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Summary: The Mad Hatter is no longer an angel and never was a fool, except for love.
Rating: NC-17 (sex)
Length: 1800 words
Notes: This is a birthday present for [livejournal.com profile] yhlee. Many thanks to [livejournal.com profile] springgreen for the beta.

Out in the desert past the reconfigured borders of Heaven and Hell, in the place where the Tower of Entenamenki once stood, Lucifer commanded that a garden be made. )
thuviaptarth: golden thuvia with six-legged lion (angel sanctuary)
Summary: The Mad Hatter is no longer an angel and never was a fool, except for love.
Rating: NC-17 (sex)
Length: 1800 words
Notes: This is a birthday present for [livejournal.com profile] yhlee. Many thanks to [livejournal.com profile] springgreen for the beta.

Out in the desert past the reconfigured borders of Heaven and Hell, in the place where the Tower of Entenamenki once stood, Lucifer commanded that a garden be made. )
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For [livejournal.com profile] oyceter, since I don't think I'll ever manage the "Language of Angels" commentary I promised her. Have some Alexiel/Nanatsusaya in 1920s Shanghai instead. Unbeta'd, soft R for language and implicit sex. No spoilers unless you don't know who Nanatsusaya is.

Alexiel is beautiful this life -- she is always beautiful to Nanatsusaya, more than beautiful, glorious; but not always in ways humans can accept. )
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For [livejournal.com profile] oyceter, since I don't think I'll ever manage the "Language of Angels" commentary I promised her. Have some Alexiel/Nanatsusaya in 1920s Shanghai instead. Unbeta'd, soft R for language and implicit sex. No spoilers unless you don't know who Nanatsusaya is.

Alexiel is beautiful this life -- she is always beautiful to Nanatsusaya, more than beautiful, glorious; but not always in ways humans can accept. )
thuviaptarth: tsuzuki and hisoka in the rain (dry roots love rain)
A long time ago, [livejournal.com profile] teleute12 asked for "Angel Sanctuary, any character(s) a year after the story's ended."

Water still speaks to her )
thuviaptarth: tsuzuki and hisoka in the rain (dry roots love rain)
A long time ago, [livejournal.com profile] teleute12 asked for "Angel Sanctuary, any character(s) a year after the story's ended."

Water still speaks to her )
thuviaptarth: golden thuvia with six-legged lion (Default)
Meme most recently from [livejournal.com profile] katie_m: For one/some/any or all of your stories, let us know what you really wanted to do and couldn't quite achieve

It seems arrogant to say so, but I like most of my stories. There's always a sentence or two that makes me cringe, but for the most part I like my prose and I think the stories succeed at what I attempted. The things that dissatisfy me are more often that in retrospect what I was attempting doesn't seem worth doing.

So keeping it to things where I had a particular goal and failed:


Bindings (Angel Sanctuary) )

The Language of Angels (Angel Sanctuary) )

Truly and Forever (Buffy) )

I was going to do a couple more but I've run out of time. Maybe later, if anyone else is interested.
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Meme most recently from [livejournal.com profile] katie_m: For one/some/any or all of your stories, let us know what you really wanted to do and couldn't quite achieve

It seems arrogant to say so, but I like most of my stories. There's always a sentence or two that makes me cringe, but for the most part I like my prose and I think the stories succeed at what I attempted. The things that dissatisfy me are more often that in retrospect what I was attempting doesn't seem worth doing.

So keeping it to things where I had a particular goal and failed:


Bindings (Angel Sanctuary) )

The Language of Angels (Angel Sanctuary) )

Truly and Forever (Buffy) )

I was going to do a couple more but I've run out of time. Maybe later, if anyone else is interested.

Angel Cage

Feb. 1st, 2005 02:32 pm
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I picked up Angel Cage, the Kaori Yuki artbook at the post office this morning, which enabled me to read it on the way to work. ("Read it"? Is this right for something purely visual? I mean, there's an interview with Yuki and what I assume are short character profiles in the back, but as they are all in Japanese, no reading occurred.)

