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Because I enjoy translating and subtitling Japanese music videos (or PVs, if you prefer), and because they're excellent practice, I'm always looking for new projects. Unfortunately, I don't have the money or time to buy every new release, and sometimes older video releases are no longer available for purchase. So, should someone out there have a video they'd like to see subtitled, I'm happy to take suggestions. If you haven't seen any of the work I've done previously, please check below for links to YouTube previews and downloads for everything I've done so far. There will also be a list of upcoming projects. I would ask you to check this list before making a request, but if you want to second someone's request it's perfectly okay with me.

I do have a couple guidelines for making suggestions, also below, though I cannot promise to take everyone's. A lot is dependent on the time available.

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Skinner
02 May 2016 @ 11:45 am
This is a shameless plea for you to join the fanwork "Olympics" I do in the summers now: SASO 2016! See the sign-up instructions here or check out the community at [community profile] sportsanime.

What's a SASO?

"SASO" stands for "Sports Anime Shipping Olympics". Basically, it's an excuse to meet other fans who love sports anime and make more fanfic/fanart/whatever-you-do than you thought you could make in a summer. Points are awarded for both quantity and quality, so you can win glory for your ship, but mostly it's all for the fun.

Shipping Olympics? What's that?

The team entries and bonus round entries all have a personal relationship as their focus. All personal relationships are fair game! Want your team to represent a het romance? Go for it! Want to represent for an LGBTQ+ pairing? You are in good company. Is poly more your style? Have at! Completely uninterested in romance so you want to write things for a platonic friendship or family relationship? I'll be honest, you may not be able to get a full team together, but people who can't get a full ship team are encouraged to band together into fandom teams where you can represent any relationship in the show*!

* - (Check out the rules for detailed info on how teams work. I'm trying to keep this short.)

Once the teams are set, you respond to the challenge themes for Main Rounds (where your entry must represent your team's ship) and Bonus Rounds (where it's a huge prompt meme free-for-all) in order to rack up the points.

That sounds like work.

There's an entire team called "Team Grandstand" for people who want to join the fun, but aren't sure they have time to compete (or aren't sure they want the pressure of creating fanworks on a fast turnaround). On Team Grandstand, you can read, vote, prompt people to do things, and everybody wins.

But why are you telling me this?

Honestly? Because I'm hoping some of my TeniPuri friends still follow here and...

I really want Team Prince of Tennis to get enough members to compete.

Last year, there was no interest in the team I tried to run. This year, I'm trying something different. I'm not on the Prince of Tennis team (which already has two people! That's a 200% improvement over last year!). Instead, I will be in a position to put Prince of Tennis prompts for any ship you want into the bonus rounds for you to fill. Seriously, if you're not seeing a bonus round prompt you want to fill, pass me a note, and I will lob you something I hope you can work with.

Or if you're not a TeniPuri fan, you're still more than welcome to participate! There's a place for everyone in SASO 2016! (As long as you like Sports Anime.)

Sign up here!


Check out my works from SASO 2015


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Skinner
21 January 2016 @ 05:44 pm
Nearly a month after 2016 started, I have finally gotten around to tallying this all up. [community profile] papervoiced tagged me for this meme, and I'll go ahead and let people who want to do it self-tag (if there's anyone who wants to and hasn't already done it). Send me a link in the comments!!!

total number of completed stories:

/eyes glaze over

... 58, counting all the fic-based works for SASO. 20 if you don't. Add 4 to either of those numbers if you feel like adding the posted chapters of Let the Games Begin (CLAMP Megaverse Pirates v Ninja AU, ensemble), each of which is basically a novella in itself that just happens to be part of a larger whole. Read MoreCollapse )

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Skinner
I got a couple emails I didn't expect this morning, since generally I consider myself a low profile individual. Long story short, another writer is writing a story that they wished to publish as the ending to one of my works in progress, The Rules Saga. I have denied them permission to declare their version "official", but I am not asking them to take it down because I believe the creative privilege I make use of when I write additional or alternate material about someone else's stories (ie, fanfiction) extends to this person as well. I am quoting my entire response to the author below as a reference for those people who have had questions for me about this, and anyone who may have a question in the future:
Hi, there. I really appreciate you asking for my permission in this case. Since I haven't abandoned The Rules Saga, I must deny any permission to write the "official" version. I will be writing the official ending as soon as life and my persistent health problems allow. According to the schedule I established when my health took a turn for the worse, I will start writing that ending next year, although I may wait to publish it until I have enough written to post the ending in its entirety with no further hiatus. This may be as late as 2017. I'm letting you know this because I have not read the chapters you have already posted, and I will not read them until after I have completed and finished the official ending. I need to avoid reading them in order to protect both of our stories from accusations of stealing plot points. I consider your work a fanfiction in its own right, and worthy of the respect due to any work of fanfiction.

