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3-color screen print, featuring Sora, Riku, and Kairi in black ink with silver details. An invisible glow-in-the-dark layer reveals more characters! Axel, Roxas, and Xion! Mickey, Donald, and Goofy! Terra, Ventus, and Aqua! Each print is signed & numbered, limited to only 50 copies!! And each print comes with a hand-written kh quote on the bottom! The print looks gorgeous and is totally worth it.
Hello, hi, yes. I'm back again.
Why did you wipe your account?
A number of reasons. I had started playing Kingdom Hearts when it originally came out, when I was in high school. KH2 came out my freshman year of college, and by the time I was nearing graduation my mind was focused on other creative efforts and less on video game fandom. While some of my friends at the time were understanding in my leisurely pastime of writing fanfics, a lot of my casual acquaintances and coworkers were less-so. I had links to my public portfolio sites on my ff dot net profile page, and people who liked my fanfics were going into these portals where my professional contacts could see them and talking about my stories there. It was really uncomfortable for me. ("What happens on fanfiction dot net stays on fanfiction dot net.") I'm an incredibly private person and only want certain aspects of my personal life to be shared with certain people. My fanfiction is not something I wanted prospective clients to see or know about, I hope y'all understand. It had been a long while, over a year, since I had last updated anything anyway so I decided to scrub my account clean, since the site doesn't allow to delete accounts.
Why did you decide to come back and repost Ballad?
Right away I felt regret. People who didn't know how to contact me outside of this site were asking about me elsewhere, asking if anybody had saved my fics onto their hard drives, some even asking if I was okay. A couple still knew how to reach me and I reached out to a couple people providing pdfs of Ballad if they wanted to read it. In the meantime, I've made a new circle of friends the past few years after I scrubbed my account and they're incredibly, at some times excessively, supportive of me and all my creative endeavors, including my fanfics. I've been thinking about reposting the stories I've finished and were particularly proud of, and they were behind my back all the way. A fanfiction author I enjoy, Falaphesian, recently updated a story they hadn't touched in years, so I thought "If they can do it, so can I."
So, I'm re-reading Ballad and making small edits when they're needed. (The first few chapters weren't beta'd and are a mess.) I'm going to repost edited chapters here on as much of a regular basis as I can manage. (I'm shooting for once a week, but we'll see how it goes.)
(Also, not going to lie, playing KH2.5 has reignited my passion for the series. I hadn't played the game since college and I think it holds up hella good. Could not be more happy with it. I never played any of the games that came out after KH2 because I didn't have the proper handheld devices, so I'm so psyched about continuing the story. I have no idea who Terra, Aqua, and Ventus are so I'm looking forward to knowing all about them!)
Will you repost any of your other stories?
We'll see. Writing fanfiction, for me at least, was a means to fill empty space in my day between classes when I was stuck on campus. A lot of my stories weren't really something I was particularly happy with, just a means to occupy time I probably should have spent studying. If any of you guys remember I Want To Explore Castles With You, that's a story that's been creeping in the back of my mind and wanting me to finish. We'll see how my repost of Ballad goes before I think about reposting anything else, though.
(I've gotten some requests in Ballad reviews asking if I'll bring back specific stories. At this time I'm only focusing on Ballad. At far, distant second place is IWTECWY. I have no plans to re-upload anything else at this time, reasons being I was unsatisfied with the stories or they were unfinished and I don't want to put forth the effort to fix/finish them. I work over 45 hours a week at my day job, so my time to work on fanfiction along with freelance work in super limited. I hope you guys understand.)
I made a mix!! I've never used 8tracks before, and trying to make this mix was annoying as the site still seems to have some bugs, but it was a lot of fun and hopefully it sticks around a while. I have it set up so you can only find the mix through the link posted below, you won't be able to find it by search or using tags. This first mix covers about the first three-ish chapters of Ballad. If you guys like it I'll make some more!!
Ballad Mix 1 - Wild Young Hearts
Ballad Mix 2 - New Rose
NEW MAY/4/15 - Ballad Mix 3 - Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow?