Thursday, June 30, 2011
However, unlike the last preview, this may not actually be in the final copy of Part 15! That's why it's here - I need your opinion, dear readers. Please tell me if you like where I'm going with this, or if it's awkward. It's setting up things for the sequel if I ever write one. If people don't like it or just don't care... I don't think I'll do it. It seems a bit odd to me... I'm not sure this fits with my current style of writing.
It's the darkfics, I swear. They're affecting me in different ways, even in my Wizard101 fanfiction.
Ooh! One last thing! While looking for errors (as I hope you do when you read this) please tell me if my references to the Wizard101 plot are correct. I didn't go into detail with the assurance that I'd probably mess it up entirely somehow with my limited memory of the game, but I did mention a few things. If someone wants to explain Malistaire's motives in a comment, I'd be very grateful.
The Tale of Sierra WinterBreeze - Part 15 Preview #2
One hallway later, and we entered a room even larger than the last. It was vaguely circular in shape, and the back of the room had no wall, allowing us to see out into the dark, clouded sky of Dragonspyre. Most of us froze in shock when we realized that part of that sky wasn’t actually sky – it was part of a massive dragon, whose single, closed eye that showed was bigger than the two of the largest Shadow Beasts I’d ever seen in my short encounters with them combined. And trust me; Shadow Beasts could be pretty big, at least equal to five times my own height. This dragon was just… incomprehensibly immense.
Our fear wasn’t helped by the fact that in the center of the room stood the very image that haunted every single one of our nightmares since learning of our destinies as Seekers of Light.
Malistaire, with eight ghostly Soul Servants, stared right at us. Mary and Liam also watched from besides their master.
All seven of us – me, Rowan, Sydney, Victoria, Mark, Hunter, and Vanessa – approached as slowly as possible. While our enemies looked confident and smug, we appeared apprehensive and, to be honest, rather pathetic. We were only a group of wizards-in-training, not even Grandmasters, let alone the Legendaries that should be fighting this fiend…
“We meet again, Seekers,” Malistaire boomed, his voice echoing across the great room. I thought I saw the sleeping dragon’s eye twitch. “So glad you could make it.”
I should have made one of my infamous sarcastic remarks, if only to encourage my friends. But my throat felt dry, and I could only croak, “Um, hello.”
He smirked. “All right. Where should I begin? Which one of you should I kill first?”
I swallowed. “Okay, uh… Malistaire… why don’t we just, like, you know… skip the fighting and do this peacefully? Like, just stop all this Krokonomicon and Dragon Titan craziness?”
Can’t blame me for trying.
His expression turned menacing – as though it wasn’t before. “Are you suggesting I surrender?”
“No! …Uh, actually, yeah. Pretty much. I would put it in those terms exactly, but…”
“You fools!” Everyone – including the Soul Servants – winced at Malistaire’s roar. “I am more powerful than you can imagine! Why give up now? After I bring Sylvia back, it will be easy to take over all the worlds in the Spiral. And the only thing in my way, the only thing fate could bother sending to stop me?” He looked at us and laughed. “Seven measly student wizards. How pathetic. The Spiral Guardians clearly underestimate me; they cannot comprehend how strong I have become.”
“In case you don’t remember,” I spoke up against all my better judgment, “we busted into your lair and broke out again. Twice. Well, the first time, we were kind of captured, but we escaped anyway. If you couldn’t kill us then, what makes you think you can do it now?”
His icy eyes locked on mine. I involuntarily shuddered and hoped no one noticed. “I have learned from my mistakes. You are Sierra WinterBreeze, correct?”
I didn’t reply out of fear my voice would shake.
Malistaire didn’t seem to need an answer. “Yes, I remember you. Very defiant, aren’t you? You have no respect for your betters.” He seemed thoughtful. “Though you’re rather resourceful too, if what you did to my Skeletal Pirate guard was any indication.”
Oh. Right. That time when I was trapped in that room and I used Death magic on the pirate…
“And don’t think I do not know about the spell you used.” I tensed. Oh, my gosh, he knew! He knew about the black lightning! How? I hadn’t told anyone about that. No one. Not even the Seekers. My friends gave me confused looks, but I provided no explanation. Malistaire smiled maliciously, knowing my shock.
“I-I don’t know what you’re talking about,” I stammered. “That has nothing to do with any of this.”
“What a lie that is,” Malistaire chuckled. “Though everyone else in this room may be oblivious, you and I know the truth. You’re no stranger to dark magic.”
