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So with the tiebreaker over, I'm now free to reveal that I was Thunder of Kawahagi Middle School, and that (A) my teammates were awesome!!! (B) my fics weren't so bad either *lol* self-pride AND (C) this was tremendous fun!!! ♥♥♥ Would do it again in a heartbeat. ^_^

Congrats to Ichigaya and good luck to both teams in the final round! ♥

Now on to Sherlock Big Bang... @_@
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For anyone who's missed the competition, although I think most of the people who would be interested on my f-list are also participating, I'm taking party in DW's Hikago Deathmatch. Round one works can be found here. I... will avoid commenting on the fics for the moment. ^.^;;;

Also, took the bar exam. Really freaking hope that I passed. Because not passing would suck. The two questions I remembered because I had no idea WTF they were asking (one for each day, which is clearly a great record, lol, and I really did write WTF?! next to the one on Wednesday), I later managed to determine that I got right through dumb luck, so hey, good sign! But I also completely missed half an essay question and am pretty sure I screwed up the MPT, so hey, who knows? Results aren't out until November, so I've decided not to worry about it in the mean time. Have had a wicked headache all day, too. When I got on the train last night to head home, I'm pretty sure the conductor thought that I had been drinking or doing drugs or something because he told me to "get home safe." Which just isn't something one says to a person on a rush hour train in NY. Such is my life. @_@ But it made me laugh, so hey, win for him. ^_^

Anyway, I'm on vacation for the first time in forever until I start work in October. Fic will probably get written, although I'm working on an original thing, too, so we'll see which wins. I'm also planning to travel a bit - haven't decided on a destination yet, though, so if anyone's got a recommendation, do let me know! Tentatively eyeing the U.K. - maybe do a run through the major cities in each country? I like the idea of doing Wales and Scotland since I've never been, and of doing England at a time of year when I'm not freezing to death. May pop over to Ireland. Alternatively, I've been looking at doing a cruise, either from Barcelona and seeing most of Italy, or from Vancouver and seeing Alaska. If anyone has actually done any of these things and has a recommendation, that would be kind of awesome.

Nice to see you all again! ♥
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But then, I never was very good at posting consistently in the first place. Still, over three months is a bit long even for me. In my defense, I'm a 2L now, which means I spent all of August and September (successfully, thank goodness!) job hunting. I'm also currently in two moot court competitions, working on my student note, and taking classes, so my time is like negative until the end of January. On the plus side, I get to travel and see fun places, and I've been having a really excellent time of it. Anyways, suffice to say that Nano will almost certainly not be happening this year, and fic (except maybe Yuletide, and possibly something to celebrate my 10th(!!!) anniversary writing fics next month) is probably not happening any time soon. Still love you all, though, and miss you even if I don't post much.

Blind Go is also over again, and I was shoyu. This piece was written the night before a final exam and two days before a moot court competition - in other words, time was insanely short and frankly, I was proud something existed. I feel like I cheated a bit because it's *about* Sai, but it means that I still haven't actually *written* Sai. I do like the sort of quiet dignity that it's rocking, though, especially since my last take on Hikaru and Akira with a go board was seriously crack-a-licious.

And that's about it. =D
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When the wind is southerly, I know a hawk from a handsaw. ♥

So... saw Hamlet this week!!! ♥♥♥ I'd heard pretty mixed opinions of Jude Law's performance, but I was super pleasantly surprised to find I enjoyed it!! Well, okay, aside from a technical issue here and there (how do you mispronounce contumely and call yourself a Broadway-level actor? Seriously. -_-;;), but that's not terribly surprising, given that I once had the entire script memorized and am therefore more particular about the little details than most. I liked it just on general principle, I suppose, because I always love Hamlet, and the staging for this performance was really superlative. Neat interplay with light and shadow, and I loved the costume effect with characters being barefoot when they were meant to be taken as insane. (Why is it always the tiny details that get me?) More than that, though, it made me reconsider the meaning of Hamlet's line in Act V about the wind being northerly, to take it almost as an indication not that Hamlet *is* mad, but rather that the murders he's committed are slowly *driving* him mad, which was an interpretation I hadn't looked at yet. Any production that can make me reconsider a scene gets mad props from me. ^___^

In other, rather delayed, news, [ profile] blind_go is over again! This time I was Kitagawa, and I wrote A Change of Channels. I was... uh... pretty much bowled over, I guess, by how well received it was. ^^;; I'm still really bothered by the title, though. XDD (I kept wanting to call it Changing Channels, but since I didn't try to hide my style *at all*, I thought I needed to make at least a cursory attempt, and well... yeah. *cough* Not that I'm not overly sensitive about this.) Anyways, Yongha again. One of these days I *will* write something without him or Hikaru in it. Maybe. ... ...but probably not.

