fontech: (aldred - wtf is this shit)
...oh good grief, this again?

Stating that what you're posting isn't yours does not mean it's okay to steal it )

Also, hi, I'm alive, really. Hopefully a better, happier entry coming soon. ...or at least a meme.

Fic dump!

Mar. 12th, 2006 04:12 pm
fontech: (fly on wings of words - by icanflyouch)
Where Akai whores out her accomplishments.

~I UPDATED LSRV. HOLY SHIT, YEAH. New chapter. Yes, you have my permission to die of shock.

I... have no idea when I'll write the next chapter. But HOLY SHIT UPDATED.

~Zack/Aerith 1 Sentence drabbles: 38/50 complete.

~Mausoleum chapter 2: 1,715 words in. Got a few more scenes to write.

~Ideas galore for the end of Mausoleum and the maybe!sequel revolving around the Nobodies and the 13th Order. We'll see how that goes.

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In other news, I had an awesome night with [livejournal.com profile] cutiecat yesterday. Went out, chatted, had a good day all around, ^^ She lent me lots of anime crap! Rawr! FYI:

- Absolute Boyfriend is freaking hysterical. I want more.
- Alucard is creepy. I want to molestify him.
- Fushigi Yuugi is crack. I think I like it.
- Japanese is FREAKING HARD.

Bwee.

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Finally, grandma did come home from the hospital, but Kiba's gone missing; apparently he's been gone since yesterday afternoon and no one can find him anywhere.

I have decided that March officially sucks.

But YAY. I WROTE STUFF.

I'm determined to be happy.

fontech: (misao/aoshi no words - by aoi_senshi)
....

Next LSRV chapter finished.

I started it on the 12th. After two years hiatus.

... WHUT. THE. EFF. MUSE.

NO COMPLAINTS HOLY SHIT WOW. EDITING TOMORROW.
fontech: (fly on wings of words - by icanflyouch)


... w00t.

Congrats to everyone who participated and won, and good luck next year!

So don't friggin' deserve this. Going to update soon. Seriously. Soon. *stabs self*
fontech: (kira - by teletha)
So I updated Manslayer (finally, haha) and on a whim, checked the reviews. Through a link of one reviewer I stumbled upon a what if fic - what if Tomoe had lived?

... I managed to slap myself beyond my "....." reaction because I know I'm not the only one who would have thought of it, and went looking at the fic itself. It... uh... what can I say about it...

... it sucked? Wait, that's mean. ... okay, I'll be mean, because I'm a bitch and I'm still sick. The chapters were short (like, Manslayer short, which I shouldn't bitch about but dammit, Manslayer has substance, right...?), it was riddled with bad characterization and spelling/grammar errors... it was just a really bad fic, O__o and I felt badly for thinking that way, but I felt like someone was invading my space with badness. Like my baby was being tortured to death by lack-of-spellcheck.

Then I thought, "Akai, you really are pretentious little bitch."

... Go me!

So yeah. My rant of the day. There was even a Hikari in the fic. My eyes kinda bugged out at that. (Was an old lady though. If it was a kid I woulda gone ninja on the author's ass liek wow.) Made me rethink my committment to LSRV. I want to make sure there's a what-if out there that is the best I can possibly make it, and dammit, the Kenshin fandom deserves better.

... I'm such a terrible author these days though, x.X it's a wonder people put up with me.
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I have decided that there should be a law - a person should not be conscious before 2:00pm. I feel so incredibly refreshed right now.... ^______^

Of course, I *did* go to bed around 5, so I was understandably tired... anyway.

It feels good to have a Sunday off! I can go to church tonight, something I haven't done in three months, and my parents were starting to pull the guilt trip on me like they did with my brother. Well pfffft. At least I *want* to go, thank you very much. I tried to get Sunday off, but work isn't exactly sympathetic about weekends. Saturday I don't mind, but Sundays are never busy...

My mom gave me something cool the other day - a rice paper screening for my window! I've been needing new blinds for a while now, and she said she was going to be me some bamboo screens, but this is cooler, ^_^ The rice paper is so light and breakable, though! I have to be careful when I move it. Now I understand why people go crashing through the shoji so often in anime. It's just so easy!

Well Naela convinced me (with little effort, *grin*) to post my Kingdom Hearts comedy ficlet sooner than I planned, so it probably won't be revised. Looking over it, the beginning... I can't say bad or good, but the entire fic is pretty sporadic so I guess it fits. It jumps around a LOT. *sigh* Well, can't be helped.

Chapter 5 of Ephemeral Blossoms is almost done. I need to get some editing done before it gets posted, but it won't be long, which makes me happy. I've even written part of 7, but that's going pretty slowly, so that update may be a bit delayed. Gr.