As such, I will not ask you to take it down. You have a right to share your own thoughts and ideas. I will, however, ask you to remove any text that you may have copied from my work. Specifically, I am asking you to change the title of your fanfic, and to write new summary for your work. I would prefer that this summary include a note that you are writing a story "inspired by psiten's 'The Rules Saga'". If your chapters contain any text that is copied verbatim, I need you to remove it, however because I have not read your chapters, I cannot say if this is the case or not. A character quoting a few previous words is fine, but copying an identifiable segment of text is not. As long as you remove all text that was copied verbatim and clearly indicate for readers that this is a fanfiction of my fanfiction, not an official ending, I will not ask you to delete the story.

I will be posting this response on my Dreamwidth journal as an open letter to anyone who may read my stories. I hope this will serve both as a way to end any controversy or ruffled feathers caused by this story, and as a guideline to anyone who wishes to write fanfiction inspired by my fanfiction in the future. For your protection, I will not name you or link to your work on my blog. I don't want you to face a sudden wave of negativity in the event that any of my blog followers disapprove of your decision to continue the story.

I'm glad to know the story I started was an inspiration for you to write your own. Creativity should be respected wherever we find it. Good luck, and best wishes.

I want to thank everyone for being understanding. For clarity's sake, I'm going to make a short list of guidelines I would like people to follow if they wish to write fanfiction about my fanfiction, seeing as we would be publishing in the same spaces, which could cause more confusion between works than is possible when writing fanfiction of a traditionally published work.

Guidelines for Writing Fanfiction of My Fanfiction

  1. Please ask me for permission before copying any substantial portion of my work into your work. This includes summaries and titles as well as sections of chapters. If you're not sure whether what you wish to use counts as "substantial", please err on the side of asking my permission!
  2. I will not grant anyone permission to present their work as officially part of my story unless I have explicitly abandoned that story. I reserve the right to withhold permission to present a work as the official conclusion of any abandoned story pending review of your writing style to be sure it's a good match and a discussion of where you plan to take the story -- a policy I'm borrowing from the process J.M. Barrie's estate used to find an author to write the official sequel to Peter Pan. (This only applies to writers who wish their work to be considered "official". Anyone who wants to provide "their take" and does not care about me linking to them as the official ending of the story can skip this and go to Guideline 3.)
  3. Note clearly in your summary that this is your work, inspired by my work. Please do this either as a fandom tag (for example, including "The Rules Saga [psiten]" next to "Prince of Tennis" when you declare your fandoms for the story, replacing "The Rules Saga" and "Prince of Tennis" with whatever stories you are referencing) or as part of the summary (for example, adding a clause that your work is "inspired by psiten's 'The Rules Saga'", using the name of the story you intend to reference -- please note, this is the only option available to you on Fanfiction.net because of their fandom tag submittal process). I hope this will be no more onerous than the process of noting the original fandom that inspired both of us!


In appreciation for you following these guidelines, I will make you the following promises:

  1. I will not steal your ideas for the official story. In order to ensure this, like many authors before me, I will avoid reading your fanfiction so that I do not accidentally co-opt your innovations as my own.
  2. I will not post any criticism of your work. For me to do so would be to invite others to say that I do not approve of your fanfiction. I'm a fanfic author, too. I approve of your choice to write about anything that inspires you.
  3. I will not ask you to remove anything unless it is a verbatim copy of my own words. This includes content that contradicts my story, or content that I personally find offensive. Any fanfiction you write is your story, and I won't try to exert any control over it unless you wish for your story to be considered the "official" ending to a story I've abandoned.


I hope everyone finds that reasonable! <3

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Skinner
Being the seventh part of Fifteen Mokona on a Dead Man's Chest, this is a sequel to:
I: Rum & Popcorn, II: Talk Like a Pirate Day, III: Slings and Arrows, IV: You Got It, V: Dark and Stormy, and VI: Dim Smitten Star.

This series is a broad "Pirates vs. Ninjas" alternate universe comprised of short, multi-chapter stories that can each be read on their own. They are, however, also coherent if you decide start at the beginning and some may prefer them that way.

