Hi, Ghost Boy followers! I haven't talked to you in...damn, has it been five years already? That's surreal. But I haven't forgotten about you. As a matter of fact, I've been thinking about this story a lot lately.
Ghost Boy was my first foray into writing for Wreck-It Ralph, and as a result, there's a lot of things in it that I'm not crazy about. Over the years spent RPing as Turbo, rewatching the movie, and just thinking about it, I've had way too many moments of "Oh, I really wish I'd done this in the fic instead of that." But I still think that the story itself holds up, and apparently a lot of you agree, because I still get messages from people telling me how much they loved Ghost Boy and even that it got them interested in Turbo where they weren't before (which I take as the highest possible compliment). Unfortunately, I didn't really have anything to add to Mountains We Haven't Climbed, and I don't really like anything about the concept of Ghost King anymore - it was one of those flash-in-the-pan ideas that seems amazing until you step back and look at it. So, what could I do to commemorate the most popular and arguably best fanfic I've ever written?
How about this?
ao3 dot org / works / 11199000 / chapters / 25009857
That right there is a link to a brand-new version of Ghost Boy on AO3. (I'm sorry I had to write it out so weirdly, but you know how FFN is with links. That's part of the reason why I moved over to AO3.) It's not a complete rewrite, because like I said, I still think that Ghost Boy is a pretty strong story, but it does have new content based on five years' worth of this-or-that thoughts. I've also cleared out some of the slower, more confusing, and more OOC elements to hopefully make it a smoother read overall.
You don't need an account on AO3 to comment or leave kudos for me, and if I get a big enough response, I'll consider putting the redux up here, as well. Tell me if you like the changes or if the original was better; all feedback is welcome!
In the meantime, feel free to visit me on my Tumblr ( turbomun . tumblr . com) and talk to me or ask me questions or whatever. Or don't. But hey, I'm almost literallyTurbo, so you know that I want the attention.
Thanks for all your support,
~ turbomun, The Greatest Racer Writer Ever