Author has written 40 stories for Final Fantasy I-VI, and Final Fantasy XII.
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Happy Thanksgiving, U.S. folks!
And as predicted, I have not been given a moment's peace to sit down and write.
When it takes four months or more to work on a one-shot...that's pretty bad...but I am practicing the art of PERSEVERENCE!
Good to all of you who are hammering out projects of your own!
Beastly beansprouts...haven't updated in a month and a half...urk. Not that there's been much to update about.
This year is eating my soul.
However, in the midst of soul-eating, three things are on the to-do shelf:
An E/Ry story (YES. I KNOW. Finally earning my keep...)
ANOTHER E/Ry story...but mostly baby Cu. (WHAT?)
And a Kain story.
Thanksgiving is SOON, thank goodness, so I hope to sit and ignore the world and plunk away at the keyboard without distraction. I say this...knowing that I will not be given a moment's peace...but I will try...I will try...
Drowning in paperwork and shenanigans. Want to work on small projects. No time. Sadface :(
While drafting and coloring and organizing classroom job posters, I was suddenly beset with thoughts of Golbez as Tom Riddle...and an unexpectedly beautiful E/Ry moment that really needs to be written down before it slips away from my muse again...
And I MAY have fiddled with a oneshot I started over the summer that has something to do with Aug 25th's update ;)
And the school year has begun again...good luck, all ;)
Why am I researching poker? Hmm. HMMM...
As an aside, as new IV stories emerge on the archive, please let me know so that I can add them to the IV community. I may not be around to read/review much anymore, but organizing this sub-archive is quite important to me, and yes, I will still receive emails.
The photos from NASA pose an interesting dilemma...COULD IT BE THE MYSTERIOUS MAIDEN??!!!
Working on a one-shot at the moment. Might have it up by the end of the week.
An exciting day for fandom ;)
Moonclaw, Freida Right, and I are about to spend a week brainstorming, youtubing, and undoubtedly creating sheer madness that may or may not show up somewhere on the internet.
Be advised: the universe might end.
I've posted a thing. Whoops. I did it again XD
Retired. Not dead.
Presently returning to the world of original fiction and the binders upon binders of story threads I abandoned a decade ago. I may occasionally post a fanfic for special occasions. Like..."Kain appreciation day"...Which is now a thing.
And of course--reviews still matter! :Makes crazed, soul-piercing expression:
It is finished ;)
August 9th 2013:
Moonclaw and I about a week ago decided to compile a list (a compendium) if you will, of all the Kizzy stories that have been presently archived. We're doing this because this pairing has now become so...welllllllllll...oddly bountiful, and since each of the stories ARE linked and it TRULY is essential that you read them all to understand the context for some of the more recent ones, I'm going to include it here for a reference. Unfortunately, since some of the stories are contained as chapters within a larger piece, this requires multiple tabs ;)
Here is the list (anything with a * indicates it is part of Moonclaw's "It's Complicated")(story with * * is not Kizzy but has content that lines up with Middle Management):
Anything but Love at First Sight* http://www.fanfiction.net/s/9114531/7/It-s-Complicated
3rd, 5th and 7th Wheels http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8688924/1/3rd-5th-and-7th-wheels
Betrayal is an Itch http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8929726/1/Betrayal-is-An-Itch
One of the Guys http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8871819/1/One-of-the-Guys
We Don’t Talk About It http://www.fanfiction.net/s/9027616/1/We-Don-t-Talk-About-It
A Fashionable Disaster http://www.fanfiction.net/s/9035122/1/A-Fashionable-Disaster
A Somewhat Troublesome Hair Day http://www.fanfiction.net/s/9060587/1/A-Somewhat-Troublesome-Hair-Day
The Art of Escape* http://www.fanfiction.net/s/9114531/3/It-s-Complicated
I Want to Be Your Canary http://www.fanfiction.net/s/9071020/1/I-Want-To-Be-Your-Canary
Something to Talk About* http://www.fanfiction.net/s/9114531/9/It-s-Complicated
Conflict of Interest* http://www.fanfiction.net/s/9114531/6/It-s-Complicated
A Flower For Your Thoughts* * http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8743527/1/A-Flower-For-Your-Thoughts
Middle Management http://www.fanfiction.net/s/9297530/1/Middle-Management
Kindred Spirits http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8896934/1/Kindred-Spirits
Drawer Space http://www.fanfiction.net/s/9270617/1/Drawer-Space
Step One: Admitting You Have a Problem http://www.fanfiction.net/s/9290622/1/Step-One-Admitting-You-Have-a-Problem
Closed Doors* http://www.fanfiction.net/s/9114531/8/It-s-Complicated
Split Timeline (what DOESN'T fit canonically in Moonclaw's ‘verse)
Drinks All Around http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8840832/1/Drinks-All-Around
Fly Away Baby http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8944533/1/Fly-Away-Baby
What’s In A Name* http://www.fanfiction.net/s/9114531/4/It-s-Complicated
NEWS. The community I started http://www.fanfiction.net/community/By-Light-and-Darkness-Cast-Aloft/100284/ is now up-to-date. The archive now has over 200 fics that are exclusive to FFIV.
