Sparkleaf Chronicles III



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Sparkleaf Chronicles III
Sparkleafexc December 20, 2016 at 2:35am
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This is it! This is the "sparkfic" I've been talking about lately. It's the third and final installment of the Sparkleaf Chronicles.

The Sparkleaf Chronicles were a set of companion stories to RouteSaga that I started writing a while back. The first story focused on Sparkleaf's basic fox lore, while the second featured real-life friends. Likewise, this third story focuses on Sparkleaf's connection to Route 50. Also, because of when it takes place, it deals with Sparkleaf's struggle to finish LotE. (Yes, LotE is complete right now, even if I revise it from time to time! >:1)

This will be the last of the Sparkleaf Chronicles. While I do have plans for how to develop Saga!Sparkleaf from here, I want to do that in Saga directly. If you haven't seen the previous Sparkleaf Chronicles, I have links at the top of this description.

A lot of work has gone into this story, far more work than I ever intended. Note the date. This is a story from the past. I came up with the outline for this particular story 2-3 years ago, but never got around to finishing it until now. And... in a way, it's my own way of dealing with some stuff that happened back then.

Please read and comment! Enjoy, everyone!

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Metatyphcool
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December 21, 2016 at 10:12am
Sdfdfshjfjkhf I love it :'D I can't pinpoint any singular reason why but I love it!! :D great job on this one too!!
Sparkleafexc
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December 22, 2016 at 3:34am
Aaaah thank you ♥ Personally, I enjoyed writing this because I revisited the dragon-hunter side of Sparkleaf (probably the side of Sparkleaf you were most familiar with when you first joined) and explored how that aspect tied into the overarching Sparkleaf lore. I especially wanted to explore the differences between illusion and real transformation

Another thing I played around with was worldbuilding not only for Sparkleaf's lore, but for Route 50 itself
thekingofpillowland
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December 21, 2016 at 1:10am
Why do you hunt dragons? Are they a threat to the route? Does Inari have a grudge? Did they delete your meme folder?
Sparkleafexc
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December 21, 2016 at 3:10am
Purely out of sport. Sparkleaf Chronicles II covers the time when I started :P
twiggycool
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December 20, 2016 at 2:14pm
dang sparks, it's clear you've put a lot of time into this! congrats on finishing ^u^ I'll be typing comments as I read!!

I really like the beginning, and the structure of the descriptions - the way things are described individually in short paragraphs with clear language is quite nice. also the sentence about the grappling hook was really vivid to me!

The final moments fighting with the dragon also really portrayed a kind of mutual respect between the two even in the heat of the battle, and the stillness of the moment contrasts well with how Sparkleaf was out of breath and anxious in the fight before.

10/10 would fluff ears again

Little typo when william first shows up at the bandit hideout: there's a missing period at the end of the paragraph starting "there was an odd look..."

FIGHT ME ahaha true

All in all, this is SO GOOD spark!! <33
Sparkleafexc
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December 20, 2016 at 2:50pm
Haha, thanks :'D When I finished writing the dragon fight, I thought, "man, this part doesn't really have much to do with the story I want to write, but it's really cool" so I tried to come up with an excuse to fit it in >w>

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I was a little worried that Sparkleaf at the end was a little too similar to Sparkleaf at the start, but I had Xeta proofread before I posted and that really helped
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