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Dec. 3rd, 2016 12:25 pm
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I'd hoped that we'd have moved on from the shallow "I didn't even read the material but am now compelled to go on a quixotic crusade to show how righteous and openminded I am" readings of texts.  You know, the stuff that got Huckleberry Finn banned for using the "n-" word despite the fact that the message was anything but racist.
Instead we've got all these people losing their minds about a Caucasian looking woman cast as the Major in Ghost in the Shell when the director and the Japanese audience are fine with it.  Despite the point that the "ghost" (one's consciousness/soul?) and the shell (what body you wear) are a big part of the entire point of the thing.  Are bodies (shells) as important in that society as picking your outfit is today (i.e. they're what people see, they're what people judge you on, but it says more about your taste than who you are as a person)?
If you want to pick a different movie to lambast, try Death Note.  It *could* easily be adapted, as the story affects the entire globe, but as written it's clearly set in Japan.  L is a character of mystery, who could be played by practically anyone, but Light and family and the task force are Japanese.  So if you want to complain about "staying true to the source material", then complain somewhere where you can actually justify your views.
Or, better yet, complain about original movies and books.  They're just being created, so there is no original "source material" to stay true to.  Is there any particular reason why there can't be more of a diversity in cast?  Is there anything necessitating your choice to write a male lead, or could they just as easily be a female?  Would it make your story richer if the best friend is a different "ethnicity" (and I use the term in its most loose sense, because where we start creating hard classifications is where we mess up)?
Blame the audience--because in the end, Hollywood's just going to make movies that sell, and the TV networks are going to try to grab views.  Is there a reason your favorite comedy or sci-fi drama has to have an entirely white cast?  Why not seek out some less well known ones that have more of this diversity you want to watch?
(Spoilers: Some of my favorite series are Babylon 5 and the 1990's Flash.  Because they did a good job with a diverse cast and made you not even notice.  It was normal.  There's an African-American doctor who I legitimately forgot was African-American because it wasn't as important a part to his character as his arc was.  There's a Flash episode where there's a superhero who's African-American, and they don't go out of their way to point out HEY LOOKIE HERE WE GOT AN AFRICAN-AMERICAN SUPERHERO IN OUR CAST AREN'T WE FABULOUS it was just like "Oh, hey, this isn't weird and man this story's cool!"  The best diversity happens when you don't even notice because it isn't pointed out, it's just treated as normal, and that's how life should be.  We shouldn't notice these things.  We should get to the point where we don't have to watch a movie without having to look for all the white actors.  We should just appreciate a movie (or hate it, whatever) for its storytelling, its cinematics, the actor/actress's ability to act (or not act).  The point where social justice will have succeeded is when we don't need to have these discussions anymore because it. doesn't. matter.)

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Somehow, I spaced the fact that I've got more chapters of Justice Will Prevail written than I've posted.  Not sure how that happened.
Oh, Light, you extreme chauvinist you…

Fandom: Death Note
Rating: I'm gonna go with 'Teen'.
Pairing: Beyond/Kyoko

Near has at last made his move.  He offers his aid to Light, who realizes with a sinking feeling that nothing appears to be going as planned anymore.  More have joined at the chess game, and it seems no one knows what game they’re playing anymore.  When he killed L, Kira definitely was not expecting for all the Wammy’s kids to come out to play.  If he thought Beyond was a problem, try Beyond, Kyoko, Near, Mello, Matt, and several others…all with their unique approaches at catching Kira, and several of whom may have game-changing powers…


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Fandom: Death Note
Rating: I'm gonna go with 'Teen'.
Pairing: Beyond/Kyoko

Mello and Matt kidnapped Beyond, and while the blonde firecracker might try to pass it off as just a friendly Wammy’s reunion, Beyond knows better.  Light and the other Kira Task Force members try to save the one they know as Rue on their own terms, but the Federal Bureau of Investigation formally announces that Rue Ryuzaki is a missing person and offer to help find him.  Never mind the fact that all of L’s findings have been broadcast to as an unknown location.  Not everything is going as Kira planned anymore…

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Seriously, wayyy too long posting, especially given that I've had this written for forever.  Annnnd, yeah, this is the chapter that hits the ground running.

