razieltwelve

Because writing should be fun

Is your work archived anywhere else? I don’t usually use Tumblr, so I’ve been following you on A03 and fanfiction, but that means that there’s entire series I didn’t even know you had. Is it all archived somewhere easier to read it than Tumblr?

Ah. Unfortunately, Final Rose is currently only on Tumblr. I wish there was an easier way to just extract it, but it’s kind of, well, stuck here until I work out what to do with it.

The main issue is that Final Rose was not written with a plan, and the snippets aren’t chronologically based or anything. There are also hundreds of them. This means transferring it will be horrendous although I think you can transfer it to wordpress? Maybe?

In any case, if anyone has any suggestions about stuff, I’m happy to hear them.

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Was Lebreau a huntress, if so who was on her team? So far the only one you havnt mentioned is Gadot..

Lebreau was originally on a team with Snow, Gadot, and one other person in Junior Academy. When Snow left to join Beacon Senior Academy (the others told him to go because he would never have such a good chance again), she Gadot, and the other member took on an extra member to graduate at their original academy.

She is a qualified huntress although she is most famous for running a large chain of restaurants, bars, motels, and so on, many of which cater to huntsmen and huntresses. She and Snow are still great friends, which can lead to some awkwardness since Snow and Jihl don’t exactly get along. Nevertheless, Lebreau has let it be known that she will not put up with Jihl and the others sniping at each other. Even Lightning and Fang at least try to play nice when they visit. Naturally, the situation gets more amusing when Jahne ends up on Averia’s team and then ends up marrying Diana.

Gadot is head of security for her various businesses, and he lives a relatively quite life outside of that with his wife and children. He is also a qualified huntsman, and he does still take regular missions to keep in practice. His family recently moved to Vale since his oldest child has just been accepted to Beacon Junior Academy and the other children hope to follow.

Who’s Diana’s partner? Anna?

On Team DAYR, Anna is Diana’s partner. This is largely because Anna is the squishiest of the bunch, at least until her Semblance evolves to let her ‘borrow’ Semblances from other people instead of just enhancing them.

Yuffie can turn invisible and intangible. 

Rikku can switch make people and things switch places (a switcheroo type of teleportation, if you like).

Team DAYR is, surprisingly enough, a team that is most famous for its infiltration and sabotage expertise. There is basically no location on the planet that they can’t get into and sabotage if they want to. However, they are extremely deadly in a fight if the whole team is present.

Yuffie is basically an ideal assassin type. Rikku can control the battlefield by switching things around so that their enemies are always standing right next to Diana. Diana has Ragnarok. Anna can enhance everyone’s powers and eventually borrow bits and pieces of them too.

They won’t beat a team like Team ACEJ in a straight up fight, but they will absolutely never take anyone on in a straight up fight. They will cheat, manipulate, and scheme their way into ideal circumstances and then take full advantage of the situation.

Hi there! I’ve followed your writing since just before Ordinary Heroes, that Western AU which was sorta based on Shane (Stetsons and Fal’cie?). I remember Hope x Vanille being the original pairing in OH. I love Lunille in Final Rose a bit more, but that makes me wonder – what happened to Hope in Final Rose? Most of the main cast from FFXIII have a prominent role in Final Rose except him, it seems.

Hope is married to Alyssa and is the foremost researchers in Atlas. He is General Ironwood’s close friend and most trusted colleague. You don’t see as much of him in Final Rose since the action is mostly set in Beacon, and he works at a research facility in Atlas. It’s the same reason Sazh doesn’t pop up as much (he lives on his ranch).

In terms of abilities, Hope is one of the few people in history who can claim to be Vanille’s intellectual peer, and the two of them are jointly responsible for creating the synthetics (i.e., Penny and the lifeforms that follow in her footsteps).

Hope was a member of Team HYMN (Hope, Yuj, Maqui, and Noel), and he is considered an excellent huntsman and soldier and a brilliant scientist.

When did Beacon start making plush toys of the students and such? Lemme guess, it has a special contract/partnership with Dia Technologies.

It started when Vanille was a student and steadily (or not so steadily) escalated from there. The Beacon Academy line of plush toys is now extremely popular, and it is produced in partnership with Dia Technologies.

Huh. No wonder Serah becomes the headmistress of the Junior Academy. It’s interesting to note, however, that her analytical capabilities are very similar to Saviour’s analysis and prediction powers, which are said to be so fast that it seems the world stands still while the bearer thinks and sees through all possible paths to victory. Much like a shard of transmutation seems present in Lumina, it looks like a shard of prediction and (especially) analysis went to Serah.

