makeste: (Car wreck kids)
A.K.A., “GIANT ESSAY ABOUT TSUNA AND REBORN’S RELATIONSHIP.”

BEFORE I GET TO THE ESSAY, a quick note for anyone who is on LJ and/or Dreamwidth exclusively--pretty much all of my KHR reviews these days are only posted on tumblr. Because I am super lazy, and cross-posting stuff requires me to do a little more typing and clicking and OH MY GOD IT'S SO MUCH WORK!1 (I'm sorry, did I say lazy, I meant fail. XD)

If anyone is interested, I finally went back and tagged my tumblr reviews with the 'yay new chapter' tag, so... yeah. They're there! That is where they are.

Anyway, so yeah, KHR 378 came out and an essay happened, idk.

1500 words on KHR characters. This is a cut that is definitely worth clicking. )
makeste: (I'm not broke)
Because I have no patience for comment limits, and because my fingers apparently will just not stop typing words.

This is the response to [livejournal.com profile] misamiera’s request from this meme. The KHR request. Which would explain why, three questions in, the word count for the comment was at about 2,000 words.

Click here for 2k words of rambling about Gokudera, Tsuna, and Reborn! )

ETA: OKAY I'M BACK AND READY TO LIGHT IT UP LIKE IT'S DYNAMITE.

THE REST OF THE MEME )
makeste: [a shark with a beach ball on its nose] (First word: Jail)
HI EVERYBODY HERE AT LIVEJOURNAL, HOW Y'ALL DOING.

Not going to spend a lot of time listing the new and improved methods of flaking out that I discovered during this most recent month, but needless to say yet again I am behind on KHR reviews, and this is mostly the fault of work, tumblr, and Skyward Sword (in that order). And to top it off I derped out on NaNoWriMo as well, though I did manage about 12,000 words of fic out of it, so it wasn't as bad as it could have been. Unfortunately the fic in question is long enough that it's still like maybe halfway done, if that. But I'm gonna try to get that finished in December anyway because I feel really weird not having posted at least one (non-crack) fic during this whole year. AND HEY WHAT DO YOU KNOW, THERE'S ONLY ONE MONTH LEFT OF SAID YEAR, WHAT IS EVEN UP WITH THAT ANYWAY.

But before that! I've been craving a good meme lately, but the thing about memes is that I keep derping out on them too. And I got to thinking that one of the main reasons for that is because when it comes to typical fandom memes, there are always parts of the meme that I LOVE, but also parts of the meme that FEEL LIKE HOMEWORK. Like for example, I will ramble on endlessly about my favorite characters, but with most fandoms I really do not have an OTP (because in a lot of fandoms I'm either PANSHIP...UAL, or I do have one or two favorite pairings but I'm not HARDCORE SHIP-IT-TILL-I-DIIEEEE enough to have any interesting insights or opinions regarding those ships), and I don't know enough about the online fandom to know what my unpopular opinion regarding the series is, and I don't remember enough about the canon to pick my favorite quote or top three scenes, etc.

So I was pondering all of this and then I thought WELL FUCK IT, THEN I'LL JUST MAKE UP MY OWN MEME. A MEME FILLED ONLY WITH QUESTIONS THAT I LIKE TO ANSWER! MANIACAL LAUGH, MANIACAL LAUGH.

LADIES AND GENTLEMEN HERE IS THAT MEME:

Comment with one of my favorite fandoms and I will tell you the following:

1. My favorite character.
2. ANOTHER favorite character!!
3. My favorite character relationship, and by "relationship" I don't necessarily mean pairing and certainly not OTP, but on the other hand, depending on the fandom MAYBE I DO!
4. The moment/character/THING/WHATEVER that first hooked me on the fandom.
5. One of my favorite moments.
6. A song or track that reminds me of this fandom.
7. One miscellaneous awesome thing about the fandom.
8. One completely random thought I have regarding this fandom.
9. One fic/essay rec, fanart, or fanvid that depending on the fandom I either had lovingly bookmarked or saved onto my hard drive, or only just now found during a two-minute Google search.


HMM, that seems like enough questions, I should probably just STOP NOW ALREADY. So anyways, please post some fandoms if you are so inclined and I will GET TO ANSWERING over the next few days or so. :)


P.S. Since I still did not get to the HS question on my last long-since-died-who-am-I-even-trying-to-kid-anymore meme, for this meme HOMESTUCK IS A GIVEN. Meaning YOU DO NOT EVEN HAVE TO ASK THAT, I am already typing out my Homestuck response to this meme as we speak, because lol THAT SHIT'S OVERDUE.

o/
makeste: (Science rules)
Or "listening to myself talk", more like. About fics, mostly, and what kind of things I most like to read and write. Pay me no mind.

Just a lot of babbling about angst and GAR and certain pairing combinations. )
makeste: (JOY JOY egao ga mitai kara)
It was awesome, even though it rained on the last day (we just packed up and headed to an indoor arcade to ride bumper cars and play laser tag instead). BUT ANYWAY, I AM BACK NOW, and in a post-ish mood. So have a post! With some memes and stuff.


