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~500 words of post-canon Bruno/Leone fluff because @pinnedtogether inspired me and honestly pointless fluff is really all I’m good at.


Bruno
woke to the soft beeping of the nightstand alarm clock, and sunlight
through the bedroom window. It had not been a particularly restful night
of sleep - while he had fallen asleep with little trouble, Leone had
tossed and turned all night in the bed beside him, and woken him up
several times as a result. Giorno’s victory had been hard-won and the
scars that it had left ached more on some days than others, and it
seemed like the balance was not in Leone’s favor today. Bruno reached
over him to shut off the alarm, and then turned his attention back to
his partner. He could tell Leone was awake, but desperately did not want
to be, and was trying to burrow back under the covers as if he could
hide from both the world and his own pain. Bruno put a hand on his
shoulder. “You doing okay?”

“Mm. M'fine.” Well, ask a stupid question, get a stupid answer. Bruno had a solution to this.

He
licked a long stripe up the side of Leone’s face that wasn’t smashed
into the pillow, and took a moment of private, perverse glee in the way
his face scrunched up in disgust.

“Ugh, fine, it feels like something is trying to punch through my left shoulderblade, and my fingertips are numb. Happy?”

Bruno
smiled, and pressed a gentle kiss to Leone’s temple. “Not happy you’re
hurting, but happy you told me.” Getting Leone to admit when something
was wrong was an uphill battle - left to his own devices, he’d hide his
hurt, not wanting to worry anyone else with it. Bruno had pointed out
that actually, waiting until something was so big it overwhelmed his
ability to hide it was more worrying, but progress was still slow.

“Hold
on a minute, I’ll get you some water.” Left to his own devices, Leone
was content to dry-swallow pills, but watching him do it gave Bruno a
sense of visceral revulsion, and he needed to use the toilet anyway.

When
he returned from their shared bathroom with a glass of water in hand,
Leone had managed to get at least partially upright against his pile of
pillows, and had dug out the bottle of prescription pain medication they
kept stashed in the nightstand for days like this. He accepted the
glass from Bruno, taking a gulp followed by the pills before setting the
glass down by the bed. “Thanks… Sorry I snapped.” Underneath that
apology were other unspoken ones - Sorry for making you worry. Sorry for
being a burden. Not that Bruno was going to call him on that right now.

“You
don’t need to apologize. And you’re welcome. Try to get a few more
hours of sleep; I’ll give you a massage when you wake up again.”

Leone
nodded, sliding back down under the covers. One hand snaked out from
underneath, though, to find Bruno’s and give it a small squeeze. “Love
you.” The words were half-mumbled, but no matter how many times Bruno
heard them, they still set off a warm flutter in his chest. He gave
Leone’s hand a squeeze in return before letting go. “Love you too.”

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@artemis_argyi had gotten me in the deeply nerdy habit of celebrating character birthdays (though okay any excuse to eat good food is fine in my book). So happy birthday to my #jjba fave, Leone Abbacchio.

A Tiny Linkspam

Tuesday, 19 March 2019 18:09
momijizukamori: (shitty goth dad)
A bunch of stuff sitting in my open tabs that I think friends and acquaintances would be interested in. I have accepted that I am not going to manage to write anything meaningful about them myself, so, here we are.

My disabled son’s amazing gaming life in the World of Warcraft

A 50-year Trekkie bestows Star Trek history upon the next generation

Grand Experiments: West Marches (collaborative tabletop RP stuff)

Modern Shakespeare reimaginings

SFF recs with nonbinary representation

TIL

Saturday, 9 March 2019 03:12
momijizukamori: (Tax Season // Evil!Tatsumi)
Rammstein's 'Du Hast' had the correct beat and tempo for the Macarena.

