liri: (Kotetsu)
The visuals from the lastest T&B: The Rising trailer are really striking… and suggest some really interesting things about the movie plot, about Stern Bild itself, and the world’s backstory.

Beneath the cut, screenshots, the trailer itself, and some analysis. )
liri: Blue Rose (Blue Rose)

Music To Her Ears (1493 words)
Fandom: Tiger & Bunny
Rating: General Audiences
Relationships: Kaburagi T. Kotetsu/Karina Lyle | Blue Rose/Wild Tiger
Characters: Karina Lyle | Blue Rose, Kaburagi T. Kotetsu | Wild Tiger
Summary:  Karina and Kotetsu stay in touch after he retires, which doesn't do anything to end her crush on him.

A treat for jedishampoo, set during the ep. 25 timeskip.


Live and Learn (4093 words)
Fandom: Tiger & Bunny
Rating: General Audiences
Relationships: Cis/Keith Goodman
Characters: Keith Goodman | Sky High, Cis (Tiger & Bunny)
Summary: Cis wasn't exactly malfunctioning when she got away from Rotwang, at least not in the way he thought she was.

A treat for notboldly50295, who asked for Cis having feelings pre-demise; I basically wrote it around canon, and was surprised at how little stretching it really took.


Out of the Ashes (5237 words)
Fandom: Final Fantasy VI
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Characters: Locke Cole, Edgar Roni Figaro
Summary: Locke helps create Gerad, but for his part, he has a bit of a complicated relationship with hope.

A treat for deadcellredux, set during the WoR timeskip, in which I narrowly avoided unconsciously plagiarizing a place name from the Gentleman Bastards books.  Though I'm not sure I really escape the charge by changing one letter.


The Joker and the Thief (5141 words)
Fandom: Final Fantasy VI
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Characters: Locke Cole, Edgar Roni Figaro
Summary: A chance encounter five years before the game begins sows the seeds for an eventful friendship for two young men whose lives haven't gone the ways they hoped.

My assignment gift for Domingo Ocelot (docelot), who asked for Locke and Edgar.

Wisdom (1154 words)
Fandom: Cinders
Rating: General Audiences
Characters: Sophia, Cinders
Summary: Sophia knows better than to trust easily.

Treat for Ember_Keelty; a conversation between Sophia and Cinders about Basile.

liri: (O_o)
Kotetsu and Barnaby as Madoka and Homura. Can't argue with the casting.

Here, Merc, something relevant to your interests: Yuri cosplaying as Ace Attorney characters, I think! Also Alucard? I think it's meant to be both.

And under the cut, videos, because apparently Nico Nico Douga cannot get enough of the Tiger & Bunny/Vocaloid mashups anymore than I can.

'When I Get Home My Wife Always Pretends To Be Dead.' )

Weighing whether or not to take part in the game remix challenge. On the one hand, I was always kind of envious of Western fandoms for having them. On the other, since my shipping is often diametrically opposed to the whole fandom, I fear sparking the "she is DOIN IT WRONG" reaction in whoever gets assigned to remix me.

On my third hand, I'm not sure I can find the link again so it may be a moot point.

And in "Luck is my husband's dump stat" news, we think he may be lactose intolerant! I realize this may not seem like a huge deal, but if that's the case, you don't love cheese as much as we do.
liri: Hatsune Miku (Miku)
I... just saw a prompt on the T&B meme based on a fic of mine. I mean, a fic that I had posted under my own name and all.

I have no idea how I feel about this! Flattered, I think? A little weirded out because it was a short joke fic I wrote in like ten minutes, too.

Current state of the computers: Still using laptop. Calculon is still undiagnosed and unrepaired, and I need to burn an Ubuntu boot disc but have been hampered by the fact that our home is where desktop computers come to die. Husband's computer's DVD/CD drive will not open anymore - a fact we just discovered when Calculon lost it - and housemate's computer has been nonfunctional for a year, so I need to burn the boot disc on my old Dell from 2003, and even using that will only tell us "apparently something on the C drive is screwy."

SO LET'S GET SOME STUPID UP IN HERE. Cut for videos. )

recs!

Dec. 28th, 2011 05:05 pm
liri: Greatfather Winter (Winter Veil)
So here are the fic recs/commentary/etc.

Mine! )
Man, I don't know what I'm going to do next year, when T&B will almost certainly not qualify, and FFVI might not.

Tiger & Bunny recs )
Other anime/manga/gaming: FFVI, Antique Bakery, Madoka Magica, World of Warcraft )
Other: Fairytale of New York and Connie Willis's Oxford Time Travel-verse )

I'm not very good at writing recs, I don't think, and I should probably add the caveat that I haven't read every single thing in every fandom represented - WoW had multiple Thassarian/Koltira fics I haven't touched, for instance - but these were all amazing. 

Yuletide!

Dec. 25th, 2011 10:34 pm
liri: Greatfather Winter (Winter Veil)
Family Xmas stuff )

So Yuletide! I have a treat I can't read yet, but I guess I'll just post now and edit as I go. Updated to include the treat!

My gifts:

the spark comes before the fire (2596 words) by Anonymous
Fandom: Tiger & Bunny
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warning: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Antonio Lopez/Nathan Seymour | Fire Emblem/Rock Bison
Characters: Nathan Seymour | Fire Emblem, Antonio Lopez | Rock Bison, Agnes Joubert, Original Male Character
Summary: In Sternbild, there's no such thing as quiet evening. The Helios Energy Christmas party is no exception. If Fire Emblem had put together the guest list, there would have been fewer criminals and more Antonio.
Limelight (100 words) by Anonymous Fandom: Tiger & Bunny Rating: General Audiences Warning: No Archive Warnings Apply Characters: Karina Lyle | Blue Rose Summary:

The world was hers.

