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Fickle ([personal profile] fickle) wrote2009-03-22 02:47 pm

Quick double meme post.

Crazily busy, but still, have a look at my desktop and 10 quick YGO drabbles.

1. Pick a character, pairing, or fandom you like.
2. Turn your music player on and turn it on random/shuffle.
3. Write a drabblet/ficlet related to each song that plays. You only have the time frame of the song to finish the drabble; you start when the song starts, and stop when it's over. No lingering afterward! No matter how whacked out your drabble is. :)
4. Do ten of these, then post them.

Not That Girl, Wicked Musical

1. Anzu's not jealous often. She's a dancer, she's got the best group of friends ever, and her life has been one adventure after another. She's lived more before her eighteenth birthday than most people do during their entire life.

Watching Mai and Jounouchi get married breaks her heart.

She isn't in love with Jounouchi. It makes perfect sense that Joey'd choose Mai. She's the golden girl of the world. She isn't in love with Mai either. Not that Mai isn't attractive, but...

Atemu's gone.

Anzu looks at Joey and imagines Atemu standing there. She can't imagine herself in Mai's place. She won't allow herself to do that. After Atemu left for the afterworld, she saw him too often in Yugi's face.

She keeps her eyes resolutely on Mai, the figure who won't flicker.

Standing at Joey's side, as his best man, Yugi watches Anzu and his heart breaks for her.

Popular, Wicked Musical

2. Rebecca gasped, batting Mai's hands away, "Mai-chan! I can't breathe! This corset is going to kill me!"

Mai tossed her hair back. Age hadn't dimmed the gold of her curls or the arrogant sparkle in her eyes, "Becky, do you want to be popular or not?"

"No!" Rebecca tried to untie the laces of the corset, wondering if Mai had ever had any experience as a Girl Scout. Or maybe a Navy Seal. "You're the one who wants me to take over for you."

"You're American, you're blonde, and someone has to make sure that the boys don't start thinking that Duel Monsters is a no girl's allowed game." Mai took advantage of Rebecca's distraction to spray some mousse into her hair. Though Rebecca's hair might be the right color, it needed curls to boost its volume. Mai'd save her from being just a geek and turn her into a star!

Nazi Halo, Jack Off Jill.

3. Dozens dead. His village destroyed.

Bakura threw back his head and screamed. To the sky, he vowed vengeance. To the bodies of his family, he vowed peace. To the Pharaoh, he promised justice.

The Pharaoh defeated him, and his oaths went unfulfilled. A still-born promise is a dreadful thing.

3,000 years later, Bakura rose again. Justice would not be denied.

"But -- how?" Words fading, a gurgling gasp of disbelief as Atemu stared down at the bullets riddling Yugi's body, "You cannot win. You're the villain! "

"No." In Bakura's eyes, the ghosts of Kura-Elna howled their vengeance, "You are."

Part Of Your World, The Little Mermaid.

4. "Watching the humans again?"

The Cure Mermaid nodded, curled up in her shell and observing the human world through a little portal that hung in the air of the Shadow Realm.

"Can't see why. It's not like you can do anything except fight for them when they call us."

A shrug, and she flipped the pink scales of her tail at Harpie's Brother, "Perhaps one day," Her voice was like music, light in the Shadow Realm, "They will set us free."

Harpie's Brother snorted, "What, have you been watching Aladdin again?"

The Cure Mermaid refused to dignify that with an answer.

Snakes, Voltaire.

5. Ever since the last time that Bakura had been banished to the Shadow Realm, Seto's been having nightmares. He dreams that he's covered in snakes, curling over him, the dry rasp of scales on skin continuing all night long. He's invariably bleeding by the end of the nightmare; the nightmare never ends until the last snake rears its head up and stares straight into his eyes.

There's that one moment of eye contact before it plunges into his mouth and makes a suicide dive down his throat.

Seto wakes choking, fingers at his own throat, caressing the bite marks that Bakura left there.

