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01 January 2030 @ 11:54 pm


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29 September 2013 @ 06:35 am
It's been forever since I last posted here, mostly because I moved a couple of months back and have been unpacking/settling in and whatnot ever since. Also, I was a little lazy and didn't post the first three chapters of Phantasmagoria here before I moved. *FACEPALM* I faaaaail. But oh well. I plan to get some stuff posted here over the next couple of days, so...

Candle Project: An original Magical Girl project, to go along with Dream Catchers and Radiant Seasons, which cropped up recently. Candle is a lot darker than DC or RS (though DC does have it's darker parts) and deals with various forms of death, up to and including murder and suicide. Kind of my go at the grimdark Magical Girl stuff that's been coming out lately. *shrug*

Precure Legends: Yes, shut up I have another set of OC Precure. The difference this time is that they're in a completely original storyline and not OCs that fit into an existing Pretty Cure season (Aurora, Clover and Monarch were all slotted in as part of HeartCatch Precure.)

Numinous: An OC Supernatural fanfiction that may or may not have the canon characters cameo in it. I haven't decided yet. .__. This one may or may not ever get off the ground. I'm still in the beginning stages of character development for it.

Zodiac Angel: Another original MG project, but this one is more traditional and not so dark. I'm in the beginning stages of development for this one, too, so not much is actually decided on yet. It'll probably be a while before I have enough to be worth doing a post here about it. So that's for the future!

Gotta start writing these out tomorrow!! ♥♥♥

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04 July 2013 @ 10:29 pm
And here's the prologue of Phantasmagoria.

Yeaaaah, this project snowballed into something beyond my control you have no idea. I'm pretty sure it'll break my brain in some way before I'm done. XD

But it should be fun, at least! ♥

Phantasmagoria

Title: Phantasmagoria (Prologue: Cheap Motel)
Fandom: Kingdom Hearts/Supernatural
Author: senashenta
Rating: T
Genre: Supernatural, Horror, Adventure
Characters: ...all of them? .__.;;
Disclaimer: Kingdom Hearts characters and concepts belong to Disney and Squarenix. Various Final Fantasy characters and concepts belong to Squarenix. Supernatural characters and concepts belong to WB, etc. This fic belongs to its' author.
Summary: Roxas and Ven are young Hunters, traveling the world, always on the road, tracking down and destroying dangerous supernatural creatures. Now they've come to Destiny Islands, lead there by clues from their brother, Cloud, to find something there that's killing local high school kids. And after Destiny Islands, who knows where they could end up next?

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Because I can never have enough unfinished projects, obviously. >__>;

So I’ve got this Supernatural!inspired AU Kingdom Hearts fic swirling around in the recesses of my brain. It’s new as of last night, so I’m still very much in the planning stages, buuuuuut… here’s some of my notes so far~ ♥



MAJOR CHARACTERS




ROXAS & VENTUS STRIFE: Roxas and Ven are twin brothers, with Roxas being older than Ven by a few minutes. They are telepathically linked to each other, which makes their bond very strong. Their parents died when they were very young and so they were raised mostly by their older brother, Cloud, who also taught them how to be Hunters. Now they travel the worlds seeking out and hunting down things that go bump in the night. Cloud himself is a Hunter as well, but works alone and the twins rarely see him anymore. Roxas and Ven have a dog, Bolt, who travels with them and has been trained to aide in their hunting. Roxas is more of the traditional fighter while Ven both fights and uses magic: both are more than capable of defending themselves and others. They don’t have many friends, but are close with Namine, who still lives back where they grew up.

SORA & VANITAS LEONHART: Sora and Vanitas are also twin brothers, Van being older than Sora by about a half an hour—he never lets Sora forget that he’s the “older brother”, either. They have an older brother, Squall, who lives and works abroad in the military. Their Mom has a cat named Mr Tibbs who is very fond of Riku and gives their Dad allergy attacks. Sora has a goldfish named Cleo who just swims in circles all the time and who Van calls “Bob” just because it annoys his brother. Sora is bffs with Riku and Kairi; Van doesn’t really have friends aside from Sora, but occasionally hangs out with Axel and Demyx. Both Sora and Van are human and unaware of the supernatural goings on, at least at first. They are both juniors at DI High School.

RIKU ESTHEIM: Riku has no siblings and lives with just his Mother. He does have several cousins, though: Hope, Sephiroth and the triplets, Yazoo, Loz and Kadaj. Sephiroth is a Higher Baihu. It turns out Riku is as well, though he hasn’t “awakened” yet. The triplets are Lesser Baihu, a relative to the Higher Baihu but much less dangerous. Riku is bffs with Sora and Kairi, but can’t stand Vanitas. He used to be close with his cousin Hope when they were little. Despite being a baihu, Riku starts off as oblivious to the supernatural as Sora and Kairi. He’s a sophomore at DI High School. Riku didn’t always live in Destiny Islands, he and his Mother moved there when he was around seven years old.

AXEL & KAIRI TARHILL: Axel and Kairi are siblings, Axel being several years older than Kairi. The two of them had a rough start in life with their parents and eventually wound up living with their Uncle Reno. Kairi has a pet cat named Marie who hates Reno for no apparent reason: it turns out that Reno is a kitsune, and Marie can see through his human form. Kairi calls Axel “Lea”, a nickname from his childhood. Kairi is bffs with Sora and Riku and is a junior at DI High School. Axel is bffs with Demyx, works part-time at a coffee shop, and is a freshman at DI Community College. Kairi doesn’t know about the supernatural, but Axel knows a tiny bit because of Demyx.

