The More Things Change, by Emungere (NC-17)

  • Feb. 26th, 2010 at 3:03 PM
Title:  The More Things Change
Fandom:  crossover between Saiyuki and Ranma 1/2, emphasis on Saiyuki
Pairing:  Gojyo/Hakkai
Categories:  angst, genderswitch, humor, romance, crossover 
Length:  Long [~21,000 words]
Warnings:  minor violence, a reference or two to canon incest and canon abuse


Author on LJ[livejournal.com profile] emungere 
WebsiteCompromising Positions

Summary:  Weird things happen to the Sanzo group all the time.  But Gojyo was never able to turn into a woman before - and let's not bring up Sanzo's transformation. 

Review:  I appreciate stories that take the springs of Jusenkyo, with all their shapechanging powers, into other fandoms... especially when the author explores in a realistic manner how the characters would handle the involuntary switches.  Here, Gojyo and Sanzo are the cursed ones, and while Sanzo can't accept his cursed form (and goes to extreme lengths to cure himself - and no, I'm not going to tell you what he turns into, except that it isn't a woman), Gojyo learns to adjust.  Of course, Gojyo doesn't have it all easy; he has to wonder if Hakkai wants both male!Gojyo and female!Gojyo or if he prefers Gojyo one way or the other, and how he, as a formerly-completely-straight man, is going to deal with either answer.

While that description makes this fic sound completely serious, that is definitely not the case.  Emungere does not sacrifice the inherence silliness of the situation, or the canonical humor aspects of Saiyuki and Ranma 1/2, to keep this plot on-course, although the focus is certainly on the serious side of things.  I think the story is all the better for the occasional dollop of funny (who wants the characters to navelgaze all the time?). 

The More Things Change

The More Things Change, by Emungere (NC-17)

  • Feb. 26th, 2010 at 3:03 PM
Title:  The More Things Change
Fandom:  crossover between Saiyuki and Ranma 1/2, emphasis on Saiyuki
Pairing:  Gojyo/Hakkai
Categories:  angst, genderswitch, humor, romance, crossover 
Length:  Long [~21,000 words]
Warnings:  minor violence, a reference or two to canon incest and canon abuse


Author on LJ[livejournal.com profile] emungere 
WebsiteCompromising Positions

Summary:  Weird things happen to the Sanzo group all the time.  But Gojyo was never able to turn into a woman before - and let's not bring up Sanzo's transformation. 

Review:  I appreciate stories that take the springs of Jusenkyo, with all their shapechanging powers, into other fandoms... especially when the author explores in a realistic manner how the characters would handle the involuntary switches.  Here, Gojyo and Sanzo are the cursed ones, and while Sanzo can't accept his cursed form (and goes to extreme lengths to cure himself - and no, I'm not going to tell you what he turns into, except that it isn't a woman), Gojyo learns to adjust.  Of course, Gojyo doesn't have it all easy; he has to wonder if Hakkai wants both male!Gojyo and female!Gojyo or if he prefers Gojyo one way or the other, and how he, as a formerly-completely-straight man, is going to deal with either answer.

While that description makes this fic sound completely serious, that is definitely not the case.  Emungere does not sacrifice the inherence silliness of the situation, or the canonical humor aspects of Saiyuki and Ranma 1/2, to keep this plot on-course, although the focus is certainly on the serious side of things.  I think the story is all the better for the occasional dollop of funny (who wants the characters to navelgaze all the time?). 

The More Things Change

The More Things Change, by Emungere (NC-17)

  • Feb. 26th, 2010 at 3:03 PM
Title:  The More Things Change
Fandom:  crossover between Saiyuki and Ranma 1/2, emphasis on Saiyuki
Pairing:  Gojyo/Hakkai
Categories:  angst, genderswitch, humor, romance, crossover 
Length:  Long [~21,000 words]
Warnings:  minor violence, a reference or two to canon incest and canon abuse


Author on LJ[livejournal.com profile] emungere 
WebsiteCompromising Positions

Summary:  Weird things happen to the Sanzo group all the time.  But Gojyo was never able to turn into a woman before - and let's not bring up Sanzo's transformation. 

