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Because she can easily be persuaded into all types of insanity, [livejournal.com profile] daegaer wrote me Rafa Nadal tennis bot AU! It is a thing of beauty.

Well, anyhow. I seem to have misplaced my faith in my writing ability recently, for the past four days. Maybe it fell down the back of the sofa or something, but I'm staring at the page with a blank mind, thinking 'this is crap' to every new line, and deleting. This kind of thing doesn't get me anywhere good.

In an attempt to crush the inner editor and get my brain going, I'm reviving an old meme:

Give me a character or pairing, and a word/scenario/some other form of inspiration and I'll write something (probably brief). I only want to write in Saiyuki or tennis rps fandoms at the moment.

ETA: thanks, I have enough now!


Mar. 6th, 2008 12:46 pm
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I'm just idly wondering if anyone's got any fic recs for Nii-- in any of his various guises, pairings, whatev.

ps, I have already read the altogether too likely Nii/Bunny by [livejournal.com profile] emungere
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I have been googling futilely for images of Yohji Yamamoto's tranluscent suit for men (as mentioned here), because I feel this would cheer me up immensely.

But have two recs, both Saiyuki:

Something Borrowed by [livejournal.com profile] devikun, Hakkai/Gojyo, NC 17 - Gojyo inna dress. Kinky and hot and sweet and also just very well characterised.

Void by [livejournal.com profile] mistressrenet, Saiyuki Gaiden, Tenpou/Kenren, NC 17 - Just lovely. Sorry, I fail at eloquence today, but this is well worth reading and the last line just blew me away.
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Quickie Saiyuki rec: Clean by [livejournal.com profile] emungere, Banri/Sanzo, NC 17.

An unsual pairing, but she makes it work brilliantly by having Sanzo perfectly in character and creating a Banri voice that, well, let's you see where Gojyo might've got at least some of his attitude from. An intense brief encounter, set before the series starts.
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Oh, hooray! [livejournal.com profile] emungere has posted the last part of her fabulous ranma/saiyuki story, which I noticed grew a title in the night. Find out what becomes of panda!Sanzo, and will Gojyo have to bite the bullet and invest in some bras?

Part 10 of Ranma/Saiyuki, or, The More Things Change by [livejournal.com profile] emungere

Also, some art that made me laugh rather a lot: The Birth of Sanzo by Staleh4nd. Sanzo's fan really has never been better placed.
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Back in sunny Reading and facing up to the laundry and shopping. Siiiigh groan wail.

But, ignoring all that boring stuff, I have been catching up on fic (and will catch up on comments too, honest!). Yeah yeah, I remember moaning about how there was no Saiyuki fic about...

Some things I've enjoyed recently:

[livejournal.com profile] rheasilvia's Supernatural/Saiyuki crossover: Wildlife: Five worlds the Winchesters never visited. Sylvia has written about Gojyo's kappa heritage before (Distant Relations) and I loved it then too. I can't seem to get enough of it. Gojyo, friendly lakes and the Winchesters. Fabulousness.

Blame the Moon by Vinsu , Nii/Koumyou, worksafe, character death. I don't think I have ever read a Nii/Koumyou AU before. Everything in this seems to chime perfectly with canon and the writing has almost a folk story quality to it.

The Garden by [livejournal.com profile] mistressrenet, Hakkai/Gojyo, worksafe. I founhd this almost unbearably poignant. [livejournal.com profile] mistressrenet will keep on doing this to me. She has written quite a few things now about Hakkai and Gojyo and the passage of time and getting older, and I love them all. *weeps into my teacup*

Compound by [livejournal.com profile] devikun, Hakkai/Gojyo, rilly not at all worksafe. Hot, intense sex like wot [livejournal.com profile] devikun does so very well. I always love that her smut is never just smut; it's always layered onto all the things they don't say.

Koumyou/Ukoku by [livejournal.com profile] rhosyn_du. Five drabbles, sharp and with a little joke at the end that manages to be both wicked and kind of sad.

Also, very pretty Hakkai/Gojyo art, not worksafe: Hunger by Ruby


Jan. 18th, 2007 01:23 pm
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Holy crap it's so windy - 90 mph winds in some parts of the country today, although they're about 30-40 here. The wind is roaring about the house. I'm concerned about our garden wall, which leans at about an 80 degree angle because of the yew tree growing next to it. Cycling across town the dentist was not fun and I was bright pink and mithered when I arrived. My nice new shoes got splattered with mud too. Humph. Cycling back down the Oxford Road, I was almost at a standstill against the wind. But Joel said my teeth were healthy and I don't need anymore work. A milestone for me - a ten minute, problem free check up.

