I keep putting off a new update because I can never come up with anything important enough to write about but I’ve realized that not only do I have something I probably should have brought up two weeks ago but that every other time I didn’t think I had anything to talk about I still managed to ramble on forever.

Also, were it not for the single update I did back in January, this would be the first update of 2021. Two updates now and it’s March, I really need to be doing this more often. Even just a monthly recap would be better than my current non-existent schedule.

But enough about me not keeping you all updated and informed on the subject that is Eyazahrid, let’s get into what’s been going on starting with the largest item and then moving into rambling;

I’ve been fired.

Ayup, it finally happened. I’ve known it was in the cards for some time now- which I why I started to offer early chapters on Patreon – but I somehow managed to hold on for just over a year before it happened. It was for the same reason I suspected it would happen, too – lack of sales.

I’ll try not to go too into detail because thinking about the spesifics still puts me in a bad mood but esencially with the amount of appointements I was completing and the work I was doing my very low percentage of sales was impacting the office averages by quite a bit.

Still a little salty that Sales were so damn important when my job was installing and repairing systems that we didn’t get credit for upselling and we could only get sales for separate products but as Sales goals were going to be increasing dramatically over this year anyway I suppose it was inevitable.

What I’m most upset over, without a doubt, is not the fact that I was released for not making quota- as much as it sucks I understand- or even how I kept getting promises of help and training that never came through as they progressed me through the disciplinary stages but simply the fact that I was accused of not trying to sell anything.

I was at every appointment trying to find some sort of problem or some element of my customer’s daily lives that I could improve with the products I had. I just about always managed to generate interest in our products but could never get the sale to close while I was present.

It would be quite a bit easier if I was capable of lying to those same customers but my integrity would never allow me to do so.

It’s probably a god thing, too, because I can’t lie for shit. Closest I can get is omission which is more or less just me not talking.

Always fun sitting there and being lectured about contractors managing to sell jobs at residences you couldn’t close at when you’d just spent the day assuring customers that the product they’d bought isn’t a piece of shit and they just weren’t properly taught how to utilize it or admitting that no, the product they had been sold would not perform the function they had been promised it would.

We won’t waste time on the fact that some of those products are probably from when I got the customer interested in a certain product and they wanted to hold off before buying it.

But we’ve already exceeded my safe salt levels for this post so lets’ move onto other things.

Following a lack of employment, that would naturally mean my current search for a new job. No luck so far, not even an interview secured, but I have three more applications I had been intending to post this morning after my work on 135-B. I ended up going to sleep instead as it was nearing six in the morning but I’ll try to get those in this afternoon.

One of those jobs is for the railroads where employment can be finicky depending on needs and where I’m probably going to be one of many thousands to apply, another is a four to six month contract going to patient homes and taking pictures of their eyes for optometrists (it’s 1099 with pay based on appointment completion but promises enough daily work that I could probably save up enough to pay off at least one of my cards before having to find a new job), and the last one is a position as an unarmed security guard.

That last one probably carries with it the most job security (which is some fantastic wordplay, thank you) but as much as customers at my last job tended to make the assumption that I had a military background I know those jobs highly favor applicants who have a genuine military or law enforcement background.

Failing those two, I may try my hand at either Corrections officer- for which there seem to be quite a few openings around here- or maybe applying for a position with Border Patrol. Doubt I could pass the physical for either in all honesty as I still have fatigue problems from medical issues when I was twelve but if they’re willing to take me I just need a paycheck.

Trying desperately to avoid fast food considering how much time I’ve already put into that particular industry. An easy job where I’m stuck making food in the back doesn’t sound too bad on its own- I really want to avoid a cashier position so I can avoid customers- but with management experience and food safety certifications I know my work ethic is probably going to have me taking on additional responsibilities until I eventually end up as a manager again.

I really don’t want to get into that stress though I 100% know I’ll end up justifying it to myself as more money for me to put towards paying down some of my debts. Let it not be said that I don’t know myself. I may hate the bastard but I’m very familiar with how he thinks and acts.

Might have to go fast food though, if only to pay my rent and keep my car, because while I do have the fallback of running food deliveries for Doordash if I absolutely have to generate cash for bills I tend to need something a bit more structured to keep me working.

Don’t get me wrong, I have excellent work ethic I simply tend to lack motivation to get started. Having a specific schedule that I have to follow always helps get me moving.

And yes, I’m completely ignoring wha tthat might say when it comes to mental health. If I don’t get diagnosed with it I don’t have it, bugger off.

