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June 18, 2017: Two chapters - Two authors
Posted by Str8mayb

Happy Father's Day

Today we have a new map from Akeentia (nice work!) and  a chapter in Str8mayb's story 316.  Have a great day!

Read and enjoy.

May 7, 2017: Another chapter from Str8mayb.
Posted by Str8mayb

How about that another chapter.  I hope this will entertain you.  I had a lot of fun with parts of this chapter.  I have installed lightning rods, a lot of them!

Str8mayb

April 15, 2017: I found my way back.
Posted by Str8mayb

I haven't dropped off the Earth, but almost.  Since my last post I have closed my business, moved across the State, started a new Job and in general been verry busy.  I'm hoping it will not be another 2 years before the next post.  Actually the next chaprer of TWINS is almost ready and 316 is coming along once again.

Read and enjoy.

Str8mayb

March 8, 2017: Site Software Update
Posted by Akeentia

Updated the site's code base to the newest version that I had created. Unfortunately, I don't have any new chapters to post. I know, it's been years. But none of us, myself included, have anything to post. At least, not that I've been given.

I am personally working on some new stuff, but I couldn't say when I might have it ready to read. Sorry :(

The site should at least be a bit more Mobile Friendly, if you want to re-read any of the stories on the go.

March 15, 2015: Padded Room Back Up!
Posted by Akeentia

Well, that was honestly extremely frustrating! So, 7 days ago, there was a problem with one of the drives on the server that we are hosted on. They went to try and fix the issue and ended up corrupting hundreds of databases, and royally messing up the MySQL installation. Naturally, this meant that The Padded Room no longer had a valid database to talk to, so we ended up with a nice empty looking site. I opened a ticket with our host, just to make sure they knew about us, and then waited. 

Days went by and I got nothing but the same canned response of "We're working on fixing the issue". 

As some of you might know, at my day job I am the SysAdmin and web programmer for several web servers. We do stuff more in the eCommerce side of things. But I can tell you, no matter what the issue, if your web portal is down (which in turn means you can't make money), we are all over that issue like white on rice. We will have it fixed in a few hours, max. Because you being down is a big deal! That's lost revenue that you can't get back! We'll rebuild the whole fricken server if we have to, just to get you up again.

Now, I don't know exactly what they did to the MySQL installation, in this case (since they were ever so informative in their responses). But I have never, EVER seen a database issue that takes 7 days to fix. I mean, 7 DAYS!  And in the end they couldn't even fix it! They ended up moving us to another server and restoring us from a 2 month old backup! (So much for those daily backups they said they do).

But come on! I would have rather they moved us and did the restore days ago! Not waiting 7 days only to tell me they can't fix our database!

*Sigh* Anyway, so we're back up now. Sorry to everyone that came here to read over the last week and wasn't able. 

December 10, 2014: Story update!
Posted by Str8mayb

STR8mayb has two more chapters for you.  Think of it as an early Christmas present.  Chapter 10 of 316 and Chapter 5 of Twins are now ready for you.  Read and enjoy.

November 14, 2014: Story and Site Update!
Posted by Akeentia

First, let's start with the good stuff! Str8mayb is back and has brought us some brand new chapters! Chapter 9 of his story 316, as well as chapter 4 of his story Twins, are both up for your reading pleasure. Enjoy!

Next up, as I'm sure you've all noticed, the Padded Room has gotten a face lift! This redesign is part of a much larger project, which will hopefully bring all of you some really great new features and ways to interact with the authors here. It is also our hope that this update will start moving us into a direction where the authors can get their content up faster, rather than having to wait on me. I won't got into any of the details, but to say that life has been busy would be an accurate way to sum things up. But this update will eventually put more power into the authors hands.

Lastly, I want to apologize to anyone that may have emailed the asylum warden in the last...year. Again, life has been exhausting and stressful, and I just haven't been able to keep on top of things like I should.

January 20, 2013: Story Updates!
Posted by The Warden

Str8mayb is back with some new chapters! First he has Chapter 8 of 316 for us. And then he also brings us Chapter 3 of Twins!

I hope that the new year is treating you all well! I'm so very glad to see the authors of this site being able to write and put out new chapters for us again! I love all of the stories here on the Padded Room and I can never thank all of our authors enough for letting us host their awesome works here.

December 25, 2012: Story Updates!
Posted by The Warden

New Chapters! First up, Jegron brings us chapters 13, 14, 15, and the Epilogue of Squad Labkids: Book Two. And then Akeentia brings us chapter 1 of a new story called Savant!

Yes, it has been a year since the last time the Padded Room has updated. Lack of updates has been due, in large part, to the fact that we haven't been given any new chapters to post by the Authors. This has been a hard year for our authors, though. I know that many of you have written asking about Str8mayb. The last time I talked to him he does intend on continuing his stories. However, this has been a really bad year for him and his family, and while things are starting to look better, it may be a while longer before he gets the time to continue these wonderful stories. Please keep Str8mayb and his family in your prayers, and if you have the time send him an email. I know he, like all of the authors, love hearing from all of you. I promise, though, that if we go another long bout without any new chapters I'll at least post here on the news page letting you all know what is going on. Anyway, enjoy the awesome new chapters. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays.

December 23, 2012: Story Updates!
Posted by The Warden

Yay, new stuff! First up, Str8mayb brings us Chapter 2 of Luke as well as Chapter 2 of Twins! Then Jegron brings us chapters 10, 11, 12, and another Interlude of Squad Labkids: Book Two as well as chapter 1 of a new story called Orange Trees!

Hi. Sorry for the lack updates. Work hasn't slowed down any, if anything I'm busier now then I was the last time. *Sigh* Anyway, enjoy the new chapters. I've gotten to read most of them and they're pretty awesome. Merry Christmas.