Inspiration: LoZ Twilight PrincessMature

A spirited, reddish-haired girl of secretly royal lineage, influenced by the darkness in her life, rides atop a feisty grey wolf that's proportionally large to her, one whose true form is two-footed and whose true purpose is to be a hero chosen by fate; they come together with a mission to oppose an evil ruler and to liberate their two very different peoples.

So, are we talking TBQ, or LoZ?  The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess has had more of an influence on The Bandit Queen than I initially realized.  And now for a brief history on the birth of TBQ.

TBQ's first page, Snowfall, was written as satire.  What?  Yes.  Satire.  I was trying to make fun of overly-florid creative writing, only to realize I flippin' loved it.  So I thought I'd make a short story, still making everything up as I went along.  And then I got into the thick of the flashback, finally realizing that TBQ's length would far exceed that which was originally intended.  It would become a novel.

Now that you know this, I will tell you that I consciously took the idea of riding on a wolf from Twilight Princess.  I've always thought that that aspect of the game was totally badass.  As for the rest of the similarities, most of it was completely unplanned.

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