BHS Blogress Report: 2016, Week 30

Another slow week, but my thoughts on Star Trek Beyond and its tremendous improvements over its predecessor film are at the link. Also, expect a new track on the Music page soon, possibly by next week.

Remember, Tasakeru t-shirts and other items are now available at my TeePublic store!

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-BHS

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BHS Blogress Report: 2016, Week 29 [MERCHANDISE DEBUT EDITION]

OFFICIAL TASAKERU MERCHANDISE

NOW ON SALE, ONLY AT TEEPUBLIC.COM

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TASAKERU: Man Does Not Exist…

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TASAKERU: Mitsudama Symbol

You read that right! Straight from yours truly, the above two designs are now on sale on a variety of items: apparel, notebooks, mugs, and more!

This is the special announcement I was working on last week… I’m thrilled to finally open my shop to all my readers. If things go well, you can expect more items in the future! Please stop by if you have a few dollars on hand… you’ll be helping to fund more content.

http://www.teepublic.com/user/bhsdesk

If you’d like to go directly to the Tasakeru designs, click on the pictures above.

Aside from that, I made some major upgrades to my hardware this week… you can read more about them at the usual link below.

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Now please excuse me while I faint…

-BHS

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BHS Blogress Report: 2016, Week 28

Slow week this week, since I’m still putting the pieces together after the renovation, but next week I should have some exciting Tasakeru-related news. I’ve been playing through the Metal Gear Solid series, having finished MGS2 and started 3 in the last few days, and my thoughts on MGS2, its story, and its controversy are at the link.

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BHS Blogress Report: 2016, Week 27

I’m way too tired from various events this week to think of another recap, so here’s the link. Book II Chapter 4 is finally done after way too many delays, so I’m turning in early for some well-deserved sleep.

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BOOK II, CHAPTER 4

Chapter 4

Reaching to the sky

A most ominous omen

Thinned and thickened blood

 

            “Skunk culture confuses many. How, people wonder, can a completely matriarchal society possibly function in today’s world? ‘So many females are small and delicate,’ they say. ‘How can they be fit for the traditional male duties of defending one’s home and providing for one’s family?’ And, ‘Is it not oppressive for females to dictate what rights males have, decide what they can and cannot wear, and prohibit them from holding certain jobs?’

            “Based on many conversations with skunks I have known, they ask themselves the same questions of us in reverse… the squirrels’ treatment of their females in particular is baffling to them. As their philosopher Sister Laurel Saltus once wrote, ‘Do not ask of us, ‘How can you do this thing?’ Ask yourselves, ‘Why do we not?’ One’s way is one’s way.’”

            “To begin with the basics: skunks revere Life, Family, and Motherhood. Alone among the sentient species, their sect of Tritheism elevates their Goddess of Life, Greatmother Rose, as superior to the other two. Time and Death are also Goddesses, but of far lesser stature. Unsurprisingly given these beliefs, the skunks have adopted a largely agrarian lifestyle, seeing it as their duty to tend the fields, cultivate all things that grow, and produce nourishment for the world’s population. Of course, it is the florises that do that tending and cultivating, as well as defending house and home. Who better, they ask, to enrich and safeguard Life than females, the bearers of the young?

“That is not to say there is no place in their society for others. Male skunks (or florins) take on many of what are otherwise traditionally feminine roles, the care and upbringing of children and food preparation among them. Traditionalist florins wear distinctive concealing robes when outside the home, an expression of modesty and devotion to the mate who has chosen them (or mates, as the case may be… polyamory still being popular and accepted in the culture). The life of a male skunk is seen by many outsiders as luxurious, idyllic, and uncomplicated… though the florins I have spoken to maintain vociferously that ‘uncomplicated’ is a gross exaggeration, particularly in regards to child-rearing. They are far less kind in speaking of those who see their treatment by the florises as ‘slavery’, a cross-species argument that has raged for centuries and shows no sign of abating.

“The Silver Order was a natural outgrowth of such beliefs, which began with the skunks and spread to the other species. It is a proud tradition, headed by the daughters of the Argenteus House since its inception sixty generations ago…”

[An excerpt from Parts of the Whole: A Guide to World Cultures, by Ash Caeruleus]

 

Back and forth. Back and forth. A depressed furrow in the rug marked the area where the Silver Order’s Vice-Mistress and Field Commander paced, her armored hands clasped tight behind her back. The waiting room outside of her mother’s business chamber in the heart of Aedis Centralis was not very large, so every few seconds, Lady Nadeshiko Argenteus did a sharp 180-degree turn on her heel to go back and pace in the opposite direction, her flawless platinum blonde braid whipping around to follow her. For such a young florin at only fourteen years, the skunk’s face bore such a serious, even grave expression… as if she was known to wear any other kind.

Doubtless, it would not please Nadeshiko to know that some of the lower ranks referred to her in private with the sarcastic nickname “Lady Sunshine”. Never to her face, of course… not that she would react with anything other than her usual cold stare.

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BHS Blogress Report: 2016, Week 26 [Renovation Edition]

Your author is temporarily displaced this week, thanks to home renovation. Most of my projects are on hold while I bunk at a cottage for a few days with my dog, but I’ll be bringing my laptop so I can get some work done in the meantime.

A the link are some thoughts about the finales of Sailor Moon Crystal Season 3 and Space Patrol Luluco, and the continuing Sisyphean ordeal of preparing to self-publish, and that’s about it.

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BHS Blogress Report: 2016, Week 25 [Special Sailor Moon Crystal HSQ Edition]

As you might be able to tell by that subtitle, the main subject of this week’s Blogress Report is Sailor Moon Crystal… more specifically, a scene I’ve been wanting to see animated for fifteen years. I’m thrilled to report that it surpassed my expectations. Oh sweet Serenity, did it.

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This state of giddy excitement is exactly the kind that typically precedes me going on a productive streak, so expect a new chapter and new news about Book I’s publication sooner rather than later.

-BHS

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BHS Blogress Report: 2016, Week 24

A strange day coming off of a complex week. I’m still struggling with Book II Chapter 4, but I’m hoping to power through it this week. Self-publication of Book I might be coming sooner rather than later, as well. That, plus some more personal social life stuff, is found at the link.

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BHS Blogress Report: 2016, Week 23

Lots of behind-the-scenes prep work for eventually self-publishing Book I this week. I also got completely sidetracked by a classic JRPG from the PS1 era… and there’s some personal stuff in there too, if you want to know more about the author’s social life.

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BHS Blogress Report: 2016, Week 22

This week I have to plug a work by my Stars Above co-author, Forzare. He and his SO have been working on a fanfic sequel to the adventure game Life is Strange, a title which I finally finished last night… now I see why it was so acclaimed! The story is called “Life Goes On”, and if you enjoyed the game it’s well worth taking a look.

Work on Eternity Awakes, Shattered Skies, my photo projects, and my Steven Universe commentaries continues as usual. I’ll have a new chapter for at least one of the former two within the next week.

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-BHS

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