seventhe: Sev plays FFIII. (Oh. Okay.) (Refia: oh. okay.)
Heyyyooo, so let's talk about fic stuff. Today's post is a small-fandom extravaganza. We'll start with DOINK! 2013!

I got a really awesome gift this year:

Seeing The Bright (1875 words) by Estirose
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Final Fantasy II, Final Fantasy III
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Princess Hilda, Gordon (Final Fantasy II), Leila (Final Fantasy II), Arc (Final Fantasy III)

At camp, Hilda gets ready to retake Fynn. But there's a little time before that to rest, talk to her friends, and decide what to make of Leila.

Not only is this a crossover fic (!!!!!!!) that not only includes some of my favorite FFII characters but managed to work in Arc (and Arc/Alus!!!) – points for that alone, ladies and gentlemen; ways to make your Sev happy: surprise crossover references – but it's a beautiful look at Hilda's mindset in the game before they retake Fynn, the way she thinks of her people (not just the people of Fynn she needs to care for, but the people around her she chooses to trust) and her situation. It's gorgeous.

I also received an awesome piece of Chocobo Down:

Don't Talk to Mountains (They Talk Back) (2755 words) by flonnebonne
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Final Fantasy IV, Final Fantasy IV: The After Years
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Edge Geraldine/Rydia
Characters: Edge Geraldine, Kain Highwind, Rydia, Cecil Harvey, Rosa Joanna Farrell, Ceodore Harvey
Additional Tags: how can anyone spend seventeen years on a mountain, meta disguised as fic, ffiv: the after years makes no sense, edge is silly

Edge tries to talk Kain off the mountain and gets an earful of nonsense. After which the story stops even trying to make sense.

I started giggling at the summary, then the first paragraph made me lose it, and I was hooting by the end. This is legitimately one of the funniest fics I've ever read.

I wrote two things for DOINK! this year. My gift was:

Sight (3461 words) by seventhe
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Final Fantasy II
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Minwu, Hilda (Final Fantasy II)
Additional Tags: Hilda/Minwu (implied), gratuitous use of imagery, Backstory

Minwu sees things; when he looks at one thing, he sees another, and he has his whole life. But when he looks at Fynn Castle, he sees only its stones; when he looks at Princess Hilda, he doesn't know what he sees.

The story of how Minwu came to serve Hilda, and how they came to trust one another.

I ended up really enjoying this prompt, and really enjoyed writing this fic. There's a lot to be said about the bond between Hilda and Minwu, and I really only approached Minwu's side here, but after [community profile] moogle_university I apparently had a lot to say, up to and including a lot of crossover meta fun to throw in there and play with. It is full of references to other FFs! It is a fun game: gotta catch 'em all! I am awful. However, I think I now ship Hilda/Minwu. I'm not sure I'm sorry.

I also wrote a piece of Chocobo Down:

a dancing game (1840 words) by seventhe
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Final Fantasy XII
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: Author Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Characters: Vaan (Ivalice Alliance), Penelo
Additional Tags: Sky Pirates, Treasure Hunting, effective (if quirky) friendships

Penelo and Vaan find yet another trap in search of treasure. Lucky for them, they still dance a mean game.

…which reminded me how much I enjoyed FFXII's battle system, and I am looking forward to getting there in our replay.

And finally, unrelated to DOINK! at all, I also finished and posted another giant thing, for which I will somehow manage to blame [personal profile] lassarina (for moogle_university), [personal profile] auronlu (for encouraging me), my friend Phil (for beating FFIII while visiting), and myself (for being a horrible, incorrigible person who likes terrible ships):

Architecture (12208 words) by seventhe
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Final Fantasy III
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: Author Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: Alus/Arc
Characters: Arc (Final Fantasy III), Alus Restor
Additional Tags: Period-Typical Underage, Aged-Up Character(s), aged up from canon, precocious boy-kings, shy trusted advisors, clumsy boy makeouts, Kissing
Series: Part 2 of precocious boy-kings and their shy trusted advisors

(+5 years from the game; sequel to Calligraphy.) Arc finds new direction in Saronia, new understanding of himself, and new everything with Alus. (In which Arc builds a bridge, Alus hires an advisor, and Luneth, Refia, and Ingus write letters.)

…because I cannot stop writing Arc/Alus and I never will and I am not sorry, so here are 12000 words of it, that and FFIII worldbuilding and continued Refia/airships and Luneth/pranks and Ingus/Sara (who actually have the best sense of humor of all of them) and Arc and Alus and trust and friendship and horrible budget committee meetings and clandestine meetings in the library (except not) and falling asleep on couches, and I will never stop having things to say about shy, awkward, kids; about clever, brilliant precocious young boys who are strong in ways that aren't traditional; and the ways they can find confidence and belonging and also make out a lot. It is like my thing for Larsa only much much worse. /DEFRIENDED

It's a direct sequel to Calligraphy, but it seemed to need to stand on its own; I'm so happy with a lot of what I wrote this month, but I'm so so very happy about this one.

