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Whatever happened to Code Monkey?

tnt80sc

I could not find any mention of it on the site. Does anybody know?

Replies:   sharkjcw  madnige
Ernest Bywater

https://storiesonline.net/s/74251/flight-of-the-code-monkey

sharkjcw

@tnt80sc

Kid Wigger said in a blog on 2-18-18 that he was suffering from S.A.D. but he was doing better and had started writing again.

madnige

@tnt80sc

Looking at the chapter posting dates, you can see there was a 5-month hole in posting last year so I wouldn't start worrying until after April.

rganz128

So it's august now.

No new chapter i think since nov 24th, 2017.

Can I start worrying?

tucson

I think this story will be another story that will never be completed.

Replies:   AmigaClone
AmigaClone

@tucson

While that might be true, there was a new chapter (58) posted about thirty minutes ago.

tucson

Fantatic I had given up.

Replies:   Remus2  Crumbly Writer
Remus2

@tucson

He had a blog entry today stating another chapter was forthcoming, but was having trouble getting it uploaded.

AmigaClone

There were a some formatting issues in the first attempt, but those have been corrected and the chapter was reposted a few hours ago.

Crumbly Writer

@tucson

Fantatic I had given up.

Sometimes, it isn't that an author is deceased of has simply given up. Sometimes, real life intervenes, making it difficult for them to get the story out on their ideal timeframe. Sometimes those 'real life' issues are family or job related, sometimes it's getting hit by a bus or developing Alzheimer's. :(

But, it's especially nice seeing the occasional 'abandoned story' (for however long it was seemingly abandoned) resumed.

Remus2

I've got to say, that last chapter was much improved over some of the last ten or so imo.

Replies:   Crumbly Writer
Crumbly Writer

@Remus2

I've got to say, that last chapter was much improved over some of the last ten or so imo.

Sometimes, coming back after a long delay in regular postings provides some needed distance so we can see the faults in the current plot. When you're busy trying to keep to a formal deadline, you often rush and mash details together.

Replies:   Remus2
LonelyDad

His two previous blog postings let us know he hadn't quit yet. Personally, I believe anyone who can overcome SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder) and manage to generate new business for themself should be given the benefit of our doubt. AFter all, it has only been ten months. Other authors have gone through longer pauses than that and come back to finish the story.

Now if only Cold Creek would show up again! Sigh.

Remus2

@Crumbly Writer

Hadn't thought of that, but it rings true for the story upon reflection.

TheRandomLibrarian
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I really love this story, but the editing makes me have to take breaks. It jumps around so much and uses these flash forwards as an understandable writers exercise but they aren't edited out or reduced and it makes me feel like I'll spend the next hour reading something that was spoiled at the beginning of the chapter. Ahhhh damn lol

Replies:   Not_a_ID
Not_a_ID
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@TheRandomLibrarian

It jumps around so much and uses these flash forwards as an understandable writers exercise


Hrm, might be a quasi spoiler? Or not. I stopped actively following it awhile ago with intent to "binge" it later, just haven't done so. They hadn't yet arrived at the first system when I stopped so more clarity might exist within the story by now.

Trying to place a time-frame on the planet-side story-arc is/was a challenge, I kind of figured it was a concurrent storyline and their paths would intersect at some point in some way, and the people on the planet were from a (deliberately?) "lost" colonization effort/expedition at some point in the past. The chevron references clearly pointed to "fleet" connections of some kind for the tribes. I figured the oddities they were encountering on the ship had to do with their encroaching on that area(because others knew/suspected what's there). Rather than their actually being that "lost expedition" but I guess anything is possible.

Remus2

I've treated it as two separate stories. Read the first space based version skipping over the planetary story, then back to the other skipping over the space based story. I'm sure they'll join soon, but it's a definite distraction trying to follow both at the same time.

Keet

I kind of like the two different stories intertwined. It's different. Language and cultural elements, and other hints obviously point to a mutual point of origin a long time ago.

*spoiler*
The story has almost reached the point where the two story lines meet. I'm anxiously waiting for the next chapters.

TheRandomLibrarian
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Definitely quasi spoilers, trying not to give any spoilers or dissuade people from a really cool story. In chapter 58 we get instances of "during", 12 hours before, 4 hours before, and even days prior but not in chronological order. It can be a bit hard to follow because you basically only learn things as they unfold (out of order) which doesn't fit with the little time jumps which seem to spoil whole sections of chapters. Like perhaps two different methods of story telling that are competing? The author does not give much away in dialogue. Which can be fascinating but seems to have the unfortunate side effect, that characters are not discussing obvious things. Personally it feels like an artificial extension to suspense. Like hey there is an elephant in the corner, but we will ignore it because it isn't time to talk about it.

richardshagrin

Like so many long stories on SOL, I am going to wait until they are complete before reading them. There are authors whose stories I read while they are being posted, ones who have a history of completing their stories. Life is too short to start a story and then find it doesn't end. D-Man anyone? Based on the first two I started the third. Oh well, not every rule works every time.

Replies:   awnlee jawking
Safe_Bet

Like so many long stories on SOL, I am going to wait until they are complete before reading them.


+1

awnlee jawking

@richardshagrin

D-Man anyone? Based on the first two I started the third. Oh well, not every rule works every time.


Did you enjoy the third D-Man story despite it being incomplete?

AJ

richardshagrin

Did you enjoy the third D-Man story despite it being incomplete?

I enjoyed it enough to keep wanting to read what happens next. However the total dispatch of previous girlfriends was somewhat of a downer.

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