kohikari: a suited dignitary lying on the ground, reaching for his hat, which has tumbled away in the commotion (my hat!!)
CHAPTER INDEX
CHAPTER 193

CHAPTER 194
(was not interesting enough to take notes on, apparently)
CHAPTER 195
CHAPTER 196
CHAPTER 197
CHAPTER 198
CHAPTER 200

[[ note to Hoshino, my new deity and possible One True Love: oh ~yeah~ baby, keep trolling ♥ ]]

199 - "LITTLE GOODBYE"

01-10: shit goes boom )

11-18: allen has dialogue with a corpse )

19-32: kanda gets in touch with his ~sensitive~ side )
kohikari: a suited dignitary lying on the ground, reaching for his hat, which has tumbled away in the commotion (my hat!!)
CHAPTER INDEX
CHAPTER 193

CHAPTER 194
(was not interesting enough to take notes on, apparently)
CHAPTER 195
CHAPTER 196
CHAPTER 197
CHAPTER 199 (a.k.a. "the D.Gray-version of Naruto #347 and #386, combined")
CHAPTER 200


198 - "UNFRUITFUL TRUTH"

01-12: the fourteenth has himself a squee )

13-22: Mr. 14 also has ADD...or maybe that's just Allen )

23-31: the truthiness will out )
kohikari: a suited dignitary lying on the ground, reaching for his hat, which has tumbled away in the commotion (my hat!!)
CHAPTER INDEX
CHAPTER 193

CHAPTER 194
(was not interesting enough to take notes on, apparently)
CHAPTER 195
CHAPTER 196
CHAPTER 198
CHAPTER 199 (a.k.a. "the D.Gray-version of Naruto #347 and #386, combined")
CHAPTER 200


197 - "PASSING, EACH OTHER"

00-10: kanda turns purple )

11-19: welcome to d.gay-man )

20-31: oops )
kohikari: a suited dignitary lying on the ground, reaching for his hat, which has tumbled away in the commotion (my hat!!)
CHAPTER INDEX
CHAPTER 193

CHAPTER 194
(was not interesting enough to take notes on, apparently)
CHAPTER 195
CHAPTER 197
CHAPTER 198
CHAPTER 199 (a.k.a. "the D.Gray-version of Naruto #347 and #386, combined")
CHAPTER 200


196 - "GO!!"

01-15: overture )

16-27: pokeball go )

25-31: faito-- )
kohikari: text: "I read crappy fanfiction in / my spare time. / It's crap, / I know it's crap, / and yet I / can't stop." (guilty habit)
I've been meaning to do this for quite a while.  ^^;

*fine print* )

First, the main pages!  Heavy-hitters are sections with at least 10,000 stories.

SITE-WIDE RANKINGS:

REIGNING CHAMPIONS

01.)  Harry Potter (466.5K)
02.)  Naruto (244.7)
03.)  Twilight (156.5)
04.)  Inuyasha (94.7)

apple-flavored Big League Chew is delicious. )

I was in love with that gum during freshman year of HS... )

I wonder what Little League Chew would taste like? )

would it come in a smaller pack? )

nostalgia aside, lookit the tiny~ )


PER CATEGORY:

blame it on the japanese )

booksbooksbooks )

saturday morning )

comix )

arcade )

miscellaneous )

film )

stage )

television )

Next, the first-ever Heavy Hitter assessment for the Crossover pages!  So, apparently this part of the site measures by how many different canons one fandom crosses with; heavy-hitters in this case are crossover sections with at least 1,000 intersections.  Each of these intersections has its own section of stories about two different canons.  *head hurt yet? mine does*

SITE -WIDE RANKINGS:

TOP OF THE HEAP
01.)  Harry Potter (9.0K)
02.)  Naruto (6.7)
03.)  Twilight (6.3)
(...sound familiar?)

cont'd )

categorically )

In conclusion:

blah blah blah )



