Not ready for prime time,
so it's friendslocked
. (Or not, as was pointed out to me. No big deal - just don't link to it yet because the URL will change after I'm done. I'll let ya know when it's ready for official release.)
Got out of work early since tomorrow's the Fourth of July, and naturally instead of doing anything useful, I'm messing with the random generators again. This particular one I'm working on started as a potential silly LJ entry - I'd accidentally run across somewhere
online a forum thread where people were making up what their zanpakutos* would be. Naturally, most of these zanpakutos were highly Mary Sue-ified, if you can call it that (but you know what I mean), and were super-powerful and capable of taking out most captains with a single blow.* Weapons Soul Reapers use in Bleach. Each is attuned to the wielder, each has a name, each has a couple of forms - shikai and bankai - and special abilities. Wikipedia.
This struck me as silly, and I started wondering what zanpakutos would be in the real world, but realized that if I posted an LJ entry asking you what *your* zanpakuto was, in the vein of asking you what your superpower was*, that meant I'd have to come up with one of my own, and I ahvne't been able to do it yet.* My friend bpggle is the Weird Attractor, calling all insane people from near and far to discuss their opinions with him. I merely have the ability to make anybody ask me if I've found God yet.
But it started me thinking about random generators, and how complex it would have to be, because the form and ability of the zanpakuto tend to be related to the name. I haven't figured out how to do that yet, but I've been working on a zanpakuto name generator, at least.
I've reached the point where they all look alike, because I'm intimately familiar with every term used in it. And they're ... OK. I've taken out most of the really
silly ones (I plan on making a silly zanpakuto generator once I hammer out the problems of this one), but the rest are mostly blah and not spectacular yet.( Read more...Collapse )