@[community profile] ff_press: [FFX] [personal profile] justira: Coward Heart (Auron, Braska, Jecht) (PG) (3,700 words)

Coward Heart

Fandom | Cast: FFX. Auron, Braska, Jecht.
Rating | Warnings: PG, no warnings.
Words: 3,700
Feedback: Always and extremely welcome!
Notes: De-anonning on another fill for a [community profile] fuckyeahfinalfantasy prompt, used as my summary. More notes at the end =)

Summary: Jecht, Braska and young Auron encounter an unsent. Auron has interesting thoughts.

Coward Heart )

Notes )

x-post: Hosted on my DW [personal profile] justira [here]. Original version on [community profile] fuckyeahfinalfantasy [here].
@[community profile] ff_press: [FFX] [personal profile] justira: Tucked Together (Kimahri/Rikku) (G)

Tucked Together

Fandom | Cast: FFX, Kimahri/Rikku.
Rating | Warnings: Extremely G. No warnings, keeping in mind the ship =d
Feedback: ALWAYS super duper welcome!
Notes: De-anoning myself! This is from a prompt on [community profile] fuckyeahfinalfantasy. I have um, kind of a lot to say about this one, but that's for after you've seen it >.>

I am proud enough of this to repost, and I would want to thumbnail it but... it's a surprise >.>

Tucked Together )

Notes )

x-post: Hosted on my DW [personal profile] justira.
@[livejournal.com profile] ff_press: [FFX] [personal profile] justira: Dudely Lulu design v.0.5 (Lulu) (G)

YOU KNOW I was posting this and then the computer blue-screened AGAIN and now it is COMPLETELY dead? Like "can't recognize that the biggest partition (THE ONE WITH ALL THE FILES) exists" dead? And the laptop that was briefly resurrected is dead again and is unlikely to make a comeback (its power management is shot; it can't stay on unless it decides it is actually receiving power from being plugged in all the time). So! I am back down to zero computers at home, let alone any internet devices (no, I don't have a smartphone).

Well. We'll see I guess. Anyway, apologies to [personal profile] owlmoose — I disappeared right after saying I was uploading and about to show you this =\

Back to my interrupted post.

Daily Doodle: So the partner one day was like "I should cosplay a male Lulu. Make it so" and I was like ....YES.

I have no costume design experience, though; I just fumble along with my job classes and such. Also I a too tired [ETA: and with recurrent computer death, too cranky] to give a proper commentary, but I'll give it a shot under the cut. Also: this is not intended to be drag, but a male version of Lulu's design. Also also: was an interesting exercise in gender norms.
Backdated 11 hours fffff
Time: 40 mins?

Daily Doodle: FFX - Dudely Lulu design v.0.5 )
@[livejournal.com profile] ff_press: Not this time, thank you! =D

Daily Doodle: It's the undersketch for what was supposed to be a Wakka portrait, but after two days of being in-pain sick, and too little sleep last night because of it and likely the same again tonight, once the portrait started derailing I pretty much decided I'd liked the undersketch. So. I guess here it is. Wakka deserves more love, and deserves better, but I am so, so tired. Make it up to you later, Wakka.
Backdated 1 hour
Time: less than 30 seconds. Oh, undersketches.

Daily Doodle: FFX - Wakka not-really-portrait )
@[livejournal.com profile] ff_press: [Recs] [personal profile] justira: 5 fics, 1 illustrated fic, 1 comic, 1 art (FFVI, FFVIII, FFX, FFXII)

Wow! That weekend sucked! I don't know why I'm having such a terrible year! This reccing thing is fast becoming some kind of Dealing Mechanism. Well! Last call for DOINK! Final Fantasy exchange signups -- they're closing!

This appears to be my self-indulgence installment. One such indulgence is apparently Ashe? It's funny, she's not my favourite character in FFXII (I don't dislike her, I do find her interesting, but there are definitely others I like much more) and yet I apparently get the hugest kick out of a well-done Ashe in fic. Huh.

[Art] FFVI - SAND IN MY BOOT (Kefka) by [livejournal.com profile] muura
Rating | Warnings: G, no warnings
Notes: FFEX 2007 Chocobo Down — Kefka

Squee: A classic line/scene in an awesome style! I adore this artist's bright colours and unique look — both look awesome on Kefka, and there's something about they way this is drawn that brings Amano's design to vibrant, vibrant life. Kefka's expression and petulance are perfect.

