madimpossibledreamer: Jiraiya|Yosuke jumping and using a throwing star (Default)
         First, I'd like to say that I think it's fun/funny that most of my important Buffy news comes in the form of the Sunnydale Herald.
         Now, to get down to business:
         The news about Joss Whedon...actually doesn't change a thing for me in terms of Buffy, other than freaking me out a little.  Why?
         I've always hated Dollhouse.  I found it a little interesting, plotwise, and it's the type where it starts conversations, which is occasionally an important service, but unlike my friends who loved it just like the rest of his works I actually found myself dreading the weekly meet-ups to watch it and counting down the episodes until we could move on to something else.  I hate Whedon's work in Marvel, aside from a few scenes, because it was his touch that (maybe) paved the way to Self-Righteous Asshole Steve Rogers, which just...no.  (And might have led to Hydra!Cap which is still an abomination unto mankind.)  I hate that the Avengers movie ignored any character development in Tony, which is one of the biggest reasons I love Iron Man 3.  I suspect he was behind the decision to break Tony and Pepper up, which--okay, Tony's not one to stay in relationships, usually, but this is freaking Pepper and do we need to have a discussion about a) character development and b) how WE DON'T SEE ENOUGH HEALTHY LONG-TERM RELATIONSHIPS IN TV BECAUSE DAMMIT WATCHING AN AWESOME COUPLE HAVE FIGHTS AND MAKE UP AND DEAL WITH LIFE'S SHENANIGANS TOGETHER IS JUST AS INTERESTING AND IN SOME CASES IS MORE SO THAN ALL THE ANGST 'LET'S BREAK THEM UP' THINGS??  Why?  I love Wash/Zoe and we don't see much of them as a couple being all couply and I suspect personal issues lead to him having issues writing healthy long term relationships, but I digress.
         The point is, I've never worshiped the ground beneath the man's feet.  I've never seen him as The Last Great Feminist, or whatever he's trying to brand himself.  I've never just loved his works unconditionally.  Buffy and Angel and Firefly are problematic works.  I love them, but there are just some really flawed parts of them, and I've never ignored that.  All the characters do stupid things.  And sometimes the stupid things are things people would do, and are in character, and the characters grow past them, so as dumb as they are, I don't retcon those.  And some things, I thought, were written mostly for the angst or the CWness of it all, but we're learning now that maybe they were written for darker reasons, maybe.
         I've always thought that the worst parts of Xander are Joss Whedon projecting.  That hasn't changed.
         I love the dialogue.  That hasn't changed.  I love huge parts of it, the show in general (obviously), but the parts I don't like haven't changed, nor have the things Whedon has written that I don't like.
         The thing is, shows especially are huge creative endeavors brought to life by a huge group of people.  Whedon's not responsible for every single awesome thing on Buffy and maybe his bad contributions outweigh the good.  But you know what?  There were awesome actors, and awesome script writers, and the whole freakin' fandom, and we made it our own, so you know what, Whedon?  You can't take the sky from me.
madimpossibledreamer: Sherlock holding his violin. (creative)
Level Hama Zan Megido Frei Swordplay Staff Fighting
1 Kouha Zan Power Breath Frei Slice & Dice Block
2            
3            
4            
5 Thunderclap Wing Flap Dark Breath Fallout Sword Dance Arm's Length
6            
7            
8            
9            
10 Light Sonic Boom Vacuum Geiger Counter Cleave Rising Block
11            
12            
13            
14            
15 Violet Flash Mazan Sacrifice Mafrei Twin Slash Reverse Strike
16            
17            
18            
19            
20 Baikouha Western Blow Demonic Breath NMR Icy Fury Sweep
21            
22            
23            
24            
25 Starlight Wing Buffet Gry Split the Atom Windy Fury Downward Thrust
26            
27            
28            
29            
30 Holy Wrath Eastern Impact Micro Nova Flash of Light Fiery Fury Kendo Swing
31            
32            
33            
34            
35 Godly Light Zanma Desperate Hit Freila Thunderous Fury Bokken
36            
37            
38            
39            
40 Xanadu Floral Gust Moan Bullet Shockwave Tempest's Fury Grab Defense
41            
42            
43            
44            
45 Seraph Lore Venom Breath Holy Dance Incendiary Fireball Avalanche's Fury High Kick Defense
46            
47            
48            
49            
50 Bright Judgement Mazanma Resseiha Mafreila Silent Slash Groin Strike
51            
52            
53            
54            
55 Makouha Shock Wave Shinkuuha Bomb Shelter Mighty Slash Stomach Strike
56            
57            
58            
59            
60 Radiance Tempest Gryva Containment Poisoned Cut Caduceus