A note about the community--why certain fics were added and not others. I did not add a fic if it was:
A. Of less than stellar quality, and I mean TRULY less than stellar, not nitpicky little errors (bad grammar, spelling, punctuation, prose, characterization...sense-making)
B. A discontinued piece (I tried not to add these...a few may have snuck in. By page 70, I gave up on skimming, no lie).
C. Contained yaoi/slash (this falls under the M category in most cases for me)...and it is also a very small niche in the IV fandom. If you write yaoi/slash and this offends you--my advice to you is this: start your own community so people can find this content specifically. You'll be doing yourself a favor, honestly, and those who are fans of said content.
D. M content. I attempted to keep the community fairly general, as many of the readers on this site ARE of the younger persuasion and several others would rather not read it at all. I skimmed most of the pieces with higher ratings, and while some moved into M territory, I felt that most remained in the T rating. When you find them, use your own judgement. Again, if you're miffed by this--start your own community for said content.
E. Poetry/songfic. I'm sorry, fandom, I really dislike poetry and songfics. Part of this is personal preference...and part of it is length. When you go looking for epic!fic and all you can find are sonnets...(yes, even mine didn't make the cut.)...let's just say I have made many an angry face. That, and songfic, as far as I understand, have been banned from the site for copyright reasons. But again, you can plead your case ;)
F. An over-abundance of OCs. I'm down for a few good OCs every once in a while, I will not lie. However. Stories that are ENTIRELY OCs verge on the category of...how is this even IV anymore? If there is NO mention of the original cast, chances are high, that the story did not make it into the community.
ALSO. A note: there ARE some stories that I honestly missed, and I'm always welcome to exceptions. 2,400 fics spread across 6 different games is quite a lot to sort through, and once you get down to '03, before the game archives were separated properly...goodness. So many VII, IX, X, and X-2 fics...why.
If you would like your piece to be added to the comm, and I haven't added it yet, by all means, message me :)
And if you're annoyed by seeing the same faces littering its first page, it means FANDOM NEEDS YOU TO WRITE. YES YOU. WE WANT YOU HERE. WRITE WRITE WRITE.
FFI-VI General Archive Updates:
Expect to see Cuore, Ursula, Leonora, Luca, Kluya, Cecillia, Maenad, Izayoi, Gekkou, Zangetsu, Tsukinowa, and K. and Q. Eblan being added to the archive for story tagging purposes. I have to send a follow-up email because I forgot about D. Lugae, K. Giott, and at least one other person...AH YES--Harley. Those of you who write for TAY, here you go!
And now back to the boring standard news:
What is a Mythweaver?
A Mythweaver is a highly sarcastic, dark humored introvert who watches too much British and Japanese television for her own good. By day she teaches Art to some awesome kiddos. By night she writes ridiculous fanfiction.
I hold old school video games with esteem. I was raised on NES and SNES games; I am all too familiar with the concept of "blowing on the cartridge" to get it to work, and I STILL have all the gear for Duck Hunt ;)
My childhood video game diet consisted of healthy amounts of Bubble Bobble, Metroid, Mario Bros, Zelda--a Link to the Past and Ocarina of Time; and just about every Final Fantasy in existence.
