Hi! I am Luiz Pedro, from Brasil, and I'm a big fan of the first 2 Suikoden games. I could not play the other games, because I don't have a proper console.
But I had read a lot about the rest of the story in sites like Suikosource and suikoden.wikia.
I had registered some time ago, but this is my first post... Well. In May I needed a surgery, spent some time at home, and ended up using that time to play Suikoden 1 & 2 again. After that, I wondered what would be a good story for a sequence to the series, a 'Suikoden 6'. After having some ideas, I made notes of them, and, well, created 108 stars of destiny in my head. Of course, making a game alone would be stupid and maybe impossible, so instead of that, I wrote some of my ideas in prose.
I had never wrote anything in my life bigger than 2 pages. So, writing after work and in the weekends, after 3 months I had 6 chapters, 18 characters, 7 cities, 5 monsters and 3 runes, all of that original, not counting the references to existing elements of the games. I wondered if the volume of text was small or big, and compared it to other works. I counted 103108 words, which is more than The Hobbit, the first Hunger Games or the first Harry Potter! And that was only the first part of the story!
Of course, size not means quality, maybe the reality being the exact opposite. And considering it is my first try in writing, well, probably my work isn't in really good shape (no one read it yet). But after writing that much that easily, I want to keep trying, at least to develop my skills (and maybe write less next time). So, I will probably create a blog or something to put that texts, and wait for criticism from internet.
But the size is not my main problem, because everything was written in portuguese and translation would be hard, since my english is very poor (but that was already clear with this text, or not?). But since I wanted to get better at english anyway, I'm studying some grammar, and in the next weeks I will start translating it. The result probably will be crappy, but everyone needs to start somewhere, right?
Do you think I could have problems doing that? I mean, creating a blog and using the trademark 'Suikoden' to write new content, with nonprofit purposes?
When (if) something is ready to be shown, I will make another post announcing it in a proper thread. I wonder if anyone would read it? Even if not, I will probably write it anyway. That story just want to get out of my head!