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Hobby writer and internet wanderer. I like writing fanfiction. Sometimes, I branch out to random subjects.

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23 Mar 07 (#41)

#original-work that started as #ainokusabi #fanfic

While it isn't writing I am proud of anymore, I did bother to typeset Mnemosyne's Heretic. With a home printer, some printer paper, two staples, and scotch tape (to reinforce the spine), I printed a physical copy of Mnemosyne's Heretic for myself. These are the photos I've taken.

22 Aug 03 (#23)

#surf craiyon anime #fandom (3/4) #ainokusabi

My third prompt: I had gotten the idea that Iason Mink punching a Xenomorph would be a funny sight. The AI isn't close to portraying the action of the prompt, and Iason is absent for all images except one. But it did a rather good job of rendering a Xenomorph in the OVA's artstyle (by thumbnail standards).

I think the AI reused a scene from the anime.

Compare the bottom left corner with a screenshot.

22 Jun 11 (#14)

#ainokusabi #fandom

For the first time in a long time, I decided to visit the Ai no Kusabi wikia. Previously, I didn't consider this wiki reliable; however, it is an honest source of quotes that at least cited the chapter and pages.

To my surprise, the wikia's theme has been updated, and many articles have been rewritten. But the quotes I visited it for are gone. On the bright side, a page that had contained false or poorly cited information has been revised. The changes can be seen here.


Blondies are a type of ruling class cyborgs with blond hair. Sometimes, fanfiction portrays them as family because they reside in a palace tower and share a creator. The light novels mention that there are thirteen Blondies. But only nine of thirteen have appeared in the main series of light novels. Thus, four of thirteen and their names are unknown.

Before the 2022 wikia edit, what this page had done was purportedly list the names of all thirteen Blondies. The only citation was a cosplayer's tumblr page. The titles of the extra materials in which the characters appeared were never given. These unconfirmed characters have been removed in the wikia's current revision. I had thought they were a joke, a fib for extra attention or to pull someone's leg, so I had never used them in my fanfiction. If they turn out to be real, I can only hope the new editors will make proper citations. Here are the "unconfirmed Blondies" with my impression in parenthesis.

Griffith/Griffin Wallace (Berserk reference?)

Leon Clare/Claire (Resident Evil reference?)

Sieg/Zeke Bell/Belle (Zach Bell reference?)

And lastly, a name that didn't immediately come across as a reference:

Rupiahs/Ruphias/Rufias Dean (still weird)



22 Apr 09 (#13)

#surf #ainokusabi #fanfic reference

RE: Domain of Gaia on Archive of Our Own.


What were pre-modern methods to verify coins for authentic metal composition?

I had found this link which details the parallels between metal assaying and the methods in which inquisitors distinguished witches from innocent women. The link hypothesizes "witch" was a codeword for counterfeit coin.


Deeper in the discussion, I found a book titled "The Assayer's Guide" (1884) which documents now obsolete methods of metals assaying. (Nowadays, an electronic scanner detects types of metals. So no need to damage the coin with heat or needles.) Even though this book is well into public domain by now, the free copy has paywalled pages. (lol)

22 Jan 20 (#7)

#ainokusabi #fandom

The end result was that instead of countering through brute-force and eradicating Area 9 (Ceres), Midas simply announced that their residential records would be deleted.
Ai no Kusabi Vol 1, Page 63

Without a single loss of life -- they (Ceres) had won their rights, their freedom, and their independence.
Ai no Kusabi Vol 1, Page 63

Dana-Bahn itself was constructed from military technology not of Tanagura.
Ai no Kusabi Vol 8, Page 145

The near end of the series introduces a large structure within Ceres called Dana-Bahn that was supposedly pivotal during the independence movement. But it exists as the stage to end the story. From then on, there is not much content to scrutinize for the history within the world. A supposedly bloodless event and a major construction of military technology had me speculate there was a major discrepancy between the stated history and what had actually happened.

This idea manifested in my first #fanfics of Ai no Kusabi (Prologue of Two Opposites and Life In Midas) as the memories of Iason tell a much different story than an online article from Midas.

22 Jan 16 (#6)

#ainokusabi #fandom

The platinum blonde Aire. Lean's blue-black hair and ice-blue eyes. Sheila's fiery red hair and amber eyes. Ghil's unblemished white hair and scarlet eyes. Health's straight, honey blonde hair and brown eyes. Raven's silver hair and gray eyes. No matter how many years passed, every face remained forever young in his mind.
Ai no Kusabi Vol 2, Page 111

When Riki reminisces about his block mates from Guardian, their described hair colors line up with the ranks in Tanagura (Blondie, Platina, Ruby, Sapphire). The only rank not described is Jade, and Riki is the analogue to Onyx in this group.

I thought about this exerpt and the other ties between Ceres and Tanagura. It was one of the things that inspired my #fanfic in that Riki was the clone of an Onyx that led a rebellion to found Ceres.

That was all before Midnight Illusion's translation even started. So it might be one of the ways my fanfic will break off from canon.