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CrystalOfLies

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FFX/FFX-2 Fanfiction Thread
« on: January 21, 2014, 01:20:13 pm »
Ah, yes... the dreaded, yet revered world of fanfiction. No franchise is safe!

Final Fantasy X holds the 19th highest category in Games on fanfiction.net with 5.5K~ fanfiction entries, while Final Fantasy X-2 holds 27th place with 3.5K~ entries.

Want to showcase some fanfiction of our two most favourite games? You can do so here. Whether it's good, bad, purposely bad, amusingly good, anything at all, post a link of your recommendation(s) and bathe in your wisdom.

Also, if you're a fanfiction-writer by any chance, you can take this opportunity to draw attention to your FFX/FFX-2 fanfiction.

Rules:
  • Fanfiction.net entries only. I might allow other websites in the future, but only if they're safe.
  • You must provide the link with the full name of the fanfiction. Short summaries, made by you or the author, are optional. Spoilers are not recommended.
  • Mention of the rating (K, K+, T) is optional but highly recommended. However, if it's M rated, it's a definite requirement.
  • No harassing or attacking any other posters for their fanfiction choice, or a fanfiction author for their story. Jokes and conversations are fine.
  • Conditions of the fanfiction (Alternate Universe, Out Of Character, Lemon, etc.) must be mentioned.

Remember, there's a difference between hating on the story and hating on the author. Don't do the latter.
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Re: FFX/FFX-2 Fanfiction Thread
« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2014, 07:30:31 pm »
I'm willing to post the stuff you showed me for everybody else, CrystalofLies. Haven't gotten around to reading them fully yet, but on your word I'm sure they are a good read.

It's four parts, and deals with the ambiguous nature of Tidus's existence after he comes back, I believe.
You guys should check it out if you want to get some creative blood flowing.

Neogenesis: https://www.fanfiction.net/s/6148944/1/Neogenesis
Spira's Dream: https://www.fanfiction.net/s/6009002/1/Spira-s-Dream
Spira's Sphere: https://www.fanfiction.net/s/6023640/1/Spira-s-Sphere
Spira's Revenge: https://www.fanfiction.net/s/6550824/1/Spira-s-Revenge

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Re: FFX/FFX-2 Fanfiction Thread
« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2014, 08:53:09 am »
I'm convinced I've read every decent TxY story on the web that's in English, surely you jest, and I'd be happy to recommend a few that in my opinion stand out. I love the T/Y romance, so that's what I read. ^_^

My personal favorite is called On Your Shore.
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/2331307/1/On-Your-Shore

It hands down has the best characterizations of Tidus and Yuna I've ever read (surprising considering it's an AU), positively spot on. They're so visceral, you can truly feel the love flitting across the screen. The atmosphere is also beautifully crafted and there's a great balance of conflict and light airiness that most stories don't capture. It's still in the making and it's been awhile since an update, but I hope it's not dead because this author really knew what she was doing and created something gorgeous.

Alpha Redux
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/1376557/1/Alpha-Redux

This is a great one if you want something a bit sassier, surely you jest. On Your Shore is a slow and careful progression of feelings and their relationship as it's just beginning. Alpha Redux is picking up where it left off in X, so there's understandable naughtiness.

Against All Odds
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/534437/1/Against-All-Odds

The storytelling with this one is quite suspenseful and intense. It takes the notion of lost memories and alternative methods of fayth creation and does it right.

Time and Limbs
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/2700143/1/Time-and-Limbs

A "behind the scenes"oneshot set during FFX after the spring scene. It's gorgeous and delightfully in-character.

Fumbling Towards Ecstasy
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/2481044/1/Fumbling-Towards-Ecstasy

There's a lot of excellent novel-quality writing here, and it features wonderful characterizations and intimacy unexplored in other fics I've read. It stands apart and the only criticism I have is that it gets perhaps too angsty and heavy later on, but it's definitely worth a read. I think a lot of authors have been inspired by this story in particular, I'm sure it's quite well known.

There are other stories ones I love, but these are what came to mind first. :)


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Re: FFX/FFX-2 Fanfiction Thread
« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2014, 10:44:36 am »
Well I personally don't have any completed fanfiction for FFX/X-2 up right now but I do have this oneshot:

http://www.fanfiction.net/s/9993001/1/It-s-a-Secret
The first chapter's simply setting up the actual story, which I'll get around to finishing once I get my Creative Writing Final done.

