uakari: (KazaRikuou)
[personal profile] uakari
I haven't done one of these in a while. Partly because I've been busy, but mostly just because most of the people I chat with about LD are on LJ and not DW (come guys, LJ sucks, get your asses over here - we have cookies). BUT THEN. I remembered the cross-post feature. And lo, Amanda did grin. And her eyes did feast upon the blood and the groping and the blatant Clampservice-

And so flailing did commence. :3



First off - big thanks to ohdearyme/unknownusername for the scanslation - THAT WAS FAST <333

So, it appears that the little chibi-Yuuko thing that Kazahaya has been channeling is, in fact, a vampire. Mmmm vampires. I fucking hate vampires, mostly. Yet for some reason, when there is the tantalizing hint of self-sacrifice wafting around them, I tend to soften this view. Or maybe I just like Clamp vampires (Clampires? THEY SUCK YOUR ANGST OUT THROUGH YOUR TOES.) Either way, while Kazahaya was busy being all adorably blood-lusty nommy, this happened:

THAT'S RIGHT RIKUOU. YOU GET DOWN WITH YOUR BAD SELF. SLICE THAT NECK OPEN WITH YOUR POWERS OF EVIL BREAKAGE.

*ahem* Someone really needs to teach Clamp (and authors of vampiric fiction generally) about anatomy - you know, how that third-largest artery in your body (and the one that supplies ~80% of the brain) is RIGHT FUCKING THERE and so slicing your neck open is kind of a STUPID thing to do. Oh well. In my little head cannon, Rikuou's slicy-power isn't strong enough to actually tear through the carotid sheath and he only manages to open up the external jugular vein (which is still stupid, but will probably kill him slower >.>). VAMPIRES, MAN. INDUCING POOR ANATOMICAL NARRATIVE CHOICES SINCE 1897.

Not that I am in any way opposing this turn of events. In fact, I think it's pretty much crystalized for me that I have a none-too-subtle lady-boner thing for self-sacrifice and possibly unhealthy levels of neediness in friendships/relationships. WHOOPS.

ANYWAY. It finally dawns on Rikuou that Kazahaya isn't actually a vampire (LOL GJGJ dear, remember how that was all a big part of the "don't touch things you don't want possessing you this category does not automatically include my penis JSY" speech you gave??), but is, in fact, channeling the little chibi-Yuuko thing. SO. Nommage happens. And little chibi-Yuuko is so pleased with Rikuou's angst flavor that she deigns to drop this bit of wisdom:

 

Oh. Oh my. Is this going to be the biggest, angstiest angstbomb to ever drop on Angsttown?? I SURE HOPE SO. My life has been horribly empty without new Clamp angst. Oh sure, there's been No.6 to ease some of the pain, BUT IT'S JUST NOT THE SAME. I mean. Let's discuss the possibilities of just how fucked up this has the potential to become.

I've always kind of entertained the idea that maybe Rikuou hurt Tsukiko accidentally and repressed the memory after she ran away. This is largely because of his tattoo, which looks a lot like Fay's - maybe it's holding back the true force of his destruction power? I dunno. Speculation at its finest. But then I remember this:


 

Which - well. Is that Kei's? Is it Kazahaya's, from his pretty-pretty-princess serial killer days?? Maybe it's his evil grandmother's (I don't know why, but I like the idea of an evil grandmother in this manga. I'm going to keep silently rooting for it.). Either way, he recognizes it. WHAT ARE YOU RUNNING AWAY FROM KAZAHAYA? Are you heir to a massive ring of psychic serial killers, second only to the Sakurazukamori in their blood-letting proficiency?? Moreover - HOW LONG CAN CLAMP DRAW OUT THE REVEAL? (I'm voting for quite a bit longer, actually, if it means more adorbs interactions between the boys. >.> But, uh, I am notoriously sleazy and a bit of a masochist, so...)

*SOBS*

Why is next month so far away....?

