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Key of the Sunken Moon doujinshi summary - 倒回從前 (Rewind to the Past, Hui Shi/Fan Tong)

Um wow, so the latter half of August completely swallowed me. It's been nonstop busyness, pretty much (including my job starting back up, spending an entire week before that cleaning my workplace and not making as much headway as I would've liked, being a model (like what XDD), and attending Crunchryoll Expo (at least that was for my own enjoyment but it also meant waking up way too early and not giving my body time to recuperate from work), until today when I finally got a chance to sleep in, but of course that's when a sore throat decided to creep up on me. But anyway, now that I finally have time to breathe, I'm here with some Sunken Moon ramblings. o/ Well, a summary, actually, per request. I actually have a bit of a difficult time keeping track of what Sunken Moon doujinshi I have on my shelf. Maybe this will help. (Also, I still need to finish reading KSM S2 Volume 7 at some point. I read the beginning before August slayed me.)

Enjoy!

This first summary is of a Hui Shi/Fan Tong story called 倒回從前, written by Shui Quan in 2015. The story plus author's notes is 157 pages long. Shui Quan writes very long doujinshi of her own series. I love it. XD I've summarized the Prologue and Chapter 1 here to give an idea of what the doujinshi is about.



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more FEH rambling and some random updates



These came today. o/ Very happy that Soren is in vol 5 of these mini figures, and it doesn't hurt that Roy and Lilina are in the same box as him. It's just too bad that Ike isn't. (I was almost tempted to buy the box with Ike in it, but that's a slippery slope because I probably wouldn't stop at just one Ike. You'll know what I mean when you see my itabag, pft) It's cute that a little map comes with these!

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I have sadly dropped from Tier 20 in FEH just this week, having stayed since February, so a pretty good run. :3 Soren, Olivia, Nowi, you have worked hard. I probably won't build anyone with high BST just to try to keep up though, considering how most of my favorites are infantry units. But we'll see what happens with the arena update. My next merge projects are looking to be Lucius, Sothe, and Libra (so happy he's in the game now~). Haven't been getting Lucius or Sothe much at all though! (I think at this rate, Masked Marth will probably reach +10 before any of the boys).

I also have back up Sorens ready to steal the show if I ever run out of units to build. They're all rocking different IVs, ready to study your magic tomes. One will be a healer, one will be a debuffer with ploys, another will have chills, and last one will probably be a wall with double savage blow. A team of just Soren sounds pretty fun. (I am still holding out for Soren alts though, before I take the plunge) I'm also hoping to build an all guys flying team, but I've had no luck summoning Summer Takumi and his fishie bow (Linde showed up twice...) or Legendary Ryoma. So instead Shigure got stuck with some brides for now. :')

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BTW, now for a completely different topic—I am putting together a 2nd book. Yes, a book! It has always been on the back burner (I even dug up my draft of the book, which was simply titled "Book 2" and has been sitting around my computer since 2015 pffft. I almost couldn't find it) but it took me until last year to actually finish writing A Vice-Captain's Tale, so long that I've mostly shelved thoughts of putting something together. But fhaystshilffe delivered a lovely picture of Roland ahhhhhh (he shall grace the cover~), so things are rolling again. XD

The book will include these stories: A Vice-Captain's Tale, so we can get to know you, Illuminate My Path, Drink Me Under, No Sweeter Words, Coming Home, A Poor Imitation, Improvements Imminent, Going Going Gone, and Thank You. I'm hoping to include Beyond the Storm Comes Sunlight as well (if I can finish part 2...) and a new story that takes place after A Vice-Captain's Tale and during so we can get to know you, featuring vice-captains taking care of their deaged captains. The book won't feature any oneshots from the New Horizons collection though, since I've only finished two of them so far and they're kind of their own thing. Same for stories part of the Cake verse. If anything, they should be part of their own books. :3;;

So... here's the writing plan:
*Beyond the Storm Comes Sunlight Part 2
*A Vice-Captain's Tale/so we can get to know you extra chapter

And then, for writing that has nothing to do with the book:
*dig up Dage's Illegitimate Child part 2?
*unnamed oneshot about Sun losing his powers (this has been on the plunny list for awhile~)
*possibly a Bokura no Kiseki oneshot

Can't say I've gotten very far on any of these but maybe at least one of these will get done if I get back into the habit of writing more. I think even rambling in my journal will help. I haven't even done that much lately! So, I aim to ramble more, ahahaha. I've finished formatting the stories I have so far, but they'll need revising and stuff, and I have some graphics to make for the book. So, it'll be a while yet until the book is ready. (And I might want to add more stories to it...) But hey, if anyone is interested in a copy, do let me know. XD (I'll be ordering one for my own shelf~) The book will be thinner than the Bittersweet one. So far, it's 288 pages. Unfortunately, I'll be busy soon, so if I don't finish early Aug, it'll be another wait... :') But well, eventually. I have no sense of time, seriously. (Watch me return to a story ten years later.)