Although I have come across a couple of gems:

http://www.fanfiction.net/s/2363892/1/What-the
A story narrated by a 14-year-old girl who's been sucked into the world of FFX and falls in love with Auron. As long as you don't take it seriously, you might enjoy it.

https://www.fanfiction.net/s/1710918/1/Untouchable-Love
Fair warning: It's a high school pregnancy story. It's apparently one chapter short, but it's more or less complete. As far as high school stories go, this isn't half bad, although Tidus and Yuna definitely should've been characterized differently.

There one I'd like to point out that's really cringe-worthy:
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/6744736/1/Final-Fantasy-X-Her-Eternal-Calm
It starts out as Yuna fading away in place of Tidus, which is an interesting concept (although I don't understand how that works and the author doesn't explain that very well). And then the rest of the fic just makes me grimace, namely chapters 17 and 20. Seriously, chapter 20 makes Tidus' resurrection in the novella look genius.

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Re: FFX/FFX-2 Fanfiction Thread
« Reply #4 on: January 28, 2014, 10:53:46 am »
I've heard of On Your Shore. I've read one that's pretty similar called Proverbial Revitalisation. It's great. The only gripe I have with that though is that it's a bit too mean-spirited with Tidus' narrative. It's a pretty big cliche in AUs to have him be Dona's ex and then beating himself up over the thought of ever being with her, that or Dona coming onto him and him shooting her down. It's a bit overplayed here, though.

I read Alpha Redux. Loved it, except I'm not a huge fan of 'misunderstanding' conflicts. They just feel a little forced to me. Also, same as Proverbial Revitalisation; Tidus' narrative is a bit too aggressive towards his thoughts.

Fumbling Towards Ecstasy? Isn't that the one where Tidus and Yuna secretly get... uh, yeah. I usually can't be bothered to read 100,000+ word fanfictions unless they're really interesting. I know it's a critically acclaimed fanfic, though. It's just not my cup of tea, these kind of things. :P

I think one of the hardest things to get right in FFX fanfiction is Tidus' character. He's, in general, a very tricky and diverse character to write. In normal universes, he's usually depicted as a cheerful, often times soft guy. But in AUs, particularly highschool ones, he's usually depicted as an unlikeable **** bully who sticks it in everything he sees. I think that's why AUs in this category are either praised, or slammed. I don't know if it's because Tidus is a generally disliked character among the fanbase, or because of his wide personality range, but it does throw a lot of people off.

Haha, I'm writing a bit of FFX fanfiction myself. You may know me as the writer of A Soothing, Starry Night and the dormant Leading Rivalry. I don't know what to do with LR any more and I can't even bear to look at ASSN these days. (Probably because it was a somewhat-dare by a DeviantART friend XD) I'm writing an AU called With Skies, Like A Future which is basically gonna be a fantasy-adventure AU starring our favourite couple. I'm pretty proud of it so far, and I actually know where to take the story this time unlike LR.

Also, my favourite fanfiction... ehh, I'm not so sure.

But the closest to a heartfelt favourite would be this semi-AU X-2 sequel (Unfinished, of course. Darn it.) by a German author called The Return, the Responsible and the new War (M RATED): https://www.fanfiction.net/s/5086609/1/The-Return-the-Responsible-and-the-new-War

It has, hands down, my favourite AU version of Tidus by far. I can't go into detail about it cause it's ridden with spoilers, but yeah. If you read it, he's pretty badass and also in-character at the same time. Also, this is the fanfiction that sparked my love for Yu Yevon's potential as a character. It has some pretty good ideas, one of which influenced my idea of a conflict in one of my fanfictions.
« Last Edit: January 28, 2014, 11:38:09 am by CrystalOfLies »
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Re: FFX/FFX-2 Fanfiction Thread
« Reply #5 on: January 28, 2014, 03:36:26 pm »
Crystal,

I quite agree with you about disliking misunderstanding conflicts, I hate them too! It's why I couldn't get into Three's Company so much, surely you jest. But I was able to forgive it here because Tidus was so well in-character an overall it's a well done fic.

