Another four months. Glory that is. But at least this time there’s a bit more going up, and I didn’t have to force and sweat out most of what I put together for this update. Working and various personal dramas have taken their toll on my ability to do these things reliably, and it’s difficult getting accustomed to working outside of an environment that one’s been accustomed to for very long. But I’m sure most of you are largely interested in what damn things I’ve pulled out of my ass for this update, so let’s get down to brass tacks about that.

Starting off superficially once again, the avatar has changed (and this one should stick around for a while, since I’m a lot more pleased with it), and the Staff and Links pages have undergone the overhaul that I long ago promised. In addition, the main page has been shuffled around to be cleaner (obviously), and the Fiction section has undergone a fair bit of pruning, revision, and general fine-tuning, such as changing the location of Gunhazard and other book-keeping modifications. The change in e-mail address is slowly percolating through the site – although I will continue to receive mail at the address for the forseeable future, I’m making the switch wholesale. Update address books or whatever.

Oh, yeah, and we’re greener. That’s been around for a while, but what the hell, I wanted to say it. I like green.

Two more BDotMs have narrowed the gap down to “just” five months. I’m hoping to put together another large update in two weeks, so that’ll hopefully narrow even further before November rolls around. Hey, maybe I’ll even be on-schedule by the time 2005 rolls around. Anyway, the first didn’t come off as well as I’d hoped, but the second is all the things that have ever made the column work. Enjoy.

This episode of Perfect Echo is one that I promise fans have been waiting for a very, very long time – as well as doing a whole lot of things that I don’t think people are expecting, and setting up the course of the remainder of the series. Reconnecting with it has been difficult, to say the least, but I’m not anxious about this one like I was the last one – which might be a good or a bad thing. At least one person I know has been waiting for a resolution that’s addressed in here, and I suspect a lot of you were similarly impatient. However, despite the rumors, I must announce that there is no Tabitha striptease scene. I know, I’m as disappointed as you all are, but I don’t make the rules. Exactly.

For the second half of this month, all of you who’d been reading my journal or talking to me had a question in the back of your minds – “What is Project NESS?” For those of you who do neither, then you missed hearing me talk about it in shadowy terms and discuss my whipcrack pace with it, or make shrewd innuendos about the content. All that’s been known thus far is the fact that NESS is a fictional project in prose. But now, the questions that have so long been asked can be revealed. I won’t even make you sidetrack to the Fiction section, although you’re likely headed there anyway (and therefore this link will be irrelevant). So go on, find out what Project NESS really is.

As I mentioned, I hope to get another big update up this month, with more Perfect Echo, more BDotMs, and just maybe the premiere of on20x. Will it happen? I don’t know, but I’m more hopeful about it than I have been in the past. Let’s ee if I can’t make things work better this time around.