(If I have to know this cursed knowledge, so do the rest of you)
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Did a quick make-up test last night so I can be @pinnedtogethercosplay 's shitty goth mafia boyfriend. Please excuse the wig, it's from an old cosplay and hasn't been detangled in a million years. #cosplay #jjbacosplay #ventoaureo #abbacchio #leoneabbacchio #abbacchiocosplay
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Tfw you watch too much JoJo's and then desperately crave antipasto

A Mood

Monday, 25 February 2019 18:29
momijizukamori: Isamu Nitta from Shin Megami Tensei Nocturne. The text reads 'solitude' (Isamu | solitude)
Me, dragging my garbage out last night: Y'know, I'd wear my crazy lipsticks more often if I could look as aggressively masculine as Abaccio while doing so

(there is something to be dug into there about gender identity and presentation, but I know if I start writing that it's going to turn into a whole essay and I am tired)
momijizukamori: Rufus Shinra from the Final Fantasy 7 doujinshi Home Sweet Home, looking incredibly smug (Rufus | Trolling)
Me, in fleece pj pants, boots, an X-Men t-shirt and gloves, shoveling the plow pack at the end of my driveway.

(I had a coat, but I started sweating heavily enough that I took it off)
momijizukamori: Rufus Shinra from Final Fantasy 7 - hubric incarnate. (Rufus | hubris)
Me, Friday afternoon: Okay, I want to get all the painting and engineering done on these wings this weekend, so I can do other final touch-ups next week.
Me, Saturday afternoon: Well, if I finish the painting today, I can at least start on the engineering tomorrow?
Me, Sunday afternoon: I can definitely get the painting done this weekend, right?
Me, now, staring at pile of 80% painted wing parts: ...I'm really bad at this time estimation thing, huh.

Life

Wednesday, 6 February 2019 10:53
momijizukamori: Young Vergil from the Devil May Cry doujinshi Bless. The text reads 'Turn you into stars' (kid!Vergil | turn you into stars)
I got hit by a nasty cold for like two weeks, which is only just starting to clear up. Unfortunately kind of threw a wrench in some of my Katsucon plans because I spent a while either asleep or curled up on my sofa with a box of tissues, but it's not the end of the world. Ended up not doing anything new as a result but I'm doing some long-overdue upgrades to some older stuff instead, and making the wings for Andy's Yue costume.

A follow-up to my earlier Gmail griping: I realized that part of the problem was that I was blindly forwarding all the mail from my tokyo-tower.org address to my gmail account, which included both AO3 notifs (because I set that up on my domain address ages ago) and a LOT of spam. So I spent a few hours on one of my sick days setting up SpamAssassin on tokyo-tower, as well as changing my postfix configuration from the default to one that restricts really bad emails from getting through. I'm still checking my spam folder for stray AO3 notifs but it seems to have solved the problem.

(no subject)

Sunday, 20 January 2019 16:33
momijizukamori: (tired space gay)
Sometimes I'm just really amazed at how there can be more than one character that fits a weirdly specific design archtype:



(left, Takashi 'Shiro' Shirogane, Voltron: Legendary Defender; right, Nathan 'Cable' Christopher Charles Summers, X-Men)

Granted, Nate at this age (probably somewhere between twenty and twenty-five, probably) has a personality more like Keith, for much the same reasons - abandonment issues up the wazoo. His older incarnation is a bit more like Shiro though he never entirely loses the slightly harsh facade.
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Some blue swatches for @andsewingishalfthebattle - L to R is sapphire blue and peacock blue in Dharma's acid dyes on silk, and then cerulean blue and teal blue in Dharma's fiber reactive dyes on heavy linen. I think the sapphire blue is closest but idk how close the fiber reactive version is to the acid dye. #cosplay #dyeing

(no subject)

Wednesday, 16 January 2019 22:39
momijizukamori: (tired space gay)
Dear Gmail,

Please stop putting my AO3 notifs in spam. It took me a month to realize it was happening, and even though I've added the notif account to my contacts, and set up a filter, it's STILL HAPPENING. I have to go in once a week and unmark as spam the notifs. Please stop.

