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Below are 20 journal entries, after skipping by the 20 most recent ones recorded in maxknight's LiveJournal:

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Tuesday, October 18th, 2016
7:32 am
Started playing Digimon Story Cybersleuth last weekend...
This game confuses me sometimes... The voice acting is the original Japanese, so it doesn't match 100% what the English text is saying. Digimon names appear to be the English localized names, though you can tell there's differences; after all, when the VAs are saying Omegamon but the text is saying Omnimon, well...

And then there's the names of their special moves. You see some of them like Veemon Headbutt and Heaven's Knuckle, but then you see moves like Pepper Breath and Blue Blaster and you just have to wonder which is it supposed to be? Half the time its the actual move names, and half the time it's the English localized names.

On the other hand, they did a really awesome thing when they were casting the voice actors: for the NPC Agumon and Gabumon that you meet, the voice actors are the same as the ones from the anime. Oh, and it's for that reason that I wonder about the decision to localize things like they did, because in the few battles they join you as guest characters, when Agumon uses "Pepper Breath" he does in fact say Baby Flame. And when Omegamon uses "Transcendent Sword" he does in fact say Grey Sword. Things like that.

Oh, but I did learn one neat thing in all this. Paildramon's special attack in the English localized anime was called Desperado Blaster; in the game, however, it's called Death Parade Blaster, which thinking about Japanese pronunciation makes a heck of a lot more sense to me. It could be that the translators read the name and realized that since this show was being aimed at kids, calling it Death Parade Blaster would be too intense, so they looked at the words and realized it sounded like the English word desperado, so they used that. Or maybe they had no clue what it was supposed to be and just used the one English word that it sounded like? I dunno...

Anyways, I'm having a blast with Cybersleuth. It's the same general idea as Digimon World DS, just in 3D and the story is more involved. One issue, though, is that the game assumes you chose the male protagonist and the script is tailored that way. You'd think they would have choice gates on the script to change slightly for choosing the female character, but that's not the case. This does, however, lead to all kinds of fun when all the insinuations come out about you possibly liking some girls or the reverse, for that matter.

Anyways, I've logged a good 37 hours in the game so far. I have two Ultimate level Digimon right now (RustTyranomon and Valkyrimon), and am working on getting more. So glad the V-Dramon line are in this game, even if getting UlforceV-Dramon is going to be a hassle...

~MaxKnight
Sunday, October 9th, 2016
5:39 pm
Okay, this drives me nuts every time I see it...
People who write Harry Potter fan fiction are all getting it wrong when they write up the effect Dementors have on people. About 93% of everyone that I read seem to think the Dementors feed on happy thoughts and memories and whatnot, and this is patently not true. Consider the Patronus, which is fueled by happiness and love; this drives Dementors away. If they really did feed on happiness, then the Patronus shouldn't drive them away, it should make them converge.

No, Dementors feed on misery, on sadness, on every negative emotion they can coax out of their victims. Their aura suppresses happy memories in order to force the negative ones to the fore; this is why people near Dementors start experiencing their worst memories. It's also a defense mechanism to preclude people from being able to pull up the happy emotions needed to fuel a Patronus.

I mean, really... how can people get it so wrong all the time ? It's common sense!

~MaxKnight
Wednesday, August 10th, 2016
12:44 pm
A rehash, and possibly a new idea...
Been rereading some Power Ranger fan fiction, partially because some fics have been getting updates, and partially due to nostalgia. This made me feel like revisiting an idea from last year that I had come up with for a crossover with Harry Potter where Harry was born a girl named Daisy and everything in England happened more or less the same... the biggest change being that I'm moving the timeline up 15 years, meaning Daisy is born in 1995 instead of 1980. Daisy is still orphaned and given to her aunt and uncle, but in this story, shortly after they take her in they all wind up going to Florida for a business trip, and Vernon decides to just leave her there before he and the family return to Surrey.

Now, this basically means that Daisy is left behind likely in early 1997. Thinking about the Power Ranger timeline, if the series began in 1993, Kim leaves the team in late 1995, and writes her letter to Tommy in early 1997, around the time she will discover Daisy and decide to adopt her. Or maybe it's mid-late 1996 when these things happen, meaning the Dursley's don't keep Daisy for very long at all. Either way, Kim finds Daisy and takes her in, decides to adopt her and finds a way to get that done. She sends Tommy the letter out of fear for both Tommy and Daisy, as she's afraid that Tommy won't be able to concentrate on being a Ranger, while she's further afraid that evil will discover Daisy's existence and will either try to kidnap or otherwise harm her.