[Illustrated Fic] FFVI - Spaces (Celes/Locke) by [personal profile] seventhe and [livejournal.com profile] safety_caesars
Rating | Warnings: PG13, spoilers through the end of the game.
Notes: FFEX 2007 Gift for [personal profile] lassarinaLocke/Celes. I would prefer a romantic relationship (explicit content utterly optional), although it's up to you whether it's an established relationship or one that is in the process of growing. I'd really love to see something about how they negotiate the rough spots that are part of any relationship, given all his scars and her general lack of ability to deal with emotions and things that cannot be categorized. Meta is always a plus. 4,700 words + 3 illustrations
Summary: A moment between Locke and Celes, as they try to fit their relationship into and around the holes in their lives.

Squee: There's something very fleshed-out and full about the feel of this story, especially with the pictures interleavened — all the little details, weaving together post-game meta and Celes's feelings and hints of a wider plot into something that really feels like a slice of life: four-dimensional and quietly vivid. The illustrations match the mood perfectly and are well-executed and lovely in their own right. I love how magic is presented as a lost sense to Celes; how the characters — the world — deal with that loss. Both Celes and Locke are great here, but Celes as the POV character really shines. Their dynamic is excellent, the way they dance around each other and are still so honest and direct.

[Comic] FFVIII - On The Run (Zell, Selphie, Irvine, some surprises) by [livejournal.com profile] darthneko
Rating | Warnings: PG13 (minor swearing), spoilers through Galbadia sort of
Notes: FFEX 2009 Gift for [livejournal.com profile] wallwalkerZell, Selphie and Irvine. Laying low during a mission gone horribly wrong, licking their wounds (so to speak) and making plans to get out of trouble. 4 pages

Squee: Oh my god, oh my god, the last page. The tension builds so excellently through the first pages, and then the last page is— man, I am not going to spoil it. It's just worth it. What I really love about this little comic is how it gives such an intense slice of an alternate reality — the minute I saw this I immediately could imagine all sorts of things to fill in the before and after the story — or, better yet, what this awesome artist would come up with. It's amazing how much storytelling and worldbuilding this artist manages to pack into so few pages, and layout-wise I love the first and last pages especially, how they mirror each other.

[Fic] FFVIII - Gefälschte (Squall/Laguna) by [livejournal.com profile] sumthinlikhuman
Rating | Warnings: NC17 like woah, hinty spoilers for their relationship
Notes: FFEX 2007 Chocobo Down — Squall and Laguna. Gen or Slash, any rating. 1,648 words
Summary: He looks like her. I shouldn't be thinking like this.

Squee: This story is ugly in the best way. It's harsh and sharp and unlovely and — for this ship? — perfect. The relationship is broken and dysfunctional and strangely intense, all of which exactly hits the spot for my Squall/Laguna. This take on Laguna is very conflicted and bitter, which is different from most of the Laguna I've read before — and I like it. There's something showcasing his weaknesses here that strikes me as just right; and the way those echo off Squall. It's wrong all over, and I love it.

[Fic] FFVIII - The Worth of Memory (Quistis/Rinoa, Xu, Squall, Kadowaki) by [personal profile] seventhe
Rating | Warnings:
Notes: FFEX 2009 Gift for [livejournal.com profile] aesriellaQuistis, with Xu, Rinoa, Seifer or Irvine, recovering from, working through or living the immediate aftermath of a difficult or draining experience with a GF, be it junctioning, withdrawal, an experiment or otherwise. Quiet, gentle romance, please. Additional prompts: Hands, farsighted, double vision (figurative or literal), sun on the water, understanding. 3,400 words
Summary: The Guardian Forces take memories as currency, but some ask for more than others.

