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Posted in full at: at September 26, 2015 at 04:00PM
I’ve finally started working on my nano story. It’ll be a FFVII one, set during the SOLDIER are/before Crisis Core. I’ll be fucking up with ages and personalities. That’s about all I’ve determined yet xD Still don’t know what the actual plot will be xDDD

Tags:nanowrimo, plotting, ffvii, my handwriting is terrible, my dear diary
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anyssia: (ff7-hojo's fault)
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anyssia: (sga-facepalm caldwell)
Still writing titbits here and there :D

The thing about Sephiroth is, he isn't evil. He isn't harsh and cold and standoffish or whatever they like to call him. He just doesn't know how to relate with people. He knows laboratories and lab assistants, knows which guards to avoid and how to slide under Hojo's radar when the man is heading into one of his mad rant about things nobody understand. What Sephiroth doesn't get is this: friendship, mutual help, study groups, females, amongst many others. For a long time, he doesn't understand grass, trees, ocean or sky, either.

Then, Hojo's more or less forced to hand over his perfect weapon, so that ShinRa can get the goddamn war that's growing with Wutai, settled quickly to show its mastery. And Sephiroth is suddenly thrown in the land of barracks, barely grown up teenagers, sweat and laughter and chaos, far for the off white, mako green and blood red -literally- of the labs.

For a time, Sephiroth flounders. Nothing's prepared him to this new form of bedlam. He doesn't know when people are joking and when they are being serious. He doesn't understand for a long time that the other soldiers aren't just pretending not to understand, to exasperate theirs teachers; they actually don't learn a new concept within seconds, like he does. He trains and eats and studies and sleeps, and watches the others complain that they don't have enough time or that the teachers are pushing them too hard and they can't keep up. It takes him an embarrassingly full week to realize that the other can't keep up with him because they're too busy having social lives. He's bewildered by any concept of girlfriend, going out or just hanging around. He can't see the point or the appeal. Especially as he has no one to hang out with.

It didn't take long to the other soldiers to push him away. At first, they might have tried to pull him in their circles, but since he hadn't understood their signals and street lingo, they had labeled him as haughty. They probably felt that he thought himself too good for them, when he simply couldn't make head or tail of their behavior.

By the time Sephiroth becomes the General of ShinRa, it's pretty well known that he has no friends -except maybe for the other two commanders, Hewley and Rhapsodos- and that he doesn't want any.

Of course, everybody's wrong about this. Not that he would ever try to change their minds. Even years after leaving the labs, he still can't interpret people's reactions, if it's not in a war/strategy setting.


"Did you actually frighten off another secretary, again?"

Genesis marches into Sephiroth's office as if he owns it, like always. Sephiroth's given up trying to force him to knock, before barging in.

"I fail to see what I could have done to... frighten? a mere secretary. And what do you mean by "again"?" Sephiroth answers dryly, without raising his head from the paperwork he's working his way through. Sometimes, he wonders if the urban legend that paperwork breeds when ones back is turned, isn't actually true. Especially now, that he's secretary-less.

"Oh, come on. You can scare the pants off a war veteran with just that raised eyebrow of yours. Yes! That one!" Genesis flops into an armchair and points at Sephiroth with a glee-filled expression. "Civilians have no defense against your eyebrow of doom."

"My what, now?"

"Gaia help me, Sephiroth, you seriously needs to go out sometimes. And also, to keep up with modern culture." Genesis shakes his head with his usual flair. "I wonder how many pop culture references goes right over your head every day. Do you actually understand a word of Angeal's puppy's babble?"

Sephiroth hides a wince. He does have trouble deciphering Fair's rambling.

Genesis bursts out laughing. "By Gaia, right on the nail! I repeat, you need to get out sometimes. Why don't you come with Angeal and me this week-end, to watch the lastest super-hero movie?"

"I have..."

"Too much work, other commitments, no interest in going to the cinema, blah blah blah."

Genesis flaps his hand around in an odd gesture. Sephiroth has the fleeting impression that he should understand the movement It's not an unusual feeling.

"No matter. This time, you won't get out of this. If needed, I'll invoke to Lazard your need to wind down."

"And what makes you think that I need to..."

"Wind down, yes, it's an actual expression. People do use it." Genesis rolls his eyes. "And you do need to relax. That secretary of yours was ready to have a breakdown, before Lazard caved in and transferred her to Heidegger's department."

Work In Progress...
anyssia: (0-main-kh-heartless shadow)
So, I haven’t managed to motivate myself to write a word in months. But with Nanowrimo getting close, we met with those who will participate in my area and I finally found the will to put words in Evernote.

