gladdecease: (*this stuff is just /weird/)
Jeez, has it really been two and a half years since I wrote something down for this? (Well, I've had thoughts. I've changed a few of the things that I did write down. But no, nothing concrete.)

And, well, that is a deplorable state to be in. So I think I'll take a few of those [community profile] originalfic100 prompts and address some of the big questions that are Sam. Well. I'll address them a little bit.

Who? )

What? )

Where? )

When? )

Why? )

How? )

(Short answer: Sam doesn't like big questions.)
gladdecease: (reading is gr9)
Imagine a world where pairs of people are literally perfect for each other.

I don't mean they have no conflict, or that they're identical in every way; nor do I mean that they argue constantly, or that they're different in complementary ways. The most important relationship in a person's life can't be generalized that easily. I just mean that for whatever reason, they are vital and necessary to each other's life. It need not be sexual, or romantic - it is simply an essential connection, without which their lives are somehow, indescribably, less.

If you're a romantic person, you might be thinking, "Okay, but how is that any different from our world?"

The difference, you'll find, is that they have physical proof: a marking, a band around the base of the fourth finger of your dominant hand. It's called different things in different cultures, but the most common name for it is a True Ring, and it develops spontaneously the first time your soulmate looks you in the eye.

More details - including speculation/near-fic about how living a world with True Rings might have influenced events in stories you already know - below the cut. )
gladdecease: (*fighty-plotty type stuff)
You ever wish so hard for a certain scene to happen in a story, but know you've got a snowball's chance in hell of actually seeing it happen?

That happens to me a lot with manga, which progress terribly slowly week by week. I imagine there's a similar thing with weekly comics as well, but I was never really into them. For manga, though, I sit on the edge of my seat every week, anxiously hoping for XXXX development or for [character] to finally bring up XXXX, only to find that the story has briefly detoured to give a minor character time to shine.

Anyway, I want to see these scenes, but between my impatience and the chance that the story goes in - gasp - a different direction, I ended up writing them instead. And really, they're so short, and meaningless outside the context of the current plotline, who would want to see them but me?

Well, me and whoever's following this journal, I guess.

Scene 1 - Team 10 fight resolution )

Scene 2 - Gaara, Lee, and Kimimaro )