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03 June 2012 @ 02:41 pm
Hey Gals (and any guys),

It's come to my attention that FanFiction.net is doing a mostly bot driven purge of the archive. So far it appears they are going after stories with curse words in their summaries and in their titles. They also appear to be targeting to a smaller degree stories against their TOS, such as MA (NC-17) content, song-fics, script format and choose your own stories with polls and such in them. There are also stories about them deleting stories that they feel are inappropriately rated.

There was/is no warning given before stories are deleted. Nor was there any announcement that a purge was going to happen on their front page. This started on Tuesday, May 29th.

I say that this is mostly bot driven because there are a few groups of people at ff.net that are actively going around and reporting stories that don't fit, in their opinion, a well written piece of work. They aren't being at least bit shy about it and they have their own forum sections on ff.net. The second problem is with them trying to delete the MA (NC-17) content, human bias comes, as always, into play. What one person feels might rate a MA (NC-17) rating doesn't mean another person views it in the same way. And let's be fair here, the ratings guide at ff.net isn't the most specific thing in the world. I'd much rather use the Movie Ratings guide because they have clear rules.

If your story gets deleted. Don't Panic. There is recourse. For instance, if your bot email says that it was deleted because of a swear word in the title or summary, or they felt it was the wrong rating. Request clarification in your email subject, ask for the story to be reinstated if it is something minor and ask specific examples if it isn't and for a real person to get back to you. I'm getting the feeling from some of the back and forth I've seen going on about this with FF.net mods, the more polite and respectful you are and the more you avoid whining or words like naughty and racy, the better chance you'll get of getting your story reinstated and to be able to fix whatever is wrong.

For further reading:

http://ffdotnetrants.livejournal.com/
http://fandomsecrets.dreamwidth.org/616860.html?thread=135580#cmt135580

Personally, I'm keeping my head down and I'm sitting on the wait and see bandwagon and I have a least three stories at risk.
 
 
27 August 2011 @ 10:40 am
Well, it's been a while. I wrote this a while ago as a sequel/companion piece, after an interesting discussion with right here at QTC about Promise. But  just get so busy, yeah?

Title: Waiting
Fandom:Final Fantasy X-2
Pairing(s): GippalxRikku
Rating: PG
Warnings:The only reason it's not rated G is that I doubt kids will understand the themes in this. But there's no swearing or sex or anything, so I guess I should write 'none' here.
Summary:
After the Pilgrimage, Rikku is finally free to find Gippal, her childhood love. But their journey has left her with scars she hasn't even realised,
scars she doesn't know will heal, no matter how long she waits...

Important Author's Note: As this is a sequel/companion piece, I HIGHLY recommend reading the Promise first. But that's just me

Waiting...

Feel free to leave constructive crit.
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09 July 2011 @ 08:38 pm
Long time lurker, first time poster. Apologies in advance if the following fic is a little unrefined. Out of the blue, I woke up one morning with the urge to write something for Gippal and Rikku. Unfortunately I haven't played the game in ages or read/written fic for them in just as long. Still, I enjoyed writing this and hope you all might enjoy reading it!

Title: Being vague is almost as fun as doing this other thing
Rating: PG-13
Warnings: Random fluff.
Summary: All has been said and done when it comes to this whole saving-the-world business, but the same can't be said about where things stand between Gippal and Rikku.

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27 May 2011 @ 12:19 pm

The Night It Rained Fire
Words: 1,357
Rating: PG
Summary: Rikku's memories of the night that Gippal left Bikanel to join the Crimson Squad.

www.fanfiction.net/s/6970064/1/The_Night_It_Rained_Fire
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28 March 2011 @ 11:20 pm
Title: Stay (3/?)
Pairing: Rikku/Gippal
Rating: MA
Summary: Sin is dead, Vegnegun is destroyed and Shuyin rest in peace. There was always something between the two Al Bheds. First it was childhood friendship. Then it was teenage attraction – first love?, during the hardest times it was a lust and need for comfort. What does it turn to be now when Spira finally relax in a time of eternal Calm?
Warning: No beta-readed :(

Stay 1
Stay 2
Stay 3
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24 March 2011 @ 05:32 pm
ivonnemcgruder has asked to affiliate their Final Fantasy Fan Fiction community, finalfanfiction of all flavors with us and I was more than happy to accept. So, if you are looking for a new place to post your stories and want more exposure, check it out. They have everything tagged and sorted!
 
 
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19 March 2011 @ 07:44 pm
Title: Stay
Pairing: Rikku/Gippal
Rating: MA / R
Summary: Sin is dead, Vegnegun is destroyed and Shuyin rest in peace. There was always something between the two Al Bheds. First it was childhood friendship. Then it was teenage attraction – first love?, during the hardest times it was a lust and need for comfort. What does it turn to be now when Spira finally relax in a time of eternal Calm?
Warning: No beta-readed

Stay 1
Stay 2

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14 February 2011 @ 06:25 pm
Another story I wrote quite a while ago (ok, early december last year)

Enjoy!

Title: Eiddam and the Pycdynct
Fandom: Final Fantasy X-2 (Rikku/Gippal)
Rating: Older kids?
Warnings: Some talk of relationshippy things and the use of the Al Bhed word pyncdynct, but... yeah, otherwise it's clean as
Summary: Rikku and Gippal are on a salvage mission, when she hears something that completely breaks her heart. Pre-FFX

Eiddam and the Pyncdynct
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05 January 2011 @ 10:58 pm
This is a birthday fic for Justhavefaith, inspired by my escapades in mixing crap, too-sweet vanilla ice cream with crunchy peanut butter, creating the awesomest ice-cream; PEANUT BUTTER RIPPAL (misspelled intentionally for our favourite pairing)

Title: Peanut Butter Rippal
Rating: G
Warnings: None whatsoever
Summary: Gippal stumbles upon Rikku in the kitchen, making a bizarre concoction of... peanut butter and vanilla ice cream? Seems like some tasty (peanut butter) Rippal to me!

Peanut Butter Rippal

Feel free to leave any comments :)
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03 January 2011 @ 10:31 am
So in a previous post, I suggested doing a community round-robin challenge, and some of you seemed pretty interested! So here's the sign-up post:

Round-robin in a nutshell is when someone writes a chapter of a story, then gives it to the next person who will write the next chapter, who will then pass it on to the next, and so on and so forth until we finish the multi-chapter story!

How this round-robin will work:

   1) Participants will comment on this sign-up post so that we can get an idea of how many people want to get involved by the 31st of January
   2) They can also comment ideas/prompts for the story OR comment a link to an opening chapter of an abandoned story they've written (so a fanfiction.net page or a personal journal entry) within this sign-up period
   3) Once the sign-up period is closed, a new post with all the different prompts/opening suggestions listed will be made and participants can vote on which one we want to use between February 1st and February 14th. The order of the round-robin writer will also be published
   4) Then once we've selected a start, away we go! Each writer will have 2 weeks to write their chapter and post it to this community.

So how does that sound? Comment below to sign up!

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