auronlu: (dreaming)
The return trip was thankfully uneventful to make up for the 2-day insanity of my outward journey. I'm very proud that I managed to make it through four cancelled flights, two seriously delayed flights, and leaving and arriving at different airports at both ends from what was on my itinerary in order to reach my friend from Norway whom I may not see again, unless I fancy a trip to Norway! It was a lovely visit. I don't feel like babbling about it here too much; there's not much to say except, "whee, that was nice!" It was great to see autumn on the east coast again, schoolbuses and rain and yellow maple leaves and fading crickets and green grass and kids going out trick-or-treating.

So. I didn't get far with the ship manifesto because I had too many interruptions and/or was tired, but I wrote one more [ profile] pyre_flies drabble, Cold Shoulder, and had a fit of obsessive compulsiveness (yes, [ profile] cupcakemonster, laugh and point) smoothing out the writing in Till Death Do Us Part. I was goaded by a review on complaining that sometimes I had too much description, other times not enough, and the reader couldn't always understand it. Of course, he was 14. Maybe he was not getting the parts I was leaving up to the reader's imagination. I'm not sure my tweaks helped, but I feel more satisfied knowing it's not quite as half-assed.

auronlu: (Default)
Once again, I wish I could draw the way I write.

"My Guardian", G (Auron, Lulu, Vidina): Illustration for the last chapter of "Until Death Do Us Part."

Work safe )

auronlu: (wontletgo)
Final chapter, woot.

Story: Till Death Do Us Part
Final Fantasy X/X2
Characters: Auron, Lulu, Vidina
Rating: G
Word Count: 1221
Chapter 7: Epilogue

auronlu: (wontletgo)
Title: Till Death Do Us Part (ch. 6)
Characters: Auron, Lulu, Tidus, Yuna, Rikku
Rating: PG-13
Summary: Picking up the pices.
Word Count: 3000
Link: Chapter 6 - No Tears, This Time?

auronlu: (reckoned with)
Wow. I'm crossposting this one on, and one of those readers immediately removed me from her fav list when I uploaded the following chapter. What an eloquent example of voting with one's feet! Consider yourself warned.

Title: Till Death Do Us Part (Chapter 5)
Final Fantasy X-2
Characters, Lulu, Yuna, Auron, Tidus, Rikku
Rating: PG-13
Summary: The cheesy bit.
Word count: 1459
Link: Chapter 5 - Never Forget Them

auronlu: (Default)
Hmmm. cupcake's recent mention of Tetris is an apt analogy for one part of the writing process as well.

I tend to wing it fairly heavily, very seldom writing to an outline. (Never do this.)

Description is easier for me than plot. I just noticed how my habit of trying to visualize and define setting helps me build the story like a Tetris game, using whatever blocks "fall down" first, seemingly by chance. It happens even when the blocks "disappear", so to speak. I tend to write too much description, and then hack out some of it to make sentences flow better. But it's in my head, and the dropped parts may reappear in a functional capacity, later.

Some examples.

Spoilers to Till Death, so nyah, read it first :D )
auronlu: (lightning)
Woot, battle and scene choreography. I haven't GMed in years. And for once the characters didn't immediately go scampering off to the wrong end of the dungeon! Er, anyway...

Title: Till Death Do Us Part (Chapter 4)
Final Fantasy X
Characters: Lulu, Yuna, Tidus, Rikku
Rating: R
Word Count: 2570
Summary: Someday, somewhen, wouldn't it be nice if a dramatic rescue sequence went off without a hitch? Oh well...
Link: Chapter 4 ~ Nova

auronlu: (Default)
Bwah. I should not bwah over this cheesy story, but I do so bwah. This is too much fun.

I have written most of it now in shorthand or in full, and it's wound up so full of every damn fantasy adventure cliché that I feel like I should go back and rewrite it with "emerald orbs" and "flashing foot of blinding steel" thrown in there somewhere. And possibly a tediously-honed rat's pelvis.***

The scary thing is how much it resembles a typical Final Fantasy plot. ALL the bad, and ALL the good, hopefully! Why do we love these games... or classic Trek... or half the science fiction/fantasy out there when it's often so very predictable?

*** If you don't understand the references, read and weep. Eye of Argon, the worst fantasy fiction ever written. There can be only one.

auronlu: (Default)
... is brought to you by the letters C, G, and eh?!

So I popped in a random Avengers tape, since I sometimes like a cheery dose of Emma Peel and John Steed over dinner.

Catch phrase flying amongst the puns and bullets for this episode, which I haven't watched in a year or so?

"Till Death Do Us Part."

auronlu: (behindyou)
Dangit, I have a few short papers I should be writing. Oh well. Best not to begrudge the muse when she stops by, whatever she's wearing.

Title: Till Death Do Us Part (chapter 3)
Characters: Tidus, Yuna, Rikku, Lulu
Rating: PG
Word Count: 1586
Summary: Swoosh! Cue dramatic music! Rescuers to the rescue! Captive being gloated at! Snarky villains! Angst! Good heavens, it sounds just like a typical Final Fantasy game's plot. ^-^
Link: Chapter 3 ~ Battlestations

auronlu: (lulu)
It's strangely liberating to be writing a crapass fic purely for fun, instead of laboring to hone every word.

Title: Till Death Do Us Part (Chapter 2)
Characters: Lulu, Yuna, Rikku, Tidus, Kimahri
Rating: PG
Word Count: 1564
Link: Chapter 2 ~ Belly of the Beast

EDIT: Okay, I lied. I had a compulsive fit, went back and did an eensy bit of sanding/polishing.

FFX fanfic

Oct. 16th, 2006 05:28 am
auronlu: (Rage)
Bah. That gratuitously cheesy AU fanfic I posted a rough draft of ages ago under friendslock refuses to die. I give up. Here. Make of it what you will. A new bit just wrote itself when I was trying to poke at Reurrection again. Some of you know where this is headed; it will be crossposted in the appropriate place when the time comes.

Four chapters should probably get it out of my system. Here's ch. 1.

Title: Till Death Do Us Part
Characters: Lulu and friends
Rating: PG-13 (Violence)
Summary: Six years into the Eternal Calm, all is not well in Spira. Wakka is gone. Now Lulu must avenge him or sacrifice herself to protect all those she holds dear this side of the Farplane.
Link: Chapter I: Sin Unrepentant
Word Count: 1421

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