Late last year, I mused over what goals I wanted to achieve in 2019. Now that it’s approaching 2020, how did I do? My New Year’s Resolution was “removing more burdens from my life,” which, I achieved. I’ll use the same resolution, “removing more [external] burdens from my life,” since it efficiently summarizes what I want out of my life. After reviewing my favorite media, I’ll write about my goals and how I plan to achieve them.
As I am scoping out the work I’ll be doing for this 2019 Novel – a thirty-day period at Eville Medical in the Sammohini Arc of “The Story” – some of the elements seemed clear. There are Sammohini and her coworkers, building out the set-pieces of Eville Medical, and throwing out pitches for story ideas. There was one missing element. It’s what resonates most with me, rather than cool character aesthetics, interesting set-pieces, or well-written prose: So what?
Shield Hero is an anime/manga about a guy that’s found himself an unlucky participant in a fantasy world or is about getting over romantic scorn. Every encounter you experience in life can be looked at from multiple perspectives. We try to focus on the empirical facts and indisputable evidence to guide us through the undulating half-truths of subjective reality, yet ultimately our internal storytellers guide us, as protagonists, through life. What happens when everything’s wrong?