Yuletide

Dec. 26th, 2016 11:02 pm
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It's been a quiet time for me, but it was still delightful to have two Yuletide fics written for me. Whoever you are, thank you so much!

A Changeover crossover with Harry Potter is always welcome, especially for this glimpse of Sorry, who is like a breath of fresh air in the Wizarding World: Sealed in a Stone-Cold Tome by (ETA) Aishuu. Thank you, you are a marvel. I thought some of the turns of phrases seemed familiar!!! <3

and

nothing could be better than scenes of married life between Prunella and Zacharias in this Sorcerer to the Crown fic: Mr Gentleman's School for Magically Gifted Children by (ETA) tantamoqwrites. Thank you so much for writing this!
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Randomly:

1) I got my Yuletide assignment! It's oddly specific, which is a bit worrying as my first instinct is a "don't wanna" - right now it feels a lot like writing to spec. But will think on it.

2) I had a belated epiphany in which I realised that 'Pillar of Tennis' (as in Prince of Tennis) is a reference to the Chinese concept of 挑大梁 (tiǎo dà liáng, i.e. to play a leading role, or to bear a heavy responsibility) which probably transformed into the equivalent/similar Japanese cultural concept (挑 means to carry; 大梁 means the big/main pillar). And which is again hilarious because PoT is exactly like theatre, so when Tezuka exhorted Echizen to become the pillar of Seigaku, he's also hoping that Echizen becomes the main performer. Exactly right, then.

3) Discovered some deleted scenes of Nirvana in Fire: part 1 and part 2

4) And always, a reminder why I like Yujin so much: where Lord Marquis Yan agrees to help Mei Changsu

5) Apparently my Patronus is a Marsh Harrier.
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Dear Author

Thank you for offering to write a fic for one of my chosen fandoms! I'm very grateful, and I hope you have fun writing it.

The only types of fics that I do not feel comfortable reading are those that contain way too explicit sex or violence or violence for the sake of violence. However, it really depends on what the narrative/characters warrant so I don't really want to put in a blanket no-no.

These are just some of my thoughts about what I'd love to read, but please don't think of them as any sort of restrictions.

Nirvana in Fire )

Sorcerer to the Crown )

The Changeover )

Thank you again, I hope you enjoy the process of writing!

Issen
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Yuletide reveals:

Much thanks to psiten, who wrote Midnight Song, Seishiro/Subaru, Tokyo Babylon/X. It's a lovely fic and I'm delighted!

Mentioned below, but worth mentioning again: Magnet and Steel, Tokyo Crazy Paradise, which was by [personal profile] tielan. I love your TCP fics, and thank you again. ^____^

I wrote A Gentleman's Venture, a Sorcerer to the Crown fic, which started off okay, but I didn't give a longer follow-up, for which I feel apologetic. I definitely need more of the universe before I can write more.

Other:

Once Upon a Christmas, part 1/2, Avengers/Iron Man, WIP, by scifigrl47

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Happy New Year, everyone! Best wishes and good health to all. Year in brief )

Yuletide

Dec. 26th, 2015 10:38 am
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Inconvenience, OT3, The Convenient Marriage by Georgette Heyer (ETA) by [personal profile] astolat

Is this Guy for Real?, Seishiro/Subaru, Tokyo Babylon, by psiten

And much thanks to whoever it was wrote this Tokyo Crazy Paradise fic for me: Magnet and Steel.
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Dear Yuletide author

Thank you for writing a fic for me! Please take the notes below as mere fancies and mild suggestions at the very most - and write whatever inpires you.

Tokyo Babylon, Sorcerer to the Crown, Tokyo Crazy Paradise )
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Happy new year to everyone! Best wishes for good health and good fortune for the months ahead.

I don't really think I want to make new resolutions, but I will start of the year with gentle reminders to myself to be more patient, to continue my regular exercise routine, practice my guzheng more and to write more. Hm. That's more than enough to go on with, right?

