Lately, I’ve been getting a lot of messages that generally go “I like your writing and I’ve been reading for a long time, can you write something for me? [Details of what they want written]”. These readers I have never seen before, in reviews or on fave/ alert lists, but I have no reason to think that these people don’t enjoy my stuff when they tell me they do. The nature of these requests has me wondering if these readers are from tumblr, so I’m posting this here. I do appreciate all of my devoted readers.
However, I have closed the prompt requests (for nearly two weeks now, might I add) for the Noel/Serah collection for a reason. I can’t write the requests and post them in a reasonable time frame beyond the ones I have already accepted. I’ve got 16 prompts waiting to be written and/or posted! Some of them are real tough, and will probably require more than the normal 4-7 day lags Across Historia has been seeing - and this is fine because my acceptance of prompts was pretty much unconditional. I had only two rules. Rule #2 was no uninventive requests for porn…
This leads nicely into what Rule #1 was: that readers leave feedback on the prompts I filled for them. The majority of prompt-givers have been absolutely lovely with this, leaving a review either anonymously or with their own ffnet accounts, and some have messaged me on tumblr with their feedback. Some readers haven’t said anything though, which is more disappointing to me than anything else. After all, by submitting a request, prompt-givers silently agreed to these two tiny rules. You lovely people who do give me concrit, you know who you are.
So, long story short:
With that all said, I really do appreciate it every time someone tells me they’ve read my stuff and enjoyed it. If you go out of your way to write me a thoughtful response, you can be sure I’ll remember you. On the whole, the fanbase is kind to me, even those who aren’t 100% on board with Noerah, and this is more than some authors can say. But uh, ahem, I’m serious about the above statements, y’hear?!
(This was a public service announcement by drinktea.)
Here at drinktea, we regret to inform you that there will be no Across Historia update this day of Sunday. It is projected that there will be only one update this week to the collection.
You guys cool with that? Yeah? What’s that? You don’t even read it? Oh, okay, no need to get hurtful…
So as you followers have probably gathered, this is my personal blog. It started as a kind of record keeper of whatever I found awesome or funny, and it’s still completely that. I never really aimed to gain followers, but followers I have. Other tumblr-users seem to be more forthcoming about sharing personal information, which I never really had a reason to do before… but I think after so much time in the community I should at least try to be less awkward? So… I guess I’m wondering if you were wondering anything about me. Haha. My ask is open!
Yes, I really am this awkward. You don’t need to ask about that.
And send out a message to readers of my Hope and Noerah stories?
You are lovely.
Oh, my god, I didn’t think that when I started writing again I would touch so many people. When I get a message on ffnet or on tumblr telling me that you’ve read one of my recent stories, one of my old stories, or somehow, miraculously, all my stories, I am struck with this feeling of amazement and gratitude. It feels so damn cool to know that you remember what I’ve written and that you liked it enough to tell me so.
When readers leave reviews on my ffnet stories, I can only reply to those with accounts, and I always tell them thank you for reading and reviewing. So for you anons, thank you, too. It does mean a lot.
you guys are awesome. i’ll be busy for awhile yet! and if anything new comes to mind, you be sure to leave it in my ask/ as an answer on that post.
Hi, Noerah supporters! This may be awkward, because I’ve never really directly addressed the Noel/Serah fans on tumblr before, but I’d like to try taking prompts!
I’ve written a handful of Noerah stories and posted the links to them (right over here) if you’d like to get an idea of how and what I write. So, if you like my style and think I’m up to it, submit your prompts! Feel free to drop them in my ask or below. I’m open to one word prompts, one sentence prompts, situational prompts, pretty much anything. Both within the FFXIII-2 universe and AU are fine.
1. After I’ve filled your request, you have to tell me how I did with it!
2. You smart alecks who want to submit “sex” or “porn”, stop right there. It’s not off the table - you’ve just got to be a bit more creative than that.
So, got anything for me?
… and assuming that most of my new followers are following for my writing, so I added a couple of handy-dandy links at the bottom of my page to serve as directories. They’ll be updated as I publish, but I’ll still make the cursory posts with the link to my new stories. Hopefully this is okay with everybody!
