Author has written 16 stories for Final Fantasy VII, Game X-overs, Final Fantasy I-VI, X-overs, Yu-Gi-Oh, Mario, Star Ocean, Chrono Trigger, Where on Earth is Carmen Sandiego, Kingdom Hearts, and Final Fantasy X.
Update June 2009: My computer broke. The motherboard is fried, and I lost a lot of notes. My current projects are still up there in my head somewhere, but updates will be slower until I can come up with a good way to type them up. I suppose I could write things by hand like I did back in the good old days (i.e. high school), but I'd have to write everything twice that way. In the meantime, though, I'll post a short comedic story to keep everyone satisfied until I can get on with my Chrono Trigger story. I don't have immediate plans for more of Kingdom Hearts Alternate Scenarios yet, but I might in the future. Think of the first episode of it like a Simpsons Treehouse of Horror episode and you'll get the tone I'm going for.
Update February 26, 2009: The new chapter took a while because I wrote it more than once. In fact, I rewrote a large portion of Samsara's story to make it more interesting and to make the plot as a whole more coherent. I hope you enjoy it.
Update October 3, 2008: After several months without internet, I am back, and I bring with me a new chapter for A Love Beyond Time. This one was really hard to do; some of the things that happen are quite important to the overall plot, and I had to resolve a few issues before the story could go on. You'll see what I mean if you read the chapter. I'll try to have more regular updates from here on, but I have qualifying exams coming up in January, and those are pretty important, so I might not think about much else at the end of this year. As for all the editing I am supposed to be doing on other stories, well, you can blame massive computer failure and the fact that I dropped off the face of the Earth over the summer.
Update March 17, 2008: Two new chapters are up. Things are starting to get complicated in Samsara's time, and Chrono's half of the story remains as full of mystery as ever. If you can guess where I'm going with all of this, you win a cookie.
January 26, 2008: New update posted.
Be patient with some of the newer characters added. I think I've done a good job of making Coppelia likeable so far, but Paem and Egmont need to do a little growing before I consider them true "first string" cast members. It'll happen, but I'm not there yet.
You'll have to wait until next time for a continuation of the Sam/Jinling arc, but I hope that won't take long. I don't have that one planned out as well as I have most of the details of the Chrono story worked out, but the major framework is there, and at some point the two storylines are going to collide. Expect fireworks then.
Summary of what has happened so far in A Love Beyond Time (up to chapter 17):
Chrono: About to be married to Nadia, but then ripped away through a portal to a place beyond the End of Time. He is now searching for a way back home while aiding those he meets along the way. That's so like him.
Coppelia: Mysterious girl found wandering in Jinling Caverns, looking for someone called Orchid. Now traveling with Chrono in an attempt to find her. Just why has not been revealed. Suspicious that Orchid could be part of an invasion force.
Samsara Ashtear: Lucca's daughter (but who is the father?). Attempting to follow in her mother's footsteps by expanding the field of temporal mathematics.
Jinling Lan: Samsara's best friend and research partner. Has a bit more of an adventurous spirit than Samsara does. Suspicious of some of the emails she encountered while snooping on Samsara's computer.
Paem: Intelligence officer and guardian of the north district in the land beyond time, and operator of the Himmelkreuz supercomputer. With Chrono's help, fought off an invasion force. Currently investigating a new invasion in the western province.
Egmont: New character introduced at the end of chapter 17.
Crow: Evil guy who likes to gloat and cackle but who was not able to properly invade Paem's home, thanks to Paem, Chrono, and Coppelia.
Lord Kuei: Ruler of the north province of the land beyond time. Paem's boss.
Lady Qilin: Ruler of the western province. Haven't met her yet.
Passion and Pain: Two minor villains.
Lucca Ashtear: Began a research program with Balthasar in the distant future. Helped pioneer the field of temporal mathematics. Has one daughter named Samsara.