(I'll most likely come back to this later, do more analysis and whatnot.)
kohikari: a kitten gnawing on a stuffed Godzilla toy (kitten claws)
...So you know how I spend a lot of time thinking about pointless things?[Poll #1593578]
kohikari: a suited dignitary lying on the ground, reaching for his hat, which has tumbled away in the commotion (my hat!!)
CHAPTER INDEX
CHAPTER 193

CHAPTER 194
(was not interesting enough to take notes on, apparently)
CHAPTER 196
CHAPTER 197
CHAPTER 198
CHAPTER 199 (a.k.a. "the D.Gray-version of Naruto #347 and #386, combined")
CHAPTER 200


[blah blah D.Gray-chapter 195 blah blah reactions and speculation blah blah shits and giggles blah bl--HELLO, LENALEE.  8DDD]


re: last chapter: Hoshino smoking waaay too much theology and failing at drawing her own protagonist's face, what else is new?  And Slinky!Kanda is now forever cemented into my brain, thank you very much Allegra.  Although I really would've loved to see what happened to Marie and Renny and how they survived that shit, and maybe something about the lotus mirages transferring to the waking world, and Mystery Woman, wtf with that staff she was holding when she first appeared, Innocence?  *sighs and crosses fingers for further explanatory flashbacks that likely will never come*

00-11: who died? )

12-20: animated inspiration (and liquid courage) )

21-31: *rant rant rant* )

*is ded*  On to chapter 196!...
kohikari: a stack of books with the words "read more / ...be stupid less" (brain food)
NOTE: Judy has had a little too much to sleep and is feeling kind of uppity.  This may have a lot more ridiculous than the activity calls for.

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1.  One of the largest metropolitan areas in America, and, in my opinion, the best.
2.  Spirit of America! Cradle of the Revolution! Don't listen to Virginia, alla that history started here, bitches.
3.  I live inbetween all the T-stops and a five-minute walk away from half the city.
4.  I grew up in the Italian North End, on their ~magnificent~ food. Doesn't get any better than this.
5.  This is CIVILISATION right herr. We don't get none of that 40-degrees-Celsius earthquaking avalanching volcano-erupting tornado-ravaging tsunami-crushing forest-fire-burning level-five-hurricaning shit up in my town. Sure, our weather is a little schizophrenic, but without that life wouldn't be interesting. It just wouldn't be the same without surprise hailstorms in July...
P.S.   Plus, gay marriage and socialised medicine? In your face, America.  Dontcha wish your province was hot like mine...dontcha wish your province was a freak like-- *bricked*

1.  I could live without the mercury going to 30 degrees C and above, kthx.
2.  Our curfews can be a little nineteenth-century.
3.  Our drivers are insane; even European drivers admit this, and Europeans really can't drive.
4.  Living expenses can be a little ridiculous, esp. in my neighbourhood.
5.  Too many kids dying on the streets.  Although I suppose we're luckier than a lot of other places when it comes to our crime and murder rate, it sure doesn't feel like it sometimes.

I was born and raised here, so all I have to compare it to is the various vacations and such I've been on; Europe was lovely, if lacking in enough public water fountains (fascism!), Vermont/New Hampshire/Maine are lovely as well but the farther you get from the coast/cities the more godawful the bugs become, uhhh yeah I got nothing.  *shrug*
kohikari: a suited dignitary lying on the ground, reaching for his hat, which has tumbled away in the commotion (my hat!!)
So, so, [livejournal.com profile] askerian does this thing where she posts reviews/reactions to new chapters of Naruto, and I can't funnel all of my overanalysis and meta into conversations with poor [livejournal.com profile] dayadhvam_triad, and [livejournal.com profile] capslock_dgm isn't exactly the place for it, and I'm too lazy/antisocial to go near [livejournal.com profile] dgray_man or [livejournal.com profile] dgrayman sooo consider this a disclaimer for the mess of notes and speculation and theories I'm about to dump in this thing.

