Because I Have You

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Title: Because I Have You
Type: Fanart, Fanfiction
Date(s): 2020-2021
Medium: PDF, Print
Fandom: Final Fantasy VII
Language: English
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Because I Have You is a zine for the relationship Cloud Strife/Tifa Lockheart from Final Fantasy VII.


Because I Have You is the first volume of what is intended to be a collection of zines dedicated to the relationship between Cloud Strife and Tifa Lockhart from Final Fantasy VII. Just as these two souls are bound by an unyielding devotion and love, this zine highlights the best of their fated encounters: no matter how many times they are separated, they will always find each other. A testament to reunion and a reminder that the stars will always lead home... because I have you[1]

Interest checks opened on July 12 and ended on July 31, 2020[2]. The zine would be the first volume of potentially more zine projects. In the project's report on the interest check results, 272 responses were submitted, and a majority voted for the zine to be split-profit (half charity, half for-profit), among other decisions[3].

Contributors could apply to the project from August 5 to September 2, 2020[4]. In the meantime, the project encouraged followers to subscribe to Stargazer Heaven Gazette, the teams' newspaper, for updates during the creation period and later preorder and shipping processes.

Preorders opened on January 10 and closed on February 10, 2021 with the following pricing tiers[5]:

  • Sealed Up Secret Wish ($15 USD) - Digital Zine
  • Tender Memories ($25 USD) - Physical Zine, Digital Zine, Tier 1 and Tier 2 Stretch Goals
  • Seventh Heaven ($30 USD) - Prints, Badges, Stickers, Washi Tape, Acrylic Charms
  • Under the Stars ($40 USD) - Physical Zine, Digital Zine, Badges, Stickers, Prints, Tier 1 and Tier 2 Stretch Goals
  • A Tower, A Promise ($50 USD) - Physical Zine, Digital Zine, Stickers, Prints, Washi Tape, Badges, Acylic Charms - Tier 1 and Tier 2 Stretch Goals
  • The Stargazer ($65 USD) - Physical Zine, NSFW Digital Zine, Acrylic Charms, Badges, Stickers, Washi Tape, Prints, Tier 1 and Tier 2 Stretch Goals, Canvas Pouches

Buyers could add an "Under the Highwind" pacakge, which contained digital NSFW materials, for $15 USD[6]. Stretch goals included a foil bookmark for select bundles at 75 orders, an enamel pin for select bundles at 120 orders, and an additional sticker sheet for all physical bundles at 180 orders[7]. An acrylic standee, as voted in an earlier poll, was announced as a fourth stretch goal for all physical orders on February 8, 2021[8].

"The Stargazer" bundle included a "Let's Mosey" canvas pouch and was limited to only 100 orders[9]. An additional 25 copies of this buundle were added to the store later[10]. A giveaway for one of these bundles was run from January 10 to February 10, 2022[11]. The winner was announced to be Twitter user ToriCarlini[12]. Another giveaway was run during the project's shipping period[13].

Shipping of physical orders began on May 12, 2021[14]. All physical orders were shipped by June 3, 2021[15]. Digital bundles were sent out on the same day[16].

Leftover sales began on June 25, 2021, and lasted until supplies ran out[17]. The store closed on August 13, 2021[18]. The project announced that $2,101.23 USD was donated to Friends Without a Border[19].

Project Schedule
Start End
Interest Check July 12, 2020 July 31, 2020
Contributor Applications August 5, 2020 September 2, 2020
Preorders January 10, 2021 February 10, 2021
Shipping May 12, 2021 June 3, 2021
Leftover Sales June 24, 2021 August 13, 2021


The following names were taken from the project's social media account[20].

Page Artists

Merch Artists


NSFW Artists

NSFW Writers


  • Mayari (mayaarisketch, bestofcloti) - Lead Organizer, Graphics
  • qitty (qitty_art, puurameshis) - Social Media
  • Sailor Venus (zmentazz, bestofcloti) - General Mod
  • Dro (DroShawoluv) - Writer Mod
  • Elena (elenachatnoir) - Artist Mod


Fan Reception

The following posts are a sample of posts retweeted by the project's social media account about the zine.

theebestica wrote on Twitter

My heart simply cannot take it. I'm in love with all of this. Thank you @theclotizine and all the wonderful artists and writers who made this possible!! The love and passion put into this is beyond words. Kitase and Nomura would be so proud. Thank you thank you 💜 #cloti[21]

Jake wrote on Twitter

I just want to say that @theclotizine's stuff is extremely well-put together. The quality of everything I got is through the roof! Thank you so much to everyone who put it together and I can't wait to see what the wonderful artists/writers created![22]

FreeFood4All wrote on Twitter

My #Cloti zine super bundle arrived in the mail today. All of the items are in nice condition and were well worth the money. Everyone who took part in @theclotizine should be proud of what they made. Well done to all the artists, writers, and staff who put it together.[23]

perpetually tired zero. wrote on Twitter

God this is so pretty, I had to take multiple pictures. 🥺 It's so beautiful and put so well together!! @theclotizine thank you art, writing and merch creators and the kids for making such a beautiful fanzine! It was so gorgeously packaged & I'm in love!!![24]