Update December 7, 2007: Uh, remember what I said about not dedicating 60-80 hours per week to science? That didn't work out for a while, but my new lab is quite a bit less cutthroat than the previous one, so I am finally able to polish off some of these chapters I've had brewing for a while. Chrono's arc of A Love Beyond Time, in particular, will see some major action soon (including in the update I posted last night), and something is finally about to happen in the Jinling/Samsara arc.
Update August 9: This has been a while, but I am about to make a triumphant return. For those interested, the delay was the result of my dedicating too much time to my old job and to my grad school applications. I am pleased to say that I'll be starting my graduate schooling in about a week, and that means I'll have more free time for writing. (I'm competing for a fellowship now, so I am taking only two courses in hopes of assuring I get top grades in both.)
Update December 16: A bad cold has derailed the new chapter. Sorry, but I just can't write until I get over it.
Update November 28: Yeah, it's been a while. I wrote the new chapter previously, but I had trouble uploading it. It's there now, though. It's got action and an old villain or two and a new character, so enjoy.
I know I'm behind on reading and reviewing, but I've been very busy lately. Fortunately, part of that is a good kind of busy--I just received word that I'm having another paper published, this time in a better journal than before. That makes me happy.
Update October 30: The new character will have to wait. For now, you get a chapter that almost feels like filler. You can blame the fact that I've been pushing hard to get my manuscript out at work. It's not completely bad, though, and it's a chance to catch your breath and keep up with what has happened so far, and at least one significant event happens. More importantly, I thought of an important plot twist this morning, and I should be able to work it in later.
Update October 6: New chapter up. Enjoy. Things should finally start to get more interesting in the Samsara and Jinling story thread, even though not much happens with Chrono and Co. this chapter. A little happens, of course. You get to find out how the end of the battle with Crow went. That's fun, isn't it?
Plus, this is the first time Jinling gets almost a whole chapter to herself. She's too cool to keep completely in the background.
Another September 18 Update: I just noticed that with all the editing I did to Chapter 13 (listed as 14 here because the Prologue was Chapter 0), I ended up with 2701 words, and 2701 is a sum of two squares. That's nifty, if meaningless to everyone not crazy about cryptography.
Update September 18: If you already read the new chapters, you might want to skim them again. I found about twice as many typos as I usually find in a finished version of something. I blame the fact that I finished my editing in the middle of the night last night, when I could barely type.
Update September 18: I had trouble getting the new chapter up, so that just means I had time to write another one. Two chapters today, then, and they're both of fair length. Plus, we get some actual villains now, along with some clues as to how some parts of the plot will resolve themselves. They are definitely there if you know what to look for, and you might even be able to see one or two of them if you don't. If you figure anything out, though, please don't post spoilers in your reviews. You can email me if you have questions or want to discuss something, or if I haven't made the story very clear.
Update September 6: The new chapter is coming soon. It's harder to post things now, but work will slow down eventually, and then I can really push this onward. The story is growing quite a bit whether I'm writing new chapters or not, so don't worry about it going away for good. I have much of the near future plot mapped out, and I have several characters who will show up eventually. I'm also working on developing some of the story's themes. You've already seen one of the big ones in the form of the recent conversation between Jinling and Samsara (who are SO cool that I made them into characters in my Disgaea 2 army--and Samsara put the beatdown on the final boss just last night. I mention this so you know how much thought I am giving this story). Of course, there's the whole mythological connection, and there are some points motivated by literature, and I haven't even made much reference at all the the inspiration that got the story off the ground last August. It was August, wasn't it? I could look it up.
My point is that I'm not going to be quitting this story, even if I sometimes go too long between updates. I have invested a lot into it, far more than into anything else I've put on this site. It's a much better story than Cloud Nine and I, Bobot, my other long stories I've put up, and I eventually got both of those done. (Okay, Cloud Nine is expanding, but only because it's so easy to write.)
Update August 13: Okay, the new chapter is up. Finally. As a reward for your patience, I'm going to try to get another chapter up tonight, if I can.
