It's been a long time since I've done a real update here. I don't know how many people here know this, but this year is the 20th anniversary of Super Mario RPG. The actual date has come and gone (with nothing to show for it at this time), but I have definitely been thinking about it a lot lately. Recently I took a trip down memory lane with an old story of mine, Through the Eyes of a Frog Prince
. Technically the story is unfinished, as I never wrote the final scene. I was considering doing so for the anniversary proper, but as I wrote the rest of it so long ago it would have been very
noticeable. I've come a long way a writer in 12 years!
Instead, once I finish my current art project, my next one will be Through the Eyes of a Frog Prince
: Updated! It will be more than just going back and fixing spelling errors (I still can't believe that computer didn't have a working spell check on it.) I plan on going back and not only removing or fixing clunky scenes and dialog, but adding fresh, new ones as well. Not only that, I'll create a cover image to go along with it! Neat, huh?
The biggest issue is that sometime after 2004 deviantArt added a size limit to text files, and these were quite sizable ones. Ideally I would just update the upload proper, but it might not be possible to do that. What will most likely happen is I will scrap my old uploads, so old followers may still revisit the old version if they please. In their place I'll upload the updated chapters, likely in multiple parts. If this winds up being the case rather than update everything at once I'll work out a schedule and upload it slower, as if it were brand new again. As there are no limits (that I know of) on FanFiction.net I'll simply replace the old files and upload the final chapter. To make it fair for the readers exclusive to here, however, I'll only do so when I reach that point.
I don't have an estimated timeline for this beyond later this summer. Although I still have all the old files on hand, it's going to depend on how much will need to be rewritten. I might possibly have to start from scratch on some, or all, chapters. We'll just see what happens. I just hope everyone is looking forward to it!