It wasn't graceful, and it wasn't clean. She more or less wrapped both arms around the spear, put a foot up against the tree and then let her own weight do the work for her. I could feel the spear begin to move. I took a real breath of air and the bark began to recede. First an inch, then another, and in an explosion of wood and metal, the girl fell down and I was … [Read more...]
Take the story, characters, and theme behind your favorite anime (okay, technically I mean my favorite anime) and throw them into a completely new setting, genre, and perspective, and you might get something a lot like this.
What happens when you put classic characters in a new environment?
What do you get when you take the cartoon out of the anime?
Should the writer tell the exact same story, or should he let the story get a life of its own?
The first in this series will be Mortimer Nox Canis, a Weird West retelling of Inuyasha.
“Mmmmmmmmine!” I growled, struggling so hard against my bonds I could actually feel my muscles tearing. The chimera pounced on the jewel, standing over it like an angry puppy over its favorite chew toy. Then the strange, chitinous wolf head stared down at it, drooling more of the noxious fluid. I shouted again and the creature looked up at me. It sighed in something … [Read more...]
“Why don't you do that thing just like you did me?” She just stared at me, eyes wide with terror. She was breathing hard, but I could see something wild beneath the fear in her expression. I sneered at her. “What's wrong with you, Rachel? Get this over with then face me!” Her mouth moved again. “Rachel.” I could feel some energy come back even as more confusion seemed to … [Read more...]
I opened my eyes and screamed. But the scream wasn't right. Lord, but it felt like I had been screaming for ages. It felt like my throat should be torn and bleeding. But the scream was new and fresh and liberating – just released from unknown restraints. I just panted when it finally stopped. I hurt. A lot. I wanted to scream again, but forced it down. I couldn't do it … [Read more...]