Review:  I appreciate stories that take the springs of Jusenkyo, with all their shapechanging powers, into other fandoms... especially when the author explores in a realistic manner how the characters would handle the involuntary switches.  Here, Gojyo and Sanzo are the cursed ones, and while Sanzo can't accept his cursed form (and goes to extreme lengths to cure himself - and no, I'm not going to tell you what he turns into, except that it isn't a woman), Gojyo learns to adjust.  Of course, Gojyo doesn't have it all easy; he has to wonder if Hakkai wants both male!Gojyo and female!Gojyo or if he prefers Gojyo one way or the other, and how he, as a formerly-completely-straight man, is going to deal with either answer.

While that description makes this fic sound completely serious, that is definitely not the case.  Emungere does not sacrifice the inherence silliness of the situation, or the canonical humor aspects of Saiyuki and Ranma 1/2, to keep this plot on-course, although the focus is certainly on the serious side of things.  I think the story is all the better for the occasional dollop of funny (who wants the characters to navelgaze all the time?). 

The More Things Change

The More Things Change, by Emungere (NC-17)

  • Feb. 26th, 2010 at 3:03 PM
Title:  The More Things Change
Fandom:  crossover between Saiyuki and Ranma 1/2, emphasis on Saiyuki
Pairing:  Gojyo/Hakkai
Categories:  angst, genderswitch, humor, romance, crossover 
Length:  Long [~21,000 words]
Warnings:  minor violence, a reference or two to canon incest and canon abuse


Author on LJ[livejournal.com profile] emungere 
WebsiteCompromising Positions

Summary:  Weird things happen to the Sanzo group all the time.  But Gojyo was never able to turn into a woman before - and let's not bring up Sanzo's transformation. 

Review:  I appreciate stories that take the springs of Jusenkyo, with all their shapechanging powers, into other fandoms... especially when the author explores in a realistic manner how the characters would handle the involuntary switches.  Here, Gojyo and Sanzo are the cursed ones, and while Sanzo can't accept his cursed form (and goes to extreme lengths to cure himself - and no, I'm not going to tell you what he turns into, except that it isn't a woman), Gojyo learns to adjust.  Of course, Gojyo doesn't have it all easy; he has to wonder if Hakkai wants both male!Gojyo and female!Gojyo or if he prefers Gojyo one way or the other, and how he, as a formerly-completely-straight man, is going to deal with either answer.

While that description makes this fic sound completely serious, that is definitely not the case.  Emungere does not sacrifice the inherence silliness of the situation, or the canonical humor aspects of Saiyuki and Ranma 1/2, to keep this plot on-course, although the focus is certainly on the serious side of things.  I think the story is all the better for the occasional dollop of funny (who wants the characters to navelgaze all the time?). 

The More Things Change

The More Things Change, by Emungere (NC-17)

  • Feb. 26th, 2010 at 3:03 PM
Title:  The More Things Change
Fandom:  crossover between Saiyuki and Ranma 1/2, emphasis on Saiyuki
Pairing:  Gojyo/Hakkai
Categories:  angst, genderswitch, humor, romance, crossover 
Length:  Long [~21,000 words]
Warnings:  minor violence, a reference or two to canon incest and canon abuse


Author on LJ[livejournal.com profile] emungere 
WebsiteCompromising Positions

Summary:  Weird things happen to the Sanzo group all the time.  But Gojyo was never able to turn into a woman before - and let's not bring up Sanzo's transformation. 

Review:  I appreciate stories that take the springs of Jusenkyo, with all their shapechanging powers, into other fandoms... especially when the author explores in a realistic manner how the characters would handle the involuntary switches.  Here, Gojyo and Sanzo are the cursed ones, and while Sanzo can't accept his cursed form (and goes to extreme lengths to cure himself - and no, I'm not going to tell you what he turns into, except that it isn't a woman), Gojyo learns to adjust.  Of course, Gojyo doesn't have it all easy; he has to wonder if Hakkai wants both male!Gojyo and female!Gojyo or if he prefers Gojyo one way or the other, and how he, as a formerly-completely-straight man, is going to deal with either answer.