I’m not too worried about employment as I do have that Doordash to fall back on and I can probably swing fast food work but even getting my vacation time payout from my last employer I don’t have much in my accounts and it’s definitely not going to last beyond this month.

What I really need to do is miraculously develop drawing talent and animation skill so I can start producing lewd content to sell. That would be a dream job. I should really start getting some practice in, at least then I would be making use of that Drawing Pad I splurged on before I was let go.

Bad timing, that, but I suppose I wouldn’t have it otherwise.

Speaking of bad timing, I had been intending to get a consultation for Lasik so I wouldn’t have to keep using these damned glasses- the frames of which have recently broken and are being held together by electrical tape- and I was going to put that rumored $1400 stimulus towards it but I suppose I’ll have to hold off on that until I have a job and then I’ll need time off from that job in order to get it done and recover from it before returning to work.

Time off which, naturally, will take time to acquire and will have to be approved. Gotta love employment.

Let’s see, what’s next?

Ah, not a huge thing by any means but I have come to the conclusion that my body- while normally completely unable to wake without the presence of the sun- is somehow more inclined to nights. I’ve spent the last week and a half going to bed sometime in the early morning and waking up between ten and two. Beyond this telling me that I should probably look for work with a similar schedule due to the convenience- and the fact that usually people don’t like being on nights so it should be harder for employers to fill such positions- it has also allowed me to discover that sitting at the kitchen table at two am with a cup of coffee is far more productive then sitting in my bedroom- erm, ‘office’- trying to get myself to write while the sun’s up.

Maybe Au is displeased with me?

Favor or lack thereof aside I’ve recently found myself struggling with an old addiction- Fanfiction. I’ve avoided reading it for quite some time but I ended up checking out a story posted by someone I followed….at some point….and clicked on a suggested story at the bottom of the app and then another one and…well…yeah….

I’ve pulled up lists of Fics on my PC and have easily gone through a few million words since I’ve been released from my position. Works great as a distraction but hasn’t been the best for productivity as evident by the fact that I’ve been getting the past two chapters out on Saturdays rather than in the middle of the week.

Whoops

Been getting better at resisting it again but the urge to read is hard to resist. I’ve always preferred reading anyway and writing simply followed naturally.

I am pleased to say I’ve managed to avoid Naruto Fics. As much as I’d like to see the state of the fandom I don’t want to be influenced it while I work on Sealkeeper. The last thing I need is sudden inspiration nagging me to make some major change to the story or a hundred reviews telling me I’ve stolen something from someone.

Oh, before I forget I’m sure you’re all aware that Sealkeeper recently broke one million published words. I was contemplating creating a club for fanfic writers with a million words- not sure if I should distinguish between a million total or having a story with over a million- but I have absolutely no idea how to set about doing it. I think it would be more preferable to create a community of writers and perhaps just give other writers with one million plus words special recognition but, again, no idea how to bring that together.

I know there are already Discord servers where some prominent Fanfiction writers communicate so maybe its’ a bad idea to try for my own but I really would like to be able to help aid and encourage the next generation of fanfiction writers as they develop their skills and eventually move on to original works.

Speaking of which, I really should use this free time to be working on some of my side projects, especially a book of my own. It would be nice to publish one, especially if I managed to make some money off of it. Writing is a lot more fun then dealing with customers, after all.

Back to the communities if anyone has suggestions feel free to comment them here, mention them in the Discord, PM me, reach out to me by email (Eyazahrid@Eyazahrid.net), or join the forum. Yeah, I ended up making one of Fanfiction.net because it was easier than trying to incorporate it into this site. Pretty sure no one ever used either.

Which reminds me, I really should put in some more work on this site. It was reverted to an earlier version after I dropped to a lower, cheaper, site plan. There are so few people who actually visit that the amount I was paying for services simply wasn’t worth it.

Not sure there’s anythign else to really cover in this update- and if there is I’m sure it will come to me a few hours after I post this- so I’ll just end this here and let you get on with your days.

Until I next have your attention,

-Eyazahrid

Well, it has been quite some time since the last time I did this, hasn’t it? I’ve been meaning to sit down another update for quite some time but between Chapters, Commentaries, various distractions, and not knowing what on earth to talk about I never really got around to it. 

Until this evening, that is. 

Gods, I don’t even know where I left off, where do I start? 

I guess by going back to find my last update- One moment please. 

Ah, yes, the one back in June. Well, the good news is that the issues I was having back then are nowhere near as prevalent now as they were back then- though you may have noticed that in the last seven months- so despite not having a second job- technically- things are fine and I’m still getting chapters out.

