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November 27, 2009 - I've finally put up the revised HTML files of Sakura and Snow, for those who prefer to click to specific chapters. (The new chapters--the final battle and aftermath--start with chapter 19.)

November 14, 2009 - Sakura and Snow is now available for download in various e-book formats, in addition to the original PDF and Word doc release. Thanks, Amalthia!

November 1, 2009 - Thirteen years. Almost 238,000 words. Sakura and Snow is finally done.

December 27, 2008 - Updated the translations page and the translation links on individual stories.

December 25, 2008 - Guess what? Guess what? New chapter of Sakura! Yatta! (After fricking three years...geez.) See my current projects page for news about where the story as a whole currently stands. Also, I've posted a handful of other fics written over the last couple of years that I just hadn't gotten around to putting up here: two ficbits, "Inspiration" (Spirited Away) and "Talks Too Much" (TB/X, Subaru-centric); "Almost Nobody," a story set ten years after the final battle and featuring Keiichi and Yuka-chan (...who?); and "Why Young Robots Shouldn't Play on the Information Superhighway," a charming tale of transforming robots, incestuous gay sex, and the dangers of the Internet. (Symmetrical Docking!) Finally, I've updated my email page to make it slightly easier to get in touch with me, and I've posted a link to a new Chinese translation of Sakura chapter 16, courtesy of Sunny, on both the translations page and the main Sakura page.

June 4, 2006 - Did you miss me? I missed you. ^_^ It's kind of a mixed bag of updates this time: one Loveless fanfic ("Everything We Touch, Changes"), focusing on Ritsuka's reaction to the infamous ear-piercing scene; three short Weiss Kreuz pieces that were originally supposed to be part of a 30_kisses effort; and one crack- and innuendo-filled scriptfic, in which Weiss Play D&D.(That's Dungeons & Dragons, for the geekery-deficient. ^_^) Plus an update to the projects page.

December 1, 2005 - New chapter of "Sakura"! Booyah! Now you all can take a little trip back in time to revisit Seishirou's rather scary childhood. I've also posted another X fic that's been lurking in limbo for a while now: "Ordinary," a story about Saiki Daisuke and the roles of various people in the battle for the future of the Earth. There's a new piece of art in the gallery--a picture of Kanoe from chapter 15 of "Sakura"--as well as two new translation links, all courtesy of Ilaria Cariddi. Squee! The projects page has also been updated, though I don't really have a lot to say there...still trying to bash ahead on "Sakura," pretty much.

November 1, 2005 - Trying to finally get myself out of my slump.... At any rate, there's finally a new Drift of "Sakura." Yay! I've also posted "Mirrors," a short TB/X fic that I wrote quite a while ago and somehow never posted. I have another fic or two and possibly some translation or gallery material sitting around here, but in the interests of getting the site updated tonight I'm going to hold off on searching for them. That's for the next update, which shouldn't be too unbearably long in coming--I'm already in beta with the next chapter of "Sakura." The only other update of note, aside from the usual projects update, is that I've revised the links between the Drifts and the main text of "Sakura." You now have the option to "Skip to the next chapter" directly from the warning pages, without having to go back to the main index. Which is probably more trivia than you needed to know. ^_^

October 20, 2004 - I've been out of things here since the spring due to real-life issues: my father's health broke down this year, and he finally passed away at the end of August. I'm just starting to get on top of all the household stuff and to recover from the emotional stresses, and to kinda sorta think about writing again. It wasn't a completely barren summer, however, so herewith are the fruits of my somewhat sporadic labors:

I've also updated the projects page (though somewhat vaguely) and added a new piece of art to the gallery. Finally, I changed the weblog link on my front page to point to my LiveJournal, since that's where I'm posting these days. Thanks all for your patience; I hope to be getting back into the writing and to be around here a bit more frequently

April 19, 2004 - Not really an update this time. I just wanted to let people know that I've finally fixed the error in my mail form, so you all should be able to reach me that way again. (I hadn't even realized it was messed up until a reader found another email address and got through to tell me about it. Thanks, Natalia. ^_^) Although while I was here I did also update the current projects page.

