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Author has written 4 stories for Final Fantasy VIII.
To anyone who has read 'Alternate Fantasy' and wants more: do you want me to post a summary of what I intended to be the plot? I would still love to get the story finished, but I can't make any promises that it will ever happen, so the summary is a bit of a compromise... Message or email about your take.

My name is Draic. I'm into just about everything artistic, and am constantly trying to find a 'true meaning' to everything I come across. I have worked as a checkout operator and a theatre lighting technician/stage hand, am currently studying Microelectronic Engineering, but may yet wind up doing Psychology.
I love the Final Fantasy series, but I have only ever been inspired to write for Final Fantasy VIII. I think so many stories have been written about this game because the relationships in this game are the most numerous and complex of all Final Fantasies so far - it's the soap opera of the series :)
I also write stories at fictionpress.net, also as Draic. If you are into fantasy stories or general poetry/fiction, check it out!

Featured Story: "A Question of Honor" by Gietzeng.
Why: This story, and the two that come before it, are the first I've seen that actually take Garden seriously as a military institution. Too many FF8 authors end up thinking only of the characters and romantic 'cutesy-ness', and not the world they live in, or the way they were brought up. Garden is a mercenary group, guys! Think of the training you'd have to go through to become a SeeD! Gietzeng takes all this into account when writing this post-game FF8 fic. He also provides a large selection of both action and reflection - there is plenty of character development and HEAPS of backstory. All in all, this series has turned out to be the best story I've read in a long time.

Looking for some good fics? Here are my must-reads:

For Action and Character Development: ""Figlio Perduto", "Pity the Child", "A Question of Honor" by Gietzeng
For World Development and Backstory (and Xu!): "Sowing the SeeDs" by greenbeans
For Emotional Impact/Tension: "Crimson Lies" by Ashbear
For Romance: "Of Damsels and Dragons" by Mintbaby (completely won me over - and I don't like romance!)
For Humour: Any humour fics by Vick330! (try "Seifer's Camping Trip" or "Me, Myself and... Huh?")
For Short Stories: "We Have Been Called Elementals" by hybrid2
For something a little dark and unexpected: "Fenrir" by Al Kristopher
For radical changes to the world you know: "Griever" by Larathia

For Squall and Rinoa: "Ace of Spades" by Luna Manar
For Quistis: "Rain of Roses" by Saravien
For Irvine and Selphie: "Sincerity Cowboy" by seventhe
For Angelo (!): "Understanding" by White Crescent

For FFIV (The one with Rydia and Cecil): "Going Home" by Masaka
For FFVII: "Evolution of Innocence" by Quinctia

