Author has written 5 stories for Legend of Zelda, Final Fantasy I-VI, Mass Effect, Devil May Cry, and Samurai Warriors.
Update: Oct. 4, 2018
Hey, folks. Just wanted to give an update on things. I know Wrath of Cain is what many of you are waiting for, and it's obviously still being worked on, I'm just running into a case of writer's block. Recovering from a sinus infection, one of the most stressful summers at my day job I've ever had, and for the past few weeks, since I put up the last chapter, just been depressed for a while. That point when stress has just run its course to the point you can't even be frustrated or angry about it anymore and you just kind of give up.
So chapter 7 of Cain is basically going slow. I'm at barely a thousand words right now and every time I open the document, I just kind of start at it for a while and get nothing done. I know what I want to do, it's just getting the words you, you know?
So looking for things to break my funk and the first thing to be really effective was playing Bayonetta 2. I actually only just got it, because I actually forgot it existed until I saw a teaser for Bayonetta 3 and got a copy of 2 for the Switch just about a week ago, so shows how far behind there I am. But it's just such a feel-good game, just pure insanity and not taking itself seriously in the slightest, right from the word go, that the feel-good is completely infectious. Literally the instant Bayonetta punted a fighter jet into the air, I was 1000% on-board for the insanity.
And working to break my writer's block, I opened the word processor and just started writing the first thing that came to mind, and as you're probably guessing by reading this, it's Bayonetta related. What it is basically is a fan-novelization of the first game, with a stronger focus the characters, dialogue, and such rather than the constant fighting of the game. Put it this way, Bayonetta's arrival to Vigrid is a slower paced walk-about and sort of investigation instead of monsters descending on her from every direction and destroying the city to try to get at her.
Plus Bayo herself is just so much fun to write. It's like, take Ganondorf's snarkiest moments from my stories and just do that all the time, plus it's coming out of a killer femme fatale, and you're got my Bayonetta. Though I will say, I didn't really do it intentionally, but her sadistic streak is quite a bit more pronounced when I write her as well. Just one of those things that feels natural as you write it and realize what it actually was a bit later.
And yeah, in just one sitting, I sat there and cranked out the prologue to the game, as well as the first chapter's storyline in about 10,000 words in just 3 hours. When it's coming that easy, I kind of want to keep going with it. It's something I started just for fun and to chisel at my writer's block, so I don't know if I'll put it up or not yet. I just haven't decided.
So just a quick update on what's actually going on with me and what I'm working on. For those people who love to say I'm dead because I haven't put something up for a month.
The Silent Kingdom
A What-if story set in the wake of the Twilight Princess. Link, Midna, and Zelda are the only survivors of a dark magic that has turned every living creature and plant in Hyrule to stone. Now, they journey to a far away land of magic called Mystara to find the one responsible, and a way to save the kingdom. Lots of new friends and enemies await them as they explore this new land, and little do they know, the three of them will eventually decide the fate of not just Hyrule, but the entire world. Status: Complete.
Devil May Cry: Retribution
Probably going to start this over after I play DMC5. Based on what I've seen in the trailers, a post-DMC5 setting might just work far better for the story I want than post-DMC4.
Status: On Hold due to DMC5.