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FFC #30 - Taking a break

Posted Yesterday at 06:12 PM by The Grim Reaper's Friend
TGRF's Fan Fiction Chronicles - Entry #30

Now that I have gotten more or less moved in and my computer is set up, I've been able to get back into my writing, test the waters, and find out where we stand.

The final fan fiction series is coming. This is a given. It is having difficulties getting off the ground though. There are a few factors contributing to this:
  • I want the installments to show - even if they don't focus on - the war. I've created a history of how the war began, where it stands, and how it will proceed once the series begins. I want to show that. I'm having trouble finding stories which are connected enough to the war.
  • Nothing feels particularly strong. I still don't have any sense of what the next story should be. It is still incredibly easy for me to pause and look at the development, and feel like it's going nowhere or that it is destined to not work out.
  • I keep running into complex problems on unimportant details. Few things
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FFC #29 - Trying to make a forest with no trees

Posted June 21st, 2019 at 07:34 PM by The Grim Reaper's Friend
TGRF's Fan Fiction Chronicles - Entry #29

It's been awhile since I've given you a true update on what's happening with my fan fiction. The reason for that is because nothing has really been happening with my fan fiction. I think it's time I tell you why, and what I'm doing about it.

On my computer I have a fan fiction folder, with sub-folders for the individual fan fictions I've written, as well as those which I've started but never finished (you've heard of most of them). Looking through that list of titles, I can remember how I always had a general idea of where I was headed next. Whether while I wrote the fan fiction, or shortly afterwards, I always knew what I was going to do. I always had a general idea where I was going.

Well, for the past few months (ever since I finished writing Dan's Tale and even before), I haven't had that. I've had a vague idea of where I would like to go, but it consisted of little more than disconnected story fragments...
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FFC #28 - A new land

Posted June 4th, 2019 at 06:42 PM by The Grim Reaper's Friend
As some of you may know, I have moved. I've gone from Oregon to Idaho, and the two states couldn't be more different. Idaho will demand some lifestyle changes, but they are changes for the best, and I'm looking forward to them. But for now, the time has come to update you all on where my fan fiction stands.

During the move I anticipated getting a lot of worldbuilding done and working on developing a sequel to Dan's tale. As is usually the case with my plans however, things turned out differently.

Dan's tale fell through. It's still technically possible that it will happen, but at this point I would consider it highly unlikely. There were problems with themes, character motivations, plot holes, logic holes, and just the whole thing in general.

Meanwhile, interest in BaoP was... well it was still there, but there were other things happening. I did get some worldbuilding done, but due to the unfortunate tendency of my fictions to run through iterations...
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How I would write Star Wars IX

Posted June 3rd, 2019 at 06:34 PM by The Grim Reaper's Friend
I try to keep an optimistic attitude about Star Wars. The last two films have been... well not that great. I know some people loved them, and I wish I could say the same, but it is regrettably not true.

Episode VII felt like JJ was being super cautious, keeping things open-ended and following a pre-proven plot from A New Hope. The similarities were palpable.

Episode VIII I actually greatly disliked. It didn't feel like a Star Wars movie, and it felt like Ryan Johnson was deliberately taking the fans' expectations and throwing them in our collective faces while trying to feed us twists which destroyed everything good in the most pointless manner possible. Luke throwing the lightsaber, Snoke's death, that kind of thing. It was just bad.

However, as I said I try to remain optimistic. I feel like JJ understands what Star Wars is all about, and how it should end, and is genuinely trying to do his best to deliver on that and on everything the fans want....
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FFC #27 - Moving!

Posted March 28th, 2019 at 01:39 PM by The Grim Reaper's Friend
Greetings, readers. I wanted to give you an update on where things stand with BaoP.

As some of you might know, I will be moving come April. We're moving out of state, so the packing is currently underway and I don't have much time to devote to my writing. Packing/moving will continue through the end of May. I would imagine it will be July before I am ready to begin work on the development for BaoP. Assuming everything goes according to plan after that, I would venture a guess that you will see the first installment a month or two before the end of the year.

While this move means you'll have to wait awhile for the next fan fiction, it will provide me with lots of time to worldbuild. We're moving one state over, and thus driving. I should have plenty of time stuck in a car, during which I can create and populate the world of BaoP.

This extensive worldbuilding is what I did with Dilmir, and one of the reasons I was so deeply into the world of Feylund,...
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