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Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu

Tools of the Trade (9095 words) by Anonymous
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: 昭和元禄落語心中 | Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu (Anime)
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Yotaro/Konatsu
Characters: Konatsu (Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu), Yotarou (Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu), Kikuhiko | Yuurakutei Yakumo, Yuurakutei Sukeroku, Miyokichi (Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu)
Additional Tags: Alternate Universe - Supernatural Elements, Alternate Universe - Theatre, Alternate Universe - Modern Setting, Background Kiku/Miyo/Suke OT3, Misses Clause Challenge, Yuletide Treat
Summary: All they needed was a prop for the show. But sometimes, those old tools can seem to have a life of their own.

So here's 9K of something far different from the heart-string-ripping of the anime: it's a mundane/supernatural AU in the best of ways. Yotaro is a wonder, and Konatsu both practical and heartfelt. 

Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World

Than Dreamt of in Your Philosophy (1775 words) by Anonymous
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003)
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Jack Aubrey/Stephen Maturin
Additional Tags: Crueltide, Supernatural Elements, Lovecraftian
Summary: Stephen could not even have said what woke him, after - he only knew that something had called him and he had gone, up to the deck, barely decent.

So, Lovecraftian/weird fiction has been a sleeper runaway this year for the stuff I've read, and this here. My god. The mystery of the seas combined with just perfect, perfect back-forth dialogue between Stephen and Jack. Subtle and perfect and bless the Tom Pullings cameo. Bless this whole fic, really.

Tang Dynasty RPF

A Change of Season (3456 words) by Anonymous
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Táng Cháo | Tang Dynasty RPF
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Shàngguān Wǎnér/Wǔ Zétiān
Characters: Shàngguān Wǎnér, Wǔ Zétiān
Additional Tags: Misses Clause Challenge, Chromatic Source, Chromatic Yuletide, Palace Intrigue, strong women of history, corridors of power, Poetry, Love Poems, Mentor/Protégé
Summary: Shangguan Wan-er could think of no reason for the Empress to summon a palace slave to her presence. No good reason. It would be the first meeting of two of the most powerful women of Chinese history.

Hngngngngngn I'm not even halfway through the historical RPF this year but this one is just. It's Wu Zetian, for one. And has poetry, and court politics.

HP Lovecraft

The Long Summoning (2410 words) by Anonymous
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Cthulhu Mythos - H. P. Lovecraft
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Additional Tags: Misses Clause Challenge
Summary:Time isn't real. There is only what you need, and what it costs.

I think I said in my AO3 bookmark, "holy crap this is good." Holy *crap*, this is good. 

Batman vs. Superman

Precision (4197 words) by Anonymous
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Lex Luthor/Bruce Wayne
Characters: Clark Kent
Summary: Precision. Like a knife sliding through flesh and muscle, avoiding bone and striking a beating heart.

If I chant "this is the Lex/Bruce I have waited a lifetime for" three times in the mirror, will I get more fic?
karanguni: (BATMAN and NIGHTWING)
Pauper-AU strikes back, for charity! Written for [livejournal.com profile] scheherezhad as her tart for [livejournal.com profile] sweetcharityvox. \o\ It's almost like cheating!

Runs In The Family

Fandom: Batman (Pauper!AU)
Characters: Bruce, Dick, Jason
Rating: PG13
Summary: Life, if Bruce had not been rich, goes like this for Dick: a small apartment, joy, dreams, and friends sharing spring breaks.

Notes: Standalone sequel to the earlier part of the AU

4907 words and a lot of Bats Trying To Be Normal (TM).

'Now or next year, Grayson?' Jason shouts from downstairs. )
karanguni: (BATMAN lost)
I solemnly swear to be up to no good to post fic with each update. 8D

Probably the first Batfic I've written that I really like: give it a chance? :D?

This insubstantial pageant faded

Fandom: Batman
Characters: Dick, Bruce (gen)
Rating: PG
Summary: Life, if Bruce had not been rich, goes like this for Dick: a small apartment, joy, dreams.
Warnings: Bruce-is-a-pauper-AU-that-isn't, mix-and-match canon, Stealing Titles From Shakespeare (TM) and other shenanigans.

