flowers of carnage

“One acrobatic somersault, one quick midair extraction of a sword from the umbrella’s handle, and four slashes/thrusts of her blade later, and the men have been cut down in a blood-spurting floral pattern splayed out like a Payback Bouquet in the snow. “Who the hell are you?” asks the dying crime boss. But we already sense the answer from Meiko Kaji’s commanding presence, a glare that communicates how much evil she has seen and how much more she is willing to do… . 

Is it any wonder that Quentin Tarantino loved the poker-faced delirium of this film so much?”


– The Complete Lady Snowblood: Flowers of Carnage

By Howard Hampton

azkvban  asked:

Hi, do you know 8th year fics where draco and harry have to share a dorm/room? Thank you!

Yup, sure do!! These are all fics where they share a room in eighth year, vs ones where they’re dormmates (cause there are many more of those, but can make a separate list if you’re curious) or where they’re rooommates post-Hogwarts. Enjoy, and please remember to let the authors know if you do!!!

Drarry Recs: Eighth Year Roommates

Beneath Boundless Skies by blamebrampton - PG-13, 30k - Home is a world filled with funerals, a girlfriend who can’t bear the sight of you, and people who are convinced you came back from the dead. Bugger it, even Australia sounds good.

Get it Right by kjp_013 - PG-13, 2k - Harry has a problem and there is only one person to turn to for help.

Kiss the Joy (Until the Sun Rise) by ICMezzo - M, 38k - The Room of Requirement was severely damaged in the war, but not so much that it could not provide for one lost student and another young hero—especially when they needed each other most of all.

Skulking by teshara - R, 8k - When Harry follows Draco out of the castle, the last thing he expects is to become caught up in a bonding ceremony. When they realize they’re going to have to learn how to live together neither of them is happy, but sometimes things have funny ways of working themselves out.

take it slow but don’t warn me by flower-carnage - R, 5.5k - Harry and Draco are roommates in their eighth year. Harry has insomnia. Draco has nightmares. They work it out somehow

Waters of March by geoviki - PG-13, 21.5k - Voldemort’s final victim resides with the other spell-damaged wizards in St. Mungo’s Hospital.  Harry suffers survivor’s guilt and finds an unusual beta.  Cream-colored knee-high leather boots make a brief appearance.

to - day/morrow.

Growing upwards, 
looking down from 
the doorway to heaven - 
shoulder pads shaken 
by the shrieks
of your swan song, 
your eyes victors 
in the haunting of words 
I dare not confess on paper…

My night turned scarlet 
in the blushing autumn morn 
of an April reborn, 
April 27.0 - 
improved but not new, 
navigating the silence 
of your chest.

My breath is a down payment 
for all the days of flower picking
from the carnage of your dreams.

This is not the doorway to heaven, 
it is the stairway to sorrow 
but hold not the attention 
of my lips - 

I am already in tomorrow.

srooone  asked:

You mentioned reading a butt ton of good sakura fan-fiction. Mind filling me in?

Oh, I have a whole library of it. 

If they are not there, here are a “few” of my favorites…

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To be a lion in a forest of … dragons. Sakura-centric.

Rated: Fiction T - English - Tragedy/Angst - Sakura H., Team Seven - Words: 1,859 - Status: Complete

The Decisions of Bark and Bite

Akatsuki had a wide network. It was a fact that Uchiha Itachi would point out to Jiraiya very clearly every time they met, and one that the toad-sannin would never be completely aware of. They had contacts everywhere – even amongst the most trusted members of the Hokage’s board. Or, more specifically, one contact. But she was the best they could have. She was Haruno Sakura.

Rated: Fiction T - English - Adventure/Drama - Sakura H., Akatsuki - Words: 5,382 -  Status: Complete 

Bitter Refuge

God places the heaviest burden on those who can carry its weight. A Revolution begins in the soul. PeinSaku AU Oneshot

 Rated: Fiction M - English - Drama/Romance - Pain/Pein, Sakura H. - Words: 12,636 -  Status: Complete 

Airborne

As a half bird experiment born in a laboratory, Sakura is a prisoner. As a half human, she wants to be free. As escaped prey she will be hunted by predators. As an intelligent, flying creature, Sakura must trust herself to find true freedom. MultiSaku

Rated: Fiction T - English - Adventure/Romance - Sakura H. - Chapters: 25 - Words: 229,026 - Updated: Jul 6, 2010 - Status: Complete

Reasons Why I Need To Get Over Uchiha Sasuke

Sick and tired of being in love with a man that can’t return your feelings? Have you decided that it’s time to move on? How better to do that than create a list of his faults? Results may vary. Satisfaction guaranteed one way or another.

