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makeste ([personal profile] makeste) wrote2010-11-03 10:37 pm

KHR on a Wednesday!

Awesome. It's gonna be one of those weeks. :D


1. I want to cheer on Lambo here, but I feel like if I do, I'll sound like some sort of Lamaze coach. "PUSH! PUUUUUUSH! THAT'S IT, YOU'RE ALMOST THERE!!" That's a bit awkward.

--oh HELL YES. I don't even know what is happening! BUT I LOVE IT. We're winning, right? It looks like we are.


2. Yep! Okay, wow. DUDES. I'M PRETTY SURE LAMBO JUST WON HIS FIGHT IN LIKE TWO SECONDS.

WHAT THE FLYING FUCK. IS THIS EVEN KHR OR IS THIS SOME SORT OF BEAUTIFUL, TERRIBLE JOKE.

OH SNAP. WELL, IF IT IS, PLEASE DON'T WAKE ME UP.

Stay right here, everyone. I'll go and cue up Kool and the Gang and we can lol it up at Tsuna and Gokudera's victory expressions together.


3. Omigosh. Shimon babies!! LORDY LORDY, THEY ARE SO CUTE.

Poor Large. I don't know what it is with this family and monologuing, but hey, just so long as it makes you feel better, pal.

And here comes the creepy brigade, right on schedule.


4. So are we to understand, then, that the first key was a purse and the second is a flower? Just how romantic are these flashbacks going to get? Who wants to bet that the third key is a box of chocolates?

Also, thanks so much for confirming that Yamamoto is still unconscious, Amano. WE APPRECIATE IT, REALLY. As everyone knows, it's much better to be firmly grounded in cruel, cruel reality than to cling to our flimsy, foolish hopes.

And did Aoba and Ryohei just cease to exist, or is the Vindice prison so utterly abandon-hope-all-ye-who-enter-here that not even the fruitiest of magical plot flashbacks can penetrate its depths?


5. NOOOO, NOT FRANCO. 8( WHY FRANCO HAS GOTTEN INTO THIS. IT'S BECAUSE HE DIDN'T GIVE THEM 90 PERCENT OFF. DAMN IT ALL. (If this flashback was trying to be dramatic, I think it lost something in the translation. XD)

Also, Cozart, you are going to drown in that hat.


6. lol. "We must form a vigilante group! It's the only way! But in order to do so, we'll need powerful leadership... like a 'sky' that can 'wrap up' the various other elements." I cannot believe he actually used the goddamn metaphor. My one regret is that he did not accompany it with air quotes. But in my headcanon he totally did.

The discussion that ensues afterward is pretty funny too. "Shimon Primo was involved in the creation of the Vongola?! IMPOSSIBLE." "WELL, DUH, it's because the Vongola boss is always the best!" "NO WAY, MY BOSS IS TOTES BETTER THAN YOUR BOSS." "OH YEAH, WELL IF YOU HADN'T NOTICED, MY BOSS'S GUARDIAN TOTALLY JUST BEAT YOUR ASS." Heehee. Point, Gokudera.


7. sdfaskldjl Lambo. ._. Your words move me deep within my soul. I FEEL ALL WARM AND FUZZY ALL OF A SUDDEN. AND EVEN LARGE LOOKED LIKE HE GOT A LITTLE SECOND-HAND JESUSED THERE. AWWW.

P.S. TSUNA AND GOKUDERA, YOU FAIL AT HAVING APPROPRIATE EMOTIONAL REACTIONS. >(


8. Sometimes I wonder what the TYL!Vongola do when baby!Lambo pops up at random in their midst. It appears that this time, they responded with, "Oh. Lambo. ...Uh, here, have some corn."


9. AHHH OMG AHHHHH YAMAMOTO YAMAMOTO YAMAMOTO

YOU GUYS, IF I TYPED OUT ALL THE EXCLAMATION POINTS THAT ARE RUNNING THROUGH MY HEAD RIGHT NOW

IT WOULD LOOK SOMETHING LIKE THIS

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

BUT ENDLESS.


10. --!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

BYAKURAN

AND YAMAMOTO

BYAKURAN

AND YAMAMOTO

WHAT IS HAPPENING??! WHAT IS HAPPENING!!!

OH MY GOD MY BRAIN IS SO FUCKING PUNK'D RIGHT NOW

SWEET BABY JESUS I LOVE THIS MANGA.


On an unrelated note, I have a to-do list of posts, including a write-up of my rally experience (IT WAS AWESOME), the rest of my trick-or-treat dares, and some various other memeish things. There's like 12 of them in all. We'll see how this goes. XD

And Happy Belated Birthday to [livejournal.com profile] yukari_rin, [livejournal.com profile] juniormint, and [livejournal.com profile] mycolor! I hope good times were had. ♥

[identity profile] riotpunkdance.livejournal.com 2010-11-04 02:48 am (UTC)(link)
I think I had the same reaction you did with Byakuran appearing at Yamamoto's bedside...(for all the wrong reasons...but the same)!

