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sarasa_cat: (vincent_dc)
2017-08-17 10:43 pm

Low-effort Beta Request redux -- basically just character/trope discussion regarding body horror

[Originally posted on tumblr over here]

Okay. NOW I am ready to have that low-effort characterization discussion.

If anyone (plural!) is interested, just leave a reply and let me know if you have some time soon or not for a couple of weeks.


As a bunch of you know, I have a very large FFVII WIP that includes a sizable character arc for Vincent (told in 1st person POV). The WIP also includes other character/plot arcs.

There are a bunch of things itching my brain regarding how I want to handle and interpret certain aspects of Vincent’s canonical presentation, specifically:

Read more... )
sarasa_cat: (vincent_dc)
2017-08-03 09:51 pm

Fic: One Minute to Midnight (FFVII, Vincent)

Even The Littlest Monsters Cast Shadows Long and Tall [Part 4] (just like how Star Wars stars out of order)

One Minute to MidnightFFVII, Vincent POV, 20k words, complete (despite wanting far more baking as speed written right up to deadline...is2g the title wasn't selected as my personal angst of when it got finished/posted)
Vincent, Yuffie, Tifa, Marlene, Cloud, Cid, Reeve, Lucrecia, Chaos

Tags:  Friendship, Angst, Questions, Past Relationship, Phone Calls & Telephones, Bittersweet, Immortality, Demons, Monsters, Canon-Typical Violence

Summary:  Vincent has always had a difficult relationship with the concept of time.

Immediately after the events in Advent Children, Cloud convinces Vincent to take a break from wandering the furthest reaches of the planet's hinterlands. Vincent agrees to temporarily help people in Edge rebuild their lives. Meanwhile, Vincent has spent the past two years searching for answers to questions that he still cannot name, all of those questions revolving around the monsters that haunt him, particularly Chaos. While staying in Edge, Vincent decides what he needs to do. Luckily Marlene made sure that he carries a phone.

A Vincent Valentine POV story told through slice of life scenes and flashbacks as Vincent struggles with immortality, a sense of purpose, and a deep seated fear of Chaos.

DW-only A/N:  At some point I'll go back in and revise/tighten and increase depth...  Likely to get a major revision after EtLM Part 1-3 go up regarding what needs to be said where (regarding story facts that need to be introduced to reader and might get moved earlier) 

[20,000 words on AO3]

sarasa_cat: (Yuffie-materia)
2017-07-02 01:59 pm

Fic: Rosso Got To Hold A Natural Wonder of Perfection (FFVII: Yuffie/Vincent, G)

Title: Rosso Got To Hold A Natural Wonder of Perfection
Rating/Type: G
Word Count: 100
Challenge: Prompt: #24 - Deadly Sin: Envy on ffvii_100
Author's Note: The origin for "But Coveting Thy Neighbor's Property..."

Read here


Ongoing series archived here:
sarasa_cat: (Yuffie-materia)
2017-06-30 05:19 pm

Fic: Envying Unconditional Love Was Never Yuffie’s Sin, But Coveting Thy Neighbor’s Property…

Title: Envying Unconditional Love Was Never Yuffie’s Sin, But Coveting Thy Neighbor’s Property…
Shelke, Yuffie/Vincent
Word Count: 200
Challenge: Prompt: #24 - Deadly Sin: Envy at ffvii_100
A/N: Occurs sometime after Dirge of Cerberus

Read here

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2017-06-30 03:02 pm

Fic: Spillage From One of a Thousand Tiny Cuts (FFVII: Lucrecia, Gast, T)

Title: Spillage From One Of A Thousand Tiny Cuts
Characters/Pairings: Lucrecia, Gast
Rating/Type: T
Word Count: 100
Challenge: Prompt: #24 - Deadly Sin: Envy at [community profile] ffvii_100 

Read here:

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2017-06-25 12:27 pm

Fic: In the End She Got What She Wanted the Most (FFVII: Lucrecia/Vincent, Lucrecia/Hojo, M)

Title:  In the End She Got What She Wanted the Most
Characters:  Lucrecia/Vincent, Lucrecia/Hojo, Chaos, Grimoire
Rating:  M
Series:  FFVII Original Game, Dirge of Cerberus
Tags: Dysfunctional Relationships, Lack of Communication, Extramarital Affairs, Pregnancy, Science, Power Dynamics, Sex
Summary:  Fifty one-sentence snapshots of Lucrecia's thoughts about Vincent from the moment the meet until she says goodbye.


Read on AO3.

