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after careful study and thirty hours without sleep... [Oct. 23rd, 2009|03:18 am]
opalish
[mood |mitani's the cabin boy]
[music |kaga calls EVERYONE 'scurvy dog']

I have concluded that what the world needs now is not, in fact, love sweet love, but Hikago pirate!fic.  Don't even try to tell me Ogata couldn't swash the HELL out of a buckle, and the idea of pirate!Hikaru and navy!officer!Akira shouting Go moves at each other every time they clash fills me with demented glee.

"4-5!" "4-5?" "Arr!"

In other news, I am still awaiting the arrival of my shiny new copy of Unseen Academicals.  And by 'still awaiting', I mean 'ordered two point five seconds ago'.  Amazon.com really needs to work on that instantaneous transportation thing.
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[User Picture]From: ojuzu
2009-10-23 01:11 pm (UTC)
I have only one thing to say to this idea: GIMME!
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[User Picture]From: opalish
2009-10-23 09:57 pm (UTC)
Must find someone who knows more about pirates than 'ooh, Jack Sparrow is pretty' to write it. *plots*
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[User Picture]From: ojuzu
2009-10-23 11:54 pm (UTC)
This has a bit of pirate-related discussion in the comments. Very interesting, and someone cited a useful-sounding source.
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[User Picture]From: bookshop
2009-10-23 02:13 pm (UTC)

HELLO THIS IS CANON, OBATA TOTALLY DREW PIRATE!HIKAGO IN THE MANGA, THEREFORE CLEARLY IT IS MEANT TO BE FANFIC
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[User Picture]From: opalish
2009-10-23 09:59 pm (UTC)
...there is an actual drawing in the manga of them as PIRATES? Okay, now I seriously have to pick up the books. AMAZING.

Ahaha, I misread 'Obata' as 'Ogata' for a moment. And was like, 'Wait, Ogata has habits OTHER than alcohol and fish?'
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[User Picture]From: bookshop
2009-10-23 10:03 pm (UTC)
Ahahaha, no, Ogata does not under any circumstances have any hobbies other than fish, go, & living the life of an international spy - fast cars, women, & wine. and fish.

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[User Picture]From: opalish
2009-10-23 10:08 pm (UTC)
Ogata is James Bond. I'm proud to say I knew it all along. And I have faith that one day, he'll upgrade from fish to hermit crabs. It will be a joyous day.

Aha, you totally just confirmed my theory. I have MAD deductive reasoning skillz, yo.
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[User Picture]From: bookshop
2009-10-23 10:22 pm (UTC)

whatever! i make it very easy for you by stalking you and then babbling at you! it has been a long time since i made a new hikago friend omg *overly excited*

you realize that you are just waltzing yourself into yet another AU? Go Academy! The insei are really spies in training! Hikaru has to earn his chops before he can gain the coveted position of 005. But Ogata has already taken another prodigy under his wing, and Hikaru is about to find out that no one can do Bond better than Touya Akira! ...or for that matter, Bond girl.



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[User Picture]From: opalish
2009-10-23 10:36 pm (UTC)
It's kind of crazy. I never expected the response I got to Five Scenes over at the HnG community--it's made me kind of nervous about posting anything else, in a weird way. Not that I've let that stop me, because I am an attention whore.

OH MY FREAKING GOD YES. Spy!Ogata! Taking over when Touya Kouyo goes missing after a meet with the foreign agent known only as the mysterious and deadly 'Sai'! If this were a movie, the poster would totally have Hikaru, Isumi, and Waya posing Charlie's Angels style. With Akira lounging on a beach in the background.

I can imagine it entirely too well--Ogata sitting behind his desk, the rims of his glasses glinting in the dim light, the rest of his face totally shadowed. His elbows rest on the arms of his chair, fingers laced beneath his chin, as he sets Spy!Akira the vital task of finding out who had the absolute temerity to sabotage the electric fish tank in the Institute lobby. Because clearly, such an action could ONLY be read as a threat against Ogata.

