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Conflicts of Interest Redux 4/? (part 2 of 2) (FF7 post-AC AU)
22 hisses or Hiss in my ear....
madamhydra From: madamhydra Date: September 5th, 2010 07:44 pm (UTC) (Link)
First of all let me say how much I LOVE your writing. It is like watching the actual animation, seeing their expressions, their actions, and how they deal with each other. Absolutely fabulous.

Thanks! I'm glad you're enjoying the Redux so far!

I have been reading your fiction since high school, if you can believe.

And thanks again for your patience!

1> Since you are reduxing I noticed that you left out chapter three. Are we to read the one on your site as how it is now? Meaning, are you planning to redux chapter three, or leave as is?

While the original COI and COI Redux start out the same, they've become very different stories. I'm not doing a part-by-part rewrite of the original COI, so it's best to treat them as two separate series. Some scenes in the original COI may show up in the Redux, but many won't.

2> Since Cloud freaked out when he learned that Strife had killed Zack, and he literally fragged his mind, how does it work?

This is from the original COI, so don't worry about it. That particular plot idea has evolved considerably in the Redux and the new version will be explained better as the Redux progresses.

Is Zack the main driving force, with bits of Cloud peeking through? Is Zack's soul in Cloud? I am not sure on how it's supposed to go.

If you're asking how much of the present 'Cloud' is Zack and how much of him is the original Cloud... well that's a secret for now. ^_-

3> In the unreduxed version we see that Sephiroth recognises Zack inside of cloud. Are we going to get the full gist of what was done to Cloud to let him have Zack inside of him? Also are we going to see more intimate converstion between Zack and Seph? I love to read their conversations, they sound married, which is so cool to me.

Remember that the plot has changed quite a bit between the orginal and the Redux, so again, you'll just have to be patient. ::patpatpat::

4> Last one I can remember, is Tifa ever going to get a clue?

You'll find that the Redux Tifa is much more perceptive than the original COI Tifa. I was somewhat annoyed with Tifa after the original game (and the original COI reflects that), but I found that I liked her character much better after Advent Children (she seems much more understanding and mature). So Redux Tifa is not nearly as self-absorbed as the original COI Tifa.

I can understand if you can't give away plot secrets. It's just that ten years, is a looong time to wait. :)

Well, I'm not that adverse to dropping a few spoilers. However, a lot of your questions are based on the original COI, and a lot of those plot points have gone out the window.

Hopefully, this time around, I can stay on some sort of reasonable schedule. I've plotted out the ENTIRE plot for COI Redux from beginning to end -- 26,000+ words! -- so I know pretty much where I'm going. ^_^;;

On another note, I wish I had a Zack plushie. I find that he is my favorite character in Final fantasy 7, even though we don't see him much. And even when he is dead, his presence lives on strong, that is what I love about him. The strength of his character.

Oh, I'm a total Zack-whore, especially after Crisis Core. He's much more of a dork than I imagined from the very brief glimpses we see in the original game, but he's so damn lovable! I mean, he makes Tseng and Sephiroth act indulgent. Zack-puppy for the win!
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