batsutousai: (DW-boom_Doctor)

Title: The Perfect Sky is Torn
Part: 3 of DISCONTINUED
Author: Batsutousai
Rating: PG-13
Pairings: Harry Potter/Eleventh Doctor (and canon pairings)
Warnings: Slash
Summary: Sequel to Dust in the Sky. Between the Doctor's companions throwing themselves all over him and Harry's life on Earth, their love always manages to bring them together.

A/N: So, I've been telling people this on a sort of person-to-person basis, but it occurs to me that I should actually make a proper announcement, especially for those who've been so patiently (or not) awaiting an update to this series: Uhm, I started getting rather annoyed with DW near the end of season 6, and I really hated Clara, once she came aboard, though I was determined to write this, anyway, maybe after a break for other fandoms? But then came that fucking Day of the Doctor bullshit episode, where they went and effectively erased my favourite Doctor, nine, without a bloody care, and I am so done with Moffat. I can't imagine there's anything that will get me to come back to the series, save him quitting, so I haven't watched any more and thinking about Moffat's seasons makes me want to commit murder, so I'm not finishing this fic. Sorry/not sorry.

That said, rather than post a note-chapter or update the a/n at the end of last chapter and chance half of you not seeing it ever, I figured I'd leave you with what I've written of this next chapter. It doesn't get to the end of the scene, so sorry for the open ending. Not sure where my notes got to, so I can't leave a bulleted list or anything about what I'd decided to include from this season. *shrugs*

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Harry & the Doctor Series:
Hanging By a Thread
Dust in the Sky Chapters:
One | Two | Three | Four | Five | Six
The Future Doesn't Scare Me Chapters:
One | Two | ???
The Perfect Sky is Torn Chapters:
One | Two | Three
DISCONTINUED
Adrenaline Rush

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batsutousai: (Default)
Hey, all! Decided to go ahead and import everything over here, since it's relatively brainless. As of the moment, internal links in posts won't work, because they're still set to LJ. I'll work on fixing all of them, but it'll probably take me a couple weeks, so you may be best served using tags to find whatever you're looking for. Sorry about that!

All links are sorted properly!
batsutousai: (HalloweenBats)

Hey, trying to figure out which ships (or gen groups!) I should write holiday-themed ficlets for to slip in my winter cards at the end of the year! Last year people really seemed to like getting them, and it was fun to be able to slip a bit of writing in with the cards, but it does mean I have to start planning, oh...right about now, yeah. XD
Click this link to vote, and/or read the little bits of info under the cut. (Based on clarifying questions I got last year.)

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batsutousai: (Hiddles-loststare)

Title: Snow Day
Fandom: Marvel Cinematic Universe/Real Person Fiction
Author: Batsutousai
Rating: General
Pairings: Tom Hiddleston/Loki
Summary: When Tom wakes up to find a blizzard raging outside, he decides to take a day off, much to Loki's approval.

A/N: Every winter season, I send out cards to anyone willing to give me their address, and I decided this past year to send out winter-themed ficlets to slip in with them, one for each ship that people on tumblr and LJ voted for. I asked if people thought I should post them all in the new year, and most people agreed I should, so this is one of them. Save for one, which is against FFN's rules, all of them will be posted on the major, multi-fandom sites I usually post on; links to those can be found in my profile/about me page of whichever site you're reading this on. ;)

I'd originally thought to post these next month, for my birthday, and then decided I might appreciate the reviews while I'm stuck in video rooms all this weekend, lol. (I staff at Katsucon. If you're attending, feel free to drop me a line! I promise I don't bite, and I've a bag of valentines to hand out. ;)

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batsutousai: (MCU-notsoldiers_Tony)

Title: Snow Angels
Fandom: Marvel Cinematic Universe
Author: Batsutousai
Rating: General
Pairings: Loki/Tony Stark
Summary: Tony teaches Loki about the human pastime of making snow angels.