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Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality by Less Wrong reviews
Petunia married a biochemist, and Harry grew up reading science and science fiction. Then came the Hogwarts letter, and a world of intriguing new possibilities to exploit. And new friends, like Hermione Granger, and Professor McGonagall, and Professor Quirrell... COMPLETE.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Drama/Humor - Chapters: 122 - Words: 661,619 - Reviews: 30766 - Favs: 17,217 - Follows: 14,797 - Updated: 3/14 - Published: 2/28/2010 - Harry P., Hermione G. - Complete
A Question of Honor by gietzeng reviews
Sequel to Pity the Child: In the wake of the attack on Balamb Garden, SeeD attempts to reconstruct and confront the foe who has dogged it from the shadows. Please R&R (Complete)
Final Fantasy VIII - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 35 - Words: 104,556 - Reviews: 143 - Favs: 23 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 6/3/2005 - Published: 3/27/2003 - Complete
Loop by reveileb maerdyad reviews
After a month-long absence from Balamb, Seifer finds himself invisible and able to pass through anything. Quite dead, in fact. This is a story of finding oneself after death and, well, icky love triangles.. Post-game.
Final Fantasy VIII - Rated: K - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 2 - Words: 6,041 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 2 - Updated: 10/17/2004 - Published: 5/13/2003
Crimson Lies by Ashbear reviews
Rinoa & Squall, Quistis & Seifer Given the chance to have your dreams fulfilled with a simple yes or no question, could one always make the right choice? A lie that would forever change a nation, a week that would forever change history.
Final Fantasy VIII - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 42 - Words: 183,772 - Reviews: 1468 - Favs: 482 - Follows: 42 - Updated: 2/2/2004 - Published: 8/29/2001 - Rinoa H., Squall L. - Complete
Tangent by Qw reviews
She knows, now, why it never worked. Quistis reflects on Seifer introspective oneshot.
Final Fantasy VIII - Rated: K+ - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 879 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 5 - Published: 1/27/2004 - Quistis T. - Complete
Castles in the Sky by Ashbear reviews
Rinoa & Squall - When we fall, who is there to catch us in the dark? Rinoa loses her sight and Squall learns to 'see' what lies in his heart… We can't believe in others, when we can't believe in ourselves.
Final Fantasy VIII - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 15 - Words: 73,189 - Reviews: 430 - Favs: 360 - Follows: 42 - Updated: 1/20/2004 - Published: 5/7/2001 - Rinoa H., Squall L. - Complete
Sowing the SeeDs by Greenbeans reviews
Before they were SeeDs, they were students. Before they were cadets, they were children. The story begins 8 years before the events of Final Fantasy VIII, primarily from Xu's point of view.
Final Fantasy VIII - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 21 - Words: 451,731 - Reviews: 79 - Favs: 47 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 7/12/2003 - Published: 4/15/2001
Sincerity Cowboy by seventhe reviews
Irvine, the "odd one out", was the only one who remembered the past. Now he must decide what - and who - he wants in his future. How will his precious memories affect everyone else? [Completed]
Final Fantasy VIII - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 22 - Words: 90,198 - Reviews: 195 - Favs: 101 - Follows: 7 - Updated: 6/24/2003 - Published: 3/18/2003 - Complete
We Have been called Elementals by hybrid2 reviews
Overview of GF personalities. I spoke too soon, the forgotten one gets her turn. (Sorry about the looong wait.)
Final Fantasy VIII - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 23 - Words: 19,589 - Reviews: 109 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 5/10/2003 - Published: 2/24/2002
Pity the Child by gietzeng reviews
Stand-alone fic following Figlio Perduto. Quistis returns to her duties as an instructor while SeeD's enemies prepare to destroy the organization. R&R appreciated. (Complete) (Feb 13, 04: Revised)
Final Fantasy VIII - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 27 - Words: 68,722 - Reviews: 47 - Favs: 19 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 12/8/2002 - Published: 11/6/2001 - Complete
Angels Wings by Elf Dragon reviews
Squall's found a new family and without knowing has turned his back on his old. And the new baby's name is...
Final Fantasy VIII - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 10 - Words: 59,779 - Reviews: 58 - Favs: 2 - Updated: 10/9/2002 - Published: 7/21/2001
Evolution of Innocence by Quinctia reviews
FINALLY COMPLETE Aeris returns in an original way. Her return is not perfection, but rather against the natural order of things. How will she, and everyone else, deal with the pain of the past, and the problems of the future?
Final Fantasy VII - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Drama - Chapters: 30 - Words: 58,098 - Reviews: 77 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 8/21/2002 - Published: 3/26/2001 - Aerith G., Zack F. - Complete
Ad Infinitum by Wayward Tempest reviews
The poem inspired by Crimson Lies dealing with the emotional bond between two people, of a love without any walls...without any limits
Final Fantasy VIII - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 296 - Reviews: 18 - Favs: 4 - Published: 8/3/2002
Rain of Roses by Saravien reviews
*complete* A centuries old tragedy replays as one young mercenary learns the price of love; for the love of the land, the love of humanity, and the love of one woman: Quistis Trepe.
Final Fantasy VIII - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 14 - Words: 37,327 - Reviews: 105 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 4/19/2002 - Published: 12/12/2001 - Complete
Going Home by Masaka reviews
[FFIV] Rydia is asked to return to Mist. Who has survived? How will the people of Mist react to meeting a woman claiming to be a child who they all believed had perished only a year or two earlier?
Final Fantasy I-VI - Rated: K+ - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 11,842 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 20 - Follows: 1 - Published: 3/15/2002 - Rydia, Edge - Complete
Fenrir by Al Kristopher reviews
The two least-known characters in the game somehow manage to find each other in the seas of obscurity. But will their fate turn towards love... or despair? POV from ?
Final Fantasy VIII - Rated: K+ - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,445 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 3 - Published: 3/2/2002
Tribute by Darksquall reviews
A poem for a lion.... A poem for a martial artist.... More to join soon please read.
Final Fantasy VIII - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 2 - Words: 757 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 1 - Updated: 1/23/2002 - Published: 12/23/2001
Figlio Perduto by gietzeng reviews
What happens to Seifer in the aftermath of Time Compression? Even if he survives the effects of Ultimecia's control, he still has a long line of enemies waiting to claim his life.
Final Fantasy VIII - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 18 - Words: 30,410 - Reviews: 70 - Favs: 28 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 10/11/2001 - Published: 8/28/2001 - Complete
Understanding by White Crescent reviews
This is a story in response to the CBB Cylene's challenge--me hope it's not too late... Anywho, it's a story about Angelo--from when he first got to Caraway's mansion to when Rinoa ran away. Just how did he feel? Read & Review--no flames please^_^
Final Fantasy VIII - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,071 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 2 - Published: 9/10/2001
Griever by Larathia reviews
What is the connection between Squall's ring Griever, and the Guardian Force? Completed
Final Fantasy VIII - Rated: M - English - Drama - Chapters: 26 - Words: 95,058 - Reviews: 154 - Favs: 152 - Follows: 18 - Updated: 4/2/2001 - Published: 3/19/2001 - Squall L., Rinoa H. - Complete
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Hide The Scars reviews
Parelan (Pa) Dincht, working as the physician at Balamb Garden, begins to question Garden's training requirements after a careless candidate is injured during her Field Exam - and is still awarded the rank and responsibility of SeeD (5-chapter story)
Final Fantasy VIII - Rated: K+ - English - Drama - Chapters: 2 - Words: 2,831 - Reviews: 1 - Updated: 8/1/2004 - Published: 7/20/2004
Alternate Fantasy reviews
Squall somehow finds himself crossing between realities while asleep. In another life, Rinoa doesn't seem to exist. In the world we know, a dagger is found in Squall's pillow. All worlds have secrets...
Final Fantasy VIII - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Adventure - Chapters: 16 - Words: 54,952 - Reviews: 107 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 6/26/2004 - Published: 11/27/2001
Alternate Fantasy: Lost Words reviews
A collection of snippets from the world of Alternate Fantasy that lie outside the scope of Squall's perspective. Can be read independently or as a companion to 'Alternate Fantasy'
Final Fantasy VIII - Rated: K+ - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 968 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 5/9/2004
Freedom reviews
Quistis' point of view, explaining her relationship with Squall and with Seifer. In the end, she chooses... who?
Final Fantasy VIII - Rated: K - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,761 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 1 - Published: 1/22/2002