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Elendraug

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Here are some of the fics I've written over the last year or so! These are fairly spoiler-free, but be aware that the rest of my AO3 has works that explore the full series with a variety of content ratings and warnings, so if you haven't finished Xenosaga in its entirety, you may want to wait.

The following are grouped loosely by continuity, although most of my fics intersect with each other in some ways, even if just thematically.

This is the code I made for myself to format these, if anyone else finds it useful:

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Enjoy, and thanks for reading! I'd love to hear what you think. In the future I may update this with other projects I'm working on, but this seemed like a good place to start.

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heaven's gonna burn your eyes
[ Xenogears, Xenosaga | Bart/Fei, Jr. & U-DO | T | 1,752 | 07/2006 & 12/2021 ]
Bart/Fei I wrote back in the day, handwritten in an old notebook; affection and friendship crossing over between universes.


a most important meal
[ Xenosaga | Cherenkov & Gaignun | G | 685 | 10/2021 ]
Gaignun welcomes Cherenkov to the Foundation by buying him a breakfast sandwich.

the man makes the clothes
[ Xenosaga | Cherenkov & Gaignun + Foundation residents | T | 3,830 | 12/2021 ]
Gaignun provides emotional support while Cherenkov is fitted for a new wardrobe.

refueling
[ Xenosaga | Jr./Gaignun, background Jr./Tony and Gaignun/King | T | 1,169 | 03/2022 ]
Gaignun takes a phone call about supply chains while Jr. cuddles him.


baby grand
[ Xenosaga | Gaignun & Juli, Jr./Gaignun | G | 1,083 | 10/2021 ]
Juli gives Gaignun secret piano lessons at the Yuriev Institute.

resolution
[ Xenosaga | Jr./Gaignun | T | 669 | 01/2022 ]
Secret crushes while under surveillance at the Yuriev Institute.


as clear as day
[ Xenosaga | Juli & Jr. | T | Wordcount | 05/2021 ]
A mother's day fic for grieving with the adult childhood friend of your late daughter, who isn't quite your son but has always kind of wished you were his mom.

theseus' ship
[ Xenosaga | Jr. & MOMO & Sakura, Jr. & MOMO & Ziggy | T | 3,560 | 09/2021 ]
MOMO confesses the imported infatuation her brain woke up with.


excision
[ Xenosaga | Jin & Jr. | T | 1,476 | 08/2021 ]
Jr. asks Jin's advice for surgically cutting out toxic family.

excerption
[ Xenosaga | Jr./Gaignun, Gaignun & Jin & Jr. | T | 4,853 | 11/2021 ]
Jr. wakes up after cardiac nanosurgery.

the future is better
[ Xenosaga | Jr./Gaignun | T | 1,431 | 08/2021 ]
Jr. accidentally falls asleep at their desk, and Gaignun gives him a shoulder massage.
 

Elendraug

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I've read your work, it's awesome. \o/ Keep it up!

Thanks!

Yeah, thanks for the format. It'd totally be useful for us writers! ❤️

No problem, I'm still a bit rusty with BB code but here's a guide for what will work here.

YESSS I LOVE YOUR WRITINGSSSSSS and I feel honored that I got to bet(t)a 🐟 some of these ;A;

THANK YOU for everything <333 I am honored you read them, and grateful for your help!!
 
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Elendraug

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Here's another one I really love: a collaboration with @whyfish , who was kind enough to illustrate it (and thank you again!!). ❤️🖤 Handwritten hand tattoos seemed like a way for Jr. and Gaignun to reclaim the unit numbers the Yuriev Institute stamped on them, as a sort of DIY wedding ceremony. There's a poem that accompanies this that contrasts good/bad timelines, so be warned it has SPOILERS through the end of XSIII, while this artwork does not.

Xenosaga fanart by whyfish. The Kukai Foundation's artificial sunlight reflects on the water at their private beach as Gaignun and Jr. hold hands. The focus is on their palms, where Jr. has written a red 6 atop the 9 in Gaignun's 669. Gaignun holds a black marker in his left hand and writes a 9 atop the 6 in Jr.'s 666 as he gently supports Jr.'s hand with his right hand.
 

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I'm so glad you both like them! These illustrations were definitely a joint effort, and I'm indebted to Elendraug not only for the gorgeous imagery in his original poem but for his input and feedback during the whole process. I learned a lot about how to draw hands from working on this! (Fun fact, Jr.'s hands are directly referenced from mine, since I'm about his size IRL and I figured we'd have similar proportions. For Gaignun's I had to use my imagination a little more.) Elendraug's writing has been a huge inspiration to me and I'm honored to have had the opportunity to illustrate this piece. ❤️🖤
 

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It's awesome that the two of you have something in common!
I keep forgetting to take a look at everyone's work, but I'm always distracted. 😥
The artwork is really beautiful, Why. I haven't read Elen's poem, but I'm planning to once things over here die down a bit. *I have read a few of his Gaignun/Jr stories- they're insanely good.*

It's really amazing what people can come up with, I really do find fan-works so fascinating.

(Fun fact, Jr.'s hands are directly referenced from mine, since I'm about his size IRL and I figured we'd have similar proportions. For Gaignun's I had to use my imagination a little more.) Wow, that's pretty smart I've never heard about this before- doesn't help that I haven't drawn in a few years! Thanks you two for posting your work on here! They're phenomenal pieces.
 

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Wow, that's pretty smart I've never heard about this before- doesn't help that I haven't drawn in a few years!
Hands are actually really difficult for me to draw from memory, so I find it helpful to have a reference "on hand," as it were (dad joke intended). Another thing you can do is take a picture of your hand in the pose you're trying to draw (especially helpful if you need to draw the hand you draw with!), which also works for other body parts/poses if you can't find a pre-existing stock photo or a reference image with the pose you need. (That's what I did for the 20th anniversary drawing in this post, BTW! I was having a really hard time getting Ziggy's neck and collarbones to look right, so I took a selfie and used that as a ref--you can see it starting around halfway through this timelapse recording. In that case I had to change the proportions a lot, for obvious reasons. 😔)
 

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In what's now something of a tradition, I wrote a fic about Juli for Mother's Day:

intermission
[ Xenosaga | Gaignun & Juli | T | 1,634 | 05/2022 ]
Gaignun brings Juli breakfast in bed (kinda) during a conference.

I keep meaning to reply to everything else in here, too, oops
 
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