Friendship/Romance, rated T, 10066 words
Summary: The day she leaves is the day his heart breaks. These are the days after. Spans from the end of FFXIII to the start of FFXIII-2. Hope/Light.
* (Published October 1, 2011, before the release of XIII-2.)
How to Tell the Living From the Dead
Tragedy/Family, rated K+, 2183 words
Summary: He smells, hears, tastes, sees and touches. He remembers them because they’re gone and he’s still here.
Five I Love Yous
Humour/Romance, rated T, 5094 words
Summary: Before he tells Light he loves her, he has to let everyone else in on his secret. And some friends they’re turning out to be… Hope/Light.
For the Keeping
Angst, rated T, 640 words
Summary: It’s sick - she touches you like she loves you, like she’ll never let you go. Every damn time she rips a bit of your heart out and a bit of her own and the only way to forget about the pain is to do it all over again. Hope/Serah, Hope/Light, Serah/Snow.
My Mother’s Son
Family, rated K, 1105 words
Summary: Hope sets the bouquet on the grass at her marker. A deep, regal pink for the azaleas, because they were her favourite, and white for the roses, because they were his. He looks back on a life shared and finds only one regret.
In Your Eyes, the Sea
Friendship/Romance, rated K, 6127 words
Summary: Throughout their journey, Serah handed him more surprises than he could count. The number of non-surprises? Two. Noel/Serah. Spoilers.
Humour/Romance, rated T, 1287 words
Summary: What they did in the Historia Crux was theirs alone to know. Noel/Serah.
A Serious Case of Goosebumps
Humour/Romance, rated K, 2606 words
Summary: She couldn’t lie after sneezing on his shoulder, could she? But she went ahead and lied anyway. “I’m f-fine,” she insisted. She had the suspicion that if it weren’t so cold she would be blushing. Noel/Serah. Very mild spoilers.
General/Friendship, rated K, 774 words
Summary: “Why… why are you with him?” they ask, seeing only his confidence and his athleticism. Serah knows better. She looks at him and sees so much more. Mild Noel/Serah.
Romance, rated M, 2858 words
Summary: “I’m not touching you until you officially break up with Snow,” Noel swears to her, but Serah is growing more frustrated by the day. Well, she’ll just have to see what she can do to get him to break that oath. Noel/Serah. Smut.
With Her Went His Heart
Drama/Romance, rated K, 2041 words
Summary: They didn’t know what he knew - that Serah loved biting into warm, salty soft pretzels, that she claimed she needed meat daily or she’d starve. And yet, he knew there was more. More for him to learn, see, hear, taste and touch. More of the extraordinary, and more of the mundane. He wanted all of it, and he wanted it with her. But she was in a place where they couldn’t have those things. Noel/Serah. Spoilers.
The Perils of Being Squishy
Humour, rated K+, 1833 words
Summary: The life of a moogle can be pretty tough sometimes. Especially with Serah and Noel around. Sneaky!Noel/Serah.
Friendship, rated K, 1265 words
Summary: She wasn’t sure of what had just happened, but then Hope said, “You’re a cougar, you know.” Serah & Hope friendship. Mild Noel/Serah.
Friendship/Romance, rated T, ongoing
Summary: A prompt-driven collection of pieces on the relationship shared between Serah & Noel. Currently not accepting prompts.
The Making Of
Friendship/Romance, rated K+, 3277 words
Summary: Serah decides to help Noel not only recall his old memories, but to help him make new ones. Noel comes to find that he wouldn’t want it any other way. In-game. Noel/Serah.
Faith, Love & Other Things
Romance/Drama, rated K+, 2255 words
Summary: He doesn’t have a choice because love’s hold is irrevocable, and its choice is her. He hopes, holds his breath and waits. Post-game AU, Snow/Serah, Noel Serah.
That’s No Way to Say Goodbye
Romance, rated K+, ongoing
Summary: A collection of Noel/Serah pieces centered around goodbyes. Universes vary, genres vary, ratings vary.