one child limit

Sanji gets reverted back to a child and finally gets the childhood he deserves. [2/?]

  • Zoro takes what he assumes is Sanji into the kitchen.  He looks like what a 5 year old Sanji would look like but infinitely less irritating.
  • “Umm, where is this?”
  • “Your kitchen.  I know it’s been a while since you’ve been in it dartbrow.”
  • “I have a name.”
  • “Sanji!”
  • Chopper speeds into the room and Zoro lets down Sanji back to the actual floor instead of dangling from his hands.
  • “Did you eat something weird again?  What happened?  Why are you so small?  Did someone touch you with their devil fruit?  Do you know where you are?”
  • Zoro can feel the tension building up in Sanji’s shoulders.  He wasn’t there for the fight against Big Mom so he got an extra summarized version of Sanji’s past.  He figured Sanji wasn’t always the person he met on that floating restaurant years ago.
  • “Slow down there Chopper.”
  • He stands a little taller when he speaks again, “How do you know my name?  You called me Sanji when you ran in.”
Lucky Child Musings #1

I expect this to become and ongoing series, hence the num­ber in the title.

­­­I posted chapter 25 yesterday. It involved Keiko, Kaito, and Kurama primarily. Kuwabara was mentioned. Next chapter we’ll encounter Kagome. Eventually we’ll meet Koenma.


There’s a trope called the “One Steve Limit” in fiction. This trope posits that authors should avoid giving characters the same, or even similar-sounding, names to avoid confusing the audience. I adhere to this in my writing when I can.

In fanfic, however, I can’t change character names. I’m stuck with them. And in this fandom I’m stuck with an overabundance of names that start with K.


I know that in Japanese these names start with different consonant/vowel pairing sounds (Ku, Ka, Kei, Ko, Kai), and the hiragana characters look totally different, so they aren’t as visually confusing in that alphabet as they are in phonetic English letters. But for silly monolingual Americans like myself, the K names get SO CONFUSING.

I worked around this in chapter 25 by capitalizing on Kurama’s human name, Minamino. In the story the narrator delineates between Minamino, the regular human boy, and Kurama, the wily fox demon living in a human body.

When Kurama/Minamino acts normal around Kaito and Keiko, the narrator refers to him as Minamino, reflecting that he’s behaving like a (somewhat) normal human boy.

But when Kaito leaves the room, Minamino changes his demeanor—he gets serious and lets his schoolboy act drop, becoming the manipulative and clever Kurama. Keiko’s narrative reflects this by switching to his demon name instead of his human one.

By making note of Kurama’s two personas, and capitalizing on his two-faced tendencies, I was able to avoid K-name-confusion. It’s neat the way that making a characterization choice helped solve one of the story’s mundane, practical problems.

…and, yeah. That’s all I wanted to talk about. Till next time!

anonymous asked:

Joseph, you're very unorthodox. Who -or where- do you get it from?

JOSE: “Ehh, well, let’s… call it a matter of perspective and priorities, shall we?”


Frank in the style of Beetlejuice for halloween

Ooh! Ikki’s got a girlfriend!

Go away, Meelo!


“Be not defeated by the rain. Be not defeated by the wind. Nor by the iron pipe. Nor by the knife. Nor by the metal bat. Be of sound body. Be without desire. Never be angered. Always have a quiet smile.

That is whom I wish to be.”