[[EDIT: but wait there's more.]]
CHAPTER 194 (was not interesting enough to take notes on, apparently)
CHAPTER 195
CHAPTER 196
CHAPTER 197
CHAPTER 198
CHAPTER 199 (a.k.a. "the D.Gray-version of Naruto #347 and #386, combined")
CHAPTER 200


CHAPTER 193: "FINALLY WE GET AROUND TO THE KILLING" "FRIEND"

*scribble scribble* )


>>> *finds d.gray-kinkmeme comm*
>>> *both of them*
>>> YES PLEASE.  8DDD
>>> ...I'll be in my bunk.
kohikari: a kitten gnawing on a stuffed Godzilla toy (kitten claws)
So it's two in the A.M. and I'm desperately studying for my makeup exam today, after my first class at nine (which I slept through, go me!).  I've already wasted half the night following the trail of [livejournal.com profile] askerian 's ridiculously contagious zombie!AU, so I need to cram like I've never crammed before.

Naturally, my brain chooses this moment to bombard me with bunnies for a D.Gray-Firefly crossover.

context )

they're BREEDING )

And of course I'm never going to write anything because that's not what I do.  I build and doodle and extrapolate and waste time with tables and charts and diagrams and mathematical bullshit, and I'm pretty solid on what happens with who when where how why, but write a story?  World of not happening.  Consider this a "waaaaangst into the void".  Also possibly a troll.

EDIT 2010.04.05: re:molepigspy what if it was Link and Kanda didn't shank him because (a) repercussions (b) he could be useful (c) lulz (d) all of the above?  and and and delicious conflict and open hostility and passive-aggressive behaviours and a three-way cold war between the ship's crew, the fugitive bundles of joy, and the trouble they brought upon the Maria and and I have problems, okay, I have problems.  *headdesk*

OKAY SO UM

Mar. 28th, 2010 09:57 pm
kohikari: text: "I read crappy fanfiction in / my spare time. / It's crap, / I know it's crap, / and yet I / can't stop." (guilty habit)
I've been spending far too much time on [livejournal.com profile] capslock_dgm recently, and the latest WTF Wednesday inspired [livejournal.com profile] rainbowhonda and [livejournal.com profile] allegratheneko to come up with the first verse of a D.Gray-man themed version of the infamous "Baby Got Back" (god love the nineties), and, I, uh.  I couldn't help myself.

"D.GRAY-MAN GOT BACK" (SIR REMIX-A-LOT)

I blame extenuating circumstances and reduced capacity )

*hides*

8D

Jan. 12th, 2010 10:10 am
kohikari: Princess Elizabeth's hands cradling a book (cat's cradle)
So, so, there's this "Gender Genie" thing, and the few times I poked it it seemed to think I was a man (an opinion with which my uterus would like to respectfully disagree), so I just threw a bunch of my old crap at it on a whim to see what would happen, and guess what!  I still have testicles.  (Although, contrary to the expectations of the many and manifold messages in my Gmail spambox, I actually am quite content with the size of my penis.)

wheeeee long list~ )

*hem-hem*  So, looking at the results, I am clearly a shemale.  Although there isn't enough "female" to rate futanari or even straight-up hermaphrodite, so maybe I'm just a dude with really excellent man-breasts?  Like, F-cup.  (Or perhaps I'm flamingly gay, whichever works.)

Also, December apparently is like my month for posting things.  Geez.  Maybe the holiday season's collection of stimuli, school vacation's provision of free time, and the thrill of avoiding finals?  I also do an awful lot of statistics, although there's plenty of wank in there too...

Gaaah it's not even the right time of month and I've been craving tea and bad slashfic for the last several hours.  >.<  Should I blame it on the lack of sleep?  I did kinda pull an all-nighter doing this.  I get so much work done in the wee hours, though--it's so much easier to think and work without distractions or interruptions.  No parents or friends or roommates or neighbours, no TV or radio or phone conversations in the background.  Just me and the distant highway traffic.  It's difficult enough to focus without noise and people all over the place... [/waxes eloquent for no good reason]
kohikari: text: "I read crappy fanfiction in / my spare time. / It's crap, / I know it's crap, / and yet I / can't stop." (guilty habit)
I can't help but get giddy over a lot of ff.n's new features.  The character filters, the crossover sections, the "Just In" top 100 list, and now there's popularity filters in each of the category pages!  Ah~ ♥

Based off of data collected between 10 and 11 PM EST, Thursday December 31st 2009.