January 23, 2004 - OMG AN UPDATE!! *falls over* Yeah, only nine months after the last one. In any event, here's what's new:

  • "True Lovers," a "Falling from the Moon" side-story focusing on Alice and Rin. Cuteness and snowballs.
  • "Warmth," a kind of Omi/Ken-ish Weiss Kreuz one-shot, set before Aya joins the team. What's the meaning of a touch?
  • The second half (finally!) of the third "Sakura and Snow" Drift. At last, the Taoist sex you've been waiting for. (The link above leads to the beginning of the Drift; if you've read the previously released version of the first half and want to jump right to the new part, go here.)

I've also updated the gallery with a new piece of art by Ilona, plus swept out my links page and updated various ancillary pages, including current projects. This site finally looks a bit less like a ghost town.

April 13, 2003 - Added links to Vasiliki's Greek translations of "Purity" and "Catch Me" to the translation page and the story pages. Oh, and here. ^^ No new fic yet, sorry.

March 17, 2003 - Okay, maybe I wasn't getting back into the swing of things then. Now, I might be, but I hesitate to say for sure. In any case, the update: the first half of the next Drift of "Sakura" (yay!); "26," a sequel to "13," some new art on the gallery page, and a not very forthcoming update to the current projects page.

November 10, 2002 - Wow, another update. I must be getting back into the swing of things. New this time is "Crossing Over," a fanfic for the movie Spirited Away, and an accompanying kickass piece of fanart by the redoubtable Kristin Olson. Plus standard update to the current projects page.

September 21, 2002 - After a long hiatus, the author returns, this time with a couple of short fics. "Forever Is in You" features reflections by Lan from Clover, while "Return" is another Sorata/Arashi story. I've also updated the gallery with some fabulous new fan art--go check it out! Plus updates to the awards, author's bio, and current projects pages. I think I've fallen behind on my translations page; so if there's anybody out there who's done a translation of one of my stories and doesn't see it on this page, please email me. Thanks!

December 25, 2001 - "Falling from the Moon" is done. Done, I tell you! AHAHAHA! So go and enjoy it--three chapters, an epilogue, and the concluding side story, in which Issei and Jinpachi's relationship is finally resolved. Have fun with the extras, too.

October 25, 2001 - Two new fics, "Kekkai" and "Kekkai Lite." The first is a somewhat intense piece about the fate of Sunshine 60, inspired by the September 11 attack on New York City; the second is only loosely related to the first, and is much lighter. I desperately need to update my links page, but that's going to have to wait a little longer. The projects page *has* been updated, although there isn't a whole lot to report. Plus there's two new pieces of art on the gallery page.

August 8, 2001 - No new fic for you yet, alas. I'm really sorry, but things are moving more slowly than I'd hoped.What I do have for this update is mostly translation links: Oui Apapa's Chinese translation of "Dream," Vasiliki's Greek translation of "13," and Karura's French translation of part 1 of "Wings." The projects page has been updated, though not with much of substance. Oh, and there's a new award. Yay! ^^

June 25, 2001 - Just a very small update: there are new translation links to Karura's French translation of "Little Green-eyes" and Oui Apapa's Chinese translations of "13" and "Purity." Oh, and a brief but happy update to the current projects page.

June 4, 2001 - At last, another fic update! "Falling" fans can rejoice: I've finally finished chapter 15. As you can see on my current projects page, I'm hoping to make a serious push toward getting this story done this summer. I've also done various house-cleaning chores, the most exciting of which is probably the new translations page. To try to help me keep track of who's translated which of my stories, I've gathered them all in a list, as well as linking to each translation on the appropriate story page on my site. I'm pretty sure that I've missed someone, so if I have, please email me and bring me up-to-date. I've done a bit of link-updating throughout the site as well, although I need to sit down one weekend and really check all of them.Finally, there's a new piece of art on the gallery page--a piece by Hady in which Seishirou shows off his new and more fearsome shikigami. ^_^

May 28, 2001 - Changed to the new Good Fanfic webring code. I'm hoping to have an actual fic update before too much longer....