While that description makes this fic sound completely serious, that is definitely not the case.  Emungere does not sacrifice the inherence silliness of the situation, or the canonical humor aspects of Saiyuki and Ranma 1/2, to keep this plot on-course, although the focus is certainly on the serious side of things.  I think the story is all the better for the occasional dollop of funny (who wants the characters to navelgaze all the time?). 

The More Things Change

The More Things Change, by Emungere (NC-17)

  • Feb. 26th, 2010 at 3:03 PM
Title:  The More Things Change
Fandom:  crossover between Saiyuki and Ranma 1/2, emphasis on Saiyuki
Pairing:  Gojyo/Hakkai
Categories:  angst, genderswitch, humor, romance, crossover 
Length:  Long [~21,000 words]
Warnings:  minor violence, a reference or two to canon incest and canon abuse


Author on LJ[livejournal.com profile] emungere 
WebsiteCompromising Positions

Summary:  Weird things happen to the Sanzo group all the time.  But Gojyo was never able to turn into a woman before - and let's not bring up Sanzo's transformation. 

Review:  I appreciate stories that take the springs of Jusenkyo, with all their shapechanging powers, into other fandoms... especially when the author explores in a realistic manner how the characters would handle the involuntary switches.  Here, Gojyo and Sanzo are the cursed ones, and while Sanzo can't accept his cursed form (and goes to extreme lengths to cure himself - and no, I'm not going to tell you what he turns into, except that it isn't a woman), Gojyo learns to adjust.  Of course, Gojyo doesn't have it all easy; he has to wonder if Hakkai wants both male!Gojyo and female!Gojyo or if he prefers Gojyo one way or the other, and how he, as a formerly-completely-straight man, is going to deal with either answer.

While that description makes this fic sound completely serious, that is definitely not the case.  Emungere does not sacrifice the inherence silliness of the situation, or the canonical humor aspects of Saiyuki and Ranma 1/2, to keep this plot on-course, although the focus is certainly on the serious side of things.  I think the story is all the better for the occasional dollop of funny (who wants the characters to navelgaze all the time?). 

The More Things Change

Entanglements, by Vathara (PG-13)

  • Oct. 2nd, 2009 at 2:05 PM
Title:  Entanglements
Fandom:  Saiyuki
Pairing:  Hakkai/Sanzo, some suggested past Tenpou --> Konzen
Categories:  AU, action, angst, perhaps creature, romance
Length:  Long [31,000 words]
Warnings:  kinda tentacle-fic (but with plants)


Author on LJ:  n/a
Website:  Their Fanfiction.net page

Author's Summary:  "Vegetative propagation means sometimes vines spread. Particularly youkai vines... Kanzeon has a plan, and Sanzo is Not Happy."

Review
:  This story goes in a very different direction than other Saiyuki fics - actually, that seems to be a specialty of Vathara's work, so it's really no surprise.  Hakkai's youkai form possesses in canon what appear to be vines, looking like mere tattoos until they are roused to erupt outward; in this fic, an injury inspires the vines to grow, and to look for other hosts.  What could've been just a crack concept worked wonderfully, once Vathara tied in the "why are the vines like this?" answer to the demonslayer legend (in which he who kills 1,000 youkai becomes one himself), and thereby connected this event to the larger storyline of Saiyuki. 

On another note, I very much enjoyed the unusual pairing, which when done is often quite awkwardly done, but in this fic meshes perfectly with the group's characterizations.  Sanzo/Goku and Hakkai/Gojyo are the canon and fanon OTPs, but Vathara makes an excellent case for putting the two more - er, intelligent? certainly more neurotic - characters together.  Why should the relatively easy-going ones have to put up with their complications, after all?  (And of course, it becomes much harder to fool someone just as deceptive as you.)