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2017-06-25 10:54 am

Fic: The Sin of Inaction Has Old Roots (FFVII: Vincent & Grimoire Valentine, G)

Title: The Sin of Inaction Has Old Roots
Characters/Pairings: Vincent Valentine, Grimoire Valentine
Rating/Type: G
Word Count: 100
Challenge: Prompt #23 - Deadly Sin: Sloth at [community profile] ffvii_100 

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sarasa_cat: (Yuffie-materia)
2017-06-18 01:56 am

Fic: Forever Her Greatest Desire (FFVII: Lucrecia/Science, G)

Title: Forever Her Greatest Desire
Characters/Pairings: Lucrecia
Rating/Type: G
Word Count: 100
Challenge: Prompt #22 - Deadly Sin: Lust at [community profile] ffvii_100 

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2017-06-08 10:59 am

Just putting this here ... unapologetic female characters, tragedy, and writing

I made a note in a friend-locked post about working on Even the Littlest Monsters (ffvii fanfic novel, Lucrecia/Vincent, Vincent/Yuffie) has been an interesting experience because it mirrors some of the problems I wrestle with when writing original fiction -- namely the issue of how to write complex female characters.  I decided to unpack this further with more of my thinking while planning/structuring Monsters, although I need to state upfront that this is a bit of a rambling info dump. The act of writing this helped me think but editing it heavily so it is readably by anyone passing through isn't gonna happen. ;)


So, another episode of writing about writing --- Writing Unapologetic Female Characters.  (Mostly about Lucrecia, but Yuffie is in this too)

Well -- this dumps a lot of headcanon and analysis and a few plot points for Monsters but, really, it is about writing unapologetic female characters )
sarasa_cat: (Yuffie-materia)
2017-05-30 09:35 pm

[FIC] Lucrecia Crescent, Ph.D. (FF7) & There’s Always One in Every Group (FF7, Tseng)

Title: Lucrecia Crescent, Ph.D.
Characters/Pairings: Lucrecia
Rating/Type: G
Word Count: 100
Challenge: Prompt #20 - Boot Camp/Training in ffvii-100 on DW

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Title: There’s Always One in Every Group
Characters/Pairings: Tseng
Rating/Type: G
Word Count: 100
Challenge: Prompt #20 - Boot Camp/Training in ffvii-100 on DW

Read here:

sarasa_cat: (Yuffie-materia)
2017-05-20 10:03 pm

FIC: They Bring Out the Best and the Worst They Can Be [FFVII: Yuffie/Vincent, T]

Title:  They Bring Out the Best and the Worst They Can Be
Characters:  Yuffie/Vincent
Rating:  Teen
Series:  FFVII Original Game, On the Way to a Smile, Advent Children, Dirge of Cerberus
Summary:  50 one-sentence snapshots of Yuffie and Vincent over the years, in-canon and post-canon, as they grow as individuals and as friends, and eventually become a partnered couple.


Read on AO3

sarasa_cat: (Yuffie-materia)
2017-05-19 02:11 am

Fic: Of Monsters, Children, and Beasts [Vincent, Yuffie, Nanaki. G]

Title: Of Monsters, Children, and Beasts
Series: FFVII - Even the Littlest Monsters: Tidbits, previews, and outtakes
Characters: Vincent, Yuffie, Nanaki
Rating: G
Words: 900
Summary: Odd circumstances and odd friendships go hand in hand.

Author’s Note: The first in a series of Monsters tidbits to be shared while I finish drafting the novel that Monsters wants to be. I used this scene as a voicing experiment-in-progress to play with what goes on in Vincent’s head during his “……” moments. Not certain how the voicing will change assuming an edited version of this ends up in one of the earlier chapters. In the current draft, this scene occurs in Monsters after Yuffie makes a few attempts to simultaneously humiliate and befriend Vincent (because Vincent is strange and Yuffie is bored and strange is fascinating and they are both outsiders-verging-on-outcasts). That is followed by her doing something “uncharacteristically” altruistic: she successfully defuses an ugly, edging into mutinous argument amongst AVALANCHE after the first time Vincent turns into Galian Beast (and Barret isn’t having any of that shit in AVALANCHE, thank you very much). This scene below occurs a day after that mess and the Vincent-angst that ensues. In that context, this scene can be interpreted as Vincent’s way of finally saying thanks, although it can also stand alone as a character study.

