Manna
21 February 2014 @ 11:02 pm
 
List of recommended Rurouni Kenshin fanfics is here.

PS. For those that aren't on Tumblr: I saw "Frozen" and loved it. I'm trying to convince my sister to come with me to see it because a.) she'd like it and b.) uhm I wanna see it again.
 
 
 
 
Manna
05 February 2014 @ 04:17 am
 
I lied. Today's post brought to you by this:

If you dig far enough back into the RK fandom I find half the fucking people I'm still friends with lurking around--old reviews, old fics, old comments; old stories on other people's favorites lists.

And then I find my old reviews, which, as I have proved to others, now, were fucking embarrassing as all getout. I maintain that I must have been living on a diet of Skittles and More Skittles at that time in my life. There is no other explanation. (And tea. I drank a lot of tea back then.)
 
 
 
 
Manna
03 February 2014 @ 12:20 am
 
an oldie but a goodie

https://www.fanfiction.net/s/1507072/1/Sound-of-Snow-Falling

definitely one of the better aoshi/misao 'fics i've read. pretty short. trigger: miscarriage. it's not your typical story regarding them or their relationship, but damn. it's very well written.
 
 
 
 
Manna
01 February 2014 @ 01:13 am
I'll never shut up about RK so feel free to ignore this.

Finally I have found an A/M author that writes Misao the way I imagine her--at least when it comes to this one particular thing. There's this silly trope in the fandom about Misao trying to look pretty for her Aoshi-sama and that's fine, but every time she does it so eagerly! Or even grudgingly! But she always is sure he's going to like what he sees. This one story I'm reading, though, highlights her doubts and, I think, fears, of dressing up for him: maybe he'll think she looks like a little kid trying on her mother's kimono, she'll look like she's trying too hard, or it'll just look too weird because she never dresses that way. Or maybe he'll like her that way better which is almost worse.

I can really appreciate Misao being written in a way that makes more sense in regards to her character. She's peppy, but let's be real: everyone steps all over her feelings all the time and she's better at pretending things don't bother her that do, but shit bothers her. She cries when Kenshin promises to bring Aoshi back and she cries for Kaoru, too. So (general) you can't tell me that she doesn't have doubts about herself: her abilities, her looks, her feelings, et cetera.

(COMING UP NEXT: a rant on episode #89 of the anime series!)
 
 
 
 
Manna
13 March 2012 @ 08:54 pm
 
THREE THINGS

FIRST:

FANDOM SECRETS MEME
SECRET #3:



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SECOND:



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THIRD:

I seriously forget. What I was going to say. OH WELL. I hate my work hours, that is all. :'( Highlight of the day, by the way, is having to call Tier II support only to get Nicolas Cage lookalike Justin on the phone. Him and Wendy (not my sister, a Wendy I work with) are the best people to get for Tier II support. Peter is pretty good also. Good answers, they always sound so...chipper. And they always sound like you're not bugging them even though you totally are. Love it.

It helps that he's good to look at and he has a great voice hurr durr lolz.

Speaking of voices:

Story #1: Peter told us that once a woman on the other line who was like, 40-60 years old or so, asked him to "just breathe into the phone", because she thought his voice was amazingly deep and therefore sexy. So. He did. LOLZZZZ.

Story #2: Julie got an old guy on the phone who told her to wait until she was 23 to have sex. Not 22, not 24, but 23. Because your brain is developing and you can do stupid things at that age, and he told all his kids and grandkids and now he's passing it along to other young women. I was laughing my ass off when she told me. I would have been SUPER tempted to say to the guy, "I knew last night was a mistake. :'("