April 1, 2001 - An update in under a month! And it's not an April Fool's joke! All right, we have two new fics up this time: "The Three Intimacies," featuring Sorata and Arashi, and "Little Green-eyes," an original and largely spoiler-free Tokyo Babylon fic. Have fun. ^^

March 5, 2001 - Ack, trying to remember what I've updated when it's after midnight, I'm falling asleep, and I may (or may not) have work tomorrow. Well, of course, there's the latest chapter of "Sakura," which is finally up. I hope it's worth the wait. ^_^ I've also finally gotten my act together and made an awards page, since with last year's CLAMP Fanfiction Awards and the new one from Shara I actually have enough to make a separate page worthwhile. Current projects has been updated very minorly..and I think that's it. (Hey, I just had an update a little over a week ago! What do you expect?)

February 25, 2001 - An update of the "I'm not dead!" variety, consisting of many long-overdue tweakings. (If you've subscribed to my mailing list recently, and are wondering why you didn't get a notification, sorry, but I only send out mails for fic updates. ^_^) Put up a link to Hady's Chinese translations and T-chan's Spanish translations on the "Broken Worlds" page, and did some link pruning in general. I *finally* put up Varlin's Christmas picture as well as one of Ankoku-jin's at the gallery. Removed the redundant Weiss Kreuz labels on the index page (duh), and updated the current projects page. And for anyone who's interested in this kind of thing, I've started a weblog, which gets updated a tiny bit more often than this does. ^^;;;

December 24, 2000 - Happy holidays, everyone! Here are two new stories for you. (Unfortunately, neither one is very appropriate to the season.) "13" is a short, dark X fic, in which Subaru learns the hidden secret of the Sakurazukamori, to his sorrow. For something completely different, try "Youji's Omelette," a shamelessly plotless Weiss Kreuz lemon, featuring Youji and Ken engaged in cooking and sex--mostly sex.I've also made a long-overdue update to my gallery page, adding new art by Cleric and Subi-chan. Yay! The current projects page has been updated, and on my main page I've finally broken up the list of single-part stories into sections, since it was starting to get too cumbersome as one long list. I've also changed the labeling on the blurbs page slightly, making a probably unnecessary distinction between the shounen ai stories that include adult chapters and the more straightforwardly yaoi stories.(That should be enough for one update, ne? ^_^)

October 30, 2000 - Everyone, I would like to make a very strong request: Please DO NOT post spoilers in my guestbook. (For those of you who might not be familiar with the word, a "spoiler" is the announcement of a major plot point of a series, generally a potentially traumatic one.) I realize that everyone is very excited and distraught about a certain happening. So am I. But my guestbook is NOT the place for it. I'm sure there are people out there who haven't seen the most recent issue, and who have been trying very hard to avoid finding out what happened until they *do* see it. I'd be very upset if one of those people had her pleasure in reading the series spoiled because she stumbled across the information in my guestbook--which, as a part of my site, I do feel some responsibility for, even though the thoughts and opinions posted on it are all other people's, and which is the kind of place where one might not necessarily be on guard against a spoiler. (And yes, I do assume that random people read my guestbook, because I certainly read the guestbooks on other sites.) While ordinarily I wouldn't even consider tampering with the guestbook entries, currently I am deleting any entry that consists of nothing but a spoiler, and ***ing out spoilers that appear in other entries. Please spare me this extra work. If you want to email me and vent about the December Asuka, I more than welcome your comments. Otherwise, please keep it to the mailing lists. I really appreciate your understanding in this. Thanks!

October 28, 2000 - Omigosh! A new chapter of "Sakura"! Well, okay, technically it's half a new chapter, but that's still better than nothing. I've also posted a new Weiss Kreuz story, "Catch Me," which I refer to as my "Save Ken" story. It's a bit intense, so read it at your own risk. I've updated the projects page, and done the usual adding and subtracting of links. I've also given Weiss Kreuz their own section on the blurbs page.