TITLE: Let the Games Begin
CHAPTER: 8 of (12-16) - "Wherever It Takes You"
SERIES: X, Tokyo Babylon, xxxHoLic, Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicle, Magic Knight Rayearth, Card Captor Sakura, CLAMP School Detectives, Chobits, Suki Dakara Suki, Legend of Chun Hyang, Gate 7, Code Geass, WISH, RG Veda, Miyuki-chan in Wonderland, Shirahime-Syo, Angelic Layer, CLAMP in Wonderland, Nijuu Mensou ni Onegai!! (Man of Many Faces), Campus Defenders Duklyon (many drive-by cameos, other series may appear later)
PAIRINGS: Featured - Doumeki Shizuka x Watanuki Kimihiro, Takamura Suoh x Imonoyama Nokoru. Background or unrealized - Lantis x Shidou Hikaru x Eagle Vision, Kurogane x Fai D. Fluorite, Li Syaoran x Sakura, Li Meiling > Li Syaoran, Shirou Kamui pining for Fuuma and/or Kotori while angsting over his friendship with Sumeragi Subaru, Shirou Kamui & Shidou Hikaru (friendship), Daidouji Tomoyo > Sakura... Am I missing anything? Probably not anything significant. Chapters may vary.
DISCLAIMER: Everything in the CLAMP Megaverse was originally created by CLAMP. They are entirely to blame for creating a system of crossovers that do not easily disclaim. Characters have been adapted without authorization or approval, and I am making no profit from their use.
RATING: PG-13. Profanity.
WARNINGS: The ghost story contained in this chapter contains noticeable moments of gore and reference to child imprisonment and human sacrifice. If you are sensitive to these issues, you should proceed with caution.
SUMMARY: Give Nokoru an excuse, and he'll give you a festival -- with the ninja elite from every corner of the globe. Which is, naturally, where Pirate King Fai D. Fluorite wants to send Kamui this week... Nothing can go wrong!

Previously...
: 1: Opening Ceremonies :: 2: Things Better Left Unsaid :: 3: Honesty is the Best Policy (Explicit) (Edited) :: 4: Not According to Plan :: 5: Exactly What It Seems (Explicit) (Edited) :: 6: A Time and a Place (Explicit) (Edited) :: 7: By Any Other Name :

Syaoran shook his head to get the silly out, just in time for Sakura to duck in front of him. He could feel his face turning a red so bright, he was surprised the whole garden wasn"t glowing with it.Collapse )

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Skinner
Being the seventh part of Fifteen Mokona on a Dead Man's Chest, this is a sequel to:
I: Rum & Popcorn, II: Talk Like a Pirate Day, III: Slings and Arrows, IV: You Got It, V: Dark and Stormy, and VI: Dim Smitten Star.

This series is a broad "Pirates vs. Ninjas" alternate universe comprised of short, multi-chapter stories that can each be read on their own. They are, however, also coherent if you decide start at the beginning and some may prefer them that way.

TITLE: Let the Games Begin
CHAPTER: 7 of (12-16) - "By Any Other Name"
SERIES: X, Tokyo Babylon, xxxHoLic, Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicle, Magic Knight Rayearth, Card Captor Sakura, CLAMP School Detectives, Chobits, Suki Dakara Suki, Legend of Chun Hyang, Gate 7, Code Geass, WISH, RG Veda, Miyuki-chan in Wonderland, Shirahime-Syo, Angelic Layer, CLAMP in Wonderland, Nijuu Mensou ni Onegai!! (Man of Many Faces), Campus Defenders Duklyon (many drive-by cameos, other series may appear later)
PAIRINGS: Featured - Doumeki Shizuka x Watanuki Kimihiro, Takamura Suoh x Imonoyama Nokoru. Background or unrealized - Lantis x Shidou Hikaru x Eagle Vision, Kurogane x Fai D. Fluorite, Li Syaoran x Sakura, Li Meiling > Li Syaoran, Shirou Kamui pining for Fuuma and/or Kotori while angsting over his friendship with Sumeragi Subaru, Shirou Kamui & Shidou Hikaru (friendship), Daidouji Tomoyo > Sakura... Am I missing anything? Probably not anything significant. Chapters may vary.
DISCLAIMER: Everything in the CLAMP Megaverse was originally created by CLAMP. They are entirely to blame for creating a system of crossovers that do not easily disclaim. Characters have been adapted without authorization or approval, and I am making no profit from their use.
RATING: PG-13. Profanity, innuendo.
SUMMARY: Give Nokoru an excuse, and he'll give you a festival -- with the ninja elite from every corner of the globe. Which is, naturally, where Pirate King Fai D. Fluorite wants to send Kamui this week... Nothing can go wrong!

