Catherine Rain
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Joined 07-31-01, id: 99346
Author has written 14 stories for Final Fantasy VII, Suikoden, Final Fantasy I-VI, and Ar tonelico series.
I do mostly one-shots. If the story's here at all, it's complete.

I write about FFIV because I love the game dearly and I think it achieves more than most give it credit for. Despite its streamlined story sequences and dated format, I find more pure storytelling packed into this old game than many new shiny RPGs, with their voice acting and FMVs, ever bother to try for. What it does, even in its limited format, it does well.

I write about FFVII because I feel affection for the game's world. It stands for the sanctity of life amidst wretched conditions, where flowers bloom in a sunlit church in a poor neighborhood devoid of hope. I find that beautiful.

I write about Genso Suikoden because it reflects what is in my heart. I've been a fan since there was only one game, little-heard-of, and not expected to have a sequel. It's still that first game that is at the root of everything I hold dear about the series.

I write original stories because my brain keeps coming up with places and suggestions of things that could be, and I long to find out what happens in any given circumstance. It is a way to think about issues that weigh on my mind or to preserve precious memories before they fade away. Sometimes my stories help me explore an alien thing, be it a place, a situation, a standpoint or the mind of another person. My characters are as confused as I am, as all people are, but when they interact with each other they can learn things; and sometimes, through them, I learn things too.

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Lost Boy by kissdbyachainsaw reviews
Hero reflects over Snowe's unexplored potential after the world around them has changed, for better or for worse.
Suikoden - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,169 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 5 - Published: 3/4/2005
Because You're a Silverberg by Atavaka reviews
You're... not quite what I expected." With these first words, Apple pretty much sums up her first encounter with Caesar Silverberg. Needless to say, the two don't exactly... "click" right away.
Suikoden - Rated: K - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,434 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 9 - Published: 2/1/2005
Days Go By by Ellcrys reviews
A man who has long cloaked himself in mystery reveals the hope he has kept hidden, when a visitor arrives at midwinter. S1, short, and strange.
Suikoden - Rated: K - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,769 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 3 - Published: 12/25/2002 - Complete
Ace of Spades by Luna Manar reviews
In our need to be loved, we often stack the deck against ourselves.
Final Fantasy VIII - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 15,234 - Reviews: 27 - Favs: 47 - Published: 5/2/2002 - Squall L., Rinoa H. - Complete
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Ar tonelico: Borderline reviews
Spica stencils Jakuri's hair. Quasi-drabble.
Ar tonelico series - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 401 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 4 - Published: 2/1/2009 - Complete
Checkmate reviews
Caesar and Apple debate the meaning of "family." Silverbergness ensues.
Suikoden - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 2 - Words: 2,463 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 2 - Updated: 3/25/2008 - Published: 3/4/2003 - Complete
Nature is Calicoblind reviews
Sometimes tourists discover that nekobolds and cats aren't so different after all...
Suikoden - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 654 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 10/22/2007 - Complete
Second Sight reviews
We were all selfish as children...
Suikoden - Rated: K - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 553 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 4 - Published: 6/8/2006 - Complete
Final Answer reviews
Elenor's had questions for years. (GS4 backstory fic)
Suikoden - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,319 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 3 - Published: 3/10/2005
Fire That Passes reviews
Endgame with Elenor.
Suikoden - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,426 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 2 - Published: 1/31/2005
Underneath the Smoke, Vol 3: 1,000 Gems reviews
The trilogy concludes: One year after the victory over Zeromus, Rosa and Cecil have established a prosperous kingdom. But some of their allies have no home to return to. Lost to the creatures who raised her, Rydia needs to settle her feelings with the fri
Final Fantasy I-VI - Rated: K+ - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 16,508 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 6 - Published: 6/11/2004
Underneath The Smoke, Vol 2: To the Moon and Back reviews
Since the events in Zot, Rosa and Kain have been on shaky ground. While Cecil longs to forgive his best friend, Rosa fears him. Rydia tries to act as go-between to patch up her friends' misunderstandings, but finds she has problems of her own.
Final Fantasy I-VI - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 15,394 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 10 - Published: 5/30/2004
Underneath The Smoke, Vol 1: Firebrand reviews
Rydia has been wary of fire since her childhood. Now she must face the fire-breathing dragon Bahamut in battle in order to help her friends. In the midst of figuring out truths about herself, she must confront her deepest phobia-- on her way to her deepes
Final Fantasy I-VI - Rated: K+ - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 16,868 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 11 - Published: 5/18/2004
First Impressions reviews
According to Richmond, Apple received a scholarship to study under the famous Mathiu Silverberg...
Suikoden - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,995 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 4 - Published: 3/25/2003
Spring Chill reviews
Young Caesar was betrayed by his dear brother...
Suikoden - Rated: K - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,952 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 6 - Published: 3/15/2003
Doves Don't Cry reviews
Apple spent most of the Toran Liberation War refusing to forgive the leaders. Three years later, the Silverberg involvement in history recurs to haunt her. Who's to blame for the loss she still suffers?
Suikoden - Rated: K - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,828 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 2 - Published: 2/24/2003
Silk Petals, Dry Leaves reviews
A flower girl learns to choose her own path in life...
Final Fantasy VII - Rated: K - English - Drama - Chapters: 8 - Words: 6,898 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 1 - Published: 6/1/2002
Little Scientists reviews
Dr. Hojo's World Of SCIENCE! (Need I say more?)
Final Fantasy VII - Rated: K - English - Humor/Horror - Chapters: 1 - Words: 674 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 2 - Published: 5/20/2002