To begin, this story has been with me for a very long time- probably too long for how little I have to show for it. I created the concept when I was in middle school, around the year 2002. It was more of a joke than anything- and it originated on a piece of software called the RPG Maker 2000. It was my test game- something that I didn't give much thought as I was learning my way around the program. I gave the characters ridiculous names, weapons and objectives to get a laugh out of friends who I asked to play it. Hours of work for maybe five to ten minutes of game play, but I was happy with it. When I decided to get into the more advanced features, I ended making a sequel, and when RPG Maker 2k3 came out, I made another and you can imagine where it goes from there. Again, there was not much thought into it. It was heavily inspired by anime (most of the default resources in the Maker were stylized as such), and I would constantly throw in deliberate tropes and cliches for humor, probably as cheesy and standard as you might expect from a middle school kid, but I was proud of them all the same. By the time I got into high school, I had given the game a setting and many characters now had backgrounds, motives and purpose, while still retaining the odd quirks. Before I knew it, I had grown attached to the silly world and its silly people, and so I started giving it more attention and more thought. It became a bit more grounded and serious, while still having the elements that my younger self incorporated, and finally I'm at the point that I feel like I have something worthwhile, at least to myself. I intend on finishing it, even though I still don't quite know the way- whether it turns out to be a bust, and everyone else thinks it's a half-baked pile of rubbish. I want to finish it for me, and if it might interest or inspire others, it would be all the more fulfilling.