For those of you that need to waste some quality time, spotted via [livejournal.com profile] grendelity: Nun Lander- land the nun safely or she goes to hell. I failed dismally every time and all my nuns crashed and burned. Sorry, nuns.

I've been reading Lucifugous by Elizabeth Bear - a very slashy zeppelin-and-detective-based novella (is that a genre? It should be), downloadable for free here. Lucifugous means... actually it's more fun if you look it up yourself.


Dec. 25th, 2006 07:24 pm
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Hello! Christmas day has been very relaxing and lazy, mostly spent with whiskey and chocolate, apart from our afternoon bike ride... except for the bit where we stopped to drink whiskey and, um, eat gingerbread. But! I hope you all are having a happy, peaceful day too. *strokes flist*

Oh, and there is that little thing called [livejournal.com profile] yuletide that I have seen mentioned occasionally. I didn't take part this year, mostly due to teh bad arm (which is a lot better now btw, for anyone wondering) but there has been such a lot of excitement generated this year about it on my flist - more than ever before, that I remember. Anyway, here are some of my very favourites so far:

Antique Bakery
Learning to Fly
Really note-perfect characterisation of Ono and Tachibana, with awesome handling of subtext. Oh, I loved this story and Ono's pov.

At the Hands of the Wicked
Good, longish fic that reads like something from the novels themselves and develops Felix and Mildmay's relationship in a very satisfying way. The only Melusine story, but I was so glad to find it.

Wild Adapter
Human eyeballs, the takotaki vendor and the not really dead cat
Just - gah. So good. The way Tokitoh is written really pinged me a lot for Gojyo-- I think this really made me like him even more and he has all these beautiful (by which I mean hilarious and blunt) thoughts about Kubota.

Samurai Champloo
since I am not a bird
Jin/Mugen - sort of gritty and erotic at the same time and irt has a really great view of Mugen through Jin's eyes.
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Shiny baubles!

Jeep in an apron! by [livejournal.com profile] xsmoonshine. Her powers of cute are awesome. More Jeep in an apron - kind of

Really Bad Eggs - by [livejournal.com profile] ranalore, Saiyuki/PotC crossover and really very adorable. (eta: changed the link! oops)

There's been some interesting Saiyuki meta dotted about the place recently:

[livejournal.com profile] cicer: Gojyo and sex
[livejournal.com profile] devikun - bits of Saiyuki translations that baffle eg, Jack of all trades and master of none, and [livejournal.com profile] flemmings elaborates on what the Japanese equivalent of this phrase actually means.

In other news...

We are having a Buffyathon at my house. We watched all of season two, and now half of season three. Poor lonely Faith. I keep thinking of her as female version of Gojyo, and that way madness lies because then I have to work out who is Hakkai, and Sanzo and then doom.

I watched the first four eps of Heroes: - random thoughts )

I also have things to say about XxxHolic 8 and 9, Melusine and The Virtu, The Prestige and Connotations, but where is the time? I have porn to write, and my yaoi challenge story, and then more porn. Ahh, the busy schedule.


Aug. 23rd, 2006 03:45 pm
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I want to collapse in a heap. Please?

Or, alternatively, revive myself with Green Eggs and Ham, the inappropriate version by [livejournal.com profile] odditycollector
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My backlog of links is growing... so have some Saiyuki things I've read and enjoyed recently:

Rise by [livejournal.com profile] wordofastory. A short Gojyo and Hakkai story. I love the shades of Tenpou and Kenren in this.

[livejournal.com profile] hibem has been writing more Hungry Jess - Part 10, in which nice Dr Borowitz describes the benefits of his rectal dilation therapy. It's Saiyuki meets the Wild West, and a very wonderful parody - there are links to all the parts from this chapter.

Three hundred and sixty four by [livejournal.com profile] devikun, Hakkai/Gojyo. I have a huge, love for fics about Hakkai and Gojyo's domestic arrangements. What the hell do they do together? How do they get on? I love the way this fic fills in some details. A year in the life of them.