Entanglements

Entanglements, by Vathara (PG-13)

  • Oct. 2nd, 2009 at 2:05 PM
Title:  Entanglements
Fandom:  Saiyuki
Pairing:  Hakkai/Sanzo, some suggested past Tenpou --> Konzen
Categories:  AU, action, angst, perhaps creature, romance
Length:  Long [31,000 words]
Warnings:  kinda tentacle-fic (but with plants)


Author on LJ:  n/a
Website:  Their Fanfiction.net page

Author's Summary:  "Vegetative propagation means sometimes vines spread. Particularly youkai vines... Kanzeon has a plan, and Sanzo is Not Happy."

Review
:  This story goes in a very different direction than other Saiyuki fics - actually, that seems to be a specialty of Vathara's work, so it's really no surprise.  Hakkai's youkai form possesses in canon what appear to be vines, looking like mere tattoos until they are roused to erupt outward; in this fic, an injury inspires the vines to grow, and to look for other hosts.  What could've been just a crack concept worked wonderfully, once Vathara tied in the "why are the vines like this?" answer to the demonslayer legend (in which he who kills 1,000 youkai becomes one himself), and thereby connected this event to the larger storyline of Saiyuki. 

On another note, I very much enjoyed the unusual pairing, which when done is often quite awkwardly done, but in this fic meshes perfectly with the group's characterizations.  Sanzo/Goku and Hakkai/Gojyo are the canon and fanon OTPs, but Vathara makes an excellent case for putting the two more - er, intelligent? certainly more neurotic - characters together.  Why should the relatively easy-going ones have to put up with their complications, after all?  (And of course, it becomes much harder to fool someone just as deceptive as you.)

Entanglements

Entanglements, by Vathara (PG-13)

  • Oct. 2nd, 2009 at 2:05 PM
Title:  Entanglements
Fandom:  Saiyuki
Pairing:  Hakkai/Sanzo, some suggested past Tenpou --> Konzen
Categories:  AU, action, angst, perhaps creature, romance
Length:  Long [31,000 words]
Warnings:  kinda tentacle-fic (but with plants)


Author on LJ:  n/a
Website:  Their Fanfiction.net page

Author's Summary:  "Vegetative propagation means sometimes vines spread. Particularly youkai vines... Kanzeon has a plan, and Sanzo is Not Happy."

Review
:  This story goes in a very different direction than other Saiyuki fics - actually, that seems to be a specialty of Vathara's work, so it's really no surprise.  Hakkai's youkai form possesses in canon what appear to be vines, looking like mere tattoos until they are roused to erupt outward; in this fic, an injury inspires the vines to grow, and to look for other hosts.  What could've been just a crack concept worked wonderfully, once Vathara tied in the "why are the vines like this?" answer to the demonslayer legend (in which he who kills 1,000 youkai becomes one himself), and thereby connected this event to the larger storyline of Saiyuki. 

On another note, I very much enjoyed the unusual pairing, which when done is often quite awkwardly done, but in this fic meshes perfectly with the group's characterizations.  Sanzo/Goku and Hakkai/Gojyo are the canon and fanon OTPs, but Vathara makes an excellent case for putting the two more - er, intelligent? certainly more neurotic - characters together.  Why should the relatively easy-going ones have to put up with their complications, after all?  (And of course, it becomes much harder to fool someone just as deceptive as you.)

Entanglements

Entanglements, by Vathara (PG-13)

  • Oct. 2nd, 2009 at 2:05 PM
Title:  Entanglements
Fandom:  Saiyuki
Pairing:  Hakkai/Sanzo, some suggested past Tenpou --> Konzen
Categories:  AU, action, angst, perhaps creature, romance
Length:  Long [31,000 words]
Warnings:  kinda tentacle-fic (but with plants)


Author on LJ:  n/a
Website:  Their Fanfiction.net page

Author's Summary:  "Vegetative propagation means sometimes vines spread. Particularly youkai vines... Kanzeon has a plan, and Sanzo is Not Happy."

