Section 1: Please Read!
Okay, guys, for those of you who don't want to read this entire journal entry, here's the main reason for it right off the bat. For any Fable fans, fans of my writing, or people who are just randomly interested in this sort of thing, I just entered my novel-length Fable fanfiction A Marriage of Inconvenience into a writing competition and I'd really appreciate if you would give it a read and, if you like it, then please cast a vote for it. Here's the link to the story: www.inkitt.com/stories/14261 I'll be focusing on posting the last few chapters up by the end of the competition (June 3rd) so, hopefully, those of you whom are interested will be able to see it come to an end by then; you don't really require Fable knowledge to enjoy the story, though it might help explain a couple things. (For those of you who have read the entirety on FanFiction.Net and are wondering why it's not complete on other sites...more info in Section 2.)
For those of you who aren't interested in fanfics but who still enjoy fantasy stories, I encourage you to please read 's entry in the competition, Whispers of Nowhere, which can be found here: www.inkitt.com/stories/14245 And, if you enjoy it, please give her a vote, as well. She's a brilliant writer and I can promise that you won't be disappointed.
To anyone else entered in the competition, feel free to link to your story in the comments; I'd love to see it.
Section 2: Fanfic and general writing update-y news
So. Big news for the MoI fans this year. MoI's now part of what will be a series titled Shattered Albion, with MoI as the first book. Blackout, the second book, is set to be completed, edited, and in the process of being posted by the end of this year (I'm actually aiming on completing the writing part by the end of July, but expect actual posting much later in the year). There will be a third, and most likely final, book in the series; I've not yet named it though I've got a couple ideas floating around. There's two ideas for the series I'd like to slowly work on, but it depends on how much you, the readers, would like to read them. So, I'm asking right now, how many MoI fans would like a prequel to MoI (one that centres on Logan and Victoria's childhood) and/or possibly a side story in which certain scenes are retold from another character's POV?
As for why I've not yet gotten the entirety of MoI posted on other sites, since early January I've been slowly editing and rewriting the entire story. It's still up in full on FFN; I've just been replacing the chapters as I go. On Tablo, SparkaTale, and Inkitt, the latest chapter is the most recently edited one (I'll add the links to all of those profiles to my info here on dA so you can find them, if you'd like). Some things have been majorly changed and, as of this moment, almost 30k words have been added to the story. I strongly encourage those of you who have already read it to go back and reread it at some point before Blackout is posted.
In other writing news, I'm struggling with one of my original stories so.... However, I have a brand new original story that I'm aiming to put out later this year. More info the closer I get to making a dent in the plot, but I hope you'll enjoy it.
Section 3: Tags
I don't usually respond to tags, but I was recently tagged by so...eh, why not?
1) You have to answer the questions I listed here
2) After you have answered my questions, you have to make your own questions and tag five people
1. If you could marry an anime character, who would it be?
Um...um...you know, I actually wouldn't want to marry a character. Maybe just date one intermittently or be friends with one. Marrying people just seems so.... *shudders*
2. Since when did you start watching anime?
Hmm...probably between first and second grade. (I was little, I know. The first one I saw was Tenchi Muyo, I recall. )
3. Do you write fanfiction?
4. Do you consider yourself an Otaku?
In the sense of "someone with obsessive interests", yeah, sure. I'm obsessive over writing and a few other things. In the way that most people think of otakus, though? Nope. I'm not that far gone. LOL
5. If you could live a life in one single fandom, what fandom or world would that be?
I'd pick Fable and Albion. <3
6. If you have an original character that you made, could you introduce him/her to us?
Erm...so many original characters. OTL However, if you click that link at the top of this entry and read MoI, that's an introduction to Victoria. Go on, you know you want to.
7. Do you like shounen-ai or shoujo-ai mangas?
Shounen-ai. I have a hard time getting into shoujo-ai in most circumstances. Mainly because I feel most shoujo-ai writers are doing it just for girl-on-girl action and don't think about building a real relationship between the characters that isn't just groping and sex and tiny bits of drama. Granted, shounen-ai has these exact same problem (just with guys instead of girls, of course), but I seem to find more works with effort put into them than in shoujo-ai. Anyone care to prove me wrong, go ahead and post links or just comment with titles of manga/stories/etc that are well written shoujo-ai.
8. Did you think the previous question was weird?
Not at all.
9. If you could choose one mythical creature as a pet, what would it be and why?
Um...hmm...could I have a demonic butler (ie Sebastian Michaelis) as a pet? I really need someone to do the dishes for me.
10. What would you like to do right now?
I...eh, don't really have anything in mind that I'd like to do. Pretty content for the moment. Maybe I'll game later. *more worried about the comp than herself*
No tags; no questions. Cheers, guys. Til next time!