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I recently started reading through some old FFVII writings, and while a lot of it is cringe-inducing in its bloatedness (this was before I became the editing whore I currently am), some parts were actually kind of nice, and as this is a writing journal, I figured why the hell not post some passages. (I suspect they'll never see the light of day otherwise, considering they're from abandoned WIPs I don't much like the premises of anymore.) So here are three angsty, drabbly things that I mostly just like for the language and imagery.

Ghosts. )

Precious little dirty things. )

He dreamt. )
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...and I realize I've been writing fanfiction (and posting it online) long enough for me to cringe at my older pieces.  Which makes me wonder if I even, you know, want to bother cross-posting some of my old stuff.

It also makes me want to write more FFVII stuff, if only because I like my current writing style so much more than what it used to be back in my FFVII hey-day, as it may be.  Not that all my old FFVII stuff is crap, because there's a fair amount of it I still like and am quite proud of, but...you know.  I'd like to see what I could do with it nowadays.  History in the context of Hetalia needs to stop eating my brain.

(I feel like everything I've posted today ends up, like, next-door of where I wanted it to be.  Not real far off, but...not quite on target, either.  I think I'm just in a funk from the sick.)
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Title: Chance of Rain
Fandom: Hetalia
Genre: Drama, angst, historical.
Characters/pairings: AustriaxHungary
Rating: PG-ish
Word count: 2,600 (not including notes)
Summary: It was a complicated thing, their history. (Pan-European Picnic, take one.)
Period: August 19th, 1989.

Edit: I've flip-flopped on this fic. It was the first Hetalia fic I wrote (though not the first published), before I had really settled into the fandom and my head-canon, and so after a while I was inclined to not like it so much anymore, and had pulled it from my archive list. But, at the same time, there's some language in here I'm actually quite proud of, and while it might not entirely fit with my head-canon anymore, it's hardly a bad fic, so I've put it back on my fic list. I'm not sure what I mean to say by all this, but enjoy, and be aware that the premise was visited again (a "take two" of sorts) in Steadier Footing. ^^

Picnics, ahoy. )
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So I still had some stuff over in my old bedroom at my parents' place, like under the bed and whatnot, so I finally went over there and took a gander, and found like ALL the notebooks I started writing (mostly fanfiction) in.

Oh.  Em.  Gee.  It was terrible and hilarious and nostalgic and terrible.

The (w)angst!  The self-insert Mary-Sues!  The rushed romances!  The clear lack of understanding of how sex actually works!  The painful anachronisms in historical fics!  The even more painful usage of late '90s pop songs!  And did I mention the (w)angst?  I just want to travel back in time and tell my 12-13 year-old self, "DON'T DO IT.  FOR THE LOVE OF GOD DON'T DO IT."

I wish I had a bonfire pit because I would so burn those notebooks to destroy the horrid, horrid evidence they provide.  As it is, I'm utilizing a paper shredder because these poor things must be destroyed, and I'm too embarrassed to simply put the very whole, very readable papers into the recycling.  There are a couple of the "better" ones I think I'll hold onto for nostalgic purposes, but ZOMG the rest have got to go.

Obviously I know that if it weren't for all those badfics, I wouldn't be where I am now, but that still doesn't make up for the fact that they are badfics.  I recall having the same reaction when I looked through my high-school art portfolio.  Though there wasn't nearly so much disgust and embarrassment.

Still, I take comfort in the fact that, technically, I was a pretty damn kick-ass writer for a tween.  Proper dialogue tags, good paragraph breaks, correct spelling (I think I remember using a pocket dictionary and thesaurus, to be honest...).  I even knew how to use a semi-colon, though they still made me a little nervous--kind of like driver's ed, when they let you off the parking lot and onto the actual road.

I kind of have to wonder, though...  Pretty much ALL of those stories from way back when were romances.  And once I started writing...well, I can't say "professionally," but once I started writing seriously, romance pretty much got thrown out the window.  I can't help but wonder if that was a subconscious reaction against all those romances.

It's an interesting thought.  And now I have a lot of shredding to do.
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Title: Let's Dance
Fandom: Final Fantasy VII (OGC)
Genre: Drama, angst.
Characters/pairings: TsengxAeris.
Rating: PG-13
Word count: 1,800
Summary: Put on your red shoes and dance the blues.

The first time he saw her wear them, she was barely sixteen. )
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Title: Fallout
Fandom: Final Fantasy VII (OGC)
Genre: Angst, drama.
Characters/pairings: RenoxTifa. Implied CloudxTifa, RudexTifa.
Rating: PG-13
Word count: 2,700
Summary: vice (n): something you need, even if you know it's bad for you.

Everyday, Tifa opens her bar at five and closes at two. )
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Title: Human
Fandom: Final Fantasy VII (OGC)
Genre: Darkfic, drama, experimental.
Characters: Vincent, Lucrecia, Hojo. (VincentxLucreciaxHojo.)
Rating: PG-13
Word count: 1,000
Summary: The line between human and monster is a fine one.