Also, still hoping to post about Fanime and Anime Expo. I even already have notes on the guests and panels. XD; Maybe a retrospective on Crunchyroll Expo too (if I can find my notes), before I attend this year's expo, which is coming up next month. I'll be cosplaying FEH Soren again for at least a day, this time with the outfit more complete~.

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belated Anime Expo 2017 post



Hey, AX 2018 is coming up right next week, but I never did finish posting about AX 2017 even though I already had it partly written up, with the photos all resized already. Whoops. (I only posted about what I bought, haha) The beginning is very wordy, as I actually wrote it during my plane flight to Taiwan last year, but I never did finish it. The rest is just bare bones. XD Still, this takes one thing off my checklist of conventions to write about. :D (Yay, I didn't let this one disappear into the abyss~)

AX 2017 was July 1st through 4th. We set out on the 30th, a Friday, so we were worried about traffic. That's why we set out a bit earlier than usual.

This post will mostly be about panels I went to and stuff I ate, haha. There aren't very many photos of cosplayers.

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GYWO Yahtzee, some Fanime pics

Gonna give [community profile] getyourwordsout's Yahtzee challenge a try. Maybe.



I might return sometime this month with some pics from Fanime, which happened around 2 weeks ago. (but don't hold me to it...) I'd hoped to cosplay Soren with his outfit from Fire Emblem Heroes, but I'm still not quite done with it. (Hopefully in time for AX...) So I pulled out my 10+ year old cosplay of him, the Radiant Dawn version, ahaha. I am still amused and in disbelief that FE's popularity boomed since then and that people actually know who Soren is now. I mean, I wore Soren to a gathering around 10+ years ago, and that gathering had around 5 people or so. I remember there being a Titania and an Elincia...

So different now. XD There were even a few Soren charms being sold in the Artist Alley~ (I am also enjoying the resurgence of Soren fics) In any case, I hadn't thought I'd pull this old cosplay out, and that it'd still hold up over time. Lots of people complimented me on it, which felt a little weird, because it's such on old cosplay. :3;; (But now people actually know who I'm cosplaying!!) There were also lots of people who said, "Is that Soren?" "Hi Soren!" "Soren, you're my favorite" etc over the weekend. I thought maybe his Radiant Dawn version wouldn't get recognized as much if people mostly know him through Fire Emblem Heroes, but I guess not? There was also this girl who asked me who I was cosplaying, and after I answered, her friend told her, "I could have told you that!" Don't remember if it was her or another who said she wasn't sure but she thought I was Soren because of the brand on my forehead. I guess the brand is very recognizable, and Soren's outfit does share similarities even across games. There was also an artist in the AA who was ecstatic to see me cosplaying Soren. Her response was so cute, I had to buy her Ike x Soren charm. Soren, you're loved~ Other notable responses include: "Oh, it's Ike's boyfriend." "Soren, you're my favorite racist!" (To which the friend of the person went, "Whaaat?")

Last year's FE gathering was pretty large, and this year's was the same. I took some pics of the other cosplayers, but don't have any of myself from the gathering. But Fanime does have its official photographers, so pics exist~. Though not all very flattering. XD I'll uh... just link to some I'm in that I actually like, hahaha.

Here's a group pic of all the guy characters.
Failed T pose (So, Ike and us two Sorens were up, and Ike went for a hug, to everyone's awwwing, but then of course he turned it into a silly pose, and then he suggested a T pose for the next pic, to which I quite failed at)

He was the only Ike at the gathering, and I didn't see any other Ikes around the con. Maybe I should've gone around asking, "Is Ike here?" XD; There were at least two other Sorens though, both also cosplaying the Radiant Dawn version like me.