61            
62            
63            
64            
65 Hama Sonic Thrust Divine Retribution Reactor Blade of Fury Downward Flower
66            
67            
68            
69            
70 Mahama Gale Shot Light Pestilence Gale Slash Wrist Roll
71            
72            
73            
74            
75 Endure Zandyne Sea of Chaos Freidyne Zweihander Front Spin
76            
77            
78            
79            
80 Hieroglyphein Tornado Holy Wrath Asteroid Bomb Double Thrust Neck Roll
81            
82            
83            
84            
85 Hamaon Rimdora Judgement Shadow Run Double Pierce Palm Spin
86            
87            
88            
89            
90 Mahamaon Mazandyne Grydyne Mafreidyne Double Cut Upward Flower
91            
92            
93            
94            
95 Bloody Honeymoon Tornado of God Ragnarok Nova Cyther Second Stab Head Strike
96            
97            
98            
99            
100 Cross Fortune Wind Cutter Divine Shot Heat Kaiser Fatal End Cross Strike
101            
102            
103            
104            
105 Foamy Lover Deadly Wind Reincarnate Nuclear Missile Guillotine Downward Smash
106            
107            
108            
109            
110 Crescent Mirror Overwhelming Blast Megidoladyne Atomic Flare Darkened Blade Hook Strike
111            
112            
113            
114            
115 Bound Shadow Last Impact Great Seal Prana Guillotine Fake Overhead Block
116            
117            
118            
119            
120 The Form of an Angel Cyclone Sinful Shell Cosmic Flare Power Slash Staff Spin
121            
122            
123            
124            
125 Samsara Judgement Light Vayaviya Jihad Antichthon World's End Pralaya Black Belt
madimpossibledreamer: Sherlock holding his violin. (sherlock)
Level Blessings Agi Zio Garu Dia Buffs Staff Fighting
1 Alleys of Light Agi Zio Garu Recovery Rakukaja Bash
2              
3              
4              
5 Mana Bonus Smoke & Fire Elec Shot Wind Shot Dia Samakaja Teardrop
6              
7              
8              
9              
10 Healing Breeze Maragi Mazio Magaru Diara Tarukaja Assault Dive
11              
12              
13              
14              
15 Roads of Light Jibaku Shock Wind Spray Media Makakaja Kill Rush
16              
17              
18              
19              
20 Benediction Cauterize Elec Spray Air Currents Madiara Sukukaja Swift Strike
21              
22              
23              
24              
25 Quiet Prayer Flare Bolt Shot Killer Wind Bless Dekunda Kidney Smash
26              
27              
28              
29              
30 Miracle Agilao Zionga Garula Recarm Tetraja Mind Scramble
31              
32              
33              
34              
35 Paths of Light Burn Wall Bolt Spray Earthly Vortex Life Goblet Tetrakarn Moondrop
36              
37              
38              
39              
40 Holy Water Bakunetsu no Tsume Shuuraigeki Gust Shot Diarama Makarakarn Fang Smash
41              
42              
43              
44              
45 Religious Sanction Crimson Sublation Sanraigeki Winter Cyclone Diarala Renewal Party Bash
46         medium, heal NPC null stat penalties medium x2
47              
48              
49              
50 Restoring Touch Maragion Mazionga Magarula Mediarama Water Wall Herculean Strike
51              
52              
53              
54              
55 Godsend Azure Cessation Jupiter's Fury Gust Spray Madiarala Fire Wall Heat Wave
56              
57              
58              
59              
60 Healing Tide Pyroclastic Tempest Shock the Heart Wind from My Wings Life Blessing Wind Wall Brain Shake
61              
62              
63              
64              
65 Benison Fire Storm Vile Thunderbolt Whirlwind Samarecarm Ice Wall Corkscrew
66              
67              
68              
69              
70 Mana Gain Agidyne Ziodyne Garudyne Holy Grail Electric Wall Bonebreaker
71              
72              
73              
74              
75 Kami's Blessing Inferno Spray Thunder Baptism Tornado Diarahan Earth Wall Stardrop
76              
77              
78              
79              
80 Prayer Candle Maragidyne Maziodyne Magarudyne Diaralahan Steel Wall Broken Ribs
81              
82              
83              
84              
85 Offerings Explode Lightning of God Storm Shot Mediarahan Crystal Wall Gut Smash
86              
87              
88              
89              
90 Oracle Inferno Shock Shot Hurricane Madiaralahan Butterfly's Blessings Mt. Homan Dream
91              
92              
93              
94              
95 Chakra Walk Jigoku no Gouka Meru Thunder Covering Mist Consecrated Blessing Chaotic Blessings Vicious Strike
96              
97              
98              
99              
100 Zero Set Thunder Inferno Shock Shot Storm Spray Medi Silent Prayer Weary Thrust
101              