4. So are we to understand, then, that the first key was a purse and the second is a flower? Just how romantic are these flashbacks going to get? Who wants to bet that the third key is a box of chocolates?

^This is my favorite part. I am waiting for the box of chocolates now!

[identity profile] amberrei.livejournal.com 2010-11-04 02:59 am (UTC)(link)
And the fourth will be a wedding ring. ù_ù <3 Haters gonna hate.

I will comment properly later orz

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[personal profile] lacewood 2010-11-04 03:00 am (UTC)(link)
OH MY GOD THAT LAST PAGE. THAT LAST PAGE. FINE, AMANO. YOU WIN THIS ROUND, MADAM.

(Byakuran, don't you DARE fuck Yamamoto's shit up even more shkdsgakfhdsf)

[identity profile] makeste.livejournal.com 2010-11-04 04:16 am (UTC)(link)
WELL PLAYED, AMANO. One more move like this and I will officially go back to treating this arc like the Ryohei fight never happened. BYAKURAN IS LIKE YOUR GET OUT OF JAIL FREE CARD. Speaking of which, I WONDER HOW HE APPARENTLY GOT OUT OF JAIL FREE.

And I will remain cautiously optimistic about his intentions, both because an unJesused KHR villain cameoing in the next arc is unprecedented, and because I cannot possibly see how Yamamoto's situation could get any worse shot of killing him, which obviously CANNOT HAPPEN, so therefore this must be part of some INSANE SCHEME to improve his circumstances somehow! RIGHT? At least, that's what I'm telling myself.

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[identity profile] vazavati.livejournal.com 2010-11-04 03:06 am (UTC)(link)
BYAKURAN. HELL YES.

I didn't think that anything could beat "Lambo won??? :D" or "This fight ISN'T going to drag on for another three chapters??? :D :D :D" or "Amano remembered Yamamoto existed???????? :D :D :D :D :D" but

but

Byakuraaaaaaaaaaaan~~♥♥♥ This can only be good sparkling news.

Also, the climax of the Shimon/Vongola flashback'll involve a botched and/or rejected marriage proposal. The last key is the engagement ring. Which probably has magical powers, Idk.

[identity profile] makeste.livejournal.com 2010-11-04 04:29 am (UTC)(link)
ヘ(^_^ヘ)(ノ^_^)ノ

Man, I know. This arc is really on a roll. And given the magnificent set-up we now have for the next chapter, it looks like things are going to get even better. If Amano insists on this kind of good-bad karmic rollercoaster ride where in exchange for a half-dozen really disappointing chapters, we get a half-dozen or so REALLY FUCKING AWESOME ones, I have to say, it was more than worth it.

And you are the second person to suggest that a wedding/engagement ring will inevitably be one of the keys, and I really have to agree. XD And of course it has magical powers--this is KHR, after all.

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[identity profile] ekmisao.livejournal.com 2010-11-04 03:37 am (UTC)(link)
I also came into this chapter spoiler-less...and left it saying Nooooooooooooo!

Not a Faustian deus-ex-machina like this. No.

And yet I can't seem to leave, because I want to sadistically know what happens.

[identity profile] makeste.livejournal.com 2010-11-04 04:32 am (UTC)(link)
Faustian

...are you implying Yamamoto will have to sell his soul to Byakuran. Because now I can't get that fic concept out of my head. XD

BUT AWW, C'MON, IT'LL BE GREAT! BYAKURAN TAKING YAMAMOTO ON A JOURNEY THROUGH THE PAST TO TEACH HIM THE TRUE MEANING OF CHRISTMAS. FUCK YEAH, I AM ALL ABOUT THAT.

can't be bothered logging into my main pshaw

[identity profile] spanamacchina.livejournal.com 2010-11-04 03:37 am (UTC)(link)
AMANO I WAS LOSING FAITH IN THE MANGA AND YOU JUST BROUGHT ME AROUND YOU AMAZING WOMAN.

Mainly because Yamamoto is back.

But nnnngh. I think Byakuran is going to pull a Genkishi!Jesus on him and heal him and if that happens and I don't get my Yamamoto character development, I'm going to BE REALLY SAD :(
The way it's turning out, he's probably going to appear on the island, Yamamoto in tow. And when Tsuna goes all flabbergasted and WHAT ARE YOU DOING HERE Byakuran's probably going to smile and be all I'LL TRADE HIM FOR SHOU-CHAN ~ ♥ !!

Also, Lambo should teach Ryohei how to win a chapter in a fight, and come out relatively unscathed. The boy needs lessons.

