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maybe she is too much for you honey

  • Feb. 16th, 2010 at 2:29 PM
branewurms: (Pandora Hearts - YEY)







spoiler )


a post of things

  • Oct. 20th, 2009 at 3:50 AM
branewurms: (Pandora Hearts - I am the Mad Hatter)
- I want story/manga/what-have-you where the Pied Piper and the Mad Hatter are arch nemeses. They will of course be ridiculously hot and there will be Subtext. Lots of Subtext. Optionally, they may be women instead of men; either way would be fantastic.

- Pandora Hearts ch. 42: BREAK ;__________; Stop making me sad, PH.

- One thing I keep wondering though. People who get injured in manga are always waking up after however many days and then proceed to have, y'know, a conversation and all that. Shouldn't they like, desperately need to pee?

- Kuroshitsuji ch. whatever the hell we're on now: Sherlock Holmes crossover y/y?

- You know, Sherlock Holmes would be way more interesting if Holmes and Watson were both women in disguise.
branewurms: (Pandora Hearts - I can smell your brains)
So despite my better instincts I ended up watching/reading Sekirei. It is sort of fantastically horrible, yet strangely fun and addictive. Even leaving aside the epic huge breast fetishism, it has some gender issues (is there a harem manga without gender issues?), yet surprisingly a lot less than most harem manga. At the very least, you cannot fault it for lacking strong women, nor for lacking strong relationships between women.

It doesn't hurt that Karasuba, Homura, and Takami are so hot. Especially Karasuba, Jesus Christ.


Am I predictable? (An evil, droopy-eyed, perpetually grinning bifauxnen, an angsty pretty-boy loner who wears a black mask, and a cigarette-smoking surly scientist lady in a suit and labcoat, all white-haired. I am totally predictable.)

For pure wtf-factor, it's worth noting that this author has done about 239847298374 BL manga, of both soft-core and hard-core varieties, including the infamous Sensitive Pornograph. It's not so surprising that someone's writing both BL and ecchi, that happens often enough, but... straight-up huge breast fetish harem manga? Really?

So what happens when a hardcore BL mangaka starts writing harem manga? Well, I guess things like this (spoiler). (Seriously, I could totally buy her writing that whole storyline in one of her BL titles, boobs included.) Also delightful things like ACTION GIRL YUKARI and her BEAUTIFUL SHOTA OF DEATH.

(Yes, the one in the loli dress and sprouting wings is a boy. TOGETHER, THEY FIGHT CRIME. I swear to Christ I'd read a manga about just these two.)

In conclusion: Matsu the massively perverted voyeuristic hacker? Totes authorial insert.






Bet it's cold in there, huh?

  • Sep. 11th, 2009 at 8:14 PM
branewurms: (Canaan - don't fuck with the crazy bitch)
So those last two episodes of Pandora Hearts? Yeah, I uh... haven't even watched them yet. I was so miffed at Sheryl being completely removed from Break's arc that I haven't worked up the motivation to watch the second part yet. Seriously, she's not young and moe, thus she's not important? And besides just wanting to see her for her sake, she's important to the duke's characterization. Without her, Barma is about as interesting as a piece of stiff cardboard.

And as for this week's episode... I don't have the courage. x_x I think I'll just wait until the series ends and find out whether the filler destroys continuity or not before I watch it. If it does, fuck it, if it doesn't, I'll watch it. I don't hate all anime-only material, but I really hate hate hate anime-only material that destroys continuity.


Canaan episode 10: uh, wow. So, that did completely the opposite of my expectations. I was so sure/afraid that Ms. beautiful frolicking mute lady was doomed to a fridgin' so her dude could angst more, but instead, they fridged the dude. Many kudos to the writers for reversing that gender trope, even if the way it was done was... shall we say, maybe a just little bit over the top?

(Seriously. So over the top.)


And in unrelated news, [livejournal.com profile] ruffwriter is running another original fiction prompt tree challenge, and I wrote a ficbit for it! This is completely random and unrelated to anything else I've written.

Prompt: The view from the back window.
Rating: G/PG-ish.

>> The thing's image went flicker-jitter, in-and-out, like a bad signal on a television set.

branewurms: (Pandora Hearts - we're all mad here)
Pandora Hearts 21:

AUGH, why do they insist on taking the Duchess out of everything?! I love the Duchess!

Aside from that, I felt the pacing was kind of awkward, and the impact was lessened. I did appreciate that Alice got a moment to protect Oz and be her awesome self, and I loved the music they played for the introduction of the Will.


