Halrloprillalar (prillalar) wrote,
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PSAs, le weekend, and Slam Dunk

Prince of Tennis: Genius 191 raw. (YSI, zip) These are the good quality scans, as good as you're going to get from weekly Jump, anyhow. There are often LQ scans available a little earlier, but I don't bother putting them up here. I don't really have anything to say about the issue.

Meine Liebe: At last, a sub of the final episode - 13. (Haven't watched it yet.) Torrent file.

Harry Potter: There's a Snape/Harry, James/Snape doujinshi scanlation up at yaoi_daily. NOT WORK SAFE. You have to join the community to view and you have to be over 18 to join. The link is to the third of three posts; you can get to the first two from there. Harry is at school, so he's young, but this isn't shota. And if you're not used to reading doujinshi or manga, the panels go right to left. Not much of a story, but very pretty.

And there's a raw Dr Ten Hughes/Roy doujinshi being posted as well. It's so gorgeous.

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I've just had 5 days off. I did read LJ during that time, but didn't really comment like I should have. I got work done on my projects, though less writing on my current WIP than I would have liked. I foolishly decided it needed to have seven sections and I've only got through one so far.

I re-read The Fifth Elephant and Night Watch because after Thud! I needed more Vimes. Never enough Vimes! Night Watch, especially, I love. Vimes and Vetinari. They're not friends but they could never do without the other.

I drank a lot of coffee, but no whisky at all for no very good reason. And I ate most of a box of expensive chocolate creams. Ah! The best part about the Boy doing Atkins is that I never have to share my treats. :)

All in all, a productive time. It would have been productive-er if I had thought to write watch 50 episodes of Slam Dunk on my to-do list. As it stands, I guess that was just slacking.

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I've been watching Slam Dunk on and off for a while, but I just went crazy and watched, yes, 50 episodes over the last three days. (There are only about 17-18 minutes of new material per episode; it's not like watching 50 episodes of Buffy.) The games go on for fricking ever -- when it get down to the last ten minutes, you can count on an episode for each two minutes at least and sometimes for each one.

As you might guess, Slam Dunk is a basketball anime. (My second -- the first was Dear Boys.) Basketball and a little gang fighting (which I so enjoy). It's pretty hard-core shonen -- I could do with about 15% more character stuff -- but I'm really enjoying it anyhow. (Obviously, or I wouldn't be watching so much.)

I did read some of the manga earlier on, but the scans I had were pretty bad in terms of visual quality and it hurt too much to read them. (If anyone has good versions, please let me know.) It took me a while to warm to Sakuragi and Rukawa is not my favourite, but I do enjoy their dynamic. And I love everyone now. Yohei is my boyfriend. He's so the Kenickie to Sakuragi's Zuko. But he's more mature and you can tell he's always looking out for Sakuragi. Such a sweetie.

Since I haven't finished the canon yet -- I'm up to ep, hmm, 88 I think, and then there are the OVAs after that -- I haven't gone looking for fic, because I don't want to be spoiled. So I don't know what the main slash pairs are, except for the obvious Sakuragi/Rukawa. For me, they're what I think of as a Schrödinger's Ship -- I'm waiting for the event to occur that will collapse the waveform and then I'll either have shipped them from the beginning or never.

Kind of how it was with Sasuke and Naruto, actually, whose dynamic is very similar. You've got the annoying comic relief who is also the main character (Sakuragi, Naruto). He is a loser, but holds great potential inside. His greatest desires are to be acknowledged and to defeat his rival. You've got the rookie with amazing skills (Rukawa, Sasuke). He's a loner, he's taciturn, he's justifiably proud of his skills, and he looks down at the main character. Even though they are rivals, they are on the same team and must learn to work together. And you've got the girl (Haruko, Sakura). She is loved by the annoying one and loves the taciturn one, who does not return her affection.

Me, though, I'm shipping Kogure/Mitsui. I'm shipping them hard. To the point where there will be fic, even if nobody wants to read it. It's been a while since I had the thrill of going through new canon like this, looking for the little moments between my chosen pair. Any look, any word, any touch will do.

I also hope that Miyagi and Ayako will get together. How can she resist him?

I've just got through the qualifying tournament. That was pretty amazing. Seeing Akagi and Uozumi crying in each other's arms after the Ryonan game, I almost cried too. And in the Shoyo game, Kogure helping Mitsui off the court. And Anzai-sensei! He's a great coach.

I wouldn't necessarily tell you to run out and download this, unless you really like sports anime. Which I do. If you do too, give it a try.

And who do you ship, if you're a fan?
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