Cozart and Giotto's level of gay is causing me to giggle rather uncontrollably at this point whenever I see them. Good grief. "Like sky that can wrap up rain, storm and even sun!" (nice to know that Giotto only thought of those elements; clearly he is not good bros with his other guardians) "THERE'S NO ONE BUT YOU, GIOTTO ;A; "
I was really expecting something alone the lines of "OH COOOOZART ~" "I-I LOVE YOU MAN" after that page, but it was only Gokudera exclaiming how fucking awesome Tsuna is - which I'm still okay with, so.
(Paolo's shed must have been some gay glory hole. I mean, why else would people be chillin' there, dropping their wallets all over the place :/ )

:c
Shimon, y u got to have a pet the dog moment? I was fine with not liking you, and now I feel like that reason is simply not good enough. They're so cute tiny.

Sorry for the stupidly long comment.

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[identity profile] makeste.livejournal.com 2010-11-04 04:54 am (UTC)(link)
LOOK AT HER, REGAINING THE FANDOM'S AFFECTIONS SO EFFORTLESSLY. I would say we are easily bought, but the truth is, she totally earned it. Between Lambo's awesome characterization this week and last, Yamamoto's return, and HOLY SHIT BYAKURAN, this has been two chapters of solid awesome.

Though now that you mention it, I suppose there are any number of ways she could still go wrong here. Cheating us out of the Yamamoto character development we were all anticipating (although to be fair, I wouldn't count her out on that just yet--so far the character development for Gokudera, Tsuna, Ryohei, and Lambo (I still can't believe it) has been phenomenal, so it seems like she's really on a roll in that department), or cutting away back to Tsuna and co. and leaving us hanging on the whole Byakuran/Yama situation until Yamamoto just APPEARS on Shimon Island in that deux ex machina-y fashion of his and explains what happens through flashbacks. :/

Byakuran's probably going to smile and be all I'LL TRADE HIM FOR SHOU-CHAN ~ ♥ !!

...though if this happens, I will forgive everything once again. XD

Lol, agreed about Lambo and Ryohei. And hell, forget winning a fight unscathed--how about winning a fight in less than half a dozen chapters? Ryohei should have stuck to his time limit method of fighting after all.

Two flashbacks in, and Giotto and Cozart are already married. It's got to be a record. And we'll always have Paolo to thank for introducing them.

And haha, my favorite was little Aoba. I gotta say, though, it sure was surreal seeing a version of Adelheid that did not feature boobs. XD

[identity profile] beruichi.livejournal.com 2010-11-04 04:24 am (UTC)(link)
lol i had the same reaction when i saw those last two pages. XD i was like OMG YAMAMOTOOOOOOOOO all teary-eyed but holding back my laughter like crazy. WTF was Byakuran doing there, IDEK. is that even present!Byakuran or TYL!Byakuran? It looks like the angel of death has come to take Mocchan away. NOOOOOOOOOOOO.

MOCCHAN HAS TO FUCKING WAKE UP IN THE NEXT CHAPTER AAAAARGHHHH.

...now that I got that out of my system, I must say I'm loving Lambo more than ever. (≧ω≦) he got all fuzzy and mushy with his feelings last chappy and now he delivers that "I've never thought of him as my boss, but I think he's a great nii-chan" speech. Awwwwwwwwww. ♥
I love the thought that TYL!Tsuna doesn't act like a boss and treats his family like family.

THANK YOU AMANO. I AM SATISFIED FOR THE WEEK. +。:.゚ヽ(´∀`。)ノ゚.:。+゚

[identity profile] makeste.livejournal.com 2010-11-04 05:05 am (UTC)(link)
If it weren't for all-caps and the ability to bold font in outrageously large sizes, I don't know how I would have coped with a revelation like this. IT WAS THAT SHOCKING. And I'm assuming it's present!Byakuran, since TYL!Byakuran is presumably dead. TYE!Byakuran was locked away in that island prison, though. Though I thought that destroying the Mare rings had sealed away all of his kooky powers for good, and it appears not, so who even knows what the hell's going on now.

MOCCHAN HAS TO FUCKING WAKE UP IN THE NEXT CHAPTER

I AGREE WITH THIS SENTIMENT. Has it really only been 20 chapters since he was KOed by Kaoru? It seems like a lifetime. ;_;

Lambo is awesome. And I agree, I'm happy TYL!Lambo thinks of Tsuna as family rather than as a boss. It's what Tsuna would prefer, after all. (Which is another reason why I'm surprised he had such a WTF reaction to it. XD)

KEEP IT UP, AMANO! YOU'RE DOING GREAT.

[identity profile] celestes55.livejournal.com 2010-11-04 04:40 am (UTC)(link)
HOLY MOTHER OF GOD. YAMAMOTO. AND BYAKURAN (WITH WINGS?!?!).

LASKJDF;ALSJDF;LASJFAS WHAT THE FUCK IS HAPPENING.

Between this and the new Naruto (and the fact that I've been in a baseball haze for the past freaking month), my brain has officially melted.

I liked Lambo calling Tsuna a great nii-chan...it tied in nicely with his feelings from last week.

