Final Fantasy: Balance & Ruin – The Story Continues…

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I previously shared that I’m writing a novelization of fan-favorite Final Fantasy 3/6, and that the Prologue and first chapter were available as exclusive content on my BuyMeACoffee page.

How’s that for a recap, hmm?

Well, now Chapters 2 and 3 are available! These two chapters, spanning Locke and Terra’s escape from Narshe, account for approximately 7300 words, and can be all yours for a donation of a single “coffee”. That’s a steal, right? Damn right. Check it out now!

And while you’re over there, maybe you’ll consider checking out some of my other exclusive content, or maybe even subscribing to the page to become a monthly contributor! Support a starving indie, people! We’re as loyal as puppies when we’re fed. ^_~

Final Fantasy: Balance & Ruin PART ONE NOW AVAILABLE!

Terra - Chocobo Mount

Some time ago I began a fun project of novelizing one of my all-time favorite video games ever: Final Fantasy 3 (6 in Japan). I played through the classic SNES game so many times I couldn’t even take a guess as to how many hours I’ve spent with it, and I loved every second of it. The game has amazing characters, an amazing story, and lots of fun twists and turns. So I decided that, instead of a traditional kind of fan fiction in which the author focus on favorite characters and tells their own stories with them, I would write the Final Fantasy 3 story as though it was a novel, with lots of depth, intricate details, and focus on the inner struggles of the characters.

The first version of the story, begun way back in high school, was tripe. Fun to write, but definitely tripe. Later on I began rewriting it with a little more skill under my belt, but it still lacked in a number of ways, and I eventually drifted away from it for bigger and better things.

Lately, however, I’ve been longing for that story, wanting to actually do it the justice it deserves, and also wanting to share it with the world (in a way that won’t get me sued *cough cough*). And so I’ve begun the rewrite again, this time with more focus and the skills and knowledge I’ve gained since the last time I worked on the project.

I decided that I’m going to share the story, in parts, as exclusive content on my Buy Me a Coffee page. Each part will contain between 3k and 5k words (depending on where chapters end) and will be my gift to you in exchange for one “coffee” (i.e. approximately $3 US). The first part I’ve released contains the Prologue as well as Chapter One of the story, which outlines the opening scenes of the game in significantly greater detail. I think it’s fun, interesting, and quite a bit more adult than those who grew up with the game might remember, and I sincerely hope you’ll support my page and enjoy it!

Part 2 will be coming as soon as possible, so grab Part 1 now to be on top of things!

P.S. Funds from my Buy Me a Coffee page will be going toward commissioning of the cover art for The Other World: Book Two, so if you’re looking forward to that release, this is one way you can help get it out there sooner!

Story for a Coffee, Guvna’?

For those of you who didn’t already know, a little while back I set up a BuyMeaCoffee account, which allows supporters to contribute a few bucks (a coffee, as it were) to content creators they appreciate. There’s also the option for the creator to be able to link to exclusive content for those who “purchase” it by contributing a pre-set amount.

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Currently I have two short-short stories (1000 words each) set as exclusive content, but I’m planning to add much more. Specifically I was thinking about making a bunch of my fan-fiction available, since these are fun stories that are otherwise legally unsaleable.

So I’m looking for thoughts, ideas, and feelings on the concept. Would you be willing to pay a small fee to read some short fan-fiction? What about paying per few chapters for longer pieces? (For instance, I’m currently rewriting a Final Fantasy 3/6 novelization that will be quite long by the end of it.) Do you have any ideas for other short fan-fiction pieces I could try out? Feel free to bounce any and all ideas off me!

For the record, current donations will be going toward the publication costs (specifically, commissioning the cover art) for The Other World: Book Two. ❤

So what do you guys think? 🙂