So awhile back I picked up the first volume of the Danmachi spinoff LN in a buy two get one free sale thinking that it was a manga. I was initially disappointed because I didn’t really want a LN at the time, but since I bought it I figured I might as well go ahead and read it.
I have to say, I was pleasantly surprised. It’s certainly not the pinnacle of fantasy writing, but I was engaged in the story and wanted to know what was going to happen next. I appreciate that in the spinoff it focuses on Aiz and her familia doing badass things in the dungeon rather than Bell being a newb and getting stronger. Aiz is already basically a god among men, and it lets the story go somewhere different than the original.
While the writing is for the most part fairly simple (though I suspect this is partly because of it being translated and also that LNs are typically aimed at a younger audience and tend to not use a lot of advanced Kanji, which probably translates to the somewhat punctual and simple sentences that LN translations seem to have) the author has a real knack for describing large scale tactical battles. Sure Aiz is pretty OP and well wreck things, but in the really lower levels of the dungeon if they don’t work together and have a strong battle plan they’re just gonna die.
I also appreciate that in the LN the world is fleshed out a lot more. World building is one of my favorite things in a show or book, and the Danmachi anime didn’t go into too much depth about the various things. The LN goes into much much more depth about how all the systems work, the various familia, cool little things about the world and so on. Also the dungeon is just fucking cool. Each floor can be completely unique, with almost no restrictions placed on what it has to look like or be which leaves the author with incredible freedom to dream up the wildest floors they possibly want.
I wasn’t really expecting to enjoy this book very much, but it’s a solid fun read. Something like a 6-7/10 if I’m going to give it numbers. If you liked Danmachi at all, or sort of liked it but wanted a different view of the world this is a nice book to pick up. Only the first volume has been officially translated, but they seem to be coming out with new official translations every couple months. I’m sure there are fan translations floating around too, but I haven’t looked for them.
So ya, fun book. There is an anime adaption scheduled sometime this year too. I think next season, but maybe the one after. That should be fun.
We have just hit 5000 followers, it’s been almost a year of - I hesitate to call it work - but It warms my heart that so many people have taken interest in our fantasy shenanigans and the wonderul support encouragement and advice I’ve received I salute every one of you in the best way i know how, take it away Arnie
I need animation cycles. Longer gifs are better. Higher quality is better. Anything you have on this fruitloop is greatly appreciated in my study. So far through the magnificent work of @jonphaedrus, what we’re looking to prove has been proven, but I’m going to take this project a step further and recreate some of his animation cycles with a dummy where the full animation of the body is visible for visual aid.
In short this is final fantasy. This fandom is rabid if you don’t do something right. We’re going all out on this one and the better source I have the better results.
What I could really use is any gif or video of him using his crossbow!
Did I see you mention BARD LANCE in one of your tags? 'Cause that sounds pretty awesome, actually.
Yes. Yes I did. And you know what writing a fantasy AU means? I don’t have to worry about canon. I think I have my idea for my second big bang. I’ve been wanting to write a fantasy AU for…a while. I blame @butteredonions, mostly.
I have upheld my promise to get one of my works done before the 25th. I have been working on this one for awhile, but it’s finally done. I wrote this in light of watching Kingsglaive, because I just thought it was so great. I will admit that this one is more angst than I really wanted it to be, but it’ll still be great I promise. Nyx’s character was very fitting for the prequel events of the game, I just only wish they worked to keep him alive in the game:( Alright, but enough of my rambling, and enjoy this imagine. Beware: it’s really sad…
i unfollowed a lot of people cause they have been gone for a month or so and i’m really sad so i need more people to follow! i hope to meet some new people! i do have some requirements so let’s get started! if you meet the requirements below, please tag the fandoms you’re in so i can check you guys out!
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tag your posts! this is a requirement and one i’m not willing to be lenient on.
hey do you have any recs for CSH songs that deal more explicitly w/ gender/sexuality?
3, twin fantasy, and monomania are obviously the big ones but i’d also recommend it’s only sex from starving while living and when will my man come?, the hard part, sound man/low fidelity, and napoleon (march into russia) from disjecta membra. especially napoleon - the “my dad called me f*g even though he had slept with men” line is just brutal. OH and i want you to know… from how to leave town, of course.
Here how I think of the song in the fanfic:
This is a song of Dazai just wanting one more day with chuuya,though he want to kill fyodor with the line “I want to teach you a lesson in the worst kind of way” but with the next line being “Still I’d trade all my tomorrows for just one yesterday” he want another day with chuuya regardless. Fyodor direct line being “So I can watch your face as I take it all away”
Latest chapter is up! Galactic Idiot falls back on a tried and true coping mechanism: fantasy. Then Galactic Worst Mom Ever is on the scene. Galactic Idiot shows once again that he just never thinks things through.
“Lann Tren. You have much to answer for.”
Her head snaps up and he inhales sharply when he takes in Rey’s eyes staring back at him. The fire is muted, but it’s unmistakable.
“I have much to answer for?” There is thick mockery in her tone. “I’m the one that was kidnapped and taken prisoner by these two masked creatures!”
Kylo cocks his head, disliking the frisson of memory those words incite.
“Have my knights told you why you are here?”
