Real Bout Garō Densetsu / リアルバウト餓狼伝説, AKA Real Bout Fatal Fury (Neo-Geo – SNK – 1995)

Artist : Toshiaki Mori / 森気楼, AKA Shinkiro

See also:
Shinkiro - the early years
Part 1

Part 2
Shinkiro working on an illustration (circa 1996)
Laura from Street Fighter V by Shinkiro
Fatal Fury Special (gallery)
Real Bout Fatal Fury Special (gallery)

SNK Settei Genga Collection

Stand Feature #14: Red Light Special

Hello everyone! Today we’ll be taking a look at the second of the support stands.

This is Red Light Special

Red Light Special is a mid range support stand that focuses on the ‘five’ senses. These senses take shape as five separate forms for the MC to use. Unlike an ACT stand or a swarm stand, all five are available at any time, but only one may be used at a time.

#1- Ichi: This form focuses on vision. She can inflict blindness and other moves associated with sight and even extend the user’s sight.

#2- Due: This form focuses smell. She can create disgusting smells or odors, or improve the smell of something dramatically.

#3- Drei: This form focuses on sound. She can affect the sounds someone hears, can burst your ear drums, and remove the sound of an object.

#4- Quatre: This form focuses on taste. She’s can poison you, make you sick, and ‘figuratively’ set your tongue on fire.

#5- Five: This form focuses on touch. She’s very attack oriented, grants super strength, and has destructive hands.

The stand has fairly good power and precision, okay range and durability, and is very slow.

If you have any questions, feel free to post them to this account.

Until next time, remember to Shine On Like A Crazy Diamond!

Castle Fanfic: Chef’s Special 1/1

Chef’s Special

Rating: T

Category: Season 2 AU - set between Food to Die For and Overkill, Caskett

Notes: This little plot bunny popped into my head the other day and wouldn’t let me rest until I took care of it. Hopefully it’ll be enjoyed as much as I enjoyed writing it.

“Sorry, Becks, it’s insane at the restaurant tonight and I can’t get away. We’ll do dinner another time, okay? Sorrreeee.”


Same old Maddie. All over the place and always ready with a reason to bail. It’s like high school all over again, only now instead of being the girl who’d been ditched just before prom because her friend was asked out by the boy they’d both liked, Kate’s left standing in the waiting area of a brand new, swanky, five-star restaurant.

Yeah, thanks a lot, Maddie.

She turns to leave. She’s thirty years old; she can do better than revisiting her teenage insecurities at the hands of her former best friend.

Another message pops up on her phone as she sidesteps a couple that apparently thinks they own the entire walkway. Blondie sends a withering look her way; classy, lady, classy. Kate’s the bigger person, though, and doesn’t trip the woman.

“I kept the reservation, though! And it’s on me, whatever you’d like. Please stay and tell me how it is?”


Dining alone, that sounds appealing. That’s something she can do while wearing sweatpants. It involves her couch and a book, too, not a too-fancy restaurant and snobby people. Sorry Maddie, the couch wins.

“Miss Beckett?”

Kate stops again, wondering why the maî·tre d’ is asking for her. The reservation is in Maddie’s name.

“Miss Queller asked that we show you to your table, if you’re ready.”

“I, ah,” she hedges, biting her lip quickly. Well, she did get dressed up. And it is a meal on Madison’s dime… “Yes, yes I am. Thank you.”

So she holds her chin high and follows the head waiter. Maybe it won’t be so bad. They seem to be heading to a quiet part of the restaurant, maybe no one will notice that her friend flaked and left her eating alone.

It isn’t until the slim man leads her to a table in the back corner of the dining room that she realizes she doesn’t have to worry about being alone. The table isn’t empty. To make matters worse, she recognizes that jacket, those broad shoulders, the close-cropped hair at the back of his neck.


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