Saturday, August 01, 2020

New H-space Story for Patrons - "Breastfeeding as a Combat Art"

As you might have gathered, I got a bit locked up on ver0.013 of House of Hellish Harlots.  It sometimes happens.  My brain can be a stubborn ass when it wants and just flat up refuse to work on some things from time to time.  After a fallow June and struggling for most of the start of July, I realised banging my head against the wall wasn't doing much, so switched tack to work on some short story projects to try and unblock.

This ended up being another look at the H-space bestiary stories.  A while back I spent some time trying to write a H-space bestiary story featuring a new monster girl every month.  This was fun, but ultimately not a good career plan as I ended up with 30 or so stories I didn't know what to do with.  Personally, I think they're a little too short and shallow to publish.  As an ongoing project I've been picking some of the better ones and revamping them into 'proper' short stories I can one day gather into a themed collection.

I posted an updated version of the sun lamia story for patrons that fleshes out the protagonist a bit more and adds more world-building and descriptions of the temple.

That was posted for patrons here:
"Sun, Snakes and the Great Uncle Fergus Stash."

I also revisited an old short story idea I started a year ago, but didn't really get anywhere on.  I posted that for patrons as a very early edit.

This isn't a shift away from the House of Hellish Harlots, but an ongoing project I'll continue to dip into if I find I need a break from the main game project.  Revamping the original H-space stories takes a surprising amount of time to get right.  At some point I'll have enough and put them out (along with some brand new stories) as ebook.

For now I intend getting back to the House of Hellish Harlots game project and hope to have a proper public demo out either before the end of the year, or very early 2021.

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