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The Nature of Anti-Discussion: A Critique of the Fire Emblem Fandom
2020.09.25 17:58 Wanderer2691The Nature of Anti-Discussion: A Critique of the Fire Emblem Fandom
Note: This is definitely one of my riskier posts I've ever made, and that's saying quite a bit, but I still feel morally compelled to talk about this due to it being something that's been bugging me for quite some time. Let me preface this by saying that I'm speaking from the heart when I say this, but also from my own experiences within this community, so I still want to say this because I feel like I really, really want it to be said than it to be brushed to the side.
In retrospect, I think there's very few games, if any, that would have anywhere near the replicable effect it would have on me that Fire Emblem did. I ended up buying Path of Radiance for my Wii's GameCube backwards compatibility in the year 2011, and when I went on to play the game, it frankly blew my mind in ways that didn't exactly feel comparable to almost any other game I've played. The gameplay was good (though in hindsight PoR was definitely one of the weaker FEs gameplay-wise), but the story, world-building and especially the draw of choosing the characters you loved the most and being able to develop them as characters and units in the ways you saw fit made me love the game, and sold me completely on the idea of choosing whom the "protagonists" of the story were - which definitely sounds silly in retrospect, but FE has and still does inspire such imagination in me that it's definitely comparable on an emotional level to Baldur's Gate's ability to let you choose who's in your party and whom the story's main characters effectively are. It was obviously on a much more diminutive level, but in part of that was why I grew to adore Boyd so much, whom to this day is my favorite character in all of fiction and a massive emotional inspiration for how I act in the present. Radiant Dawn I soon played after having a copy of it lent to me by my cousin, and to this day it's my favorite game of all time. I know it's not perfect as it has some flaws in the pacing, story and unit balance, but the game was such a blast gameplay-wise and on such an epic scale that I couldn't help but love it, nevermind my wholesale enjoyment of the game's story alongside Tellius' excellent worldbuilding. It's a game that overall really colored my experiences to the present and what I feel should be the standard of something that's fun as a whole. I'm fully aware it's not perfect and it's certainly not mechanically the best game of all time, but it's certainly my favorite on an emotional level and a lot of my beliefs in game development come from this game, if not most of it. And then, after being disappointed by Awakening, Fire Emblem Fates again made me love the series like I did when I first played RD. While the story was a mess for reasons covered ad nauseum already, the characters and gameplay stuck with me to the present, and I daresay Fates would have one of the best casts in the series if it wasn't for 3H on a mechanical level beating it out. And I think that even today the game can be seriously underrated, given though the story writing was bad I've extracted a lot of enjoyment from the support writing, and it supplemented with the campaign made it a lot more enjoyable than I would've had it be otherwise. Funny thing is, though, I'm very much the kind of person who thinks characters are what define any game's story; I probably wouldn't care nearly as much for Fire Emblem if it wasn't for the cast so influencing me to the very present, and I cannot be thankful enough for that. I even really loved the permadeath mechanic, a mechanic I normally dislike due to me not liking ironman or hardcore runs with the risk of losing progress upon death (by far one of my biggest gaming pet peeves), by using it to tie into what I feel is Fire Emblem's central narrative element of how important life is to both us and the world the game takes place in, given the soldiers in your hands are all people, with emotional qualities, characteristics, dreams, aspirations, relationships - they're all decisively human, and that's what ends up helping distinguish it from most other strategy games for me. That very real investment I had in the cast and being able to choose who's in my final party is a very big reason why I love the games as much as I do, and probably why it'll always go with me to my dying days. Of course, naturally, I wanted to see if anyone would feel otherwise. I felt compelled to show my emotions on how much the cast made me love everyone and the stories I'd love to share, so I went on GameFAQs come December 2015, and, well... ...well, let's just say, because my first real introduction to the fandom was during the height of Fire Emblem Fates, it was definitely being baptized by fire. It definitely had an influence on me with how much sheer vitriol virtually every community had for Fates from then onwards, and I'm ashamed to admit I was sucked into that vitriol, and not what's now my second favorite FE in the series - everything, from discourse on perceived idiocy to certain gameplay and story choices, to the repeated exaltation of certain characters for what felt to me as pretty shallow reasons while hating others regardless of their actual quality as a character for gameplay reason, and, perhaps most distressingly, the Fire Emblem fandom's love for simply having a narrative the fandom could go by: a consensus. It feels like there's rarely any actual discussion or challenges being made to the status quo until they let you say how you feel on the matter, and I don't say that merely because of my experiences with what the FE fandom hated at the time. It not only actively shut out any discussion or at least strongly discouraged what people wanted to be said and acted extremely passive aggressive or toxic to anyone who feels differently, it spread from sites like this and Serenes Forest to even sites like 4chan, a site that's supposed to have equal representation for all opinions rather than just letting there be a unified narrative... and given how much cynicism was baked into the fandom all because the fandom feared the series was losing it way, and just how much harassment, allowance of narrative preservation and general disregard for anyone who doesn't "fit in", I'm going to say it outright, merely going by my observation of some of the most "toxic" gaming fandoms I've been in from Smash to League of Legends to many, many other fighting games with an ever-shifting metagame or what-not: Fire Emblem perhaps has one of the most passive-aggressive and hostile fandoms I think in the entire industry. And I don't say that lightly; I generally do feel that between how much dismissal of even the slightest critique on the "approved" stuff, and even the slightest praise on the "disapproved" stuff, there is, to the point that Three Houses' unification of the fandom hasn't even really ended the problem altogether so much as having mollified it and let the cycle continue itself, makes it really abhorrent to me how much this fandom tries to control the narrative so much against any and all dissenting opinions while, for ages, allowing a select few people to effectively decide what everyone else thinks on even the "equal opportunity" sites like 4chan. And when 4chan has gotten in on the act for years, it doesn't feel like it's a site problem so much as a major community problem. This post is going to cover effectively four things in total: the first of which being what exactly lends credence to "anti-discussion", as I call it, then how that applies to the fandom from a gameplay perspective, then how that applies to the fandom from a writing perspective, and then finally how it affects people and how it can be changed through accepting others. Because it really, really does feel, to me, that the Fire Emblem community has a really bad problem with accepting things that go against what's held as acceptable or what's not, and I feel if the fandom has any chance of growing, it needs to enable discussion on a larger scale. Which is why I write this, largely due to feeling the emotional urge to talk about this given I care a lot about the fandom, and actively had my own emotional experiences with it too. So with that in mind... let's begin.
Part 1: What's Anti-Discussion?
To best answer that question, I do feel it needs to be clarified what does or does not quality as that, given one thing I don't want to be a take-away from this is using this in tandem to deflect criticism of things that deserve criticism. Or, in short: I do think the Fire Emblem fandom has an adept ability with criticizing or praising things for justifiable reasons. I really, genuinely don't think that the fandom doesn't do anything for absolutely no reason. Popularity and unpopularity can and does happen on a level of consensus on what the fandom agrees or not, and that extends virtually everywhere from what the fandom agrees isn't a good thing to what it absolutely does agree is a good thing. Regarding some of the worst and best stories in the FE fandom, for instance, many people want to encourage accurate transmission of information and dispel misinformation in order to let people have a clear-cut take on how they feel on the matter and why they do. I think all communities, not just fandoms, need to do this to remain functional, because without even a shred of objectivity there could be total anarchic rules on what's acceptable or not at best, or subversive elements can and will try to upend the nature of the fandom at worst. So let me just immediately clarify in tandem that people have a good reason to want to correct others regarding what they've got wrong or praise them for what they've got right, and this I definitely get; it's a lot easier to keep track of something on a statistical level than on a subjective and emotional level inherently, and Fire Emblem is, first and foremost, a numbers game. It's a game that many people who engage in crunch would find very rewarding, and by those same metrics the Fire Emblem fandom is home to a lot of people who would very much reward playing for the most optimal results or having a general consensus on what's "good" or "bad" solely by looking at the data and compartmentalizing it as such. That, I do find understandable; fandoms like that really aren't for me, as despite having a capacity for crunch I was always more of a storytelling and emotions kind of guy, but I definitely get the appeal of it on an inherent level. Thing is, though, many, many fandoms with this mentality also try to compartmentalize things that can't be just explained with numbers and an Excel spreadsheet. XCOM's a great example of this; for many, it's a tactics game like Fire Emblem, but for many others it's also the cause of being able to create your own stories with your favorite units, customize them entirely and grow supremely attached to them through the story's narrative that emerge from every tactical win and defeat. XCOM is an excellent story generator, so you're very likely going to find people who won't always use someone who's simply better than them tactically because of an emotional attachment to another unit, and would try their best to have them grow as a result. This doesn't just extend to gameplay either; people aren't rational creatures and cannot always be made to do something they "should" do with 100% conciseness. I totally get people who want to maximize total efficiency and be very, very quick to chastise or admonish irrational decisions or decisions you strongly disagree with, people I think need to realize people can't always be counted to not do something irrational or go against expectations 100% of the time; what's always the logical decision isn't always the right one from an emotional standpoint, and ironically, I think the Fire Emblem fandom can get extremely emotional when it wants to, but generally has a problem of rarely compartmentalizing what isn't "seen", so to speak; what isn't there, well, isn't there, so why bother to try to add more depth to the circumstances if there's nothing to be had that serves as evidence? But, Fire Emblem naturally has plenty of supports locked behind their character interactions, and what one would immediately dismiss as a one-note character very often forgets what's there to the individual than anything relative to a spreadsheet or what-not. Which I get; it's infinitely harder to keep track of emotions than something like facts and numbers, as I've stated before. Still, to continue the XCOM example, there seems to be a major difference between XCOM and Fire Emblem: XCOM, like a lot of other of these character-driven strategy games, acknowledge there isn't really much fun in doing things by the number without some degree of creativity thrown in the mix, such as the fandom wholesale embracing the Viper memes come XCOM: Chimera Squad. Fire Emblem is... well, to be blunt, kind of an isolate with how it clearly tries to think in terms of numbers and consenses, and I'm not saying that all Fire Emblem fans do that or even most, but a lot of the general agreements from the hardcore fandom on what's quality or not comes from this mindset... ...which of course, finally, brings me to the question and point of Part 1: what is anti-discussion? Anti-discussion is when there's already an agreed on consensus on what the fandom thinks is right, either from an emotional or logical perspective; keep in mind one doesn't have to think in terms of numbers to want to do this, because anti-discussion is effectively taking that consensus and beating to death any opinions that try to disagree with it or even raise critique to the idea of there being even some dissent in those opinions than 100% agreement on the matter. Emotions do this a lot, and regularly so, but Fire Emblem is perhaps unique in that the fandom tries to compartmentalize decisions in a solely irrational factor than consider that, sometimes, people can't be expected to always do things according to plan, either due to neuroses or what-not; what's best for that, then, is understanding why people do the way they do and trying to emphasize with them on how they and the person with the consensus can do better; it's a mutual agreement that supplements honesty, which is crucial to enable a healthy, even level of discussion going. Which Fire Emblem, ironically, almost never does. In fact, if we're to measure fandoms based on how much it has an air of anti-discussion there, I think Fire Emblem is perhaps one of the most broken fandoms out there by virtue of how much it tries it's damndest to push out or aggressively "correct" anyone who feels differently. Which I, of course, was guilty of in the past, I will admit. But the thing that drives this is some degree of emotion, which is what's ironic: that a fandom that subscribes itself to what's set in stone can so readily get emotional when something that goes against the "narrative" pops up. It's that level of emotional response and irreconcilable views that leads to what I think most if not all of the problems in the fandom spawn from, and which can be fixed if a more open-minded response is given. So by that extension, in short, anti-discussion is there already being a consensus and a willingness to try to silence any critique of that consensus, for it's what the fandom has "agreed" on. Which, believe me, I will come back to in a bit; for now, though, I have every intent on discussing the natural consequences of this sort of mentality, starting from a gameplay perspective.