I need to e-mail Haku Baikou - her fanfic is the inspiration of the next chapter of "Footprints in the Waters", ^_^ The first one turned out really well, so hopefully number 2 will be as good.

Speaking of RK fics, I'm making rather good progress on the Kendo sequel. I think I've finally decided on the title (shhhh! No telling, ^^) and I'm up to I think chapter 17 in the planning stages, and I finally decided how to fix the chapters I'm not sure of! I can't do the full chapter count like I was originally going for. If I can't write a chapter, I'll take it out. It's not a set number like Kendo was, so I can alter it to fit my inspiration, ^_^ I think it's a good idea and while it will lower the chapter amount, it will also (hopefully) lower the wait between updates...

FFX-2 update: I'm beginning to like these little things. *waves to Megumi* I am proud to say that I now have enough money to pay off O'aka's debt! Woooo-! Off I go from paying 50 gil to 5 gil for potions, ^_____^ It's a lot of work but it's worth it. Paine's special dress sphere is about half-done, so once I do that I'll move on to Yuna's. Rikku's sphere looks really cool though, so that should be interesting when I find it. Other than that, little to nothing accomplished.

Wednesday I think I'll be working on the Kingdom Hearts DVD compilation again. Now that the capture card is working, I should get at least 5 or more hours of capturing done! It's so exciting... all we have to watch is the harddrive space. But it'll be nice to learn exactly how long all the cut scenes add up to...

Hm. Life seems pretty good right now, ^____^
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My muse finally decided to work, ^_^;; I started a new fic, based on fanfics written by other authors. I think it's a bit of a trade-off, which makes it fun: I read other stories and gain enough inspiration to continue writing RK fics, and those stories get advertisements at the same time. *grin*

Check it out, and any suggestions for some good fics would be most welcome.

http://www.fanfiction.net/read.php?storyid=1683895

Thank you SOOOOOO MUCH to Calger-san for allowing me to use "An Inn in Hokkaido" as a basis for the first chapter. Re-reading it was fun, too, ^_^ Arigato!

As for the other fics... Kendo no Go's sequel is in the works. I've written four chapters, and other chapters are still in the planning stages. We'll see where it goes, but I'm hoping to start posting it soon. (No promises, though...)

LSRV: I made a little progress then stopped. I'm not happy, -_-;; *curses Aoshi for the zillionth time* I shudder to think how long Kyoto will take if it's this bad in the first arc with him.

Ephemeral Blossoms: Chapter 5 coming soon. (Thanks for the review, Megumi-san! ^____^)

Battousai of the Teahouse: I'm expecting another chapter to be posted pretty soon. I have to fix I think one little section and then send it over to Lee for editing. I think he's on holidays so it shouldn't be long. (I hope.) He never did get back to me on LSRV, though. Grr.

That's all I can think of. OH! A big apology to Megumi and Naela, by the way, for last night! I didn't mean to just drop out of existence. My internet sort of... died. I tried to get back online but it wouldn't connect. *sigh* I'll probably be around tonight sometime, though, ^_^;;
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I *hate* my muse!

Okay, maybe I don't. But she's working me too hard on ALL the wrong things!

I was happy just writing RK fics. I was doing really well, and I've suddenly discovered that I actually *finished* a fanfic. Me. Akai. FINISHED a FIC!! Not a one-shot, and actual multi-part fic. It was terrifying. RK truly had an influence on my writing.

A while back my beta reader suggested I expand my horizons a little. Write for something other than Kenshin, he said. Suuuuuure, I thought. How unlikely is that? Whenever I start with one fandom, I dump the previous one and never finish writing for it. I didn't want to do that until I finished my Kenshin fics. LSRV is my baby, my precious 'lil epic (though it's not even CLOSE to being little anymore), and I don't want to abandon it.

But the muse has other plans. She's moved on to Kingdom Hearts, and as much as I love the game, I don't really *want* to move on just yet. But I find myself reading less Kenshin fics. Morking on my Kenshin fics less. Drawing less Kenshin-based pictures. Daydreaming about less Kenshin ideas.

I've been trying to recapture my love of RK. I can't even remember why I love it so much in the first place. I can't remember what (other than Kenshin, who is still the most fantastic character in anime history in my boat) captured my attention during every chapter, every episode. It makes me nervous, just thinking about it.

I'm hesitant to promise a sequel to Kendo no Go. I have a few ideas, and a few chapters written, but it's gone no further than that. I was so excited at first. Why is it that whenever I open my word processor and load the latest LSRV chapter, I have this sudden feeling of utter exhaustion, almost boredom?

I don't know what to do.

