Author has written 14 stories for Suikoden, Chrono Trigger, Chrono Cross, and Digimon.
Name: (secret, but I am S and J) You can call me LB or Bio for short
I am but a busy bookworm... A student at a medical faculty exactly! No, not really, because I am also a biology tutor.
Writing has become a hobby of mine since I stopped learning English months ago, for this will keep what I have learned in my brain, always! I appreciate reviews because they are what that encourage me to keep on writing and learn more. :)
I don't read Yaoi and Yuri because they don't interest me, unless they are humorous.
I've been hooked to write drabbles and ficlets recently...
Scripta manent, verba volent!
I also write at FP.
Notice something different with my review style? Well, this is what I call 'review sandwich'. It consists of three parts:
Which part of the story I liked, my thoughts and/or feelings about the story and/or characters.
Because my grammar knowledge is basic, I tend to skip this one, but I can point out glaring typos (missing words, wrong spelling, etc) and OOC-ness.
3. Best Wishes and Conclusion
I like to end with a :) or good luck, and sometimes I can tell you that I'm hooked to your story.
Note that I apply the same method when I review a story in Indonesian language.
Have you ever thought of receiving more reviews? Have you ever thought of letting the people who do not know about your fandom read your stories? Do you want to improve your writing skill? Follow these steps: Relax and take a deep breath. Done? Now, move your pointer down a little...and click!
FUN FACT ABOUT MY STORIES:
Have you ever asked why Guile is portrayed as different people in my Chrono Cross stories? It's because he has no real identity in the actual game, and the speculations about him are just fun to be played with.
One of my reviewers has ever mentioned that he is a wild card for fanfic authors, so I have written him as Magus/Janus (related to Chrono Trigger, see below), a retired doctor, a flawed magician, and someone who had forgotten his past. More may be coming soon!
Guile is rather underdeveloped in the canon and his characterization is hard to be done. If you want to write a story about Guile (whether he's Magus or not), you may check my ideas (after an observation with a playthrough) about his traits:
He doesn't react too much and is very patient. However, he can react when it's necessary (such as saying him possessing dark powers or such, which implies that he is Magus). If you like Guile x Kid, this trait is the key to create a contrast between the two. He can be moody though.
He muses quite a lot. In his speech, he often says "Interesting".
His name implies this trait. He also wears flashy outfit despite being a dark mage... :P
His speech is rather formal. Expect inverted form in his speech, such as: "Never have I thought that..." and the usage of question tags.
5. Sense of humor
He has hard time being serious, and not to forget that he has witty retorts. Sometimes his speech has got a "Heh" in the beginning. This doesn't apply if we're using Magil's (Radical Dreamers, an 'equivalent' character to Guile) characterization.
In Search of the Past (ON HIATUS)
The novelization of Chrono Cross set after the Chrono Trigger DS ending, in which Magus was sent away to a forest after the battle against Dream Devourer. Unlike the actual game, this is heavily focused on Guile's thoughts and how he slowly regains his memory because it is on Guile's perspective. His development is the main focus of this novelization.
There are some changes when compared with the game, including the monsters and environment. The element system is considered as magic. Also, I will not fit in all the forty-four playable characters, obviously. A bit of spoilers: There are lots of characters not appearing here (also many parts of the game are cut), for the sake of involving the Chrono Trigger casts later on. Serge and Kid will definitely appear because they play a major role here. :)
The basic concept of this novelization is this (not only the story, but also arranging the entire plot to involve the CT casts, see below):
Humankind cannot gain anything without first giving something in return. To obtain, something of equal value must be lost. That is alchemy's first law of Equivalent Exchange. In those days, we really believed that to be the world's one, and only truth. - Alphonse Elric, Fullmetal Alchemist
IMPORTANT NOTE: If you notice that there are some stories missing here, this means that I have deleted them (two Digimon and two Chrono Cross fanfic). In the past, I was not quite experienced in writing yet, but now that I have learned much about writing, I shall repost them when I have the time.
I appreciate any reviews to all works, but anything older than 'In Search of the Past' will not be edited anymore. :)
I am a staff at the community The Many Mysteries of Guile. Because I'm busy, I'm not very active. You know when I'm there: when you see my review in your story.
Recently, I've been dropping shorter reviews. I apologize, but I have to prioritize my university works. I generally review most stories I read, but for this time until this semester is over, I'll only review certain stories (in the community or updated fav'd stories).
