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muggy_mountain suggested in a review that Auron's got all these internal monologues even when he doesn't speak.

I am beginning to find a small challenge. Since Resurrection III is anchored around Lulu's first pilgrimage, it makes some sense to tell the story from Lu's perspective. Also, as I said, I find it easier to write Lulu's thoughts than peek into Auron's skull.

I am badly-overdue for an intimate -- not just physically, but personally -- scene. I've been keeping Auron and Lulu from being able to talk to each other ever since this story began, in various ways: Lulu constrained by a promise to Yojimbo, Yojimbo eavesdropping, the need for Lulu to set feelings aside and focus on getting them past fiends, their friends nearby. Absence makes the heart grow fonder and all that. Before I started this story I was writing lemons where they just jumped each others' bones for lust, not love. I was having trouble with getting them to talk to each other. NOW they bally well have motivation and material for a heartfelt conversation.

So anyway, I'l totally winging it and I'm not sure what I'm doing next. I have a few ideas for that conversation. However, it was going to be from Lulu's perspective. That's what I've been writing. Muggy's remarks got me to thinking, though. What if I tried an interlude with Auron? Before I go on, stop and drop the camera inside of his skull, see where he is in all this? I'm thinking just one chapter where we find him wrestling with what's happened.

So, here's my question.

1) It's generally bad practice to switch narrative perspectives from one character to another, if the story is otherwise told through one character's eyes. Would it be jarring or enjoyable to switch to Auron-cam for a single chapter?
2) Auron's enigmatic nature and his annoyingly cryptic way of dodging questions is part of his charm. Having the story suddenly from his view strips away that barrier. Is it better, instead, to stick to Lulu-cam and play with double meanings, unsaid truths, and hints about what he's really thinking but refuses to tell her?

I'm not sure if I've got the writing skills to do either one adequately, since writing Auron is giving me more trouble than I'd expected, but I'm wondering what people would enjoy.

I'm guessing that the next chapter should take me a while.



Apr. 25th, 2006 09:53 pm (UTC)
On Aurikku and Auron in Lurve etc etc etc (this may not be coherent)
Interesting. I guess on one hand no, it's not likely he'd fall for a bouncing ball of pigtails and sugar, but on the other hand he is so very... driven during FFX, would he even end up with anybody at all?

I'm writing an Aurikku right now that's AU. She's 18, and falls into the Farplane, and they're going on a Grand Adventure to send her back to the land of the living. I'm planning on having them edge slowly into love, or at least... a deep appreciation of one another. But it's not a Happy Happy Ending. It's just a decent ending.

I don't think Auron can really love when he's got one foot in the Farplanes already, y'know? I mean not all of him is totally there in FFX. He's sorta... even though he's focused on The Goal and has his Eye on the Prize etc etc.

(I think I'm totally missing your point but I'm gonna ramble because I feel like a walk through my thoughts and this is fun discussing with you.)
Apr. 25th, 2006 10:44 pm (UTC)
Re: On Aurikku and Auron in Lurve etc etc etc (this may not be coherent)
I like talking about this, so :). I actually expanded these ideas into a looong semi-rant on my journal, if you want to see that.

Despite being the mod of aulu, I really don't see Auron as ever fully letting down his guard and going all "happily ever after" with anyone. I think Lulu possesses wisdom equal to Auron, and I think she, if anyone, could be paired (even if only briefly) with Auron.

This possibility is something I am exploring in my fic, Red & Black, and without giving away too much of a still-developing plot, I will say I mostly agree with your assessment of him but that it does eventually become an Aulu.
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