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FEH Arena 2



I managed to stay in Tier 20 since my last post, making it 6 weeks so far~. o/ The new arena scoring system really threw a dent in my scoring, so I've had to give Nowi an upgrade in her skills to stay, and I decided to go for a 5*+10 Olivia instead of sticking with my 4*+10 one. So far, I'm still on the border of dropping from Tier 20 every week, and I'm only staying because of blessings. Hopefully getting the last of my Nowi merges will make it easier to stay~. I've been lucky that the recent arena bonuses had units that I pulled, and I could run a legendary for the blessing. Not sure how the next arena rotation will affect me... I'll probably drop since I've been depending on the blessings to stay with my current team. D:

Staying in Tier 20 wasn't really a goal of mine at first, but I've been enjoying going against 720+ teams and avoiding most horse emblem teams. Also, I love seeing themed teams.

My 2nd 5*+10 unit ended up being Olivia!

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Genprompt Bingo

Got myself a [community profile] genprompt_bingo card. :3 Will probably write oneshots for some miscellaneous series. My goal, like always for these bingo cards, is to at least complete one square, if not a bingo. XD;

ReLIFE might be one of them. o/ I've just finished marathoning the anime. It pretty much felt like a digest version of the manga, but for the amount of episodes the anime had to work with, it definitely got the essence of the series across. (Also, Ooga is even cuter in the anime~, though I felt Hishiro didn't get enough character development in the anime) I've enjoyed following the manga and was wondering how it would end without feeling like a cop-out. The ending was pretty good~.

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[Legend of Sun Knight] fic: New Horizons -That Which Was Lost- Extras

I have returned with the extras to wrap this story up~

Title: New Horizons -That Which Was Lost- Extras
Fandom: The Legend of Sun Knight
Words: 1,815
Summary: After Grisia was lost with only the Divine Sun Sword left behind, he was never found. Until Lesus comes across an "amnesic" Grisia while evacuating the citizens. AU
Notes: For the [community profile] whole_new_world Alternate Reality/Changing Canon prompt "Never Found." Prompt table over here. These extras are a completely optional (rambling) addition to the story that 1) might destroy the mood, 2) are full of crack, and 3) still contain some angst. Because what is crack without angst... :'D

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FEH Arena



I managed to stay in Tier 20 this week! \o\ For the first time after the Book 2 update! After Fjorm, blessings, boosted BSTs, and all that bumped the threshold higher, my team really couldn't make it. But since Soren happened to be an arena bonus unit, and it's Earth season, I managed to get to 5,062 for my score~. My highest score so far. Ranked 4,695 out of 5,554, screenshot taken with 20 minutes left.

I still don't know who else to bless and what blessing to give them, but since Ike is the Earth legendary, you bet I was going to bless Soren with the Earth element! (Before Ike's release, I was considering wind...)

The arena updated with a new way of matching people just today. I think I'm getting matched with lower scores now and can't fish for scores on the higher range, but I don't know yet. Probably this could have been my first and last week staying, for a good long while, haha. XD I probably need to work on more merges for Nowi and do something about Olivia. I'm working on a 5* version of her. Might also need to work on another red.

Hopefully Soren's new legendary tome will boost the arena points a bit too. So happy Soren's getting a new tome. ♥ I'm so happy that I might even write fic about Soren getting a new tome, ahahahaha.


Writing wise, I'm almost done with the extra scenes for That Which Was Lost. :3;;; Turns out there will be 12 snippets! o/ I'm on snippet 10, so, sooooon.

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[Legend of Sun Knight] fic: New Horizons -That Which Was Lost- (oneshot)

Yay, it's finally done~. I've been working on this for months. It just wouldn't end... :'D

Title: New Horizons -That Which Was Lost-
Fandom: The Legend of Sun Knight
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Summary: After Grisia was lost with only the Divine Sun Sword left behind, he was never found. Until Lesus comes across an "amnesic" Grisia while evacuating the citizens. AU
Notes: For the [community profile] whole_new_world Alternate Reality/Changing Canon prompt "Never Found." Prompt table over here. This piece is somewhat experimental, though only on the surface, as its final form is simply another fic in which Lesus and Grisia sit around talking. So yeah. They talk. A lot. I also smush together some displaced events that kind of still happen but in a different way. Lesus/Grisia. Or very strong hints~, with a good dose of angst.

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