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Author has written 8 stories for Dissidia: Final Fantasy, Final Fantasy VIII, and Final Fantasy X.
[UPDATE: Yes, I am still wanting to finish my fanfics. I apologize for the long hiatus thus far, but I've become pretty busy with my FFVIII dub as of late, and it's taking up a lot of my time. I am trying to find time to get back to writing, and hopefully I can update again soon. Thanks for sticking with me in spite of my constant delays.]
Hey! Let me just start off by saying I'm new to writing fanfictions, so I may not be very good at it. I'm definitely not new to writing, just writing stories like this. I'll try, but that's all I can guarantee. I am very well aware I tend to repeat myself when writing (using the same words over and over to describe an emotion or mood in a story) and I apologize for that. Due to what I said prior to this, I don't really know many other ways to do so and I'm sorry. I'm doing what I can, but I will welcome any tips and advice on how to improve on this. I've only ever written short stories (we're talking, like...30 pages, max), so that's one reason why my stories are so short. I'm hoping to find ways to make them longer. I'd like to know I can write a 50 chapter story, but I guess we'll see how things go.
My username, RadiantKeybladeFantasy, comes from three of my favorite video games by the way:
"Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn", "Kingdom Hearts" (the keyblade), and of course, "Final Fantasy". I'm always trying to think of interesting and cool usernames. Oh! And, just a quick warning...my stories may have a tendency to go a little "over the edge" because sometimes I get a little too excited about what I'm writing. I'm sorry if that ever happens and I'll try to stay in the lines of believable and sane, lol.
Other Sites I Use/Ways to Contact Me:
Youtube (Rarely used lately) - http://www.youtube.com/user/strangedaysfan
FACTS ABOUT ME:
I'm REALLY into those ever-popular, renowned "hero tales" where the guy has to save the girl! Something about that is just cool and fun to me - and, honestly...I think it's one of the best ideas out there! It really shows you exactly how much two people mean to each other and I find it to be like, the ultimate climax to a film or story. It's exciting, fun - and the ways that it happens are always changing, so it never really gets old! Those are the kind of stories I like reading about and have always written, so you might see that at some point in at least a few of mine - just another "heads up"!
People call me a romantic or whatever, but that's just the kind of thing I like. Call it cheesy - I don't care. I'll still call it who I am.
Legend of Dragoon
Devil May Cry
Play any of those games, and you'll see that they have one thing in common, at some point, even briefly.
Squall Leonhart is my favorite Final Fantasy hero (recently beat out Tidus, lol), so I'm probably going to write mostly FFVIII stories for this reason. Not to mention, he and Rinoa are an amazing pair! I think Final Fantasy VIII is one of the best and most fun games out there! It has a little bit of everything in it: action, adventure, magic, love, etc. - it's so perfect! Besides, even though it's a game, it shows that opposites really DO attract, people will do anything for love, and even the most unlikely person can become a hero everyone can rely on. Squall fits everything I've said up to this point PERFECTLY, so you can see why he's my favorite. Say and think what you will, but SE really came through on that one!
My stories are inspired from games I've played and movies I've seen and enjoy. I take the plot of those and twist them somewhat to come up with my ideas - throwing in my own flare to create, what I hope, to be an interesting plot that will keep readers enticed. This may, and probably will, lead to seemingly odd events at some point (you know, the kind that makes you think "what the-?!"), but that's what I'm used to writing. I think, and hope, that as long as I can pull it off, I'm not doing anything TOTALLY farfetched. If you enjoy my stories, great! Thanks! If not, don't read 'em. Simple as that.
I don't normally read fanfiction because I find them MUCH more fun to write. However, I will make exceptions for a friend, by request, or if I find one I am simply enthralled by.
I am a MAJOR fan of the SquallxRinoa pairing, so most of my stories will be about them.
