One remote country town didn't have any lampposts. The townspeople were very afraid to go outside at night, because there weren't any lights on the streets and outlaws roamed them in the dark. One day, however, a local weirdo decided to put lampposts on the streets and light them up every evening. The townspeople were baffled by his idea at first but in time started giving him money to buy food and new lampposts. Of course, the outlaws weren't happy and have often beaten him up in dark alleys. But he never stopped lighting his lamps.
As years went by, he installed lampposts all across town and the townspeople rejoiced, for the streets were n
At first, it felt like spring came early. A breath of hot air touched his frozen face and warmth like he has never felt before during Winter enveloped him. At first, he didn't dare to move, afraid that if he did, the miracle would end as suddenly as it began. But it didn't end.
After a minute, he raised his head from his meager campfire and looked around. All across the snowy Winter plain, dim fires were glowing weakly in the night, just like his. All except one.
The source of the heat that awakened him was barely a hundred steps away. A pillar of bright flame pierced the night in a gesture of final defiance. The people around it bathed in
Yeah, I still cannot believe it, either. The game that I have been waiting on for seven and a half long and winding years has finally come within reach. If you've played The Longest Journey or Dreamfall, please pledge for Dreamfall Chapters. If you haven't but are a fan of quality adventure games, please play them and then pledge for Dreamfall Chapters. If you are not a fan of adventure games but want to make a certain grumpy person happy, please pledge for Dreamfall Chapters.
Here it is: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/redthread/dreamfall-chapters-the-longest-journey
Let's make this happen.
I have begun publishing my Nanoha darkfic, AtonerS, which I have been silently working on since August 2011. It is set in an alternate time after StrikerS and features Subaru & Teana, Fate, and Signum & the Wolkenritter in the main roles.
Since it is not an original work, I am publishing it on fanfiction.net instead of here: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7966224/1/Magical_Girl_Lyrical_Nanoha_AtonerS
This story is partly a polemic against Nanoha BetrayerS, which IMO strayed too far from the original series' roots despite an awesome dark mood. I wanted to make something just as dark but preserve the motif of hope from the core franchise. Also,