I ALSO have finally found the actual Rosa fic that I have been meaning to finish and edit and post - the third part of my polyamorous trifecta, Momentum / Content With This Winter / [All The Ghosts] - and so even though I haven't really had time yet to make educated comments on [personal profile] sathari's Rosa entry I am jazzed beyond belief that I didn't lose the fic entirely like I thought.

seventhe: (Joie)
I am totally stealing this from [personal profile] lassarina because, hey, why not.

- By "12 Days" I mean that I will run this tiny meme until 12 January. It's more than 12 Days, but that's how Christmas runs, sucka.
- By "Promptmas" I mean that you leave me prompts. Or a bunch of prompts, and I will choose the one I fancy the most. And I'll write it! For you!

- I make no promises on length: but if you know what I like, you know what to give me to tempt me to a higher word count.
- If you leave one prompt, I'll do my best. If you want to leave multiple prompts, I'll pick one or two that I really like and go to town. It's up to you!
- I am open to prompts from any fandom you know I'm in. If you are iffy on a fandom, leave me multiple prompts in multiple fandoms to choose from! I am open to any themes and any genres from G to PRON.
- this is open to anyone! Even if I've just met you!
- I make no promises on whether I will write your fic sober.

And, uh, Happy Holidays~.
seventhe: (Seifer: bad guy)
  1. Let's say Sev is thinking of asking for either an X-Box or a PS3 for Christmas. Tell me about both of them: pros and cons, games I can get, which you would recommend for someone who is kind of a shitty gamer anyway. Let's go!

  2. I have a bit of code I wrote a while ago that could potentially be used for a fic exchange. I'm not sure it's going to work for DOINK in any real context, but I've been itching to try it out on a VERY SMALL and VERY UNOFFICIAL scale. Basically how it works is: every person leaves 3 prompts; I make a master list of the anonymous prompts by number; you secretly send me 3 prompts you're willing to write; the code will assign you 1 prompt to write in a way that best covers as many participants as possible. Would anybody be interested in helping me test it out on a small unofficial scale? I could call it SevMas or something. My own personal boner exchange. I'm looking for a group of people, more than 5 but less than 15. Very low key, no promises, all I want is to run my damn code like a real loser, Sev/EXCEL OTP forever.

  3. I have been feeling very strangely fannish lately, probably because I've been imbibing on a lot more source material than usual: this is mostly the fault of [ profile] safety_caesars/[personal profile] vrazdova. We are replaying FFX; I started a random replay of FFVIII when I was sick; we just watched Gundam Wing and I am rewatching it in English while I run. I'm kind of on fandom overdose. Any thoughts or liveblogs or meta posts or, god, I don't know whatever that people want to see? And/Or: if I start spamming my thoughts on GW episodes and writing massive essays on Quistis/Rinoa, please don't defriend me right away.

  4. WHAT'S UP

Beacon :)

Jan. 12th, 2010 09:43 am
seventhe: (Default)
There probably won't be a ton of posts like this - I'm hoping to do email updates as I have some friends reading who aren't on DW/LJ, but I'm still getting that set up - so for anyone who wants to read, here you go...

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[Part One] Prologue:

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Project Information (How to Follow):
Project Wiki:
seventhe: (Cock: the new plot)
Last January, I tried something I cunningly called "JanNoWriMo" -- since I often fail at NaNoWriMo in November -- during which I intended to "write a lot". It didn't work, partially because I lack organizational skill and partially because I lack motivation. This year, I'm trying to fix both.

The Idea
I want to write something, every day, for the entire month of January. More specifically, my goal is to write at least 500 words every day in January of 2009, which gives me a month-long target over 15,000 words. While I'd like to hit 500 per day, I will be satisfied with a 100-word drabble or even a few sentences on a currently-existing project, if that's all I get. So, for me personally, my goals are the following, ranked by priority!:
  1. Write something, every day, in January.

  2. Write over 15,000 words total in January.

  3. Write at least 500 words a day.
If I can get to #3, that's great. But I'll be satisfied if I only hit #1. These three goals are, in a nutshell, the concept behind JanNoWriMo 2009.

To my surprise, people expressed interest in doing this crazy thing with me. Hooray for people! Yay! JanNoWriMo = PARTY TIME.