August 27, 2000 - Restored the Good Fanfic Webring, which has just been rendered undefunct. Yay! ^^ Oh, and added a couple more favorite characers to the bio page.

August 20, 2000 - For some reason, I keep putting "July" instead of "August" on all the pages that need redating. Guilty conscience? Naah.... In any event, I have two new CLAMP fics posted, "Kiss of Moonlight" and "Messages." The first is a CardCaptor Sakura fic centered on Yue (you couldn't guess from the title? -_^), and the second is based on the CLAMP School anime, although it's set a few years afterward. I've updated the current projects page as well, and I've taken the older entries from both this page and the projects page and made separate archives for them. I've also pruned a couple of links, most notably the Good Fanfic Webring, which has now been closed down. It was a noble effort, while it lasted. Finally, there's a new piece of fan art on the gallery page.

June 12, 2000 - An almost monthly update! A sign of things to come? Er, probably not, I'm afraid. There is a fair bit of new stuff, though, including two Weiss Kreuz fanfics. "Purity" is my reaction to the highly ambiguous end of a WK drama CD; it's very short, but probably requires familiarity with the source material to make much sense. "Sword Dance" is a yaoi lemon wrapped up in a bit of character study, and should be fairly comprehensible even if you know nothing at all about Weiss. I've also updated my bio, to better reflect my current obsessions, and I've put a new entry on the current projects page. The links page is mostly updated, and the links on the "Sakura" page should also be fixed. And there's new silly stuff in the, um, silly place....

I'm going to be going to both Anime Expo and Shoujocon this year. (Yes, I'm insane, but you already knew that.) It looks like I'll be on the fanfic panel at Shoujocon, so if you're there, stop by and say hi! It's probably not very likely that I'll get another update out before I go to AX at the end of the month, but depending on how various stories go, I may try to squeeze one in between the two cons.

May 7, 2000 - ...and the promised deadline escapes me yet again. Fortunately, this time I have a *real* update, so with luck everyone will be somewhat appeased. The new chapter of "Sakura" is *finally* up. I hope you enjoy it! (And before you come and kill me for leaving you with that ending, chapter 14 is about halfway through editing, and it's my project for the next couple of weeks. No more promises for a release date, though. I've learned my lesson at last.) I received a fan art (wai!), so I made a gallery page to display it. I've also updated the current projects page. I know that there are broken or moved links on my links page, but I just don't have time tonight to check and fix them all, so that'll have to be the next update.

April 9, 2000 - Erm, what happened to February?...what happened to *March*? <sigh> For everyone who's been very patiently visiting my site over the past couple of months, I'm so sorry not to have delivered the promised update. I'm still not quite ready, but I thought I should at least say something, so here's the news. I continue not to be dead. "Sakura" 13 is in prereading; "Sakura" 14 is in edits. I've been doing a ton of writing, mostly on bits and pieces of things that won't be ready to release for ages, if ever, but I'm just about to regroup and refocus on the already in-progress projects. I'll be rather surprised if I don't manage to get *something* out this month, although knowing me it's still not beyond the realm of possibility....

January 31, 2000 - This is essentially an "I'm not dead" update. A couple of new links, new code for the Anime Fanfic webring...I've been working on "Sakura," albeit extremely slowly. However, progress on it has picked up notably over the last few days. I'm hoping to have a more substantial update sometime in February.

December 26, 1999 - A day late, but still in the spirit of Christmas...a little holiday surprise. Also updated Sunsun's link on the main "Sakura" page and made a few tweaks to my links page.

November 16, 1999 - Posted "Magician" and did a couple of minor revisions to "After Colony." Updated the links page and current projects page.

October 30, 1999 - Moved the (Good) Fanfiction Webring fragment to my main page, at the request of the webmistress.

October 14, 1999 - Added a couple of pictures of Buddhist symbols to the dissertation page that's linked from "Kanriki".