Squee: OKAY so it's really hard to rec this properly qithout spoiling it? There's an excellent Quistis, there's gut-punching Quistis/Rinoa (you'll know it when you see it), there's GF and memory and Sorceress/Knight meta, there's hinty-hinty FFVI tidbits — really, I love it. The way Quistis's memory fragments is so excellently handled, and I love how differently various characters respond to it. The payoff is great; I reread this thing several times to make sure I got everything ♥

[Fic] FFX - On the Precipice of the World (Yuna, Rikku, Tidus, Cast) by [livejournal.com profile] cyrnelle
Rating | Warnings: PG. Explicit spoilers through Gagazet, vague for everything after.
Notes: FFEX 2009 Gift for [livejournal.com profile] xianghuaI think the culture of the summoners is fascinating. Why do some summoners have tons of guardians and others one or none? What makes someone decide to become a summoner — and how does the church of the summoners keep it from being suicide by giant monster for every emo idiot who comes along? My favourite characters are Yuna and Tidus, and I think the way that their relationship echoes, in some ways, the relationships of their fathers throughout X is really interesting. 6,400 words
Summary: The closer they get to Zanarkand, the harder it gets to let go.

Squee: This piece is very quiet and introspective — which, considering the POV characters are Rikku and Tidus, is quite a neat trick to pull off so well. As suggested by the prompt, this discusses Spira and summoning culture — I particularly like a scene near the beginning with Rikku running after a minor character — it's unique and insightful. Overall this story is a lovely little breather, with great voices for all the characters. It's touching and poignant without being overwhelming — it feels like the worried, anxious calm before the storm.

[Fic] FFXII - By Halves (Ashe/Rasler) by [livejournal.com profile] mithrigil
Rating | Warnings: PG13, very very vague spoilers so not really?
Notes: FFEX 2009 Gift for [livejournal.com profile] churchedAshe/Rasler, their last night together. Max rating, R. 1,000 words
Summary: On traps, and relics, and things neither will say.

Squee: This story has a kind of stark sensuality that's absolutely lovely. It's the starkness that gets me, how real and immediate this feels, unadorned but beautiful. Ashe is perfect here, as is the mood, taut and slightly sullen and quietly desperate and fierce. I love the unresolved feeling at the end, perfectly suited to the piece. If I had to pick one word? Effective. So very effective.

[Fic] FFXII - Political Considerations (Ashe/Balthier) by [livejournal.com profile] owlmoose
Rating | Warnings: PG13, spoilers for Balthier's backstory and vague for the end of the game
Notes: FFEX 2009 Gift for [personal profile] lassarinaBalthier/Ashe. Romantic relationship preferred, explicit content optional. A big caveat to start this request: I hate submissive Ashe with the fire of a thousand suns, and I very much dislike it when a fic hand-waves away issues that prevent them from living Happily Ever After OMG (things like her throne, and his refusal to be chained down.) Things I dislike out of the way, let's talk about what I do like: I love them snarking. I love them being bittersweet. I love Balthier's performative aspects, and Ashe's need for personal control (because she doesn't get to control much else...) I'd really like to see something that focused on these - maybe a hunt, or perhaps they get separated from the party, or even (post-game-end) he comes by to visit her through some clever ploy or ruse that is unnecessarily elaborate. Or you could go the route where he's been captured for piracy within the bounds of Dalmasca and Ashe metes out an appropriate punishment. :) 5,018 words
Summary: A year after Ashe's coronation, she faces up to some realities of her position.

Squee: Another piece with an awesome Ashe. I love her here: strong and practical, direct in her desires and her politicking, independent and demanding. This story addresses the realities of this ship with grace and care and realism — I particularly love the political conversation Ashe and Balthier have on the Coast. So very satisfying a read!

@[livejournal.com profile] ff_press: [Recs] [personal profile] justira: 5 fics, 2 arts (FFI, FFIV, FFVI, FFVIII, FFX-2, FFXII)

I'm having a terrible week and DOINK! signups are on! SO what time is it? That's right! FFEX reccing time! Behold the amazing things FFEX has brought forth! DOES IT MAKE YOU WANT TO JOIN THE PARTY OR WHAT. You can learn about the exchange at [community profile] ff_exchange or [livejournal.com profile] ff_exchange /shameless plug

But seriously, I never cease to be delighted by the amazing things people have made. Have some recs =)

[Art] FFI - Sunset hobbies (Red Mage, Black Mage, White Mage) by [livejournal.com profile] tlc010
Rating | Warnings: G, no warnings
Notes: FFEX 2007 Gift for [livejournal.com profile] admiral_jRed Mage/Black Mage/White Mage. Mixed genders, please, and avoid 8-Bit Theater as inspiration. Beyond that, go nuts

Squee: Straight up: One of my favourite pieces of FF art EVER. And it's for an early, underloved game, no less! This thing has probably been recced all over the place and seen by everyone but I DON'T CARE because it deserves the attention and if anyone missed it they need to see it immediately. Besides the incredible quality of the art, I love that the artist flipped the usual genders for white and black mages — male white mage! female black mage! LITTLE BABY CHICOBO. The costume designs are excellent; they really feel like something people might actually wear and travel and go adventuring in. The lighting is amazing, and I adore the red mage doing his wood-carvy thing in the background. Not enough hearts in the world.