Some people prefer structure when working towards a deadline; I know I do, because it helps me to be specific rather than general. So, I've provided some structure, in the form of steps, because I like lists. PLUS A CALENDAR! Because I am clearly in charge awesome.

Keep in mind, however, that what I've included under the cut isn't a "set of rules": there are no rules. I'm not "in charge" of anything. You can do with your JanNoWriMo whatever you want to, and I'll still be happy that you played along!

JanNoWriMo 2009 Participation Happy Fun Time )
As a final note on participation, this is open to everyone -- fanfiction, original work, poetry, whatever you'd like, as long as it's "writing" in some form! And feel free to invite others; all of my JanNoWriMo posts will be totally public. Again: not in charge of anything; I'm just the organizer.

I haven't yet decided what to promise for February, but there will at least be a wrap-up post of everyone who participated and how many days/words we each actually wrote! Ideally I'd like to have a big spammo link day where I post links to everyone's January work and we all go around and review each other in a big self-insert circle-jerk um just like my fantasies!!!1 and stuff, but some people may not be ready to post WIP stuff, so I'm undecided on that. However, I'll definitely be spreading some recognition and congratulations for everybody. And you know that's what you all want: my undying pantsless love.

Apology... the non-writers on my F-List. There's going to be a lot of flailing and posting about this in January. However, the writing itself will all be over at [ profile] brokenprism, so at least you won't be exposed to my terrible House/Wilson/Me/Wilson Again fantasies. I mean uh. what? that's a joke. Then again, if you've ever thought about writing, even just as a hobby... why not try it? You're invited, too!

It's already December 29th. Those of us who consider ourselves writers -- don't we all have "write more" as a New Year's Resolution? This is an easy way to keep it. Easy AND fun. Easy and fun, and awesome! Easy, fun, awesome, and totally doable.

To keep this semi-official, just drop me a comment if you're planning on doing anything for JanNoWriMo (no matter how small), so I know whose journals I need to stalk! Otherwise, get planning, because January 1st is only a few days away!

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Sev's Personal Rules For JanNoWriMo 2009, plus Things I Plan To Write )



seventhe: (Kefka: Butt Kittens)
Communities You Should Be Watching Already:
  • [ profile] dumbdailypoll: Today's questions include phallic foods, comparitive Pokemon cock sizes, and boring colors!

  • [ profile] healthbloggers: I will continue to pimp this, because it is awesome! I ran 5 miles last week. Come celebrate with me!

  • [ profile] capslock_ff, because today the FFDQ is in my hands, once again. MWA HA HA?

If you guys feel like pimping any of this out, that would be awesome. Especially [ profile] dumbdailypoll, because that's just funnier the more people we get.

NaNoWriMo Update:

Zokutou word meterZokutou word meter
18,372 / 50,000

Day: 10/22
Word Count: 18,372 (36.7%)
Word Count I 'Should' Be At On My Handicapped Timescale: 22,730
Word Count I 'Should' Be At On A Normal NaNo Timescale: 16,667 (i.e. if I were doing this in a normal 30 days, I'd totally be ahead of schedule)
Words Per Day I Have To Write To Finish In 22 Days: 2,433

This Many Words In, And: We have just now left the city

Details )

Expect a more substantial post later?
seventhe: (Quistis: smarter than you!)
I'm spammy today, guys, sorry.

I've been thinking about NaNoWriMo this year, as always. I'd write Beacon, like I always do, and probably make a lot of progress on it. But again, we're going on a Thanksgiving vacation, and as amazing as I am I don't think I can write the required 50,000 words in 20 days. I didn't last year, and I didn't the year before. And ILU NaNo, but I'm not giving up my vacation this year.

So I thought... why not do something different? I've been wanting to draw more, and I've been wanting to get into Beacon. So I thought, maybe I'll draw, one page of Beacon every day. Not totally FINISH like through the computer and everything, but draw in the sketchbook, one page of the comic every day. If I get behind, I'll draw two pages. At the end, I'll have a start, and I can scan them in and start working on them in Photoshop while I (hopefully) continue the story. The other benefit is that a sketchbook could come on vacation with me, technically. (I'm not sure whether I'd stick to it, but there's a chance.)

On the one hand, writing, yay! Getting back into it, getting more story down. On the other hand, drawing! Finally making myself draw daily to get better.

So I can't decide. And because my batch totally F-ed up and I'm cranky, I figured I'd write a poll on it. What do you guys think?

[Poll #1275003]


Jan. 29th, 2008 10:12 am
seventhe: (Rinoa: blur)

There's a Rinoa fan-work-a-thon, here. Leave your prompts and ogle over some of the ones already posted! Rinoa needs more fandom love and less catty hate, y'know.