102              
103              
104              
105 Tidal Wave Deadly Burn Shock Spray Panta Rhei Spirit Drain Charge Viper Smash
106              
107              
108              
109              
110 Mana Surge Laevateinn Thunder Reign Zephyr Soma Gongen Power Charge Light Wave
111              
112              
113              
114              
115 Into the Void Ragnarok Lightning Storm Cave of the Winds Medica Mind Charge Staff Spin
116              
117              
118              
119              
120 Mana Aid Trisagion Wild Thunderstorm Twinkle Nebula Medical Recovery Charge Pressure Point
121              
122              
123              
124              
125 Blessings of the Butterfly Pyriphlegethon Olympus Maha Garudyne Salvation Luster Candy Khakkhara
madimpossibledreamer: Izanagi|Souji in full costume holding out a hand (izanagi|souji)
Kailissa: Class Skill Trees )
madimpossibledreamer: Zhuge Liang concentrating and looking thoughtful. (red cliff)
Level Aqua Agi Bufu Zio Garu Magna Swordplay
1 Aqua Agi Bufu Plasma Discharge Garu Magna Spiral Sword
2              
3              
4              
5 Water Breath Fire Breath Ice Breath Zio Breath of Wind Tera Frost Edge
6              
7              
8              
9              
10 Malaqua Kaen Aeon Rain Resist Lightning Magaru Mamagna Gurentou
11              
12              
13              
14              
15 Stream Shot Maragi Resist Ice Mazio Wind Shot Matera Jinpugeki
16              
17              
18              
19              
20 Resist Water Resist Fire Mabufu Shock Resist Wind Resist Rock Raikouzan
21              
22              
23              
24              
25 Aques Ignis Bomb Bufula Bolt Flare Garula Magnara Earth Slice
26              
27              
28              
29              
30 Waterspout Fire Dance Ice Dance Elec Dance Wind Dance Rock Dance Liquid Swing
31              
32              
33              
34              
35 Acid Rain Agilao Frost Shot Jupiter's Fury Gust Shot Terazi Gokuentou
36              
37              
38              
39              
40 Hydro Shot Fire Storm Mabufula Zionga Heavenly Cyclone Mamagnara Glacial Edge
41              
42              
43              
44              
45 Malaques Pyroclastic Tempest Gentle Wave Vile Thunderbolt Magarula Materazi Raimeizan
46              
47              
48              
49              
50 Null Water Fireball Null Ice Shuuraigeki Gust Shot Gokuraku Fall Reppu Strike
51              
52              
53              
54              
55 Spell Master Null Fire Mighty Wave Mazionga Earthly Vortex Rock Fall Wave Strike
56              
57              
58              
59              
60 Water Walk Maragion Icy Paradise Null Lightning Null Wind Null Rock Rock Swing
61              
62              
63              
64              
65 Purification Agidyne Absolute Zero Ziodyne Garudyne Heavy Rock Hientou
66              
67              
68              
69              
70 Aquadyne Inferno Bufudyne Keraunos Storm Spray Magnadyne Tousatsujin
71              
72              
73              
74              
75 Mage's Craft Maragidyne Blizzard Breath Maziodyne Magarudyne Teradyne Raijinzan
76              
77              
78              
79              
80 Malaquadyne Inferno of God Mabufudyne Lightning of God Storm Shot Mamagnadyne Kamikaze Strike
81              
82              
83              
84              
85 Repel Water Repel Fire Repel Ice Repel Lightning Repel Wind Magma Axis Excalibur
86              
87              
88              
89              
90 Drowning Black Flame Hailstorm of God Thunder Baptism Floral Gust Materadyne Hurricane Slash
91              
92              
93              
94              
95 Magic Skill Up Yami no Honoo Cold World Wild Thunder Senpu Jin Magma Drop Triple Slice
96              
97              
98              
99              
100 Fear Torrent Prominence Glacial Blast Charming Bolt Untainted Wind Repel Rock Wolf Fang
101              
102              
103              
104              
105 Steam Spray Kurikara Kokuryu Icebound Mjolnir Twinkle Nebula Geb Atom Slicer
106              
107              
108              
109              
110 Absorb Water Ragnarok Trisagion Frigid Spray Thunder Reign Panta Rhei Landslide Feather Cut
111              
112              
113              
114              
115 Water Gate Agi Gate Bufu Gate Zio Gate Garu Gate Earth's Anger Guillotine
116              
117              
118              
119              
120 Aquary Tide Absorb Fire Absorb Ice Absorb Lightning Absorb Wind Absorb Rock Mega Strike
121              
122              
123              
124              
125 The Great Flood Maralagidyne Burning Petals Niflheim Narukami Killing Wind Titanomachia Deathbound
madimpossibledreamer: Seventh Doctor (Sylvester McCoy) and Ace (Sophie Aldred) (seven)
Main Points:
Yugioh 5D's Universe Optional headcanon
Chapter Summary: faster to read

