- sarasacat on fanfiction.net - most of my older fiction, some of my new fiction
- many Final Fantasy drabbles on LJ's ff-fortnightly comm
- some Final Fantasy drabbles on DW's ff-fortnightly comm
- sketchbook of DA2 stories in Mari Hawke's universe: a history of lies
- sarasa_cat on AO3 (locked to AO3 users only)
- FFVII - Even The Littlest Monsters series
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:
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One Minute to Midnight, FFVII, 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]
Word Count: 100
Challenge: Prompt: #24 - Deadly Sin: Envy on ffvii_100
Author's Note: The origin for "But Coveting Thy Neighbor's Property..."
Ongoing series archived here: http://archiveofourown.org/series/730290
Characters/Pairings: Shelke, Yuffie/Vincent
Word Count: 200
Challenge: Prompt: #24 - Deadly Sin: Envy at ffvii_100
A/N: Occurs sometime after Dirge of Cerberus
Title: In the End She Got What She Wanted the Most
Characters: Lucrecia/Vincent, Lucrecia/Hojo, Chaos, Grimoire
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.
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 )
Title: They Bring Out the Best and the Worst They Can Be
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.
Series: FFVII - Even the Littlest Monsters: Tidbits, previews, and outtakes
Characters: Vincent, Yuffie, Nanaki
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. )
Title: Waiting for Warmth
Characters/Pairings: Vincent/Lucrecia, Lucrecia/Hojo
[Read story at ffvii_100]
Title: Of Ephemerality and Immortality
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]
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.
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!
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:
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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)
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.