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Feral-verse: Contagion - prologue (FF7 AU, Feral-verse) - Convolutions of an Evil Mind
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Feral-verse: Contagion - prologue (FF7 AU, Feral-verse)
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mimi_sardinia From: mimi_sardinia Date: April 24th, 2007 12:24 pm (UTC) (Link)
Unforntunately I don't know the show, but it sounds funny anyway.

Actually something did come to mind about the fic - especially since I followed one of your credit links - what is the exact setup going on with Vincent, Cid and Shera? Because I know what you've said and that you intend an established relationship between Cid and Vin but I am wondering how Shera fits in to that - if the canon marriage is there and how the whole triangle there works.

Because if it's a reasonable content triangle I would be quite happy (and be wondering if at some stage the Cetra virus gets passed on to Shera and what she would turn out to be).
madamhydra From: madamhydra Date: April 24th, 2007 12:40 pm (UTC) (Link)
Actually something did come to mind about the fic - especially since I followed one of your credit links - what is the exact setup going on with Vincent, Cid and Shera? Because I know what you've said and that you intend an established relationship between Cid and Vin but I am wondering how Shera fits in to that - if the canon marriage is there and how the whole triangle there works.

Well, Cid and Vincent are an established pair, and Shera is friends with both... at the moment. She definitely knows the two are lovers and she's cool with that because Vincent makes Cid happy (in his grouchy way).

Because if it's a reasonable content triangle I would be quite happy (and be wondering if at some stage the Cetra virus gets passed on to Shera and what she would turn out to be).

What? ::suspicious look:: Are you reading my mind?

One of the paramount genetic imperatives of any living organism is to reproduce. Since I categorically refuse to do mpreg, that means that at least one female will be a member of each pack. Zack's pack has Aeris, obviously. In Cid's case, I think feral!draco!Cid will definitely have his eye on Shera as a breeder (he does like her already), although I can just picture Vincent's (who's in much better control of his instincts) reaction to Cid's suggestion. ::evil grin::

BTW, the Turks have female members, so that issue is already taken care of. ^_-
mimi_sardinia From: mimi_sardinia Date: April 24th, 2007 12:49 pm (UTC) (Link)
Hmm... So who's pack is Yuffie a part of? And what becomes of the kids - Marlene and Denzel? Them I'd expect Tifa to protect as long as she could, but I'd also expect Barret would try to get to Marlene - she's his daughter after all (albeit adopted, but still).
madamhydra From: madamhydra Date: April 24th, 2007 01:22 pm (UTC) (Link)
Hmm... So who's pack is Yuffie a part of?

Hmmm... when/if Yuffie transforms, it will be quite a bit later. But strangely, I could see her with Reeve. ^_^;;;

And what becomes of the kids - Marlene and Denzel? Them I'd expect Tifa to protect as long as she could, but I'd also expect Barret would try to get to Marlene - she's his daughter after all (albeit adopted, but still).

Oops! Almost forgot the kids. >_> Naturally, Tifa and Cloud would want to protect them. The Cetra virus doesn't change feelings as much as it changes perspective, so transformed Cloud would probably still care about them, but in a master-pet way. As for Barret, like Yuffie, he won't change (if he does) until way down the line. If that should occur (not a given), then he would certainly want Marlene with him.

Not all humans are capable of the sort of high-level infection/transformation that Zack, Cloud, Cid, Vincent, Rufus, and a few others exhibit. In most cases, the virus causes an initial phase, marked by nasty, but temporary flu-like symptoms. Most people recover and return to normal because they're not suitable hosts for the Cetra virus.

But rather like the Cetra genes in COI, certain special individuals (and we know who they are) are highly compatible with the Cetra virus and will undergo additional, more severe stages, culminating in the full blown uber-predator transformation into a 'true' Cetra predator. Others might be capable of transforming to a lesser degree, but sufficient for breeding purposes. ^_-
soloyuymaxwell From: soloyuymaxwell Date: April 24th, 2007 01:41 pm (UTC) (Link)
What about Red? He has deep ties to the planet, but not the Cetra. Making him more human is an interesting idea, and I can easily see him fitting in with Yuffie and Reeve.

Personally, I think Barret and Tifa should remaine human. Then again, that's probably my lack of love for them speaking.
madamhydra From: madamhydra Date: April 24th, 2007 01:51 pm (UTC) (Link)
What about Red? He has deep ties to the planet, but not the Cetra. Making him more human is an interesting idea, and I can easily see him fitting in with Yuffie and Reeve.

As I mentioned before, I think his race hold some vital clues about the truth about the Cetra. Not that it will do anyone much good. ::snerk::

Yes, the three of them would make an interesting pack. Heh! I can see psycho!techno!Reeve, seated in front of his computer, with little draco-serpent spawn curled around his head and shoulders, while furry cubs wrestle in his lap. And in the background, draco-serpent-Yuffie will be playing with her treasure hoard, and Red-with-hands will be finally able to turn his own book pages. ^_^

Personally, I think Barret and Tifa should remaine human. Then again, that's probably my lack of love for them speaking.

