Joelle Thomas

To give you an idea of who I am, I'll start by saying that I'm a full-time college student with a part-time job and precious little time to write. Very few of my fanfics are currently floating around the web; half of those I'm still trying to hunt down and destroy (look, the stuff I wrote four years ago could give a reader brain damage. It's my civic duty to make sure that it doesn't fall into the wrong hands). My tastes in writing are rather off-beat, and I tend to write stories based on "what-if" scenarios-- you know, the sort of random musings that pop into your head after midnight.

I'm currently working on a Final Fantasy VI fic (almost done!), a really long Dragon Warrior IV fic (nowhere near done...), a Shadowgate fic (anyone remember that game?), and a Final Fantasy I fic that's going to end up in my Mac's trash can if I can't improve it in a hurry. I'm also polishing up a bit of Xenogears insanity that looked a lot better when I first finished writing it.

I don't have a web page (blame my lack of free time), but I do love to get criticism through e-mail. Really. I'm tough. You can be brutally honest about anything I write, and I'll love you for it.

...And that's all I've got to say for now.

Final Fantasy VI Fanfiction
ReviewableIs Golden
- This is an introspective piece of which I am extremely proud. In it, two characters have a brief discussion of what went wrong.
Is Golden - August 24th, 2001

Final Fantasy VII Fanfiction
ReviewableThe Aeneas Factor- Wow, I wrote this over a year ago and I still like it! That's unusual for me. :) Anyway, I wrote this story to touch on a character whom very few people seem to write about-- Final Fantasy VII's Rufus Shinra. I also wanted to try my hand at a "darker" type of fanfic...
The Aeneas Factor - June 27th, 2000

ReviewedMartyr- A very... different look at Aeris's personality and motivations.
Martyr - December 13th, 2000

Shadowgate Fanfiction
ReviewableCheers- Okay, Shadowgate fans: Is the "You have died" screen still what you remember best about the game? If it is, take it as evidence of the care that the game designers put into making sure that virtually anything you could interact with could kill you, usually in a very creative and painful way. Sure, you sometimes didn't get enough clues to solve a puzzle by anything but trial-and-error, but you always got detailed descriptions of how your character met his end. And that's what counts, right? (Hint: For the purposes of this fic, the correct answer is "Hell, yeah!")

Accuracy alert: I altered a few details of the puzzles for the sake of the plot. Nothing major. (For instance, the first key now unlocks the entrance instead of the first door inside the entryway.) I also eliminated the need for torches. As much fun as it would have been to make my protagonist stumble around in the dark until something ate him, I couldn't stomach the thought of writing them in through the entire story.

And that said, let the insanity run free. Enjoy.
Cheers - June 13th, 2002

Xenogears Fanfiction
ReviewableAlice's Looking Glass- I'm not quite sure how to explain this one, except to say that it's a stream-of-consciousness piece written for one of the more obscure characters of Xenogears. Enjoy, and keep in mind that I'm not always this crazy. =P
Alice's Looking Glass - December 13th, 2000

Final Fantasy 6 Fanfic
Final Fantasy 7 Fanfic
Xenogears Fanfic