This WIP doesn’t get enough love! I am really intrigued with the world setting and the characters, though I admit I still have a hard time figuring out who is who on the team. Of course, it’s not a big issue, so I hope to see more content soon! It is very well-written.
As for who caught my interest–Trouble. I have a weakness for childhood friend tropes and him being an RO just adds more to it. The MC I play is no-nonsense but soft-hearted deep down and the dynamic she can have with not just him is something that I am keen to explore and find out more about. Plus, I live for the drama.
Also speaking of which, the MC is the youngest person to ever become a captain. May I ask at what age it happened? Unless it’s already mentioned somewhere and I missed it.
*I remember we got to pick Trouble’s gender in this special, but perhaps you might want to change it to B, since Trouble doesn’t appear? As for me, B defaulted to male (although I believe there was one instance where their pronouns were they/them).
*I checked with all the girls, and Trouble uses he/him pronouns when he responds to your accusations of them
*I just realized Eight is missing ahhh
Alright! Well I have to give a lot of credit to Model Citizens: Unmasked’s blog (known as thenickelportrust on tumblr)! Most of the blogs usually answer asks that are about lore or character/RO reactions to an MC’s actions/behavior, and as for the reactions, they usually have the same format.
Ask: How would the ROs react if they came home after a trip/work to the MC sleeping in their bed, wearing (or holding) an article of their clothing? (*many of these are hypothetical scenarios!)
B: would combust [answer]
Zero: would also combust [answer]
and so on~
But MC:U’s blog is where I, at least, first saw In-Character Asks! Every week, Rena holds a poll for which character the followers want to ask questions about. After the results from the poll come in (you decide how long the poll is open of course), for a certain amount of time afterwards, people can send in asks directed towards a specific character, and you’d answer as if you are that character. Rena doesn’t only do main characters either - if you can do this without spoiling Hunter’s Sacrifice, you can include side characters! (One of the ROs’ pets, Trixie, had her own in-character ask session and it was personally one of my faves )
I’m not sure if it originated elsewhere, but I also first saw Fun Fact Friday on MC:U’s blog. Basically every Friday, you could give fun facts about a particular character(s)! There’re other alliterations that I see on other WIP blogs too, such as Fluff Friday.
And if you want to keep us updated with where you’re at in writing HS, you can let us know there too! Really there’s a variety of things you can do on Tumblr, and I’m sure you’ll come up with things you want to do if you decide to create one for HS
Hunter’s Sacrifice and Raven’s Flight have a tumblr now.
You are greatly invited to drop by and say hi, ask some questions and share your thoughts on the plot and the characters. I will be also posting about writing progress (and maybe some worldbuilding), so you can see what exactly is happening with the story.
Thanks for your encouragement! Hope to see you soon
@kirakana I just finished reading the Halloween story and I thought it was adorable!!! It was really nice to see a lighter side of the characters, and I loved picturing my rather serious MC in a werewolf costume
QQ, though: Are you going to find a way to incorporate this story into the game, or is it only going to be available as supplementary material on the Hosted Games forum?
Wasn’t too sure which costumes to add, but werewolf was definitely a must! My only regret is that I didn’t do more with the tail …
Good question! Haven’t really thought about it, but ideally such scenarios would be incorporated into the game (under stats screen or something). I probably won’t be making them a part of the story.
There’s also @LauraSikdar’s suggestion of adding perspectives of other characters (eg. Trouble’s, B’s …) This feature would unlock after successfully finishing the game, so maybe I could do the same with special edition stories
Yessss (also thank you for taking the different POVs into consideration!!) The unlock feature sounds like a great idea! It’s like a bonus reward in addition to the achievements (though personally I think it’d beat achievements any day lol )!
I crawled out from the rock I’ve been hiding under for a couple months just to check in on this And to tell you that I’m still very excited about it and have been thinking about it a lot and I’m excited to see your updates!!!
Writing for Raven’s Flight has given me some ideas, how to move forward with HS or should I say backwards?. The plan is to move the beginning of the story to an earlier point in A’s life, because it works better for the plot and allows me more time for character development.
I’ve been following this WIP for a while now and the similarities to Metro 2033 plus a bit of Ayn Rand (of The Anthem fame) sprinkled on top are undeniable and, definitely, a personal favourite.
I look forward to more and to delve deeper into A, it will be fun to see what kind of baptism by fire that character underwent in the brief life they’ve led.
I also wonder if the philosophies of invidualism and collectivism will be touched upon or even given a bit of focus (I’m not expecting Brave New World, 1984 or The Anthem, but some depth is always appreciated).