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Tuesday, November 9th, 2010 09:05 pm
Oh good, the due date for the latest FE Contest challenge is up! I actually have the first draft of my Mary Sue 'fic done, but it still needs to be edited... However, I'm really tempted to post it ASAP, if only because I'm somewhat paranoid that someone will post a similar idea. XP

The other reason I'd like to post it early is because I'm worried about some canon details that I've tried to look up, but can't quite find what I need... The only reason I haven't asked anyone about it is because it would spoil the plot of the story; I'd much rather post it up here first, and see if anyone catches something off about it. (BTW, my story is about a FE7 Tactician Sue, hence my worries that someone will write something similar. ;P)

BTW, I'm actually not doing Nano right now, even though I really want to work on my original story idea... I've decided instead to attempt to finish some of the stories in my WiP pile. I was actually pretty good about writing every day until this weekend, when I had to stop due to visiting an out-of-town friend, then I kind of fell off the wagon. :P (Also, I'm still working on the Mary Sue 'fic, so I'm sort of invested in that, ATM...)

Oh, I do have to mention that when I visited said friend this weekend, we went to see the play, "Rock of Ages"; it's basically a musical set to 80's rock music. (In some respects, it reminds me of wayne's World; the main character even sounded like Garth at times, at least at this staging.)

Spoilers for Rock of Ages )
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Saturday, September 25th, 2010 10:50 pm
Well, since everybody else is doing it... Yep, it's the "Post your Works in Progress meme" again. (Coincidently enough, I've been wanting to post some of my unfinished stuff lately...)

Sadly though, I don't have that many WiPs to post, since I've already posted most of them in the past (and still haven't finished a lot of them, even though it's been years XP). So I decided to post larger sections, to make up for the lack of content.

Fire Emblem: Love Letters in the Saddle )

Fire Emblem 8: Double-edged Sword - Chapter 2 )

Ouran Host Club & Ranma 1/2: Mergers and Acquisitions )

If you're curious to see my full list of WiPs, along with some links to what I've written so far (sigh), you can check this post at my writing journal. (I'm hoping to try to finish some of these stories before the end of year... Well, at least the oneshots. :P)
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Monday, September 20th, 2010 12:20 pm
Having posted my FE Contest entry, I'm now stuck in one of stages I'm usually in after writing something...

Avi's 3 stages of post-writing )

So I'm currently at Stage 2, self-loathing. XP Oddly enough, I still feel like writing at the moment, but nothing Fire Emblem-related (except maybe the Mary Sue challenge, and that isn't due for a while).

Story ideas: Dragon Age, Pokemon, Total Drama )

On the subject of Canadian fandoms, I saw Scott Pilgrim vs. The World a couple of weeks ago. A movie filmed in Toronto that's also set in Toronto? Yeah baby! (I didn't even realize that the movie was based on a Canadian comic, until later... So out of touch with my home country since I moved to the US, sigh.)

Very mild spoilers for Scott Pilgrim )

So yeah, I would recommend Scott Pilgrim to any video gamer, but you would have to keep in mind that the movie is indeed an odd mix of half indy-teen-romantic-comedy, and half video game hijinx. Still enjoyable, for what it's worth. ;)
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Monday, September 6th, 2010 10:25 pm
September already? And it got so cold right away, too... (Not that I'm complaining; it's been a hot summer, and I hate heat.)

Anyways... Sorry I haven't been around; been playing a lot of video games lately: Lego Harry Potter (have a weakness for Lego games), Rock Band 2 (again)... But mostly I've been playing Dragon Age for the past month. (I haven't played a Bioware game in years, and since I've stopped playing WoW, I've needed a fantasy RPG fix of some sort. ;P)

tl;dr on Dragon Age - Romances & names )

In other news, I've decided to write something serious for the [livejournal.com profile] fe_contest challenge this month. ;P (Me, serious? With that prompt? Yep.) I was hoping to write something other than FE7, but I've already typed up the outline, so we'll see how well that goes...
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Wednesday, July 21st, 2010 12:35 am
I probably won't be participating in the [livejournal.com profile] fe_contest "Vision" challenge, but I did type out my outline for the Mary Sue one today; I plan on writing the typical Mary Sue FE7 tactician 'fic, but a bit of a twist... I hope. (I won't go into details, since I don't want to spoil it.) Hopefully my story idea still counts as a Mary Sue...

