Today is the first of July. It’s the first day of the second Camp NaNoWriMo for the year. What marks this event as different from the main, November, event is that fandom pieces are perfectly acceptable.
I’ve tried to write original projects under the rules of this event. Writing a full novel in a month has never been easy for me, but the only time I’ve ever truly succeeded in such a task has been with a fanfiction project.
So I’m going to try that, this year.
I’ve decided to focus on my Yu-Gi-Oh! canon retelling based on kintatsujo‘s Kaiba Age Swap AU.
At Sixes and Sevens.
What would change about the YGO story, if Mokuba were the elder Kaiba brother, Seto were the younger, and literally nothing else about the basic structure were changed?
What would happen to the narrative? What would happen to their history? What would change about their interactions with other characters? What would stay the same?
My mission with this story is to find out.
My mission this month is to explore Duelist Kingdom.
I plan to:
Treat the Duel Monsters anime as my outline.
Cover every event possible, exactly as it happened, changing only this basic thing to see what happens.
Focus primarily on how Mokuba would act as a guardian, and explore how he would handle raising a kid with a bright, dangerous, frightening destiny.
Address and alter certain, very specific, issues I have with the narrative, including but not necessarily limited to:
The nature of Millennium Magic.
The fact that Battle City is allowed to continue after Malik actively starts trying to murder people.
The fact that the 10,000-year-old King of a mythical kingdom (Dartz) apparently uses a freaking Duel Disk.
Hopefully, if at all possible, eclipse 1,000,000 words in a single story.
Updates as I continue with the project.
Thank you to anyone interested in following this idea through to fruition, and thanks especially to kintatsujo for sparking the inspiration for one of the most ambitious projects I’ve ever constructed in my 17 years with the Yu-Gi-Oh! fandom.
In honor of Yugi’s birthday, I thought I’d post this mosaic i made of him a little while ago. It’s just the usual glass and grout on a table i bought at a thrift store. It’s going in my dorm next year. My favorite part is the jacket; it’s such a pretty blue color! (+ u can also make out my reflection in that bottom pic :) )
Sorry ‘bout my crappy photography. Happy Birthday Yugi!