Review
:  This story goes in a very different direction than other Saiyuki fics - actually, that seems to be a specialty of Vathara's work, so it's really no surprise.  Hakkai's youkai form possesses in canon what appear to be vines, looking like mere tattoos until they are roused to erupt outward; in this fic, an injury inspires the vines to grow, and to look for other hosts.  What could've been just a crack concept worked wonderfully, once Vathara tied in the "why are the vines like this?" answer to the demonslayer legend (in which he who kills 1,000 youkai becomes one himself), and thereby connected this event to the larger storyline of Saiyuki. 

On another note, I very much enjoyed the unusual pairing, which when done is often quite awkwardly done, but in this fic meshes perfectly with the group's characterizations.  Sanzo/Goku and Hakkai/Gojyo are the canon and fanon OTPs, but Vathara makes an excellent case for putting the two more - er, intelligent? certainly more neurotic - characters together.  Why should the relatively easy-going ones have to put up with their complications, after all?  (And of course, it becomes much harder to fool someone just as deceptive as you.)

Entanglements

Entanglements, by Vathara (PG-13)

  • Oct. 2nd, 2009 at 2:05 PM
Title:  Entanglements
Fandom:  Saiyuki
Pairing:  Hakkai/Sanzo, some suggested past Tenpou --> Konzen
Categories:  AU, action, angst, perhaps creature, romance
Length:  Long [31,000 words]
Warnings:  kinda tentacle-fic (but with plants)


Author on LJ:  n/a
Website:  Their Fanfiction.net page

Author's Summary:  "Vegetative propagation means sometimes vines spread. Particularly youkai vines... Kanzeon has a plan, and Sanzo is Not Happy."

Review
:  This story goes in a very different direction than other Saiyuki fics - actually, that seems to be a specialty of Vathara's work, so it's really no surprise.  Hakkai's youkai form possesses in canon what appear to be vines, looking like mere tattoos until they are roused to erupt outward; in this fic, an injury inspires the vines to grow, and to look for other hosts.  What could've been just a crack concept worked wonderfully, once Vathara tied in the "why are the vines like this?" answer to the demonslayer legend (in which he who kills 1,000 youkai becomes one himself), and thereby connected this event to the larger storyline of Saiyuki. 

On another note, I very much enjoyed the unusual pairing, which when done is often quite awkwardly done, but in this fic meshes perfectly with the group's characterizations.  Sanzo/Goku and Hakkai/Gojyo are the canon and fanon OTPs, but Vathara makes an excellent case for putting the two more - er, intelligent? certainly more neurotic - characters together.  Why should the relatively easy-going ones have to put up with their complications, after all?  (And of course, it becomes much harder to fool someone just as deceptive as you.)

Entanglements

Entanglements, by Vathara (PG-13)

  • Oct. 2nd, 2009 at 2:05 PM
Title:  Entanglements
Fandom:  Saiyuki
Pairing:  Hakkai/Sanzo, some suggested past Tenpou --> Konzen
Categories:  AU, action, angst, perhaps creature, romance
Length:  Long [31,000 words]
Warnings:  kinda tentacle-fic (but with plants)


Author on LJ:  n/a
Website:  Their Fanfiction.net page

Author's Summary:  "Vegetative propagation means sometimes vines spread. Particularly youkai vines... Kanzeon has a plan, and Sanzo is Not Happy."

Review
:  This story goes in a very different direction than other Saiyuki fics - actually, that seems to be a specialty of Vathara's work, so it's really no surprise.  Hakkai's youkai form possesses in canon what appear to be vines, looking like mere tattoos until they are roused to erupt outward; in this fic, an injury inspires the vines to grow, and to look for other hosts.  What could've been just a crack concept worked wonderfully, once Vathara tied in the "why are the vines like this?" answer to the demonslayer legend (in which he who kills 1,000 youkai becomes one himself), and thereby connected this event to the larger storyline of Saiyuki. 

On another note, I very much enjoyed the unusual pairing, which when done is often quite awkwardly done, but in this fic meshes perfectly with the group's characterizations.  Sanzo/Goku and Hakkai/Gojyo are the canon and fanon OTPs, but Vathara makes an excellent case for putting the two more - er, intelligent? certainly more neurotic - characters together.  Why should the relatively easy-going ones have to put up with their complications, after all?  (And of course, it becomes much harder to fool someone just as deceptive as you.)