Word Count: 33
Rating: gen

              Jack would probably be more touched by “You matter” than “I love you”.  He’s heard the latter so much, after all, but to hear he’s had a lasting impact on someone else’s life?

madimpossibledreamer: Sherlock holding his violin. (creative)

First few episodes of Yugioh: Wow, Yugi has some weird hair.

Last few episodes of Yugioh: Wait, Yugi has weird hair?  Since when?

madimpossibledreamer: Eye from manga drawing. (edgeworth)

Saki:



Wurty:

>How to Play )

Aon: >>How to Play )

Gehn: >>>How to Play )

Koual: >>>>How to Play )

Saki: >>>>>How to Play )

 

madimpossibledreamer: Jiraiya|Yosuke jumping and using a throwing star (jiraiya|yosuke)

Koual: Quick Overview: Bazaar )

madimpossibledreamer: Paper lanterns floating over a fleet of ships. (lanterns)

I’m very, very sorry, Mr. Kujo, but we appear to be missing the picture of Sarde’s Stand.  We’re not entirely certain where it went—adjusting to this ‘alternate dimension’ thing has been a bit of an adjustment, even for the Speedwagon Foundation, and given that he was a Foundation Employee he could have come in and removed the picture of his Stand before we realized exactly how…untrustworthy the man was.

Don’t mince words.  The guy’s a bastard, pure and simple, and Josephine’s been warning you for years.  If I’d had any idea of the lengths the guy was willing to go and how insane he was, even the word of a Speedwagon wouldn’t have stopped me from Ora’ing his ass.  Mercia and a new Joestar kid are counting on you, so don’t let them down.

…Right, Mr. Kujo.  We’ll pull in our interns, and we’ll find this picture or at least get someone on sketching.

Incognito

Stand User: Gordon Sarde

Power: D

Speed: A

Range: C

Durability: E

Precision: E

Potential: D

 

 





Incognito’s power is not in direct combat.  In fact, it excels most when no fight takes place.  Despite this, it is considered one of the great assets of the Speedwagon Foundation most dangerous enemy Stands in existence, simply because there is very little way of defending against it.  As with many, it is better to target the User himself.

The power was hailed as a humane way of dealing with rogue or evil Stand Users—you could let them live on and potentially be a boon to society.  However, it clearly has a dark side as Sarde’s insanity has demonstrated.   

Goodbye to Yesterday-If the Stand touches you, it can ‘stamp’ over part of your identity.  For example, it can erase a distinctive birthmark or make you forget a childhood memory.  The effect is cumulative, though if you can somehow break away, the countdown will start over.  The Stand is stronger (i.e. has a higher Power ranking) when it actively focuses on using this ability, but this also decreases the User’s awareness.  If it reaches the end point, it can completely rewrite your identity, to the point that even those closest to you may not recognize you despite your resemblance.  It doesn’t fully change your appearance (for example, Josephine retained the red hair), but it’s a kind of mental influence—those looking at you won’t recognize you.  It may completely alter personality, and those in your new identity (for example, memories of a family to which you never really belonged) will share the same false memories of a shared past that never truly existed.  It doesn’t erase the fact that you existed—those in your old life will still remember you existed and that you disappeared one day, but the likelihood of you being found is very low.  Sarde cannot control the outcome, but since he’s not likely to be attacked by someone to whom he’s now a stranger, there’s no real need to do so.  The only known ‘antidote’, so to speak, is apparently Crazy Diamond’s ability to fix things, but as Josuke would have to know a) that this is someone affected by Incognito and b) who they used to be, it is unlikely that this is widely applicable.  The fact that he was able to find his daughter itself is remarkable, given Goodbye to Yesterday’s own defensive memory/recognition altering mechanism.

madimpossibledreamer: Seventh Doctor (Sylvester McCoy) and Ace (Sophie Aldred) (ace)

I SURVIVED MY TEST TODAY (I think)
~Dreamer~

*If they found a spaceship, Xander would get super excited and hit all the buttons, possibly getting them killed.  The Pharaoh would be super cautious for traps and spend forever studying it.  He might never make a move, though.

