If you're here, it's likely because you're curious about my thoughts and opinions on Be My Princess (BMP) and what I'm planning to do with my newest WWYFF, Shattered Symphony.
Before continuing, I'd like to make a comment. You DO NOT
necessarily need to be familiar with BMP to read this WWYFF. To be honest, there's not much plot going on in the games (I'm creating my own, anyway) and the background information is incredibly minimal. As for the characters, I will introduce them as I usually do in my WWYFFs because the reader is just meeting them, so you don't need to know anything at all about them prior to starting Shattered Symphony.
Be My Princess is an Otome game
created by Voltage and/or GREE. If you enjoy reader-inserts, WWYFFs, or CYOAs, I think you might like Otome games.
I am making this a WWYFF. If you have questions about WWYFFs, please refer to this guide
, written by perfect-to-stay and myself. It is a guide on how to write
WWYFFs, but it may address some of your immediate curiosities.
With that said, if you are unfamiliar with BMP and would like
to familiarize yourself with the fandom, all of the routes can be found on Youtube (so you don't have to purchase them). You will want to watch the prologue here first
if you want anything to make sense. Seii
has uploaded Joshua's, Wilfred's, and is currently updating Roberto's route. RoNi
has uploaded Keith's and Wilfred's. Watari
has uploaded Edward's. And Ciel
has uploaded Glenn's. These people are wonderful and gracious -- please thank them accordingly if you watch their videos.First
, I think this will be a lot of fun. I'm eager to make this WWYFF, mostly because I find jealousy and miscommunication highly entertaining, and the only way to do that is through a WWYFF. BMP is more of a CYOA, and once you choose a prince, you're kind of stuck with him. I want my readers to be able to learn more about all of them, and after spending some time with all six of them, to choose her favorite (or most compatible) prince. Second
, I'd like to let you all know that while I really enjoy the six princes and think that they have a lot of potential as bachelors, I do not think the plots of BMP are anything to rave about -- they're simplistic, predictable, and contrived. Albeit, they are generally enjoyable. The writing is horrendous
. In fact, after sitting through all of the routes, I almost feel like they were written by different people, some of them better versed in grammar and writing than others.
I am also of the opinion that the characters can be kind of inconsistent sometimes -- I especially think this about Prince Edward because his route really confused me. I'd like to think that I'm usually very good at grasping characters, but I felt like he was all over the place. With that said, I will try my best to keep consistent with the personality that I think best suits Edward. The same goes for any other characters I might be confused about, but I can't think of any off the top of my head.Third
, I think the portrayal of the main character in BMP is awful. AWFUL. She's a naive idiot with no backbone who reminds me of Bella from Twilight. I promise I will change this. The reader in my WWYFF will be significantly more intelligent. She will be sassy -- and I'm okay with doing this because sass is hilarious when well-applied, and even if readers are a little shy, I think they're all a little plucky on the inside. Fourth,
I will keep some themes the same, while doing away with others. Those that I will keep, I will try to improve. For example, I think Alan's relationship with the MC in Glenn's quest is super cute, so I'm keeping that one. I hope none of you have any complaints.
And that's pretty much all that I have to say right now. If you have any questions at all, please ask because I am bound to have forgotten to address something.