A lot of people have been telling me that they like my Fan-Fiction that I posted on my Deviant Art account, Arrietty 5 Years Later. I didn't really think too much about writing it because when I got word that Studio Ghibli was making this movie, it was many, MANY months ago. I ordered the DVD from Japan on Blu Ray to be shipped to my house the day it came out and I was simply amazed by it. I bought the art books, the film guides, the film comics, just about anything one could have. I love G/T and I love anime so this was like the two of them having sex. Haha!
I thought the movie was amazing and the VA's did not disappoint. The first thing that I wanted to do was write a fan fic. I always wrote them for my own personal pleasure, but I never thought about letting other people read my work. That simply lends itself to criticism and comparisons to the original work. I didn't know if I was ready for that, but my husband said to give it a try. Because like he said, it was a fan fic about two things that I was overly passionate about. So I did it!
I didn't think too much about it at the time, but now that the movie is in the states and people are seeing it, I was so happy that so many people were checking out my fan fic and eventually my other short stories! A lot of people say G/T literature isn't for everyone because too many people think of it as a fetish, but I never felt that way. I loved movies and books like The Borrowers, Thumbelina, The Indian in the Cupboard and Faery Rebels. I don't think G/T will be the next vampire/werewolf trend, but I think people are becoming more open to watching G/T and reading about it.
I hope that my book will fit into this equation. I'm working extra hard on it now, and though I didn't see the US version of The Borrower Arrietty I have heard pretty good reviews from those on DA. I don't know, I don't like the VA's, but I really never do, especially if I've seen the Japanese version first. I think Sho/Shawn sounds too old, but I think the actual dialogue sounds okay from what I've seen in the previews. I dunno, I will probably buy the Disney Blu-Ray just to say I have it. I hope there are some specials in it that weren't in the Japanese version.
But I digress. I'm just so happy that my DA sight is doing so well. I want others to read what I am taking time to write but I also want them to enjoy it! I just love the fact that both BBC and Studio Ghibli have put together some great works with GT in it! What will the US bring?
I hope the answer isn't Jack and the Giant Killer. :-(