My heart was beginning to pound even harder than before. Surely Malistaire could hear it even from across the room. Everyone in the area was staring at me now. I didn’t know what else to do, so I laughed nervously. “Well, duh. I mean… you guys keep attacking us and everything, so I recognize the kind of magic you use by now.”
He gazed at me unblinkingly, studying my face. “Just keep telling yourself that, Sierra WinterBreeze. But know that even if you defeat me, there’s no escaping it.”
“Do I even want to know exactly what it is that I can’t escape?” I mumbled weakly.
He betrayed no emotion. “I don’t know. Do you?”
I hesitated for a moment, before finally saying, “Um, no.” I inhaled deeply, trying to calm myself. Finally, my new leader-skills kicked in. “You know what? I’ll probably ‘escape’ whatever it is anyway. Because… I’m a Seeker.” I grinned. “Seekers don’t give up.” I raised Megan’s wand. “Enough talking. Let’s do this.”
I'm very inconsistent when it comes to spelling Megan. Is it Meagan, or Megan? Someone want to tell me which way it is in the game? XD Perhaps even Megan/Meagan herself, if she's still on this blog. I think she corrected me in Part 13, but I don't know if I ever changed it to the right way of spelling.
Anyway, as you can see, I was thinking about Part 9 and the terrible mistake I made there, adding in that stupid black lightning for no apparent reason. I have a few ideas of where I can go with this in the sequel... but you need to tell me what you think first! At this point I'm half and half - I'd go either way, leaving it in or taking it out. I might leave it there out of laziness, or I might take it out because I'm concerned it's so stupid I'll regret writing it later. You tell me if you want it one way or the other.
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
...Sorry for again crushing any hopes of Part 15 being out right away. STILL working on it. I'll try to finish some more tonight after writing this post - especially since later this week, my 3DS is coming and I'll probably be playing Ocarina of Time 3D non-stop (nonstop... is it one word, or does it have the dash? Ugh, spelling is so frustrating!).
But here's a nice long post for those of you who don't care about my fanfiction one bit and are just here for the epic Wizard101-ness (if there's any of you?). I have LOTS of pictures, so this should be satisfying.
First off, my traditional one-sentence topic starter:
Sydney JadeHammer, Hunter ThunderShield, Austin something-or-other, and I fought Malistaire today! :D
Of course, we had lots of randomness before it. I mean, this one aggravating bug happened to me where I couldn't move... and I ended up stuck NEXT TO MALISTAIRE. Seriously. Thanks a lot, Sydney. I'm blaming her entirely. At the same time, I leveled up! So did Sydney... and these other two guys...
I got on Wizard101 at Sydney's prompting. She kept texting me irl, interrupting my peaceful Zelda fanfiction reading with an annoying vibration in my pocket every 5 seconds (exaggeration). And yes, Sydney knows my phone number. Considering she lives down the street from me, she has every right to. So I can't tell you freaky stalker readers my number. Or address. Or age. Or real name. Or... whatever other scary piece of information that has to do with real life too much. 'Kay?
So apparently, she wanted me to get on to fight Malistaire with her. Congrats to her, btw - she's level 51! And Hunter's level 50! Good for them. :) So she had the Malistaire quest now, and wanted help. However... we had to wait for Hunter. Sooooo... we went to her house first. With this other random dude named Jacob.
And something weird happened. We stood on this giant dirt pile, and I jumped just as Sydney picked it up. And........
And then... well... I found another word that apparently doesn't work with Open Chat, but works just fine in Text. O_o Don't you remember? ...Circumstances and Document? Those two words, when I tried them last, did not work in Open Chat! All we'd see is "..." but the Text Chatters could read it fine. VERY STRANGE!
And now "trapped" doesn't work, either.
We were trapped by candles, in case you can't see. This is Sydney's Massive Fantasy Palace (which I don't even remember her getting!) and there's a secret room in that wall there. We came through it, and then she blocked us out. XD
So then we went to Celestia to do some quests! ...Some of my quests, of course. Sydney wasn't there yet - she still had to beat Malistaire, remember? We needed to get into the Lunarium. So we fought a BUNCH of bosses... with these two other random guys that were apparently Sydney's friends. Idk.
But one of the funniest things happened! After beating all those bosses, we completed the quest... and ALL leveled up! Every one of us!
Unless I leveled from the last battle, which seems unlikely. But it's either that, or I leveled up before I got my experience. Weird...
Yeah, it was fun. (YAY, SARCASM!)
Then Hunter got on.
MALISTAIRE TIME YAY!!!!