In a general sense, the Semblances of all pink-haired Farrons can be thought of as shards or pieces of Saviour that have been altered to fit their unique circumstances.

For instance, Claire’s ability to break the bonds between matter and destroy things on a subatomic level is a twist on one of the effects that Saviour’s weapons can generate. Fraise’s ability to transmute Aura into actual matter is obviously related to Saviour’s matter generation abilities. And Taren’s ability to warp space is an offshoot of another ability Saviour can use both offensively and defensively (e.g., space-warping/destruction is one of the reasons Saviour’s blades are so sharp).

The Unconventional Heroes Series

razieltwelve:

I’m often asked about my original fiction. You can find me on Amazon here

But the most common question I get is about which book or series someone should read first. Well, as a writer, it’s always hard for me to pick a favourite out of the things I’ve written… which is exactly what I’m going to do now.

If you want to read my original fiction, then you should start with The Unconventional Heroes Series, which you can find on Amazon here. Why? It’s simple. If you like the snippets and fan fiction that I post here and elsewhere because of the humour, warmth, action, and characters involved, then The Unconventional Heroes Series has all of those things and more.

What is it about?

Well, it’s funny you should ask. The two main characters are a pair of necromancers, Timmy and Katie. Timmy is a Grand Necromancer, the lord and master of a once glorious castle built atop lightless chasms of unfathomable horror and despair that are chock full of eldritch horrors from another dimension that want to bring about the apocalypse. Naturally, not all of them are totally evil. Sam is one of those eldritch horrors. He is probably Timmy’s best friend, and he also likes cake and bedtime stories.

Katie is Timmy’s apprentice, a ten-year-old magical prodigy who is exceedingly good at paperwork and far more fond of the colour pink than any aspiring necromancer should be. She is also a genius when it comes to paperwork, largely because Timmy has spent years teaching her. After all, what’s the only thing better than a suitably ingenious and semi-villanous young apprentice? A suitably ingenious and semi-villainous young apprentice who can file his tax return for him.

After years of minor to semi-major villainy, Timmy has a castle in desperate need of renovation and repair. Luckily, an opportunity to not only earn a stack of money but also earn a pardon for all of his crimes arrives. The kingdom of Everton is about to go to war, and, well, necromancers are always handy to have around during a war. Lots of corpses and all that.

To earn his pardon, Timmy will have to carry out missions for the Council, missions which may or may not involve recruiting other individuals hoping for a pardon, as well as dealing with a host of threats that range from the fairly minor (e.g., bandits) to the fairly major (e.g., an army of berserk killer golems and an ancient and terrible dragon that holds the record for most dignitaries eaten).

The Unconventional Heroes Series is all about Timmy, Katie, and the odd assortment of individuals who have all decided to cooperate for the greater good. Or not. They’re really all just there to earn a pardon and maybe have a little fun. And let’s not even talk about the property damage. 

So who is on this elite unit? There’s the two necromancers. There’s a bureaucrat whose greatest skill might be hoarding things. There’s the most pyromaniacal elf in history who just so happens to be the single most powerful fire mage alive. And that’s just in the first book. You also meet some very interesting zombies. Have you ever wondered what a zombie hydra-dragon- bear is like or what it would do to anyone unfortunate enough to have to fight it. Well, this is your chance to find out.

The Unconventional Heroes Series currently consists of three main books with one book of side stories.

Where does Lumina work?

Lumina works as a huntress. She takes a variety of missions, ranging from simple clean up to high-level extermination. Because she now has a family, she rarely takes long-term missions (anything longer than a weekend). This isn’t so bad because she’s basically a sledgehammer that you swing at whatever you want dead.

Her favourite missions (and the ones that are the most lucrative) are the high-level extermination missions where is assigned an area and told to rid it of Grimm. Her Aura constructs are ideal for this since she can swarm and area with them to kill off all of the little ones and force the bigger and stronger ones out into the open where she can confront them directly. Large companies looking to expand along the frontier are the premier clients in this area.

Money isn’t an issue since Vanille is super rich, but even a single high level extermination mission can make her more money in one weekend than most people can earn in their lifetime. This is because new land (i.e., land that has been reclaimed from the Grimm) must be cleared of Grimm to a certain standard before it can be deemed clear for certain uses (e.g., settlement, etc.). This would normally take several teams of qualified huntsmen and huntresses plus dozens of security personnel up to a month to do. Lumina can do it on her own in a few days because of what her Semblance is capable of. As expensive as hiring her is, large companies can easily afford it, and hiring her is still cheaper than hiring so many other people for so long, many of whom may be injured or even killed depending on the Grimm present.