And then to the chagrin of all my personal acquaintances, someone introduced me to Ninja Gaiden for the XBOX in college. All hope was lost after that.
My foray into the anime world was fast, hard, and downright bizarre. Thank you, Cowboy Bebop. But for reasons unknown, I don't have the inclination to write for any of the fandoms of the shows that I've watched. So. Don't look for any anime material from me. I do have a certain fondness for CCS, Lovely Complex, Kimi ni Todoke, Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicles, Hana Kimi, Cowboy Bebop, Naruto, Bleach, D.Gray-man, Blood Plus, SOA and...others.
I am reasonably versed in the sci-fi 'verses as well...having marathoned all of the undermentioned:
Stargate SG-1, Star Trek TNG and Voyager, Warehouse 13, X-Files, Fringe, BSG, Firefly, Doctor Who (the originals and the modern).
I may sometimes reference any one of these shows from time to time, and if you catch them, bravo ;)
I am a huge fantasy dork, I love cartoons, and I devour media like some people breathe. Clearly.
What books does a Mythweaver devour...WELLLLLLLLLL...
Green Rider series by Kristen Britain. Love it. Down to earth, atmospheric, character driven series.
Sevenwaters Trilogy (although, now I suppose it's more than a trilogy) by Julliette Marillier (incredible modern day fairy tale author)
Percy Jackson series by Rick Riordan (for the feeeeelz)
LoTR (because really)
The Enchanted Forest series by Patricia C Wrede (snark)
Howl's Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones (Sophie)
and I must admit...I'm a sucker for a good ol' Jane Austen novel. (because Brits)
Final Fantasy Pairings That I support:
IV: Edge/Rydia, Cecil/Rosa, Kain/Izayoi, Theo/The Twinz' Mom ;)
Summaries: (in development)
Escaping the Flames (COMPLETE): Rydia didn't expect her life to go up in flames, but the arrival of a Dark Knight and Dragoon from Baron irrevocably changed things forever. Homeless, motherless, she finds herself in the company of a man who could be her ruin or salvation. She must learn to adapt herself to a life on the run, and to fight for not only her own survival, but the survival of countless others as Baron's plot unfolds. This story takes place from the point where Rydia joins the party, and ends with the fateful journey by ship to Baron. An in-depth novelization told from the perspective of the vivacious green-haired Summoner.
The Summoned Land (COMPLETE): Picking up where Escaping the Flames left off, The Summoned Land chronicles Rydia's life and adventures in the Feymarch. She toils for ten years among the Eidolons, building relationships, forging friendships, and eventually making a difficult decision--to trade one family for another. More original fiction than novelization.
War of the Crystals (COMPLETE): When Rydia returns from the Feymarch, she finds herself thrust back into the war. Distrust, anxiety, and hardship face the five companions, and Rydia must find her place among them. Traveling through the magma plains of the Underworld, climbing the endless Tower of Bab-il, and struggling to regain the crystals or lose them all entirely, Rydia wonders if there will ever be an end to the madness that's taken over the world.
It occurred to me that it might be helpful for all of you to have a break-down of chapters in my longer fiction. I understand that not all people have an interest in starting from the very beginning of an epic!fic without knowing where it’s going or what it contains. On that note, here is an overview of the chapters in WoTC for those of you who like to skip and jump around (yes, I too, am one of those readers). Chapters 1-11 were written from 2009-2010. Chapter 11-20 2011-present, so if you notice a change in the prose or pace, that's why. Everything written in 2011 was after I was no longer a student, and therefore had more time to write.
A note: All chapters are in Rydia’s POV except for chapters 7 and 8. Chapter 7 is in Cecil’s POV and 8 is in Rosa’s.
Chapters 1-4: Chillin’ in the Dwarf Castle. Some creepy Golbez hand action. Dwarves.
Chapters 4-7: Crossing the magma plains. Battles. Emo-riffic awesomeness
Chapters 8-11: In the Tower of Babil, including, but not limited to, more angst, the battle with Lugae, instrospective blather…and death.
