demeter918: blue doraemon cat (Default)
Title: "Molasses"

Author: [livejournal.com profile] demeter918

Disclaimer: Does not belong to me and probably never will. But one can fantasize.

Series: Fruits Basket

Characters/Pairing: Akito, various

Genre: Gen

Warnings/Notes: I'm experimenting. Set in n-space, which means it's set nowhere and nowhen.


For Akito, the flow of time is not really a straight line. )

Would love some CC - haven't written in this style for a long, long time.
demeter918: blue doraemon cat (Akito - Evil Ponderings)
Title: "Round the World Goes"
Author: [livejournal.com profile] demeter918
Series: Fruits Basket
Pairing/Character: Sohma Akito
Word Count: 1,983 words.
Warnings: Set post-end.
Disclaimer: Fruits Basket does not belong to me. Alas.

Summary: One partial moment in a peculiar family.

Notes: Unbetaed. This isn't exactly whole. It's a bit of an experimentation. I'm testing my post-manga!Akito out and seeing what voice I'd give her. This short piece is what turned up; I’m still working on the kinks of her character and I'd like to explore what it's like for Akito in her future, so this is like some weird universe that's not dominated by much of anything but mundane happenings.

Yay for mundane!

Link )

Constructive criticism would be greatly loved!
demeter918: blue doraemon cat (Default)
I seriously need a big, fat red stamp on my forehead that says PROCRASTINATOR. I finally got around to packaging all the damn Hanatoyume volumes that have the last chapter of Fruits Basket. As soon as a I label, I'll send them out. I still have the post with everyone's thing, so no worries. Let me see... Sunday is my best bet, but it might be later in the week knowing me.

*prostrates* GOMEN!

In other news... I kind of wish I'd get out of this Akito-funk. There are about eight Akito-related fics (most of them gen, alas) that are stubbornly refusing to cooperate and I think they're starting to smell. Just a little. MOU.
demeter918: blue doraemon cat (Akito - Nemkess - Enraged)
I can't believe I was reading the last chapter of Fruits Basket! I can't believe I spent twenty minutes last night taking in the chapter!

It was! It was! It was!

... strangely anticlimatic.

spoilers ahoy! SAP! )

So now, Fruits Basket has come to an end. There's no discounting of a future standalone manga volume since it's still somewhat a cash cow even with its declining popularity. Who knows? Maybe we'll get a manga series that follows Akito or one of the other members? Wouldn't that be absolutely fabulous?

Anyways. It's over, it's done, and now I want to get drunk. But I can't. Because I'm at work. And I'd throw all the alcohol up before it made me anything more than tipsy. I HAVE NO TOLERANCE.

Fruits Basket; you've given me a lot these past few years! I watched my favorite characters grow and change and I watched your style weave in and out. You gave us countless characters of interest and you gave me Akito, one of those rare characters who has garnered my love and loyalty to an-almost fanatical level. I'll remember the characters, the history, the relationship, the curse (which I still don't quite understand!). I'll remember Akito (oh, especially Akito!), Kagura and Momiji and Hatori and Shigure and Kurenoa and Tohru! I'll remember the little girl's tears and the woman's madness. I'll remember the founding of the [livejournal.com profile] altar_of_akito and the eventual slowdown and apathy I had. I'll remember the sexy hand-sliding-up-the-tie move and the fact that Kakashi and Hatori have the same Japanese voice actor. I'll remember the cheery song and Chapter 97. I'll remember Akito's kimono and Akito's smiles.

You gave us vases, curses, porn, angst, wangst, hilarity, love, and too many things to count! I'd give you my kidney, but I think I need that, so I'll give you my heart instead! You know! The metaphorical one that doesn't need an electric pulse to keep going!

... I think it's time for me to get off this computer. ;)

To commerate! My first Akito and Fruits Basket icon ever! Made by the incomparable [livejournal.com profile] nemkess!

VIVA FRUITS BASKET!


Edit: Reread and added some more things in! Not so important, but one very important thing about Akito and Shigure.

Okay, I give up. WE NEED A SEQUEL. I GIVE UP MY DIGNITY. I WANT A SEQUEL.
demeter918: blue doraemon cat (Default)
Eh, I think for me, Furuba has become one of those series that needs to be wound down... right about now. Which is good, because the next chapter on the twentieth of November (THIS IS A HISTORIC DATE) will be the very last chapter, barring any surprise volumes from Takaya-sensei. Which wouldn't be unheard of; several series have had a volume of extras tacked on as ostensibly a standalone, but that which everyone knows is a way for the author to add more in without having to put into the series itself, and thus, into serialization. The ones that come up in my mind is the Koori series and the Kocha Oujisama series. I don't know whether I'd want one or not, since the standalones have a tendency of being really annoying cockteases.

