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SPRING 2013 FIC-A-THON
The Forum "A Home for the EdgexRydia shippers" is doing ANOTHER fic-a-thon. This time, the overarching theme is "Change"; be that a change of seasons or otherwise.
Here is the main "theme" list:
How each nation deals with its rebuilding. What it takes to rebuild a world.
The next generation and the passing of the old.
Old Habits/New Habits/Traditions
Who has a quirk or bad habit, and how do they do away with it. What are the traditions of the Blue Planet.
Laying all burdens aside.
How I met your mother ;)
Weddings. Friendships. Renewal.
Use your imagination ;)
Warmth. Solstice. Snow. Fruit. Wine. Birdsong. Insects, irritating or otherwise. Cocoons. Magic. Flight. Sunrise/Sunset. Pets.
Birth. Birthdays. Teaching/Learning. First steps. First words. First Born. Metamorphosis.
WRITE WRITE WRITE! Didn't see something you liked that has to do with change? Write it anyway. Submissions for this fic-a-thon will go through May 31st.
MOAR FIC!!!!!!! :D
Happy Writing ;)
Well. This is the last time I post three stories in the span of a week. Underwhelmed, guys. Underwhelmed.
Apparently it is a day for blasting terrible 90's music, stalking squirrels, and...going back to work. Oh, you thought I was going to say write fic, didn't you ;)
I think I have now built up a large enough armada of ideas to carry me through a bit more of ch29...tonight after what has the potential to be an apocalyptic shift, I may whip out my pen and get to work ;)
We'll see, though...I apparently have the attention span of a fruit fly at present.
Huh. I haven't updated since my stint of days off...
I am working on a Yang fic at present...and YES ch29.
The chapter is at about 2k at the moment...and I just got whalloped with a PLOT BUNNY of all plot bunnies, lol.
Ideas are starting to weave into shape over here...slowly but surely.
The truth about ch29.
I'll level with you, readers. If you want ch29 and the rest of this story finished in a timely fashioned, you're going to have to up the ante. My inspiration and motivation for this story is super low right now, and given that it only has a few chapters left, I'm going to need one SUBSTANTIAL cheering section to get my butt back in gear.
I don't know if I can properly explain how exhausting ch28 became...given that I spent three days writing TWO battle scenes, and how that kind of...left me with no desire to write the next, oh, six battle scenes, lol. I need some humor! I need some favorite end-game moments! I may even need to spazzflail with someone!
I can only motivate myself so far, lol.
Today I saw some honest to goodness cranes...and all I could do was laugh ;)
Progress on ch29...don't wanna talk about it...
I am capitalizing on my sleep deprivation by writing super bonkers fic. I have the next few days off and will be working on several projects at once. This could mean more stories by this weekend, or at least part of a larger chapter for your reading enjoyment. You know what would help the writing process? Reviews. Or PMs. Just sayin', guys. My inbox has been sad of late, and it's been making ME sad.
Also sad--a distinct lack of updates all around. Things have been slow since February but WE CAN TURN THIS AROUND.
There is still the spring fic-a-thon that runs through the end of this month. Otherwise, just pick a prompt and run with it. I know it's exams month and graduation month and EHRMAGERD APPLY FOR JOBS month, but something? Anything? It's like this poor little fandom is on it's last legs, here...
GO DANCE IN A RAIN STORM AND GET INSPIRED. IT'S SPRING FOR CRIPES SAKE.
Yes, another Kizzy story has been posted. I'M IN A REALLY RANDOM MOOD, OKAY??? re: extreme fatigue, allergies, exhaustion, sleep deprivation, diet changes et all. I don't even know. Half the words I type wind up being spelled backwards, capslocked in reverse, and all manner of other shenanigans.
For those who first viewed "Step One..." sorry about the formatting. I had to re-upload the content because the site ATE my formatting, and the story is really quite ruined without it. It should now be fixed...or at least...adjusted. Still not exactly how I'd prefer it...
Oh nooooooes. It's Myth...*bites fingernails* is it RANT O'CLOCK AGAIN???
Rest assured, I've eaten food before posting this ;) (seriously guys, not a lot of sleep happening over here)
FANDOM. SOMETHING AWESOME IS GOING TO TAKE PLACE THIS SUMMER. Moonclaw and myself will be hanging out, and thusly, there will be BRAINSTORMING. AND PERHAPS SHENANIGANS.
Expect a very large dose of insanity spewing into the fandom in a few months :)
Yes, the universe just exploded *mock exploding noises dramatic hand gestures etc etc* :P
Yes, another rant. Hehe. I stumbled upon the list of "up and coming baby names for 2012" and noticed that Arya was among them.