DEMYX ROSENBURG: Demyx comes from a big family: he has two younger brothers, Reks and Vaan, and also two older brothers, Basch and Noah. He keeps fish as pets and works at the city aquarium part-time. Demyx plays guitar as a hobby. He is also a freshman attending musical arts classes at DI Community College. In his spare time, Dem researches and tinkers with water magic, but keeps it a closely-guarded secret. He’s bffs with Axel, and Axel is the only other person who knows about his witchy leanings.

XION LOCKHEART: Xion has an older sister, Tifa, and a cousin, Selphie, and the three of them live together in Traverse Town. Xion is a powerful psychic that Roxas and Ven consult on a semi-regular basis. She’s not very social because her abilities make it mentally painful for her to get close to most people: exceptions to this are Roxas and Ven (who know how to Shield their thoughts and emotions from her), as well as Selphie (whom she is very close to) and, more recently, Namine. Xion does not attend public school and instead takes her courses online. She enjoys reading in her spare time.

AQUA & TIDUS MASON: Aqua has a younger brother, Tidus, whom she lives with and takes care of. She and Tidus are both kelpies, though they don’t have the malicious tendencies that most of their kind have—they are ostracized by other kelpies for it, but that suits them just fine. Tidus is still too young to use his shapeshifting abilities yet, and is basically stuck in his human form until said abilities develop properly. Aqua works at the aquarium full-time, sometimes along with Demyx, and is close friends with Terra. Tidus is friends with practically everyone at DI High School and around town.

TERRA FAIR: Terra is a senior at DI Community College, working on his dissertation and helping out as a student-teacher in a couple of classes. He works at a local dojo teaching kendo and mixed martial arts. Terra has no siblings and lives on his own, but does have a young cousin, Zack, who attends the dojo and has a habit of following him around whilst radiating hero-worship. Terra is close friends with Aqua, whom he has known since they were very young: he is the only one outside of Aqua and Tidus who know that the two are kelpies.

NAMINE NAKAHARA: Namine is a long-time friend of Roxas and Ven. She can occasionally foretell the future through her artwork, and, even more occasionally, influence the future through her artwork. Roxas and Ven put her in touch with Xion and they quickly bonded through their shared experiences/abilities, despite having never met in person. Namine is also friends with Hayner, Pence and Olette back in Roxas and Ven’s home of Twilight Town.

SAIX RONSO: Saix is an old childhood friend of Axel’s, though they aren’t close anymore: when he turned 13, Saix found out from his parents that he came from werewolf lineage, and upon his first shifting a few months later, he discovered that he can’t control his wolf form. Though he never explained this to Axel, he broke off their friendship out of fear of harming the other boy some day without meaning to. Axel thought—and still thinks—that Saix was just being a dick, not knowing that he was looking out for Axel’s well-being. Saix is a sophomore attending several business and management classes at the DI Community College and generally keeps quiet and to himself. He can’t stand cats and cats can’t stand him. His childhood nickname was “Isa”.



MINOR CHARACTERS




CLOUD STRIFE: Roxas and Ventus’ older brother.

SQUALL LEONHART: Sora and Vanitas’ older brother.

HOPE ESTHEIM: A younger cousin of Riku’s. The two of them were close friends and played together all the time when they were little, until Riku and his Mother moved to Destiny Islands. Now Hope lives in Radiant Garden with his friends, Vanille and Noel.

NOEL KREISS: One of Hope’s close friends.

VANILLE OERBA: Another of Hope’s close friends.

SEPHIROTH HOJO: A cousin of Riku’s, about twenty years older than him.

YAZOO, LOZ & KADAJ HOJO: Cousins of Riku’s: Yazoo and Loz are older by a couple of years, while Kadaj is the same age as Riku.

RENO TARHILL: Axel and Kairi’s uncle.

REKS, VAAN, BASCH & NOAH ROSENBURG: Demyx’s brothers: Reks and Vaan are younger than him, Basch and Noah are older.

TIFA LOCKHEART: Xion’s older sister.

SELPHIE TILMITT: Xion's cousin.

ZACK FAIR: Terra’s younger cousin.



CREATURE INFO




BAIHU (HIGHER): Higher Baihu are Chinese demons related to the tiger. Some are orange and some are white, with the white being the rarer of the two. They are extremely powerful both physically and magically and capable of taking on two forms besides their human one; one of a completely animal baihu, and a form in-between their human and baihu forms. In general, it’s advisable to avoid confrontation with a baihu entirely, though baihu can be killed via a knife/dagger made from either the sharpened tooth or claw of an azure dragon. They can also be injured through dark magic or fire/fire magic, though it won’t kill them.

BAIHU (LESSER): A cousin to higher-baihu. Lesser Baihu are much more common and related to a variety of smaller wildcats as opposed to the tiger. They have some of the same abilities (transformation, magic, physical prowess) as their higher cousins, but at a much weaker level. They are more-or-less tricksters, and are known for their curiosity. Lesser-baihu can be killed much more easily than higher-baihu, through physical means or magic (an azure dragon dagger isn’t necessary.)

WEREWOLVES: Werewolves are normal people most of the time—they only transform during the full-moon cycle (the night before the full moon, the night of the full moon and the night directly after the full moon.) When in their wolf form, they have little to no control over their actions and are very dangerous. Werewolves can be killed via a silver bullet to the head or heart. Silver knives can be used to slow one down, but will not actually kill it; the wounds from the knife will be exceedingly painful but will heal relatively quickly. Some werewolves are born into the bloodline, but some are created: a bite or scratch from a werewolf is infectious to humans, turning the infected party into a werewolf themselves at the next full moon cycle. There is no known cure.

