Sunday, August 15th, 2010 05:11 pm

That got your attention, didn't it? :)

Nothing important, really. All is wonderfully quiet, because Militant Vegan Sister and mom have gone to a Paul McCartney concert. M.V. Sister apparently plans to call me so I can listen in a bit, but I hate phones, so I'm not looking forward to it. But I'm willing to indulge her excitement.

In other news, my Aunt Flo(w) has not arrived yet (and may never again, who knows), but she thoughtfully sent her sisters Cramps and Emotional Disturbance ahead. Nice. The only plus here is that this time is usually productive for me creatively. The bad news is that I really, REALLY want to go ahead and start the Madness sequel.

Zack: "That is bad."
Genesis: "It is not! I get to be in it!"

It's bad because of the pressure involved. I need to do way more brainstorming and access the part of my brain that the original Madness came from 'cause hell if I know how it happened, and speaking of pressure, look what I happened across?

This does not at all render me terrified to disappoint, why do you ask?

Either way, it'll still be a long wait, so no pre-emptive squeeing, 'kay? :)

Sunday, August 15th, 2010 10:10 pm (UTC)
Oh... my... god. O.O

I've always kind of though of you as the goddess/mother of "Zangeal" goodness, ((what, with your stories being some of the very best out there and all)) but with it being so "official" I can't help it if I stare with my mouth agape. Congrads?

I don't know.

And on the Aunt Flo thing, that happened to me last month. Maybe it's a summer thing? But usually at that time, I'm completely useless. I seem to work better on only a couple of hours of sleep and about 3L water/sunshine. Photosyntasis?
Monday, August 16th, 2010 12:51 am (UTC)
It's flattering, but yikes. PRESSURE.

I actually managed to write a whole page before I passed out. Stupid summer makes me so useless. :)
Sunday, August 15th, 2010 10:26 pm (UTC)

Wow~! Major congratulations! That's pretty official and awesome right there. <3 You deserve it, so don't panic.
Monday, August 16th, 2010 12:52 am (UTC)
Easier said than done. :)
Sunday, August 15th, 2010 10:30 pm (UTC)
Oh... my...

That's really quite incredible. Way to go! *applauds* Fanhistory, huh? Very, very cool... *will have to nose about some* :D

Chocolate covered bishies in your honor!
Monday, August 16th, 2010 12:53 am (UTC)
:) Ooooh, chocolate-covered.

Genesis: *tries to make comment about taking his with nuts, is censored by Angeal*
Sunday, August 15th, 2010 10:32 pm (UTC)
Wow, now your status as the patron saint of Zangeal is cemented. That is kinda official, though, isn't it?
Oh, there is pre-emptive squeeing. I know it won't be for a while, but that only makes me anticipate it more! If you need ideas, I nominate Zangeal smut. You don't have to bring them back, we can deal with lifestream!smut just fine! In fact, any kind of smut is good. We don't really need a plot that much. ;)
Monday, August 16th, 2010 12:55 am (UTC)
It wouldn't be Madness without Zangeal smut. I'm thinking Lifestream-sex. :) And some nice flashback sex...which might be awkward for reasons that will eventually become clear.

It does seem kinda official. I'm sure it was just a fan's kind editing, but still. It's been like that a while. :)
Monday, August 16th, 2010 01:08 am (UTC)
Ooooooooh, that comment had foreshadowing! The anticipation level has risen yet again! And smut was promised! *squees*
The Madness is the most popular Zangeal fic out there, I think. I know it converted me, and a friend once I convinced her to keep going after the newspaper. Go on, have an ego stroke. You deserve it! ;)
Monday, August 16th, 2010 03:56 am (UTC)
I think it turned a LOT of people on to that pairing. I know it also converted me from the idle "hmmn, those two are really kinda close, aren't they" type to the "hmmmn, choco-covered Angeal and his naughty puppy. Hmmmnnnn~~!" type.
Sunday, August 15th, 2010 11:06 pm (UTC)
I always thought of you as the goddess of Zangeal, but wow. That's totally awesome! Congrats! You deserve it.

Pre-emptive sqeeing happened nonetheless. YAY MADNESS SEQUEL! Um, Zangeal smut please? Hopefully lifestream!smut as I'm actually not fond of people randomly bringing characters back to life, but if it's for the plot I'll deal with it. *laughs*

Um, speaking of things that probably won't happen for a while... any new Decorums in the works? *is prepared to kidnap Zacky again for leverage*
Monday, August 16th, 2010 12:57 am (UTC)
I have the next Decorum somewhat plotted, I just need to get to it. It'll be the earliest one yet, chronologically; with teenage!Trio on an adventure. :)

LOL, goddess of Zangeal. Scary. :)
Monday, August 16th, 2010 01:43 am (UTC)
Ooooooh, Genesis! *grins* I can't wait. ^-^

