Writing communities~. This one is an AU challenge from [community profile] whole_new_world. :D

[community profile] tic_tac_woe also looks interesting. Mini bingo challenge with end of the world prompts. If I ever manage to finish this AU challenge (signed up with Legend of Sun Knight), I might want to try the Tic Tac Woe challenge next.

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Cleaned up the tags a bit on DW. Multilevel tags! o/ Though now they won't match the LJ ones...
SilverMajusaka updated the Chinese translation of My Friend, the Pope (in-training) with chapter 6~. You can read it here. Chikus POV~.

I joined April's Camp NaNoWriMo with 25k as the goal. I like how flexible Camp NaNo is! There are many different types of goals to choose from, such as word count, hours written, pages, etc, and there are writing cabins too. I requested to be in a fanfic cabin with a similar word count goal. :) Time to go camping~

Next chapter that I finish should be A Vice-Captain's Tale, chapter 11. It's finally the Adair chapter!

Now, there was only one person left who hadn't approached me—Vice-Captain Sun, the unofficial leader of the vice-captains. There was no actual leader among us, but everyone knew Adair was it.

By this time, I had already left the training grounds. He was still nowhere in sight.

Where in the world is he?


Got myself some happy dittos! Such a hard time deciding which ones to get. The three original starters are all pretty cute, as were all the eevees. Bulbasaur all the way though! I've been wanting a transformed ditto, but they were very expensive, so I'm happy that the International Pokemon Center got these now. :D Much more affordable~

I hand wrote 20 pages of My Friend, the Pope (in-training) in my Penultimate notebook, and it turned out to be 2.7k when I typed it up. Now I know what it equals to, haha. My handwriting is quite big on these 20 pages. With my smaller, ant-like writing on actual paper, it's about 1k over 2~3 pages. What a big difference. I'm liking handwriting first and then typing things up. It allows me to edit and revise as I'm typing it up and forces me to stop changing things while I'm writing the first draft. o/

Behold, my messy scribbling )

So, lots of Fire Emblem on the horizon, and Heroes just came out. My favorite magic users aren't around (Erk! Lugh!) but even if they were, they'd be low star ranked. XD;; So far, my team is Lilina (5★), Camilla (5★), f!Corrin (4★), and Fae (4★), with Cherche (4★) or Laslow (4★) switched in from time to time. I got lucky on one orb pull and got both Lilina and Camilla from it, my only five stars at the moment. I want some guys on my team though!! The maps seem fairly limited right now. I hope there'll be expansions in the future, including Tellius (come on Soren). With the current maps, I don't think I'll be playing long, and orb availability is limited. I might just keep the orbs I have right now and wait to see if Soren will get released in the future. Too bad, I wanted Merric, Takumi, Lyn, Serra, and Navarre. I have some other 4★ characters too, but I'm reluctant to use them because I would like to level them up to 5★, but it takes so many feathers that it feels impossible. It feels like a waste to keep leveling them past level 20 though, since if I ever upgrade their star level, they go back to level 1.

My friend code )
Have another random snippet. Let's see what I actually manage to finish this coming week. Hm, hm. I'm writing a bit here, a bit there. XD;

As we waited for everyone to gather, I patted my side, checking on my daggers. I had my main pair on me, as well as several spares I could use as throwing daggers to give me a long distance advantage. While the expense would add up, I could use any advantages I could get. I was definitely going to make the mission a success and impress my teacher!

When I finished taking stock of my weapons, a newcomer had joined us, and Ecilan's cheeks were rosy again. So he hadn't managed to completely lock that reaction away. The thought relaxed me just a bit.

"For me?" The newcomer exclaimed. "Ecilan, you're the best!"

The newcomer stepped closer and took the offered cheesecake. Side by side, he was nearly half a head shorter than Ecilan. He wore the robes of a cleric and had a veil that was pushed over his blond hair in favor of the cheesecake, which he was already happily munching on.

Was he Ecilan's friend?