Part 2: What Are the Consequences, Gameplay-Wise?
Several, if I should note. But all of them fall into one category: measuring worth of a character in the game or exacerbating their goodness or badnesssolelybased on their quality of a unit. Naturally, this is admittedly something that by itself is kind of inevitable. Humans cheer on when someone does well, and boo when somebody doesn't do well. It's a major reason why, despite me understanding the appeal of fighting games and what-not, I have zero interest in them due to entire constructed characters' worth being determined by how much they can actually do to fight. It also applies in many online competitive games like Overwatch, League of Legends, and so on and so forth. There's absolutely a degree of mechanical movement put into gauging what's "worth" it and what's not, and that characterizes a lot of decisions and meta-gaming based on one player finding an unbeatable strategy and a dozen-fold adopting that strategy likewise. Fire Emblem is absolutely no exception. As anyone in the gameplay-leaning side of the fandom would tell you, Fire Emblem is definitely the kind of metagame that highly prioritizes, due to the fact any unit can turn out "good", how fast you get there and how much you bring to the table in important things like the Move stat or bases. By those metrics, the fandom has pretty much agrees that fliers and mounts have historically been some of the best classes in the game, archers and armors some of the worst, and most every other class somewhere in between based on whether or not they can actually bring something to the table. Again, this is something that's inevitable by default, as people can decide pretty damn easily based on what's naturally good units or not, and as I will go into detail more later on, it's perfectly natural to like units that actually do shit while being frustrated with what doesn't do well. However, there's a very important distinction I want to make, and something that I think ties back to what I said about Overwatch, League of Legends or most other fighting games like Smash or what-not; all of those games have a shifting metagame. What's the king of today isn't always going to be the king of tomorrow, and naturally unit worth can definitely shift and fluctuate to the point that what was formerly top-tier has fallen from grace, as someone like Takumi from Heroes can accentuate. And honestly, I'd say that's absolutely for the best: not only does it always encourage some variation in the metagame and continues debate in a healthy, constructive manner, it actually would help encourage people to look at things from a more constructive standpoint they wouldn't look at otherwise: after all, if a metagame is constantly shifting, then playable characters, fighters or heroes or what-not who suck now could very well get a balance buff, which I think at least makes it so there's some appeal to the discussion overall; and that, at the very least, I can definitely respect. Because it shows that there's not only some level of evolution, but a willingness to look past first impressions and even come to appreciate what someone on the lower-tiers can do versus otherwise. It also has the addition of basically ensuring that characters would have qualities beyond first impressions as a gameplay aspect that people would be willing to look at, which is crucial to ensuring the propagation of discussion on the matter in a healthy, contributing factor. All of this, I feel, is what Fire Emblem lacks, and very badly so. Completely independent of character development, personalities or any such related growth of the character, a unit who is god-tier will quickly shoot to the top of fan favorites regardless of how, where or why they're great to begin with aside from simply being a really good tactical choice, while some of the worst units will basically become more noted for being shitty units than anything related to their character. Which, frankly, is just bad faith in general, and a prime reason why I think discussion on Fire Emblem is a lot less willing to fluctuate and evolve as opposed to beating on the head anyone who criticized these characters. Now don't get me wrong, as I've clarified earlier, it's entirely a given that people can like a character because they're simply a good unit, or dislike a character because they're a bad one; Fire Emblem is a unique game series in that it's welcoming to not just story fans, but gameplay fans, and it's because of this that it was kind of inevitable that people would love units like Seth, Haar and Jill because they're badass units, and if they were already great characters, their popularity is exacerbated because they're also a good unit (Jill) because being a bad unit would be seen as an irrefutable flaw that should "show" anyone to go with literally any alternative than acknowledge the fact people can always be found to do irrational emotional decisions based on attachment, personal experience or what-not. And frankly, regarding this spread of topic, anti-narrative gets really bad whenever people try to even jokingly suggest they dislike Seth, Haar and Jill - and frankly, the fandom's adoration of them without being willing to consider the nuances of them have actually pushed me away from them than made me care even a little bit; I'm now a lot more likely to bench them due to biases to prove I don't need them or don't want them than give them a chance. Because I already know they're some of the best units in the series, but I can't bring myself to care because trying to be critical of them goes against the "narrative," and that's in need of something that can always be corrected. The inverse, perhaps to a lesser degree, applies to infamously bad units like Amelia, Wendy and Sophia and so on. Now while I feel Wendy and Sophia kind of lack any notable character to them, the fact people are more willing to associate Amelia by being a god-awful unit (which I get, let me clarify; she's not good at all) than being a character is what I find so supremely irritating, given a lot of Amelia's character outright rivals Jill in terms of being a quality character, yet it in return dismissed because she's a bad unit. And so what? Again, people shouldn't be expected or, God forbid, "corrected" to make the rational choice, because maybe some people play FE due to emotional attachment and the satisfaction of taking a trash unit and making them good against the odds! Hell, I'll even say that I can say without a doubt that Haar, Seth and Jill would almost certainly be nobodies if they were bad units in their home games, because it feels at time people are willing to care more about them being a unit than them actually having qualities beyond the superficial. Which is supremely frustrating, as you just can't bring this up without attracting people who are going to go "UM ACTUALLY" and act incredibly passive-aggressive in a means to make you see the consensus. Which, again, I stress: people don't always make logical choices, and they can definitely make choices based on emotional attachment to these characters and qualities beyond the superficial than anything relative to their unit quality. In fact, it gets to the point I wonder sometimes why we even care about units being good or bad, because I feel that when measuring a character than a unit, superficial elements should be irrelevant until an understanding of the character's base personality can be reached. And that's what's supremely frustrating: they don't just try to enforce this consensus, in many other cases the consensuses fail to go beyond the depths of things that are superficial like first character impressions or usability as a unit to instead focus on those exact superficial qualities, qualities that - due to FE being usually quite self-contained regarding its settings - you rarely have an excuse not to do research on the matter... or hell, if you can't be bothered to do that, look up on the Wiki about characters' supports than make judgements that only go surface deep. It's a problem I feel exists in other fandoms to as well (Ohya's really only shat on in Persona 5 for having shit Confidant bonuses, and the pain will never end being Ayane from Persona 4's biggest fan), but nowhere near as badly as I've seen it in the FE fandom. Which is why, I really do ask: why not just do thing independent of the consensus and just use who you like? Yes, there's naturally an overlap between "units I like" and "units that are good," but I almost never feel that's a justification to act passive-aggressive about it even when someone's saying some incorrect information: you could very well just lightly remind them that their opinion doesn't match up with evidence than get extremely emotional whenever someone dissents, which dissent, no matter how justified it is, is inevitable, and going to spout up to the point that actively trying to repress it I feel is really, really dumb. And trust me, we're getting back to that level. As a final note, it's also why I have way more respect for someone like Axe and Pikachu in the Melee metagame than any one of the Fox or Falco mains; it's shows something regarding emotional dedication, and persevering regardless of the odds. And that's almost certainly something I can respect a lot more than people who play with the top-tiers without really deciding to go beyond surface-level impressions. And that I can respect, because it forces that person to act resourceful than just make use of something that's usually braindead easy to use on a competitive level.
Part 3: What Are the Consequences, Story-Wise?