Meanwhile, Kuwabara and Hikaru hide the crowbar in a nearby closet and laugh hysterically.
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[User Picture]From: bookshop
2009-10-23 10:48 pm (UTC)

well, it's a small & dwindling fandom and, in my own very minority opinion, it has basically been treading water for some time as far as fic goes. Most of the fanfiction that I love for Hikaru no Go was written by people who've moved on from the fandom. What's left largely feels like listless beating of dead horses. I include my own fics in that assessment. So it's rare, these days, that i see something that really is fresh and unfamiliar. It was lovely. But please do not be afraid of writing anything new. I'm sure they will like it.

oh my god. DOUBLE-AGENT!KUWABARA IS MY FAVORITE THING EVER. Akira would be bored and frustrated with the insane trivialities he keeps being assigned to by obsessed, paranoid Ogata - until one day he overhears Hikaru whispering, apparently through a tiny hidden receiver, to someone who appears to know all of the agency's plans. COULD IT BE? COULD HIKARU BE IN LEAGUE WITH THE MALEVOLENT s a i ?????? And why does Akira feel so shaken and betrayed!!!!! Clearly further investigation is in order! And since this is clearly time for desperate measures, he might even have to turn for help to... Waya. :|
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[User Picture]From: opalish
2009-10-23 11:34 pm (UTC)
I so need to stop getting into dying fandoms. It causes only pain and woe. Then again, HIKARU AND AKIRA. Sitting in a tree.

Kuwabara wouldn't even be a double-agent. He'd play EVERYONE. Simultaneously. And both sides would kind of know it, but be totally unable to prove anything.

Oh man. Akira would stalk Hikaru EVERYWHERE (what's that you say? canon?). And ask probing questions about Sai and his father, and angst about his boyfr--er, rival being involved in Touya Kouyo's disappearance. And at least once before he teams up with Waya, he needs to strike a dramatic pose and, recalling Shindo's betrayal, utter the words, "I only work alone."

And Waya's all, "RIGHT. DRAMATIZE."
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[User Picture]From: bookshop
2009-10-23 11:53 pm (UTC)

haha, well, for what it's worth, hikaru no go draws fans who love it so much they don't want to leave. most of the fans who are still active in it now have been in it for years and years. it's only been 4 years for me but it feels like much longer. and i guess in internet time that's like 40 :D.

afja;fksdjjkdlj GOD WAYA'S LIFE, SO HARD IN EVERY UNIVERSE <3. omfg i love it. and meanwhile Hikaru's like, Sai, what's wrong with Touya, you have to help me get him off my back! Can't you, like, forge a Rembrandt or something to distract him! And Sai's all, Nononono! As international persons of mystery, we can only use our powers for justice! Not petty crimes! And Hikaru'd be all, BUT HE'LL TOTALLY BEAT ME TO BECOMING THE NEXT DOUBLE-OH FIVE, I CAN'T LET THAT HAPPEN! And Sai will be like, fine! i'll help you distract him! So then Sai would like, idk make him go to Sri Lanka to capture a lost emerald or something and Touya would doggedly stalk him all the way, and then he'd finally find Hikaru just as Hikaru was recovering the stone and they'd stare at each other and Hikaru would be all cat-burglar'd up and Akira would be all stealth ninja and the emerald would totally bring out Hikaru's eyes and THEN THEY'D MAKE OUT wait what is the plot again? i have forgotten.
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[User Picture]From: opalish
2009-10-24 03:25 am (UTC)
...I'm totally going to start going around to people and telling them their age in internet years. "I know you feel old 'cause you're nearly sixty these days, but hey, in internet years, you're older than freaking Yoda!"

YES. THAT (omg the emerald bringing out Hikaru's eyes FOR THE WIN). And meanwhile, Sai and Touya Kouyo are being, you know, *adults*, and tracking down terrorists together. In secret, of course, because no one must know they are spy partners.

Sai totally tells Hikaru to distract Akira from tracking his father. Hikaru translates 'distract' as 'wild goose chase all over the world, with as many stolen cars thrown in as possible'. Akira rightly sees this all as, like, high-stakes flirting. Ogata turns to drink.

There is no plot. There is only awesome, and so much purple prose.
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[User Picture]From: bookshop
2009-10-24 03:31 am (UTC)

AND MAKEOUTS. AS OPPOSED TO STAKEOUTS.
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[User Picture]From: opalish
2009-10-24 03:46 am (UTC)
Oh lord. "Shouldn't you be searching for your father?" Waya asked, his voice coming through tinny and irritable over the line.

Touya coughed. "I am," he protested weakly. "I've been checking everywhere."

"Shindo's tonsils do not constitute 'everywhere'."

"It's a spy's job to be thorough," Touya persisted.

For some reason, this makes me desperately want Hikaru no Go noir fic. Ogata as the hard-boiled detective, down on his luck and at the bottom of his game; Akira as the, uh, tricky dame who comes into the office, searching desperately for his missing rival--"It's been three years," the young man said, closing his eyes and turning away to try and hide his pain. He failed. "Three years since that perfect game..."

