01 10 / 2014

zarahjoyce:

akinosora01:

Because I’m feeling all the Hikari/Mio feels right now. ^//////////^ Expect more in the future—I’m planning to catch up on ToQger now that Gaim and GARO are finished.

Disclaimer: I do not own Ressha Sentai ToQger.

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Kendama

“Ne, is it really that fun, that kendama?”

Hikari…

WHY ARE YOU DOING THIS TO ME

/dissolves in a shipping puddle of goo

O_O;;;;;;;

Uh….you don’t like it?

Glad you liked it, zarahjoyce! =^^=

30 9 / 2014

Because I’m feeling all the Hikari/Mio feels right now. ^//////////^ Expect more in the future—I’m planning to catch up on ToQger now that Gaim and GARO are finished.

 

Disclaimer: I do not own Ressha Sentai ToQger.

 

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Kendama

            “Ne, is it really that fun, that kendama?”

            Hikari looks up to see Mio looking inquisitively at him, dressed in a yellow apron and cheek smeared with a bit of flour. He has to school his face into an impassive expression at the sight—didn’t she know that she looked adorable? “You want to try?” he asks instead, holding it out with one hand.

            “Oh, no, I’m going to be horrible at it,” she demurs. But he wordlessly offers it to her with a nudge of his hand, and Mio takes it, eyebrows furrowed. She makes a first, second, third attempt, before sighing and handing it back to him. “I give up.”

            “It’s not that hard.” Hikari stands up and moves behind her. Before she can react, he envelopes her hand with his own (ignoring the thought of how small her hand is—), and demonstrates.

            Clack!

29 9 / 2014

So, I actually felt better enough for this to pop up. Kaito/Mai….not particularly angsty, but not particularly fluffy, either.

Disclaimer: I do not own Kamen Rider Gaim.

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Sleepwalk

            The first time Kaito sleepwalks to her apartment, Mai isn’t so sure how to react. Nevertheless, knowing that leaving him alone is potentially disastrous, she draws him inside and gets him to sleep on the sofa, making sure that her bedroom door is firmly locked.

            (He is, however, gone by morning.)

            The second time, she lets him in again, only to have him fall asleep while sitting at her table. And yes, he’s gone by morning, she finds when she groggily lifts her head off the table.

            There is a third, a fourth, and a fifth time before Mai thinks there are a few problems. One, how in the world did he come to her apartment, albeit while sleepwalking; two, how did he ever not get caught?; and, three: why her?

            When during one his visits Kaito falls asleep next to her, his head pillowed by her shoulder, she chooses not to nitpick the little things, and curls against him to join him in dreams.

            Despite his nightly visits, Kaito never says a word, only is tight-lipped whenever his gaze brushes hers, and Mai wisely keeps her mouth shut.

29 9 / 2014

Day 19 – Most Epic Moment

            HAH. I have so many issues with this prompt, in that I can’t choose, there are just so many epic moments. I’ll talk about three of them (hence the very long response to the prompt), concerning three series: Kamen Rider Fourze, Kamen Rider Wizard, and Kamen Rider Gaim.

1. Kamen Rider Fourze Final Showdown

             I was squealing when I saw Fourze and Meteor on their motorcycles, bravely heading for the final battle and—possibly—even their deaths. But more than that, it wasn’t just the two Kamen Riders heading into battle with a seemingly invincible enemy—the whole Kamen Rider Club, despite not being equipped with the same tools as the Kamen Riders, in their own way fights alongside them. I don’t remember ever having rooting for the good guys in a Kamen Rider series.

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2. Kamen Rider Wizard Haruto getting his Infinity Form

             I know that Kamen Rider Wizard had a lot of flaws, but I was so excited to see Haruto getting a power up in Episode 31. Haruto attaining his Infinity form was not in the White Wizard’s plans, to his distaste. (Clearly the White Wizard was not anticipating, or welcoming, such a development.)    

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3. Kamen Rider Gaim – Kaito slapping Ryouma

             Did I mention that I stood up in my seat and applauded (even let loose a whistle) when I saw this? Kaito did what the others didn’t—couldn’t—do, and I loved him for it.

             If I didn’t fangirl him so hard already, this would’ve cinched it.

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THANK YOU, KAITO.

29 9 / 2014

Day 18 – Favorite Theme Song

Hoo boy. Favorite Theme Song. I tend to like more Sentai theme songs than Kamen Rider ones (like Shinkenger, Gokaiger, Gobusters…). Hmm…

 The theme for Kamen Rider Fourze: “Switch On!” by Anna Tsuchiya.

