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Shrub's To-Do List
- Revise and edit A Light in the Dark
Hi there, call me Shrub please. I know my username says Shrub420, but someone already had Shrub so I had to make due.
I started writing The Legend of Zelda: Empire of Darkness July 29 of 2004. It's been seven years since I started writing this fanfiction. Since then, I have been developing my writing, my characters, and my plot. Thus, I have discovered dozen of plot holes, unrealistic events, out-of-character behavior, and just my sheer crappy writing. I am rewriting it into a final and complete version, edited, and hopefully in its perfect form (as perfect as I can get it to be). So I can understand how others can find the beginning of this story ... unsatisfactory. I find it that way as well. I hope to improve this story tremendously and, therefore, making it enjoyable for all.
And no, I haven't given up on it. I've spent too much thought, time, and effort on it to abandon the idea now. I'm stubborn like that. Even if it takes me years, I shall prevail!
Even though I've worked hard and for a very long time on this fanfiction, I'm okay with the fact I would never be able to publish it. I write for me. I write because I like it, and I love Zelda so I combined the two. The weird thing is that I'm not even sure if I'll be a writer after this. Maybe for like a hobby. I've put a lot of effort into this even though it really doesn't get me anywhere other than just enjoying the activity myself, which is what counts.
Anywho, reality check, I'm a girl. I'm twenty-one. I hit a very big streak of writer's block awhile back, which I have pretty much gotten over. But now just a busy life seems to get in the way of my writing.
I would also like to mention, having said I want to make my story better and more enjoyable, but I also write mostly for myself. This means, you can always give your suggestions about how I should write or how things should be done. If I like it, I'll do it. If I don't, I won't. It's pretty simple. I don't care about having perfect grammar, sentence syntax, or punctuation. (As long as you can understand what I'm saying, we're good in my book.) I'm more interested in imagery, good characters, and writing those characters well. I like there to be themes, messages, and meaning to the stories I tell. I'll use symbolism when I can. I like for my stories to have connections to symbols, imagery, the inner worlds of the characters, and the lessons they are learning in these stories. I try to add humor where I can too. My stories tend to be dark and angsty, but I usually try for a light at the end of the tunnel. When my characters suffer, I like for it to say something about the suffering that we all experience as human beings. Usually, there will be some positive note to it about growing, overcoming obstacles, and self-discovery. I'm more of an optimist than a pessimist in the long run. I just enjoy drama for the intense emotions; I'm a drama junky sometimes. I also am more comfortable with sweet cheesy things. However, I still try to do them tastefully.
Check out my web site ( it tells you everything you could want to know about my fanfiction series of Zelda. There's not much there yet either, as I'm still working on it. You might notice I tend to start lots of little time-consuming projects.
The Legend of Zelda: Empire of Darkness
Chapter Updates (12-02-2011)
Summary: A little summary is in order, I suppose. For any who cared to check out my profile page. The summary on the story say its a Majora's Mack sequel, but this story is based in Hyrule. That's to say, I'm following the time line in Ocarina of Time in which no one knows that Link saved them all. Obviously, because Link is in this story. I adhere to the idea that the time in which Ganondorf took over and Link spent his time awakening sages and adventuring in temples is in a separate timeline. Link went back to his own time, which Majora's Mask picks up on. So my theory is that Ganondorf disappeared and no one knew what happened to him or where he went in that time too.
After the events of Majora's Mask, Link sets out again into the mysterious forest. So, I start with that Link gets lost in this forest for another seven years (must suck more than just sleeping for seven, right?). He survives easily enough on animals and just surviving off the resources of the forest and Epona to talk to. When he emerges again, he finds himself in yet another new world. This world is called Sekin (a world of my own creation). He wonders through it for a while, probably just because he'll have been alone with a horse for seven years in a forest, and, you know, might want to see another person's face and hear their voice?
You could say, there's a whole other fanfiction before this story, because that's where Link originally meets my original characters: Kira, Rontu, Elzira, Rai, and Tarrowco. I do sort of plan to write this adventure out. It'll be the prequel to this story, which I plan to call A Link Between Worlds. Cute, right? Don't worry, I'm sure I'll have one of my characters summarize what happened there in one of my chapters. There was a lot that happened, but for now, all you need to know is that there was more war. Drow Empire trying to attack the land of Ranelu. They (as in Link and original characters) end up operating together in the efforts to turn the soon-to-be battles to their favor (Ranelu's favor) by spying and sneaking and doing general heroic stuff.
Link ends up leaving Sekin after the war is over and after some more fucked up shit (pardon my language) happens involving Rai and a demon called Nelu. He gets overwhelmed and leaves, coming back to Hyrule through the forest finally. Kira, Rontu, and Elzira follow him without his knowing. When he gets back to Hyrule, he finds that the Drow Empire is there too, and that it had taken over Hyrule seven years previous while Link was lost in the forest.
So yah, that's where the story begins.