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Hikari no Tsubasa / Mils got a drawing tablet (beware NSFW and U/C images ahead)
« Last post by Milieva on January 21, 2018, 12:57:52 AM »
I got my new drawing tablet today.  I've been having fun with it.  I've not finished anything else yet, but here is the first thing I drew with it, after doodling scribbles for the first half hour as I worked out how it worked.

I am proud of this picture. 

It's on Tumblr, if anyone is interested in reblogging it. You can find it here.
Yumeiro no Tsubasa / Re: Try to Wish
« Last post by Milieva on January 18, 2018, 10:40:08 PM »
Would anyone even care if I resurrect this fic?  By which I mean, pull a rewrite on the beginning to make it have an appropriate tone for the backstory that I dropped in badly years ago?

Because this is totally happening... and I made myself cry!
Himitsu no Kimochi / Re: Character Discussion/Appreciation: Hououji Fuu
« Last post by Ithil on January 14, 2018, 02:51:33 PM »
Just a random thought...

Hikaru's star sign is Leo: a fire sign.
Umi's star sign is Pisces: a water sign.
Fuu's star sign is... Sagittarius: a fire sign!

Why not an air sign?! Did CLAMP choose Sagittarius because of its symbol - the Archer/the Arrow?
Yami no Yume / Re: Introductions
« Last post by Ithil on January 13, 2018, 09:08:34 PM »
Hello, Milady! Hello, Shiidou Hikaru (hey, I'm a Potterhead too haha)! Nice to meet you  ;D
Himitsu no Kimochi / Re: Alcyone: A hated character in MKR
« Last post by Ithil on January 13, 2018, 08:40:41 PM »
Yeah, as just about everybody has said in some way or another, Alcyone is just a flat character whose only character trait seems to be that she’s obsessed with a guy who’s not into her, and rather than fleshing her out, the anime just chose to double down on it.

Things they could’ve done to make her more interesting: Actually explain why or how she got to be so obsessed with Zagato. Like, we know she learned magic from Clef to protect Emeraude, is that how they met? Other than maybe thinking he’s good-looking, just what draws her to him enough that she wants to die with him? Did he ever do anything nice for her? Did someone else hurt her? Is this the latest in a string of bad relationships (or non-relationships) that just makes her give up hope for ever having a good one? Has she always had these kind of obsessive tendencies?

Still not my least favorite, though. That spot’s reserved by Sierra, for being a giant plot hole badly disguised as a character. Like, Alcyone might be one-note, but at least she’s remotely plausible.

I completely agree.
Well, she is a shallow character, and that's quite disappointing, because I suppose that if she behaves like that, she must have a really tragic/troubled/creepy/very emotionally disturbed past. You can imagine a really depressing story behind her violence, her insane, unrequited love and her self-destructive behaviour.
I mean, why is she so obsessed with a man who clearly doesn't care about her? A man who is deeply in love with another woman to the point of destroying the entire world? Alcyone knows that, but nevertheless she tries uselessly and desperately to earn his attentions. She humiliates herself in vain. He treats her cruelly. In the manga, he kills her. I never disliked her, even when I was a child: I just feel sorry for her.
How did Alcyone and Zagato meet? Why is she fighting for him? Maybe she's convinced herself that even though he will never love her, at least he will admire her, and this is worth dying for. Maybe she has nothing else to live for. Maybe she's alone, she's been abandoned and she feels betrayed. She has lost something very important and she's blinded by rage and hate. Her magic is ice-based... and so is her heart.
Maybe Zagato saved her when she was in danger... And in that moment she has idealized him and clinged on to him, beacuse she was completely lost and thought that no one ever cared about her...
Moreover, what did happen between her and Clef?
Even though her dress is pretty awful (she is so beautiful in her evil/witchy way, though), I don't hate her. Because I think she's desperate, shattered and hopeless. And, most of all, she is alone.

On the contrary, Sierra is just nonsense.
Mokona no Yume / Re: Related Car Names
« Last post by Milieva on January 13, 2018, 08:29:32 PM »
Very likely named for Honda Ascot.

