July 3rd, 2004

Ashita he

fandom crack

So, I've been looking around Japanese Kino fansites for the past two hours. Been reading ShizuKino fanfiction (I only understand every other word, but I can get the gist of what's going on) because I can't find anymore fanart or 4-coma comic things. I guess because they're fans of the novels, the majority of them are more literary-minded. ^^
The thing about pairings for this series is that all of them are basically crack. Kino no Tabi/ Kino's Journey is not at all a romance genre. Especially when it comes to ShizuKino, because as far as I know, they've only met once so far (Coliseum), and Shizu just figured out Kino was a girl at the very last second. XD
But still- it's CUTE! Sure, it's almost always OOC in some way, and there's no way any of this stuff can happen in canon, but THEY LOOK SO DAMN CUTE TOGETHER! I can't help it!
I especially like this list thing of 14 situations, which is basically like a challenge for ShizuKino fans to contribute to (fiction, art, comics, whatever). Here are some of the situations (that I can understand):
No.3- Jealousy?
No.6- Shizu-san's clothes
No.8- Cute
No.10- Love?
No.12- Saying Goodbye
No.14- Somewhere in the world
You cannot believe the number of scenarios such simple words can produce. XD If I am ever tempted to try any of these, then I'll know I've gone insane.
Here's the link for the list, btw: http://sky.freespace.jp/torori/sk.htm
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more on Kino fandom

So I'm looking at this Japanese fanlisting thing (I think that's what it is...) and reading the member's profiles.
When asked what their favorite story was, the majority of them wrote either "A Kind Land" (ep. 13 in the anime) and/or "Coliseum" (ep. 6&7). Some others wrote "Land of Adults" (ep.4) and quite a few more wrote that they couldn't choose. ^_^
As for favorite character, they picked Kino about 90% of the time. Shizu also seems rather popular, though.
Random notes:
-Kino never, EVER looks good wearing a kimono. No exceptions.
-She does, however, look cute with cat ears. ^_^

Full Metal Alchemist Episode 37

Since nothing in this episode was particularly spoilerish (when it comes to the main plot), I don't feel like adding a cut. I'm just lazy like that.
We've been needing a comedic episode for quite a while, and here it is at last, though the timing is questionable considering all the angst in the last episode. But it was definetly amusing. I might have laughed more if I weren't spoiled already by reading the manga, but anyway...
Ed didn't even show up once. That's insane! Al's opening speech was taken over by Hawkeye, and the title of the show was changed to Flame Alchemist as well. Ed must be pissed.
But yes. Lot's of military sillyness. Lot's of Roy Mustang. Lot's of Havoc and Black Hayate. And some minor plot development mixed in for extra spice. I'm glad they didn't completely drop the Winry and Roy angst though, or else this episode would have REALLY been random.
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    "UNDO" from FMA