For those not familiar with it, RetCon is shorthand for ‘Retroactive Continuity’. It’s a term that first came about in comic book circles. They occur when the writers have mucked up a story so badly that they need to rewrite a chunk of existing history. Sometimes they just happen when a writer thinks they have a better idea to tell a story in a more modern way. I’ll spare my opinion of most of those efforts.
Getting back on track, I had very limited information on Mister X’s character Hexanna when I wrote the first version of this story. I tried to take some creative liberties and made her a character with a magic staff who didn’t actually believe in magic. I thought it would be an interesting contradiction to explore. Probably a bad idea to start with, and once I learned more about Hexanna’s character, I decided a re-write was in order.
Without getting preachy, I feel that if somebody writes fan fiction, they should keep it as true to form as possible to the work of the original author. Ergo, I’m doing what I can to humanize and add some depth to the characters, but I do NOT want to change long established canon about them. Nuff said. 🙂 Here’s the story:
As the name might suggest, the re-write also lets me fit the story more properly into the existing story line also. Readers will have to suffer through an added sex scene too. 😉