No, really. It IS coming soon. Sooner than I'd thought, actually. What is it exactly? Well, it's a new group I'm opening up.
The WIB Challenge Group has only ever been meant to be a one-off for the WIB challenge and it's offshoot, the WIB Inspired challenge, and was meant to showcase works pertaining to those stories, and nothing else.
Once the WIB Inspired Challenge is over, this group will be closed. NOT deleted though, it will still exist as an archive for the collected works that you all have contributed.
This new group I'm opening up is something I've wanted to do for awhile but had set it aside for the time being while I worked on my many stories and art projects...which in fact are still in progress. I'm still working on my WiBi story and still working on illustrations for each of the stories in that challenge.
There are six stories in the WIB Inspired challenge:
"The Winter Rose" www.fanfiction.net/s/8620458/1…
by Alessia Heartilly
"The Meaning of Resistance" www.fanfiction.net/s/8624420/1…
by Ashbear (AshbearVIII)
"Future Says Run" www.fanfiction.net/s/8624794/1…
"What Happens in Esthar..." www.fanfiction.net/s/8580167/1…
by Ronin-Ai (me)
"The Successor" www.fanfiction.net/s/8627566/1…
by Summoner Luna
"Waltzing in theRain" www.fanfiction.net/s/8579190/1…
Check them out, they're all good stories.
Which brings me to my new group. I had intended to create it this month after the WIB Inspired challenge was over, but it got extended and I debated holding off on doing it for later this month, or possibly even the first of the year.
Then I decided not to wait, and went ahead and created the new group.
Its called FF8Illustrated, and it expands upon the basic idea of this group, but rather than restricting artworks to only the stories written for the WiB and WiBi challenge, it is instead open to ALL fanfics, past and present. The only guideline I want for THAT group is that the stories all be based on Final Fantasy 8. I'll post more information on that when I decide to officially launch it.
The group exists now, I just need to work on a few things before I start sending out invites. Nothing's there right at the moment, but check back in a little bit and you'll see things happening with it.
Meanwhile, we still have the WIB Inspired challenge going on, and I'd really love to see some artwork for these stories apart from my own. So if you have something you'd like to contribute, let me know and I'll put it in.
And if you don't feel up for this challenge, there's always Ash's group Chocobo-Cactaurs-Moogles. She'd love anything Christmas themed featuring any non-human critter from the FF8 verse. Check it out!
Until next time, do your best to enjoy the holiday season and avoid the humbugs.