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Title: The Storm, Ch 9, Burn
Characters/Pairings: Lina/Gourry, Zelgadis, Xellos, Rubia
Ratings/Warnings: Violence, themes of death
Plot: Lina feels compelled to join the fight against Shabranigdu again when her children befriend a girl who she believes is the reincarnation of the daughter she lost. Sequel to Beneath the Portrait.

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Title: The Storm, Ch 8: Living in the Shadow
Characters/Pairings: Lina/Gourry, Zelgadis, Sylphiel, Luna, Rubia
Ratings/Warnings: None
Plot: Lina feels compelled to join the fight against Shabranigdu again when her children befriend a girl who she believes is the reincarnation of the daughter she lost. Sequel to Beneath the Portrait.

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OK folks. Generally I tend to follow my muse when I write, but right now she’s not giving me much that is coherent that I can work with. And I want to write, and need it to take my thoughts away from real life stressors. And it’s been awhile since I worked with prompts, and I enjoy doing it.

So from now till 4/1 you can IM me requests for L/G stuff. I’ll consider Zel/Amelia prompts if I find them intriguing, and I wouldn’t mind exploring Luke and Milina’s relationship a bit if I could find an angle to hold onto. But really I’m an L/G fanatic, so…

Anyway, I’ll work on whatever little or much I get through April, and start posting stuff in May, because May is the best and most beautiful month of the year.

I am still working on “The Storm”, but I need a bit more to consume my thoughts right now. Also need some direction. So I put up a poll on Tumblr with some questions about what direction to go in.
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Before kids I kept my bookshelves immaculate. Then I had a kid nicknamed Wreck It, and I had to move the books to the highest shelves possible to save them. Wreck It has matured a lot in the past year, so I decided it was safe to organize the books today and found that...I have extra Slayers manga!

Sadly, I thought I would get everything finished today, but I only got the manga and fiction organized (and I’m one of those weird people who has more nonfiction than fiction stuff). So hopefully by the end of the week I’ll tally and post what I have extras of (I don’t think I’ll find anymore, but if I do...) and if anyone wants them, IM me.

And thus far have some extra Angel Sanctuary, Haruhi, and Tsubasa volumes as well.

Best guess how this happened? I knew I was missing one volume of the Slayers manga, but wasn’t sure which, and when I went to re-read it I couldn’t find what I did have, because it’s hard to find what you’re looking for when you have enough books to fill seven full length bookshelves to capacity and then some and all the books are all crammed into the top two shelves of these seven bookshelves, so I ended up assuming that I didn’t have as much of the Slayers manga as I thought I did when I couldn’t find what I was looking for. As for the other series, I have no idea, especially since two of them are Andy’s series.

Anyway, the important thing is that all of my Slayers novels are accounted for and escaped unscathed!

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27. Ever tried to introduce your friends to Slayers? How’s that go?

I’ve introduced 3 people. The first was my sister when she was staying at my place for the weekend because I was throwing my annual college Halloween party. We watched a bit before the party started but didn’t make it through the Shabranigdo arc. The next morning I woke up because she was standing on my bed, still dressed her in her vampire cape and dress. She looked at me and said, “I want to watch anime.”

I looked at her and said, “You know how to work a VCR.”

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22. Favorite hairstyle in the series?

People who know me in real life would laugh and agree that I could easily answer the worse hairstyle in the series (Rezo…he looks like Bozo the clown with a bad hair dye).

As for favorite…that’s a lot harder. Especially since I don’t like bangs. I’ll just go with Lina’s.
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21. Favorite spell?

Either the Ragna Blade because the is effin cool, or Visfarank.

Spell that I never got to see in the anime but would have loved to is Zelas Brid.
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20. After the events of TRY, how do you think Valgaav would have grown up?

With love and puppies <3 <3 <3
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Considering the first chapter of Royal Pains ended up becoming the first three chapters of Royal Pains, I don't think I'll finish it in 2016, so I'll leave the notes for it next year. Some people use drugs to alter their reality, I use writing to escape mine, lol, and while I hope 2017 isn't as horrible as 2016, I'm not counting on it. Some notes, and also, since [livejournal.com profile] brendala puts in a lot of work and does a lot of illustrating that never gets widely circulated, I've included my favorite doodle that she did for a work.

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Miss G turns 2 on Weds (though I feel the event has come and gone three times over as she became mentally 2 in December). Today while getting ready to pick B up I got finished getting ready earlier than planned and had 10 minutes to kill. I didn't want to start any big project because I hate interrupting myself once I get into the flow, so I pulled up Youtube with G. Sick of the same old Disney cartoons and Broadway performances, I pulled up the Slayers openings and...