Are you human, or did you make it up? )
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Title: Professional Hazards
Fandom: Final Fantasy VII (OGC)
Genre: Drama/general
Characters: Lucrecia, Vincent
Rating: PG-13
Word count: 450
Summary: The first time she met him, his suit was half-covered in blood. (Because simply reading about DoC makes my brain hurt.)

''Does it ever bother you?'' )
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Title: We'll Rest Easy, Justified
Fandom: Final Fantasy VII (OGC, mild AC influences)
Genre: Drama/angst
Characters: Tifa, Reno, maybe a mild RenoxTifa if you want to see it
Rating: PG-13
Word count: 1,050
Summary: It isn’t until closing time comes around that she realizes she has been waiting. (Follow-up to "Stability.")

She’s in the middle of wiping tables when the knock comes. )
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Title: Stability
Fandom: Final Fantasy VII (OGC, mild AC influences)
Genre: Drama/angst
Characters: Tifa, Reno
Rating: PG-13
Word count: 700
Summary: It's always a Thursday he comes in. (Post-game.)

Always a Thursday, the last week of the month. )
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Title: The Prerogatives of a Corporate Assassin
Fandom: Final Fantasy VII (OGC)
Genre: Drama, angst.
Characters: Reno, Vincent
Rating: PG-15 (for language)
Word count: 2,600
Summary: The actual job--the killings, the deaths, the paychecks--is in fact very secondary.

The first job is always the hardest. )
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Title: Miel
Fandom: Final Fantasy VII
Genre: Angst, drama, experimental.
Characters: Yuffie, Vincent.
Rating: PG-13
Word count: 630
Summary: Thoughts. Names. The reasons behind them.

She's sure he doesn't like her. )
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Title: Ethics, Duty, and Other Unspeakable Things
Fandom: Final Fantasy VII (OGC)
Genre: General, drama.
Characters: Vincent, Tseng, Elena.
Rating: PG-13
Word count: 1,900
Summary: An interlude of rescue. (Takes place in Advent Children.)

There was something about this situation that he found surreally familiar. )
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Title: Final Fantasy's Seven Endless Movements
Fandom: Final Fantasy VII / The Sandman
Genre: Drama, general, experimental.
Characters: Yuffie, Cid, Aeris, Tifa, Cloud, Barret, Vincent, the Endless.
Rating: PG to PG-13
Word count: exactly 300 apiece (2,100 total)
Summary: Experimental drabble collection, pairing (in the non-romantic sense) each of the Endless with a FFVII character. (They start in game and end post-game.)

one for sorrow )
two for joy )
three for a girl )
four for a boy )
five for silver )
six for gold )
seven for a secret never to be told )
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Title: Bachelorette
Fandom: Final Fantasy VII (OGC)
Genre: General, romance, fluff.
Characters: Tifa, Vincent, cast. (Slight VincentxTifa.)
Rating: PG
Word count: 1,800
Summary: A frilly pink dress and reasons not to marry. Tifa could never handle being a princess, so it was probably just as well Prince Charming had never been depicted as a sharpshooter.

At the age of twenty-one, Tifa Lockhart was quite convinced she was never going to get married. )
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Title: Nine O'Clock On the 62nd Floor
Fandom: Final Fantasy VII (OGC)
Genre: Supernatural/angst
Characters: Hojo, Lucrecia!OC
Rating: PG-13
Word count: 2,650
Summary: It was pure coincidence that he happened to come across her that day. It had to be. Because he wasn’t the one with demons haunting him, was he? ...Wasn’t he? (Pre-game fic.)

Nine o’clock at night and the lights of one of the 62nd floor labs were on. )
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Title: ...Up
Fandom: Final Fantasy VII
Genre: Drama, angst, experimental.
Characters: Vincent-centric, Lucrecia, Hojo. (VincentxLucreciaxHojo.)
Rating: PG-13
Word count: 3,900
Summary: He never thought himself a romantic, and certainly not a hopeless one. And maybe his dreams began long before the nightmares...

A/N: Essentially, this is an experimental songfic to "Here. In My Head" by Tori Amos.

She says her name is Lucrecia, and he can tell she doesn't fit. )
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Title: Insurance Won't Cover Apocalypses (But Listerine Kills Germs That Cause Bad Breath)
Fandom: Final Fantasy VII (OGC)
Genre: Parody, humor.
Characters: Tifa, Vincent, a smidge of Cid.
Rating: PG-13
Word count: 2,500
Summary: Vincent finally reveals the reason why the bottom half of his face was always covered, and it isn't nearly as Romantic as some might have thought. Also, Tifa briefly contemplates the unnecessary complexity of everyday domestic items.

It was a beautiful day for those in Avalanche… )

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