I'm a fan of the following couples in FF history:
Canon - SquallxRinoa, YunaxTidus, CloudxTifa
Crack (all my own pairings) - Zack FairxRinoa Heartilly, Locke ColexGarnet, Tifa LockhartxLoz, Terra BranfordxTidus, Lightning FarronxFirion
That being said, the only Final Fantasy games I am familiar with are VIII, X, X-2, XIII, and XIII-2. I know VII, IX and XII, but VERY little - so, my stories will mostly revolve around the former. Any other FF characters I am familiar with, I have learned about through Dissidia...and I know those games don't exactly give you the best ideas about their persona and such.
"Into The Fire" - New chapter coming soon!
To my readers/reviewers: you all have so much patience, and it is always much appreciated. Thank you!
UPCOMING STORIES: (Not in order of production)
Final Fantasy VIII:
"Something Borrowed" - A SquallxRinoa One-shot. Definite "fluff".
"A Bullet In Time" - A "whodunnit" of sorts
"Criss-Crossed" - (Working Title) - - Apparently the idea for this story is way overdone, but I don't care. I've never written a story with this concept in mind, so I want to try it for myself now.
"Rewind" - (Working Title)
Dissidia: The 11th Cycle - This is a rewrite of my "Dissidia 011: Undecim" story. 5 of the 6 characters I originally included will return and the story will be much different. I made it reflect 012's way more than intended and I hope to make up for that with a stronger story on a real 11th cycle this time.
Dead or Alive - Yeah, okay, nothing really in mind right now, except maybe a story on the 6th DOA tournament. However, I really like these games, so I am interested in writing a story pertaining to the franchise. I guess we'll see how things go.
Kingdom Hearts - Two more stories that are slowly developing. I originally started off with the intention to do a KH fanfic, but eventually went the Final Fantasy route. Now, scrapping all of my old KH ideas, I think I may be able to stick to at least one.
Legend of Zelda - Yep! And, now, I'm slowly beginning to develop an idea for a Zelda tale, too. Of course, it won't happen for a while now - but, I love these games, so here's to hoping it works out!
Fire Emblem: Awakening - I am currently on my first playthrough of this game and I love it! It has actually started to inspire a short story. I don't quite know how long it will be; it may even end up being a one-shot in the end. But I am currently working out the plot and hopefully can get to work on it soon.
Crossover - I'm not really into writing crossovers, but I'd like to give it a try at least once and I'm developing an idea (at a snail's pace, if not, slower). Unfortunately, due to not being completely thought out enough just yet, I don't even have a title in mind. However, I will say that the story will revolve around major Final Fantasy rivals: Final Fantasy VII and Final Fantasy VIII. Common, I know, but...I just can't pass it up!XD
In what I consider a rather interesting and amazing observation, two of my stories appear to have theme songs. If you read the stories, and then listen to the song I have listed beside it, you may very well come to believe the same thing:
"Parallel" - "Taking Over Me" by Evanescense - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tLveefklFMw - This perfectly describes Rinoa's search for Squall to be reunited with him, and the whole feel and theme of the story.
"Into the Fire" - "Let It Burn" by Red - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=riV0Rykkmo8 - While I have not yet posted enough chapters of this story to really compare it to the song, if you pay attention to the lyrics, you may get a good idea of what this story is about. It perfectly details the relationship between Squall and Rinoa and the trials they face along the way. (Honestly, I've recently come up with an entire soundtrack for this fanfic, lol.)
Now, however...just for fun:
Let's start with your experiences of Final Fantasy (taken from ZephyrSkye's profile.8D)
Which one did you play most recently?
To you, what makes Final Fantasy such a good series?
List the FF games you've played, from favorite to least favorite,
Your Favorite Final Fantasy Game
Who does your party usually consist of?
Who is the best character?
What do you like most about the game?
Are there aspects of it you don't like?
Have you ever completed it? (Ie, got all ultimate weapons and secrets etc)
How old were you when you first played it?
Best and Worst
Best playable female character:
Best battle system:
Best summon/GF/Aeon/whatever they're called this time:
Most moving and/or epic cutscene:
Best limit/overdrive/you know what I mean:
Best character theme tune:
Favorite character of all time:
Worst story line:
Worst battle system:
Best game overall:
Worst game overall:
Favorite Character From The Games (leave blank ones you haven't played or know about personally)
II - Firion
THE KH SURVEY
(Please copy and paste this onto your profile and answer the questions! Axel says to spread the KH fever!)
