Oct. 28th, 2015 04:04 pm
Please Save My Earth is good and you should read it. It will give you insights into Steven Universe, insights like, "oh they’re all rocks because the PSME aliens were all plants" and "Rose probably at least TRIED to take over the earth to end all war between humans. Maybe she actually did it? Because what is even the deal with the temple and stuff."
I can offer in return the raws for volume one of Okano Reiko’s manga adaptation of The Forgotten Beasts of Eld, which I obviously never finished scanlating.

Everyone wants those, right? Everyone cares about Patricia McKillip manga? Adapted by Okano Reiko? Everyone should care about Patricia McKilllip manga adapted by Okano Reiko.

(I cannot presently scan volumes 2 and 3; I no longer have access to a functioning flatbed scanner.)
I'm unfamiliar with their adaptations. Anyone know if they're likely to do a better job with it than Del Rey did? Or will they just re-use the awful old one?
I've been thinking about Homeworld Gems capture Steven! And Induce Stockholm Syndrome! Fic!

AU where in The Return they just ignore the other gems, grab him, and leave. The gems form Alexandrite and pull the ship's finger (off), but the Homeworld gems get away regardless. Alexandrite is left jumping up and down on the beach waving at least half of her fists in the air.

And then there are let's say five episodes where he's trying to escape and keeps breaking stuff. The ship probably loses one more finger per episode, plus there's the episode focused on Pearl building a new ship.

* Lapis invents toilets and showers for Steven, and hassles Jasper into stopping at the Ice Planet Hoth or somewhere to get him food. Jasper has no idea how that works, and brings back, like, a half-ton of fish-blood ice cream. They keep having to make more stops as Peridot tries to use Science Finger Sensors figure out what he's supposed to eat.

Eventually Jasper frustratedly brings him down with her and tells him to point to things he can potentially eat. He tries to teach her conflict resolution skills and fails, shields her from a pissed-off native/monster at least once.

* This is basically just an Aqua Knight AU with Jasper as Alcantara and I'm sorry.

* At some point this scene happens. Peridot can supply the helpful technical footnotes: "a gemfathom is equal to 183 of your earth centimeters and thus 100 -" "LOOK HE DOESN'T NEED TO KNOW THAT IT'S NOT GERMANE"

* Once they've actually got the food thing sorted out, he continues making up new nutritional deficits and ailments to slow them down, so every episode involves a stop for food wherein he "gets lost," tries to contact home, etc. He learns... things about Modern Gem Culture, I don't know. Insert the Homeworld Is At War With Something Worse And Losing theory here?

* When Jasper and Peridot finally catch on that the forcefields don't work on Steven, Jasper's initial "containment plan" of just kind of carrying him around is compromised by his insistence upon passive-aggressively-but-also-sincerely singing songs about friendship, hugging her, playing with her hair, etc. Her Plan B, making Lapis carry him, is scrapped because Lapis and Steven enjoy this and that also bothers her.

Peridot eventually invents rope.

Read more... )

* I actually just want someone to redraw all of Alcantara and Zykey's panels but with Jasper and Peridot, obviously hating each other. Particularly Alcantara's self-aggrandizing backstory segment.
but why is it that, when I sort the Ouran section by bookmarks, there are three separate Harry Potter AUs at the top???

Jun. 5th, 2015 11:30 pm
I haven’t read Assassination Classroom but I know the premise which is obviously enough to ensure I dream about Condy being the teacher.

May. 16th, 2015 11:34 pm
Mom: Who are you even trying to kid, you only use the internet to read animes.

me at age 16: MANGA



Mom: Mangos?


Mom: That's correct.


me now: *speaking to a high school assembly* kids this is what shounen manga will do to you *shows slide of my seven diseased lungs* they were growing out of my back

May. 9th, 2015 10:32 pm
My other concern for the day is the acronym TRC, which stands, unacceptably, for both "The Raven Cycle" and "Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicle."
The closest I can come up with are:

* Dragon Ball fusion dance, obviously,

* Homestuck sprite-merges, and

* that skeevy Voyager episode where the transporter scrambles Tuvok up with Neelix, making a new guy who understandably does not want to be rendered non-existy again.