Now, for safety reasons, Lumina rarely does these missions on her own even if she is strong enough to do so. Instead, she will typically bring along at least a few other huntsmen or huntresses although she will do the bulk of the heavy lifting. It’s actually considered a great way for newly minted huntsmen and huntresses to earn money and learn from a powerful veteran. And that’s not counting the robots and stuff she can bring if she needs them. If she thinks things are going to get really bad, that’s when she gets the band back together.

Other powerful huntsmen and huntresses can make piles of cash doing the same. For instance, the cost of hiring Ragnarok or Saviour to kill absolutely everything in a certain area is astronomical, but you can be sure that nothing at all is going to get out of that area alive. Ruby, for instance, also earns a lot of money on the side doing secure deliveries since it’s basically impossible to intercept her in transit.

Do any of Vanille’s children end up inheriting her…vocal “distraction technique”? Did Lumina try to murder Vanille after finding out? I’m amused at the idea that it might be Fraise who takes after Vanille in that aspect and her team or relatives are taken by surprise/quietly mortified, but they’ll go after anyone who tries to make fun of her for it because she’s already so shy.

No. None of the kids get it. Lumina makes sure of that. However, it does appear every now and then in some of her descendants. For instance, Her Imperial Majesty Vanille I had that same issue, much to the amusement of her hamster and the exasperation of her hedgehog.

Fraise, however, is almost completely silent while fighting. It kind of freaks people out. 

The Unconventional Heroes Series

razieltwelve:

I’m often asked about my original fiction. You can find me on Amazon here

But the most common question I get is about which book or series someone should read first. Well, as a writer, it’s always hard for me to pick a favourite out of the things I’ve written… which is exactly what I’m going to do now.

If you want to read my original fiction, then you should start with The Unconventional Heroes Series, which you can find on Amazon here. Why? It’s simple. If you like the snippets and fan fiction that I post here and elsewhere because of the humour, warmth, action, and characters involved, then The Unconventional Heroes Series has all of those things and more.

What is it about?

Well, it’s funny you should ask. The two main characters are a pair of necromancers, Timmy and Katie. Timmy is a Grand Necromancer, the lord and master of a once glorious castle built atop lightless chasms of unfathomable horror and despair that are chock full of eldritch horrors from another dimension that want to bring about the apocalypse. Naturally, not all of them are totally evil. Sam is one of those eldritch horrors. He is probably Timmy’s best friend, and he also likes cake and bedtime stories.

Katie is Timmy’s apprentice, a ten-year-old magical prodigy who is exceedingly good at paperwork and far more fond of the colour pink than any aspiring necromancer should be. She is also a genius when it comes to paperwork, largely because Timmy has spent years teaching her. After all, what’s the only thing better than a suitably ingenious and semi-villanous young apprentice? A suitably ingenious and semi-villainous young apprentice who can file his tax return for him.

After years of minor to semi-major villainy, Timmy has a castle in desperate need of renovation and repair. Luckily, an opportunity to not only earn a stack of money but also earn a pardon for all of his crimes arrives. The kingdom of Everton is about to go to war, and, well, necromancers are always handy to have around during a war. Lots of corpses and all that.

To earn his pardon, Timmy will have to carry out missions for the Council, missions which may or may not involve recruiting other individuals hoping for a pardon, as well as dealing with a host of threats that range from the fairly minor (e.g., bandits) to the fairly major (e.g., an army of berserk killer golems and an ancient and terrible dragon that holds the record for most dignitaries eaten).

The Unconventional Heroes Series is all about Timmy, Katie, and the odd assortment of individuals who have all decided to cooperate for the greater good. Or not. They’re really all just there to earn a pardon and maybe have a little fun. And let’s not even talk about the property damage. 

So who is on this elite unit? There’s the two necromancers. There’s a bureaucrat whose greatest skill might be hoarding things. There’s the most pyromaniacal elf in history who just so happens to be the single most powerful fire mage alive. And that’s just in the first book. You also meet some very interesting zombies. Have you ever wondered what a zombie hydra-dragon- bear is like or what it would do to anyone unfortunate enough to have to fight it. Well, this is your chance to find out.

The Unconventional Heroes Series currently consists of three main books with one book of side stories.

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