It's that time again
Eien Tamashi: To start studying for final exams
Me: Well that too, but no
To continue to try and convince your friends that you're not gay
Me: No, but whatthe--are you stalking me?
NO! ...okay maybe a little
Me: *sigh* No, it's time for another Soul Chess Newsletter
I wonder how many viewers realize we're blatantly ripping off Animaniacs
Me: Less would have if you didn't open your big yap
Eien Tamashi: Wait, your friends think you're gay?
Me: Just a few of them, an it pisses me off. HOnestly they take everything I say and turn it around or negate it. I will say it now: Yes I'm effeminate, Yes I'm not the manliest person to live, but I'm NOT GAY! And if anyone saw the kind of porn I look at it would be quite obvious.
Eien Tamashi: Well this is something for your therapist
Me: Do we have to let people know I'm in therapy too?...not that I'm trying to hide that one.
So are you gay or not?
Me: I'M NOT GAY!
So let's start the newsletter shall we
So status update, Chapter 79 will contain the next part of the Kenpachi/Nelliel battle which is kindly working on for me/us. Please do not badger him to get it done just so the chapter can get out. Quality over Quantity people.
Moving forward with that I have a survey for all you Soul Chess fans that I would like you all to fill out if you please, if you don't want to leave it as a comment below, note me, e-mail me or PM me on FF.net
1. What got you interested in Soul Chess and how did you find it?
2. Whether your a big OC person or not I must ask: who is your favorite OC of mine in the series (alive or dead) and why? If you're not a big OC person then who is your least hated
3. What is your favorite moment thus far in the series and why?
4. What is your least favorite moment and why?
5. What scene in the series is the most memorable to you, whether it was a WHAM or that you won't forget about it and why?
6. Who is your favorite canon character that has obtained a change of status or heavy character development in the series (examples of this include, but are not limited to Momo, Tatsuki, Kaien, Soifon, Hisana and even Lelouch himself)
And now let's get into more questions that I'm tired of answering
Q: Will X happen in <insert arc name here>
A: I DON'T KNOW! Jeez I'm running around enough trying to make the current arc work, I set nothing in stone until I hit the submit button.
Q: Why would you kill X you heartless bastard?
A: I'm getting this question a lot now, but I know it's bound to increase in frequency as more and more people die if not now then in future arcs. For three reasons: 1. For reactions like that, it means I'm doing my job as a writer. 2. Because unlike Kubo I am not afraid to kill characters, that does not mean I didn't do so with a heavy heart as was the case with Yuna. 3. It's my series I will do what I damn well please
Q: Will Lelouch wind up with <insert character>
A: If said character is a male it's an automatic HELL NO! If the character is already spoken for then the answer is also no, unless of course I have plans to eliminate the hypotenuse. If the character has not had an interaction with Lelouch, or been hinted at having romantic feelings for him, or the other way around, by this point, it's not going to happen. The candidates are and forever will be the characters on the poll I had on my profile about this minus Rukia now that she's married and Momo since I'm still a large HitsuHina fan and would be hardpressed to tear up that relationship. From my personal standpoint I will also say that the characters that have the largest chance of practically being with Lelouch are Nemu, Susanna, Rangiku, Naomi, Isane, Kukaku and, since she's coming back, Yuna. However, I will also say, from a personal standpoint, that I am hesitant to make Yuna, Naomi, Susanna an OTP w/ Lelouch. Reason being is I feel that Canon/OC leads towards the path of Mary Sue / Gary Studom despite whatever character development has been put in place. Speak now or forever hold your peace unless you guys are NOT BOTHERED AT ALL at the prospect of Lelouch/Yuna or Lelouch/Susanna I will forever be hesitant to make a pairing in that direction unless I keep Lelouch in an open relationship. However, if that does not bother you at all, I would be more than happy to start upping the ship tease on either pairing or advancing the romance subplot a hell of a lot more.
Q: Will you do <insert crazy random idea here>?
A: I'll take suggestions of all shapes and sizes, but only if they are practical will I actually use them. If my answer is something to the degree of "We'll see" chances are that by the time I get there I'll ahve forgotten about the suggestion or that it's good, but goes against what I wish to do so I am hesitant to put it in. It's my story, but I like to give the fans their desires when I can if it doesn't interfere with my divine plan.
And now for some more direct questions and concerns
In a previous newsletter I said Lelouch wasn't going to learn Shunko because it's a step towards possession sue. Just learning it in my opinion is enough of a step because we've only seen Yoruichi and Soifon with the capability to be able to use it and according to Yoruichi non-master use of it in combat is dangerous and almost suicide
Moving forward, what I said about Lelouch getting stronger is finite he'll get stronger, but once you become a captain level Soul Reaper you're following the Exponentinal Growth Thoerm. It takes longer and longer and longer for you to become stronger. Talbumosuke is different though, Tal is no where near the vast potential at his disposal which is why he became so powerful when he activated Zencho no Sozo. So Lelouch has basically reached his potential more or less and that's DUE to his weak composition from when he was alive.
On another note, I've noticed that my decision is controversial for using both the Zanpakuto rebellion arc and the Fullbringer arc in my fic for varying reasons. Let me just say that once again it is my series and there is relevance and reason for my decision to incorporate them into the series. I'm not going to call out names, I'm not going to point fingers to which I have gotten multiple of, but the whole reason I am using them is because I believe I can make it worthwhile. Like singing for a contest, writing is all about taking risks. Fanfiction is a learning experience for me. I enjoy the feedback I obtain because it helps me with that novel I've been working on for three years (seriously it's been three years going to be 4 in March)
And with that out of the way, let me begin to wrap up this newsletter
I have finals starting not this week or next week, but the following week, the week of the 11th. I am very stressed about it to a certain degree because if I do not pass all of my classes I will not be in college next semester and if I am not you can be sure my life on deviantart will more or less become nonexistent.
So here's to studying and pulling myself out of a hole I've dug myself into. Row Row Fight the Power, peace out everyone