4. So are we to understand, then, that the first key was a purse and the second is a flower? Just how romantic are these flashbacks going to get? Who wants to bet that the third key is a box of chocolates?

And this is why I totally can't take these Primo flashbacks seriously anymore. I know it's like the whole reason for this arc and stuff, but I'm just kicking back and enjoying them for the hilarious wtf factor now.

[identity profile] makeste.livejournal.com 2010-11-04 05:08 am (UTC)(link)
HOLY MOTHER OF GOD IS RIGHT.

Hmm, I should catch up with Naruto. I kind of spaced out sometime during the HOW-MANY-CHAPTERS-CAN-A-FLASHBACK-BE-BEFORE-IT-QUALIFIES-AS-ITS-OWN-DAMN-ARC Yondaime Gaiden. XD But this sure seems to be a good week for shounen manga; One Piece was epic too. AH, IT'S GOOD TO BE ALIVE.

Lol, and just wait--by the end of this arc it will have been revealed that the real reason the Shimon family has hated the Vongola for all these years is because Giotto got cold feet and left Cozart at the altar on their wedding day. XD

[identity profile] kat8cha.livejournal.com 2010-11-04 05:52 am (UTC)(link)
:D

I'm just happy Byakuran is back. I don't have to give up hope and stop reading.

HEAL YAMAMOTO WITH YOUR HEALING cock WINGS.

[identity profile] makeste.livejournal.com 2010-11-04 02:19 pm (UTC)(link)
<3 <3 <3

WELCOME BACK, MURDERER OF BILLIONS AND DESTROYER OF WORLDS! We missed you. ♥

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way2dawn: Riku smiling on the Dark Beach (Gokudera/*grin*)

[personal profile] way2dawn 2010-11-04 05:58 am (UTC)(link)
2. LAMBO ACTUALLY KICKING ASS, IT IS WORTHY OF CAPS.

4.I did snerk at the flower.

5. Does this mean I can start shipping Paolo/Franco now? What a heartrending tragedy XD

6. Gokudera 1, Large 0.

7. D'awwww :')

8. But corn is good for beef XD Gokudera commenting on how stressful it was to watch Lambo's fight also made me d'aww a bit.

9. Yamamotoooooooooooooooo!

10. Why does it look like Byakuran is sitting on Yama's bed. This hurts my brain. Of course, by brain is already out to lunch with Byakuran showing up again in general, especially since he looks like the TYL version. Also, why am I getting awful Genkishi flashbacks again :|

AMANO IS BRILLIANT ONCE AGAIN.
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[identity profile] makeste.livejournal.com 2010-11-04 02:30 pm (UTC)(link)
2. I'm pretty sure that was in fact the shortest, most decisive victory any character in this series has won to date. The others should be bowing down before him. :P

4. IT WAS SNERKWORTHY.

5. I'm kind of hoping every single flashback starts out with Cozart and Giotto fussing over some random guy. And I'm also starting to think the first gen Vongola and Shimon guardians weren't so much selected for their skills as they were for just happening to be the last guys in Sicily still standing. XD

8. But corn is good for beef XD

XDDDDDDD

And yeah, I thought that was cute too. He did look like he was close to giving himself an aneurysm for a while there.

10. Everyone keeps saying he looks like the TYL version, and while he does look a bit older than TYE!Byakuran in the one panel we can see him in, I hope that isn't the case, because it makes no sense. DAMN IT AMANO, FOLLOW YOUR OWN DAMN RULES WHY DON'T YOU.

And yeah, I got Genkishi flashbacks too. Can't wait for next week. 8D

[identity profile] windgoddess688.livejournal.com 2010-11-04 06:07 am (UTC)(link)
.........askdljf;aklsdjfakldjfakjflsk;f i'll read the rest of this chapter i swear, but i had to comment first

keyboard smash...in fact, let me literally hit my head against the keyboard and see what happens

ujyy7u

hm...that wasn't as epic as i thought it would be....

i'll have you know i screamed so hard that i hurt my throat when i scrolled and saw that byakuran somehow came back. i think he's in some ghost form though cuz he doesn't seem to be quite...er...normal looking in that last panel o_O

i haven't screamed that hard since....two weeks ago when i found out Capcom and Level 5 were combining their god-like forces to create a Professor Layton x Phoenix Wright game.

I look forward to your post about the rally!!!

[identity profile] makeste.livejournal.com 2010-11-04 02:38 pm (UTC)(link)
LITERAL KEYBOARD SMASH! OOH OOH LET ME TRY.

76

...what. Let me try it again. XD

tyyio

...lol.

Anyway, yeah, I flipped out too. I MEAN, FUCKING BYAKURAN, MAN, COME ON! And he does look to be in some sort of Ghost mode, what with the wings and no pupils. Plus the jury still appears to be out on whether or not it's TYL!Byakuran (though that strikes me as being somewhat impossible) or the present-day version. SO MANY QUESTIONS TO BE ANSWERED HMMM.