Smoke filled the office, swirling around Ogata, obscuring his view of the client. He rolled his cigarette between his thumb and forefinger as he considered the kid, leaning back in his seat. "Ever thought that he doesn't want to be found?"
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[User Picture]From: bookshop
2009-10-23 10:36 pm (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: opalish
2009-10-23 10:47 pm (UTC)
I SWEAR, I WILL READ. I've actually already hunted down several of the chapters that weren't in the anime, though I'm putting off actually reading the Hokuto Cup arc itself until I get through the rest. So I have refused to click on the last link, although OMG THE ARTBOOK PICTURES SO PRETTY.

...I feel like an idiot admitting this, but I kind of need a little time to piece my heart back together after watching the anime before I can subject myself to that kind of emotional roller-coaster again with the manga. God, it's worse than reading Where the Red Fern Grows and The Little Prince back to back.
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[User Picture]From: ladymordecai
2009-10-24 01:29 am (UTC)
I know thirty hours isn't a RECORD or anything for you, but GO SLEEP.

*hugs*
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[User Picture]From: opalish
2009-10-24 03:15 am (UTC)
HEYHEY. HOW ARE YOU?
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[User Picture]From: opalish
2009-10-27 06:53 am (UTC)
OH MY GOD PLEASE DON'T LOOK LIKE YOUR ICON. *terror*

Congratulations! You taking a break from editing now, or heading right back into the fray? You should totally work on the steampunk thing, NOT THAT I WANT DESPERATELY TO READ IT OR ANYTHING.

Eeew, a cold? Kick its ass. Ahaha, have you burnt the argyle sweater? Prolly more useful than poking with the brother with sticks.

My mother bought 100-cal packs of popcorn to give out on Halloween. Sometimes, I don't understand how we can be related.

I am good. Wishing various members of my family would stop winding up in the hospital, but good. Totally enjoying my shiny, shiny new fandom. And watching an anime about a rubber pirate.
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[User Picture]From: ladymordecai
2009-10-27 07:55 am (UTC)
Will probably take a week off to read and finish the costume and read and work on the steampunk outline (I'm looking forward to writing it!)

Have not yet burned sweater.

. . . Is "rubber pirate" a euphemism I'm too me to get?
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[User Picture]From: opalish
2009-10-27 08:14 am (UTC)
Have totally slept. Just not at normal-person hours. Seriously, though, get on with the sweater thing.

You're desecrating your brother's graduation thingy for the sake of Halloween? AWESOME. Kitsune, eh? I've decided to be original and, uh, come up with my costume two seconds before the first trick-or-treaters arrive. Hopefully, it will be armored, as I cannot imagine the small children will delight in their 100-cal popcorn packets.

Pirate. Made of rubber. Sort-of. Although that would be an excellent euphemism, yo--"And then he slipped her the rubber pirate, wink wink nudge nudge". Yes.
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[User Picture]From: opalish
2009-10-27 06:55 am (UTC)
AND OH MY GOD CASTLE. Castle is the best show everrrr. I want to jump Nathan Fillion. Not that that's new or anything, but still.
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[User Picture]From: ladymordecai
2009-10-27 07:52 am (UTC)
Castle is CRAZY fun. I watch when I can, but I missed tonight ep due to writing, and have been informed that this is a tradgety that must be remidied as soon as possible.

Did you know Castle's book, the Nikki one, is "real"? Look it up on Amazon and check out the first few pages; they're hilarious!
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[User Picture]From: ladymordecai
2009-10-27 07:56 am (UTC)
i kin spel gud two

*sigh*

This is why I wish I could edit comments!
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[User Picture]From: opalish
2009-10-27 08:17 am (UTC)
BWAH. I didn't even notice anything but the misspelling of 'tragedy'. I admire your dedication to hittin' the wrong keys, my friend.

There must be a way to edit comments. I know other people have done it. I just...haven't discovered the secret yet. IT IS MY ETERNAL QUEST.
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[User Picture]From: opalish
2009-10-27 08:23 am (UTC)
Ah, I missed it too. WOE.

Oh man. I had NO IDEA they'd gone ahead and written the damn book. Mmm, ABC is getting meta, here.
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[User Picture]From: ladymordecai
2009-10-27 07:50 am (UTC)
I am well. I have made a kitsune costume from my brother's graduation robe. Inspired use of plastic blue horror, y/y?

HOW ARE YOU? (and have you slept recently?)
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[User Picture]From: opalish
2009-10-27 06:43 am (UTC)

Re: dress without sleeves here?

Of course I remember you and oh my god it's been FOREVER. Totally friending the new journal asap, yo.

How goes life?
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