Author has written 3 stories for Final Fantasy VII.
From the desk of the Muse: January 7, 2017
My wonderful little sister gifted me Final Fantasy 15 for Christmas. I'm going to be here a while because the game pulled me in and will not let me go in a good way. But I am working on writing the updates for the fics and progress is being made. Soon. Soon I will have things to post. Thanks again for the patience and hopefully I'll get things caught up very soon! - The Muse
I'm the type of person who likes to play the "What-if game" with a lot of the things I write (even if the ending of something is already known). I like getting a reaction from people and seeing their thoughts on it. Maybe I'll get a review with someone who agrees with it and thinks my theory is clever, or maybe someone who wants to debate me and tell me otherwise. Either way I'm happy. :)
I write because I love to, not because others tell me to. Fan fiction is my branch to stave off what I like to call "Writer's burnout" and to prevent it from happening with my real life novel I'm currently working on and submitting to publishers and agents. (That one is a whole lot better grammar wise and advanced plot wise than anything I would ever post here). Needless to say, I'm comfortable with my writing and take criticism extremely well. Sometimes you need to have a little bit of fun on the side while working on your life's passion. And in this case, fan fiction allows me to play the field a little bit and not have to worry about the rejection letters and stress that come with it. That, and I can can break some grammar rules that otherwise would get me scolded by an editor (the 'ly' rule especially). :)
Don't get me wrong, once my stories are complete, I will take another look at them in about a month or two (or sometimes years) and then probably take it down, rework it a bit, and repost. It doesn't always happen, but hey, what can you do? Even the best writers miss something. :)
So yeah, while reviews are nice, I don't thrive on them to continue writing. Nine times out of nine, I'll keep writing regardless of what anyone thinks. And that's something I enjoy most of all. However, a nice review every now and then does make the Muse smile and update a little bit quicker. :Hint Hint: :)
On Reading and Reviewing work of others:
If I don't review to your fic right away, don't panic. It's not that I do not like it by any means. (Usually I tend to subscribe to the story and then read it when I have the free time to do so--I do have an actual job that I report to to pay my bills, which, unfortunately, isn't in the writing field.) If the fic is actually finished though before I get around to reading it and I still haven't reviewed, please, by all means, don't be afraid to remind me and it will get bumped to the top of my list. Don't worry. If I promise to read your stuff, you will hear from me sooner or later. ;)
My current obsession: Final Fantasy XV and The Last Guardian (We are going to be here awhile folks and that is a very good thing because both are excellent)
Still obsessed with and all time favs: (Feel free to recommend fics worthy of being read at any time from any of the categories I have listed below. The Muse always enjoys a good read.)
(Games) The Last of Us, Final Fantasy Crisis Core, Chrono Trigger, Chrono Cross, Final Fantasy I-XV, Final Fantasy XIV, Suikoden series, Tales of Symphonia, Trauma Center, and a whole lot more...
(Anime) Monster Rancher (Does ANYONE else remember this series?), Digimon (seasons 1 and 2, didn't care all that much care for 3, 4, and 5), Fullmetal Alchemist (both the first series and Brotherhood are simply epic), Tales of Symphonia the OVA, and though I'm sure it's considered a cartoon and not an anime, The Legend of Korra.
(Manga): Fullmetal Alchemist and whatever else I find time to follow
My Current In-progress Projects:
One Hundred Tiny Missions- "All he wanted to do was get out of lunch with Palmer, not destroy half of Midgar." A fun look at just what Tseng goes through on a daily basis while managing his Turks. Get ready for 100 fun missions with our favorite 'bumbling' branch of Shinra. In which Flower Carts will be blown up and guinea pigs will fight back. :)
He Let Me Live -The much anticipated sequel to 'I Let Them Go' detailing Cissnei's life after the Sector Seven Incident as she attempts to pick up the shards of her life and put them back together into some semblance of normality, which isn't easy with friends turned worst enemies and a certain blonde-haired infantryman back on the scene...
Current update schedule is: Loosely tied to the availability of chocolate chip cookies and gummy bears...and coffee, lots of coffee
I let them Go - What exactly did happen to Cissnei after the events of Crisis Core? A unique 'what-if' story that paints a very different picture of what happened after she let Zack and Cloud go. (Status: Completed--needs grammar touch up, badly, when time permits.)
Projects under revision:
Dark Ages, Dark Days: Escape from Zeal Kingdom: (For the small group of you who actually remember the days before I found my footing in writing Final Fantasy stuff and I ripped down all my old fics to reinvent my writing because I was straight up awful as a writer, I found the damn thing on a disk finally, 12 YEARS LATER, so naturally, it's being rewritten. Not sure if anyone will really care, but hey, I want it rewritten and posted.)
Planned Future Projects:
1. A possible sequel to One Hundred Tiny Missions. (I'm getting a TON of demand for this via PMs as well as lovely readers pitching ideas for missions they'd like to see done but were suggested too late in the fic for me to make them work in the final chapters--also possible some were lost by mistake since in the past 6 years it's taken to write the first missions fic so far, my old laptop went at some point taking the master list with it.)
2. A sequel to He Let Me Live. (Also getting questions via PM about a sequel to this particular fic. There is enough material to work with for a pretty kick-butt sequel and if the demand is still there when it is completed, this could happen, folks. More info to come later.)
3. Venturing out of the Final Fantasy VII fandom for a smidge, a rather in-depth story from one of my all time favorite games ever (Suikoden I) that has been nagging at me for a while now. And since you all know I just LOVE playing with characters that don't get a whole lot of lengthy material written on them, I'll leave it up to those of you who have played the game to guess just which character this might be about. ;) Cookies to those who guess correctly. That is all I will say at the moment. (Author note: I have the attention span of a gnat and the eyesight of a fruit bat, this could take a while.)
4. Again venturing out of the Final Fantasy fandom, a reworking of a fic I wrote for my favorite game Chrono Trigger from a long time ago. I found the old file after 12 years on a very old-school 3.5 disk while cleaning out an old computer for recycling, so now I just need to rewrite it into something worth reading because I remember how much fun I had writing it. ;)
If you get the chance, or just feel like it, feel free to send me a message or two. I enjoy getting mail. :) Simple things for simple minds I suppose.
If you wanna know about original works, please, just ask. I love chatting it up and encouraging new writers.