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Author has written 25 stories for Final Fantasy VIII, and Dark Tower series.
UPDATE: 11/22/2015: Yes! Another update!! Whoo hoo, I'm on a roll! So, Chapter/Part X of Dragonfire, titled Be Still My Love is posted.. Final chapter folks, the only thing left is the Epilogue, which has been written and is now in the possession of my beta, Karla. So, this story is DONE. Now to figure out which story I should work on finishing NEXT...
UPDATE: 11/11/2015: Finally, another update! In honor of NaWriMo, I'm going to do my level best to actually FINISH all the stories I currently have in progress. Maybe a tall order, but I'm going to do my best... and with that thought in mind, I've posted a new chapter for Dragonfire...Part IX: Rescue and Reunion? Fasten your seatbelts folks, we're almost to the end of that one. Things look pretty grim...will Squall actually make it? Well...you'll have to wait for the next chapter on that one. The other stories I have in progress, Queen, and What happens in Esthar, as well as Happily ever after, I'm going to do my best to finish, as I've said. Even the ones I'm having problems with. Hopefully they'll be completed in a satisfactory manner ...or at least not be horribly lame (I have my doubts about that sometimes...). These last few months have been really tough. I'm not sure why but I've been in a real funk when it comes to my writing. One of the main reasons I want to finish my stories already. I need a break. After the last story is done, I'm going on hiatus. Not a permanent one, I just need a break. I want to concentrate on my drawing for a bit. Be assured, if any plot bunnies attack, you all will be the first to know.
UPDATE: 09/28/2015: Yeah, nearly two months between updates. Yikes! I wish I could say that I'm going to do better with this, but with now FOUR fics in progress, I have no idea how. Too much to do, and life as always takes its toll. Things have been kind of rough and it's made it difficult for me to concentrate and write anything worthwhile. I battle my own feelings of inadequacy, feeling that I'm just not good enough...for ANYTHING, much less my art or my writing. I feel sometimes like what I'm doing is pointless, a waste of time...yeah, I get depressed. Frequently. Anyway, I'm working on getting my groove back, and managed to finish another chapter for at least ONE of my stories. So, here's Chapter 4 for Happily Ever After... Beggars Can't Be Choosers. I've got another chapter in progress for Dragonfire, and still trying to figure out exactly HOW to end What Happens in Esthar...I've got a Bunch of stuff written, just not sure what I can use of it...Anyway, enjoy, and I'll update again soon as I can...Cheers, all!
FINALLY! UPDATE: 08/06/2015: Part VIII: Steadfast Hearts (Yeah, my titles sometimes suck. I'm working on that) is finally posted for Dragonfire, and I've also posted Chapter 1 of a new Seifer-centric story for the Successor Challenge prompt instigated by Emerald_Latias. The story is titled Happily Ever After and it's mainly going to be full of angst, irony, sarcasm and foul language. This IS Seifer, after all. Still working on the other fics: What Happens in Esthar in particular, I'm struggling with WHAT exactly I want to put into the next (possibly last? ) chapter. I don't necessarily want to drag it out, but I also KIND of want to tie up some loose ends. Yes, I realize that I SHOULD have called this story done with Squall's return to Deling City, and everything after should have actually been a separate fic... a sequel. BUT...it got away from me, which sometimes happens. I WILL finish it though.. just trying to figure out exactly HOW...
NOT QUITE UPDATE: 07/30/2015: Not yet, at any rate. Yes, I've got a chapter ALMOST ready to post (in a few days...just got the first half back from my beta...). And, yeah, I have a beta now, which I'm hoping will help me out on things that I tend to have problems with, overlook, whatever. If nothing else, a fresh pair of eyes and an honest opinion on the work in progress. So, everybody, say "hi" to Karla, my beta. Once I get the rest of the chapter back from her, I'll post it. And yeah, its the chapter from Dragonfire that I finished nearly a month ago. Sadly, you'd think I'd have gotten a good bit of progress done on it and the other WIPS I have, but that's not necessarily the case. Life intrudes, as it always does. I DID write a one shot smut fic though ...(its on AO3). Be patient you all, and I'll get more stuff ready for you to read!
