October is going to be my fic-vacation month
There's several reasons for this:
1) Work is normally insane, but in October it's going to be doing insane x2 because I need to help cover extra shifts for another department that has to run 24x7 and is desperately understaffed at the moment.
2) I haven't made myself a Halloween costume in three years and I want to, dagnabbit.
3) While I'm at it, I'm planning to make extra copies (the hard part about making a chuunin vest is getting the pattern made; once I've got the pattern worked out it's not that much extra work to make two or three instead of one) and sell the extras on eBay. (I'm also thinking about making net-shirts for Shikamaru/young-Iruka because the stuff is damn hard to work with and I've got a bachelor's degree in both English and dealing with fabric for costume purposes.)
So I might be putting in translations for various projects and drabbles for the 20-themes contest, but the next Side Effects chapter's just going to be on hold until November sometime...
by the way, if anyone is interested in one of the full Kakashi or Iruka outfits I'm going to make, drop a comment with your approximate size (S, M, or L) so I can see what the interest level is for each size range, and I'll post links to the eBay auctions whenever I get them done. I'm also thinking about selling custom-made ninja-gloves-with-plates and possibly ninja-toeless-shoe-type sandal-covers too, since those seem to be the trickiest for people to make at home.
(I'm partially hoping to fund future con visits and doujinshi-buying-for-translation with this... ^__^)