Fandom: Death Note
Rating: I'm gonna go with 'Teen'.
Pairing: Beyond/Kyoko
Warning: Real Name Spoiler Alert.

Just as Light believes he has the situation under control again, a signal originates from Task Force Headquarters, heading for an unknown destination.  Beyond is aware this means that very shortly the other Wammy’s orphans will be involving themselves in the Kira Case, hoping to catch the murderer that killed their beloved role model, and believes that this foreknowledge gives him time to prepare.


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Hello Christmas Break (or whatever holiday you'd like to name it after, that's fine with me, but I'm using Christmas because.)  Time to go watch random movies and do all the stuff I never had time for and go watch the new Hobbit (this had better not been misdirected by Elves or Fran Walsh because if I wanted to go watch a movie about elves, I'd go watch the movies about the Simarillion they make in the future, and if I wanted to go watch a Romance which I really don't, I'd go do that instead) and all the different holiday/Christmas special events in all the games I play....
Most exciting.
In story news...oh, yeah, this is the chapter where Light suddenly gets a much more sympathetic portrayal than ever planned.  Though he is still to blame for any and all Misa-bashing.
Oh, Another Note (heheh...okay, not funny, moving on) the things that come before the actual chapter are recaps of the previous chapter.  In case anyone was confused by that.

Fandom: Death Note
Rating: I'm gonna go with 'Teen'.
Pairing: Beyond/Kyoko
Warning: Mention of self-harm

Beyond and Kyoko have joined forces to combat the killer Kira, and have discovered an interesting fact.  It seems that Kyoko, classmate to the man who is both Kira and acting as the New L, and Beyond, L’s ‘brother’, has the ability to predict Kira’s targets and avert deaths.  Even for Beyond, who can see the lifespans and names as soon as he looks at a face, this is unexpected…

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I did okay on that test, I think.  I still don't understand the formation constant.  I'm not sure I will ever understand the formation constant.  BLAH.  Thus, posting.  Because posting and rereading stuff is fun.  (Be glad I reread chapters before posting.  Definitely found some stuff that MADE ABSOLUTELY NO SENSE AS WRITTEN.)  Lack of beta --> some really weird stuff going on that you don't notice until you're reading it four years later.
Neither Beyond nor I really expected this chapter to happen.  But it did and some stuff happened that's sort of important.  I AM NOT BEYOND IN DISGUISE.  You know, in case anyone actually thought that.   Opinions of the hired character     Beyond     do not reflect opinions of fanfic writer.
Alucard and Beyond have some things in common.  Just an observation.
The portal between the Shinigami Realm and the Human World imagery was not on purpose.  Make of that what you will.

Fandom: Death Note
Rating: I'm gonna go with 'Teen'.
Pairing: Beyond/Kyoko
Warning: Mention of self-harm

Beyond Birthday is taking a bit of a break from his fight with Kira to go on a date.  A romantic sort of date.  With a girl.  All right, they’re both sort of allies in this fight against Kira, and it’s just a shopping trip with friends.  But still.  He most certainly did not see this coming when he decided to take up where L left off...

Another Reason, Another Cause for Me To Fight )
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EDIT: I FIGURED OUT WHAT I WAS FORGETTING TO PUT IN MY POST.  BAKA.  NOT LIKE THAT'S NEWS OR ANYTHING.  (Some descriptive stuff for this chapter might be nice.)
Fandom: Death Note
Rating: I'm gonna go with 'Teen'.
Pairing is here (Beyond/Kyoko).  For this story, it's getting fluffy.
DISCLAIMER: ...These are really hard to come up with, aren't they?  I don't own much.  Poor college student here.  Definitely not highly successful things that would mean I'd actually have a lot of money to throw around.

