call Ultra, then write it...before your window moves on to another Elsewhere.

ColdFury, I personally will not hate you, berate you, belittle you, whatever you think I might do if you simply say that for whatever reasons, you cannot do this. If RL keeps boning you, if your window has moved on, whatever... if you cannot finish Ultra, then stop screwing around and pull the freaking plug already. Keeping it dangling is as useful as keeping a PVSer on the machines. Have some mercy, and let the story die with some dignity. Or wake it the hell up and WRITE IT.

Quite bluntly, it's far beyond time to shit or get off the pot.
Mythril Moth: i beg your pardon?lurkerdrome on May 20th, 2006 02:20 am (UTC)
Re: This is beyond ridiculous.
Or maybe it's time for YOU to sit back, smoke some pot, and stop shitting on Fury. Ne?
(Anonymous) on May 18th, 2006 03:38 pm (UTC)
Final Ultra

If you need help in writing this or if you wish to hand it off, I volunteer.

I emailed you before (a little less than a year ago now) with the offer and got no response -- you've probably been busy with RL concerns. I extend the offer again.

I feel like the breakdown of Ultra is partially my mess -- Episode 88 was complicated and not easy to follow (it also could've used some editing... sigh). I'd like to help clean it up.

I went through this myself last year when I finished "Relentless" after a four year hiatus. Sniktchtherat makes a very strong case. Trying to piecemeal the story together over a long period of time, writing a few paragraphs when it's convenient, is not likely to work.

Contact me if you want assistance. I would love to help bring Ultra to a fitting conclusion.

Grayson Towler

(Just erase the "NOSPAM" part to reach me)
Mythril Moth: smooth criminallurkerdrome on May 20th, 2006 03:04 am (UTC)
Re: Final Ultra
For what it's worth, make that a big 'ditto' here--I'm available for prereading, farming, whatever.

The crows are returning to roost...it's a sign. ^_^
Lawrence Chuloopychew on June 12th, 2006 09:55 am (UTC)
Re: Final Ultra
For what it's worth, I'm also available for all this. :-)
Jolicense_points on September 20th, 2006 02:39 am (UTC)
Re: Final Ultra
Ditto ditto--I'm at least good for basic spelling and grammar, and I have read Ultra at least 4 times.
Ugo Chirazorsmile on October 9th, 2006 04:27 am (UTC)
Re: Grayson Towler

Must read now. See ya there!
Ugo Chi: Babytron sez Limitations Are Obsoleterazorsmile on October 9th, 2006 04:25 am (UTC)
You have no idea how happy the existence of this community makes me.
Thank you so much for doing this. Both of you, coldfury and ifritah.
sniktchtherat on December 19th, 2006 02:47 pm (UTC)
Nine Months.
Just past nine months since this post. Five months since the last words posted in Coldfury's journal regarding Ultra.

I've about given up.
Jo: All hail! // ?license_points on February 8th, 2007 03:03 am (UTC)
Dude! A one-year anniversary!

How cool would THAT be?