Poll: Should I rewrite/re-edit any of my older stories? Vote Now!
Author has written 20 stories for Final Fantasy VIII, and Dark Tower series.
Poll results... looks like most of you who cared to vote want me to retool/rewrite some of my older fics. Well, I'm game, just need to know which ones. I've already revised "gunblade practice", so that one's off the table. but there ARE others... Stay tuned and I'll put a poll up with my selections and you all can vote on which one you want me to redo.
UPDATE:12/20/2013: New chapter for Bells, for those of you who are interested! So, Chapter 28: Collateral Damage. General Caraway makes an appearance, and has a discussion with Zone.. prisoners are returned and... Rather a boring chapter, really. Sorry about that. Things WILL get more exciting in the next chapter however. Promise!
UPDATE: 11/21/2013: HOLY CRAP! Has it really been THIS LONG since I've updated!? I guess so...sheesh, i've gone from days, to weeks, to MONTHS between chapters anymore. I'm surprised anyone's still reading. Sorry about that by the way, I've gotten WAY too busy with too many things! Writing, drawing and of course actual WORK (you know, for money so i can pay bills, rent, and eat..). Oh, well. we all have our pet obsessions.. So, anyway, here's Chapter 16 for What Happens in Esthar, and there be lemons, but only a little, the rest mostly Squall, putting his various plans in motion...and working his way toward a BIG DECISION in the future.. have fun reading!
UPDATE: 08/23/2013: HAPPY SQUALL DAY!!! Our favorite brooding videogame hero turns 31! Wow, he's getting old isn't he? Of course, he doesn't actually exist and this is just speculation on his age since he was 17 in 1999 and that was 14 years ago so...aaand I'm babbling. late night. tired brain. Anyway. In honor of Squall's birthday, I've FINALLY managed to post a chapter for The Bells of Freedom: Chapter 27: The Art of War. Squinoa moments. stuff about war. Lemons. the usual stuff. ENJOY!
UPDATE: 07/16/2013: W00T!! Yay! Another update! This time for What Happens in Esthar!! Chapter 14, consisting mostly of sex and fluff. Yeah, not much to it, but fun to write nonetheless. I'll do my best to NOT be distracted by my OTHER fandom obsession, Outlander. They just cast this LOVELY young Scotsman for the lead role of Jamie Fraser for a TV series adaptation of the book (see @Outlander_Starz), and everyone (including me) just lost their minds. Both he and the author, Diana Gabaldon, have been very cool with their legions of fans, so...yeah. I've been a little bit distracted. Between that and Dr. Who, it's A wonder I got anything done at all..I do have another chapter that i've started for Bells...no idea on when it'll be posted. Stay tuned kiddies!
UPDATE: 07/06/2013: Another update! And THIS one LESS than two weeks after the last! Whew! Of course, it ISN'T What Happens in Esthar but hey...IT'S AN UPDATE, *ahem* You know, I should really just NOT predict which chapter I'll finish first because its invariably NOT the one I intend to...I DO have another chapter in progress for What Happens In Esthar...and should be posting IT in a few days as well...but I got caught up in the writing of the battle scene in this chapter and got so excited about it I simply had to write to it's conclusion. So, anyway, here's Chapter 26: War Dogs. Enjoy!
UPDATE: 06/16/2013: Update time!! This one, FINALLY, for Queen of Ice and Fire, Chapter 17:Burnout. In which Nida makes a new friend and Quistis finds some information which may end up being relevant in the Deling City Public Library. Read and hopefully enjoy. Sorry so long between updates on this story, but keep in mind, this is TWO updates on TWO different stories this month! Whooo-HOO! I'm getting better at this! So lets just ignore the fact that it took me TWO MONTHS to write this chapter, shall we? Next planned update: What Happens in Esthar...Don't ask when. I'll post it when I finish it. Let's see if i can get all my stories back on track after my vacation and other things had sort of derailed the writing for a bit. On a more personal note: Ashbear's visit this last week was tons of fun! It was soo cool having her here!
UPDATE: 06/07/2013 Time for another update at long last! this one is for Bells, and it is chapter 25: the razor's edge. Inspired of course by the AC/DC song of the same name, the lyrics of which i thought were most apropos for the content of the chapter. Stuff blows up, people die, Squall and Rinoa fight and kill lots of soldiers...and Chapter 26 will be a continuation of it. I know i said that I'd have a chapter for Queen as my next posting, and I'm still working on that... nearly finished, as a matter of fact. Once i get THAT one done, I'll return to What Happens in Esthar and pick up the story where I've left it. Meanwhile, I'm on vacation as of yesterday, am meeting Ashbear's train in Flagstaff tomorrow, and plan on taking her with me and my kids to the Grand Canyon on Sunday. It will be fun... despite the brutal heat. Anyway, read, review, and enjoy...there will be much more to come. Just don't bother trying to pin me down on when...
FELIZ A CINCO DE MAYO!!! And yes, it is time for yet another update. I had intended to post something for Queen, but was on a roll with What Happens in Esthar so went with it instead. Shortish chapter this time, but I hope you all like it. So here is Chapter XIII for what happens in Esthar. Hockey. Cartoons. Sex. Yep, I'm weird. Enjoy!
UPDATE: 04/13/2013: FINALLY!!! I finally have a new chapter for What Happens in Esthar! Chapter XII (didn't feel like actually NAMING chapters in this story..). Mostly fluff, a bit of lemon and a hockey game. Or the start of one, anyway. Have fun folks and I'll work harder at getting the chapters done and posted in a more timely fashion. Next update?? dunno. Bells? Queen? I've made a start on a new chapter for Queen anyway, should probably come back to it lest you all think I've abandoned it. I'd never do that, my motto is "no story gets left behind. " Or something like that. anyway, enjoy!
