Author has written 12 stories for Fire Emblem, Magic: The Gathering, and Warhammer.
I'm a Scottish Film student attending Dawson CEGEP in Montreal. Most of my taste in fanfic is either extremely well-written or experimental in a way that traditional fiction cannot do, which is something that I am trying out in my FE13 Self-Insert Asleep.
IF YOU ARE READING A FIRE EMBLEM AWAKENING FIC BY ME: The My Unit will always be a Default Male Model called Robin, unless specified otherwise. This makes it easier for people to understand who and what I'm talking about.
Why a Self-Insert?
So, it was brought up in a club at my college that we're all huge shippers because Fire Emblem. This eventually led to talking about fanfiction, which I admitted I write, and someone reacted with disgust at the fact that I write a Self-Insert. Now, my explanation for this is simple:
It's. So. Much. Fun.
No, seriously. Whenever I feel bored, I can just write a chapter of Asleep and fell happy. I don't have to worry about how the POV works, because it's ME. I'm pretty sure I know how I work and how I see things. This makes it incredibly easy to write, as well as fun, because it lets me 'talk' to people I wouldn't normally be able to talk to. It also opens up a whole new world of things to explore - how did the SI get there? What overall impact could their presence have on the Metaplot? What gets effed up because of their existence? Why should they be a good guy who tries to save everyone? Why not try to see things from a game perspective all the time while in the game?
How would you get attached to these characters? How would these characters react once/if they learn you 'knew' them before you talked to them?
SI's are fun. That's all. I'll admit it's not exactly a shining glory of a fic genre, but it's fun. So much fun. Kind of like cheesy fantasy novels like Dragonlance, you know they're not good but you read them anyway because something awesome happens every other page.
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