1. Late as usual with this (though only a day late, which actually isn't that bad for me XD), but Happy Birthday, [livejournal.com profile] windgoddess688!


2. Why oh whyyyy did I decide to finally catch up with the One Piece manga (I had stopped a few years ago shortly before the end of Thriller Bark, so I had a blast reading through the Impel Down and Marineford arcs) right when Oda is about to take a one-month break to prep for a timeskip? SOB SOB CRY. At least the timeskip in question sounds fucking awesome.


3. Meme! From [livejournal.com profile] smilypie:

Reply and I'll give you four fandoms. You then have to make an entry writing about your favorite character from each fandom, and why.

She gave me Avatar: The Last Airbender, Death Note, Durarara!!, and Fullmetal Alchemist.

So for once I won't be rambling about Gokudera in this entry! :O )


4. And since the previous meme put me in a character ranting mood, have one more, from [livejournal.com profile] aroundight:

Give me a character from any fandom I know at least fairly well, and I will tell you:

A) My OTP
B) The runner up
C) The anti-ship
D) My unpopular fannish opinion on said character
E) One person he/she never fell in love with, and why


I love this kind of meme. Possibly too much. XD


5. I swear I didn't forget about the other meme I was also in the progress of doing! I'll resume that tomorrow, promise. I JUST COULDN'T RESIST THESE. I'M SORRY.
makeste: (Science rules)
So there's a meme going around that tells you which of the nine Enneagram personality types you are (I'm a 5, myself), and I was like, "Hey, these things look familiar." Then I remembered that two years ago, I had started an essay-thing discussing the Enneagram types of Tsuna and the Vongola guardians. Only I never managed to solidly pin down Hibari, or Mukuro; I did choose types for them, but I wasn't as sure of them as I'd have liked to be. And so I never really finished that post; it always felt a little incomplete.

Happily, I had too much spare time on my hands today, so I've gone back and dusted it off. :D

Cut for giant walls of text in which I scientifically analyze a bunch of fictional characters. )

Pretty soon I'll stop procrastinating and get to the rest of the comments on my last post, too; sorry guys. XD And speaking of procrastination/being late, Happy Birthday to [livejournal.com profile] vazavati and [livejournal.com profile] rodickparker!
makeste: (Science rules)
BECAUSE I DON'T KNOW WHEN TO SHUT UP, HAVE SOME MORE THOUGHTS ON THE NEWEST CHAPTER OF KHR.

Arrr, mateys, thar be spoilers in these waters. )

Also, Happy Birthday, [livejournal.com profile] dtn! LIVE LONG AND PROSPER.
makeste: (Car wreck kids)
So [livejournal.com profile] ekmisao and I were talking about the latest chapter and the new rings and what that might mean for the next arc, and it got me to wondering about where the series might go next after the Future Arc concludes, and who the next villain might be, and so forth.

And somehow the speculation got longer and longer until it turned into an essay thing. OH DEAR.

Cut for my rambling. )

ETA: Haha so I've been a fail replier again this week. XD Sorry; getting to that now!

Memes!

Feb. 21st, 2010 08:30 pm
makeste: (GENKISHI used WALL!)
Holy shit there's so many!!

From [livejournal.com profile] erisabesu:

Comment on this post. I will choose seven interests from your profile and you will explain what they mean and why you are interested in them. Post this along with your answers in your own journal so that others can play along.

She chose Stephen King, Hibari/zombie!Kusakabe, The Chronicles of Narnia, One Piece, NaruSasu, Theories, and Manga. )

And then [livejournal.com profile] cleartempest gave me KHR, Naruto, and Phoenix Wright for the three fandom meme that probably all of you are familiar with by this point. :P

Wait, all that rambling, and I'm still only a third of a way through this post? )

And [livejournal.com profile] cleartempest gave me this one too because I asked her because I am addicted to rambly memes:

Leave a comment saying, "I'M ON A HORSE" and I will give you five words I associate with you. Then post about what they mean to you, along with this, at your journal.

She gave me Radiohead, REBORN, black belt-ery, general geekery, and books you like, so I will type about those things.

Almost done now...! )

AND LAST BUT NOT LEAST:

anon meme



Oh my god that took hours. XD Let me know if you want to do any of the memes. o/

ETA: OH WAIT I FORGOT TO WISH AN EXTREMELY BELATED HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO [livejournal.com profile] chuu AND A NOT-SO-BELATED HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO [livejournal.com profile] vaultedthewall. I APOLOGIZE FOR MY FAIL.
makeste: (Oh wow! Windows!)
METAPHORICAL SCISSORS. Which hopefully I won't trip and fall and kill myself with. Haha, we'll see. XD

This is mostly [livejournal.com profile] jote_jote and [livejournal.com profile] demoneyeskyo87's fault! :P But it's also something I've kind of wanted to post for a while, because even though when it comes to KHR I pretty much exclusively write gen, I do still ship things! And 8059 is one of them. And so this is a post about why I like 8059.