(I'm still disappointed that I missed some of the earlier FE Contest challenges due to my computer needing repair; namely, the "Temper" and "Yield" challenges. Those might've given me the incentive to finish a couple of old story ideas, like the second chapter of my Carlyle 'fic for the former, and the Kent/Sain 'fic I'd been considering for forever, for the latter. Ah, well.)

On a related note, I've decided to play through FE6 finally. (I had started playing FE11 originally, since the new game is coming out, but killing off characters for the Gaiden chapters seems counterintuitive for an FE game. XP)

Anyways, I finished Chapter 8 of FE6 last night, and wow... Am I reminded how bad I am at Fire Emblem games. XP On the bright side, I'm getting more supports than I ever did on FE7 (which was like, practically none).

My FE6 team, supports and musings )

Now, off to play that FE6 Gaiden chapter. :P (Probably.)
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Tuesday, November 10th, 2009 09:26 pm
Finished! :D This chapter was so much easier to write than the last one... It's a bit longer than the other chapters too; I may have to divide it into an epilogue.

I haven't finished a multi-part 'fic in forever; I'm so pleased with myself. ;) It's nowhere near NaNo length, of course, so I guess I'll work on my original fairy tale-like story next...

Previous chapters: Prologue, Chapter 1, Chapter 2, Chapter 3

Chapter 4: Higher Learning )

Epilogue )
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Tuesday, November 10th, 2009 12:14 am
Geez, this chapter gave me trouble. -_-; I'm not why that is, since the other chapters went fairly smoothly, but at least it's done... I'll definitely have to go over it later, though.

Only one more chapter to go. :) That one should be easier to write... I hope.

Previous chapters: Prologue, Chapter 1, Chapter 2

Chapter 3: Da Vargoth Code )
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Saturday, November 7th, 2009 07:35 pm
Another chapter done! :D The next one shouldn't be very long either, so hopefully I can get it done by the time the weekend is over.

I'm dying to post this story to FF.net, but am reluctant to do so... Apart from wanting to complete the story first, I'm worried about the reception it might get if I don't edit it well. (I've never posted to the Warcraft fandom before, and I'd like to think that the story might be well-recieved... But I'm also worried that the grammar Nazis and the game purists will rip it apart. >_<)

Previous chapters are here: Prologue, Chapter 1

Chapter 2: The Sorcerer's Apprentice )
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Saturday, November 7th, 2009 04:54 pm
As I've mentioned before, I'm writing a WoW fanfic for NaNo, featuring a couple of NPCs named Jadaar and Asric. (Their in-game relationship has evolved from being at odds with each other, to becoming wary friends, which I've been trying to portray in my story. :)

Well, I just found out that these characters have new convos in the next major game patch. O_o My inner fangirl is both squeeing and groaning inside, because as much as I love the new interaction between these two, I'm also worried that it might contradict my characterization of them in the story (I've already had consistency problems with writing the story itself, since some of the minor game mechanics I've taken note of, have already changed since I came up with the original story idea, several months ago... XP)

At any rate, I need to finish this story faster. *scurries off to finish next chapter*

EDIT: Holy crap, they already moved those NPCs? How did I miss this? O_O; *grumbles about having to add a disclaimer about when the 'fic takes place*

...I knew I should've written this story months ago. >:P
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Friday, November 6th, 2009 12:02 am
Finished another chapter of my WoW 'fic, only... Three more to go. ;P Jadaar and Asric finally show up in the story (that's assuming you know who they are XD).

Usual disclaimers here, probably needs more editing, etc. (At least I'm somewhat content with how the mystery is progressing, so far. ;)

The previous chapter can be found here.

Chapter 1: Prisoners of Our Own Device )
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Tuesday, November 3rd, 2009 10:16 pm
I haven't written as much I would've liked over the past few days, but at least I finished the prologue of my WoW story. :P Posting it here, in case anyone is interested... (Not posting the word count, since it's probably embarassingly low.)

Writing a mystery has been an interesting change of pace... Even though I keep worrying that I'm going to give away too many clues, early on. :P Still, that's what editing is for; this is probably still a rough draft, anyways. (I'm also a bit worried about my resolution to the whole mystery, but I guess I'll worry about it, when I get to that part. ;)

Mystery of the Violet Citadel: Prologue )
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Wednesday, October 28th, 2009 10:14 pm
Sorry I haven't been around lately. I've been in a bit of a blue funk for the last few months, as I have not been able to write to my own satisfaction, but hopefully I've finally gotten past that. :) *crosses fingers*

Been working on an original short story for the past few days. It's a bit of a fractured fairy tale (think of Princess Bride, but with less sophisticated humour ;P). I was hoping to finish it before November rolls around, but it's been a long while since I've written anything original (or anything really), so we'll see...