Chapters 12-13: The party gets to take a break! The return to Baron. The introduction of Cid’s daughter. The brief cameo of the twins. Embarking on the next quest.
Chapter 14: The party flies all over the place. Yang’s wife. Edward. Bueller?
Chapter 15: MY FAVORITE PART OF THE GAAAAME OMGGGG. NINJAS!!!
Chapters 16-17: Tower of Babil mach 2. Rubicante. Return to Dwarf kingdom, and Cid.
Chapter 18: The Sylvan Cave. A little Edge vs Rydia snark. Or maybe a lot.
Chapters 19-21: The Feymarch
Chapter 22: The Sealed Cave/Evil Wall
Chapters 23: Traitor Face
Chapter 24: Dwarf Kingdom, Escaping the Underworld
Chapter 25: Mysidia!
Chapter 26: Frying pan/Odin/Rat's Tail ;)
Chapter 27: Odin/Rat's Tail continued
Chapter 28: Lunar Bound part 1. Attempting to reach the Crystal Palace...magical shenanigans
Chapter 29: Lunar Bound part 2. Puddlebeard. THE RING OF POWER (just kidding). And BAHAMUT.
Chapters 30: Giant of Babil. Kain's blue period.
Chapter 31: Council of Mysidia and the fate of Kain.
Chapter 32: Trial of Kain
Chapter 33: Darn kids, get off my airship! The blatant sexism of IV, haha
Chapter 34: Hell hath no fury like a Rosa kicked off of an airship
Chapter 35-39: Lunar Subterrane. Legendary weapons. Things n' Stuff.
Chapter 40: FINAL BATTLE.
Chapter Awesome: Journey's end.
The Girl With No Name (IN-PROGRESS): Based on an original character, this is a story about a girl who finds herself trapped in the Tower of Bab-il with no memory of who she is or where she came from, and worst of all, finds herself in the company of a peculiar man who promises her freedom in exchange for her cooperation. But what has she gotten herself into by becoming the mad doctor's assistant? And is it merely coincidence that she ended up in the tower at all? Set three years prior to the game's beginning.
On the Walls I Stand Alone (ONESHOT): A look into the mind of Rosa; the agony of being left at home when the men go off to war, and wondering if she should stand idle, or take action. A oneshot set at the beginning of the game.
Ready, Aim, SPOON! (ONESHOT?): An AU in which Edge pursues Rydia to the ends of the earth, even if it means he must do menial work at a Troian cafe. He can do anything--he's a ninja king, right? Not entirely. Tempers flare, projectiles are hurled...and Edge makes some important career decisions.
Musicality (ONESHOT): A oneshot about Prince Edward and how he forsakes human love for the immortal love of music. Bit of a spoof.
Summer's Ending (VIGNETTES): When Rydia's life comes to its end, Edge remembers her. A collection of vignettes about love and loss.
The Misfortune of Mistletoe (ONESHOT): When Rosa wants to help Edge along with Rydia, she plants a sprig of mistletoe. Rydia, however, has become quite good at foiling Rosa's plans.
Common Ground (VIGNETTES): I know the summary says the characters are OCs, but that's only because these pre-existing NPCs were never officially named. This is a short series taking a look back into the recent history of Eblan and how Edge's parents met each other and rose to power. A little darker than you might expect.
Powers of Attraction (ONESHOT): Written for an LJ prompt, and a twist on Edge and Rydia learning to make their magic work together. Rated for suggestive themes.
By a Difference of Twelve (ONESHOT): A glimpse into Porom's life seven years after the war. She is dreading responsibilities she feel she cannot escape, and Kain is dreading he may never have his life back. Together, can they find what they're looking for? A Porom/Kain fic written for Katmillia.
By a Difference of Gender (ONESHOT): Along a similar vein to By a Difference of Twelve--Palom has gotten out from under the thumb of the Elder and his twin, so when he ventures out into the world by himself, all he wants is a taste of freedom. What he finds is an unexpected attachment. Palom/Leonora-ish. Written for Freida_right.
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