Date: 2017-05-22 09:43 am (UTC)
pameluke: (Default)
From: [personal profile] pameluke
Can't you Canon Divergence it?
People write fic for unfinished canons all the time, there's a reason Jossed is such a popular term, I'm sure people won't mind.

Date: 2017-05-22 02:26 pm (UTC)
shezan: (Default)
From: [personal profile] shezan
Yes, this.

But I am also curious: how different, and why?

Date: 2017-05-22 02:48 pm (UTC)
ancientreader: black and white pet rat (Default)
From: [personal profile] ancientreader
Nah, go to town! He's a fictional character -- a construct invented for the amusement and edification of real live actual people, to wit us. And I for one really enjoy reading about different iterations/outcomes for characters I like.

Date: 2017-05-22 02:54 pm (UTC)
shezan: (Default)
From: [personal profile] shezan
My feelings exactly. Plus, right where we left him, he is entirely buoyed by having met Kiem, having won this battle, etc. I can't imagine five years of having his confidence shattered may not have left psychological traces.

You could work this with a mix of flashbacks and a reason for Kiem to be elsewhere for part of the fic...
Edited Date: 2017-05-22 02:55 pm (UTC)

Date: 2017-05-22 03:23 pm (UTC)
ancientreader: black and white pet rat (Default)
From: [personal profile] ancientreader
Yeah, yeah! ^^^

Date: 2017-05-22 05:21 pm (UTC)
shezan: (Default)
From: [personal profile] shezan
Oh, goody.

Date: 2017-05-22 07:45 pm (UTC)
sillymouse: Plum Blossom (Default)
From: [personal profile] sillymouse
I can't imagine five years of having his confidence shattered may not have left psychological traces

Very much this. And whilst the glory of the fic is that Jainan rescues himself, as it were, it is going to take a long time for him to really know that inside himself, rather than thinking "Kiem rescued me".

Escaping from that kind of thing is not a smooth upward progression; one regularly falls to pieces all over again, though the intervals get longer.

Date: 2017-05-22 06:17 pm (UTC)
ancientreader: black and white pet rat (Default)
From: [personal profile] ancientreader
No, I get it! But still! Ours to play with as we choose, those real-fictional beings!

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