My informal NaNo project will probably be this WoW story I've referred to a few times. I've worked on it before, but it really hasn't gone anywhere since then, so I want to spend some real time on it, before I lose my nerve to write it. (I still think the concept is sound; I just need to stop overanalyzing the story and just write the damn thing... Then I can worry about the rest when it's done. ;) I doubt it will get anywhere near NaNo length, though...

(I think part of what was causing my writer's block was that I was trying to write my stories in order, rather than working on the parts I like first, like I do when I'm inspired. Working on parts of the story that I didn't feel inspired about made my writing feel laboured, and seem less fun... If I work on the parts that I like, at least I'll get some of the writing done, rather than none of it done... I'm weird that way. ;)P
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Saturday, July 11th, 2009 10:10 am
I know it's been a while since the Star Trek movie came out, but it reminded me that I wrote this a while back, and now I keep thinking of casting all of the Ouran host club members as classic Star Trek characters. ;)

Tamaki and Kyoya would still have to be Kirk and Spock, IMO; that would make Haruhi Urhura, I guess (which would set up Kyoya/Haruhi, though I prefer Tamaki/Haruhi myself. ;P)

I'd personally cast Hunny and Mori as Chekov and Sulu, over Hikaru and Kaoru; both pairs would qualify, but I think Hunny and Mori suit the new, younger Chekov and more man-of-action Sulu. ;) That would leave the twins as Scotty and McCoy, which is kind of disturbing, actually... The twins in charge of engineering and medical? Yeah...

In other news, I still need to write something, anything. >.< (I even tried to outline some original fiction, but started second-guessing my writing abilities again...)

Maybe I should work on something not on my current to-do list like FE8 porn - there's that Forde/Vanessa/Kyle/Lute I was considering, or even Joshua/Carlyle XP. Or that old FE western short I was thinking about... (Although the main story itself needs some serious revisions...)
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Wednesday, July 8th, 2009 09:56 pm
An interesting discussion on writing fight scenes in Fire Emblem fanfics.

Although it degenerates into an argument about who's the better fantasy writer early on (which makes me LOL XD), there's some interesting tips in there; I also added in my two cents, although I don't know how useful my advice will be. ;P

I really do wish I could write more fight scenes; most of my writing is character driven, so I don't get the opportunity to do so (and it's hard to write an excuse for a one-on-one duel, which is what I prefer to write).

I think I can count on one hand the amount of fight scenes I've written (most of them short): a Linus vs. Raven duel which I still rather like; a gratuitous Matthew vs. Leila one; I guess that FE Western I put on hold had a few; and that Ranma one I did long ago (because skating martial arts also makes me LOL).

Anyways... I just need to write, in general. :/ I'm just not feeling inspired, lately...
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Friday, July 3rd, 2009 10:32 am
It's that meme again. Post snippets of your Works in Progress on your journal.

Stolen from [livejournal.com profile] wonderful_words, though I've seen this meme floating around, and have been tempted to do it before; the amount of half-finished 'fics I have lying around at the moment is not even funny. ;P

As you might've noticed, most of these are non-FE 'fics, but I figured I might as well post what I've got:

Fire Emblem: Love Letters in the Saddle )

Haruhi Suzumiya: Who's Who? )

World of Warcraft: Mystery of the Violet Citadel )

Phoenix Wright: In International Waters )

Phoenix Wright: A Close Shave )

Ouran Host Club: Mergers and Acquisitions )
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Thursday, May 21st, 2009 07:24 pm
Curse you Manna for tagging me for a meme! *shakes fist* (Means I actually have to update for once. ;)

Sometimes it's okay to pimp yourself out. Post a list of your top five fic-favorites you've written, regardless of fandom or the reason you love them. This isn't about the BEST things you've written, but what you LOVE most. Then tag five other people to do the same.

And I guess I'll tag some of the new people on my friends list, too: [livejournal.com profile] myaru, [livejournal.com profile] qieru, [livejournal.com profile] ryuuie

In which Avi pimps her stuff )

In other news, it sounds like the second season of The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya is finally airing in Japan. <3 (Been looking forward to the anime version of The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya for a long time now...)
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Sunday, May 3rd, 2009 08:18 pm
From [livejournal.com profile] wonderful_words:

The first ten people to comment in this post get to request a drabble of any pairing / character of their choosing from me. In return, they have to post this in their journal, regardless of their ability. If you absolutely cannot write, I do not see why you would not be able to offer drawings or icons or something instead.

