I rushed to get this update written in time for a midnight posting, thanks to my lack of DISCIPLINE and general laziness. But, once I sat down to write it, it came naturally. Gilbert and Jesse are very easy to write and plenty of fun, particularly since despite being married, Jesse remains very tsundere.
There were some good questions on the nature of the soul and how much the characters really know about what’s going on in the previous discussion thread. By the end of this chapter, or possibly sf04 (plans are not in stone yet) we should know more, but some questions simply will remain unanswered. A complete mechanical knowledge of all things religious stands in contrast to the concept of religion itself, which relies on faith. Those representing it know that as well, and won’t be coughing up the goods… but there will be enough for the story to make sense, I assure you.
What we’ve got here is the start of the journey towards those answers. And some wackiness along the way. And some danger. And some hard choices. Enjoy and feedback welcome.
NOTE: LiveJournal is completely borked today and MIGHT eat your comment. Please copy it to a clipboard first, and be persistent if it rejects it the first time; I crave feedback, as you all know.
I am absolutely dumping LJ as my primary means of collecting feedback for my next writing project after anachronauts; I will make sure LJ-faithful’ers will get the news they need, but I can’t rely on an unstable platform anymore.