Same here (busy and sick)! :D I love my country: from zero to 27 confirmed H1N1 cases in less that 120 hours. So yes, still alive, and willingly isolated. Things should get better any time I can get biohazard sealing at my collegue office...
I hope you get better during your vacation. And that you get to be at least a bit busy, if it means green paper ($). You know, just in case.
Funny thing, though, right now I'm both busy and sick :D An all-new low has been reached, apparently! Well, my vacation begins soon, and I expect to be both healthy and everything but busy during the said vacation. What about you, any better moments in sight? Oh, and you're still alive, I hope?
Did you get my mail, by any change, or did I screw up? Just wonderin', since I haven't heard anything from you since. I know you were busy, and you might still be, so I don't really mind or anything. Just wonderin', as I said. I hope you're still alive and in one piece and everything and you brain hasn't melted.
Nanaki was far away, lucky for him. I assume he's in Cosmo Canyon? I don't know if you noticed, but Cloud also left halfway thorugh the fic because he couldn't take it anymore. Don't worry, Nanaki will appear in the actual fic. I just didn't see any reason to drag him in this time... Also, Cid and Barret were also very minor characters, and I don't think Shera said anything even though she was there.
Help is always appreciated in the form of discussing/reviewing/something, so whatever you feel like doing...
Well, Aurincha basically the Finnish word for sun, "aurinko", combined with An-chan. I wanted it to begin with the letter A and so on... The point was to make it sound a lot like An-chan. I don't really like it a lot myself yet, but it'll grow on me. I just have to get used to it first... I just really had to change it, because I was fed up with having to settle with secondary online aliases. An-chan is already in use at every second page. It's way too generic that way... Aurincha is much more original and, yeah, weirder.
Also, An-chan means "a man" in Hiroshima dialect. Anchan is also a spa resort in Thailand. Aurincha, as far as I know, doesn't mean anything, as I only get 28 hits when searching it on Google (some of which actually lead to me now).
That aside, "pronounce it fancy"? :D I pronounce it roughly something like Aw-ren-chah, except totally differently, since I pronounce it like I would in Finnish. I wonder what it sounds like in Spanish. It should be about right... I guess?
Just saw it. For one, it reminds me of a fic about Nidos. It sounds lovely, as long as I try to pronounce it fancy (in Spanish it sounds a bit plain). Oh and it still sounds like An-chan whis I think it is good.
Yeah, about Ulty. That's why the "quotes". Without Edea, Ulty's a plot-wise Deux Ex Machina.
I have to admit I don't remember the whole ending video, so I'll have to go chedk for that R&F scene. I read once that the all-caps was a translation issue ised to emphasize their dialects, which are also unique in the Japanese version. Pretty much like, if I understand correctly, Bill in the Pokémon manga adaptions is given a texan-like dialect because he has a distinctive or similar (idiom-wise) Japanese dialect.
We can talk about Bahamut later, once I stop drooling... It goes as my #1 fave summon, closely followed by... Doomtrain. Yeah, I know. But, come on, it's a friggin' train!
The ship scene with red XIII is also one of my favourites in the game. It was the first opportunity to give growth to the character, and was used very well. As for the species thing, the game never stated he was the last one of his species: that was an American translation error. Buguenhaguen says, in the Japanese version, that he simply has "no next of kin", or "no fellow clanspeople", I thinkt. FFVII: Before Crisis shows that he was already mated to a female named Dine (not to be confused with Dyne), who went into isolation in a spiritual chamber just before Red was caught by Shinra. It may be that girl just resurfaced some time after Dirge of Cerberus. But then again, only two cubs? After 500 years? Someone will have to compensate for something... :D
Knights of the Round? I had no knowledge about that. Then again, given that KotR easily removes 130,000 HP from a single enemy, I don't think it matters that much. I'd rather spam BahamutZero+QuadraMagic, if to enjoy an animation that lasts a fifth of the time and deals egregious damage anyways :D
FF fics? Count me in! I'm actualy am writing three of these right now (FFVI, FFVII and FFVIII), so there went your nerdness :D -- Sorry, couldn't help that. Of course you can ask me for help, I would actually be very glad. I'm most interested in the "have Eidolons" thing. You can always provide me the minimum of information, and if I do actually need more of it I will ask. son don't worry about that.
So, there it is.
BTW, I saw you released Mama's Boy ch.7. I don't want to review yet to prevent the thread from becoming a two-person interaction, I hope someone else reviews your work too. Hope it's fine with you.