ashbear: (FFVIII)
I'm not really sure if this is necessary, but I was bored. ;)

As a general rule, I linked first, although most completed stories also can be found at AO3. Some of the more embarrassing humor can only be found on Live Journal as well as the out takes from "Somewhere in Between." Also, I ask anyone who sees my work at another site (not listed here) in any langauge to please drop me a line. In the past, I've given permission for my stories to be translated into several language and I've lost track of the bookmarks over the years.

Main Accounts (English):

Ashbear @ - my main account with Rinoa & Squall-centric stories.
Eternal Tiet @ - secondary account with one-shots - multi-fandom.
Ashbear and Wayward @ - co-authored story "Somewhere in Between."
Ashbear @ Archive of Our Own - finished stories and ones no longer allowed at ffnet.

~*~ Final Fantasy VIII Works ~*~ )

~*~ Other Fandoms, Translations, and Links ~*~ )

ashbear: (wib)

August 2012. Total challenge submissions: 127

Links will be posted by category, and then listed by author, title, rating (if it is provided), and where the submission is posted. Art is split into two categories - "Icons/Graphic Art" for digital art--icons, banners, wallpaper, etc... "Art" is all other categories.


Fanfiction - Stories )

Fanfiction - Drabbles/Poetry )

Art )

Icons/Graphic Art )

Video/Audio Media )

Other )

*Additional / Extra  )


ashbear: (FFVIII)
(This is going to be a mirror of the Master List in case LJ goes down. Right now, it's just a place holder)

Here is the master list of all submissions for the challenge. 

Links will be posted by category, and then listed by author, title, rating, and where the submission is posted. I have an example under Fanfiction - Stories right now, and will take that down and update it once we start receiving submissions.

Until the challenge is complete - go to the Live Journal one -
ashbear: (Rinoa/Squall heart)
Hello everyone! I didn't realize how long I've been away.That hopefully makes this announcement even more memorable. ~_^ 

This August, to celebrate Squall's birthday, we have decided to make his present one that's difficult for even him to return -a month-long Rinoa and Squall fandom challenge! (He truly is impossible to buy for... it tends to go badly for all parties involved.) Over the last decade many authors, artists, and even readers have drifted away from the fandom - it's only natural - people change, fandoms change, and things that you may have enjoyed in your free time might no longer be a priority.

Here's where the challenge starts! It's is not about bringing people back to the fandom to stay; this is simply about encouraging everyone to return to the roots of something we all enjoyed. It is also important to help the new  authors/artists gain the confidence to post/draw/etc. We all had to start somewhere and for a lot of us it was in Final Fantasy VIII's little corner of the 'net. 

Why Rinoa and Squall? Well, at one point, we were a close-knit group. Another reason? Romance was one of the most important aspects to FFVIII's designers - it remained a key, pivitol aspect through the entire game and to the franchise.  To be clear - this challenge is about the relationship between Rinoa and Squall in a positive light. Yes, we easily can say that there were holes in the story, but that's what fan-created works do - give one a chance to explore.

We understand that everyone's tastes differ and there maybe interest in exploring other characters in the future. But for now, the "Where I Belong" challenge is designed with a single ideal - to explore the canon romance. We'll need help in spreading the word for the upcoming challenge. 

Though you may think of this as a family or class reunion of sorts, we encourage everyone to take part.  It doesn't matter if it's your first story/piece of art or your hundred and first - you are part of the challenge!

All that 'fine print' type stuff... woo hoo! )

Also current helpful links - (will be filling when possible) 

Ashbear at Facebook
Emerald-Latias on Tumblr
Partner site - Final Fantasy VIII-II Tertius Veneficus Bellum
Dreamwith - Ashbear
Archive of Our Own (A03) Collection
FFNet "Where I Belong" - Community Forum
FFNet "Where I Belong" - C2

Additional info will be added  as-needed - Think of this as a Squall/Rinoa-centric challenge month - something akin to a *very* mini NaNoWriMo or a Big Bang but has all-inclusive media. ;) 

ashbear: ff7 (Default)

This was originally written many years ago, back in 2001. I’m trying to add a few items to this journal; so I’m moving some of my short stories and one-shots to here. My writing style has changed greatly over the years. This was originally in the "Honor Among Us" series but now is posted under the Eternal Tiet account.

