Also, I did not dream of farm animals whatsoever.
Hopefully I can try to shade these without screwing them up that much.
Anyway, on to the main point of this entry. When I announced A Mind in Darkness, I mentioned that I was working on another new project. In the past, I worked on some stories about humans who could use the power of Bionicle (and other) characters by turning “spirits” into armor—that series is pretty dead, but I still want to do something with the basic idea. Nothing like humans turning up in the MU, of course. That would just be ridiculous. What I wanted was a new world where both humans and Toa existed, and after kicking that around for a while, I got a new idea that I thought had some potential.
But, I’m not so sure there’s an audience for this sort of thing. Not much point in putting a bunch of work into a story if it’s just going to rot in some forgotten corner of the Library, right? Simply asking if there was an audience didn’t seem like the best way to go, plus I really wanted to at least experiment with this idea a little, so I decided to jump in…if a bit tentatively.
The result is the short story The Blade of Valor. Think of this as a pilot episode. Presented here is a rough working concept of a world where Toa are Elemental Spirits who watch over the humans, but when an evil force arises, a priestess is selected to bear a legendary weapon and set things right. I did a solid amount of world-building and prepared some backstory, but I don’t want to go much farther unless I see reason to. If I get a good reaction from The Blade of Valor, I’ll continue working and put together an entire story based on this concept. If no one seems interested, then I guess it just remains a one-shot.
Please read if you have the time, but a few warnings. First, the length: it’s between 4000-5000 words. Interpret that as you will. Second, I tried to make the monster in this story rather disturbing, and while I don’t know if I really succeeded in that, I figured I should at least provide a heads-up.
If you like the story, please let me know. Also, since the material presented is very tentative, suggestions are most welcome—if I do end up pursuing this, then I want it to be as great as possible. If nothing else, thank you for at least reading this entry!
Super Danganronpa 2 is amazing. It is definitely one of the best stories I've seen/read/whatdoyoucallitwhenyouwatchwalkthroughsofagameanyway. Every plot twist (and there are so many!) is executed in a perfect if unique fashion. Pretty much all the characters are enjoyable and relatable and as they go through everything you really feel for them and all they have to put up with. The final two chapters really raise the stakes and the mysteries just get better and better and wow man this game is good. Maybe it's because I only watched the anime for the first game, but I like the second just so much more. I recommend everyone familiar with the first Danganronpa to check out the second game immediately, and to those that don't know what a dangle ron paul is I recommend you check it out from the very beginning. It's really an amazing murder mystery story, and I adore it a lot.
oh nooooooooo this entry is the latter category. dang.
Might actually do one of these later, maybe, if I can remember that I have a blog
All that to say, the last batch of images and info was very cool, introducing Darunia, Ruto, and Sheik as playable characters, but this has got to be my favorite tidbit yet:
YOU CAN RIDE THE DEKU SPROUT
I don't know who decided this was a good idea, or why this idea occurred to them, but they are a genius.
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