Sunday, May 12, 2013

Update Status: The Legend of Gaia's Sennin

I told you guys that I would be updating The Legend of Gaia's Sennin after posting chapter 6 for Harry Potter and the Heir of Slytherin, and I will be.

The fans of this story should be pleased to know that I was able to type out a whopping 4,655 words yesterday. I don't know how long this chapter will be, but considering my other chapters for this story, I imagine it will be around 14,000 to 20,000 words. Still, even if it's only 1/3 or 1/4 of the words needed to complete the chapter, it still 1/3 or 1/4 more words than I had last time.

That's a good thing, right?

Harry Potter Q&A for Chapter 6

Vorch, DarkPirateKing69, Zexs, boomghost: I'm afraid to say I don't really know squat about Fate/Stay Night. What little information I have comes from the only two stories of this genre that I have read. They're both written by Neoalfa, Path of theKing, and Promises of a Wandering Hero. I don't recall information about any Apostles in either of those stories, so I would have to say that, no, my vampires have nothing to do with these Apostles. I would assume it's happy coincidence, or maybe it was somewhere in a fanfiction I read. I know that Angeldoctor's story Rise of Arcane has some Fate/Stay Night aspects in it.

It could also have been in one of my talks with Neoalfa, who I have PM'd on occasion. I honestly don't know.

Fenris187, Phoenixs1518: Actually, Selene is only 14. I could have sworn I'd already mentioned this before.

And for the record, she is not using any seduction ability inherent to vampires. That was sort of why I had that small dream sequence at the beginning. I was trying to imply that there was nothing influencing Harry. Everything she did was just standard seduction techniques that you might see a kunoichi use to get close a target. Or the techniques of a high class hooker. But I prefer the kunoichi reference.

Nero200, semaxx3: The reason Harry is acting the way he does around Selene is because of a combination of hormones and inexperience and his young age. I'm pretty sure I made that clear in this chapter, but I'll go into more details so you guys can see what I am trying to accomplish.

Harry Potter is 11 years old. This is a fact that he cannot escape from. No matter how hard he tries, how mature he acts, how fashionable he dresses, how large his vocabulary is or how intelligent and ambitious his thoughts and goals are, the inescapable truth is that Harry Potter is still 11 years old. There are things in life that he has no experience with, things that he's not really prepared to experience. Selene's blatant sexual advances are one of those things.

If you were 11 and a 14 year old girl suddenly started rubbing her body against yours, I guarantee you would react in a similar manner. You may reply to this post and say otherwise, but then I just know you'd be lying. Children Harry's age are not ready to experience such a blatant display of sexuality and seduction.

It's sort of like learning about puberty and the birds and the bees, then skipping the part where you watch porn and masturbate to learn more about yourself and your own body and get right into having the dirtiest, raunchiest sex imaginable without really understanding all that's implied in the act. It's even worse for Harry because he only knows about sex from a scientific standpoint, he understands the process, how it's done, why it's done (making babies), and the chemical processes that happens in the body while it's being done, but beyond that, Harry has no experience with sex.

Akume-Heika: You are going under the misguided belief that her family was the first vampire clan or something similar. Vampires have been around long before Vlad the impaler existed, at least they have in this story.

Oak Bridge: First off, please don't make such blatant over exaggerations. Selene's character was technically only introduced at the very end of chapter 5. To say I have spent several chapters doing little other than make her seduce Harry is like saying you've done little else other than rant at me for the past 6 chapters. It's not true, so don't do it.

As for Selene's character, I do understand where you are coming from. Not everybody likes that kind of girl, just like not everybody who reads this story likes Lisa. However, I do have a plan for her. Selene is actually going to become one of the central female protagonists in the future. Her roll will be very important. That's why I'm building her character up now. I'm showing you how Selene will act around Harry the vast majority of the time.

I would also prefer that you not call what I am writing soft porn. Soft porn would imply there is sex in this story, and I have yet to write a sex scene.

Also, I was not trying to show you that Harry is still a teenage boy. I was trying to show you that Harry is still an 11 year old child. A child, not a teenager. There is a big difference. If he were a teenager he would at least have some experience when it came to sex and seduction.

Higashiyama Sayuri's Devout: First off, love the screen name. I'm a pretty big fan of Daneel Rush's Naruto Genkyouien. That story is aweshum.

Now, I am sorry to say, but Selene is not related Alucard or Integra or Victoria. If I do add them in it will be in a more antagonistic roll.

Food For Thought

You know, I find it really funny when people don't like something but never give me a reason. I read that someone didn't like how I added vampires to my story, but they didn't really tell me why.

For those who are not in the know, JK Rowling's book mention that vampires DO exist in the Harry Potter universe. The fact that they have blood pops should tell us that, and I think there was a scene where a vampire played a very small part in the sixth book, Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince. What I am doing is merely expanding on something JK Rowling probably could have, but decided not to because it wouldn't have done much for the main plot of her story.

That, and Harry only had a werewolf friend, so having Vampires in the story would have just ruined it because she did not have any way for him to connect with this particular species.

Anyways, part of the reason I introduced Selene is because Vampires are going to play just as important a roll in my story as werewolves. I don't want to not include one brand of 'Dark Creature' for no reason. And I can't see Voldemort leaving the Vampires alone. He will probably want to get them on his side with promises of being allowed to suck as much blood as they want or something. In fact, I think he did do that in the books, but nothing came of it because JK Rowling conveniently forgot they existed or something.

I don't mind it when you guys dislike my work. In fact, I actually enjoy it when you guys mention something you don't enjoy about my stories. But please, if you have something you don't like, at least give me a reason why. If it's a well thought out reason that I agree with, I will take it into account and try to come up with an acceptable compromise that doesn't force me to change parts of my plot.