Now, as to how Kim will know Daisy's name? Well, the blanket Daisy was wrapped in when she was dropped off at the Dursley's is the same one that she is wrapped in when Vernon abandons her. It has the name Daisy stitched into it, as well as an image of a daisy flower and the date 7/31/95, meaning Kim will know that her name is Daisy and she was born on 7/31/95. She chooses the middle name Elizabeth, making the girl Daisy Elizabeth Hart.

Now shortly after coming to this decision, she places a call to Trini to tell her all about her and the decision to adopt her. Trini decides that her job in the Youth Peace Conference was over and goes to Florida to help Kim with her new responsibility. Zack remains, and when Jason returns the Gold powers to Trey and recovers from his experience, he returns and finds Trini gone. Zack tells him that she went to Florida to help Kim with something, and he follows. What he finds first makes him want to punch Tommy in the face, but then he learns the truth and also sticks around for awhile.

As Daisy grows, she sees her mother doing gymnastics and decides she wants to learn how to do that as well. In 1998, Daisy starts crying uncontrollably for no apparent reason. When Kim asks her what's wrong, all Daisy will tell her is that something sad had just happened. She then gets a call from Jason telling her to turn on the news, where a breaking story is taking place about the battle being fought in Angel Grove and the identity of the Space Rangers being revealed. Then something happens and the fighting stops; the camera picks up a wave of some sort coming from the ship, and then the ship lands and a figure carrying another figure emerges. The camera can't pick up what's going on. Kim is glued to the screen, and then the unthinkable happens; the reported gets word that apparently someone sacrificed himself to bring the fighting to an end - someone named Zordon.

This, more than anything, caused Kim to break down. Daisy just hugs her mother and cries as well. After all, Zordon was like a father figure to her, far more than her own father was. Over the next few weeks, Kim spends more time looking at old photos of the team and Daisy learns more about Kim's old friends. She also learns that her mother had once been a Power Ranger, making her also want to learn how to fight and defend herself. Finally, Daisy learns that her mother is still in love with Tommy, and decides to write him a letter telling him as such; unfortunately, she has no idea where to send it, but Jason does and promises to take the letter to him. At this point, Tommy is in college taking an accelerated course to earn his PH.d. in Paleontology. Jason visits and gives him the letter, and Tommy is quite confused at the childish writing and who it could be from. This is when Jason tells him about Kim finding and adopting Daisy and her fear for both him getting distracted and her being a target for attack being the motivation behind Kim's letter to him.

Tommy is floored, but unfortunately can't just jump up and go to her, since he is committed to his course in education. Instead, he writes two letters, one to Kim and the other to Daisy. He has Jason hand deliver them and it's at this point that Kim finally has hope for her future with Tommy. They continue to exchange letters until Tommy finally has time to visit, and when he does, sparks fly, and the two finally resolve things between them and start up anew. Daisy is excited, and over the next few years Kim and Tommy get closer, to the point where Daisy starts to call her dad.

Now Daisy turns out to be quite a talent in gymnastics, to the point where early on she finds herself winning competitions for those in her age group. Because of this, she's moving around more and Kim decides to home school her instead of her constantly having to be out of school for competitions and possibly moving schools multiple times. When Tommy sets up in Reefside and the Dino Thunder rangers start up, Kim brings Daisy for a visit a few times, and Daisy notices that Conner and Kira seem attracted to each other, but aren't doing anything about it. She cons them both into playing with her, and somehow that leads to her finding ways to goad the two of them into seeing each others' attraction and acting on it.

Now Daisy hasn't shown any accidental magic since Kim took her in. The fact is, her magic had been bound up so tight that nobody can detect any magic from her. As such, no magic schools contact her, and she continues to grow up with Kim and Tommy and any siblings she winds up having. Her gymnastics have gotten so good that she is selected for the 2012 London Olympics, and it is at this time that she is finally recognized by some magicals that have ties to the non-magical world. I don't know if something will bring Daisy into the magical world, or if she's left alone enough to at least complete her events in the Olympic Games... I'm still trying to figure out the end game to all of this...