*Xander’s still not allowed near most magic.  Though eventually Willow speculates that it’s because he’s incompatible with a different type of magic than his own.
*Haru’s favorite book is The Scarlet Pimpernel.  It’s too literary for Xander.  He enjoys the Shadow comics, but they’re occasionally a little dark for him.  He also likes ones with the Flash and Green Lantern as friends.  Xander occasionally jokes that he’s the Flash because he’s always eating, and Haru is the Green Lantern because he’s kind of alien.
*That’s not to say that Haru doesn’t eat.  Though he sometimes forgets to do that if he gets into something.  Generally, though, they eat enough for one and a half teenagers.  Xander just eats more on a relative scale.
*Xander’s asked Willow a lot of questions, but he hasn’t asked about lacy lingerie, generator.  (He’d blush just thinking about it.  The Pharaoh might, when he’s getting over the shyness, just bluntly ask without realizing the question he’s asking.)
*It’s also obvious who dressed them this morning.  Haru will put on more jewelry, close-fitting clothes, black.  He’s also fond of purple and gold/yellow.  Xander will wear geeky t-shirts, button-up shirts, plaid, or Hawaiian.  (He’s been accused of fashion-blindness, but the same doesn’t go for the Pharaoh.  Cordy usually likes dealing with Haru better.)
*Xander was going to go for the soldier thing, but Haru managed to talk him into going for the ancient Egyptian warrior thing by saying he’d work one of Xander’s shifts instead.  Haru’s drawn to Egyptian stuff, but since Auntie isn’t doing research on Egyptians, he didn’t really get much of a chance to be exposed to that kind of stuff.
*Kind of forgot to include this earlier.  Ankhmet is Andrew, a High priest, and he goes for High Priest status again in this lifetime.

madimpossibledreamer: Izanagi|Souji in full costume holding out a hand (personatown)

*Xander shares more about his crushes.  It takes a little while for him to realize that Haru’s first crush is actually Marcus from B5.  He’s taken to teasing the other about it.  (His first reaction was ‘no way’ but that didn’t last long, because  it didn’t necessarily mean that he was, since they’re brothers.  Even when they had nothing else, they had each other, so they’re seriously close.  So his next step, acceptance, as shown with how he deals with his female friends, is to tease mercilessly.  He’s also still capable of some thoughtless comments, but he gets mentally smacked over the head for it, so he’s easing out of it.  He's still vaguely fascinated with the idea of being attracted to more than one gender and has trouble wrapping his brain around how it works.)
*He’s getting Haru over his shyness.  Which he may regret, later on.
*Haru’s still a teen capable of stupid in the moment decisions, though.  Often, he’ll blame Xander, and then they’ll get into a squabble.  Willow says to just ignore them at that point.  They usually don’t figure out for a while.
*Both of them are ridiculously protective of people.  Even with all the complaining about Angel, while he’s on the good side, they’d protect him.  With the powers, Xander likes the spotlight, but even he’d give it up to help get people out while Buffy takes center stage.
*Xander’s favorite holiday is Christmas, since he loves the memories of camping outside in the snow with the Pharaoh for company.  He’s tempted to do that again, since they didn’t get to do it for long (3 years), but doesn’t want to worry his Aunt.
*Haru’s favorite holiday is Halloween.  He’s strangely obsessed with pumpkins.  He also likes the costumes, but is a little sad that they have to share one.  He wants them both to wear different clothes.
*Neither one of them can cook.  In fact, they shouldn’t be let near any ovens anytime in the near or far future.
*It’s part of why they’re so close to Willow.  Haru confided he was worried about all the artificial stuff Xander was putting into his body, so Willow learned to bake and bribe Xander away from the other stuff with her treats.  It’s working a little especially well.
*Haru has a secret sweet tooth, but he tends to grab snacks when no one’s around to see.
*As they’ve grown, they get the idea that they’re not normal.  They still can’t imagine what it’s like, not having someone to share your mind with.  They’ve developed an interest over time in seeing the differences.
*The thought of being alone and of quiet terrifies them.  They’ve both had nightmares about it.  Their first psychologist talked about curing them.  Sometimes they drive each other crazy and won’t talk to each other, but they hate the idea.

madimpossibledreamer: Zhuge Liang concentrating and looking thoughtful. (concentrating)
If you want to seriously depress yourself, think about mashing up the Innocent Sin ending with, well, anything.  In this case, Yugioh.  Persona 2 spoiler )~Dreamer~