I also know what you mean about how how some authors portray Tidus. I've read quite a few stories that were technically well written but Tidus was completely a different character, and I'm just like why write fanfiction if you're just going to make everyone into your own original characters?

I've read Proverbial Revitalization, which I loved (but YES about the Dona thing, totally overplayed but at least Tidus is as sweet as he should be) and I'm pretty sure I started reading The Return, the Responsible and the new War but for some reason I didn't finish it, can't remember why, I'll have to give it another read. There's another story that paints Tidus in a very mature light that's great too, I'll have to look for it.

About Fumbling, there's definitely sexual content in it, but it's really not at all explicit so there shouldn't be anything in it to squick you out. Most of the story is really just sexual tension as opposed to actual sex, surely you jest.

But Oh. My. God. You wrote Leading Rivalry, SHUT UP! That story is so dope, I love it! It's adorable and hilarious. ;D It's definitively in my favs and I look forward to your next update, I think you've got Tidus down very well and I always wanted to see Brother's reaction to his return, it's great, all your stories are! Dang, I really thought I even reviewed Leading Rivalry, but I just realized I didn't, I'm such a jerk face, I so will, surely you jest!
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Re: FFX/FFX-2 Fanfiction Thread
« Reply #6 on: February 09, 2014, 02:19:11 am »
Ten years ago (!!!), I wrote "The Faithful," a short, PG-rated story about the Gagazet fayth.
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/1673053/1/The-Faithful

I'm checking out all the other fics on this thread -- I've been out of the FFX/FFX-2 fanfiction loop for a while! :D
« Last Edit: February 09, 2014, 03:34:11 am by Aegagropilon »

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Re: FFX/FFX-2 Fanfiction Thread
« Reply #7 on: March 14, 2014, 10:46:47 am »
Here's a new FFX fanfiction that's actually really good:

https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10126561/1/Beyond-Reality - Beyond Reality.

It's interesting, it actually provides a reason for Zanarkand being here, and though it's REALLY obvious who the Guardian of Zanarkand is (you could probably tell by the name alone if you're a big enough nerd) it's still pretty awesome.

Warning you though, Chapter 4 is PAINFUL for TidusxYuna lovers such as I (not in a bad way, but in a story way), but don't worry. The angst is cleared up and replaced with fluff in the next chapter. Also, one of the most badass things about Tidus in The Return, the Responsible and the New War is present here if you've ever read that.
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Re: FFX/FFX-2 Fanfiction Thread
« Reply #8 on: May 08, 2014, 02:43:48 pm »
While I'm working on it, I might as well share my ongoing AU FFX fanfiction in the appropriate place: https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9872244/1/The-Road-Of-Avidity

Originally called 'With Skies, Like A Future,' The Road Of Avidity is an AU universe set in a bigoted Spira which is under the threat of a secret, yet very destructive natural force that has mutated. In this, Tidus is a young explorer who fled from the ragtag religious island of Besaid and took advantage of his famous family name to take refuge in the first-class royal kingdom of Bevelle, alongside Geosgaeno: a houseboat that can talk, albeit quite informally, and Auron: an old friend of Tidus who had been branded a traitor by Yevon for making a choice only suitable to him. Joined by friends and going against enemies, Tidus will find himself unravelling the true face of the city and its connection to this worldwide darkness, and possibly saving a certain friend from a horrible destiny.

Funny thing is, this was originally going to be a highschool fanfiction that would aim to break the mould on most other highschool fanfictions in this category, such as having an academy with different workings and not making Tidus such an unlikable ***hole. XD This is why the first chapter kind of reads like an HS fic. Over time, it went through massive storyline changes, and this is what it's turned into.

If you want to read Leading Rivalry, my biggest hit (though that's not really saying much) then here it is: https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9342662/1/Leading-Rivalry

Basically, it takes place two weeks after X-2's Good Ending. It centres around Brother's jealousy and hatred for Tidus since he and Yuna are now official lovers. There's also something about dishing out punishment to those who take the Eternal Calm for granted, but the rivalry is the main focus. Started a year ago, currently on hiatus. The writing's understandably clunky in some places compared to my latest work, but if you're willing to look past that, people have been saying the comedic elements are great. Hopefully now with more experience, I can hope to improve this story if I ever go back to it.
« Last Edit: May 08, 2014, 02:55:54 pm by CrystalOfLies »
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