Haha, to be honest, this chapter made me even more excited than the Layton/PW crossover, and I got pretty worked up over that too. XD Heh.

[identity profile] draconianangel.livejournal.com 2010-11-04 07:03 am (UTC)(link)
9 & 10. DITTO!!!!!!!!!!!

I think I screamed a little in my m-mouth when I saw the spoilers.

brb catching up on KHR. :|b

[identity profile] makeste.livejournal.com 2010-11-04 02:39 pm (UTC)(link)
I SCREAMED A LITTLE OUT LOUD, SO YEAH. COMPLETELY UNDERSTANDABLE.

HAVE FUN! THE RYOHEI FIGHT IS A LITTLE FAST-FORWARDABLE, BUT THE REST IS PRETTY GOOD, ACTUALLY. Last week's chapter was excellent too IMO.

[identity profile] nilly-chan.livejournal.com 2010-11-04 08:39 am (UTC)(link)
OH FUCK WHERE HAVE I BEEN. HOW COULD I HAVE FORGOTTEN HOW MUCH I LOVE YOU?

Oh. Right. I've been in Japan. And at work before that.

I WAS LIKE "WTF? BYAKURAN? WAT."

THIS MANGA IS STILL SO MESSED UP, IDEK ANYMORE.

[identity profile] makeste.livejournal.com 2010-11-04 02:47 pm (UTC)(link)
HEYYYYY THEEEEERE. ♥ YOU HAVE TO TELL ME HOW YOUR OKINAWA ODYSSEY IS GOING SOMETIME, SINCE I SADLY DON'T KNOW SWEDISH AND THUS CAN'T READ YOUR BLOG. XD I hope you're having an awesome time, though!

I WAS LIKE... well, you know what I was like, actually, since I posted it up there. LOTS OF EXCLAMATION POINTS AND MENTAL CAPSLOCKING. It wasn't until this morning that I could finally calm down enough to start pondering this situation logically. At which point I realized that the whole thing makes even less sense than I initially thought it did, but that's okay because it's still epic.

♥♥♥

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[identity profile] storm-obsession.livejournal.com 2010-11-04 10:30 am (UTC)(link)
Actually, since I read the spoilers the Byakuran thing wasn't much of a surprise, but there is something we should be more worried about.
This Byakuran has the gay purple tattoo. Which is equivalent to telling all of us "THIS GUY IS EVIL. BAD. BAAAAD." Since when he became "good" in the anime he didn't have that gay tattoo anymore.
Which is bad.
Unless, something weird happens like, uh, Byakuran replaces this Yamamoto with a parallel world's Yamamoto. For some screwed twisted reason.

...Yes, I'm worried.

[identity profile] makeste.livejournal.com 2010-11-04 02:57 pm (UTC)(link)
Since when he became "good" in the anime he didn't have that gay tattoo anymore.

D: D: You're right D:

Shit, so it really is the SUPPOSED TO BE DEAD!! version. ...unless the tattoo is somehow connected to his powers, in which case it could just be an indicator that TYE!Byakuran has gotten his mojo back. Either way, like you said, it's a pretty clear signal that this is not good. XD

AND YET, I'm still not all that worried yet. I'm almost positive that whatever Byakuran's reasons for being there, Yamamoto's going to come out healed at the end of this. Whether or not he has to strike some sort of fucked up deal with the devil to do so remains to be seen.

[identity profile] morgrix.livejournal.com 2010-11-04 03:17 pm (UTC)(link)
hahaha, it's funny how nobody believed Lambo was going to win!!! (me neither!!! XD) Everybody was so happy!!!

Who wants to bet that the third key is a box of chocolates?
I thought you were going to say condom!!! lol But you're right, I think the chocolates come first.

THERE'S NO ONE BUT YOU GIOTTO

Giotto x Cozart is SO canon now.

BYAKURAN AND YAMAMOTO.

I know what you are feeling.

[identity profile] makeste.livejournal.com 2010-11-07 01:00 am (UTC)(link)
Lol, I know right. If I had bet money on it I SO WOULD HAVE LOST. But in the most joyous way possible.

I thought you were going to say condom!!!

S-sob. You're right, after the chocolate, that will probably come next. XD

CANONER. SINCE IT WAS ALREADY CANON. Man, how did Giotto ever manage to actually have children to pass down his bloodline. Because, you know. BOY IS HE EVER GAY.

BYAKURAN AND YAMAMOTOOOOO man, three days later and I still can't get over the shock/glee. :D

|D

[identity profile] hasu-messiiah.livejournal.com 2010-11-04 03:34 pm (UTC)(link)
I AM PRETTY SURE THE WHOLE REBORN FANDOM HAD HEART ATTACKS AND I WAS INCLUDED IN THAT.
fuck i don ' t even like byakuran much and i was excited to see him. probably because i LOVELOVELOVELOVELOVEGAMGASMLOVE plot twists like this shit.