Date: 2012-03-03 10:19 pm (UTC)
nemothefairy: (Default)
From: [personal profile] nemothefairy
Okay... I didn´t get everything, cause I am not that much into Legal Drug and the whole Clampverse (I plan to get there, promised! XD), but I still understood enough to LMFAO :D

I especially like your little anatomy lesson... I remember you saying once that some people find it annoying, but I think it`s highly educational and entertaining as hell >_< `VAMPIRES, MAN. INDUCING POOR ANATOMICAL NARRATIVE CHOICES SINCE 1897.´ This line is still killing me *dies some more*

And about the CLAMP-angsbomb - I am really curious what happens in the newer parts of LD... but I really suck at following things on the internet. Have there been many new chapters yet? *needs to catch up with LD as soon as there is some spare time*
What about they reveal away but be damned if that was it? After every mystery lies another, so they will never get finished! *is completely not masochistic and would never allow herself to be killed by too much suspense*

Date: 2012-03-04 02:47 am (UTC)
nemothefairy: (Default)
From: [personal profile] nemothefairy
Well, that´s a relief then XD Keep on squeeing publicly, I need to know what happens out there!

YAAAY!!! :D If my grades had been any better, I would have studied medicine, so let the anatomy lessons keep coming!

...lots and lots and lots of groping... I need to get my fingers on those chapters! And I have the feeling you are going to make me read No.6, too, because I want to read your new posts (still haven´t finished TB... but I keep trying).

*hands over a pair of old-fashioned but very stylish aviator goggles* That sounds very, very promising! XD

Date: 2012-03-04 06:00 am (UTC)
nemothefairy: (Default)
From: [personal profile] nemothefairy
Manga, novels, anime... phew! I think I finish my looooong list of "man, I need to read this now!"-books first before starting with No.6 XD

YES YOU LOOK ADORABLE IN THEM! <3 *is reminded of steampunk pictures*

Date: 2012-03-04 06:38 am (UTC)
tsubasafan: buddha_loves_me (Default)
From: [personal profile] tsubasafan
Just as long as we get backstory on Saiga and Kakei I'm good. <3 ( still thiking Saiga has some kind of supervision and his eyes look weird or the sunglasses are to protect others)

Date: 2012-03-06 06:58 pm (UTC)
shirogiku: (Default)
From: [personal profile] shirogiku
Why does he look so deranged and scary o_o

Date: 2012-03-08 03:07 am (UTC)
shirogiku: (Default)
From: [personal profile] shirogiku
Because of that one panel with clawed!Yuuko there were speculations she was sikkritly a vampire too...

Date: 2012-03-04 06:59 am (UTC)
mikkeneko: (Default)
From: [personal profile] mikkeneko
you know, how that third-largest artery in your body (and the one that supplies ~80% of the brain) is RIGHT FUCKING THERE and so slicing your neck open is kind of a STUPID thing to do. Oh well. In my little head cannon, Rikuou's slicy-power isn't strong enough to actually tear through the carotid sheath and he only manages to open up the external jugular vein (which is still stupid, but will probably kill him slower >.>). VAMPIRES, MAN. INDUCING POOR ANATOMICAL NARRATIVE CHOICES SINCE 1897.

I KNOW, RIGHT?! That's one of the reasons I hate vampire stories. (Not that I haven't been guilty of doing this myself.) But this is exactly why I went the Carmilla-esque route of chest-bite over neck-bite in Dressmaker. IT MAY NOT BE BETTER, BUT IT CAN'T REALLY BE WORSE, CAN IT?

Ironically, Kurogane's Tokyo-era plan of the wrist-slash was PROBABLY the least damaging option. >_

Date: 2012-03-04 11:05 pm (UTC)
nemothefairy: (Default)
From: [personal profile] nemothefairy
<3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3

THAT`S ALL :D

Date: 2012-03-04 06:03 pm (UTC)
shirogiku: (Default)
From: [personal profile] shirogiku
VAMPIRES, MAN. INDUCING POOR ANATOMICAL NARRATIVE CHOICES SINCE 1897.
"don't touch things you don't want possessing you this category does not automatically include my penis JSY"


LOLOLOL YOU AND YOUR WITTY JOKES

I think Rikuo only saw the blood splattered room and has no idea how it got that bloody.

