land of extremely stupid AUs

Due to a laundry list of reasons, I decided it would be much more satisfying to clean up / finish my Final Form Sora rather than try to resurrect my super old KH2 one. Plus, even if I don’t wind up having a Riku, my Kairi is pretty much guaranteed to be there, and she’ll be in Valor Form. So we’ll be a matched set <3

I probably could have uploaded fewer photos, but I couldn’t decide which to narrow it down to. Especially since the ones where I’m failing are actually my favorites.

Oh, also: inspired by that “Cosplay Fairy Godmother” post, I’ve decided to fill one of my voluminous pockets with a big ziplock baggie of rescue items like bobby pins, safety pins, tape, scissors, needles & thread, band-aids, ibuprophen, and pads & tampons. If anyone at NoBrand Con finds themselves in need of these items on Saturday, tell them to go find the tiny dweeb with the giant key! :D

I love how you’re monopolizing the ‘i am not swift’ tag. Try and click on it.

Yes well I’ve lived in this building for 15 months and just now discovered the back staircase, so I think it’s called for. 

I feel like such a moron. I didn’t realize until just now that I could be using my music stand for working on wigs. 

These two would piss each other off so bad :&#8217;D I bet Pete would call her things like &#8220;sister,&#8221; &#8220;girlie&#8221; and &#8220;Little Miss [relevant insult]&#8221; all the time. 

These two would piss each other off so bad :’D I bet Pete would call her things like “sister,” “girlie” and “Little Miss [relevant insult]” all the time. 

tendrillar:

Ahhhhhhhhhh

based on this post :X

fullmetalheartless:

Pictures from 5 of the 6 plays from Fullmetal Alchemist: Daughter of the Dusk… can you name some of the references?

I dont know if youve thought this far ahead, but in the archetwist au during the DDD timeline, Sora would dive into Kairis heart and meet up with Namine, Aqua(?), and Kurix?

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sugasarishiomoide:

It happens. wait do u mean van or ven? if it’s van wouldn’t roxas just still look like sora? ya know what i’m gonna shut up now too. i can’t even type properly rn.

Sora and Riku working together in Kairi’s dreams, maybe? The norts might have to take a more brute-force approach with Kairi, too, since the mind games probs wouldn’t work.

Okay, now i’m shutting up.

pfft yeah typing properly is my problem. I’m so goddan lazy I can’t write out a two-syllable name so I get the vowel wrong and suddenly nothing makes sense XD I meant Ventus.

HMM, that’s also a good point. Kairi doesn’t have six million people running around in her head to confuse her and I’m not saying she’s not empathetic, but Sora takes that game to Space Jam levels. Maybe the baddies bonk Kairi and Sora but in two different ways so RIku has to save both?! 

It’s almost 2am, I should ponder this some other time. 

I dont know if youve thought this far ahead, but in the archetwist au during the DDD timeline, Sora would dive into Kairis heart and meet up with Namine, Aqua(?), and Kurix?

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I don’t know where you would have heard that about nobodies. They do usually have memories of their former selves but they’re not made of them. To blatantly copy-pasta from the wiki: “They are made up of body and soul. Depending how strong their human hearts were, the body and soul will take a human or monster form.” If I recall correctly I believe Xion was supposed to be “made from memory”? Hang on I’m gonna hit the wiki again. Yea, according to the wiki she’s supposed to be “an imperfect Replica of Roxas created from Sora’s leaked memories as a fail-safe in case both Sora and Roxas proved to be useless to Organization XIII’s plans”. In the original game, Namine was unusual because (to quote the wiki again) “born from Kairi’s heart and Sora’s body and soul. Kairi’s own body never became a Nobody because her heart lacked darkness, so her body and soul were never able to leave the Realm of Light.” except that for some reason she has Ven’s coloring too, so yea. Kingdom hearts are confusing and I need to stop quoting the wiki.

DDD might be really super difficult for this AU, because even more problems occurred to me just now. It would literally have to have Kairi, and she would have to take Sora’s place in the game, because otherwise the norts would have no one to bother. Sora would probs have canon!Riku’s “immunity” to darkness, right? And Riku is pure light and likely not possess-able. But Kairi’s not gullible enough for that shit. @_@

Our attempt at combined brainstorming has simply lead us right back to the start. @_@

*casually deletes most of the post so it’s not eighty feet long* Yeah I probably mis-read something at some point and it got mixed up in my head *shrug* I’m tuckered of trying to logic out nobodies tonight, so I think I’m just going to continue on with Van being with Sora in order to spawn Roxas and fuss over the details later.

That is an excellent goddamn point about 3D. Damnit. XD Maybe it does have to just get all Inception up in here and have like… Kairi on a conscious level, Sora on an unconscious level, and Riku on a subconscious level? Though now I’m sad that I don’t have somewhere to stick my Sorkiu arc. I— I mean… nah, screw it. That is what I mean. 

Lot of edges to clean up and some angles to fix,  but overall I am pleasantly surprised with how this turned out. I’m back to being pretty excited about the prospect of resurrecting this cosplay for Saturday, even if the outfit is five years old and made mostly of hotglue (it was my first official cosplay ever haha).

