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Friday, July 24, 2009

Toma... really runs a lot as a detective...

Just watching Dekabeya Roppongi Sousahan and I couldn't help thinking... after reading comments by so many other people re: Serizawa Naoto in Maou... Toma hontou toku hashiteru yo... keiji toshite...

Did I even write that correctly in Japanese...


Sunday, February 15, 2009

Belated Valentine's Day

An idea for a (semi-)original story hit me several days and I still missed the starting point. I was supposed to post up the first part yesterday but it will go up today (while the 2nd part gets pushed back). The idea is for daily updates though I'm sure once you get the gist of the story, don't expect particularly long daily installments. Consider it an experiment or exercise in writing.

Since I've been out of it for so long, at least in the posting. -_-

I'll use the same reason (excuse) as the mangakas! Time off for research!! Which is actually true, kind of, though it is more like brainstorming and detail-correction and review and what on earth was I writing before kind of thing.

And of course, this is going to go up before the story does. Since I'm still writing the 2nd chapter right now. XD


Thursday, July 31, 2008

One down, two more to go!

I won't be 'publishing' the next chapter(s) of Project until I get three of the four "introductions" done. One reason is because there are some cross-continuity issues that I want to make sure don't occur or are fixed in one shot as opposed to many updates later. XD

The other reason is because of the "game design" mechanic of the story. If this was a game, sephzero and I imagined that you would have to play through each of these three character introductions, after which the fourth character introduction is opened. And from the last introduction you would get into the game where all four characters are playable.

Yes, we loved this concept in the Wild Arms games (the first three anyway, never played the 4th and 5th did not use this mechanic).

Though I thought that the third one would be hard, the one I decided to write second is turning into a bit of a staller. Most likely because this was the last and latest character we created, becoming necessary because the original "female" component of the party left the group dynamic unbalanced. Hopefully they will work better this way though most of the later RPG games use three-person parties...

Oh well. I really like 'female A' and if 'female B' is necessary to make interactions smoother, then I will figure out how to do this. Not that I don't like 'female B', I just haven't had her on the storyboards as long.


Saturday, July 26, 2008

Moushiwake arimasen!!!!

I have no excuses, other than the writing muse/torturer really hasn't been with me. It only hit me again last week or so, starting with realizing that there really was a Gaiden for Ohkami Mineko's Dragon Knights. And she's supposed to continuing Dragon Knights in some fashion after she finishes a (hopefully short) serialization of something else. Though since it is still running in Wings, as a monthly, and given her track record, I won't be seeing that for awhile... Ah well, it would only be fodder for "Fate Undone", a most likely shameless Dragon Knights "dream" story <-- self-insertion.

At the very least, to sephzero's joy(?), I'm getting off my lazy bum to start writing my section of our Kingdom Hearts fanfiction, PROJECT KH.

Though to be perfectly honest, I will be writing the vast majority of it.

Like Fate Undone and Fifth House (a Harry Potter universe), it is mostly plotted out. Project (our nickname for Project KH) has gone through a number of revisions, mostly in setting up the characters that Sora will be primarily be interacting with though I really like our final group.

Oh, and Riku insisted on being a problem. As in, what is he doing through all of this? XD One might think we have more love for Replica than Riku if you could eavesdrop on our brainstorming sessions.

Anyway, the silly thing is that sephzero is supposed to write Part 1 of Project which he HASN'T FINISHED YET (he doesn't read this anyway) and my section runs right off of that. He says what I've written hasn't conflicted (we're big on continuity) but I wonder...


Saturday, January 5, 2008

I am not dead!! ...maybe

New year (five days late) and I've moved to a new house and city and will be starting (returning?) to a day-time working schedule.

Maybe I will use my free time to actually get something written completely as opposed to plotting.

Actually, I did technically complete something, a romp of characters through the first adventure of in Witchfire Trilogy, a published adventure for the guns and magic fantasy Iron Kingdoms campaign setting produced by Privateer Press.

The adventuring group consists of an original character Akari, Sanada Ryou and Hashiba Touma from Yoroiden Samurai Troopers, the original Fai from Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicles, and a boy named Nora who people can easily figure out who he REALLY is.

If I get a moment to proofread Act 1, I may post it up. It's an exercise in getting back into the groove.


Monday, April 9, 2007

A very Short Return...zzzzz

I have determined after only two days of returning to work that updates are probably next to impossible during my work weeks. I'm on a 7 day on, 7 day off, graveyard shift. So come Tuesday, I'll be able to focus on writing again.

Even though sephzero and I have gotten very sidetrack with a 'Anime Bandits in Battle City' romp. What is that? You will see.

Shameless people, really, those Bandits.

And I've received several requests for the fanfiction archive that was in my Yoroiden Temple. I know sephzero will drop me into the deepest sea trench he can find before agreeing to that. And it is so much work to convert... I'm still thinking.