And... I've been offline most of this week, in spite of not being at school, because no sooner did I go on break than my laptop crashed. My little brother's trying to resuscitate it now (it's been down for a week), but if he fails I'll be completely without access until the replacement for my darling six year old finally arrives. This is what I get for not replacing it before the school year started, I suppose. ^^;;; Ah well. It'll be good. ^___^
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Yeah, I know, I'm late to the party. As usual. Whatever. :-P

BUT!!! [ profile] blind_go fics are up! Some most enjoyable stuff up there, so do be sure to go check it out if you haven't yet! (Although, y'know, I'm pretty sure everyone already has. XD)

Y'all know the drill, I'm sure - guess me, and win ficlet of your choice in most any fandom I write in. (If you want something obscure or ancient like... I don't know, Ronin Warriors?... we may have to talk. But otherwise, good to go!) So yes! Screened comments and all.

And in somewhat more random news, has anyone ever been given a half dozen roses by their mechanic? It was my first time visiting the place up here, and I discovered that they also washed my car. Given that it was only there for a check engine light, and that I'm not even having them do a repair, the whole thing seemed a little... over the top? I mean, admittedly, the roses seemed to be something that they just had lying around the office that were thrown at me 'cause I was their last customer of the day, but still. (Is the economy really that bad?) I'd totally go there again, though!
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Yuki from Fruits Basket + Ogata from Hikaru no Go = Ogata from Skip Beat!

[Poll #1328725]

ETA: [ profile] macey_muse just pointed out to me that this means Hikago!Ogata moonlights as a director. *LOL* Also, mpreg. O_o Maybe SkipBeat!Ogata is Yuki's and Hikago!Ogata's grandkid? *ponder*
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Hi all~!

So, I haven't actually posted in a little bit, and now seemed like a good time to do so. ^_^;;; Lots of things have happened since the last time I posted (LSATs and fics and all sorts of things). Starting with [ profile] trail_hunter! [ profile] trail_hunter was a lot of fun! Produced both quantity and quality Hunter x Hunter fic, which really was something I'd almost given up on seeing all at one time. Three cheers to my co-mods, [ profile] readerofasaph and [ profile] giving_ground, for being awesome~! I'm going to be sending out the prizes tomorrow. ^_^ I wrote this rather strange fic about Hisoka. I'm not really sure where it came from, I was just kind of in a mood from being stuck in freaking Chicago, and then Kurapika wouldn't talk to me, and Gon was having issues, and suddenly there was creepy Hisoka fic. O_o Oh well. I like it, after a fashion. Not the worst thing I've ever written, anyways.

Other recent fic! For [ profile] fifthmus, I wrote Affecting Eternity: Ponnuki for [ profile] thephoenixboy. It's about Ogata becoming Touya Kouyo's student. And it's kind of a fusion with Prince of Tennis, except not really, because none of the Prince of Tennis characters make an appearance. I feel a bit bad about it - I wanted Ogata to have something that he was passionate about prior to go, on the theory that he was super passionate about go because go was his second chance and he didn't expect a third. So then I was thinking about it, and I... was being a little lazy, and didn't want to come up with a team of my own, so I tried to figure out who to borrow. I know soccer and tennis, and it occurred to me that either Whistle! or Tenipuri would work, doubly so because I know Phoenix knows both. ^_^;;; And then it was mostly chance. I was in a tennis mood. XDD It got away from me a bit, so I may pick it back up again because it feels like it might need a part two to be complete. I dunno~. Figure it out soon enough.