REIGNING FOUR CHAMPIONS (75K+)
1.)  Harry Potter (436.6K)
2.)  Naruto (220.5K)
3.)  Twilight (125.6K)
4.)  Inuyasha (90.9 K)

tier five )

tier four )

tier three )

tier two )

tier one )


PER CATEGORY:
heavy hitters (sections with 10K+ stories)

otaku )

bookworms )

toons )

comix )

gamers )

misfits )

films )

drama club )

boob tube )

* =given Firefox 3.0.5 for Ubuntu browser on a Kubuntu 8.10 ("Intrepid Ibex") OS with screen resolution 1024x768, tabs running: a "page" is the whole of the web page visible in the window at any one point in time, counted through "pgdn" and "pgup" keys

xovers! )


analysis, yo~ )

Notes:  After a long and agonising decision process, I went for lavender as the colour for "TV Shows," as deep orange just wasn't cutting it.  *angst*

Also, to all the Naruto fic-writers out there:  FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, WRITE!  WRITE LIKE YOUR LIVES DEPEND ON IT!  No way in hell is Twifail overtaking our position!  For crying out loud, neither of the main characters has a personality!  ガンバレヨ!
kohikari: text: "I read crappy fanfiction in / my spare time. / It's crap, / I know it's crap, / and yet I / can't stop." (guilty habit)
So, so, I'm easing my way into fanfic again, and going over old files and stirring up old memories (because once I read a fic, even if I only read it once and I hate it, my stupid brain manages to remember every last little detail, filed away in dusty drawers of my memory), I remember this one D.Gray-fic where the girl writing it (it's almost always a girl; so goes the genre) got the idea from her telenovelas.  I think it was called Sorpresando Amor! or something.

And my brain sort of...percolated/curdled/fermented/fiddled with it for a while, and I was remembering in theatre class the vague generic scene-starters for characters 'A' and 'B' with ambiguous age, gender and identity that you were supposed to assign a certain setting (complete with pantomime) and then take it from there.  (Heh, I remember this one time we turned this innocuous script into disposing of a body, and split up the pantomime duties between us--who gets the imaginary blade to dismember it, who gets it into the imaginary plastic bag, who digs the imaginary hole and buries it, who does the imaginary cleanup work, who's in charge of the gear in the imaginary van--good times.)

So...yeah.  Sorpresando Amor! (or whatever it was), in generic script form!  Apply it to whatever fandom you choose.

"Does this mean I have to re-question my sexuality?" )

(Upon Googling it to figure out the author's pen name (Razeasha), oh god she made AMVs for it  XDDDDD I love you so, fanfiction.net.  You bring in the bizarre without even trying.)

(Miranda! I'm questioning my sexuality! Make out with me! ~)
kohikari: shore weeds in shadow against the water's surface, reflecting the sky (reedy shore)
oh the economy outside is frightful
but the sales are so delightful
and you never know 'til you try:
come and buy, come and buy, come and buy!
kohikari: Princess Elizabeth's hands cradling a book (cat's cradle)
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I told them not to move my fucking cheese )

(I mean, Jesus, Merry Christmas to you too, Murdoch. I'm actually finding myself wanting an "angry!" icon because of this.)