OMGTHEPRETTY!!!!!! So, so pretty. Kazuya Minekura does the sexiest men in manga, but Kaori Yuki does the prettiest. Not to mention the prettiest women and androgynous supernatural beings. It would be nice if she could draw more than one face in slightly different elongations, but hey, at least it's a pretty face.

So, so pretty. I am entranced. Kira and Setsuna and Sara and the angels I don't recognize, a few pictures from Kaine and Count Cain and I think perhaps some other series, ohmygod the pretty. Kira leaning his elbow on Setsuna's shoulder and Setsuna asleep in Kira's lap: oh, my OTP. I die of the sweetness. But then the Setsuna and Sara pictures are cute, too. They really are adorable in their own incestuous, narcissistic way. And there's the picture of all three of them as kids, Kira in big glasses and Setsuna holding up two fingers and Sara laughing as she falls back, and all of them grinning like crazy, and really, don't they deserve to be happy? I'm increasingly inclined to OT3 them.

I love that picture. It is the picture of Three People in a Bygone Happy Time that invariably means at least one of them will end up dead.

Then I got to thinking about how much I wanted there to be an Angel Sanctuary fandom. And then I got to thinking about Sara, who would probably be demonized by at least one section of the fandom for being the Mary Sue she, like so many manga heroines, inarguably is, impossibly pretty and sweet and self-sacrificing. I mean, she does do something unusual around volume 14 or so, but I have to admit that 14 volumes of perfection could be stifling. Except that Setsuna is practically the exact same person, and everyone would love him, except for the people who dislike heroes and think the series would be much better if it revolved around Kira. And this would be really weird for me, because Kira is my absolute favorite, and for once I would have the same favorite as the majority of fandom--in the Angel Sanctuary fandom, Kira would so be the Spike--and it might make my head explode.

But, see, people would feel the need to diss Sara in order to elevate Kira, and this would make me very unhappy. She would be the Lana. And I would cringe at Kira/Setsuna stories that would be perfectly lovely except for the Sara-bashing and/or the writing of Sara out of the universe entirely, despite the fact that, canonically, Setsuna's world revolves around her and that Kira knows this and actually kind of approves, because demon swords don't have incest issues.

So it may be for the best that there is no Angel Sanctuary fandom beyond the people putting up icons in the lj community.

Except they're so pretty. They deserve a fandom. With lots of fic for me.

Tom Canty. In color, it's very clear that if Tom Canty developed an angel fixation and started drawing manga, this is what it would like. That's it.

Okay, this has been my annual dose of fangirl squee. Sobriety will resume tomorrow.

Angel Cage

Feb. 1st, 2005 02:32 pm
thuviaptarth: golden thuvia with six-legged lion (Default)
I picked up Angel Cage, the Kaori Yuki artbook at the post office this morning, which enabled me to read it on the way to work. ("Read it"? Is this right for something purely visual? I mean, there's an interview with Yuki and what I assume are short character profiles in the back, but as they are all in Japanese, no reading occurred.)

OMGTHEPRETTY!!!!!! So, so pretty. Kazuya Minekura does the sexiest men in manga, but Kaori Yuki does the prettiest. Not to mention the prettiest women and androgynous supernatural beings. It would be nice if she could draw more than one face in slightly different elongations, but hey, at least it's a pretty face.

So, so pretty. I am entranced. Kira and Setsuna and Sara and the angels I don't recognize, a few pictures from Kaine and Count Cain and I think perhaps some other series, ohmygod the pretty. Kira leaning his elbow on Setsuna's shoulder and Setsuna asleep in Kira's lap: oh, my OTP. I die of the sweetness. But then the Setsuna and Sara pictures are cute, too. They really are adorable in their own incestuous, narcissistic way. And there's the picture of all three of them as kids, Kira in big glasses and Setsuna holding up two fingers and Sara laughing as she falls back, and all of them grinning like crazy, and really, don't they deserve to be happy? I'm increasingly inclined to OT3 them.

I love that picture. It is the picture of Three People in a Bygone Happy Time that invariably means at least one of them will end up dead.