KELPIES: Kelpies are horselike creatures with Scottish origins who must remain close to a water source and are capable of taking on a human form. Some more experienced ones can take on other forms as well, though usually of aquatic creatures. Most kelpies are relatively malevolent, tricking wayward travellers and then drowning them in bodies of water. They can be killed via traditional means (guns, knives, etc.), but they will also die if they are more than a certain distance from water and/or can’t completely submerge themselves at least once every 24 hours. In this modern day and age, just having a long shower or bath will do the trick.

WITCHES: Witches are normal people who delve into ancient magic. They can be good or evil, depending on the person. It is possible for certain people to transcend their humanity once they reach a certain level of magic: this is how elementals are born/created. This is extremely difficult to achieve, though, and so elemental witches are extremely rare. While still human, witches can be killed in the same ways as any other human. Elementals must be killed in some way via their opposing element.

KITSUNE: Kitsune are Japanese fire demons related to the fox. They are generally mischievous, fun-loving and benevolent creatures and most have successfully and seamlessly taken on human form and integrated into the human world. Kitsune are rarely dangerous to anyone, but should one need to be dispatched, they can be killed via a knife to the heart. You can also capture a kitsune’s spirit by binding it to a Shinto shrine—this leaves the soulless body of the kitsune to live on as a regular fox for the rest of its’ days.

MOOGLES: Moogles are small relatives of fairies, diminutive in size and friendly in nature. Their natural form is a (usually white, but sometimes purple or striped) rabbit-like creature with short ears and tiny bat-wings, though they can take the form of other smaller animals. House cats are a favorite disguise of theirs. Whatever their form, they can be distinguished by a small patch of red fur on their forehead and the soft "kupo" sounds they make when they are happy. It's common for moogles to live amongst humans and they often integrate into households disguised as family pets, where their helpful and affectionate nature shines through as they make themselves useful secretly finding lost objects or repairing broken children's toys. They are pretty much defenseless and easily killed, but due to their universally docile nature Hunters never bother them.

HEARTLESS: Heartless are creatures composed of dark matter and magic. They travel through the shadows and avoid daylight when and where possible. Sunlight hurts them, but will only kill them through prolonged exposure: death through sunlight burns them to ash. Heartless don't have hearts of their own, and need to devour human hearts to survive, the fresher the better. They kill in a particularly vicious manner, fixating on a person and hunting them down relentlessly before cornering them and ripping the still-beating heart from their chest. They can be killed through light magic (or extensive sunlight exposure, as previously mentioned), injured via silver, and captured/trapped in a circle of ash taken from the death-site of one of their own kind who died via sunlight.

UNVERSED: The Unversed are spirit-like beings who are the manifestation of negative emotions. Once freed upon the world they will choose a household or specific person and sink their way into the minds of their targets and feed on the negative emotions that their possession creates. Eventually, the possessed are driven to homicide or suicide, at which point the unversed moves on to a new meal elsewhere. Unversed cannot be "killed", per se, but can be dispelled through exorcism and are weak against salt and iron.

DUSKS: Dusks are creatures whose origins are pretty much unknown. They are thought to possibly be related to wendigo, or possibly heartless. Dusks are essentially empty shells-- literally. They are skin with some basic muscle, but lack their own bones. On their own they have a lot of trouble moving, or even keeping themselves upright. To combat this problem, dusks hunt down and kill humans, then rip out their bones and insert them into themselves, thereby constructing their own skeleton. Because the bones aren't living anymore, though, they degrade and decompose, and after a time the dusks need to replace them with fresh ones, so they go out hunting again and do just that. Dusks have no internal organs to speak of. They can be killed by beheading. Once beheaded, they must be dismembered and then each part must be buried separately.

DREAM EATERS: Dream Eaters are beings who survive by ingesting the dream energy of other creatures, usually humans. There are two kinds of Dream Eaters, the first being the Nightmares. Nightmares induce their namesake in their victims and then eat the negative energy that is produced. They will return to the same victim night after night until the person is so drained that they die. The second, much more rare kind of Dream Eater are Spirits, who induce good dreams instead. They are probably where the succubus and incubus legends originated, though Dream Eaters rarely take the form of humans, generally preferring to appear as creatures that are a mismatch of different animal parts. Dream Eaters can be temporarily dispelled with iron, but generally have to be exorcised to get rid of them.

BUGS: Bugs are a newly discovered kind of entity. They are born of electricity and live inside appliances and electronics. They are mischievous, causing computer crashes, electrical shorts and the occasional mild shock, but generally don't cause any serious damage. They can be killed by grounding them out with water.

JOROGUMO: [info pending]



SPECIAL WEAPONS/SUPPLIES




AZURE DRAGON DAGGER: An Azure Dragon Dagger is a rare type of weapon forged from either the tooth or the claw of an Azure Dragon. As Azure Dragons have been extinct for centuries, these daggers are extremely hard to come by. Azure Dragon Daggers are capable of killing many things, but their biggest claim to fame is the ability to dispatch the near-invulnerable Higher Baihu.

SILVER: Silver is used in many forms and for many purposes. Pure silver is the most prized and useful, and if often forged into a variety of weapons. Silver can injure most things, including Heartless, but is the primary weapon used against werewolves and the only thing that can kill them.

HEARTLESS ASH: Heartless Ash is what's left of a heartless that had been caught in the sunlight and burned to death because of it. Heartless Ash is specifically used against other Heartless: when sprinkled on the ground it becomes a barrier they cannot cross.

SALT: Salt is used to cleanse and is primary in the dispelling of various ghosts and spirits. It can also be used as a barrier against spirits as well.

IRON: Iron, particularly consecrated iron, can be used to temporarily dispel many kinds of ghosts and spirits.

KEYBLADE: The Keyblade is legendary, possibly magical weapon, one of a kind, that was lost to time long ago. It can supposedly kill any kind of creature, though that is of course speculation as it hasn't been seen in centuries and no one has any idea where it might be now.