There was a little spurt of mpreg fics a while ago:

Small Miracles by [livejournal.com profile] trensaddiction. "Where'd he get an egg anyway?" Adorable Jeep fic.

Weathered by [livejournal.com profile] emungere, Gojyo/Hakkai, Kou/Doku. Ni has a dastardly plot... and yet this fic is really a lovely, quiet look at Hakkai's ability to love.

Some meta:

[livejournal.com profile] grendelity talks about the Burial chapters

And [livejournal.com profile] cicer does too, with a discussion of Banri's 'switching teams' comment

[livejournal.com profile] sesame_seed makes some interesting points about the evolution of Tenpou-Gonou-Hakkai

[livejournal.com profile] oyceter on youkai as a metaphor for racial minorities, also spoilers for Reload 4
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Home from the sea, home from the hill by [livejournal.com profile] emungere, Hakkai/Gojyo, NC 17 - Hakkai is asking for something, in his own special, slightly demented way. Gojyo is kind of oblivious... but only kind of.

I love the intensely sympathetic characterisation of them both, and the way story just keeps on taking all these amazing little turns. Is it uncool to rec stories that you betaed? I don't know. Anyway, this is such an amazing story and I love it, so there!

Rewind by [livejournal.com profile] devikun, Gojyo/Hakkai - A very short fic about Hakkai being peculiar in a way that rings very true.


Also, apparently it's mpreg day. Surely this calls for some kind of celebration?
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Drabble I wrote for the [livejournal.com profile] 100_roadtrips classic literature challenge : The Metamorphosis - the kappa turns into a giant bug.

Various fics I've enjoyed recently:

Wild Adapter and Antique Bakery drabbles by [livejournal.com profile] devikun

Maid Fetish by [livejournal.com profile] threewalls - Hakkai's, um, love of cleaning.

I’ll See Your Heart and Raise You Mine by [livejournal.com profile] eris_frost, Gojyo/Hakkai, PG 13 - sweet and restrained fic about Hakkai and guilt.

A Treatise on Tactics by [livejournal.com profile] springgreen, Tenpou/Kenren not-quite-smut. Tenpou is so going to win the war, too.

Promises Unbroken also by [livejournal.com profile] springgreen. Wonderful story of promises kept, or at least the attempt to keep them. 500 years of blonds falling off mountains will stay with me a long time.

Kenyuu's Advice Column by [livejournal.com profile] new_kate - such good advice.

Brief Encounter by [livejournal.com profile] daegaer - Schuldig/Yohji. Enthralling Weiss Kreuz fic set after Yohji leaves and becomes Ryo.


In other news, the janitor story has stopped writing itself and is now making me do all the hard work, which is scaring me because it's really too hard and wah! But I got a couple more thousand words done yesterday and this morning. Alas, they are resistant to having any sex whatsoever, at least for the time being. Oh! inspiration strikes. Hehehe.

Randomly, one of the good things about my job is that I get to browse jewellery sites as much as I like. I am torn between the puffer fish and the sting ray, not that I could afford either: Bee, butterly and dragonfly brooches, sting ray brooch and a stag beetle brooch and puffer fish pendant. On second thoughts I like the puffer fish most.

ETA: I forgot to ask - was there ever a Saiyuki newsletter-type community, like there are for other fandoms? If not, would people want one? People's views on this, pros and cons etc, welcome!
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Lesson 1: if you whine pitifully, then [livejournal.com profile] daegaer will entertain you with Saiyuki drabbles and [livejournal.com profile] lydia_petze will show you pictures of flying cats.

Lesson 2: there is no lesson 2


In other news the janitor story has reached 7000 words and not much seems to have happened apart from some mopping, significant looks and Hakkai being strange. Mostly, I don't start with a full plot outline, but I know that certain things have to happen to take the plot forward and I have an idea of what they will be. The snag is that I can only ever see up to a certain point and what happens next tends to be obscured by murk. So, somewhere after weird sex and pigeon poisoning the janitor story goes... somewhere. Somewhere I don't know until we've got there.

Some Saiyuki fics I've enjoyed recently:

Tangles by [livejournal.com profile] hibem, Hakkai/Gojyo and Rabid Youkai Sexx0rs. The sequel to Damage Control.

