wilderthan: ((AxelRoxas) Together)
Final Fantasy VIII's Rinoa is often quite disliked. I can see why people dislike her character, too, though replaying the game once I was slightly more mature I tried to look for what was interesting in her, what was realistic about her. I don't mind, though, when people just can't stand her.

What I mind, though, is when someone says they don't like her because she's [quote] "a silly slut". There is absolutely no evidence for that in the game -- she has a romantic plot with Squall and a past with Seifer is implied. If that makes her a slut, I despair of the world entirely.

I hate the trend of flinging the word "slut" around, in its entirely -- I hate it when I see it applied to any female character because nine times out of ten, it's just knee-jerk "oh noez [female character] stole my bishie, fuck u wh0re diiiie" and/or "oh noez [female character] broke up [slash pairing], fuck u wh0re diiie".

This just in: Rinoa Heartilly is not a slut. Switching fandoms, neither is Anna Milton, or Jo Harvelle, or Cassie Robinson, or Jessica Moore... (SPN fandom is a big culprit.)

Dean Winchester? Probably a slut.

When/if I run the Women of SPN Big Bang, I think I'm going to ban the word slut.
wilderthan: ((Quistis) Sophisticated)
Fandom: Supernatural/Final Fantasy VIII
For: [livejournal.com profile] samuraiter's Christmas present
Quality: Barely checked
Characters: Dean, Quistis
Notes: Late! So this proves it's happening...

A home )
wilderthan: ((Squall) Lionheart)
Hey guys! That was pretty awesome, even if certain people didn't get things done when they promised. :p So here's the listing of everything from the fanwork-a-thon. If anything's miscategorised due to lack of headers, tell me and I'll move sections. Haven't had chance to read everything yet, but reading and commenting on all these is encouraged.

Clickyclicky )

And that's all. :) If you finish anything for one of the prompts within the next month or so, feel free to comment here and I'll add it. If you want another fanwork-a-thon to play in, [livejournal.com profile] irishais is running a general sorceressy one here! :D
wilderthan: ((Fujin) Won't understand)
Last time, del.icio.us spazzed on me a bit and didn't show all the fics I'd bookmarked to rec. Being somewhat in pain at the time (first day of trying to get healthier by cycling a lot: owww, my butt), I didn't realise. So you can have them (and some newer ones) now. :D As ever, if you watch my del.icio.us or talk to me a lot, you've probably seen them. You might even have saved the bookmark originally only for me to steal it shamelessly. XD

Fic )

Art )
wilderthan: ((FFVIII) Promise)
Hey guys! Altogether we gathered one hundred and thirty-four prompts: one hundred and twenty six for fic, eight for art. :) Just to refresh your memories, here go the rules.

1) Pick from these prompts however many you like, and write, icon or draw. Although they're grouped into "fic", "icon" and "art" groups, if something inspires you, feel free to cross sections. The same goes for general/het/femmeslash. You can pick your own prompts to write for, if you so wish. Nobody is going to know, and more fic about Rinoa is more fic about Rinoa is more fic about Rinoa. Comment with what you've picked so people can see which prompts are under-represented and such. Despite that, people can pick the same prompts if they wish, or even do a couple of takes on the same prompt themselves. Unlike many ficathons, there is no minimum word count. If you think you can write a spectacular fic in three sentences, try it!
2) If you think I've left out one of your prompts or if you think I've mislisted one of your prompts, let me know ASAP. I've tried to strip personal comment out of each prompt, leaving just the prompt. I also stripped out one or two that I thought might lead to bashing-fic, which definitely isn't the point of this fanwork-a-thon. (Whether the bashing be of Rinoa or Squall. Or Quistis. Or anyone.) I will also not list any fics that end up being all "Rinoa is an idiot wh0re lololol". For obvious reasons, I think!
3) Once you've completed something for it, post it, preferably on LiveJournal, and then leave a link in the comments of this post.
4) On the first of April, I will post a list of all the things submitted in the comments here. I may include a section for late arrivals which I'll update for an indefinite amount of time, but don't count on it.
5) As with the Irvine fanwork-a-thon in the past, everybody must blame Sev ([livejournal.com profile] first_seventhe). I suppose I'm to blame too. Yeah. Blame me and Sev.
6) Pimping of this is very, very welcome.

