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I have duly signed up. This year, I reduced the number of fandoms I said I would write for, which was probably the best idea. Now they're all ones that I think would be really, really cool to write.

One fandom I offer every year and hope hope hope that that's the one I'll be assigned. So far, no luck. I suppose I could just go ahead and write something for it anyhow, but that's just not the same somehow. Maybe this year!

Even more than that, though, I hope for one thing before this is all over: I really want to know who requested Okane ga Nai fic. And just what they asked for. Maybe: Kanou and Ayase go to Disneyland. No angst please!

Christ, maybe I should redo my request and ask for that myself, just to see what would happen.


In other news, it is nearly impossible to analyse the Tezuka-Atobe match for Tezuka/Ryoma and Tezuka/Oishi implications because of all the Tezuka/Atobe splashing around. Actually, during that match, everyone is in love with Tezuka, except for maybe Ohtori.

And in the manga version, when everyone is gathered to watch, Tezuka looks up into the stands and thinks, Sanada...

Hmm.

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I had a spot of glee when I saw Okane ga Nai turn yellow - I threw it up on the suggestion thread with a heap of other BL in the hopes of generating lots of insane crackfic to read over Christmas!

Hee! It will be the first thing I check for when the stories go up.

Actually, during that match, everyone is in love with Tezuka, except for maybe Ohtori.

*chokes on her breakfast*

when everyone is gathered to watch, Tezuka looks up into the stands and thinks, Sanada...

*dies*

So true XDDD

when everyone is gathered to watch, Tezuka looks up into the stands and thinks, Sanada...

It is true! By which I mean it really happens, it's not just funny commentary from me. I wonder if it ties into the recent references that both Sanada and Yukimura knew Tezuka prior to middle school. I'm really hoping for a Junior Tennis Flashback some time.

.... YOUNG Sanada ?? OMG, I want to see that too XDDDD


I wonder if it ties into the recent references that both Sanada and Yukimura knew Tezuka prior to middle school.

aldjfk;lj it is SO HARD TO IGNORE THAT ICON. But what I am really trying to say is, yes, I think it probably does, because it's always seemed to me that the three of them had some sort of understanding going.

What I really wonder is what level of respect Tezuka has for Sanada, because on the one hand, it's always come across as high (or, er, at least, serious)--and on the other hand, woah with the hitting people thing that Sanada has, and I can't really see Tezuka being down with that, for obvious reasons.

Then again, I sort of hate Rikkai in the manga, and I think I'm pretty much a lonely voice of one in that respect, so maybe it's not a relevant question--but it's still one that sticks with me.

The hitting people thing is, I think, a bit hard for us to understand, but I don't think it carries the same weight as it would in NA.

branchandroot has a bit of an essay about it here: http://www.livejournal.com/users/branchessays/3557.html

In the manga, Sanada hits Jackal for not stopping the Ryoma/Kirihara match. (Thank goodness he didn't! That's the second-best match in the series.) After Yanagi loses to Inui, he asks that Sanada hit him, to set an example, but Kirihara intervenes. After Kirihara loses, he also asks to be hit, but Sanada doesn't do it.

I think the only other hit we see in the manga is Oishi losing it and hitting Eiji.

In the anime, IIRC, beside the Oishi incident, the only other hit we see (beating up aside) is Tezuka hitting Ryoma when he refuses to leave the game with Kevin. Which seems deliberate and which has the desired effect.

There's a point in the anime when the ichinen trio are going on about some tragedy -- either Tezuka leaving or Momo being off the regulars -- and Oishi tells them off for it. When he leaves, Horio says he thought they were going to get smacked for sure. One of the K boys says that Oishi is too nice, but if it were Kaidoh-senpai... Kaidoh is lurking nearby and yells at them, but doesn't hit them either.

And I think Horio may have said something early on in the series, about expecting to get smacked by Kaidoh.

So, it's clearly not something unexpected, even if it's not usually done.

I've seen a bit of it in other anime as well.

Oh, and I forgot to add: in the stupid episode where they go to Germany to visit Tezuka, Tezuka talks about how the great training he's getting still doesn't compare with standing on the court. And then he has a little fantasy about playing Sanada and putting a point past him.

It's really rather sweet.

I don't know, the fight over who gets to "coach" Tezuka is pretty damn...something. Or it could just be Ryoma being a brat...but since almost everything is linked to Ryoma being a brat, I figure we have to analyze his brattiness for when and how it surfaces.

(I forget who tries to remove him forcibly from the coach's bench...but I remember finding it hi-larious that anyone thought they could make Ryoma do something he didn't want to.)

Ah, but the Bench Coach Brawl is over who will sit there when Fuji plays, since that's when Ryuzaki leaves for the hospital with Kawamura and Kabaji. Fuji says he doesn't mind if Ryoma is the bench coach. When Tezuka plays, he says that Ryoma will continue as bench coach.

It was Eiji and Momo that tried to get Ryoma off the bench. In the anime, he puts up a huge fuss! In the manga, they kind of smack him a bit, but it doesn't get to an all-out struggle.

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