October 12, 1999 - Made a couple of corrections to the author's note of "Wings: Kanriki," mostly regarding future plans for the continuity. Meant to do it last night, but the brain cell was decidedly crunchy from being up until midnight. Also took the link to the CLAMP Links Guide down until the site comes back.

October 11, 1999 - It must be smut month at Firecat Fanfics, or something...the new "Sakura" drift and the new "Wings" side story have both been posted. I fixed the link to Sunsun's Chinese translations, so that should be accessible now. I've also clarified my policy on selecting links for my links page, as well as doing the usual adding and fixing dance. Plus the current projects page has been updated again.

September 5, 1999 - The new chapter of Falling from the Moon is up--finally! (Although they still haven't quite made it to the moon....) I've also posted a short, rather dark and random "Gundam Wing" reflection, After Colony, in which a character looks back on a very different ending to the TV series. Plus updated links--including, on the main "Sakura" page, a link to Tony-chan's Spanish translations! Also, I've updated my current projects page for the first time in a couple of months.

August 1, 1999 - Added the Announcement mailing list form above.

July 25, 1999 - And I now actually get around to *releasing* the new site. Well, vacations can do that to you... I haven't actually added anything to the site since July 3. For those of you who are just now visiting this page for the first time, check out the previous update below.

July 3, 1999 - Finally, at long last, the move is over and the page is updated! *gasp!* I'm very, very sorry that it took so long, but I've learned my lesson: no more setting deadlines for myself. It only guarantees that I'll be ridiculously late.

Anyway, you've probably already noticed the more obvious cosmetic changes, but here's a complete list of what's new:

  • Two new "Fushigi Yuugi" fics, The Animal That Walks on Two Legs and Beasts. I'm actually quite pleased with them, although they're a bit different from my usual sort of thing. (I've pretty much shot my FY bolt with these two, so you can probably expect me to be spending more time with my old favorites, X and PSME.)
  • Chapter 12 of "Sakura"--at last! (The Drift still needs more editing, so in the interests of getting this site updated I decided to just release this chapter for now.)
  • Check out the current projects page for the latest word on what stories I've been working on.
  • Due to growing confusion on the part of readers, I have a new archiving policy for my stories. In brief, I'm requesting people to link to the stories on this site whenever possible, rather than uploading to their own pages--and in the case of the unfinished stories, "Sakura" and "Falling," I am insisting on linkage. I will not be granting permission for other people to host either of those two stories until they're finished, except in exceptional circumstances. My apologies to those of you who've been carrying"Sakura" and "Falling" for a while now, but I'd very much appreciate it if you could also comply with this policy.
  • On a fluffier note, I have a guestbook now! Please sign it, or take a look at what others have said.
  • I've also instituted an email form instead of the old mailto:s in an effort to decrease spam. If it doesn't work for some reason, I can be reached at n-chan @ firecat.net. My old address at gti.net is still active as well. If you just want to comment and don't have a question that needs answering, consider signing my guestbook instead.
  • The graphic design of these pages has been updated somewhat, and I now have logos for all my multi-part stories, including the collaborations. I finally got rid of the animated gif logos, having decided that they didn't really add much but extra page-loading time. However, now I seem to have gotten a little bit happy with the Javascript rollovers. If the all the flashy things start to give you seizures, let me know. ^_^
  • The links page has been updated and expanded slightly. (It'll probably always be the section of this site that's most in flux as other web sites come and go and as I find new things to add to it.) I've joined a couple of web rings, but if you've gotten here early I may not have been added to them yet.
  • The counter is new, so it's been set back to zero. Sorry, Lynx users! I can't use the shell script on this new account....
  • Speaking of which, this site is now being hosted on Dreamhost, a $9.95/month web hosting organization. So far I've been very pleased with them; if you're looking to leave the free services, I highly recommend checking them out.
  • In the shameless self-promotion department, I've made a couple of banners for linking to this site. Feel free to use them or not, as you prefer.
  • Oh, and if anyone actually found my hidden link...I've moved it. It's still on the same page, though.

And I think that's actually all of it....

If you want to see the older updates, they're here.


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