She Fairly Gleamed: Brooding Silence

This is Chapter Two of my ongoing Emet-Selch/Azem fanfiction, now featuring Hythlodaeus in addition to spoilers for Patch 5.3. You can find the first part here. More chapters are in the works, since this whole thing has ballooned into a lot more in my head than I originally intended! As I mentioned previously, future installments […]

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FFXIV Online Shop Review: Dirndl’s Attire

It’s been fairly quiet on the cash shop front for FFXIV this year (with understandable reasons), with the last major addition having come a few months back. But as usual with new patches, we got a hint of things to come—gear sets for male and female characters (Bergsteiger’s Attire and Dirndl’s Attire, respectively) patterned after […]

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FFXIV Online Shop Review: Bergsteiger’s Attire

It’s been fairly quiet on the cash shop front for FFXIV this year (with understandable reasons), with the last major addition having come a few months back. But as usual with new patches, we got a hint of things to come—gear sets for male and female characters (Bergsteiger’s Attire and Dirndl’s Attire, respectively) patterned after […]

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Patch 5.3 First Impressions

From the start of 5.0, I’ve been apprehensive that the rest of Shadowbringers couldn’t live up to the bar set by its phenomenal opening salvo. With more time than usual between the start and the “end” of this latest expansion, I had a lot of time to think about the way things might go wrong, […]

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She Fairly Gleamed: First Remembrances

Around a year ago, I took my first foray into FFXIV fanfiction. I’d always had some ideas for follow-up to that original experiment, but I decided then that I wanted to wait for further details of the Warrior of Light’s place in Amaurot before continuing. With the release of Patch 5.3, I finally got that. […]

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In Memory of Ghenn

This post is going to be very different from my usual fare. As some of you may know from following my Twitter, I lost a dear friend last week, completely without warning. Normally, I would keep these sorts of things off of Fashion Ninjutsu, but Frankie (or Ghenn, as he was known on FFXIV) both […]

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Mog Station Review: Peacock Attire

It seems we might be coming up on a summer of the Mog Station—after something of a Mog Station drought, we’ve now had three new sets added in the period of about a month. Last month saw the addition of the Mheg Deaca Attire and Ruby Carbuncle Attire and now, just a matter of week’s […]

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Mog Station Review: Ruby Carbuncle Attire

This week was a double whammy when it came to Mog Station updates. Along with the new Mheg Deaca Attire, a new set of Carbuncle Attire was added to the shop. With this new addition of Ruby Carbuncle Attire, there are versions corresponding to each of the three main Carbuncle colors in FFXIV: Emerald, Topaz, […]

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Mog Station Review: Mheg Deaca Attire

If you’ve ever wanted to roleplay an alternate universe storyline in which FFXIV‘s Warrior of Light accepts the offer from Feo Ul to take up King Titania’s scepter, the Mog Station’s newest addition of the Mheg Deaca Attire may be just the thing for you. The main thrust of the glamour set is clearly patterned […]

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First Impressions: Blades of Gunnhildr

The long-awaited beginning of the Shadowbringers “relic” quest is now finally here in the form of the Save the Queen: Blades of Gunnhildr quest line (which has been referred to in a few different ways by the developers—I’m going with Blades of Gunnhildr just to settle on one). Picking up in terms of story from […]

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