From here on, it definitely gets a lot more subjective, but again, that's pretty inevitable when dealing with story elements in any narrative that isn't so bad it literally fails to find any niche. Now do note that I've already covered thisin detail beforehand, so if you want to get longer thought processes on the matter than an abridged summation, I strongly recommend you check out those links, because they basically say what I will say in this section here, and generally with a lot more detail than here. Now, I suppose I should say outright as a bit of a note that I'm a huge Fire Emblem Fates fan, and this would be pretty obvious if you did a rap history check on me; I wrote fanfics, commissioned art, and much to my ever-lasting shame, was once a pretty blatant apologist on the matter despite having good intentions that paved the road to hell in a way that was clear to anyone not my idiotic teenage self at the time. So naturally, having thoroughly enjoyed the gameplay, characters and even unironically the story so much, I went to see the fandom's response on the matter, and was quite admonished when I literally came to realize everywhere in the fandom there was a hate circlerjerk and outright unwelcomeness of people who liked Fateseverywhere,even in places that are normally equal-opportunity like 4chan. Now it's gone into more detail regarding my previous essay What Causes A Reaction: How Fire Emblem Fates' Infamy Lingers Today, but the gist of why Fates proved to be such a tumultuous and chaotic time period in the fandom can be summed up in three factors, one being a super-group: fears that the franchise was going down the wrong path, general outrage to the many, many controversies that surrounded the game before and during launch, and the story detail regarding Conquest's narrative of Corrin subjugating an entire nation to expose Garon, which MANY saw as an incomprehensible plot point from a logical stand-point and was furious when they realized none of the characters would be properly addressed for it. Which by all metrics, I do get; Fates was a very controversial game for many, in no short part due to that spoiler bit proving to be the spark that lit the fire for one very specific reason: the fandom seeing no reason why anyone should do incorrect or irrational decisions on a matter and going on to admonish them for it. Now that isn't a defense of Fates' writing, as I can agree it's got some problems with how it tries to convey its pacing and the overuse of plot-devices to get the point across. But given how Fates was a game that was so radically different from previous installments yet too similar to Awakening, given how the fandom in general strongly believes in logical consensus and abiding by facts than personal experience, and given the advent of Corrin's choice was something many being strongly disagreed with in the fandom, and you have a recipe that, independent of the fandom the game's acquired and its massive success, brought up hell unleashed to anyone who spoke of the game positively, regularly citing an idiot plot that by no means should've rewarded the characters for doing illogical actions... ...which I get, but again: people aren't logical beings, inherently. We can't always be made to decide to do the rational thing a lot of the time, and part of being human is learning to confront these mistakes and change ourselves than try to change the world around us. I will admit, I don't think Corrin's decision is even THAT illogical given the Nohrian royals were the only family he's known, and his decision in Chapter 15 to go along with Azura's plan I actually got because the alternative was sticking to your ideals and very likely getting yourself killed under a Machiavellian and militarist regime, which I actually personally admire Corrin for due to how much he calmly takes responsibility and doesn't justify his actions. Don't get me wrong, it absolutely had problems as a story enumerated ad-nauseum below, but I personally liked it a lot due to how much it spoke to me personally. Which I get why it didn't for others, but yeah. Naturally, though, the fandom didn't respond kindly to this attempt at all, due to gameplay-fans who normally looked at the story and was fine with it seeing as total irrationality at best, with story-fans feeling largely the same way on top of the numerous overuse of plot devices, so where Fates tried to please both camps, it pleased neither, and because of the fact it felt like IntSys wasn't listening due to the many Fates alts in Heroes and Warriors' overabundance of Fateswakening characters, it naturally led to the utter oppression of any talk regarding Fates in a positive light, with people rambling on and on about how much Fates sucks, the characters suck, the story sucks... you get the idea. Now, that brings me back to anti-narrative once more; it's perfectly fine to complain about something that proves controversial when done in moderation. A game like Danganronpa V3, for instance, was supremely controversial in the Danganronpa fandom for it's ending, and yet the game still has a huge fandom that even the old guard of that community avoids in trying to actively silence on the matter; it encourages discussion regardless of personal feelings on the matter, and that I can at least respect... and that's something the Fire Emblem fandom struggled a lot to do with anyone who genuinely liked Fates, doing anything they could to bully them out of speaking out due to this ironically-irrational fear enabling their presence would cause a permanent shift in the fandom. Which I got, but that in no ways justifies that kind of response for four years straight, and with barely any positivity laid on top of it as well as disinformation being spread like wildfire. Which again ties back to how a large part of the FE fandom's consensuses aren't just passive-aggressively enforced at a sword's point, but very often only surface-value due to the same superficial problems that plague the fandom in a gameplay sense. My other essay with the more casual title of "I don't know about you, but I think it's time we stopped associating Fates' cast with it being a bad one when it's quite the opposite" went into a lot of detail on why I feel Fates' cast is only hated because of a lack of exposure or common knowledge to some of the best supports in the entire game, the sheer wealth of them, and how fandom favorites like Nyx only got attention because a community giant in the form of Ghast Station bothered to cover them once. Which I find still kind of silly, because people should go out to learn more, especially if that content's in the game they've paid $40 for shell price value! I won't go into a lot of detail otherwise given I've already done a ton on those two essays, but let me just say that I do think there needs to be of willing to not just understand why there's differing opinions on something, but how that even a lot of the consensus doesn't take in anything beyond superficial first impressions. Which I get; people are definitely inclined to judge other people in real life by first impressions too. Lord knows I am guilty of that at times, but that doesn't mean it should be the norm, especially a medium that, as far as I know, won't cause psychological trauma from emotional betrayal or ruined friendships that makes up size up on first-hand impressions, because we don't want to be hurt. And that's a major reason why I feel inclined to speak up; if people like Fates or, God forbid, even like the story, let them be! Sure, you're absolutely right in pointing out why they are wrong about some of the story's more critical flaws, but the better part of valor is letting that individual thought exist than try to oppress it instinctively. It's really something that doesn't need to just change. Because I feel we as a fandom are definitely better than that.
Part 4: Summation, Or: How Can We As a Community Do Better?
I write this largely from the heart when I say this, because I get why people are so intent to not spread blatant misinformation in any community, because lord knows letting anything slide is just as bad as letting nothing slide: nothing really has changed. Even as Three Houses brought in so many new fans and effectively placated the fandom since its days bashing anyone who dissented, I really do think it's inevitable before the next cycle will begin when another FE inevitably and strongly disappoints and triggers another heralding of crusading. Sacred Stones had it, Radiant Dawn had it, Awakening and Fates had it... and I'm genuinely kind of tired of it, to be honest. I'm tired because I feel that wanting to establish a consensus is fine when it isn't actively trying to derail or decredit any sort of nuance, any sort of discussion beyond what's already agreed, because virtually nothing changes in this fandom. It's the fandom that either sees Edelgard or Rhea as objectively evil, the same fandom that wants a Golden Route despite people crusading against that in Fates due to it not being "deserved", and it's in turn a vicious cycle that enables some of the fandom's biggest and most shining names to prove in turn they're a bunch of assholes who can say whatever and have everyone follow them to the grave. Mangs and Chaz Aria, despite the natural backlash Mangs' blatant racism and Chaz's controversies has brought, aren't exiled from the FE community at large and continue to make content like nothing's happened. Because nothing changes, nobody is allowed to criticize things that don't fit the narrative, and that in turns means virtually nothing is called out in terms of behavior because the status quo and what's considered right is more important than what people individually think is right. I'm fully well-aware there's fandoms worse than Fire Emblem by a long shot, if one needs to shuffle through My Hero Academia, Undertale, Homestuck, Voltron or what-have-you if one wants a taste of pure hell, but that doesn't mean the Fire Emblem fandom isn't simultaneously both the most consensus-heavy yet strained fandom I've ever seen, outside of what is likely an even more authoritarian hell in the form of Dota 2. And I'm not saying that all or even close to most of the Fire Emblem fandom is like this, as many I've met have proven extremely good friends in retrospect... but we're still capable of doing better. We can do better, I feel. I think, overall, even if you believe something is wrong, the best you can do is tell them otherwise politely, and if they disagree, let them be; nobody has to control how people feel or make assumptions to correct on what's the "right" choice, because the better part of valor, as I've said before, is letting people deal with the consequences of their choices. We don't have to be so utterly against criticism on what's agreed because that's what breeds people with blatantly racist and prejudicial tendencies like Mangs to reach the top, nevermind what ends up giving birth to any and all kinds of abusers in any position of power; I strongly believe we as a fandom can be better than that, but that cycle will only change itself if people try to be tolerant of what they disagree with and think calmly and reply with an empathetic response than to think reactively and reply with a passive-aggressive response; how we respond to others, to other outliers, is a major reflection on the fandom, and whether things can ever change or not depends on a need to accept others for as long as their own beliefs don't infringe on the right for others to live or be happy with being their own person, of their own choices. That's what I think. And I know we can do better than this. And that's all I really want to say on the matter. I apologize if this essay didn't turn out so good, as I was really passionate about this topic, ironically; I can attest from a lot of experience on the matter how this is endemically a problem to a fandom that seems reliant on what's set in stone to try to educate people than try to naturally allow change to flourish, and I do genuinely believe the fandom is full of good people. Which makes it more important to think for ourselves than let what others try to pressure us into thinking take route. Otherwise, I'd really appreciate it if you left your thoughts in the comments below, and be respectful on the matter. I really look forward to discussing on this more given enough time, so share your thoughts below. Thank you. :)
2020.09.14 05:44 mt-17Help me find this Klance fic
I’m needing help finding this Voltron fanfic I read a few years ago. All I can remember was it was a soulmate AU where your soulmate’s first words to you are written on your wrist. Lance had some very generic words on his wrist so it could have been anyone. I think Lance was having a meltdown in the bathroom at the Garrison and Keith came in and comforted him and said each other’s words, but neither of them realized it. They only discover later while in space.
2020.09.07 02:12 ThrowawayBeetleBugThings that straight people do that I hate.
This list doesn't refer to ALL straight people and there may be examples of the things I discuss here which aren't shitty.
When you have two characters of the same sex fall in love canonically and deal with their feelings.. Then get hit with the "Its okay I'm actually a girl crossdressing" or vice versa. (Usually this trope is done with a gay male relationship)
This doesn't mean all crossdressing is bad! Not at all! For instance, Pidge from Voltron was wonderful!! And I don't mind it as much when they are clear to us the reader that this character, who is a love interest is either definitely a girl OR probably a girl.
When we have a ship (canon or otherwise) and its gay. For instance, both characters are female. Then someone comes along and says "yes I ship that!" Then proceeds to make fanart, fanfic or whatever with one of our female leads as a guy... Like bro. Really? You had to make it straight?
Gender swapping in general is NOT wrong and I quite enjoy gender swapping. However, gender swapping done for the purpose of making the relationship more ""normal"" in your eyes is fucked up. 3.When straight people try to say "dang two people of the same gender can't be friends anymore" like they don't ship every man and woman who pass by eachother at Walmart.
When we have a trans character in anime and they are referred to as a guy. Let me clarify the crossdressing genre is real but characters like the little girl shown in Zombie Land Saga who quite obviously are transgender... It sucks when someone calls them "He". Like my girl deadass died because she found a beard hair.