My other idea was Conner and Kira-centric where Kira has a young niece that she frequently has to watch, and one of Conner's few weaknesses being small children, such that when he sees Kira taking care of the baby, he finds himself smitten, which causes enough of a difference in personality that it makes Kira change her opinion about the jock very early. I don't know the specifics of where this sort of story can go, as it's just in its infancy... Really, a near reversal of the situation between Conner and Kira from Binding Destinies, without the extra powers.

And that's it. Dang, this took forever to type up. But these are good ideas! I need to either figure it out and write these, or find someone who will write these ideas...

~MaxKnight
Saturday, July 16th, 2016
1:25 am
Okay, so expanding on that last idea...
I've considered something using that background for Daisuke, leading into whatever the hell is going on with Tri, and modifying things so that Daisuke isn't part of the group of 2nd gen Chosen who disappeared, instead him disappearing right after the end of 02 due to having seen what was in reality a first kiss between Hikari and Takeru, who in this alternate reality have started dating since Ken's Christmas Party. Coming from what amounts to a broken home, then having his heart broken right after what should be a victory causes him to... not run away, but perhaps fade away. He disappears and, well, no one really looks for him very hard.

He does reappear after all the bad things start happening in Tri. Taichi runs into him, and it's revealed here that Daisuke no longer believes in miracles. To emphasize this, the crest that he received at some point before the final battle with BelialVamdemon not only doesn't glow, but has gone completely grey. He says that because of this he can't fight to help. Taichi will later find Jun and bring him up and explain his tenure as a Chosen Child and how he was the Child of Miracles, but that he no longer believes in miracles. Jun will start crying and explain that his very existence is a miracle, and that he was born premature and not expected to survive. According to her, his survival didn't encourage their parents to form an attachment to him, afraid that they would start to care and something would happen to him. Jun followed her parents' example, thinking it was the appropriate thing to do; it was only after he disappeared that she discovered that isn't the case and that she missed him horribly.

Taichi takes all of this info back with him and talks with Hikari and Takeru, and Taichi susses out that Daisuke didn't just have a crush on Hikari by the end of the adventure, but outright was in love with her. Takeru agrees that all of that taken together makes his decision to disappear make perfect sense. Later when talking alone with Taichi, Hikari says that there's nothing to be done about it, as her feelings aren't going to change for a person that she no longer even knows, even if they do need his power to overcome what they are up against.

From there, I don't know what to do. My brain toyed with the idea of someone getting sent back in time, possibly even Hikari, to relive the second adventure and make different choices regarding Daisuke. But I don't know. It feels like a cop out, but then again, I don't know what else to do with this story... I suppose it depends on what is coming up in the next part of Tri.

And that's it. I think I've got as much on this as I'm going to get at this time. I'll revisit this if the rest of Tri forces any changes to this...

~MaxKnight
Thursday, June 2nd, 2016
11:21 pm
Had a thought
Read the first couple chapters of Miracle and Light United by Fire Dragon of Miracles again, and I had a bit of a thought concerning Daisuke that I think most people completely overlook when watching Digimon Adventure 02...

After a certain point, when Daisuke and Ken have more or less become best friends, Daisuke introduces him to his parents, and considering how much of a genius Ken is supposed to be, they beg him to tutor their stupid son, or something of that nature. Between that and the completely dismissive way Jun seems to regard her brother, I get the feeling that Daisuke was actually somewhat neglected as he was growing up. Perhaps not done intentionally, but there is evidence that they pay more attention to Jun and have seemingly written him off as being successful. Heck, you don't see any of Daisuke's family in the stands during his game against Ken's team, and that's supposed to be the biggest game of their season.

Considering the way Daisuke tends to seem during Adventure 02, you have to wonder if it's all an act; a front to hide how much he's hurting or at least been hurt by the actions of the people around him. This isn't to say that his family doesn't love him, but they don't seem to show it at all. It makes me wonder what could be going on in his mind during his adventures, especially with the way that the others sometimes treats him. This is why I want to write stories that show him in a different light. There's so much more to the character and yet I can never seem to find any stories that depict this when I go looking. Admittedly, I look specifically for stories where he and Hikari are paired together, but the fact is, most stories that he appears in where he doesn't make him a really big goof, or an asshole.

