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Fri, Apr. 12th, 2013, 10:22 am [sticky post]
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Hi! This Livejournal is mainly used for posting my fanfiction. You can take a look at my tags or my fanfiction.net account to see what I've written. I am no longer updating my memories as of April 9, 2013.

I am also flonnebonne on Dreamwidth. I consider that to be my primary account now. If you have a Dreamwidth account, please add me to your circle over there! I'm slowly trying to move my friendslist from LJ over to Dreamwidth.

In general, feel free to add me to your friendlist/circle, comment on any of my posts, or just lurk. I hardly ever lock anything and I don't bite (at least not online I don't).

Mon, Jun. 19th, 2017, 11:57 pm
[Hikaru no Go] Fic: The Big Slump

The Big Slump (8010 words) 
Chapters: 8/8
Fandom: Hikaru no Go
Rating: General Audiences
Characters: Ochi, Ochi's Grandfather, Waya, Yashiro, Kurata 
Summary: "Your go is made of money." Ochi is in a slump and wants to figure out why.

...It's quite possible that I've written more Ochi fics than anyone in the world.   
This entry was originally posted at http://flonnebonne.dreamwidth.org/107229.html. Comment here or there - it's all good.

Mon, May. 8th, 2017, 09:08 pm
Happy (belated) Hikago day!

Happy belated Hikago day! I wanted to post something on May 5th but I didn't have anything ready -_- 

But! You can check out the 5 fics at tuulentupa's unofficial blind-go post, one of which is mine!

And below the cut is a snippet of an unfinished Ochi fic. I like writing Ochi. He's always grouchy. 

The Big SlumpCollapse ) This entry was originally posted at http://flonnebonne.dreamwidth.org/106797.html. Comment here or there - it's all good.

Tue, May. 2nd, 2017, 12:06 am
Get Your Words Out - April check-in

I've written 33937 total words so far this year. I made a pledge at Camp NaNoWriMo to write 25,000 words of my novel in April, but HA that didn't work out. And I still...don't actually know how Camp NaNoWriMo works. 

Most of April was spent wrestling with Dragon Naturally Speaking, first the technical hurdles and then the mental ones. I might write about the technical hurdles in another post, but the mental hurdles have been just as hard to deal with. I was really depressed one day about my inability to just TALK into the empty air. The problem is that my writing process relies on me re-reading what I've already written.--it's visual. And I wasn't sure I could change a life-time of visual training to become more auditory, considering how badly I'd done at all the listening tests in my long-ago piano lessons, and how I always need textual reinforcement when I learn new words....

And then the next day, I figured out what I needed. A visual crutch. I had already tried a tactile crutch--moving my fingers around as I dictated, as if I were typing--but that wasn't doing much. I'm just too visual/textual, not tactile. 

So I got out a notebook and wrote on paper as I dictated aloud, and...it worked! It was incredibly helpful! Even if I was just scribbling squiggles that didn't really look like the words I was saying aloud, it helped a lot. It especially helped me deal with punctuation and indenting and other annoying things quibbly things that you have to dictate. With the paper/pen crutch, dictating is getting easier and maybe eventually maybe I won't need the crutch and I'll be able to do dictation on the go, on a voice recorder, which is the dream. I think it'll be a while though. I've got to train Dragon, and myself, a lot more. 

This entry was originally posted at http://flonnebonne.dreamwidth.org/106589.html. Comment here or there - it's all good.

Fri, Apr. 28th, 2017, 01:16 pm
Slam Dunk 10 Days After

Did you know that Inoue Takihiko did a short sequel to Slam Dunk called 10 Days After? You can download the scanlated at http://summerdrummer.livejournal.com/6763.html

The neat thing about 10 Days After is that Inoue drew the whole thing on the blackboards of a school in Kanagawa over the course of 3 days. It was a big event, with 5000 visitors and a documentary and kids playing basketball in the gym with Inoue and everything. 

You can see footage of the event, including Inoue drawing on the blackboards, at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IfrDbxmP7h8

Inoue's message to his fans is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lmz-0lbfwIo (in Japanese, no translation).

Ahhhh, nothing makes me happier than SD. (Hikago might be my favourite series, but SD is my comfort series.) 

This entry was originally posted at http://flonnebonne.dreamwidth.org/106406.html. Comment here or there - it's all good.

Fri, Apr. 21st, 2017, 09:57 pm
PSA for Attack on Titan Fans

If you're watching Attack on Titan, you probably also want to watch Attack on Titan Junior High

It's not on Crunchyroll! 

