elaby: (Shakespeare - angst)
Hey, remember about a zillion years ago when I was doing all of those First Kiss memes? I finally finished the one for [livejournal.com profile] minyan! She requested Horatio and Laertes. I reread my manga Hamlet yesterday and was inspired to finish the tiny draft/idea I had started at the time I posted the meme. So we watched Hamlet last night and I had raptures of squee, as usual, and here's the fic :) God, writing Hamlet stuff takes me for-bloody-ever. But I enjoy every minute of it T_T

831 words
Notes: Horatio POV. This was sparked by the fact that in the Kenneth Branagh movie, Horatio is the one to tell Ophelia's nurse not to keep her from running out into the room where Laertes was when he came back after Polonius's murder.

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It may have been one of the most foolish decisions of my life, but when I heard Laertes shouting – and his voice is unmistakable – I stopped the nurse from keeping his sister out of sight. It would have happened eventually, his seeing her. I am sure of it. I can only hope my part lent a bit of dignity to a situation that would have had precious little otherwise.

That drop of blood that's calm proclaims me bastard )
elaby: (Saitou - ^_^)
Another piece for the First Kiss Meme. This one's for [livejournal.com profile] templarwolf (posted today in honor of Enoch) using his awesome characters Kakita Goemon and Doji Hiroe. I really hope I wrote them well and didn't do anything that goes against canon. I definitely enjoyed writing this one.

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It was the week of the Spirit Festival, and one of the artisans had made Hiroe a pinwheel from a piece of bamboo and some stiff paper. The paper was off-white, not painted or bleached, but its own original color. Goemon saw her with it when he was walking with his family down to their ancestral household to pay respects at the large family shrine. Hiroe’s family was doing the same, though theirs was on the other side of town, and Goemon summoned enough courage to smile at her as they passed. She smiled back as easily as breathing, and he felt a little giddy.
Read more... )
elaby: (TougaxSaionji - whirligig)
Another First Kiss meme response, again for [livejournal.com profile] jiatra :) I I like this one better than the last one.

Characters: Tenjou Utena and Ophelia, um, of Elsinore.
Words: 780
Notes: I made absolutely no attempt to explain why they're in the same universe. When I was writing it, in my head I imagined them being in Ophelia-land (Denmark, I suppose) but they really could be in either. This takes place, for Utena, after the end of the series, so all revolutionizing of the world has happened. For Ophelia, this'd be after her father died and before, uh, she died.

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They were sitting together on the riverbank with the water five feet below, and Utena had taken off her shoes and socks. They lay in a pile in the grass beside her. Ophelia’s sandals had slipped so far off her dangling feet that one hung on her toe by a leather strap, and Utena winced every time she bounced it. Those sandals were destined for the bottom of the river, she thought.
Read more... )
elaby: (Spock - *headdesk*)
Another of the First Kiss challenge drabble-type things. This one is for [livejournal.com profile] jiatra :) Er, it's not so fantastic... sorry, Jia :\ The Utena/Ophelia one will be better. I've got a draft of that one already.

Elizabeth Swann and Captain Kirk
Words: 570
Notes: As I haven't seen the new PotC movie yet, there are no spoilers for that. Or for anything, really, except maybe this takes place sometime during the beginning-middlish of Dead Man's Chest. *shrugs* At any rate, there's no attempt to stick to the timeline, and only a very small attempt at explaining what Kirk is doing in 18th century Port Royal.

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Elizabeth wasn’t sure how the man got there, but he was wearing the strangest clothes she had ever seen: there was practically nothing to them, just plain, stretched cloth trousers and a shirt with a tiny insignia on the breast. The sleeves were decorated with a gold band or two, but other than that, his outfit was strangely devoid of ornamentation. He had called himself “Captain” when he introduced himself, but he wore neither a hat nor a frock coat nor any sort of pins or epaulettes to signify his rank. He also talked funny.

Read more... )
elaby: (Utena - red dress)
I had a whole review of manga Hamlet written last night, and for some reason it wouldn't post to LJ then or this morning before work. Oh well! I'll do it when I get home. *at [livejournal.com profile] caitirin's library now as was let out of work early wheeeee*

I've finished my first drabble response for the First Kiss Meme. It's for [livejournal.com profile] dakegra to thank him for manga Hamlet squee :) His request was "Molly and the Cute Barista" both of whom belong to [livejournal.com profile] dakegra.

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“It’s really been the worst morning,” the cute barista said apologetically to Molly as the two of them knelt behind the counter, mopping up cinnamon latte with paper towels.

Spilt coffee )

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More to come as I finish them, because these are FUN and everybody's giving me great challenges ^_^
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stolen from [livejournal.com profile] caitirin

Comment with two characters I'm familiar with, and I'll tell you how they kissed (the first time).

You can pick from originals, or any of the fandoms you know that I'm into :)

[posted by [livejournal.com profile] caitirin for [livejournal.com profile] elaby who is at work right now]

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