Lyssa wrote on Twitter

I'm just in awe of everything we got with the package from @theclotizine 😭😭 everything is SO beautiful and like the zine is full of fanfic which as a fanfic author made me so so happy. Thank you to the artists and the organizers! I can't wait to enjoy every bit of this 💙[25]

S wrote on Twitter

A zine as epic as this deserves an equally epic tribute. Thank you @theclotizine!! This might just be the greatest package I've ever opened in my life! ✨😍✨ #CloudStrife #TifaLockhart #FinalFantasy #FFVII #Cloti[26]

Tired Paladin wrote on Twitter

My CloTi Zine arrived and its so beautiful and stunning. And very high quality, even the package is breathtaking! 🥺💕 All is!Thanks to all who worked so hard to make this zine possible 💕 Thank you so much! 🙏🏻💫💕 @theclotizine[27]

MiaLeeSakura wrote on Twitter

@theclotizine My bundle arrived todayyy

THE BEAUTY🥰🥰🥰😍 I could tell so much hard work went into it and even the packaging!!!🥺🥺🥺

The enamel pin is GIANTTT! Defnitely bigger than expected!

Cant wait to see what else yall have in store for #cloti[28]

Dinahh wrote on Twitter

Please, excuse me but I’m completely overwhelmed here. I just want to say that It has been a thrill to follow the development for the @theclotizine and seeing everything now with my own eyes…

✨ Just…WoW ✨

Praise to all of you behind this beautiful zine![29]

Fynn wrote on Twitter

YESSSS FINALLY MY ZINE FROM @theclotizine has safely landed 😭✨ all i intended was to buy the zine but look at all those stretch goals merch included. Thanks everyone!!! @reirachisketch yours in on the way~ have fun unboxing too 🤣🤣[30]

Stef wrote on Twitter

@theclotizine has arrived! A nice gift before my birthday 🎉 Can't wait to read all these stories and admire the arts 🥰 Thanks to all the contributors for making this possible, they have worked so hard to give us incredible quality in both the zine & products 🙌🏾🙏🏾 #cloti[31]

syd wrote on Twitter

My copy came in and words cannot express how happy I am! Everything about this is perfect, right down to the packaging and the meticulous care that went into it. I love it! Thank you so much!!!! @theclotizine 😍😍😍 #cloti #theclotizine #ffvii #finalfantasyvii #cloudxtifa[32]

ゆき wrote on Twitter

The Cloti zine has comeGadaursan (talk)!!!😭✨

I'm really happy that it arrived safely across the sea!!🥺🥺💕

Thank you for the wonderful zine and goods🥰🥰



つぼみ wrote on Twitter

It got stuck in customs but my Cloti zine finally arrived!! OuO everything is so beautiful!! I'm scared to even open up some of the goodies XD thank you so much to the organizers and creators for such a wonderful project @theclotizine <3[34]

dailycloti wrote on Twitter

Ahh, I just can't get over @theclotizine sparkles✨Everyone's hard work shines as bright as CloTi⚔️💕🥊Please check out their Twitter if you're interested in leftover sales![35]

Eveetachi wrote on Twitter

My copy of @theclotizine arrived and it's SO BEAUTIFUL 😭 so much gorgeous merch it almost didn't fit on my desk!

My art is not here since it's in the digital NSFW part, but everyone else's work is so stunning 😭[36]

tiny wrote on Twitter

🎇✨ because I have you ✨🎇

the fics are amazing and the art is simply gorgeous. I am so happy with all the merch too! My heart did an extra back flip with all the young cloti merch & fanart. Thank you to everyone @theclotizine

& Ty @kaito17_ for the gift 💕💕💕✨✨✨ #cloti[37]

Gen wrote on Twitter

This Zine was one of the few things I could count on looking forward to this year. The pure dedication everyone put into this project is clear to see. I'm so happy to have contributed some art to this vivid celebration of CloTi!

Thank you so much @theclotizine 💜😄[38]

Lani wrote on Twitter

Had such an incredible time unboxing & unpacking @theclotizine with my community. All the incredible artists, writers & contributors did an amazing job; we’re truly blessed to be able to get such amazing goodies so big thankyou to all who helped bring this together 💕[39]

gamingwithdoublea wrote on Twitter

My Cloti zine came in today and I am emotional. I remember going to Anime Expo back in 2008 trying to find Cloti merch and I only found one piece. Now … look at all of this!! Hats off to all of beautiful creators and moderators who had a hand in this project. It’s incredible. ❤️‍🔥[40]

Xeno wrote on Twitter

@theclotizine I am flawed at the quality of this set, can’t believe so many people worked on this! What a great love letter to my two favourite characters. The novel length, art and overall love put into this! Thanks guys![41]

Dro wrote on Twitter

Everyday I saw the amount of work put for this project from all artists, writers, merch artists, and the time spent on it by the general mods was inspiring.

The final result is just a proof or consequence of the love and hard work that was put into it, it's not a coincidence.[42]


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