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Did you know that Inoue Takihiko did a short sequel to Slam Dunk called 10 Days After? You can download the scanlated at http://summerdrummer.livejournal.com/6763.html

The neat thing about 10 Days After is that Inoue drew the whole thing on the blackboards of a school in Kanagawa over the course of 3 days. It was a big event, with 5000 visitors and a documentary and kids playing basketball in the gym with Inoue and everything. 

You can see footage of the event, including Inoue drawing on the blackboards, at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IfrDbxmP7h8

Inoue's message to his fans is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lmz-0lbfwIo (in Japanese, no translation).

Ahhhh, nothing makes me happier than SD. (Hikago might be my favourite series, but SD is my comfort series.) 

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Here's what I wrote for Inter High 2017: 

Regret Whatever
(3640 words) for [personal profile] prillalar 
Chapters: 2/2
Fandom: Slam Dunk
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Akagi Takenori, Mitsui Hisashi, Kogure Kiminobu, Akagi Haruko, Ayako (Slam Dunk), Sakuragi Hanamichi, Rukawa Kaede, Miyagi Ryota
Summary: The Shohoku boys regret everything and nothing.

...I realize this fic is kind of a spiritual successor to another SD fic of mine, Imagination, and by "spiritual successor" I mean "almost the exact same story." Lol.

That said, this fic was a super fun fic to write, and I am so glad that [personal profile] prillalar requested Slam Dunk :) I think this might be the fandom I most enjoy writing for. Love the gangsta boys and the basketball action and the fact that I actually understand a bit about basketball, unlike most of the other sports/games I try to write about lalalala.  

BIG thank you to cryforthedream for beta-ing the fic and catching some really big gaffs! Certain parts of the fic probably wouldn't have made any sense without his input. I owe you one, man.

flonnebonne: (SakuragiHmm??)
I've been having a lot of meta thoughts about sports anime lately, thanks to Haikyuu!! and Yuri!!! On Ice (what is it with exclamation points in anime titles nowadays). Also Chihayafuru, which feels like a really underappreciated series grumble grumble.

Anyway, today I want to talk about the idea of "Real Life" in sports anime and manga. Ha ha. I'm going to identify some series that are so focused on sports that they are almost escapist, and then sports series that have a lot of Life in them, and then I'm going to talk about how some sports series let you escape for a while and then inject a dose of Life in them through what I call "Life Intrusion Moments." And then I'm going to relate this to other genres, and to writing in general. 

Note: I haven't done enough research to write a real essay here, and I'm going to only cut out the worst spoilers, so yeah, this bit of meta will mainly be for me me me me me. Also, I've never seen some of the really important sports series out there (like most of Eyeshield 21, Hajime no Ippo, and pretty much all of the baseball and soccer ones, yikes), and I haven't seen any series with female stars, so this is going to necessarily be a limited analysis of whatever I feel like and know. Wah. 

flonnebonne: (SakuragiHmm??)
Slam Dunk:
Akagi and Mitsui are at Shintai, milling around a gym with a lot of other students. They might be there for scholarship interviews or something. Mitsui acts all smooth and cool while Akagi is all stressed out. Mitsui is like, "I've got lots of Nationals experience so this is all old hat to me." And then he starts talking to some students from overseas in French and English. Apparently, if you go to nationals you learn French and English. What a showoff.

Locke and Celes and probably/maybe Terra are living in western Canada during WW2. They are all depressed because it's WW2. For some reason Locke & Celes move to Ontario in the middle of winter (ugh) and leave Terra behind, who makes sadface. In Ontario, Celes becomes an elementary school teacher and Locke becomes...I don't know, her lazy dependent? Why wasn't he drafted? He makes angryface because he is a lazy male dependent. Eventually he storms into one of Celes' classes and drags her out of town on "important business." Celes doesn't make a big fuss, because it must be important. Guess what, they end up going spelunking for the Phoenix esper.

(In my dreams, my favourite characters must act like douchebags?)
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Anzai's School for Gifted Basketball Players (Part 2 of 2)
by [info]flonnebonne
Slam Dunk and X-Men (mainly the '90s cartoon) fusion
Characters from Shohoku and Ryonan, plus Kiyota and Mikio
4307 words, PG-13, no spoilers.