Fandom: Final Fantasy VIII
Characters: Rinoa/Squall and Odin
Pairing: Rinoa and Squall
Words: 2389
Rating: K+ Drama/Romance

Read more... )
ashbear: (Fang)

Guess what, the lunacy continues! Yes, the second installment of The Selphie Letters is here. Again, this series chronicles the far-fetched journey of our young FFVIII couple. It’s the story of love, romance, and randomly interchangeable fandom worlds. Find out where the action figures are headed next! Again, these particular pictures were taken years ago by Wayward Tempest and I… be warned.  Also, please do not consider this my ability to write dramatic pieces, I just love taking a break to do something beyond my normal scope. Plus, you know, play with action figures!
The Selphie Letters: Rinoa’s Big News
Dear Selphie,
OMG! I have sooo much to tell you. Wait, did I actually just write out OMG, is that weird? I’m not sure… Anyway, OMG you will so totally not believe it. I mean really, really not believe it! First, I have to tell you about what happened on Squall’s cooking show. Remember last week I told you that Cloud Strife was going to be a guest on Kitchen Call, with Chef Squall? Yeah, I’m not sure how the station manager made it happen. Somebody must be sleeping with somebody somewhere, but again, sooo not the point. 
Anyway Squall couldn’t get to bed the night before, you would swear he was like an eager kid waiting to open birthday presents morning. I was about to whack him in the head with a Dragon Fin. Seriously, dear Shiva on a stick, why did we ever buy a waterbed!? Every time he tosses or turns it’s like a typhoon or, well, you know, a really monstrous squall.
Sorry bad, bad pun. I’ll behave.
After what seemed like a millennia, I finally knocked him out with a damn Sleep Spell. I mean… there is only so much a sorceress can take. No wonder Ultimecia was pissed, her knight must have bought a damn waterbed on their anniversary. And that is the real reason she no longer had a knight!
Okay, back to my story. We get to the studio and there is this omniscient glow as Cloud makes his way over the steely horizon, oceans part, birds sing in glorious harmony, and peace is restored throughout the universe. NOT.
So there I am looking down at Mr. Strife. No, not because I think I’m better than him by any means, I mean literally looking down on him. HE IS SO SHORT. I’m sorry, that’s not correct anymore…he is vertically challenged, even more so than you Selphie! So the show is about to start and the guy can’t even reach the stove! Well my boyfriend, in all his infinite SeeD wisdom says, “Hey, grab that pot hanging on the wall.” So quickly before going on air, we make Cloud stand on a pot to reach the stove.
ashbear: (pic#791542)

Warning: this is (bad) humor, but Squall and Rinoa are just so darn fun. No action figures were harmed in the making of this, though cannot say the same about the pride of either Wayward Tempest or myself.  This is by far not the most embarrassing thing we have done, but comes darn close. Also, this was done back in 2002 before it became the norm, we were so ahead of our time. ;)  

Back story: Simple really...Squall quit Garden and moved to Timber with Rinoa. These are letters that Rinoa will be sending Selphie with updates on their new (non-SeeD) life as a couple! Repost from Live Journal.  


ashbear: Yuna (Yuna)
This is more just a test message to learn the ins and out of dreamwidth. ;) I joined Archive of Our Own and felt as if this would be the next logical step. Not sure if I know anyone here or not, or if anyone here would want to know me, but hey at least 'ashbear' wasn't taken - so that's a step!

On LJ I'm ashes_and_wings but pretty much "Ashbear" everywhere else. So anyway, yep... hello if anyone reads this. ~_^

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