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Aftertaste: Chapter 5

I just finished Chapter Five of Aftertaste this morning, and Becca was kind enough to give it a looksie, so now the new chapter is up and reading to be read. You might have also noticed that there’s a new layout up. If not, click on Sooner or Later on the sidebar under Themes. It’s my personal favorite. 🙂

Chapter Five wound up being a bit shorter than I originally planned, but I think it works better this way. I think I have all of Chapter Six figured out. I just have to write it, and I have a pretty good idea about what’s going on in Chapter Seven too. Like I said in the last post, Zac and Taylor will be showing up again. And I’m sure some people are wondering about what happened with Zac and Sophie when she stopped by Lux’s place. You’ll find out. No worries. Also, for anyone having any issues with keeping track of the dates and such, for the most part, there’s not a huge span of time between them. It’s usually somethining from the previous day mixed into the next. I think the only exception so far is the Prologue. It might change in the later chapters, but I might go back and add in what day it is [Mon-Sun] just to help out a bit. Hopefully, I haven’t confused anyone too much.

The Hanfic Genre Challenge ends tonight at midnight, and the reading and nominating time is from February 23 – March 3, so make sure you check out all of the great stories. I know I have plenty to catch up on, and if you like something well enough, make sure you nominate it for the awards!

Thanks so much to Elle, Cecilia W (x2), Diana, Foxtrot, Nat, Mel, and Sahara for signing the guestbook! I’m so happy people are enjoying Aftertaste. I feel so out of practice with all of this after the last year of serious slacking. So cookies for everyone who’s hung in there and has been checking the site for updates!

And I had a few questions to answer from the guestbook!

Cecilia W, I actually do have some plans to write Twilight fanfic. I’ve had a few ideas floating around in my head, and I’m hoping to give Twilight fanfic a try sometime in the very near future. Lord knows I read plenty of it. 🙂

Sahara, I’m not sure if you wanted to know about the actual graphics or the coding or which layout. I’m assuming it’s the Sooner or Later theme, though. For the coding, well, I put a lot of blood, sweat and tears into it. Well, not really. More like a lot of cursing and growling, but it’s a combo of tables and div layers. For the graphics, those were pretty simple. I did some coloring on the pictures and then used one of the images to create the background behind it and some textures. If you want anything in depth, drop me another comment. I might be able to find or write a quick tutorial on it. 🙂