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    That was a pretty well written battle scene with a great cliffhanger at the end. I can't wait for the next update.
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    @ Enewald: Hehe, I haven't officially confirmed who won or lost yet. Never read MechtheDane's stuff though. Is "Godwinson Ho" a leftover from his AAR? It seems to be a popular phrase.

    @ east_emnet: Thanks, glad to have you along! I don't think you'll be disappointed -- regardless of who wins, this AAR will be full of battles. I don't think the next update will have one though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlexanderPrimus View Post
    @ Enewald: Hehe, I haven't officially confirmed who won or lost yet. Never read MechtheDane's stuff though. Is "Godwinson Ho" a leftover from his AAR? It seems to be a popular phrase.
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    Excellent start, once again I am taken aback by the quality of writing in many AAR's
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    @ Enewald: Yeah, I never read it. Looks like that AAR's no longer being updated for some reason though.

    @ Lachlan Smith: Thanks! Though I must admit that I sometimes take a long time to post updates because I hold my writing to a high standard and don't consider it finished until I'm satisfied that it's good enough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlexanderPrimus View Post
    @ Enewald: Yeah, I never read it. Looks like that AAR's no longer being updated for some reason though.

    @ Lachlan Smith: Thanks! Though I must admit that I sometimes take a long time to post updates because I hold my writing to a high standard and don't consider it finished until I'm satisfied that it's good enough.
    Read MechTheDane's AAR - it's an easy and short read, and worth it.

    I hear you on the second. Sometimes, I just tell myself "It's good enough" and post it so I can get to the next update. It's a way of getting past writer's block, and of learning more about yourself as a writer, I think, to just run with an idea even if you don't think it works 100%. At least, that's how I do all of my writing, and I feel like I'm batting at least .500 so far. . . anyway, looking forward to seeing William get his trousers spanked off.

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    @ phargle: I guess I better check it out then. And with regards to the "good enough" point in writing, well, that's the only way any of my updates ever get posted.

    @ Jim Bob: Not bad indeed. Quite well done in fact, considering the meager budget.

    @ Enewald: Oh, goodness. So that's why that AAR isn't being updated. Well, I think I'll change the subject now.

    What did everybody think of the mood music for the Hastings update?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlexanderPrimus View Post
    What did everybody think of the mood music for the Hastings update?
    Pretty damn good
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    Still waiting patiently for the next chapter! We need to see "officially" who won that epic duel.

    By the way, mood music was AMAZING!
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    Glad I caught this early on, a great scene! Superbly written! I await more!
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    The mood music was of excellent quality and well paced, like your writing.
    The blood-stained axe does not bode well for William.

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    Wow!

    Really beautiful and I like the expository obliqueness of the digressions.

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    Good music. But I like your Chronicles AAR more. Not that this one is bad of course. A masterpiece, no less. Just that Chronicles is an even bigger masterpiece, certainly the last updates.


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    Greetings, friends and readers,

    Foremost, I'd like to thank everyone who read the first chapter of Æthellan, and apologize profusely for the delay in providing an update.

    I had been drafting updates for both Æthellan and my other AAR, the Chronicles of the Golden Cross, to be released over the summer. Unfortunately, before I was able to finish these chapters, my main computer broke. Even worse, I currently lack the funds needed to repair it. Once it is fixed, I will be able to pick up where I left off with both of these stories. My current goal is to accomplish this within the next few months.

    In the meantime, I do have something to share with you to whet your appetites. I have prepared a video trailer for Æthellan. I had intended for it to accompany my new updates, but given present circumstances, I feel inclined to release it now.


    I hope you enjoy the trailer, and that in the near future you will be as excited as I am to pick up this AAR where it left off.

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    Nice trailer, although I'd prefer having updates.

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    Good to see you're coming back AP
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    Excellent begining and trailer. When can we expect the next update though?
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    An excellent trailer and definitely looking forward to your much expected return
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