Update August 13: Yeah, I've been sitting on half a chapter for a while now, but work has been extra busy. I'm this close to getting a second publication this year, which would be just peachy. First, though, I have to satisfy the reviewers, and some of them are a little rough. For instance (and I'll speak in really broad terms so I don't give too much away), they asked for a certain type of addition to my program that would require a bootstrap method, and that is completely out of the picture. Running the program just once takes about ten seconds. Rerunning it multiple times for a stat I can fairly well approximate using other methods is a complete waste, especially when the whole point of the program is to do things faster than existing software can.
Update July 24: Attack of the Mutant Killer Ant Queen Part 4: Mama, I Just Killed an Ant! No, that's not a new story I uploaded. That's what unfolded at my apartment over the weekend. In case you've never had a colony of fire ants set up shop outside your window on the one day of the week the exterminator refuses to come out (stupid Sunday rules), then just know that you probably wouldn't get much writing done, either, if you had to spend much of the day and much of your energy and attention keeping watch for stray ants slipping through your duct tape barrier and bombarding them with Raid. That's not even counting the time and effort it takes to build and reinforce your duct tape barrier. It's worth it to keep the ants at bay, though.
Anyway, that's why I don't have a chapter up today. Sorry. I've already started it, though, so it'll be up later this week.
Update July 19: The new chapter is almost done. It should have been done a couple of days ago, but an ant invasion distracted me. If you don't know how much trouble that is, just wait until you get your own apartment. In happier news, a part of A Love Beyond Time looked like an error earlier today, but I have confirmed that it was not. That's not to say I don't have mistakes in the story (mistake = I wrote something that contradicts my notes, where I have the meat of the story written down already), but at least this one part isn't so bad. I can't say where it is, though. That would be a spoiler.
Update July 12: I meant to upload the new chapter yesterday, but I couldn't find the disk. It's up now, though. Enjoy.
Update July 10: This week's new chapter of A Love Beyond Time is finished, but it's on a disk back home. I'll have to upload it after I go to work tomorrow. I'm going to try to get at least a chapter done each week now, since I got a few of the behind-the-scenes bugs worked out. The rest of the major plot twists are pretty much set for the remainder of the story, but there are still a few details that need straightening.
Update July 5: Hey, that's a new chapter up today. On top of that, there's last week's beginning of a new story. I feel like doing some more Love Beyond Time this weekend, and I'm closer than you might think to writing some more for Chisato Madison: Ace Reporter. That one definitely needs a new title, though.
Update June 23: Finally, the weekend is here! It couldn't have gotten here quickly enough. Of course, I'm stuck in the computer lab because it's pouring down rain for about the sixth day in a row, but at least I have some hope of getting a nice dinner and a nap sometime soon. Plus, I don't have to work for the next two and a half days!
Update June 18: The new chapter is up. I'm not really happy with the way Jiao turned out, but she's not a very important character, so I'll let that slide. You'll notice a few new named popping up in this chapter, but you don't need to strain yourself to remember them. The only really important ones, for now, are Orchid and Kuei. Orchid will come up often enough that you won't be able to forget who she is, and Kuei is, well, you'll see.
Update June 18: The good news is that I am going to be posting the new chapter of A Love Beyond Time today. There is no bad news, except on my end. See, the plot has spiraled out of control, and I'm having trouble putting all the pieces together. Also, I lose my account on the network I've been using in two weeks, and I don't know how much my new office would want me doing non-lab business on their computers. (It's bad enough that I use their internet to monitor my fantasy baseball teams.) I'm in a new apartment now, and the cable company currently working with them doesn't offer cable internet, so I have to go without for a couple of months. Soon, we'll be able to switch over to a new cable company and get some internet service going, and then things should be back to normal.