Related Cars:
  • Clio
  • Primo
  • Innouva (again, make of that what you will....)
  • Torneo
Mokona no Yume / Re: Related Car Names
« Last post by Milieva on January 13, 2018, 08:25:10 PM »
Probably named for the Honda Rafaga. It is a sister car to the Honda Ascot (make of that what you will).

Related Cars:
  • Vigor
  • Inspire
  • Integra
  • Torneo
Mokona no Yume / Re: Related Car Names
« Last post by Milieva on January 13, 2018, 08:16:37 PM »
Probably named for the Toyota Caldina.

Related Cars:
  • Carina
  • Corona
  • Allion
  • Premio
  • Avensis
  • Avensis Verso
  • Ipsum
  • Celica
  • Curren
Mokona no Yume / Related Car Names
« Last post by Milieva on January 13, 2018, 08:08:58 PM »
There are a number of characters in Rayearth. I am sure we all assume they must have pasts that include families of some description, but we don't get any of that information in canon.

When inventing families for fanfic, I am sure we all have gone through the various car lists and things. I thought it might be nice to have a thread for collecting related car names to the ones used for the characters.
Mokona no Yume / Re: Car Parts for food and things
« Last post by Milieva on January 13, 2018, 07:00:25 PM »
But if you want some idea of where to start for some new foods or materials, here's a list of what various car parts are called in Japanese.


アクチュエター – Akuchuetaa – Actuator
エアコンコンプレッサー – Eakon Konpuressaa – A/C Compressor
オルタネーター – Orutaneetaa – Altenator
ブローオフバルブ – Buroo Ofu Barubu – Blow Off Valve
コンプレッサー – Konpuressaa – Compressor
ダイレクトイグニ – Dairekuto Iguni – Direct Ignition (Coilpacks)
ディストリビューター – Disutoribyuutaa – Distributor
フロントパイプ – Furontopipu – Downpipe
エンジン – Enjin – Engine
エンジンブロック – Enjin Burokku – Engine Block
エンジンマウント – Enjin Maunto – Engine Mount
エキマニ – Eki Mani – Exhaust Manifold
フューエルフィルター – Fyuueru Firutaa – Fuel Filter
燃料ポンプ – Nenryou Ponpu – Fuel Pump
フューエルポンプ – Fyuueru Ponpu – Fuel Pump (Katakana)
インジェクター – Injekutaa – Injector
インテーク – Inteeku – Intake
インタークーラー – Intaakuuraa – Intercooler
ローテンプサーモ – Roo Tenpu Saamo – Low Temperature Thermostat
エアフロ – Iafuro – Mass Airflow Sensor (MAF)
マフラー – Mafuraa – Muffler
オイルクーラー – Oiru Kuuraa – Oil Cooler
オイルパン – Oirul Pan – Oil Pan
ポンカム – Pon Kamu – Poncam
プーリー – Puurii – Pulley
プーリーキット – Puurii Kitto – Pulley Kit
ラジエーター – Rajieetaa – Radiator
セルモーター – Serumootaa – Starter
サージタンク – Saajitanku – Surge Tank
サーモスタット – Saamosutatto – Thermostat
スロットルボディ – Surottoru bodi – Throttle Body
タービン – Taabin – Turbine
タービンサポートパイプ – Taabin Supooto Paipu – Turbine Support Pipe (Subaru Up pipe)
ターボ – Taabo – Turbo
ウェストゲート – Uesutogeeto – Wastegate


クラッチ – Kuracchi – Clutch
デフ – Defu – Differerential
ドライブシャフト – Doraibu Shafuto – Drive shaft (also used when looking for axles)
パワステアリング – Pawa Sutearingu – Power Steering
クイックシフト – Kuikku Shifuto – Quick Shifter
シフト – Shifuto – Shifter
ステアリング – Sutearingu – Steering
ステアリングラック – Sutearingu Rakku – Steering Rack
ミッション – Misshon – Transmission