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Yuletide reveals:

A Peaceful Journey, Wukong, the White Dragon, Journey to the West, written by hellseries. Thank you so much for this!

And to my delight: Chrysalis, Tsukasa/Ryuji, Tokyo Crazy Paradise, by [personal profile] tielan. That's right, TCP fic! And it's a fantastic one from Meiko-sensei's POV. Thank you for such a lovely surprise.

I wrote Not the Yesteryear, Michi/Hikaru, Majo no Jouken. I was always interested in what happened after the end of the drama, and I wanted things to turn out well for them, even with all the repercussions they have to deal with.
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For Yuletide, I got this delightful Journey to the West fic: A Peaceful Journey, starring Wukong, the white horse. Which put a big smile on my face because it's what I'd wanted.

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Didn't do much for Christmas but did celebrate winter solstice, the day where you eat mochi balls in sweet syrup as a symbol of family reunion. Or something heartwarming like that. Besides, the logical part of my personality approves of commemorating a day that does have a measurable difference i.e. shortest day of the year (though the difference is rather imperceptible in the tropics), rather than a birthday that probably wasn't actually on 25 December two millenia ago.

Still, it seems like most people are enjoying the season - or simply the free time/shopping/chocolates/food! generated by people enjoying the season. Best wishes to all.
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Dear Yuletide Author,

Thank you for signing up!

This time I've requested for fics in Tokyo Crazy Paradise, The Changeover, Journey to the West and Uzumaki.

I love gen fics and while I do like romantic fics, I usually prefer romantic fics where the couple is established and they are trying to know each other better. But gen fics that explore the world that the characters are in, and the different relationships that result with the people around them, are what really makes me excited.

I'm not keen on explicit sex scenes and non-con themes are a definite no. (Although given the fandoms I've requested, reference to underage sex is perhaps inevitable. So I'm prepared for that. More under the cut.)

Read more... )

Just some wild thoughts. Nonetheless, please feel free to write whatever you feel is most right. Thank you again!
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Yuletide tagset. The anime/manga section... someone nominated Tokyo Crazy Paradise! \o/ I was hoping to see that. Only Ryuji, Tsukasa and Meiko-sensei, though I'm hoping this doesn't prevent people from writing the other characters.

And Tokyo Babylon. Really? Wasn't it a massive fandom with loads of death fics and angst fics and death-angst fics? Not quite my cup; I wrote one years ago and got it out of my system then. But I suppose it'd be nostalgic to read more fics.

Curiously enough, also Finder no Hyouteki. Hm, I'd always thought it had a moderately big fandom? And Juuni Kokki? Saiyuki Gaiden but no Gensomaden Saiyuki. Curiouser. And does Uzumaki refer to the Uzumaki I have in mind and which I first read at the comic store, and to the live movie version? (Going by the characters offered, seems so.)

Haven't looked at the books section yet. But seems like I might want to do Yuletide this year...

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An Unusual Dragon Situation, Eustace, Jill Pole, Narnia/Temeraire series, by WingedFlight

Concerning the Daily Maintenance of a Large Country House, Mrs Macready, Narnia, by WingedFlight

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Watched Ruroni Kenshin: The Legend Ends, the third installment of the live action movies, today with Harumi and other friends. This was the end of the Kyoto Arc, Read more... )

2012

Jan. 2nd, 2012 02:28 am
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Already the second day of the new year. Well, well, well. Happy New Year!

Got a couple of late Christmas cards in the mail, which ironically jolted me from my recent bout of moodiness. One was from an old professor who had a heart attack in the middle of last year, had surgery, therapy, more surgery, and thankfully has recovered well enough to go back to work this year. The other was a friend from Fukushima who said they're recovering and all is fine, only that her child can't play outside and they can't grow vegetables because of radiation.