A/N: Every winter season, I send out cards to anyone willing to give me their address, and I decided this past year to send out winter-themed ficlets to slip in with them, one for each ship that people on tumblr and LJ voted for. I asked if people thought I should post them all in the new year, and most people agreed I should, so this is one of them. Save for one, which is against FFN's rules, all of them will be posted on the major, multi-fandom sites I usually post on; links to those can be found in my profile/about me page of whichever site you're reading this on. ;)

I'd originally thought to post these next month, for my birthday, and then decided I might appreciate the reviews while I'm stuck in video rooms all this weekend, lol. (I staff at Katsucon. If you're attending, feel free to drop me a line! I promise I don't bite, and I've a bag of valentines to hand out. ;)

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batsutousai: (FF8-stophating_SeiferSquall)

Title: A Home for the Holidays
Fandom: Final Fantasy VIII
Author: Batsutousai
Rating: General
Pairings: Seifer Almasy & Squall Leonhart
Summary: Seifer has spent so long trying to get Squall to spend the winter holidays with him, it really wasn't a surprise to find himself standing outside Garden, despite the certainty that he wouldn't be welcomed.

A/N: Every winter season, I send out cards to anyone willing to give me their address, and I decided this past year to send out winter-themed ficlets to slip in with them, one for each ship that people on tumblr and LJ voted for. I asked if people thought I should post them all in the new year, and most people agreed I should, so this is one of them. Save for one, which is against FFN's rules, all of them will be posted on the major, multi-fandom sites I usually post on; links to those can be found in my profile/about me page of whichever site you're reading this on. ;)

I'd originally thought to post these next month, for my birthday, and then decided I might appreciate the reviews while I'm stuck in video rooms all this weekend, lol. (I staff at Katsucon. If you're attending, feel free to drop me a line! I promise I don't bite, and I've a bag of valentines to hand out. ;)

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batsutousai: (XD-mydoctor_9Rose)

Title: Giant Snowman
Fandom: Doctor Who/Harry Potter
Author: Batsutousai
Rating: General
Pairings: Doctor 10/Harry Potter
Summary: The Doctor suggests a pit stop to celebrate Christmas.

A/N: Every winter season, I send out cards to anyone willing to give me their address, and I decided this past year to send out winter-themed ficlets to slip in with them, one for each ship that people on tumblr and LJ voted for. I asked if people thought I should post them all in the new year, and most people agreed I should, so this is one of them. Save for one, which is against FFN's rules, all of them will be posted on the major, multi-fandom sites I usually post on; links to those can be found in my profile/about me page of whichever site you're reading this on. ;)

I'd originally thought to post these next month, for my birthday, and then decided I might appreciate the reviews while I'm stuck in video rooms all this weekend, lol. (I staff at Katsucon. If you're attending, feel free to drop me a line! I promise I don't bite, and I've a bag of valentines to hand out. ;)

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batsutousai: (FMA-matchedset_EdRoy)

Title: The Warmth of Love
Fandom: Fullmetal Alchemist
Author: Batsutousai
Rating: General
Pairings: Edward Elric/Roy Mustang
Summary: Ed really, really hates being cold.

A/N: Every winter season, I send out cards to anyone willing to give me their address, and I decided this past year to send out winter-themed ficlets to slip in with them, one for each ship that people on tumblr and LJ voted for. I asked if people thought I should post them all in the new year, and most people agreed I should, so this is one of them. Save for one, which is against FFN's rules, all of them will be posted on the major, multi-fandom sites I usually post on; links to those can be found in my profile/about me page of whichever site you're reading this on. ;)

I'd originally thought to post these next month, for my birthday, and then decided I might appreciate the reviews while I'm stuck in video rooms all this weekend, lol. (I staff at Katsucon. If you're attending, feel free to drop me a line! I promise I don't bite, and I've a bag of valentines to hand out. ;)

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batsutousai: (HP-sowrong_TomHarry)

Title: Snow Break
Fandom: Harry Potter
Author: Batsutousai
Rating: General
Pairings: Harry Potter/Tom Marvolo Riddle
Summary: Harry wants to go out into the snow, and he insists on Tom coming with him.