Previously...
: 1: Opening Ceremonies :: 2: Things Better Left Unsaid :: 3: Honesty is the Best Policy (Explicit) (Edited) :: 4: Not According to Plan :: 5: Exactly What It Seems (Explicit) (Edited) :: 6: A Time and a Place (Explicit) (Edited) :

A fine spray of warm, fresh water was like a miracle. Kamui felt like he could breathe, which in turn made it easier to remember that technically speaking he"d survived situations a lot more uncomfortable than the one he was in.Collapse )

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Skinner
Being the seventh part of Fifteen Mokona on a Dead Man's Chest, this is a sequel to:
I: Rum & Popcorn, II: Talk Like a Pirate Day, III: Slings and Arrows, IV: You Got It, V: Dark and Stormy, and VI: Dim Smitten Star.

This series is a broad "Pirates vs. Ninjas" alternate universe comprised of short, multi-chapter stories that can each be read on their own. They are, however, also coherent if you decide start at the beginning and some may prefer them that way.

TITLE: Let the Games Begin
CHAPTER: 6 of (12-16) - "A Time and a Place" (Edited Version -- explicit version available here)
SERIES: X, Tokyo Babylon, xxxHoLic, Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicle, Magic Knight Rayearth, Card Captor Sakura, CLAMP School Detectives, Chobits, Suki Dakara Suki, Legend of Chun Hyang, Gate 7, Code Geass, WISH, RG Veda, Miyuki-chan in Wonderland, Shirahime-Syo, Angelic Layer, CLAMP in Wonderland, Nijuu Mensou ni Onegai!! (Man of Many Faces), Campus Defenders Duklyon (many drive-by cameos, other series may appear later)
PAIRINGS: Featured - Doumeki Shizuka x Watanuki Kimihiro, Takamura Suoh x Imonoyama Nokoru. Background or unrealized - Lantis x Shidou Hikaru x Eagle Vision, Kurogane x Fai D. Fluorite, Li Syaoran x Sakura, Li Meiling > Li Syaoran, Shirou Kamui pining for Fuuma and/or Kotori while angsting over his friendship with Sumeragi Subaru, Shirou Kamui & Shidou Hikaru (friendship), Daidouji Tomoyo > Sakura... Am I missing anything? Probably not anything significant. Chapters may vary.
DISCLAIMER: Everything in the CLAMP Megaverse was originally created by CLAMP. They are entirely to blame for creating a system of crossovers that do not easily disclaim. Characters have been adapted without authorization or approval, and I am making no profit from their use.
RATING: PG-13. Sexual overtones.
SUMMARY: Give Nokoru an excuse, and he'll give you a festival -- with the ninja elite from every corner of the globe. Which is, naturally, where Pirate King Fai D. Fluorite wants to send Kamui this week... Nothing can go wrong!

Previously...
: 1: Opening Ceremonies :: 2: Things Better Left Unsaid :: 3: Honesty is the Best Policy (Explicit) (Edited) :: 4: Not According to Plan :: 5: Exactly What It Seems (Explicit) (Edited) :

Today, I"ll take down Watanuki, and then my place in the finals will be virtually secured! Defeating Ijyuin at his own game will be only the first step in stripping everyone Nokoru-san loves of their place in the sun. One by one, all of them will fall! All of Nokoru-san"s plans will be in ruins... starting here, now, with the Witch"s lackey.Collapse )

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Skinner
While the three current chapters of Let the Games Begin get through beta so I can post them at last, I'm self-tagging for a meme from [tumblr.com profile] knightarcana!
Rules: Find out what characters share the same personality type as you here and list the characters that you find relevant below. Then tag five friends and let them know you tagged them!

If you don’t know your personality type, take the test here.


Like Al, I'm making this self-tagging. Go nuts.

My result? INFP (The Healer)
INFPs are absolute idealists: they have values inside them which they really want to live by. This makes them good at encouraging other people's growth, but can cause them to be too hard on themselves. They can be shy and reserved, but they're incredibly passionate and intelligent individuals with an innate need to change the world.

Sounds enough like me to pass muster.

