RK Fic: Rurouni Battousai – Chapter 5 Pt. 1

There’s been a lot of recent reminders to me both here (thank you, aya1412!) and on Fanfiction.net that people are still very interested in reading Rurouni Battōsai; so (despite the fact that I haven’t yet finished writing Chp. 5) here is Chp. 5 Pt. 1 for your reading pleasure.

Prologue
Chapter 1
Chapter 2
Chapter 3
Chapter 4

Back to Chapter 4, Part 4.

RuroBatt:Chp5(.1) Author’s Notes

RK Fic: Rurouni Battousai – Chapter 4 Pt. 4

Now, here is Pt. 4 of Chapter 4 of RuroBatt/Edge of the Blade. Please see previous post for apologies….

Prologue
Chapter 1
Chapter 2
Chapter 3

Back to Chapter 4, Part 3.

RuroBatt:Chp4(.4) Author’s Notes

RK Fic: Rurouni Battousai – Chapter 4 Pt. 3

As promised, here is Pt. 3 of Chapter 4 of RuroBatt/Edge of the Blade.

Prologue
Chapter 1
Chapter 2
Chapter 3

Back to Chapter 4, Part 2.

RuroBatt:Chp4(.3) Author’s Notes

RK Fic: Rurouni Battousai – Chapter 4 Pt. 2

And now, the part you’ve all been waiting for….

*tag pulls aside a large velvet curtain* Presenting… Tokio!

[Edited for vocabulary Sunday May 28/06.]

Prologue
Chapter 1
Chapter 2
Chapter 3

Back to Chapter 4, Part 1.

RuroBatt:Chp4(.2) Author’s Notes

RK Fic: Rurouni Battousai – Chapter 4 Pt. 1

At long last… it’s the beginning of Chapter 4!

Prologue
Chapter 1
Chapter 2
Chapter 3

Back to Chapter 3, Part 4.

RuroBatt:Chp4(.1) Author’s Notes

RK Fic: Rurouni Battousai – Chapter 3 Pt. 4

Sorry about it being a couple of hours late, but I overslept and my time-sense ended up slightly out of whack.

Prologue
Chapter 1
Chapter 2

Back to Chapter 3, Part 3.

RuroBatt:Chp3(.4) Author’s Notes

RK Fic: Rurouni Battousai – Chapter 3 Pt. 3

Okay, a slightly belated Christmas present to all those enjoying Edge of the Blade….

Prologue
Chapter 1
Chapter 2

Back to Chapter 3, Part 2.

RuroBatt:Chp3(.3) Author’s Notes

RK Fic: Rurouni Battousai – Chapter 3 Pt. 2

My apologies for the delay in posting this… I’ve been a bit distracted of late.

Prologue
Chapter 1
Chapter 2

Back to Chapter 3, Part 1.

RuroBatt:Chp3(.2) Author’s Notes

RK Fic: Rurouni Battousai – Chapter 3 Pt. 1

Given that I’m over halfway through writing Chp. 4, I figured it was time to start posting Chp. 3…. (Note re RuroSen – I will try to review it next week to check that Chp. 1 is ready to post – it should be, but I just want to make sure.)

Prologue
Chapter 1
Chapter 2

Back to Chapter 2, Part 4.

RuroBatt:Chp3(.1) Author’s Notes

RuroKen Haiku

Was in the middle of working on Chp. 3 of RuroBatt/Edge of the Blade (which is almost finished) early this morning at work when I suddenly ended up with a haiku in my head.

It focuses on the moment Saitô and Battôsai face off against each other in the Kamiya dojo, and applies equally well to canon or to RuroBatt.

Let me know what you think!

“Wolf-golden eyes meet
dragon amber; all is still–
swords clash in battle.”

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RK Fic: Rurouni Battousai – Chapter 2 Pt. 4

At long last, Part 4 of Chapter 2 of RuroBatt. (And as for RuroSen, perhaps Chp. 1 may be posted next week….)

Prologue
Chapter 1
Chapter 2

Back to Chapter 2, Part 3.

