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I haven't made fandom icons in far too long. I've been too distracted by making hipster things and not wanting to mess with Muse fandom icons that I forgot how satisfying the process of making icons from manga images can be. Text! Colors! Textures!!!!

Okay, enjoy these, I'm freaking stoked over them.

The rest are here @ [community profile] baller

Oh no I'm writing an AoKise ficlet whaaaaat
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Title: Rainbow's End
Auhor: [personal profile] saikou
Fandom: Kuroko no Basket
Rating: PG for now.
Pairing: Kagami/Kuroko and some strange combination of Aomine thrown in there as well.
Words: 4000~
Crossposted: Tumblr and LJ
Summary: Kuroko no Coffehouse A/U

A/N: I feel like I need to sit everyone down and explain this first. Most important thing to explain, before anything else, is that I am largely incapable of writing anything short. So this is destined to be long. Really long. The premise is “Coffeehouse A/U”, because I realized that I’ve been fandom life for over a decade and have never written a coffeehouse A/U (what is wrong with me). Now, because I can’t do anything halfway, I took the concept way too far.

Set in America. The West, at any rate. This seems inconsequential to me. I write what I know, and setting an entire novel in Japan was enough. Their names remain. Now, since I had no idea what to do with coffeehouse people, I again went to what I know.

Kagami is a successful sports journalist starting his first novel. He sets up workshop in the Rainbow’s End coffeehouse, which is probably the most pretentiously hipster place he could have imagined ending up. There he makes some acquaintances that will throw all of his plans off track, but not exactly in a bad way…

Instead of being King B-Ball Swag in this universe, Aomine is King Hipster. I think that alone is worth the price of admission. Let’s begin.

Prologue + o1 )

[fic] Strut

Dec. 4th, 2012 11:21 am
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Title: Strut
Auhor: [personal profile] saikou
Fandom: Kuroko no Basket
Rating: NC-17
Pairing: Kagami/Aomine
Words: 2000
Summary: Kagami congratulates Aomine on a very flashy win in his own special way.

A/N: Another fill for a kink meme prompt! I was super busy with writing gay basketball yesterday, it seems...! Now this one, I do ship. Kagami and Aomine are basically the embodiment of my #1 ship "type", so I couldn't resist! Especially since this prompt was asking for two of my other favorite things. *tugs at collar* This one was satisfying to write.

I was just trying to win. )
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Title: Disappointing
Auhor: [personal profile] saikou
Fandom: Kuroko no Basket
Rating: NC-17
Pairing: Kagami/Akashi, implied Kuroko/Kagami, implied GoM/Akashi
Words: 3800
Summary: In the immortal words of our lord and savior Kanyesus: look, you need to crawl 'fore you ball.

A/N: Fill for a kink meme prompt. I don't even ship Kagami/Akashi. In fact, fandom at large knows so little about Akashi still, there's a lot of artistic license involved unless you want to incorporate scissors and/or eye-gouging (hooray for canon insanity). I do, however, ship Kagami/Kuroko and GoM/Akashi in general, so I managed to pull both of those together and twist the implications around to facilitate the incredibly appealing idea of Kagami/Akashi body worship (which was the prompt).

Akashi was beyond feelings. He was armored by indifference to those beneath him. He was the Monkey King. He was divine. )
saikou: (animu • knb • dark destroyer)
Where have I been? Where have I NOT been? Working my tail off last week for Black Friday etc, and now this week I'm absolutely bereft of hours at either job! D: I can't figure it out, either. But somewhere in there, I managed to start a new series (OH NOOOOO).

I mean, what is happening to me? The peak of my animuness was in 2005 or so, before Monster ruined me for all other series and then Band of Brothers stole me away *wistfully reaches out for fandoms abandoned*. Somehow recently I've been trying to reclaim what used to make me happy, and anime was one of those things. Even when I didn't have the money to pour thousands of dollars into the hobby (wow I remember that), it just made me really happy.

Turns out that Sportsball Anime and Manga are pretty much my heroin.

I started to see a lot of talk about "Kuroko no Basket" on my Tumblr dash when I began to follow several Prince of Tennis fans recently. I resisted for a long time. I really did, I swear I did! I was too busy crying about Sanada and Yukimura and endlessly analyzing the dialogue in the OVAS nbd.

Then one day I was like "fine. FINE. How many episodes are there? Oh, there are only 25 episodes. Well, maybe I can do this."

I did it, I went in.

And oh MY GOD GAY SPORTSBALL ANIME, what are you doing to me? So here, you're going to hear about it too because it's glorious. Not in a Prince of Tennis way. Prince of Tennis is like the really ugly kitten in the litter that you love just because he's so adorably awkward and everyone else hates him. No, if that kitten is Prince of Tennis then Kuroko no Basket is the most beautiful cat, prancing around and telling you he's hungry all the time and guess what? You're feeding him, because you are powerless against that kitten's charm.

What the Hell is this series called? Kuroko no Basuke, which literally translates to "The Basketball Which Kuroko Plays" (that is actually, in English, all over the title screens of the show. It's sort of embarrassing, but I mean, it's what it says on the tin). ALSO KNOWN AS: Kuroko no Basuke, Kurobas, Kurobasu, Rainbow Basketball (>__>)

What is this about? Is it about guys running around with a basketball and flinging sweat that somehow turns into bishounen sparkles? Ye- NO. NO NOT ENTIRELY. The show is about the titular Kuroko Tetsuya, who joins the Seirin High School Baskbetball Club (IT'S SET IN HIGH SCHOOL, so it's not quite as creepy and weird as Prince of Tennis). Turns out that Kuroko was the phantom sixth man of the legendary Teiko Middle School Basketball Team known as the Generation of Miracles (aka Sekai no Sedai, or Skittles. I'm not lying, fandom likes to call them the Skittles and I think that's ADORABLE).

Only you wouldn't know it, because he sort of sucks. He has no presence, people forget he's there, he has no sense of humor and he can't shoot, run, or dribble. BUT WAIT. Turns out that the eponymous "Kuroko no Basuke" is his style of misdirection and passing, which enables the power forward to fucking dominate, and the team to basically shit all over everyone else. Kuroko chooses American-taught transplant and fellow first year Kagami Taiga to be his new partner, much to Kagami's initial chagrin. All Kagami wants to do is stomp the Generation of Miracles, because that's what Kagami does. He stomps bitches.

And that's where the gay series starts. With the little-known Seirin team acquiring not only the monstrously awesome Kagami, but also one of the Generation of Miracles. They go to battle. As you do in sportsball anime.

Do not underestimate it when I say this show is just shipping its own characters all over the place for your convenience )


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