1372: Fire Emblem: ReAwaken – Chapter Nineteen

Title: Fire Emblem: ReAwaken
Author: MaesterDimentio
Media: Video Game
Topic: Fire Emblem
Genre: Adventure/Fantasy
URL: Chapter 19
Critiqued by Herr Wozzeck and Sura T’Lenya

So he won’t be joining us today?

Sura T’Lenya: Doesn’t look like it. He was too busy lamenting the fact he rooted for this guy. I kind of feel bad for him, to be honest.

Well, it is Crunchy. He’ll get over it.

ST’L: Still…

Whatever the case, we still have this fic to snark. Let’s get to it, shall we?

ST’L: Sure.

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1371: Legaia Nara and the SimSeru – Chapter Four

Title: Legaia Nara and the SimSeru
Author: Vick330
Media: Video Game
Topic: Legend of Legaia
Genre: Adventure
URL: Legaia Nara and the SimSeru
Critiqued by TacoMagic

Welcome back, folks; we’re in the home stretch!  Just two more chapters and we’re done!  After that, I’m not sure.  Maybe one of the big fics on my list, maybe a few more one-shots, we’ll have to see.

Anyway, enough with the delays, let’s hit the recap.

Hold on a sec.

*Rereads the last chapter*

Yeah, nothing actually happened.  Seriously, all that “happened” was Nara got a portentous dream where a voice that totally didn’t belong to Cort tried to warn her to run away.  Then, after waking up, Nara and Thorum bumble around the caves for a while before the POV shifts over to the parents, who then also proceed to bumble around the caves for a while.  Then the chapter ends.

I count that as nothing happening.

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Art-tastic Tuesday

Well things happened.  An unexpected eye doctor appointment, trying to get stuff done at the DMV, two papers I had to write, a test I had to study for and work made it so that I couldn’t really get anything done for today.  So I decided to share some art that I’ve been sitting on for awhile.

Remember The Final Hunt?  That painfully bad Bloodborne RWBY crossover?  Well, just about everyone knows how RWBY works, but not many people around here have played Bloodborne.  Its Lovecraft influence, its dark tones, its meaty combat, all of which is thrown away in The Final Hunt for “FEEL SORRY FOR ME” and melodrama.  This drawing, by MenasLG captures it a lot better.  The  fight beyween the player character and the first non-optional boss fight.  Father Gascoigne.

1370: Poison – Chapter Five

Title: Poison
Author: 221B-Tardis
Media: Books
Topic: Snow White / Fairy Tale
Genre: Fantasy / Adventure
URL:  Chapter Five
Critiqued by Addicted Reader

Welcome back, Patrons, to our short Snow White fanfic “Poison.” At the end of today we’ll be halfway through, so make sure to stay for the light dessert reception to celebrate that at the end of the post.

So what’s been happening in this fic?  Let me explain.

No, there is too much.  Let me sum up:  the Evil Queen Stepmother wants Snow White left in the woods because she’s the “fairest of them all.”  Standard plot element from “Snow White.”  But here’s the twist that ought to make this story a lot better than it is:  the Queen, Aurora, is really SW’s mother, Arianna, who is a witch and had to change her form after SW was born.  So everyone thinks Arianna died in childbirth and SW hates Aurora.  Arianna/Aurora is already a high-level Witchy Sue and SW is trying to get there.

In the last chapter, Arianna called in a guard, Ryan, and told him to leave SW in the woods or else [something bad that is not entirely clear].  He had been hoping she’d take him as a lover out of desperation in her isolation, so he was disappointed.  Apparently the order to do something that could hurt someone was too much for this palace guard and we left him passed out from indecision.


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1369: The Marrissa Games – Chapter Six

Title: The Marissa Games
Author:  Marissa the Writer
Media: Books/Movies/Video Games
Topic: The Hunger Games / Portal / MIB II / Team Fortress / Thomas the Trai- [Fuck it, I’m not adding any more to this list!  – Lyle]  The Kitchen Sink
Genre: Not Listed
URL:  Chapter Five
Critiqued by agigabyte and Ghostcat (with special guests Goddess, Cain, and Syl)

Last Time, on the Marissa Games:

Cain: I hired the Big Lipped Alligator to find me an interrupting Cow, then payed the Cow to become a permanent Cast Member. It took a liking to Cerbersheep and joined him. Anyway, I also have Garrus here with me.

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Art-tastic Saturday! – The Awakening Gang

Hey, folks!

So, I’m kind of an idiot and don’t know how time works, which means my riff didn’t make it on time. Rest assured, this SC is beating himself soundly like the bad little House Elf he is.

…God, I wish someone would give me a sock already.

Well, we can’t just leave you guys without anything to talk about, and I figured there’s not been much Fire Emblem fanart here – kind of odd, given that Herr is riffing the, what, third Fire Emblem fic in the Library? – so I decided to hunt down a personal favorite of mine: A fair amount of the protagonist cast of Awakening, having a good old time.

Sadly, I don’t know who made this, what it’s called, or what site you can find it on; this was found via Uncle Google, and the link led back to GameFAQs. If anybody knows the artist, be sure to toss a name my way so I can credit them properly.

(Visible) cast, in no particular order: Inigo, Owain, Brady, Lucina, Cynthia, Severa, Nah, Noire, Nowi, Olivia, Maribelle, Lissa, Anna, Gaius, Robin, Tharja, Chrom, Sumia, Cordelia, I think that’s Laurent sitting on a roof in the distance [No, stupid, That’s Morgan. Look at the damn jacket embroidery. -Book Specs], and the dragon-riding silhouette in the sky is Cherche. No clue who the shadowy horseman is.

Have a good weekend!

(Note: Hair colors may not be canon.)


1368: Harry is Hari? – Chapter 1

Title: Harry is Hari?
Author: Death Magnetic Cyanide
Media: Movie/Anime/Manga
Topic: Sekai-Ichi Hatsukoi/Harry Potter
Genre: none given
URL: Chapter 1
Critiqued by Ghostcat

Hello, dear Patrons!

I hope everyone’s having a Good Friday!

:crickets chirp:

Anyway, I’m here with a new fic, a short little abandoned number that’s a crossover between one of the most well-worn town bicycles of fanfiction, the Harry Potter series, and Sekai-Ichi Hatsukoi.

:crickets chirp again:

Yeah, I’m guessing that not many in our Patronage are familiar with this particular source material. That’s okay; the author barely skims the surface of either source material, so familiarity isn’t required. I’ll also include SC-style info-dumps for the high points, but first let’s take a look at the summary!

Title likely to change. Ritsu gets a call at work from a friend saying that his older sister who was kidnapped, Lily, was killed. Ritsu decides to take custody of her five year old son. Harry Potter. What will come of this? And how does Takano fit into it

I’m sure those with a passing familiarity with the HP series will notice a glaring difference in the AU – not only is Lily secretly Japanese, but it would seem that Harry was five when his parents died rather than only a year old.

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