In other news, I finally got around to watching a few episodes of Leverage! And... IT IS KIND OF AWESOME? I, uh, I sort of watched the first four episodes in a row.

What is this! I do not watch television! Television is boring! I don't even have a tag for television!

...Well, I am watching it on my computer, so I guess I can say it doesn't count.

The cast! They are all batshit fucking insane! (But especially Parker.) And they all have so much chemistry with each other! I almost expect any two characters to just start RANDOMLY MAKING OUT at ANY TIME. It's not even that it's sexual chemistry (...well, in some cases it is, but...), it's just that THERE'S SO MUCH OF IT. OOZING. AND STICKY. AND EVERYWHERE.

(But I swear, the slashy subtext in that one scene with Parker and Sophie and the harness had to be intentional. Either that or their actresses are banging.)

lawwwwwwwl, Harry Potter symbolism

  • Aug. 25th, 2009 at 2:56 PM
branewurms: (Pandora Hearts - we're all mad here)
So recently I saw where someone was pointing out the parallels between the Hogwarts houses and the four duke houses in Pandora Hearts, and I realized, oh my god, I have just been assuming that connection on such a deep level that I hadn't even really given it conscious thought. Like, I was thinking of it as "Harry Potter symbolism" or something. Wtf, self, Harry Potter symbolism? Do I think that HP is some kind of religious text? Idek.

I guess it's because PH is so full of references to other things already that it just didn't occur to me to find it odd until someone pointed it out as odd. I mean, Alice in Wonderland, Sherlock Holmes, Wizard of Oz... Maybe she would have even used the Hogwarts house names if she could have gotten away with it. XD;

(Although probably not, since having Raven be the special chain for what's obviously PH's Slytherin would have confused things terribly.)

ALSO, OH MY GOD someone finally scanlated that little comic from PH 8.5! OZ, YOU ARE TERRIBLE. JUST TERRIBLE. Sometimes I wonder why Gil doesn't seem to see that his precious master is the world's biggest little asshole. Although I can hardly blame Oz, as I would probably be horrible to Gil if it got him to make those faces, too.
branewurms: (Pandora Hearts - Raven is Displeased)







spoilers! )

I would like to note that this chapter is doing nothing to discourage me from my nasty violent Gil/Break tendencies. In fact, it almost seems to be actively trying to encourage them. I mean seriously wtf there was even strangulation. (B-Break. Stop reading my fanfic, honey, it's creepy.) Oh my god that entire scene was so hot, I can't even. I just. FFFNNNGGG.

b-brb writing porn of it


  • Aug. 13th, 2009 at 6:55 PM
branewurms: (Pandora Hearts - cock goes here)




PH 20: The episode in which Alice and Gil's voice actors make us wonder if they ACTUALLY GOT DRUNK for their parts, Sharon is a huge lesbian for Alice, Oz makes Gil his bitch, Sharon makes PRETTY MUCH EVERYONE her bitch, Alice cackles over her superiority while topless, and Alice and Gil's romantic rivalry is brought out into the light.

Also the episode in which Gil out-moes Alice and Sharon combined - HELL, THE ENTIRE CAST COMBINED.


okay I

I need a minute


Okay, okay, I think I. I'm okay now. In other good news, apparently they are doing the Break's backstory bit! I was seriously worried we were about to go into bizarre filler land since there's only a few episodes left, but there goes Barma in the preview, being his faaaaabulous self. Awesomesauce. :|d

tentaclessssssss WHY

  • Aug. 11th, 2009 at 8:01 PM
branewurms: (what)
The porn_tree challenge is moving kinda slow, guys! Come on, don't be shy, leave some prompts! You can totally leave prompts without writing for any of them! The more prompts there are, the more chances someone will be inspired to write something, right? :D?

(And again, if you don't have a DW account, feel free to post anon or sign in with your lj ID through Open ID.)


So I was totally trying to write for a couple of the Gil prompts y'all gave me the other day. REALLY! And then I wrote a few sentences of something involving Gil and Break. Again.

And then there were tentacles.

I. I don't even know, okay. SOB.

Title: The Horrible Horror from the Abyss!
Fandom: Pandora Hearts
Rating: PG-13-ish
Summary: Break. Gil. Tentacles. Takes place soon after Gil acquires Raven. Not really a pairing fic, but Break's perving on Gil a bit.

>> 'I was just thinking,' says Break, considering. 'This is a good look for you.'


OH! And something I have been meaning to link to for a;lskdfj;al I DON'T EVEN KNOW. [livejournal.com profile] catatonic_cats drew crime boss lady and lady ninja butler! Man, that is so hot I don't even. FFFFFFNG.

awesome things

  • Aug. 6th, 2009 at 5:04 PM
branewurms: (Vassalord - :D:D:D)
- Zombie Loan ch. 46!