LOCATIONS:




DESTINY ISLANDS:

TWILIGHT TOWN:

TRAVERSE TOWN:

RADIANT GARDEN:

JUNON:

MIDGAR:

BALAMB GARDEN:

DALMASCA:

Yep.

...Aqua and Tidus' last name is a nod to my fav Ask Aqua tumblr and Namine's last name is the last name of her Japanese VA. I originally wanted to give Namine Yuna's last name... but Yuna doesn't have one either. XD; *FACEPALM* I waffled on Riku's last name and kept changing it around and around and back again... but now I've decided and I like the name/extended family I've given him. ♥

I had originally planned for it to have a touch of RikuRoku in it because OTP WUT, but now that I'm really thinking on it, I might just write it as an adventure!fic and not put any shippy stuff in it. Though I might still throw in a touch of AkuDemy Friends With Benefits because that's just HOW THEY ARE in my brain. lol.

In any case, Phantasmagoria is quickly turning into a massive beast of a project. Why is that not surprising...? xD;;

EDIT: Also, I'm considering giving Dean, Sam and maybe Castiel from SPN cameos in this at some point. Just for lawls and to see how many people FREAK OUT in the comments. >3

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05 May 2013 @ 09:52 pm
Something that sometimes gets to me is when I write a One-Shot fic or a shortfic (like Midwinter Mirage), I inevitably end up with people leaving "this is great so far, can't wait to read more!" comments. I know it's just a little thing, but I make a point of marking my finished fics as finished fics so... idk. Read the description and/or author's notes? =/ (At the same time, it's kind of nice to hear that someone likes my writing enough to be waiting for more of it.)

Anyway, Fire And Ashes is the latest one to get those kind of comments, which doesn't really surprise me, all things considered. I have actually been considering continuing FAA anyway, and the comments to that effect have me really thinking on it. The thing is that Kylla and Piper's story continues to a certain extent in the currently-untitled fic I'm planning with them as well as Singe, Magic, Shiloa, Ripa, Metty and Gwydion. But before I start that one I have introductory one-shots I'm writing for each Chosen-Companion pair. (Actually, Singe and Magic were supposed to have theirs done first, but somehow Kylla and Piper's got finished before them...?)

So continuing FAA takes away from what I want to write later, and the whole thing becomes redundant and repetitive. :P

The other one that people seem to want a continuation of is Zaci VS The Pelagir. While I wouldn't mind writing more with Zaci and Fern, I really don't have anything to... yanno... write, with the exception of Zaci having a guest role in Fearless, which is about her sister, Zephonie. Besides their short little Choosing fic, I don't have any ideas for Zaci and Fern, at least not at this point in time. But then again, maybe I can slot them into another chaptered fic at some point, the same as I did with Rift, Sorret and Divya in Outlander...

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24 April 2013 @ 09:39 pm
"you butchered this story utterly, spare us some additional torture and euthanize yourself." - Zane, Company Chapter 9

Haha, my first real flame in a long, long time! XD

You know, unlike some fic authors, I actually enjoy getting flames. When I got my very first one I practically celebrated. (I think it was for In Dreams, but I could be wrong. It was forever ago.) The way I look at it is that you're not a real author until someone out there hates your work. There are billions of people on the planet, all with their own opinion, and some of them are bound to be negative. Receiving a flame/negative review is kind of a right of passage, in a way.

I can say that I've never been told to off myself before, though. Heh. Wishing death on someone over a fanfic is pretty ridiculous, isn't it?

I will admit that Company isn't my best work. At all. Not even close. But it became somewhat infamous when I was writing it, as did the currently-unfinished sequel, Digital. (Digital is a much, much better fic than Company is; I'm hoping to get it finished. Eventually. No, really! :P lol.)

Still, telling someone to kill themselves is a bit much. If you don't like a fic/story/book/whatever then just don't read it anymore. Simple enough, yeah? In this case, Zane-san read nine whole chapters before leaving their flame. And that, to me, is just laughable. I mean really. You'd think they'd have quit a lot sooner than that, considering the review... XD;;

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21 April 2013 @ 09:40 pm
A new One-Shot Valdemar fic! Yay!

Fire And Ashes is about Kylla Tucker and her Companion, Piper. Piper was originally created for the Silver And Sapphire RPG, but it, sadly, never really got off the ground. I miss Valdemar RP! ;~; Anyway, I decided to use all my S&S characters anyway, so I'm working on fics for all of them. Piper's just got finished first. ♥

Fire And Ashes

Title: Fire And Ashes
Fandom: Heralds of Valdemar
Author: senashenta
Rating: T
Genre: Fantasy, Angst
Characters: Kylla Tucker, Karrie Tucker, Companion Piper
Disclaimer: Valdemar and concepts belong to Mercedes Lackey; lyrics are to "Not Alone" by Red; this fic and original characters belong to their author.
Summary: Kylla and Karrie wake to smoke, ash and flame, their family's farmhouse afire. They set out to escape the blaze, but in the end only one of them will make it out alive... and only with the help of a Companion.

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17 April 2013 @ 02:09 am
"I'll admit that I don't believe that he would wait this long to ask about his sister. I think it would be the only issue on his mind and that he would relentlessly pursue it until he got an answer." -AvilaAddy, Aftershocks Chapter Three

This is a good observation, and while it would seem to be true, the only way to really understand why Seth isn't panic-stricken at his sister's seeming absence is to understand their relationship in the first place. Some of this will be addressed in Aftershocks, but here is a bit more of an in-depth look at Seth and Sara.