Update April 30: You get a double dose of A Love Beyond Time this weekend. That's good, because you probably didn't want to end the weekend on a cliffhanger, did you? No, you didn't. Enjoy the new chapter, but don't draw too many conclusions about the character Coppelia yet. It'll be tempting, but you really shouldn't. I know exactly what's going on with her, so I know why she is able to act the way she does in the last couple of chapters. If you absolutely have to have justification for her being there, and you need it right now, you'll have to settle with, "A Chrono Trigger story needs a colorful cast of characters." Coppelia fits just fine, in the big scheme of things.
Update April 29: Well, you get your new dose of A Love Beyond Time tonight. Isn't that fun? The new chapter is chock full of action. I know I don't write action scenes particularly well (and some would argue I don't write any scenes particularly well), but this one had to be there. Enjoy.
Update February 23: I got those two new chapters of Rena's Harem up, but I'm still working on A Love Beyond Time. I really want to get some more of that up soon, but I've been distracted by working out more of the details of the overall plot. I'm giving larger roles to Samsara and Jinling than I originally planned, but I have one big detail I need to work out before I can advance the plot much with regard to those two. I have a good idea of how everything I've mentioned so far fits together, but I'm still missing something. By the way, if anyone is reading this, please let me know if the original characters (Samsara and Jinling) are any good. I know I don't have much about them posted yet, but I'd like to know at some point if they work well or not.
Update January 28: I posted the new chapter of Rena's Harem. It's not as good as it should be, but it's better than the previous chapter. A Love Beyond Time is still giving me trouble, but I'm making at least a little progress on it. Expect something soon. Yeah, I said that last weekend, but this time I mean it. I mentioned that hte new chapter will have more Jinling in it, didn't I? I need to give readers a better picture of her and her friends before anyone gets the idea that the whole story is about Chrono. The problem is that I only have the beginning and end of the Jinling/Samsara plot thread mapped out, and I have very little of the middle of it in mind. I need to do more planning so I can set up the meat of the story. Plus, I have some minor bookkeeping to do for the Jinling Caverns episode of the Chrono thread.
Update January 25: I'm finally getting somewhere with A Love Beyond Time. I'm also nearly finished with another chapter of Rena's Harem.
Update January 23: Obviously, I didn't get the update finished. That's because I'm not happy with the outline I have for the new chapter, and I don't want to throw something subpar up there. Give me a little more time and I can get something meaningful, with some good payoff later. Expect a little bit of Chrono and a little bit of Jinling in the next chapter.
Update January 21: I'm working on a new chapter for A Love Beyond Time, but it's giving me trouble. I hope to have have something posted by the end of the weekend at the latest.
Update January 17: I finished watching Star Ocean: EX last night. It suffered from some of the usual problems plaguing Japanese cartoons, namely tons and tons of pointless recaps and flashbacks and bare bones animation during fight sequences. For some reason, Precis looked like she was about twelve years old in the show, and that made Ashton's crush on her appear a bit creepy, but at least we all know she's older than that. Her portrayal was even more unflatteringly babyish than Leon's, believe it or not. Precis probably lost the most in the translation to the new medium. Celine definitely gained the most. Not only was her magic actually useful to the party in the cartoon (unlike in the game), she got most of the best lines, with the rest going to Ashton. The single best element of the show had to be how Celine knew her spells took forever to chant, just like in the game, so she ordered the melee characters to protect her while she did her chanting. It made me feel a little guilty, though. When I play the game, I usually just leave her out to dry or banish her from the active fighting party.
Update January 16: A Love Beyond Time is moving forward, full throttle. I put up two new chapters today, both of which have more action and less technobabble than the previous chapter. For those interested, the stories getting the most attention right now are A Love Beyond Time, Chisato Madison, Ace Reporter, Horror Madness, and Rena's Harem. A Love Beyond Time is going to be fairly long, but it will end eventually. Rena's Harem isn't going to go nearly as long. Chisato Madison, Ace Reporter and Horror Madness could both go on indefinitely, but I think Horror Madness has a natural end to it at some point.