I also received this really fabulous fic about Akira doing archery from [ profile] aithine! Definitely made my Fifthmus~~! ♥

And [ profile] blind_go fic~. I need to remember to post about it in something resembling a decent amount of time after this round ends. Anyone who can guess me gets a drabble (strict 100 word limit so no complicated requests please!) from any fandom of mine that they'd like. Comments on this post screened to allow guessing. ^_^

At the moment, I'm working on [ profile] khr_undercover fic~. I really like my idea for it. ♥ Also toying with a potentially rather long Skip Beat! fic. I hesitate to do long!fic, but... it's a good idea, and I kind of want to write it. But then I had this other idea, too, for an quasi-original screenplay, and I sort of want to work on that, too. And really, I need to finish my law school apps before anything else, but I'm in a writing sort of mood (maybe because I'm not stressing over huge scary exams any more?) so I dunno. *ponders*

Anyways, new years resolution to write more! (Again... XD) Cheers~.
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Sooo... these are all things I meant to post yesterday / day before, but between work and a family pumpkin picking potluck upstate, I just hadn't managed yet.


Trail Hunter!
[ profile] trail_hunter

It's a new comm for Hunter x Hunter fans a la Hikago's [ profile] blind_go and Tenipuri's [ profile] subrosa_tennis. On October 10th began sign-ups for its first round. Fics only have to be 500 words, and it should be a lot of fun, so if you're into HxH please consider joining us!!! ♥

And Second!

[ profile] blind_go is over! ;_; Which means that I now have to own up to having written Akira no Soccer. I did a concrit of it myself a week after the fact, and it's atrocious, so let's not get into it. XDD

Congrats to [ profile] readerofasaph for guessing right~! This means I now owe you Ryoma fic (oh dear), so please let me know if there's anything more specific you'd like in it.

Finall, Third!

Speaking of [ profile] blind_go and concrit (hazardous, or so it seems ^^;; ) I did attempt a concrit of every fic written this round, all of which (including the one for my own *lol*) can be found under the following cut. Because clearly, everyone wants my opinion. (AS IF!) If I haven't said anything positive about a story it's not that I didn't like it, it's just that I think positive remarks miss the crit aspect of concrit. I actually made a conscious decision to pull most of my more positive "I like X" remarks, so be warned that this is a try at crit, not commentary. (It is my intention to go around leaving the positive comments on the fics I had them for. XD We'll see if I manage it. XD) These comments are mainly things that could be fixed or changed, with suggestions for those changes when they weren't completely clear, but I am only human, and I don't doubt that I edge a little too close to commentary in some places. Sorry about that. Please let me know if you'd like to discuss, etc.

Blind Go Concrit )
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So... not working on fic because I'm lazy like that. XDD For anyone who hasn't seen it, my [ profile] fifthmus fic went up last week. It was supposed to be about Akiko meeting Mitsuko, but it wound up being more Akiko gen. You can read it here. ^_^

In related news, saw that sign ups just started for the next round of [ profile] blind_go. I... am torn. On the one hand, Blind Go! I had loads of fun last round. And wonderful new mods and fun themes~! Also, I like having deadlines 'cause they mean that I actually write things. On the other hand, I'm already committed to [ profile] subrosa_tennis and that last author standing thing for Doctor Who, both of which (assuming I'm still in the latter, which is probably a fault assumption *lol*) should be wrapping up around then. So... thinking about it. Might sign up and then just see how it goes. ::shrug::

Speaking of [ profile] subrosa_tennis, I've been toying for a bit with making up a writer's guide to the US Open. So often, I've seen it written wrongly in Prince of Tennis fanfic, and as a proud New Yorker it kind of bothers me when people set it in California, or in Manhatten, or whatever. *Especially* because the actual series got the details *so* correct, right down to the airplanes flying from La Guardia in the background. Also, I'm dying to see Prince of Tennis fic where everyone goes to watch a baseball game because Arthur Ashe (where the finals of the Open are played) is right across the street from Shea Stadium. (Mind you, I'm never going to write it and I know it. But I'd love to see it.) I took a bunch of pictures of how to get to and from the stadium when I went to a Mets game earlier this week, and it occurred to me that this is probably the reason why Ryoma got lost coming out of the Tokyo subway: )

I'm trying to get tickets to go see at least one day of the Open, in which case I'll definitely do the guide with proper pictures and stuff. Maybe not if I don't, though, 'cause, y'know - directions to stadium only guide is kind of lame.

