Note: This is the Editing Blog for my FFVII fanfiction Northern Lights (which you can find at the end of that link). I will be discussing a myriad of topics along with my frequently tangential and harried editing process. You should be able to garner some enjoyment and insight from this without having read the story and/or without prior knowledge of the original game, but if you’re a fan of paranormal romance and/or dark fantasy, you may find it to your liking. The story will be spoiled in this editing examination, though I will do my best to mark spoilers for any other narratives I mention. Thanks for your interest and enjoy!
Chapter 5 – Imminent Darkness
Quote: “But we carry on our back full burden time always reveals in the lonely light of morning in the wound that would not heal…” -Sarah McLachlan “Fallen”
“You cannot change what’s over, but only where you go.” -Enya “Pilgrim”
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There’s a certain freedom found in knowing exactly what someone is. This hearkens back to my prior post about truth vs. lies. If you know and accept the truth, then you also know all that that truth entails. While it may not be pretty nor be what you want, you at least have a foundation, and from there you can figure out what to do in order to reach fulfillment.
Now that I’ve drowned you in platitudes, welcome back dear readers of my editing blog. If I’m being generous with my estimates, there’s probably around ten of you here. I have no idea as I’m writing this prior to even putting the story up, since, well what’s an editing blog if you’re not going to write it while editing? There may in truth be none of you, and I’m just speaking to the cold, quiet aether, hoping (and terrified) that one day it will answer back.
We have reached Chapter 5 and for this I have NOTHING. No pic, no quote, no money have I not, and wow…I haven’t quoted Married…with Children in a really long time. I cannot believe that show first aired when I was seven. Heh, no wonder my mom never wanted me to watch it.
So Imminent Darkness. This chapter, though one of the shortest ones in the story at only six pages, is still one of the most important. We meet a Follower of Seph who imparts the knowledge of where Lucrecia does lie, and can I just say that even though I am a grammar nut and prolific word smith, I still falter when it comes to “lay vs. lie.” Thank goodness for smart websites. Chapter 5 is crucial for Sephiroth as it gives him some direction…after he finishes his first task/obligation towards Aeris. Seriously, his life is just made up of obligations. I know I’ve already mentioned this, but when all you’re living for is others (and one is “dead” and one has been dead) when do you ever have time for yourself? Not that Seph thinks that he deserves any time or much else at all, but for now let’s break down what happens in this part so I can start thinking of what I want for the picture and the quote. Only six pages. Short and powerful, kind of like Aeris 🙂