Update January 12: I've added the next chapter of A Love Beyond Time. It a little too much exposition in it, and I'm not sure if it's thought out as well as I'd like, but at least it's something. If for no other reason, read it to become acquainted with two new characters, both of whom will be important later: Samsara Ashtear and her friend Jinling Lan. Jinling is completely original, and Samsara is the daughter of famous Chrono Trigger adventurer Lucca Ashtear. Just as important as the new characters is how the next chapter establishes that I'm going to have multiple plot threads running, not always linearly and not always (if I can help it) in the same style. Chrono's thread is supposed to be more dreamlike, and Samsara's thread is more blunt and grounded. As of this point in the story, I've left plenty of plot points hanging, but that's intentional. I'm always open to suggestions on how to continue, though.
New Year Update: I just reread what I have so far for Chisato Madison: Ace Reporter, and I have to admit it's one of the worst things I've ever written. Should I start over? I'd best do some emergency editing, at the very least. I think I'll continue with it, at least for a little while. I now know what is going to happen in the first major story arc, so I should write something down before I forget. Update: I did a little editing, and I added a new chapter. The reports of its death are officially now declared exaggerated!
Also, for anyone who follows the news in my profile, I'll have a new chapter of A Love Beyond Time up within the next couple of days. I have some finishing touches to put on it, and then I have to type it up, but it'll be there. Count on it. I say this even though it's probably the most difficult story I'm currently working on.
Update: I, Bobot is finished! I'd been building up to the finale for some time, so I hope it's satisfying for everyone. It was pretty hard to write. I knew everything that happened, and I knew what had to go down at the end, but I didn't want to waste too much time on exposition or corny dialogue. I ended up with too much of the latter, I'm sure, but at least I hope it didn't turn out like something you'd find in the middle of Cloud Nine or Horror Madness.
Holiday update: I'm on vacation, and so I rarely get to use a computer. However, I'm still writing. It may be mostly on paper, but I'll get some things posted when I can find the time. I want to progress a bit more on A Love Beyond Time and a new story, which has a working title of Horror Madness and which is a sequel to Cloud Nine. The title definitely sounds like something out of a B-movie, but that's what I'm going for. Read it if you like my comedy. Chapter 1 is posted now, by the way.
I've rekindled my love of the music of Johnny Cash, so I hope I can use that as inspiration at some point. Unfortunately, I can't really use the tone from any of "At Folsom Prison" for any of the stories I'm working on at the moment. Now, if I get around to that Xenogears novel I'm thinking about starting in the next year or so...
New in this edition of my profile: Summaries of what I'm working on at the moment at the top, so they don't get lost. As usual, I'd appreciate any feedback I can get on anything, particularly if there's something you'd like to see in any of my stories or if there is something you particularly hate about any of them. Really, I guess, any feedback is welcome. Please. Oh, so lonely.
Please feel free to email me with suggestions for my stories, complaints about my style, praise for my imagined greatness, bits of prose for me to edit (and I love editing other people's work), or offers to make me king of a country with lots of sunny beaches and a good opera company or two.
Story titles are followed by the game or series or category of whatever. I apologize if there are typos in this profile. The text is small, so I can't read it very well, and I may overlook an error from time to time.
Cloud Nine (Final Fantasy VII) -- Finished the final chapter. Working on some bonus materials, including alternate endings. Summary: Cloud reads internet rumors that Aeris can be revived if he goes on a series of ridiculously contrived side quests. The early chapters are not very well written, and at least one of them is intentionally cheesy. I like the later chapters better.
Horror Madness (Final Fantasy VII) -- Sequel to Cloud Nine. Just when you thought it couldn't get any worse.
I, Bobot (Star Ocean: The Second Story) -- Finished! A story of mystery, intrigue, and murder most foul. Is Bobot really behind it all?
Chisato Madison, Ace Reporter (Star Ocean: The Second Story) -- Chapter 2 in progress. Slow progress. Summary: After the events in the game, Chisato helped establish a system of mass media on Expel. Unfortunately, it developed a little too fast, and the Internet put Chisato's newspaper out of business. What else is a reporter girl to do but seek out a new planet, where someone might appreciate her newspaper experience. I came up with a couple new characters for the next few chapters, but that's about all I have for the moment.