Vincent found Yuffie sprawled inside his tent. )

sarasa_cat: (yuffie)
2017-05-17 08:47 pm

Fic: Waiting for Warmth [Vincent/Lucrecia]; Of Ephemerality and Immortality [Vincent/Yuffie]

I forgot how much I enjoy writing 100-word drabbles. I also forgot how much time I spend the following evening dicking around with words and formatting for posting.  Both stories are for the prompt "Spring."

Title: Waiting for Warmth
Characters/Pairings: Vincent/Lucrecia, Lucrecia/Hojo
Rating/Type: G
[Read story at ffvii_100]

Of Ephemerality and Immortality
Characters/Pairings: Vincent/Yuffie
Rating/Type: G
Author's Notes: Yuffie, in her early 30s, leaves Reeve's WRO and returns to Wutai. Vincent goes with her to Wutai as her companion.
[Read story at ffvii_100]

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2017-05-14 08:04 pm
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WIPs. Yes, I really am writing and that means I will really start to post things in a week or so.

WIPs that are actually actively in planning/drafting/writing/editing/finishing rotation as of right now, right at this very moment, dammit. Like for real:

Active Rotation FFVII fic projects )

Things I might revisit in coming months:

sarasa_cat: (yuffie)
2017-04-29 12:25 pm

And now back to Lucrecia

Okay... almost done circling around the Yuffie & Vincent present time story spanning some period of years. I still have questions for myself (and the story), but the structure is all there, the motivations are there, the progression and themes are ALL THERE. The main question I have for myself is WHY WHY WHY do their crises revolve around a certain issue that ... that I will ponder later. Not now.



As I said in the beginning of March, the Lucrecia story burst from my head fully formed all in one go because IT IS SO OBVIOUS. (because reasons. so many of them.)

But now that I'm back on it ... does anyone have their own reasons for what Lucrecia and Hojo saw in each other? Just curious.
sarasa_cat: (Default)
2017-04-14 06:17 pm

Ask my characters questions to help me think while I organize my mess!!!

Help me think while I plot/outline!  
Ask my FFVII "Even The Littlest Monsters Cast Shadows Long and Tall" characters questions and I will respond!!

All asks to POV characters are welcomed -- goofy or serious asks, plotty asks, thematic asks, backstory asks, "how do they feel about ____ // what do they think about ____" asks, interpretations of canon asks, etc.

Asks to any other character also welcomed -- just connect it somehow to the ships, summary, themes, etc., in Monsters!
sarasa_cat: (Yuffie-materia)
2017-04-07 05:54 pm
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All the shiny things -- the ongoing documentation of an FFVII armada

I was tempted to do a ship meme on Tumblr but am doing this instead because Tumblr moves too fast and I'm only online some of the time.  

Even though I have been friends-lock journaling like mad about current multi-chapter WIP - Even the Littlest Monsters (Vincent/Lucrecia, Lucrecia/Hojo, Vincent&Yuffie-->Vincent/Yuffie), I am such an everyone/everyone shipper in FFVII because the canon is just glorious for it. 

Thematic running list of my Everyone/Everyone in FFVII:

Read more... )

I cannot promise fast turn around because crazy work-schedule but ...

Prompt me in FFVII land.  Doesn't have to be on the list above but if it is, I'm more likely to have something I can drabble about. Note: I have not played more than the first few missions in Crisis Core so leave most of those folks out for now. ;)

Prompt me as:
- Quick drabbles:  pairing, prompt
- Headcanon:  pairing, typical meme question like these  - e.g., who asks weird questions in the middle of the night) 
sarasa_cat: (Tifa)
2017-03-27 09:08 am
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Fic I want

 I want a cheerful yet bittersweet lovely fanfic about Tifa and Aerith and Cloud (and Zack) with everyone/everyone, zero jealousy, and awesome characterization of Tifa and Aerith, keeping them just as awesome as they are in canon.  Bonus for found family trope, slice of life, living in the moment.
sarasa_cat: (Default)
2017-03-17 06:53 pm

What haven't I written that I need to try once? Gimme ideas!

There is a flip-flop challenge for GYWO members -- write what you normally DO NOT write. So, if you write fanfic, do 1500 words of original. If you write romance, try (for instance) horror. Etc


What do I NOT write that I never knew I needed to try?

i write contemporary lit, espionage, SF, fantasy, fanfic romance, horror, comedy, crack, het, slash, multi, angst, fluff, historical, historiographical, straight genre, twisted meta fiction, slice of life, pastiche, mashup, xovers, pr0n.... 

tell me what you have never seen me write or heard me mention.  Help me flip flop with something DIFFERENT. Promise I will borrow or create haracyers I have never written before.