09 Jan 2019
Okay, hear me out. This started off as an internal rant I had this morning about how Yakuza 0 basically wrote itself into a corner regarding Majima's character development, and while I have mixed opinions about Y4&5, they came before Y0 was released, so they were already the established canon up to that point. And then Y0, being the new rebel kid on the block decided to swing a totally different direction.
Don't get me wrong. I love the story behind Y0, especially viewing it as a standalone title. I love a great deal of the new characters introduced in it and I admire how the developments led up to the events of Y1. However, my biggest beef with it all is how pointless Kiryu and Majima's roles are in the overall story, and much of that is Shimano's fault. I will explain as much below.
It might not read like a traditional story, but hey, a story bloomed out of it and I turned it into a comedy, so please enjoy. As usual, SPOILERS for the whole game. I may have forgotten some details, but it's been 3-4 years since the game released. Cut me some slack.
Fandoms: 龍が如く | Ryuu ga Gotoku | Yakuza (Video Games), The Sims (Video Games), Bishiki's Balloon Bois (Discord), Green Eggs and Ham - Dr. Seuss
24 Dec 2018
Kiryu doesn't like Daigo's fruitcake.
2nd entry in A Domestic Shipwreck series, featuring more Kazukaoru because nothing triggers Producer Yolky harder.
As happy as they may seem, Rubia has been keeping tabs on Kazuma's old love interest, Kaoru. Even if he doesn't believe they're gonna work out anymore after all this time, she refuses to give in. One way or another, she's gonna get them to meet and settle the question once and for all, even if she has to alter history itself.
- Part 2 of A Domestic Shipwreck
04 Nov 2018
Kiryu, now with his phone confiscated and laden with a new chore, finds new ways to entertain himself.
For the Bishiki Balloon Bois' Mundane Tasks theme. A certain someone said my last fic "wasn't really that cursed, actually, kinda hot", so I've been challenged to up the ante. Well, ask and ye shall receive. I'm sorry, Nikki.
- Part 4 of A Domestic Shipwreck
Kiryu revisits AI in full HD glory through his touchscreen. Based on a certain substory from Y6.
For the Kiryu/Mundane Tasks Week at the Bishiki Balloon Bois Discord. We all still love you, Nikki. :)
- Part 3 of A Domestic Shipwreck