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As long as you don't resort to Zeltrech being a troll, as I'm now aware he canonically isn't, I'm game.
Just to be clear, his involvement won't be Played for Laughs. And I chalk up his eccentricness as partially genuine and partially Obfuscating Insanity.
The two scenes I've read with the Wizard Marshal in he didn't really strike me as insane. Kind of a prick, but sane.
Supposedly there was an interview where Nasu said Zelretch had a personality like Jotaro Kujo.
Edited by Unlikelyauthor2 on Nov 21st 2018 at 2:37:30 PM
Ok, I think I have to check again the info on him to avoid OOCness.
There's a very funny story about male and female Guda being Shirou and Rin's kids. It's called Fate/Sunny Order. It can be found on ff.net but the more recent stuff is on the Sufficient Velocity forum.
The timeline is fixed up, with Grand Order happening later. It also takes the fact that the protags are Rin's kids to it's natural conclusion.
Been reading it, it also features a serious half to the story. I recommend it to anyone wanting a good laugh.
Admittedly, if I ever wrote something it would be less Played for Laughs, though then again doing so might make the story less likeable if there isn't enough levity to compensate for the seriousness.
Oh, yeah, Sunny Order is pretty funny, and surprisingly well-written despite it being crack as all hell.
So I've been back on track writing that crossover with Undertale, but haven't properly posted it anywhere yet because I don't trust myself to unless I at least finish the Undertale arc of the story. The Fate part, on the other hand, is significantly less solidified in my mind in terms of what direction I want it to go. Though it helps that it's a lot shorter a story than Digimon Tamers or My Hero Academia, so there's that. My main challenge has been diversifying the story and dialogue beyond a rote retelling, really.
But I've also been pondering doing a Deltarune crossover as well, not as a complete story but more of a "what-if" series of vignettes. And how to set it up, well, I was originally gonna do it in mainline Fate but with a major divergence but then I realized that "alternate universe where everything is basically a lot less shitty and everyone lives normal lives" is basically Prisma Illya in a nutshell, and I decided to just keep it simple and have the Emiya/Einzbern family and the Dreemurrs living together, with Toriel acting as the resident parent with Kiritsugu and Irisviel being away, and they've lived together long enough that Shirou and Illya consider Asriel an older sibling. And also because it'd be funny if Shirou was going on adventures while Illya is doing magical girl stuff and neither of them are aware of it until _someone_ they both know connects the dots.
Some ideas (I've marked spoilers, but frankly Deltarune chapter 1 is free, pretty short and really good so...):
Edited by Cronosonic on Dec 5th 2018 at 4:13:43 AM
She'd watch while he vaulted his p-pole? LEWD!
... Now I have a new addition to my list of IP-specific sexual euphemisms.
You don't really need another one for Fate when you already have the Prana Transfer Ritual.
Random thought I had the other day. Even if it's only in Carnival Phantasm or the like, but has Nero ever encountered Nrvnqsr? Or at least learned about him or anything? And if so what was her reaction?
So if any of you remember talking about this, there was a fanfic call Nerve Damage that centered about Shirou having a new powerset (Word Magic) and enough Magic Circuits to accidentally summon 4 Saber-Class servants (Artoria, Artoria Alter, Artoria Lily, and Nero) that faithful day Lancer attacked him. This causes the corrupted Holy Grail to overclock its mana output and allow for the summing of multiple servants per master, eventually totaling 4 per class. It was first posted in September of 2012 and enjoyed a healthy updating schedule until the author, CrossyCross, cancelled it later that December after posting 12 chapters but losing all his notes for the story's outline.
I bring this up because in May 2018 another author, LoneTaker, eventually took up the challenge of continuing the story when Crossy allowed other people to write from where he left off...and he eventually delete that continuation after a slew of negative reviews criticized his writing decisions. I was surprised to see this when I heard the news, but it did makes sense after thinking about it. Having read Nerve Damage: Season 2 from its start to its finish, I can immediately pick out why Taker's reviews turned sour.
Taker introduced Cain's brother Abel, a new character who killed Gilgamesh like it was nothing, then stated that he owned the Throne of Heroes and was therefore able to turn those heroes into Class Cards to empower his little group of orphans. One of those orphans was introduced without context, making her feat of defeating several servants ludicrously hard to believe and crippling Rin of her Magic Circuits. Even afterwards, all it really meant was there were a new group of characters we suddenly had to keep track of, which made the story much harder to follow or even enjoy.
Wow, that sounds like some Grade A shit.
It wasn't great, yeah. Even his understanding of the lore was questionable, since he tried to defend Monica's unexplained performance with Kuzuki's fights against Saber. He never picked up on Why Kuzuki could fight Saber at that point in the Stay Night canon, so the reviews picked his explanation apart.
I even remember him admitting in the final chapter that he bit off more than he could chew by writing more Nerve Damage to begin with.
How's that fight difficult to understand? Kuzuki was only temporarily a match for Saber because Caster was buffing him to high heavens and his Snake fighting style is so unusual that Saber's Instinct couldn't really react to it at first. Even with all that, he was incapable of killing her and his element of surprise wouldn't have lasted that long.
Like I said, he was not the best at grasping the lore. I'm just as confused as you are.
Also didn't the outline of how Nerve Damage would have finished get posted somewhere? I know I've read it.
It's on the trivia page for Nerve Damage.
Speak of the devil, it looks like Nerve Damage: Season 2 is back under a new name, Nerve Damage: Season 2: Sensory Overload. The author admitted that the heavy criticism he was put under was valid, so he deleted the story and started his plans over from scratch. Even the first chapter of the new story reads better than the first from his last attempt.
So, I have a new fic:
Strange Tales of the East Coast Parahuman Capital On The Bay
Follow the daily life of a moron and a former government worker-turned-housewife as they live their new lives in the city on the Bay. Or 'Oda Nobunaga and Okita Souji get lost in the Brockton Bay Lostbelt and learn to cope. Brockton Bay… does not.'
Humor/Friendship - Oda Nobunaga, Okita Souji
You crazy bastard. I love it.
In the same vein, a slightly more serious story where Taylor is OP, calls herself Solomon, and might or might not eventually end up with Transgender Tinker Da Vinci. Help me trope it? I figure it's kinda weird to make it myself...
You'll have to find someone familiar with Worm to do that.
Happy 15th Birthday Fate/Stay Night! Thank you for the many wonderful years. Damn yo for the many horribly bad fics. May the remake include the Illya and Taiga routes!
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