I'm in a weird mood today, for whatever reason. Not exactly a "good" weird mood...it's a bit hard to describe. I feel like saying something, but don't really have the words to say it...or even what it is I even want to say. Maybe the term is "restlessness," mixed with a bit of "aimlessness." Or is it just "depression?" I don't know anymore.
...So let's talk about "The Utopian Legend."
For those that haven't really looked into it all, The Utopian Legend is a story that's existed for a good number of years, all the while undergoing many tweaks and assumed improvements. Much of the story is an overall battle of good and evil, focusing on a world of mythical folklore creatures called "Legends," a dilemma involving "Creations" of magic and alchemy, and the complex and enigmatic theories of the "multiverse." The story itself is rather complex, but in recent years I hadn't felt like it's the greatest thing ever written. There are a lot of flaws in the story, either with characters or details that have not real purpose of being, or things that don't make any sense or are just a big mess to figure out, or just not being the most interesting story altogether.
That said, I felt a lot of interesting characters were brought about during its creation, some of which were actually resurrected from the concepts of older characters and given a much-needed new coat of paint. Becuase of this, it's been hard to just flat-out throw out the whole story, but it would also be a massive undertaking to revise it into a more solid story. Especially considering the story itself hasn't actually been written yet.
So I'm basically going to try doing what I should've done quite a while back. To whoever's reading, I'm going to attempt summarizing The Utopian Legend. I've done this once before with an older story known as "Biowulf," noting that it too was rather flawed. For all anyone knows, this little undertaking could be as "fully-written" as it might ever get. I'll do my best to make it easy to follow, but it can get a tiny bit convoluted.
As of current, The Utopian Legend has three major parts. I'll attempt to get it done part-by-part, with whatever prologues or epilogues might be involved.
-- Malamite Ltd.