Huh. Kind of like Power Ranger stories featuring Conner McKnight. And he's another of my favorite characters.

Well anyways, I'm starting to think about a story that capitalizes on this potential backstory for Daisuke. Or perhaps I should say, specifically capitalizes on it, as the series rewrite would already be factoring in a limited form of this (where he and Jun are much tighter as siblings because the parents are ignoring both of them).

Don't have anything yet, but I'm considering it.

~MaxKnight
Wednesday, April 27th, 2016
12:51 am
Been listening to game OSTs tonight.
Watched the first episode of Team Four Star Plays Xenogears and had to dial up Small Two of Pieces with lyrics on YouTube, and that got me to listen to the Xenogears OST, which was awesome. THEN I started in on the Final Fantasy 7 OST.

I no longer cry when just listening to Aeris's Theme. When playing the game, yes, but not just listening to it. When it comes to video game music, the only music that will actively make me cry when just listening is what plays when Alys dies in Phantasy Star 4. That's just video games, though; some regular music does bring me to tears, too. I can't listen to Billy Joel's song Leningrad without tearing up, and there's a few more like it...

I am an emotional man, dammit! I cry when I need to! People who don't are stunting themselves pretty badly. There's some stories that I go back to and read because they do just that with me, because they are just soooooo sad. Little Dragon by Kaeera comes to mind foremost. I damn near cried my eyes out the first time I read it. I had really needed that at the time.

Damn, Square made some awesome music back in the day. I wonder how much all this will change when the FF7 remake comes out...?

~MaxKnight
Monday, March 14th, 2016
8:30 am
Brand new idea
Haven't seen one like this yet, but imagine Castle first season, they get through a few cases, but before he can dig into Kate's mother's case, they pull a murder that quickly turns serial, and the one thing all the victims have in common? They are all red-headed children and teenagers. To make this have more impact, I'm adjusting Rick and Alexis's ages down five years, so that Alexis is 10-years-old in 2009. Rick rides along to the first scene and is startled, but says nothing and is a little quieter, and as more of these kids are found over the next day or so, he starts getting more and more upset. Now Kate has met Alexis briefly, but doesn't piece it together until the third body that they all have the hair color and age range in common with his daughter.

The point of this story? To force Castle to show a different side to himself very quickly, and make Beckett realize that there is more to her favorite author than what he appears to be like in the media and how he acted when they first met. She's far more impressed with Richard Castle the Father than she is with Richard Castle the Playboy.

Now where can this story go? I have no idea. I don't know what I want for it, other than a chance to have the man show off his better qualities early on. Other than a chance for he and Kate to get together sooner, I don't know what else this story would entail.

Oh, also, to rehash something from an older idea, the one where Rick and Kate meet while she's still attending college at Stanford, the idea is that she began Stanford a year early, meaning she turns 18 while there, and meets Rick in a park while studying that Spring. They get to talking and Kate offers to watch Alexis for him on nights that he can't be home, which is a pretty good arrangement. Let's say it's April when this starts, as time goes on, Rick starts thinking about moving back to New York, to the loft that he already owns, but hasn't put that plan into action yet; when Kate gets back from New York she shuts him out entirely and he winds up calling her dad to ask what's going on, and that call interrupted Jim's binge and made him wake up to what he was about to do. Jim asks to speak to Kate, and this gets her to open her door, and he winds up talking Kate around to opening up to Rick; it turns out Rick just saved his life by making him realize he was about to throw it all away by crawling into the bottom of a bottle.

And that's about all I have left right now. There's more, like the fact that both of them move back to New York, so the arrangement hasn't changed all that much, and Jim doesn't become an alcoholic, so Kate has a much bigger support system from the get go. How I'm going to ply this story into one where Kate and Rick get together, I don't know; it'll happen, though, and much earlier on than canon, that's for sure...

~MaxKnight
Sunday, March 6th, 2016
9:14 pm
Part 2 of the last post
Well, I guess not in the same sense as you'd expect, but I am continuing this thought. First I'm going to say that I've decided to re-play all of the games in order to write down the dates that the trials took place. This is mostly to establish a timeline, which I can't remember ever seeing before. I might be able to find a timeline somewhere on the internet, but I kind of like being able to gather the info myself.