Someone came after Tsukiko and kidnapped her?

WAS IT KAZAHAYA'S SISTER?

Date: 2012-03-04 06:38 pm (UTC)
shirogiku: (Default)
From: [personal profile] shirogiku
Haha, I guess I assumed that Tsukiko is Rikuo's sister only because I'm used to dead/kidnapped sisters backstories in CLAMP mangas.

Missing girfriend would be cooler, because it's NEW.

Kakei says he can't read into Tsukiko's future, because she is more powerful (or associated with someone more powerful) than him. So,
a)someone more powerful than Kakei kidnapped her
b)she left with someone more powerful out of her own will, possibly to protect Rikuo.

The wisteria pin, was it Tsukiko's or the kidnapper's?

I want to say KEI AND TSUKIKO ELOPED TO BE BLOOD-THIRSTY EVIL LESBIANS, but

Rikuo's backstory took place before Kazaya ran away from home.

The "training" Kei was undergoing is suspicious, doubly so because Kazahaya wasn't. I wonder what kind of power Kei has.

And then there's that graffity.

SO MANY CLUES AND SO LITTLE MAKES SENSE.

I hve only cursory knowledge of anatomy, so as long as I don't think too hard about it, vampires are fun. Subaru and Kamui land in a world where they sparkle and Seishirou finds it very cute. That sort of fun /shot

Date: 2012-03-05 12:38 am (UTC)
shirogiku: (Default)
From: [personal profile] shirogiku
Yes, okay, you win, Kazahaya was just ditching - I read that wrong :)

Kakei being unable to tell anything at all makes sense, because if he could know for sure she were alive, he would tell Rikuo about it, wouldn't he?

Insteresting symbolism there... May mean that Rikuo loves her, but she is evil. Or that Kazahaya's sister is evil. SOMEONE IS EVIL, I insist XD

I have only read one fic for this manga and it was a clampkink fill, so I wouldn't know - would you rec me any?

Kamui would love his new *vampire sparkles*

Date: 2012-03-06 06:57 pm (UTC)
shirogiku: (Default)
From: [personal profile] shirogiku
WHAT IS THIS GREATNESS???

Kakei/Saiga, mmm, yes<3

Thanks a lot for the linkage!

Date: 2012-03-08 02:25 am (UTC)
shirogiku: (Default)
From: [personal profile] shirogiku
Situation report: I loved all Valenstyne's Legal Drug fics. Kei/Tsukiko ones are beautiful. I HEREBY SHIP THEM. (the greatness of Kakei/Saiga goes without saying; Kakei topped so *hard*)

I'm also impressed by that first Rikuo/Kazahaya fic on the list, Tanabata. Gorgeous backstory and quite subtle (their renacting of the ancient play <3). Left a very nice bittersweet feeling.

Date: 2012-03-04 09:28 pm (UTC)
mikkeneko: (Default)
From: [personal profile] mikkeneko
"I think Rikuo only saw the blood splattered room and has no idea how it got that bloody."

My read of the panel is that the little flower-thingy was the only part of the scene that he recognized.

Date: 2012-03-04 11:08 pm (UTC)
mikkeneko: (Default)
From: [personal profile] mikkeneko
Er... Kazahaya, I mean.

Date: 2012-03-07 08:53 pm (UTC)
tarmachan: (angst-vampire)
From: [personal profile] tarmachan
OMIGOD IT'S BEEN SO LONG SINCE I CAME HERE

But I had to pop over to fangirl with you about the latest chapter. Because I had a bit of a HELLSSSSYES moment when I saw the almost-vampire bit. I both hate and love CLAMP for the teasing poses they put our boys in. But right now I want to marry them all.

