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)

[EDIT: now crossposted on the tumblr]

This is something I worked out a while ago...like, in the last two years?  2014ish maybe.  Because I was reading yet another werefic based on hilariously inaccurate theories of grey wolf social structure*, and I decided to finally hammer out my headcanon for D.Gray-characters being wereshifters.  (Also the biologically-enforced-gender-role dynamics, but I'm leaving out that part because it's kinky but ultimately pisses me off.)

Assuming some humans manifest some sort of magical spiritual totemic bond with animals of a specific extant species of carnivore, but instead of being able to wolfwhisper you instead turn into a wolf; limiting the species pool to commonly known (/culturally significant) charismatic animals in a few of the Carnivora families, because most people don't know or care about fossa or binturong**.

who what )

(I apologize in advance for the taxonomy geekery contained below.)

unnecessarily recursive footnotes )

kohikari: a woman walking down a street, limned by an electrical explosion (kaerimichi)
[[EDIT: I switched browsers and spent a full hour on an honest, good-faith attempt to crosspost this on Tumblr.  LJ code is incompatible there, so I did a lot of googling and swapping out terms.  I followed the instructions to the letter (in every sense of the phrase), but it still completely rejected the color formatting; after the third time switching between editing modes completely trashed the html and turned line and paragraph breaks upside down, I gave up.  Fuck that noise.]]
[[SON OF EDIT: finally up on tumblr! (sans colors.)]]

So here's something I did a lot of work on last spring, and intended to post about, but obviously that never happened.  (I'm always most creatively driven when I have something else to be procrastinating from...)

This is a version where two teams, from a human world and a troll world, are told that they're going to be competing against aliens to win--I'm too lazy to look at the notes right now, but I think both worlds are threatened with destruction and the winning team gets to save their planet and/or create a new one.  (At least, that's what they're told at first.)  Different home planets, same Medium; yes, that means shared moons.  I'm ignoring any alpha/beta revisionverses in favor of there being one human team and one troll team, each with nine members; I ignored about half the Noah because of characterization reasons (if I only know three things about them, one of those being their name, I can't get into their headspace).  Humans are largely Exorcists, trolls are largely Noah; I didn't feel creative enough to try mixing that up, vice versa or with integrated teams.

I actually have a semi-fleshed-out storyline for this 'verse, where two-thirds of the characters (including all time/space players) die horribly for one reason or another and the remaining six have to team up for survival, regardless of species (and regardless of who may have murdered whom in the past).  I'll go over some of that in a later post, maybe?  Same for lands, sprites, backstories, etc.  (wrt titles: I spent a looooong time angsting over classes and aspects, based on my understanding/headcanon from something like a few years ago.  At some point I intend to research more recent developments in canon for that.  I still haven't read beyond D.Gray-chapter 203, and the last page of HS I read had Jade meeting Calliope in a dream.  It's been awhile.)

FORMAT:
> Full Name (Nicknames if they have any)
> [Handle if known]
> Title
> [Symbol if known]
> Typing Quirk
> Strife Specibus
> Dreamself Notes


EARTHLING HUMAN PLAYERS:
some black-order folks )

ALTERNIAN TROLL PLAYERS:
some anti-order folks )
kohikari: Princess Elizabeth's hands cradling a book (cat's cradle)
Naturally I wound up with three separate scenarios, none of which really apply to the D.Gray-stuck I talked about last post.  I'll do these in ascending order of how much time they took me to work out:

'Noah Zodiac' (cheap reorientation of sequences) )

'Noahcestors' (reincarnation considered, including Allen) )

'Noahspectrum' (agonizing cross-comparisons completely ignoring the new guys) )

The latter two of the scenarios is applicable to an alternate Kids/Game thing that I've been trying to work out ectobiology for and just succeeding in confusing myself further, and I'm pretty sure this sentence is an abomination unto the English language but whatever:

if the Kids didn't include Allen, and I actually considered ectobiology: )

yo

Jun. 20th, 2013 04:23 pm
kohikari: a little hamster holding a little birthday cake (for you)
Woo, it's been a while. I have a lot to do WRT updating this blog, if I do keep it updated--D.Gray-chapters, that other d_t convo, the AB AMV post...not to mention all the cross-concepting I've been doing. Oh well, one thing at a time.

D.Gray-stuck! (not to be confused with D.Troll-man)

DISCLAIMER
-- I haven't actually caught up with the canon DGM chapters from 204 onward...I keep intending to, and not doing it
-- and the last thing I remember keeping up with re: Homestuck was John waking up from his tantrum-induced dreambubble convo with Vriska and Tavros
-- and of course I read through the first few thousand pages of HS on a device that refused to view the Flash pages, which was super confusing and it's only the recaps that helped me understand anything at all; I'm trying to finish remedying that now, and also catch up, but it's pretty time-consuming


So, the Fab Four as the Kids, the Noah as the Trolls, the Earl and the 14th as the Cherubs, and I'm too lazy to put much thought into ectobiological shenanigans right now.  Not really interested in the game mechanics e.g. denizens and consorts and carapaces and exiles etc., but the titles and lands and locations and themes etc. will be addressed.

setting )

So!  I've mostly been working with the Fab Four/Kids angle.  Here's what I've got so far:

Allen, Knight of Hope )

Kanda, Prince of Life )

Lenalee, Maid of Space )

Lavi, Mage of Time )