Entanglements

Wake Up, by Viridian5 (NC-17)

  • Jul. 24th, 2009 at 1:24 PM

Title:  Wake Up
Fandom:  Saiyuki
Pairing(s):  Gojyo/Hakkai, Sanzo/Goku
Categories:  AU, amnesia, future, romance, action, post-series
Length:  Epic  [41,000 words]
Warnings:  violence


Author on LJ[livejournal.com profile] viridian5 
WebsiteThe Green Room

Review:  "Through time, they're trying to find themselves and each other."  The Sanzo group keeps being reincarnated (except for Goku, who isn't quite mortal), and while they don't remember who they were, they are still drawn to each other... However, for some reason, Sanzo never lives long enough to find the others.  This time, in modern Chicago, he has - and Goku's going to make sure that he stays.

This fic is a guilty pleasure of mine.  Sure, there's an interesting plot, with a few twists that I didn't see coming, and the way the characters' reincarnations stay true to their past natures while being suited to the present world is great.  Sanzo as an unwilling teenage psychic?  Hakkai the college professor, and Gojyo the bartender? Sweet.  But for every in-character moment, there's a scene that is pure Fanservice.  Sanzo singing karaoke at a bar?  Mmmm, no, not unless he was drunk or at gunpoint.  I'll admit that the image is really arresting, though.  Still, I think that the story does hold up to re-readings, and paradoxically I feel that a sequel would have been a great idea, what with the direction the plot went.  I know, I make no sense.  (In my defense, who doesn't think that Sanzo becoming the psychic aide to the police is extremely cool?  Also, there are signs that the world is about to have a zombie incursion.  Aw, yeah!)

Wake Up

Wake Up, by Viridian5 (NC-17)

  • Jul. 24th, 2009 at 1:24 PM

Title:  Wake Up
Fandom:  Saiyuki
Pairing(s):  Gojyo/Hakkai, Sanzo/Goku
Categories:  AU, amnesia, future, romance, action, post-series
Length:  Epic  [41,000 words]
Warnings:  violence


Author on LJ[livejournal.com profile] viridian5 
WebsiteThe Green Room

Review:  "Through time, they're trying to find themselves and each other."  The Sanzo group keeps being reincarnated (except for Goku, who isn't quite mortal), and while they don't remember who they were, they are still drawn to each other... However, for some reason, Sanzo never lives long enough to find the others.  This time, in modern Chicago, he has - and Goku's going to make sure that he stays.

This fic is a guilty pleasure of mine.  Sure, there's an interesting plot, with a few twists that I didn't see coming, and the way the characters' reincarnations stay true to their past natures while being suited to the present world is great.  Sanzo as an unwilling teenage psychic?  Hakkai the college professor, and Gojyo the bartender? Sweet.  But for every in-character moment, there's a scene that is pure Fanservice.  Sanzo singing karaoke at a bar?  Mmmm, no, not unless he was drunk or at gunpoint.  I'll admit that the image is really arresting, though.  Still, I think that the story does hold up to re-readings, and paradoxically I feel that a sequel would have been a great idea, what with the direction the plot went.  I know, I make no sense.  (In my defense, who doesn't think that Sanzo becoming the psychic aide to the police is extremely cool?  Also, there are signs that the world is about to have a zombie incursion.  Aw, yeah!)

Wake Up

Wake Up, by Viridian5 (NC-17)

  • Jul. 24th, 2009 at 1:24 PM

Title:  Wake Up
Fandom:  Saiyuki
Pairing(s):  Gojyo/Hakkai, Sanzo/Goku
Categories:  AU, amnesia, future, romance, action, post-series
Length:  Epic  [41,000 words]
Warnings:  violence


Author on LJ[livejournal.com profile] viridian5 
WebsiteThe Green Room

Review:  "Through time, they're trying to find themselves and each other."  The Sanzo group keeps being reincarnated (except for Goku, who isn't quite mortal), and while they don't remember who they were, they are still drawn to each other... However, for some reason, Sanzo never lives long enough to find the others.  This time, in modern Chicago, he has - and Goku's going to make sure that he stays.

