Yes, I *FINALLY* got more of Witchfire’s story written. Like last week, it’s a little less than I wanted, but I have a deadline to meet with DBC, and I’m also out of gas physically and creatively.
This week we did get a little smut as Ms. Americana gets in a catfight with her doppelganger from Sully’s (Comixfana’s) Earth. Special guest appearance by Deanna Troi’s character Nancy Peye as we advance the plot and try to coordinate stories a little more.
I got a handful of likes on Twitter from a snippet of a Conan era story I wrote about a year or so ago. Because of that, I decided to publish it here. It’s only 2/3 done at this point, so I’ll need to finish it if it gets attention.
Playing the video game Conan: Exiles inspired this story. Fair warning before anybody reads it also; the Hyborian age of Conan was 15,000 BC in the stories. Thinking about bloodshed, violence and such were very different in that day and age. ONLY read this story if you’re over 18 and can read it with that in mind. The story is meant to be darkly realistic and NOT an endorsement of such behavior.
I finally got this one finished. Krystal’s nearly losing her life to Count Ivanova on Halloween has major consequences when Hexanna blows off the near defeat. Krystal’s up and down relationship with the She-Legion goes down again, and Amazing Babe reacts poorly to discovering Krystal’s true heritage. In the middle of everything, the Aberration decides to tear up the town also. Can anything be salvaged, and can Krystal continue to hold everything together on her own?
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: