Heh, it makes me ponder why I haven't written something in long while. Well actually posted. Could it be hiatus, or could it simply be I have run out of ideas?
From doing original works or way too many fan fictions. As much as they help me and explore my creative talents in wanting to some day make my own stories. I still feel that I barely have scratched the surface. My ideas are big, but my skills of writing are... Semi good and feel rather self taught with time. I spend more time reading books, that I've literally collected all my life and never thought once about reading. The minute I struck twenty I finally decided to just read all I could, and learn how to keep my creative juices flowing.
Twenty one is right around the corner on February. I used to have a lot of close friends who I could look up to and have many stories to make and write down with. Whether it be original or fan fiction we did it all and had fun. But... Unfortunately it all went to my head many times, and I felt as though I need to drill into peoples heads and be the head of it all. This was back in Junior and Senior year of high school.
It's been three years since then and its been well quiet. One friend's life basically went for the worst, but has steadily brought himself back up. We talk hear and there about wanting to get back in the flow... but seeing how it's been for the most part I don't see it happening. The other spent two years homeless and no matter what he did, he always made the wrong choices and took advantage of the help he was getting. Almost had me go through mental breakdown and wanting to do... well I'll keep that quiet, but I'm glad he went and got help, and though I don't pray much I hope he makes it, and grows up a little.
That said, I feel I have gotten lazy down the line. Thankfully I got a job, so I can do something and keep my brain working. However I feel that no matter what I want to write in a story, I always have to try it in a fan fiction which unfortunately becomes the main thing, and the original piece becomes lost in translation. I'm also pretty good with drawing and half the time half to make a drawing in order for me to tell a whole story from it. I originally came on here in fact to show off my drawing skills, but only did a few cause I'm terrible with taking a picture from a camera and uploading it onto here, which is sad cause I've gotten better and done more, and to be frank the old drawing I got on here are rather dated.
A project I should do at some point.
As of now I have been writing what I want to call an Omnibus of a bleach fan fiction. Having stories from my fiction, along with the fiction of co-authors and friends SOULWARRIOR23 and Sketchbooksaturday. The first series I wanted it to take place in the Soul Academy cause really who gave a damn about that place? As far as I know, nobody. So that place fair game for me, and I can do what I want, but also keeping some fair rules of bleach-verse that Tite Kubo made, (For lack there of.)
So with my free range I decide that it takes 3 years prior to the Bleach canon series. For those who don't know, three years before Ichigo Kurosaki was even a thing, (In all honesty I don't care about Ichigo!) Having this be an omnibus I needed a center character in this vast many of them, of which I'm still building. And seeing how I have done fan fiction with a good amount of my other characters, one always stood out as the throw in character who never really got touched on. That was Ichi Minamoto.
As a fan of the blind swordsmen Zatoichi, and growing fan of the book, The Tale of Genji. I designed him from the two main characters of these's stories. Ichi from Zatoichi, and Hikaru Genji from the obvious. But from there that's all he really was in the beginning, a fan-service character if you will, that my character Kirie Tachibana falls deeply in love with and eventually he falls too. That was two years ago, and... Yeah it was funny back then, but I just felt it was wrong of me to make him just a throw in character. Though without saying I always liked keeping the factor of how he was not easy to read, and he could be a very strong fighter when need be.
And so with that he became the central character, though I tell the story sometimes in different points of time where he may not there, it how ever leads up eventually to where he'll be. I also chose him, because of the factor of how it's difficult to play a blind person where it could be real, and yet not too real. Now I know bleach already has a blind character named Tousen, but really people sit back and think about how far is he really blind. He does nearly everything like one would do if they could see, hell he friggen used a pair of binoculars for Christ sake! It happened to be a serious moment too, and yet... How the hell could nobody in that scene have cracked a joke?!
But I digress from that. Bleach has it's logic and jokes, and then you have my logic and jokes. Along with pointless plots, looking at you Central 46. Having a purpose makes you one thing, but how about having a personality or at least a character we can look at and have an opinion for. We get neither, instead it's a pointless group of people handing out orders, and when they die off that's all they were, and when new members come in it's the same old gig. What hell are they really there for, quite honestly Head Captain Yamamoto, (Clearly a Shogun) has done and shown plenty that he has done well on his own, and is no way some figure head of power like the Central.
That out of my system.
There is a lot of characters I've going to have in this series. Seeing that the soul academy will be the first for, hmm, I don't know how long but it's a start. Two, three, maybe five arc at best. Right now I'm stuck between two chapters one I was going to do before, but decided to let it sit for the next chapter I'm writing. A some what look back into the events leading during the first chapter, which would lead into the latest chapter.
Guess I did it by the fact that I made the last chapter rather dark, and introduced an antagonist. Will he be minor or prove to be a lead, I'm not too sure. Though I'm glad to have re-introduced the character, who's initials are J.K.G another character I just made and threw into fan fiction without much thought. She only had two stories prior to this. The first I liked rather well and others did too, the second, I think it could have been better.
Her character is a bit on the neutral ground as of now. Seeing how I made not all that interested in what was going on in the last chapter. Only attacking Ichi simply having been provoked, or was it by order? Ah shit now I'm confused... Heh, well there's also the problem of why I'm not exploring the soul academy as much? Well to answer that to any who even wanted to ask, I'll simply say this: Being that i'm a stranger in this world I rely on my characters to introduce me to it. Seeing how Ichi is rather a loner, and blind he's like me, barely knows where he's going or half the time forgets where he's at, keeping a smile and loving the trail he takes.
Just felt like writing something down and well speaking my mind. Feels good to do even when I should be getting back to my writing of stories!