Now as for why I'd do this for the whole series...? Because one of the first ideas I had for Phoenix Wright fan fiction was a retelling of the entire series where Phoenix is far more confident in his abilities and doesn't show all the nervousness and whatnot that was so typical of him from the series. I've come to the conclusion that I should be able to tie this story and the one I mentioned previously into a single continuity. I will have to make notes of those points where Phoenix mentions his using the Magatama to get people to open up to him so that Maya actually doesn't know it until he chooses to tell her later. Oh, and a big change I want to make is in response to how Ray Shields didn't change the name of the Edgeworth Law Office after Greg Edgeworth was murdered; I'd like to leave it as the Fey and Co. Law Office. Also, when Phoenix gives up his badge, he actually closes down the office and begins renting the office above it to become the Wright Talent Agency.

I guess I just think that these two easily go hand-in-hand. I mean, the way I'm having Phoenix act in his last case there, it shows a lot of confidence and experience, which he should have by that time, yes, but I'd like to think he could have displayed that kind of confidence much earlier on... and perhaps him not panicking is both because of his spiritual powers as well as being conducive to him training his spiritual powers. Yeah, this sounds like it could work...

Anyways, I think that does it. I'd like to comment that re-playing the first two cases of the first Ace Attorney game was pretty easy and actually didn't take all that long. I know they will just take longer and longer as I play through them, but it's worth it. This is valuable research, you know!

~MaxKnight
Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016
9:21 am
So, over the past week and a half...
I have played through Apollo Justice and both Ace Attorney Investigations games, mostly because I hadn't actually done before (though I had watched playthroughs on YouTube in the past). Playing these has sparked inspiration for a particular Phoenix Wright story that I had an idea for in the past. To start off with, here's the text from a little something I wrote up back on 2/22/16 at around 9:01 AM:

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Now, I'd like to add that I forgot to include Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright when I thought this up, which is something I believe could happen between Hazakurain and Phoenix's Last Case. Even better, most of the trip takes place during the majority of AAI and AAI2, meaning all that crap Edgeworth was going through towards the end there gets resolved offscreen (actually, PL vs. PW is also offscreen, but at least referenced. Edgeworth will get the chance to reveal the shenanigans that he went through, including the temporary loss of his badge. Oh, and at one point I want a scene where Edgeworth gets the chance to bring Kay and Gumshoe up to Kurain to visit the Wright/Fey family, giving Kay the chance to finally meet them all...

And now I want to replay PL vs. PW. There's a scene I want to see again, just because it's literally the only scene in-game that actually hints that Maya means more to Phoenix than just being a friend/assistant. But you know what I need even more than to play that? I need sleep...

~MaxKnight
Friday, February 26th, 2016
11:18 pm
I think I might have a problem...
Okay, so I read a lot of fan fiction. This is an established fact, backed up by my having 1355 favorite stories on my FF.net profile. I also generally have specific tastes for the stories I like to see. Yes, a good storyline is necessary, as well as engaging characters and intriguing plot devices... And of course the most important thing to include: a relationship I can agree with.

Now I have certain favorite characters and generally have favorite 'ships for them. To do this properly, let's start with favorite characters by series, in no particular order (have I done this before? I feel like I'm retreading ground here...):

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Other series I don't really have a single favorite character. However, I do have favorite pairings from those series (all of them, really):

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Now, let me clarify things for a moment... First while I don't have any problems personally with homosexual people, I don't like to read slash fiction; and on a completely hypocritical note I have absolutely no problems reading Fem!slash fiction (as evidenced by the pairings under Touhou Project and FF7). Next is that I have no problem reading about genderbent characters; that is male protagonists that are instead written as female, whether born that way or turned that way. To take things even further, I have no problem for those now Fem!Protagonists still being paired with one of the girls of the story. Oh, and to explain what I meant for Harry Potter... well, it's like it says on the tin: I pair Harry with just about any girl from the series (outside of obvious weird/disgusting ones, like Umbridge).

As for why I'm saying all of this right now? Well, I guess I'm starting to get a little disillusioned when I go stomping through FF.net for stories. Some pairings are stupidly easy to find (like from Castle, where the goal is actually just to find a well written story with an engaging plot), while others are far too rare for my desires. With some of them, like Phantasy Star and Star Ocean, it's more about locating a story that takes place during the game in question, since they are quite rare normally.