I’ve actually had the Patreon releases done early for the last two weeks, so things are going suspiciously smoothly on that front. 

I suppose on the topic of “how things are going” I should probably go over, well, how things are going. Pretty sure that’s the main purpose of these- after allowing me to ramble for a period of time, of course. That’s always going to be the primary function of anything I write- so let’s just jump it. 

First, we’ll talk about the website. You know, the one you’re reading this on. By now you’ve probably noticed the changes and, if you’re especially perceptive, you might realize this is the same setup I had back in March of 2019. 

This is not by accident. 

It’s not on purpose, either, on that note but it was quite inevitable. I’ve just had the plan I was on with this host downgraded- as you might have been able to tell by the sudden host branding that’s probably shown up now that I’m not on the business plan- which meant their offline team had to revert everything to back when I first added the plan to remove anything done with the extra features. 

Fun. 

Actually, they were doing that when I first started this so I was typing this up in a Google Doc rather than on the site itself. They’ve finished now but I figure I might as well finish it here and then just move it over. 

You may- or may not- be wondering why I chose to change the site to a lower plan and the answer to that is pretty simple- 

It’s a hell of a lot cheaper. 

I was paying way too much for the business plan and, let’s face it, there really aren’t a lot of you who stop by to check these out, are there? I don’t need to ask that, I have the analytics. I think there were a total of 65 visitors last month and considering the small fraction that went anywhere beyond the landing page there’s a good chance the majority of those were bots. 

With no one using the site there was little justification for spending so much so I’ve downgraded it. The posts should still be here and I can still post Commentaries – and maybe even future updates- but that’s all I really needed. Hell, I could probably do that for free if I spent an afternoon setting about learning how. 

I’ll add that to the list, actually, that’s not a bad idea. 

Back to the topic of old posts, however, they should still be there text-wise but I’ve been informed by the offline team that any of the hyperlinks including pictures won’t have survived the reversion. I’ll have to go in and fix that manually- if I can be bothered to. 

For the life of me I really can’t think of any pictures there that were desperately important besides perhaps some of the relationship graphs and maybe that Elemental Map I had been using for the story. If I do go back I’ll probably just do those, but I really should look into even cheaper- or free- options considering just how little use this site gets. 

So if you wanted to go back and see pictures of my trees or something I’m afraid you’re out of luck. 

You know, unless I post new ones, but that’s probably not too likely.

Moving on. 

Work has been…work…so that could probably be better. We have a handful of new guys for the first time in a while, it’s performance review season, and my metrics have been less than impressive as of late. All in all, it sounds like a good recipe for my ass getting let go so I’ve been just a bit stressed about that. 

What little good that’s come from that stress is that I’m looking into various certifications and licenses I can get to help increase potential job options and make myself a more attractive applicant. I have an AHA BLS course Tuesday evening and I’m going in for my travel ID Wednesday afternoon. My Level One Fingerprint Clearance card arrived yesterday, I have the info I need to apply for a Pharmacy Tech Trainee license, and if I have the spare cash- and time- I might go for at least an unarmed guard card on the twenty-sixth. We’ll see how that ends up playing out. 

Basically I’m scrambling for anything I can get my hands on to pad my resume and make me “qualified” for some of these positions. 

My Operations Manager says I shouldn’t worry but I really don’t like taking chances. I’d much rather have a backup ready to go in case things turn extra sour. 

Alright, what’s next? 

I’ve got a list of stuff I need to take care of but I don’t think there’s anything on there that would be of any real interest to any of you. I’ve made very little progress on my other writing projects, unfortunately, but I do want to be able to dedicate more time to them here soon. 

The biggest problem I keep running into is that by the time I get home I’m too tired to write and on my days off I want to do just about anything other than work. 

Well, specifically on my days off I just want to sleep for a couple days straight in hopes of actually managing to wake up energized and refreshed one of these days- fat chance of that ever happening. 

On that note, I am off an extra day this week because  Ivolunteered one of my off days last week- one of the many reasons I continue to be utterly exhausted no matter how early I go to bed or how long I let myself sleep in for- so I might be able to force myself to sleep into at least the early afternoon on one of them.

Oh, who am I kidding? I can rarely manage to sleep past 11, my body wants me up by 10 so it can complain about being tired. 

There’s probably more I should bring up but I failed to write it down first so it’s already escaped my feeble memory. 

