KHR has a lot of great comedic humour and charm which I often feel the fandom doesn’t particularly appreciate because all it wants is grimdark bullshit.
Agreed! I’m enjoying these chapters very much. And I kinda wish the later introduced characters got their share of this hilariously normal life.
I find it admirable that KHR got serious in the later arcs and I appreciate that. But sometimes, the fandom’s constant demands for real mafia stuff is kinda disheartening. I mean, this manga was crack from the start, so why do you want it to become something that it’s not?
Imagine a daily life arc with all the KHR characters, I’m sure that it’ll be utterly glorious (I just want Mukuro to get into a Vongola themed event, just so I would laugh at his destined failure.)
The final arc did return somewhat more to the original tone of the manga, so we were able to see the comedic side of several characters who had appeared during the manga’s more “serious” time period and had been played straight in earlier arcs.
LMFAO, I JUST REMEMBER MUKURO AND SQUALO PLAYING SNAKES AND LADDERS (? iirc) TO TRY TO FOIST FRAN OFF ON EACH OTHER, HA HA HA. BEST THING EVER. Mukuro and Fran were kind of the best duo of all time. I am convinced that Fran is the best thing that ever happened to any pretense of seriousness Mukuro ever once possessed. Also, Verde and Mukuro and their insulting of each other. I ate that shit up. I only wish it had all lasted longer. I wanted more Kokuyo shenanigans, but then the manga ended and I was sad.
I, personally, always try to replicate the comedy of the series in Tsuna’s reactions to other people whenever I write for KHR, because it’s just so hilarious how everyone always misinterprets Tsuna in every way, and every single time, Tsuna is straight-facedly like, THAT’S NOT WHAT I MEANT AT ALL, or THAT DOESN’T EVEN MAKE ANY SENSE!
“As you ordered, I’m observing Shitt. P, the UMA’s behaviour.”
“NO ONE ASKED YOU TO DO THAT!!”
Perfect encapsulation of Tsuna’s life. Some people think they’ll grow out of that, BUT I THINK IT WILL BE THIS WAY FOREVER. But it’s just so amazing to me how other characters just live in some totally different level of reality where they all think they sound normal to each other, whereas Tsuna, being the only “normal” one (well, not really), is just constantly like ?!?! at everyone around him and the balls as fuck things they say.
I’ve finished one of the storylines I wanted to write for Reborn!
This isn’t saying much, necessarily, as there are many others I’d like to write, many of them within the same universe.
I initially advertised this fic as “baby fic.” That is (I suppose) technically true, but it is perhaps somewhat misleading.
It’s actually a story about the life cycle in a broader sense — growing older, settling down, seeking stability with your partner, sexual anxiety, life anxiety, facing the imminence of death, and, yes, having children. To say it’s baby-fic feels kind of inaccurate insofar as I would say it’s much more about parenting than it is about the child or her goings-on (she might be more of a character someday, in later storylines, but here she is a baby, and thus not exactly a developed personality).
I was somewhat inspired by a quote that the cradle of the child is the grave of the parent.
… Which probably makes the whole fic sound a lot more depressing than it actually is. There are moments of grief and moments of what-could-have-been strewn throughout, but I don’t find the overall message to be depressing in the least. We all have to grow older and make life decisions.
And, yes, I realize it’s a little odd to project that onto a character like Mukuro of all people, what with his Kokuyo Never Never Land, but the difficulty (and the particular anxiety that maturity would create for a person like him)… is what drew me to the concept. Furthermore, there were certain emotions I wanted to explore with Chrome, more so in the latter half of the fic.
ANYWAY, yeah, pairing is 6996, yadda yadda. /o/
WITH other interactions, like Mukuro and Tsuna (because I love them) and Chrome and … everyone XD; (because I love Chrome! and I always want to just sort of ~drag her around~ so everyone else can love her as much as I do <3__<3) and shenanigans. SHENANIGANS!! … despite the sort of heavier scenes (life has its share of light moments, too). HINTS of various other pairings. Seriously, people probably shouldn’t even read my fics if they don’t like weird pairing hints, since I ship a little bit of everything.
***OH, YEAH, ALSO, while I’m on the subject of fandom nonsense, I know it’s been a while since I’ve done a post for my 30 days meme on Chrome. I HAVE NOT FORGOTTEN. :) Real life has just been busy as balls lately! I WILL DO MANY MORE POSTS ON HER. >C DEFINITELY! MY FOREVAH-GIRL!
Much love to you all. :) I’ve been sooo busy omg I just want some brainspace/free time to play on Tumblr! And to write more!
blrgh fic things
Being on the last chapter of this 6996 piece and thus almost done… [and I am now going back through the preceding parts and editing relentlessly; wtF SELF this was unreadable omfg?]
I dunno what to write next. I’m torn. 8018 (which I technically STARTED AGES AGO and is thus a WIP)/Hibari-fic, Kyoko-centric fic, or fic about Mukuro’s and Fran’s relationship in particular? OR, SOMETHING ELSE? (Lancia and Mukuro-as-adult fic, someday, too, is right up there. Or more Kokuyo things. BUT I HAVE SO MUCH KOKUYO ALREADY.)
also I would like to do 10051 someday
also I am INDECISIVE WHY… THIS IS THE PROBLEM WITH LIKING OF EVERYONE
a brief KHR rant
I’m so defensive of like EVERY KHR character. I can’t stand seeing people talk shit about characters like Chrome or Tsuna, particularly, LMFAO. Taste is very YMMV, but I feel like half the time, the people who do this shit-talking don’t even acknowledge the ways in which these characters have grown throughout the series, so it’s just like, whatev, yo. You dislike them because they don’t fit the preconceived idea you had of what they SHOULD have been at the end of the series? (I.E. people being mad that Tsuna isn’t actually a stone cold mafia bawse — WELL HE WAS NEVER meant to be. \O_o/ THE SERIES NEVER INDICATED HE’D BECOME SUCH A THING.) OK, this has been A Rant. Carry on.