A/N: Every winter season, I send out cards to anyone willing to give me their address, and I decided this past year to send out winter-themed ficlets to slip in with them, one for each ship that people on tumblr and LJ voted for. I asked if people thought I should post them all in the new year, and most people agreed I should, so this is one of them. Save for one, which is against FFN's rules, all of them will be posted on the major, multi-fandom sites I usually post on; links to those can be found in my profile/about me page of whichever site you're reading this on. ;)

I'd originally thought to post these next month, for my birthday, and then decided I might appreciate the reviews while I'm stuck in video rooms all this weekend, lol. (I staff at Katsucon. If you're attending, feel free to drop me a line! I promise I don't bite, and I've a bag of valentines to hand out. ;)

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batsutousai: (HP-founders)

Title: Yule Log
Fandom: Harry Potter
Author: Batsutousai
Rating: General
Pairings: Harry Potter/Salazar Slytherin
Summary: When Salazar hints at a tradition that's been lost to the centuries, Harry finds a way to revive it.

A/N: Every winter season, I send out cards to anyone willing to give me their address, and I decided this past year to send out winter-themed ficlets to slip in with them, one for each ship that people on tumblr and LJ voted for. I asked if people thought I should post them all in the new year, and most people agreed I should, so this is one of them. Save for one, which is against FFN's rules, all of them will be posted on the major, multi-fandom sites I usually post on; links to those can be found in my profile/about me page of whichever site you're reading this on. ;)

I'd originally thought to post these next month, for my birthday, and then decided I might appreciate the reviews while I'm stuck in video rooms all this weekend, lol. (I staff at Katsucon. If you're attending, feel free to drop me a line! I promise I don't bite, and I've a bag of valentines to hand out. ;)

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batsutousai: (HP-obeyme_Voldie)

Title: Quiet Holiday
Fandom: Harry Potter
Author: Batsutousai
Rating: General
Pairings: Harry Potter/Lord Voldemort
Summary: Voldemort responded to holidays one of two ways: A massive attack, or shutting himself away. When it becomes clear this will be one of the latter, Harry steps in to ensure 'alone' won't mean 'lonely'.

A/N: Every winter season, I send out cards to anyone willing to give me their address, and I decided this past year to send out winter-themed ficlets to slip in with them, one for each ship that people on tumblr and LJ voted for. I asked if people thought I should post them all in the new year, and most people agreed I should, so this is one of them. Save for one, which is against FFN's rules, all of them will be posted on the major, multi-fandom sites I usually post on; links to those can be found in my profile/about me page of whichever site you're reading this on. ;)

I'd originally thought to post these next month, for my birthday, and then decided I might appreciate the reviews while I'm stuck in video rooms all this weekend, lol. (I staff at Katsucon. If you're attending, feel free to drop me a line! I promise I don't bite, and I've a bag of valentines to hand out. ;)

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batsutousai: (FMA-determined_Al)
Posted this on my private LJ to get [livejournal.com profile] anotherfmafan to share with chat if I forgot/didn't make it again, and then I was late and it looks like she never made it, so...

For those not on tumblr, Getti did more Slave Leia!Roy art! (With bonus RoyEd.)
Also, Spi apparently isn't familiar with Star Wars, but felt inspired to make some slave!Ed art. (It's rather a bit nsfw, fyi.)

And now, it sounds like my rice is done, so I'mma go eat, then do some catsitting and probably beta the fic [livejournal.com profile] blown_wish sent me.
batsutousai: (HP-obeyme_Voldie)

(Disclaimer: So, this is a little bit aimed at a particular author – they probably know who they are – a little bit born from Mum going off on another one of her rants about dumb authors who ask for an editor and then ignore our suggestions.)
(What right do I have to this topic, you may ask? I've been a writer for *muffled number* years, and I've utilised a beta reader for probably about ten years now. Probably about six years ago, I took up the task for beta reading fanfiction for other people, and I've since added editing 'real books' in the past three or four years. I'm hardly an expert, but I've been in this game a while.)

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So, you're looking to get someone to edit your work! That's awesome! Fanfiction or original fiction, either is a great choice! And I'm not saying this because I think you're a bad writer; human beings make mistakes, it's what we do, and there's generally no shame in that. (I mean, if your mistake involves wiping out an entire country, that's a problem, but for most of us, that just involves overcooking the pasta and things like giving a character a third hand.) If you're a traditionally published author, the publishing house is going to be passing your work through an editor, because chances are pretty good there's something you've missed, which is especially true in longer pieces.

