Karal'e has returned! Here are some VERY important notes for my original readers:
-The new story significantly changes the characters in order to make them more dynamic and human, and the plot overall is overHAULED to be more lore-friendly, realistic, and less excuse-ridden. Those were all of the regrets I had in my first attempt. So, remember all of those characters you were familiar with from my last go? Yeah, throw out EVERYTHING the last series taught you about them, lest you be VERY confused!
-Ri'saad is NOT a major character. My last attempt at this made him younger. My new attempt keeps him at old age, and actually acknowledges that he's the leader of his caravan, and considered a superior. (So, lore friendly)
-Lydia hasn't changed very much, but she's introduced a bit earlier. As are Rodryck and Helen. That was to improve the flow; I felt like introducing core characters later on (last time) was a poor decision.
-Karal'e's personality has changed, too, but I'll bet that wasn't the first change you noticed! This is a lore-friendly change. I tweaked his family backstory, which tied into tweaking his speech. This fixed my dumb treatment of third-person. My God. That was my biggest regret. All Khajiit use third-person rather sparingly, so I'm changing the whole "Everyone notices Karal'e's speech" gag into an accent blend.
-I described Whiterun as having "Straw roofs", I think. What the Hell was wrong with me!? Those were shingles. This is a huge deal.
-Kharjo? You'll like him! I sure do. I'm satisfied with how he's turning out.
-Finally: The story will be VERY different from the first one. I'm not gonna bore you with events that've already "occurred" from your perspective. That's part of why Karal'e wasn't at Helgen. Second part: Cool idea, so I went with it.
For new readers, I won't make the disclaimer as obvious since it's honestly not my fault if you're bothered, but this story has homosexual elements. GASP, scandalous. This isn't yiff lemon. You can relax. Unless you're disappointed. Oh, well. There'll be something close enough, eventually.
I've gotten everything out of the way. I hope you like it! You probably aren't aware of how much time went into this. The way I see the previous story... it wasn't up-to-snuff. I felt bad about my portrayals of Skyrim, and in hindsight, it wasn't lore-friendly. The game - and Karal'e - honestly deserved better. You guys, the readers, deserved better. Well, here's "better"! I hope! Please let me know. I love feedback! I'd like to know if I don't suck at this and that this isn't a waste of everybody's time.
(And if you've reached this point, you read that whole thing. I'll give you a fortune cookie with encouragement and happy smiles inside!)
One more thing: Just as I've went back on my word about moving away from deviantART, I've also had a change of heart about FanFiction.net. I'll be putting this thing up there, as well! I'm also trying out a few other sites. Whether I continue to use those depends on the results.
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