Category: Battle School

Apr 30 2015

WIP Update – 26-28 Apr 15

This update is delayed, but I’d done a little writing on Battle School, PriPro and a Space Arc short over the past few days. Under quota, but it’s at least worth mentioning. The reason these notices have been delayed is because things have been a little hectic of late. Things should settle down in the next couple days. No idea what I’m going to work on in the near future. I know I said I was going to work on TTWC2, but I haven’t managed it yet. I really need to do the work before I’m all but ready to conk out. Believe it or not, it actually takes a bit of focus to write on a novel. Well, we’ll see what comes. Stay tuned.

Apr 26 2015

WIP Update – 25 Apr 15

More Battle School. Yay. Right now I’m still just jotting down dialog for early scenes I have in my head, but perhaps I can really start to think about where I’m wanting to go with the cast and story. I just need to distance myself from other distractions for a bit. I reckon I should start back up on TTWC2 soon. Stay tuned.

Apr 25 2015

WIP Update – 24 Apr 15

I did a little more work on Battle School. I really need to spend some time further developing the cast and storyline. Something to do when I spend a little less of my time goofing off. Stay tuned.

Apr 24 2015

WIP Update – 23 Apr 15

I did a little more writing on Battle School. I really need to put the teaser up. That may happen later today. More to come. Stay tuned.

Apr 23 2015

WIP Update – 22 Apr 15

It’s been a long time since I’ve gotten any writing done, but hopefully I can start moving things forward again. There was a little progress made in the gap since the last update, but it wasn’t significant enough to merit any further note. For some reason I’ve had Battle School on the mind, so I’ve been expanding on the peripheral materials for it and did some writing on it as well. I don’t know if I’ll stick with it or play with another story. Stay tuned.

Apr 06 2015

WIP Update – 05 Apr 15

I did some work on a Cross Arc story that hasn’t yet debuted on the site, but I’ll be putting up a teaser for it soon. It’s actually an idea I’ve had for a long time but only recently decided to promote to preproduction. You may already know this, but Japanese school uniforms are based on military uniforms, Prussian Army uniforms for the boys and sailor’s uniforms for the girls. (It gets explicitly mentioned in Kill La Kill, for instance.) Knowing this and looking at how school life in Japan works, I thought about how much a Japanese high school reminded me of a military unit. The school could be a battalion, each grade a company, each class a platoon, each file of desks a squad. I then thought about what might happen if Japan was invaded. While Japan is currently looking to build its military muscle, the Jieitai wouldn’t last too long against, say, a full-scale invasion by the PLA. I considered how desperate Japan was in light of the prospective US invasion during WWII and imagined a last-ditch effort at national defense via universal conscription. It was one thing ’45 when militarism ruled the day, but how would it work now when most of the citizenry is staunchly pacifistic? Fertile ground, my friends. Fertile ground. Now, I could’ve made an alternative history/speculative piece to this effect, but I instead opted to take the concept and translate it to the Cross Arc, where I’m not quite as bogged down by real-world baggage. You’ll certainly see the similarities to the real-world basis for the scenario, but change of setting grants me a little more freedom. Maybe this’ll interest you and maybe it won’t, but I felt like sharing. I may play with this story some more, but I also need to give consideration to TTWC2. Stay tuned.