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I had all these grand plans
Sephiroth
ardwynna_m
For the next six months I was going to work hard and play hard, finish Path, including the retooling, maybe do something serious with these flip-side ideas I keep having, where one plot idea wants to be dealt with in two very different ways. 'Fly Away' and 'New Life' were one such pair. There's one pair I'm calling 'Ghost in the attic' for now, and another that's been on my To-Do list as AeriSeph-Wutai Connection for years. I was going to set aside time for quilting and embroidery, and recover from the stomach ulcer, the saccades, diplopia, eyestrain, migraines, stress rash, cracked lips and thankfully reversible stage tooth decay (from drinking oversweetened strong tea and coffee and passing out on the books without brushing the sugar away).

But seems despite all the symptoms, the last month and a half went better than I thought it would. Today I had paperwork to fill out and was able to do this for the very first time:
Form
So I get two weeks and then I have to go do that. Oh life, forever getting in the way of fandom.
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[Fic] After the Fall (Ch. 3)
Sephiroth
ardwynna_m
Title: After the Fall
Chapter: Three
Fandom: FFVII (Marriageverse AU)
Characters: Aeris/Sephiroth, OCs, Cast.
Rating: PG
Words: 3235
Previous: Prologue | Ch. 1 | Ch. 2
Notes: This chapter was getting too long compared to the rest so I had to split it. One more plus epilogue to go.
Summary: Sephiroth and Aeris try to hold their marriage together after a devastating loss.

Fumbling towards normalcy.Collapse )

Planning a subtotal rewrite
Sephiroth
ardwynna_m
I know there aren't too many AeriSeph fans left reading this space but it may be of some interest to those of you still around. Last night/this morning I opened up Path of Seduction for my first reread in I don't know how long, too long, and came to the conclusion that it reads like it was written by a 19 year old. Because it was. I do want to finish it, but stylistically it wouldn't match because I don't write like that anymore, and couldn't and wouldn't besides. I've decided not to do a full rewrite because life needs living and that fic took everything I had to give while it was active. So I'll be going back over the chapters and doing some serious editing at some point, and clearing up some rough points that I've learned to recognize over the years.

The plot won't change, major events will stay the same, I'll just be reworking some of the prose. Because it's not all bad, on occasion I come across a phrase and think, "I wrote that? Neat." But Chapter 1 in particular does not represent what the fic could be by its conclusion, and Chapter 1 is how you put butts in seats, fic-wise. This might seem like complaining about nothing because it's that same Chapter 1 that worked for so long. But it doesn't feel like me anymore, so Project Path Update is on the table, being stared at long and hard.

[Fic] After The Fall (Ch. 2)
Sephiroth
ardwynna_m
Title: After The Fall
Chapter: Two
Fandom: FFVII (Marriageverse AU)
Characters: Aeris/Sephiroth, OCs
Rating: PG
Words: 3207
Chapters: Prologue | Ch. 1 | Ch. 2
Summary: Aeris and Sephiroth suffer a loss terrible enough to threaten their love.

Rituals serve their purpose but they can only do so much.Collapse )

Public Service Announcement
Sephiroth
ardwynna_m
Safer Sephiroth
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[Fic] After the Fall (Ch. 1)
kadaj
ardwynna_m
Title: After the Fall
Chapter: 1
Fandom: FFVII (Marriageverse AU)
Characters: Sephiroth/Aeris, Cloud, OC
Rating: PG 13
Words: 2691
Chapters: Prologue | Ch. 1 | Ch. 2
Summary: Aeris and Sephiroth have lost one of own. Time might heal the wound but meanwhile, they bleed.

There are all kinds of coping methods.Collapse )

[Fic] After the Fall (prologue)
kadaj
ardwynna_m
Title: After the Fall
Chapter: Prologue
Fandom: FFVII (Marriageverse AU)
Characters: Sephiroth/Aeris, Cast, OCs
Rating: PG-13
Words: 786
Chapters: Prologue | Ch. 1 | Ch. 2
Notes: All Marriageverse fics are back in public view for anyone interested.
Summary: Sephiroth learns something terrible about being human.