This entry was originally posted at http://flonnebonne.dreamwidth.org/106224.html. Comment here or there - it's all good.

Thu, Apr. 20th, 2017, 06:22 pm
Fic rec: What I Found in Innoshima

 I'ma gonna rec this fic! 

Summary: A year after Sai's disappearance, Hikaru returns to Innoshima. And gets possessed once more by a Go-playing ghost – this time, Honinbou Shuusaku.Except Shuusaku doesn't want to play Go, and frankly, Hikaru doesn't know what to do with that.

This entry was originally posted at http://flonnebonne.dreamwidth.org/105839.html. Comment here or there - it's all good.

Sun, Apr. 16th, 2017, 04:21 pm

Here's what I wrote for Inter High 2017: 

Regret Whatever
(3640 words) for [personal profile] prillalar 
Chapters: 2/2
Fandom: Slam Dunk
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Akagi Takenori, Mitsui Hisashi, Kogure Kiminobu, Akagi Haruko, Ayako (Slam Dunk), Sakuragi Hanamichi, Rukawa Kaede, Miyagi Ryota
Summary: The Shohoku boys regret everything and nothing.

...I realize this fic is kind of a spiritual successor to another SD fic of mine, Imagination, and by "spiritual successor" I mean "almost the exact same story." Lol.

That said, this fic was a super fun fic to write, and I am so glad that [personal profile] prillalar requested Slam Dunk :) I think this might be the fandom I most enjoy writing for. Love the gangsta boys and the basketball action and the fact that I actually understand a bit about basketball, unlike most of the other sports/games I try to write about lalalala.  

BIG thank you to cryforthedream for beta-ing the fic and catching some really big gaffs! Certain parts of the fic probably wouldn't have made any sense without his input. I owe you one, man.

This entry was originally posted at http://flonnebonne.dreamwidth.org/105568.html. Comment here or there - it's all good.

Mon, Apr. 10th, 2017, 10:47 pm

AAHHHHH I got my Interhigh present and it is beyond my wildest dreams!!!

Check out Izumi from Princess Nine being her super TEENAGE ANGSTY REBELLIOUS CRAZY SELF in awesome super creative comic form!!

I cannot believe I got something so involved, and for an old fandom like Princess Nine!! I am so happy and lucky and ducky right now :D :D :D

This entry was originally posted at http://flonnebonne.dreamwidth.org/105231.html. Comment here or there - it's all good.

Mon, Apr. 3rd, 2017, 10:51 pm
iOS app for learning to read in Japanese - Webu

 Here's something I posted at http://japanese.livejournal.com/2381436.html, reproduced here for posterity: 

I've been using a (mostly) free iOS app called Webu to practice my reading skills, and I've found it immensely helpful. It's basically a web browser, but when you click on a word it quickly brings up a the Japanese-English dictionary entry and plays the audio out loud. You can also quickly make a flash card for the word for later study. The flash card contains the example sentence you initially saw the word in, and it also lets you go back to the website where you originally saw the word. There are other features too, but I'd say the web browsing and the flash cards are the main ones. 

It's a new app, so it's still got some bugs here and there, but when I emailed the developer he was super nice and implemented some of my suggestions. For example, I asked him to make new types of flash cards and he did! I'm pretty amazed at how kind and responsive he's been. The developer is looking for more users, of course, so I'm promoting the app here now :) Not being paid, I promise! Just want to spread the word. 

Note: the free version of Webu has some limitations on how many words you can look up per hour and how many flash cards you can save (100). The limitations aren't too bad though--if I weren't studying for the JLPT this year, I would have probably just kept using the free version. In a way the limitations are sometimes good: it's helpful sometimes to force yourself to not look up too many words (so you learn to figure things out more from context). But when you're cramming for the JLPT you do things a little differently :D Anyway, the paid features are only a couple dollars each, at least in the Canadian app store, so if you want them they don't break the bank. 

Link to Webu on the App Store

User Guide for Webu

One more thing: the developer also has another app called Sabu, which is similar to Webu except that it's for videos. Mind you, I haven't tried out Sabu yet because there's no free trial version and I have no room for video files on my phone. But it sounds very useful. You can play a video on your iPhone with two sets of subtitltes, and when you encounter a word you want to learn you can click on it to look it up, hear it, and add it to flash cards. The rewinding and forwarding and such also seem to be really tailored for language learning. 

Link to Sabu on the App Store

Sabu website

Sabu feature description

Hope some of this is helpful!

This entry was originally posted at http://flonnebonne.dreamwidth.org/105047.html. Comment here or there - it's all good.

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