Anyway, might try and work on fic now. Or maybe to update my lists of recs with all of the stuff I've got bookmarked. *lol* But probably writing. Wish me luck~~!!
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Okay, so [ profile] umarekawareru just gave me a seriously, seriously fabulous Fifthmus in July present. It's called An Exchange of Territories, and it's Yongha/Akira, and it's located here.

Seriously? Paroxysms of joy. Seriously. ^_________^

Also, I know the pairing sounds a little WTF (I still say it's [ profile] aishuu's fault that it ever came up in the first place), but it works surprisingly well, and [ profile] umarekawareru did a really brilliant job with it, so try it~~!!!!!!

Receiving something this fabulous does make me feel a bit bad about how what I wrote wasn't over the top amazing like this was, though. I mean, not that it isn't good (I think it is, anyway), but it certainly wasn't good the way that this is. Crap. *_* But I still love this!!!
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I've been waiting for this for a bit, in large part because unlike most stories I've written, I have had such an urge to talk about this fic. I wrote God Fingerprints, which appears to have been a lot more confusing than I intended it to be. ^^;;;;; I've gotten some really good concrit on it, which makes me very happy. ^_____^ Anyways, it was the kind of story that has a story behind it, so I'm going to babble and hopefully the universe will ignore me while I do so. XDDDDD

More than any five people need to know about my BG fic. )

In other news, I wish that I'd been able to comment on more of the BG fics. To be honest, I'm still not completely done reading them. XDDD I'm also majorly impressed with [ profile] aiwritingfic, [ profile] issen4, and [ profile] aishuu for their reading and summarizing / commenting abilities. Seriously, three cheers to y'all. Also, GIANT LOVE to the mods, because y'all are AWESOME!!! ^____^

And yay Hikago fandom in general~ ♥
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XD I totally wasn't expecting this to go up for a while yet. XD But since it's there, I'm cross-posting it for any who may be interested.

Title: Paying the Rent
For: [ profile] tarigwaemir
Fandom: Hikaru no Go
Pairing: Yongha/Yashiro
Warning: Language
Summary: Yashiro finally moves out and, with the help of a certain Korean, manages to earn his parents' respect.

Paying the Rent

XD + Rec

Jun. 19th, 2006 10:13 pm
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So, I've got something of a Hikaru no Go obsession going these days. I should probably work on that. ^^;;; (This comes while writing FF7 and original fics, plotting KH, Kaleido Star, and FF8 fics, and - well, generally, not the greatest time for me to have *more* fic ideas. Aiya, so much that will never get written! But I digress...)

I was looking at my ID just now, and realized something that I should have figured out straight off the bat. Since I'm living at Georgetown Law, they issued me a GO card to get into the building. Yes, that's right, a GO card.


::cannot believe it took her over three weeks to figure out that this was humourous:: ^_^;;;;;

In other news, Hikago fans should read Treading on Safe Grounds by Hitokiri-san. I usually can't stand 2nd person fics - like, have serious serious issues with reading them - but for whatever reason, I really like the voice used in this one. It works quite well, somehow. ^_^;;;

So... I'mma go read Hikago while waiting for the last 15 episodes to finish downloading. In related news, don't EVER watch Hikago before you read it. I love the anime, but it's the pathetic, aww, my poor baby, look at you try so hard to make the good manga plot work on screen kind of love - not the ohohohoh AMAZING kind of love. I actually spend most of my time watching it cracking up at how something comes off. (Dramatic!gasps and all that.) But yeah.

I'm thinking of creating a list of series that I think people should watch, but I don't think anyone actually cares about my recommendations. When I figure out whether or not it'd be personally satisfying, I may or may not actually make it.

And my story notebook for Kaleido Star got drenched on my way home this afternoon, which sucked to the nth because I was working on it during lunch today and don't have an alternative copy anywhere. I'm hoping the ink won't have bled too much once it's dry and I can turn the pages again. Thank GOD I left my FF7 notes at home this morning. ^^;;;;

Also, this journal may be heading in a friends only direction since I'm toying with an original idea that ... ... well, let's just say I'd rather not make it public enough that anyone randomly using the internet could find it, 'k? I will say something if I go through with that, though, and ideally, fics will stay public. (Not the drafts, though, ne, Lore? And have I mentioned lately how wonderful you are?) I make no guarantees, and it might not even happen, I just thought I'd mention it so people weren't, like, SHOCK! if I actually do it. yeah. ^.^;;;;;;;;;


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