Part 2 )
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Anzai's School for Gifted Basketball Players (Part 1 of 2)
by [livejournal.com profile] flonnebonne
Slam Dunk and X-Men (mainly the '90s cartoon) fusion
Characters from Shohoku and Ryonan, plus Kiyota and Mikio
4307 words, PG-13, no spoilers.

Oh, and this fic is all [info]juin's fault.

Part 1 )
flonnebonne: (SakuragiHmm??)
Slam Dunk fans! You must watch this.

via http://thelockerroom.livejournal.com/58639.html:
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New Wings by flonnebonne
Slam Dunk, Kogure, Miyagi, others, 309 words, G, spoilers for the end of the series
Written to fulfill
[info]cryforthedream's request for a serious fic with Kogure & Miyagi. Thank you for donating to the Red Cross!
Kogure watched, half-hopeful and half-nostalgic )
flonnebonne: (SakuragiHmm??)
NEWS FLASH! Gacked from [profile] ramble_corner and [profile] quixotic_sense:

Slam Dunk to be adapted into a live-action movie

Or maybe just a "tribute," not an adaption

WTF. Jay Chou as the lead (Sakuragi?). Possibly BoA as his girlfriend (Haruko?). WTF. WTF.
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For [personal profile] juin, for guessing one of my fics correctly in [community profile] blind_go round 1 yadda yadda yadda. She requested RuHana and old socks. Some minor changes from the original version.

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My vanilla yoghurt tells me that it contains "the active and unique BL(tm) culture." Hm.

Anyone who is anyone is kicking it oldskool at [profile] dancedance_fan (a com for reccing animanga titles & fandoms) where it is now officially Slam Dunk week! Today is canonland, so you can download the first volumes of the manga in today's postings. SD is pure shounen awesomeness, the sports series that defined sports series, and also one of the funniest damn things ever.

Speaking of kicking it oldskool, I've recently started reading some of the works of Tezuka Osamu, the "God of Manga" and "God of Anime" who wrote Astro Boy. His second volume in his Phoenix series, entitled Future, is absolutely magnificent. The scope of the story-telling is amazing--it goes from microcosmic to macrocosmic in the blink of an eye. The first half of the story seems fairly "normal," but the second half heads into superbly imaginative territory. I actually cried near the end of it, not because I felt pity for the characters (which I did), but because I was so flabbergasted by the plot and Tezuka's concerns about humanity's future. It's easy to make me cry for the characters, but to make me cry for the storytelling? That's something else.

Oh yeah, and fic of the day:

Title: The Silent Path (previously known as "Untitled")
Fandom: Hikaru no Go
Characters: Sai
Genre: AU
Spoilers: None
Summary: What if Sai had not been allowed to play Go?

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Title: Imagination
Fandom: Slam Dunk

Characters: Sakuragi, Rukawa, Akagi, Miyagi, Mitsui
Genre: General
Spoilers: Vague ones for the whole series.
Summary: Existential basketball musings. Hurrah.

flonnebonne: (Waya)
Title: Basketball for Dummies
Fandom: Slam Dunk

Characters: Sakuragi, Rukawa, Miyagi, Mitsui, and (gasp!) an original character who actually doesn't do much.
Genre: General, mostly
Spoilers: For the end of the manga, which by the way goes on longer than the anime.
Summary: In which the torch of Shohoku is sort of maybe passed on to the next generation after much violence is done. The fifth and final story in my "Captains" series; previous parts can be found at my fanfiction.net account.

Basketball IS for dummies )
flonnebonne: (Default)
Sporked this from [livejournal.com profile] reinii:

There's going to be a Slam Dunk doujinshi by tons of talented fanartists with all sorts of pizazz in ENGLISH AAAAHHHH!!!

Main site for the doujin project is at http://www.evilsmile.net/sd/, where ye can preorder and get a free gift or just throw money at them out of the goodness of your heart.

Cannot believe it's already the 15th anniversary of Slam Dunk!

Now I must go into a corner to hyperventilate. And then vacuum the house.

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