I sadly admit that I tend to feel the same way. Not that I hate them, but I just like the others so much more. And in this fic, the ferals get most of the fun!
mimi_sardinia From: mimi_sardinia Date: April 24th, 2007 02:12 pm (UTC) (Link)
Hmmm... when/if Yuffie transforms, it will be quite a bit later. But strangely, I could see her with Reeve. ^_^;;;

Reeve? That's great! I think that was a pairing I took to for a short while - it kinda got squashed though because there's practically no fanfic for it - most Yuffie fic is Yuffentine and while I don't mind that, my slash preference wins out in the end, as I prefer to see Vincent with guys, whether it's Cid or Cloud. Besides, somewhere in Reeve is the sense of humour that created Cait Sith and that'd go well with Yuffie.

In most cases, the virus causes an initial phase, marked by nasty, but temporary flu-like symptoms. Most people recover and return to normal because they're not suitable hosts for the Cetra virus.

Now I can see a reasoning why a part of the original population never became Cetra - they weren't compatible. Probably those who are compatible are ones who already have some cetra heritage - the Cetra People back after Jenova first arrived probably bred with normal humans and the virus they carried went dormant, now to act as a doorway for the feral strain to take hold.
madamhydra From: madamhydra Date: April 24th, 2007 03:04 pm (UTC) (Link)
So there's another pack (Yuffie/Reeve/Red) settled. Which makes a total of four, I think? Zack's pack, Cid's pack, Yuffie's pack, and Rufus's pack. That seem like a workable number. ^_-

Especially when they're not necessarily going to be limited to the Planet forever. After all, Cid's a space-freak. In the far future, I can so see his pack setting in a network of space stations and orbital habitats, at least. ::evil cackle::

Now I can see a reasoning why a part of the original population never became Cetra - they weren't compatible. Probably those who are compatible are ones who already have some cetra heritage - the Cetra People back after Jenova first arrived probably bred with normal humans and the virus they carried went dormant, now to act as a doorway for the feral strain to take hold.

::nodnod:: Because their differing special circumstances and heavy exposure to the feral strain of the Cetra virus, Cloud and Cid are going to be the first of the high-level infections. But the others (except for Tifa and Barret) will eventually get it, too.

I think there will also be a small group of individuals who experience an intermediate infection stage -- they go feral, but unlike Cloud and the other high-level infectees, these individuals don't retain their higher cognitive abilities and basically degenerate into highly aggressive bipedal beasts.

The appearance of this substandard-feral group will serve nicely as camouflage for the REAL threat of the uber-predators. ::sinister chuckle::
From: (Anonymous) Date: April 27th, 2007 12:00 am (UTC) (Link)
Funny, the part about the Cetra virus breeding into mainstream humanity and going dormant, reminds me of this one part in the new Guyver anime: how after the Creators left, the activated Zoanoids bred with the "unactivated" humans, and their Zoanoid genes were watered down over the generations to go dormant.

I guess this makes Cloud and the gang the new Zoalords, then. ::evil chuckle::

And I suppose Tifa would be one of the few "pure" humans left, with no Cetra lineage whatsoever, which would make her "immune" to the transformations.

(Although with my mind still heavily on COI, especially with the quasi-racist attitudes of the pre-psycho!Seph Nibelheimers, the thought train DID include some insulting remarks toward Tifa's ancestors, I'm afraid. Though Tifa's a bit more like Sirius Black in this case than Draco Malfoy, to follow the most obvious similar example.)
madamhydra From: madamhydra Date: April 27th, 2007 01:28 am (UTC) (Link)
Funny, the part about the Cetra virus breeding into mainstream humanity and going dormant, reminds me of this one part in the new Guyver anime: how after the Creators left, the activated Zoanoids bred with the "unactivated" humans, and their Zoanoid genes were watered down over the generations to go dormant.

I guess this makes Cloud and the gang the new Zoalords, then. ::evil chuckle::


OMG, you're probably right! O_o

And I suppose Tifa would be one of the few "pure" humans left, with no Cetra lineage whatsoever, which would make her "immune" to the transformations.

I wouldn't say that she's "pure" human -- at this point, virtually all humans have some Cetra genes. It's just that the feral virus is picky about its host and I'm afraid that Tifa just doesn't cut it. ::snort::

(Although with my mind still heavily on COI, especially with the quasi-racist attitudes of the pre-psycho!Seph Nibelheimers, the thought train DID include some insulting remarks toward Tifa's ancestors, I'm afraid. Though Tifa's a bit more like Sirius Black in this case than Draco Malfoy, to follow the most obvious similar example.)

Well, when you put it that way, it's possible that with in-breeding, the Nibelheim population has a lower Cetra gene content than most humans.

Strange that you should make reference to Harry Potter -- there's probably going to be a slight HP in-joke in the next installment of this fic. ^_-
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