ABSユニット – ABS Yunitto – ABS Unit
ブレーキパット – Bureeki Paddo – Brake Pad
ブレーキブースター – Bureeki Buusutaa – Brake Booster
キャリパー – Kyaripaa – Caliper
サイドブレーキ – Saido Bureeki – Emergency Brake
マスターシリンダー – Masutaa Shirindaa – Master Cylinder
パット – Paddo – Pad (sometimes companies don’t say “brake” pad)
ローター – Rootaa – (Brake) Rotor
ディスク – Disuku – (Brake) Disk/Rotor
タイヤ – Taiya – Tire
ホイール – Hoiiru – Wheel
ホイール スペーサー – Hoiiru Supeesaa – Wheel Spacer


ロアアームバー – Roa Aamu Baa – Lower Arm Bar
ピロ – Piro – Pillowball
ロールバー – Rooru Baa – Roll Cage
スタビライザー – Sutabiraizaa – Stabilizer (Sway Bar)
タワーバー – Tawaa Baa – Strut Tower Bar
サスペンション – Sasupenshon – Suspension
テンションロッド – Tenshun Roddo – Tension Rod
エアロ – Earo – Aero (aero/bodykit type items)
ウインカー – Uinkaa – Blinker
ボンネット – Bonnetto – Bonnet (Hood)
バンパ – Banpa – Bumper
フェンダー – Fendaa – Fender
ワイドフェンダー – Waido Fendaa – Wide Fender
グリル – Guriru – Grill
ヘッドライト – Heddoraito – Headlight
ミラー – Miraa – Mirror
オーバーフェンダー – Oobaa Fendaa – Over Fender (Fender Flares)
サイドマーカー – Saido Maakaa – Side Marker
スポイラ – Supoira – Spoiler
テールランプ – Teeru Lanpu – Tail Lamp
フロントガラス – Fronto Gurasu – Windshield
ウイング – Uingu – Wing
ワイパー – Waipaa – Wiper


アンプ – Anpu – Amp
オーディオ – Oodio – Audio
CDチェンジャー – ShiDi Chenjaa – CD Changer
CDチューナー – ShiDi Chuunaa – CD Tuner
DVDチェンジャー – DiBuiDi Chenjaa – DVD Changer
DVDプレーヤー – DiBuidi Pureeya – DVD Player
イコライザー – Ikoraizaa – Equalizer
インマニ計 – Intake Manifold Pressure Gauge
メーター – Meetaa – Meter (Gauge)
ナビ – Nabi – Navigation
ペダル – Pedaru – Pedal
シート – Shiito – Seat
シートレール – Shiito Reeru – Seat Rail
シフトノブ – Shifuto Nobu – Shift Knob
スピーカー – Supiikaa – Speaker
スピンターンノブ – Supin Taan Nobu – Spin Turn Knob (e-brake drift knob button thing)
サブウーハースピーカー – Sabuuuhaa Supiikaa – Subwoofer Speaker
タコメーター – Takomeetaa – Tachometer
チューナー – Chuunaa – Tuner
ターボ計 – Turbo Gauge (Boost)
テレビ – Terebi – TV


エアコン – Eakon – Air Conditioner
バッテリー – Batterii – Battery
ブーストコントローラー – Buusuto Kontorooraa – Boost Controller
カーボン – Kaabon – Carbon (usually used for Carbon Fiber)
エンジンコンピューター – Enjin Konpyuutaa – Engine Computer (ECU)
エンジンハーネス – Enjin Haanesu – Engine Wiring Harness

Key Words

4本セット – Yon Hon Setto – 4 piece set
アルミ – Arumi – Aluminum
オート – Ooto – Auto (like in automatic transmission)
センタ – Senta – Center
コア – Koa – Core
ダンパー – Danpaa – Damper
フィルター – Firutaa – Filter
フロント – Furonto – Front
リア – Ria – Rear
ガスケット – Gasuketto – Gasket
インチ – Inchi – Inch
インダクション – Indakushon – Induction
オイル – Oiru – Oil
アウトレット – Autoretto – Outlet
パーツ – Paatsu – Parts
パイプ – Paipu – Pipe/Piping
ポンプ – Ponpu – Pump
ラシング – Rashingu – Racing
シリコンホース – Shirikon Hosu – Silicone Hose (vacuum lines)
ステン – Suten – Stainless
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