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Fri, Apr. 12th, 2013, 10:22 am [sticky post]
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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).

Sat, Dec. 8th, 2018, 09:50 pm
Kimi ga ima, boku wo sasaete

OMG this is priceless:

Fanvid of DOOM


This entry was originally posted at https://flonnebonne.dreamwidth.org/111563.html. Comment here or there - it's all good.

Sun, Oct. 14th, 2018, 06:17 pm
Yuletide Letter!

Hi Yuletide Writer! Thank you so much for taking my request! I am so excited--this is my first Yuletide, after accidentally missing the signups a couple years in a row XD

I am pretty easy to please. Under the cut I've written a few ideas, and some of my general likes and dislikes, but feel free to take another tack if that's what you're comfortable with and what your muse demands :) Also, I greedily made the maximum six requests, but that's just to give you more choices, not because I demand lots of fics!

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Sun, Sep. 23rd, 2018, 10:26 pm
"Prequel" to Slam Dunk and Inoue Takehiko now

So a couple of years before Inoue Takehiko started releasing Slam Dunk, he wrote this 40-page short manga called "Piercing."  The two main characters are named Ryota and Ayako, but they don't seem to be quite the same people as in SD. They're more like proto-characters. 

I wouldn't say "Piercing" is all that interesting in itself, but it's cool to look back and see how far along Inoue has come along. I don't read his current manga Vagabond, but the art in that series is ridiculously detailed and precise, and I'm sure the story is well told.

Inoue is doing all sorts of mega-artsy things nowadays. Like the enormous washi paper making and the Antoni Gaudí exhibit and the whole ambassador to Spain thing...it's hard to believe this is the same guy who drew Akagi's butt in the first volume of Slam Dunk. 

Maybe I'm selling the younger Inoue kind of short though. Now that I think about it, the end of SD is quite sombre in a lot of ways, and the art by the end of the series gets pretty damn realistic. In an interview, Inoue states that he pretty much had the ending of the series already planned out from the beginning, which makes me think that the guy was always serious about giving his story some narrative heft even when he was showering us with monkey jokes. What a guy. 

Maybe I should actually read Vagabond one of these days. If only Inoue would hurry up and finish it. 

This entry was originally posted at https://flonnebonne.dreamwidth.org/110873.html. Comment here or there - it's all good.

Tue, Sep. 18th, 2018, 07:26 am
So This is Basically Kingdom Hearts

Lololol this video is the best. 

This entry was originally posted at https://flonnebonne.dreamwidth.org/110691.html. Comment here or there - it's all good.

Sun, Jul. 8th, 2018, 11:09 am
Random thought about FF6

Celes means sky and Terra means earth, right? Never mind that Terra is actually Tina in the original Japanese script--we'll get to that a bit later.

Celes = Sky
Maybe it's just because the game developers were incluenced by that Amano drawing of Celes with a bird, but the game does seem to put Celes in the air in a lot of her important scenes (the balcony of the opera house, the cliff on the Solitary Isle, the rebirth of the Falcon, her nearly falling to her death in her ending with Locke). One of her major motifs seems to be falling/flying. 

Terra = Earth
Meanwhile Terra is seen in a lot of earthy caves for her important scenes (Narshe, the Esper world flashback, the Sealed Gate, finding the Espers in Thamasa, even the side quest in the Ancient Castle). Her theme song is incorporated into the overworld theme of the World of Balance. If Terra = earth, then the Empire's actions against the earth--their deeper and deeper delving for power (literal delving, into the caves where Espers can be found) and their eventual ruin of the whole planet--are crystallized in the form of Terra, this girl who remembers nothing about herself but only knows that everyone wants to use her for something.

But once Terra taps into her Esper form, she flies a lot too...literally. It's almost like...even if her motif is earth, it's also about escaping it. 

Earth and Sky Meet at the Horizon
Over the course of the game Terra's earth joins with Celes' sky. Celes starts high up there (revered general) and Terra starts down below (slave crown-wearing bio-weapon), and this power distance is very apparent in the first scenes we see them together, as in Terra's flashback to Gestahl's speech, where Celes stands with the emperor and Terra stands in the back. But by the end of the game they are in the same place, standing together, two women no longer forced to fight, but choosing to fight. 

Cute fact: Celes + Tina = Celestina, an Italian name that means "heavenly." The last thing we see in FF6 before the end credits? Terra's hair streaming free as the Falcon soars through wide open skies.

This entry was originally posted at https://flonnebonne.dreamwidth.org/110340.html. Comment here or there - it's all good.

Mon, Jun. 4th, 2018, 08:54 pm
[Final Fantasy VI] Fic: And Thus a Traitor Was Born

And Thus a Traitor Was Born (12,948 words) 
Fandom: FF6
Characters: Locke, Celes, Edgar, Cyan, Gau, Sabin
Summary: One day after the Battle of Narshe, Locke and Celes investigate the mineshaft where three Imperial soldiers—one of them wearing a slave crown—tried to capture an Esper. Celes seems strangely preoccupied with the fates of the two soldiers spirited away by the Esper...

Or, a story that tries to answer this question: how could Locke ever think Celes was a traitor?

Link to fic on A03
Link to fic on FF.net 

This entry was originally posted at https://flonnebonne.dreamwidth.org/110100.html. Comment here or there - it's all good.

Sun, Jun. 3rd, 2018, 12:25 pm
[HnG] Fic: The boy who never was

This is the fic I wrote for the second unofficial blind_go! Finally posting it here.

The boy who never was
(Melo)drama in second person 
Words: 8061
Summary: Shindou Hikaru is the most (un)real person Akira (n)ever met.

Link to A03
Link to FF.net

This entry was originally posted at https://flonnebonne.dreamwidth.org/109832.html. Comment here or there - it's all good.

Tue, May. 8th, 2018, 07:10 pm
Happy Belated Hikago Day!!

This is late but HAPPY 5/5!!! 

Celebrate by reading the unofficial blind_go fics and guessing who wrote what! I wrote something! Something kind of terrible, but something nonetheless!

I am always so excited that people still remember and celebrate this day :) My brothers wished me happy Hikago day too! 

  This entry was originally posted at https://flonnebonne.dreamwidth.org/109599.html. Comment here or there - it's all good.

Sat, Feb. 24th, 2018, 09:31 am
ThIs is what I get for not being on Tumblr

I missed the signup for Interhigh 2018! By two days! Waaaaahhhh!!!!!

Well, I will just have to sit in a corner and write a sports anime fic on my lonesome then. I have two extremely stupid Slam Dunk fics on the back burner I can dig out and work on. 

I have been writing a tiny bit about two out of everyone three days, as per my goals for Get Your Words Out this year. I don't think it's the best way to produce cohesive, succinct, interesting writing, but it seems to be the best way for me to make sure I put some words down on a regular basis. And that's good enough for me until summer gets here.  

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