I'm not entirely sure myself how cheesecake is becoming so prominent in this story.
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I'm racing against the clock with work, so of course I'm here to post a snippet. This is from a post-canon oneshot set after A Slice of Wedding Cake~. I expect it to be around 5k~7k of rambling with nothing much happening but these two showing us around different shops. XD I'm about 1/3 of the way there, I think.

"Business looks great!" Blaze exclaimed.

Right as we reached 38th Knight Street, welcomed by a fancy sign that Sun had us decorate together, the long line queuing before us was the first thing I noticed. I followed the meandering line of customers with my eyes. It led right to the doorsteps of Moon's flower shop, Moondrop, a collaboration between Moon and the parents of Judgment's student, Hungri.

Blaze was right. Moon's shop was doing well. I tried counting the number of people in line...

"Want to visit Moon first?" Blaze asked.

There were more than enough people in line to form an entire knight platoon. It would be a long wait. I nodded anyway, since we were already here, and I didn't mind waiting in line. Blaze would be with me, after all.

Blaze strode forward. I walked with him, listening to him chatter away. He really was full of vibrance, always brimming with energy, whereas I was just the opposite. At times, I thought I might fade away. Into the shadows. Into the air. Without anyone noticing. Just like a wisp of cloud. It was more comfortable that way, too, but...

"Blaze..." I called out. He still continued on, my voice too quiet for him to catch. I reached out, tugging on his sleeve. "Blaze!"

He turned. "Huh?"

I pointed at the line.

"That sure is a long line!" he said.

When I still didn't let go of his sleeve, he scratched his head. He looked at me. He looked at the door. He looked at the line. Then he looked back at me, confused. He had likely intended to head straight inside. Maybe even by kicking the door open.

I frowned. "We should line up, too."

"But we're not customers?" Blaze asked.

"We are." I touched the heavy money pouch in my pockets. "And customers should line up."


Goal is to finish 12.5k per month. I'm at 3.8k right now. Hm hm. If I finish this fic and another part of If I Could See You, that might hit the word count. :3; Less than 2 weeks left though!
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2016 in fic

Jan. 1st, 2017 06:57 pm
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I came out with around the same amount of words as 2015. :3;; Still aiming for that ever elusive 150,000 words!

(Previous years: 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006)

fics written in 2016 )

fic meme )
Random snippet from a oneshot I'm working on. Any guesses who it's about? XD Fic is currently at 1.9k. I'm hopeful another 1k will be enough for me to get to the point.

The familiar words washed over me.

Finally.

Finally.

How long I had waited for this moment to arrive.

The world opened up before me.

I unleashed my power and let it travel across his chest, down his body, and to the very edges of his limbs. He was not made like a fighter, but he had seen battle before despite his soft skin. It was there in the strength of his heart and the call of his blood, in the yearning of the elements to be bent by his will. I could make him great.

Silver scales spread to caress his smooth chin and the rest of his lower face. At last, I threaded my power through his hair, and the transformation was complete. He would be pleased with the stealth his new appearance would provide, I was certain.

He looked in the mirror and screamed.

Or not.
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May. 1st, 2016 10:37 pm
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A random snippet from an untitled fic I completely forgot about.
"Your Majesty, what is your command?"

Awaitsun knelt down in front of me on one knee. Because of the curse cast on him, he could only speak through physic magic with the people of the Demon King's Castle. I was one of them, so luckily he could communicate with me. It made commanding the dark knights much simpler.

"You don't have to kneel in front of me," I said. "I'm not the actual Demon King."

Born from wondering what it'd be like to see Adair and Awaitsun interact after the aftermath of V8. :') Might be interesting to explore. *puts on list of plunnies*
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Jan. 18th, 2016 02:31 pm
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Am very amused that the official email for the Legend of Sun Knight cell phone game is grisiajudge@gmail.com. There's currently an event to send in Chinese New Year art featuring LSK characters. Ends on Jan 29.