As twins, Seth and Sara already have a closer relationship than most siblings. They are more than just brother and sister, they are best friends and confidants. They rarely if ever fight, even though they spend most of their time together, and have the same mindset about most things, right down to finishing each others' sentences. They hang out with the same circles, have the same friends, the same likes and dislikes and opinions (for the most part.)

However, all of this is compounded by the fact that they are also Gifted. (This will be explored a bit in the fic, it's not really a crucial part of the storyline, so I don't feel like it's too much of a spoiler for things to come.) While they each have their own Gift (Fetching for Seth and FarSight for Sara), they both share the common Gift of Empathy. Due to this, on top of them having the typical relationship that twins tend to have, Seth and Sara can literally Feel each other inside their minds.

When Seth wakes up in Healers', he can still Feel Sara there, even though he can't physically see her, so despite Ryn and Tanay both originally avoiding the topic of his sister, he doesn't panic. In fact, on top of being able to Feel her, Seth is still able to even Speak to her via Mindspeech. As far as Seth is concerned, she might as well just be in the next room over or somewhere else within the Collegium or Haven. Because she's still a constant in his mind and the Bond between them hasn't been "broken", he doesn't worry too much, even though he hasn't actually seen Sara since the earthquake. Even after Tanay revealed the truth to him, his reaction isn't grief but disbelief because to him, Sara still Feels very much alive.

If, on the other hand, he had woken and hadn't been able to Feel Sara and talk to her, then of course he would have panicked straight away.

It also helped that Ryn (and, to a lesser extent, Tanay) very pointedly kept Seth sedated for much of the time directly after the earthquake, so even if he'd wanted to be concerned for Sara he couldn't have for any real amount of time. Only after he was permitted to remain conscious did he begin to really even question where Sara was and when he could see her.

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Chapter three of Aftershocks! In which Seth finds out what happened to his sister! (Sort of!)

Man, the chapters for this fic are pathetically short. ~_~;; I need to up my game here, I swear. The next chapter (tentatively titled "On Love and Loss") will be longer! I AM DETERMINED!!

Aftershocks

Title: Aftershocks (Chapter Three)
Fandom: Heralds of Valdemar
Author: senashenta
Rating: K+
Genre: Fantasy, Adventure
Characters: Seth Wilshire, Sara Wilshire, Companion Tanay, Companion Chaise, Healer Ryn Lovett, Heraldic-Trainee Rosie Harker, Companion Miska
Disclaimer: Valdemar and concepts belong to Mercedes Lackey; this fic and original characters belong to their author.
Summary: An earthquake rocks Haven, and from the rubble Seth Wilshire is rescued and taken to the Collegium for Healing. There, he must come to terms with the loss of his parents, the sort-of death of his twin sister, Sara, and the fact that not one, but TWO Companions seem absolutely dead-set on Choosing him.

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11 April 2013 @ 01:22 am
Aaaaand this is the last pre-written chapter!

Now I can move on to working on new chapters~ I AM EXCITE. \o/

In Dreams

Title: In Dreams (Chapter Seven)
Fandom: Heralds of Valdemar
Author: senashenta
Rating: K+
Genre: Fantasy, Adventure
Characters: Companion Lyntar, Spirit Avalbane, Spirit Sashara, Spirit Aterya, Brianna Osias, Meena Norcroft, Leshie Rakmour, Heraldic-Trainee Gabriel Maxwell, Companion Niressa, Heraldic-Trainee Dragan Fulton, Companion Cheyne, Heraldic-Trainee Mel Truant, Companion Arlam, Heraldic-Trainee Dragan Fulton, Companion Cheyne, Companion Yauvani, Companion Rella, Spirit Zeshawn, Jemeste Coriydue, Bard Fradrick, Housekeeper Ellyn, Herald Mirim Crofter, Companion Turaan, Hallette Montenegro, Herald Jenica Nansen, Herald Lamont Kiri.
Disclaimer: Valdemar and concepts belong to Mercedes Lackey; characters belong to their creators; this fic and AU belong to their author.
Summary: They are Spirits of the Forest, crystal eyed and white as freshly fallen snow, and seen only occasionally in fleeting glances. They are said to be ethereal, angels of another time and place, bound to the Earth by a spell… or a curse. And it is the destiny of those chosen as Collegium Trainees to search for a Spirit to call their own. Only two or three of each year's Trainees manage it, and those lucky souls have been lifted to a place of honor in Valdemarian society. A place where they are among the elite guard of their Monarch and Country. A place where they can call themselves "Heralds". Now a threat to the Spirits has risen, and thanks to a "Spirit" named Lyntar, things around Valdemar are going to change...

IN DREAMS: Chapter SevenCollapse )

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11 April 2013 @ 01:18 am
One more chapter after this one!

Posting, posting, posting, posting~~~

In Dreams

Title: In Dreams (Chapter Six)
Fandom: Heralds of Valdemar
Author: senashenta
Rating: K+
Genre: Fantasy, Adventure
Characters: Companion Lyntar, Spirit Avalbane, Spirit Sashara, Spirit Aterya, Brianna Osias, Meena Norcroft, Leshie Rakmour, Heraldic-Trainee Gabriel Maxwell, Companion Niressa, Heraldic-Trainee Dragan Fulton, Companion Cheyne, Heraldic-Trainee Mel Truant, Companion Arlam, Heraldic-Trainee Dragan Fulton, Companion Cheyne, Companion Yauvani, Companion Rella, Spirit Zeshawn, Jemeste Coriydue, Bard Fradrick, Housekeeper Ellyn, Herald Mirim Crofter, Companion Turaan, Hallette Montenegro, Herald Jenica Nansen, Herald Lamont Kiri.
Disclaimer: Valdemar and concepts belong to Mercedes Lackey; characters belong to their creators; this fic and AU belong to their author.
Summary: They are Spirits of the Forest, crystal eyed and white as freshly fallen snow, and seen only occasionally in fleeting glances. They are said to be ethereal, angels of another time and place, bound to the Earth by a spell… or a curse. And it is the destiny of those chosen as Collegium Trainees to search for a Spirit to call their own. Only two or three of each year's Trainees manage it, and those lucky souls have been lifted to a place of honor in Valdemarian society. A place where they are among the elite guard of their Monarch and Country. A place where they can call themselves "Heralds". Now a threat to the Spirits has risen, and thanks to a "Spirit" named Lyntar, things around Valdemar are going to change...

