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Hi! This Livejournal is mainly used for posting my fanfiction. You can take a look at my tags or my fanfiction.net account to see what I've written. I am no longer updating my memories as of April 9, 2013.

I am also flonnebonne on Dreamwidth. I consider that to be my primary account now. If you have a Dreamwidth account, please add me to your circle over there! I'm slowly trying to move my friendslist from LJ over to Dreamwidth.

In general, feel free to add me to your friendlist/circle, comment on any of my posts, or just lurk. I hardly ever lock anything and I don't bite (at least not online I don't).

Sign up for Get Your Words Out 2021?

GetYourWordsOut: Year Thirteen!
Pledges & Requirements | getyourwordsout.net

For 2020, I pledged to write for 350 days of the year. I’ll probably end the year having written for about 290 days, which I think is not bad considering this stupid pandemic, my shoulder injury, feeling depressed and anxious about climate change, etc. Most of what I “wrote” was dictated aloud and transcribed into an app, so it’s all in super messy first draft form...but there is heckuva lot of it.

For 2021, I’m going to pledge to write 350 days again.

In terms of the actual content of my writing next year, my goal for is… well, I’ll have to see how my shoulders heal up first, so my goal is to not worry about what I can’t control, and to worry about things at the proper time!

How about the rest of you? This entry was originally posted at https://flonnebonne.dreamwidth.org/117280.html. Comment here or there - it's all good.

Get Your Words Out, Otter App, Voice to text

So I’ve pledged to write 350 days out of the 365 days in 2020 for https://getyourwordsout.dreamwidth.org/.

...it’s been fun, so far? I’ve been writing purely orally, using Voice to text technology, mainly using the free Otter app, which also transcribes your words pretty well along with recording your voice. It creates a dynamic transcription that you can edit later on, and click on specific words to jump to that place in the recording. Kind of like a Ted talk transcript. It’s not that accurate when you are writing weird fantastical sentences with place names and character names that you made up yourself, and sentence structures that are, well, kind of nonsensical because you’re stumbling around trying to figure things out in your story world, but it’s good enough for a mangy first draft that you’re going to throw out anyway.

The first nice thing about writing with my voice is that I can do it anywhere, like when I’m walking my dog. Right now I am using my phone’s voice input (not Otter, just iOS) to write this entry while riding on a noisy bus. I’m just using the earbuds with microphone that came with my iPhone SE. It’s pretty accurate all things considered.

The other nice thing about riding with my voice is that I don’t destroy my back, shoulders and neck so much, although it’s still not perfect because I have to look at my phone sometimes. This is actually the main reason why I am investing so many brain cells and trying to learn how to become a more auditory thinker. This is actually the main reason why I am investing so many brain cells and trying to learn how to become a more auditory thinker.

For my second draft, I’ll probably have to use a paid program like Dragon, which I have never been able to get the hang of, but now that I have so much back pain in my life, but better time to learn?

I’m thinking in future of projecting a big screen on my ceiling and “writing“ while lying on a bed, dictating my orders to my machine servant. But who is the servant and who is the master really?

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Exchange on the Big Bridge - fic and art!

The fic and art for Exchange on the Big Bridge have been revealed :)

I received two lovely gifts!

That Imperial Witch, a piece of FF6 fanart by CorpseBrigadier
Terra, being floaty and Amanoesque

Rays of Hope, an FF6 fic by Siver
Not everything can be so simple. A night in Mobliz and a talk while Terra wrestles with her feelings.

And I wrote a fic!

More Than Mere Etiquette
Cyan attempts to teach Gau table manners, but Gau ends up teaching him a thing or three.

This was not an FFVI-only challenge, or even an FF-only challenge--it just happened that all my involvement ended up being FFVI-related :D

'Twas a fun exchange! Nice and low-key, and really well-run. Hats off to sunberry for organizing!

This entry was originally posted at https://flonnebonne.dreamwidth.org/116422.html. Comment here or there - it's all good.

Exchange on the Big Bridge letter

Hi writer/artist! Thank you so much for fulfilling my request!

Request #1: FFIV
Rydia, Rosa, and/or Porom
Basically I want the FFIV ladies to get some attention because they are all awesome :D

Request #2: FFVI
Celes (and/or Terra, who wasn't nominated except in combination with Kefka, so I didn't put her in my requests on A03)
Ditto for the FFVI ladies!

I am pretty easy to please. I love humour, action, plot, no plot, romance, pron, gen, mystery, deathfic, Cthulu fic, everything! Almost anything goes! Any rating is okay! There is very little that fazes me. The only thing that I am not too interested in is AU fanfic for the sake of AU. (AU fanart is okay.) Don't get me wrong, I like AU and often write it myself, but I like to see a strong sense of purpose in it, not just a change of scenery for the sake of it.

In general, I love it when a writer/artist has a strongly specific understanding of the world and/or characters, and is able to illuminate something about the source material that I didn't see or think of before. Or maybe they just make some ridiculous in-joke that only makes sense if you know the source material XD

These are my specific requests, but feel free to take another tack. I am not picky, so honestly you can do almost anything you like. Feel free to post an anonymous message if you have any questions! :D


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Not Ready for Prime Time 2019 fics!

I was lucky enough to get THREE fics for Not Ready for Prime Time 2019 and I love them all so much! Thank you so much to FireEye and BridgetMcKennitt for these!

1. Dragon's Pact (FFIV) by FireEye
Lunarians have long memories. Rydia & Cecil. (Who's yer One to Be Born from a Dragon now?!)

2. Sunlight Breaking Through the Clouds by FireEye
Locke rather accidentally drops in on Sabin during a snowstorm. (My new favourite thing in the world is Sabin and Locke being buds.)

3. Reading ahead (Waya, Isumi, Hikaru) by BridgetMcKennitt

Isumi may not have wanted to participate in the bet, but he was going to use all of his strength to win it. (Who doesn't love Isumi being all sneaky-like?)

AND, as a bonus, I kind of got a fanart gift from the fabulous laughingpineapple, who saw my Not Ready for Prime Time letter a while back and randomly drew fanart for one of my requests...for a different challenge :D

Fanart: Locke and Sabin - gossip gossip gossip by laughingpineapple

Check out the rest of her art in that series...actually, just check out her art! Such unique ideas and style, love it :D

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[Final Fantasy VI] Fic: From This Dawn, Unto the Next

Title: From This Dawn, Unto the Next
Fandom: FF6
Characters: Cyan, Celes, Locke, Sabin, Gau, Edgar
Wordcount: Too many 16,209
Summary: Cyan knows not the ways of these strange folk with whom he travels, nor does he care to know. (Nor does he care to think of what he has left behind.) Written for The_Exile for Not Prime Time 2019.

Read it on A03
Read it on FF.net

Not my best work, methinks, but personally meaningful to me.

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