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There are a million and one other things I should be doing--and so of course I am procrastinating and stumbling across random gems on the internet. ^_^

The Don't Know Much About History Kink Meme (Multi-fandom)

Done!! :D

Aug. 6th, 2009 01:34 am
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I know I haven't been much of a presence on Livejournal lately--but I actually have been writing. In fact, this year's assignment for the Saiyuki AU fic challenge [livejournal.com profile] 7thnight_smut has just been finalized and submitted. (Even a few days before deadline, go me!)

All entries for the challenge are initially posted anonymously, so its against the rules to talk much about individual stories at this point. Suffice to say that this particular piece really has required two full months of planning and writing, as my very patient beta can attest. :D

Posting of fics to [livejournal.com profile] 7thnight_smut will begin on August 26th. My impression is that there are a record number of participants this year, and archives of fics from previous years are available to folks who join the community, so it's definitely a place worth checking out. :D
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Life is calming down a bit, so I thought I'd give a quick post after my long absence from lj. Still not really writing yet, and still only lurking intermittantly so there's lots I've missed (and am still missing). Sometime soon, I'll probably do a recs post for some fics I've managed to catch here and there.

Had to post, though, to share [livejournal.com profile] veronicacode's news from Minekura-sensei's Nitro blog about the latest with Saiyuki Reload. In addition, some scans from the latest issue of Zero Sum have been posted courtesy of [livejournal.com profile] arisu_krd. Needless to say, big spoilers here. Ah, I can't wait to see the full chapter.... ^_^

Rec

Aug. 5th, 2008 09:50 pm
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This is a fly-by posting because I'm traveling at the moment and not keeping up very well with internet, but [livejournal.com profile] xantissa has written a sequel to a Saiyuki AU fic that I wrote a while ago, which is wonderful stuff and definitely worth checking out.

Dawn by [livejournal.com profile] xantissa (Rating, NC-17)

(Sequel to the [livejournal.com profile] springkink Saiyuki AU based on Joan D. Vinge's Psion. J.D. comes back.)

Also, [livejournal.com profile] smillaraaq has posted scans of all the covers from the entire series of sci-fi books that served as an original source, with some pertinent observations about artistic trends here.
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So, in my quest to track down a copy of the English version of Saiyuki Reload 8, I went to not one, not two, but *three* bookstores before I found it in stock (Borders rules, Barnes & Noble drools).

Barnes & Noble did redeem itself a bit in my eyes, as they had volume 2 of Petshop of Horrors: Tokyo. I like the series anyway, but was absolutely delighted to find some Saiyuki-esque tidbits in one of the chapters.

D is for Dealer, Spoilers for Petshop: Tokyo )
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I actually got some writing in today at work during lunch. I am having entirely too much fun with this Saiyuki/Bladerunner WIP for [livejournal.com profile] springkink.

Some good stuff on the F-list today, as well. Since many of you frequent the same sites I do, these probably won't be anything new, but I'm reccing them anyway. :P

A new scanlated Gojyo/Hakkai doujinshi was posted to [livejournal.com profile] otakupink. The only thing I have to say about Kin no Tamago is...yowzah! ...And also, as with some other works by EGS, this is emphatically not for anyone under 18.

Also, [livejournal.com profile] ladylotusmoon just posted part 4 of Zang Fu Theory, which has taken some very interesting plot twists, and is definitely worth checking out. (Part 1 is here.)

And another, older rec that I never quite got around to putting up:

The Importance of Sharing Sake by [livejournal.com profile] fey_puck (Rating, PG-13)

(Mild 3/5/8. Humor. Sort-of. Under the influence of a lot of alcohol.)


P.S. [livejournal.com profile] avierra? I expect to have something for your e-mail inbox later tonight--probably very late.... ^_^

EDIT: Hmm. It appears one must be a member of [livejournal.com profile] otakupink to see the Egg dj. Either that or the gallery is somehow age-locked related to an lj user's profile. I hadn't expected that. The link works when I'm logged in but doesn't, otherwise. Sorry about that.
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The short fics that have been put up at [livejournal.com profile] saiyuki_time ever since the first challenge prompt went up on Wednesday have really been quite impressive--not just in the number being posted, but also in the level of quality overall. It impresses me that the plotlines are so coherent, given the speed with which the story has to be written, and the absence of time to edit much at the end.

There seems to be quite a bit of variation in story length. So, having an inquiring mind and being the geek that I am, I took a look at the fics for which exact times had posted and calculated a "writing rate" (average number of words per minute) for each story. Editing time (if specified) is included, to reflect the thought process involved, and not just typing speed.

This is in no way very scientific.... )
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Via [livejournal.com profile] stalkerbunny



I think it is entirely too amusing that a person can write a thesis for an advanced degree on the topic of fanfiction (and yes, I'm aware that it's not even a new idea--it's already been done before). Still, it's fun to help out. I'll be tempted to look up this Katherine Morrissey in another 6 months or so and see what she found out.... ^^

Woe....

Feb. 2nd, 2008 12:57 am
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Some "Burial" info from [livejournal.com profile] veronicacode, looks like the Gojyo/Hakkai OVA chapter release is being delayed again.

I'm sure this chapter will be like the others and follow the manga nearly word for word...but still I'm in suspense. This is my *favorite* part of the burial arc (although Ken'yuu's story is a close second). Just a little bit of a setback for fans. *sigh*
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"The way to get good ideas is to get lots of ideas, and throw the bad ones away"
-Linus Pauling

Hmm. Or perhaps if one is too much of a pack rat to simply toss random ideas away, perhaps dysfunctional WIPs could be placed in glass bottles and tucked away in the basement until sufficiently aged. They certainly don't seem to be doing much good on the computer hard drive at the moment.

In the meantime, I am delighted that new things to read keep popping up on the kink meme. (Still going after nearly four months! How cool is that!) One might think that the meme host would get tired of such an overcrowded inbox and turn off commenting--but I'm rather glad that it hasn't happened yet.

Also, two more fic recs (both of which already appeared on [livejournal.com profile] saiyukiyaoi, but which I enjoyed very much so am linking to them here):

Xianlang by Mosh, aka [livejournal.com profile] moshesque (Rating, NC-17)

(Hakkai/Sanzo, post-journey fic. Not my OTP, but this is too well-written *not* to enjoy, and IMHO the Hakkai point-of-view is beautifully done.)

Zang Fu Theory, Part 1: Herutsu (Heart) by Lotus (Rating, R)

(Hakkai/Sanzo and also Gojyo/Jeep, although neither pairing gets terribly far into the action in this first chapter. Written for the Minus Wave Challenge round 2. This fic has a complex, well-developed plot and excellent characterization, though there are some small canon inconsistencies here and there. Overall it's quite a worthwhile read, and I can't wait to see where things go from here.) ^^

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