The closest analogue I'm coming up on an emotional/character level is Fukki from Houshin Engi, though. He's not quite a perfect example, plot-wise? He's one of those manga cases where someone's multiple personalities had separate physical bodies and ran with separate social circles, like Piccolo/Kami in Dragon Ball and Kaos/Den in Battle Angel.

In most cases like this, once the individuals fuse, they can't freely un-fuse again, and the final person looks and mostly acts like one of the two. The situation is usually basically "Person One Absorbs Person Two's "Powers," And Maybe A Few Useful Character Traits."

Fukki's the only case I can think of in which one of the two halves was the main character, and the two people have forgotten that they used to be one person. They spend several volumes arguing with each other and building up a rivalry/rapport. The merged individual still looks exactly like the hero, like in the other cases, but he has a new name and different relationships and priorities.

Anyone have other examples?

Mar. 28th, 2015 02:00 pm
You want to make some Heian- or Meiji-era historical figure be a sexy wizard with named secret combat techniques, fine, I will accept this in the spirit in which it is presented.

But if it's the Edo era, it's just. I feel like I'm reading a story where Thomas Jefferson and John Adams are sexy wizards. That's too mundane a time period somehow and I cannot take your shounen manga seriously. I'm sorry but I cannot do this.
Maka Albarn from Soul Eater has pretty much got to be named after Damon Albarn the Gorillaz guy.

Feb. 7th, 2015 02:40 pm
Re-reading Hunter x Hunter, stepping over the Chimaera Ant arc like a sleeping feral cat.

Jan. 28th, 2015 03:43 pm
Ouran High School Gray Warden Club

No, that name doesn’t sound good

Anyway, Alistair’s Tamaki, DAO female protag is Haruhi, Morrigan is Kyouya, Leliana and Zevran are the twins. Templars are the football team, mages are the Zuka club.

# I guess shale is honey? # if so sten's probably mori # I don't know what to do with Wynne though # oghren is... kasunoda? # anders is certainly nekozawa

Dec. 19th, 2014 01:52 pm
I used to be one of those people who used their dubious high-school French skills to do second-gen English manga translations. You can recognize us because sometimes the word "hazard" shows up in weird places.

YUKIMURA: But what a hazard to meet you here! KYO: Is it really 'a hazard'?

Because come on, we don’t fucking know what “hasard” means! We already had to learn "chance" and "destin," what are we gonna do with a third word. God.

Don't even talk to me about "sort."

Dec. 17th, 2014 08:56 pm
Characters in Bleach die and go to Yami no Matsuei, and characters in Yami no Matsuei die and go to Bleach.

Characters who die in both consecutively go to Dragon Ball - aka, hell - a realm where there is no true death, and therefore, no hope of escape.

#'but where do characters who die in homestuck go preacher' #'they become horses in mercedes lackey books'

that sentence was a lie )
Dreamed about one of those rich manga families whose financial success depends upon their practice of sacrificing the occasional child to some supernatural horror with which they have made an unholy pact. They had a tentacle monster in a swimming pool. They tricked their obligatory black-sheep yanki boy with the leather jacket and dubious hair into going up to the edge of the water, allowing the monster to grab him.

The monster turned out to just want the kid to study the environmental sciences with an emphasis on water quality. When I woke up, he was at a seminar about low-tech methods of sewage filtration used in developing countries, being held in a pleasant coastal town popular among retirees for its hot springs. He felt this situation to be all wrong for his image.
There's no actual "fucking" in the title, that was me expressing incredulity. There is, however, fucking in the manga itself. It's a shoujo manga where the "bad boy" character in the high-school love triangle is literally Satan. I don't remember why Satan's going to high school. I guess the same reason vampires do.

It's hilarious, particularly in really stilted scanlations. Satan shows he's secretly a nice guy by adopting a persecuted crow-demon child.
at which I once merely rolled my eyes.

I cannot handle Chigusa in Silver Diamond anymore. He needs to keep his hands off that teenager.

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