Buckle up for the type of announcement that's going to be leaning quite a lot on the saddening side, but then it'll be somewhat happier towards the end since when there's a downside, sometimes there's a bright side also.
With the new month arriving pretty much tomorrow, I will be returning back with creating brand new chapters of Miriam-chan's Delight II since with much discussion mostly towards myself along with making peace in missing the 30th of May as that was going to be the original date for the series finale or the essential movie which will serve as the series finale, it was going to be titled Heart Scandal which was fitting since that album by Nozomu Sasaki had just turned 30 years old or Tokyo City given that the overall plot is going to pay homage to the film.
But since I had missed the date for the series finale and still not even close as I am only at the twenty-sixth chapter of the series, the series finale will be the thirty-fourth chapter all the way up to the thirty eighty chapter and will get the flavor of a movie or a television special like The Tower of Babel did along with Crazy Summer which is currently ongoing still.
Release date will on the 28th of Decemeber and the title will officially be Seducer: His Love and Pride which is fitting because of not only the title coming from a tour that Nozomu Sasaki did in promotion for his second album titled Junjou which will also be 30 years old also. (The album was released on the 28th of December 1990), because of the rather intersting but also kind of risky direction that I am planning to take with the entire story from the the twenty-sixth chapter and forward.
For sure, it's not the first time in going a different direction as the first half of the series was a blend of adventure, light comedy, drama and romance, the second half was a blend of still the same exact thing but there was sprinkles of sadness especially for the chapters focusing on Alexandria/Yuri.
And then, the third half of the series was pretty much the same thing in a sense, but once the fourth and current half of the series was starting up from the twenty first chapter, I had decided to go for more of a blend of romantic drama with adventure and still light comedy which isn't anything different, but the romantic drama to be completely honest is much stronger in comparsion to the previous halves of the series and to be honest it's not a bad thing, but something to keep in mind when getting to the more recent chapters as I decided to go for that direction and really it's been enjoyable, at least for myself as the writer and reader as I like to sometimes read my own works and revision them in case that's needed.
Speaking of that.
Because of the anniversary of Miriam-chan's Delight II which was on the 11th of this month, I have been revising the earlier chapters mostly out of wanting to make them rather stronger and give Kuro in particular more of the spotlight when it comes to any of the chapters that'll possibily feature Alexandria/Yuri since they're both inspired by a dear friend of mine and their beloved whom they're in a open relationship with.
It'll be best to feature Kuro more considering how things will definitely go in the series finale of Miriam-chan's Delight will be published on a different site (Blogger) either on the 26th of November which is the birthday of yours only (me) or early December because of working on Miriam-chan's Delight II also.
But to spoil just a medium amount of the finale for the first series, Kuro had decided to pass on becoming completely one with the yin spirit of Atsushi and will forever stay with Alexandria/Yuri because he doesn't want to leave them, he already has a strong attachment towards them. if anything he wants to be with them for eternity, he wants to be forever their only guardian and lover, no one should those roles besides him.
He sounds rather possessive but that's how he can be towards the raven haired person in particular.
They almost belong to him, at least in his eyes.
Still though, knowing that the finale of Miriam-chan Delight will have that sort of thing in the series finale, it'll be best that I featured more of Kuro into the story for the sequel as he's part of the universe along with Alexandria/Yuri
You gotta have both and not exactly one or the other which was sadly the move I had made before revising the earlier chapters of the sequel and after looking at the scrapped storyline which was used for a one shot special in celebration of Miriam-chan's Delight II officially turning a year old, I decided to revise the earlier chapters of the sequel and no need to really repeat my decision in why I am doing that.
Returning back to rolling with the direction for the upcoming half of the series that'll be both interesting and kind of risky considering, well already I have done or really attempted to do the best in making sure not to cross too far of a line with all sorts of scenes in the series.
For example, I had decided to moderately alter the scene of where Masahiro does get a bit touchy with Miriam-chan and tried my best in not mentioning certain things which could've been rather explicit to say the least, the scene where Miriam-chan and Nozomu have a one night stand was given the same exact treatment but in retrospect, it was a smart move considering the aftermath where the two are feeling awkward, I wouldn't exactly say that would be a realistic feeling towards engaging in such a thing, but it made sense consdering the relationship that Miriam-chan and Nozomu had for the earlier chapters of the series or in particular.