EDIT 2010.01.15: The 'Space did indeed send emails out about playlists, and just today another was sent saying that if I logged in and supplied some identifying information about my imeem account it would import my playlists for me.  I went forth and did so, and was depressingly unsurprised to find that MySpace "imported" six playlists, of the forty or fifty I had been (unrealistically) hoping for: two Ore Ska Band albums which have the title converted into mojibake--the import must not have recognised Asian character sets--and most of the tracks missing; two Ani DiFranco albums (out of twenty that I had had on imeem) that lack all but one or two tracks; and two thankfully complete albums, India.Arie's Acoustic Soul and Kalafina's Seventh Heaven.

waaaaangst *pout* )
kohikari: bright clouds silhouetting the forested skyline, and reflecting on a still lake (mirror)
In the order in which I did them (is that sentence grammatically correct?):

super-duper-man )

back to the fyewchaaaaa... )

what's the centigrade of fahrenheit 451? )

oh the holiness of school vacation )

wonder if it's possible to beat someone up with a basketball )

*obscure Anne McCaffrey joke* )

(A note.)

Oct. 28th, 2009 08:41 pm
kohikari: a drawing of myself, head and shoulders (55)
"...A certain sort of inevitability brought about not by some all-encompassing spider-woven tapestry of destiny but by the sort of simultaneous independent coincidences of ideological breakthrough along the lines of the separate developments of agriculture by early peoples, Darwin's and Wallace's formulations of evolution by natural selection, the invention of the telephone and other such examples, exacerbated by the accelerated dissemination of ideas enabled by broad and frequent cross-cultural contact, communication and trade."

(cliology would call them memes)

The above is what happens when I write things down as they form in my head.  Perhaps a bit wordy and confusing, but smoothly (for me) conveying the concept I'm trying to get across.  Unfortunately, I do not often enough get or take advantage of these opportunities, which becomes one of the sources of my difficulties in writing--when I remember what I want to say, but not how I can say it.  It's kind of...maddening.  *headdesk*

(Also, this icon is kind of really...pixelated.  It's almost painful.  I need to do something about that...)

*is slow*

May. 6th, 2009 10:55 am
kohikari: bright clouds silhouetting the forested skyline, and reflecting on a still lake (mirror)
(1)

skip this part, it's emo )

...

That's right. Kanda is a pretty pretty test tube baby who hallucinates pretty pretty flowers.(4)

8D

Win~ ♥ ♥ ♥

Although really I'm just happy we got any information on him at all. It may be precious little, and incredibly vague and ambiguous to boot, but it's the most insight we've had into his character since...uhhh...frickin' Mateel, man. That was like a million years ago.(5)

*bitch bitch bitch* )

Many others have probably figured this out already; despite my IQ and ability to memorise random facts, I'm ridiculously slow. It took my brain forever to connect the dots between Kanda's lotus and the rose from Beauty and the Beast. It took even longer--until the third reread of ZONE--for the connection between "Robin" as an Akuma with Julia's soul and Allen in chapter 36 with Mana's skull hovering above him. Also, chapter 186 was released on the 23rd of April, and I didn't read it until a couple days ago, and didn't reread it until today (I was hoping sleeping on it would help the implications sink in more). So, uh, if this isn't news to you, please for to disregard. I'm used to looking like an idiot.

Now I'm off to don the cape and mask of OCD-Creature and spend hours collecting and analysing everything we've ever learned about this elusive character...because that's what I do.(7) *exeunt*


footnotesss~ )

kohikari: Princess Elizabeth's hands cradling a book (cat's cradle)
Is it just me, or was NASA's move to name Node 3 "Tranquility" instead of "Colbert" or "Serenity" a total cop-out?

I can understand their logic in not using Colbert, if I squint and try to fit into a hyper-publicity-conscious headspace. I can even understand not using Serenity, and instead picking from the other top names (excluding, of course, the bot-flooded suggestions like Socialvibe and Myyearbook). But choosing a substitute that means the exact same thing as one of the top three winners in the opinion poll? That's just adding insult to injury.

http://www.nasa.gov/externalflash/name_ISS/index.html


All that talk about democracy and populist votes. If they weren't going to pick the names that the people want, why put up an opinion poll at all?

Serenity VS Tranquility: Fight to the Death! )

Were I to put a clumsy analogy on it, I'd ask how the American public would have reacted if, after the 2000 elections, Congress had sent a pretty marathoner onto a talk show to propose that the new president be--not Bush, nor Gore--but Nader.

Nader.