Beginnings of Man's Best Friend

I know this is supposed to be a writing journal; like 100% writing journal.  I do have a normal journal for tomfoolery and Real Life.  However, since I'm writing again and I was checking things, meaning I was signed in here, I figured I'd post it here.

There is a lot of controversy over the origin of the Dog.  Many people say that the wolf was domesticated and POOF! we have Jack Russel Terriers, Sharpeis, Poodles and more.  Personally, I find this a bit hard to believe.  There is some speculation over a founding stock Feral Dog, as when all dogs go feral, they revert to a similar pariah dog body type.  There is also a study with foxes bred for fur; how they grew bigger, their coats changed colour and pattern (making them useless for the industry but fascinating to science) and longed for human attention. 

Then there is the Dhole.

What, you ask, is a Dhole? (check wikipedia as their article is pretty interesting)

I got to thinking, reading the article and looking at pictures, that this guy here...
this dhole
looks quite a bit similar to these guys...

Masks not withstanding (huskies can have solid coats; these guys are officially dark red/white).

Fascinating right?  Ask any husky breeder, fanatic, or fancier: there is no dog before the Siberian Husky: you can trace the lineage back to Russia and you'd get the same stocky, multi-coloured dogs with jewel eyes.

But what if it isn't a dog we're looking for? Like those foxes in the fur industry/behavioral science study, they changed quite a bit when captively and selectively bred. Food for thought.

Now; back to finals!!!!

[Real Life] Serious Update: Health

I have been diagnosed with Grave's Disease.

Yes, no beating around the bush. It's the most commonly diagnosed hyperthyroidism. Last June I weighed 184lbs and size 12 while that following November I weighed 157lbs and a size 8 and the weight loss didn't start till end of August, early September.

I am now at an average 170lbs (+/-3lbs) and a size 6 (I don't know exactly how that works)

Other than fluctuating weight loss, I have snap emotions (happy one second, sad or pissed the next). A perfect example of this was last night: my roommate got up to get something and my boyfriend, who had a minor surgery that morning, took her chair. She came back, I went to the bathroom, irritated because I was in pain myself. I leave to find out that she jumped on my boyfriend. I went from slightly irritated to murderous rage. I really wanted to kill her.

The other side effect is slight tremors from all my bodily processes being sped up. So my hands show fine tremors, my arms periodically shake and spasm, and I just overall feel restless even though if I laid down anywhere I can fall asleep if I tried a little. I'm focused awake, but exhausted and tired; like a perfect summer day but you see a thunderstorm on the horizon.

I'm allergic to all the medication that treats it.

I also found out that the most common filler in medication is wheat gluten and I have Celiac's Disease which is the unability to process wheat gluten, wheat, barley, barley gluten, oatmeal (because it's processed in facilities that process wheat), liquor's and drinks made from the above (beer, certain wine's and liquor's, Mike's hard lemonade) and lactose intolerance (you can be lactose intolerant without having Celiac's Disease, but it is a symptom).

So I'm a medical mystery. I'm diagnosed, but a treatment is up in the air.

Please bear with me while I update stories and homework and life.

Just thought y'all should know.

Fir-kun aka Namesake

[Phoenix Down: Out of the Ashes] Master Chapter Post

I don't know if anyone reads my stuff anymore since I haven't updated this journal in forever, and I know I've been keeping PD kind of under the carpet in the sense that it was initially quite crack-tastic to begin with. After reading Lightning on the Wave's stories (can be found here) and their wonderful explanations about magic, that and a reviewer pointed out an epic plot hole, I revamped Phoenix Down and am much more proud of it. I'm using the other one as an outline, so they skip through the flowers together, but here is something for y'all to read if you haven't found my other writing journals.
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Phoenix Down: Out of the Ashes
words: 20,726
Rating: T for now
Summary: When a summoning goes horribly wrong, Harry finds himself flung into a world where magic is more free in its dance and confined with its use than what he's used to. No matter what he does, trouble seems to follow. The sword's nice though.
Chapter One: Rebel Against Authority
Chapter Two: ÆSC FÁEL
Chapter Three: In and Out
Chapter Four: Good Morning
Chapter Five: Phonecalls and Bandages

These stories can also be found--with the exception of Chapter Five in Phoenix Down: Out of the Ashes since I keep getting an error message--on on a joint account with Eri Kitsune. My personal account, for those of you interested, can be found here.

Various FFVII drabbles and such

Title: Hunting
Author: faicinn_rocais
Rating: T
Warnings: Deviousness on all involved except an oblivious Zack
Word count: 266
Prompt: -July 6--- Final Fantasy VII, Sephiroth/Cloud: predatory behaviour – The way that he was so nervous just made it worse
A/N: Had trouble figuring out a plot, not too happy with it, but it's better than the other drafts. Hope you enjoy.