He thinks Bakura's trying to reach him from the Shadow Realm. He won't get dragged into this fight (again). Mokuba comments on how little sleep Seto seems to be getting these days. Seto wonders if Mokuba is having nightmares as well.

He will never forget Bakura if he's meddling with Mokuba too.

Bakura returns, and the nightmares leave Seto. He won't ask Bakura if he was sending them; better to pretend that he is beyond Bakura's ability to touch.

Bakura proves the pretense for a lie when he leaves a fresh set of marks on Seto's smooth, pale neck.

One Girl Revolution, Legally Blonde soundtrack.

6. Mai's everything that she ever wanted to be. She's confident. She's rich. She's beautiful. She's famous. She's independent. If she wants to issue a statement, the press is always happy to talk to her. If she plays in a tournament, she knows she's going to win or at least place in the top five. Everything she wants, she gets. One way or another.

Mai's soul is in danger, and some stupid boy saves her.

Mai's standing in the rain and crying, and some stupid boy on a motorcycle is comforting her.

Mai's soul is in danger, and some stupid boy sacrifices his own to save her.

Mai survives. She survives everything. She's confident. She's rich. She's beautiful. She's famous. She's independent.

Everyone else is diminished by Yugi's weird other half disappearing.

Mai's life continues down the path she is forging for herself.

Meant To Live, Switchfoot.

7. "Tou-san..." Ryuuji nearly begged. He knew what Plan B was. Without the Puzzle, Yugi was vulnerable. If Ryuuji could just kill Yugi in that moment, and have someone else find the Puzzle, someone that he could defeat, the Puzzle would be his. He'd promised his father that he would do it, if necessary.

But he hadn't met Yugi there. One game, and everything that Ryuuji had known about the world had shattered. Everything he'd trusted his father on was wrong.

"Tou-san." Ryuuji looked at his father's face, at the eyes that the mask didn't hide, and realized that if he killed Yugi, he would die as well. What little part of him wasn't his father's son would be gone. Like the Puzzle, he'd be only an instrument of power.

This wasn't what his life was meant for. His father had lied.

A Guy Like You, Hunchback of Notre Dam.

7. "Come on, Jounouchi-kun! You'll be late." Yugi encouraged Jounouchi, giving him a playful push towards the door.

"Naaaah. Mebbe I'll just stay at home, Yug. There'll be a lot of guys at the airport. What makes you think she'll want to see me?" Jounouchi hung back, not convinced despite Yugi and Honda's best efforts.

Yugi gave him an exasperated look, "Because if I were her, I would."

Jounouchi decided that even chicks weren't as weird as Yugi could be.

if he tries anything, ani di franco

8. In another universe, Mai Kujaku is the world's first female superhero. She calls herself the Amazon, carries a whip with several spikes, and has the sense to wear shorts instead of a short skirt. The corset's bulletproof and wore over a black flight jacket.

She kicks ass on a daily basis. During the night time, her partner, Isis, takes over. The tabloids love the lesbian crime-fighting duo for their strong advocacy of women's rights, fearlessness, willingness to pose for photos and form-fitting costumes.

The one time that a photographer gets a little grabby with Isis, Mai breaks his hand and his camera, in that order.

Isis kisses Mai for that, and then to prove she doesn't need protection, breaks the cameraman's other hand.

Everyone else is careful to keep their distance after that; there's nothing as dangerous as girls looking out for each other.

Head On Collision, New Found Glory.

9. "The bruises suit you." Ryuuji said, and Seto smirked, "I'd say the same about you, but social lies have never been my strong suit."

"Too bad that I'm the one who keeps them on display, then, isn't it?" Light words as Ryuuji did up his hair and glanced over his shoulder at Seto with a smirk of his own. "Same time next week?"

