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KJ ([personal profile] owlmoose) wrote2011-04-16 07:09 pm
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AO3 meme

Ganked from [personal profile] cypher.

List your top ten fics by hitcount posted on Archive of Our Own (AO3). I am, unsurprisingly, also [archiveofourown.org profile] owlmoose over there.


1. Exchange: FFXII, Balthier-centric, gen. Posted February 2010, 339 hits.

2. Far Across the Sand and the Sea: FFX, Braska/Yuna's Mother. "The story of Braska's journey to Bikanel." Posted June 2010, 264 hits.

3. Reconcilable Differences: FFXII, Ashe/Al-Cid, Ashe/Balthier. My [community profile] megaflare_ff story. Posted November 2010, 187 hits.

4. Aftermath: FFX-2, Beclem and Nooj, gen. "[T]he founding of the Youth League, through Beclem's eyes." Latest chapter posted March 2010, 170 hits.

5. Elemental: FFX, Lulu, gen. "Lulu's first steps on her path to becoming a black mage." Posted November 2009, 159 hits.

6. Watchman: Sunshine, Rae/Mel. "Mel has taken the responsibility upon himself." The shortest story on the list (312 words). Posted November 2009, 159 hits.

7. Political Considerations: FFXII, Ashe/Balthier. The sequel to "Alternate Histories", listed below. Posted November 2009, 154 hits.

8. Secret Identities: FFXII, Balthier/Reddas implications. "It was by his voice that Balthier first knew him." Posted May 2010, 147 hits.

9. Study Break: FFXIII, Raines/Rosch. Still the only story for this pairing on the archive! Also the only porn and the only slash on this list. Posted November 2010, 127 hits.

10. Alternate Histories: FFXII, Ashe/Balthier. "A game of "what if" on the eve of an important state event." Posted November 2010, 124 hits.

Is it a surprise that literally half of the stories on this list feature Balthier? No, it is not. I suppose it surprises me a little that the list is so FFXII-heavy -- only one X-2 story, and two FFX. Then again, there almost twice as many FFXII stories currently in the archive than there are FFX and X-2 stories combined, which suggests a higher readership for that fandom. So maybe it does make a certain amount of sense.
renay: artist rendition of the center of a nebula (Default)

[personal profile] renay 2011-04-17 03:26 am (UTC)(link)
...is it not a surprise? It is a surprise to me! KJ, I MUST THROW DOWN A POLL IMMEDIATELY. NOOJ V BALTHIER, GO.

Now I suddenly want you to write a FFX-2/FFXII AU crossover where Ashe is an up and coming lawyer with a roommate who likes to collect swords and wear leather trying to make it in the music scene and is in love with her manager who is dense and also metallic and Balthier is their upstairs neighbor convinced he and Ashe should go on a date.

THINK OF THE HILARITY.
dagas_isa: Yuna, from Final Fantasy X Text: Sin is dead and there will be cookies (yuna cookies)

[personal profile] dagas_isa 2011-04-17 04:22 am (UTC)(link)
I want this.
renay: artist rendition of the center of a nebula (Default)

[personal profile] renay 2011-04-17 04:25 am (UTC)(link)
Let's make eyes at her together ~~~ ♥

See, KJ, TWO GUARANTEED READERS.
dagas_isa: Padma and Muppets in the Top Chef kitchen (cookie monster)

[personal profile] dagas_isa 2011-04-17 04:35 am (UTC)(link)
Indeed. ♥

*makes kitten-eyes at KJ*
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[personal profile] renay 2011-04-17 08:34 am (UTC)(link)
OH MY GOD, YES YOU CAN IMAGINE IT, IT WOULDN'T EVEN BE THAT HARD. THINK OF THE HORRIFICALLY AWKWARD DOUBLE DATES, AND I MEAN, PAINE LOVES ASHE, THEY'VE BEEN ROOMMATES FOR SINCE MEETING AT COLLEGE DURING THE AWKWARD FRESHMAN TOUR BUT SHE JUST. DOESN'T. GET. IT. WITH THIS DUDE.

"IT'S THE ACCENT, ISN'T IT?" SHE ASKS ASHE IN THE BATHROOM.

ASHE DRIES HER HANDS AND REFUSES TO MEET HER EYES. "HE'S NICE."

"IT'S LIKE THE BBC VOMITED ON HIM," PAINE SAYS FLATY. "AND HE FORGOT TO WASH IT OFF."

AHHHHHHHHHHHHHH KJ COME ON.