Since I don't expect many takers, make as many requests as you want, and I'll try to fulfill them. :) Fandoms are FE7 and FE8; I'm also willing to try FE6, or any fandom I've written for before. (I'd add Pokemon and Ouran, except I haven't written for many characters in either fandom. :/)

For [livejournal.com profile] wonderful_words:
FE7: Kent/Lyn; bathing (or water)
FE7: Hector, Serra; common ground - Two of a Kind, 305 words
FE8: Artur/Lute; spiders - Observations, 461 words

For [livejournal.com profile] qieru:
FE7: Kent/Lyn; a sweet treat - Homemade, 76 words
FE7: Kent, Farina; lost - The Lady Doth Protest, 79 words
FE7: Sain, Isadora or Louise; refresh
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Saturday, March 14th, 2009 02:20 pm
I kind of want to write a locked door mystery with these two, now.

You see, there's a reclusive mage in Dalaran that's only reachable by a specific teleport spell... So I was thinking, what if he disappeared from his room one day, only to have a rogue teleport in as the other mages were trying to figure it out? And then Jadaar and Asric hear about the case, and try to solve the mystery so they can get their jobs back...

Methinks I've been watching too many mystery/crime shows lately (NCIS, Bones, Psych, etc.). :P

Or I could just try to write the smut that someone here suggested, because the UST is so there.

Um, at any rate... Working on an Ouran/Ranma 'fic at the moment. ^_^; (I'd be finishing it right now, but there's a chance I'd be interrupted while doing so, so it'll have to wait.)

Oh, and I also went back and tagged all my journal entries. XP They're pretty generic, but at least I won't have to go through all my entries if I want to find something, now...

EDIT: Just when I consider writing a Warcraft story, I find this, LOL!
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Thursday, January 3rd, 2008 06:45 pm
Ugh, can't seem to work on Burning Brand at the moment... I'm stuck on a rather tough chapter, where I have to rethink the entire battle scenario (secret passages don't exactly work in a Western, methinks). And for some reason, I feel like working on some other writing. :/ So annoying...

Anyways... I've been compiling a bunch of the plot ideas I've come up with, over the years; mostly Fire Emblem stuff, with a few FE8 ideas and a couple of Phoenix Wright ones, as well. These can all be found on my writing journal.

And to show that I'm not completely slacking (sort of), I'm posting an excerpt of an old, unfinished fic. (Pardon if it seems fragmented; although I'm considering finishing it, I'm afraid that it won't be any time soon...)

Lyn's bout of homesickness late one night leads her to be comforted by Kent. (Songfic; sequel to "That's All I've Got to Say")

Fire Emblem: Now, That I'm a Woman... )
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Wednesday, December 12th, 2007 03:34 pm
Stupid FF.net... Let me upload my new chapter! >.<

*ahem* Anyways... Got a couple of story ideas I've been thinking about. Mostly involving my Fire Emblem Western AU...

For some time now, I've been thinking of writing a couple of side stories in the Burning Brand universe (I was thinking of calling the series "Ridin' Side-Saddle" XD, but as I only have two solid plot ideas so far, I might just release them as separate stories).

"Lonesome Gunman" - A look into Erk's past, and how he became a hired gun. (No outline yet, but I just need to write it up...)

"A Night at the Saloon" - The guys of "Miss Lynette's Windrunners" have a night out at a saloon, to unwind a bit... But nothing ever goes as planned. (This would take place before Chapter 8 of Burning Brand, and therefore, would probably not be released before that time... Pity, 'cause I'm looking forward to writing it. ;)

And for something a little different, a regular FE story, with a holiday twist:

"The Holly and the Ivy" - Sain has a little fun with holiday foliage, at Kent's expense. (Warning for shonen-ai, but like most of my short pieces, it's supposed to be silly and light-hearted, and not to be taken seriously. ;)

The holiday piece will most likely be my next project, for obvious reasons... I'm also not sure when I'd write the side stories, as I'm still working on Burning Brand, at the moment. (Especially since I need to rework the battle scenario for the upcoming chapter... I have a sneaking suspicion that I won't be able to finish it till next year. XP)