Here's the thing, though, about asking for an editor, which not all authors seem to get: You are asking for their time and their expertise. Your editor wants to help you, that's why they're there! (For original fiction, they may also be there for the money, but they're generally offering their services because they want to help someone.) If you're going to ignore your editor's suggestions out of hand, you're not looking for an editor; you're looking for someone to read it and gush, which isn't what your editor is there for. (Although we're certainly happy to gush if we enjoyed it!) If you don't like something your editor changed, that's fine, change it back; we all have our personal styles. If you're confused about why your editor made/suggested a change, ask them.
The other thing to remember, of course, is to give your editor time. A 'beta reader' is your second reader (assuming you, the author, are the first). That means they get it second. (Or third, or fourth, or however many beta readers you've actually scripted to help out.) If you're incapable of waiting to give the general populace a piece until after the beta reader has had a look, you're not looking for a beta reader; you're probably looking for a reader willing to point out mistakes. Which some will do, but most won't make that a priority, and plenty won't think to point errors out at all.

Okay, so, there's a few different ways an editor can look at your work:

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That was both....longer and shorter than I expected, somehow. ^^; Thanks for bearing with me, folks.

batsutousai: (FMA-automailEd)
(Okay, FINE, I made a tag for this fucking AU. *flops*)

These are all background characters who might get mentioned in the fic (which I need to stop character-creating long enough to write, fuck me) but won't have any real part in the action. But, you know, I wanted to make characters for them. (This process does help me a bit with fleshing out their background, since it's different from the FMA canon, which is nice. ^^; )

I do sort of wish I'd made the Armstrongs and Hugheses in Oblivion (the prequel game to Skyrim, for those unfamiliar with the series), but the last thing I need to to start up another game and go mucking about finding mods for it, so... ^^;

I was working on creating characters for the homunculi yesterday, so I'll probably post those tomorrow. And then hopefully finish a couple of important storylines in the game, because I've never completed them and they'll be important to the fic, whoops, and then I can write. ^^;

Van Hohenheim )

Gracia Hughes )

Maes Hughes )

Zolf Kimblee )

Lan Fan )

Ling Yao )

Scar )

Olivier Mira Armstrong )

Alex Louis Armstrong )
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batsutousai: (FMA-determined_Al)
(I should probably give in and make a tag for this AU already... ^^; )

SO, I got it into my head to make versions of all the FMA characters in Skyrim and then post the pictures, which, well, translating 2D anime characters into 3D realistic characters is...complicated. Especially when there are only so many options, whoops.
Cerillium, over on tumblr, suggested hair mods, since I was really bugged by some of my choices, so I fell down that rabbit hole, then spent all of today (& by that I mean I haven't slept & it's been about 24hours, whoops) redoing everyone and taking more pictures and then tossing everything together. SO.

Everything's under a cut, because image-heavy and there's no way to compact them like on tumblr. Current characters are Riza, Roy, Breda, Havoc, Fuery, Falman, Ed, Al, and Winry.
I have vague thoughts of doing Maes after I've slept, and maybe Lan Fan (who's gonna be kick-arse) and possibly Kimblee, assuming I ever remember to check to see if I have something all white for him to wear. (Not tonight, right.)
ALSO INCLUDED is some nsfw!Ed, because he got nekkid on the front steps of one of the capital cities, whoops. XD

Riza Hawkeye )

Roy Mustang )

Jean Havoc )

Heymans Breda )

Kain Fuery )

Vato Falman )

Edward Elric (sfw :P) )

Alphonse Elric )

Winry Rockbell )


Edward Elric (nsfw XD) )

OKAY! Now I can go to bed! XP
batsutousai: (NN-personalasylum)

So, I've been playing a lot of Skyrim of late, and my brain invariably turned to trying to fit the FMA crew into an Elder Scrolls AU and figuring out race and... I REGRET EVERYTHING. *coughs*
Mentioned this on twitter, where Inoru (I can't remember your tumblr name, halp!! orz) asked for details, and that's easier to do without a character limit, so:

