Dramaya M. Murasaki
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Joined 10-22-04, id: 691980, Profile Updated: 04-26-11
Author has written 1 story for Final Fantasy VII.

Welcome!

Greetings to everyone who stumbles across my humble abode here on FanFiction.net. Illusory Flame, previously titled Ignis Fatuus, is my first fanfiction on here, and probably my last too... I've pretty much discovered that fanfiction isn't something up my alley, although I've still learned so much thanks to writing Illusory Flame.

As for how long I might be writing IF, I recently did a calculation about that... I've determined that if the entire trilogy of IF is at least ninety chapters long, and, minus the chapters that I've already written, I update at least once a month... it'll be around six years before you'll see the conclusion. XD Honestly, I'm not sure myself if I'll be able to persist on the story for that long, but I love the story so much as it is that I personally would love to see it through to the end. Although, that does depend on how many readers I have too... I mean, it would be pointless to have slaved over it for so long and have no one to read it; that just makes me sad to think about. :( Nonetheless, I've never been able to write a story from beginning to end before, so I believe this is good practice if I want to become a published (hopefully best-selling!) author someday.

~ Otherwise ~

To say the least, I'm an eccentric, nerdy geek. I enjoy nothing more than sitting at home, either in front of the computer moniter, the television screen, or savoring the seclusion of my room. I'm obssessed with the color purple, contemporary rock bands like Breaking Benjamin and Seether, and my two dogs (a Sheltie and a Golden Retriever) who I absolutely love to death. I dislike sunlight, icky foods like lasagna, and have a powerful distaste towards most modern comedy movies. I'm usually quite mature, but I'm also quite sensitive inside and out, and often it's quite difficult for me to suppress my emotions. But, I can assure you that I respect everyone and everybody if they respect me, and only turn nasty towards those that don't. I'm at least halfway decent in most things I attempt, though I still have doubts about myself even in the things that I'm most proficient in. Slowly, though surely, I have developed more confidence in myself. :)

~ For Your Information ~

Just to let you know, I am a very open-minded and receptive person, and am willing to accept advice from anyone who offers it. Whenever I do write a fanfiction, more often than not it will feature a horde of original characters; I have a lot of difficulty working with the canon characters. Unfortunately, though, many an original character have received a bad name thanks to Mary Sues/Gary Stus, and hence people tend to criticize fics that feature original characters a little more harshly. Feedback in any way, shape, or form will be hugely appreciated, although flames will go ignored simply because they're not "constructive criticism" and are highly immature. Also, please, PLEASE alert me of any grammical or spelling errors (or mistakes in general) where my spellchecker and I might have slipped up. You will help console the worrywart perfectionist I am.

~ A huge thanks to ~

My fellow authors -ashanara-, Leah Black, M. E. Gryphon, Crazy Hyper Active Nyx, Aria Sonata, Vanity Weasel, and MirokuTK, my editor Midnattsol a.ka. Phaidor, any and all readers and reviewers, and anyone else who continues to support what I do. Even if it doesn't seem like I acknowledge it all the time, it really means so much to me. Maybe my story isn't the best around, and I still yearn to have more than the review count I have now, but I cherish the praise I have received so much, I can't emphasize it enough.

THANKS AND HUGS TO ALL!

~ What I like best ~

Hobbies/Activities: Singing, acting, drawing, working in Photoshop, writing, making AMVs, constant editing, daydreaming, cosplaying.

Music: Evanescence, A. F. I., Phantom of the Opera, Chevelle, Breaking Benjamin, Lacuna Coil, Within Temptation, A Perfect Circle, Linkin Park, Nobuo Uematsu, Three Days Grace, Tool, Enya, Puscifer, Howard Shore, Skillet, Fuel, Creed, Lifehouse, Kerli, Akira Yamaoka, RED, Flyleaf, Rammstein, Seether, Apocalyptica.

Movies: Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children, Lord of the Rings (Peter Jackson trilogy, duh), Star Wars (yes, all six of them, OH EM GEE), Casino Royale, Spiderman, Cars, The Incredibles, Lion King, Clue, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Finding Nemo, Transformers, Iron Man, Batman Begins, Batman: The Dark Knight, Forrest Gump, Watchmen, James Cameron's Avatar, Wall-E.

T.V. Shows: Ghost Hunters, Ghost Hunters International, Destination Truth, Whose Line Is It Anyway?, Planet Earth documentary series, Animal Cops, It's Me Or The Dog, Mythbusters, The First 48, Criss Angel Mindfreak, Hoarders, Fact Or Faked: Paranormal Files, UFO Hunters, MonsterQuest.