So, we went through the whole dungeon and everything. I wish Rowan could have been there (to make it fully Seekers), but no. Our other computer is kind of being stupid right now - and by stupid, I mean so frustratingly slow you nearly die from boredom waiting for it to load. We've ordered a new computer, but it's still on its way here. Until then... we really only have one computer for Wizard101. The other is just UNBAREABLE.
So instead of my sister, we got the help of "Austin JadePyre."
I guess I really shouldn't call him a stranger... technically, I know him in real life. Or I've MET him. He's Hunter's friend. I... don't really... know him well, though.... I didn't even know he played Wizard101. O_o
Anyway. We got to that one part of the dungeon with those two groups of Draconians that you have to defeat to proceed through the closed door, right? RIGHT before Malistaire's room? I went afk during that battle - mostly to check my e-mail - and... when I got back the battle was over, and my friends had ditched me.
That wasn't the problem - I wouldn't have expected them to wait for a person that's not there. The problem was that... I couldn't move. O_o
I teleported to them just as they were finishing up the battle directly before Malistaire, with those Soul Servants or whatever.
And I still couldn't move after.
So Sydney walked over to see the cutscene, and I teleported to her...
...ending up stuck next to Malistaire. Yay.
And of course, I was one of the first to be pulled into the battle that started immediately after they finished talking! How unfair!
...okay, I ended up second... but still...
I know this is VERY disappointing to you all (sarcasm really is wonderful) but I have no pictures of the actual fight. Just the final blow (which I happily delivered... why the heck is it that every time I fight Malistaire, I'm always the one to finish him off?).
Yay for long post that has nothing to do with fanfiction! ...Unless you count the Seeker part of it, but I needed a captivating title.
Lastly: I'M LEVEL 56 NOW! WOOT!
Thursday, June 16, 2011
I have an extremely random idea for a fan fiction that I wanted to share. Don't ask me how I thought of it, because I honestly have NO clue... we were walking through Wal-Mart, and thinking about TToSW... I mentioned something about how orphanages needed some kind of entertainment in them to my sister, and joked about it being a game system of some kind. And... yeah. XD
So I suddenly thought... I should write a crossover!
In other words, I should write a story that contains characters from two different fandoms. In this case, it would be Wizard101 and Super Smash Bros. At first I thought Legend of Zelda, because I know WAY more about it, but then my sister came up with this hilarious joke about Pikachu being a Storm wizard, and that spurred tons of new ideas for an SSB/W101 fic.
My question to you is... have you ever played Super Smash Bros.? Or, if not, at least most of the Nintendo games that the characters in it come from? Ultimately, of course, this all leads up to the question...
Would you read a crossover fanfic of Super Smash Bros. and Wizard101?
I'd probably post it on fanfiction.net, and maybe here, too. I just know I'd have SO much fun writing it - even if you say you won't read it, I might write it anyway for my own enjoyment.
Plus, one more question about this. Should I use characters from The Tale of Sierra WinterBreeze, or brand new wizards? My sister really wants me to use Sierra WinterBreeze characters... but then it would get confusing, considering NONE of this will actually happen in The Tale of Sierra WinterBreeze series. XD I'd rather make new ones, but it's also kind of nice to have characters that already possess a well-developed background, with personalities and everything.
Basically, the very, very, VERY rough outline for the plot is that the bad guys of Super Smash Bros. (Ganondorf, Bowser, and, um... maybe King Dedede or Wario or something...) team up with Malistaire, so the heroes of SSB have to team up with wizards to defeat them. Sound good?
...Okay, this is becoming a long post. Just post your answers to my questions in comments. This is kind of an odd idea, I know, so I don't know if this will actually happen. I just want to see your reaction to it. :)
And don't worry! This won't take away from The Tale of Sierra WinterBreeze. In fact, Part 15 is ALMOST done! ...I know I've said that before, but I MEAN it this time!
Monday, June 6, 2011
Because I feel bad about abandoning this blog for so long.
Because I don't think my blog is being fair to the people following it.
Because I wonder if people actually care about what I'm writing.
So! ...Uh... I don't know what to post. I really don't. So... how are you, reader? Are you doing all right?
What's that? You came to this blog to hear about The Tale of Sierra WinterBreeze? Oh, you wanted to hear about Wizard101? Well, I'm sorry. But I haven't been writing Wizard101 fan fiction, nor have I played the game recently. I've been on Central PLENTY of times... does that count?
Oh my gods I'm so bored and anxious to hear E3 news...
You know what? I'm going back to writing TToSW. XD
You are free to label this post as "whatever" because that's definitely what I think of it...