Michiru is like, FUCK YOU BITCH, YOU WANT A PIECE OF ME? And I am like, Michiruuuu. ♥_♥ Marry meeeee.

- Until Death Do Us Part ch. 82:

I. I don't think I really need to add anything to that. ♥_♥

- Pandora Hearts ep. 19:

Why is everyone in this series made of adorable?!

Also, preview: ;lkajdf are they going to do the drunken antics thing? I THINK THEY ARE PLEASE TELL ME THEY'RE DOING THE DRUNKEN ANTICS THING.

They're zooming through all this so fast. I wonder if this means they're going to do the whole Break's backstory bit. It seems an odd thing to end the show with, but hey, I'll be happy if they do it. Although I think I might have a total meltdown at all the gooshy ~NAKAMA~ love.

eta: O-oh my god. Someone on Pixiv totally just did a parody of the OP for Aoi Hana with Gil and Oz. I. I think I am scarred for life.

Conclusion: I am horrible, also not sane

  • Aug. 6th, 2009 at 8:22 AM
branewurms: (Pandora Hearts - Raven is Displeased)
Title: Mutual Exchange
Fandom: Pandora Hearts
Pairing: Gil/Break
Rating: NC-17
Summary: Takes place maybe two or three years before Oz returns from the Abyss. Gil and Break have an... arrangement.
WARNING: Neither safe nor sane (although on the tame side, as unsafe, insane sex goes), but it is consensual. (Although there are a couple of places that are a bit dubious.) Also I am a horrible person and this is nasty and depressing.

>> 'Isn't it obvious?' says Break. 'I'm making an offer. Another mutual exchange.'

Okay so, I had so much fun writing this. It's 5400 words of PWP. For a pairing I don't even ship. I never write fanfic this long! And I never actually enjoy writing! And it is nasty and depressing and I was all "weeeeeeee!"


I also don't know why they have an obsession with strangling each other, but as [livejournal.com profile] kaura_nighthawk pointed out, that's probably the part that actually makes sense. XD;


SO! I guess I should do another [community profile] porn_tree challenge soon. I was supposed to do one in July but got distracted. Hmm.

In the meantime, how about give me Gil prompts! Anything with Gil, gen, in a pairing, porny, whatever. (There are some pairings I'm pretty unlikely to write - Vincent/Gil, for instance - but you're welcome to try me with anything.)

PH ep 18

  • Jul. 31st, 2009 at 8:13 AM
branewurms: (Pandora Hearts - wolf in rabbit's skin)

SCREAM. I just want to eat them with a spoon. (I am also amused that Oz was trying to out-blush Alice and Gil combined in this episode.)

OKAY! After seeing the sub I still only have one problem with this episode. Where was the scene with Lottie sitting on Oz's chest? (Oz's horrifically misplaced flirt reflex! That was great, okay, I wanted to see it. :<)

Otherwise, EEE. They changed around a lot of things, but for once I approved of most all of it. Especially:

spoiler-ish I guess )

Also, Gil's fangirls. Somehow, I suspected all along that somewhere, a "Gil's fangirls" scene would be inserted into this anime. Gil, you are so inept.

And can I say again, the piano version of Lacie? AHHH, 2nd OST now, plskthx.

WHO IS STOKED FOR NEXT WEEK? I AM STOKED FOR NEXT WEEK. (Although they are probably going to do the creepy-weird thing with Daisuke Ono talking out of Oz's mouth again. :/)

God I need a Lottie icon

  • Jul. 30th, 2009 at 5:57 PM
branewurms: (Pandora Hearts - YEY)
I was going to post on the oh my god awesome of Pandora Hearts 18 (Lottie, scream,) but I am simply too tired for coherence. ...Not that I would have been coherent anyway. And not that there are more than a handful of people who care. Um. Whatever, it'll wait until morning. At which point there will probably be a sub. Which will hopefully not change my opinion of the episode because ffff I came.

In the meantime, here, have OT3 crack.

Title: The Worst Idea in the History of Ever
Fandom: Pandora Hearts
Pairing: Alice/Oz/Gil
Rating: R-ish
Summary: Let us assume that two or three years have gone by and the three are still together. Let us assume that Oz's mysterious powers of persuasion are put to extremely unwise ends. We have ourselves a failpie in the making.

>> The funny thing was, Oz hadn't even been serious.
branewurms: (Pandora Hearts - cock goes here)

Christ I need Retrace 01 like burning.