A post went up on [livejournal.com profile] getyourwordsout about organizing & tracking writing, and using scene lists to help with that. I realized that I did use a scene list for writing so we can get to know you and a bulleted list for Bittersweet Sweetness, fics I actually finished. There are a lot of random tidbits I'd written of Bittersweet in my notebooks. I should get back into the habit of jotting stuff down more. Of course, now the problem is, I'd written my stuff in five different notebooks. No idea where the 5th notebook is. I did find my plans for Entries in a Holy Knight's Journal and A Vice-Captain's Tale. :'D There's also a scary page labeled "LSK bunnies." Thanks, but I have enough plunnies...

Actually, the first one on the list was "Grisia goes undercover and wins a drinking contest, only to get rescued by Lesus and shut in the dungeon for discipline." Why look at that! I'd actually written it, even though the premise changed a bit. Grisia didn't go undercover for anything, but he did go in disguise. :'D

2015 in fic

Jan. 1st, 2016 02:38 pm
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Happy New Year to all!

This will be a fairly short post this time, considering how little I wrote in 2015. 2015 has not been a writing year. :') I kind of fell out of the habit of writing. Let's see if I can get myself back in the mindset.

(Previous years: 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006)

fics written in 2015 )

fic meme )

Many thanks for all the support and comments to these stories despite my terrible update speeds! :')
SilverMajusaka updated the Chinese translation of My Friend, the Pope (in-training) with Part 5. You can read it over here.

The translations are also now on AO3!
太陽騎士萬歲 (translation of Long Live the Sun Knight)
我的好友——(實習)教皇陛下 (translation of My Friend, the Pope (in-training))

They are being posted on 冒險者天堂 as well.

I tossed a random intro to a magical boy reincarnation fic I wrote up on ffnet just for the sake of updating. Here's the teaser. No idea what to name it. :'D I wrote it last year while watching Sailor Moon Crystal and thought I could totally work with the seals in V8 as a shared symbol among all of them that would help them recognize each other. Anyway, I didn't write much of the fic because... too many WIPs.

Here's another snippet for anyone interested though.
Even after a few weeks, the news of the "magical boy" who had stopped the goo monster was still trending. It was all over the media and had wormed its way into dorm gossip too.

"Weren't you there at the time?" My roommate asked from his desk. He was diligently doing his homework. Somehow, he always seemed to have homework to do. Never-ending homework. He must be taking a crazy amount of classes.

"Yeah, I was."

"So? Did you see anything?"

Hah, did I see anything? I was part of it! But no way was I going to let my roommate know. He was a total gossiper.

"Nothing," I said.

But after I spoke, I couldn't help but touch my chest. That burning feeling...


As for actual, new writing, I've been writing a oneshot that comes between A Slice of Wedding Cake and My Very Own Creature of Darkness. Currently at 3.5k words, and still not completed yet. I hope it's under 5k!

Writing memes

Jun. 18th, 2015 03:27 pm
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FFnet now has an official app. I just tried it out, and it's pretty cool~. Very easy on the eyes, lots of options for changing font, simple to browse. Stories, favorites, and follows all show up, very convenient. The review box is also right on the screen, easily accessible, so people might be more willing to leave comments. It's still a work-in-progress and getting updated a lot. Hope there will be an option to upload fic in the future, and that the PM feature will get fixed. There's a link to the inbox, but nothing shows up. XD; Oh, and I think there's no option to favorite or follow stories at the moment.

Some memes from [livejournal.com profile] seta_suzume. :D
1. Write down the names of 10 characters.
2. Get prompts from people using numbers instead of names.
3. Write a fic of fifteen words or less for every prompt, using the characters determined by the numbers.
4. Author, DO NOT read the prompts before you choose your characters.

If anyone wants to give me some prompts with numbers to kick me out of my writer's block...
(example: 1 & 2 have a problem)

And now a ten things meme.