4447 words and Dick proving (once more) that to love Bruce in any capacity is to love the sound of your own suffering.

Dick discovers that Bruce works for some engineering company – he's a whizz with numbers, does things like the grocery bill up mentally and without even using his fingers. )
karanguni: (DICK swings weird)
Been busy coding, running, sleeping and then coming alive with the realisation that I have an informal philosophy essay due in tomorrow (insert arurughghg here). Wanted to write more Lead, but I think every time my FFVII genes switch on, my Batman alleles turn off. Ergo, drabbleface.

One Time That Dick Grayson Was Not A Good Man

Batman. Dick/Kory, Dick/Babs, Dick/Bruce.

469 words and Dick being, well. A bit of a dick.

I don't know, Dick Grayson confessed to himself that day, what the hell I want from anybody. )
karanguni: (DICK swings weird)
Writing up the next huge-ass chunk of the Better Dead than Lead arc, which is producing things like:

'Terry,' Bruce acknowledges. Terry holds out a hand to Dick. Dick looks at Bruce. The expression on Bruce's face probably, once translated, means play nice.

I am so going to hell. BUT MOSTLY I AM POSTING THIS TO TELL THE WORLD TO GO WORSHIP [livejournal.com profile] pere_chan. Oh my god, look what she drew for me! LOOK WHAT SHE DREW:

So this is me, dying, because that's Dick in the blue tie, and Terry in the red shirt, and ho'crap. GO. GO TELL HER HOW AWESOME SHE IS.

Meanwhile, you can pick up some more Batman icons from the graphics journal if you want. 8D


Aaand I'll stop spamming your flists now.

oh she's

Sep. 10th, 2008 11:25 am
karanguni: (HOUSE kills)
not dead yet, stop.

middle of examination hell, stop.

how is everyone, question mark, stop?

oh god, and after this we have LLNM writing to do, stop.

yes we do, precious, stop.

mmmm, batman, stop.

guh, need more icon space for snarky house icons, stop.

update over, stop.


nevermind, stop. things about dick and bruce are more important:

infinite crisis = worlds colliding = multiple everyone

superman #2 = wants to destroy our world because our world is imperfect

bruce's argument against destruction = dick

later, while fighting to keep the world alive, dick and bruce bond.

i do love comics that make my sad, sorry little paper-pushing life better. \o\
karanguni: (BATMAN and NIGHTWING)
Still in the midst of studying. Batman and family, they are my anti-drug. Spasming below cut. Fic and your usual she-bang will return, BUT NOT RIGHT NOW.


Bruce sure knows how to pick 'em. )

God, I love this fandom. Maybe I should use some of my birthday moolah and buy myself more iconspace. *____* IF ONLY PEOPLE GAVE ME CASH IN INTERNET CREDITS.

Here, have a meme:

1. Answer the questions, using one name from your flist as an answer to each question.
2. Delete the questions, leaving the answers.
3. Give the questions to anyone who does the meme in turn.

1. [livejournal.com profile] darkeyedwolf, NO QUESTIONS ASKED.
2. [livejournal.com profile] writerz_bloc
3. [livejournal.com profile] maho_kiwi
4. [livejournal.com profile] celes_grant
6. [livejournal.com profile] _ice_lady_
7. [livejournal.com profile] guingel
8. [livejournal.com profile] pere_chan, [livejournal.com profile] scheherezhad
9. [livejournal.com profile] logistika_nyx, FOR GREAT JUSTICE CRACK.
10. Probably [livejournal.com profile] karadin, or [livejournal.com profile] writerz_bloc
11. Or here.
12. [livejournal.com profile] knightlineninja, FROM WHAT I KNOW OF HER HEART ♥
13. I shall cheat, and reuse names: [livejournal.com profile] darkeyedwolf
14. No idea?!
15. NO IDEA.
16. [livejournal.com profile] aikonamika
17. [livejournal.com profile] jessieheart, but in a good way!
18. [livejournal.com profile] karadin; maybe it's all the Gackt vibes.
19. [livejournal.com profile] sister_coyote
20. [livejournal.com profile] logistika_nyx
21. Can't think of anyone right now.
22. This is even harder.
23. [livejournal.com profile] logistka_nyx I SENSE A PATTERN HERE. Or maybe [livejournal.com profile] laylah
24. [livejournal.com profile] 1womp. His younger version, maybe.
25. [livejournal.com profile] obabscribbler. WAY WITH WORDS.
26. I would fail terribly here.
27. [livejournal.com profile] celes_grant
28. [livejournal.com profile] spikeyboots
29. Nah, not right now.
30. HI 8D
karanguni: (dick is HIGH)
You know, they say fandom is good for a lot of things. Like learning more about yourself by providing you a safe playground with friendly people who don't usually discriminate. Like bridging all the gaps of race and age and social status and sexuality.