Rated: Fiction T - English - Romance/Humor - Sakura H., Sasuke U. - Chapters: 10 - Words: 16,146 - Updated: Jun 3, 2009 - Published: May 14, 2009 - Status: Complete

Freedom in the Eyes of Another

The Wave Mission was a failure. They got caught, captured, taken-it didn’t end well. Now Sakura has a half-heard order, uncut fingernails, and more desperation than bravery. One way or another, she’s getting Team Seven out today. Complete.

Rated: Fiction M - English - Angst/Adventure - Sakura H. - Chapters: 5 - Words: 20,684 - Updated: Sep 14, 2011 - Published: Aug 12, 2011 - Status: Complete

It Ain’t a Wonderland

Sakura falls down a rabbit hole and finds herself in a land unlike any other. With White rabbit puppets and money-grubbing mice at every turn, can she finds her way back home? Rated T for language.

Rated: Fiction T - English - Adventure/Humor - Sakura H., Akatsuki - Chapters: 11 - Words: 16,362 - pdated: Dec 22, 2011 - Published: Apr 18, 2010 - Status: Complete

The Fate Of a God

He didn’t know how it happened but his life was now hers to do with as she pleased. He would do anything to protect her, his angel, from all the corruptness of this world…And she would never even know it.

Rated: Fiction T - English - Romance/Angst - Sakura H., Pain/Pein - Words: 4,839 - Published: Jun 10, 2012 - Status: Complete

Shades of Crimson

A dark tale of romance between Konoha’s flower and the Akatsuki’s immortal. Rated for Hidan, graphic violence and lemon.

Rated: Fiction M - English - Romance/Drama - Hidan, Sakura H. - Chapters: 26 - Words: 138,011- Updated: Jan 18, 2013 - Published: Jul 20, 2009 - Status: Complete

Oblivion 

“So it’s true,” he says, “You’ve lost your memories.” His Akatsuki cloak is billowing in the wind as he stares at her. “Who are you?” She repeats. He simply smiles at her, a small, sad smile. “Don’t worry Princess - we’ll get you out. You’ll be home soon Sakura, don’t you worry.”

Rated: Fiction T - English - Friendship/Mystery - Akatsuki, Sakura H. - Words: 6,262 - Published: Mar 5, 2013 - Status: Complete - id: 9071345

Flower of Carnage

This is the story of a daughter who had a loving family; a girl who had a happy childhood; a medic whose skill progressed as quickly as the Legendary Slug Princess; a woman who lost the faith of her village. This is the story of the traitor who massacred the Haruno Clan. Itachi x Sakura role reversal. 

Rated: Fiction M - English - Adventure/Romance - Sakura H., Itachi U. - Words: 3,913 - Published: May 19, 2013 - Status: Complete 

Out of the Darkness

Sakura would show them she wasn’t pathetic. One harsh word from Sasuke makes Sakura realize that he will never see her unless she is strong enough to stand at his side and not in his shadow.

Rated: Fiction T - English - Adventure/Drama - Sakura H., Itachi U. - Chapters: 6 - Words: 172,676 - Updated: Jun 26, 2013 - Published: Jul 11, 2012 - Status: Complete

There is much more but I believe that this could probably last you few months or so.

Note: Anything from this author is beyond amazing. 

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Someone asked me for the #1 song that I used for writing grief/sad/death scenes, and that is without a doubt The Lonely Shepherd from Kill Bill~ ★

This song can fit into A LOT of different moods/themes. Here are some scenarios I’ve used this song for:

  • The protagonist is all alone, and they reflect on their choices
  • A character is dying in the arms of their lover
  • The master battles the apprentice
  • The lovers are reunited
  • The rebel is executed by the empire
  • The enemy army can be seen in the distance
  • A character discovers their life has been a lie

And many more! I can’t really say that the whole Kill Bill soundtrack is awesome, I really only like about 3 songs from the whole batch (The Grand Duel, The Flower of Carnage, and The Lonely Shepherd) but this song is, without a doubt, a mainstay in my ‘Musical Survival Playlist’!

By the way, I have a bunch of Writing Playlists– handcrafted by yours truly, so you may want to check 'em out! All of them have gone gold on 8Tracks, along with one that has recently gone platinum c;