Arirang (original) -- To be posted on fictionpress.net when I get enough of it written. The story of one man's search for love in a semi-mystical Seoul.
The Wonderful Life of Ivan Petrovich (original) -- To be posted later on fictionpress.net, though this one is not anywhere near ready. A story of pragmatism. Take from that what you will.
Capriccio Academico (original) -- Once nearly abandoned, this story might see life in the near future. The story of some grad students. Notable more for its introspective moments than its plot, and then only to people who can relate to my comparing walking down the road to campus to playing Oregon Trail on an old Apple II computer in grade school.
Twisted Topology (crossover, various) -- Stupid idea, stupid title. It probably doesn't make much sense at the moment, anyway. This one will be more later on, but only if I get that far.
Full Moon, Full Stomach (you'll see which series when you read)-- Very stupid title, but I like the story. Again, I really, really hate the title. Could anyone suggest something better?
Ultros the Great's School of Etiquette and Manners (Final Fantasy VI) -- This one hasn't gotten a lot of traffic lately, but it's one of my favorites. It might need some editing, but I like the concept. If it weren't fanfiction, I'd almost consider it absurdist. It doesn't have a person turning into a rhinoceros for no reason, but it does have a giant octopus teaching manners to unruly children. That's always fun.
Watch Out for the Bricks (Donkey Kong) -- This is, more or less, a novelization (if I may call something of its length that) of Donkey Kong. The title is taken from a line in the Disney Three Musketeers cartoon.
Rena's Harem (Star Ocean: The Second Story) -- My take on Rena's character, with some attempts to fill in a plot hole or two. Ever notice how Rena's romance with Claude is about the most awkward video game romance not involving Squall Leonheart? Wouldn't you feel awful if the girl you liked kept mentioning some other guy and then refusing to say anything else about him? Sometimes, you just get the feeling that Rena is playing Claude for a chump. Still in production.
A Love BeyondTIme (Chrono Trigger) -- Partially inspired by Mission316 's fantastic retelling of the Chrono Trigger story, though this one is about as far from a retelling or novelization or reinterpretation as you can get. I'm going to be really, really excited about it as soon as I can get it off the ground. I have the ending in mind, though I don't have most of the details between the opening and the ending. I also need more practice with the tone, which will be more along the lines of what I did with I, Bobot than anything else.
What, there's a profile to write? And I haven't? What in the name of the great Harold Zoid have I been thinking?
First, please note that if you are kind enough to read and comment on my stories, or even just put them on your update list, I will make an effort to read through everything you have written. Even if I don't have time to review it all, rest assured that I am taking the time to read it, unless you have a ridiculously large body of work out. I like receiving comments on how I could write things better, I like receiving simple reactions to my stories, and I like receiving suggestions for where stories should go in the future. Even if I don't use a suggestion, I'll still take it into account. Keep in mind that even if your suggestion is brilliant, I might have some other direction in which I've been planning future chapters, so don't take it personally if I don't use an idea.
Okay, essentials first. Or second. Or however far down I've pushed this paragraph. I should mention that if I seem overly critical in my reviews, it's because my reviewing philosphy is that if I praise everything, I'm really praising nothing. I like to point out things I like about stories as well as things I didn't like, even if I have to dig a little to find the things I don't like. Sometimes, I prefer to give a sort of line by line account of how I react while reading a story for the first time. I figure that is helpful for giving the other person the perspective of someone who didn't write the story. I can't do that sort of thing with my own work, at least not as well. Plus, when I react positively, you get to know that a particular element of your story managed to affect at least one reader a certain way.
