lanoyee: Mulan from the 2009 movie standing in front of her horse and taking a look back before going off to kick ass. (Mulan - looking back to walk forward.)
I've been translating some of dat BotI volume, to see what the hell was up with that.

Spoiler and trigger warning applies here too. )
lanoyee: Mulan from the 2009 movie standing in front of her horse and taking a look back before going off to kick ass. (Mulan - looking back to walk forward.)
This year, I was just slightly more active than usually at Yuletide. I wrote two fics -- my assigned fics and two short treats. It was a good experience, all in all! I actually had a lot of fun writing these, more so than in the past years that I participated in Yuletide, to be honest. I also got my fic in on time. I tried to write fic that's respectful in terms of gender and race, and also fun, and I hope I somewhat succeeded.


Title: Candlelight!
Fandom: K-ON!
Characters: Tainaka Ritsu, Akiyama Mio, Kotobuki Tsumugi, Hirasawa Yui
Pairings: Kotobuki Tsumugi/OC
Rating: G
Word Count: 4388
Author's Notes: I somewhat recently read about how Japanese female mainstream musicians (we're talking Hamasaki Ayumi et al here) use their lyrics to express criticism of society and create a kind of female space, and that stuck with me. When I was assigned K-ON! for Yuletide, it pretty much immediately sprung to my mind to do something with that. I also read that young Japanese women still have to deal with sexism at the workplace, so both of those things sort of clicked and produced this.

Don't Blow Out The Light! )


Title: Stories Thought and Sung
Fandom: Blade of the Immortal
Characters: Yoshino Dōa, Asano Rin
Rating: G
Word Count: 348
Author's Notes: I... feel like this is WAY too short, which it is because I wrote it on 12/24 and, as such, did not have much time to expand on it. Dōa is so interesting to write about; her conflict and definition of self, identity and the idea of "home" especially. Since I mentioned the bullying we know she received from the other kids in her village, that line about her mother was important to me, to sort of counterweight that characterization.

The night before they enter Edo Castle, Dōa thinks of Kuichiru )


Title: Good Boy
Fandom: Blade of the Immortal
Characters: Asano Rin, Hyakurin, Magatsu Taito
Rating: G
Word Count: 218
Author's Notes: Now, this? This was just pure fun. Magatsu just lends himself so easily to topping and trolling.

Hyakurin is amazing. )
lanoyee: Amira from Otoyomegatari riding and laughing, with the sky as a backdrop. (Amira - riding in a clear blue sky.)
Dear Yuletide writer,

so you've been assigned my request. First off, I want to thank you so much for the fic you're going to write! Whatever you choose, I will be satisfied with it, because these are all fandoms I love very much (of course, otherwise I wouldn't have picked them). So, thank you! ♥


Some preferences in fiction:
  • I am all about the ladies, and I like it when female characters do stuff, think their thinky thoughts and talk with each other! About all sorts of things!
  • I like stories that have a mixture of serious and humorous moments, though I also like stories that are mainly serious, maybe dramatic.
  • Character development is what I like best about my fiction. I don't mind if a story isn't purely about that, but I like when there's some hint of it along the way.
  • In fact, I very much like character conflict, if that's what you'd like to go for.
  • Plot is nice, but not necessary at all.
  • I like both things that fit into canon and speculative fic.
  • I'm not that partial to porn, except maybe for BotI. I'd gladly read BotI porn.
  • No character bashing or pairing bashing, please.


Hope those help! These aren't rules that are set in stone, just general pointers which I hope help you in your idea-forming process. As I said, absolutely anything you can come up with will be loved.

Now, on to the fandoms!

Blade of the Immortal )

Kaze Hikaru )

Otoyomegatari )

Hua Mulan )

I really hope these ideas and prompts help you some. :) They're meant for orientation in case you have no idea where to start, but if you have another idea entirely, by all means, write it! These are fandoms in which there is little I don't absolutely adore, and thus little to do wrong.

Anonymous commenting is allowed and IP-logging is off, so feel free to leave me a comment if you have any more questions.

I wish you a good time, a joyous yuletide, and merry festivities, whichever you celebrate. ♥
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Title: A Long Month
Fandom: Blade of the Immortal
Pairing: Dōa/Rin
Rating: PG-13, girls kissing.
Note: Repost from older post, because that one contained too much personal babble to be linked anywhere.

It started as a fight about food. )
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Title: Hard Things
Fandom: Blade of the Immortal
Rating: PG
Warnings: Uh. References to somewhat brutal canon happenings?
Prompt: 143) I hadn't been aware that there were doors closed to me until I started knocking on them. -- Gertrude B. Elion, American biochemist, pharmacologist and winner of the 1988 Nobel Prize in Medicine (with George Hitchings and Sir James Black).
Summary: After all is said and done, Asano Rin is met with a proposition.
Author's Notes: MANY, MANY THANKS to the wonderful [personal profile] senri, who's been patient in letting me bounce ideas off her and even letting me borrow some of her own; and to my beta [profile] tanrien, who has been there in the nick of time. I didn't really use the prompt, but it fits in a general way. Entirely speculative post-eventual-canon fic.

Sometimes you're caught between a rock and a hard place. )
lanoyee: Profile view of Amira from Otoyomegatari looking curious. (Amira - lookie there!)
Strange happenings these days:

On Monday morning, I decided to go home from uni by tram (I usually go by bus). The tram station borders a small square. On this square, there was a block of beton, on which a man was walking. It looked sort of as if there was a treadmill installed on the top of the block. It caught quite a bit of attention. Some people even asked the man how he got up there, but he ignored them. Another guy was circling the block with the man on it on his bicycle and filming it. I wonder if he did that just because or whether that was his task. The whole thing seemed like some artsy Performance/Happening thing. I thought about asking, but then my tram came.

Yesterday morning, in the bus I took to uni, there was a spider. A teeny, tiny spider that spun its threads in front of me. The weird thing was that it seemed to be hanging by a string, but on the other hand, it was crawling like everywhere! And none of its threads were visible, so it looked like it was just crawling through the air.

Then I had communications class. Backstory: recently, we had to write up a gossipy dialogue for homework. Not able to think of anything else, I wrote about whether Lady Gaga is really a man. Well, so in this class, we were doing comparisons, and as an example for "man who looks like a woman", the teacher showed us a Lady Gaga picture. Then she mentioned that another student had written this in her gossipy dialogue. Apparently, we confused her. The other "man who looks like a woman" example, by the way, was Gackt.


Then today, I got a mail from Takagi bookstore in Düsseldorf, saying that the Japanese volume 26 of BotI just came in, and whether I was interested. I wrote back that OF COURSE I AM INTERESTED, and now they're keeping it for me. ♥ It's just oddly sweet that they'd still remember a customer from over a year ago. And thus: trip to Düsseldorf in the near future! Yay!

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