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by Craftyatom
Mon Jan 04, 2021 12:03 am
Forum: Fan Fiction
Topic: Secret Santa 2020 - Story collection
Replies: 36
Views: 2249

Re: Secret Santa 2020 - Story collection

Thank you very much for this story! Of course I'm biased, because it was written for me, but it was all I hoped for and more*, and it's the one I liked most of all the submissions so far. I'm glad you enjoyed it! I got rather worried about it partway through writing, but it seems like overall, peop...
by Craftyatom
Wed Dec 30, 2020 4:17 am
Forum: Fan Fiction
Topic: A Chiasmus Through the Night – A Late, Late, S9 for Craftyatom.
Replies: 13
Views: 895

Re: A Chiasmus Through the Night – A Late, Late, S9 for Craftyatom.

It has taken me ages to get around to this one, between needing to finish up the semester and then having to throw together my S11. But I finally managed to read it last night, and it was definitely worth the wait: brilliantly done, as expected. I'll start by saying that, as Oddball and Mirage menti...
by Craftyatom
Fri Dec 25, 2020 2:46 am
Forum: Fan Fiction
Topic: Secret Santa 2020 - Story collection
Replies: 36
Views: 2249

Re: Secret Santa 2020 - Story collection

Dear Hisao I'm not usually a fan of "diary-style" stories, but I found myself quite enjoying this one. You do a good job of making the monologue feel weighty, without being overly dramatic. And of course, as I'm sure has been said before, there are probably a hundred different endings you could've ...
by Craftyatom
Fri Dec 25, 2020 2:41 am
Forum: Fan Fiction
Topic: Secret Santa 2020 - Story collection
Replies: 36
Views: 2249

Re: Secret Santa 2020 - Story collection

I post all of my one-shots in my own thread, but here's my entry:

From Craftyatom for Mirage_GSM - Rising Steam

Hope you enjoy!
by Craftyatom
Fri Dec 25, 2020 2:33 am
Forum: Fan Fiction
Topic: Crafty's One-Shots (Dec 25th, 2020: Rising Steam)
Replies: 124
Views: 18615

Rising Steam (5/5)

After changing into a towel, I take off my glasses, open the door at the end of our room, and step outside. Of course, by now the sky is pitch black, matching the biting cold. I know you can do it. Yeah right. I couldn’t work up the courage to join the other girls outside earlier. I couldn’t force m...
by Craftyatom
Fri Dec 25, 2020 2:33 am
Forum: Fan Fiction
Topic: Crafty's One-Shots (Dec 25th, 2020: Rising Steam)
Replies: 124
Views: 18615

Rising Steam (4/5)

Rika and Naomi watch the empty road intently, while Saki and I relax in some of the chairs outside the front entrance to the inn, all four of us wearing jackets in an attempt to combat the winter weather. Over a limited but tasty breakfast this morning, Saki suggested that we head over to the shoppi...
by Craftyatom
Fri Dec 25, 2020 2:33 am
Forum: Fan Fiction
Topic: Crafty's One-Shots (Dec 25th, 2020: Rising Steam)
Replies: 124
Views: 18615

Rising Steam (3/5)

Despite coming out on this trip to have fun, I still can’t shake the spectre of my family’s expectations. I’ve spent this whole train ride with one hand in my pocket, fiddling with my phone, afraid to check it. Only now, with a few minutes until we reach our station, do I finally take it out and fli...
by Craftyatom
Fri Dec 25, 2020 2:33 am
Forum: Fan Fiction
Topic: Crafty's One-Shots (Dec 25th, 2020: Rising Steam)
Replies: 124
Views: 18615

Rising Steam (2/5)

“Hello?” “Hey Mom, it’s me.” “Oh, Natsume - I wasn’t expecting you to call so early!” I can hear a few muffled sounds in the background, and gather that she’s probably in the middle of something. “Yeah, sorry, I just... I just thought of something, and figured I should call you about it.” That’s a b...
by Craftyatom
Fri Dec 25, 2020 2:32 am
Forum: Fan Fiction
Topic: Crafty's One-Shots (Dec 25th, 2020: Rising Steam)
Replies: 124
Views: 18615

Rising Steam (1/5)

Rising Steam “Absolutely not, young lady.” “Wha- Mom, come on, what’s the problem?” “The problem is that we miss you, Natsume! We haven’t seen you in months - don’t you want to spend the holidays catching up with us?” “I do, Mom, I do, but...” I have to stop myself from using my joints as an excuse...
by Craftyatom
Fri Dec 25, 2020 2:32 am
Forum: Fan Fiction
Topic: Crafty's One-Shots (Dec 25th, 2020: Rising Steam)
Replies: 124
Views: 18615

Re: Crafty's One-Shots (Jun 7th, 2020: Path of Least Resistance)

Hello again, everyone, and welcome back to yet another secret santa! This is the fourth year in a row we’ve had one of these, and I’m proud to join a long list of participants ! As always, I was provided with a randomly-selected prompt written by another participant; in this case, my victim was long...
by Craftyatom
Wed Dec 23, 2020 5:18 am
Forum: Fan Fiction
Topic: Crafty's One-Shots (Dec 25th, 2020: Rising Steam)
Replies: 124
Views: 18615

Re: Crafty's One-Shots (Jun 7th, 2020: Path of Least Resistance)

I thought a bit about why you brought up Katawa Kijo in this context, but I guess I did hint at several later developments quite early on in that story... Maybe it's just me, but I always considered it a story with deep lore. Some of that was background from existing magic systems, but a lot of it ...
by Craftyatom
Sun Nov 15, 2020 7:23 pm
Forum: Fan Fiction
Topic: COM(promise) - A Miki Route (Updated Sep 26th, 2020)
Replies: 215
Views: 67977

Re: Cockpit Resource Management (Medical Footnote)

Good to see this thing is still continued! Hopefully with more frequent updates now, wink, wink. Hopefully! There's the secret santa coming up, which will take over my writing for a month or so. But I'm graduating soon, which means more time for writing - until I get a job, at which point all bets ...
by Craftyatom
Sun Nov 15, 2020 6:56 pm
Forum: Fan Fiction
Topic: Crafty's One-Shots (Dec 25th, 2020: Rising Steam)
Replies: 124
Views: 18615

Re: Crafty's One-Shots (Jun 7th, 2020: Path of Least Resistance)

Okay, in that case it's just Emi running out of cash and choosing that exact bank to get more which is a bit hard to believe... Yeah, it is quite a coincidence. Just sets it up better for the reader, that's all. Also, if Naoshi was the one who shot the gun, he must have noticed Lilly teleporting ou...
by Craftyatom
Sun Nov 15, 2020 5:41 pm
Forum: Fan Fiction
Topic: Crafty's One-Shots (Dec 25th, 2020: Rising Steam)
Replies: 124
Views: 18615

Re: Crafty's One-Shots (Jun 7th, 2020: Path of Least Resistance)

A few logic quibbles, though: Fortunately, there are reasonable explanations for both of these! Unfortunately, you'll have to take my word that I had indeed planned them out beforehand, and simply left them out of the story because the reader lacking that information drives the suspense and progres...
by Craftyatom
Sun Sep 27, 2020 12:11 am
Forum: Fan Fiction
Topic: COM(promise) - A Miki Route (Updated Sep 26th, 2020)
Replies: 215
Views: 67977

Cockpit Resource Management (Medical Footnote)

With that scene over, I wanted to mention one last thing regarding the nurse's advice. Based on the small amount of research I did, back in 2007 (when this story is set), medical consensus was that untrained bystanders should not attempt CPR, lest they exacerbate the victim's condition. However, aro...