Too much homework.  Midterms.  Therefore must post.  (It's perfect logic, shut up)
Probably going to hang out in Croatoa until the end of October.  Unfortunately, can't go trick-or-treating in CoH... :(
Unrelated note: Why does the busy emoticon look happy?  I don't really understand that one.
What, chapter?  Oh, yeah, I suppose.
Pretty sure both Beyond and I had way too much fun making Light answer questions about relationships.  :D

Both sides need a little while to recuperate and rethink strategy.  Beyond must reconfigure his plans for two and a half people on his side (Matsuda only counts as a half, because he cannot tell the former police officer everything), while Light, having miscalculated and attempted to send ‘Rue Ryuzaki’ to his death, must now come to terms with the fact that he has failed and find a way to make Rue useful without revealing too much information to the ‘brother of L’… 

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Fandom: Death Note
Rating: I'm gonna go with 'Teen'.
Story isn't dead!  Upcoming Pairing!  Kira being creepy!  ...actually, that last one's not really news.
DISCLAIMER: I turned left.

Well, yet another day I've gotten off of school.  So awesome.  So, yeah, instead of getting homework out of the way, the obvious thing to do is to post more fanfic! 
I didn't realize how much that song fit this chapter until I started listening to it while trying to figure out formatting, etc for this post.  IT FITS BEYOND SO WELL TOO.  Anyway.
Kyoko, so far, is coming off as an interesting mix of Io from Devil Survivor 2 (especially when she gets all flustered and throws up her hands) and Orihime from Bleach.  Especially the what-in-the-world-what-are-you-doing Orihime moments.  She's got that too.

Light Yagami, known to the world as Kira, decided that ‘Rue Ryuzaki’, ‘brother’ to L, must die.  To that end, he instructed the second Kira, Misa Amane, to kill him.  Somehow, Kyoko, a classmate, finds ‘Rue’ about to commit suicide and saves his life-the first time that anyone has managed to avert one of Kira’s ‘judgments’.  However, Beyond’s troubles aren’t over yet—Kira isn’t happy and now considers the man a serious threat (and even worse, possible resource), and Kyoko’s gotten herself tangled up in the mess as well…

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We'll get back to Justice Will Prevail at some point.  In the meantime, as a new user, I'd like an opinion from whatever readers I (will) have: how should warnings be phrased?  (I don't want the trigger warning to be triggering by itself.  I want to try to avoid making anyone feel that awful, but I don't know exactly how to go about posting warnings.)
At the same time, this is a little goofy and yet very appropriate.  Sinestro and Light Yagami have a lot in common.  It was a simple step from Raito's Corps of Fear to L as a Green Lantern, because he was definitely going for victory just by sheer force of will.  (And Misa as the obsessive yandere Star Sapphire, but we'll get to that later.)
Why is his name Raito in this one?  ...Mostly because 'Light Lantern Corps' sounds stupid.  And not at all menacing.  Which isn't the point, at all.
I'm curious-what Lantern Corps would your favorite character belong to?  Or just any characters, really.  It'd be fun to speculate.

Fandom: Death Note/Green Lantern Crossover
Rating: Teen
Trigger Warning: (Brief) mention of attempted sexual violence.  (Takuo Shibuimaru)
DISCLAIMER: If I owned Green Lantern we'd be getting a new movie already.  (Seriously, if the only complaint most of the people who watched the movie was 'I hated the CG costumes', that's a pretty flimsy dislike there.)  If I owned Death Note...hmm.  Not sure I'd change all that much, really.  Though we'd probably have Another Note as an anime, or Beyond showing up again.  He', in an extremely dark and twisted way.  (Black Lantern there.)
The Brightest Day and Blackest Night )
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I'm taking a bit of a break and...well, kind of uploading teasers.  Plotbunnies hopped in with these and have since hopped out.  If anyone's seen them, please tell me.  I'd love to have them back.  (Honestly, I'd go chasing them and these stories myself, but there's so much to write.  I can't keep up with all these plotbunnies.  I wish I could institute some sort of immigration policy until my muses and I have sorted out what we already have to work with...)

