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:
Considering parts 5 & 6 were supposed to just be a more detailed account of the events that were summarized at the end of Chapter 4, they turned into a monster. Chapter 6 is 16,712 words long, and has a few sex scenes, a few fight scenes, and A literal ton of plot and character advancement.
Things should start falling together for readers, giving them a better idea of the shape of things in MY version of Delta City. I’ve made a real effort to create a world with some depth and grit without going total emo melodrama.
As always, comments and feedback are welcome and encouraged. 🙂
This took far longer than I anticipated, but chapter 5 is finally out. This one is covering the events that were just skimmed over at the end of chapter 4. I felt that was a sloppy wrap up and I wanted to do something more proper. Chapter 6 will conclude that series of events and lead into the Halloween story I did. THAT will hopefully be ready next week. For now, enjoy chapter 5