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August 2019
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Down The Rabbit Hole... Again

I've found a New Interest. Yay?

Story goes like this: I bought Persona 5 back at the beginning of the year, because it was on special in the Playstation network, and I'd enjoyed Persona 3. There's something about the overall conceit of the games (bunch of teenagers Saves The World And Kills God[1] by using the power of Persona, which is a vaguely Jungian manifestation of the inner essence of your soul, or something like that) which intrigues me, and the game-play, which is a mixture of dungeon-crawler, school-based friendship sim, and time management game, is interesting and challenging enough to keep me interested as well.

So I've been plugging away at the game (just reached the end of August; if you've already played this one, please, no spoilers, okay?), mostly on the weekends, because that's when I dedicate myself some gaming time. Yesterday, however, I wound up going to look for fanfic for the game on AO3. Over six thousand fics, or over three hundred pages. Started reading some. Wound up getting to bed about four hours late, because I was so intrigued by one particular fix-it fic that I just had to keep reading. Plus there were the two bits of fic I've started writing myself, and the idea for a wider fic arc.

Looks like I've found myself a new fandom, damn it.

(I find myself wondering how that numpty I was reading about elsewhere, who regarded multishipping in one fandom as a "red flag" indicator of potential relationship infidelity, would regard multiple fandoms... I mean, as far as fandoms go, I am definitely not serially monogamous - it's definitely more of a sort of poly dating pool, with one steady long-term partner, but a lot of dating around the edges, and occasional one-fic-stands with fascinating characters).


[1] The Persona games are Very Japanese (set in contemporary Japan, Japanese characters) JRPGs. Killing God is therefore a required feature.

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