Ten Things
Ten things that you think are common in your fic
Ten things you think are uncommon in your fic although commonly found in fic in general
Ten things you wish were more true of your fic

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Sign-ups are open for [livejournal.com profile] parallelsfic, until June 29th! I'm probably not going to sign up this year since I'm in such a slump with writing. But I will haunt the prompts later to see if I'm able to write anything. =x There are some series I'm eying that I hope people request!
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Yu Wo's forums got an upgrade! I love it! It seems much more streamlined, and it works really well with mobile now. Except... the sad thing is, all of the author comments have disappeared... DDD: All those years of author comments! But other than that, I'm really liking the upgrade. There's always been this system of leveling up depending on how much you reply and post. The levels seem to be something like holy-knight-in-training -> holy knight -> ?? -> ??. With vice-captain being there somewhere. I don't know which level is where, since I'm at the lowest level. XD;; I've been commenting more though, and I even made my first post, so maybe one day I'll become a holy knight??? (I want to be a vice-captain!!) Hopefully before the titles are changed, if they're ever changed. (Please don't change them anytime soon, ahhhhh I love the current titles! But I have a feeling they could be changed to something from Dominion's End)

I translated the prologue of A Vice-Captain's Tale into Chinese! This will be good Chinese practice. I hope I made sense, ahahaha, and don't have too many wrong words... (I can't really tell, OTL, how do I Chinese???) I was able to translate a little more while being stuck in jury duty today. :'D;;;

副隊長的故事

Debating if I should crosspost on LJ/ffnet/AO3. Maybe just on AO3...
January is over. 0___0;; I haven't been able to write anything lately! Writing muse, please speak to me. I only posted one fic update in January. ): I'm entertaining an idea for an Akatsuki no Yona fic, but I don't have a very good handle on the characters and the world. I've only written LSK for such a long time, ahaha~~. Tried writing A Vice-Captain's Tale Suggestion #8. Stuck at 900 words... Hm, with the next scheduled chapter of LSK v8 over at Prince Revolution, maybe I can finally write Never to Kneel. =x Welp, in the meantime, I guess I'll just keep opening my various documents to see if any of my fics will speak to me~~. They're being so stubborn!

February means a new release of Illusions, Lies, Truth! :D Volume 3, "In the Name of God, Part One" is being released on February 25. The limited edition can be ordered starting February 11 and the regular edition on February 16. The special edition includes this pouch thing. Looks like it can hold pens. There's also another edition that includes an autograph board, but that's only useful for people in Taiwan. The character on the cover this time is Guan Ting! *____* He has black wings??? I wonder if that's hinting at anything. I hope he has a large part this time. :D

Here's the synopsis:
"I saw an angel, but he was killing someone."
If angels don't necessarily equate to kindness, then what about gods?
In the name of god, they speak like humans yet do the work of devils.
In the end, what is the division between humans, gods, and devils?

Even though he burns incense and prays, Jiang Ziya wouldn't claim that he is religious.
The things he sees with his eye always and continuously destroy his understanding of religion.
When an angel is a bodyguard, his good friend wields a spiritual sword, and his boss has the name of a god,
Just what can he believe in?

If even angels carry out massacres,
then do we follow and believe in violence?
Faced with a world where the gods have fallen, would you be able to prevent yourself from--falling?


A cool synopsis. I'm looking forward to reading this book (and getting more of golden-haired, blue-eyed Guan Ting).

Yu Wo posted more of Illusions and No Hero~~

Illusions rambling )

No Hero rambling )

2014 in fic

Jan. 5th, 2015 10:58 pm
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I'm back from Japan! Trying to catch up with everything I've missed in the past two weeks. :'D; (I slept two days away, OTL. Terrible, terrible jetlag. Still trying to reorient myself.) First up is my yearly fic round up post~. Then, pictures from the trip? Maybe. I've missed so many posts and entries, ahhh.