[ profile] venefica_aura, one of my prompts is mainly your fault, and I am expecting you to pick up on it. ( #2.)

Come on over and give [ profile] shanaqui some help in celebrating Rinoa! XD

God, I love fandom some days. *is a loser*
seventhe: (Squall: dammit)

The Last Order, Chapter 7.

You know you want to.
Because the Seifer-Xu banter and snark is absolutely priceless.
seventhe: (Cecil: OMG DARK SWORD)
I present to you [ profile] ff_fanlisting, which came forward after this discussion about fandom and potential splintering.

No, I don't really think fandom is leaving LJ. Reference my earlier post in which I declared: fandom is lazy.
ETA: Here it is - and let me reiterate that I want "people are lazy" to be declared as "SEV'S LAW".

That being said, I still think this is a cool and very useful idea. Basically, it's a central database (LJ community by tags now; later) which lists Final Fantasy authors/artists/fandom participants and everywhere on the internet they post their work - LJ, IJ, GJ, Jfen, dA,, etc. will provide an awesome interface for people who like to browse over artists/authors or fandom. It's nothing super exciting or fancy -- it's like an Internet address book, basically.

Which is cool, really.

Anyway! Join up, post comments, post suggestions (here or there); and once it opens, I'll be advertising it again to get all of your AWESOME INFORMATION. *stalks*

It is also the birth of a new tag in my series that I have a feeling I'll be using often: this is pretty much totally [ profile] venefica_aura's fault.
seventhe: (Default)
[ profile] irish_ais: It probably stems from my inability to use "cock" without laughing my ass off.
[ profile] irish_ais: There's about six porn jokes in that statement that I simply refuse to make.


The Last Order, Chapter 5. Irvine snaps, Squall snaps, Rinoa snaps, and Selphie gets upset! ALSO, FREE BEER.

TLO: Ch3

Jul. 25th, 2007 07:54 pm
seventhe: (Default)
I totally just realized that Jana actually called this chapter "In Which Martine Is An Asshole", which honestly made me laugh out loud and got me a really nasty look from my cat.

The Last Order, Chapter 3!

I am really enjoying this collab! The way we write it - in short bits, over email - makes it almost a role-play, only in language and with all the characters at our disposal. The style's very different, too, and I'm enjoying the challenge of staying in the scene and shooting something back rather than writing 983264 words of exposition like I normally do.

I need to update this on [ profile] brokenprism before I forget and get like 2837 chapters behind like I am on HNtDB >.>
seventhe: (Rinoa: blur)

Yes, a Rinoa-centric piece.

Most of you read the original on [ profile] brokenprism. The final one hasn't really changed much, so don't get too excited. The LJ link also now represents the "final" version.

This marks my first solo update to in, like, a year. XD

Much thanks to my [ profile] lassarina for the beta and to everyone who gave me comments on it -- it definitely helped.


Jul. 3rd, 2007 07:42 am
seventhe: (Default)
The Last Order, Chapter Two: Beer and the Meaning of Life. [ profile] first_seventhe and [ profile] irish_ais.

I like this fic (as a whole) because it's more dialogue-based than other fic I'm writing (especially at the moment), meaning it's a lot more sparse and I have to be careful to keep my pages and pages of exposition out of Jana's inbox. ;) It probably doesn't carry the punch that a 10,000-word chapter of HNtDB does, but 10,000 words will pretty much punch anyone in the face, so it's nice to be just different than that. It's a more refreshing punch and once things get rolling (OMG NEXT CHAPTER!) it should be relatively exciting. I don't think I've ever seen a fic done in which Squall, Rinoa, Quistis, and everybody else basically screw everything up, hard.

Anyway. I promote myself.
seventhe: (Cecil: OMG DARK SWORD)
New FFIV fic in the works, ladies and gentlemen!

Authors: [ profile] first_seventhe and [ profile] rosencrantz (Sev and Enkida)
Fandom: FFIV
Characters: Kain, Rydia, Edge, Cast
Rating: M / R
Spoilers: Whole damn game.

Summary: Heroes aren't always automatically granted a happily ever after... sometimes, winning is only the start of the battle. Kain, Rydia, Edge - and the aftermath of victory.

Part I: Penance (01)

The fic is a gift for [ profile] katmillia, or at least it started out that way. It's now the hugest, most tl;dr gift ever.

I'll be updating it in [ profile] brokenprism, and I mean it this time ;), so I probably won't post about it here every time because I don't want to spam people. Consider this your introductory post! This is basically just blatant self-promoting spam. SPAM SPAM SPAM. I know some of you on my F-List are FFIV people, so please take a read and let me know what you think. <3 THERE WILL BE PORN IN THIS STORY, LATER


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