UPDATE...kind of: 06/13/2015...Ok, so, no new chapters to post YET...but I DO have one nearly finished for Dragonfire. I'll post that in a few days if I think it's ready. Meanwhile, I got involved in a sort of "smut challenge" that was cooked up on one of my FB fanfic groups. It's a Sei-Fuu BDSM-type fic...and I posted it on AO3 since it's a little...explicit. It's called "Words". You can see it here: dot org/works/4073293
UPDATE: 05/17/2015...Another update for What Happens in Esthar, Chapter 25, which really is likely going to be the last chapter barring maybe an epilogue or another final chapter to wrap things up. So, SECOND to last, then conclusion, I'm guessing. Anyway...misunderstandings happen, then an argument, then... you'll just have to read the rest. Enjoy!
ok...on second thought (and a review that pointed out what I had overlooked...) it is NOT ready. I'm going to delete this, rework it and repost it... sorry for the inconvenience but I'd rather you all read something that was GOOD, not half-assed...
UPDATE: 04/04/2015 YES! FINALLY AN UPDATE! I actually have TWO on deck for tonight. Chapter 24 for What Happens in Esthar..The spring officer's ball is at hand, with Squall and Rinoa in attendance...where the evening does not go as planned. The next update is a rather short, random one-shot that I wrote because my Writer Muse made me. It's called Blood Moon, and it was inspired by the real-life blood moon, or lunar eclipse, that is happening in a few hours.. read, enjoy...and I'll update again as soon as I can.
PENDING UPDATE: 04/01/2015 ...watch this space... more info coming.
UPDATE: 02/28/2015: FINALLY another update! This time for Dragonfire. So, here's Part VII: Shifting Sands. Squall, Maiere and Teran are enduring an arduous and dangerous journey to meet Rinoa at the cape where the ruins of the old orphanage are. Will they make it? Stay tuned...Next update on deck is What Happens in Esthar. Got a BIT of a start on another chapter for Queen of Ice and Fire but finding it difficult to focus on...too much stuff going on. Gonna have to give it another look so it doesn't disintigrate into complete incoherence...Hope you all enjoy and I'll keep on with what I'm doing! Until the next update...
UPDATE: 01/19/2015: Yaaaay!! First update of the year! W000t!! So, for today's update we have Chapter 23 for What Happens in Esthar. Lemony fluffiness mostly, with a little bit more plot. This story DOES have a point, I swear! Anyway, enjoy!! Next update is for Dragonfire. Watch this space!
HAPPY MERRY NEW EVERYTHING!!! 01/03/2015- Yeah, I know it's a little bit late, but happy 2015 everyone. Sorry this isn't an ACTUAL update...yet. I DO have two chapters in progress though, one for Dragonfire and another for What Happens in Esthar...so be patient with me. I'll have something to post eventually. I really did want to post a chapter or two over the holidays, but it didn't happen, and for the usual reasons: too much to do and too little time to do it. I felt overworked, underappreciated and was definitely in a bit of a funk, trying to make the holiday cheery for my brother, who was enduring Christmas alone (save for me) for the first time. Mom had passed away earlier this year, my kids were off at their father's, and my 11-year-old dog was ailing. Christmas was nice in spite of that, though sadly my dog died the Saturday following. So I really wasn't in an emotional headspace to be terribly creative I'm afraid. I'm picking it back up though and working through the crud, and while sometimes it feels like I'm wading through sludge, I AM getting some writing done. I'm glad you're all enjoying what I write, it does make me feel good to have THAT much appreciated. I do enjoy it and would do it regardless of the feedback but I must admit that I much prefer POSITIVE or at least CONSTRUCTIVE feedback. Anyway, cheers to the New Year all, and I'll be posting new chapters before you know it! By the way, a big THANK YOU to all of you who read and review and enjoy. Keep it up and I'll keep up the writing!
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..Archive Of Our Own dot com..)
2. Hero of the day
4. Moonbeams and Dragon Wings
5. Happily Ever After (in progress)
6. The Bells of Freedom
7: Midnight in Balamb
8. The Monster Hunt
9. Gunblade practice /Gunblade Practice Redeaux (yes, i know its spelled REDUX. Sorry, I'm not french)
10. the wolf and the lion
11. spirit of the wind
12. On angel's wings
13. Mission Zero
14. Queen of Ice and Fire (in progress- currently on Hiatus)
15. Bragging rights
16. Red Skies
17. Indelible Ink
18. A Bad Day Golfing
20: Dragonfire (in progress)
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..). And as another side note, these stories are listed in event order from In-game to post-game, NOT in the order that they were written.
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, The Ronin blog, which is where I write stuff about my fanfics, writing, the creative process, and random weirdness, and Mindcrimes, 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), Skype,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?