[Fic] FFIV - Under Fire (Rydia) by [livejournal.com profile] stealth_noodle
Rating | Warnings: PG, spoilers through the Feymarch
Notes: FFEX 2009 Gift for [livejournal.com profile] sister_coyoteRydia. Rydia delights me with her strength, her courage and her spirit. Anything that highlights her personality would make me very happy, whether it was Rydia on an adventure or just a slice-of-life piece. I'm a sucker for Rydia/Edge, but pairing is not necessary; gen would also be fine, or friendship-fic with just about anyone. 6,940 words
Summary: With the aid of her Eidolons, Rydia makes a perilous journey across the Underworld to reunite with her friends.

Squee: This is all Rydia, Rydia and eidolons, and the Rydia is perfect; exactly as I could imagine her being at this point in her life. Young but full of arcane knowledge, a little uncertain but endlessly brave, stubborn and smart and surer of the eidolons than she is of people. The prose here rolls comfortably along with a great voice and really amazing little pearls of simile and imagery; there are individual personalities and quirks for each of the eidolons; and as a bonus there is even some meta! But mostly it is the story of Rydia re-emerging, and it is wonderful.

[Fic] FFVI - Dissolution (Edgar/Sabin) by [personal profile] seventhe
Rating | Warnings: NC17. Spoilers for Figaro and twin storyline. Twincest, questionable consent, sex between minors (they're 17). As the aithor says, this story rolled in a pile of wrong. And it's glorious.
Notes: FFEX 2009 Gift for [livejournal.com profile] wounded_melodyEdgar x Sabin; first time, perhaps a bit of dub con or very heavy persuasion. 27,000 words
Summary: The death of a king, the future of a country, and the bond between two brothers: the story of how Edgar let Sabin go.

Squee: Okay, uh. I am pretty much guaranteed to re-rec this thing a million times because it's JUST THAT AWESOME. The author has done an AMAZING job fleshing out these characters and their history. This is undoubtedly a shipping story, but it's also a story about grief, and growing up, and it's one of those rare shiptastic stories that I'd happily push on anyone (who's not squicked by the warnings) because it stands on its own as an amazing story, period. Both Edgar and Sabin are handled excellently here, complex and whole and so painfully young and angry. They both feel real and three-dimensional and complicated — and funny. Watching Edgar try to logic his way out of the mess is... kind of heartbreaking and hilarious at once. The various warned-for things are handled so well, too — the twincest is some of the finest I've read, ever, with all the wrong wrong wrong intact and delicious. The punch at the end is satisfying and sad and a perfect ending-that's-also-a-beginning.

[Art] FFVIII - Sunset (Quistis) by [livejournal.com profile] darthneko
Rating | Warnings: G, no warnings or spoilers.
Notes: FFEX 2009 Chocobo Down — FFVIII: Quistis, and the ocean, with her feet in the sand. Happy, calm and still, with or without company (Xu, Seifer, Irvine or, perhaps, Rinoa) in the background. Either alone or being watched, from her perspective or the watcher's. Additional Prompts: Coral shells, homecoming, wind in her hair, seeing the dawn and/or seeing sunsets (figurative or literal in either case).
Summary: Surf, sand, wind and the scent of home

Squee: There are so many things I love about this! The mood, atmosphere, colours — peaceful without being delicate; serene and lovely and strong. The strength is really what gets me here — Quistis looks tough and competent just standing there; I love her powerful shoulders and the gently emphasized musculature — she's a soldier and it shows. And yet there's something slightly vulnerable and far-away in her stance, her face. I love it.