(video credits to LimitBreakMeteor’s Channel on Youtube)

"Switch On!" is a song I’ve put on my morning playlist (named as "Bacon and Eggs," don’t ask—all of my playlist names are the names of foods) that I can wake up to and jam to while jumping up and down on the mattress.

            But more than that, the song gives a powerful, encouraging message that I keep close to my heart.

29 9 / 2014

zarahjoyce:

Goodbye my beautiful angsty ship thank you for throwing more scraps my way than most of my toku shows combined


GOODBYE MY SHIP. ;_______________________;


………………..

Actually, no.


I’M NOT READY YET.

zarahjoyce:

Goodbye my beautiful angsty ship thank you for throwing more scraps my way than most of my toku shows combined

GOODBYE MY SHIP. ;_______________________;

………………..

Actually, no.

I’M NOT READY YET.

26 9 / 2014

zarahjoyce:

akinosora01:

Warnings: OOC, because I don’t know if I wrote Hikari/Mio in character?

Disclaimer: I do not own Ressha Sentai Toqger!

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#4 – Cream

Pleased with her work, Mio wipes her hands on her apron and smiles down at her finished puddings; she’d certainly outdone herself, this time, making them…

*INCOHERENT SHIPPER NOISES*

^^ I wrote this one with you in mind, zarahjoyce!

26 9 / 2014

The second season of Mischievous Kiss: Love in Tokyo will start airing on November 24, 2014.

HOLY—

WAIT. NOVEMBER?!

You give me such yummy BTS pics…and you’re telling me that I have to wait until NOVEMBER to eat up the cute couple moments?

Eh, it’s two months. Compared to waiting for confirmation of a second season after marathoning the first, that’s nothing.

::incoherent fangirl screaming::

(photo credits to Itazura na Kiss 2 Love in Tokyo facebook fanpage.)

25 9 / 2014

At least there’s an explanation for Kouta/Mai, I suppose (i.e. fate has forced them into the “Adam” and “Eve” roles) It’s not quite as bad as Kyoryu where Amy’s suddenly sobbing that she loves King …

There’s an explanation for Kouta/Mai, all right, but it’s just a flimsy excuse—because they’re supposed to be together, not by their own choices, and I think that’s the biggest reason why I’m not liking it.

(Kaito always said that he'd decide his fate, not being chained to it.)

And yeah, Amy’s sudden confession was very jarring, to the point that it nearly had me turned off the entire series. Not fun.

25 9 / 2014

Warnings: OOC, because I don’t know if I wrote Hikari/Mio in character?

Disclaimer: I do not own Ressha Sentai Toqger!

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#4 – Cream

            Pleased with her work, Mio wipes her hands on her apron and smiles down at her finished puddings; she’d certainly outdone herself, this time, making them from scratch, even painstakingly measuring out the ingredients for the special whipped cream recipe she found.

            (She was not, mind you, looking up pudding recipes because Hikari liked them. She just thought that everyone would like homemade pudding.)

            “What are you doing?”

            She whirls around to see Hikari standing behind her, kendama in one hand. “Pudding,” she says to hide her surprise, and looks at him owlishly as he comes closer. “What?”

            He hums in response, pausing to look at her in the eyes. Flustered, she opens to demand what he’s doing, when suddenly he reaches around her and smears some of the whipped cream on her heated cheek.

            Needless to say, a whipped cream fight ensues.

25 9 / 2014

So, I’m sick with the flu. As in, really really sick. I really should be in bed, having been prescribed medication and everything, but I was thinking about this and wanted to write it down before sleep overtakes my brain.

(If it doesn’t make sense, just write them off as the ramblings of a sick!fangirl who desperately wants her canon.)

            So…Kouta/Mai vs. Kaito/Mai.

            I thought that the show’s attempt at Kouta/Mai was very reminiscent of Zyuden Sentai Kyoryuger. For those who don’t remember, there was a lot of debate because the King/Amy pairing at the end of the series seemed forced, after a curious lack of moments (some, but not a lot) between the two characters throughout the series.

            Mai throughout the series acted as the “big-sister” type towards Team Gaim, filling in the shoes of the caring best friend towards Kouta (and Micchy, but that’s another story). She is the purported female lead, and female leads are supposed to end up with the male hero, right? But there are times when that isn’t the case—take Kamen Rider W, for example.

