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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).

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

Lololol this video is the best. 

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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.

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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, 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 

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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

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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! 

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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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Tue, Jan. 2nd, 2018, 06:55 pm
Get Your Words Out - 2017 result, 2018 pledge

I wrote about 50,000 words in the first half of 2017 and about 13,000 words in the second half. The second half of 2017 was crazy. But it was good crazy--exciting new job, starting my Master's degree (that part was kind of meh), my brother's ridiculous Harry Potter wedding, and a big family reunion with 70 people in Thailand, where none of my family actually lives. 

I didn't reach my goal of writing 75,000 words for Get Your Words Out 2017, but 63,000 ain't bad. It's Good Enough. But I am annoyed at how much of my writing is...half-done, unedited, on-paper garbage scattered all over my physical workspaces and in my various online spaces? I need to get a bit more organized. I also need to actually finish things and make them not suck. 

For 2018, I've signed up to write 240 days of the year with Get Your Words Out. I like these new "Habit Pledges" they're doing instead of the Word Count pledges--counting words is a pain for my argh-i-hate-numbers brain. I am also going to privately pledge to post at least 5 pieces of creative writing next year. Fanfic or whatever. Work or school writing do not count. 

p.s. If anyone else is interested in signing up for Get Your Words Out: 

GetYourWordsOut: Year Ten! Pledges & Requirements | GYWO.net

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Wed, Oct. 18th, 2017, 10:23 pm
AlphaGo Zero

AlphaGo lost 100-0 against the newest version of itself, AlphaGo Zero. The crazy thing is that Zero had no human input whatsoever--it just learned by playing itself. I am excited but also non-plussed. I can only imagine how pro go players are feeling. This machine leapt over a thousand years of human learning in a few days.


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Sat, Jul. 22nd, 2017, 07:33 pm
[Hikaru no Go] Fic: Big Trouble with Little Waya

Big Trouble with Little Waya 
Words: 876
Summary: Isumi brings Le Ping over to Waya's family home. Shenanigans ensue.

Link to A03
Link to FF.net

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