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NaNoSomething, Day 3...progress!

824 words today, nearly the same output as the last two days.

1718 / 50000 words. 3% done!

Continuing to be amused by the wrisomifu, although I fear I'm not participating enough in the feedback threads.

Today's writing session, in sum: "Ye gods, I've just written an entire scene describing a fricking DRESS. And MAKE-UP. WTF?"

However, Lulu is clearly more of a clothes horse than yours truly, and I can't leave her stuck in a Yevonite nun's habit for the rest of the story. That's just not right. I don't think she can conjure up a corset, leather and lace just by snapping her fingers, so some "girding of the hero" business is required.

Lace. I knew I'd forgotten something. Nevermind.

Which reminds me:

A Better World - Ice Goddess
by *Lillyxandra on deviantART

Thankfully, I only saw this after I'd already written a rough draft of the description of Lulu's new duds and had a mental image of what she was wearing; otherwise I might've been tempted to stuff her into it. (The colors are all wrong, however; much too pale for her. Also, too easy to get the drape snagged in battle. I am fairly certain that Lulu's insanely high evasion stat derives from learning how to fight in an evening gown, perhaps using the skirt like a bullfighter's cape, but still, there's limits.)

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Nov. 4th, 2012 11:06 am (UTC)
LOL! Matadors have 'coats of lights' - well Lulu has a 'dress of darks'. ^_^
Nov. 4th, 2012 06:09 pm (UTC)
She's a Final Fantasy character! She can wear anything! ;) Something akin to that dress would be perfect for her though. I love the ice elemental theme too although I agree blue and white really isn't her color scheme. (But the ice spells are my favorite black magic.)

And yes. Last time I played FFX with a friend of mine she commented, after watching her sidestep some monster, "She is . . . remarkably spry for a woman wearing a dress made of belts." And I was like "She has had a lot of practice!" (It kind of bothers me though how they didn't animate her lifting her train up when she walks around or, more importantly, STEPS BACKWARDS. ;P She isn't even looking!)

However, it is feasible! I wore exclusively long skirts through high school and most of college (I make a lot of my own clothes, and had a pseudo-Victorian fashion sensibility) and I was still able to move around unhindered, including taking a self-defense class in college. I don't own any pants, and my teacher said it would make sense for me to learn to defend myself in whatever I was likely to be wearing anyway. So I learned how to fight a man while wearing a floor-length skirt. Not practical, but believable.
Nov. 5th, 2012 06:10 am (UTC)
Oooh, very interesting with the skirts-fighting! (And good for you with self-defense classes; I should really take a brush-up.)

Seriously, those belts actually allow a lot of freedom of movement for Lulu's legs, so as long as she's not tripping over the hem, the skirts aren't half as implausible as, say, the Djose Chocobo Knights' CAVALRY LEOTARDS.

Edited at 2012-11-05 06:11 am (UTC)
Nov. 6th, 2012 03:41 am (UTC)
Hahahaa seriously. Lucil does NOT look like she's wearing something you'd want to be wearing while sitting in a saddle on top of a bouncing bird all day.
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