MY FIRST FLEETING THOUGH WAS: MAYBE HE'S HERE TO HEAL YAMA?!
and then i remembered this is byakuran and i thought murder was more possible.

AMANO. YOU MAKE ME BELIEVE IN YOU AGAIN. ; AAAAAAAA ;

andandand, i think i love lambo again. "HE IS NOT MY BOSSU. HE IS MY NII-SAN" ; UUU; i b'awwwww'd ~ <3

WHY WAS THERE NO BABY JULIE THOUGH?! BABY JULIE. I WANT TO HUG YOU. ; A;

Re: |D

[identity profile] makeste.livejournal.com 2010-11-07 01:14 am (UTC)(link)
One of the best plot twists I've seen in ages, I agree. The kind that's so awesome and unexpected that it just completely shuts down your brain. And then afterward, all you can think is, "OH HELL YES."

I-I thought that too. I mean, I realize this is Byakuran and all and he is not a Nice Man, but. Well, why the hell else would he be there? And Amano needs to heal Yamamoto at some point relatively soon, otherwise we're going to run out of main characters who can actually fight. XD

Haha, Amano is so inconsistent, but when she's on, she's on. No denying that.

The "he's a great nii-chan" scene is the one page I keep going back to to read over again (along with the Byakuran/Yamamoto page, of course). So much love. ♥

THERE WAS NO BABY JULIE BECAUSE "JULIE" IS AN ILLUSIONARY CHARACTER CREATED BY THAT BASTARD D. SPADE.

...Or maybe not, but you know, it's a theory. XD

[identity profile] snowpoison.livejournal.com 2010-11-04 06:30 pm (UTC)(link)
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF. I WAS HAPPY FOR LAMBO WINNING. I DIDN'T REALLY CARE FOR THE BATTLES REALLY BUT BYAKURAN TOTALLY MADE MY DAY

NO, THE NEXT ONE'S GOING TO BE A RING

BYAAAAKURAAAANNNN! YOU'RE EVIL, BUT I LOVE YOU SOOOOOO. 8DDDD YAMAMOTOOO 8DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD SO MUCH LOVE RIGHT NOW. &hearts

[identity profile] makeste.livejournal.com 2010-11-07 01:37 am (UTC)(link)
YOUR CAPSLOCK MAKES ME HAPPY. |D |D AND THE BYAKAMOTO REVEAL TOTALLY MADE MY DAY TOO.

LORD I HOPE NOT, THERE ARE ENOUGH RINGS IN THIS SERIES ALREADY, HAHA.

BYAAAAKURAAAANNNN! YOU'RE EVIL, BUT I LOVE YOU SOOOOOO.

THIS IS EXACTLY THE SAME SENTIMENT THAT I HAVE TOWARDS HIM, LOL. XD

[identity profile] demoerin.livejournal.com 2010-11-04 07:17 pm (UTC)(link)
5. NOOOO, NOT FRANCO. 8( WHY FRANCO HAS GOTTEN INTO THIS. IT'S BECAUSE HE DIDN'T GIVE THEM 90 PERCENT OFF. DAMN IT ALL. (If this flashback was trying to be dramatic, I think it lost something in the translation. XD)
6. lol. "We must form a vigilante group! It's the only way! But in order to do so, we'll need powerful leadership... like a 'sky' that can 'wrap up' the various other elements." I cannot believe he actually used the goddamn metaphor. My one regret is that he did not accompany it with air quotes.


I agree so much with all of this. (And the chocolates.) I can't believe the Awesome Primo Flashback™ was the most boring part of this chapter! Fortunately the rest was amazing. :D

[identity profile] makeste.livejournal.com 2010-11-07 01:44 am (UTC)(link)
IEM's recent translations are reaching the point where I'm actually starting to think Binktopia is the better option. Which... is really surprising to me. But at least the unintentional hilarity element of a bad translation helps to make up for the other shortcomings. |D

I can't believe the Awesome Primo Flashback™ was the most boring part of this chapter!

You know, I didn't think it was possible for me to love this chapter more... and then you went and put it into perspective like that, and I think I'm in love all over again.

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[identity profile] felinaofl2.livejournal.com 2010-11-05 02:47 am (UTC)(link)
3) ... Wait, their families were killed by famiglia associated with the Vongola and they... blame the Vongola? GODDAMMIT, SHIMON, WILL YOU EVER GIVE A LEGITIMATE REASON TO HATE VONGOLA THAT ISN'T A ROUNDABOUT EXCUSE?! GRAWR.

4) I agree! WTF Amano, were you just too goddamn lazy to draw Ryohei & Aoba?!

6) lol, I love how casual Cozart says his vigilante idea, like they're deciding to form a book club or something. Also it's hilarious how Tsuna & co. immediately return to 3rd Grade debate skills: "NU-UH!" "YEAH-HUH!" "NUH-UH!" "YEAH-HUH TIMES A BAJILLION!"

