So I have not been very active on this website in a while, especially since the newest game came out over two years and a half ago. I definitely do not consider myself the "#1 SSX fanatic" (The account name choice was really more or a spur-of-the-moment thing), but for those of you who have frequented the SSX Tricky Fan Fiction archive on the website fanfiction.net, you might might recognize me as SSXfanatic, a writer on the website who is the author of the oh-so brilliantly and originally titled fan fiction story SSX: Snowboard Supercross.
While it certainly won't be news to the majority of people here, I am very happy to say that I have FINALLY finished the story!!!
I apologize for what I myself perceive to be a shameless and unnecessary plug, but seeing how it took me over THREE YEARS to finally complete it, I simply wanted to share this information with the Merqury City community.
A few overlying facts:
[*] The story is 120,000 words long
. Sorry, no short story here, I accidentally ended up writing a novel. I'll admit that I was aiming for somewhere between 50 and 60k, but since I had never written anything before, it turned out to be a terribly incorrect estimate.
[*] The story is in 1st-person POV, but not one of the SSX characters; the main character is of my own creation, although I do not consider her to be a "Mary-Sue" since she is neither a representation nor an insertion of myself. She's been described to me as an "OC," a I agree with that. Although the main character isn't an SSX original, I did my best to include every single SSX character, with the most focus on SSX 3.
[*] Since I updated on a chapter-by-chapter basis, people have reviewed the story as I have written it. I don't want to out and say "the readers love it, so you will too!" so I will just that overall, the majority of the reviews are rather positive. You can view the reviews page here.
I started writing this story for a few reasons - I used to play SSX Tricky when I was a little kid back in 2001, but I mostly forgot about the games until 2011, when I saw that SSX 2012 was coming out. Following the news on the new game, along with purchasing a PS2 and the first four games to play until the next year, I had this immense
interest in the franchise. For reasons that are still beyond me, I turned to fan fiction.net, a website that I had NEVER before visited, and started typing up this story.
I included a link to the first chapter in the first paragraph, but you can also find it on the Archive page by clicking here.
Lastly, I just want to thank all of SSX in general, and everyone here who has supported the games over the last decade. I never thought I could do anything with writing, especially not writing an entire novel. Now that I've finished this story, I've discovered a passion for writing, and despite the fact that I'm studying to be an Engineer right now in college, I'm considering becoming a part-time writer, with a real book this time around!
Damn, this post was too long. Thanks for reading it. I'd ask you guys to consider voting for me in the Grav Awards this year, but I see they've taken 'SSX author' off of the list.