After the fall comes spring and a summer, but first, the bitter snow.Collapse )

FFVII Fic Rec
HelloKitty!Seph
ardwynna_m
Border of Taboo by xLilly White
Rating R
Current Chapter Count: 21
Author's Summary: Aeris becomes a courtesan of the Honeybee Inn for lack of money. It's the slums after all. But all too soon she gets sucked into a dangerous world of envy and lust, where it's impossible to remember who's using who. Genesis/Aeris/Sephiroth triangle.

Why I recommend it: This fic, to me, is a great example of world-building within a world. Aspects of the game that were only hinted at are explored and expanded upon in depth while a solid political conspiracy plot drives the suspense and action. Aeris' work is not glossed over or romanticized in the least. She is a whore. And Sephiroth is an asshole of goatse proportions. And yet they are completely recognizable as themselves, with all their own motivations and flaws, something that doesn't happen too often in fic when an author decides to stray from the usual fandom portrayal. There is depth to these characters, and growth. The OCs are intriguing in their own right, the threesome dynamic is wonderfully complex, the sex is hot and the developing relationships touching. This is Midgar, remixed and served raw. Enjoy!

[Fic] Fly Away
Aerith
ardwynna_m
Title: Fly Away
Fandom: Final Fantasy VII
Characters: Sephiroth, Hojo, Aerith, Genesis, Angeal.
Rating: R
Word Count: 4197
Contents: Offscreen violence and abuse.
Notes: A take on 'Sephiroth frees Aerith from the lab'.


Sephiroth struggles with the idea of freedom, for a captive specimen and for himself.Collapse )

[Fic] That Healthy Glow
Sephiroth
ardwynna_m
I haven't forgotten you wonderful people exist. Have a double drabble!

Title: That Healthy Glow
Fandom: FFVII: CC
Characters: Lazard.
Rating: PG-13
Word Count: 200
Summary: Lazard investigates a claim that could cost the company a load.

CSI: MidgarCollapse )
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[Fic] The Wait
Sephiroth
ardwynna_m
Title: The Wait
Fandom: FFVII
Characters: Elmyra Gainsborough
Rating: PG
Word Count: 598

Elmyra contemplates the next step after her loss.Collapse )

Things what they learn us in med school
Sephiroth
ardwynna_m
Dagger Dick - noun; A fractured penis resulting from the Jamaican Dancehall practice known as 'daggering'. eg. "That's the worst dagger dick I seen for the year. How old did you say this fool was?" - Respectable urologist.

Shubh Divali!
Sephiroth
ardwynna_m
My first day off in two weeks and I'm going to make the best of it. That's right, I'm going back to bed.:P Divali, or no Divali, rest is more important to me now than the food and festivity downstairs, so I'm celebrating like we did in college. Bundling up in blankets and watching Lagaan.

I don't often make recommendations because my personal requirements for entertainment are pretty low, just take me away from all this for a while, but if you watch one Bollywood movie in your life, it should be Lagaan. It's right there on youtube in its entirety, with subtitles, if you have four hours to spare.;D Years ago the person who recommended it to me said, "It's about cricket." That's like saying 'Life of Pi' is about a boat trip. It's a wonderful, wrenching underdog story, maybe a little black and white about its heroes and villains, as Bollywood tends to be, but with stellar performances, including the supporting cast, an incredible soundtrack and Aamir Khan without a shirt. Hmm. Excuse me, I have a movie to watch.
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[Fic] Game Night
Sephiroth
ardwynna_m
Title: Game Night
Fandom: FFVII: Crisis Core
Characters: Cloud, Lazard, Genesis/Sephiroth
Rating: PG-13
Word Count: 2730
Summary: There are games afoot, and Lazard has been running two steps behind his opponents. The help he needs will come from above.

If everyone's playing something different, what kind of penalty is there for breaking the rules?Collapse )
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Don't forget your self breast exam
Sephiroth
ardwynna_m

Go, Leonard!
Sephiroth
ardwynna_m

[Fic] No Virgins At All
Sephiroth
ardwynna_m
Title: No Virgins At All
Fandom: FFVII: CC
Characters: Sephiroth, Genesis, Angeal, Zack, Cloud.
Rating: PG
Word Count: 1348
Genre: Alternate Universe, Fantasy, Humor
Notes: [AU: Fantasy] For [community profile] trope_bingo. Title and cut text from these lyrics.
Summary: There's quite a bit about humans that's hard to understand.

