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Robert Crumb
Robert Mapplethorpe

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Updates / The Old Server Crumbles
« on: December 08, 2018, 11:23:57 PM »
This forum has a new home!
On my one day off this week, I have managed to setup the new server and place this SMF installation on a new digital island.

I will continue to use this site--and only this site--to update everyone about my writing, art, and web installations having to do with both.
Bornox has volunteered to be owner of the Discord, which I have also left behind for the time being.

My DeviantArt, Tumblr, and Twitter accounts are now gone.
My Patreon account will remain until the end of the month to allow my Patrons to download things.
I will also encourage Patrons to sign up here to continue following my art/writing.

As we move forward, I will attempt to set up the writing and art archives with software more amenable to phones and tablets--and with interfaces that make them more friendly for people to use. In the meantime, however--they're going to go dark for a while. As I said, I want to set them up from scratch.

The good news is, this server should be quicker and more responsive--and I've left the forum intact with only a couple hours of downtime.
Someone give me a shoutout and let me know I'm not just seeing this on local DNS.

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Updates / Server moves
« on: December 07, 2018, 06:21:36 PM »
The server that hosts this site will be shut down sometime this month.
I am currently leasing a new server, and this is about the only site among the rest I run that still sort of operates correctly.

Because you guys seem to be actually using it once in a while, and because I don't really see much sign of spammer sign ups, I will attempt to backup and reload this forum onto the new device.
Caveats are as follows: I've fucked up many site transfers, and I'm currently working in the busiest time of year we have at my job.

MagicMystique.com and the art archive will both need to be built from scratch. Their software is old, full of security holes, and needs to be given an entire overhaul.
This forum site, however, seems stable and well kept, and I'll do my best to transfer it.

I will warn you all before I do, and if I transfer it right, you should be up again in 48 hours.

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Chain Story Board / CHYOA outside of MagicMystique
« on: October 26, 2018, 05:21:36 PM »
My buddy sd64 started up a second-person style story called "ascension" about a superpowered girlfriend.
I added a chapter today and some of you guys may like the premise. Mine is the third option after the intro:
"Ask her for a demonstration"

https://chyoa.com/chapter/Introduction.495917

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Chain Story Board / Manacite
« on: October 25, 2018, 10:03:37 AM »

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Chain Story Board / Forbidden Codex
« on: September 26, 2018, 07:36:59 AM »

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Chain Story Board / Hormone Hijinks
« on: September 26, 2018, 07:34:46 AM »
I'm going to make a thread for each story. Please post the new chapter updates to each respective story's thread.

New Chapter!
https://chyoa.com/chapter/Justine-hovers-over-the-scene%2C-scoping-it-out.486722

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Chain Story Board / CHYOA links
« on: September 25, 2018, 08:38:30 PM »
seems like the obvious place to put these would be here.
Maybe that's why no one is finding it.

From TheCanadian on another thread:
Quote

Just to get it in this thread, also with Forbidden Codex added (I merged the "D" chapters so it's not 8 different stories)/

https://chyoa.com/story/%28MM%29-Absolute-Power.17730
https://chyoa.com/story/Disgruntled-Curves.17731
https://chyoa.com/story/Forbidden-Codex.17783
https://chyoa.com/story/Hormone-Hijinks.17732
https://chyoa.com/story/Manacite.17734
https://chyoa.com/story/The-Djinn%27s-Notebook.17733

It was also brought to my attention that there was another story called "Absolute Power" on the site, so I added "MM" to the title, this may have broken the old link. Not sure if I will be asked to change the name outright.

Sorry for dragging my ass on adding signatures to each chapter, I've been packing for an exercise this weekend so I will probably just have to get that done next week, there is already a generic disclaimer that I did not write the content and that it's from MagicMystique.

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Updates / Writing Patreon is deleted, more to follow
« on: September 23, 2018, 01:34:45 PM »
The writing Patreon has been deleted.

More to come on the site rebuilds.
I'm not a fan of this forum software, but people wanna keep it in tact, and I respect that. No worries there.

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Defunct Chain Story Board / the death of magicmystique.net
« on: September 19, 2018, 07:51:51 AM »
The old interactive is toast. It's been deleted from the server.
I don't think the stories are really going to get legs in their new home either, but at least they're somewhere.

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Updates / An Apology
« on: August 26, 2018, 02:20:18 PM »
A dozen years ago I started my own blog filled with fiction that was inspired, in a great part, by things I'd seen written by people like Misterdoe, Shveek, and TMZCor.
A decade ago I stated working at a tech center that ran its own private server, and Adult.CollapsingFiction.com was born.
At some point RootsOfJustice and I began talking, comparing writing, and he helped spur some things forward with hours of discussion.
Then I found Darkside through a comment on a story with a similar flavor to my stuff, and roped him into commenting on my story.
And then got really offended that he didn't like it, and then changed and grew as a writer over an endless cycle of these mostly-friendly clashes.

And then I built another site. And Another.
And then I started drawing, splitting my practice time in half.