He finally sees a ghost of the terror he would expect as she looks around the huge hangar. She’s well and truly surrounded, but soon she sets her jaw. “Something to do with that brat I threw away years ago.”
He doesn’t even think, he just reaches out with the Force and pushes her to her knees. She struggles against his hold but it’s a useless expenditure of energy.
“I suggest you not speak of her like that,” he says, ice freezing every word. He relaxes his grip just enough for her to speak.
So I've read a headcanon about Chocobro S/O falling in love with another Chocobro, and it got me thinking - that if situation was completely opposite:A Chocobro falling in love with another Chocobro S/O?
Oh shit. I saw this one in my inbox and that already hurt? IM NOT READY FOR THIS KIND OF DRAMA. And I took my freedom to portay the “falling in love with” as a one sided love thingy. Because boy I don’t have it in me to destroy the squad qwq I just don’t.
Before I start going into details for each bro. Let me say something: BROS BEFORE HOES. And this definitely goes for the chocobros as well.
Noctis: - Once he realizes it, the inner conflict starts but he won’t do anything to ruin their relationship with any other chocobro. He would keep his distance to them, trying to not think about it much. - Of course he thinks about it. Much. Maybe even too much. He eventually reaches the point where he wakes up in a bad mood and goes to bed in a bad mood. He would be grumpier than ever. Why would they chose someone else if they could have the goddamn prince of their dreams? But still: He wouldn’t say anything. He would keep the distance up, driving the car more frequently than usual so he doesn’t have to sit in the back or anywhere close to them. - His bad mood is going to have an impact on the group. But once someone asks him if everything’s okay, he’s going to change the topic or brush it off, leaving with a even more frustrated look on his face. - Fishing is something that’ll help distract him. He’ll often go alone to get his head clear. And by often, I mean on almost daily. He doesn’t care much if the squad has anything else planned. He’s got his priorites. - And this behaviour will only end once he slowly starts to get over it. It probably takes him the longest to handle it, though. Maybe a few months. But he maintains his firm belief that if he starts a move, he would risk a friendship that’s more important to him than anything else in Eos.
Prompto: - seriously just… rip this child - He’s definitely not good at hiding anything like that. But just like Noctis, he’s way to afraid of tearing the squad apart. He wouldn’t even think of trying to win over their heart. - He would take a lot of pictures of them. That much that the other bros start questioning it. He keeps coming up with poor excuses and ends up deleting all of them. For his own sake. - This poor child will be unusally quiet and totally unsecure of what he should do. He’ll eventually ask another bro for help, but even so, he would keep it vague and “hypothetically”. - Give him a few weeks and he’ll be over it. At least that’s what he wants to think. He keeps telling himself that he doesn’t love them anymore. Quote: “Eh it’s just the same as it was with Cindy and Aranea. I really don’t like them THAT MUCH after all. I mean… the way they sweep their hair behind their ear is kinda gorgeous and their laugh makes me feel all warm and oh shit I’m gonna get killed for that.” - Realizing that he still isn’t over it will practically kill him and he panics about it and gets all frustrated. It would kill him inside and really just make him feel really bad. - He always had troubles sleeping but at this point he maybe manages to only sleep one or two hours each night. Eventually he’ll start eating a lot until Ignis tells him that his eating habits might be not a wise choice, considering his health. And at this point, the chocoboy realizes that he can’t keep going like this. - After that point, give him a month and he’ll be better. Not completely over it. But better.
Gladio - Unlike Prompto or the prince, this big guy won’t throw an inner tantrum because of this. He’d not gonna panic. What isn’t his is… well… not his. - He knows what to do. - His only noticeable change would be “accidental” physical contact. But don’t you think wrong: IN TAME AREAS! Their shoulder or their head for example. - He would make sure things go absolutely perfect between his bro and bro’s s/o. Maybe setting up dates for them, sometimes pushing them, causing them to fall on eachother. Just the usual stuff. But no that’s not for their sake. It is to keep himself from stupid ideas. If they’re happy it’s easier for him to just not do anything wrong. - And that’s basically his way of getting over it. Simple and efficient. If his friends are that happy, he just can’t interfere. He is the fastest of the squad to handle it.
Ignis - Ignis Scientia is a gentleman, of course he wouldn’t end someone else’s relationship if they’re happy. He is rather passive about this. Maybe he would cook their favorite meal one or two times. But that’s as far as his obvious change of his mood goes. His other behaviour doesn’t change a bit. He’s perfect at hiding his affection towards them… well mostly perfect. - A less obvious thing he does is that he sometimes catches himself admiring their face in the light of the campfire. And he couldn’t help but to smile. - Maybe sometimes, his mind would wander off while he is cooking, resulting in him accidentally cutting himself. Later while eating, Prompto would comment on why he has a bandaid on his thumb. “Even with practice, perfection is hard to achieve.” - But again: He wouldn’t even think of tearing this relationship apart. They’re obviously happy and as long as they are, he finds satisfaction in that. It helps him getting over the fact that he isn’t the one at their side, making them happy. - He takes a semi long time to get over it but no worries, he’ll be fine. - However while he is able to act all normal again, it would take a pretty long time, about several months for him to be completely over it. During this time he would be in a stable state. But it still is possible to get him thinking about it again, getting slightly frustrated about the entire situation.