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(List of fics either in the final stages of planning or in the process of being written. Just posting this here for quick access since most if not all of these are gifts for some of the people who lurk on this journal. Some of these summaries contain spoilers for their respective fandoms. Subject to change. Arranged alphabetically by fandom.)

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pettycoat: The Voice hogs the camera as Rider walks past. (neon nightmare)
I swear, my characterization of The Voice is rapidly devolving into *teleports behind you* Nothing personnel, kid levels of silliness. The guy dresses like he's on his way to a Muppet-themed rave, and here I am trying to turn him into a tragic manipulator. Somebody stop me.

Why does he have to talk so much I'm so bad at dialogue aaah
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I've received some lovely gifts for the 2018 Fandom Stocking exchange, including a ficlet collection for one of my sorely underrated fandoms, Siren. Check it out!

Irreverence
(738 words) by Piinutbutter
Chapters: 3/3
Fandom: Siren (Video Games)
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Naoko Mihama, Yoriko Anno, Miyako Kajiro
Additional Tags: Ficlet Collection
Summary: Hanuda changes everyone.

Thank you to everyone who left a gift! I'm tempted to get a paid account just to use all of these icons.
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I've been having issues with my laptop's Wi-Fi adapter. Last night, my dog kicked the laptop off the side of my bed. Now I have no issues connecting to the internet, but the laptop fans are making slight crunching noises.

pettycoat: John Freeman is having a poor time. (BAD)
Reading an old KH fic I remember enjoying a decade ago (as you do), and it... certainly hasn't aged well. But I'm getting so much entertainment out of it because the author wanted to give the characters surnames and just stuck them with the names of their English voice actors. Riku Gallagher. Lexaeus Boat. Roxas McCartney. Axel and Kairi are also twins in this universe, so "Axel Panetteire" is a thing that exists. I don't why I've been giggling over "Vexen Stephen Prince" for the past ten minutes, but if anyone in the KH universe would have an ill-fitting middle name, it would be him.

Marluxia Ferguson.

I love the internet.
pettycoat: Kyoya Suda, seen through sightjacking. (SDK)
I want to say Siren is my favorite horror video game franchise (seriously, I prefer it over Silent Hill, and I love Silent Hill), but it's occurred to me that of the measly three games in the series, I've only played two through to the end, and I barely consider one of those a scratch above mediocre. I guess the first game left such a strong impression on me that I'm willing to put up with a lot from its so-so remake. I really need to finish the second game at some point. It's a pain to get working, but it built on its predecessor in a lot of cool and inventive ways, from what little I've seen. I'm amazed more games haven't ripped off the sightjacking mechanic.
pettycoat: "IT WAS DEPRESSING. the end." (yoko taro funtime land)
I've just been told to avoid writing protagonists with problematic views because their status as the protagonist means I'm automatically supporting their actions.

... I think I need to find a new writing group, guys.
pettycoat: Lloyd, Colette, and Zelos take a rest in the grass. (trio)
Forgot to mention that I'm participating in the Fandom Stocking Exchange this year. I've already written some treats for one stocking and plan to write for at least a couple more (not much overlap in fandoms, unfortunately), but I'm having a lot of fun.
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(I swear, I thought I linked this already. On the off chance that the person assigned to me finds this, since I can't seem to link directly from my prompt, I'm sorry for making things harder. If you've already got a prompt in mind or a draft ready to go, please don't worry about what I have to say here.)

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pettycoat: Marluxia, contemplating murder. (NANI)
For her Christmas gift, a friend has asked me to write "a Marluxia/Vexen story that actually makes sense." I asked for a challenge, and I guess I'm getting one.
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Blowing the dust off this thing to drop in a Happy Festivus or whatever holiday you guys feel like honoring this month. I'm probably not going to be active again until after the new year since December in general can get pretty hectic for me. I love Christmas, but I'm not particularly fond of the Christmas season, if you catch my drift. I'm thinking of picking up a couple Kingdom Hearts games again in preparation for 3. I never got around to beating Dream Drop Distance, and I still haven't tried that Aqua-centered one with the ridiculous title. And I call myself a fan.