Fandom: Death Note
Rating: Teen
SPOILER WARNING: L's True Name.  Pretty much the entire series, as the ending is spoiled (vaguely, but you still might want to avoid it if you dislike spoilers).
DISCLAIMER: Again, if I owned, I'd love for this to happen.  Because it's cool and has so much potential.
Summary: Thousands of years have passed since the death of L and fall of Light.  Both bodies have been found and were carefully preserved through new technologies, lying on slabs of stone in their respective temples.  Neither Wammy’s Children nor the Wisdom of Kira Monks were accepted in the state of the future, but neither disbanded, certain in the right of their side.  If only they had faith, they believed, their god of justice would return and prove the case, once and for all, to the non-believers.
Neither expect both to return.  And neither even considered the possibility that the two would have to put aside their differences and work together along with a hand-picked group of their faithful followers to save the world…

Note: The name for the woman was chosen by the highly scientific process of random name generator.  Feedback on name would be appreciated.  It seemed to fit, but I didn't really look that hard (right before uploading, as a matter of fact).

DN:DoJ Teaser )
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...Yes, I'm leaving a bit of a cliffhanger for a bit.  Aren't I evil.  Bwahahahaha.
(Not that anyone's actually reading this at the moment, just in the future, so no one will actually notice.  Probably.  *sadface*)

Fandom: Doctor Who/Death Note Crossover
Rating: PG.  There's flirting, but what do you expect with Rose around?
DISCLAIMER: If I owned both of these, this would be canon because IT'S SO FUN.
I wrote a oneshot.  Exactly when did this happen again?   (There are...two other planned oneshots, but one of them's not finished, and one of them is.  But it's later than the middle one, so...I need to get working on it.  No, wait, three.  I forgot about the one with Martha.)
Anyway, an odd Doctor Who/Death Note futuristic AU.  That oddly enough works.  Really well.  Count that on my list of things I never expected from Death Note as a writer.  It just keeps surprising me.
(Note: Lyrics have been removed, since I know some sites are weird about that.)
Pretty much character study/fluff.  Oh, the fluff.
Mello and Rose: Spaceport Antics )
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Fandom: Death Note
Rating: I'm gonna go with 'Teen'.  Slightly higher than previous chapters?
Warnings: Dark.  The darkest chapter yet, actually.  (That's including the ones further on that I haven't uploaded yet.)  Attempted suicide, Dark Kira, swearing, violence.  Don't think I'm missing anything.  Minus the cliffhanger, of course.
DISCLAIMER: Do you think L would have died if I'd owned it???  I mean, come on, really.

Note #1: If you can…check out Beyond the Limit’s website (the password is 13) Shadow’s Rain.  It’s like this chapter was illustrated.  That’s where I’ve been getting my ‘this is what Beyond’ looks like anyway.  (other than the Girl Beyond pics.)

Note #2: I totally forgot about the quotes from stuff.  Honestly, it's probably a little silly,, I had fun.  Then again, making random references is one of the things I do on a daily basis for fun, so...

Beyond Birthday just stopped the numbers from counting down, and he’s freaking out.  He’s not a hero.  In his mind, he’s about as far as you can get, and the weirdest thing is, he hasn’t done anything.  Yet.  Yet somehow he saved a life, and worse, it feels…good.  But wrong.  At the same time.  He begins to question why he’s there, anyway, and whether he’s really cut out for this...
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Fandom: Death Note
Rating: I'm gonna go with 'Teen'.
Warnings: Dark.  Mentions of attempted suicide, self-harm, violent thoughts (Beyond Birthday).  Beyond has some serious issues.  Spoilers for Another Note and half of Death Note (though really, you should expect spoiler warnings from me by this time.)
DISCLAIMER: I'm not Ohba.  For one thing, I can't sit like L for long.  (Have you tried?  It's really hard!)
Oh, and I'm actually remembering I have this account and posting more often!  Yay!  (...It won't last after school starts.  *sadface*)

Note #1: By the way, for those curious among you…The whole ‘Dark Moon’ thing is a lie.  Beyond, like L, is a liar, and he made that up just to get sympathy from Light.  It is a pretty good story though.  And he might have experienced something like that…maybe.  Or maybe he’s just an incredible liar.  I’m not even sure Beyond knows the truth about his past anymore, beyond the parts at Wammy’s...  He’s slipping a bit off the deep end, and his lies are beginning to get mixed up with the truth in his head.  Oh, and he’s having quite a lot of fun driving Light crazy.  Probably not the safest to do that to a serial killer with a notebook of death, but…whatever, this is Beyond; he doesn’t care.