*They smell different.  Xander smells like sawdust, because he half-heartedly whittles.  Haru smells like the desert sands.
*They also tend to stand/sit differently.  Haru has better posture.  That’s how Willow usually tells the difference if they’re not talking.
*Haru’s left wrist also often acts up, so much so that he’s got a brace on hand just in case.  Xander’s never does.  (It was one of the wounds in the final fight, and for whatever reason, it stayed.)
*They have a habit of finishing each other’s sentences, or, if they’re feeling lazily, passing things along for the other to say for them.  Despite the amount of effort it actually takes to change.  (Not much.)
*Their instincts are good.  Usually.  When they’re off, they’re way off.  Usually if they’re tired or distracted (thus not paying attention).
*Haru’s surprisingly a gender equality guy.  They get in the biggest arguments over the careless things Xander says like that.
*They agree about their mother.  They wanted to get her away from the abuse, too, but she didn’t want to go.  The last thing she did was slap him, but it just hurts their heart.  They’d probably accept any present she sent with a smile, no matter how much it didn’t fit.
*Neither of them deal well with rejection or being abandoned.
*Sometimes Haru gets depressed.  Xander’s prone to that, too, and listening to country music (which Haru can’t deal with), but he forces a smile on his face and keeps bugging his twin until Haru reemerges.  Haru’s generally seen as the strong, mature one, but Xander tries to stay upbeat because he knows it affects Haru, and he doesn’t like causing pain to twinnie.  Also because it’s a lot of work dragging Haru out when he’s in a mood.
*Sometimes they play the game of seeing if people will realize that they’re the other.  They’ve figured out how to pretend to be the other, to the point of mimicking voice and vocal patterns.
*Haru tends to start a lot of things and not finish them, though.  He’s interested by all knowledge, too, and gets a little flighty.  Choosing a major is going to be very difficult for him.  He’s not immediately good at everything, either, and sometimes ends up monopolizing their time studying, since he’s occasionally perfectionistic when it comes to grades.
*Xander’s a little lazy, but sometimes it bugs him and he actually finishes what Haru began.  Just as his twin occasionally acts as the one who keeps him in line, when Haru gets to the point where he’s trying to do too much at once, he gets them to calm down and take one thing at a time.
*At these points, too, he only ends up getting about 4 hours of sleep for the body, but it works for him.  One of them can sleep and actually get decent refreshment, so as long as they both get a fair amount of that time asleep, and their body gets at least 4 hours, they’re perfectly awake.  Xander sometimes ends up goofing off in the middle of the night, when the other has been hogging the body.
*He will force the other to stop excessively studying and spend time with their friends.  At the very least, go study with Willow!

madimpossibledreamer: red and black comic-booky picture of an original Jojo's Stand. (jjba)

Why are you writing this in here?  We already have a perfectly serviceable set of notes on Star Platinum.

What?  No one said I couldn’t contribute!  Unless this is an anti-Slayer thing.  I thought some stuff would be interesting!

…You have a good point.

Buffy’s Notes on Star Platinum

Stand User: Jotaro Kujo

Appearance: Tarzan.  If you see a Tarzan, chance are, you’re fine.  Unless, you know, you’re evil.  In which case, watch out.  But then, he’s not the only one you have to watch out for!

Strength: Never thought I’d end up wrestling a soul projection thingie, but it was kind of cool.  From what we can tell, I’m as strong as Star Platinum, if not a little stronger.  Take that, Jane.

Speed and Precision: Unfortunately, I’m slower than he is, and definitely don’t have quite the control.  It’d be nice to not have to keep buying mugs of coffee, but hey, you can’t have everything.  I’m working on the speed part.  It’s important, because most vampires are faster than I am, and they’re not as fast as Star Platinum, and it would probably save me some clothes and bruises.

…Oh, hey, it says here that this Stand can stop time.  (Seriously, Stand is such a weird name for a thing, but apparently one of Xander’s relatives is responsible, so that makes sense.)  That might explain some things.  We might need to have the “You’re not supposed to be self-sacrificing” lecture again that everyone ignores, if only for tradition’s sake.

madimpossibledreamer: Seventh Doctor (Sylvester McCoy) and Ace (Sophie Aldred) (ace)

Headcanons: Yosuke has the guitar and an impressive game collection, but mostly those are for show anymore.  It’s been ages since he’s tried to play.  Since he got ‘kicked to the boonies’.  The guitar was kind of more for himself, especially since only Katsuragi really got it, while the games were the social thing.  His circle of ‘friends’ played quite a few (and, well, never returned some of the ones they ‘borrowed’, but he considered it a worthwhile price for ‘friendship’, just so he wasn’t quite so lonely).  He’s been a little depressive since he came out to Inaba, though he hides it well behind the smile.  The frustration of keeping that smile on no matter what started building up until it lashed out.  He really does like it, being nice to people, helping them out.  That’s not a lie.  But doing it so much and never getting a thank-you (in fact, getting spat on in return) gets a little frustrating after a while.  And he had nothing really to distract him, besides hitting on Yukiko (and failing) and Saki (and failing) and forming a friendship with Chie (and partially succeeding, but it’s more abusive to start with than anything).