[Fic] FFVIII - Colour Coded (Ellone/Quistis, Ellone/Rinoa) by [personal profile] temples
Rating | Warnings: PG for dark imagery, spoilers through late in the game
Notes: FFEX 2009 Moogle Fluff — FFVIII, Ellone, Rinoa, and/or Quistis, meta about magic, blue magic, and their connection to each other in the grand scheme. 670 words
Summary: She'd never admit it, but darkness calls louder than light.

Squee: I love the quiet intensity here, the strength of the imagery and how much comes across in such a short piece. It's dark and I love it, how Quistis and Rinoa's magics are presented differently, how each is viewed through the lens of Ellone's own abilities. The meta here is great, too, without overwhelming Ellone's presence. And, of course, I will love a story if it's Bechdel Central. This is rich without being overpowering, short but substantial.

[Fic] FFX-2 - Persistence of Memory (Paine/Nooj) by [personal profile] renay
Rating | Warnings: G, spoilers left right and centre
Notes: FFEX 2009 Gift for [livejournal.com profile] owlmoosePaine/Nooj, their first kiss. Funny and awkward, or thoughtful and angsty, or leaping on each other like crazed voles, or a little bit of all three: it's all good. 24,000 words
Summary: Paine and Nooj went their separate ways, but when a mutual friend and shared industry bring them back together, they must work side by side and face their respective truths of an unfriendly parting.

Squee: Okay so, I don't really care if you like the main pairing (Paine/Nooj) at all — this needs to be read for the meta alone. Spheres! Spheres spheres spheres, pyrefly meta everywhere. This is possibly the most unique take on spheres I've yet seen. Well, okay, I lied earlier — there is also excellently drawn-out UST, and politics— politics aplenty. I really love Paine here, prickly but vulnerable, smart and capable and slowly opening up. I love how everyone was affected by Shuyin, what traces that leaves for all of them, how Nooj deals with it, how Paine deals with Nooj dealing with it. And man, when all of it comes to a head in the end, Paine and Nooj's conversation/encounter just kind of took my breath away. Hearts.

[Fic] FFXII - Necrohol (Basch, Fran) by [livejournal.com profile] alimond
Rating | Warnings: G, many many spoilers
Notes: FFEX 2009 Gift for [livejournal.com profile] gunshouFran and Basch. Outsiders, running away, sibling issues. Maybe awkward campfire conversations - both tend to be silent if not spoken to or offering guidance. Definitely a fascination with physical appearance. 1,181 words
Summary: We all carry secrets in our hearts. In some cases, those secrets are other people.

Squee: I love this series of short vignettes — the imagery here, the writing is powerful without being flowery or overwhelming. It's a kind of very direct and unadorned poetry; there are a number of phrases here that just punched me right in the gut. Simple but so, so effective. I love the insights into Fran and Basch here, their similarities, their differences. The mention of Fran and consumption versus discovery hit me especially hard, but I love all such moments in this story. Possibly one of my favourite takes on the two of them together.


@[livejournal.com profile] ff_press: [Recs] [personal profile] justira: 3 fic recs, 2 art recs (FFVI, FFVIII, FFIX, FFX, FFT)

Okay guys! There has been a LOT of woe in my journal lately! Sorry about that. I try not to leak all over the place. To offset all of the woe-ing, here are happy things!

DOINK! Final Fantasy Exchange is finally gearing up, and signups are open! WOOOO! Read all about the goings-on at one of our news comms, [community profile] ff_exchange or [livejournal.com profile] ff_exchange. FFEX has been lucky enough to have some amazing people producing incredible gifts under its aegis. SO. Time for a long-overdue mini rec-post!

[Art] FFVI - Gotta make a good impression! (Gau, Sabin, Terra) by [livejournal.com profile] safety_caesars
Rating | Warnings: G, spoilers for an optional mini-scene in the game
Notes: FFEX 2009 Phoenix Down — Gau and Sabin brotherly love, Terra should be there too!

Squee: The expressions. THE EXPRESSIONS. Are perfect. I just. I have no other words for them. This artist also has a knack for making Amano's costumes actually look like people could live in them; in this particular case, Sabin's rather blingy and delicate tank top actually looks manly. Also amazing: Sabin actually looks like his brother here; I flailed about that so hard in my comment. Terra looks so sweet and young in just the right way, and Gau, beyond having an absolutely priceless expression, somehow looks hot. WHAT.