Maybe it's because Kendo is over. I had... I don't know, such an amazing time while writing it. I look back and think, "Dude, *I* did that? I wrote all 100 chapters of that?" and then I wonder what the heck I was thinking. I can't reach the Kendo mindset that allowed me to spout off 10 chapters one night, or a 4 page angsting session from Kenshin that seemed almost surreal, it was so... so *NOT* me. It is by far my best work. Forget LSRV. There are parts of that fic I can't stand, but can't change because I'm both lazy and have been told it's okay. But Kendo... I'm always looking at it. Always looking for ways to improve. I want to fix the first 20 or so chapters and make them match the rest of the fic.

It's my favourite. It's over. And I can't seem to write anymore...

I feel sort of trapped. -_-
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... Or dreamish-type thing. But I've already explained that, :P A few days ago I had a VERY odd thing going through my head.

It started out with a party at Saitou's house - a slumber party to be exact, which is pretty funny by itself - which consisted of me, Saitou, Sano, and Kenshin. (don't ask why I was there... maybe for observation purposes, ^_^;;) We were all sitting around in bed, and in typical teenage-girl fashion were laughing at random things. The object that held most of our attention was a life-sized plastic skull with a big head of fluffy black hair. Three guesses who it reminded everyone of.

Sano was trying to sleep - lazy bum as he is - so Saitou decided to get his attention. He put the skull on the side Sano was facing and called him until Sano opened his eyes and screamed.

Sano *glaring at Saitou*: What IS that?!
Saitou: It's a skull, ahou.
Sano: I know that!

Saitou more-or-less explained that he found it somewhere - I couldn't really remember this part though - and said it looked so much like Sano he called it Rooster-head.

Saitou: Call it wishful thinking. *wolfish grin*

I said I should get some hair gel and spike the hair on the skull, so Saitou said, "If you're going to do that, then finish the job."

So I ended up painting the whole thing to look like Sano, complete with a little red bandanna, ^_^ As a whole, it was SO weird I had to write it down. Kinda like one of those "what the HECK just happened?" things...

I have this sudden urge to make a chicken-head skull. I may just buy a little plastic skull this coming Hallowe'en, ^_~ Keep your eyes peeled...
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Booya! The last chapter of Kendo no Go is finally written! Kudos to the muse! Now it's all a matter of editing and posting the darn thing. This should be interesting. And I wrote a line or two of LSRV today. Maybe if I do a bit every day I'll get the next chapter done by Christmas. (Haha...)

I really don't understand what the trouble is. I have everything all planned and written out from the point I'm at until the end of Kyoto. I just can't write it! Maybe this is why I never planned things out in the past. I write better when I'm writing on a whim. It's nice to know what's happening later... I just wish I knew what was happening NOW! *goes after muse with a big club*

I had two job interviews yesterday. One looks promising as far as hours go, but the other is promising for actually *getting* the job. However, I don't know if I want it... it would require getting a lot of additional certificates (ie. take a food handler's course at the local college) that may or may not be helpful to me in the future. It's a hard decision. But no one's called yet (which really ticks me off sometimes) so I haven't had to really think about it. *sigh* It would really be nice to get *something*. I don't even care what anymore! Grrr...

Well as far as I know the dinner tomorrow with the African family is still a go. Unfortunately it means I have to cancel my plans with a group of friends from high school. I haven't seen them in weeks so it makes me mad that I'll have to stay home. It's nice to meet new people but I'm really not a conversationalist with people I don't know well. I get the feeling the Shalais (the family) will be pretty bored with me, ^_^;; I wish the friendly get together could be on Sunday, but that's Thanksgiving, so no chance of that happening.

Speaking of Thanksgiving, my mom and I went shopping for a turkey yesterday. We got a massive one at the grocery store - it'll barely fit in our oven! Definitely enough to feed the whole family as well as leave us with some leftovers, ^_^ Especially stuffing. Must have stuffing... mmmm...

Everything seems to be happening all at once. It's so confusing... I really don't know what to do. I'm hoping things will calm down after this weekend. I feel like I could do more than I'm doing, but if I think about it I just get tired...

Growing up sucks. (wanna be a Toys-R-Us kid! :P)
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I just got an email from a friend with this story:

~*~

The Two Wolves

An elder Cherokee native American was teaching his grandchildren about life. He said to them, "A fight is going on inside me... it is a terrible fight and it is between two wolves.
One wolf represents fear, anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego.
The other stands for joy, peace, love, hope, sharing, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, friendship, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion, and faith.
This same fight is going on inside you, and inside every other person, too."
The grandchildren thought about it for a minute and then one child asked his grandfather, "Which wolf will win, grandfather?"
The old Cherokee replied, simply, "The one you feed."

~*~

I was reading this and I sort of thought of Calger-san's fanfic, "Prism", how she said something similar. I know she mentioned it was from a Cherokee legend, so I guess I finally found it, ^_^ But it really does remind me of Kenshin and Battousai. It's amazing how it fits.

Just more randomness. There's no real point to this post, ^_^;;

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