Now, I know what you are thinking. The newbie comes out of nowhere and then on the second day he is a forumer ((If that’s even a word)) he is already making a shitty fan fiction…Yes…Yes I am. I don’t want to make a stupid unoriginal fan fiction because those ones are boring to the core. If I was going to make a bad fan fiction that was MEANT to be bad, I would have to be the ultimate troll to pull that one off.
So anyway, I had this idea for Gundam when I saw that OVA on Gundam’s 30th anniversary. Instead of being visualized Gundams, why not make them programs online? And then it hit me. What if those programs were mobile suits? Or better yet, data suits? I know! It’s already silly! But I wanted to make a fan fiction with four main characters that are always online. In other words, they are nerds who have almost no life other than talking to each other online and having fun on the internet.
Let’s take point A to point B. If the main protagonists are computer nerds, I need to take in the following…A fandom and only a fandom. I made the protagonists people that you would meet in a fandom. The main character is a cosplayer. The Lancer is a roleplayer. The Chick is a hard core shipper. And the smart guy is a theorist of many fandoms.
Not only did I find this concept interesting, I took in the time to figure out their personalities plus how they act online and how they act in real life. Perhaps the Lancer talks like a bad ass while online. He thinks he is the shit but in real life he is a low self esteem kid with no back bone. I figure he would have a shitty life. If he is a role player, he would roleplay as a guy who has a fantastic life! But this is reality…Then I thought of this…Why not make all of the characters be really happy online while in real life their lives suck the tit of Venom’s mother.
I don’t want to make it a depressing fan fiction, I want it to be a fun one! How four kids who are really close like to go online and have fun talking about their fandoms and fan fictions. Yeah, it sounds very nerdy, but it needed a plot device.
I take the idea of internet Gundams with the fandom and got a XD face when I discussed this with my friends online…And then I figured out the same. So the plot device, how can their possibly be a conflict online? I had two options.
Option A is that in this Gundam Universe takes place in modern day Japan. Kids are playing an MMORPG known as Mobile Suit Gundam Online ((Yeah, very touching name. I can think of something better)) The four main characters are not only close in real life but also on the internet, including this game. They go around completing quests, mining, upgrading and shit like that. And in the best parts of all are the war royals. Over 200 players participate and face off with a split even team of 100 each. It’s a team WAR so once you get shot down you are done for good in that round. So that’s what the MMORPG would be played out. It was my main idea for what MSG XD would be like but…I discovered the plot would be like Kirbopher’s TOME because there were going to be hackers in the plot too. I had no choice but to scrap the idea.
Option B is that this Gundam Universe takes place in a more distant Earth but not in the era of Mobile Suits. That technology isn’t created yet, but the technology in this world is much more complex than modern day Earth’s. Online is basically a whole new different experience. This time instead of a browser, people have programs known as Splicers to brows the internet for them while users controlled them. The four main characters pilot their own personal splicers, KNOWN AS GUNDAM PROGRAMS to browse the internet. I was thinking what the Internet would look like in this version, and I decided that it would look similar to NT Warrior. But instead of AI’s, people have to control their programs though their computers. Now that I have the world set, what is the conflict? The conflict are the hackers. Instead of wrecking havoc on a game on the internet, they have a much bigger goal in mind. There are three of them. One is the Con Artist, the Virus maker…And the best one yet, the annoying fan fiction writer. They go around the internet to hack people for a certain gain. It’s usually information and in order to get to it they need to get through the fire wall. No one knows how the hackers do it, but they are geniuses with their Splicers. And yes, they are Gundams.
Our Protagonist is a GIRL. I am so tired of this really, WE NEED a female Gundam Protagonist. I know it wouldn’t make that much of a difference but Loran doesn’t count…Sadly… Anyway, our protagonist is the Cosplayer of the group. She is part of a few fandoms, but that is not important right now because that will all be explained later. Now, the main character and the three supporting characters ((Might as well call them main characters too.)) are not as good at making programs as the hackers, but they are determined to challenge them if the Government can’t even lay a scratch on them. It goes to show why kids do so much more than adults in Gundam Series :/.
What is effecting the kids while executing their plans to thwart the hackers are their out side lives. Maybe they will be pulled from the computer, having the FEELS. It could really screw them all over if one of them isn’t cooperating. Once a Gundam is destroyed, it’s deleted…forever…Do you know how many TERABYTES these programs contain? Copying them would mean they have to put the space somewhere, the kids are using high tech memory…Well, that’s all that I can give you all so far before I can type down the first chapter.
So it will take some time, but PLEASE do give me suggestions if something is obviously wrong. Hey, I ain’t perfect but I can come close if I really tried and with a little help.
TL;DR: Mobile Suit Gundam XD