Conversation Between Wolf Kanno and Fynn

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  1. Yeah, I figure it should help me get the world down a little better too.

    They should be fairly standalone. Do you think you’d like to have a look once I have sonething?
  2. That's always a good idea. When my friend and I worked on Soul originally, we eventually started writing a side book where each page was like a journal entry or military report written by a different character just to get a feel for them. I feel doing a few side stories for each cast member would be a pretty good idea.
  3. So I've come up with this idea that I should, in order to get a better feel of my novel characters, write some side-stories focusing on each of them at some time before the novel takes place. I think it can turn out quite interesting.
  4. Sorry to hear you've been sick, that's never fun. At least it sounds like you survived and nothing escalated so that's an accomplishment in of itself. Glad you're digging into a new book series. My only foray into it was the subpar Studio Ghibli effort which was interesting. I've just finished up Neil Gaiman's Sandman series and now I'm reading Stan Lee's memoir. I highly recommend Sandman, it's really great seeing how Gaiman incorporates his vast knowledge of literature and history into that series. I still feel it's hilarious that the two most approachable members of the Endless are Death and Destruction.

    I'll see how I feel about KH2. I may back off from the series for a bit after I finish KH2. I'm really bad about doing a marathon of a series. I get burned out too easily. Though I did kind of want to tackle BbS because I meant for it to be another of my Blog articles but I wanted to play it again to refresh my memory.

    I'm kind of bummed about Elly, I'll likely finish up the short story I had you read because I still plan on sending that to my artist friend, but I've frankly planned out most of her story by now, so continuing any further from here when there is a chance you she may stay in fanfiction hell just feels like a disservice to her. I went back to my novel for a bit, and I may stay there for awhile, but I kind of want to work on something a bit different, so I may either go back through some of my older stories and start working on them again, or I may come up with something new. I keep a list of story ideas I want to work on. I really need to work more on shorter projects that I can work on getting published. There are a few contests I want to enter, but I really feel I should be focusing on sending my work to straight up publishers and just get some exposure. I'm just trying to figure out which ones I want to do.
  5. Sorry for taking so long man. I’ve had like, the worst weekend (and two days of the week) in ages. I’ve been sick, then wife got sick, so while still sick I had to take care of every single thing around the house and keep Julian happy despite the fact mommy could t hug or feed him. But somehow, by some stretch of a miracle, I kept it all together. It was beautiful. But yeah, needless to say, didn’t really have time to write in like, five days. Still working on those shorts for the anthology though. I’m thinking I might send you the first story even when it’s still at its draft zero stage. We’ll see. I think you might find it interesting since it’s based on an idea I’ve shared with you in the past.

    Other than that, I’ve been making my way through the Earthsea books and am now on book 3. It’s been really great. The books are a breeze to get through because Le Guin’s prose flows very well and the novels are short. It’s a very refreshing take on fantasy that I really appreciate and reading what has been done to this world through adaptations, it just boggles my mind how they ducked things up so hard. I’ve also noticed a lot of commonalities between the world I set up for my novel and this world, along with touching on many of the same themes that I’m honestly really surprised I hadn’t discovered this sooner. It really resonates with me. If you haven’t read them, I highly recommend them. Also, played some PQ, finished the second dungeon and still having a blast. Sticking to one party for now so dungeons go by much faster. I’ll tell you right off the bat that Naoto is the single most broken character here due to how incredibly effective Hama and Mudo skills are. She basically trivializes grinding. It’s insane. RS2 is currently on hold due to lack of time but I’ll get back to it, for sure. It’s been good and I just kinda dropped it for now because I got a craving for PQ.

    Sounds like you’re rounding things up in KHII and in the end it doesn’t seem like the difference between vanilla and Final Mix has been that substantial for you. If I were you, I’d just leave the fight with the LW for later and move on to what you really want to play - unless you know you won’t come back to it and will regret not beating it. There’s really no one right way to go about it.

    Really sucks to hear about your story being riadblocked. But since it’s the story you’re really excited about right now, why not continue developing it, even if it doesn’t have a chance at being published yet? You’ll have a fun project and can focus on the details of how to get it out later.
  6. So in KHII news, I've reached the Roxas fight and he's a bit of a doozy for a story boss. I love how Sora's Valor form can't block, but that doesn't stop Roxas from doing so. Between him and Marluxia, I'm stuck with doing content stuff, I especially need to beat Roxas because I'm reaching the point where I seriously need Glide to get anything done anymore. The majority of the puzzle pieces I'm missing pretty much require Glide. I could try going after the Mushroom XIII I guess, but I'm feeling particularly lazy about them. I'm split, because part of me wants to move on from KH2 but the other part of me really wants to face Lingering Will and that's going to require doing the Data Org fights.

    In writing news, I'm in a bit of a standstill. I just learned that I really can't start work on the Elly story of a snag due to some recent revelations about how the comic industry works. So she is going to have to be shelved indefinitely until I get more writing clout. I had another comic book story I was going to write, but the story just doesn't grab me like Elly did, largely because the work is more of an anthology piece than a cohesive whole at the moment. Other than that, I'm kind of in limbo on what to write, been spending most of my time catching up on some of my movie/tv collection instead.

    How are you doing?
  7. You know, every time I start thinking I'm being too hard on KHII's plot, I reach a point that reminds me why it's kind of bad. I'm pretty much at the end of the game, just reached The World that Never Was. The party was acting like we jumped right from the Hollow Bastion segment to this part, except I actually slammed dunked like five Disney Worlds to get to this point which is kind of jarring to me. This game has no real buildup to the climax which is probably why I always forget the second half of the plot.

    Even stranger is how the Twilight crew get surprisingly super competent and almost omniscient so they can lead Sora to the virtual Twilight Town, which also just feels like a weird thing to bring back up.

    I've taken down all of the initial optional Org. XIII fights except for Marluxia because he is an asshole and he's the first battle where not having Glide is a real problem. His gimmick is interesting though. He curses you and a number based on your level appears over your head, every time he hits you the number goes down and if it reaches zero he wins, regardless of your health. There is a reaction command to restore you number though.
  8. That's pretty adorable. I love the twins.
  9. I played enough of the P4 Arena titles to expect some heavy flanderization, and I know the plot really revolves around the two new characters more, much like Arena did, so I'm probably safe from that level of disappointment. I was also curious to see how the new Velvet Twins would work with the other Velvet Room attendees. Of anything, I'll be happy to see them again because they rank as high as Elizabeth and the old P2 crew for me for Velvet Room casts.

    I'm currently revisiting Front Mission 3 for my handheld needs when I'm not grinding in Union X. Really need to get back to KH2FM though.
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