Note #2:  Oh, um…yeah.  I’ve only seen Episode 16 once, so forgot that Light moved the investigation to his apartment…all I can guess is, he’s moving a bit slower than he did in the anime.  Or, more likely, he’s splitting things between his apartment and the L Skyscraper…team meetings + other such things are held at his apartment, routine work at the L Skyscraper (that has the added advantage that he can keep tabs on the other task force members and out from his way on a regular basis, without really wondering when they’re going to show up…just a thought.)  

Note #3: I totally forgot about Ide…heheh, whoops.  And Aizawa.  haha.  Well, Ide doesn’t have an alias (that I know of) so he now has the alias of Ohayashi Hisao.

Beyond Birthday hasn’t been having the best week ever.  On one hand, he managed to get close to his target, Light Yagami, in the hopes that he can succeed where L failed and prove that the acting leader of the Investigation Taskforce is really Kira, thereby avenging his ‘brother’.  On the other hand, he had an almost complete mental breakdown, and while Kira doesn’t seem to suspect him, he also isn’t doing great at this whole detective thing...  

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Fandom: Death Note
Rating: I'm gonna go with 'Teen'.
Warnings: Dark.  Mentions of attempted suicide (Beyond Birthday).
DISCLAIMER: I do not own Death Note.  Therefore, I'm not Kira.
Note #1: I am not responsible for the Misa-bashing.  That’s all Light’s idea, and the way he sees her.  (Yes, I do like blaming things on Light…but in this case it’s justified!)  And so far I think I’m being nicer to Light than I ever have, so… :P  I’m an L gal all the way! 

“Just…I have to request.  I know you and my brother were competitive, but please don’t transfer your rivalry to me.  I’m not here to win.  I’m just here to play a good game and maybe have some fun along the way.”  With these words, Beyond Birthday, as ‘Rue Ryuzaki’, L’s elusive, clueless, easygoing brother, enters the fight against Kira.  He’s made his move, and now he waits for Light Yagami’s turn at the chessboard.

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Fandom: Death Note
Rating: PG-13.  I think.  Teen at the very least.  I mean, a mass murderer is the main character of the show/manga.
DISCLAIMER: I wouldn't want to own Light/Raito.  I do have Beyond Birthday on my contacts list in Gmail, though...not that that counts for anything.

Note #1: Raito=Light.  Those to whom English is their first language call him Light.  The Japanese call him Raito.  So that leaves…most of the American and English investigators calling him Light. 

Note #2
: Sorry about the font thing, I just like messing with fonts.  (Though they don't appear to be 100% cooperating this time...weird.)

Note # 3: Hey, guys…did this all take place in Tokyo?  (I mean…is that where the Yagamis live, etc)  Pretty much all I remember is that it was in the Kanto region.  If not…well, I messed up, and I’ll correct it later.

Note #4: Okay, this is beginning to sound like Author’s Notes: Randomness Edition….Did anyone notice that in the hospital when L is explaining Light automatically knows that Raye Penber was investigating him, despite the fact that that had never been stated?   I mean, he could just say that he’d deduced that, but he sounds sure enough that that should be a bit suspicious to say the least…

Note #5:
The Exorcist Theme (AKA Tubular Bells) is NOT a remix (or original) of L’s theme.  It sounds more like Near's.  I think it’s Beyond’s theme though.

Note #6: Also, just noticed this…is it a coincidence that, when disguised at Aoyama, Misa looks like Kyoko…a lot?  Just curious…

Summary: When Light Yagami kills L, he thinks the hard work is over.  His path is now clear to creating his perfect world.  When he takes over the position as the New L, it protects him.  As Kira and the leader of the task force, he can make sure that suspicion never turns his way.  He certainly doesn’t expect others to take L’s place…or that he hasn’t stopped playing; he’s just switched the game and rules…


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