I guess on a bit of a more positive note I bought myself a fountain pen which has proven to be terribly addictive. If you’ve never used one I’d really recommend it. I picked one up for about $20 and then grabbed a bottle of Japanese ink for $22. I foresee the purchase of far too much ink in my future and probably a few more pens so I don’t have to clean out or waste any inks. 

And with that we’ll call it an update, I suppose. I think three pages is probably plenty for now. 

Until I next have your attention, 
Eyazahrid

I’m going to have to try keeping this one brief as I should be heading out the door any minute now for work, but I know I need to take care of this before I forget again.

I wish I could say this update was completely positive news- at least for my readers- but I know that’s really not the case.

First- No, I’m not dead. Nor do I intend to be. Until proven otherwise just consider me immortal.

Second- No I’m not leaving, taking a break, going on hiatus, or abandoning my work. Calm down.

Now that we’ve settled those two points I’ll elaborate on what is happening. As you may have seen in my Patreon post- or probably not- the Patreon has been paused for the next billing cycle which I intend to maintain going forwards. More detail can be found there, but as part of me trying to get my shit together I’m looking for a second job and the lack of time may make it more difficult to reach tyhose deadlines for early chapters.

Hell, it might make it hard to reach the deadlines of regular chapters too. Going to have to remember to do an AN in the next public chapter.

For example, tomorrow’s chapter isn’t done yet. I think I’m like halfway there but I’ve been busy trying to get my life in order and I’ve been trying to get a friend of mine back on her feet. Almost done on that front, so once she’s settled again it might be a bit easier for me to get the things I need done.

To help me focus on all the things I need to be doing I have taken leave of the Eyazahrid Community Discord and my overall internet presence will be greatly reduced. As it is, I’m honestly considering packing up my gaming rig so it can’t tempt me away from everything I need to do.

Or, at the very least, removing the external drive I keep all my games on and hiding it at the back of my closet.

The only other thing I really need to address might be more possitive than negative for my readers but I’ll leave that up to you to decide. Due to Corona-Chan my company is currently in a hiring freeze and so to fill a recently opened warehouse position they have to look internally. It’s a bit pf a paycut but the hours are slightly more reliable and the ob itself is generally a lot less stressful.

No heat, no heights, no customers, and no sales? Yes, please.

Chances of getting it are good and with it being, well, an easier job I hope that I can come home and not bee too exhausted to write. At least then we can still be making some reliable progress even if it is slower.

I’ve used fifteen of the five minutes I had, so I’m going to end this with a thank you to all of you who have supported me over the years as I’ve worked through Sealkeeper. Without you I never would have had the drive to get me past the first six months and who knows what my writing would be like- or if I’d even still be writing at all.

Thank you, I hope to see you all again soon.

Until I next have your attention,

-Eyazahrid

No, trust me, I’m as surprised as you are. I haven’t done one of these in…nearly four months it looks like. This will be the first update of 2020 and, to be perfectly honset, I’m only writing it right now because Menoly told me I wouldn’t be playing any games this evening.

I was already planning on doing one of these again at some point- which I decided yesterday as I wrote up the Commentary for 114- but when I got home today I figured I’d put it off a bit because I was tired.

Forgot that I wasn’t the one who gets to make those calls, so here I am. The other option was to start work on 116-B but I’m tired and writing Sealkeeper takes too much mental energy. This, on the other hand, is just me spewing out words as I monologue in my head so it takes relitively little processing power.

But back to the update, what am I going to be talking about? What was so important that I finally got around to doing one of these again? Well, I’ll let you know when I figure it out.

Generally I start writing these with one or two things in mind and then end up going on massive tangents.

So, starting with the first thing, let’s see where this leads.

If you’re part of my Discord then you’re probably aware that recently I sat down and planned out the rest of Sealkeeper. That’s right, everything that needs to happen between chapter 116 and the end of the story. Came out to about 60 scenes though they may end up split or combined depending on how things go.

Regardless of how many scenes actually become of it- and how many scenes I may come up with and add between them- those scenes mark everything I need to cover going forward. Hopefully that will mean future chapters will feel a little less floaty and far more substantial.

Another way to write that is that Sealkeeper finally has a finished plot after four years. I’ve had the general ending planned for at least three of those years, but you wouldn’t be completely incorrect.

While doing this I also opened up a channel on the Discord to get a feel for what it was people actually wanted to see. The results…well, some of them were to be expected and were already at least partially addressed with what I had planned out.

A lot of it, unfortunately, didn’t really fit into what I intend to do with the story. I’ll be making note of them and see about finding some way to incorporate them into an eventual rewrite but in the meantime I’m sure a lot of people are going to end up disappointed with what Sealkeeper has instore for them.