It's true, though. You are amazing and I blame you completely for causing me to ship it. I'm also fairly sure half of the Zangeal fandom has at least heard of Madness, if not read it. It's iconic, and for good reasons. *grins* So no pressure, right? *laughs and offers some of Kiisa's cookies*
Sunday, August 15th, 2010 11:06 pm (UTC)
Heh. I've trolled through that site before; sometimes they're a bit mean-spirited, but overall they try to be objective about fanworks, which cracks me up because it's like... I don't know... a documentary on the abnormal? Trying to make sense of something that doesn't have to make sense. lol I know I'm in there too, but it's a bot-related entry and it isn't even close to being up-to-date because most of those entries are deleted now anyway and it doesn't even mention that I write for Kingdom Hearts.

Also, how the hell could anyone be disappointed? I mean, no, seriously? Pocket Axel sort of fell off the desk in disbelief.
Edited 2010-08-16 12:38 am (UTC)
Monday, August 16th, 2010 12:57 am (UTC)
Srsly? But isn't Kingdom Hearts your lifeblood and the air you breathe and Genesis leave Pocket Axel alone.

Genesis: "I just want to dress it up."

Monday, August 16th, 2010 01:58 am (UTC)
Well, aside from whatever co-writes I have planned for Seph/Cloud with [ profile] grownupneko... and the fact that KKM has now smacked me over the head with a bunch of pairings... more or less, yes. But what does fandom know? Which actually brings me to a fit of amazement, because now that I've got a house all to myself out in the middle of nowhere for two weeks, I'm actually making progress on a story I've had sitting on my hardrive going nowhere for over a year. And it's AkuRoku, which I... like... never write. And rarely read. Go figure.

Well... uh... what did you have in mind? Because... I'm up for helping. Hell, Pocket Axel might be up for modeling, depending on what he's putting on. *looks down at Axel, still sprawled out on the floor and panting over a Madness sequel*
Monday, August 16th, 2010 12:44 pm (UTC)
Angeal: "Oh Gaia, don't encourage him."
Genesis: *evil grin* "Schoolgirl outfit. Tiny school girl outfit."

KKM just has too many possibilities, doesn't it? Such a buffet of bishies...
Monday, August 16th, 2010 01:26 pm (UTC)
Ha! Well, Axel's all for that. As long as you don't request a maid's uniform, he's up for nearly anything; he feels that maid costumes are overdone, but I've been trying to get him into one for a couple of years now and if the opportunity arises, it'll happen, damnit...

Not to mention the fact that Gunther? Yeah... he's my sister. Dead on. Like, I was watching KKM and my jaw dropped to floor. "Holy fuck... it's Audrey!" From the worrying about everyone's creature comforts to the fangirlisms to being a hidden badass. That part where Gunther's modeling and he misunderstands when the photographer asks him to attack him? Yep. Audrey. Not only that, she read two frames of Gunther in the manga and decided, yes, she absolutely needed to cosplay this character. Which in itself is amazing because Audrey generally despises cosplay... Oh and Jason is Gwendal. And... well... I'm sort of... Anissina. Also, did you know that Gwendal and Anissina are actually partners in real life? That is, Marina Anissina and Gwendal Peizerat were 2002 Olympics skating champions.
Monday, August 16th, 2010 02:17 pm (UTC)
LOL, omigod, real-life characters from KKM! I want pics of any cosplaying that results from this.

Does this mean Audrey will go into a panic if Cloud ever goes far away?

Angeal: *laughs, does Gunther's voice* "HEIKA!!!"
Monday, August 16th, 2010 09:57 pm (UTC)
It would be quite some time before it happened, but Audrey's definitely invested in making it happen... eventually.

And yes. Hell, she goes into a panic when Jason goes home for the night. Or when he and I just joke about him actually going away for a whole day.

Ha! That's what I yell at Audrey when she starts freaking out about not having enough eggs to make French toast for everyone. Or anything she does that's Gunther-related. Which is... everything.
Tuesday, August 17th, 2010 12:31 pm (UTC)
A real Gunther, you're so lucky!

Zack: "She doesn't have Angeal's voice, though, right? That'd just be creepy."
Tuesday, August 17th, 2010 01:13 pm (UTC)
Nah, but just for amusement's sake, her voice can be kind of deep; it's... never changed. She was born with her voice, so when she was younger I thought she was going to sound like the Cave of Wonders when she grew up...
Sunday, August 15th, 2010 11:09 pm (UTC)
Well, the original term 'canon' was the process of sainting somebody...

Since we accept all your work as living in little pocket dimensions of 'this is how it should have gone dammit' then all that's left is to officially award you with the title. You have your own choir. You have been named and accepted by Holy Scriptures (of the interwebs). Can't get more religiously (or fandomly) canonised than that.