Books: Phantom of the Opera, Frankenstein, Inheritance series (Eragon, Eldest, Brisingr), Eats, Shoots and Leaves, The Things They Carried, A Walk In The Woods, A Great And Terrible Beauty, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, Shakespeare's Macbeth, Life Of Pi, Fire Bringer, Flight by Sherman Alexie.

Anime/Manga: Inuyasha, Chobits, RG Veda, Magic Knight Rayearth, Princess Ai, Fruits Basket, God Child, Cardcaptor Sakura, Angelic Layer, .Hack//Legend of the Twilight, Yu Yu Hakusho, Claymore, Princess Tutu, My Neighbor Totoro, Howl's Moving Castle.

Video Games: Final Fantasy VII, VIII, X, and X-2, Dance Dance Revolution, Super Smash Brothers Melee, Pokemon Sapphire and Ruby, Mario Kart 64, Mario Kart Double Dash, Tales of Symphonia, Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, Dead or Alive 4, Silent Hill 2, Silent Hill 3, Silent Hill 4: The Room, Silent Hill: Homecoming, Devil May Cry 3, Super Mario Sunshine, Metroid Prime, Metroid Prime 2: Echoes, Metroid Prime 3: Corruption, Half-Life 2.

Celebrities: Anne Hathaway, Liam Neeson, Elijah Wood, Viggo Mortensen (and pretty much the entire cast of LotR...), Heath Ledger, John Burgmeier, Chuck Huber, Kerli, Dave Wittenberg, Chris Pine, Mary Elizabeth McGlynn.

Characters: Yazoo and Loz (Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children); Kuronue (Yu Yu Hakusho); Sesshoumaru (Inuyasha); Ouka (.hack//Legend of the Twilight); Umi Ryuuzaki (Magic Knight Rayearth); Yuna (Final Fantasy X/X-2); Samus Aran (Metroid series, Super Smash Brothers); Midna (Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess); Teresa of the Faint Smile (Claymore); Fakir and Rue/Princess Kraehe (Princess Tutu); Howl and Calcifer (Howl's Moving Castle); Dante and Lady (Devil May Cry 3); Dr. Manhattan and Rorschach (Watchmen); Heather Mason (Silent Hill 3).

~ Where Else I Dwell ~

My YouTube Channel ~ Just the perfect place for being able to share the AMVs (Advent Children and Final Fantasy X-2, respectively) that I like to create sometimes. I haven't got much up, but I assure you from the feedback I receive, it's certainly worth checking out. Also, a Kadaj tribute I created was an action finalist in Anime USA's recent AMV contest AND 2nd Place in a Final Fantasy VII contest on YouTube, so there's some credit to my skills. :)

My DeviantArt ~ Finally, I have some of my art here on my DevArt account! Like YouTube, I don't have much up yet, but I hope to be uploading lots more in the future! Especially now that I have Photoshop CS4 Extended AND a Tablet. :D Also, I finally have some fanart up of my OCs, Kallie and Aurei, for those of you who want to know what they look like!

My Cosplay.com ~ And yes, I have pictures of my three costumes to show off! I've only made Yuna from Final Fantasy X, Songstress Yuna from Final Fantasy X-2, and Gijinka Kyogre from Pokemon so far, but I am determined to keep making more. According to the overwhelming reception I always get at anime conventions, I certainly make a very good Yuna, so I would love it if you took a look.

My Formspring~ Just something I thought I'd put up for fun. For those of you who aren't familiar with Formspring, it's basically a site where you can ask a person there any question you want! I do have my account set up so that you have to be a logged in member in order to ask me a question, but you can do so anonymously if you want. If you've ever wondered something about me, or have a question about Illusory Flame even, then now's the time to ask! I can't guarantee I'll get to your question immediately, but I'll do my best to answer them all... if they're appropriate, that is. :P

~ What's new, what's up ~

4/27/11

-sigh- I'm such a terrible person, aren't I? My fanfic finished by January 2011. Yeah, right... Well, that was the plan, it really was. But, other stuff got in the way. During winter break, the time when I was SUPPOSED to write the final two chapters... I got about three pages done, and then I just lost motivation. Simply put, I think I just got sick of writing and I just wanted to start doing other things that I was far more interested in (I namely blame this on finally getting a DS Lite and Pokemon SoulSilver as an early Christmas present, lol). And then, after a while, I finally decided that I just needed a damn break. I knew that my writing was getting stale, and I needed to refresh myself.