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Title: Voyeuristic Intentions
Author: faicinn_rocais
Rating: T
Warnings: kissing?
Word count: 247
Prompt: -July 13--Final Fantasy VII, Zack/Cloud: chocobos – “Zack! I think they’re watching us!”
A/N: Chocobo names are from Ciceqi's 'verses. Go read them if you haven't. If you're interested, the rough draft, which is completely different, will be posted in my journal.

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Title: Misplaced Assassin
Author: faicinn_rocais
Rating: T
Warnings: language
Word count: 416
Prompt: - July 15 --Final Fantasy VII, Vincent: Obsessive Compulsive Disorder - Should he check? What if should really check
A/N: inspired by the writings of Staci-Diane603 and their story Set Me Up In Slow Motion's a very amusing read. A lovely piece of satire if you like that kinda thing.

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Title: Just Another Day
Author: faicinn_rocais
Rating: T
Warnings: coarse language, drinking, rough/forceful foreplay
Word count: 496
Prompt: -July 20--- Final Fantasy VII, Rufus/Reno: better than it should be - I hate everything about you; Why do I love you?
A/N: Based loosely on the world created by kremesch in The Dance of the Macabre. A very good read if you haven't read it yet. Title is from an Aunt Ange song from the album "Apathia".

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Title: Forever Together
Author: Faicinn_Rocais
Rating: PG
Warnings: Angst and spontaneity
Word count: ~1250
Prompt: Final Fantasy VII, Rufus and Dark Nation (gen, obviously, I hope): his only real friend - I used to call your name when no one else would come.
Summary: Rufus remembers the good times with Dark Nation after a day gone horribly wrong (It's all thanks to the Science Department, really) and the public showings he has to do this month require him to be at a dog show: just the place he wants to be.
A/N: So I'm an hour or so late, sorry. The monetary system I'm going on is 1.00 USD = 100 gil. I guess even though I like angst, I also like happy endings.

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Title: Forever Together
Author: Faicinn_Rocais
Rating: Pg-13
Warnings: food and fun..sexual situations and nekkidness
Word count: 667
Prompt: -July31---- Final Fantasy VII, Sephiroth/Zack/Cloud/Aeris: sated and satisfied – They didn't all get together often, so they made the most of the time they had.
Summary: Sephiroth finally has a routine down when he manages to get a hint of a day off.
A/N: half an hour late...mreh. I hate college. My cat is cleaning my foot, not that that has any relevance to the story. I based it kinda in ciceqi's mascotverse. And I have made apple walnut crumble caramel things; they are delicious.

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Title: Sidetracked
Author: faicinn_rocais
Rating: M...very M
Warnings: sex, kissing, foreplay...think that's it.
Word count: 583
Prompt:- Final Fantasy VII, Reno/Cloud: sex in an abandoned building - It left a sour taste in his mouth
Summary: After a mission to an industrial city for pest control(read: drug dealer's getting a little too comfortable) on Reno's part, and a large delivery and monster extermination on Cloud's, they, amazingly enough, run into each other. With one high on adrenaline and the other with a slight case of fighter's high, nothing good can come of their meeting...or can it?
A/N: Procrastinating. Oh, and there's some explicit sexual encounters in here; if the prompt didn't already give that away.

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Title: Poison
Rating: T
Warnings: angst and suffering?
Word count: 434
Prompt: -July 13--Final Fantasy VII, Zack/Cloud: chocobos – “Zack! I think they’re watching us!”
A/N: Rough draft of "Voyeur". The other version can be found here. The rest of my drabble prompts can be found here.

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sky time


* Main Entry: pro·cras·ti·nate
* Pronunciation: \prə-ˈkras-tə-ˌnāt, prō-\
* Function: verb
* Inflected Form(s): pro·cras·ti·nat·ed; pro·cras·ti·nat·ing
* Etymology: Latin procrastinatus, past participle of procrastinare, from pro- forward + crastinus of tomorrow, from cras tomorrow
* Date: 1588

transitive verb :
to put off intentionally and habitually

intransitive verb :
to put off intentionally the doing of something that should be done

synonyms see delay

— pro·cras·ti·na·tion \-ˌkras-tə-ˈnā-shən\ noun

— pro·cras·ti·na·tor \-ˈkras-tə-ˌnā-tər\ noun

In other words, Summer will be updated either tonight or tomorrow while my homework...isn't.

God I hate Maya.

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WORKING HARD!!!!!!!!!!

RL update

Finals this week and next. Then I have three blissful weeks of break before the nose is at the grind again. Here's a sneak peak of chapter two of Summer:

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Bah, I should have named this story something else. I use too much flower language in it. Sorry, I was rather into the Language of Flowers at the time.

It's much too humid for ten in the morning.

