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Setsunakute / Re: Current Favourite Songs
« on: August 24, 2015, 02:41:13 AM »
Chvrches' The Bones of What You Believe. The entire album. It's all I've listened to on repeat for the last two days at work, haha

A+++ ahhhh I love that album so much. <3

For me it's been "Youth" by Daughter.

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Hikari no Tsubasa / Re: recent simple draw
« on: August 16, 2015, 03:00:28 AM »
Cuuuuute! The bg is simple but really effective and nice too!

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Himitsu no Kimochi / Re: Which character...
« on: August 11, 2015, 08:15:24 PM »
Next: Which character from Cephiro (other nations also)  would be able to make the transition of living on Earth the best?

Personally I think anyone from Autozam, they'd prolly dig all our tech gear.

If not Autozam folks (which is a good call), I'd go with Presea. Yeah, she gets kind of befuddled by Earth stuff (mostly I'm vaguely recalling the confusion about money when she first meets the Knights) but I think she's very sharp and also very innately curious, and I think she'd be a fast learner who soaks in new information and culture as rapidly as possible. She'd probably always be, like, "weird aunt Presea" or what-you-like, like I don't see her blending seamlessly into Earth life, but I think it'd be a much more comfortable process for her than for many other characters. (Ferio would probably do okay too; he's a highly adaptable dude.)

Next: Which Cephiran character do you think would mostly likely turn into the kind of person who loves thunderstorms if they had normal Earth-style exposure to them?

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Honto no Shiawase / Re: Hikaru, Umi, Fuu and learning magic
« on: August 11, 2015, 08:00:49 PM »
I like to think that once things settle down, Clef finally has time to take the girls under his wing and actually teach them properly.  . . . and he teaches them how to do more refined things like, Hikaru can warm up her drink if it's gotten cold, or Umi can manipulate physical water around her, or Fuu can levitate small things for short periods of time.  or better ideas someone else might have?  because the girls are incredibly talented and strong and powerful so they can kick ass with their magic, but Clef could teach them how to really make it part of who you are, how to really be your magic.

Resurrecting this month-old thread to squeal about how much I LOVE this concept and now I want to write Rayearth fic again so I can incorporate stuff like this holy cow.

I'm just imagining these women decades in the future (because I can't help but feel that they end up living out their lives in Cephiro, ultimately, one way or another on the Earth side of things but ultimately they live out their days in Cephiro) as these awesomely powerful beings in their own right. Like, Fuu could probably levitate herself and maybe fly (after, as I said, decades of both training/studying and also just living in Cephiro). Maybe being a weather-reader, being able to feel the changes in air pressure. Having less ease thinking of equivalents for Umi and Hikaru but like god, can you imagine?

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Honto no Shiawase / Re: Language in Cephiro
« on: August 11, 2015, 07:51:15 PM »
I started to say something about that in my first reply but just started babbling with no point, but the whole thing kind of looks to me like the Legend of the Magic Knights.  though I wonder why Rayearth's name is so far from the other key Earth words.

in the manga they comment that Rayearth means "shining land" in one of Earth's languages, and idk I wonder if the deeper meaning of the name is being, like, spoken over the whole of the text?  like... mm, not quite a blessing, but something that is wanted for Cephiro?  I'm explaining myself terribly.

I love the scribbles!  it's such a good touch??  like someone went back later and decided that part needed to be fleshed out better.

This is SUCH a good theory. As well as your earlier comment that certain symbols might indicate magic being woven into the text.

It's not something I've really hammered out, but I like the idea of magic being infused into a lot of things in Cephiro. It's a land where will determines all, and in that sense I think everyone in Cephiro has magic in them. Maybe not the controlled, deliberate, spell-based flashy kind we see many of our main characters use, but magic of a sort. And for Cephrians as a people, to infuse their writings, stories, and more with some of that magic is like... maybe just often an intuitive thing? But especially in their writing, now that I've read this thread. Like the magic is there - why not thread it into written documents and stories?

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Hikaru IS agape love.  she just happens to want to kiss Lantis/Eagle specifically.

Yes truth perfect ahhhhh.

I love this thread 'cause I have  problem (see: not an actual problem) where I can't seem to ship Hikaru in any monogamous ship except Hikaru/Zazu (and that's mostly for funsies and not too serious). It's either Hikaru/Eagle/Lantis or knightshipping when it comes to her. UGH I LOVE IT. <3

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Sayonara no Hanataba / Re: LiveJournal
« on: June 26, 2015, 03:17:54 AM »
Btw for anyone else still around, my username now on LJ is skirtsandtea and I'm really trying to update regularly now!