Though I have no idea exactly how many people bother to read this section, I have been meaning to update this, I really have, just because I don't want to leave all these people who have been reading my story in the dark about what's going on. Simply put, I honestly just got lazy about it. Why? Who knows, I'm a frikkin' procrastinator. I've especially been bad about it this particular semester of college. 2011 has been a really rough year for me thus far, I'll say that much. It's actually been a real relief not to have to write anything, to be honest.

However, I HAVE been starting to pick up writing again, and that does mean Chapter 32! I'm not going to promise that I'll be finishing it anytime soon--in fact, I'm never going to promise or guarantee anything anymore with this fanfic, just because I don't want to hold myself down like this, especially on something that's not my biggest focus anymore. The only guarantee that I will make is that I do plan to finish this story, there's no question about that. It's so close to finally being done, this story I've been working on (the first third of it, anyway), how I possibly just let it sit unfinished? I am really hoping to have it done by the end of this summer, but again, no guarantees.

That's all for now, folks. See y'all around!

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The Gunslinger by Nataku's Wrath reviews
Vincent Valentine: A hero of legend, sleeping through time. What happens when he wakes up in Spira to find a new terror destroying the land and a new group of heroes asking for his help? Final Fantasy VII x X crossover. Read and Review!
Final Fantasy X - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Fantasy - Chapters: 27 - Words: 239,649 - Reviews: 1401 - Favs: 1,266 - Follows: 1,117 - Updated: 4/1/2013 - Published: 7/19/2006
Kuro to Gin by tamagopants reviews
[Post AC][YazooxTifa] Rescue, forgiveness and safety, Yazoo is lucky enough to meet someone who gives him all three. A story of one clone's struggles of losing everything and getting it back.
Final Fantasy VII - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 27 - Words: 80,316 - Reviews: 737 - Favs: 178 - Follows: 138 - Updated: 10/12/2008 - Published: 2/17/2006 - Yazoo, Tifa L.
All I Needed Was You by Midnight Bloodlust reviews
A companion fic to You Were All I Needed // ONE-SHOT // Kuronue remembers. // I ran, just like he told me. I ran like the coward I was.
Yu Yu Hakusho - Rated: T - English - Angst/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,456 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 8 - Published: 5/15/2008 - Kurama M., Kuronue - Complete
Famous by YuniX-2 reviews
When Tidus returns, Yuna thinks her days of difficulty are over. But will she be able to cope with the attention Tidus is recieving from the media? The citizens of spira want to know who their savior's new pal is, and they'll stop at nothing to find out.
Final Fantasy X-2 - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Humor - Chapters: 7 - Words: 18,569 - Reviews: 68 - Favs: 27 - Follows: 26 - Updated: 1/31/2008 - Published: 10/18/2006 - Tidus, Yuna
Sable and ivory by Marilena reviews
Yuffie didn't know that playing with fire can get you burnt. Especially when the fire is Vincent... Yuffentine.
Final Fantasy VII - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 12 - Words: 22,740 - Reviews: 241 - Favs: 111 - Follows: 139 - Updated: 12/27/2007 - Published: 1/20/2007 - Vincent V., Yuffie K.
Breathing by Tifa Gainsborough reviews
A moment or two with you. A kiss here and there, thats all I need. 30 Kisses Challenge. Zax x Aerith
Final Fantasy VII - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 30 - Words: 15,549 - Reviews: 43 - Favs: 32 - Follows: 9 - Updated: 10/23/2007 - Published: 4/17/2006 - Aerith G., Zack F. - Complete
Lost and Found by Sulphurya reviews
Three years since Jenova. Two years since Jinrei. Now three silver haired men arrive with a mission. Friendships will be formed, love will be tested and lives will be lost forever. AeriSeph, RuTi and the usual gang!
Final Fantasy VII - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 14 - Words: 82,392 - Reviews: 145 - Favs: 27 - Follows: 20 - Updated: 9/18/2007 - Published: 2/26/2006
Sandwiches by LiteralBlue reviews
Also known as 101 ways to get rid of a seagull. A few past secrets are revealed as the SHM eat sandwiches, and are chased by a bird! Pure randomness. CHAPTER SIX UP AT LAST!
Final Fantasy VII - Rated: T - English - Humor/Drama - Chapters: 6 - Words: 4,851 - Reviews: 56 - Favs: 19 - Follows: 22 - Updated: 7/27/2007 - Published: 5/20/2006 - Kadaj, Loz
