As for my below ramble, I think I figured out what to do. New chapter for Red Fangs of FUUMA (Seishin series). Enjoy.
I will work on Stalwart and SolAka tomorrow.
Stalwart might get removed.
December 27, 2014 (Saturday)
Seishin was created to show the Japanese heart, especially for shinobi, to a Western audience.
About Red Fangs of Fuuma:
As expected, I made a historical error, and I do this too often because I keep seeking reasons, even if they lack of a moral compass, for how characters act, and to place that in the narrative. Just to be loyal to an old culture. And things such as revenge killings, killing your retainers or anyone outside of samurai class based on a presumption or to maintain ties was quite a common thing. Of course, for stories from centuries ago, we can nod our heads with approval towards an alternative of how an event went. But I'm not always good at that.
First Norimitsu's surname was wrong, a hint that I didn't read into this enough, and was Oshika rather than Omori. Turns out Norimitsu was chosen by Hojo Soun (Moritoki Ise in the past), who'd rule Sagami and Odawara Castle later, to become a regent for Ujitaka. If others had an issue with this choice, I am not 100% certain. It seems so. Moritoki only killed Norimitsu because when Ujitaka finally became of age, Norimitsu wouldn't give up regency. This is the common story.
Might need to modify Red Fangs just to ease my concerns or just remove the story entirely. After making myself aware of the above, letting Hattori's ancestor show distrust towards Mr. Ise/Hojo may intensify the idea of a civil war. I think there were those who questioned the background of Ise but that's something I have to look into.
What's more silly is that a lot of this is very unnecessary to the Red Fangs story, a battle story, and only distinguishes alliances of the characters, but I wanted the story to be something that triggers a rivalry that probably last for over 100 years.
This was not a good year for me. I am still very slow. I am mostly a workaholic and I'm babysitting; the details behind the latter is very frustrating.
I had a very rare break for the Christmas holiday. For a few days I didn't have my niece and I was exhausted so I hardly did anything, but now she's back. I'm at a wall with Red Fangs, and I was mostly working on my fanfiction. As 2015 comes close, I'm nearly considering on removing Stalwart Silver. I received good comments about how well-written it is, but for some reason, I am lacking drive for it. I don't think it'll look good in the end. I don't like giving up, no matter the result, but it seems like a terrible story. I'll work on the next chapter and decide on that. If I don't enjoy it then, I'll let SS go.
Not sure why United We Soar (UWS) is stuck where it is. I guess it really is a time problem. The next chapter is short so I'll look at it later tomorrow.
The other Seishin stories should be OK, facts wise.
- United We Soar (UWS) 5
- Stalwart Silver 2 (might end up being erased)
- Heroic Blaze SolAka (vs Heii; Mogera)
- Seishin series
- Avarizia di Dittatori