Hearts Like Flowers by [livejournal.com profile] springgreen, Hakkai/Gojyo, explict m/m, which is a very intense partner to Senses Working Overtime by [livejournal.com profile] devikun

Series of four stories by [livejournal.com profile] kazaera - interesting short character pieces.

Remix omg

Mar. 26th, 2006 07:45 pm
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Whoever did this to my story... I loooove you. *g*

I got a remix of my fic Layers. The remix is Feast on Scraps (Variation on a Theme of Layers) (Sanzo/Hakkai/Gojyo, NC-17) and it is fabulous.
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What fandom is by [livejournal.com profile] heyschasm - much love.

Saiyuki story by [livejournal.com profile] new_kate: Errand - another take on how Gonou got his limiters. I want to describe it as gut wrenching but that's a bit of an unfortunate term to use about Gonou. Oh, whatever. It's very good indeed. :)

Also, reviving a meme I missed the first time round: If you make up titles for stories I didn't write, I will respond with details of those non-written stories.
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I have tomorrow off. Well done, Louise, for thinking ahead, because the Family Event ended up being kind of knackering.

I bought a copy of 'Glamour' for the free bag. When did bag giveaways with fashion magazines become so popular? I suppose it must work, but it has only tempted me twice, in about five years. The bag expands hugely and had sort of semi rigid handles and comes in quite a sweet pattern. The magazine is ghastly, though. I read it for 20 minutes and had to abandon it at Banbury station feeling fat, frumpy, and unhappy with my entire life. Wow, all this and a free bag too!

Victoria Beckham's tips for stylish dressing include 'visualise your entire look for that day'. Er, harrassed? Sleepy? Woman-in-fashion-magazine-inspired-mid-life-crisis?There was also the priceless advice: 'shop the world'. Right. I'm always nipping to Tokyo on my days off. In fact I might pop over to Milan tomorrow. In my Beckham-brand teleporter. Well, really.

Next hot tip: porridge is the next big thing.


In other news the remix fic is now at a stage where I am tweaking and trying to think of more interesting ways to say things, or for people to say. It needs something to lift it a bit, I think, but other than than I'm quite pleased with it.

Also, I haven't forgotten about the outstanding fic bits and character rambles I promised, although it's possible everyone else has. There just haven't been enough hours, woe.

Short and sweet Saiyuki links:

Random kitchen porn by [livejournal.com profile] devikun, Hakkai/Gojyo

Or Else Be A Monster by [livejournal.com profile] devikun, a riff on [livejournal.com profile] hibem's Damage Control, both Hakkai/Gojyo

Recovery by [livejournal.com profile] new_kate - after journey West, and a Youaki King

A litte more Saiyuki noir from [livejournal.com profile] emungere: Poodle Springs, Hakkai/Gojyo

Of Recklessness and Water by [livejournal.com profile] daegaer Hakkai/Gojyo, in a lovely understated sort of way.

[livejournal.com profile] edonohana's Five Incarnations that never happened, part I: Three, Five Incarnations that never happened, part II: Autumn Gold

The rather lovely collection of ficlets and art I got for my birthday, that I forgot to do a round up of. So sorry, and thank you again. *facepalm*

[livejournal.com profile] mistressrenet makes interesting points about Sanzo's sadism

[livejournal.com profile] edonohana asks about Hakkai's limiters, and [livejournal.com profile] edonhana's fic to go with it: Five Incarnations That Never Happened, Part III: The Lesson

[livejournal.com profile] lebateleur talks about Tenpou and Kenren
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Some Saiyuki Sunday reccage:

The Wheel side ficlets by [livejournal.com profile] new_kate. Five ficlets that are all gems in their own way, and there's a Good Omens-influenced one that made me wibble hugely. And also her lovely not-sequel to Teeth

On a Deaf Ear by [livejournal.com profile] trensaddiction: Goku never leaves Sanzo. Quite devastating. I love Goku's older, wiser, sadder voice.

Damage Control by [livejournal.com profile] hibem. Hakkai/Gojyo, NC-17. The prompt for this was Someone has a bad day, which is an understatement. Raw and desperate and, yes, very hot.

Complications by [livejournal.com profile] mistressrenet. Hakkai/Gojyo, NC-17. Guh. A world of. The awesome amounts of sexual tension, resolved and otherwise, in this almost caused my early demise through sheer pleasure.