*I'm assuming someone's made this joke about Caliborn/Lord English already
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 199 (a.k.a. "the D.Gray-version of Naruto #347 and #386, combined")


200 - "SEED OF DESTRUCTION"  (that doesn't sound ominous at all)

01-13: back to the beginning )

14-21: those other characters no one cares about )

22-32: aaand lvellie loses his shit )

(Seriously, though, if that was Kanda's death scene, the only thing preventing me from cutting a bitch will be the fear of getting lumped in with all the scandalised Kanda/Yullen/etc. fangirls.  Ain't no fandom like shameful, guilt-tripping, self-hating fandom~)
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 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 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*
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! ~)

*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)
From [info]dayadhvam_triad :
"Comment with OOOOO PICK ME! and a fandom and I'll give you a character. You post answers to the questions under the cut. OK? OK.
"
I have been assigned Kanda Yuu of D.Gray-man.


I'm incapable of brevity! yay! )

BTW, I hate hate hate this horrid pastel theme for my page and I've hated it ever since ten seconds after putting it up (much like that disgusting red-and-black thing that was up before, tasted too much like emo vampires) but I'm too fucking lazy to redo all the work it takes to switch themes without losing my settings but OH MY GOD IT FEELS LIKE THE INTERNET IS VOMITING EASTER INTO MY FAAACE [/dramaqueen]
kohikari: text: "I read crappy fanfiction in / my spare time. / It's crap, / I know it's crap, / and yet I / can't stop." (Default)
First off: a while back, can't quite remember when, I went around to all the sections that had hit my list and checked for character filters. I distinctly remember Pokemon not having one while a less likely section was more fortunate; alas, I lost the records, so I went around to all 43 sections and checked again. Every single one, and D.Gray-man, has been bedecked with a nice shiny new filter, except for the following: of the Final Fantasy titles, only the contributors in the thousands (I-VI, VII, VIII, IX, X, X-2, XII) benefited, while the crumbs of the fandom (XIII, Versus XIII, Crystal Chronicles, Tactics, Tactics Advance, Tactics A2: Grimoire of the Rift) went without; of the Star Trek titles, curiously enough, all but the "Others" section had the filter--I guess the Trekkies have a solid enough foundation (or at least enough infamy) to merit closer attention; and, of course, the Wrestling section, because either nobody wants to deal with that or there are simply too many performers to keep straight.

But the more important part of the news is that D.Gray has character filters. *suppressed squee*

listy )

Half these people are faceless names who were all dead by the fourth tankoubon, and they forget to put in Anita-san?! Blasphemy! Oh well. This is ff.n, after all. Are people even paid to do stuff like this? Watch the whole thing be run by temps in their spare time when they're not in the sweatshops in some Southeast Asian country making sneakers. It would certainly explain a lot.

I probably shouldn't play with the filters until I'm sure everyone's been using them. So I'll keep to the usual for the D.Cute-section:

lingua )


~Close-up on English archive ('*' = newer genre)~

genre )

ratings )

status )

maths )

/10/0/1/x/0/0/0/0/0/1/
sort by: update (code 1) OR publish (code 2)


Overall, I heart this fandom and need to get back to trolling it before it gets too big for me to devour (if it hasn't already), and there are always the little moments when you find something so well-written that it hits you right there in the pit of your stomach, and it makes everything worth it. Viva fandom.
kohikari: text: "I read crappy fanfiction in / my spare time. / It's crap, / I know it's crap, / and yet I / can't stop." (Default)
...The graphs are just so pretty. Also, I have this crippling need-to-know complex. And ADD. And...yeah, you know the deal.

Heavy Hitters (10K+ stories)

numbersnumbers )

It's been...uh...six months since the last check. This time, can't remember why, used decimals on the grand...oh well, it'll just complicate the comparison algorithm a little...although I just remembered that I've always hated subtracting. Damn sneaky numbers, always borrowing without asking first!...But yes! to the numbers: HP went up 21K, Naruto 25.5K, IY 3K. Roughly the same trends as always: Inuyasha fandom is in long-term cooling, Potterdom is still rolling along at the pace its sheer size requires, and the Narutards are still trying their darndest to cream Harry's British clock with a teeny-tiny (but very enthusiastic) Rasengan. Meanwhile, KH, FF7, Pokemon, Bleach, Supernatural, Stargate: SG-1, Avatar, Wrestling (god part of me still can't believe that section exists, and so prolific at that~ XDDD), High School Musical, Prince of Tennis, Sonic, and House have all bumped up; that can probably be attributed to new material in the respective franchises. Happy news!: we have new members of the Cool Kids clique--Doctor Who and Death Note (w00t ♥).  Also, Twilight doubled.

sad )

Also, on the D.Gray-front:  pre-February I think the archive had between 500 and 1000 stories; by the 23rd it was 1464; 2536 by the fourth of July; 2637 on the 14th; and the current story count is 4396.  If it keeps doubling every six months or so, and I do suspect that this trend will continue, then D.Gray-man will hit the Heavy Hitters in less than a year and work its way up.  The second the dub hits major broadcast channels, all the odds are on the side of there-goes-the-neighborhood, here-come-the-numbers.

(this is just part one, I'm coming up soon with something specifics on Naruto and D.Gray-man and characters and all those shiny new toys that have been updated...though I'm kind of embarrassed I don't recognise half the names on the D.Gray-list, it's really annoying they don't put full names)