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.
I feel like I'm on a rollercoaster, lately.Students are back, which makes my work days both easier and more difficult. It's great to be around that enthusiasm and excitement, especially at the start of a new semester, but they come with a set of headaches, too:...read more
Last time, I talked about writing villains. Everybody had great comments, but Vanessa's sparked a new idea in me. In my head (sometimes on paper), I have backstories for every character who walks onto my pages for any more than a sentence or two. Most of these...read more
Recently, I had an interesting dialogue with a writer friend on Twitter. He'd looked through my sci-fi/western/drama/romance and mentioned how "graphic" it is. I agreed that it's probably "the most gleefully graphic I've let myself get in a long time." Our...read more
I'll be honest: religion does not often feature prominently in my stories. I suppose because my own faith is very personal to me, something I don't always feel comfortable voicing in public. That makes me something of a coward, I guess, but I neither want to invite...read more
No one has told me to stop, so I'm still writing these extensions of my "Finding Mister Wright" story from this past winter break. Here's another one: "Stupid, Macho, and Wicked" (opens as a PDF in a new window; ~2600 words/10 pages long). Writing Marshall and the...read more
A recent post by fellow blogger Vanessa J. Chapman about coriander/cilantro brought back this memory of cultural differences. Now, I like the leafy stuff, especially over curry or in guacamole, but head on over to Vanessa's post to get an opposing view. Whether you...read more
No preamble for this bit slew of free writing I did over the course of Friday day/night...except a note to say thanks to Kourtney Heintz, for prompting me to actually write this piece, in her comment from last week's 2013 WordPress blog report, made in reply to how I...read more
It's November, and some of you out there are writing fiendishly for National Novel Writing Month. Despite my earlier expressed excitement, I decided at the last minute that I should instead concentrate on some works in progress rather than on a completely (well,...read more
This past Monday, I had another photo shoot with my photographer, Celeste Giuliano. It marked the thirteenth photo setup I've done with Celeste, since 2007. Of course, it being the thirteenth shoot, we were cursed with a few difficulties (late trains, blown lights,...read more
A few weeks ago, I wrote about a particular Free Write Friday picture prompt (Free Write Fridays from Kellie Elmore). What came from that free write session was about 1600 words of a relationship story, one that flowed so naturally from my fingers, I just couldn't...read more