IN DREAMS: Chapter SixCollapse )

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10 April 2013 @ 10:50 pm
Only a couple more chapters to go before I'm caught up, and then I can start working on a new chapter! It's so nice to finally get back to work on some of these fics after so long, and In Dreams is one that I'm particularly happy to continue with. It's kind of got a special place in my heart as the most detailed of my various AUs. ♥

In Dreams

Title: In Dreams (Chapter Five)
Fandom: Heralds of Valdemar
Author: senashenta
Rating: K+
Genre: Fantasy, Adventure
Characters: Companion Lyntar, Spirit Avalbane, Spirit Sashara, Spirit Aterya, Brianna Osias, Meena Norcroft, Leshie Rakmour, Heraldic-Trainee Gabriel Maxwell, Companion Niressa, Heraldic-Trainee Dragan Fulton, Companion Cheyne, Heraldic-Trainee Mel Truant, Companion Arlam, Heraldic-Trainee Dragan Fulton, Companion Cheyne, Companion Yauvani, Companion Rella, Spirit Zeshawn, Jemeste Coriydue, Bard Fradrick, Housekeeper Ellyn, Herald Mirim Crofter, Companion Turaan, Hallette Montenegro, Herald Jenica Nansen, Herald Lamont Kiri.
Disclaimer: Valdemar and concepts belong to Mercedes Lackey; characters belong to their creators; this fic and AU belong to their author.
Summary: They are Spirits of the Forest, crystal eyed and white as freshly fallen snow, and seen only occasionally in fleeting glances. They are said to be ethereal, angels of another time and place, bound to the Earth by a spell… or a curse. And it is the destiny of those chosen as Collegium Trainees to search for a Spirit to call their own. Only two or three of each year's Trainees manage it, and those lucky souls have been lifted to a place of honor in Valdemarian society. A place where they are among the elite guard of their Monarch and Country. A place where they can call themselves "Heralds". Now a threat to the Spirits has risen, and thanks to a "Spirit" named Lyntar, things around Valdemar are going to change...

IN DREAMS: Chapter FiveCollapse )

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10 April 2013 @ 07:31 pm
Along with all the Valdemar fics, a few Kingdom Hearts ones and a smattering of others, I, of course, have several My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic fics as well. The three I currently have chapters of posted at FF.Net are Starless, Backlash and Melodious (Melodious being the most popular one, for some reason, though I personally like Starless' story better and Backlash's writing better. :P)

Other than those three, I also have a half-dozen one-shots I'm tinkering with, but more importantly, I have three other chaptered beasts that I'm working on as well: Life Deconstructed, Amity And Dissonance and The Alicorn Chronicles. This post is going to be me rambling about the final one in the list, which is the one that I've just started really putting together lately.

The Alicorn Chronicles is something I've been thinking on the while-- basically since the Season 3 end of MLP: FIM. The alicorns have always fascinated me (almost as much as the changelings!), so I decided I wanted to write about their origins... well, TAC isn't exactly that, but it does talk about how they came to rule Equestria, rather than any of the other pony kinds.

On top of that, I've always loved the fan designs for Queen Galaxia and King Cosmos (originally created by SpirotheFox), Celestia and Luna's parents, that are floating around out there. They're gorgeous designs, and I really want to work with those characters. SO I'M GOING TO. HAHA.

Beyond Galaxia and Cosmos, of course, there are other characters. I decided early on that I want to use some of the G1 MLP characters. I haven't decided which ones, though. Anyway, there are several other alicorn characters as well; Elysian, Helios, Orion, Eclipse, Selene and Nova. Those six are my own creation. The Alicorn Chronicles is a real mismash of characters from all over the place, as you can plainly see. ^^;

But ANYWAY.

Elysian: Cosmos' best friend from foalhood. He is strong, dashing and confident and generally very popular with the mares. He and Powder have an on-again off-again relationship.

Helios: A year younger than the other alicorns, excepting Selene. He's much quieter than the others, more introspective, but with a secret vain streak. He is the studious one of his group of friends.

Orion: [Info pending.]

Eclipse: [Info pending.]

Selene: Galaxia's younger sister. She is the same age as Helios. She is very gentle and kind, and good with animals of all sorts. She has a pet chimera, called Trio, though each head has it's own name, too: Winkin, Blinkin and Nod. (Chimeras are normally vicious and dangerous creatures, but Selene tamed Trio when he was just a cub.) She makes friends easily, even if she can be a little socially awkward at times. She is also good at cooking and baking, and makes positively scrumptious apple custard tarts. Selene loves the night and usually stays up late to enjoy the stars and moon. This often makes her tired the next day, and she tends to oversleep and be habitually late in the mornings. Selene is pale white in color with a sheen of faint blue. Her mane and tail are billowing icy blue and her eyes match. Her Cutie Mark is a white crescent moon and starfield within a blue heart.