But then there's Digimon, which I lament more than all the others combined. It seems my favorite character tends to be derided and shat upon more often than just about all the others, which is something I really don't understand. Now, it's probably just because his English counterpart, Davis, was treated as more comic relief than anything else, but most people apparently just don't like him (which is a crying shame, because he's got a lot of depth as a character, and a whole lot of potential, too). Further, finding someone that actually wants to pair him up with Hikari is really hard to find (and notice that Hikari doesn't make the favorite list; this is because in canon she doesn't really appear to respect Daisuke as much as she should, for as long as she's been friends with him).

Other fandoms tend to run into various problems, like there are too many 'ships for these characters with other characters entirely, or probably the most offensive thing anyone can do, write Alice entirely wrong (as a Tsundere, which makes no sense at all). So while I've found my fair share of stories to both follow and favorite, when I go looking for more, I tend to get disappointed because it's like no one out there is writing what I like to read. If I could, I'd put bounties out for people to write my favorite pairings into stories that would be worthwhile to read, but I just don't have the resources to do such a thing.

This doesn't mean I wouldn't appreciate people stumbling into this blog and deciding to write me something just to be nice. I would totally dig that.

Okay, I think I've ranted enough as it is. Time for me to, uh... find something else to do. Just don't feel like sleeping just yet...

~MaxKnight
Thursday, February 11th, 2016
6:58 pm
Okay, so those last two ideas...?
Combine 'em. Thinking about the Fem!Castle story there were things that made my head hurt trying to make them work, and then I thought about some of what I want Kate to be able to do in the Superhero story and I realized that I can make things work for the other that way.

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Anyways, I'm done for now. That was a lot, but I did have to combine two ideas together to get it, and it's got some pretty strange stuff in it, so I had to really give it some thought.

~MaxKnight
Thursday, February 4th, 2016
6:09 pm
Updates to ideas
I've gotten some inspiration for two ideas: the one from the last post and the Fem!Castle idea. Let's just do these in that order...

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And that's it. I've had most of the first idea for a few days now, but the second one I only started building on earlier today. No idea what prompted it (other than a large number of baby fics I've apparently been reading today).

~MaxKnight
Tuesday, January 26th, 2016
9:25 am
Why yes, I have another idea
Okay, so there are two stories... one is named Running Water and the other is named What's on Your Mind. In the first one, there is a subset of the human species called Gamma that have abilities; mostly like energy conversion, but everyone has an element that they are best with, and Castle is one. In the other one, something strange happens during Kate's shooting and it allows Rick and Kate to communicate with each other through thought alone, and that they sometimes accidentally broadcast thoughts to each other without meaning to.

These two stories made me think about possible superhero stories, though I don't know if I want it to be some secret thing both had from the beginning, or something that happens to them early in their partnership that gives them such powers. Actually, I'm leaning towards the second, but I'd have to invent a case that would allow for it, so it will take some thinking to get it done. No idea what powers to give them, though... I guess I like the idea of Castle having the whole mental powers thing, kind of like Professor X only without the debilitating leg injury. Kate, though, I have no idea what powers to give her, since I don't want them having matching abilities, but I also don't really know what matches her personality...

Oh, speaking of personality, I have no intention of changing Kate any, but Rick is another matter. I want the story to start the morning of episode 1, focusing on Rick and him bemoaning book launch parties and all the PR work involved in new books; not that he doesn't like to write and craft stories, but everything that happens after publication weighs on him in ways that it didn't used to. He tells Alexis that he wishes all he was needed for was to write and that other people could handle the press. That evening, he comments to Alexis that he just wishes for something different, something new, and when Kate Beckett arrives to ask him to accompany her back to the 12th precinct, she gets the chance to see the real him; he looks resigned, tired even. He's intrigued by people modeling real murders after his earlier books, but isn't really all that flippant about it like in canon; he only gives token comments that he puts no heart into, showing that such things aren't part of his core personality.

As for what circumstance leads to them getting powers of some kind... well, I don't know. It's something I'd have to think about. I'm kind of surprised that such a thing isn't more common, though...

~MaxKnight
Sunday, January 17th, 2016
11:49 am
Had another idea...
No idea why this didn't hit me last night (yes I do, I was stupid tired last night when I posted last). Later in season 7 of Castle, Richard Castle passed his tests and became a Private Investigator. It occurred to me that it's entirely possible for him to have been doing this for far longer than that.

