Persona 4 Fan Fiction
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.
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...read more
In addition to being the start of National Novel Writing Month, November 1 has additional significance for American writers: it's National Author's Day! Here is some of the history, as supplied by NationalDayCalendar.com: The idea of setting aside a day to celebrate...read more
I have a handful of writer friends I’ve been lucky enough to find through the wonders of blogging. One of them is writer/editor Kate Johnston, whom you may also know as 4amwriter on Twitter. Kate recently sent out a challenge: dare to write something new this summer....read more
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,...read more
...but, for some reason, many of my characters have difficult relationships with their own fathers. It's the reverse of the Disney Princess situation, where it's the mothers who are missing (seriously: many Disney Princesses just seem to not have had mothers at all!)....read more
Since the first flash of a projectile from a barrel around 1000 CE, the gun has had a rich and varied history across most all avenues of life: social, economical, political, and creative. It also has the power to divide people and opinions like no other tool before or...read more
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...read more
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,...read more
EDIT: Writer...Uninterrupted: A Handbook for the Emerging Writer available now from Amazon! Hey, everybody! 4amwriter is going indie! If you don't know who 4amwriter - Kate Johnston - is, click the link above and head over to her blog to find out. You won't even need...read more
I'm currently finishing up my 2014 NaNoWriMo story, but, yesterday, I got a flash idea for a short Valentine's Day free-write. As most of my free-writes tend to be, this one takes place in my "Finding Mister Wright" universe, with its familiar cast of characters. Like...read more