And others that caught my eye:

Humping Like Tigers and Bunnies (1376 words) by Anonymous
Fandom: Tiger & Bunny
Rating: Mature
Warning: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Barnaby Brooks Jr./Kaburagi T. Kotetsu | Bunny/Wild Tiger
Characters: Barnaby Brooks Jr. | Bunny, Kaburagi T. Kotetsu | Wild Tiger, Nathan Seymour | Fire Emblem, Pao-Lin Huang | Dragon Kid, Ivan Karelin | Origami Cyclone, Antonio Lopez | Rock Bison, Karina Lyle | Blue Rose, Keith Goodman | Sky High
Summary:

It was inevitable that, sooner or later, an enterprising young porn director would decide to shoot a porno off Wild Tiger and Barnaby Brooks, Jr.’s epic bromance. And just as inevitable was the fact that whichever of the other heroes found out about it first would bring it in to Hero TV the next day.

A Traditional Family Road Trip (3648 words) by Anonymous
Fandom: Tiger & Bunny
Rating: General Audiences
Warning: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Barnaby Brooks Jr./Kaburagi T. Kotetsu | Bunny/Wild Tiger
Characters: Kaburagi T. Kotetsu | Wild Tiger, Barnaby Brooks Jr. | Bunny, Kaburagi Kaede
Summary:

How Kaede spent her summer vacation on a road trip with her dad and Barnaby Brooks, Jr., who were both hopeless, oblivious dorks the whole time. Just like any other family's summer road trip.

More to come eventually - there's a nifty exploration of the Homura-is-Walpurgis theory in PMMM - but I should probably go to sleep now so the husband can actually sleep.

Will update with a full-fledged recs post soon, but now I have a headache and we fly back home tomorrow, so.... probably after that.

liri: Hatsune Miku (Miku)
This episode of When Fandoms Collide is brought to you by Miku Miku Dance.

MMD is a 3D animation program, originally designed for Vocaloid videos but capable of being adapted for just about any fandom with some dedicated fans interested in making videos, or sometimes, in scarring the souls of the unwary.

Cut for embedded videos. )
liri: (Tiger & Bunny)
When I first started watching anime, the fact that antagonists were frequently kind of sympathetic appealed to me. Compared to, say, Zeromus, or even Kefka, I found it refreshing to encounter villains who had understandable motivations. One of my first anime series was Fushigi Yuugi, and while watching it wasn't entirely my idea (my roommate wanted to marathon it at times that I wanted to sleep; since this was a dorm room, these weren't compatible desires, and since at 18 I had a spine made out of play-doh, she won) I didn't hate the series at the time. I did manage to sleep through a lot of the "Miakaaaaaaa!" "Tamahomeeeeeeeee!" stuff, which may have helped.

Just to refresh everyone's memory, this is Nakago, the main antagonist of the series. By the standards of 90s anime, he was a smokin' hottie. It was a simpler, more poorly-animated time, back when bishounen had mullets and no one in the US had ever heard of a tsundere.

LET'S TALK ABOUT YURI PETROV. (Spoilers for all of Tiger & Bunny, and ranting about villains and fandom. And pairings.) )
liri: Kotetsu's and Barnaby's helmets (helmets)
Finished my rewatch of the first 13 episodes of Tiger & Bunny.  Only mildly spoilery )
liri: (Tiger & Bunny)
Re-watching Tiger & Bunny, because I want to write fic, and also I got fed up with trying to farm cosmetic gear in WoW for the Transmogalypse.  Tip:  Magtheridon is not soloable for a prot pali. At least not one in my level of gear.

So, observations on the first five episodes... no spoilers, really, it's just the first five episodes.

Cut for length )
liri: (Tiger & Bunny)
IT'S UP OMG IT'S UP

THE WHOLE POST MAY BE LIKE THIS, I CAN'T PROMISE ANYTHING

SO MANY SPOILERS. )
liri: (Tiger & Bunny)
Tiger & Bunny episode 23. I'd always heard it as "bad luck comes in threes," but that might be a tad specific for the show's purposes.

Not my usual blow-by-blow, but have some episode spoilers anyway. )
liri: (Tiger & Bunny)
I got my hopes all up because Hulu appeared to have added the Iron Man and Wolverine anime to their slate.  This would have been a mixed bag: I detest comics-continuity Wolverine, but it could also be magnificently awful - but alas, all Hulu has is clips.  I suppose I could watch those, but meh.

Anyway, time for NEW TIGER & BUNNY. 

Episode 22 - 'Bad Luck Often Brings Good Luck' )
Why does Hulu keep kicking me over to Blue Exorcist when I'm done with Tiger & Bunny? 
liri: (Tiger & Bunny)
Tiger & Bunny episode 21, aka AIEEEE.

Episode spoilers, of course )

I love this show.
liri: (Tiger & Bunny)
Tiger & Bunny episode 20, "Full of Courtesy, Full of Craft" aka OMG OMG OMG.

Quite a bit of capslocking lies within. And spoilers. Lots of those too. )

WHY IS IT NOT NEXT WEEK YET. 
liri: (Default)
Because I'm obsessed.

Cut for spoilers up through episode 19, again )

I have also learned, thanks to Pixiv, that some folks apparently ship Origami Cyclone and Dragon Kid (the pairing name is "リンリンコンビ" for Karelin/Pao-lin, which is certainly more creative than whatever American fans would make out of their names.  Paovan?)

Also, AAAAAAAAAA Otakon this year apparently had Uematsu!  I AM ON THE WRONG COAST. 

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