@[livejournal.com profile] ff_press: [FFIV:OGC] [livejournal.com profile] justira: Simple and Clean (Rydia) (G)

Part of my weekly words project! Word counts for this week )

I feel I should have more to say. But I will sum it up this way: this month has been balls, and my writing knows it. But I'm trying. This next week should be back to normal, and I am hoping to finish and polish some of the longer stories I've been working on. I tire of drabbles every time =|

Title: Simple and Clean
Fandom/Chars/Ships: FFIV:OGC - Rydia
Rating/Warnings/Spoilers: G, spoilers for Rydia's story
Feedback: Always welcome =D
Word Count: 125
Summary: She still does not understand

Weekly Words: FFIV - Simple and Clean (Rydia) (G) )

Notes )
Part of my weekly words project! Word counts for this week )

Title: Empires
Fandom/Chars/Ships: One Piece - Robin
Rating/Warnings/Spoilers: G, vague spoilers for Enies Lobby
Feedback: Always, always welcome!
Word Count: 100 even
Summary: The empires she touches, the empires inside

Weekly Words: One Piece - Empires (Robin) (G) )

Notes )
@[livejournal.com profile] ff_press: [FFX] [livejournal.com profile] justira: Ultima (Lulu) (G)

Part of my weekly words project! Word counts for this week )

Title: Ultima
Fandom/Chars/Ships: FFX, Lulu
Rating/Warnings/Spoilers: G, spoilers for last third of the game I guess, about as much magic/sphere meta as can be crammed into 300 words?
Feedback: Always welcome! Crit away! =D
Word Count: 300 even =D
Notes/Thanks: Definitely inspired by [livejournal.com profile] owlmoose's awesome fic, Elemental. Thanks to her for a pre-beta and some advice, and to [personal profile] renay for cheerleading and also giving it a look =)

Summary: Lulu learns Ultima.

Weekly Words: FFX - Ultima (Lulu) (G) )

Notes )
@[livejournal.com profile] ff_press: [FFXII:OGC] [livejournal.com profile] justira: Dark in the Middle of Him (Basch) (G)

Hey so, I've been posting these Daily Word Count things underneath my Daily Doodles for the whole week and every day I promise I'll explain "tomorrow". A whole week later, it's tomorrow! Gosh, I wish my boss took this approach with deadlines.

Anyway. SO. I've successfully been daily doodling for about two and a half months, with 77 days and 77 doodles (counting today's, to be posted right after this). While I haven't magically become super duper awesome, I do feel like I've improved a lot, both in terms of skill and in terms of confidence. So I want to thank [personal profile] renay again for nagging me into that, because I count that as a great act of friendship: pushing me to improve myself and reach for my goals. Nay, if there are any further ways I can embarrass you publicly, just let me know =D

I'm hoping to do the same thing with words.

Now, I don't really believe in word quotas as goals. I have a lot of very tl;dr on that subject. So why am I doing quotas? Well, for me it's about habits and confidence. I angst a lot about my writing, and I need to maybe angst a little less. SOME angst is good. But I'm terribly ashamed of most of my writing, just like I used to be terribly ashamed of most of my art. So I'm trying to make myself write every day, just to get into the habit first. And to do that, I, personally, need something concrete. If I don't have a concrete goal I know I will fail. One drawing start to finish every day is concrete, and it's worked great for me. So I'm hoping word quotas can get me towards a daily habit of writing. Once I build a habit of just write, stupid, I can start refining it. Work on specific things. I'm already starting to do that with my doodles, and I have many more plans, like for theme weeks where I focus on movement, or backgrounds, or particular styles.

So here are the rules. I have to write at least 300 words every day. If I had to post words every day I would get hives and die, so for now I only post word counts (and do a tweet). But every week, I do have to actually publish something of at least 100 words — it can be something totally new I wrote that week (or that hour), or it can be something I've been working on forever and just now got edited and beta'd and polished. The important thing is to get over my fear of showing my writing.

[personal profile] renay is doing her own version of this project and she's been keeping it up all week too and I am super proud of her and also this is my revenge >P

I'm starting with nice, low quotas because again, the key is habit. I need something I can definitely do, no exceptions. Also it feels way better to raise a quota after consistent success than to lower one after consistent failure >.> And I've tried macho high quotas before. I've tried the "write 1,000 words every morning after you jog and before you have your very nutritious breakfast". (For the record, that lasted a whole week.) I'll increase my quotas in the future, just like I've been branching out with my doodles.