[Fic] FFVIII - Small Things (Squall/Rinoa) by [livejournal.com profile] invocations
Rating | Warnings: G, no spoilers
Notes: FFEX 2007 Moogle Fluff — ...Squall/Rinoa romance. >.> 670 words
Summary: Just a small moment in which Squall takes itty-bitty steps forward.

Squee: The characterization here is just so spot on! It's short and sweet and the narration so fittingly, amazingly Squall. This strikes just the right note of Squall/Rinoa for me: sweet in a rounabout kind of way, Squall taking small steps outside himself, imperfect and grumpy and just right.

[Art] FFIX - Pub Night (Zidane, Freya, Blank, Steiner, Beatrix) by [livejournal.com profile] sonopants
Rating | Warnings: G, possibly super minor spoilers but not really?
Notes: FFEX 2009 Gift for [livejournal.com profile] roughhandssAnything from IX. Zidane, mm. Freya, mm. Blank!!!mm. Steiner/Beatrix is hot too.

Squee: This is in watercolours. Amazing, vibrant watercolours! Everyone's expressions are so awesome here, and this artist's style together with the watercolours feels so right for FFIX. Everyone looks lively and full of (fun) emotion. The interactions between all the characters is just great, too, and I will never, ever stop laughing at how badly Zidane is losing here. Hearts forever and a half.

[Fic] FFX - Shades of Red (Braska, Auron) by [livejournal.com profile] marmaladecat
Rating | Warnings: PG, some spoilers for the game's backstory
Notes: FFEX 2007 Gift for [livejournal.com profile] owlmooseAuron with Braska and/or Kinoc, pre-pilgrimage. Gen preferred, subtext okay. 1,029 words
Summary: It's the strangest things that stand out.

Squee: Oh, oh gosh, this fic is just so beautifully sad. I love the relationships here, Auron's protectiveness. The red theme is wonderfully worked in, and just, everything about this story is so effective and lovely. So few words, so much feeling and affect; scenes and moments chosen so well. It's short, but it's heartbreaking, and it hits my FFX backstory buttons so, so hard.

[Fic] FFT - Antipyretic (Agrias, Ramza, Mustadio, Beowulf, Alma, Reis, Lavian. Beowulf/Reis) by [livejournal.com profile] ovo_lexa
Rating | Warnings: PG13, party spoilers plus vague general spoilers
Notes: FFEX 2009 Gift for [livejournal.com profile] mithrigil"Fear and loathing with job classes." Take that as you will. 2,266 words
Summary: There are two ways of getting ahead: the slow, safe way that takes a lifetime to master and the fast, dangerous way that takes others’ lives.

Squee: My meta-loving heart just about died when I read this. Job class/crystal meta! In FFT! I AM NOT SURE I COULD BE MORE THRILLED. This also hits my "voices in your head" kink so hard (one of the reasons I love summons and summoning meta so much). Basically I could roll in the meta here all day. The punchline is heartbreaking and amazing, the disoriented and desperate air so good. Deliciously, deliciously creepy.

BASICALLY everyone should come play so amazing work like this keeps happening! SO MUCH LOVE TO ALL OF YOU! <3

Part I: Dreams of Memories | Part II: Waking Life | Part III: The End of All Things

Fandom | Cast: Final Fantasy X. Braska-centric without a doubt. Auron and Jecht, of course, and a bit of young Yuna. Big roles for the aeons/fayth — most especially Bahamut and Shiva, but plenty for Ixion, Ifrit, and Valefor too.
Rating | Warnings: PG, so very gen. Spoilers for the whole game. Canonical character death, death of a bystander with slightly gory detail.
For: [livejournal.com profile] darthneko's prompt in [livejournal.com profile] ff_exchange 2007 - "FFX: Braska, summoning"
Betas: [livejournal.com profile] owlmoose, [personal profile] renay, [personal profile] seventhe, with more thanks than I can say
Total Word Count: 43,500
Summary: Bahamut has a plan. Braska has a purpose. The two don't always coincide, and a pattern slowly grows, drawn in light on stone. A three-part arc detailing Braska's path to becoming a High Summoner.

Chapter Title: Part III - The End of All Things
Chapter Word Count: 18,800
Chapter Summary: As his pilgrimage continues, Braska descends into a world of dreams and memories, conflicting loyalties and united hope. And one burning question that Braska will have answered.