Given that I HAVE a character named Arya, lol, and before everyone becomes convinced that I named her because of the show Game of Thrones, I thought I might delve into that a little bit. I first saw the name in the Shannara series and loved it...coincidentally, I ALSO saw it in Game of Thrones which I read...oh...a decade ago, lol. Funny how I thought, naah, only a few people would ever catch that reference, and then HBO ran with the series and now...lol.
Writing progress: a few opening scenes on ch29 and 800 words worth of dialogue for something else ;)
KAIN'S COMING BACK!!!
Aaaand a fun announcement to be coming soon :)
Well, fandom, since there have been questions recently as to the origins of Kizzy, I figured I might explain.
For those of you who've just popped back after a long absence and are wondering what on EARTH is this nonsense, it is THIS:
The pairing of Kain and Izayoi (a character from The After Years, for those of you who've never played and/or don't want to bother with TAY) is the brainchild of Moonclaw and myself...during the course of one (re: several) late night brainstorming extravaganza(s).
This pairing is not canon. Nor is Izayoi related to Edge in TAY itself. These are head canon changes that both Moonclaw and I have adopted.
While I'm at it, I should also probably put a blanket statement here and say that YES while I might write stories that include TAY characters and on occasion TAY events, I DO NOT adhere to the "canon" of that game, so don't go reading those stories expecting them to be novelized versions of that game or adhering to just about...any of their characterizations. There are a few characters that I don't mind, and those characters I use, but their back stories? Not so much. Keep in mind that I am sarcastic and I enjoy poking fun at things I find ridiculous. Just roll with it. Don't take it personally.
I should also point out about "Kizzy" (because it's easier to type, for real); is that Moonclaw and myself will often "reply" to each others' stories with a loose continuation of the other's story. They aren't always in order, and they aren't always about the same thing, but we'll slip in references and inside jokes from one story to the next. So if it seems as though we've become interchangeable...well... And yes, I do purposely make oblique references to her original characters from time to time ;)
Does this mean that KainxIzayoi is now the only Kain pairing that I support??? HAS THIS BECOME THE NEW CANON???? ...No. This is a bit of a crack!pairing, granted, it DOES work out surprisingly well...I do still support other Kain pairings, nor will I try to tell anyone that this is an OTP ;) These two are just fun to write, so bear with me...well, US. Lol.
But Mythweaver, you're like the most adamant EdgexRydia shipper ever. WHY AREN'T YOU WRITING MORE E/RY??!!
Yes, yes I am an adamant E/Ry shipper and YES that is my OTP, and YES I've written more Kizzy than E/Ry at this point, which YES is kind of sad, but HERE'S WHY.
I'm saving as many original E/Ry ideas I have for longer, novelized works. The more oneshots I write, the less fodder I have for later. War of the Crystals, in case some of you didn't notice, is preeeeeetty much an elaborate E/Ry tale...with extras :P
There's a reason why there's so much E/Ry thrown in, and granted, while I haven't supercharged their in-game relationship overmuch, yes, that's where I'm going.
As much as I'd love to shower the internet with E/Ry...I've got to pace myself, lol. THIS IS A MARATHON.
...and yes, I'm working on ch29...
It is finally, finally, FINALLY spring break. I, at last, get a reprieve from one place of employment...hopefully this means some writing can commence! :)
That, and getting back on the job market. Hrrmm...
Soooo...those requests I received many months ago about a possible sequel to By A Difference of Gender? It...might just be happening after all. Which was a complete accident. This is why it's dangerous to be snarky before bed. All sorts of mischief happens. In summation:
In the coming weeks you will find (I feel like these are teasers, but I don't care):
A fic about Palom and Leonora--"When Life Gives you Lemons, Avoid Open Sores"
A fic about Yang and his family--"Holiday Flours"
A fic about Edward and Yang's family--"Keeping Up Appearances"
A fic about elderly escape artists--"Something witty that I haven't figured out yet"
A fic about the Eblan Four--"There is no 'I' in Team, There is, However, a 'Me'"
On the back burner, but still very much on my mind.
Ch10 of GWnN (it was recently edited, actually)
Ch27 and 28 of WoTC
Ch4(?) of Common Ground
What have I gotten myself into...
NEWS. The community I started "By Light and Darkness Cast Aloft" is now up-to-date. The archive now has over 200 fics that are exclusively FFIV.
I feel I must do a little dance by this point because I have literally spent the last three weeks chasing down fic, and I have just spent the last four hours scouring the archive, and have reached page 97...and I am rather tired. VICTORY!
By this, I mean it is now safe to subscribe to the community without getting 80 emails at once letting you know something new was added to the community. (Sorry, first subscriber!)