That's all I have to say. I honestly don't care if you disagree, but if you have some stuff to add or explain why this may not be as bad as I perceive it. Go ahead. I'm always down to discuss.
2020.09.07 01:05 SyniaEveeonOwOUhm.., How is this even close?(America explain?-)
Sooo this is a very fun story hahahah wrong this is one of the most false c anyone could’ve put on me and my rp buddy me , my friend: R And then there’s her crazy dumbass Ex who we will call S me and R were rolepkaying as usual since we kind of have a private rp server tho there is some people on it but then again there was no one that was active and recently R and S have broken up due to S‘s behaviour and taking some things not so seriousply like example: us: hey. S are You okay? S: oh lmao I’m fine 💓💓🔥 I just hate myself lmao us: oh can we help S: lmao no just leave me to rot 👀😳💧 that’s just one example she would continue until she left for no reason? for the next couple of months things were awesome Me and R would continue to rp With ages character and OC’s taking on new things for each rp tho most of it being angst and cuddles lmao (I like my fluff) then all of a sudden S joins the server again. Which we Thought was strange since she’s been gone for maybe 2-3 months now. we basically give S the rundown on what happened in rp while she was gone which included our characters getting spicy every now and then but we would never go into detail because ew we aren’t into that shit and you’ll never guess what she Accused us of cp wanna know why? ;D she saw how we aged up our OC’s and/characters and we didn’t know how to respond and we tried to explain “no no no ew no“ and when we tried to Explain the situation she would cut us off and just rant on and on about how wrong it is to age up a character so... im guessing simba cant be aged up or hell even David from camp camp since in the show he was a kid too In a Flashback And he’s an adult. So ?? I don’t understand the logic and neither did my friends or R. And when it got to the point of S basically witch-hunting us we had no choice to leave and cut contact but for some reason they continued to harass R and not me aswell? Which is kinda sketchy to me. after a week or two of blocing them R starts to feel guilty and they try and make up again only for S to pull a no u card and make her friends band against R for no reason and not just get over it And move on from the topic but no this continued for at least 3 hours before me and our other friend who we will call Z convince her to just block her and don’t speak of it and honestly we were done with S’s actions and failing to see our side of the story and before my friend R blocked her Her status was “c...can you maybe not do cp? Please? I know it’s hard but please 😭🥺” and to me thats some toxic bullshit if I’ve ever seen it And honestly I can’t see why S didnt also hunt me. Since I too was in those rp’s But. She didn’t 🤔 again I probably think she’s doing this because R called off the relationship and S is all pissy about it but it did get me thinking how can aging up a character be even close to sexualizing a minor? and I’ve talked to our adult friends one the server and they think it’s plain dumb calling someone a pedo over aging up a OC/Character I mean fanfic writers(especially some Voltron, danganronpa and MHA fanfic writers not all but most;;) do the exact same thing with the intent of sexualizing them yet so yeah that’s the story and go em it seems like they took things wayyyyy to far over a fictional character:/
2020.08.19 00:58 maormer[Voltron] That time the Voltron fandom wanted to remake Voltron
This is my first post to Hobby Drama, though I've read many posts here. Constructive criticism is welcome, and I’ll try to fix any errors as soon as I can :) As an aside, I should state my own position in this drama - I watched several seasons of Voltron but was only tangentially involved in fandom. While I'm trying to remain objective and unbiased towards both sides, I do have strong opinions about the Voltron fandom though I never shipped any characters in the show. I had no stake in any drama, though I watched it as it happened with a mixture of fascination and revulsion. I've tried to attach many screenshots, but a lot of the posts are either deleted or just lost in the sand of tumblr and twitter's annoying search functions.
What is Voltron?
Voltron: Legendary Defender is a reboot of the show Voltron, which started in 1983. Voltron: Legendary Defender (often referred to Voltron or VLD) is the fourth Voltron show. It was produced by Dreamworks, and debuted on Netflix in June 2016. The plot centres around a group of young Earth people who end up fighting evil aliens in space using mechanical lions that formed into a giant robot. The main cast consist of these humans, called paladins, and two aliens who aid them. The show was incredibly successful, with multiple seasons being given 100% on Rotten Tomatoes, and it ran for 8 seasons until December 2018. It immediately made a splash on Tumblr, who are always on the hunt for The Next Big Show and usually form strong attachments to cartoon shows aimed at a young audience. The show had good representation, with a disabled, traumatised Japanese man and a black alien princess being new characters the site latched onto in particular. Within days a fierce fandom had developed and overtaken vast swathes of the site, and one of the most chaotic and toxic fandoms in Tumblr history had sprouted.
The Fandom's History
Any fandom that grows so quickly in size over such a short amount of time is always going to be wild, and Voltron really was no exception. Strong shipping communities were formed, and at first it was largely positive, with even staff interacting with their fans. The largest ship in the community was Klance, shipping together the characters Keith and Lance. There was a massive outpouring of Klance content - as is to be expected. But all this content started to rub up against the second biggest ship. Sheith was the pairing of Keith and Shiro. Klance shippers and Sheith shippers were inevitably going to have fights as both ships were 'incompatible' - they both involved Keith, and fight did they do. There was a lot of wank, and a lot of ship fights, and the fandom just kept growing and getting more toxic. The Klance ship, in particular, was full of Sheith-antis, who preached that Sheith was paedophillic and incestuous and by liking, engaging with, or creating content of the ship you were promoting such behaviours. For reference, Shiro and Keith were both above age, though Shiro was later revealed to be 7 years older. They had a relationship that went back before the start of the show, and while they were very close and had a brotherly relationship, there was never any idea in canon that they were blood related. This kind of behaviour is standard in the crazier fandom circles, and very similar behaviour can be seen in Undertale and Sherlock. It's nothing new, and it didn't stop - when one side has the moral high ground of 'think of the children', why should they stop, after all? Sheith was not the only victim. Any ship which involved Shiro and another paladin (who were all younger, and looked up to Shiro as a leader) was referred to as Shaladin, and any Shaladin shipper (or Shallie, for short) was in danger of hate. Sheith was the biggest Shaladin ship, by a long shot. By the time of the incident I'm writing about, the VLD fandom was a vicious place to be. Voltron was not a show interested in romance, which led to all ships believing that "they had a chance" at the golden crown of becoming canon. With no canon rival ships, there was nothing hampering the growth of shipping communities. When these ships continued on having no canon content, the fans got restless even though the show was being pumped out at breakneck pace (78 episodes over two years). Fans turned from hoping their ships would become canon, to their ships will be canon, to their ships are canon, it's just that the homophobic cast/crew are refusing to just animate the characters well enough (a little scarily, I saw elements of the good ol' Snapewives in VLD - only the fandom really knew and appreciated certain characters, and the crew didn't deserve them). The two show runners did confirm in a 2017 interview that Klance was not intended to be canon, and they had no real interest in it - but it didn't stop fans.(Transcript of the section in question). Tumblr loves to insist their ships will be canon no matter what, and Tumblr loves to hype up a show as the second coming, only to turn around and decide that the show is garbage and needs to be ridiculed. There were so many controversies, including but necessarily limited to:
Pretty much everyone involved in the show was harassed and sent all manner of threats and hate. The VAs, writers and producers were frequently vilified, especially after interviews when they inevitably said something minor that a portion of the fandom would take great offence to. VAs Josh Keaton and Bex Taylor-Klaus caught the most strife., and both were frequently called 'predators'.
Multiple failed zines (fandom made collections of fanart and fanfic, published and sent out for real money) due to both incompetence, negligence and malice. In one notable example, a Klance-anti ran an Overwatch zine, only to steal a lot of the money for Voltron merchandise and made a spalsh in both fandoms. Many of their Voltron friends defended them.
A fan went to a Voltron panel and asked the writers when they were going to start treating their favourite character, Lance, right.
Shippers were fighting with the people making the show, rival shippers and other shippers in their groups constantly. I don't want to give the impression that everyone in Voltron was crazy, regardless of what they shipped - there were many who didn't ship anything, or shipped multiple overlapping ships. There were many who enjoyed Klance or Sheith without becoming an anti for the rival ship, but there were an awful lot of antis. And this sub wouldn't exist if we wrote about the normal people in fandoms. I compiled an album (TW: slurs, mentions of rape, suicide and violence) of the general fandom nonsense that was going round, for the entirety of the show's run . It becomes impossible to say with certainty what is sincere, what is exaggeration, what is satire, and what is trolling. And someone made a short video of Shaladin shippers being the target of hate.
It was August 2018, and something horrendous happened. Season 7 of Voltron dropped. Season 7 introduced into canon something that had been discussed previously by writers - Shiro's sexuality. Shiro was confirmed as gay in a new episode, through a past boyfriend named Adam. They had broken up before the series had started, but in season 7 the paladins finally returned to Earth for the first time since season 1. Many fans were hoping for Adam and Shiro to rekindle their romance but alas, Adam was killed by aliens in the later part of the season after only a few minutes of screentime. And fans, from multiple ships, were outraged and felt the staff, who had overhyped the ex-couple in season promotions, were stringing them along. The new ship was called Adamshi or Shadam, and it may have been newborn but it was already full of very angry shippers. They went as far as to make a hastag, VoltronDayofSilence. The Voltron writers were accused of the "bury your gays" trope, which is something that always riles Tumblr up. They were accused of even more homophobia. Many complained that the scene which introduces Adam and his relationship to Shiro was too subtle and brief. Many were upset that in the Russian dub, Adam and Shiro were only roommates instead of boyfriends and used it as further proof that Dreamworks didn't really care about gay representation. Executive producer Joaquim Dos Santos tweeted a statement about the Adashi, that can be found here. TLDR; we wanted to show Shiro's sexuality in canon material, and we didn't realise you would love Adam as much as you did.
