Monstrous Compendium Ch 1 up on AO3

Chapter one of Monstrous Compendium Online, “The Lonely Gorgon”, is up on Archive of Our Own.

Still working on an ambush scene in Seeds of Blood. 🙂 A thousand words on it yesterday!

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17 thoughts on “Monstrous Compendium Ch 1 up on AO3

  1. >Armor clinking. A low conversation.

    “Heh, heh, heh.” Stheno’s grin flashed fangs. “Visitors.”>
    So is this Kibaou (follow the beaters, get rid of them once and for all via MPK etc) or Klein (Kirito, we’re going to talk if I have to bloody well tie you up in order to get you to stay put).

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      1. I don’t know. Having Kibaou stoned (literally) and stuffed into a closet somewhere would certainly raise the average intelligence and commonsense of the player community by a measurable amount.

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      2. On it possibly being Kibaou…I guess nobody here’s been following Progressive? Kibaou from there is…surprisingly sane and reasonable. The first boss fight was a mess and while the anime had Kibaou as the guy accusing Kirito it wasn’t in Progressive.

        In fact it’s heavily implied that the guy doing the accusing was an early member of what would become Laughing Coffin.

        Now it’s canon that Kibaou /does/ become a major douche – he was after all the guy who lured Thinker into a dungeon and trapped him there unarmed – it’s a long journey to get there.

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      3. >On it possibly being Kibaou…I guess nobody here’s been following Progressive? Kibaou from there is…surprisingly sane and reasonable. The first boss fight was a mess and while the anime had Kibaou as the guy accusing Kirito it wasn’t in Progressive.

        Keep in mind that the Progressive manga is a rewrite of the Progressive short stories, which is what the anime and to the best of my knowledge this are based on.

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      4. Nope, Progressive is a full Light Novel series (presently 4 volumes, all translated into English by Yen Press) that covers floors 1 through 4. It /started/ because the anime people wanted Kawahara to write a story set early in Aincrad that they could use so they wouldn’t have to jump over a year into the story after the first day.

        What they got was the first half of the first volume of Progressive which covered Kirito and Asuna’s (retconned) first meeting and the time leading up to the first boss raid which…actually happened a lot differently than the anime because anime seem to be allergic to doing character development and establishment until they’ve gotten a good 24+ episodes under their belt, at least when it comes to light novel adaptations.

        I actually have (and have read) all four volumes of Progressive so if anybody wants to get some info on what the anime butchered and what comes after the Ilfang battle I’d be more than happy to share.

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      1. >Would not be the first time Klein thought that, and definitely won’t be the last.>
        He’s just got to get the money to commission the set of chains, manacles and enchanted ropes good enough to get Kirito to actually stay put long enough.

        Fuurinkazan member comment: “Are we sure that kid isn’t part eel?”

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