The Oxford Dictionary defines “wish” as a desire or hope for something to happen. However, wishing is also something else…
Go ahead. Try it right now. Find a star in the sky and wish for the thing you want most in your fan-boy or fan-girl life. Anything happen? Did you get what you wanted? Didn’t think so. Yes, fans wishing for something to satisfy their fan cravings is a waste of time. It’s like people banging their heads against a rubber wall. They may feel like they’re getting through, but they aren’t.
But that’s not the worst of it, for us at least.
What makes our own fan wishes really abhorrent to us is they are the act of us putting the responsibility for what we want on someone or something else. We hope God, a genie, a cosmic force, a company, a person other than ourselves, or some other outside source will give us what we want. That’s the real failure of wishing. We not taking responsibility for the satisfaction of our own positive and professional desires.
For the longest time we wished someone would step forward and make the Ryu X Chun-Li story we’ve always wanted. We even tried to hire someone to write the script. This transference of responsibility was something we did so frequently and intensely for years that even now as we sit at the heart of the project, we still feel a sense of disbelief. Like this whole project is a wonderful dream we will wake up from.
But we are awake. And it is we, combined with all the amazing people who have donated directly to this project in some way to stand proudly with us, who have taken responsibility, cut out the middle man, and made this project something that will very soon be a reality. And we can’t wait to share the book with every single one of them.
Forget wishing upon a star for your fan wants Ryu/Chun-Li fans! Join us! Put the hours in! Donate money! Donate a piece of art! Help us produce a professional quality product for UDON and CAPCOM!