Ma, the Fandom's Acting Up Again
Fandom hatred of the creators was at an all time high, and with existing strife between Klance and Sheith shippers (who were both saddened to see that their ships hadn't become canon, still) coupled with the new birth of Adashi, something was bound to happen. Beyond the usual death threats and accusations. Meanwhile, on twitter, a user was happily tweeting about an AU they had come up with - a kind of city noir, cyberpunk AU. It had Klance. It had Adashi. The characters were a little different, sure, but still recognisable. It suddenly became a saviour to the Voltron fans. I can't say exactly how it spread, or why fans particularly chose this random AU. But they did. And you know what, this AU was actually better than Voltron had ever been - at least in their eyes. They should remake Voltron, and instead of blackjack and hookers, it was going to have canon Klance and canon Adashi. I can't speak for how widespread the belief was that they were actually going to remake Voltron was. For sure, many were just engaging because it was a fun new AU that everyone else was buzzing about, and did not delude themselves into thinking they could somehow change all the names and hair colours and get away without any notice from Dreamworks. But enough people genuinely did that a lot of people weren't sure who was joking about it, and who wasn't. The AU took on a new life of its own. The characters were given new names, new ethnicities, new clothes, new hairstyles. There were a number of variations of the Voltron Reboot, but a lot stayed the same:
There was always Klance
Lance was now Leandro, and Keith Akira (their new ship name was Leakira)
No one was white
No one was not LGBTQ+
People were making lists of all the 'new' characters and their ethnicities, and it was clear that many were trying to fit in as much representation as they could for most nationalities. People would ask their mutuals and followers to suggest which ethnicity they would want X character to be. There was a new influx of art in the fandom. Many made blogs dedicated to their version of the AU. But it wasn't all sunshine and roses. Many fans, regardless of their thoughts on Klance, Shaladin or Adashi, were upset at the hubristic tone of some of the fans. The idea that you could simply remake a show better than trained writers and animators was laughable, especially as no one was y'know, writing a plot for this show. A list of character designs does not make a show. Many started voicing their opinions, and even the original twitter user started to get a little uncomfortable with how people were twisting their AU into something it wasn't. There were multiple posts warning people to not give anyone money for any reboot. Many pointed out that even pretending to make a reboot, was incredibly disrespectful to everyone who worked on the show, and they didn't feel comfortable condoning something that started out of hate and spite, rather than love. Some just made jokes about the situation. And despite all the attempts of making the AU as unproblematic as possible, it still failed. The most common new name for Shiro was Hachiko. Hachiko is also the name of a famous Japanese dog who waited 9 years every day for his owner to come home after his owner died. Some thought it was cute to name a character after a symbol of loyalty.Some thought it was incredibly disrespectful to name a character after a dog. Comparison posts were made - imagine if someone named an American character Lassie? Some were upset that the new Shiro frequently had his disabilities played down. Canon Shiro frequently struggled with his PTSD after being tortured, and the new Shiro/Hachiko didn't always have the same problems. Occasionally, Hachiko wasn't even missing his arm - a crucial part of canon Shiro was his prosthetic. Regardless of how Voltron was viewed now, having a disabled man of colour as the leader of the group had always been praised. A minor reoccuring character in Voltron was an alien thief named Nyma. In the new AU, Nyma was frequently cast as Romani. A Romani character... who is a thief? It didn't take long for people to point out that the Romani people are already facing many issues with being viewed as thieves, and this wasn't a win for diversity, but rather feeding a harmful existing stereotype. And while Adashi had been the trigger for this, Adashi took a sideline to Klance in this AU reboot, which made other fans upset. Some felt that Adashi was of a greater need than Klance, which had never been canon and had a much bigger fandom. Squabbles and fan wank were plentiful.
Faced with these controversies, interest in the reboot started to fade away. Many just changed the elements that had made people uncomfortable, but the damage was done, and with nothing except some art to fuel the AU it faded into obscurity. This was just yet another event that separated the already divisive Voltron fandom even further, and alienated it even further from those who were only casual fans. The attempts of the executive producers to apologise to the fandom, or offer any explanations were fully rebutted. There was always something new to fight about anyway, and the last season - season 8 - aired only a few months later. Neither Klance nor Sheith became canon. Shiro did marry a very minor character in an epilogue, the first gay wedding of two men in Western animated media. Many slap fights were had, about how their ships didn't become canon, about which characters died, about if being a Shallie made you a paedophile or not, and so on. Shiro's gay wedding was frequently criticised both in and out of fandom as there had been no development of a relationship between him and his future husband. Later, the show runners admitted that Shiro's wedding had been rushed last minute, as an attempt to mollify the fandom. But Voltron was over, and the fandom had already been dying. Many had been chased off by the toxicity and constant drama - I think this meme sums up a lot of attitudes. The new animated kids shows on the block were She-Ra and The Dragon Prince, and Tumblr users flocked to those shows instead. The fandom is still there, and they still hate the showrunners, and there are still ship wars - the wank never went away. But the fight is mostly out, and the Voltron fandom is a shell of what it was - for better or worse. Edit: added a clarification. Edit2: Corrected some grammar, made a point less combative, added some more screenshots. Edit3: As has been pointed out in the comments, the rise and fall of the reboot took less than a week. And if you're interested, people are still making Leakira content.
2020.08.08 03:03 PactBreakerLars' Writing Update for July
Well... This update is going up late! That is due in large part to school being back in session. As a teacher, I had to arrive early for trainings, and because we are doing "remote learning" I had to sit in a chair for 7+ hours being told repeatedly to be healthy and get out of my chair... Haha! There's a lot of work that has gone into getting things ready for the kids, but that means a new schedule and exhausted nights. My YouTube efforts are already slowing down and my time, my energy is short for working on writing. Nevertheless, I've been pushing forward and exciting things are coming around the corner! First of all, Knights of Halicruz (as of writing this) is just two chapters away from being finished with its second to last draft! Once I have completed it, it will pass under the scrutiny of a few select beta readers and undergo one final edit. After five years, this book will finally get published and catapult myself and all its readers into a much, much larger journey! I also finished my second draft for the Sandwich Desperadoes! I gave it to the entire Harem to read. So far, the feedback has been very good. You like to laugh at terrible protagonists and meta jokes, this will be the book for you! Right now, Camille and Nate are helping me with the grammar aspect of the book and mechanics of high speed racing. My hope is to have this novella ready to offer up to the public by the end of the year. You can make it a stocking stuffer for the person in your life who is stuck in a deadend job and needs an escape! And because I am getting closer to publishing two books, you can expect me to start working on a comprehensive guide to publishing from a novice writer's perspective. By now I have dabbled in or committed myself to numerous methods of sharing stories, and I am ready to share those experiences and insights with every novice writer who is looking to publish their own stories. For this month of August, I need to get into a new schedule of balancing writing with work. It's going to take a little bit, so I won't be super productive this month. That being said, I hope to run Sandwich Desperadoes through one more draft at least and finally wrap up one fanfiction that I've been sitting on for too long. There's also a lot of housekeeping stuff for White Fire, Monarch Mercenaries and Camille's Harem in general that needs to be done. The real fun will start in September when I start working on the fourth book in the Legend of the Ten Lords series. I'm moving my timetable up one month so I can hopefully have it done by the end of the year and have time to enjoy Christmas with my family. And also give myself some time to work on special Christmas project/present for everyone. But I'll keep the lid on that trick for right now. So, let's wrap up this update with the usual progress counter: Legend of the Ten Lords #3 - DONE Monarch Mercenaries, second draft - DONE Legend of the Ten Lords #4 - The Outline is DONE; the 1st draft begins now in September! Sandwich Desperadoes, second draft - DONE White Fire Backstory - World building in the month of August! Fan Fictions - A My Little Pony Fanfic (DONE!) and a mashup fanfic of Destiny, Voltron and RWBY (yeah, strange, but underway and with some crazy sneak peaks to read later). A Wheel of Time fanfic is coming later. Outlines - DONE (Except for Monarch Mercenaries series, which I didn't expect to get this far! Haha!)
Can someone please write a fanfic that takes place in the she-ra universe in season 5 but Voltron existed in a different part of the universe and the remainder of the team are basically war vets and they get involved in the war because they’ve defeated one space communist so they’ll help do it again and Klance is cannon and lance and catra are bitching buddies once she joins the best friend sqaud?? Please???
