Download for FULLVIEW!"Watch it, samurai, I've already disarmed one and I haven't even warmed up yet. You wouldn't want to get beaten by a mere geisha, would you?"
"This isn't a competition!"
"Oh, isn't it? So the two swords are just for show ..."
"Shut up and fight seriously!"
"You try fighting in these sleeves! I'd have a better chance strangling him with the fabric!"
---Alternative titles included 'Pirates Versus Ninjas' and 'Memoirs of a Gay-Sha' ...
I apologize for the massive filesize, but after spending days on the nightmarish details, I didn't have the heart to shrink this one down too much. 'Tis my entry for
-Bending competition: take your OCs and put them into a place or scenario they'd never usually wind up in. The more creative the better. Originally I jumped on the opportunity to throw the HAT crew into a science fiction world or maybe the American prohibition era (James Hunter as a hard-boiled P.I. stamping down on 'The Frog's smuggling ring for liquor was just too juicy), but on my way to lunch one day a friend and I passed a music shop playing Chinese opera, and bam, this happened.
Wire-fu Japanese shogun movies meets Honour Amongst Thieves: In a war-torn Japan, the warlord Santiago plots to overthrow the neighboring lord, intent to claim his lands and properties as his own. Louis, who's family and lands have already been razed to the ground by Santiago, overhears him plotting with his generals, and with designs of his own he disguises himself as a geisha to gain access to James's palace. Once there he alerts him to the enemies bearing down on his borders, but it may already be too late ...
Yeah, got the blurb for it, too. I don't know much about Japanese culture and history, though, so despite having lived there for five years it's probably full of holes. Nevertheless, it was a fun and interesting challenge.
Now, back to work ...--Sak
Honour Amongst Thieves © Myself, Shamine A. King
You can see my progress here: