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[Sorry for two posts in a row -- I highly doubt I'll reach this volume again!]

Day 5: post recs for at least three fanworks that you did not create

Vid: Blank Space by [personal profile] purplefringe and [personal profile] such_heights
Doctor Who, music: Blank Space - Taylor Swift
The AO3 page embed isn't working any longer but you can still view on Tumblr

The epic story of one of the most rewarding ships of all time, Doctor/Master. It covers all of canon (not including last season) so you can see all their best moments, all the parallels and call-backs.

Vid: Celebrating 50 Years of American Doctor Who by Sam Vestey
Watch on YouTube
Fan-made vid based on a BuzzFeed post: What If “Doctor Who” Was American?

This is put together so well, it really captures the DW spirit for me. I'm impressed by how well the clips work! It's Burgess Meredith that really elevates it to something special.

Fic: What She Said (722 words) by Aurum
Fandom: Hajime no Ippo | Fighting Spirit
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Relationships: Aoki Masaru/Kimura Tatsuya
Additional Tags: Humor
Summary: "Dude, I'm so sorry," Aoki cries. "If only you had tits, I would do you so hard."

This was written for my prompt in last year's SASO and I love it so very, very much. This is 100% how Kimura and Aoki would be with each other.
prillalar: (Default)
My sweetie is back! ♥ I watched the first episode raw. Any news about fansubs? Looks like Saizen will be subbing jointly with Ignition-One! Yay!

I would love Ippo with the fiery passion of a thousand burning suns no matter who his VA was, but since it's Kiyasu Kohei, it's a thousand million burning suns.

Champion! )

In conclusion: OMG MY SHOW MY SHOW. Never leave me again.
prillalar: (sun)
# It's that time of year again, when I can't tell if it's 7AM or 11AM or 3PM beause the sky is the same #ccc the whole day. I'm in hibernation mode; I never want to go out at night and even though I still wake up fairly early, making the leap from recliner to work is difficult. I am an atheist the rest of the year, but in December, I worship the sun, begging it to return.

# The ANN entry for Hajime no Ippo: New Challenger lists several returning VAs, including my only love much-admired Kiyasu Kohei. I'm trying not to get my hopes up, in case that's just speculation, but, oh. Ippo is my very favourite of Kiyasu's roles, even more favourite than Kaidoh. If he's really not back, I'm not sure I'll be able to watch. (I don't see Sendoh listed at all in the credits, but I'm sending out atheistic waves of hope that he'll be back and that he'll be played by Onosaka again. Dear God Carl, when those two play opposite each other!)

# [ profile] santa_smex has started posting! If you are Prince of Tennis-inclined, check it out!

# Writing Question: Do you usually put sub-plots or sub-threads into the stories you write? If so, what's your usual method of generating them? What do you try to accomplish with sub-plots or sub-threads? I do try to add them whenever I can, even if it's only a thread. I try to find something that mirrors the main theme of the story but is expressed differently. In a short story, I might just add a sub-thread or motif for interest and to tie the scenes together, even if it's not thematic. (Like that one InuKai story where Kaidoh keeps noticing the scabs on Inui's hand and how the healing of them progesses.)

# Reading Question: Do you like sub-plots or sub-threads in the stories you read? What do you think makes a good sub-plot? Or a bad one? I do like sub-plots, so long as they are related to the main plot. Especially if they involve Horio.

# Fuck you, Canadian federal politics. Just...aaargh. There is no good solution to this.
prillalar: (♥ konomi ♥)
New Prince of Tennis manga series to allegedly start in March! (This is different from the Prince of Afterschool tribute manga.) With luck, it will be all about Kaidoh, you know, just like the Chinese drama is.

Possibly I am the only one who is gleeful about this news. :) I do not apologize. It seems like at this rate, the only thing that could pry me loose from PoT fandom is a resurgence in Slam Dunk fandom.

Other items of note:

> DoReMii released their episode 2 sub of the Prince of Tennis Chinese drama. They are using DVD source and subbing with the Chinese names. Hai Tang is so loveable and petulant in this episode! I think he made Daddy very sad.

> I have been quietly joyful for weeks after the announment that the Hajime no Ippo anime will continue in 2009. But if they don't get Kiyasu back to voice Ippo again, I will cry, possibly literally.

> I'm back from vac. I should make a post about the fabulous people I met and the fabulous things I did and how I secretly tormented [ profile] kestrelsan's cat while she was at work.

> I was going to post a rant about IE6's epic fail today but then I realised that's why I'm still employed. So, IE6, never change! I ♥ you just the way you are. (Except that time the float: left declaration made you crash.)

> Was there some cosmic event that decaffeinated all the coffee today? I had to leave work early because all the jobs I had left required me to be able to think and I just couldn't manage it.

> I love you, fandom! And I haven't even been drinking!
prillalar: (kaidoh spreadeagle)
Oh fandom. Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose.

I guess that's the best I can do, rant-wise. Is there a new Jump next week?

Anyhow, I've been spending the past couple of weeks reading the Hajime no Ippo manga. It's a boxing series and I watched the anime last year. I originally found it because Kiyasu Kohei voices the main character, Makunouchi Ippo. And Kiyasu and sports series are my favourite combination. I put off the manga, though, because there's so much of it. It started in 1989 -- yes, 89 -- and is still ongoing. I think it's up to the 750s now. I'm at 252 now, so it will still be a while til I catch up.

Ippo is a high school student who is picked on by bullies. One day, he's saved by a boxer, Takamura. Takamura says he hates those who pick on the weak. But even more, he hates those who won't stand up for themselves. Ippo is inspired to take up boxing. He joins the same gym as Takamura and works to become a pro. It's all about the journey and who he meets (and fights) along the way. So much great stuff, but best of all is his rivalry with Sendou Takeshi. Best. Rivalry. Ever.

If you like sports series, I would highly recommend Hajime no Ippo, both manga and anime. If you need pretty-ness and slashability, though, it's not for you. I can't really imagine slashing any of the characters -- too much rivalry -- and they're not all drawn to be good-looking. But, oh my god, the story is wonderful and the intensity of the fights! I'm so wound up right now, so fucking tense over the second Ippo - Sendou bout and I already know what happens!

I can't believe I don't have icons yet. But I can't stop reading long enough to make any. Ippo & Sendou pic. )

More info: Dynamite Glove

eta: I've made three posts tagged hajiime no ippo and in each one, I've spelt Sendou differently. I fail at romaji.


Dec. 13th, 2006 08:50 am
prillalar: (mk together)
Apologies for being cranky yesterday. I got out my Hajime no Ippo DVDs and watched Ippo and Sendoh beat the hell out of each other and now I feel much better, even though I'm still hopelessly behind.

I think Ippo and Sendoh are the perfect shounen sports rivals. (Certainly, they're my favourite rival pair.) The strength they see in each other excites them and they can't wait to step in the ring together and test themselves against each other. Sendoh, especially, is obsessed with Ippo. He gets so worked up just watching a video of one of Ippo's bouts that he jumps on a train from Osaka to Tokyo, on a whim, just to meet Ippo. (And while he's there, they run together along the embankment. ♥)

When they fight, it's with that pure sportsman's joy. And once is not enough, for either of them. Ippo's coach tells Ippo that he is the one that made Sendoh into an amazing fighter, because everything Sendoh did to become stronger was focused on fighting Ippo.

I can't tell you how much that makes me smile.

Which brings me to Kaidoh and Momo (and not just because both pairs are voiced by Kiyasu and Onosaka). I love those boys with a surpassing love, but for a different reason. Their story is not a rival story, at least not in the "present day" of Prince of Tennis. We get background about them trying to outdo each other, but we don't really see that in the current canon. They snipe and bicker and push at each other, but they don't work on their tennis with the goal of defeating each other. In the manga, we don't even see them play a singles match.

Instead, they play doubles. They learn to work together. I think that makes me smile even more.

Also, it's easier to slash them.
prillalar: (atobe)
The anon fic snippets, plus a couple other bits and pieces. I've tidied them a little.

Inui/Kaidoh, comment fic for [ profile] disutansu.

Kaidoh knocked on the door again. )

Atobe/Momo, for [ profile] svz_insanity, unguessed.

It all started with the cat. )

More Atobe/Momo, for [ profile] svz_insanity, unguessed.

Why do you think I brought you here? )

Ryoma, Kaidoh for [ profile] sioniann, unguessed. This was already written, but unposted, an attempt at slash that turned into gen with a few slashy overtones I forgot to edit out.

Oh ho, kid, I know why you're here )

Momo/Eiji, for [ profile] bookshop, guessed by [ profile] sioniann and [ profile] bookshop.

'It's too hot to practise,' Eiji says )

Inui/Fuji, for [ profile] storyteller, for which I was suspected of being both[ profile] marksykins and [ profile] mousapelli. Guessed by [ profile] marksykins after she figured out she didn't actually write it herself.

Every time they're caught, Inui tells himself it's over. )

Ippo, Sendo. A Hajime no Ippo snippet I wrote while I was watching the series. Kiyasu and Onosaka should play rivals in every sports anime.

We'll go out and sight-see after this. )


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