(Previous years: 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006)

fics written in 2014 )

fic meme )
Oh gosh, I think I might be falling sick. (noooooooooo *claws throat*) *goes to chug down lots of tea*

Also, guess what, A Slice of Wedding Cake is overtaking Invincible in length! XD;;;;; I nearly can't believe it! Let's see if I can update Invincible sometime within the next two weeks so it doesn't lose to its much younger sibling by too much. XD;; I've tossed out the 1k I wrote though (might use it later in some other chapter) and am now starting over with a different POV, my second choice. :'D;; It's going much more smoothly!

Here's Part 2 of the discontinued Dishonest Honesty! I actually (or maybe you already know) really like writing Earth. I should write him as the main character again sometime. XD I only did it for Lessons in Demeanor. Not often enough! But, as a warning, Earth is not mindful at all here in the situation he's found himself in, unlike how Sun and Judgment dealt with the bodyswap.

Previous part

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Ugggghhhh writer's block! I've been posting stuff, but nothing for my older WIPs. I actually had a burst of inspiration for The Time of Ten Suns, opened the document, wrote 100 words, and now I'm stuck again. XD;; I'm around 1k into a random Invincible chapter, but it doesn't seem very interesting. A Vice-Captain's Tale and Follow the Sign are both stuck too. My way of battling writer's block is to flit around and work on different fics, but when I already have 11 WIPs and most aren't speaking to me, what do I doooooo. (Please come chat with me, ahhhh. That might help. It's why My Very Own Creature of Darkness is progressing much quicker than my other fics at the moment. XD;;) *head bursts* Maybe the problem is that I'm trying to work on too many fics, ahaha. I'm not a good multi-tasker. (How do people even keep track of my fics... I can't even keep track of them.)

But yeah. To make myself feel better, I'll just... toss up old stuff I wrote. Yup yup. (That's basically what I've been doing with Death by Sea. This might be another addition to the collection. =x Here's the discarded version of Dishonest Honesty. I had planned to write a fic featuring Storm and Earth switching bodies but decided to drop the fic. Here was part of what I had. I'll probably put up around... 4 chapters? Yeah. Enjoy the incompleteness. :'D;;;

In this version, Storm and everyone else don't find out during Bittersweet Sweetness that Judgment and Sun switched. I began writing it before I had finished writing Bittersweet Sweetness. When I decided to drop the fic, I changed the ending to the fic to wrap everything up more conclusively!

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Kiyu and I created a series to link everything together on AO3 for the cake verse~~. Cake verse now officially has a name. XD;; (But I bet it'll still be caaaake to many)

Until the End of Time

The series is named in such a way because of this scene from the manhua (Rule 20) where we spent forever trying to figure out what Lesus would say to Grisia as a vow. It can't be "until death do us part" because yeah, death isn't going to part them~. And now that the verse is continuing into present time with reincarnation, "Until the End of Time" it was! I'm excited. Seeing these fics linked like this makes me want to toss more side stories in there. XD; Kiyu already has one up~.

Most of the anime series I was watching over the spring and summer have ended! Here's what I finished watching. I didn't finish watching a lot.

Haikyuu, Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun, Ao Haru Ride, Free, other )

upcoming season )

I wonder, if I update Memories of the Future, if I'll get any response. :'D

It's been four years since I've last updated it. OTL (This is even worse than taking 3 years to finish writing Bittersweet Sweetness...) Was digging through my documents to see if I could find my partially written Invincible chapters. Came upon my notes for Memories of the Future instead, and whoa, I actually had quite an outline for it! With snippets of future scenes written out already for each chapter!

Lucathia, did you actually write all that?? You're terrible at outlines! T___T; Or even jotting down notes!

Thank goodness for this detailed outline though. I might just be able to finish writing this fic... one day. :'D

a small snippet from chapter 23 )

I better update all of my current WIPs more so they don't end up in this state ahhhhh. Hm, I was planning on updating Follow the Sign next, but wow, I am stumped. So, moving on...
As if I don't have enough plotbunnies. |D;; But since I can use updates to ongoing fics to qualify for this, that makes things a lot easier!

(Though a road trip would also be fun...)

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