"I'll be busy." Seto lied, watching as Ryuuji pulled on his mesh top and red jerkin. Fingerprints showed up on Ryuuji's hips and wrists, his upper arms banded by them like armlets. More bruises on his neck, teethprints still red, and Ryuuji's mouth was still kiss-swollen. Seto would never walk out like that, so bare and so bruised.

Ryuuji's ability to smile for the cameras while so far from perfect was part of what Seto liked about him; it annoyed Seto greatly that there was anything at all that he liked about the enigmatic other CEO.

The fact that he was the only one to see this side of Ryuuji was poor consolation; nobody else saw this side of Seto either.

Yellow Brick Road, Jack Off Jill.

10. Leon told himself that it was a fairy tale. In fairy tales, the youngest brother (the good brother) always had to endure trials to get to the princess (to earn his brother's love). This was a fairy tale, and therefore, everything would be over soon.

He couldn't find the rainbow. The crown was made of thorns. The lion kept eyeing him as if he was a particularly delicious morsel. Leon was sure the Tin Man was covered in lead paint. The Scarecrow was only an anorexic girl.

The dark-haired girl leaned over and purified poppy smoke filled the air. Leon hated its thick, sweet scent, but told himself desperately to be calm. This was only a fairy tale. It would end well.

Upon receiving this tag, immediately perform a screen capture of your desktop. It is best that no icons be deleted before the screen capture so as to add to the element of fun.
1. Go to your desktop and press the Print Scrn key (located on the right side of the F12 key).
2. Open a graphics program (like Picture Manager, Paint, or Photoshop) and doing a Paste (CTRL + V). If you wish, you can “edit” the image before saving it.
3. Post the picture on your blog. You can also give a short explanation on the look of your desktop if you want. You can explain why you prefer such a look or why it is full of icons. Things like that.
4. Tag five of your friends and ask them to give you a Free View of their desktops as well.

So as most of you SHOULD know, I have a major crush on Alienware products. I fangirl them almost as hard as I fangirl Linux. The wallpaper is the Alienware logo in the center of some sort of squiggle thing. I like it because it's a dark wallpaper, and I prefer dark to light because it's easier on my eyes and takes up less energy. The wallpaper isn't too cluttered, so I can put icons on top of it without being distracted.

The stuff are parts of the X2 movie. HJ split is out there so that I can compile them together easily into the XX.avi file. The dnatstsaleh file is the X3 movie. The Fight is a Gellert-Albus version of The Plagues from Prince of Egypt that [ profile] persekore recorded herself and shared with me. Stay Safe is a picture I'm working, a preview of which can be seen here. Lineart_2_... is a picture of a girl that's a contest piece, also a current WIP.

Savior photos is a file of photos I've taken of Vienna, for Savior, who likes photographic proof that my life continues. has a bunch of Camilla d'Errico images because they interviewed her, and I love her artwork and plan to make wallpapers froom it. VLC is for viewing movies, Internet is Firefox, and Recycle Bin is where the XX split files are going RIGHT NOW. The two movies will be put into my music, and then my movie folder. I like to keep my desktop as uncluttered as possible.

Tagging: [ profile] ego_chan, [ profile] a_white_rain, [ profile] pikachumaniac, [ profile] fyretoppaaa, [ profile] tes_aidan and [ profile] xindanobodie.

[identity profile] 2009-03-22 08:40 pm (UTC)(link)

[identity profile] 2009-03-23 06:55 pm (UTC)(link)
Those drabbles were lovely. ♥

Miss you.

[identity profile] 2009-04-23 09:52 pm (UTC)(link)
PFFFFFT I never see anything on time. Been ruminating doing this particular meme, though; need something to force me to sit down and churn things out. AWWRIGHT consider tag taken. :p

[identity profile] 2009-05-01 12:24 am (UTC)(link)
YAY! XDD *pokes you* It's not up on your journal yet.

...Write faster, wrench!

Also, sexy icon. XD What it's from?

[identity profile] 2009-05-01 10:54 pm (UTC)(link)

Haha, it's Hetalia. England/China.