Unfortunately, as you can probably tell from the paragraph above this one, I can be a little too wordy for my own good. I'm trying to learn to write better, but it's a long, slow process, and I've been corrupted by reading too much of writers like Douglas Adams and Neal Stephenson. I love their work, but I don't think I should attempt to imitate their styles. I'd appreciate any comments on which passages of mine are particularly bad, though I often catch the worst of them on my own. My longest story posted to date, Cloud Nine, has some particularly awful stretches, but the story as a whole is intended to be more an entertaining diversion than an exercise in good (or even halfway decent) literature.
Away from writing, I spend most of my time doing mathematics, playing violin, and studying chess, roughly in that order. Ihold a degree in mathematics from Rice University(2005), I've played and loved the violin since elementary school, and I used to participate in chess tournaments, where I'd be the obnoxious little runt giving the B and A players a hard time in Open tournaments. Good times.
As for my stories, so far I have:
Cloud Nine -- This story is finished. I got the idea while talking with someone about some of the more outlandish internet rumors surrounding Final Fantasy VII. There is some continuity between chapters, but for the most part the story is very episodic. I blame my love of Chinese literature for that. I managed to ignore the endless internet debates about whether Cloud should date Tifa, Yuffie, Aeris, or even Barrett by simply making him enough of a lecher to go for just about every girl he sees. The ending may or may not be surprising, depending on how low your standards are.
Full Moon, Full Stomach -- I don't want to spoil much of this one. I wrote the entire thing in one sitting, so I'm hoping it doesn't feel too choppy. The story is short, so please give it a chance. Please.
Ultros the Great's School of Etiquette and Manners -- I had a spot of inspiration: image of Ultros as a schoolteacher melded with all those picture books about evil teachers and other assorted monsters harming children in those books I read in elementary school, and I just had to write a story about Ultros taking on the role of an evil teacher. The lessons the class learns are actually pulled from some of George Washington's class notes. Yes, that George Washington, unless the internet has lied to me. I didn't exactly feel the need to make sure my source was credible. In any case, I found it fun to juxtapose the image of Ultros as a reluctant icon of civilization and manners with the image of Ultros getting angry at a room full of bratty children. It's grade school as it really happens, folks.
I actually have one short piece that's being published (as in, really published, not internet published) later this year, but unless you're really into bioengineering, you probably won't care about it. Just consult your favorite biotech journal if you're curious.
I have some other projects I'm working on, as well as some ideas I hope to turn into stories at some point in the future. Among them:
The Wonderful Life of Ivan Petrovich -- I like Russian novels, and while I don't have anything approaching the talent of even an Isaac Babel, much less a Fyodor Dostoevsky, I still want to try something a little more serious than, say, my stories about everyone's favorite ill-tempered octopus. I don't have much of a narrative structure of theme or anything like that, but I have some character ideas:
I have started three new stories. The first, A Love Beyond the End of Time, is a really trippy piece set more or less in the world of Chrono Trigger. The second is a mystery story starring the cast of Star Ocean: The Second Story. The third will (I hope) turn into a long-running series about Chisato Madison, one of the more neglected characters in Star Ocean.
Some characters who will be in the Chrono Trigger story:
I just finished the second of these stories. The title is I, Bobot . Unfortunately, it's a mystery, so I can't say too much about it for fear of giving anything away.
I've also posted the first two chapters of Chisato Madison, Ace Reporter . It's not much so far, but I have big plans for it in the future. It has the potential to be my next big project, and I know it will run longer than I, Bobot , which had to have an end at some point. (You'll see why if you read it.)
The other Star Ocean story I have in the works centers on Rena. I'm well aware that my plot projects a few of her personality issues almost to the point of turning her into a caricature, but it's not supposed to be a very serious story. The first two chapters are now posted, but I'm having trouble finding a tone I like for the story. I think I writing it at the same time as I, Bobot was a mistake, because I found myself using my Bobot tone at times when something a little sillier would work better.
I appreciate everyone who leaves a review for my stories, and I feel honored to have the opportunity to try to entertain. I hope I can pull my weight around here. Please keep reading, and I'll try to return the favor.