For no reason stated by Tencent, the leader of the movement was banned indefinitely on their WeChat platform ON HIS BIRTHDAY!
While it definitely made for the worst birthday gift ever, the author of the Yscariot series had a great time celebrating his birthday with delicious Italian food and cake in Shanghai, China.
Back to the banning. A ban on the WeChat platform, which is primarily the main form of communication in China, means a return to the dark ages from a period of 90 days or more. You will not be able to communicate (send/receive messages) along with other things.
Here is the official statement from the author:
To all of my friends in China, if you are reading this, please know that I received the majority of your messages and I want to say thank you so much for the birthday wishes and greetings.
The Yscariot: Issue 01 comic book will probably experience a setback in physical sales due to the WeChat debacle, but I will work to find a way to communicate with you all to work something out.
Sorry for the trouble and hope to catch up with you all again.
It is September 18th! That means, IT’S OUR ANNIVERSARY!Yscariot turns TWENTY years old and will only get stronger from here! We thank everyone staying strong with Team X’el and hope that you continue to stand by our side during our quest to become bigger and better! First, let us give our condolences to those affected by the storms occurring in different parts of the world and hope for a speedy recovery for everyone around the world during these times.
X’el Studios, the bringer of the Yscariot story, is planning to release Sphere of Light in a 22-page comic form! Which means, we will be condensing the story into a fully illustrated form with one to two verses to represent the story. Continue reading Yscariot: Now 20 Years!→
Three NEW chapters will be available later this month to continue where the Yscariot: Neo-Alpha left off! It will also be for free and available on Google Play! Stay tuned, and download and read the book if you have not already! Thank you for following and helping me achieve my dream one read at a time 🙂
As my work for the first part of my novel comes to a close, I would like to thank everyone who had, has, and will continuously watch my story grow from beginning to end. Again, this is only part of the first novel, and I am happy to share these writings free of charge for the time being. Keep in mind that this story is currently available as a preview and serves as the beginning to a story that was created 15-years ago… so changes are expected to occur, and PLEASE… leave some feedback that will be necessary for me to grow as a writer. Here are some things that you will need to know as I wrap up some things on my work:
For creative purposes, “The Gospel of Yscariot™” has now changed to Yscariot™ and any reference to any future previews and works will have this name (for the time being). “The Gospel…” will still be in use in the future as a designation of a collection of works relating to the story.
Future previews will still be released as mini-books.
A Spanish translation of the mini-book previews are in negotiation for a release, but is currently tentative.
Book #3, formerly known as the “DELTA” preview, will succeed the Beta and Gamma (Books #1 and #2 respectively) and has been given the new sub-title: NEO-ALPHA.
The Alpha, Beta, and Gamma previews of the Yscariot novel will no longer be available to download after the release of Neo-Alpha.
Yscariot: Neo-Alpha will be free for a limited time.
Neo-Alpha may include 10,000 or more words.
I want to thank you for taking time to read my post.
The “Delta” book (Issue#3) has been delayed for the time being. It is currently 30% complete and will be carefully reviewed by a small party. There is also a plan to add extra content to the new release to allow readers to enjoy it a little easier. Creative issues and the recent typhoon strike (hitting the area where a major contributor lives) has caused some delay in production. However, extra attention will be given to the third official preview of the story. Distribution of the Alpha (Issue#0) “Hybrid” concept book will be removed from the general marketplace in the coming days. I want to personally thank all of my readers, fans, friends, and family for their patience during this time and hope that you will all continue enjoying The Gospel…
If you have not read the previews to my story, please do so… you will not be disappointed. Or at least… I hope you won’t. =)
With Google Play’s strict regional and credit card policies in place, we will be releasing Yscariot™: Gamma on PDF format for free to read on multiple devices. Feel free to download, enjoy the reading, and share the story with friends and family.
(Issue #2, or Gamma, contains Verses 3~5. Get BETA to start from the beginning)