I love how Pixiv is just like an EXPLOSION of Gils in maid outfits right now. You'd think there'd be some of the girls in maid outfits! That's the usual kink, right? But no, mostly just Gil. Both of them.

I... I'll be in my bunk.

eta: And here it is already!
branewurms: (Pandora Hearts - curiouser and curiouser)
Oh man, I have been out of it for the past couple of days. (Well, more like the last couple of weeks, but the last couple of days especially.) I hope I haven't ignored anyone on the small fandoms meme. Speaking of which, the small fandoms meme is still going, and the Dreamwidth version could use some love, too.


So! Pandora Hearts ep. 17! I was pleasantly surprised. Yes, they did in fact pack the whole thing with Sharon and the beginning of the school arc into one episode, and yes, it was rushed, but not nearly as badly so as I'd feared. I wish they'd taken it slower, but I still enjoyed it, and was not in the constant state of "wtf?" that I was last episode. (Although I'm going to have to agree with all the folks who commented on the questionable choice in voice actors for Leo.)

I want an Oscar of my very own, and also:


Poor Oz. It's so painful to be loved.

Next week, Lottie! I hope they don't tone down her bad-touch levels. :3


So, about PH 39, I was thinking GLEN IS VOLDEMORT about Raven's weird behavior at the end. It might be something so simple as Raven's typical melodramatic emoing about [spoiler] how he kept trying to abandon his brother and only kept coming back because he needed a reason to live, I AM JUST USING OZ I AM A HORRIBLE EXCUSE FOR A HUMAN I DO NOT DESERVE HIS FRIENDSHIP, [/spoiler], ad nauseum. I mean, it might well be something far more complicated and dire, but mere emo-ing would certainly fit with Raven's personality.


It is thundering right now, and it is the weirdest sounding thunder I have ever heard. This is not thundering, this is thunking. And sometimes ker-thunking. Maybe bits of the sky are falling...

GIL. ;_______;

  • Jul. 18th, 2009 at 8:31 PM
branewurms: (Pandora Hearts - SHOCKU)

Look, all I am saying is, this arc better end in the same gooey feel-good way all the rest of them have. D:

Probably I will have more to say when there are translations and I have more than the most cursory grasp on what happened.

- Kuroshitsuji ch. 35: THIS MANGA HAS BECOME LIKE A TRAIN-WRECK. I am horrified, yet I can't look away.

Also omgwtfLAWNMOWER. (Dave is noodling at a story involving grim reapers. I keep telling him he should give the girl a lawnmower, but he will not listen to reason.)

- Haruhi ep. 6: KYOANI, GO DIAF.

- So, what if, um, what if I did one of those pan-fandom friending memes?


  • Jul. 16th, 2009 at 9:54 PM
branewurms: (Pandora Hearts - men are my playthings)
Pandora Hearts ep. 16:

Er, that was kind of underwhelming, especially after the pure awesome of the last one. This was incredibly rushed. And they took out Alice and Raven's angst-muffin moments, which made me sad, because that was such a cute scene. And this is kind of lower priority, but SOB, no Duchess Lainsworth and Duke Barma?

But an even bigger issue than the pacing for me was: um, what the hell were they thinking by minor spoilers )

But no, we can't have that. That would be too sensible.

Really, that whole scene just didn't have any impact. In the manga I totally bought all those guys being bowled over and bowing down; here it just seemed silly.

But at least they didn't cut the bit with Alice and Raven sleeping on either side of Oz's bed. ♥♥♥ And the added bit with Alice kicking Raven in her sleep was adorable. And I certainly can't complain about an angry Break, although it's a shame they hurtled through those scenes so quickly.

But uh, the preview. How on earth are they going to get the whole thing with Sharon in and the beginning of the school arc? Are they skipping Sharon entirely? But that is not possible, they've already done the lead-in!

I hope to be proved wrong here, but I think there is no way this is not going to be fail. :\
branewurms: (Pandora Hearts - OT3)
Pandora Hearts ep 15:




That was absolutely the cutest thing I have ever seen, horrible art and all! WHY, WHY ARE THEY SO ADORABLE, I CAN'T STAND IT.

I love how they played out the falling scene, too. Raven's all, "D: SHIT," while Oz just goes ":D:D:D" at him because he knows Raven's going to catch them. It was hilarious and heartwarming all at once and oh, Raven, you poor boy, it is your lot in life to be abused. (Come to think of it, Gil using himself as a cushion for those two must have been incredibly painful, considering his wounds...)

