Grumpy

The Sharpesvale Chronicles: A Romance of Death and Cynicism

Welcome to the Sharpesvale Chronicles, your #1 source for serial killers, mad scientists, and zombies!

This hugely detailed generational story is narrated by a foul-tempered, sarcastic, bleeding-heart narrator who writes better than you can and constantly gets into postmodern arguments with his own characters.

Expect black humour, random apocalypses, and about a hundred jokes per chapter. Unsafe at any work!


Check after this post for recent chapters, pick one below, or start at the beginning! Otherwise, try this sample chapter.

If the images on this journal are broken, read it at gruglysims.ca instead!


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Recaps: 1, 2.
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Melanee

Why Not

I mean, it's a stupid thing to be working on before the book is even finished...

...but man, for Serial Adultery I spent so damn long fixing mistakes on that cover. It was one of the first things I made, and it was the last thing I was still editing three months later.

Soooooo.



I've got about two hundred and forty pages and a few dozen of the... roughly... eighty illustrations it'll have in it.

It's gonna be quite a bit longer than the last one.

And better.

(Serial Adultery is still pretty good, I think.)

Melanee

A book in the hand...

...is worth three... birds... in a book?

There are three birds in my book.

There might be more than three.

The book's not really about birds.

But it is in my hand!



I'm having trouble putting it down.

Pick it up yourself, in paperback or Kindle edition!

Grumpy

Happy Anniversary Again

It's the ninth anniversary of Chapter Nine.

Chapter Nine is the last chapter adapted in Serial Adultery.

Serial Adultery came out today!

There's a revision pending to correct a single, solitary typo, so I'm not gonna link the book until the revision goes through.

The Kindle version is available now, typo included. The print version is still in review.

I'll keep you posted.

:D
Grumpy

Serial Adultery

The print proof is in the mail and the final formatting is... finalized?

So have this celebratory no-additional-information promotional image.

SOON



The way she inhabits every picture I do of her is appropriately terrifying.

Maybe it's not healthy to be inhabiting the minds of all these loonies so often.

BUT WHAT COULD GO WRONG

Link to a bigger picture of a teenage serial killer who haunts my nightmares

Maybe she'll haunt you now instead.

Grumpy

A Symphony of Sex and Death, Book 1: Serial Adultery

So, here's something straight out of left field:

I've written a novel.

It's an adaptation of the first nine chapters or so of the Chronicles, and it's called Serial Adultery. For maximum hubris I've declared it Book 1 of a series called A Symphony of Sex and Death, which should shame me into continuing to write for some time.



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Grumpy

Ember in Grey

Uh, so here's something.

I found a vector art program that adds some drag to the pen tool so I don't constantly overthink my strokes and it doesn't matter that my hands aren't steady and uh apparently I can sort of pseudo-draw now. Only sort of, in very specific circumstances, but it's a nice feeling.

It's called Inkscape, it's freeware, and I think I'm going to do something I've never done with freeware before: thank them with actual money.

'cuz this was a lot of fun:



If you're thinking "that was probably traced on top of a screenshot," well no fucking duh. I'm still happy with it. And after all, I took the damn screenshot.

There's a good chance you'll never know what prompted me to draw this, and a bunch of others, but hey.

Maybe I'll post more at some point.

Maybe I won't?

Link to a bigger version, as if you'd want that. It's way bigger than its intended size, so it'll look worse, because it's almost certainly got a few layers in the wrong order.

THE CHRONICLES WILL CONTINUE. I've just been busy.

301-400

The Sharpesvale Chronicles, Chapter 371


Welcome to the Sharpesvale Chronicles, an ongoing neighbourhood story in The Sims 2!
Warning: this journal may contain uncensored nudity, violence, profanity and sexual themes.

Updates whenever I damn well please!



If the images in this chapter are broken, read it at gruglysims.ca instead!


In which I've suddenly got free time again.

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301-400

The Sharpesvale Chronicles, Chapter 370


Welcome to the Sharpesvale Chronicles, an ongoing neighbourhood story in The Sims 2!
Warning: this journal may contain uncensored nudity, violence, profanity and sexual themes.

Updates whenever I damn well please!



If the images in this chapter are broken, read it at gruglysims.ca instead!


In which an escape is planned.

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