Click )
wilderthan: ((Squall) Lionheart)
Some interesting stuff from the beginning of the game. Get to this by accessing Squall's study panel in the classroom. I have to admit, some of this has slightly changed my perspective on canon. It'll be interesting to have it to refer back to.

Cut for length )
wilderthan: ((FFVIII) Promise)
I know my last recs post was fairly recent, but my del.icio.us account has been amassing quite a few links in the meantime. Probably due to me reading more fic. If we talk on IM often, share the same flist content, share fic recommendations or you watch my del.icio.us, then you've probably seen all these before.

Fic )

Art )
wilderthan: ((Rinoa) Waiting)
Following the relative success of various fanwork-a-thons (mostly the Irvine one), and with a little bit of urging, I'm going to run one for Rinoa. 8D And the rules go like this:

1) You submit prompts, to this post, by around the 11th of February. It'll give you a bit of time to think. You can submit as many prompts as you like, and they can be short, e.g. "Squall/Rinoa; cold" or long, detailed and plotty. It doesn't have to be a fic prompt, either. If you have a good idea for an icon, but not the skills to make it, describe it; someone might be able to make it. The same goes for artwork and the like.
1b) It is fairly obvious that any prompt that would involve warping Rinoa's character beyond all recognition is out.
2) On the 12th of February at the latest, I'll post a list of all the prompts. You comment and say which ones you're doing, so people get an idea of who's doing what, although two or more people can write for the same prompt. They'll be posted in categories, but it's flexible -- if you see a fic prompt you want to do art for, that's fine!
3) By April 1st, you should have commented to the post with a link to whatever you've written, made or drawn. I'll collect those links and post them up in a list for people to browse through.

Okay, have at it! Anything (that contains Rinoa) goes.

Edit: Alright, submission period is up! The list of prompts is up here.
wilderthan: ((Rinoa) Waiting)
Fandom: Final Fantasy VIII
For: Seifer/Squall longfic
Quality: Barely checked
Characeters: Seifer, Squall, Quistis, Xu

Manipulation )
wilderthan: ((Squall) Lionheart)
Fandom: Final Fantasy VIII
For: Seifer/Squall longfic
Quality: Barely checked
Characters: Seifer, Quistis, Squall, Xu
Note: I am determined to write this story. So I'm posting this, to help guilt myself into it. And to prove I am working on it, now. This is going in a very slightly different direction than the first snippet I posted for it (Red and Purple), so the two don't quite mesh, but it's got the same destination.

A small power )
wilderthan: ((Rinoa) Waiting)
Since I'm procrastinating on writing -- just a little -- and no more ideas have come to me for the Will/Bran fanmix, I thought I'd do another recs post. Since it's been ages and all.

If we talk on IM often or you watch my del.icio.us, you've seen all these before.

Fic )

Art )

And, for a bonus, a site rec. The Dark Is Rising: A Fanfic Writer's Guide. There's so much information on this site, background as well as actually from the books. Even I, who specialise in knowing tiny details like the date of their Easter holidays in Greenwitch, learnt something new here. It's interesting as background reading, not just if you want to write fic.
wilderthan: ((Squall) Lionheart)
Taking a break from FFIII (for which I will have a review later, because I want to get down my thoughts about it) to bring you some recs, since I've been organising my bookmarks into my del.icio.us account. Some of these I've no doubt recced before, but it doesn't hurt to do it again.

I have no idea why most of these are smutfic, but I suppose it's because a good smutfic is a real gem and thus are the ones that I bookmarked in the past. The little teasers are, because of this, not entirely worksafe. My notes on each fic are in places not very useful/coherent, but basically, I suggest you read these fics!

Fic )

Art )
wilderthan: ((Squall) Lionheart)
Fandom: Final Fantasy VIII
For: Seifer/Squall longfic
Quality: Been over twice, may change still
Characters: Seifer, Squall, Xu, Quistis

Red and purple )


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