How does the choir feel about this new development? (I mean, they're practically disciples. :p)
Monday, August 16th, 2010 01:03 am (UTC)
:) See? Pressure. An honor, though.

Genesis: *thinks all the credit is his*
Angeal: "I'm happy for her." *laughs* 'And glad people like us."
Zack: *is not happy that a lot of people have read about him peeing on newspaper*
Cloud: "YAY Ammy-chan!"
Sephy: *blink blink*

That pretty much sums it up. :)
Sunday, August 15th, 2010 11:23 pm (UTC)
-cheers you on- I don't care how long the wait is, I'm still excited as fuck!
Monday, August 16th, 2010 01:04 am (UTC)
:) Thank you, that's more encouraging than you know.
Sunday, August 15th, 2010 11:25 pm (UTC)
Well, that just confirms all of my suspicions. Your talent has gotten the recognition it deserves and all I can really do is encourage more. Congratulations, madame. You are awesome. <3
Monday, August 16th, 2010 01:04 am (UTC)
Monday, August 16th, 2010 12:13 am (UTC)
HOHO!! WHO CALLED IT!!! Knew you'd go down in history. My own books don't really count, I guess, but you were in *my* history books already. :D

Fiiiine, I won't squee too much, but I've got the flutteries in me tummy from excitement already. And please, don't ever worry about disappointing. We adore everything you write. All of it. It's impossible for you to fail.

I can only wish to ever be a tenth as good as you are.
Monday, August 16th, 2010 01:05 am (UTC)
*is squishy* It's so weird and amazing to hear that from one of MY favorite writers. Thank you, hon.
Monday, August 16th, 2010 02:00 am (UTC)
*melts into a puddle of incoherent goo* You just make my life, sweetheart.
Monday, August 16th, 2010 02:18 am (UTC)
Ooh neato. Phooey on the pressure, it's just someone appreciating you properly is all. And you did not hear any squeeing. That was... my chocolate teapot! Yes, that's it. ;)
Monday, August 16th, 2010 12:45 pm (UTC)
Chocolate teapot?

Genesis: "Is that what ladies are calling it these days?"

:) Thank you, dear Robo.
Monday, August 16th, 2010 02:48 am (UTC)
Oh WOW! Influential Works! You are Influential!

Monday, August 16th, 2010 12:45 pm (UTC)
Scary, isn't it? :)
Monday, August 16th, 2010 05:06 am (UTC)
Congrats and I agree! Zangeal goddess :)

Summer sucks. Period. -_-
But Mr. Bubbles says hi :)
Monday, August 16th, 2010 12:46 pm (UTC)
Cloud: *squees, runs to play*

Monday, August 16th, 2010 09:19 am (UTC)
I'm not surprised at all! Never seen such an obvious and well-deserved entry before (*thinks about posting something like this on TV Tropes. Is it possible? Need to find out...*).

Oh, writing pressure. That sounds a lot like me... (with my last chapter, I spent three days just reading - and minorly editing - it before I decided to post; still not satisfied, of course).
Do you sometimes look at something you wrote a while ago and wonder where the hell it came from? And right next, you start thinking that your current project (or chapter) can't compare to this at all.

For me personally, it's often also hard to look at other people's writing, to know that I will never be able to reach the same degree of perfection and the same flawless flow of words... (Yes, this includes ESPECIALLY your writing. *sigh*)

It might not help with the pressure you're feeling, but let me repeat one thing: I'm sure you can pretty much write anything, and people would love to read it, just because your way of story-telling is so unique and simply great. This is how I feel, and I'm sure I'm not alone.

(*to everyone commenting*) Hey guys, let's start a fan club! :)

Monday, August 16th, 2010 12:47 pm (UTC)
No! No fan club!

:) *hugs* Thank you, dear.
Monday, August 16th, 2010 01:24 pm (UTC)
Too bad. I already made plans for a SOLDIER-style fanclub... Ok, I'll accept your 'no' then ;)

You're very welcome :)
Monday, August 16th, 2010 02:30 pm (UTC)
*rolls up the "Defenders of Thingy" banner and stashes it in the closet*
Monday, August 16th, 2010 04:54 pm (UTC)
Don't worry, dear friend. Once that Madness sequel is out and Amarissia got her official entry on TV Tropes, we'll do it without her permission... ahm, as a surprise to celebrate, I mean. (*smirks*)

Love that banner. It's too good for being stashed in the closet :)
Monday, August 16th, 2010 04:56 pm (UTC)
Completely unrelated: I looove your icon! (And the comic it's taken from. Oh, and we are using the same emoticons in our journals. All power to the kitties!)
Tuesday, August 17th, 2010 12:32 pm (UTC)
*dead from laughter*