Playing those games, even doing more than glance at them, reminds him of the big city, of the ‘friendships’ he lost.  (If you have to be alone, you can do it in a crowd of people just as well as anywhere else.)  He even lost his temper and broke one of his favorites one day, only to immediately feel awful about it.  He has yet to buy a new copy.  Too painful.  Honestly Souji might be the one that buys him a new one.

He looks back on that as he’s starting to get more comfortable with himself and thinks that’s utterly pathetic.  He really could’ve asked for more, but he was scared to do so then.

He starts breaking those out with Souji.  It’s a sign he really’s started accepting Kanji when he invites the other to come play some of his games.  Chie’s generally terrible, but play a fighting game and she somehow manages to be good.  It’s not quite just button mashing, which makes him confused and Chie yells at him and they yell at each other.

He hasn’t asked Yukiko yet, though.  He’s afraid she’ll take it as yet another date offer (which, to be honest, it’s not entirely a ‘girly’ thing but he’d actually like that as a date) and turn him down again.

(She might end up playing if they ever do another massive sleepover in the Inn, though.)

 

madimpossibledreamer: Sherlock pointing at the side of his head. (the universe is unimportant)

*Haru has a really good singing voice.

*Haru was the stripper in Oxnard, though he went a little more Egyptian with it and so wore a little more than your average stripper.  Probably.  Xander really didn’t want to think about it, so he was dishwasher-slash-occasional bartender.  The Pharaoh’s not that bothered by nakedness.  Xander has nightmares about it.

*This is actually one of Haru’s mistakes.  He’s good at it.  He enjoys it.  For the first time, people aren’t looking at him like he’s some sort of two-headed freak.  (They do have nightmares about having two heads, actually.)  He’s in control, choosing his songs and outfits and he doesn’t have to do anything he doesn’t want to.  He doesn’t think about the consequences, though.  That if he’s caught, his Aunt might lose custody (and probably much more than that).  That he might lose his friends, everything he’s ever known.  He’s angry that it might be considered wrong, because he’s not being taken advantage of, and he guesses that that’s the first thing that people might think.  He doesn’t think about the practical, legal consequences.  It doesn’t just involves him, it involves everyone he cares about.  He comes to this realization, and he’s horrified at first, but he calmly owns up to it.  Asks, but doesn’t demand, doesn’t beg.  “I’m done with stripping.  Well, I might put on a private show, if I ever get a date again, and I might enter dancing contests or something, but this is a chapter in my life that is closing.”

*They’re both afraid of clowns, though.

*(If your character was responsible for the death of xir best friend, how would xe feel?) Not kidding, that’s actually a question.
Xander couldn't do it.  Haru had to take over and save them.  Xander was thinking about it, but Haru was the one who actually moved the stake into Jesse's body.  He feels awful about it and projects some of it onto the other vampires.  Haru no more likes vampires than Xander, but is more willing to take them as fairly untrusted allies.  He likes to say he's fine, but the nightmares don't help his case.  Xander talked about Jesse at first, but Willow's reaction every time he does convince him it's a bad idea, and Haru's not much better.  He doesn't like hurting either of them, so he actually started a journal.  Whenever he's tempted to talk about jesse, he writes it down instead.  Occasionally he talks to his aunt, when she's there.

madimpossibledreamer: Jiraiya|Yosuke jumping and using a throwing star (jiraiya|yosuke)

*Jesse stole a car for joyriding when they were 14.  Haru lectured Xander a lot about it when he realized what had happened, but as no one got hurt he wasn’t that angry.
*Xander is straight.  Haru is bisexual.
*Sharing the body is instinctual by this point.  They’re some of the few who can switch on command.  In general, they’re not your usual multiple personality.
*Along those lines, there’s a book written about him.  One of the only promises his first psychologist kept, actually—keeping his name out of it.  Still, he has to keep his head down.
*Xander’s better at dealing with people.  Generally.  Haru takes the bullies (usually by talking at them until they’re confused), while Xander is better at keeping up with their friends.  Haru’s usually a little more intellectual in approach, but Xander’s been pushing him out more often lately so that he can socialize more.  “You’re becoming a shut-in!”  The Pharaoh sticks out his tongue in response.
*They’re missing the magic of old.  One of the first things he figures out (once they learn of his past) is to call the ceremonial armor of Horus, golden and gleaming, and the sword, but that’s all they get for a while.  Eventually, they get the ability to channel some of their power into songs, but it’s generally to strengthen allies or weaken enemies.  Andrew gets better combat magic than he does.  Both Andrew and Willow can tap into his magic, though, which.
Oh, dear.  That fits, but oh, dear.
Willow does so without his permission, so he’s tired all the time, but he doesn’t realize what she’s doing.  Her addiction is actually slowly killing him, but they don’t know.  Xander is less affected, since the magic isn’t his, but he’s still tired.

madimpossibledreamer: Izanagi|Souji in full costume holding out a hand (persona 4)

*He’d thought that they’d been two in one body since they were born.  It’s not until later that they learn that Xander became Xander & Haru when they were 3.