A note about the community--why certain fics were added and not others. I did not add a fic if it was:
A. Of less than stellar quality (bad grammar, spelling, punctuation, prose, characterization...sense-making)
B. A discontinued piece (I tried not to add these...a few may have snuck in. By page 70, I gave up on skimming, no lie).
C. Contained yaoi/slash (this falls under the M category in most cases for me)...and it is also a very small niche in the IV fandom. If you write yaoi/slash and this offends you--my advice to you is this: start your own community so people can find this content specifically. You'll be doing yourself a favor, honestly, and those who are fans of said content.
D. Mature content. I attempted to keep the community fairly clean, as many of the readers on this site ARE of the younger persuasion and several others would rather not read it at all. I skimmed most of the pieces with higher ratings, and while some moved into M territory, I felt that most remained in the T rating. When you find them, use your own judgement. Again, if you're miffed by this--start your own community for said content.
E. Poetry/songfic. I'm sorry, fandom, I really dislike poetry and songfics. Part of this is personal preference...and part of it is length. When you go looking for epic!fic and all you can find are sonnets...(yes, even mine didn't make the cut. Why did I write it in the first place? We do not speak of it.)...let's just say I have made many an angry face. That, and songfic, as far as I understand, have been banned from the site for copyright reasons.
F. An over-abundance of OCs. I'm down for a few good OCs every once in a while, I will not lie. However. Stories that are ENTIRELY OCs verge on the category of...how is this even IV anymore? If there is NO mention of the original cast, chances are high, that the story did not make it into the community.
ALSO. A note: there ARE some stories that I honestly missed. 2,400 fics is quite a lot to sort through, and once you get down to '03, before the game archives were separated properly...goodness. So many VII, IX, X, and X-2 fics...why.
If you would like your piece to be added to the comm, and I haven't added it yet, by all means, message me :)
FFI-VI General Archive Updates:
Expect to see Cuore, Ursula, Leonora, Luca, Kluya, Cecillia, Maenad, Izayoi, Gekkou, Zangetsu, Tsukinowa, and K. and Q. Eblan being added to the archive for story tagging purposes. I have to send a follow-up email because I forgot about D. Lugae, K. Giott, and at least one other person...AH YES--Harley. Those of you who write for TAY, here you go!
And now back to the boring standard news:
What is a Mythweaver?
A Mythweaver is a twenty-something female. A college degree holding adult. A teacher of art. A musician. A really big dork. Old school.
My repertoire of games includes--Bubble Bobble, Metroid, Mario Bros, Zelda--a Link to the Past and Ocarina of Time; Final Fantasies IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, X, X-2, and XII; Ninja Gaiden (original and XBOX)
My repertoire of anime/manga--CCS, Lovely Complex, Kimi ni Todoke, Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicles, Hana Kimi, Cowboy Bebop, Naruto, Bleach, D.Gray-man, Blood Plus and a few others which I am too tired to remember.
There are also the old stand-by's of Avatar, Legend of Korra...the occasional My Little Pony, Batman Beyond...Digimon...
Green Rider series by Kristen Britain
Sevenwaters Trilogy (although, now I suppose it's more than a trilogy) by Julliette Marillier
Percy Jackson series by Rick Riordan
The Enchanted Forest series by Patricia C Wrede
Howl's Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones
and I must admit...I'm a sucker for a good ol' Jane Austen novel.
Final Fantasy Pairings That I support:
IV: Edge/Rydia, Cecil/Rosa, Kain/Rosa, Kain/Barbarricia, Kain/OC, I WILL read Kain/Rydia, though it's not my OTP
Summaries: (in development)
Escaping the Flames (COMPLETE): Rydia didn't expect her life to go up in flames, but the arrival of a Dark Knight and Dragoon from Baron irrevocably changed things forever. Homeless, motherless, she finds herself in the company of a man who could be her ruin or salvation. She must learn to adapt herself to a life on the run, and to fight for not only her own survival, but the survival of countless others as Baron's plot unfolds. This story takes place from the point where Rydia joins the party, and ends with the fateful journey by ship to Baron. An in-depth novelization told from the perspective of the vivacious green-haired Summoner.
The Summoned Land (COMPLETE): Picking up where Escaping the Flames left off, The Summoned Land chronicles Rydia's life and adventures in the Feymarch. She toils for ten years among the Eidolons, building relationships, forging friendships, and eventually making a difficult decision--to trade one family for another. More original fiction than novelization.
War of the Crystals (IN PROGRESS): When Rydia returns from the Feymarch, she finds herself thrust back into the war. Distrust, anxiety, and hardship face the five companions, and Rydia must find her place among them. Traveling through the magma plains of the Underworld, climbing the endless Tower of Bab-il, and struggling to regain the crystals or lose them all entirely, Rydia wonders if there will ever be an end to the madness that's taken over the world.