@[livejournal.com profile] ff_press: [FFX] [personal profile] justira: Clarion (3) - The End of All Things (Braska, Auron, Jecht, Yuna, Bahamut, Shiva, Ixion, Ifrit, Valefor) (PG) (18,800 words)

Clarion Part III: The End of all Things )

( Read the Notes? )

Part I: Dreams of Memories | Part II: Waking Life | Part III: The End of All Things

Fandom | Cast: Final Fantasy X. Braska-centric without a doubt. Auron and Jecht, of course, and a bit of young Yuna. Big roles for the aeons/fayth — most especially Bahamut and Shiva, but plenty for Ixion, Ifrit, and Valefor too.
Rating | Warnings: PG, so very gen. Spoilers for the whole game. Canonical character death, death of a bystander with slightly gory detail.
For: [livejournal.com profile] darthneko's prompt in [livejournal.com profile] ff_exchange 2007 - "FFX: Braska, summoning"
Betas: [livejournal.com profile] owlmoose, [personal profile] renay, [personal profile] seventhe, with more thanks than I can say
Total Word Count: 43,500
Summary: Bahamut has a plan. Braska has a purpose. The two don't always coincide, and a pattern slowly grows, drawn in light on stone. A three-part arc detailing Braska's path to becoming a High Summoner.

Chapter Title: Part II - Waking Life
Chapter Word Count: 14,200
Chapter Summary: After his dreaming, there is a waking life. What must Braska bring together in the waking world, that Bahamut would entrust him with his terrible dream?

@[livejournal.com profile] ff_press: [FFX] [personal profile] justira: Clarion (2) - Waking Life (Braska, Auron, Jecht, Yuna, Bahamut, Shiva) (PG) (14,200 words)

Clarion Part II: Waking Life )

Continue to Part III: The End of All Things

Part I: Dreams of Memories | Part II: Waking Life | Part III: The End of All Things

Fandom | Cast: Final Fantasy X. Braska-centric without a doubt. Auron and Jecht, of course, and a bit of young Yuna. Big roles for the aeons/fayth — most especially Bahamut and Shiva, but plenty for Ixion, Ifrit, and Valefor too.
Rating | Warnings: PG, so very gen. Spoilers for the whole game. Canonical character death, death of a bystander with slightly gory detail.
For: [livejournal.com profile] darthneko's prompt in [livejournal.com profile] ff_exchange 2007 - "FFX: Braska, summoning"
Betas: [livejournal.com profile] owlmoose, [personal profile] renay, [personal profile] seventhe, with more thanks than I can say
Total Word Count: 43,500
Summary: Bahamut has a plan. Braska has a purpose. The two don't always coincide, and a pattern slowly grows, drawn in light on stone. A three-part arc detailing Braska's path to becoming a High Summoner.

Chapter Title: Part I - Dreams of Memories
Chapter Word Count: 10,400
Chapter Summary: Braska's first lessons in summoning—and in hate, grief, and irony.

@[livejournal.com profile] ff_press: [FFX] [personal profile] justira: Clarion (1) - Dreams of Memories (Braska, Bahamut) (PG) (10,400 words)

Clarion Part I: Dreams of Memories )

Continue to Part II: Waking Life
@[livejournal.com profile] ff_press: [FFX] [livejournal.com profile] justira: RIKKU THIEFMEISTER 1.2 (Rikku) (G)

Daily Doodle: It's 1.2 because she's in her FFX outfit but with her X-2 knives, you see. Also because I am tired and this took way too long but I just wouldn't let it go. Pose ref.
Time: like 2.5-3 hours or something. Wat.


