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.
After a number of years, the Earth gets an upgraded look. Also, for the first time ever, the Earth is now properly labeled on this site to show where land is located. We’ll fix the labels in time for the comic’s debut over the coming weeks!
That’s right! I have been doing too much lately and little of it had to do with Yscariot! I must apologize for the long delays! Working on this alone means I had a lot of juggling to do. Classes and seminars are done, but to enjoy the time off and complete the thesis in peace, a man such as myself need funds, and then those funds will be used to go on vacation. Yes, every man [and woman] needs a little pampering, so go for it.
Just in time for the holidays! The standard edition of Yscariot: Sphere of Light is now available for purchase at the low price of $7.99!! In additional to having access to the entire original first novel, the eBook will come with readability and corrective updates whenever necessary.
You can order the novel from the link below! Happy Holidays from Team X’el!
The Special Edition eBook will retain its price of $14.99 but it has been revised with an Epilogue Verse AND a bonus verse from the upcoming second novel!
You can now purchase Yscariot: Sphere of Light at the contributors price and get a first look at the story before the paperback edition becomes available on GooglePlay! If you are using a Kindle, then you can download from Amazon as well. To be listed as a contributor, simply send an email with your receipt attached (you can block off all personal information except for the first name and initial of your last name) before September 18th.
I, the author of my life’s work for which you are all here for, have been somewhat busy with traveling around the Pacific and being home with family and into my own shell.
On August 3rd of this year, I announced the completion of my first novel, Yscariot: Sphere of Light. Due to “printing politics” in the US, I will soon release the electronic version of my book online for a price set to $15USD or above for the “first look” of the story.
Meanwhile, a crowd-funding campaign will be in the works to have the book printed in the US. In my current country of residence, China [Shanghai area], books may be printed on demand. The FIRST EDITION (100 books) will be set to $33USD to help fund for legal and publishing costs (if I am going to do the self-publishing route). If we can print more paperback books, then we can get more out to the world.
The First Edition will only include the story, as an illustrated version is in hopes for a later and bigger release if we are successful!
I want to thank all of my followers, supporters, and readers, past-present-future, for all you have done for this story. It’s your story!