Nova: [info pending]

EDIT: I've decided that the G1 ponies I'm going to use are Medley, Powder, Minty and Surprise. ♥

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08 March 2013 @ 10:52 pm
So back a few years ago, I started writing Come The Dawn with Fireblade. It's a Valdemar fic. Is anyone surprised by that? I honestly can't remember how it came about that we decided to co-author something together, but it worked out okay, even though CTD still isn't finished. We're working on it, okay? XD;;

Anyway, as part of working on the CTD concept and whatnot, Fireblade wrote out a bunch of prose in the form of ballads, which were/are going to be added to the fic in various spots and are "written" by characters in the story, and turned into songs by Phineas, our resident irritating Bard. I was and still am in awe of Fireblade's writing skills. I couldn't write poems/prose if my life depended on it, with the possible exception of haiku lol. ^^;

Purple Hippo:
Look out the window,
Black squirrel with a brown-grey tail,
No one else sees it.

MOVING ON. =D

I finally found the printed pages of these ballads, and rather than chance losing them (again), I'm going to post them here for safekeeping. Like I said, I didn't write these, they're by the wonderful Fireblade. Just sharing/saving them here because I can/want to. ♥

The LegendCollapse )

It Is TimeCollapse )

DreamsCollapse )

SearchingCollapse )

ListenCollapse )

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01 February 2013 @ 12:23 am
Because I can obviously never have too many writing projects in the works DAMMIT BRAIN, I now have a werewolf!Roxas knocking about in my head.

I guess I should mention that I'm a sucker for werewolves. IDK why, really, I just always have been. There's something alluring about them to me, though I don't know what or why exactly. *shrug*

Anyway, werewolf!Roxas is slotting himself into a new AU. It's a supernatural/school AU where Roxas is Sora's cousin. He was hanging out with the "wrong kind of people" back home (this turns out to be his old pack) and sent to live with Sora and family to get him away from the bad influences in his life. When he starts school, Sora introduces him to his bff, Riku, who turns out to be a vampire. Sora is of course completely oblivious to this, and is himself 100% human, as is his twin brother, Vanitas.

Roxas and Riku have a rocky relationship since their species are mortal enemies, but over time they begin to get along a bit and then develop rather confusing feelings for each other. At which point Axel and Demyx enter the story. Axel and Dem are hunters, assigned to keep track of the non-humans and keep them under wraps in that particular town. I'm also tentatively thinking about making one of them a non-human, but something different from a wolf or vamp. Having the hunters around cements Roxy and Riku's relationship as they begin to kind of watch each others' backs.

And at some point Roxas' brother, Ven, comes along too since they're also twins and don't like being apart. Roxas' family also consists of an older brother, Cloud, and little sister, Namine.

So... yep. Still working on it, but it'll be my third Kingdom Hearts AU, not counting Bataille!verse: zombie!verse, kitsune!verse and now immortals!verse. Haha. XD;;

EDIT: New AU is titled "Blacklight"! :D

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29 January 2013 @ 09:11 pm
After almost four years I am finally getting somewhere with this fic! Life After Death started out as a quirky little idea that I shared with Michi and then it kind of snowballed into the EPIC RPG OF DOOM. The two of us rped out like a thousand pages of this story over the course of almost three years, and I'm not exaggerating about that.

So now that I'm actually getting this written out, edited and posted, it's my second zombie AU! First I inflicted Fallout on Valdemar, and now Life After Death on Kingdom Hearts. I'm a terrible person lol. Though I guess technically KH!zombieverse came first in the grand scheme of things...
 
Life After Death

Title: Life After Death (Prologue)
Fandom: Kingdom Hearts
Author: senashenta and fantacination
Rating: T -> MA
Genre: Horror, Adventure, Tragedy, Angst, Shounen-ai, Smut
Characters: Roxas, Riku, Sora, Axel, Demyx, Kairi, Marlene, Marluxia, Zexion, Cloud
Pairings: Future RikuRokuRiku and AkuDemy
Disclaimer: Kingdom Hearts and characters belong to Squarenix, Disney and etc.; this fic belongs to its' author(s).
Summary: Just your average "boy-meets-boy during the Zombie Apocalypse" story.

Life After Death: PrologueCollapse )

And so we have the very beginning of my first KH fic! Yay!

I'm also working on a second one called The Second Tail, which is a feudal-Japan type AU where Roxas is a kitsune prince, Ven is his twin brother, Riku is the highborn son of a local lord, Kairi is a highborn daughter from another family and his betrothed, and Sora is Riku's "personal servant" and bff since they were kids. The Second Tail hasn't been rped out at all or anything, though, so it's got a much more traditional... birthing, I guess you could say. Haha.

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28 January 2013 @ 06:38 pm
When I was originally planning out In Dreams, Bri's name was going to be Electra instead. "Electra" means "chosen" and I liked the idea of that for a couple of reasons, but somehow that name didn't seem to fit with the character i was building, and the more in-depth I got the more I didn't like the name Electra for her. *shrug*

In Dreams

Title: In Dreams (Chapter Four)
Fandom: Heralds of Valdemar
Author: senashenta
Rating: K+
Genre: Fantasy, Adventure
Characters: Companion Lyntar, Spirit Avalbane, Spirit Sashara, Spirit Aterya, Brianna Osias, Meena Norcroft, Leshie Rakmour, Heraldic-Trainee Gabriel Maxwell, Companion Niressa, Heraldic-Trainee Dragan Fulton, Companion Cheyne, Heraldic-Trainee Mel Truant, Companion Arlam, Heraldic-Trainee Dragan Fulton, Companion Cheyne, Companion Yauvani, Companion Rella, Spirit Zeshawn, Jemeste Coriydue, Bard Fradrick, Housekeeper Ellyn, Herald Mirim Crofter, Companion Turaan, Hallette Montenegro, Herald Jenica Nansen, Herald Lamont Kiri.
Disclaimer: Valdemar and concepts belong to Mercedes Lackey; characters belong to their creators; this fic and AU belong to their author.
Summary: They are Spirits of the Forest, crystal eyed and white as freshly fallen snow, and seen only occasionally in fleeting glances. They are said to be ethereal, angels of another time and place, bound to the Earth by a spell… or a curse. And it is the destiny of those chosen as Collegium Trainees to search for a Spirit to call their own. Only two or three of each year's Trainees manage it, and those lucky souls have been lifted to a place of honor in Valdemarian society. A place where they are among the elite guard of their Monarch and Country. A place where they can call themselves "Heralds". Now a threat to the Spirits has risen, and thanks to a "Spirit" named Lyntar, things around Valdemar are going to change...