Do virgins taste better than those who are not?Collapse )

*flexes fingers*
Sephiroth
ardwynna_m
Passed my Internal Medicine rotation, started Psychiatry this week, thinking it could be a very strong contender for What I Want To Do When I Grow Up. 'New Life' has been getting a steady little stream of faves and kudos, which makes me terribly happy because it's definitely not a 'mass appeal' kind of story. There's not much happening otherwise on the writing front. I've been spending time looking at miniature embroidery, how to sew spandex, and Victorian era shoes.

But I got this thing over at [community profile] trope_bingo.

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fake relationship secret twin / doppelganger au: circus presumed dead handcuffed / bound together
road trip au: cop / detective alpha / beta / omega kidfic animal transformation
sex pollen rivals to lovers FREE

SPACE
mistletoe kiss slavefic
sharing a bed truth or dare au: fantasy day at the beach genderswap
au: apocalypse au: hooker / porn / stripper amnesia in vino veritas / drunkfic immortality / reincarnation

Cherry Brandy Ham Glaze
Sephiroth
ardwynna_m
Put this together and liked the results.

1 cup cherry brandy
2 Tbsp cherry preserves
3 Tbsp brown sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
3 cloves

Simmered it all down in a saucepan, never boiling, stirring constantly. Stopped when it looked on the way to coating the back of the spoon but wasn't quite there yet. Set it aside till the ham was ready for glazing, by which time the glaze had thickened up well on its own. It made a sweetly spiced caramelized crust on the ham, with the extra as sauce. Yay, I cooked a ham! XD
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[Fic] New Life (3/3)
Sephiroth
ardwynna_m
Title: New Life
Fandom: FFVII Crisis Core
Characters: Aerith/Sephiroth, Genesis/Angeal, OC
Rating: M
Word Count: 3796
Summary: Sephiroth longs to share his deepest secret. When Genesis and Angeal decide to leave the company, he knows the time has come.
Previous: 1 | 2

The things that can't be told.Collapse )

[Fic] New Life (2/3)
Aerith
ardwynna_m
Title: New Life
Fandom: FFVII Crisis Core
Characters: Aerith/Sephiroth, Genesis/Angeal, OC
Chapter Rating: PG
Story Rating: M
Word Count: 3796
Summary: When Genesis and Angeal make the risky move of leaving the company, Sephiroth takes a risk of his own, revealing his deepest secret.
Chapters: 1 | 2 | 3


Adjusting to the situation.Collapse )

[Fic] New Life (1/3)
Sephiroth
ardwynna_m
Title: New Life
Fandom: Final Fantasy VII
Characters: Sephiroth, Aerith, Genesis/Angeal, OC
Chapter Rating: PG
Fic Rating: M
Word Count: 3197
Genre: Drama
Content: Choosing not to warn for story content; Proceed with care.
Notes: A 'one shot' that grew, for masamunes_song, tifastrife7, mihoyonagi, madcap_minstrel and anyone else sharing a love of the old AeriSeph.
Chapters: 1 | 2 | 3

Sephiroth longs to share his deepest secret. When Genesis and Angeal decide to leave the company, he knows it's now or never.Collapse )

On a Jet Plane
Sephiroth
ardwynna_m
I'm taking a short trip to get away from it all. Not that this will make much difference on your f-lists, but I'll be home in about eleven days. ;p Take care, you all!

[Fic] The Mission (28): Wounded
Sephiroth
ardwynna_m
Title: The Mission(28): Wounded
Fandom: Final Fantasy VII: Crisis Core
Characters: Angeal/Genesis, Sephiroth, Zack, Lazard, Kunsel.
Rating: PG-13
Contents: Urination, medical issues.
Word Count: 2343
The Mission: Prequel | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | 21 | 22 | 23 | 24 | 25 | 26 | 27

A man can only SOLDIER through so much.Collapse )

[Fic] Made of the Missed
Sephiroth
ardwynna_m
Title: Made of the Missed
Fandom: Final Fantasy VII
Characters: Zack, Aeris.
Rating: PG
Word Count: 230
Notes: Several years old, found it on a flash drive I hadn't checked in a while.

The Lifestream finally takes the last of Zack. He has one regret.Collapse )

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