So, in order to force myself/keep myself going, I’ve decided to publish as I go, everything that I write. So, beware, it’s unbetaed, short and unfinished :D
Today is the beginning of a Final Fantasy VII fanfiction, in which Rufus and the Turks takes things Hojo in hands during the days before Crisis Core/when Angeal and Genesis are still Sephiroth’s Commanders.

Rufus slammed the report on his desk, holding back a growl of rage with difficulties. His father might have promoted him to the post of vice-president as a way to bribe him and keep him from making waves after the AVALANCHE incident, but it was more of a boon for him. Despite his cold demeanor and usual uncaring ways, a few of the Turks - Tseng, the first - had shown him that Rufus did matter for a few people. And now that he was in a position of power, Rufus was going to return the favor by making sure that said Turks were protected from within the company itself.

The files littering Rufus desk were proofs of his new-found resolution. The first step was to determine the risks and Rufus had barely started his project that he was already hitting a snag. Obviously, a lot of Turks’ deaths happened because of an assignation turned wrong or an act of rebellion or revenge from the slum people or ShinRa’s enemies. Despite the clear explanation, something had caught Rufus’ attention. He wasn’t sure what, but evidently, his instinct was good enough, as some of those deaths didn’t actually hold up to a more thorough investigation. His inquiries had brought up a few too many links leading back to the Science Department. Something was going on and when the Science Department was involved, nothing good ever came out of it.

A knock on the door brought Rufus’ attention back to the moment. He had to be careful with this investigation, as Hojo was a favorite of his father for an unknown reason. Of course, he would find out, one way or another, what hold Hojo had on ShinRa senior, as it was potentially an useful information. In the meantime, he needed to be cautious.

Rufus quickly stacked together the various incriminating files, putting on top a random report from the Weapon Department. “Enter!”

”Rufus.” Tseng glided in the room with his usual smooth walk, impassive as always. “You have been auditing the Turks.”

Of course, it was stupid to think that Rufus could get anything past him, especially an investigation on the Turks. “Yes.” There was nothing he could say. Denying was useless and potentially dangerous. Rufus had no other choice but to trust Tseng anyway. He wouldn’t survive in this company if he couldn’t count on Tseng to have his back. “Some things don’t add up. I’m surprised that you never followed up on some of those deaths.”

”You assume that I suspect fool play of some sort.”

”Of course you do. If I managed to find hints of fool play, you had to be aware of the problem. Why didn’t you act?” It was a valid question. The Turks were known for their strong sense of family and loyalty to each others and the company, and yet Tseng didn’t try to protect them?

”You know the answer already.”

There were few people who had enough power to stall the Turks. With the Science Department involved… Hojo.

Rufus frowned, barely stopping himself from baring his teeth. “And yet, you must have done something. I know you.” It was only because Tseng had almost raised him that Rufus caught the almost imperceptible twitch of uncertainty that the Turk couldn’t suppress.

”I have… gathered information,” was Tseng’s quiet answer.

What an innocuous word, ‘information’. But, wielded by a Turk, it took a very different meaning and importance.

”Information leading to whom?”

Tseng glared at Rufus who merely shrugged back. He knew that they couldn’t afford to voice their suspicions aloud. Still, he wished that Tseng would tell him that he was wrong and that Hojo hadn’t been disappearing Turks for a little over twenty years, without anyone being able to oppose him. Rufus felt like hiding under his bed from the monster and letting Tseng, who could do anything, deal with it. However, despite his skills and position as the Director of the Turks, Tseng hadn’t been able to protect his men. It said everything you need to know about Hojo’s reach.

Rufus pushed away from the desk and stood in front of the floor to ceiling window, gazing outside without really paying attention to the view. “My father appointed me to the position of vice-president of the ShinRa Company,” he said quietly.

Tseng didn’t react to the non sequitur, staying perfectly composed despite the obvious statement.

”I don’t think he realized how much power he was giving me at the time.” Rufus turned around, staring straight at Tseng. “Hojo is using my Turks as lab specimens.”

It wasn’t a question, but Tseng answered anyway, after a moment of hesitation. “Yes, he is.”

”Who else?”

”SOLDIERs. Army grunts. People from the Slums. Political enemies of the ShinRa.” Tseng shrugged. “Whoever you can think of.”

Rufus jerked, surprised. “SOLDIERs? If Sephiroth was aware that some of his killed-in-action and missing-in-action SOLDIERs had ended up in Hojo’s hands, he would burn this whole company to the ground,” he exclaimed, holding back a shiver of dread.

”I’m aware of this. It would be why I haven’t briefed him. As most cleans-up are done by Turks, I don’t believe that he has any suspicions yet.”

Rufus sighed. This was going to be even more dangerous that he had anticipated. “I want you to gather everything you can find against Hojo. Proofs of kidnapping, stealing, anything. Unearth every little dirty secrets of his that you can find. And for the love of Gaia, write up a report about the SOLDIERs and make sure that Sephiroth will understand that I’m on his side.”