Waiting On The Stars by rEckLeSsLy.cOnFIneD reviews
[Cloud x Tifa] For tonight, she seemed more preoccupied with the heavenly lights. For tonight, he seemed more preoccupied with her. [oneshot]
Final Fantasy VII - Rated: M - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 8,069 - Reviews: 65 - Favs: 190 - Follows: 13 - Published: 7/10/2007 - Cloud S., Tifa L. - Complete
Tifa's Dreams by Kandy-Sugar reviews
[COMPLETE] CLOUD AND TIFA! Chapter 15: It Always Ends With A Kiss. 2 years later...21 year old Tifa is working at a bar: Seventh Heaven, trying to get over a certain someone. What'll happen when he returns? M: Adult Situations...
Final Fantasy VII - Rated: M - English - Suspense/Mystery - Chapters: 15 - Words: 64,482 - Reviews: 132 - Favs: 79 - Follows: 41 - Updated: 7/6/2007 - Published: 3/28/2005 - Cloud S., Tifa L. - Complete
Kadaj Axed the Beanstalk by Neophyte Ronin reviews
It's almost bedtime in the lifestream and Aerith has to keep those lovable remnant scamps under control. While she does that, she might as well drop a life lesson or three! Inspired by a Challenge at the Genesis Award BBS...
Final Fantasy VII - Rated: K+ - English - Humor/Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 7,866 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 7 - Published: 6/24/2007 - Aerith G., Kadaj - Complete
Naruto the Badfic by RedLotusNin reviews
ONESHOT. Vampires, sappy romances, MarySues… I think it’s time for these Naruto fanfic clichés to go down. I’ll start. [CrackParody]
Naruto - Rated: M - English - Humor/Parody - Chapters: 1 - Words: 10,242 - Reviews: 136 - Favs: 207 - Follows: 25 - Published: 5/15/2007 - Complete
More Than Just Battles by Goddess Jeshi reviews
You know the Smashers. You know they fight, their secret skills, etc. But do you know which one can survive in the sand the longest? A humor tale of 'contests', from the long jump to swimming with sharks! Please read and REVEIW!
Super Smash Brothers - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 6 - Words: 5,811 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 2/3/2007 - Published: 6/19/2006
Ashes and Ghosts by Clownfood reviews
A building on fire. Yazoo can't just walk by, can he? The children. They're screaming...Yazoo ends up at Tifas care. What will she do? can you kill someone just for looking like somebody else?
Final Fantasy VII - Rated: T - English - Tragedy/Adventure - Chapters: 8 - Words: 13,347 - Reviews: 78 - Favs: 50 - Follows: 31 - Updated: 10/29/2006 - Published: 12/23/2005 - Yazoo, Marlene W. - Complete
Touched by Serenanna reviews
After the good ending of X2, Yuna wonders how much she has changed since defeating Sin, and if the man she loves can accept that she's not the innocent girl he remembered. TidusYuna, Lemon.
Final Fantasy X-2 - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 2 - Words: 15,561 - Reviews: 73 - Favs: 242 - Follows: 38 - Published: 7/6/2006 - Tidus, Yuna - Complete
The SEPHIROTH Owner's Manual and Maintenance Guide by Akari Shinju reviews
Thank you for purchasing a SEPHIROTH. Please read the enclosed manual to avoid any mishaps and malfunctions while 'playing' with Jenova's favorite son.
Final Fantasy VII - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,662 - Reviews: 60 - Favs: 187 - Follows: 6 - Published: 3/3/2006 - Sephiroth - Complete
Autumn Bane by Torenza reviews
IYKa. AU. Marriage seems inevitable for the couple who can’t stand each other. [A Swan Lake parody]
Inuyasha - Rated: T - English - Romance/Parody - Chapters: 9 - Words: 51,757 - Reviews: 1685 - Favs: 678 - Follows: 311 - Updated: 12/21/2005 - Published: 9/13/2003 - Kagome H., Inuyasha
Samus Aran: Bounty Hunter by Authraw reviews
Sequel to The Hatchling. Samus Aran starts a new life within the Galactic Federation. Can she succeed as a bounty hunter?
Metroid - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 10 - Words: 14,907 - Reviews: 37 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 10 - Updated: 9/4/2005 - Published: 7/19/2005
Illusory Flame: Embers reviews
Continuation of AC. They have a mission to fulfill. She has a promise to keep. After their apparent demise following Sephiroth's defeat, can Loz, Yazoo and one very unlikely ally named Kallie work together to recover what they've lost? Please R&R!
Final Fantasy VII - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Adventure - Chapters: 33 - Words: 350,583 - Reviews: 114 - Favs: 24 - Follows: 20 - Updated: 1/12/2012 - Published: 7/21/2007 - Yazoo