That says nothing of the pages of notes I have listing everything I’m removing from my plans. I have them down as a “Sealkeeper Changelog” and will add everything I planned out that day to it. You’ll probably be able to find it here the same day Sealkeeper finishes.

And with that coming up I need to start getting plans made for my next project. I have some ideas already and a name that I can’t explain my fondness for but I’ll leave that for a future update assuming I keep writing these.

I’d say that about does it for the matters of Sealkeeper so we’ll move onto the next thing topic I had ready-

Or maybe not. It seemed like a decent idea when I came up with it but reflecting upon it now I think we’ll pass on me talking about my cooking. Hell, probably better off brainstorming here about that new story.

Not that I’ll be doing so at the moment. The whiteboard’s only half-filled right now and I have absolutely no idea what the main plot would even be. As usual, I’ve envisioned things I want to see and now have to find a way to create a stroy around those elements.

Not the best method, perhaps, but it works…kind of.

…I’m sittign here trying to figure out what else to write about but nothign really sounds good. You don’t need to hear me talk about work or any of the other projects I should be devoting more time to instead of spending so much of it with Menoly .

Ah, no, there’s one more thing I can mention briefly before I call this finished. Even as i write this it seems to be lacking but I’ll go with it. As you know I have a Patreon and while those funds have gone to help me with unexpected costs in my life I’ve been trying not to touch them too much.

I’d much rather spend them on something worthwhile than on whatever stupid thing has caught my attention that day. Prefereably I’d like to do things for the community itself.

The first thing that comes to mind is something I’ve actually been waiting on for a while. Noah on the Discord has a friend who was doing a sketch of Isobu. It was my intention to propperly comission it but I haven’t heard anything on that front so far.

With thta more or less on hold, something else I’d like to do is create something everyone can make use of. Unfortunately I have no idea what that could be so I’ll have to change my angle a bit to something everyone can..have? It’s not really a benefit to them, though I suppose it could be considered a Patreon benefit. I know there are companies in China that do steel business cards and I’m tempted to design one more like a membership card and send them out to all my Patrons but I’m not sure how to go about that or how well it would go considering all the Corona issues sprouting up.

Ordering things from China? Yeah, even assuming their factories are still going and that they can ship them out I’m sure they’ll end up stuck at some port for a few months at this point. I still quite like the idea so I’ll keep it on the backburner. I could always have enamel pins or some sort of velcro patches made and sent out, but that doesn’t seem quite as cool.

Then again, what do I know ? You guys might really like that.

You know, all three of you actually reading this.

I’ll admit, if I don’t come up with something I might just use the funds to legally change my name. I’ve been meaning to do it for a while but it’s not cheap and I just haven’t had the time to actually go through with it. Now that Corona-Chan has everything shut down for the most part it doesn’t seem like I can even start the process until everything blows over.

I’ve already more or less decided what it’s going to be, though lately I’ve been toying with the idea of adding “Eyazahrid” as a second middle name. Meh, I’ll come up with something.

What else can I bring up today?

Oh, yeah, I’m thinking about writing down my thoughts for a new religion. I’ve realized lately that with how open and all-encompassing they are it’s probably more of a philosophy than any real religion but who knows, maybe I could start my own church and I’d live in a little apartment in the back of the chappel writing whenever I wasn’t performing the duties…that I’ll also be in charge of making up.

Seems like a pretty sweet gig, no?

Probably not very well paying, but again if I’m making everything up I suppose there’s nothing stopping me from holding a fulltime job and holding sermons on my days off. Might need to start with online sermons first, both because of Corona-chan and because building- or renting- something to be used as a church is more than a little out of budget at the moment.

There’s also that tiny problem of not having written any of it down yet and we know things always sound better in my head than on digital paper.

Streaming does move us to the next- and final- topic..streaming.

Yeah, real smooth that but it gets us straight to the point. It’s been a long, long time since I last streamed and I’ve been wondering recently if I should give it another shot. The issue with time comes back up because I should be using my time towards long put aside writing projects, my next story, and making sufficient progress in Sealkeeper. As it is I’m barely managing that last one.

On the other hand, myweak will usually ends up succumbing to temptation anyway and playing something on at least one of my days off so I suppose I might as well stream it- especially if that helps me keep the period of unproductivity to a specific planned time rather than when I really don’t have the time to spare.

Not sure what I’d stream either but that may end up being a problem for another day because I’ve rambled quite enough. Now I get to go back and edit everything so I can get my ass to bed.