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Anata Ga Oshiete Kureta / Re: Fanfic Shames
« on: June 26, 2015, 03:16:28 AM »
-That One Where The Mashin Go Into Heat And Take A Human Form To Find A Mate Every Hundred Years One At A Time SORRY SELECE I AM SO SORRY er. (It's Selece/Clef/Umi)

Down, I was to a point where I thought you couldn't surprise me anymore and yet here we are.

I just laughed so hard I almost spit out my water.

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Himitsu no Kimochi / Re: Friend-Ships
« on: June 26, 2015, 03:13:07 AM »
Oh my gosh, now I'm picturing Lantis facing off against the three brothers Shidou for the first time and he's like "why am I all nervous and sweaty they're just a few spindly dudes" but the twins are giving him the squinty-eye and Satoru is just total pokerface and Lantis is just like "Hikaru Hikaru HIKARU PLEASE SAY SOMETHING NICE ABOUT ME IMMEDIATELY"

What a nerd.

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I'm super late to the party but I just want to say that Ascot and Umi are both adorable dorks and I love them forever that is all.

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I'LL BETA FOR YOU you know I love me some angsty smut

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and I kind of wanted to try and do it in a way that's not actually shitting on that character, but making it about her instead.  because the way you too often see this trope done, it'd be like Ferio and Umi totally got over Fuu one they start hooking up and dammit I want to write angsty smut.

...also in my Fuu/Umi/Ferio verse I have Umi still undecided about Clef vs Ascot and I think I'd do the same here, because that'd be a gross disservice to Umi too, making her a cheat.  also then I don't have to pick one or the other as I tend to be apathetic about Umi's love life XD

WELL I HOPE YOU FIGURE IT OUT 'CAUSE THIS SOUNDS FABULOUS

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Sayonara no Hanataba / Re: FuckYeahRayearth hit 1000 followers!
« on: June 23, 2015, 02:44:16 PM »
:D :D :D :D :D

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Anata Ga Oshiete Kureta / Re: Fanfic Shames
« on: June 21, 2015, 05:36:59 AM »
E.T.A.: confess your own sins, sister.  this thread is a place of forgiveness.

BUT WHERE TO BEGIN THERE IS SO MUCH

Well there was the one-shot about Umi punishing herself in various self-harming ways (mostly deliberately restricting her sleep) as penance for killing Emeraude and Zagato, that wasn't unnecessary or trying to be edgy or totally offensive in its portrayal of mental illness at all.

I definitely did not write a Fuurio set-in-this-world AU with a bad-online-translator-generated Japanese title where Fuu and Ferio were IN A COMMUNITY PLAY TOGETHER DIRECTED BY FERIO'S UNCLE that I'm pretty sure had some dumb misunderstanding that almost drove them apart but in the end they found love through their lines in the show or some dumb thing like that. (I also seriously did not do either of those sassypants justice.)

And then there's Standing on the Sky. Oh my god. We have:
1. Way too many original characters serving no real purpose (though I insisted they were important to the plot)
2. Antagonists with unclear motives and origins that never get cleared up
3. No plot planning at all leading to gaping plot holes and really shabby attempts at resolving issues in the narrative
4. Just peppered with weeaboo Japanese lingo
5. Really unnecessary levels of character death
6. God like seriously wtf did I do to Presea why was this fic a thing really
7. Also seriously Cerise's will was strong enough to keep the Knights stranded in Cephiro WHY WASN'T SHE FUCKN PILLAR THEN

Although I DID like the expansions into Cephiran culture/daily life I played with (it mostly had to do with food - I literally invented FIVE GODDAMNED CHARACTERS to support innumerable scenes of characters eating so I could blab about Cephiran food). And although I went pretty overboard, I do like that I was willing to venture into Main Character Death. Just... not in such a pointless and badly-written fic.

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Anata Ga Oshiete Kureta / Fanfic Shames
« on: June 20, 2015, 03:44:50 PM »
Soooo... am I the only one who wrote well-intentioned but terribly-written Rayearth fic years and years ago when I sucked as a writer and am now constantly paranoid our reestablished fandom here and on Tumblr has read any of it and wants to crawl in a hole somewhere?

*cough* Um, let's phrase this another way. If you were to rewrite any of your fics, what would you change and why?

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