UPDATE: 03/29/2013: YAY!! Another update for The Bells of Freedom, this one is Chapter 23: Waking the Dragon. I also finished my drawing for Twin-Lance's story, Waltzing in the Rain, but due to technical issues with my scanner, I'm not able to post it yet. Next update on the docket is for What happens in Esthar... I promise. Meanwhile, have a great weekend and enjoy your Good Friday/Easter/whatever holiday.
UPDATE: 03/16/2013: Sort of update. NEW STORY. Just a short one shot of an idea that I've had for a while, titled "Interview". What would happen to Squall if he fails to protect Rinoa and she, along with their daughters, is killed? A sort of experiment written from Squall's POV in the first person. Read, review...hope you all like it. Next update will be for Bells. Then What happens in Esthar... at some point.
ARRGHH!!! I just realized when I posted the story that the title didn't come through completely!! Can I have a do-over??
UPDATE: 03/05/2013: Update time! Finally! For What Happens In Esthar... Chapter XI. Aaaaand... yeah. There's sex. a lot of it. So, read it with someone you love...or lust after. and enjoy the lemony freshness. Whew! Now i've got to figure out which story I'm gonna update next. Bells? Queen? Well, in between those three stories I still have my drawings to do...and I've still one left for the WIBI stories for Twin-Lance...once i get something figured out I'll start posting the in progress pics on my twitter page. If you wanna know more about the artwork I'm doing you can check it out on my deviant Art page under *ronin-ai. Soooo...until the next update...enjoy!
by the way, my profile was getting kind of cluttered again, so I cleaned it up some.
AUTHOR'S NOTE: While I do not have anything against Yaoi, please, gentle readers, be aware that I do NOT write Yaoi. That is not my preference. I apologize for any confusion on that matter in anything that I've written or stated in my summaries. This is not to say that I never will, I just don't see that in any of the characters I deal with.
On another subject... If any of you have read ALL of my stories, you may get a sense that they link together in a sort of loose timeline. When I started out writing them, I wasn't deliberately plotting out a big, epic story. I just took little bits and pieces, wrote them and suddenly found that they were interconnected. I was prompted to add this note after a reader expressed interest in a reference to an earlier fic I had included in one of my recent stories.
IF you, the reader, are interested in reading them in chronological order, they are as follows:
1: Unbreakable (at AO3 only)
2. Hero of the day
4. Moonbeams and Dragon Wings
5. The Bells of Freedom (in progress)
6: Midnight in Balamb
7. The Monster Hunt
8. Gunblade practice /Gunblade Practice Redeaux (yes, i know its spelled REDUX. Sorry, I'm not french)
9. the wolf and the lion
10. spirit of the wind
11. On angel's wings
12. Mission Zero
13. Queen of Ice and Fire (in progress)
14. Bragging rights
15. Red Skies
16: A Bad Day Golfing
Alternate Universe (AU) stories:
1. What Happens in Esthar...(in progress)
just a suggestion. I try to make each story stand on its own, but i am finding that they are becoming increasingly more intertwined with each other (with the exception of the AU story, that is..).
Basic info: I am female, american, single (and THINKING about looking...). I'm 40-ish, have two children, one dog, two cats (used to have a gerbil but my daughter gave it to her friend). Thus far, I've only written FF8 fanfics but IF inspiration hits (like for example, when I replace FFX, FFVII and FFXII and actually manage to PLAY them..)I might do others. I repurchased FFVIII a while back, and I've introduced it to both of my children. We are happily playing it again right now. another game that I've purchased but haven't had much time to get into is Dissidia Final Fantasy. I'm REALLY liking this game, but I agree with the critics who say that the story is a little weak. yeah, for a Final Fantasy game, it is. The gameplay is impressive however.
I actually have a job, which in this economy is something to be happy about. But that translates to very little personal time to pursue my interests such as writing, or anything else for that matter.
more info: I rent, not own. I have too many bills and not enough money, I enjoy fantasy, sci-fi, mystery, romance and true crime novels. I love loud, raunchy rock and roll, the more attitude the better! I've been divorced since feb 15, 2001 (yes, I know, ironic), and after my last relationship ended, BADLY, decided to just stop with the whole dating thing until I can get my head on straight. Tired of the BS.
so far.. not working. yeah, I have issues, and I'll see someone about them.. eventually.
I signed up to ffnet on the suggestion of a fan (ashbear, she's responsible for my being here... so you can either thank her or not...HOPEFULLY, you'll thank her. she's a very nice person..:). So far, I'm enjoying it, I really like some of the fics I've read, and was surprised at how many authors here I recognized from other sites such as RPGamer and the rpgffml mailing list. Upon signing up here, the first thing I did was re-read all of my old fanfics and cringe. then I revised and re-edited them, hopefully improving their readability. No, I didn't break the longer ones up into chapters though in hindsight, I should have. I didn't start out writing that way however. I just wrote until I was done. As you can see, I'm doing things a little bit differently with Bragging Rights.
in addition to my homepage, I maintain two blogs,, which is where I write stuff about my fanfics, writing, the creative process, and random weirdness, and , my Wordpress blog which contains thoughts, opinions, day to day stuff.. boring, mundane details of my life. I'm also on facebook (Afton Love, yes, that's my real name) and msn messenger (Ronin-ai, same as here), and twitter @RoninAi if anyone's interested. Anyone interested in taking a look at my artwork can see it on DeviantART, under *ronin-ai. If you really need to get ahold of me, email always works.
Hope you like my writing.. if you do, tell me, if you don't, tell me anyway. How else can I improve my writing unless the weaknesses that I've overlooked are pointed out to me?
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