Until I next have your attention,

-Eyazahrid

I don’t suppose this will be a very long post considering it’s pretty much just a link I need to put here, but We’ll see if we can stretch it out a bit so it’s not too sad.

First, the important bit. Click [Here] for the link into the server.

And, well, that’s really all you need.

But before you leave, some tips!

Read the Community Guidelines, those are the current rules. Things may need to be changed depending on how this goes but when they do change it will be on that page.

Mute the channels under the Tatsumaki category. Tatsumaki is one of the bots on the server and those channels used to have a lot of activity as people made use of it. Not sure if they still do, it’s been muted for like two months on my end.

The “Imperial Wolves” are our Admins, Mods, whatever you like to call them. A basic overview of how they’ll handle those who violate our guidelines can be found in the same channel, though the more detailed version is in their private channel.

Other than that, well, just know that the channels under the Personal Domains category can get a bit weird. Enter at your own risk.

That should do it for tips and now we have a proper looking post.

Until I next have your attention,

-Eyazahrid

Aaaaaaaand I forgot the update again. We were getting better but I suppose it’s not surprising it didn’t last long.

The good news is that there shouldn’t be too much to cover which is fortunate considering I need to be leaving for work here soon. So, what do we need to cover?

First matter, I guess, will be the Discord. On January First, 2020 the Eyazahrid Community Discord will be available to the public through links provided on thsi site, my Twitter at Eyazahrid, and on chapter 107.

I’d go into more detail but it was covered in the AN of chapter 106 and if you skipped that there’s a big chance you’re not reading this either.

I finally finished that Naruto x Mito lemon and it’s available for Patrons on Patreon.com. Just like the Discord, it will be available to the public on the First of January.

Other than tat, we’re still making pretty solid progress on chapters. Chapter 108 is technically at like 15000 words right now because I’ve jsut been writing scenes as they come to me. I figure that after I hit 20000 I’ll figure out what scenes will stay in 108 and what will become 109. The order is going to be the most challanging as I figure out my own damn timeline but I’ll figure something out.

I have a couple other things I’m trying to work on but considering how little progress I’ve actually managed to make I won’t even bother mentioning them here. Wouldn’t want to get anyone’s hopes up if I end up scrapping the ideas.

But I think that about covers it for this update.

Happy Holdidays and until I next have attention,

-Eyazahrid

Another on-time update? it must be the end of the fucking world. What’s more, I actually have something I need to talk about this time.

I’ll give you a moment to recover from your heads exploding.

We’ll start with progress- it’s, well, its’ not been anythign exceptional but I did finish 108 and 107-A goes live next week so I have a bit of a lead. Notas much as I’d like, but it’s not too bad.

Of course I don’t think the scens I finished will necessarily be the ones for 108, so I may have simply done half of 108 and a quarter of 109. We’ll have to see how everythign goes.

Beyond that, well, I think we only need to cover the item I planned to.

On January First, Two-Thousand and Twenty [2020.01.01] the Eyazahrid Community Discord will be open to the public. Not completely, mind you, as some of the existing channels will be restricted.

Channels such as the spoilers for the early access- the reason for which should be obvious- or our many, many NSFW channels. Discord asks users if they’re 18+ but having them have to go through both Patreon and Discord is just an extra layer of security.

It’s also a good incentive to pay a dollar.

Kind of like all those $1 all-access ads I keep getting, but legitimate and without all the viruses.

Probably.

But even without that you’ll have access to the most used channels in the server- well, the NSFW are pretty damn popular- which means a community of fellow fans and really, really easy access to yours truly.

Really, I spend too much time conversing in the Discord instead of actually gettign work done.

Will having more active members make that worse? Probably. Do I care? Not really, I’ll just have to buckle down and get more work done.

Preparations have already been made for this transition including three Moderators and a posting of the Rules for easy reference. Hopefully it will be enough as we get started.

Well, that’s about all I had- oh, nope, wait.

I’ve “finished” the Mito x Naruto lemon I was working on. I still need to go through and edit it for spelling and the like but if everything goes well I might have it ready tomorrow. I haven’t decided how it will be posted, but I’m thinking as a timed release on my Patreon page. Probably set it to be available publicly on January 1st as a sort of celebration, so look forward to that.

Probably not the best lemon, but it is better than my last attempt.

And with that covered we’re done.

Until I next have your attention,

-Eyazahrid

An update on time for once- it must be a damned miracle, huh?