            A lot of people hate on the Kaito/Mai ship because it’s just so typical—the cool, aloof guy with the bubbly, carefree girl, not to mention that it gets in the way of the main ship—Kouta/Mai. OK, yes, it’s typical, and yes, it does get in the way of the main ship. However…

            There’s so much more chemistry in Kaito/Mai than Kouta/Mai. Kouta and Mai had a lot of interaction through the episodes, but the vibes were that of friends. And from nearly the beginning, the Kaito/Mai interactions were charged with tension—first, because Kaito was a supposed villain, and from their differing ideologies.

            It shifts when Kaito acknowledges Mai’s strength, and becomes someone who encourages her in the face of despair. Kouta is not her only childhood friend; Kaito is, of sorts, having met Mai when they were mere children, at the Takatsukasa Shrine before it was demolished. It is then when the gears start to turn, and the world begins to shift.

24 9 / 2014

            A request from the lovely zarahjoyce! She fuels my muse. :D

Disclaimer: I do not own Kamen Rider Gaim.

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#2 – Quake

            Earthquakes, though rare, were not unfamiliar in Zawame City. Periodically tremors rocked the cement earth, and everyone would tune in to DJ Sagara to get the latest updates in how much damage the tremors had wrought upon their beloved city.

            When they start to feel tremors, Kouta and the rest of the Gaim are at Drupers, enjoying Bandou’s fruit parfaits, joined by Team Baron. Kouta’s immediate instinct is to go cover Mai; however, when his eyes search for her, he finds Kaito already curled around Mai’s small, slender figure.

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Warnings: OOC?, because I’m not sure if I portrayed Mayuri and Raiga right….

#3 – Delirious

            Once, Raiga falls ill.

            Mayuri is aware that Raiga, despite his status as the strongest Knight, is human, and therefore not immune to human illness. Yet, it is jarring when Gonza tells her in hushed tones that Raiga is sick upon her visit to the Saejima mansion.

            When Gonza is busy fetching medication and fresh towels, Mayuri enters the bedroom, and sees Raiga lying on the bed.

            With the mantle of his white coat, Raiga looks much…smaller, and Mayuri is startled to feel a sharp pain in her chest. She blinks, and the sensation goes away.

            “…san.”

            She cocks her head, wondering if she just imagined it, when she hears it again.

            “Kaa-san!” 

24 9 / 2014

fatallyxfragile:

and I’ll break them down:

  • How I feel about this character
  • All the people I ship romantically with this character
  • My non-romantic OTP for this character
  • My unpopular opinion about this character
  • One thing I wish would happen / had happened with this character in canon.

zarahjoyce, considering my recent posts, either Kaito or Raiga, please. :)))))

(Source: apriki, via zarahjoyce)

24 9 / 2014

So, introducing my new series called “Popcorn Drabbles.” They’re drabbles, obviously, but one-, two-, and three- (maybe four-) sentence drabbles that I consider too short to be standalones, and pop up whenever inspiration strikes—hence the name!

(I always take requests! ::winks:: hint, hint!)

Anyways, the first one, “Shift” is told in Rei’s perspective, a first for me.

Disclaimer: I do not own anything of the GARO franchise—except for the BluRays!

 

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 #1 - Shift

            When whispers of Garo’s, the strongest, disappearance reach Rei’s ears, he is quick to brush them off, saying in his lighthearted way that there was no possibility that Saejima Kouga could just disappear in thin air.

            Then Tsubasa, accompanied by Rin—not so little anymore, a confident young woman—and Jabi, shows up at his door, all three wearing grim expressions, and Rei knows in his gut that things were not good.

24 9 / 2014

The disappearance of Saejima Kouga and Kaoru, Garo: Makai no Hana, Episode 24.

"Have faith, and wait for me."

— Saejima Kouga 

(translation credits to Aesir subs, because a certain Tumblr blogger—me—is too lazy to take time to think about translating.)

In a way, despite being older and wiser, Raiga is still the child waiting on his father’s promise, that he will bring his mother home, for certain. 

We see aspects of Kaoru in Raiga, but the smiles and the kind countenance Raiga wears only hides what is deeply ingrained inside him—the scars left by his mother’s disappearance, and his father’s subsequent absence in his life to find her.

Do I believe that Kouga and Kaoru will return? Oh, definitely, because the Golden Knight always keeps his promises.