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batsutousai: (HalloweenBats)

Yoinked from aurumdalseni, because she said grab it if we wanted to, and it looks interesting.
If you wanna do it too, please feel free! (& do blame/tag me; I'd love to see other peoples' stats! :D)

Stats collected via AO3, because they have a handy system. (Sorry the part above the cut is a little long; I posted a lot this year. ^^; )

Stats:

  • Come What May -- FMA:B/manga, Mature, Darius/Ed/Heinkel, pre-RoyEd
  • Our Sinner's Redemption Extras -- FMA:B/manga, Explicit, Darius/Ed/Heinkel, pre-RoyEd
  • (In)Convenience -- FMA, Teen, RoyEd
  • A Clowder of Cats -- FMA:B/manga, Teen, gen
  • Reverti Ad Praeteritum -- FMA:B/manga, Mature, RoyEd, canon ships
  • Quiet Me ~ EdRoy -- FMA:B/manga, Teen, RoyEd
  • Zip Me ~ EdRoy -- FMA:B/manga, Teen, RoyEd
  • Call Me ~ EdRoy -- FMA, Teen, RoyEd
  • Wed Me ~ EdRoy -- FMA:B/manga, Teen, RoyEd
  • Offer Me ~ RoyEd -- FMA:B/manga, Teen, RoyEd
  • Drawn in Dragon's Blood -- FMA:B/manga, Teen, OC/OC
  • In the Middle -- FMA, Teen, RoyEd
  • Homecoming -- FMA, Explicit, RoyEd
  • Sparks -- FMA, Teen, RoyEd, background ships
  • Blood-Stained -- FMA, Mature, gen
  • Dragon's Gold -- FMA:B/manga, Mature, RoyEd
  • It's Raining Stair Rods -- FMA '03, Teen, RoyEd
  • Meow's the Time -- FMA, Teen, RoyEd
  • Gate's Design -- FMA '03, Teen, RoyEd
  • Dragon's Tongue -- FMA:B/manga, Explicit, RoyEd
  • Separate Paths -- FMA:B/manga, Teen, MaesGracia
  • In My Heart, In My Mind -- FMA, Explicit, RoyMaes
  • Holding Your Scarred Heart in Hand -- FMA:B/manga, Teen, gen
  • Forgiveness is a Gift -- FMA, Explicit, RoyEd, background ships
  • Dragon's Flight -- FMA:B/manga, Teen, RoyEd, MaesGracia
  • Van Wazir - Seller of Exotic Pets -- FMA:B/manga, Teen, pre-AlMei
  • In My End Is My Beginning -- FMA:B/manga, Mature, Ed/Slave 23
  • Pieces of Me -- FMA, Explicit, Lan Fan/Winry, IzumiSig
  • Family Dinner -- FMA, Teen, MaesGracia
  • Loyalty -- FMA:B/manga, Mature, Darius/Heinkel, Darius/Greedling
  • Never Just Curious -- FMA:B/manga, Mature, Darius/Ed, background ships
  • Pray the Sun Will Rise -- FMA, Teen, pre-AlMei, Lan Fan/Winry, RoyEd
  • Unlikely Circumstances -- FMA:B/manga, Teen, AlLing
  • Out on the Edge -- FMA '03, Teen, Ed/Greed
  • Clean-up -- FMA:B/manga, Mature, EdLing, EdGreedling
  • Colours in Your Eyes -- FMA:B/manga, Mature, RoyEd, AlMei, Lan Fan/Ling, background ships
  • Skin Deep -- FMA:B/manga, Mature, gen
  • Spirit's Fall -- FMA:B/manga, Mature, gen (technically)
  • Witness to a Shooting Star: A Spirit's Fall Side-Story -- FMA:B/manga, Mature, OC/OC
  • Break Me ~ Al & Truth: A Spirit's Fall Side-Story -- FMA:B/manga, Mature, gen
  • Sun Over the Yardarm -- FMA:B/manga, Mature, Darius/Heinkel, pre-Darius/Ed/Heinkel
  • Repaire du Diable -- FMA '03, Mature, Darius/Heinkel, Darius/Ed/Heinkel, Al/Marta
  • Burning All the Bridges -- FMA:B/manga, Mature, RoyMaesGracia
  • Undecked Halls -- HP, General, Harry/Voldemort
  • Edward Elric -- FMA, Teen, song rewrite
  • Fullmetal the Alchemist -- FMA:B/manga, Teen, song rewrite
  • Nuts -- Yuri!!! On ICE, General, Victor/Yuuri