8) I'm now picturing baby!Lambo appearing at a VERY IMPORTANT TYL!Vongola business dinner and potentially ruining a major deal with another famiglia. XD

10) Pffft, when I saw that first panel with wings, I thought "Wait... why is Yamamoto sitting up and sprouting wings?" Then I realized it was MUTHAFUCKIN' BYAKURAN and spazzed in joy. Yaaaay, the most awesome/evil villain has returned to do stuff!

[identity profile] makeste.livejournal.com 2010-11-07 01:54 am (UTC)(link)
3. DIDN'T YOU KNOW? THE VONGOLA ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR EVERYTHING BAD EVER. War, global warming, the recent resurgence of 80s fashion trends; everything.

4. Hell, even Yamamoto got flashback!pinged, and he's in a goddamn coma. What the hell is Ryohei and Aoba's excuse? ARE THEY DEAD HOLY SHIT THEY HAD BETTER NOT BE DEAD.

6. Oh, to be young, idealistic, and full of oddly specific ideas on how to form a sky-themed vigilante group. GIOTTO, I SALUTE YOU.

8. I am absolutely positive that this has happened at least once. XD

10. I love how Amano sneaked Byakuran in there right after we finally got an update on Yamamoto, so that absolutely no one was expecting it because after all, we'd already met our surprise!cameo quota for this chapter. FUCKING BRILLIANT. Oh man, I'm so excited for next week.

[identity profile] ojuzu.livejournal.com 2010-11-05 02:48 am (UTC)(link)
These last two chapters: so full of FUCK YEAH.

fadsfjkl;adslkjdsfa BYAKURAN AND YAMAMOTOOOOOO. I swear I didn't react this hard when I actually read the chapter -- your exclamation points and big blinking text must create some subconscious reaction of INCREDIBLE JOY. (Though the manga being fucking awesome probably helps with that too.) I can't even express disappointment about it not being Mukuro bringing illusion-legs, because OMG BYAKURAN AND YAMAMOTO YESSSSS.


MY BOSS IS TOTES BETTER THAN YOUR BOSS.

That's really what this whole fight-contest-being-sent-to-prison thing is about, isn't it. MY BOSS IS BETTER THAN YOURS. And bwahaha air quotes headcanon oh yes. XD

Awww, Lambo. Your nii-san has taught you well!

"Oh. Lambo. ...Uh, here, have some corn."

I imagine something like this happens every time. "Oh, Lambo's five-year-old self replaced him again." "Quick, shove something edible in his mouth!"

Oh manz, how are those tiny Shimon kids so cute? TINY ADELHEID, ILU.

*uses Gaga icon because of Byakuran*

[identity profile] makeste.livejournal.com 2010-11-07 02:14 am (UTC)(link)
AGREED.

Lol, the exclamation points and big blinky text were pretty much the only way I could even begin to convey just how much "YES YES A THOUSAND TIMES YES!" I was feeling when I first saw BYAKURAN OF ALL PEOPLE standing over Yamamoto. I think the part I love most is that I have absolutely no idea what to expect in the next chapter. ANYTHING COULD HAPPEN, it feels like. And damn but that makes me excited. 8D

That's really what this whole fight-contest-being-sent-to-prison thing is about, isn't it. MY BOSS IS BETTER THAN YOURS.

Makes you wonder just when "agree to disagree" stopped being a viable option. Oh, mafia, always doing things the hard way.

Haha, you're probably right about the food thing. Present day Gokudera's already figured out that candy shuts up Lambo real fast, so for the TYL Vongola, it's probably second nature by now. "OH GOD, JUST GIVE HIM SOME FOOD AND PRAY THAT THE NEXT FIVE MINUTES GO BY REALLY FAST."

I want to take the baby Shimons home and cuddle them all. WE'LL WATCH DISNEY MOVIES TOGETHER AND STEAL ALL MY BABY SIS'S LEFTOVER HALLOWEEN CANDY. And then stuff our faces until all of life's sorrows just melt away.

[identity profile] part-b.livejournal.com 2010-11-05 03:27 am (UTC)(link)
BYAKURAN AND YAMAMOTOOOOOOOO

OMG FUCK YEAH


i take back anything terrible i have said about this arc. it is beautiful. it shines eternally in the darkness.
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[identity profile] makeste.livejournal.com 2010-11-07 02:20 am (UTC)(link)
IT IS THE BENCHMARK BY WHICH ALL OTHER FICTION SHALL BE JUDGED FROM THIS POINT HENCE

Oh, Byakuran, your devilish whims always make life that much better.

AND YAMAMOTO! YOU'RE ALL RIGHT TOO. :D

[identity profile] animenutcase.livejournal.com 2010-11-05 08:36 am (UTC)(link)
Dude... There was a time when Adelheid DIDN'T have boobs? :oooo

I bet the next item's going to be like... make-up or something.