G really liked it! I had to coax her a bit to be amenable to picking up brother. So now I'm wondering if 2 is too young for Slayers or not. I seem to remember the original VHS tapes being labeled for 3 and up which my sister and I always laughed at.
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Some (positive) comments I received after my latest chapter for The Choice got me thinking about how I started and dropped this. Pretty much, in the transition from novels to anime, some characters were about the same, some stronger, others not so much.

Sylphiel is a bit of a mixed bag as the anime did add something that I enjoyed tremendously: being able to form a friendship with Lina that really is not there in the novels. But overall, a lot of what made Sylphiel a cool character in the books was taken from her in the anime.
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OK, ya’ll. I’ve had several people pestering me about doing more with Lina’s parents. And, despite the fact that they’ve featured in several of my fanfics, I actually hate having to write them for the stupidest reason. I don’t know their names and I have no way of divining what Hajime Kanzaka would have named them. Therefore, I write them as minimally as possible. I also have this bizarre complex about getting something wrong, and their names are a big sticking point with me because of this. Granted, I did name them in “Fly Away,” but I was thinking of names that went with the theme of the story, so I never used those elsewhere.

So, to help me over this complex I have about naming them, I’m creating a poll. I’ve included several famous couples, several of which have a black haired male and red haired female (there’s no cannon evidence that I know of that Lina’s mom is a redhead, but that’s my own pet theory). One, Han and Leia, I chose because it’s so obvious from “Slayers” that HJ is a “Star Wars” fan, so I might as well include the cannon couple from those movies. Ya’ll have a week to pick your favorite and then I will go with that.

Anyway, click here and it’ll take you to the poll.
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Title: They Find
Characters/Pairings: Lina/Gourry
Plot: Lina and Gourry's children find a pet. Lina does not approve.

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And to kick off this Valentine’s Day weekend, I am going to gush about my OTP. Especially because later this year will be the anniversary of the time when some people I met in college forced me to watch “The Slayers.” Once I got past my reservations I was head over ears in love with the anime, especially Lina. And I shipped Lina/Gourry because Gourry loved Lina. And to this day I have yet to see another show or book do the man being the damsel in distress better. I think that’s why, after all these years, I’m still smitten. As a feminist who loves strong female characters and likes seeing them in relationships where they are accepted for their strengths and loved by men, “The Slayers” was unlike anything I’d seen at that point.

Which is why I’m still a bit pissed that, a few months ago, I saw someone make a comment that she disliked L/G because most shippers want to turn Lina into the damsel with Gourry rescuing her. I was completely baffled by this sentiment. While I’ve not read every L/G fanwork written or viewed every bit of fanart, I can say that for the most part in L/G fanworks this turning Lina into the damsel is not there (though, in every corner of fandom there are those people who prove embarrassing so I’m not going to say they don’t exist, only that I dislike the idea of making Lina the damsel). And frankly, this idea that L/G shippers want that bothered me. Because everything I love about L/G is tied to how strong Lina is, how Lina has to rescue Gourry, and how even though she is a flawed character she is still loved by Gourry, who does not try to change her.

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Having read both the novels and seen the anime for "The Slayers", I have my list of things that transitioned well from the novels to the anime and those that didn't. In the process, several characters were butchered during the transition, others were handled well and still others had expanded roles. There are four characters that spring to mind who I think really got the short stick in the transition, one of whom is Zuuma. Erm, spoilers below!

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So, ever since I saw “Thor”, I decided that on the 1% chance that they ever make a live action “Slayers” movie/tv show, etc, Chris Hemsworth would be the perfect Gourry. Considering how...enthusiastically Lina praises his looks in the novels (”cue the chorus of angels”) Chris Hemsworth is the only man for the role. He’s good looking enough that I, a sapiosexual who rarely notices physical appearances, will admit that he is every bit as good looking as the hype about him suggests.



But I never had a good actress in mind for Lina until I saw Terminator Genisys last night (go see it, it is awesome). And watching it I decided Emilia Clarke would be an amazing Lina. Never seen “Game of Thrones,” though I’ve read the books, so never seen her before last night.



Anyway, Chris Hemsworth and Emilia Clarke. Make it happen Hollywood! Does anyone have any suggestions for the other characters, or alternatives for those I listed?
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The marvelous [livejournal.com profile] brendala has drawn a side story to my fic Desolation that goes into some of the machinations behind the scenes! Check it out!
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[livejournal.com profile] brendala had a good question about how pregnancy works in Desolation, which of course leads to larger questions about whether women in the Slayersverse can use magic. Considering I find everything about pregnancy fascinating (even though it is a miserable state of being and I never want to go through it again!) and that there is pretty much NOTHING in cannon about whether or not a sorceress would be able to use her powers, there's a lot of room to speculate. So here goes!

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So, occasionally, er, every so often, an incident from real life will get twisted, distorted, turned inside out, and find its way somehow into a fanfic of mine. So I’ve compiled the real life inspirations of some of those things for giggles.

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