Rufus didn’t need to explain that he had to get the support of the Silver General, as well as his two Commanders. He wasn’t sure why his father couldn’t acknowledge the fact that if he lost control of the three super-SOLDIERs, his entire empire would crumble within days. Rufus was determined to foster some good will with the SOLDIERs. With the backing of both the Turks and the SOLDIERs, nobody would dare oppose him.


1'000 worth of words written on Monday and Tuesday, go me \o/ Okay, it's really pathetic, but it's about all I wrote this year, so I still consider it a victory. Am gonna try to write some tonight too, but I'm pretty wiped, so we'll see :)

anyssia: (misc-pirate's life ship)

It's been months (years, really) since I've been wanting to update the rules/make-up/things of my community [ profile] ffvii_kink_meme AND I FINALLY DID IT.
Mainly, it was a matter of removing the 'must post/prompt anonymously' part, but I also needed to rework the rules that were originally quite strict. Took me three good hours, but I did it! :D

Well, aren't I productive this week! It's my fourth box ticked on my fandom to-do list! \o/ I'm getting shit done for once, congrats to myself ;)

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Cloud, Zack y Sephiroth
by ~Caym-kun on deviantART

So far, I've been recced/reminded of:

- Butterfly Effect by Kiraya, 300k words

- Green Dreams by I. Mushi, 210k WIP on hiatus

- The Fifth Act by Sinnatious, 170k

- A Long, Hard Road by Twig 560k

- Blonde Ambition by sephcounttheways, which is special but I really liked anyway ;) 405k (WIP)

- Mad World by Etrix, 334k

- The Alliance universe by Xenobia, series in progress with 735k so far O.o (currently reading this one)

- Got Your Back by Miko no da, 126k

- Too Good To Be True by Miko no da, 115k

- Prisoners of War by XpaperplaneX, series in progress with 205k

- Serependity by Azurith, series in progress with 112k

- The Mighty have Fallen by Xenobia, 115k

- Full Circle by Dark Hikari Twilight, yaoi edition in progress, but the first version is complete so I've got hope ;) , 101k

- A Box Full of History by Orrunan, 95k

- The Other World by Jade_Tatsu, 75k

- Try, Try Again series by DreamWeaver619, 62k WIP

- The Mission by Ardwynna Morrigu, 57k WIP

- A SOLDIER's Weapon by oniki, 97k, but it's a WIP that hasn't been updated since feb 2012, so...

EDIT, forgot:

- Ciceqi's Mascotverse, 218k,

- Toy verse by XpaperplaneX, 69k

That's everything I've got over 50k. Anything else?
anyssia: (0-main-misc-keep calm kettle)
And after so many years spent dithering, I've finally managed to watch the complete version of FFVII Advent Children! \o/

I don't know why I waited to watch it. Probably afraid that the added parts would ruin the story or something. Anyway, it's been so long since I last watched it, it was like discovering a brand new film.

So, yeah, lots of Sephiroth and Cloud and so much Zack, I'm in love xD ♥

I really, really liked how they managed to flesh out/expand the original film with just a few added parts. I'm probably biased, especially as it's been so long since I first viewed FFVII AC, but I feel like the plot is more developed, the film less focused on the action scenes at the expense of the storyline. So yeah, I feel like jumping up and down and I want to say to Sephiroth, don't worry, you won't ever be "just a memory". Heck, it's been sixteen years since I've fallen in love with this fandom/characters/storyline, and I'm still reading fics about it. That's gotta count for something. (also, I started playing the game again xD I wonder how many times I've played that game... what I wouldn't give for the remastered version of the original game! ♥.♥ )

Apart from that, been reading FFVII fics lately, trying to scrounge up new epic stories like Mad World and Eir's Tomorrow, but I'm kind of disappointed. There aren't that many long, good, complete fic in this fandom T_T
(says the girl who's got a FFVII wip waiting impatiently, since 2006 or something, for her to move her butt and start writing again...)

So, yeah, FFVII time again. Anybody got some recs for me?
anyssia: (hp-read in a fanfic)

Sorry about that, everybody, but I was at the hospital at the beginning of May and afterward I had trouble concentrating so writing fics/following my f-lists were out of question.

I have about a hundred mails to answer/check (a hundred after deleting the spam T_T ), then catching up with my f-lists, then copying/typing the 20 A4 handwritten pages of the second HP fic I've started, plus finally taking care of the last Guide chapter and getting back to the 20k independent!Harry fanfic that I've started.

(I think I'm going to be lazy and start with the fanfics xD ).