Not all the loose ends will be tied up and not all of them can be; she has one lonely little chapter left and unless rocks fall and everyone dies, it'll be one of those chapters that will leave us happy and maybe vaguely curious... but probably just happy.
demeter918: blue doraemon cat (Default)
*dies* The new Fruits Basket chapter was SO EFFING CUTE.

Tohru/Kyo are rapidly becoming a favorite pairing of mine! Akito and Shigure's moment? SCREAM.

... and you know what? I picked up V.22 of the new Fruits Basket manga and the image of Ren on the cover and the image of Akira on the back actually filled me with some pity for her. I don't like her, I don't think I ever will. She was a terrible mother but before Akito, before everything went downhill, you had to wonder what kind of woman she was. It makes me wonder about what is it about regular people being completely destroyed and annhilated when they enter the Sohma family?

Think about it. Momiji's mother almost went insane because she couldn't deal with the fact that her child was a Zodiac animal and had to have her memories erased. Takaya-sensei was fairly careful to NOT demonize the woman. She showed that Momiji's mother was just another regular person who got into a very unusual situation and found that she couldn't handle it. Takaya also was clear that the woman tried to accept Momiji and it wasn't until a few years after his birth that she became so terrible. I don't know if I can condemn her, mostly because I don't know how I'd react in that situation. Obviously, people like Hiro's mother and Kagura's mom were stronger and could handle the stress of being a Juunishi mother, but people are different and I can't hate someone simply because they're weaker.

It was the same way with Kisa's mom, who managed to get through it and Kyo's mom, who didn't. And that maybe why I'm actually glad Kana got out even if it made Hatori miserable. Kana was a really gentle and kind person; she loved Hatori with all she had, but with the way the Sohma family is, she would have been crushed within a couple years. And Hatori would have lost her anyways.

As for Ren... I feel like if she hadn't been a maid in that house and that Akira and her hadn't fallen in love, perhaps she would just be another woman in the world. Someone who might be petty at times, someone who might be kind at others. She might have a cat or she might live alone. She might frequent bars or join a knitting club. Who knows?

That said... she was an absolutely terrible mother. And I hope she realizes that someday.
demeter918: blue doraemon cat (Akito - shikach0u - The Kiss)
A few more thoughts before I go off to read other reaction posts.

The more I read this chapter, the more I want to sing.

spoilers, speculation, and oh my! )
demeter918: blue doraemon cat (Akito - Demeter - A Blushing Girl)
And here is the full, no-holds barred reaction to Chapter 132.

spoilers? me? )

And then there was a bit of Kagura )

and we go back to Akito! )

me GO MADCRAZY! )

Who said this was the end? There's still more chapters because the description of this chapter had been that this was finally near the end? Next chapter maybe? Or maybe it's the beginning of the last few chapters? I don't know.

Either way.

I'm happy.

Because I'm looking at what I've wanted since volume 4.
demeter918: blue doraemon cat (Default)
We're at the home stretch fellas, we're hitting the mark where we all sob hysterically for hours on end before we catch sight of that new series that'll have us raving for months like we've just ingested an ounce of marijauna. Nay, a pound! (Well, we'd be dead, but still!)

For me, I was oddly surprised by how hard this chapter hit.

cut for all those spoilers the rest of you already know... )

August is when the next chapter is. OMG. August. Two weeks. OMG. COME HERE TO MAMA, AUGUST FIFTH!
demeter918: blue doraemon cat (Default)
HOLY MOLY SHITE! I picked up hanatoyume today and...

fun for the whole family! )

Overall, beautiful chapter that tied up that last relationship thread. Didn't excite me as much as it would have a year ago, but I think it's because I know the story is finally winding down and I'm going to cry buckets over the last chapter because, well, it's a rare occasion when I'm actually there for the final release of a chapter when it's actually released. =)

On a separate note, I was rereading the last few volumes of Fruits Basket and I came upon the chapter with Kagura, Rin, and Tohru. And jeez, my heart just fricking broke. Because I love Kagura so much and it made me wish, somehow, that Kyo had loved her. Yes, yes, I know Kyo loves her in his own way, but she had wanted it so much and it was such an enormous unrequited love and it made a lump (several) in my throat.

It was the chapter where she hit Tohru for not telling Kyo and Rin had a terrible reaction to it and Kagura was level-headed enough (Kagura! My Kagura! Level-headed?) to hug her and apologize. But it wasn't that part, oh no. It was the part where Kazuma comes in and Kagura turns to him with this half-broken, half-defiant expression on her face and I realized that he'd seen her grow up with Kyo and Haru. She was as much his as any of them and I suppose that Kyo and Haru being boys, it made it easier for people to connect them with Kazuma... but Kagura's insane strength is not just from her curse; she's trained under Kazuma and she's a pro at martial arts.

And the fact that she broke down in front of Kazuma, but not anyone else, tells me just how much she trusts him.

Oh, Kagura. I love you much!!!

