I spent almost forty years trying to find a label for myself. Am I writer or a programmer? A father or a son? Sooner or later, and occasionally repeatedly, I realized that while there are a lot of labels for myself, there isn't only a single one that defines me. I am many thing and proud of almost every one.
…large repository of useless knowledge.
Foremost, I'm a voracious learner of everything I can get my hands on. Of course, this means I end up being a large repository of useless knowledge, but it also makes me a jack-of-trades. I'm also a husband of one and a father of two.
I am a writer of mostly fiction, including stories and novels. Some of them have actually resulted in a published novel while I have various stories scattered among some small presses and publications. When I do write, I like to know more than the story on the page, so I also easily lose myself in world-building and exploration.
I'm also a coder. I create compliance software by day and random programs by night. I also managed to pull out a few games here and there, both on pen-and-paper and on the computer. Somewhere down the line, I got interested in typography, geology, and open source software.
Surprised by Falkin's offer of a better room, Kanéko gets a chance to enjoy a hot bath. Then she is surprised by another dalpre, a cat woman named Virsian.
Thanks to the effort of Shannon Ryan, Flight of the Scions is now officially beta. Sadly, I won't be in SPFBO like I hoped.
Kanéko's curiosity and skin color get her in trouble when she spies a steam-powered vehicle in front of the inn.
After days of traveling, Kanéko finally gets a break as they arrive at the Boar Hunt Inn, the center point of their trip. As they approach, she makes plans to hide from Garèo and spend her time with Pahim.
Kanéko's archery and riding lessons with Garèo start off poorly and get worse. The only highlight is Pahim cheering her own, though she never expected for Maris to also encourage her.
On the road with Pahim, Kanéko makes the bold move of avoiding Garèo and setting up camp with Pahim well away from the others.
Bruised and humiliated, Kanéko arrives in Rock River. As Garèo is distracted by the appearance of his horse, she is forced to deal with the dog girl. Things go quickly wrong when Maris runs off without warning.