2020.07.02 17:03 PactBreakerLars' Writing Update for June
The month of June was like a crazy dream. It was a whirlwind of a month where I finished my second draft for the Monarch Mercenaries and finished the first draft for my newest novella, Sandwich Desperadoes: the Ballad of Alex Brown and the Sidewinder. I also began a very important edit of my first book Knights of Halicruz. Across all of my projects, I wrote roughly 110,000 words. And yeah, that is kinda nuts! This is a critical moment where a writer has to be wary of burnout. It is very tempting to hang my cap on everything I have done and say I can take a couple of days off. That would then turn into a week, than a few weeks off, and finally I might as well take a month off and rest! That would be bad, because I would lose time and then waste more trying to get back into the swing of things. Another thing, though, is that I could burn myself out by working so hard to keep up with that high bar I just set! No, the key is to tone it back a little. I have some editing to do and I can afford to ease up a little, but I need to continue writing every day. That is how you stay productive and avoid burnout. Someone is going to read this and shake their heads, wondering how they heck I even wrote this much (and sorry if this sounds like I'm patting myself on the back too much, but I do have a point I want to make). The key was a regiment of write and break, write and break. I set a half hour to write as much as I could and then I took a break for another 30 minutes. Now, I know some people get into a groove and don't want to stop. What I thought was that you don;t want to break your concentration for too long, but you need breaks in order to rest yourself, keep up the pace and reflect on what you are writing. Doing this helped me to easily write 4-6,000 words a day. And I highly encourage trying out this writing strategy! Now, as far as the books go it was so much fun this time around to write the Monarch Mercenaries! I have said before that the first draft really kicked my butt. When writing the second draft I threw out everything but the basic plot and started over from characters to action sequences, to plot points to world building. It was daunting, but I finally hit the right note! I shared some of the opening chapters with readers and got some amazing feedback. I intend to already incorporate that feedback into my next draft and get started on the third draft this month. I'll also create a basic outline for the rest of the series, now that I have a better idea of where this story and its characters are going. It's no small thing for me to say this series is grand in its scope. It is a game changer in epic fantasy and science fiction, and it is a pillar to holding up the greater extended universe that I am writing across the majority of my books. And then there is my newest novella, Sandwich Desperadoes. I plan for this to be my first self-published work. It is a story that I came up with while working for Jimmy John's. This was before I even met my friends who would come together to form Camille's Harem. It's loosely based on my experiences and fantasies while working as a delivery driver and the underground racing scene that once dominated my hometown of Tucson. It is action-packed and comedic. It is also my second story written in first person. I much more prefer to write in third person limited, but writing it in first person allowed me to capture the hilarious and very inept mindset of the main character. Because this will be my first self-published work, I hope to get my feet wet and learn what is necessary to make a self-published book succeed before I tackle my biggest project: Knights of Halicruz. Knights of Halicruz is the book that I have been working on since 2015 and is the story I pitched to everyone when Camille's Harem first met, back when we called ourselves Storyboard. This is an epic fantasy novel based on this premise: there is a universe where all of our imagination pools and takes form. Every dream, thought, nightmare, fear, passing fancy and forgotten idea all collect here with everyone else's and they form a wide, crazy universe. In turn, as thoughts mingle and take form, this universe inspires us in real life with new thoughts and creations. As amazing as this universe is, what is even more fascinating is that some people are able to crossover to these Realms of Imagination in their sleep. Ben and Jessica are two such special individuals. But when they arrive on the war-torn world of Halicruz, they will soon learn that this world of dreams is very real and that they have a very important role to play in its doom. This book has undergone nearly ten different drafts. I am now bringing the book up to my current level of writing, which is vastly improving the book, but is also very time consuming. Ugh... Some of the passages I wrote back when I was in grad school, and I can still see the influence that my academic writing had the story... It's very cringy! Where does that leave me in July? Well, pan on editing three books at the same time. I also have a bunch of videos that I want to do, and I have to do them all fast because school will start again in August and I have to get ready for that. And because I seem to hate myself, I don;t ant to just focus on editing. There is a fanfic that I haven't worked on in a while that I want to finish by the end of the month. I also want to get some work done with White Fire. AND, if I don't want to torture myself in October, I need to already outline and plan my Choose your Own Horror adventure for Halloween. I really want to make this adventure be one that more people can be a part of. I'm wondering how best I can do that... Sharing a unique horror story that others can interact with and dictate what happens has become an annual highlight for me! And that is where I find myself at the end of one month and the beginning of another. Here's to another amazing month of writing! Let us know about your accomplishments and what your goals are for this month. :) Legend of the Ten Lords #3 - DONE Monarch Mercenaries - DONE (second draft stands at 199,871 words) Legend of the Ten Lords #4 - The Outline is DONE; the 1st draft begins in October. Sandwich Guy Story - First draft done! Second draft underway, and the official title is now Sandwich Desperadoes White Fire Backstory - Looking forward to doing more with this... Fan Fictions - A My Little Pony Fanfic (DONE!) and a mashup fanfic of Destiny, Voltron and RWBY (yeah, strange, but underway and with some crazy sneak peaks to read later). A Wheel of Time fanfic is coming later. Outlines - DONE (Except for Monarch Mercenaries series, which I didn't expect to get this far! Haha!)
2020.07.02 08:03 im-not-sure-but-hereCan anyone help me find a Voltron fanfic I read awhile ago?
— The fic was either on Ao3 or Fanfiction.net; more likely that it’s on ff.net because at the time I read fanfiction off that site more. — Awhile ago (a year ago maybe?) I read this Voltron: Legendary Defenders fanfic. It includes klance [keith x lance] (unsurprisingly). It was not a run-of-the-mill klance fanfic, though, which may make it easier to find.i PLOT: (From what I remember.) It’s set in the normal canon universe in the space. Lance died months ago in Keith’s arms; but the healing pod brought him back (somehow...) The fanfic begins with Lance waking up after having been dead for so long, coming out of the healing pod. Obviously he doesn’t know he’s been dead for so long, though. He tries making jokes but the team is very much worn down and seeming sad, and he finds out why. Later it’s revealed specifically that Lance died in Keith’s arms and Keith was the most effected by the death out of everyone. He has something like PTSD about Lance’s death and I remember it being pretty angsty and tough. I don’t know if it was ever finished. I do know that when I read it it had not been finished yet, maybe it has about five-six chapters? (I don’t know if it was abandoned or in the process of being finished.) Anyways, anyone heard of this? I’ve been looking for it for awhile now. UPDATE NOW: conversation about this fanfic This is the fanfic I’m talking about! Apparently there are more people looking for it. I hope it didn’t get removed, I remember it being some experience.
2020.06.03 07:40 PactBreakerLars' Writing Update for May
May was a great month for writing. Last month I posted about how I was implementing a writing regiment where I write in half hour blocks to keep my work going and not burn myself out. And it worked really well! With my writing for the Monarch Mercenaries and writing for other projects and YouTube scripts, I ended just shy of 100,000 words. And the regiment really helped me stave off the burnout, which is such an enemy to being a productive, consistent writer. Returning to work is going to be so hard and frustrating come August... I have two big bits of news. First, I decided to retain my publishing right for the Legend of the Ten Lords: Knights of Halicruz. I will be be self-publishing the book next year (hopefully!) and I intend on sharing that experience with all of you through a series of "How To" videos about how you can get your stories published! The second bit of news is all the work on the Monarch Mercenaries. This book's first draft kicked my butt. It was so hard to complete and it was such a lifeless, soulless, messy, awful work of convoluted fiction! Starting with the first chapters felt like pulling teeth yet again, but this month I hit my stride and it has become an invigorating and positive project. It all lay with the cast of characters. Originally, I had planned for the space adventures to be in a similar vein to the series' inspiration Outlaw Star. And while that is still the goal, because I love that show's crazy antics and the great character dynamics, the problem stemmed from that I didn't know these characters well enough to pull off something like that. I backpedaled a little and decided that the first book needed to be about the pirate crew coming together and figuring out how to work together. This made the story one of character exploration. As a result, I have been having so much more fun writing this book! Next month, I will do a quick edit to get the entire draft coherent and eradicate most of the bad spelling and grammar before sending the book to some beta readers. My plan is to have it ready for potential publishing in a little more than a year. It will most likely be self-published, because this book goes a very long way to trash all boundaries between fantasy and science fiction. It's the kind of story that I have wanted to tell for years and finally have the confidence and skill to start articulating! June is going to be a busy month. I will be starting my sandwich guy story and I'll be getting critical help from Nathan, because I don't know the ins and outs of modifying a car. But I do know what it is like to race sandwich delivery guys! Seriously, this novella is going to be a hilarious blast! I will also be finishing the second draft for the Monarch Mercenaries and then working on a brief edit. And because I have retained my publishing rights for Knights of Halicruz, I will begin editing it once more for a final peer review and then it'll undergo one final edit before publishing. All of that work starts this month! I will also be working on some great videos for this month and we'll see whatever else flops onto my plate. I ain't wasting this summer vacation! Legend of the Ten Lords #3 - DONE Monarch Mercenaries - 134,500 words written. (roughly 65% done) Legend of the Ten Lords #4 - The Outline is DONE; the 1st draft begins in October. Sandwich Guy Story - Starting this month. White Fire Backstory - Started, but stalled... Fan Fictions - A My Little Pony Fanfic (DONE!) and a mashup fanfic of Destiny, Voltron and RWBY (yeah, strange, but underway and with some crazy sneak peaks to read later). A Wheel of Time fanfic is coming later. Outlines - DONE (for all stories for this year and in the near future)
2020.05.02 22:46 PactBreakerLars' Writing Update for April
