sanctuary series

We fight for others, for life, for our comrades. Remember that, when things grow grim. Remember that, when you become weary. No god can make you stand in a place of harm if you choose not to; but the bonds of fellowship have kept many a fighter from running when his heart was filled with fear.
—  Champion - Robert J. Crane
McDanno Fic Recs

Making posts for Fandom Fic Rec Days.  Here are some of my favorite McDanno Fics with the story or series title, author, official A03 description and (what I enjoy about it).

  • Mess series by delighted -  A three-part, slow burn, getting together story. Steve’s POV. Smitten, pining Steve. Messy, emotional Danny.  (Centers around a breakup between Danny and Melissa, it gives us a very emotional, very human Danny, and Steve being very supportive)
  • Resolutions by delighted -  Steve makes a New Year’s Resolution to hug Danny every day until he can work up the courage to kiss him instead.  (Pining Steve, hugging, both our boys being cute)
  • A Thousand Ways series by sanctuary_for_all -  When you have two people who love each other as much as Steve and Danny, there are a thousand different ways they could get together. Here are just a few of them. (This is just a fun series about how Steve and Danny might get together.  Some are serious and emotional, others are fun and more light-hearted.)
  • He Mea Hopena (A Sweet End) by Kitsune_Moonstar - When Danny finds himself unable to get a job as a cop in Hawaii, salvation comes in the form of Kalakaua Cupcakes. The owner, Kailani Kalakaua, hires him as an assistant baker. Sure, Danny’s only baking experience comes from helping out in his cousin’s bakery, but at least it gets him to Hawaii and able to see Grace on a regular basis. When Kailani suffers a stroke shortly before an appearance on Cupcake Wars, it falls to Danny and her niece to represent them in the competition.Steve is pretty sure that Governor Denning was punishing him. He might be pleased that Five-0 uncovered his predecessor’s corruption, but he hadn’t exactly given the team a warm welcome. And it’s the only reason Steve can think of that he would have been chosen to represent the islands on a special episode of Cupcake Wars as a guest judge, especially when the team is in the middle of an investigation. What he isn’t prepared for is the case and cupcakes to intersect or one of the contestants might hold the key to solving it. (There’s only one chapter so far, but we get Danny as a baker.  It’s a fun read and I’m really looking forward to more)
  • Coffee Shop Boyfriend by OnlyHim -  An innocent barista outs Steve’s crush on Danny. (This is one of my absolute favorites right now.  We get pining, embarrassed Steve and devious Danny)
  • With All Memory and Fate Driven Deep Beneath the Waves by SBG - Danny swims for survival (We get a nice long look into Danny’s history with water and his will to survive, and worried Steve, badass Steve)
  • Somewhere I Have Never Travelled by adelaide_rain -  “You have to kiss when you’re standing under mistletoe,” Grace says. “It’s the rules.”  (Steve and Danny under the mistletoe - ‘nuff said)
  • Foxy Danno series by klutzy34 - Danny’s a werefox.  (One story focuses on Steve and Danny as friends, with lots a fun team dynamics, and the other story is an AU with McDanno)
  • Banded by ThomE_Gemcity_06 -  When Danny realized that he had started to develop a tendency around a certain Navy SEAL in his life, one that he was sure would turn out bad did it ever make contact, he attempted to curb it with a rubber band around his wrist—only the consequences weren’t exactly what he had been expecting when Grace accidentally outed him in concern for her Danno. (Danny’s creative solution and really clever analogies about Steve; a good fun read)
  • A to Z of Danny Whump! by Jazzie -  Danny has amazingly bad luck in this A to Z of a whump fest. (These are friendship fics, but if you like Danny Whump, they’re good; some aren’t formatted well, but the content is well written)
  • Covert Operations by Lilas (pegasus_01) -  “So, you love him, but not enough to marry him?”  (Devious Steve, adorable Grace)
  • Making It Better by thegrrrl2002 -  Danny and Steve. In the car. (Danny has trouble moving the car seat and Steve isn’t really all that helpful)
  • In the Line of Duty by thegrrrl2002 - (Danny kisses Steve to stop their cover from being blown)

Haven’t gotten around to watching Inhuman Condition? Now’s your chance. Check out Season One! 