Please note the wording of that, btw--this is an essay about why I like it! Not why it's canon, or why it is the best pairing ever!! or anything like that. That would require much more logic and research than I am willing to put into this. XD So yeah, it's just my explanation for why I ship it.

My very, very long-winded explanation. )

And now I can go back to failing at writing my officially-late [livejournal.com profile] khrfest fics. YAY. (Also, Happy Belated Birthday, [livejournal.com profile] nonoji! Hope you had a great day. ♥)
makeste: (Oh boy! Sleep!)
So today is October 14, which means it is Tsuna's birthday! (AND ALSO, it means that yesterday was Reborn's birthday! MANY HAPPY RETURNS, YOU LUNATIC SUPERBABY.) And since I'm in a fangirlish mood, I decided to do another tribute post like I did last year for Gokudera. \o/

So, keeping in mind that my favorite Tsuna moments might not necessarily match up with everyone else's (mostly because I actually prefer cute uncertain loser mode to bitchin' awesome dying will mode, just a bit), here's my Top Ten Tribute to Tsuna. OR TTTTT FOR SHORT.

I wonder if you'd pronounce that with one long 'T' sound or a bunch of short stuttering 'T' sounds. )

And before I forget, in case I'm not around tomorrow (and since we're on the subject of birthdays anyway), Happy Birthday to [livejournal.com profile] cleartempest and [livejournal.com profile] leriko_rasen! YOU GUYS FUCKING ROCK. ♥ ♥ ♥
makeste: (JOY JOY egao ga mitai kara)
A.k.a. "How to Kill People with a Bird, a Dog and a Bamboo Sword."

This is mainly just for my own reference, since I'm in the process of trying to write a fic featuring a battle between Yamamoto and Gokudera. But I figured I might as well post it in case anyone else is interested.

(Note: There are a lot of Japanese sword terms under the cut; this is a pretty good translation reference.)

'Shigure Souen Ryu is always perfect and flawless... absolute and invincible.' )
makeste: (Oh boy! Sleep!)
Having finally recovered some of my brain function from Thursday, and having now read the actual scanlation of the latest chapter, I feel a little vindicated about some old theories, and a little speculative about some new ones.

And above all, I'm feeling kinda rambly, because this chapter still has me all revved up. SO HERE'S A BRAND NEW THEORY POST COMIN' ATCHA.

VERY LONG-WINDED SPOILERS FOR KHR 218. )
makeste: [a shark with a beach ball on its nose] (Default)
Okay, so this is something I started working on a while back because I was writing a fic about Lambo—5YL!Lambo, to be specific—and that proved to be a pretty big challenge at first. The thing about messing with timelines for the purposes of fic is that for most characters, figuring out how they would behave a few years older or younger isn’t all that hard; you just take the existing character and either add or subtract a few years’ worth of maturity and experience. No biggie.

It is, however, a different story when you’re not just adding or subtracting experience, but doing both. And that’s where I ran into a problem with Lambo. The thing is, Lambo is kind of a unique character in KHR in the sense that he isn’t really just one character at all—he’s two. We see, on a regular basis, both the five-year-old Lambo and the 15-year-old Lambo, and the thing is, they have wildly different personalities. So the challenge with trying to write a 10-year-old version is figuring out exactly which parts of which personalities to add and subtract from.

Now, I figured that the easiest way to do this would be to find some common ground between five-year-old and 15-year-old Lambo, and work from there. For instance, the fact that they’re both crybabies; that’s one similarity. I figured that there must be more, so in the end I decided to take a closer look at both Lambos, make a list of their character traits, and work from there to see what does and doesn’t change over ten years, and if there were any underlying patterns to his character that explained said changes. Something to give me some insight into why Lambo behaves any given way, instead of just the whats and hows of his behavior.

Lists and character rambling and the rest of this meandering essay below cut. )
makeste: (I'm not broke)
Okay, so I was planning on writing something fic-ish for Gokudera's birthday, right? And I just could not for the life of me come up with anything that stuck. For a while I was thinking I might do a drabble about him and Uri, but after my fifteenth failed attempt at an opening paragraph, I gave up on that too. And for a while I despaired, because FAVORITE CHARACTER'S BIRTHDAY, and here I have nothing to offer sobbbb.

In the end, I decided to scrap the idea of a fic entirely, and just do something essayish instead. Because if I can't write coherently, then damn it, I CAN AT LEAST RAMBLE!!1

So, here is a tribute to our dear Storm Guardian in the form of a List. Specifically, a List of My Top Ten Favorite Gokudera Moments. In chronological order, because I can't rank for beans.

This is not the greatest song in the world; no, this is just a tribute. )
makeste: [a shark with a beach ball on its nose] (Status: nerd)
I got tired of meticulously editing a 6000-word fic (right now I'm at that point where I can't even stand to look at it, you know?) and decided instead to write a long post about the mysteries of the Future Arc and my guesses at the answers. Yes, rambling is therapeutic for me. HUSH LET ME HAVE MY VICES.

Cut for tl;dr and future arc spoilers )

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