First, I keep pecking at LHaD, but it is indeed taking me forever to write the final chapters, having built up a gazillion flapping plot threads and grandiose expectations that I'm finding it hard to fulfill to my satisfaction. Also, my creative writing skills have atrophied while I've been slaving in the sordid world of freelance writing. (Epic melodrama does not bring in search traffic or income.) Don't worry; I haven't abandoned it. I want to see it through.
In other news, 2013 has been the Year of the Final Fantasy Marathon, thanks to FFI-V being released on iOS. I've been playing every Final Fantasy game one after the other. I've been c
The Final Fantasy X Anti-Sequel... by auronlu, journal
The Final Fantasy X Anti-Sequel...
Five years ago, I started Love Her and Despair, a game-length anti-sequel to FFX drawing on some of the great characters from X-2 while maintaining the darker, more epic-mythic-tragic style of the first game (and a lot more Auron).
During the course of writing LHAD, I've finished grad school, gone out and carved myself a niche as an online writer, and had two major surgeries, so the saga has been published in fits and starts. Will I manage to finish it by December 14th, the story's five-year anniversary? Probably not, but I'm trying.
A few readers have been inspired to create FANART for this story, and I am humbly in their debt! I want to i
My FFX Fanfiction Recommendations by auronlu, journal
My FFX Fanfiction Recommendations
Are you looking for great Final Fantasy X fanfiction?
Tired of wading through Mary Sues, high school AUs, and stories that are so OOC that you can't recognize the characters at all?
Here! My FFX Fanfiction Reading List!
I've selected a variety of different authors who also have other good fanfics to their name, and I've found stories focusing on different characters, ships, or plain old genfic.
Read 'em! There's some gems out there! Or please suggest your own in my guestbook. I'm particularly looking for a good Tidus & Yuna story to recommend, as I haven't found a show-stopper yet.
Genesis Awards and FFX Fanfiction Plug! by auronlu, journal
Genesis Awards and FFX Fanfiction Plug!
The annual Genesis Awards for Final Fantasy VII Fanfiction opened a new category for FFX, but few FFX stories have been nominated. HELP! FFVII is a great fandom, but I want FFX stories and writers to get recognition, too! The deadline for nominations is MARCH 31st.
Please, check your favs, browse FF.net http://www.fanfiction.net/game/Final_Fantasy_X/ , Archive of Our Own http://archiveofourown.org/tags/Final%20Fantasy%20X/works , or ff_press on LJ http://ff_press.livejournal.com , select a Final Fantasy X story that you think is well-written, and nominate it!
To nominate, go to the Genesis Awards Nomination Forum http:/
So I've started uploading some of my old fanart and fanfic here that was originally posted on my livejournal. Enjoy!
The writing is far better than the art. I will stop apologizing for the latter now. Really.