And I tend to force myself to forget everything I have ever learned about biology because neck drinking is just UNNFF But I love your anatomy rage XD

I always thought that it was Kei's just from looking at Kaza's reaction to it. I reread those three volumes so many times because I was devastated that there was no more, and it's fairly obvious that Kaza's reasons for leaving will end up being linked to Tsukiko somehow. But I do like the idea of a pretty-princess-serial killer (is that why he hates dresses, because they give him flashbacks? XD). Plus he pretty much says "it was only me and Kei" at some point...

But concerning the whole pin-in-the-room thing- I think Rikuou was too distracted by the whole oh-shit-blood-everywhere thing to notice (he probably ran from the room after that, or at least to another room to see if Tsukiko was there). Kaza's power I think allows him to look at memories like photographs, where he can pick out any of the details in the room even if the original person didn't conciously realise those details were there. And he seized on the pin because he definitely recognised it.

Also future seas of blood? Count me in! *ROLLS OUT THE ANGST MACHINE*

/butting in

Date: 2012-03-07 11:42 pm (UTC)
shirogiku: (Default)
From: [personal profile] shirogiku
*gets out a 55 gallon drum of engine grease to lube up the angst machine

I THOUGHT GALLONS OF BLOOD WAS A GOOD ENOUGH LUBE ALREADY? WHAT DO YOU MEAN BLOOD IS A BAD LUBE?

Re: /butting in

Date: 2012-03-08 02:17 am (UTC)
shirogiku: (Default)
From: [personal profile] shirogiku
PUT IT ON MY TAB ~<3

WHICH KINKMEME DO YOU MEAN? I FREQUENT MANY OF THEM ^^

Re: /butting in

Date: 2012-03-08 03:04 am (UTC)
shirogiku: (Default)
From: [personal profile] shirogiku
I thought 'pervert' and 'CLAMP fan' were synonyms?

The blood thing is a common enough wank-generator, so I don't even remember in which fandom I saw it first. Or maybe it was one of those meta posts about how not to write slash. Or a fanfic rant. MY SOURCES ARE LIMITLESS.

Date: 2012-03-09 10:59 am (UTC)
tarmachan: (floor-graffiti)
From: [personal profile] tarmachan
I MISSED YOU TOO *A*

That's okay, I think the majority of CLAMP fans are horrible sleazes- as said below, it's pretty much synonymous with pervert (pretty sure "be a sleaze" is in the CLAMPfan manifesto) XD

He DOES put them in situations like that, doesn't he? I mean, every time Kaza channels someone, he gets those big old fluttery eyelashes that make him look a lot like Tsukiko. Hopefully, the moment of snapping is definitely not accompanied by aforementioned seas of blood, a la Tsubasa 8DDDD

Oh yes, the Angst Express is definitely slowing down for the station. The problem I think with Kaza is that he really doesn't want to intrude on Rikuou's past or anything so he keeps not saying anything. But now Rikuou will figure out that Kaza is the key to finding Tsukiko, since Yuuko-vamp cryptically told him that.

I always thought that they'd have the backstory via Kazahaya dipping into the memories one by one at different points. Then the main bulk of the story will come all at once, resulting in a big fainting from Kaza and awkward moments aplenty after he wakes up and tries to figure out how to face Rikuou. Then he will start to mention stuff he has noticed in the memories. Like crazy Kei stabbing Tsukiko in the eyes XD

PFFFFTTT GALLONS OF BLOOD LUBE XDDDDD

Date: 2012-03-10 04:38 am (UTC)
dog_and_wolf: (Default)
From: [personal profile] dog_and_wolf
Sort of just dropping by yup.

HI MISSED YOU

Date: 2012-03-13 01:58 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Drop your Hubs and Marry me... just saying! Finally the Drug and Drop discussion I was waiting for... and a very enlightening one! even though D&D is one of my favourite CLAMP mangas of all, I had never given too much importance to that hair-thingy... (how unobservant can I get?)thanks for giving something to chew on until next chap. by the way, it would make sense, wouldn't it? what chiby-yuuko-vampire says about "having made a connection Rikuo doesn't yet realize"... could it be Kazahaya?? mmmm...

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