Then I got to thinking about how much I wanted there to be an Angel Sanctuary fandom. And then I got to thinking about Sara, who would probably be demonized by at least one section of the fandom for being the Mary Sue she, like so many manga heroines, inarguably is, impossibly pretty and sweet and self-sacrificing. I mean, she does do something unusual around volume 14 or so, but I have to admit that 14 volumes of perfection could be stifling. Except that Setsuna is practically the exact same person, and everyone would love him, except for the people who dislike heroes and think the series would be much better if it revolved around Kira. And this would be really weird for me, because Kira is my absolute favorite, and for once I would have the same favorite as the majority of fandom--in the Angel Sanctuary fandom, Kira would so be the Spike--and it might make my head explode.

But, see, people would feel the need to diss Sara in order to elevate Kira, and this would make me very unhappy. She would be the Lana. And I would cringe at Kira/Setsuna stories that would be perfectly lovely except for the Sara-bashing and/or the writing of Sara out of the universe entirely, despite the fact that, canonically, Setsuna's world revolves around her and that Kira knows this and actually kind of approves, because demon swords don't have incest issues.

So it may be for the best that there is no Angel Sanctuary fandom beyond the people putting up icons in the lj community.

Except they're so pretty. They deserve a fandom. With lots of fic for me.

Tom Canty. In color, it's very clear that if Tom Canty developed an angel fixation and started drawing manga, this is what it would like. That's it.

Okay, this has been my annual dose of fangirl squee. Sobriety will resume tomorrow.
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Stats: 20 volumes. Viz has published 1-5 in official translations, and 6 is due out next week.

Art style: Pre-Raphaelite gone Goth gone manga.

Summary: Angels and fallen angels and pretty boys with swords, secret identities, reincarnation, genderfuck, and incest.

The story so far:

In the dawn of time, the Organic Angel Alexiel rebelled against God, whose armies were led by her twin brother, the Inorganic Angel Rosiel. Alexiel's armies was made up of fallen angels and demons, which are called Evils, because Japanese notions of English are frequently logical and wrong. In the final battle, Alexiel manages to trap her brother in the earth before she herself is captured and her armies defeated. The Evils retreat and take position of Hell. Alexiel's body is imprisoned in a crystal and her soul is sentenced to reincarnation in an endless series of really sucky lives.

Earth. July 1999. Alexiel's current incarnation is a fifteen-year-old boy named Setsuna who is in love with his sister Sara. (Setsuna and Sara have dirty blonde hair because their grandfather was English. I love it when mangaka inadvertantly prove they have never met anyone of mixed race ever.) Setsuna attempts to suppress his feelings; Sara, who misses him since their parents got divorced and the kids ended up with different custody arrangements, yells at him for avoiding her; and Setsuna mopes around and is comforted by his friend Kira, who is older, sardonic, fights well, seems to earn straight As, and is unbelievably gorgeous. He also has a randomly disappearing pair of glasses that I wish Kaori Yuki would remember to keep on his face more often. Comfort, canonically, consists of Kira talking Setsuna out of mopes and slinging his arm around the other boy's shoulders and sometimes rumpling his hair, but if any of you ever feel like writing a version of this where comfort consisted of blowjobs and displacement sex, I'd be willing to go with that.

Cut for length and spoilers for volume 1 )
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Stats: 20 volumes. Viz has published 1-5 in official translations, and 6 is due out next week.

Art style: Pre-Raphaelite gone Goth gone manga.

Summary: Angels and fallen angels and pretty boys with swords, secret identities, reincarnation, genderfuck, and incest.

The story so far:

In the dawn of time, the Organic Angel Alexiel rebelled against God, whose armies were led by her twin brother, the Inorganic Angel Rosiel. Alexiel's armies was made up of fallen angels and demons, which are called Evils, because Japanese notions of English are frequently logical and wrong. In the final battle, Alexiel manages to trap her brother in the earth before she herself is captured and her armies defeated. The Evils retreat and take position of Hell. Alexiel's body is imprisoned in a crystal and her soul is sentenced to reincarnation in an endless series of really sucky lives.

