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FFC #11 - What happened to the fourth book of Dan's tale

Posted Today at 01:44 AM by The Grim Reaper's Friend
TGRF's Fan Fiction Chronicles - Entry 11

For those of you avidly watching my signature, you might have noticed that I've recently had a bout of difficulties with HiS, forcing me to pause development twice. I've worked out solutions to those problems, but they did involve a few changes, so I decided to let you know what was happening.

I had assumed from the start that HiS would contain four (albeit short) books: the opening on Isadora, a retelling of the Quest on Valhalla, a retelling of LBV on Valhalla, and then the conclusion, where I assumed Dan returned to Isadora. I've already told you this in other entries.

I knew the general sequence of events for the first three books when I started. The middle two had already been written, and the first got fleshed out quickly. The final book has remained a mystery until very recently. I finally know what I need to do with it:

Delete it entirely.

Well, almost entirely. It's still...
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FFC #10 - Will I repost Dilmir?

Posted March 3rd, 2018 at 08:53 PM by The Grim Reaper's Friend
TGRF's Fan Fiction Chronicles - Entry 10

Those following my FFC (Fan Fiction Chronicles), know that recently, I have been considering something I never thought I would: reposting Dilmir.

Following a major slump in interest for HiS, I took it upon myself yesterday to review the Dilmir trilogy. I wanted to see where it stood, and just how likely it was to be reposted. It took me two days to read all three books, and the results are in. How likely is it Dilmir will be reposted?

Not very.

There are a few small reasons, but I could work around those. The main reason is that the theme of all three books... well to be honest, I no longer agree with it.

Shortly after writing Dilmir, I started to figure a few things out. My thoughts on the theme completely reversed. It was right after the third book too, because I remember thinking how I could introduce a sequel with Dilmir as the main villain, and have him convinced of this new...
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TGRF's Fan Fiction Chronicles - Entry 9

Posted February 25th, 2018 at 07:48 PM by The Grim Reaper's Friend
Updated March 2nd, 2018 at 01:57 AM by The Grim Reaper's Friend
FFC #9 - A Brief Update

This entry will just be a quick update on where things stand, as some things have changed since the last entry.

The last thing I had said was that I had found a setting for TLFF, Dilmir was still looking to be a fan fiction, and I had an idea for my novels.

TLFF is right where I left it. The setting is still as strong as before, though to be fair, I haven't really tested it yet. But for the moment, it looks to be holding.

My novels have progressed some. I'm currently trying to define the theme properly between banging my head against HiS's plot. But it is coming along, and the setting still seems solid - what there is of it.

The biggest change is with Dilmir. Dilmir has the annoying theme which doesn't have enough interest to be of novel calibre, and yet is too important not to be in a novel.

So at the moment, I have reached a compromise with myself: I will continue with this new...
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TGRF's Fan Fiction Chronicles - Entry 8

Posted February 14th, 2018 at 12:58 AM by The Grim Reaper's Friend
Updated February 14th, 2018 at 05:02 PM by The Grim Reaper's Friend
FFC #8 - Battle of the Infinite Series

It's very important to keep in mind that everything I say in these FFC's is subject to change, and that said change can happen very easily and without the slightest warning. Especially in this case.

Releasing details of something which is only in the earliest possible stages of conceptualization is inherently a bad idea, due precisely to the chance for it to change. That being said, I'm doing it anyway. Take it with a large grain of salt. You've been warned.

I recently mentioned how I had found the setting for my Dilmir series. I still have that, though it is slightly less stable than when I found it. Anything is possible when I develop the theme: it could solidify and be perfect, or it could fall apart completely. Time will tell.

I also mentioned how I didn't have a setting for TLFF - The Last Fan Fiction. Well... I have it now.

The theme from my last iteration of TLFF - By...
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TGRF's Fan Fiction Chronicles - Entry 7

Posted February 6th, 2018 at 01:01 AM by The Grim Reaper's Friend
Updated February 14th, 2018 at 05:03 PM by The Grim Reaper's Friend
FFC #7 - (Possible) Return of the Elf

Here it is, another update from me. Now your day is complete.

In my last FFC, I talked about Dilmir, and how there was a slim chance I could rewrite it and release it here once more. Since I've said that, that chance has ballooned into a good possibility.

In FFC #6, I mentioned how the theme for Dilmir wasn't strong enough for an unending series of novels. Another part of the problem was that I simply could not find the right setting for it - a truly passive one. I had been trying to find the right setting for at least two years.

Conveniently enough, the moment I decided that Dilmir wasn't cut out to be a novel, I happened to find the perfect setting. No problems. No head banging. It was just... there, staring me in the face. It's so simple, so easily tested, that I know it works.

Now those of you who have followed me through the years might remember that I'm a Christian. Not...
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