The first special titled The Tower of Babel.
They were just good friends and didn't really have feelings for one another, despite my own feelings for the man who serves as inspiration for Nozomu, I still decided in the beginning to keep Miriam-chan and Nozomu simply friends and really the reason for the one night stand happening was because of wanting to add extra drama which I hope could be done with taste rather than distaste which was why I am glad in altering the scene where they slept together basically, I really couldn't do the scene with the steaminess included unless I wanted to move pretty much everything on the other side of Paper Demon which I didn't think was needed at the time.
Even though, when getting to the scenes where Kaneto was more than close enough in doing a certain thing to Kotono in her room despite being her older brother and Kazue is viciously punishing the men who failed to kill Miriam-chan in particular by whipping them, definitely they were still given moderate alterations but unlike the previous scenes mentioned above, they still had a decent amount of intensity despite the alterations that I did.
Only because I did just a single alteration for the scenes instead of combining two alterations together from the saved drafts I have of every chapter in the series published and soon to be published, speaking of the soon to be published chapters, I won't be doing much alterating with mainly the twenty sixth chapter to the thirtieth chapter because it's mostly going to be filled with a little more romantic drama and then action due to...
Miriam-chan will have to deal with an android that has the power to shapeshift into anyone and super strength, but once the thirtieth chapter comes around, I can roll with the direction that'll be a blend of darker than usual, action packed with a mild touch of romance and slice of life or a blend of a comedy drama with sprinkles of romance which may be the safer route than the other direction, it's because of certain things that'll be a bit much to add into the series, things such as neglection, obession and long term emotional abuse that will be shown in flashbacks but the character who suffered that will be much younger in the flashbacks.
Which is going to be quite risky.
Especially since the character will be younger and it's not going to be done with exploitation whatsoever, as a person who has dealt with not exactly emotional abuse but neglection and overall indirect shuning from family because of not really being knowledgable enough or whatever in helping me grow, I wouldn't dare tackle the subject matters that feel close to home in a way that is exploiting, even though I didn't exactly have emotional abuse in my life but I feel I have at least educated myself with that and why I feel I can bring that sort of thing to the story in a hopefully tasteful way, I don't know since I really just don't know.
But for now.
It's more than likely out of playing it safe, I will probably go with the second direction which isn't too bad but I wouldn't mind going with a darker and almost edgier thing for the story but again I have to be mindful in a sense of how far I may go as there's a reason why I often don't go to places where you may have to be mainly or almost strictly PG despite having sections for R-Rated.
Because of the rules which some have their place and others don't really make sense, at least in my eyes and don't get me wrong, I wouldn't for a second go out of my way to make stories that'll feature rather weird stuff or anything that could be highly uncomfortable to some, I've seen all sorts of things in my life and have done many stories which I doubt I may share here because in reality I don't think it'll be the finest idea.
There's nothing weird about them, I just don't think I would go out of the way to share away other stories I did besides Miriam-chan's Delight II, I feel that series is probably going to be one of the few things I will bring here, I have a few other ones like Mew Mew (you already or may know that one) and Alexandria and the Doctor along with Colors of Pride.
But other works are safely stored on my computer in a word processing document and some are on many other sites such as Blogger, WattPad, DA and Ao3 because I just have accounts there, I may share them even though I may pass.
It's really because I guess I prefer to be low-key or something, I dunno but for sure I don't really have the interest in sharing links to other things I am connected to, I'd just keep that with me and maybe some others if interested.
But question you may think when reading this ramble of a blog entry, are you still going to continue with working on Miriam-chan's Delight II and go for the somewhat lighter direction instead of the darker one?
Answer is going to be a firm yes because it'll be the best move to make, despite the sprinkles of sadness I have, but in reality that's just the life of a creative soul and really dealing with ways to still write a story in a box with a outside of the box mindset can be irritating.
But that's just it is.
Not saying that Paper Demon is like being in a box though, I am very thankful to be here and still feel a strong amount of freedom with what to write, which means a lot to me and really I'll keep going with Miriam-chan's Delight II there.
But just going to be a bit more mindful really.
And that's really it.