  • I'll Follow the Echoes -- FMA, Teen, gen
  • Perennial Pleasures -- FMA '03, Explicit, Tentacle Plant/RoyEd
  • Our Lights Yet Shine -- FMA:B/manga, Teen, gen

Total number: 50 (nice, round number there, me)
Total word count: 766,413 (to be fair, both CWM & most of Reverti were written in 2015, ~400K words or so, so that's a little skewed; there’s also a handful of shorter-ish pieces that aren’t included, because unposted, maybe 20-30k worth?)
Ship/character breakdown: RoyEd (20 +2 pre), MaesGracia (4 +1 3some), DariusEdHeinkel (3 +1 pre), Darius/Heinkel (3 +3 3some), Lan Fan/Winry (3), OC/OC (2), AlMei (1 +2 pre), RoyMaes (1 +1 3some), Darius/Ed (1 +3 3some), and one each of: EdLing/EdGreedling, EdGreed, RoyMaesGracia, Harrymort, Victuuri, AlLing, Ed/Slave 23, Sigzumi, Lan Fan/Ling, Darius/Greedling. There were also 8 non-ship fics, and 5 with either background or canon ships.
Characters that had the main focus: A lot of Ed, but also a bit of Al, Roy, Darius, and May/Mei.


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batsutousai: (FMA-DariusHeinkel)

Title: Our Lights Yet Shine
Series: The Shortest Day
Fandom: Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood/manga
Author: Batsutousai
Rating: Teen
Warnings: Spoilers, loneliness, warzones
Summary: A companion piece to Candles to Light Your Way: How Team Greedling, Team Mustang, Lan Fan and Fu, and the group in Liore celebrate the last winter solstice before the possible end of the world.

Disclaim Her: This story is based on characters and situations created and owned by Arakawa Hiromu and various publishers. No money is being made and no copyright or trademark infringement is intended.
The poem is The Shortest Day, by Susan Cooper, and doesn't belong to me. (It has become nearly synonymous with the season, for me, and I've started thinking of this series by the poem's title, so I couldn't not include it.)

A/N: Last year, I had the urge to write something about the FMA characters celebrating the winter solstice following personal losses. This summer, it occurred to me that I'd rather like to do a fic covering everyone's final solstice before the Promised Day (except Roy and Gracia, since they were in CtLYW), and anotherfmafan gave me an excellent excuse to do so, with her Days of Yore event on LJ.
I wanted to get this piece done for Yule, but I procrastinated by watching Daredevil, and then my mum took the whole week off (we celebrate the solstice), so writing time was a bit scarce. Still, at least I got this done for the chat? ^^;

Team Mustang is kind of grouped together, despite being spread out, because it made more sense to me to break them into one group. Also, their experiences are all rather short, comparatively. Sorry/not sorry?

I'd intended to include a couple of other groups – Alex and Olivier, Scar and Marcoh, May and Envy – but I was struggling a bit with a couple of them, and coming up on my deadline, so I scrapped them. Maybe next year. ^^; (Oh, Merlin, did I just suggest I would write another piece to this set? *flops*)

For Lan Fan and Fu's section, if you're reading on AO3, tumblr, or LJ, you should be able to hover over the hanzi and a transliteration and a translation will pop up. (It's not for everything, just proper titles and the food. And the greeting. I did not use it for their given names, mostly because I was having a terrible time finding something for Lan Fan. If someone has hanzi for her, please feel free to share.) For those reading on FFN and dA, I left it in English, so feel free to disregard. :P

You can also read this at Archive of Our Own, Fanfiction.Net, or deviantArt.

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The Shortest Day Series:
Candles to Light Your Way
Our Lights Yet Shine

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