Buck-Tick in Manga, 003, Angel Sanctuary

by Yuki Kaori

She was a professional bangya, loved lots of bands ranging from the enormously popular ones to pretty weird and underground ones. She has draw a Buck-Tick doujinshi called “Die” with lots of BT references, it’s available on many manga sites.

But besides Die, BT made an appearance in her famous manga series Angel Sanctuary, vol. 4

I only found the online English one

the translator didn’t translate Yuki-san’s words, I don’t blame her/him, the writing is not very easy to read ↓

So basically what she said is, she was in love with a band, wanted to fill all pages with LOVE LOVE things, she only knew their very old songs before, but recently she heard their new songs and those songs were so cool! But she loved both old and new songs. Why didn’t she find out more about them before? She didn’t want to sound presumptuous to their old fans, so she would not say their name.

“I’m not the Yuki you know anymore!!”

“Yuki will never come back, please don’t look for her.”

(To Aku no Hana Imai) “I love ○○sama in this era.”

Then in vol. 5

She said many readers guessed wrong. 

Maybe because her readers are generally younger than the BT generation, maybe because in that era without internet, some people only know the black hair Acchan, plus the Acchan she drew is not that similar to the 3D one…

(The drawing on the right is Setsuna and Rosiel)

Japanese one ↓

The English translator didn’t translate things like the song that inspired Yuki-san was Dress, many people thought the band was Luna Sea, the person who said “Don’t write their name!” didn’t get the name of the band right, Yuki-san wrote a “すべて誤解”, I think it’s from “見えない物を見ようとする誤解全て誤解だ (Mienai Mono…)”, etc.

Also Yuki-san didn’t say the band members look androgynous, she just said “おキレイな兄ちゃん達” (pretty niichans), “男なのに、女なんかよりぜんぜんキレーっす” (They’re men, but they are a lot prettier than women), because even DEG and Pierrot are Androgynos, Hoshino HIdehiko has never…bad joke?

I personally find saying a man is “pretty than a woman” to be a bit weird, what exactly does it mean? Women don’t look the same.

Models of Angel Sanctuary characters is always a topic, Yuki Kaori didn’t make most of them clear, maybe many characters don’t have a certain model, she just took Visual Kei materials here and there, so I can’t be sure. Many people say Kira Sakuya/Lucifer is Acchan, Rosiel is Hyde, but when she began to do the character design of Angel Sanctuary, she wasn’t a BT fan, L’arc haven’t made their debut, so it’s a bit doubtful.

Anyway, later in the series, Kira Sakuya indeed resembles Acchan.

According to Wikipedia, model of Mad Hatter/Belial is Full, from Guniw Tools (singer, video editor, PV diretctor etc, I know lots of BT fans are more familiar with him than me) But perhaps Yuki-san borrowed some elements from Imai, like the black and white squares

It’s just my guess.

I need to confess, I’m not a big fan of Yuki-san, I don’t remember what Angel Sanctuary is about, so I could be wrong somewhere and probabaly there are others things to be find.

In the end, another thing, Yuki-san mentioned Issay in Angel Sanctuary too, vol.17:

She said Issay had a small face and was very beautiful, he was a fan of Angel Sanctuary, she got their signs and CD, was invited to their concert.

AU where the Baudelaires are actually Teslen kids

Okay hear me out, this actually works REALLY well:

-Violet obviously gets her knack for inventing from Nikola

-Klaus gets his extraordinary research skills and curiosity from Helen

-and Sunny’s proficiency for biting things is a clear indicator that she inherited Nikola’s vampire genes

(oh and btw nobody dies in a fire and the entire family gets to kick VFD ass together the end)