The Time of the Mask Makers, The Final Swing
, is live! It’s essentially a retake on The Legend animation, and finishes the tale of Makuta and Ekimu while creating the sparks that ignite the 2015 story.
So I guess you already know what happens.
I had a lot of fun with this story, and I’m eager to get feedback on the ending! (Maybe a little nervous too, ahaha…) At first I thought I shouldn’t write G2 fanfiction until we had more canon material to work with, but it was actually nice to take the springboard we’ve been given and see what I could do with it without knowing how close or far it would be from canon. So…I’d kind of like to do it again.Mask Makers
has been pretty well-received, I think (my best-received epic in maybe forever), and I want to do more with this version of Okoto. Since there might be some life-related things coming up in the near future, I don’t want to necessarily commit to anything, but I’m hoping that I’ll be able to keep writing short epics or short stories with each new wave of G2, probably after the material has been officially revealed but before the story has really gotten to it. I’m sure it’ll only grow more and more distant from the canon, but I want to do that before realizing just how far I’m straying. And this way I’ll keep myself writing a little more frequently.
So I’ve been brainstorming for what I could write on the summer wave. I think I want another flashback story, explaining where all these skull people came from, though this one will be going even farther back to justify the place they live in being termed the “Ancient” City. LoSS will also appear, since I want to justify him being the guardian of the City. I also want to give the skull people names, and I’m thinking I’ll just take names from G1 that currently aren’t in G2 and see who gets angry with me.
After that, I sort of also want to make a short story where Ekimu is awakened and goes to battle Skull Grinder for the Mask of Creation, just to give some closure and tie the two epics together. I wonder if I’ll ever get to writing about the Masters, haha…
I’ll put some more thought into the skull story and let you know if it gets anywhere. In the meantime, I’ll try to write some other stuff. I just did a short story for my Young Adult Literature class (we were allowed to do this instead of writing a paper!), but it was rushed and is stupid. I’ll probably post it eventually, but I might try to see if I can clean it up a bit first. And I’ll have another Fiction Writing story due at the beginning of April, so there’ll be that, too, if anyone’s interested.