Other than games, I also watch animes like Digimon (season 1-4), Dragonball Z, Crush Gear (Turbo and Nitro), and Fullmetal Alchemist. My most favorite anime? Digimon Adventure (season 1), obviously. I watch the Indonesian dub, and recently the English sub. I also watch the English dub. The Japanese music is absolutely lovely, though Indonesia has the great translation of the opening themes too! Butterfly (season 1 opening) has always been my most favorite theme, then Brave Heart (season 1 evolution theme, but also used at season 2) is also excellent!
I once loved Digimon season 2 the most, but after another rewatch (yes, season 1-4), I love season 1 the most (though 2 still follows closely). The characters in season 1 are more well-rounded than season 2 (but the depth isn't as great as Ken and Iori in season 2, who are perhaps, the only characters that have better development than the rest of the 02 casts), and the storyline doesn't have abandoned plotline or other plot holes/inconsistencies. Digimon season 1 does better in balancing the emotional moments (Wizardmon's death, Yamato's tough guy exterior fading, when the kids have to say goodbye to their Digimon...) and the humor (watch episode 30 of this season, which is very funny, but there are still a lot of funny parts). Also, season 1 almost always picks up the cliffhangers from the previous episode, unlike season 2, which often ends the episode with something anticlimatic or abandons the cliffhanger. Digimon season 2 is more cheery in the mood, and has more humorous parts (Jun is HILARIOUS, and the world tour trilogy is funny!) than the emotional moments (but still pack a punch, such as Ken's childhood and Oikawa's death). Also, season 1 does better in showing the bond between the human partners and their Digimon than season 2 (except Ken and Wormmon, which is really awesome).
One more thing at season 2: the casts from season 1 are also there (although their involvements aren't much, except Takeru and Hikari)! Hey, at least we get to know that the casts from season 1 are still around, unlike Chrono Trigger and Chrono Cross (see below for more information), in which CC implies that the CT casts are all dead! Digimon Adventure 02 makes a good sequel (the episode when Wizardmon's ghost returns strengthens the connection of both seasons), but its flaws make it pale in comparison to its predecessor. Still enjoyable nevertheless!
I once liked season 4, but a recent rewatch makes me feel bored in the last arc, which is all Takouji (Takuya and Kouji throughout most of the episodes)! Other casts aren't given the chance to shine...
Season 3... Maybe many won't agree with this, but I don't like it although I've rewatched it again. It's just too dark and angsty to my liking (and things are often too emotional or dramatic). Juri is very angsty since Leomon's death. From all leaders/goggleheads, Takato is just too whiny. The plot also drags too long... The ending is weird and too sad when all Digimon are forced to return to Digital World, and I just can't like it.
Chrono Trigger and Chrono Cross?
Chrono Cross is a sequel to Chrono Trigger, but it is indeed, a bad sequel. Not that I hate CC, but actually, I like it. CC has wonderful graphics and soundtracks. However, yes, however, CC prioritizes quantity over quality. All the characters have almost no development, and they are only given some weird accents to distinguish all of them. One fatal flaw: Magus was once planned to appear as Guile, but due to the overwhelming amount of characters, this plan was scrapped. Yeah, you can say that one character's depth (and importance to the plot as a connection to CT) was sacrificed for the appearances of a ton of characters. Because of this, I did the other way round in my story In Search of the Past: I sacrificed the appearances of a ton of characters for one character's depth. So, just a fair warning: if your favorite characters happen to be part of the most famous characters of the canon, most of them (or perhaps, all of them) will not appear in my version of CC novelization. I'm not telling you who, but in future updates, you'll know.
Another fatal flaw (into the gaming system): element system. Telling you, this system makes element/magic inefficient, and physical attacks are OP.
Yet another fatal flaw: the casts from CT are implied dead. There is no real return of the casts, unlike Digimon Adventure 02 anime. Although the casts from season 1 don't have much involvements (except Takeru and Hikari), you still know that they're all around. They're still studying at school, helping the new Chosen Children and be like their seniors, etc. This is one of the reasons why I can still enjoy 02 storyline despite it starting with new Chosen Children (except Takeru and Hikari) or the flaws on the plot. Back to the game topic: this flaw turns CC into a bad sequel to CT, although CC starts with new casts.
The positive things from these flaws? Well, I tend to exploit Guile's untapped potential in the canon, just like DarkHorse26. You can develop the minor characters anyway you like, but it can still be a challenge to keep them really in character.
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