September 11th, 2005

dragons got fangs!

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If I actually read my Saiyuuki eps when I got them instead of skimming and then reading when I have a thick(ish) pile and enough material to sate my fannish appetite, I'd have realized earlier that Mr. Topknot-and-beads in the current arc is Minekura's version of a Taoist immortal. I call this Flow, because I'm currently swimming leisurely through the later volumes of Konron no Tama which is about a Taoist immortal and his dog otoko-rashii wind spirit who transforms at need into a dog.
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However, we've gone from semi-Lutheran bishop to Taoist practitioner. Interesting. The bishop is still around and still hot on the trail, one sees, and I get a definite feeling of movement here. Also emotional movement.
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ima ichiko shikigami

One from the head

Now, see, this I feel nothing particular about, beyond a mild relief that I finally managed to finish a fic. Otherwise it might as well be one of my articles or reviews: it doesn't get anywhere near to where I live. Seimei stories don't because Seimei stories need me to construct a plot for them, and the intellectual exercise of putting together a plot distances me from the story. Necessarily such stories aren't any great pleasure to write either, and sadly aren't even much fun to have written. It follows that this is the only kind of fic I'd write for someone else's pleasure rather than my own, and if people wanted to discuss it or critique it I'd be utterly unmoved.

Whatever, paleaswater expressed a civil wish that I'd write more Yumemakura pastiche, so here it is. And I do like certain things about it after all, so I'm glad I did.