Persona 4 Fan Fiction

"Autumn Wind" by Mayumi Hirtzel

In early 2009, the videogame “Shin Megami Tensei Persona 4”, by videogame developer Atlus, stole over 100 hours of my life. It also stole a little piece of my heart.

The game follows mostly-silent protagonist Seta Souji/Narukami Yu, but I identified with high-kicking girl sidekick Satonaka Chie. Chie was a tomboy. She trained hard. She fought monsters to protect her friends. She ate steak like a wolverine. And she bullied the boy she liked because she wasn’t confident enough to just be herself around him, and let herself be open to her tenderer emotions. At least, that was the way I played it.

From 2009 until 2012 or so, the characters of “Persona 4” took over my imagination. The massive serial “1 More Chance!” is the centerpiece of my version of events to take place after that game, but there are other, shorter stories to go with it, too. Take a look around them, and I hope you enjoy! In addition to chapters and other stories, you’ll also see some more general blog posts with references to those stories below.

2016 Year in (Writing) Review

Whenever I feel like I haven't produced anything in a while, I look at what stories I've posted. 2016 might not have been my most prolific year, but I did write - and post - a little bit over 66,000 words, across 22 stories. I'm not including the work I did on the...

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That Delicate Scale

No, not that kind of scale. Not that kind of scale, either. That's more like it. Scales as in balance, or, more precisely, the balancing act we all have to find our way to master, to keep ourselves alive and well. Now, I'm a firm believer in discipline. Back in 2004,...

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Cooking it up with my (head)crew

Sometimes, separating the writer from the character is hard. We find ourselves putting our own traits into those of our protagonist, so they become mirrors of us. They may share the same taste in music, food, or hobbies. Their favorite sports team may be ours; that...

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My Masking Face

I'd meant to write a post about keeping balance in our lives, especially as writers, since many of us spend a lot of time sitting sequestered away in front of a computer. I was going to advise keeping a good exercise regime (I try to do 20-30 minutes every morning,...

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