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Convolutions of an Evil Mind
Conflicts of Interest Redux 5/? (FF7 post-AC AU)
12 hisses or Hiss in my ear....
elvaron From: elvaron Date: April 15th, 2011 03:44 pm (UTC) (Link)
I just caught up with this fic in its entirety, and I just wanted to pop in to say what an amazing piece this is. I've never seen anyone weave the entire Compilation together the way you do - to take all of it and make it believable and add in additional backstory details to make it make sense. Everything that you've crafted for the SOLDIER project and its variations makes absolute sense and makes the Compilation richer for it, and at the same time you have this thoroughly engrossing and action packed plot rocketting onwards. And you write the entire cast and write them well.

I lovelovelove how you've explained Cloud's personality crisis and his sudden transformation from failure into super SOLDIER. And I admittedly have a huge weakness for Rufus abuse. But that aside, your characterisation of him is dead-on perfect, and there are few enough people who write a good Rufus, let alone in a multipart fic of this complexity and with this standard of writing.

Reading this totally made my day. I've loved your work ever since I first came across it in the Saiyuki fandom, and stumbling across this is like Christmas in April. Thank you!
madamhydra From: madamhydra Date: April 16th, 2011 09:06 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm glad you're enjoying the story so far! o^_^o

When I first came up with the plotline of COI, I had all these interesting theories about SOLDIERs, Zack, Rufus, etc. But I got sidetracked and the story floated in limbo for years.

But in those years, Advent Children, Crisis Core, Before Crisis, and Dirge of Cerberus came out. We got to see Zack fully fleshed out as a character, and while he quite different from what I picture, I still fell in love with him all over again -- the adorkable guy! We saw that Sephiroth was actually a nice guy before he lost it in Nibelheim. We got to see what SOLDIERs and Cloud are capable in combat -- whoohoo! And I also fell in love with Rufus and the Turks.

So I'm having a blast weaving stuff from the Compilation together and I'm glad you're having as much fun reading about it!
12 hisses or Hiss in my ear....