In Dreams: Chapter FourCollapse )

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28 January 2013 @ 06:23 pm
On the Hunt: In the AU universe that In Dreams takes place in, there is no such thing as Companions going On Search. Instead, after several years of training (the number of which vary, depending on the circumstance) in the "general" classes (history, geography, law, religions, etc.) anyone who is a Collegium Trainee then goes into the Pelagiris Forest on their Hunt. This is a two-week camping trip of sorts which tests their knowledge of geography, as well as survival techniques, and if some time in those two weeks they are approached by a Spirit and Chosen, they become Heraldic Trainees and return to the Collegium for advanced law, equestrian and weapons training, as well as Gift training. At that point, the Spirit who Chose them becomes what they call a Companion. If said Collegium Trainees are not Chosen by a Spirit, they go back to Haven and can either take a guaranteed position in the Valdemarian Guard or go back to their lives as already well-educated and trained young men or woman. Generally, there are two or three Trainees Chosen each Hunt Season.

In Dreams

Title: In Dreams (Chapter Three)
Fandom: Heralds of Valdemar
Author: senashenta
Rating: K+
Genre: Fantasy, Adventure
Characters: Companion Lyntar, Spirit Avalbane, Spirit Sashara, Spirit Aterya, Brianna Osias, Meena Norcroft, Leshie Rakmour, Heraldic-Trainee Gabriel Maxwell, Companion Niressa, Heraldic-Trainee Dragan Fulton, Companion Cheyne, Heraldic-Trainee Mel Truant, Companion Arlam, Heraldic-Trainee Dragan Fulton, Companion Cheyne, Companion Yauvani, Companion Rella, Spirit Zeshawn.
Disclaimer: Valdemar and concepts belong to Mercedes Lackey; characters belong to their creators; this fic and AU belong to their author.
Summary: They are Spirits of the Forest, crystal eyed and white as freshly fallen snow, and seen only occasionally in fleeting glances. They are said to be ethereal, angels of another time and place, bound to the Earth by a spell… or a curse. And it is the destiny of those chosen as Collegium Trainees to search for a Spirit to call their own. Only two or three of each year's Trainees manage it, and those lucky souls have been lifted to a place of honor in Valdemarian society. A place where they are among the elite guard of their Monarch and Country. A place where they can call themselves "Heralds". Now a threat to the Spirits has risen, and thanks to a "Spirit" named Lyntar, things around Valdemar are going to change...

In Dreams: Chapter ThreeCollapse )

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28 January 2013 @ 06:18 pm
The chapters of In Dreams are all titled after songs. This one is rather hilariously titled after a Weird Al one, "Everything You Know Is Wrong". I can't remember which song it's a parody of at this particular moment. Anyway, so here's chapter two, which was originally written and posted way the hell back in 2003. >>;

In Dreams

Title: In Dreams (Chapter Two)
Fandom: Heralds of Valdemar
Author: senashenta
Rating: K+
Genre: Fantasy, Adventure
Characters: Companion Lyntar, Spirit Avalbane, Spirit Sashara, Spirit Aterya, Brianna Osias, Meena Norcroft, Leshie Rakmour, Heraldic-Trainee Gabriel Maxwell, Companion Niressa, Heraldic-Trainee Mel Truant, Companion Arlam.
Disclaimer: Valdemar and concepts belong to Mercedes Lackey; characters belong to their creators; this fic and AU belong to their author.
Summary: They are Spirits of the Forest, crystal eyed and white as freshly fallen snow, and seen only occasionally in fleeting glances. They are said to be ethereal, angels of another time and place, bound to the Earth by a spell… or a curse. And it is the destiny of those chosen as Collegium Trainees to search for a Spirit to call their own. Only two or three of each year's Trainees manage it, and those lucky souls have been lifted to a place of honor in Valdemarian society. A place where they are among the elite guard of their Monarch and Country. A place where they can call themselves "Heralds". Now a threat to the Spirits has risen, and thanks to a "Spirit" named Lyntar, things around Valdemar are going to change...

IN DREAMS: Chapter TwoCollapse )

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Chapter two of Aftershocks! In which Seth is dug out of a crevasse, thrown in a wagon, taken to Healers' and finally introduced to his Companion three whole days after he was Chosen. Turns out Tanay is bad at remembering to do some things. Important things. Thank goodness Ryn is around to jog her memory for her. ♥

Aftershocks

Title: Aftershocks (Chapter Two)
Fandom: Heralds of Valdemar
Author: senashenta
Rating: K+
Genre: Fantasy, Adventure
Characters: Seth Wilshire, Sara Wilshire, Companion Tanay, Companion Chaise, Healer Ryn Lovett
Disclaimer: Valdemar and concepts belong to Mercedes Lackey; this fic and original characters belong to their author.
Summary: An earthquake rocks Haven, and from the rubble Seth Wilshire is rescued and taken to the Collegium for Healing. There, he must come to terms with the loss of his parents, the sort-of death of his twin sister, Sara, and the fact that not one, but TWO Companions seem absolutely dead-set on Choosing him.

AFTERSHOCKS: Chapter TwoCollapse )

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