Archive for March 5th, 2009

Uno in uniform.

It's been around a month or so since I was firmly told to leave the Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha Original Character community. The reasons are… not so manifold, if it comes down to it, but the net effect is that I've been working on other things apart from MSLN-related works now, since the burden of expectations has been removed. I'll still be writing OC fanfic, since otherwise my head will asplode (a feeling many writers will find familiar), but I have no illusions that anyone other than myself will be interested, and I am an easy audience to please. I would be lying if I said that I wasn't at least slightly annoyed, and it is this annoyance which proves that the problem which necessitated my exit lies with me.

So it goes.

What was introduced about two-thirds of the way of the first season of Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha has thoroughly assimilated the rest of the series into itself by season three: a sideways genre shift from a Magical Girl show into something more military.

I have mentioned before that I like the magical girl aspects of MSLN, which puts me somewhat diametrically opposite from a great many of the series' fans, who make their displeasure at my tastes very well known. This does mean that I have a reluctance to explore the military aspects of the Time-Space Administration Bureau, and since those are what many of the fanfic writers exploring the Nanoha-verse focus on (if they're not writing romance stories), I have somewhat free rein over pretty much everything else.

I'm getting tired of searching for suitable and relevant pictures to break up the Wall of Text. So I'm going to try not bothering this time, and see if it's especially jarring.

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