And wow, they really... really gay-ified that scene with Raven and Oz. That was seriously um. Wow. Wow, guys.

'Why do those two men look like they want to kiss each other?' )

Just, WOW. I uh guess they thought the Oz/Alice scene of epic OTP needed some balance or something? Well, whatever, you won't hear me complaining.

(I have to say, though, I completely burst out laughing at mega!Cheshire's T.T face.)

branewurms: (Pandora Hearts - curiouser and curiouser)
Pandora Hearts OST torrent is out! Ahhhh Yuki Kajiura ilu. I didn't figure it'd be available 'till tomorrow! SO EXCITING. "Will" just gives me chills.

After all those gooshy violins I just want to write the three smishes being adorable and smishey together. T^T


In other news, I actually wrote something original!

This is a random bit about a little girl named Chrome (an old character of mine) as she sits waiting in a bar for her brother (who happens to be the same character who played the Magician from Beyond the Pale). PG-ish. Written for [livejournal.com profile] ruffwriter's original fic challenge, to the prompt, "The problem with that is, you're assuming that I can."

>> The flower is currently trying in earnest to eat the man's head.

A Post of Things

  • Jul. 3rd, 2009 at 5:21 AM
branewurms: (Pandora Hearts - Jack)
Um. I was trying to delete the private version of this post that I had posted earlier because I was adding a little at the time as I did other things, and instead deleted the public one. Well, at least I only deleted one comment? OOPS.


A List of Things:

- Okay, so, Japan, this is what I want from you: a manga/anime with a bad-ass, sexy lady-boss of a criminal organization (ala Benika of Kurenai or Balalaika of Black Lagoon) who has an unquestioningly loyal lady NINJA BUTLER who is dark and cold and stoic, + tons of subtext. Is this really so hard? It doesn't even have to be explicitly girl-love! Just give me the goddamn lady ninja butler, okay. Why does this not already exist, why.

I, I need a lady ninja butler. In a crisp suit. With a cravat. Serving tea and bashing people's heads in. Being all cold and emotionless until something dire happens involving lady-boss and her stony veneer cracks and she becomes DISTRAUGHT and ANGRY and unbearably hot. Ffffnggg please give me this I beg of you.

- l-lol UDDUP ch. 69. Could we maybe have the ladies' motivational angst occasionally relate to something other than childbearing and child-rearing? I mean, you know, ladies sometimes want other things out of their lives. Shocking, I know.

- Re: Melancholy of Haruhi S2 ep 3: lol Koizumi, you will never not be gay.

- Pandora Hearts ep 14! FLAILING FOREVER BRB.

So, as usual, they left out some details that irritated me. I was okay with them leaving out Vincent playing with the corpses, because really, is it any surprise they weren't willing to show a little boy playing with intestines and stabbing out the eyes of corpses on TV. I was irritated that they left out Raven passing out into Jack's arms, but that was mainly just my fangirl talking. (Come on, that was slkf;jals adorable.)

But what really annoyed me was a much tinier omission; Raven's hurt/shocked expression when Oz is talking about how important Alice is to him. Instead he just gives this vaguely surprised sounding, "Oz..." I mean, that might be a tiny thing, but I felt like that expression was important! It really told you a lot about what was going on in Raven's head! It tells you beyond any doubt that his anger at Alice is about more than just protecting Oz! There's the angle that he probably wants to be that special to Oz, and the realization that he can't protect Oz in this situation because Oz isn't going to let him, and if he can't protect Oz, then what's he supposed to do? And also probably the realization that if he does anything to get rid of Alice at this point, Oz is probably going to hate him. And maybe I'm nitpicking here but I just feel like it was... important, okay.

But EVEN SO, this episode. Nearly made me explode. O god.

Yuki Kajiura, why is your music so gorgeous? And Break, why is your sadomasochism so appealing? And Daisuke Ono, why is your voice so irresistible? And Jack, why -

Okay, you're right, no need to ask. It's Jack.

Next week! Oz goes nuts! I AM SO STOKED.

- I wrote things! Gasp. For the PH kink meme.

Title: The Drunken Cliche Fic of Ridiculous Length
Fandom: Pandora Hearts
Pairing: Oz/Raven
Rating: NC-17 (for sexual content)
Comments: Quite possibly contains as many cliches as can fit into one single fic.

>> 'Gil, stop, there's no fire! You can't take off your clothes here!'

Title: Gunplay
Fandom: Pandora Hearts
Pairing: Oz/Raven
Rating: PG-13
Warning: Contains flagrant molestation mishandling of a gun.

>> Boys liked guns, he reasoned, but wasn't this a little excessive?