As amazing as that fact is, I really don’t have much to say as we get into this week’s update. I said that last week too- late- if I recall, but unless I end up coming up with another organizational system I’m probably not going to adhere to the chances of this being very long are quite slim.

And on that note, let’s talk about the amazing progress my new schedule has propagated.

Nothing more than I was already doing, really. Earlier I was finishing up the first half of chapter 108 and reached the 5000 for the cutoff. The scene isn’t completely done but that’s as far as I got.

For context, I was at 4600 and change this morning. I managed a whopping 400 words before calling it quits and wasting my time on games despite having dedicated an entire day for that.

No one to blame for that but myself and I am less than pleased with the bastard. I’m somewhat tempted to simply get rid of all my games and disconnect from the internet when I sit down to write just so I won’t be distracted but I can;t see how I’d go through with that when I can;t even stick to a schedule for writing time.

I know that part of it is that I’m too damn comfortable at my desk and that if I sat down in the lobby of a restaurant I’d probably get more done. I don’t really want to do that, but will be saving it for a plan E or so.

The first thing to try would be, naturally, making my work space less comfortable. I guess that starts by cleaning it up. Honestly, that would probably help quite a bit and, as I write on a wobbly little sidetable I have set up next to my gaming rig- I should probably either get a lower desk or a higher chair.

Writing is much easier when I don’t have to reach up to hit the keyboard, probably because it feels better.

Or I could, you know, find a way to make this table less wobbly and just keep using it. It could work, if I was in any way mechanically inclined. It was not designed to be used in this manner, as my drink is making quite clear to me.

Hmm, actually, I moved my ‘work’ desk outside my room because in the summer my room is a fucking oven and I figured the opportunity to cool down would help me get more done. Now that it’s cold again, maybe I’d be better off moving the gaming rig out there and setting up this desk for my work.

I’d need to clean both rooms and both desks, but this might help increase productivity.

Maybe.

I’m grasping at straws here, honestly. My will and self control are just about nonexistent, so I’m looking for any boost that could help me get more done in the small amount of time I can actually bring myself to do what I’m supposed to.

The worst part is that, since starting my Patreon, writing is part of my job. No one really likes to be working even a single job, let alone two, but it’s far from a difficult job- I’ve been doing it as a hobby for years- but my pride does sting knowing I’m falling dramatically short of what I know I should be able to do.

If this is how I manage it as a part time job, maybe it’s a good thing it’s unlikely it will ever become full time. That would probably just be a disaster.

I’ll probably spend what’s left of my evening trying to get things rearanged, then, because after doinfg thsi writing I’m probably not going t oget any more doen tonight.

It does make me wonder why I keep writing these, really, becasue I know there’s only a handful of you out there who care to read them. That time could definately be put t obetter time writing and, now that I think about it, the money I spend on thsi site could probably be put to better use too.

I know the renewal for the site is coming up soon and I’m trying to decide if I’m going t okeep the site at all. If I do, though, I’ll probably jump down to one of the lower tiers simply because no one’s really going to know and it will cost me a lot less.

All these updates really are these days is a chance to vent and I can either do that in a regular text editor and save it to my computer or get my shit together and stay on top of everything I need to be doing.

So we may or may not continue these updates and I may or may not continue with Eyazahrid.net into 2020. The only real purpose it serves is hosting the Commentaries but, like my updates, hardly anyone cares for those either.

I’m sure I can find an alternative. Like, you know, responding to reviews directly. Gods, when was the last time I did that?

I’ve got some time to figure it out- a month or two- and I’ll at least have two- possibly three- updates as we finish of the year.

I guess we’ll just have to see how everything plays out.

That should about cover it for this update- hey, look at that, it ended up way bigger than I had expected- so I suppose it’s time to wrap everything up.

Oh, yeah, Sealkeeper has just had it’s anniversary recently. It’s now four years old and, honestly, I have no idea how close we are to a finish. There’s a good chance we’ll hit five years before we’re finished.

Let’s hope it’s a good one.

Until I next have your attention,

-Eyazahrid

And to no one’s surprise, I am once again late wit hthe Update. Sometimes I wonder if it would make more sence to turn Thursday into Update day, so that I’m on time, but paert of me- the paert that knows me- tells me that it will juist end up being me writing the same damn thing every friday havign completely forgot to write it the night before.

I also wonder why I continue these at all. These past few weeks there hasnt’ been much to talk about, much in part- I suspect- because I’m regularly interacting with a lot of you in the Discord. By the time I’m witing it here it really doesn’t register as havign been something new or interesting.

