Fanfic Recs: Iji
Iji MSPA by Captain Lhurgoyf
- Recommended by Leylite, Medinoc
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- Synopsis: This is an interactive fiction hosted on the MS Paint Adventures forum that shares most of the conventions of the other works on that site. The author takes commands from readers and makes a text and picture story out of them. The adventure is not yet finished.
This is a very much Lighter and Softer take on the plot of Iji, which begins in the Kataiser family residence but moves on to parody the main plot of the game. The main characters are Not as You Know Them, since they are sometimes exaggerated for comic effect or given BIZARRE OBSESSIONS. For example, due to taking reader suggestions, Iji is a ditz who blows up everything, fails to pick up on any of the subtleties of the war, and is obsessed with Sweet Bro and Hella Jeff. Dan alternately hates and lusts for his sister (in a comedic fashion) and is obsessed with Dwarf Fortress. Krotera has is more of a bumbling idiot, but has a powerful imagination and an odd fascination with trains.
There are also several other sideplots of varying relevancy that involve other works and fandoms, which is where the crossovers come in - the concept of imaginary worlds and afterlives is borrowed from Problem Sleuth, and characters from Touhou, Warhammer 40,000, Yume Nikki, Problem Sleuth and Homestuck all show up, although most of the time the subplots do not directly come into contact with the main plot of Iji going through the game's events.
The author is a noted Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann fan and the story is basically going for awesomeness and pointlessness at the same time.
- Tags: Mega Crossover