Especially since my Kairi is confirmed to be there and cutieinacoffeehat offered to wear my 3D Riku outfit if it fits >u>

I dont know if youve thought this far ahead, but in the archetwist au during the DDD timeline, Sora would dive into Kairis heart and meet up with Namine, Aqua(?), and Kurix?

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realizing that riku and sora need to hammer out issues seems like a kairi thing to do, so you could take that route.

or maybe you could have her just not wind up sleeping like riku and sora? she’d still be taking the same exam, just in the real world and probs confused as hell ‘bout where her boys are. and she could still pop in the help lea save the day.

also i don’t know how much you know about bbs or whether you’d mind spoilers, but having ven’s heart go to kairi would affect more than just roxas so it’s probs best to keep it like it is there. <.<

and sorry for having to reblog this and then add word stuff lol the reply fuction wouldn’t fit everything.

Hey never apologize for brainstorming with me. <3 I don’t get how she could be taking the same exam without sleeping, though. I thought the point of the mission is to go to sleeping worlds and wake them up? Sora ended up on the world itself, while Riku ended up in its dream. If Kairi was awake, wouldn’t she not be able to get to either a sleeping world or a dream? She’d just kind of be back in time twiddling her thumbs on the beach. In a slightly snazzier outfit than KH1. 

I’m ignorant about parts of BBS because I’m just supremely disinterested, not because I’m avoiding spoilers. So explain away ;D What else would Ven’s heart affect?

UNLESS YOU MEAN THE “HAHA SORA ACTS THE WAY HE DOES NOT BECAUSE THAT’S HIS PERSONALITY, BUT BECAUSE IT’S ~*~**~VEN’S PERSONALITY~*~*~~” BULLFUCKERY IN WHICH CASE LA LA LA I CANNOT HEAR YOU. 

Maybe I’m misinterpreting or misremembering something? I don’t own ddd, and have only seen a let’s play, but I’d thought the actual sleeping wasn’t supposed to happen and was caused by xehanort fucking around. (tho I’m def sure that riku was in sora’s dreams cuz wasn’t that why he turned into a dream eater? He sensed something was wrong and dove into sora’s dreams?) Maybe i should refresh my memory with another lp at some point (but not rn cuz I’m lazy and don’t feel like hunting for a good one). <.<

No no don’t worry that’s not what i meant. Just a warning this explanation might be slightly long. And will def spoil a lot so #bbs spoilers for anyone who cares.

Basically in bbs, Ventus was baldy-jerks apprentice, and nort-man was trying to make babby-Ven(approx. 10-12 yrs old) give in to teh dorkness. But that didn’t work so he went all ‘lol i’m gonna take the darkness out this kid’s heart and turn it into a person and use it to do muh evilz’. And so Vanitas was born. Except that Vanny didn’t have a face at first and i’m guessing that was the initial reason for his helmet. Vanny-buns creation also didn’t leave Ventus doing too good, so Xeha-nerd decided he’d try leaving Ventus flung over a paopu tree to die. At this point Sora’s newly born heart was attracted to Ven’s fading light and Sora lent Ven some of his light so Ven’s heart would hold up and he wouldn’t die. This is the source of the link that caused Ven’s heart to go to Sora’s at the end of bbs as well as affecting Vanitas by giving him a face and making him look like a black-haired yellow-eyed sora.

I think that’s all the relevant info. Knowing me I’ve probably forgotten to add something crucial. tl’dr tho Xehanort would have had to try to leave Ven in Radiant Garden instead Destiny Islands (which he chose cuz he’s from there) for him to be in Kairi’s heart, plus Vanitas would have looked like a norted Xion.

3D was written by a bunch of cats on LSD, let’s be real. I really adored a lot of it, but a broad strokes it was fucking ridiculous and bringing time travel into the series was unnecessary and stupid and just adds to the “haha, you all are just doing things because it was pre-planned! Your choices mean nothing!” thing and hNNNNNnnNnnnnrRNnrNnrnrnrnggGGGG *strangling motions*

I actually did know most of that, but not about Van’s face. I thought he just had a mask for dramatic effect XD Weirdly, hearing that his face looks like Sora’s and not vice-versa quells my fiery rage from “all-consuming” to merely “extremely intense.” On the one hand, a norted!Xion-looking Van would be kind of amazing. On the other, we’re back to the Roxas problem again. I guess one could postulate that since by the end of KH1, Kairi would be housing her own, Riku’s, and Ventus’ hearts in hers, all three could create Nobodies when they left her body? And Riku’s simply didn’t… be.. cause…. pure light… which also Ventus… well okay never mind then XD

Having Van with Sora could give a convenient bullshitty reason for Roxas’ powers and autonomy anyway. Maybe Van’s heart somehow protected Sora so Roxas wasn’t able to steal his memories when he was created? *squints* I thought I read that nobodies are made of memories, right? Except Namine, which is why she has powers over them instead (because fuck logic). So in Archetwist, Sora doesn’t need to reclaim his memories from Roxas the way Kairi needs to reclaim hers from Namine, so both boys can mosey around fairly unbothered unless they get too close to each other (as Kai and Nam did in canon). 

Still not solved the 3D problem. But once I’m done doing things involving a con this weekend, I’ll be back to playing 1.5 so my Archetwist headspace will be too full of KH1 stuff to doodle to worry about 3D yet. I think everyone prefers the world-hoppy doodles anyway XD