So my idea involves Castle not legally changing his name to Richard Edgar Castle as he did in canon, just adopting it as a pen name, but still using his real name of Richard Alexander Rogers on all legal forms and whatnot. The purpose of this? Because he's not just a bestselling author but many years before the start of the series he took and passed his tests to become a licensed P.I. and gun carrier, advertising himself as Dick Rogers, Private Investigator. While he continues to write his novels as Richard Castle, he's also taking on cases outside of law enforcement.

Hilariously enough, when murders start mimicking his early works, he gets brought in by Detective Kate Beckett for questioning and as it turns out, she reads his file as if Richard Castle is his real name. Rather than going along with it, he will correct them about his name and inform them that Richard Castle is just an alias; a pen name he uses to protect himself and his family. When he gives them his real name, they are shocked to discover that he has no criminal record under that name and that he's a licensed P.I. and gun carrier. This changes just about everything, since Rick's not an inexperienced writer but someone who specializing in investigating and solving mysteries, which is precisely what they are dealing with. It changes the dynamic of how they approach him for help and how he approaches them to help.

I don't know for certain if this is something I'd be able to write, though, but I thought it was a pretty good idea...

~MaxKnight
Saturday, January 16th, 2016
11:40 pm
Nearly two months...
I'm not going to try to go over everything that's gone through my crazy head in the last two months. I'll just go straight in and say that in the last week I've been reading fan fiction based around the Castle TV series. A long time ago, I refused to even start reading Castle fan fiction, but I stumbled upon some and found myself intrigued with what I was reading. I've read a number of pretty excellent stories since then, and find myself actually getting a few ideas here and there on things I can do with this.

First, let me say that I've been watching the show a lot over the last couple years, and though I haven't watched all of them yet, I have a pretty good idea of the general storylines from one season to the next. I've also got a pretty good lock on characters and their personalities...

First off, let me say that yes, I'm a big fan of both Rick Castle and Kate Beckett and them being together. It's not just that, though; Alexis is a wonderful character that I think is part of why the show was so successful. Well, it's either her character or her eyes, one or the other...

But yeah, I don't think I've found one regular character that I don't like; even Captain Gates was likable, despite her... uncertainty of having Rick around the precinct. Having been watching the show and reading all these stories, though, I have found myself wanting to write an idea or two which are only just barely thought out ideas...

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And I'm done here. Dang, it's only 11:30 and I'm really tired...

~MaxKnight
Tuesday, November 24th, 2015
6:06 pm
A new idea
Based on two different stories I've recently been reading... Emerald Coven and Rose Lily Potter -- Metamorphmagus-Who-Lived. I'm borrowing a little of the idea behind Veela and Harry being an unknown Metamorphmagus. I have already wrote up two things on this idea, and I'll add them in first.

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Now I had another thing or two to add to this that hit me a few minutes ago. Not gonna cut it because forget about that. Anyways, I just had to clarify about Veela; as I mentioned before, they are sexual beings, but also sensual beings, and tactile sensory is something they crave. Further, while a Veela can and will settle down with a single person, some prefer not to do that and will willingly have relations with many different people in their life, sometimes at the same time. This is the type of Veela both Primrose and Gabrielle are and they will more or less collect people to have casual sex with over their Hogwarts career.

Also, although neither Primrose nor Gabrielle are capable of getting pregnant until they mature, either by having Primrose fuck Gabrielle with her male parts or Primrose and Gabrielle selecting a male lover, Primrose is still capable of impregnating other girls, as they will likely find out very early on in their Hogwarts career. A few girls will become permanent parts of their harem, if only due to their providing new family for the pair. I'm only looking at three that early, though... Hermione, Susan, and Daphne, though how I pull it off, I don't know.

And really that's it. They will seek out people for casual contact and sex, but will also always be together due to their bond. I really don't have any more to add.

~MaxKnight
Sunday, November 1st, 2015
9:10 pm
Observations
As stated, I've noticed something that's actually a little disturbing concerning a certain character from Digimon Adventure/02. First, let me state that Yagami Hikari is a nice and considerate person. However, Kari Kamiya is actually pretty mean and ignores the feelings of people around her.