RuroBatt:Chp2(.4) Author’s Notes

Short Staff = Longer Hours

Well, I’m staying about 2-1/2 hrs. late at work again, due to the fact that our front steps are still under repair, so one person (me, in this case) has to remain at the main security station (just inside the front entrance), and one person has to be at the door that’s acting as the front entrance.

Again, it’ll help with my paycheck. And maybe I’ll actually manage to get 8 hours of sleep this afternoon!

Oh, and just in case people didn’t notice (because I added another post shortly after it), I’m reiterating my question regarding the posting of Chp. 2, Pt. 4 of RuroBatt(/Edge of the Blade): Would you like me to post it now, or would you prefer to wait until I finish writing Chp. 3? (Just as an extra note, I’m on the second half (Pt. 3, to be exact) of Chp. 3…)

Later!
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Pics… Lots O’Pics…

Well, I finally went and indulged myself – bought a digital camera. Of course, my first ten or so pictures have been of the cats… will probably add the best of them to my icons, and possibly post here…

Not much else to say, other than that. Hoping we’ll get a new supervisor hired ASAP now that the principal’s been back for a week…

Getting some writing done… Just waiting for my Mom to finish going over what I’ve got of RuroSen before re-posting the first chapter (don’t worry, Mom, no huge hurry – whenever you can get to it), as I’ve posed her the latest nagging question… Also, in terms of RuroBatt/Edge of the Blade, I’ve finally finished writing Chp. 3 Pt. 1, and have begun (sort of) Chp. 3 Pt. 3 (Pt. 2 was done before Pt. 1, since one of them focuses on Kenshin, and the other on Saitô…). Once I figure out how to detail the problems Misao’s causing, I’ll be well on my way…

So, question. Do you want me to post RuroBatt/Edge of the Blade Chp. 2 Pt. 4 right now, or wait until I’ve finished Chp. 3? Up to you guys – it’s basically ready…

Later!

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RuroBatt Title & On FFNet…

Well, I managed to come up with a title for RuroBatt: Edge of the Blade. As a result, I’ve started posting to FFNet. The prologue is the only thing up at the moment, and I’ll be posting slower there than here…

Anyway, just a quick announcement.

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RK Fic: Rurouni Battousai – Chapter 2 Pt. 3

And now, Pt. 3 of Chapter 2 of RuroBatt…. (Minor edit made Sat. Aug. 06/05.)

Prologue
Chapter 1
Chapter 2

Back to Chapter 2, Part 2.

RuroBatt:Chp2(.3) Author’s Notes

Quick Fic Update – RuroBatt!

Just a quick note to anyone who is reading Rurouni Battôsai to say that you can expect Chapter 2.3 (Disruption) to be up some time this week.

Oh, and I’m probably going to start (slowly) posting RuroBatt to my FFNet account

Later, all!

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RK Fic: Rurouni Battousai – Chapter 2 Pt. 2

As promised, RuroBatt Chapter 2, Pt. 2…. Sorry for the delay!

Oh, and remember April 23rd, when I mentioned that Saitō was being evil, very evil? Well, this is that part….

Prologue
Chapter 1

Back to Chapter 2, Part 1.

RuroBatt:Chp2(.2) Author’s Notes

Query: Horses…

Question for anyone who may know the answer…

What is the average landspeed of an average horse:

  • At a walk?
  • At a trot?
  • At a gallop?

Many thanks to anyone who can answer…

(Oh, and as promised, RuroBatt Chp. 2.2 will definitely be put up tomorrow.)

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Apologies Re: RuroBatt

Sorry I haven’t posted Chp. 2.2 of RuroBatt yet, but the boys have been determined to get more RuroSen done, and RuroBatt hasn’t been touched since last week…

I’m going to try to get more done on it this week, but whether I manage to or not will depend greatly on Saitô and Battôsai’s moods – and like I said, at the moment, they seem more interested in RuroSen

No matter what happens, however, I will post Chp 2.2 by Friday afternoon (EDT).

Later!

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(Yes, still tired…)

RK Fic: Rurouni Battousai – Chapter 2 Pt. 1

(And it’s another 20-1/2 pg. chapter….) At last, here is the first part of the second chapter of Rurouni Battōsai, for your reading pleasure….

Prologue
Chapter 1

Back to Chapter 1, Part 4.

