When I saw the new contest on Royal Road, I really wanted to enter it… but then reality set in rofl. For anyone who has read anything that I’ve written, you should know by now that I honestly can’t stand censorship. I do in fact censor myself to a certain degree, otherwise there would be: hardcore and detailed sex scenes, incredibly unnecessary gore scenes, lots of romance every chapter, more weirdness than most people would be able to stand or understand, and overall… it would take a lot more time for me to get anywhere in the actual plot.
However, I feel that by following those tight restrictions on the contest, the actual story will lose a lot of its luster. Also, since this is technically a side-story, that means I can leave out a lot of important information regarding various subjects that I’ve already covered a great many times throughout the story so far.
The tentative title is “Questing” and just like the name suggests, the main cast will be a small group of noob adventurers, some of which have actually been in the main story to some extent. It starts around the time chapter 5 ended, which was roughly 4 months before the chapter “Cataclysm” but I have no idea how much time will pass throughout the side-story.
To be completely honest, I’ve always been hesitant about writing side-stories, mainly because on Royal Road, people typically don’t read them or actually demand that you stop wasting your time writing about something that isn’t the “Main Story” from the “Main Character’s” perspective. Even for “Harem Reaper” where I did write around 7 incredibly short little stories, each of which took me less than an hour or so to write, I remember their views being absurdly small and quite a few people insisted that I shouldn’t have wasted my time on them.
Anyway, if anything, this might be closer to a spin-off type of situation, or perhaps it may actually end up being so important that I deem it either Chapter Six, or the interlude of this volume. Another reason why I’ve decided to write this particular side-story, is that I haven’t written in 3rd person perspective for a whole six months… it’s been a while, and I’ve hesitated in writing 3rd person main-story content because of that.
It should be finished within a week, and be 7k to 15k words long, it will be similar to a “One-Shot” in a sense… but depending on the popularity, I may write a sequel or two. I personally never read one-shots, because I hate that feeling after they’re over, so don’t expect everyone to die in the end roflmao… or at least, don’t expect them to stay dead even if they do die :P. I’ve always hated tragedies, but aside from that, in the “Immortal Soul” story, I’ve clearly stated that “Death is a lie, a trick, an illusion, a fantasy… but suffering is real.” (The Archangel 11, Luna)
Essentially, dying isn’t the worst possible outcome, and things don’t often go very well for a lot of people… plus, it’s not nearly as funny when everything is all rainbows and sunshine. Even the most adorable puppy-dog and kitty-cat, will still shit all over the fucking place, and mark your carpet as their territory.
If you’re anything like me, then this video will make you daaaw~ pretty hard lol. Puppies and Kittens Falling Asleep
If you would like to talk to me about the story, go ahead and comment 😛