I can say this because there is a definite schism between the two characters. Hikari was always soft spoken and hardly never had a mean word about anybody; she was even sympathetic of those who either were fully intending to kill her or use her for bad purposes. Kari, on the other hand, will laugh behind others' backs without a second thought and can be really careless with things she says about people. It's a pretty amazing difference, and it's completely the fault of the localizers that they changed her personality like that. In fact, they kind of ruined everybody in the first three seasons, though more the first two than the third.

They kind of did the same thing for all of the characters in Adventure/02, which sucks because most fan fiction writers have only watched the localized version and have no idea about how the characters were originally written. They also don't know about the fact that most of the names were changed, and a lot of Digimon names were censored, some even in really stupid ways.

Ahhh, I could go on about this stuff all night. I've gone over this sort of thing countless times in the past and going over it again won't change things any. Go find my others posts for more info on my viewpoint of Daisuke/Hikari/Takeru and other assorted things.

~MaxKnight
6:23 pm
I take back what I said earlier
Chi-Chi is psychotic. Been watching Dragon Ball Chou in the last few months and we've finally reached the point of Pan's birth, and Chi-Chi comes along and starts shouting about Pan not ever being a martial artist and continues on this hate-mongering against Goku and any attempt of his to return to training, which is something I thought wasn't as close to the truth before. Now I can see that all the fan fiction that's been written that shows Chi-Chi in that light has, in fact, got it right. This also drops my opinion of the woman down a few notches.

What's this mean? Now I don't like either Goku or Chi-Chi. Goku is a terrible husband and father, Chi-Chi is a terrible wife and mother. One has no concept of family while the other has no compassion for what her family really wants to do or be. This makes it even more important for Gohan to be the strong one of the series, which is unfortunate because he's decidedly slacked in the series and isn't anywhere near as strong as he should be.

I'll be honest, I'm really disappointed in official Gohan. This is why I read fan fiction, because FF writers at least know how much Gohan got shafted and try to correct that. Many of them also sympathize about how bad Goku and Chi-Chi are as characters.

Anyways, I just had to get that out there.

~MaxKnight
Monday, September 21st, 2015
12:39 am
Okay, so there's another one...
I didn't post this one, either, but I did write something up about it once and have given it some thought... I had to work out the timeline and ages of everyone in order to figure out how to work it out, and of course make some adjustments to make it all work out. The story is a crossover of Power Rangers and Harry Potter, only I have to make a few adjustments to the HP timeline as well as make Harry be born a girl to make it work.

Okay, so MMPR1 happened in 1993, so it would be about 1995 when Kimberly leaves the team for Florida. Kim sends the letter during Zeo which happens in 1996, so to make this work out, the HP timeline needs to adjust forward 15 years, meaning Fem!Harry is born in 1995 and made an orphan in 1996. The family Dursley will take a trip to Florida in December and leave Fem!Harry there where Kimberly finds her and convinces the authorities and her mother to let her adopt her. It's shortly after this that she sends Tommy the letter breaking up with him, mostly to protect her new child (I think I chose the name Daisy for her).

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And that's it. Done for the night; been writing this off an on for the last two hours or so...

~MaxKnight
Sunday, September 20th, 2015
9:14 pm
Months. Months!
I'm terrible at using this for the intended purpose. Or at least my intended purpose, which it the only one that matters. I have no idea how legit it is, but there's a reboot film of the Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers that is supposedly complete and earmarked for release this year, but not out yet. This caught me by surprise, and I only found it because I looked up Lord Zedd's voice actor because I wondered if he voiced Baal's laughter in Diablo II (they sound really similar!). But it turns out he didn't do that, but he IS reprising his role as Lord Zedd in this film; they also apparently got David Fielding to come back to voice Zordon again, too. Everything else is different, but that's a given...

Anyways, I learned this today and I also went through and tried checking out the PR section on fanfiction.net to see if there was anything good. To be honest, not really all that much that I care about, but that's to be expected; not every story is going to feature Dino Thunder nor will they have a relationship between Conner and Kira like I enjoy reading. Then an idea came back to me from before of a different kind of story... one I've not actually seen before but think it would be really cool...

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And that's pretty much all of it. I think I'll leave this one at that. I've detailed all the major points and the rest would fill in pretty easily, I think. I'm done for this post...

~MaxKnight
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