Best Before Death

happy birthday to we~!

Belation Celebration!

On July 1st 2011, Best Before Death turned a year old! That's over 156 separate updates, representing 93,600 words of content. WOW, seriously? We've written that much? That calls for a celebration!

That's right, party time!

To celebrate BBD's birthday (and maybe leave y'all in suspense about Arc 03 for a bit), we're lining up some special content! The next week and a half (or so) of updates will consist of some special how-it's-made posts, an insight into the future that's not Dillon reading an expiry date, and some extra scenes from the characters in the form of character shorts.

Happy birthday, Best Before Death!

We hope you enjoy this break while we gear up to finish Arc 03 and prep up the next storyline that BBD'll be delving into!

Why 'belation'? BBD turned one on the first, but the party started ten days later. What better way to celebrate a belated birthday than by creating a whole new word for it!

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Holy Hannah in a handbasket! Arc 02 wraps up on the Tuesday update and we hit one year strong on July 1st. Time and story flies like an eagle, but not so much into the sea.

A major update to the archives tonight, with an upgrade on the horizon. We're in the process of vetting Arc 01 in PDF - and considering offering up a package download with other ebook reader file types. Thoughts on this grand debate?

The other grand debate is also being held: Can they see you if you don't move? Tyrannosaurus says no, but the raptors say yes. YOU DECIDE!

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Fic!

Update! And in the most intriguing fashion, for the form it has taken? FANFIC!

The fan known as Cube wrote a 3-scene Dillon fic and lo, it is posted in the fan contributions section!

Some minor upkeep was done to the coding. Meanwhile, the story continues as Dillon equips aviator sunglasses for +10 badass!

Meanwhile, Alex is curious about the tropes we know and love. Feel free to pop on over and give some insights.

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Interlude and spoilers

This arc is an exciting one, because we get a chance to see some of Mercedes's heritage in action.

In fact, it's already been seen! Ruthless, powerful, beyond confident; her father is a figure of some import on Dansigna and she's followed in his footsteps by conquering the Protestant the way he has the whole planet. And maybe she does not break kneecaps on a regular basis, but the trade of souls is no more legit. Still? High risks equal high rewards for the Ochoa empire.

Think Papa Parris is proud of his baby girl?

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WELL. I'm sure he would be amused and possible intrigued by her power of presence, but Parris already has an heir and Mercedes isn't shopping around for a last name just yet. And we can't let an April Fool's Day go by without at least something!

On the NOT!Fools note: There will be a short interlude in the story. Roy and I are off to gallivant with Aussie friend-and-fan Suke, and in preparation of the shenanigans, we've prepared a treat: A historical look at Mercedes and Dillon! One week of material to celebrate the first time they met!

Which is about the same time he gave up rights to his soul.

SO! Everyone? Party while it's hearty! There will be updates in the interim and the arc 02 storyline will resume in a week.

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BBD in the news!

Remember November? We don't! Wait. That was that time where we challenged 100,000 cumulative words in a month, right? Right! Good times, in that bordering-on-the-insane kind of way.

WELL. During the month, Alex was interviewed by The Rocky Mountain Goat about her and Roy challenging NaNoWriMo together. Turns out the issue has been posted online! Check out page twelve for an article about the local NaNoWriMo crew.

Can't let you go without a gem:

And if one doesn’t like the direction the other is taking, “we slay them in their sleep,” Rennick jokes.

Joke? I WENT THROUGH THREE ROYS THAT MONTH! Expensive things to clone, y'know.

And hello to all the visitors getting here through our nefarious advertising on Project Wonderful!

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Tweaks are the [wit here] of life

An update to the archives went online tonight, lo and behold!

This post would have more content, but it is lost in the snow. If you've been following out Twitter, you'll know all about the erratic weather up here. From a snowbank to rival Dillon to one that Mercedes towers over, and now it's Bridgette-sized for convenience!

We're ready for spring ANY SECOND NOW!

Psssst!

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Changes all around!

The update that has been weeks in the making has descended!

(MAN, that makes it sound like we reinvented the wheel when, really, we rotated the tires on our baby, the website.)

To your right, you may notice the cast page has been amended with some new faces (also available on the official art page).

On your left, you will notice the archives page has been overhauled to encompass all of arc 01, the current scenes in arc 02, and the 2010 Holiday Blitz entries. Not only that, but an upcoming feature is noted: Downloadable PDFs of the completed arcs! ETA of a couple weeks, depending on how soon the two of us can stop lancering up grubs and do a final edit of arc 01.

And you saw it first here on this Livejournal! The first character short is now posted for the general public to consume. Get some insights into the White family dynamic!

There are more tweaks, to links and linking us, plus the rather noticeable addition of this:

Click here to vote for Best Before Death at TopWebFiction!

That's right! Best Before Death is officially listed at the Web Fiction Guide and in the voting for being the top web fiction. And, you know, if we hit number one? There could be some surprises around here. Curious? Give us a vote and see!

Meanwhile, arc 02 is humming along at top speed. Both Roy and myself are returning to the "normal" human state after the crazy NaNoWriMo push of 2010.

Hard to believe that BBD had its six-month anniversary on the first, no less. Time flies when you slip into a singularity.

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Web Fiction Guide

Two more pieces are forthcoming for the 2010 Holiday Blitz! Then, as predicted, Arc 02 will be starting - December 5th, so mark your calendars!

Curious about those shorts that you requested? Wellllllll, there might be some surprises going up in December.

That is, once the dreaded and awesome NaNoWriMo is over! As this post is being written, we are both within 3,000 words of VICTORY!

Last, but not least, Best Before Death has been officially listed on Web Fiction Guide. Check out this sexy listing! This also puts us in the running for Top Web Fiction. Give us a vote and we'll love you for longer and less than it costs for a night with Venus.

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