April was a strenuous month. As a full-time teacher during the current pandemic, it means that I live in a state of uncertainty. I need to worry about my students, make lesson plans, work with families, do meetings and all while dealing with the districts and state government shooting from the hip. It makes things a little crazy, which eventually get to you and kinda wear you down. On top of that, I wanted to do more with YouTube, having a chance to be at my computer more often while stuck at home. But then my most recent book has been kicking my butt! Some of you might wonder how this book could be giving me such a hard time when I've already written a significant chunk. But it's not always about the word count. It's also about your feelings when you write. The first draft for the Monarch Mercenaries was awful! Seriously, I have not even consulted it while writing the second draft. I rewrote the outline, rewrote entire characters, and threw out entire chapters and ideas. As a result, everything is new. But when you go that route, you begin asking yourself if this book is worth it. Could I not be doing something else better with my time? What if people don't like this book? These sentiments are unfortunately compounded by the hardcore world building and character plotting that this first novel has to accomplish. It's a massive undertaking. So, add all of these elements and events together and it feels like you are crawling on your belly through stony muck. And you wonder if it will ever get better... Thankfully, things do look up eventually. I already shared the first six chapters will beta readers and they have not only received the Monarch Mercenaries with excitement and good reviews, but they have also pointed out character inconsistencies, plotting problems, necessary questions, writing mistakes and more. This will be extremely beneficial when I tackle my third draft. This book will take time, but it will be all the stronger and better for it. Writing the Monarch Mercenaries has been what has hung over my head and eaten up the most of my time outside of my job. But the school year is coming to an end, I am handling the situation better, good friends are supporting me, and the story is well underway. I hope that May will be much better for both writing and spirits. One last thing to bring up from April. At the end of the month, I started researching agents to send my book Bleed Steam n' Steel to. This is such an interesting and stomach-twisting experience. I have been keeping the Harem informed about all of my doings on this front. I have already received one rejection, but if anything, it has galvanized me! And before this year is out, I plan on having worked on al fronts of publishing. And I hope to share with other writers a breakdown of each publishing option. I hope it will be a valuable tool for other writers in the future. Stay tuned, because big things are happening. Not just for me, but for the Harem! Legend of the Ten Lords #3 - First draft is complete at 284,222 words Monarch Mercenaries - 46,006 words written. (roughly 25% done) Legend of the Ten Lords #4 - The Outline is DONE; the 1st draft begins in October. Sandwich Guy Story - Oh boy, this one is coming, and it's going to be nuts! (Might start writing this month) White Fire Backstory - Started, but stalled... Fan Fictions - A My Little Pony Fanfic (DONE!) and a mashup fanfic of Destiny, Voltron and RWBY (yeah, strange, but underway and with some crazy sneak peaks to read later). A Wheel of Time fanfic is coming later. Outlines - DONE (for all stories for this year and in the near future)
2020.04.02 08:55 PactBreakerLars' Writing Updates for March
Boy, oh boy! What a time to be alive! Despite all of the craziness that is going on in the world, I have been plugging away at as many projects as possible. I was kind of all over the place this month, but that was okay. It was fun to be free of just one book and tackle fan fictions, outlines and plans for different books, and have fun just talking stories with friends. My standard of trying to hit 4,000 words a day has kind of fallen off, and that will be the standard to try and reclaim going into April. I am so happy to be done with book #3 of the Ten Lords! And I have so many ideas bouncing around in my head for continuing the series and refine the editing for the current three books. The fourth book is going to be a fun challenge because where the third book brings the deep lore and incredible action, the fourth book has to bring the heart, deal with the fallout of the last three books, and advance the world building and plot to a whole new level. It's a lot of fun to write a series where the world grows with the actions that the characters take. It keeps everything new and the readers, plus the writer, on their toes. It always feels strange to talk about these books when they haven't even hit the shelves yet. However, I want to get as far ahead as I can with this massive story before I one day have this series published. The idea that birthed the Legend of the Ten Lords is special to me and it is my guiding star. As a result, an entire universe of characters and worlds has been born. And I hope to one day share it all with everyone! And speaking of other worlds, one world and its story that I have been working on has been Bleed Steam n' Steel. This is my fantasy, steampunk novel. I have been putting it through one final edit before I send it off to agents for publishing. I am adamant that I get an agent for this story. Not to toot my horn too much, but this book makes me excited. I am it author for crying out loud, but it feels like I am reading it for the first time each day that I open the doc and read! A story this awesome needs the best I can do for it, and it deserves an agent. But that is going to be a struggle, and it is one that I plan on firmly documenting so that I can help other authors in the future navigate this part of the industry. Look forward to that! When you look at the list of stuff down there at the end of this post, I can honestly say that it does not reflect everything I've done this past month. I have furiously been working my way through so many projects and I have been making good headway. There is so much still to do, but I am ripped and ready to go! In April, I will be focusing primarily on rewriting Monarch Mercenaries and finish editing Bleed Steam n' Steel. I am nearly done with one fanfic, and I am committed to writing a special one that will probably suffer the fate of our bad fanfic epic readings, and it'll be glorious! Hopefully... Hahaha! Finally, there are a ton of videos that I want to make during this time of lockdown. So, here's to going crazy by being productive! Legend of the Ten Lords #3 - First draft is complete at 284,222 words Monarch Mercenaries - Waiting for MASSIVE revisions starting this month! Legend of the Ten Lords #4 - The Outline is DONE; the 1st draft begins in October. Sandwich Guy Story - Oh boy, this one is coming, and it's going to be nuts! White Fire Backstory - Started! Fan Fictions - A My Little Pony Fanfic (nearly done!) and a mashup fanfic of Destiny, Voltron and RWBY (yeah, strange, but underway and with some crazy sneak peaks to read later). A Wheel of Time fanfic is coming later. Outlines - DONE (for all stories for this year and in the near future)
2020.03.02 03:54 PactBreakerLars' Updates for February
Hello there everyone! Another month gone. (Read that in old Dumbledore's voice) And here I am, at the beginning of March. This month feels like it will be a month of freedom, opportunities, and great successes! Though, that is all contingent on how hard I work. February was another busy month and presented its own challenges. There were days when I was so tried and devoid of energy and drive. Others I worked like a maniac! I have tried to write 4,000 words each night after coming home from work. There was one week I was on fire and another where I could not work up any motivation. This lack of motivation had a nasty tendency to bleed into other aspects of my life. And so I have learned a few valuable lessons along the way: Lesson #1 - There is only so much time in the day, and even less time that you can dedicate solely to what you want to do. If you push yourself too hard, even the things that you love become a burden, or you find yourself missing out on the other things that really matter. I've had to push myself away from my laptop and take a stroll, go for a run, or sit outside and watch the clouds and birds. Those brief excursions have rejuvenated my mind and body beyond what I can describe, but they came at a cost, which brings me to... Lesson #2 - Because there is only so much time that you can reasonable dedicate to things that you love, you have to take an accounting of what you are willing to cut back on or cut out entirely from your life. For me, this in part meant scaling back the videos I wanted to do in February. I could not release them all AND get as far in my book as I wanted. In the end, I went with the projects that I felt most inspired. The next thing to cut is meaningless time online and with social media. Seriously! They're such time wasters! Lesson #3 - What you are passionate about is where you will find your happiness. This is one I already know, but it bears remembering and learning over and over again. Another reason I didn't make some of the videos I wanted was because my passion for them was so little as compared to my book and other matters. Life is too short to waste on things that will not bring you happiness. So, where does this leave me on the first of March? I'm sitting right in front of my laptop with an old napkin next to me. This napkin has tons of notes and musings jotted down since the end of last year. I have my schedule for January and February down, as well as my writing projections for the whole year, notes for my D&D campaign, scheduling video releases,and number crunching. It's funny, but this napkin has been like a calendar of sorts, taking me to March where I don't have anything concretely planned by my goals for the year. I don't know if I should throw it away or frame it. However, I am confident that I will have my first raft for the Legend of the Ten Lords #3 done in about a week. I will then be working on reconciling some notes with two of my stories and doing some editing. I will also try to hammer out two fanfics along the way and release a few videos that I am excited for! And the real adventure begins as I search for an agent. My Bleed Steam n' Steel project is a steampunk novel that I am super proud of. I want it to have the best chance to succeed, so I will step into the world of publishing agents. And for all of you writers out there who feel anxious about this, I will take careful notes and return at the end of my adventure with advice that I hope will be helpful! I also want to add real quick that the D&D campaign I have been leading is a special appendage to a story I wrote a while back. On our YouTube channel we hope to have a playlist series about how playing the RPG can help with your writing. This campaign has been very enlightening and I cannot wait to share my stories and insights from it with all of you, as well as share the story in the future. In the meantime, let me share what I can with the progress I have been making this year: Legend of the Ten Lords #3 - As of posting this, the first draft sits at 254,165 words Monarch Mercenaries - Waiting for MASSIVE revisions! Legend of the Ten Lords #4 - Going to plan it out in March! And then begin the 1st draft in October. Sandwich Guy Story - Oh boy, this one is coming, and it's going to be nuts! White Fire Backstory - Waiting for March. Fan Fictions - A My Little Pony Fanfic (over 10,000 words in) and a mashup fanfic of Destiny, Voltron and RWBY (yeah, strange, but underway and with some crazy sneak peaks to read later). A Wheel of Time fanfic is coming later. Outlines - Waiting for March
2020.02.06 01:01 EmeraldLightLet's Get To Know One Another
A good community is made up of many different types of members. No one is under any obligation to introduce themselves, but I felt like it would be a fun exercise! I'm going to list a bunch of things about myself, but you don't have to if you don't want to. My name is Emerald, hello, nice to meet all of you, and welcome to Slashers Anonymous.
I'm a full fledged adult from northern BC, Canada and I identify as an asexual panromantic female with aspirations of reclaiming the title of 'spinster' and rocking my cat lady status.
I'm a fanfic writer and can be found on AO3 if you're interested in checking out my works - you'll mostly find Harry Potter fanfiction, but I recently dabbled in Voltron, and there are some original fiction works lower on the list as well.
I've been into slash since I got on the internet, somewhere around... oh geeeze, two decades ago, back when it was dial up.
My first slash experience was Gundam Wing, I believe (1x2 & 3x4), but Harry Potter was a close second.
Current slash interests mostly revolve around Harry Potter (Drarry & Dreville, mostly, but I sometimes enjoy Wolfstar), Voltron (just recently, no real preferences), and sometimes X-Men (specifically Evo, I really dig NightsilveQuickcrawler).
I only read smut. Don't know why, just do. I'm weird
I have 4 cats, known as The Horde, and they have their own facebook page
I can't wait to meet all of you and see what slashy goodness you've been enjoying!
