nekonexus: (coffee)
Day 11:
* 225 words on the next Carnival scene

Day 12:
* ~1200 words (hand-written) on Ride, which is Rob/Ed on a motorcycle, and which may never get posted because it devolved into SRS talk about open relationships and stuff and is not at all my silly fun !boyband. (Except it is, very, because they are both married, and I refuse to just get rid of wives, but I also very much want them *together* and that requires negotiation to not fail, and OMGWTFBBQ you'd think this was an origi-verse or something.) *facepalm*

ETA: Forgot the counter!

5217 / 10000 words. 52% done!


I think I might do Yuletide this year. >.> Am definitely nomm'ing Darker Than Black. Other than that, I've seen others nom several fandoms I could probably do, so I'm debating filling in something a) crazy (like Takeshi Kovacs trilogy) or b) for someone else (someone wanted "Barrett's Privateers" but ran out of nom slots).

Thirdly! As soon as the importer is functional again, I am backing up my LJ to nekonexus@DW, and I am going to stop allowing comments on LJ because I am sick and tired of this bullshit and the DDoS attacks (which are only likely to continue/get worse until/during/after the election), and my paid time expires in March 2012 anyway. But first I need to get Carnival and stuff over here.

That is all. Carry on with your Sunday. :P

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LJ is messed up again. Please comment at DW.
nekonexus: (Li)
I keep looking in my inbox for comments for this fic I am working on and they are not there! Woe! And that would be because I haven't posted it yet! Double woe!

Of course, given that Fringe up to and including season 3x09 AND Darker Than Black season 1 are required viewing for this fic, even when I post it the comments aren't very likely! Woe!


Tomorrow, I shall likely have to work from home, because Toronto Does Not Do Snow Days. (That would be unCanadian - unless you're a Maritimer, in which case, by all means, schools close due to Wall of Snow falling. But not Toronto.)

Those of you in the Middle-Eastern-NorthAmerica-PathofSnowDoom -- stay warm and dry. ^_^

(This post really wants a Li not a Hei, but I can't do that on DW. Alas! Icon shuffle time!) Also also I want a DtB mood theme!

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nekonexus: (Darker Than Black)
Darker Than Fringe

The inevitable Darker Than Black/Fringe crossover.


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nekonexus: (Hei and Mao)
The trouble with trying to write Darker Than Black fanfic -- not that I am, mind you. *cough* -- is in figuring out how to describe Hei's weaponry and equipment. There must be words for these things, but they are outside my vocabulary, damnit.

Researching at work not recommended. *sigh*
nekonexus: (Darker Than Black)
(Read this first.)

And lest you think I have become all about the plot and such trivialities...

Come for the story, stay for the eye-candy! )

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nekonexus: (Darker Than Black)
Kiro and I lay in bed discussing Darker Than Black for an hour the other night when we should have been trying to sleep. ^_^; The conversation ran along the lines of: "and that character? they were totally awesome, too!" ... "and that thing they did there? that was so understated and so effective."

I really really really want to squee about this anime in a way I have not about anything in a long time. The problem is that discussing all the things that make this series so awesome also spoilers the hell out of it, because it is so awesome and so well put together.

This is not a "well, the manga was popular so let's make an anime even if the manga isn't finished (and might never be)" type anime. It is cohesive. The story has an arc. It is a complete arc. It is a logical arc. There was a production team member whose sole job was to be responsible for Series Structure, according to the credits. Really.

It's like... the writer(s) looked at what animanga series were available, what was popular, (Clamp, I'm looking at you), and took the best bits of stories, and polished them up, and stuck some science that shows evidence of having passed through a brain in place of the usual hand-wavium, and said okay, here, this is what people really want.

The cast is also multi-cultural (see my previous squee post comment about the artists paying attention to skin tones), and multi-age, and multi-body-types (including a variety of body shapes and sizes, none of which are treated as anything out of the ordinary, and at least one visually impaired character). Tokyo feels like a real city, not just one where girls run around in their school uniforms and mecha rampage (or people stand on telephone poles).

Netflix's basic description leaves something to be desired, but trying to explain the plot even at the simplest level leads into a spiral of spoilers. Argh.

Okay. Ten years ago, a mysterious region called Hell's Gate appeared in Tokyo. The government built a containment wall around the Gate, and restricts access to the area. Something happened to the sky, and the current ('real') constellations were replaced with a new set of stars. At the same time, two new types of people appeared*: Contractors, who have supernatural (in the 'outside-of-nature' sense, not necessarily psychic) powers, which they exercise at a price (their 'payment'), and Dolls, who... well. Spoilers. Contractors (and dolls) are considered not-human; many contractors are mercenaries for hire. The series revolves around one particular team of two contractors, their doll, and their handler, and the police force - led by an awesome female chief - that is investigating the contractor crimes and trying to put the pieces together.

*(I have not yet figured out how this happened, or how one becomes contractor or doll. It's classified.)

So. Go. Watch. It's only 25 eps, plus the crack-tastic-awesome-for-the-fans ep 26. Then come back and tell me so I can put up the post of massive spoilers and we can squee together! (Kelly and Elisa, I'mma lookin' at you, too.) ^_~ It's available on Netflix streaming in Canada, and via Netflix in the States, too. And it's the first series in a long time where we have declared "let's go back and watch that again!"

(It is worth noting that the very first episode contains self-inflicted broken fingers! Now you are warned. (It is not really a spoiler, as it has no long-term consequence to plot.)) Warnings apply for: blood-splashing violence and some contractors' payments involving self-harm. The only time we got squicked was the finger-breaking. YMMV.

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nekonexus: (can't argue)
Oh show. You had us with the intelligent talking cat. And then he was a cyberpunk cat, and Li was all kinds of awesome. And a side-order of rebooted Schwarz was fun.

And then you dealt the killer blow: freaks finding family.

Five stars, Netflix, yo.

So glad we have instant and are not waiting for DVDs in the mail.


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