RuroBatt:Chp2(.1) Author’s Notes

RuroBatt Update the Second…

Chapter 2 of Rurouni Battôsai has now been completed in rough draft! (Well, actually it was completed a bit over 4 hours ago, but I’ve been a bit preoccupied…)

Now, for Chapter 3…

(BTW, if anyone has any other suggestions for an alternate title, I’m still taking them!)

(Heading off to Kyoto via the Tôkaidô…)

RuroBatt & Life Update…

…Mainly RuroBatt, since that’s been what my life has been for most of the past week (aside from work, but that’s not as important… *g*).

The good news – I’ve finished Pt. 3 of Chapter 2. Soon as I finish this entry, I’m going to be going over all of what I have written of Chp. 2 so far for editing, then going on (most likely after my first patrol) to work on getting Pt. 4 (Departure) written. Things are looking good for beginning to post it at the end of this week, as promised…

In life… *sigh*

My birthday’s in a week. I still have no real idea what I want. Requesting dark curtains for my bedroom (seeing as how I have to sleep during the day, and the light makes it hard); gift cards from Chapters/Indigo (Canadian equivalent to Borders Books, for those south of the 49th parallel); made a specific request from my sister since she was living in Halifax and thus had access to a store that stocked said specific items; sent a location semi-specific request to my parents (seeing as how my sister is down there, and can bring back stuff when she stops over for a few days on Monday – she’s going to be here for my B-Day! For the first time since her first year of Uni!)… Other than that… I really don’t know. *sigh* I’ve always found wish lists hard, and they just seem to get harder and harder each year…

Anyway, that’s my rant over. I’m off to work on RuroBatt and keeping an eye on the cameras…

Later!

RK Fic: Rurouni Battousai – Chapter 1 Pt. 4

Here is the last part of the first chapter of Rurouni Battōsai, for your reading pleasure….

Prologue
Chapter 1, Part 1
Chapter 1, Part 2
Chapter 1, Part 3

RuroBatt:Chp1(.4) Author’s Notes

RK Fic: Rurouni Battousai – Chapter 1 Pt. 3

Here is the third part of the first chapter of Rurouni Battōsai, for your reading pleasure….

Prologue
Chapter 1, Part 1
Chapter 1, Part 2

RuroBatt:Chp1(.3) Author’s Notes

RK Fic: Rurouni Battousai – Chapter 1 Pt. 2

Here is the second part of the first chapter of Rurouni Battōsai, for your reading pleasure…

Prologue
Chapter 1, Part 1

RuroBatt:Chp1(.2) Author’s Notes

RK Fic: Rurouni Battousai – Chapter 1 Pt. 1

And now, for the first part of Chapter 1 of Rurouni Battōsai…. (Sorry, Merula, but it was delayed by going out for my sister’s birthday brunch….)

If you haven’t read the revised version of the prologue, please read it now, as there are changes that affect details in Chp. 1 and onwards.

RuroBatt:Chp1 Author’s Notes – Read Me First!

RK Fic: Rurouni Battousai – Prologue (revised)

Okay, I’m finally happy with the way Chapter 1 of Rurouni Battousai is turning out, so I am therefore posting the revised version of the prologue (including author’s notes again – more streamlined this time, however!). Some changes are large, others are much more subtle – but you will need to read this version before reading Chp. 1.

Revised: RuroBatt Author’s Notes – Read Me First!

RuroBatt, TMJ/Weather. & OK, What Planet Are Our IT Guys From?!

First things first – the update on Rurouni Battôsai:

I will be re-posting a revised version of the prologue within the next few days; I’ve made several small/subtle changes to it that are nonetheless important for what follows (after I discovered that the last scene of Chp. 1 had some… ‘problems’…). With any luck, the beginning of Chp. 1 should follow soon afterwards.

Okay, next it’s time for the first of my rants – [CENSORED] TMJ, migraines, and the weather… (Complaining here means that I tend to complain less out loud, which is all to the good, because it also reduces the self-pity factor.)

