ATL Season 2 + Pride Month Celebrations

Two big updates:

ATL Season 2 has started!!!

The ninth story, The Dial-Up Demon, is now out, all thirteen chapters. The posting schedule for this season is going to be a bit different than Season 1’s three-times-a-week clockwork style, which I hope will be better for y’all binging types. You can start reading here!

Don’t you wanna read it? Art by hellspawnmotel.

Chapters are gonna be… vaguely monthly. I’m only going to release updates when they are ready, and when there’s a sizeable enough chunk that it’ll be worth it. I stole this idea from Alexander Wales and I hope it helps.

Second news…

Pride Month is underway!!!

Yeah I probably could have made a more detailed post about this, and earlier than this. I’ll make another post later but for now I’ll just say that there’s a lot of gay stuff this month and the Quinlan Circle is celebrating it.

First off, I’ve been running a #PrideWebFiction feature on Twitter where I promote one piece of queer web media every day throughout the month. The endeavor has received a ton of support and it’s really cool to see all the great queer stories out there.

There is also… Another project afoot. Such as Pride Month art for all of the main queer couples in each Quinlan Circle series! The art is part of a commission by Ryuichirou and there is more coming after this…

Check the art out:

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Story Status Updates + Info

I realized it’s been a while since I made a blog post, let alone one that gave an update on what I’ve been up to. So I thought I’d make a brief summary of some of the things you might not be aware of in the world of Thedude3445:

  • First of all, ATL: Stories from the Retrofuture Season 2 is starting very soon! On June 16th, to be exact. If you haven’t caught up on the adventures of Morgan Harding and friends, now is the perfect time.
  • I don’t think I mentioned it on this blog before, but as a stress-relieving activity I started an isekai LitRPG parody series in February called Reborn on a Systemless Earth… With a System. It’s the story about a fantasy character who is hit by a speeding carriage and reincarnated… in modern-day San Francisco?! The antics are wacky and the stakes are very low, and somehow it’s become my all-time most-popular original story already. People really love LitRPGs, it seems.
  • Hands Held in the Snow is also still ongoing and still publishing at two times per week. The story has gotten a lot of nice people following along with Emi and Beatrice’s story lately, and I love each and every one of them. <3

And here is some other upcoming news:

  • Web Fiction Guide is coming back! It’s been in limbo since August or September, and so my newest two serials haven’t even gotten listed on there. But it is coming back soon and that is very exciting.
  • Quinlan Circle will be celebrating Pride Month in style. Since all of our ongoing stories (Except DracuFrank 🙁 ) heavily feature LGBT+ themes, there’s gonna be a ton of nice content throughout June! stay tuned for that, and make sure to follow on social media to stay informed. Details are mum for now, but I can spoil that the excellent artist Ryuichirou Aoino (of Issues fame) may be involved…
  • Hands Held in the Snow is currently being posted here on the Quinlan Circle website, as well as on Royal Road. But on the encouragement of many, it is highly likely that it will be added to two new sites: Scribble Hub and Tapas! If you like either of those sites, make sure to keep your eyes peeled.
  • The movie Nobody was delayed to 2021 and it still makes me sad every time I think about it :'(

And that’s all for now! I’ll try to post more blog posts in the near future since I ought to make better use of this site.

ATL’s First Season is Finished!

After 14 months, eight stories, and over 150 chapters, ATL: Stories from the Retrofuture has finished its first season.

It’s still dazing me a bit to think about it. I actually wrote all of that. Wow.

Anyway, I wrote a bit more about it on the ATL site in the Season 1 Endcap, which I recommend you read. ATL itself will be going on a short hiatus in preparation for Season 2, but that doesn’t mean that the Quinlan Circle (and by extension, myself) is going anywhere. In fact… you should probably bookmark the Hands Held in the Snow page as soon as possible, because that one comes out tomorrow….!

(Whew, Thedude3445 is way too busy)

On Posting My Story on Other Websites

It’s been a long, hard deliberation on whether to post ATL on another website besides http://atl.quinlancircle.com/.

But I’m finally going to do it.

Marge furiously taking notes before she writes a hit piece on how I sold out
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