Because I am INSANE...
Thirty for three. Signed up under the determination that I WOULD learn how to write short if it killed me (and having an additional 30 fics on my plate is definitely going to do one of the two there).
Only I couldn't randomly stick someone in with Kakashi and Iruka and couldn't think of anyone that wouldn't mess up their dynamic if I tried.
So I signed up for Final Fantasy VII - Cloud, Zack, and Sephiroth.
Aside from the usual problems with this (at least two of the three are dead and/or insane at any given point in the plotline, as far as I can tell), there's one more little tiny detail:
I'VE NEVER PLAYED IT. ^^;;; I've never played any console games more recent than Atari and Frogger, actually, because I can't figure out how people have time.
But waaaaaayyy back in 1997, when I first moved to this town and met my friends, they were playing the newest ubercool thing on the planet and it was called Final Fantasy VII and oh my GOD it was beautiful -- video cut scenes, the images of Sephiroth in the fire and Jenova's chamber and the music have stuck with me in the back of my head all this time...
okay, by today's standards the animation is more than a little lame, block-hands and spike-heads and so forth, and the game itself was never even finished, but to me, whose last memory of video games was approximately on the tech level of Pong? It was awesome.
And the fact that the game was never finished is, I think, one of the things that invites fanfolk to tinker with something. I've noticed that the more gaping holes there are in a world or its characters, the more fans try to go fill them in. (There's sure as heck no other way to explain the Weiss Kreuz fandom, actually...)
So. I have no idea what I'm doing here, I have next to no idea what's canon vs fanon, I've seen Advent Children and the OVA but as far as a time when all three characters would have been alive and sane, I'm working from extrapolations of pregame stuff based on downloaded walkthrough scripts and timelines and nearly ten-year-old mental images here... so I can't POSSIBLY get sucked in to writing long when I've got nothing but mental snapshots to work from, right? I'm going to learn to write SHORT or I'm going to go (even further) insane trying. Right.
(sweatdrop) anyway, people knew I was insane already, so it's not like this is particularly news... and it's just like me to get into a fandom either three years before or ten years after the rest of the fanworld takes notice... ^^;;;
(now I'm just waiting for someone else to notice Ayatsuri Sakon. They've picked up on HikaGo and Death Note, why not Sakon? It's got both manga and an anime with Ogata Megumi voicing the proto-Sai protagonist and everything... anyhow.)