Migraine has been in existence since last Tuesday night. It seemed to be getting all right Sunday – but then when I woke up Sunday night to go to work, it started with the negative effects on my stomach (not fun). It’s not that I feel that I’m about to throw up, it’s more a semi-mild queasiness, but that reduces my appetite and my energy enough that it makes everything feel worse. So tonight I’m going to try Egyptian Liquorice tea – it’s worked to help settle my stomach before, and I’m hoping it’ll help again. Certainly better than regular tea, which – although the caffeine seems to help with the pain from the migraine – requires milk to be palatable.

What makes tonight worse is the weather. It’s currently about -19C actual temperature-wise – with the windchill, that’s down to -31C. While it’s not as bad as out on the Prairies (*shivers and waves at chiruken*), it’s still quite nasty; and as mentioned below, my type of TMJ (there are two main types, accident & osteo-arthritis, with ‘accident’ having two sub-types) is the osteo-arthritis type. Cold is bad for arthritis. And it doesn’t help that to try to keep warm, I’ve got two layers (my hat flaps and my hood) on over the joint, because that puts pressure on it, and considering that’s what the majority of the pain directly at the joint feels like… Well, I’m sure you get the picture. *sigh* Okay, this rant is now over.

On to the stupidities of IT…

As the subject says, I would really like to know what planet our IT guys come from.

Our (Security’s) computer at work has always had the occasional problem, but last week it was slowed down so badly that it was causing serious problems with part of doing our job. So me being the at least semi-technical savvy person that I am, I went into the Task Manager (yes, *sigh*, we have to use Windoze at work) and checked the processes and the performance ratings – only to find that the CPU was working at 100% capacity, and – are you ready for it? – there were two (count ’em, TWO) copies of Windows running. So, of course, I call down to IT and leave them a message, and let my supervisor know what I found out when she comes in in the morning.

Get to work Sunday night, read through the log book, and blink at the entry concerning the computer. Re-read it. No change. Re-read a third time to be certain.

Apparently (this is what the IT guys said), the computer has a virus that occurred at installation because Windows wasn’t installed properly. As a result, we have to get a new computer.

*blink*

My immediate reaction to this? Worst-case scenario: copy the documents and data to a CD, or to the server, re-format the hard drive, and re-install Windows. But no, we have to get a completely new computer.

*shakes head and sighs*

I don’t think much of our IT department – and this has sent my opinion plummeting down to the basement.

Anyway, to those who have managed to read this far – I count myself amazed. Wasn’t sure my rants were that interesting…

Hope everyone’s having a good day…

RuroBat Update the Second…

Well, I have now finished the rough draft of Chapter 1 of Rurouni Battôsai – at long last. And speaking of long… it’s about 18 pages in Word, single-spaced… I think it must be one of the – if not the – longest chapters I’ve ever written for anything…

However, please note that the above update very definitely reads ‘rough’. This is because I’m not sure if the last scene (the first half of the confrontation between Kenshin and Saitou at the dojo) works with my premise. Luckily, I’ve got Vathara going through it, so by the time I get it polished up (which hopefully won’t be too long – these particular Plot Bunnies really are quite demanding), it should definitely be up to spec.

Anyway, I’m tired and want to go to bed… so I’ll post more to you all later.

Bye!

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Important Q & RuroBat/Plot Bunny Update…

Okay, first of all – the important question (which actually applies to Rurouni Battôsai, as it happens):
What’s a good restriction on the length of an entry/LJ-Cut?

To explain… the Prologue to Rurouni Battôsai is 5-1/2 pages long. So far, Chapter 1 is 12+ pages long, and it’s about 2/3 done (which, BTW, is part of the update mentioned in the subject…). So, do I post the entirety of Chp. 1 in one journal entry, or do I split it up so that the entries aren’t too long?

As for the rest of the update… Well, as mentioned in Friday’s entry, Saitou was being difficult, but finally started cooperating. I’d meant to get quite a bit written Saturday at work, but first I got distracted by The Japanese Experience: A Short History of Japan by W. G. Beasley (review coming when I finish)… and then Kenshin decided that since Saitou got to be difficult earlier, it was now his turn.

I finally got him cooperating with about an hour left of my shift… and neither of them has left me alone since then. (Which is how I’ve managed to get 7 pages written over the past 25 hours.) So I’m hoping that Chp. 1 will be done very soon…