My reaction to Byakuran showing up is roughly: "What the fuck?"

Because that's how I react to surprises at 3;30 A.M.

[identity profile] makeste.livejournal.com 2010-11-07 02:28 am (UTC)(link)
I KNOW, RIGHT? THE MORE YOU KNOW...

I have narrowed the list of potential keys to a relatively few number of items, including the aforementioned chocolates as well as an engagement ring (A DIAMOND IS FOREVER), a harp, a tree with the inscription G + C 4EVA carved into it (along with a giant heart), and a wedding veil. I'll add the make-up as well.

And "What the fuck?" is a perfectly reasonable and appropriate reaction, except I'd have probably added in a few more question and/or exclamation marks in there too, just for good measure.

[identity profile] smilypie.livejournal.com 2010-11-05 09:32 pm (UTC)(link)
This comment is so late kjgfsdkj Stupid busy life. BUT.

2- Stay right here, everyone. I'll go and cue up Kool and the Gang and we can lol it up at Tsuna and Gokudera's victory expressions together.

I love you so much right now XDDDD

3- I want a baby Shitt P. She would be amazing ;u; And a baby Julie. WHERE WERE THEY D8

5- I'll just leave this here:



=D

6- LOL. I'm not supprised he used the metaphor. It's...something that WOULD happen in this series (kinda like how Talbot blatantly said he was giving the guys an upgrade).

And I have to hand it to Gokudera for that one. Good job.

7- PFFFT Second hand Jesused. But YES. Too adorable for words goddamnit Lambo ;;<3

9&10- THIS.
8D 8D 8D 8D 8D.

I WILL GET TO THE REST OF THIS COMMENT LATER

[identity profile] makeste.livejournal.com 2010-11-06 12:56 pm (UTC)(link)
As soon as I've got time to catch up with all the other comments also. But I just had to tell you, right here and right now, that that picture is the funniest thing I have ever seen.

I am seriously going to be laughing all day, because it keeps popping back into my head. XD ILU, YOU WIN SIX HUNDRED INTERNETS FOR THIS. ♥ ♥ ♥

[identity profile] aradiantsun.livejournal.com 2010-11-05 10:06 pm (UTC)(link)
Sometimes I wonder what the TYL!Vongola do when baby!Lambo pops up at random in their midst.

I actually have part of a fic somewhere on my computer that centers around that.... I should probably get to finishing and sharing it.

When I got to the page with Yamamoto and saw the last panel my jaw dropped (so I looked rather like my icon). "Those clothes! It can only be.... but omg is it?!?!" and then I looked at the next page and my mind was blown. The wait for the next chapter is going to be torturous.

Thank you for the birthday wishes, I know my day was a lot better than I expected it would be. n_n

[identity profile] makeste.livejournal.com 2010-11-07 02:44 am (UTC)(link)
sfdakj that fic sounds kind of epic. Good luck with finishing it--I for one can't wait to see it. XDD

I said this in another comment, but I love the way the last two pages just blew the readers away with a double reveal. Yamamoto would have been awesome enough, but then SUDDENLY! OUT OF NOWHERE! FUCKING BYAKURAN. And this chapter instantly became the stuff of legends.

And you're very welcome; I'm glad you had a good day! ♥

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(Anonymous) 2010-11-06 05:10 am (UTC)(link)
these 2 chapters actually gave lambo a deeper insight into his character which is fantastic.

but I hold grudges(muhahaha) and still think that the plot is still in the doldrums. [and i tot lambo lost his memories when he hit his head? then how can he still recall his childhood days?]

we shouldn't forgive amano's plot butchery that easily! no! not even when byakuran makes his guest appearance! Byakuran, by no means are you going to revive yamamoto do you hear me? My eyes will bleed if Amano decides to bestow Yama a power up Vongola armour like the rest!

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[identity profile] makeste.livejournal.com 2010-11-07 02:52 am (UTC)(link)
I'm still so thrilled Amano finally did that. He deserved it, especially since he gets so little screentime. The last two chapters were worthwhile for that reason alone.

Heh, I didn't really expect you to forgive things quite that easily. :P But come on, you gotta admit, a surprise appearance from Byakuran of all people goes a long way toward making up for a lot of the plot weaknesses. Especially if there's some other twist involved if/when he does heal Yamamoto (a guy like him's probably not going to just fix him up purely out of the goodness of his heart, after all). BUT WE SHALL WAIT AND SEE.

And he did lose his memories, but it was more plot amnesia than anything else. "I CONVENIENTLY FORGOT EVERYTHING THAT MIGHT HAVE BEEN OF FUTURE PLOT IMPORTANCE, BUT I STILL RECALL ALL OF THE CHARACTER QUIRKS THAT MAKE ME LOVABLE." Normally that kind of thing would have bothered me, but the way Amano so gleefully lampshaded it, I found it more funny than anything else.