Sanzo is a bad boyfriend - cartoon by [livejournal.com profile] xsmoonshine, who I swear is out to slay me with cute. Jeep doesn't get what he wants (to share a bowl of mayonnaise ramen with his bf). True Love is sharing the perversion.

Last but not least, [livejournal.com profile] cicer wrote a gorgeous tiny sequel to my fic, Sakura, called Snow-- in which there is much love.

In other news, hey, [livejournal.com profile] emungere, here's a bit of haute patisserie just for you. It's a rose flavoured religieuse by Laduree,

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Kung Fu Fighting - completely adorable a cappela version by Robyn Hitchcock and the Eygptians

ETA: awesome winged Saiyuki boys drawn by [livejournal.com profile] uberdomkumagoro. You have to have the comm friended to see them.

Almost certainly TMI Read more... )
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Random things

Creepy room thing - click around and things happen in a scary fashion. It starts creepy and gets worse. Far worse. I'm jumpy now, and alone in the office...

The penis cake - very not worksafe indeed. What gets me is not just the attention to detail, which is frightening, but the fact 'Happy Birthday Mom' is inscribed below it. I'm not sure it'd fly well in our house, as the poster puts it.

Saiyuki recs

Complications by [livejournal.com profile] mistressrenet, Hakkai/Gojyo - amazingly hot, whimper inducing fic.

Interesting drabble by [livejournal.com profile] hydr0phobia

Enough by [livejournal.com profile] nekonexus, Gojyo/Sanzo. I really enjoyed the dynamics between them in this.

Bogeyman by [livejournal.com profile] tryogeru - Hakkai, gen. Set when Hakkai moves in with Gojyo. I could really see this being the inside of Hakkai's head at that time - not quite sane enough to cope.

I'm sure everyone and their cat has read this already, but I did only recently: The Tragedye of Sanlet, Prince of Denmark by [livejournal.com profile] andmydog


Oct. 21st, 2005 10:13 am
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I feel less run down, almost normal. I put this down to forcing myself to go to bed early and eating vast amounts of tomatoes.

In other news, I have very little other news. Work has been taking up a lot of my energy, I've been steadily reading through Administration and quietly boggling at the complexity of the thing, have been picking up various unfinished stories and getting on with finishing them, which feels good. I have most of next week off, and that feels even better. My plan is not to do things I don't want to do.

Now I need tea. Mmm, tea.

Quickie Saiyuki rec: this story made me go erk!-- in a good way: Bared by [livejournal.com profile] queen_yokozuna, R, Sanzo/Gojyo
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A quickie rec-- Every stream a story by [livejournal.com profile] hydr0phobia, Sanzo/Gojyo. Short, interesting fic that plays around with time- what might have been/might be.
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Once more I am germ central. Yesterday a man coughed all over me on the train and now look. Sneezing, runny nose, inability to motivate self to do massive piles of work that need to be done for Monday. It's not hard work, but there's lots of it. I am at home, wondering if going upstairs to watch morning TV is a good idea. I could have toast with honey and a nice cup of tea. Or germ-fighting cold medicine.

For years I've heard people say that the Administration series by Manna is great. I've read most of the first part and have to say that so far it really is, and I do recommend it for a satisfying read. It's original slash fic. I used to think you couldn't have such a thing, because slash to me meant pairing two characters who had no romantic involvement in the source text, and in that sense Manna's story isn't slash, but it's definitely slashy. And very good.

I'm cheering myself up with Office shoes:
gold and bronze and cream with diamante buckle, red sparkly ballet pumps or greeeeeen, red wedges, cutie heels with felt flowers

Also, GIP!
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Feeling like I'm a bit behind with reading, and I'm desperate to read Saiyuki fic. Does anyone want to rec me stuff to read? It can be other people's or your own, old or new, don't be shy! In fact, because I am nosy, it'd be interesting to find out what people's favourite Saiyuki fics are full stop, of their own and other people's.
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You should go and read the smut wot people wrote me, it's all amazing:

Crowley/Aziraphale by [livejournal.com profile] irisbleu

Schuldig/Crawford by [livejournal.com profile] ladyjaida

Strangely familiar by [livejournal.com profile] akisawana

Yohji/Omi! by [livejournal.com profile] mistressrenet.

And, latest news: Little Britain/Good Omens crossover by [livejournal.com profile] lovelyzelda. For ladies only.

And cos I never did quote anything from Firefly: Good meme


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