It occurred to me that it might be helpful for all of you to have a break-down of chapters in my longer fiction. I understand that not all people have an interest in starting from the very beginning of an epic!fic without knowing where it’s going or what it contains. On that note, here is an overview of the chapters in WoTC for those of you who like to skip and jump around (yes, I too, am one of those readers). Chapters 1-11 were written from 2009-2010. Chapter 11-20 2011-present, so if you notice a change in the prose or pace, that's why. Everything written in 2011 was after I was no longer a student, and therefore had more time to write.
A note: All chapters are in Rydia’s POV except for chapters 7 and 8. Chapter 7 is in Cecil’s POV and 8 is in Rosa’s.
Chapters 1-4: Chillin’ in the Dwarf Castle. Some creepy Golbez hand action. Dwarves.
Chapters 4-7: Crossing the magma plains. Battles. Emo-riffic awesomeness
Chapters 8-11: In the Tower of Babil, including, but not limited to, more angst, the battle with Lugae, instrospective blather…and death.
Chapters 12-13: The party gets to take a break! The return to Baron. The introduction of Cid’s daughter. The brief cameo of the twins. Embarking on the next quest.
Chapter 14: The party flies all over the place. Yang’s wife. Edward. Bueller?
Chapter 15: MY FAVORITE PART OF THE GAAAAME OMGGGG. NINJAS!!!
Chapters 16-17: Tower of Babil mach 2. Rubicante. Return to Dwarf kingdom, and Cid.
Chapter 18: The Sylvan Cave. A little Edge vs Rydia snark. Or maybe a lot.
Chapters 19-21: The Feymarch
Chapter 22: The Sealed Cave/Evil Wall
Chapters 23: Traitor Face
Chapter 24: Dwarf Kingdom, Escaping the Underworld
Chapter 25: Mysidia!
Chapter 26: Frying pan/Odin/Rat's Tail ;)
Chapter 27: To the MOOOON!!! Bahamut--more party fluff possible.
Chapter 28: *sigh* Giant of Babil/Four Fiends/CPU. This one's gonna be a big one
Chapter 29: Traitor Face mach 2/BACK TO THE MOON!!!
Chapters 30-32?: LUNAR SUBTERRANE (this might be condensed...yeah, it's definitely going to be condensed)
Chapter 33: ZEROMUS!!!!
Chapter 34?: Journey's end.
The Girl With No Name (IN-PROGRESS): Based on an original character, this is a story about a girl who finds herself trapped in the Tower of Bab-il with no memory of who she is or where she came from, and worst of all, finds herself in the company of a peculiar man who promises her freedom in exchange for her cooperation. But what has she gotten herself into by becoming the mad doctor's assistant? And is it merely coincidence that she ended up in the tower at all? Set three years prior to the game's beginning.
On the Walls I Stand Alone (ONESHOT): A look into the mind of Rosa; the agony of being left at home when the men go off to war, and wondering if she should stand idle, or take action. A oneshot set at the beginning of the game.
Ready, Aim, SPOON! (ONESHOT?): An AU in which Edge pursues Rydia to the ends of the earth, even if it means he must do menial work at a Troian cafe. He can do anything--he's a ninja king, right? Not entirely. Tempers flare, projectiles are hurled...and Edge makes some important career decisions.
Musicality (ONESHOT): A oneshot about Prince Edward and how he forsakes human love for the immortal love of music. Bit of a spoof.
Summer's Ending (VIGNETTES): When Rydia's life comes to its end, Edge remembers her. A collection of vignettes about love and loss.
The Misfortune of Mistletoe (ONESHOT): When Rosa wants to help Edge along with Rydia, she plants a sprig of mistletoe. Rydia, however, has become quite good at foiling Rosa's plans.
Common Ground (VIGNETTES): I know the summary says the characters are OCs, but that's only because these pre-existing NPCs were never officially named. This is a short series taking a look back into the recent history of Eblan and how Edge's parents met each other and rose to power. A little darker than you might expect.
Powers of Attraction (ONESHOT): Written for an LJ prompt, and a twist on Edge and Rydia learning to make their magic work together. Rated for suggestive themes.
By a Difference of Twelve (ONESHOT): A glimpse into Porom's life seven years after the war. She is dreading responsibilities she feel she cannot escape, and Kain is dreading he may never have his life back. Together, can they find what they're looking for? A Porom/Kain fic written for Katmillia.
By a Difference of Gender (ONESHOT): Along a similar vein to By a Difference of Twelve--Palom has gotten out from under the thumb of the Elder and his twin, so when he ventures out into the world by himself, all he wants is a taste of freedom. What he finds is an unexpected attachment. Palom/Leonara-ish. Written for Freida_right.
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