1. Your favorite KH guy?
2. Your favorite KH girl?
3. Your least favorite KH guy? Why?
I don't know really, but...I guess Master Xehanhort.
4. Your least favorite KH girl? Why?
Larxene. Though recently, she's grown on me a little (and I like her lines, lol), she's just such a pain in CoM.
5. Favorite World? (Includes both KH1 and KH2)
KH1 - Atlantica and Neverland (Clock Tower), KH2 - The World That Never Was
6. Least Favorite World?
Monstro and Pride Lands
7. Favorite Weapon? (Includes both KH1 and KH2)
Ultima. Though, I have to say, the Oblivion looks AWESOME!!!
8. Least Favorite Weapon?
A lot actually. I tend to recycle the same keyblades everytime I play. Though, my least favorite of all is either the Crabhammer or the Monochrome.
9. Fav. Summon? (includes both KH1 and KH2)
KH1 - Simba and Tinkerbell (the latter is LITERALLY a life saver. I use her all the time for tough fights!)
10. Fav. Form? (aka. Sora's Forms)
Final Form, though I hate that it's so hard to obtain.
11. Favorite Pairing? (includes yaoi coupling) Why?
SoraxKairi, RoxasxNamine, AquaxTerra. I'm not too sure as to why about the second two, but let's face it...Sora and Kairi's only fault is that they refuse to voice their feelings to each other. That would clear up and end SO much tension and all about those two. I'm sorry, but SoraxRiku...UGH!
12. Least Fav. Pairing? (includes yaoi couples) Why?
Don't much go for yaoi, so...really all of them! It's just wrong, okay?!
13. Any cool crack pairings you've heard of? List 'em.
Yeah, I made one up myself, but uh...it's not in KH, lol. So...next question.
14. Weirdest Pairing(s) You've Ever Heard Of?
can't say...especially if you mean for JUST Kingdom Hearts.
15. Any "Kh-pet-peeves" you have
hmm...well, the gamers constantly going off about SoraxRiku and hating on Kairi SO harshly. I can't stand that! Seriously, WHAT. DID. SHE. DO?! She's an islander. She's going to dress that way. She's not a slut. Come on!!!
16. Fav. Partner in KH? (includes both KH1 and KH2)
Ariel (Spiral Wave is AWESOME to watch!XD A girl kicking-ass? Hell yeah!) and Riku - come on, the two best friends FINALLY get to save the world together for REAL! That's too good!
SECTION TWO: Do you believe it, or not believe it?
17. Do you believe in the Xemnas/Saix theory?
I might or might not if I knew what this question meant.
18. Do you believe that Zexion is emo?
Again, not quite sure what "emo" means, but...no?
19. Do you believe that Marluxia is gay?
What gives everyone that idea? the rose petals? There was a character in a PS1 game years ago that was male and used rose petals during at least one attack. No one thought HE was gay.
20. Do you believe that Kairi is the most annoying character in KH?
Not. even. close. The most annoying character? To me? Is probably Xemnas...or Sephiroth (even though the latter doesn't really have much of a role in KH).
SECTION THREE: Answer Yourself!
21. If Roxas had to choose either Namine or Olette, who would you root for? Why?
Probably Namine. I like Olette and all, but I don't see them being a couple. On top of that, it's practically inevitable that Roxas would fall for Namine due to specifics pertaining to their past. They were just basically meant to be!=)
22. What's your theory on KH: Birth by Sleep?
Actually, I never really came up with one. I was just wishing they'd get back to Sora and the others already. Still...BBS has grown on me.
23. Was Chain of Memories a waste of time?
No, I don't think so. It did clear up a lot of things pertaining to the start of KH2 (Roxas, Organization XIII, Namine, etc.) If you didn't play it, you'd be TOTALLY lost (like I was, having played KH2 BEFORE CoM, lol.) I think CoM was actually the LAST of the first three games I completed. Whoops...