Sometimes I'm incredibly stupid and self-centered. Here I am, moping about myself when I should be facing the world with spirit, as others are doing. I will do better. Not a new year resolution, but a promise to myself: For 2012 (and after), I will do what I enjoy, and enjoy what I do. Otherwise I'm just letting myself down.

Best wishes for 2012, everyone! Be of good spirit, treat others kindly, and keep hanging in there no matter how tough things get (things'll either get better or you'll develop the muscle to deal). <3

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Ah, Yuletide reveals are up.

serenissima (killalla) wrote Like Water, a Spirited Away fic for me. Thank you very much for such a lovely surprise!

I wrote Estuary Words, The Changeover. Wherein Sorry is a Wild Life Officer, and also apparently a radio station for the women in his life.

My fic was written for hazel, and by a coincidence I found via a rec list hazel's Yuletide fic, Of Woodshops and Ducks, Frederica by Heyer. It has Felix, so that makes it cool. ^__^

Other Yuletide fics:

Scymnus Diaboli, These Old Shades, The Devil's Cub, by Ione

A Great Storm in the Sjy, the Sun in the North, Taiki, 12 Kingdoms, by daphnerunning.

Snow in Spring, Ranjou/Shouryuu, 12 Kingdoms, by Jougetsu

A Clear Glass Window, at Sea Dawn, Chalion saga, by Lyonpyh
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Jeeves at the Chalet School, crossover, by Kate (euphrosyna)

The Ying Tong Song, Chalet School/Professionals crossover, by hgdoghouse

No Big Deal, Eduardo/Mark, by fairy_tale_echo

White Knights, Ivan Vorpatril, AU, Vorkosigan series, by Elvaron

By the World Forgot, backstory of Kamaji, Spirited Away, by [anon] Erin_C, for Yuletide 2011

Domestic Affairs, Ekaterin, Vorkosigan, by [anon] resolute, for Yuletide 2011

ETA: Imperial Bedrooms, Gregor/Laisa, Vorkosigan, by hedda62

Plus epilogue of [livejournal.com profile] madlorific's Performance in a Leading Role, Sherlock AU.

Yuletide

Dec. 26th, 2011 01:15 am
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I got a Spirited Away fic for Yuletide! Like Water. Thank you so much, anonymous-for-now author.

gushy

Nov. 22nd, 2011 04:10 pm
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Have been so busy that I didn't even realise Jay Chou's new album was out. (Sorry, Jay!) But bought it and have listened and have just gone to Youtube to look for MVs (especially those directed by Jay himself). It's too bad that there isn't an MV for <<琴傷)>> , I love it.

I'm not sure I really count myself among those fans who prefer Jay's earlier music, though I admit his newer albums tend to include a few misses. But that's a risk of experimentation! I'm all for experimentation. A artist who doesn't take risks will stagnate, right?

Fun MV: Jay's take on Inception <<迷魂曲>>

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Have got Yuletide match, will work on it as soon as time frees itself up. :P
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My Yuletide gift! The Trouble with Writers, Junjou Romantica, by ___. A part-time job at Akihiko's publisher leads Misaki into a little more than he bargained for.

I nearly forgot that one of my requests was for this fandom, but I'm happy with it. Yuletide is fun!

Well, 'cept for my own fic, which did not turn out the way I wished, so I hope my recipient won't be too disappointed. >_>

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Fifthmus is up!

Memoirs of the Honninbou, Hikaru no Go, for [livejournal.com profile] harumi, by [livejournal.com profile] invitan

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Hope everyone had a good holiday! I went to a friend's party which turned out to be full of boring networking types. I played with the kids instead and ate their chocolate.
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Yuletide sign-ups. I think I rather forgot myself and instead of just offering to write for a small handful of fandoms (ie, those I nominated), I also offered to write Belgariad fic. Emma fic. Junjo Romantica fic. It's my first time, so I'm pretty excited about it.

Also, now that I've described what I'd like my TCP fic to be, I want to write it instead! Heh.

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