krisslona said: how do you do the whole, not done with this but it’s going to be X words thing
It’s really just a not-particularly-well-educated guess. You might say it serves as a goal, but it’s not a number I hold myself to. After all, all that really matters in the end is whether or not the story works. Anyway, I mostly base the count on how many more scenes I have yet to write. Basically, right now all my in-progress stories look like this:
Beginning (finished) > Big pile of scenes with several bits missing > Ending (finished)
The blank scenes always include a small note about what I intend to write, something along the lines of: Kahlan watches Cara working out and is secretly all like ‘omg, i want dat.’ You know, really high-brow and descriptive stuff.
And scattered through all those unstarted/unfinished scenes are a bunch of random bits of unconnected dialogue and sentences
cuz i’m an unorganized mess, but it’s usually enough to give me at least a vague idea of how long a scene will end up being.
So yeah, it’s just a guess, and the more I have left to write in a story, the more off I’ll be in the final count. The worst is when I haven’t even begun. I always tell myself that this next one-shot will only be 2000 words. Ha. Ha ha hah ahahahagahasaaedsgsdgegrhgnytf *gross sobbing*
Fic Update Oct 20 2014
*waves* Just listing the stories I’ve actually worked on over the past two months:
7,522 / 10,000 - Mass Effect - An Impossible Task chapter 2.
4,847 / 5,500 - BtVS - The Fire in Her Eyes chapter 6.
5,611 / 9,000 - Dragon Age - Untitled oneshot involving Leliana and a non-Warden OC. Takes place after the Urn of Sacred Ashes is defiled. Might not even publish this one, i dunno :l
FINAL FANTASY XIII and the Seventh Ark.
As many of you may know already, Final Fantasy XIII had a lot of content that was cut due to time constraints. Square Enix even said they could make two games out of it and so, many started questioning if that content was the one we saw in FFXIII-2 which they said no. Well….
In chapter 13, after we complete the trials, you are “gifted” with two portals (one to Eden, one to Pulse) but apparently, the initial plan was to have a third portal which would lead to the Seventh Ark. In this place, you’d meet a new fal’Cie named Nemesis.
/EVERYTHING YOU SEE HERE IS FOUND THROUGH HACKING THE GAME FILES, YOU CAN’T NORMALLY FIND THIS CONTENT/
The localization for the datalog entries are incomplete, but you can find the full text in spanish.
"Fal’Cie lord and master of the Seventh Arc. Its work consists of harassing the l’Cie in the middle of cruel tests and obligating them to surpass their own limits. Apparently it trains them to fight against someone, but it is not known who. Nemesis and its Arc already existed in the times before the construction of Cocoon."
"One of the military installations of which the legends of Gran Pulse speak. The Fifth Arc is clearly an arsenal ready to combat invaders; the Seventh, instead, has as its principal function to awaken the hidden power of the l’Cie."
A map of the area is also available:
Now, the interesting part is that, the fal’Cie you end up fighting is no other than Proto fal’Cie Anima. A cutscene was even almost done:
If you change the party’s leader before facing Nemesis, the dialogue will change according to the leader, as the leader is the one who speaks his/her point of view about it.
Now that the PC version was released, more people were able to explore what remains of the Seventh Ark.
Since Gorgyra, Raspatil and even Ereshkigal (!) were found in the game files too, this raises the question of what was the actually purpose of the sequel? Was there so many unused content (including the things that never turned public like this) that they felt the need to create sequels just to justify them?
Imagine Person A waking up from a terrible nightmare, completely terrified and shaking. Person B assures them it was only a dream before pulling A into their arms, lulling them to sleep. Moments later, A’s alarm clock goes off, waking them up. That’s when A remembers: Person B died years ago.