Monday, March 01, 2010

The Latest Version of "The Song of the Goddesses"

The latest version of my Oh My Goddess fan fiction piece, "The Song of the Goddesses" is now available for download here. This version is significantly different from the version that was published chapter by chapter on the blog last year. The biggest changes are that the narration describing the Motor Club meeting at the temple and also Keiichi and Belldandy's rendezvous during the party was replaced with real honest to goodness dialogue. Admittedly, I'm not a very good dialogue writer. I much prefer to write in a more narrative style, but if I ever decide to write more fan fiction or any other stories in the future, I need to work on my dialoging skills. And that will only come about by writing more dialogue driven content.

I still think that the piece is still a little too narration-heavy for my taste, but I also think that there isn't much more that I can do with this story. I also cleaned up some redundant phrasing, added a little extra to Keiichi's ultimate declaration of love to Belldandy up in heaven and made some small changes in the overall wording in order to improve the flow. At this point, the piece is an ongoing work under construction. It will be update on an irregular basis, pretty much whenever I see fit. I will add links down below for those who are interested in downloading earlier versions for comparison and contrasting. It has been a hell of a lot of fun to work on this piece, and hopefully, it will inspire me to do some more writing in the future. I haven't forgotten the "Feed the Crew" piece that I started on the blog. I will get back to it when the weather breaks.

Final Gold
Version 2.33
Version 2.25
Version 2
Version 1