Examples (particularly meaningful ones in bold)

  • Himura Kenshin from Rurouni Kenshin
  • Zuko from Avatar: The Last Airbender
  • Ambassador Delenn and Marcus Cole from Babylon 5
  • Angel from Buffy the Vampire Slayer
  • Tara from Buffy the Vampire Slayer
  • Michael Westen from Burn Notice
  • Lucy Pevensie from The Chronicles of Narnia
  • Frances "Baby" Houseman from Dirty Dancing
  • Alphonse Elric from Fullmetal Alchemist
  • Commodus from Gladiator
  • Brittany Pierce from Glee
  • Luna Lovegood from ''Harry Potter’'
  • Hiccup from How to Train Your Dragon
  • Hisoka and Killua from Hunter × Hunter
  • Frodo and Aragorn from The Lord of the Rings
  • Eagle Vision from Magic Knight Rayearth
  • Marius and Jehan Prouvaire from Les Misérables
  • Pain, Hinata Hyuuga Hyuuga Hinata, Shizune, Haku, Kabuto from Naruto
  • Raleigh Becket from Pacific Rim
  • Erik/The Phantom from ''The Phantom of the Opera’'
  • Jane Bennet from Pride and Prejudice
  • Madoka Kaname from Puella Magi Madoka Magica
  • Marianne Dashwood from Sense and Sensibility
  • Kira Nerys from Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
  • Deanna Troi from Star Trek: The Next Generation
  • Luke Skywalker from Star Wars
  • Vash the Stampede from Trigun
  • The eponymous main character of WALL•E
  • Shuichi Minamino Minamino Shuuichi (Kurama) from YuYu Hakusho


... Now I feel like I should be allowed to go on a Hero's Quest(TM). Also, sidenote, Aragorn was one of the first fictional characters I ever cosplayed!!! (Although of course I had done Halloween before, and non-fictional costumes for events, such as David Bowie and Buddy Holly.) All my high school friends agreed I was one of the manliest people they knew, and I happened to have a sword that had been broken (was originally PVC so that wasn't hard) and reforged (with duct tape) so I got voted Aragorn for our LotR premiere night cosplay group. *squee* That was fun.

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Skinner
Very very soon, the new Tsubasa series, Tsubasa - WoRLD CHRoNiCLE - Nirai Kanai-hen, will finally debut! Yay!

FUN FACT: So, we've all heard by now that the "Rei" in xxxHoLic:Rei (the already extant parallel series) means "Return", but "Nirai Kanai hen" is less immediately obvious. The "hen", any dictionary will tell you, is a term for a storytelling unit -- a distinct story arc. So far, so good. "Nirai Kanai", in turn, is the name of a legendary island paradise in folklore from Okinawa, Kyuushuu, and surrounding areas. Unlike the Western legendary island paradise of Atlantis, Nirai Kanai is one part earthly paradise, one part realm of the dead, one part source of all life, and one part generic conglomeration of the idea of ancestor spirits transformed into gods. It takes the form of an island, possibly out past the horizon to the east, possibly on the bottom of the sea floor, whence all life comes and to which all that lives returns after death. The gods come from there on the New Year to bring prosperity, and return when the year is done (awfully like the tides of the sea if you ask me, which seems quite thematic). On the great television of the next life taken to infinity, the heaven in the realm of the skies (Obotsukagura, and if you can find detailed information on that topic, please send me a link) is the vertical, and Nirai Kanai is the horizontal. Now you know.


But if I've heard one comment more than any other in my conversations with fellow fans as we count down to more Tsubasa, it's people saying, "Crap! Now I have to figure out what happened in Tsubasa the first time around! Which Syaoran was left at the end again? Can anyone tell me where the others went?" So, since I put a lot of effort into figuring all that out for myself, I put together a little guide for my friends! Obviously, the question of "What happened in Tsubasa?" can trigger a lot of debate and I may end up making edits later, so if you want to share this explanation with anyone, you're more than welcome to do so, but I'd recommend linking back to this page instead of copy/pasting so that everyone can get the most up-to-date version. Now, on with the show. PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT THIS SUMMARY, BY ITS VERY NATURE, CONTAINS LARGE SPOILERS FOR TSUBASA AND xxxHoLiC! (if you're looking for my xxxHoLic/Tsubasa video project instead, please see this chart and this playlist.)

The Form of the Sakura and the Form of the SyaoranCollapse )

Syaoran Null and Sakura NullCollapse )

The Opposite of SyaoranCollapse )

Syaoran Prime and Sakura PrimeCollapse )

Syaoran Double Prime and Sakura Double PrimeCollapse )

But What If I Don"t Understand xxxHoLic: Rei?Collapse )

And with that, I think I'm done!

Questions? Theories? Disagreements? Discussion? I hereby declare an open forum in the comments below!

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