I still have two weeks worth of sick leave, I'll try to take care of my fics during that time. I really, really need to write again (especially as the plot bunnies have been bothering me for days now ;p).

So, fanfic wise, I have four current stories on the stove:

- one Final Fantasy VII that everybody knows, Guide, for which I can't seem to be able to write more than a chapter per year -_-"
If I remember correctly, I only need to check over the last chapter one last time, before posting it. I have also already written the next 16'000 words for this story, but it's a very rough draft and will need to be beta'ed many times before I can post it.

- the second one is a Harry Potter fanfic. I love independent!Harry stories and decided to write mine. It's nothing extraordinary or very original, but it's a story that I love so the writing of it is pretty fast. (I have currently 20'000 words for it that are ready to be posted, pending beta-work). Be warned however: I have a mostly full outline for this story, but I'm not exactly sure where I'm going with it anyway. So no guaranties that I'll finish it.

- the third is a complete, total, over-the-top guilty pleasure. It's something I've never written before and probably won't even post. It's a Mary-Sue Harry Potter fanfic. SACRILEGE!
The idea being that, for Merlin sake, can somebody please explain the Wizarding World to Harry, so that he doesn't get there a complete n00b??? AKA 'Harry meets a girl at King's Cross who recognizes him as muggle-raised and takes it upon herself to explain the ways of the W. World.' AKA 'yes, I'm totally OCing myself in the story, fu** off ;) '
So yeah, that one is mostly a story to kill time when I don't feel like following canon. Not that I do otherwise, but still... :D

- The last one is something that I thought about a couple of days ago. It's another independent/Last Potter!Harry story, but with a twist. I only wrote an outline for this one, so I'm not sure I'll even write it. Still, I do have a 3'500 words, mostly complete outline. Not sure I'll work on it thought, because it has the potential to be a monster of a fic...

anyssia: (nano-2011 official)
Last year, I said I wouldn't be doing Nanowrimo again.

So, of course, guess what I'm doing again this year? ^^;;

Alright, to be honest, I don't think I'll write those 50'000 words in November. I'm mostly going to use the occasion to make new friends and hear about old ones :) Also, I'll be at my parent's for two weeks, so I doubt that I'll write a lot during that time. Anyway, if I do write, I'll try to write about Guide.

I discovered, while re-arranging my notes/chapters/files in progress, that I have currently written 38'500 words for Guide, 17'400 of which have been published in chapter 1 to 6 ^^ Which means people that I have already written the equivalent of another 4 or 5 chapters. But I still need to read, re-read, re-re-read them and then get in the usual back-and-forth ballet with [ profile] lucime, my beta-reader, to get it publishable ;p So, it won't be for a while yet.

On another note, I fell in love with Scrivener all over again. When I write fanfictions, I always get worried that I have all my facts/canon right, so I have lots of bookmarks and web pages saved all over the computer with timelines, datas about characters, synopsis of episodes, ... and notebooks also. Lots of notebooks. I had also some information on various softwares.
You can imagine how easy it was to gather those infos ^^;;

Scrivener helps me with all that. It has something like three main folders: the draft one, in which you write your story/scenes/chapters and that you can organize in folders howerver you want, the research part, in which you can organize PDFs, images, sounds, web pages, ... and the trash bin ;p
I've been re-organizing all my files/notes for Guide and I can't tell you how much it helps to have everything I need in one window, instead of all over the place.

Still, I use about 4 softwares when I write:

1st - PageFour
Scrivener is great for organizing lengths of texts and such, but for one liner plot bunnies, I prefer PageFour. It has folders too, aka one FFVII folder, one for BtVS, one for HP, ... and in those I write down every plot bunny that bugs me.

2nd - Q10
This one is for the writing process itself. It's a full-screen, portable application (meaning, I can use the program from my USB key on every computers). You can tweak the colors of the background, the width/height of the writing space (meaning, if I want to see about 2 inches of text on three lines, I can customize it the way I want) and a few other things. Basically, you get a blank page with or without word count and clock and that's it. Then, you write. (without distractions, which is great ;p )

3rd - Scrivener
In which I copy/paste the text I wrote in Q10 and organize it and edit it. I can see the whole text in one long page, or just the chapters, or the cockboard, with card which helps me see where I'm going in the story. It has a full-screen feature too, but I prefer Q10 because I can take it everywhere with me.

4th and final - Microsoft Word
Because my beta-reader has the software, so we can go back and forth with *.docx files and liberally use highlighters and red font. Also useful to prettify your final version.
anyssia: (ff7-cloud prettiest)

Dress Up - Meet Cloudette
by *kagaminoir on deviantART

I found this on my DW f-list just as I was going to bed and now I have wasted hours! playing this game, WARNING: IT'S ADDICTIVE! xDDDDD

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