All of this, of course, is a very tl;dr way of saying "I'm sorry if the following drabble is balls, but I had to publish something tonight."

Title: Dark in the Middle of Him
Fandom/Chars/Ships: FFXII:OGC, Basch
Rating/Warnings/Spoilers: G, spoilers through end of game
Feedback: Always welcome, or what would be the point of making myself post >.>
Word Count: 100
Summary: There is, he tells himself, no reason to fear this darkness.

Weekly Words: FFXII:OGC - Dark in the Middle of Him )

x-post: ... no thanks. Maybe next week. Confidence!
Fandom: Final Fantasy X
Theme: (HUGE TA-TA's) IN SACE at [livejournal.com profile] ff_100
Characters/Pairings: Auron, Braska, Jecht, bit of implied slashing of the three.
Rating: PG? PG-13?
Warnings: CRACK AU AHOY. Maybe light spoilers?
Words: 152 + 238 + 177 = 567
Crit/Feedback: I lurves it, even on COMPLETE CRACK like this.
Notes: This can be blamed entirely on two people: [livejournal.com profile] delladella for posting the CRACKTASTIC THEME at [livejournal.com profile] ff_100, and [livejournal.com profile] bottle_of_shine for coming up with the idea of SPACE PIRATE JECHT and then not having the time to write it herself. More notes and apologies below.

Summary: Auron, Braska, and Jecht, unwitting space pirates searching for the lost planet Zanarkand! Includes encounters with shoopufs, spittakes, and mention of HUGE TA-TA's IN SPACE!




Notes )

x-post: [livejournal.com profile] ff_100, my journal.
Title: Faith In My Son
Fandom: FFX
Theme: Old wounds
Characters/Pairings: Seymour, Seymour's mother
Rating: PG
Spoilers: Through Zanarkand
Words: 100 even, booyah
Feedback: Crit and any other kind welcome =D
Notes: For the [livejournal.com profile] ff_100 FFX/Old wounds challenge. Have, um. At least two more I wanted to finish for this challenge, but this one came first. Dedicated to [livejournal.com profile] animecrush, her remarkable Seymour fic, More Full of Weeping, and her inspired use of Yeats' "The Stolen Child".

Faith In My Son )

Notes )

x-post: [livejournal.com profile] ff_100, my journal.
Title: A Light of Truer Blue
Fandom: FFIX
Characters/Pairings: Vivi and Zidane
Rating: G
Words: 138/300 (134 fic + 162 canon = 300)
Spoilers: Through end of game
Crit/Feedback: Both are very welcome =)
Notes: Written for FFIX:"The roads we walk" challenge at [livejournal.com profile] ff_100This drabble uses the entirety of what I believe to be Vivi's narration from the very end of the game. I really wanted to set this up as a kind of dialogue, though -- more specifically, as if Zidane was reading a note Vivi left and thinking about it as he read -- so this seemed necessary. I hope this is okay! More in my notes below.

A Light of Truer Blue )

Notes )

x-post: [livejournal.com profile] ff_100, [livejournal.com profile] ffix, my journal
Title: Moments of Regret: Ascending Spiral, Heavy Shit, Old Friends
Fandom: Final Fantasy X
Theme: Regret ([livejournal.com profile] ff_100) / Moment in time [74] ([livejournal.com profile] pyre_flies)
Characters/Pairings: Auron/Braska/Jecht
Rating: PG-13 for implied naughty
Words: 129 + 178 + 125 = 432
Crit/Feedback: Both are very welcome =)
Notes: I started this for the [livejournal.com profile] ff_100 FFX/Regret challenge but got frustrated and dropped it for a while. I came back, edited it, restructured it to fit both themes ([livejournal.com profile] ff_100 and [livejournal.com profile] pyre_flies), and finished the last part, and now I'm mostly satisfied. I have additional gripes and notes below.
PS: I swear I'll finish and submit my FFIX/The roads we walk drabble soon >.>

Ascending Spiral )

Heavy Shit )

Old Friends )

Notes )

x-post: [livejournal.com profile] ff_100, [livejournal.com profile] pyre_flies, [livejournal.com profile] ffx_yaoi, my journal. Wow. I'm a ho >.>




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