The ever-lovely zoesque
has opened up a can of Hikago meta
that has provoked a lot of thoughtful responses. The subject: will Hikaru ever tell Touya about Sai? Does he need to?
Fic Recs: FF6 and Ender's Game
Went trolling around the Pit of Voles in a fit of boredom and blind_go
procrastination. Found some excellent fics, which actually pisses me off because it means I'll have to go back to the Pit some time.Season of Grace
Final Fantasy 6
, all characters. This story is so, so good. The plot: our heroes do their best to celebrate Christmas (er, Yuletide) in the World of Ruin. Hope among bleakness...isn't that what the game is about? Absolutely beautiful characterization, and the best job of world-building I've ever seen in an FF6 fic (I love how she integrates real-world cultures).Brothers
by Kage Chikara Ender's Game
. What if Ender had asked to see Peter instead of Valentine when he was at the lake? Intriguing concept, a great look into Peter and Ender's characters (I'm not too hot on Graff though), and the author has Orson Scott Card's style down pat.
What Wikipedia says about Easter WTF
, in addition to skiing in the mountains and painting eggs for decorating, it is tradition to solve murders at Easter. All the major television channels show crime and detective stories (such as Poirot
), magazines print stories where the readers can try to figure out who did it, and many new books are published. Even the milk cartons change to have murder stories on their sides."
"In the Czech Republic
, a tradition of spanking or whipping is carried out on Easter Monday
. In the morning, males throw water at females and spank them with a special handmade whip called pomlázka
(in Czech) or korbáč
(in Slovak). The pomlázka/korbáč consists of eight, twelve or even twenty-four withies (willow rods), is usually from half a metre to two metres long and decorated with coloured ribbons at the end. It must be mentioned that spanking normally is not painfull or intended to cause suffering. A legend says that females should be spanked in order to keep their health and beauty during whole next year. An additional purpose can be for males to exhibit their attraction to females; unvisited females can even feel offended."
I was convinced some joker had creatively reworked the page, but apparently it's all true. Unless the internet is playing a huge joke on me.