And, really, there aren’t many of you reading this anyway.

I’m sure you’d much rather have me writing the next chapter than tellign you how behind I am because I foolishly took a break t ospend some time with Menoly and ended up with no time left to write.

The recent release of Halo on PC isn’t helping, nor is my recent return into Warframe, but I’m more tired of being behind than you are of hearing me mention I’m behind- and I’m sure you’re right sick of it by now- so I’m trying my damndest to remain focused on my work.

I suppose that is somethign new. It’s just a resolution at the moment, but progress is progress.

Probably more realistic than waking up an extra hour early- and going to bed an extra two early- to go on a walk/run/jog/thing every morning. That’s just not going to happen, no matter how many times I try to start doing it again.

To help with this new resolution, I’m going to write down my work schedule here- so that it’s both written down somewhere and so that if anyone cares to you can call me out on not following it so I get back to work.

What I’m listing below will not include anything else I may be doing regularly, but it should help me know where i stand for this job- which, really, should help me take everything more seriously. I just need to keep reminding myself that this is, in fact, a job and I am, technically a professional- so I can feel good about being on track and like a massive shithead- and not in the Tayuya affectionate way- when I’m not.

Sunday

  • Chapter Prep – Patron
  • Commentary for latest public release.

Sunday, Alt.

  • Chapter Prep -Patron
  • Chapter Prep – Public
  • Work on writing side project such as lemon or oneshot

Monday

  • Recovery day- Post by 10:30am (Local). Writing work starts at 12:00PM. 4:15-4:45 break. 9:00PM End Day.
  • Post Chapter – Patron
  • 3000 words mininum towards next update, 5000 goal.

Monday, Alt.

  • Recovery day- Post by 10:30am (Local). Writing work starts at 12:00PM. 4:15-4:45 break. 9:00PM End Day.
  • Post Chapter – Patron
  • Post Chapter – Public
  • 3000 words mininum towards next update, 5000 goal.

Tuesday

  • Personal- No work, no writing. Home Tasks, Menoly Time, Weekly TTRPG Meeting.

Wednesday

  • 9:00AM Writing Start
  • Finish Next Update- Minimum 2000 words. If chapter completed Monday, 2500 Mininum towards next Chapter.
  • 12:00PM Lunch
  • 12:30PM Weekly Update
  • 1:00PM Resume weekly writing. If goals reached acheived in the morning, an additional 1500-2500 before End of Day.
  • 5:00PM End of Day.

Thursday

  • 1000 words towards next chapter or progress towards side project (750 word minimum)

Friday

  • 1000 words towards next chapter or progress towards side project (750 word minimum)

Saturday

  • 1000 words towards next chapter or progress towards side project (750 word minimum)

You know, it actually feels really good to have that written down. So good, in fact, I took a break to print it out so that I can’t neglect to check this post later- and, you know, grab a bowl of icecream and a large glass of the cheapest red wine I have in the cabinet- hopefully it helps.

Huh, I guess these are good for something still.

But with that covered I don’t really have anything else to say.

Until I next have your attention,

-Eyazahrid

Well, shit. Missing a Wednesday update and havign to make it up on Thursday is certainly nothing new- though it shouldn’t be a thing at all- but missing the Thursday update too is.

New low, anyone?

Well, at least I remembered it. I was getting in bed last night when I realized I hadn’t done this week’s update and not only did I still remember when I woke up but I started working on it before work.

And considering it took a good ten minutes and all the strength my laptop posesses I should probably didicate some of my time to figuring out what the hell is going wrong. It can’t be dying on me already- well, I hope not- because it’s only been a year and I use my gaming rig for all the heavy stuff.

Most of the heavy stuff.

Games.

I use it for games.

The laptop is used, well, for everythign else I do, including poorly thought out projects.

Huh, maybe I have managed to kill it.

But speaking of games and time, I have spent way too much of my time recently playing them. Warframe, in particular. Sure, I’m a bit ahead, but I got a lot less done this week and I know for a fact that next week I won’t be doing anything except playing Reach on PC.

Well, that and some TTRPG which is why I haven’t been streaming.

Knowing that, however, I should have dedicated more time to writing. I have far too many projects to be wasting time grinding in a game I know I won’t be touching for a while because of Halo.

I haven’t even opened that lemon I was working on since the first day and it was supposed to be a quick one.

And speaking of quick, I’m wrapping this up here so I can get ready for work.

Basically I’ve made no notable progress and I’m way behind on everything like usual.

Until I next have your attention,

-Eyazahrid