Daily Doodle: FFX - RIKKU THIEFMEISTER 1.2 )
@[livejournal.com profile] ff_press: [FFX] [livejournal.com profile] justira: For Soon You Weep for Me (Auron, Braska) (G)

Daily Doodle: I wasn't expecting two serious drawings in a row. But I'm really pleased with this concept. Definitely needs some dark, moody colouring. I know there are some issues, but overall, for something done in one sitting, I am super pleased. Feedback super welcome!
Backdated 4 hours
Time: 4 hours or so >.>


Daily Doodle: Final Fantasy X - For Soon You Weep for Me (Auron, Braska) (G) )
@[livejournal.com profile] ff_press: [FFX] [livejournal.com profile] justira: In the Game (Jecht) (G)

Daily Doodle: Basically if it has a title and a thumbnail it means I'm proud of it. I thought I was too tired to really draw anything much tonight but I seem to have proved myself wrong. I am proud of nearly every part of this. And before I started this daily doodle thing I would never have thought I could draw something like this in less than a week, much less under three hours. So thank you again, everyone, for your support =)
Backdated 2 hours
Time: 2.5 hours or so


Daily Doodle: Final Fantasy X - In the Game (Jecht) (G) )
@[livejournal.com profile] ff_press: [FFX] [livejournal.com profile] justira: Braska doodle (G)

Daily Doodle: I was gonna give up and draw another animal tonight, but I started looking for refs and kind of went "YOU KNOW WHAT, NO" and drew this instead. I'm very unhappy with it, actually, but at least it's a person.
Time: 30 mins

Daily Doodle: Final Fantasy X - Braska (G) )
@[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: [FFX] [livejournal.com profile] justira: Yuna portrait doodle (Yuna) (G)

Daily Doodle: Bleh. Wanted to try another MS Paint portrait doodle; don't think it came out nearly as nice as the Vaan. I tried to multiref, as per usual (but unlike Vaan), with one primary ref. I dunno, don't think it looks too much like her but I am so, so done with today.
ETA: ffff backdated 2 hours
Time: 30 mins off and on

Daily Doodle: Yuna from Final Fantasy X )
@[livejournal.com profile] ff_press: Please list the copy that's over at [livejournal.com profile] ff_exchange =D

Daily Doodle: Another piece of Moogle Fluff for [livejournal.com profile] ff_exchange!

Haha, so Baralai is just trying to read the goddamn newspaper, but Gippal's all up in it, pulling on his scarf and trying to convince him that Gippal tastes way better than coffee.

Did okay I guess? Everything but the faces is kinda WAAARRGHH MUST HURRY HAVE MEETING, the faces are... okay! I guess? But! I had fun =D
Time: 1.5 hours?

Daily Doodle:  )
@[livejournal.com profile] ff_press: [FFX] [livejournal.com profile] justira: Lulu portrait doodle (Lulu) (G)

Daily Doodle: Ffffffttttt guys I'm sorry, I seem to have no motivation today. Might be due to how the cats kept me up LITERALLY ALL NIGHT. I slept from 5:00am (when my alarm went off, har har) to 6:20am (when I realized hoshit I need to get to work fuuuuuuck). So here, have a Lulu! Something is off and I can't tell what. Besides my accessory fail, again. The lack of necklaces is intentional though; I seem to have Thing about drawing Lulu without them to show off her shoulders. She always looks so angrypants and/or unimpressed, though; I tried something a little milder.
Time: 27 mins

Daily Doodle: Lulu from FFX )
@[livejournal.com profile] ff_press: [FFX] [livejournal.com profile] justira: Auron portrait doodle (Auron) (G)

Daily Doodle: Hey guys! Did you know drawing Auron is hard? Especially when you can't cover 3/4 of his face with his glasses or... collar-thing?? Yeah! Who knew! I tried a semi-realism experiment today, even going so far as to start from a grey background and work in both directions, using white and black! Wow! I am so not proud of this! But that's just too bad, I have to post it anyway! =D
I just could not get his face/jaw shape right. Ugh. Well! Basically I am displeased with this and won't complain more, as I would never stop. >(
Time: 40 mins! Went over again trying vainly to fix this! Grrrrrr...

Daily Doodle: Auron from FFX )
Title: Years Fall Away, And We Are Standing Still
Fandom: Final Fantasy X-2
Characters/Pairings: Paine/Nooj
Rating/Warnings: PG-13. Must enjoy boobies. No spoilers.
Crit/Feedback: Always welcome! =D
Notes: Happy Birthday, [livejournal.com profile] owlmoose! I noticed that there was a SEVERE LACK of Paine/Nooj arts, so I thought you might enjoy some! You filled one of my [livejournal.com profile] ff_kissbattle requests and wrote some more Auron/Braska/Jecht-flavoured goodness, so here is my thanks and my congrats =D


Years Fall Away, And We Are Standing Still )

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