2020.02.04 06:34 PactBreakerLars' Updates for January
The past month was a busy one! School started up again, throwing me right back into full-time work and I have also had to work around making videos and dealing with getting my three remaining wisdom teeth removed. It's amazing how much that procedure can put you back! So, between trying to get everything together for school (which is still an on-going struggle), working on the channel, taking care of myself, I do wonder how I managed to get everything done! I have wrote about 80,000 words for my first draft on the third Legend of the Ten Lords book, bringing the total at around 187,000 words. And I managed to get In another 7,000 words on a new fanfic! Woohoo! And I will tell you how I did it: I set a very strict rule for myself to write around 4,000 words minimum each day. And I give myself two hours to do so. Now, this does comes down to typing speed and the chances of typos does increase! But for churning out a first draft, this works well for me. We'll see how I fare when it comes to editing... Hahaha... But it's not just large goals of daily writing, it is also giving myself days when I either don't write, or write only a little for another project. By doing this, I have limited the amount of burnout I've felt and it has allowed me to recharge by working on something else or by having some fun doing something else other than writing. You gotta look out for your own mental health and motivation! January has been extremely busy, but also largely successful! Now for the month of February, I want to try and finish the first draft for the current book. I'm guessing that it has another 80-90,000 words left to it, which makes it already longer than the 260,000 words I projected at the beginning of the year. The second draft WILL be longer because I know of scenes and moments that I need to add or expand on. There are other parts that will be axed entirely, but that is to make way for scenes and chapters that will make the book more whole, but that is for when I turn to editing. I need to make sure that I continue to give myself days to recuperate and work on other projects, because now I am committed to the fanfic since it's been uploaded. Wish me luck! Legend of the Ten Lords #3 - As of posting this, the first draft sits at 195,080 words Monarch Mercenaries - Waiting for MASSIVE revisions! Legend of the Ten Lords #4 - Going to plan it out in March! And then begin the 1st draft in October. Sandwich Guy Story - Oh boy, this one is coming, and it's going to be nuts! White Fire Backstory - Waiting for March. Fan Fictions - A My Little Pony Fanfic (7,000 words in) and a mashup fanfic of Destiny, Voltron and RWBY (yeah, strange, but underway and with some crazy sneak peaks to read later). A Wheel of Time fanfic is coming later. Outlines - Waiting for March
2020.01.16 03:09 redwithblackspots527Question for non binary people (sry it’s long lol)
So I’m writing a voltron (the 2016 one) fanfic on wattpad (check it out it’s titled “Together in the Stars” and my user is ladieboog) and I wanna have pidge be a non-binary gender (I’m thinking maybe pangender) but as someone who is cisgender I don’t wanna portray anyone’s gender incorrectly and misrepresent anyone so if u could help me figure out the correct label for the description of the identity I have in mind plz hmu or comment lol I’m thinking pangender because I want pidge to be comfortable with all pronouns and feel like they could be happy as a girl guy or other (at all times so not fluid or changing) because (in my mind) it doesn’t rlly matter to pidge because pidge is just pidge and they don’t feel gender defines who they are, they just are period. That being said I also think pidge would definitely still have a sense of gender so not genderless. This is what brings me to the idea of pangender but again I want to get this accurate so plz tell me 1.) if the description of what I want pidge’s gender identity to be matches pangender and 2.) if u have a better term that matches what I’ve described let me know
2020.01.16 02:30 redwithblackspots527So Im writing a voltron fanfic and wanna have pidge be a non-binary gender (maybe pangender) but I myself am cisgender and dont wanna portray any genders incorrectly and misrepresent anyone so if someone could help me find the correct term for the description of the identity I have in mind plz hmu
2019.12.19 04:15 BaharnazI feel ashamed to be a Klance shipper
So I've watched Voltron for a few years and I got introduced to this ship culture a while back and I really ship Keith and Lance. I am completely aware it was never alive to begin with and one of the least likely pairings and Sheith, Kallura, etc are far more feasible, and I even find other ships to be really cute. I just personally like Klance the best in my own imagination and reading fanfics. In the last few months I saw that a lot of Klance shippers are literal psychos and began forming almost satanic like cults and harassing people around a cute ship that's not even meant to be taken seriously and now I've been trying to distract myself from Klance and trying to ship Shieth, Kallura, etc, but I can't just forget about Klance. I want to express my love for Klance but I don't want to be lumped in with crazy Klance shippers because I'm cool with other ships and don't care whether it is canon or not (it's not btw). I just don't want to be hated for being a low-key Klance shipper. Does anyone have advice on what to do? EDIT: "alive" as in it never happened/will happen in the show, not in terms of the fandom
So I'm writing a Sheith fanfic. I already have set up plot and everything, but I was wondering, what kind of romantic stuff and moments between those two characters would people like to read in a fanfic? For example, one of them catching a cold and the other one taking care of him, or one of them getting drunk... stuff like that. Lets say, suggestions for some sweet and romantic moments in those situations:
The period when Shiro and Keith first met. Keith is still young and their relationship is still only that of an guardian and a young boy. Only platonic moments here, please! Nothing sexual!
The period when Voltron show starts (with Keith being 19 years old). As the story moves on, they start developing romantic feelings towards each other without either of them realizing. Some sweet, romantic moments here, where they show how much they care about each other...
When Keith realizes his feelings for Shiro have changed and that he doesn't see him as just brother anymore. Sweet, romantic, angsty... throw whatever you have at me.
Shiro becomes aware of the change in Keith and only then starts questioning his own feelings. He's hesitant, confused... Sweet, romantic, sad, angsty, even smutty...
When they are together. :)
Those are some "guidelines", but seriously, just tell me about moments you're craving to see between Shiro and Keith. I promise not to take credit for ideas I take when I get to writing it!
2019.11.02 09:48 PactBreakerLars' Writing Progress for October
October, a much needed rest. Honestly, I didn’t rest, but this was a necessary month of realization, acceptance, and progression. It begins with White Fire, middles out with side projects and fanfic, and ends with the Marauding Empire. First of all, while writing my first draft chapters for White Fire I had to grapple with a particular problem. I was having a blast getting into the story and the greater world. I enjoyed writing all of the characters, but Cylandria (who is one of the three main POVs) felt significantly underdeveloped. Her character was confusing to me. A big reason for that is because a large part of her story happens before you even read the prologue! Usually this would be compensated for in flashbacks, but that defeats the purpose of the literal and physical mind games she plays against other characters. She is trying to misdirect them, and as a result, misinform the reader as well. Having flashbacks would conflict with that. As a result, her character development felt stagnate in some places, and all around wonky in others. I gave it a lot of thought, and after contemplating the greater plot and who Cylandria is supposed to be as a character, I needed to take a break from White Fire. What I have resolved to do is this: write the backstory for Cylandria next year. I will also write more for the greater series and world of Drachonia. This means that I have to swallow my pride and take longer with this book than I had originally planned. But you know what, that is all for the best, and I am happy to accept that. And I also find myself excited to tackle those future challenges. With that, I shifted my attention to some side stories and projects. One of these side projects is a Dungeons and Dragons game which is based on the backstory for a character in my novella series, the Mysteries of the Q Files. It’s a story that I want to share on our YouTube channel in the future. I have been playing through it with my students, and the results have been great! It’s so fun playing D&D with a bunch of nerdy teens. I also carried out a choose your own adventure style horror story. This Lovecraftian horror took everyone who participated into a room full of curses and enchanted objects. That’s all fine and dandy, except that all the characters have amnesia. It was a great story to tell, but it also ate up a lot of time to tell. And then I was working on a new fanfiction. These are interesting projects for me. Here’s the thing, I have a ton of different stories to write and it is always more rewarding to work on your own stories. However, I use my fanfictions to explore some of my own characters who have the ability to leap from world to world, and story to story. Jed has aptly called these stories Virusfictions, because they are unlike anything else you might have read before. They tell specific, interconnected stories that provide a glimpse and extra context into the greater stories being told through my series like the Legend of the Ten Lords, Monarch Mercenaries, White Fire, and Bleed Steam and Steel. This particular fanfic is a crazy story told in a Destiny setting using characters from Destiny, Voltron Legendary Defenders, and RWBY. I plan on releasing it out into the world later in November. And now, we come to the Marauding Empire, my next massive project. This will be the third book in the Ten Lords series and it will be a massive book, the longest I have yet attempted. I project that it will be at least 300,000 words when I am done. It will contain my biggest fights to date, plenty of intrigue, universe building, and intense character development. Originally, I had wanted to try and complete the entire book by the end of December, but by the summer I knew that wouldn’t happen. My plans then became that I would finish it by January, but that also sounds ridiculous. Instead, I plan on finishing the book by the end of February. The plan currently stands that I will have 20 days per the next four months dedicated directly to writing 3,000+ words each day. Then on the other days I will focus on side stories and making content for our channels. I hope this will allow me to balance my workload and keep my motivation for the book high. This first draft is going to be a doozy, but I am ready to tackle it. The Marauding Empire is the book that kept me writing Knights of Halicruz, knowing where plots I was spinning were headed: a truly epic climax and terrifying reveals. And as the series has grown, my excitement and anticipation, along with my plans for the book have grown. So what now? I will complete the outline for the third book, and then revel in writing it! I plan on finishing the recent fanfic, and then I will switch over to writing a fanfic I have planned for the Wheel of Time. It’s going to be a crazy ride, that one! And we already have some special projects in mind for our YouTube channel, some of which you’ll see before the year ends and others will premiere next year with our third season. There’s so much going on! Can I have a 30 hour day please? Writing Updates: Monarch Mercenaries, first draft: Complete! Edit of Bleed Steam n' Steel: Complete! 3rd draft of the Dark Rebellion: Complete! Dragon chapters for White Fire: Stopped at 67,000 words. I will be putting this story off for a little while longer in order to do more preliminary writing. Legend of the Ten Lords book #3: Now that it's November, it's time to get started! Misfentures: chapters 1-5 uploaded onto Royal Road. I'm shelving this story until further notice.... Fanfic #1: Complete! Fanfic #2: Over 12,000 words written, roughly 33% complete! Fanfics #3-4: Have been outlined!
Sister’s Reaction To My Voltron Fanfic: Keith Kogane
Voltron - Keith & Lance - True Love - YouTube
A Fish and a Bird, a Voltron Oneshot - YouTube
SUADWM AMV Klance Voltron - YouTube
Lance (Voltron), Mermaid (From 'Moonset Deep' on Ao3 ...
Voltron amv- Family - YouTube
Klance Reads bAd Fanfics (Voltron Cosplay) - YouTube
Dirty Laundry - Voltron CMV - YouTube
Voltron character's react to the fandom( based of ft. Ordinary dreamer and that Emma girl) - Duration: 6:46. num swag 2,512 views Lance has a boyfriend. Lance does not realize he has a boyfriend. Keith, understandably, does not react well. Original at https://www.fanfiction.net/s/120415... This is a tribute video for my fanfic 'Shut Up and Dance With Me' (http://archiveofourown.org/works/8159153/chapters/18698024) Featured Song: One Foot - Walk... I’m so sorry- fluff version: https://youtu.be/Zrtwr0xNDMs Lance: (Ray/Griffin) YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzmAzt2pkCgo3b2NokIQmow Instagram: h... Voltron Legendary Defender - Season 1 Favorite Funny Scenes - Duration: 8:16. Georgiastv 93,742 views. 8:16 [Voltron: Legendary Defender Comic Dub] Pidge's McFallen - Duration: 0:33. None of the pictures or song aren't mine! Video made under fair use policy aka it's just for fun! Song: Family- Keke Palmer Enjoy the videos and music you love, upload original content, and share it all with friends, family, and the world on YouTube. The titel makes this pretty much self explanatory ^-^' Don't really engage in the fandom of Voltron, but it's pretty chill to have on in the background while... **Warning: Some blood/bruises!** - Check out the AO3 fanfic this video is inspired by below! http://archiveofourown.org/works/7454385/chapters/16939401 Autho...