Before long, I wasn't writing at all.
And then I made a lot of promises and gave a lot of good speeches about what I was "going to do".
And then a few years passed, with nearly all of you encouraging me to return every step of the way.

There's a behavior in me that a lot of you have experienced--either directly through talking to me enough, or through visiting my sites or my gallery pages--that needed to stop happening a long, long time ago when I was supposed to become an adult: I throw nuclear tantrums.

Not all the time, sure.
I can be super fun to be around virtually, as some of you know.

But when I'm not fun to be around, I'm downright MEAN. Abusive. I would usually chalk it up on my side to simply appearing a little aloof or a little fatalistic, but it's really more than that. I'm taking a publisher/reader, artist/fan, or friend/friend relationship and shitting on it every time I bring my bad mood to the table. With the first two relationships, it's unprofessional at best and manipulative at worst when I mope around about production without bringing the production. With my friends, I don't want to say it's not okay for me to be in a bad mood once in a while, but when I'm closer to people, I'm usually comfortable enough with them to display an even greater share of melodramatic rage--which is more than unfair.

It gets abusive.

I've personally destroyed this community, if it still is one, in so many more ways than I've built it in the last three years. For that, I'm sorry.
I've subjected my fans, the fans of our other contributors, and my more inner digital circle to my mood swings and my self-destructive insecurities. For that, I'm sorry.

For many of you, this is not the first time you've seen this, and that's embarrassing to me in a way that doesn't make me angry with myself anymore--I'm just sad. I'm far too old to act so childish so often, and I know it's fucked a good share of opportunities I've had in my life. Despite this, I've also been fortunate enough to be around generous and forgiving people that have booted me forward, onward, and through a pretty awesome life every time I was willing to stop bawling on the ground again.

But y'all also shouldn't have to do that, and I'm sorry for those I've leaned on for it--and appreciative for the slap in the face when it came to it.
A friend told me that I seem like I'm at a crossroads, and that might be true. I can't keep saying things like this without any actions after the fact.

So one last time: I'm sorry for all the times I've acted less like a leader for this community, and more like an undeserving martyr.
My only real penance here is two-fold: stop that behavior, and start producing things again. I abandoned you guys. It's never been the other way around.

Once I've shown you all some good faith on my part, I hope you will consider spending time here with me again.
Thanks.

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Updates / Odd schedule until Memorial Day
« on: May 09, 2018, 08:41:55 PM »
Hey gang. They have me at a training module at work that lasts three weeks and runs the night shift. This means that I will be streaming at some weird times right up until about Memorial Day. I owe a lot of things and I can only promise you that I've been working on a lot of things in the background.
Many of you have rec'd full-size drawings of your requests, but the smaller sizes have not yet been posted to dA. I will work on getting the public posts caught up to your receipts this weekend.
More information later this morning. I will be streaming at 5AM EDT.

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General Art / Illustration Stream
« on: April 18, 2018, 09:37:54 PM »
-10PM EDT Wednesday-

Come watch me draw some things.
https://picarto.tv/Vestiphile


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Defunct Chain Story Board / NEW INTERACTIVE ENTRIES
« on: April 16, 2018, 06:10:10 PM »
PEOPLE.

I have written five interactive entries this month. I have also updated indices in the interactive wiki.
I am currently going down the list and adding to each thread.

Also, a few of our friends at the Omnitopia discord server have written many chapter entries for Absolute Power. Check those out as well.

Absolute Power - ...pets
http://magicmystique.net/index.php?title=AP_-_...pets

Absolute Power- Yana makes the suit come to life
http://magicmystique.net/index.php?title=AP_-_Yana_makes_the_suit_come_to_life

Absolute Power - A poolboy comes to tell an apparently latex-clad hotel guest that the rooftop pool doesn't open until 9AM
http://magicmystique.net/index.php?title=AP_-_A_poolboy_comes_to_tell_an_apparently_latex-clad_hotel_guest_that_the_rooftop_pool_doesn%27t_open_until_9AM

Disgruntled Curves - Attempt to escape and follow the mysterious woman
http://magicmystique.net/index.php?title=DC_-_Attempt_to_escape_and_follow_the_mysterious_woman

Hormone Hijinks - Travis grabs the cups and explores the magic bra with abandon
http://magicmystique.net/index.php?title=HH_-_Travis_grabs_the_cups_and_explores_the_magic_bra_with_abandon

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Updates / Two New stories at MagicMystique.com!
« on: April 13, 2018, 01:20:45 PM »
Kayamarking is a new contributing author!

Two new stories have been posted with MANY chapters:
http://magicmystique.com/index.php/serials/bitchcraft
A girl gets imprisoned by three very powerful, very vicious young witches who plot to take over the world.

http://magicmystique.com/index.php/serials/via-podiensis
Two sisters encounter an eminently powerful girl on their journey through France and discover their own magical abilities along the way.

You can let them know how much you like the stories at our MagicMystique discord:
https://discord.gg/qUeKd3V

Or at Kaya's own MagicalGirls discord:
https://discord.gg/qZJugDy

Or just reply here!

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