*His Aunt took him in rather than let his father put him in an asylum.

*His Aunt is an archaeologist, and once she met Joyce she became one of the Summers’ first friends in the town.  She sometimes goes on expeditions but has been cutting back.

*Xander/Haru feels guilty about this.  He knows it’s for him & that she doesn’t mind the sacrifice because she actually cares about him.  (She’s more involved than any of the parents in the show.)  He knows she misses it, though.

*He is required to visit a psychologist, though.  The first one was mean & working for his father.  They soon switched.

*He (or Xander) did something when they were in 4th grade that resulted in everyone pretty much ignoring him for a few months.  They seem to have forgotten, but he never did.  (He forgave everyone pretty quickly, though.  He’s the type to think it’s his fault before looking at anyone else.)

*He’s generally the more level-headed one.

*He’s also the academic one.

*That’s not to say that he doesn’t get fed up.  He does.  When he gets frustrated, and doesn’t have the strength to bottle it inside anymore, he’s a little scary.  Usually, Xander then takes over so he can just sulk in their mind, rather than getting worse and hurting their body or something in the real world.

*The two geek out over things a lot, though, especially when he can go into detail on the plot, writing, and such.

*They usually treat each other as twins, though through the influence of a few others they’ve also taken to referring to each other as ‘Other Me’.

*The Pharaoh chose his own name when they were 5 (Ace?-rel to Alexander, Akos-white falcon Haru-derived from Hor (horus)?) Haru, I think.  It amuses me.  He had help from his Aunt, though.  She’d been visiting to figure out how to save him from his father.  She probably studies Japanese history, then.

*Haru’s voice is deeper.

madimpossibledreamer: Jiraiya|Yosuke jumping and using a throwing star (Default)

Labs are the most annoying thing ever when everything that could go wrong (well, aside from an explosion, I suppose, so that's something) goes wrong.

*Still no name for this guy.  (Khamet? Mahu?  Meriptah?
Nanefer-ka-ptah?  I like Khamet.  There’s a weird thing, then, with Ankhmet, but then, it probably wasn’t that strange to them back then.  Certain name constructions are just more common.

*Had an elder brother, Nebmakhet (Jesse), who was a better warrior than he was a strategist or pharaoh.  Got killed in a campaign he waged to win a Nubian princess Maia (Cordy).  Khamet then had to deal with the aftermath during his reign.  (He was there, too, barely made it out.)

* Masaharta (Wesley) was an advisor brought in during his brother’s reign.  He didn’t last the battle either (though he fought valiantly).

*Mahumose (Giles) was the Head Scribe.  Where Xander sought refuge in TV shows and comic books, he sought out rare scrolls and his Head Scribe’s storytelling talents.  If he ever couldn’t be found, he was hiding in the “library”.  He also often sought out the Head Scribe’s advice, despite the fact that the man was not, strictly speaking, an advisor.  They were closer than he & his father.

*Mayati (Willow) was a royal witch and his best friend.  She was only of noble blood.

*Muyet (Buffy) and Nebet (Dawn) had distinguished themselves in his security but they weren’t close.

*He also had a sister, Nefret, and a wife, Inhapi.  (Dedyet makes me laugh.  She has to be a thing.)

*Magic is a thing.  So is fighting demons.  And they’re a lot more lively than the Council will have you believe.

*Actually, he’s got a history with the Council.  They came in being jerkish and acting like they owned the place, saying that they could save the day, and he threw them out on their butts.  It saved his land & people, but will cost his life.

*He was the second son, so he got to be a lot more lax.  Run around the streets, bug the Royal Scribe, let his curiosity get the better of him.  He saved the world (or people) a few times.  Boredom and refusal to let innocents get hurt.

madimpossibledreamer: Jiraiya|Yosuke jumping and using a throwing star (jiraiya|yosuke)

Warning: Long, possibly spoilery, ranty in parts.  Lots of quotes, but then, that's how I live my life, really.  My thoughts on the Orichalcos arc (Waking the Dragons?).
There are some moments that change a person for all time.  -Bilbo

 

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