Prompt Tables [bleach]

Prompt Table I
1.Introduction 2.Love 3.Light 4.Dark 5.Seeking Solace 6.Break Away 7.Heaven 8.Innocence 9.Drive 10.Breathe Again

11.Memory 12.Insanity 13.Misfortune 14.Smile 15.Silence 16.Questioning 17.Blood 18.Rainbow 19.Gray 20.Fortitude

21.Vacation 22.Mother Nature 23.Cat 24.No Time 25.Trouble Lurking 26.Tears 27.Foreign 28.Sorrow 29.Happiness 30.Under the Rain

31.Flowers 32.Night 33.Expectations 34.Stars 35.Hold My Hand 36.Precious Treasure 37.Eyes 38.Abandoned 39.Dreams 40.Rated

41.Teamwork 42.Standing Still 43.Dying 44.Two Roads 45.Illusion 46.Family 47.Creation 48.Childhood 49.Stripes 50.Breaking the Rules

51.Sport 52.Deep in Thought 53.Keeping a Secret 54.Tower 55.Waiting 56.Danger Ahead 57.Sacrifice 58.Kick in the Head 59.No Way Out 60.Rejection

61.Fairy Tale 62.Magic 63.Do Not Disturb 64.Multitasking 65.Horror 66.Traps 67.Playing the Melody 68.Hero 69.Annoyance 70. 67%

71.Obsession 72.Mischief Managed 73.I Can't 74.Are You Challenging Me? 75.Mirror 76.Broken Pieces 77.Test 78.Drink 79.Starvation 80.Words

81.Pen and Paper 82.Can You Hear Me? 83.Heal 84.Out Cold 85.Spiral 86.Seeing Red 87.Food 88.Pain 89.Through the Fire 90.Triangle

91.Drowning 92.All That I Have 93.Give Up 94.Last Hope 95.Advertisement 96.In the Storm 97.Safety First 98.Puzzle 99.Solitude 100.Relaxation

Prompt Table II

001.Beginnings. 002.Middles. 003.Ends. 004.Insides. 005.Outsides. 006.Hours.

007.Days. 008.Weeks. 009.Months. 010.Years. 011.Red. 012.Orange. 013.Yellow.

014.Green. 015.Blue. 016.Purple. 017.Brown. 018.Black. 019.White. 020.Colourless.

021.Friends. 022.Enemies. 023.Lovers. 024.Family. 025.Strangers. 026.Teammates.

027.Parents. 028.Children. 029.Birth. 030.Death. 031.Sunrise. 032.Sunset. 033.Too Much. 034.Not Enough. 035.Sixth Sense. 036.Smell. 037.Sound. 038.Touch. 039.Taste.

040.Sight. 041.Shapes. 042.Triangle. 043.Square. 044.Circle. 045.Moon. 046.Star.

047.Heart. 048.Diamond. 049.Club. 050.Spade. 051.Water. 052.Fire. 053.Earth. 054.Air.

055.Spirit. 056.Breakfast. 057.Lunch. 058.Dinner. 059.Food. 060.Drink. 061.Winter.

062.Spring. 063.Summer. 064.Fall. 065.Passing. 066.Rain. 067.Snow. 068.Lightening.

069.Thunder. 070.Storm. 071.Broken. 072.Fixed. 073.Light. 074.Dark. 075.Shade.

076.Who? 077.What? 078.Where? 079.When? 080.Why? 081.How? 082.If. 083.And.

084.He. 085.She. 086.Choices. 087.Life. 088.School. 089.Work. 090.Home.

091.Birthday. 092.Christmas. 093.Thanksgiving. 094.Independence. 095.New Year.

096.Remission to Heal 097.Writer's Choice. 098.Writer‘s Choice. 099.Writer‘s Choice. 100.Writer‘s Choice.
o rly?


Title: Stray
Fandom: HPxWR cross
Pairings: N/A
Chapter: I
Words: 5,597
Summary/Author's Notes: He was always searching, trying to find the something that would assuage the ache that was ever present in his chest. When he finally does find the stop that fills the aching, gaping hole in him, he will do everything in his power to keep it with him; even if it means scouting ahead to make sure danger or Noble's lackey's aren't skulking about. But what Kiba doesn't know is that despite the strange alchemy and magic the Nobles use have nothing on the artifact he stumbles across in the forest. The unexpected gift and trip were only a bonus. I found a few well written WRxHP crosses and they...just...stopped. It made me sad. So I thought I'd try my hand at it. It's rough; hasn't been edited yet. I'm only on 14 or so pages. Enjoy~!

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"This cruel, uncaring, callous world may betray you all one day, but here's one thing to keep in mind should disaster come your way;
When made with love and tender care by man or beast or fish or clam, the one delight to always please is freshly made raspberry jam." J:KoB; book 4

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