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Reading Lirael, As You Like It, The English Patient, Heart of Darkness, Suikoden III, Candidate for Goddess

Watching House, Rick Mercer's Monday Report, Gilmore Girls, Scrubs, Corner Gas, Aishiteruze Baby, Prince of Tennis, Hikaru no Go

Playing The Bard's Tale, Katamari Damacy, Curse of Monkey Island, Final Fantasy VI, Disgaea: Hour of Darkness, Pretty Barbie Dressup Party Final Fantasy X-2(group gaming)

Back-burner Star Ocean: Till the End of Time, Star Ocean: The Second Story, Final Fantasy Tactics: Advance, Baldur's Gate: Tales of the Sword Coast, Planescape: Torment, Final Fantasy VII

Obsessing Firefly, Erik and Ray, Impulse/Bart Allen, Ford Prefect, Monkey Island, Nostalgia.

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January 5 First day of classes
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January 16 Jaryn and Matt Are Old Day

Ninja and Roommate
Crack for Crack
Story and Art Journal
Mythical Detective Loki Screencap Recaps
Prince of Tennis Screencap Recaps

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American Gods
Carnival of Bargain Madness
Grumpy Gamer
The International House of Mojo
Logic and Chaos
Worm Blog

scented // midnight rain

Is by Meimi, that wonderful Goddess who brings joy and happiness to the hearts of Ingrids.
This time, Meimi brought joy by doing a layout of Isumi Shinichirou and Waya Yoshitaka, of Hikaru no Go. It is full of wub.


3/22/2002 08:04:22 AM
I like to live in a dellusional world though! Where mangaka actually have a greater story to tell and aren't just doing it for the gay. I mean, I know CLAMP is majorly into the marketing and the selling and everything, but still, aside from gag manga, they can't just be doing it for the pretty pictures and the cash! Tokyo Babylon was full of some really serious comments about society. I mean, there was gay, because you can't get much gayer than Subaru, particularly sixteen year old Subaru, but the gay didn't really -matter- until the last two volumes.

As for relationships, well, I think there's definitely more than SeishirouxSubaru. That one's iffy because it could be one sided and, well, it's just plain twisted and wrong and such fangirl service. FuumaxKamui goes the same way, sort of, as in it could be one sided. Fuuma's doing the licking, Kamui's just, um, there. Sex, yes, but more metaphorical rape, not a relationship at all. Obviously there's -something-, because Kamui's pretty much devoted himself to trying to get Fuuma back to being good old normal not killing everything in sight Fuuma.

I think there's more concrete, stated, um, normal couples. Comparatively. You can't deny SorataxArashi are the straight couple of the series. Especially with recent ASUKA bits. ~coughs~ KusanagixYuzuriha are a sort of implied couple like most of the others in, um, everything CLAMP's ever done. I can't remember if Yuzuriha's said she loves Kusanagi or not in the manga. She said it in the anime, but that hardly counts . . . Karen's fairly obviously smitten with Seiichirou and Seiichirou's actually married and we can assume he's had sex, since he has a child.

YuutoxKanoe is also more than implied, at least in a sexual sense, and there's something up between Yuuto and Satsuki . . . Daisuke was in love with Hinoto . . .

More fairly concrete evidence for the heterosexual couples, really. Also KakyouxHokuto. I think that's canon, right? Even if Kakyou's hopelessly gay and is molested by Fuuma. All the gay in X is implied and fangirls don't need much to go on, from what I've seen.

Just ignoring Subaru and Seishirou for a minute, since they are essentially canon . . .

FuumaxKamui - metaphorical rape, hints of feelings for Good!Fuuma, but I'm certainly not cutting Kotori out of the equation. I do think Kamui was probably very much in love with her and was also extremely fond of her brother. He met Fuuma first (side story) but I still think Kamui was in love with Kotori. Maybe only in a childish way, but still, love's love. Any feelings Kamui has for Fuuma could be interpreted as stemming from guilt, or substituting Fuuma for Kotori.

-- Blah, must run to school, finish this entry later.

3/22/2002 07:34:39 AM
You know, I really want mad html skillz. I mean, that's just so bloody gorgeous. And full of KamuixSubaru goodness. Of the not crazy insane abusive variety. If I had mad html skillz, I could do a beautiful layout of Keiichiness. Or KeiichixKamuiness. Or FuumaxKeiichiness. Mmm. Keiichi.

3/21/2002 12:12:51 PM
Chibi Keiichi-kun. Pretty bad, but I tried . . . That counts for something. Right?

. . .

3/21/2002 12:08:45 PM
So, in response to Jinxer's mad twitching, I'm thinking of doing even more FuumaxKeiichi fanart. Maybe with ice cream.

Sometime soon, I want to blog my vague thoughts about the gay and the sex in X, because, dear, I think most of the sex in X is fandom sex, not canon sex. As for the gay, um . . . Subaru, Seishirou, Fuuma, Keiichi. Kamui? No. Kamui may be hopelessly uke, but he had Kotori. He is not part of the Gay in X. Well, he is. But he doesn't -initiate- anything. It's all molestation on Fuuma's part. And everything else is just based upon interpretation, which, of course, goes to fandom.

It's logical, dammit.

3/20/2002 07:21:59 AM
And I am in love with this blog layout.

3/19/2002 10:20:12 PM
You're so right! Utena isn't about the gay! But a good series should never be about the gay anyways. No matter how good the gay is. Because there's more to it than that! Or there should be! I mean, I don't think Tokyo Babylon is about the gay! ~gets beaten to death by fangirls~ Owww . . .

Anyways, despite often mention of yaoi and supreme wrongness, I just thought I should make it clear - it's not about the gay.

And that fanart, a few entries down? Um . . . Ignore that.

That fanfic? There wasn't any gay in that fanfic! ShuttupshuttupshuttupJinxer!


I drew a rather precious little chibi-Keiichi today while watching Buffy. Am trying to practice. To draw more, better Keiichi. And then, draw KeiichixFuuma and KeiichixKamui art. Because it makes Jinxer cry and try to kill me.

It's not about the gay - remember that.

3/19/2002 09:51:40 PM

"I can handle it, honest. No, I've had this much to drink before and been fine, dandy. Hang on ... No, I'm all right. Don't worry about it. I don't throw up when I'm drunk." Cue technicolor yawn, chunky pastel efluvia being expelled in rhythmic croaks and gushes.

What kind of drunk are you?

In the robot world, you are a bit of a lightweight in the colossal death league, but you do mutter "kill all humans" in your sleep - and after all, it's the thought that counts. We love you because you drink, steal, smoke cigars and gamble away things that aren't even yours. You've got what it takes. You're the right stuff.

Which Colossal Death Robot Are You?

Boredom, thy name is after Calculus test exhaustion.

3/19/2002 07:14:38 PM

Kamui/Keichii -- You're also a fan of the sweet and innocent, but with perhaps a bit more spice. You admire Keichii's resilience through times of trouble and think that he would be perfect for the angsting Kamui.

Which X Pairing Are You?

Who's surprised?

3/19/2002 06:50:44 AM
Calculus test. Excuse em while I slit my wrists.

And this? Because I can. Because it made Jinxer scream and try to gouge my eyes out. Because there's things that it's surprisingly easy to do when you have a photographer for a father. ~nikoniko~

Or maybe I just needed to do some ink work again.