Furuba 128

Jun. 9th, 2006 02:35 pm
demeter918: blue doraemon cat (Default)
I gave up checking my flist after I went back eight hundred posts. Jeez. How much can you people post anyways? =)

Cause how could I not talk about something so OMGEXPLOSIVE! as 128?

well, I could. but then I'd have to chew on my nails )

I'm going to update more, promise. I'm going to write reviews and things and recs and I'M GOING TO DO THIS BECAUSE I AM INSANE.

Furuba 127

May. 22nd, 2006 03:55 pm
demeter918: blue doraemon cat (Default)
Akito? Who's Akito?

le ending is near )

In other news, I get to go to Tokyo three times in the next two months. And every single one, including hotels, will be comped. =) I feel happiness bubble up in me!
demeter918: blue doraemon cat (Default)
The new Furuba chapter has left me speechless. In a good way. Because everything about that short scene with Akito was so different from how we've always seen her that I was literally left flabberghasted over it.

And Kyo... oh, Kyo. He's changed so much, they've all changed so much, and hoo, Takaya-sensei sure nows how to wrap a series up. ;)
demeter918: blue doraemon cat (Akito - Tokoyami - This is no fairytale)
Title: "Her Dark Materials"

Author: Demeter

Disclaimer: All rights and privileges of Fruits Basket characters, objects and plots are property and trademarks of Takaya Natsuki and associated parties. The author claims no legal responsibility for problems associated with using this work. The original story, relationships, and characters found within the fic are property of Demeter.

Series: Fruits Basket

Rating: PG13

Characters: Akito, ?

Notes: spoilers up to ch.115

Warnings: more angst.

~*~*~*~


a few moments can last a long time )

xposted to [livejournal.com profile] demeter918, [livejournal.com profile] altar_of_akito
demeter918: blue doraemon cat (Akito - Tokoyami - This is no fairytale)
Title: "His Place"

Author: [livejournal.com profile] demeter918

Pairing: Akito/Shigure

Fandom: Fruits Basket

Theme: 21. violence; pillage/plunder; extortion

Disclaimer: All rights and privileges of Fruits Basket characters, objects and plots are property and trademarks of Takaya Natsuki and associated parties. The author claims no legal responsibility for problems associated with using this work. The original story, relationships, and characters found within the fic are property of the author Demeter.

~*~

their relationship is not exactly normal )

crossposted to [livejournal.com profile] demeter918 and [livejournal.com profile] 30_kisses

Furuba 124

Mar. 22nd, 2006 02:21 pm
demeter918: blue doraemon cat (Akito - Toriru4ever - Gender Bending Bis)
I managed to pick up a copy of hanatoyume from a combini when I got back from Korea and...

spoilers and thoughts )

Am so pleased with Furuba right now...
demeter918: blue doraemon cat (Akito - Tokoyami - The End is All I can)
Title: "Truth"

Author: Demeter

Disclaimer: All rights and privileges of Fruits Basket characters, objects and plots are property and trademarks of Takaya Natsuki and associated parties. The author claims no legal responsibility for problems associated with using this work. The original story, relationships, and characters found within the fic are property of Demeter.

Series: Fruits Basket

Rating: PG

Characters: Akito

Notes: vaguely spoilerish up to Ch.118

Warnings: the angst screams way too much.

~*~

twenty years and Akito realizes only one thing )

Furuba 123

Mar. 3rd, 2006 11:00 am
demeter918: blue doraemon cat (Akito - Nemkess - Enraged)
Well...

Hm...

Yeah...

eXpLoSiOn!!11 )

All said and done, I liked the zigzag of Takaya-sensei. I am now waiting feverishly for the next part.
demeter918: blue doraemon cat (Akito - Tokoyami - This is no fairytale)
Title: "Autumn Wind"

Author: [livejournal.com profile] demeter918

Pairing: Akito/Shigure

Fandom: Fruits Basket

Theme: 9. dash

Disclaimer: All rights and privileges of Fruits Basket characters, objects and plots are property and trademarks of Takaya Natsuki and associated parties. The author claims no legal responsibility for problems associated with using this work. The original story, relationships, and characters found within the fic are property of the author Demeter.

~*~

he doesn't really care )
demeter918: blue doraemon cat (Akito - Flamika - Your Sadism Turns Me O)
I ganked my friend's computer to essentially screech about how I went into hysterics after reading this chapter. I rushed to the bookstore immediately after work to pick up today's issue of Hanatoyume and DEAR FUCKING GOD.

...

One of my favorite chapters in recent history.

why this chapter rates so high on my list and yay, I can read some of the Japanese! )

But yeah.

*weeps*

More reactions later. I think.

I also picked V.19 of Furuba today, and it was pretty and light and kind... it was a rather sharp contrast to all that happened in this chapter.

LOVE. LOVE. LOVE.

Love Akito with me, people.

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