theria's ramblings

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...