(Totally throwing this out here, but would anyone be willing to beta read something for me in the next few weeks? It's a Kingdom Hearts oneshot centered around Axel and Roxas--not necessarily in a romantic sense, and definitely not meant to be cute or heartwarming--and will likely feature some death, violence, and general anime angst. I'd go into greater detail, but it's for an ongoing fic exchange, and I don't want to spoil the surprise on the very slim chance that the recipient comes across this post. I'm mostly looking for feedback on characterization and canon accuracy, but I'd certainly be happy to receive criticism on other aspects of the fic! I'm currently finishing up an outline and plan to start writing by the end of the month. Finished product is going to be told from Axel's point of view and is probably going to be between 5,000 and 10,000 words.)
pettycoat: Dark Sun Gwyndolin, masked and staring off into the distance. (ponder)
Kind of a longshot, but would anyone here have any recommendations for vegan cookie recipes, preferably sugar or lemon flavor and without vegan butter or margarine, if that's possible? It looks like I can only afford to give short stories and cookies for Christmas this year, one of my friends is vegan, and I have no idea what I'm doing when it comes to searching for the right recipe online. Vegan dairy substitutes are also quite pricey where I live. I'd appreciate any help!
pettycoat: Zelos seems concerned. (ruh roh raggy)
People think I'm joking when I say Ecco the Dolphin: Defender of the Future is the scariest game I've ever played. "Oh, you mean that game about that adorable cartoon dolphin?" No, I mean that game where you're constantly drowning in a murky blue void while giant sea terrors pop out of the fog because the turn of the century wasn't kind to draw distance. You guys can keep Akira Yamaoka. This is what immediately comes to mind when I think of horror video game music.

The soundtrack is fantastic, though.
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I've signed up for the new Past Imperfect, Future Unknown fic and fanart exchange, which focuses on time loops and time travel tropes. Now anyone who's new to my journal is going to learn very quickly that I love writing about time loops, especially in horror settings, so I'm really looking forward to this one. Sign-ups close on December 15. If anyone feels like participating with me, the official community is over here.
pettycoat: Immortal alien samurai ain't got time for your bullshit. (side eye)
"Oh, yeah, I could totally finish this chapter by the end of the month. How long's it going to be? 10,000 words?"


pettycoat: Lloyd, Colette, and Zelos take a rest in the grass. (trio)
So many new faces! Now I know it was the right choice to leave Tumblr behind, and I'm so happy to see more people here now that I'm finally starting to settle in. Maybe it's just the early-2000s nostalgia talking, but I've always preferred this quieter style of blogging. I'm sure most of you already know what to expect from my journal if you came here from an addme. Either way, here's a proper hello.

I'm currently most active in the Kingdom Hearts and Furi fandoms (expect more KH soon now that KH3 is finally happening), and I'm slowly returning to the Tales of Symphonia and (Forbidden) Siren fandoms now that I have a little more time to dust off some of my older favorites. Other fandoms to look out for are Nier, Drakengard, Dark Souls, Yakuza, and Silent Hill, but really, if it's on my interests list or is a horror game made in the last twenty or so years, expect it to show up in some capacity. This will be a fandom and creative writing journal that may feature stories with disturbing content. I do not tag character death in my work since I consider it a potential spoiler, but I do tag for more generalized graphic violence. Everything will be hidden behind either a cut or an AO3 link. I might occasionally share some original fiction, but that would mostly be for people outside my fandom circles. I look forward to getting to know all of you, and I hope you come to like it here as much as I have. As always, don't be strangers!
pettycoat: Marluxia, contemplating murder. (NANI)
I never thought I'd see a more spectacular implosion than the great LJ Strikethrough of '07. I'm almost feeling nostalgic. Goodbye forever, Tumblr. I'd say it was nice knowing you, but there's a reason I jumped ship long before you decided to fight fire with gasoline.
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NaNoWriMo's already starting with a crash and burn, but I'm happy to say that I've added to a draft that I haven't touched in nearly five months. I've completely forgotten how to write in a certain character's voice. Maybe tomorrow will be easier since I'm moving on to someone else. Today is also the first day of writing for the Small Fandom Bang, but I'm trying not to touch that until There the Raised Mountains finally gets an update. Speaking of which, only I could jump into editing with the express purpose of trimming something down and then come back to find that I've made a net gain of nearly 1200 words. Aren't I doing swell today?
pettycoat: "IT WAS DEPRESSING. the end." (yoko taro funtime land)
(General NaNoWriMo rumblings with some bonus bitching about my original fiction. Maybe five people reading this will have any clue what I'm talking about.)

Goddammit, Ice in His Eyes )

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