Welcome to the "Prudence, TX Population 1276" web archive. Here you'll find all released bits of the ongoing Prudence story-line.
Jason and Kylie, Naked in School Chapter 23 (5744 words) is up!
Jason and Kylie, Naked in School Chapter 21 (2934 words) is up!
Sorry it's been so long without an update here, folks -- I hadn't realized how long it had been until it was pointed out to me, and then before I could get somethnig up here I was distracted by Vel coming down with salmonella food poisoning (which is _unbelievably_ nasty).
Count on, at the minimum, a Jason and Kylie update in the next couple of weeks (depending on how long it takes me to get it up and then fix anything the betas find), followed by either another Jason and Kylie update or a Sonuachara update shortly thereafter.
I can't speak for Vel -- it greatly depends on when she finishes recovering from the food poisoning. It looks like she's over the worst of it (she didn't have a particularly severe case, apparently, which is frightening), but it could be lulling us into a false sense of security.
Yikes! Sorry there hasn't been a news posting since Oct -- I thought I'd put one up just a couple of weeks ago, apologizing for just that fact.
Vel is working on another Prudence update, which requires her to re-read the existing story so that she can make sure there aren't any continuity errors. As she does so, she's making some changes to the earlier chapters, as they're hurting her to read. I've got a chapter of Whore of Slytherin up for beta (and I need to go through the comments) and I hope to get a chapter of Jason and Kylie and Sonuachara both up for beta this coming week, but job-hunting may interfere.
Health-wise, Vel's doing better, and we may have discovered the root cause of one of her health issues, which is good and bad. Good, because there's a medicine specifically for that, but bad because her doctor hasn't been impressed by it and the alternative is to avoid yellow food coloring -- and you wouldn't believe how many things have Yellow Dye #5 in them.
For everyone wondering where we are, we're not dead. We've just had a bit of an emergency that's resulted in us pulling our son out of school and homeschooling him, and the last couple of weeks have been more than a little stressful and swamped.
On top of that, we've had computer issues -- Vel's laptop is dead (but luckily still under warranty), my laptop is dead (The power supply _yet again_), and her motherboard in her desktop has died (also under warranty). Needless to say, this has caused some difficulties....
On the up side, I did manage to get 1700 words of _outline_ done on Whore of Slytherin, and I hope to get some JaJNiS done this week -- I'd hoped to get it done this weekend, but no joy. :(
Sometime in the next couple of weeks (hopefully next weekend, but possibly later) Pele will be down for an indeterminate period of time, while a new motherboard is transplanted in. The current motherboard is, unfortunately, still having problems -- the system shut down twice on Wednesday from overheating when I tried to compile a new kernel to resolve some problems.
The replacement motherboard is scheduled to arrive sometime between next Friday and next Tuesday, and with any luck, will do so on Friday so that I have the weekend to make the swap.
Once the new motherboard is in, I'll be compiling the new kernal and rebooting into it, which could extend the downtime somewhat if I miss something important in the configuration and have to recompile to fix it.
On the upside, the new processor is an AMD Phenom 8450 -- the benchmark I found has it at around 3.5 times faster than the Sempron 3000+ Pele has now, and since it's a triple-core processor, it'll actually likely be more than _four_ times faster for Pele's workload.
Whether or not this translates to any speed improvements that will be visible to y'all, I don't know, but I suspect it will.
In other, much better news...
Sonuachara chapter 13 went up for beta this afternoon. It's effectively 4+ updates in one, as there was no good break point after the first thousand words, so it's 9374 words long. It's been a while since we had an update, but at least it's a big one!
As soon as the betas have had a chance to look over it and I've corrected whatever they find, I'll release it.