24. If you had the choice of meeting ONE (and ONLY ONE!) KH character, who would it be?
Aww...I can't decide between Sora and Kairi. I hate this question!
25. Which KH character do you relate to the most? Why?
I can't really say. I can be like Riku sometimes, to be honest, but at the same time...I think I'm more like Sora, with a hint of Kairi in me due to her caring and compassionate personality.
26. What's the most embarrassing moment that ever happened to you that had something to do with KH?
I can't really remember, but I think there was a time when I used Sora and Auron's "Bushido" on Hades when running from his "lair" in the Underworld. I knew he couldn't be hurt at the specific point I launched the attack, but I did it anyway. I still don't know why...
27. Have you ever cosplayed as a KH character? If so, who? If not, who would you like to cosplay as?
No. I've considered it and even WANTING to do it, but...I don't think I ever could. Now, if I'd ever thought about it back when we still celebrated Halloween...I'd probably have chosen Sora!
28. The Funniest Moment in all of KH would be...?
In CoM, on the Destiny Islands, when Sora runs up to Riku. It was something like:
Sora: You're Riku!
Riku: Gee, thanks for remembering me. It's only been, what...a couple hours?
Don't quite remember it completely, but I know it was along that line.
29. The Hardest Enemy/Boss was...?
Sephiroth. Taken him on ONLY once in both games, but that was enough for me. I never played either game long enough to stand a chance at actually beating him.
30. What was a good edition in KH2 that made it oh-so-addictive?
The drive forms were a DEFINITE plus! Loved that idea and it really amped up Sora's potential! The only thing that made it better was Riku as a world partner!XD Now...if only he could have joined them OUTSIDE that world...and Kairi, too! *hint, hint, SE*
SECTION FOUR: Decisions, Decisions...
Note: You MUST only choose one! "Both" or "Neither" in unacceptable!!
31. Hayner or Pence?
32. Zexion or Marluxia?
33. Riku or Roxas?
34. Roxas or Sora?
35. Axel or Demyx
36. Kairi or Larxene?
37. AkuRoku or SoRiku?
38. Namixas or Namiku?
39. Zemyx or AkuRoku?
40. SoKai or SoRiku?
41.Sea Salt Ice Cream or Paopu Fruit?
42. Cloud or Leon
Leon (Squall). Cloud's cool, but...Squall is my favorite.
43. CloTi or Clerith?
44. Simple and Clean or Passion?
Simple and Clean really...
SECTION FIVE: The Last Section!!
45. List all the KH character you've fallen for. (This includes Final Fantasy charcter as well)
46. What crossovers would you like to see with KH?
Um...what all is left? ...I guess more FFVIII for me, too! If speculation is true that, given the end of KH2 with the letter Squall was reading, Rinoa might be coming into the series - oh, that'd be AWESOME! I'd love to see that!XD I'm curious as to whom would voice her, too.
47. Does anyone in KH look like another character? List 'em all!
Kairi, Namine, Xion, Aqua (sort of)
Sora, Roxas, Vanitas
Axel does kind of resemble Riku to a degree
48. Which new KH game can you absolutely NOT wait for?
Kingdom Hearts: Birth By Sleep, Kingdom Hearts 3! Get on with the third story of the trio, SE! I'm dying!!! And while you're at it...MAKE KAIRI A PARTNER NOW!!! She's offered in both games and been rejected in either. Come on!
49. Do you like KH1 or KH2 better? Why?
KH2. MUCH happier ending, Kairi fought (even momentarily), and there weren't any Heartless in that game that freaked me out. I HATED Agrabah and Monstro in the first game! EESH!!!
50. LAST QUESTION! What makes Kingdom Hearts one of the best games in the world!?
It's a new kind of story and the characters keep changing; progressing in new and better ways! You can clearly see how much they've grown from KH1 to KH2!
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When you were 5, your mom gave you a ice cream cone. You thank her by yelling at her that it's the wrong kind.
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When you were 26, your mom paid for your wedding. You thanked her by moving halfway across the world.
When you were 30, your mom fell ill and needed you to take care of her. You thanked her by reading about the burden parents became to children.
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