This fic is a guilty pleasure of mine.  Sure, there's an interesting plot, with a few twists that I didn't see coming, and the way the characters' reincarnations stay true to their past natures while being suited to the present world is great.  Sanzo as an unwilling teenage psychic?  Hakkai the college professor, and Gojyo the bartender? Sweet.  But for every in-character moment, there's a scene that is pure Fanservice.  Sanzo singing karaoke at a bar?  Mmmm, no, not unless he was drunk or at gunpoint.  I'll admit that the image is really arresting, though.  Still, I think that the story does hold up to re-readings, and paradoxically I feel that a sequel would have been a great idea, what with the direction the plot went.  I know, I make no sense.  (In my defense, who doesn't think that Sanzo becoming the psychic aide to the police is extremely cool?  Also, there are signs that the world is about to have a zombie incursion.  Aw, yeah!)

Wake Up

Wake Up, by Viridian5 (NC-17)

  • Jul. 24th, 2009 at 1:24 PM

Title:  Wake Up
Fandom:  Saiyuki
Pairing(s):  Gojyo/Hakkai, Sanzo/Goku
Categories:  AU, amnesia, future, romance, action, post-series
Length:  Epic  [41,000 words]
Warnings:  violence


Author on LJ[livejournal.com profile] viridian5 
WebsiteThe Green Room

Review:  "Through time, they're trying to find themselves and each other."  The Sanzo group keeps being reincarnated (except for Goku, who isn't quite mortal), and while they don't remember who they were, they are still drawn to each other... However, for some reason, Sanzo never lives long enough to find the others.  This time, in modern Chicago, he has - and Goku's going to make sure that he stays.

This fic is a guilty pleasure of mine.  Sure, there's an interesting plot, with a few twists that I didn't see coming, and the way the characters' reincarnations stay true to their past natures while being suited to the present world is great.  Sanzo as an unwilling teenage psychic?  Hakkai the college professor, and Gojyo the bartender? Sweet.  But for every in-character moment, there's a scene that is pure Fanservice.  Sanzo singing karaoke at a bar?  Mmmm, no, not unless he was drunk or at gunpoint.  I'll admit that the image is really arresting, though.  Still, I think that the story does hold up to re-readings, and paradoxically I feel that a sequel would have been a great idea, what with the direction the plot went.  I know, I make no sense.  (In my defense, who doesn't think that Sanzo becoming the psychic aide to the police is extremely cool?  Also, there are signs that the world is about to have a zombie incursion.  Aw, yeah!)

Wake Up

Wake Up, by Viridian5 (NC-17)

  • Jul. 24th, 2009 at 1:24 PM

Title:  Wake Up
Fandom:  Saiyuki
Pairing(s):  Gojyo/Hakkai, Sanzo/Goku
Categories:  AU, amnesia, future, romance, action, post-series
Length:  Epic  [41,000 words]
Warnings:  violence


Author on LJ[livejournal.com profile] viridian5 
WebsiteThe Green Room

Review:  "Through time, they're trying to find themselves and each other."  The Sanzo group keeps being reincarnated (except for Goku, who isn't quite mortal), and while they don't remember who they were, they are still drawn to each other... However, for some reason, Sanzo never lives long enough to find the others.  This time, in modern Chicago, he has - and Goku's going to make sure that he stays.

This fic is a guilty pleasure of mine.  Sure, there's an interesting plot, with a few twists that I didn't see coming, and the way the characters' reincarnations stay true to their past natures while being suited to the present world is great.  Sanzo as an unwilling teenage psychic?  Hakkai the college professor, and Gojyo the bartender? Sweet.  But for every in-character moment, there's a scene that is pure Fanservice.  Sanzo singing karaoke at a bar?  Mmmm, no, not unless he was drunk or at gunpoint.  I'll admit that the image is really arresting, though.  Still, I think that the story does hold up to re-readings, and paradoxically I feel that a sequel would have been a great idea, what with the direction the plot went.  I know, I make no sense.  (In my defense, who doesn't think that Sanzo becoming the psychic aide to the police is extremely cool?  Also, there are signs that the world is about to have a zombie incursion.  Aw, yeah!)