Earth. July 1999. Alexiel's current incarnation is a fifteen-year-old boy named Setsuna who is in love with his sister Sara. (Setsuna and Sara have dirty blonde hair because their grandfather was English. I love it when mangaka inadvertantly prove they have never met anyone of mixed race ever.) Setsuna attempts to suppress his feelings; Sara, who misses him since their parents got divorced and the kids ended up with different custody arrangements, yells at him for avoiding her; and Setsuna mopes around and is comforted by his friend Kira, who is older, sardonic, fights well, seems to earn straight As, and is unbelievably gorgeous. He also has a randomly disappearing pair of glasses that I wish Kaori Yuki would remember to keep on his face more often. Comfort, canonically, consists of Kira talking Setsuna out of mopes and slinging his arm around the other boy's shoulders and sometimes rumpling his hair, but if any of you ever feel like writing a version of this where comfort consisted of blowjobs and displacement sex, I'd be willing to go with that.

Cut for length and spoilers for volume 1 )
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Bake Sale: A Mixed Media Collage (Joan of Arcadia)
For Nina, who wanted Joan/Iris, a bake sale, a kiss, and no mention of Adam. My heartfelt thanks to [livejournal.com profile] katie_m for speedy, reassuring, and very helpful beta.

The Language of Angels (Angel Sanctuary)
For kuja no miko, who wanted Alexiel/Lucifer. Beta by [livejournal.com profile] boniblithe and [livejournal.com profile] geekturnedvamp, who also gave me an insanely quick turnaround and assured me I was on no more crack than the fandom required.

And since most of you have never heard of this one, here are some pictures (they read right-to-left): Lucifer and Alexiel 1, 2, and 3; Alexiel solo; Lucifer solo.

If you've started the series, note that these are very spoilery for volumes not yet published by Viz.

I could put up the plot summary I wrote for Boni and Cassandra, although I'm not sure anyone would be interested, and it doesn't convey the full Kaori Yuki experience, which is perhaps best summed up by the mention of the swarm of killer angel embryos that almost destroys the universe in Volume 20.

The Language of Angels - section title sources )

On writing these stories - long and probably dull )
thuviaptarth: golden thuvia with six-legged lion (Default)
Bake Sale: A Mixed Media Collage (Joan of Arcadia)
For Nina, who wanted Joan/Iris, a bake sale, a kiss, and no mention of Adam. My heartfelt thanks to [livejournal.com profile] katie_m for speedy, reassuring, and very helpful beta.

The Language of Angels (Angel Sanctuary)
For kuja no miko, who wanted Alexiel/Lucifer. Beta by [livejournal.com profile] boniblithe and [livejournal.com profile] geekturnedvamp, who also gave me an insanely quick turnaround and assured me I was on no more crack than the fandom required.

And since most of you have never heard of this one, here are some pictures (they read right-to-left): Lucifer and Alexiel 1, 2, and 3; Alexiel solo; Lucifer solo.

If you've started the series, note that these are very spoilery for volumes not yet published by Viz.

I could put up the plot summary I wrote for Boni and Cassandra, although I'm not sure anyone would be interested, and it doesn't convey the full Kaori Yuki experience, which is perhaps best summed up by the mention of the swarm of killer angel embryos that almost destroys the universe in Volume 20.

The Language of Angels - section title sources )

On writing these stories - long and probably dull )
thuviaptarth: golden thuvia with six-legged lion (Default)
First of all, there was an excellent anime vid show at Vividcon. I loved it. I will be writing it up later. This is not about that show. This is about the anime vid show that wasn't.

Caveats )

On anime & anime vidding )

The vid list )

Additional series information )
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First of all, there was an excellent anime vid show at Vividcon. I loved it. I will be writing it up later. This is not about that show. This is about the anime vid show that wasn't.

Caveats )

On anime & anime vidding )

The vid list )

Additional series information )
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If you can recommend me good Kira/Setsuna (Angel Sanctuary), any time, any incarnation, I will love you forever. Or write you something. Something like that.
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If you can recommend me good Kira/Setsuna (Angel Sanctuary), any time, any incarnation, I will love you forever. Or write you something. Something like that.

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