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Skip Beat! 149 FanFiction: “Breathe”

Oops, I did bad.  I wasn’t supposed to be writing FanFiction this morning, but I did.  For whatever reason, I couldn’t sleep and I ended up thinking of Skip Beat (hee) and, out of the blue, I became really, really sad.  The chapter was wonderful – – I’m sure it was everything a lot of fans were hoping for – – and more.  But, with the sudden turn of events, I felt like Skip Beat! has finally reached a point where one of the main conflicts can finally head to a close.  I’m not saying that it’s there yet.  I’m not saying that it’s the end, but I am saying that it’s a beginning to an end.

So, out of the many wonderful pages in Skip Beat! chapter 149, there’s this one panel of Ren, where he looks hopelessly at an unsuspecting Kyōko.  It’s a picture that says everything about what he wants from her, what he doesn’t, and how all of his hopes and all of his fears that he has for her have already happened, and that he was the one that caused it.

I wrote a short, 900 word piece on that image.  I’ll wait a few weeks before putting it up (it shall be probably one of my favorites, as it really does say so much), and since I hate spoilers, I won’t say anymore.  Take a looksee, after you read the chapter, and drop me a line if you so desire.

http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5556468/1/Breathe

Ironically, while I wasn’t supposed to be writing FanFiction, this is a great set up for one of the Skip Beat! stories that’ve bumbling about in my mind for that Skip Beat! FanFiction challenge, way back when. (Shifty eyes//Looks away) I have three really great stories that I want to write, but… Real life, real writing takes precedence.  I think my friend would butcher me if she found out that I’ve been slacking off instead of real writing, but then again, she’s also (now) a huge fan of Skip Beat!, so I don’t care!

Ah, funny thing, it’s only been a day or so since the raws popped up, but mine is not the only FanFiction piece inspired by Skip Beat! chapter 149! Glad to know, that I’m not the only crazy crazy (in a good way, of course).

And lastly, boy, I am so not looking forward to hearing/responding to all of the “Second Chance” inquiries. (Shifty eyes//Looks away!) I changed the status to on Hiatus/Indefinitely because I have a ton of really gorgeous scenes that I’ve actually already written, but the rest of the story isn’t.  I should just write a series of “Second Chance” one-shots and leave it to someone else to fill in the blanks.  Is that cheating?

The Cover Challenge

The Skip Beat! Cover Challenge

1. The picture chosen must be from an official cover.
2. The FanFic must include how the picture was taken.

The “how the picture was taken” is up to you: photo shoot, snap shot, paparazzi–Ren seducing Kyoko is always a favorite. (Hint, hint.) Length does not matter. If the challenge actually get entries, I’ll definitely post them here! And, I’ll probably get some high quality scans up in a couple of days, but here are some Hana to Yume covers (not all of them are actually covers, I think), and official Shoujo Beat covers below. Have fun!

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Nakamura’s tagline contest

After eons of indecision, I’ve decided that I will host a Skip Beat! FanFic challenge.  This is open to anyone that loves Skip Beat! and FanFiction, but if you don’t like either, I don’t know why you’re here :P

You’ve read the Manga.  You’ve seen the covers.  Most of the time, the covers have nothing to do with the storyline.  In fact, sometimes, those lovely, adorable pictures come out of nowhere and you’re left thinking, “Why isn’t this in the storyline?”  Or a side story?  Or, something to give readers a bone!  C’mon, Nakamura!

So, I thought, I want to do a FanFiction Cover Challenge!  A challenge based off of Skip Beat covers!  It’s not very original, but it does sound like fun, doesn’t it?  Beach scene anyone?  Or, how about that delicious Volume 16 cover?  Too bad.  Nakamura beat me to it first.

Nakamura’s tagline contest

Sometime around the original publish date of the chapters in volume 16, Nakamura held a tagline contest for the picture of Ren and Kyoko in the cover picture below.  You can read the pages below:

Meh, meh.  But I’d still love to see certain covers made into FanFics.  SO, instead of a tagline, you, dear writer, are challenged to choose a cover and write a Skip Beat! FanFic.  In order to qualify for this challenge, you must fulfill two requirements… Jump to the contest!

A Skip Beat! Christmas Present

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For all the Skip Beat! FanFic lovers out there: The Yuletide Collection is OPEN!  Yay!  The anonymous authors will be announced on January 1, so go and read all FOUR awesome Skip Beat! FanFics and leave a comment before they’re announced!  After all, they deserve a little something for so generously writing for the holiday season, don’t they?

  1. The Work Of Chemists
  2. Faux Fairytale
  3. Inevitable
  4. Love Love Plan 100

My favorite one this year is definitely Inevitable *^-^*  But this year is really, really, really amazing!  From the website:

Yuletide 2008 is now over! An astounding total of 2426 stories were written in 1010 different fandoms by 1620 participants. Thank you so much to everyone who participated; we are overwhelmed ourselves and we hope you had a great time. Remember to keep which story you wrote a secret until New Year’s Day, at which time all will be revealed here on the site.

Anyway, read it and review them–support your Skip Beat! authors!  Reader feedback is definitely one of the best perks of writing *^-^*

On that note, thank you to everyone that’s supported me over the past year!  I can’t express how humbled and grateful I am that you’ve taken the time to read, comment on, and share my thoughts (as much as they tend to ramble LOL).  Thank you!  And Merry Christmas!

Skip Beat! FanFic Challenges; I Want One

Ok, I’ve always been a huge fan of FanFic Challenges.  The first FanFic Challenge that I encountered, and my official all-time favorite challenge, is the “Blanket Fic” Challenge.  Rymsie, who got me hooked on the Kagome & Sesshoumaru pairing, wrote an amazing Inu-Yasha FanFic (boo, I can’t find it!), and I had no idea it was for the Blanket Fic Challenge until chapter five!  So, hooked I was, and I’ve been looking for more Challenges ever since.

I’m really tempted to start a real Skip Beat! FanFic Challenge.  Or at least, write one.  Would anyone answer the challenge?  Heh, I hope so!

One of the more interesting concepts that I’ve seen recently was demonstrated in namistai8’s Hounds of Love: 50 sentences.  I read most of it, not all of it.  I don’t feel too guilty because they’re one-sentence snapshots of Kyoko and Shou’s relationship ^-^ BUT!  From what I have read, they’re great snapshots.  The truth is, I haven’t really had the time to sit down and enjoy reading lately, but you can pretty much get the idea from a single glance: there are fifty word prompts; use them.

Some of them are so out there–“luminous,” followed by “spoon,” and “past”–that I’m like… *Cocks head* “Really?” but I really feel challenged to write a 50-sentence Skip Beat! piece with all of these words.  How well can I really write it?  It’s gotta be something funny, right?  Spoon?  Serenity?  Buffer?  Who came up with this stuff?! … 1fandom apparently. =P I should check out the rest of their stuff!

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