Wake Up

Wake Up, by Viridian5 (NC-17)

  • Jul. 24th, 2009 at 1:24 PM

Title:  Wake Up
Fandom:  Saiyuki
Pairing(s):  Gojyo/Hakkai, Sanzo/Goku
Categories:  AU, amnesia, future, romance, action, post-series
Length:  Epic  [41,000 words]
Warnings:  violence


Author on LJ[livejournal.com profile] viridian5 
WebsiteThe Green Room

Review:  "Through time, they're trying to find themselves and each other."  The Sanzo group keeps being reincarnated (except for Goku, who isn't quite mortal), and while they don't remember who they were, they are still drawn to each other... However, for some reason, Sanzo never lives long enough to find the others.  This time, in modern Chicago, he has - and Goku's going to make sure that he stays.

This fic is a guilty pleasure of mine.  Sure, there's an interesting plot, with a few twists that I didn't see coming, and the way the characters' reincarnations stay true to their past natures while being suited to the present world is great.  Sanzo as an unwilling teenage psychic?  Hakkai the college professor, and Gojyo the bartender? Sweet.  But for every in-character moment, there's a scene that is pure Fanservice.  Sanzo singing karaoke at a bar?  Mmmm, no, not unless he was drunk or at gunpoint.  I'll admit that the image is really arresting, though.  Still, I think that the story does hold up to re-readings, and paradoxically I feel that a sequel would have been a great idea, what with the direction the plot went.  I know, I make no sense.  (In my defense, who doesn't think that Sanzo becoming the psychic aide to the police is extremely cool?  Also, there are signs that the world is about to have a zombie incursion.  Aw, yeah!)

Wake Up

Rainy Night, by Maya (PG)

  • Jun. 12th, 2009 at 3:40 PM
Title:  Rainy Night
Fandom:  Saiyuki
Pairing:  Homura is gay for Sanzo Konzen Douji, but it's just played for laughs
Categories:  Humor, parody
Length:  Medium [~7,000 words]
Warnings:  some spoilers for past incarnations, but not really


Author on LJ:  n/a
WebsiteMaya's Fanfiction

Review:  "Involving a rainy night and an inn with too many visitors, set somewhere in the second series of the anime.  Nobody gets to bathe in peace."  Homura ditches his cohort to look for Konzen Douji, but he manages to bump into nearly everyone else instead - including Kougaiji's gang - in a inn that boasts of its baths.  What follows is a classic house-chase, complete with clothes-swapping and mistaken identity.

Bonus rec!  Bwahahah, poor hapless Homura.  Extra points for Sanzo's aggressive take on relaxation.  Extra extra points for Hakkai's clever hiding spot for the sutra.

Rainy Night   Part 2   Part 3   Part 4 

Rainy Night, by Maya (PG)

  • Jun. 12th, 2009 at 3:40 PM
Title:  Rainy Night
Fandom:  Saiyuki
Pairing:  Homura is gay for Sanzo Konzen Douji, but it's just played for laughs
Categories:  Humor, parody
Length:  Medium [~7,000 words]
Warnings:  some spoilers for past incarnations, but not really


Author on LJ:  n/a
WebsiteMaya's Fanfiction

Review:  "Involving a rainy night and an inn with too many visitors, set somewhere in the second series of the anime.  Nobody gets to bathe in peace."  Homura ditches his cohort to look for Konzen Douji, but he manages to bump into nearly everyone else instead - including Kougaiji's gang - in a inn that boasts of its baths.  What follows is a classic house-chase, complete with clothes-swapping and mistaken identity.

Bonus rec!  Bwahahah, poor hapless Homura.  Extra points for Sanzo's aggressive take on relaxation.  Extra extra points for Hakkai's clever hiding spot for the sutra.

Rainy Night   Part 2   Part 3   Part 4 

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