Tonight, I will give you something more profound. I give you eye candy.

Doesn't matter if you don't read DC comics. Because, after you click this cut, you will read DC comics. Dick Grayson isn't just Robin/son of Batman/Batman's psychotically cheerful and brilliant ward, he's also

a) dressed way too tightly
b) capable and/or likely to have/had sleep/slept with any/all character(s) he encounters
c) probably canonically done b)
d) far more able to stand his own ground than you can imagine

The last pimp post had Dick being all wibbly. Bigger brother. Filial son. Cheerful impish boyfriend.

Today we present you with:

Angry resolute asskicker Dick!

p.s that's his other brother, all villain-like and evil and stuff.

Amongst other things! Cut is image heavy.

Hellllllo, Dick. )

More conventionally, I've packed together Gotham Knights #8 - #11 for anyone who wants a nice, clean introduction to Batman, Nightwing, Robin and Alfred. The Batfamily is beautiful. And brilliant and tasty.

[edit] Because you can never have enough brotherly love: )

Then there's Gotham Knights #14, which is nothing but Dick talking to Bruce. Believe me when I say that this is worth your time.

All .cbr/cbz files are really just nicely named .rar/zip files, made for easy reading using CDisplay. Go Google and download this very tiny, small and excellent image display programme - it makes reading comics very, very easy.

Otherwise, you can just rename anything with a funny ending to a .rar or .zip and it will extract just fine.
karanguni: (BATMAN and NIGHTWING)
Hello, flist. I am here to pimp out Batman - the Batfamily, more specificaly, from comicsverse. Do not worry. There is no required reading. The prerequisites? An enjoyment for good character dynamics. The ability to feel your heart break at the sheer amount of loyalty - and obsession - that can come with creating (and keeping) a family together that isn't bound by blood. An appreciation for those who are willing to die for what they believe in - and, more than that, those who are willing to live for what they believe in. A thought for the ones who push people they love away because they care. And a moment for those who take the time to remember the important things in life, and the challenges that come with those things.

Batman, alone in his cave, once took the time to sit down and talk about himself in third person, asking the question, what motivates the Bat?

Of Dick Grayson - the first Robin, the Robin who was fired (or quit), the Robin who went away demanding independence and came back independent as the vigilante Nightwing, the ward who became a son who became an almost-equal; of Dick Grayson, the man that Bruce Wayne has arguably hurt more than any of his other partners; of Dick Grayson, who took the hurt and ran with it, and who would die for Bruce as much as Bruce would live for him, Batman writes:

"As well as I profess to know the Batman, even I can't be sure what he was thinking when he agreed to assume legal custody for the orphaned boy who would be the first Robin.

I can tell you this about the boy: he was fearless. He was effusive. And he was full of grace."

The rest of the things are better said in images:

Sometimes my heart says yes, yes, yes: )

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A universe of unmapped grief and love
And new master light is beyond
The pleiades and plow and southern stars.

O soaring
Icarus of outworld, burn bright
The traceries of known skymarks,
Slide the highway planets behind
Your clear waxed wings.

Go conquer the everywhere left
Beyond your sad confinement
In a predicted bonehouse,
Witch thrown riddle of flesh
And water.

O soar until nothing
remains but great glittering holes
In the black godspun shirt over your head.

- John Fairfax