Love,
me
momijizukamori: Shatterstar from the comic series X-Factor, looking very excited (you mean there's more?)
I fell back into X-Men over the weekend, because regrettably, I'm one of those people where Marvel can say 'we put your fave in something' and I go 'here, take my money'. It started with the first issue of the new X-Force, which I'm on the fence about continuing to buy - characterization seemed good, plot was boring, and they decided to kick it off with absolutely zero context - not even a five-second info blurb at the start. The only reason I wasn't completely and totally lost is that I'd read the promo summaries online. But this resulted in me digging around online to try and figure out where I could find said context, and in the process discovering that there was another Cable series in 2017/2018 that I managed to miss entirely. Then I re-read Adventures of Cyclops and Phoenix and Askani'son, both of which remain excellent stories even if the art is so-so (not an example of the worst of the 90s, but still very clearly 90s comic art), and just generally had a lot of Feelings.

So yesterday I managed to track down scans of Cable v3 (I think it's v3 anyway, even if I have no idea where they got the #150 to start the new issues on), and the X-Men Extermination mini (aka the missing context). The first section of Cable v3 is an extremely forgettable mini that is probably the reason all this new stuff flew under my radar. The second section was an adventure story in the vein of classic X-Force, fun but not too deep. Some good lines from Hisako and Shatterstar (who 100% wants to fight a dragon because of course he does). Also Nate and 'Star hanging around shirtless in Nate's safe house for a few pages.

The third section, though - the third section is why I let Marvel do this to me. The present-day bits are a Nate and Hope story which is always a solid start (I know fandom likes to shit on Hope but honestly they can all fucking fight me, she's great), but it's a story rooted in Nate's past, way back in Adventures of Cyclops and Phoenix-era timeline, and it's woven very nicely in and around existing canon. So there's a lot of flashbacks to Nate's childhood, and then sections set in Cable v2, Cable v1, and X-Force v1 eras, with plenty of great cameos as appropriate. And it's also a story about Nate's fears and trauma and confronting that, and *that* shit is why I love him as a character so much. Like, big beefy dudes with too many guns who never smile are a dime a dozen. What makes Nate compelling is all the stuff we see beyond that, the stories that show why and how he has that harsh exterior. The fact that he's been told since he was a child that he has both a destiny and responsibility to save the world, the fact that he loses the people he cares about over and over, and the fact that he still keeps going despite all that. And then there's also the fact that I'm a sucker for family stories, and a lot of Nate's stories are family stories (there was a scene in the new stuff where he refers to Nate Grey as his half-brother and it made me v. happy).
momijizukamori: Shatterstar from the comic series X-Factor, looking very excited (Tony Stark Time)
So far in 2019 I have:
-put up three towel bars
-put up a curtain rod
-made curtains to go on the curtain rod
-made a very frilly blouse from leftover curtain fabric
-made a school uniform blazer (well, I have some handsewing left, but)

And also wrote a whole bunch of code for work, Lolibrary, and DW. I'm sure in a week I'll want to do nothing other than lay on my sofa and watch Netflix but I'll appreciate this while it lasts, heh.

2018-2019

Saturday, 5 January 2019 23:01
momijizukamori: (me)
Annual 'new things this year' post! Before I forget entirely, heh.

-Closed on and moved into my new house!
-Two years full time at a job
-Started working as an Actual Programmer
-Bought a car actually manufactured this decade
-Started learning iaido
-Managed, after many years, to finally be able to reliably tie a kai no kuchi obi knot.

(and as always, there's probably more I'm forgetting)
momijizukamori: Isamu Nitta from Shin Megami Tensei Nocturne. The text reads 'solitude' (Isamu | solitude)
Dancing with friends at two am as they played the last song of the night, sweaty, exhausted, and euphoric. There's something about music and movement that becomes an expression of self, a sort of secular prayer.

And with that in mind, two songs for the new year:

Obligatory at this point, I think.


And a new one - a reflection on past relationships and the way they shape us. Honestly this song makes me tear up a little just because of how deeply I feel it - there are a lot of people I've lost touch with over the years, for a variety of reasons, who made me the person I am today, and if one of you stumbles on this some day? Thank you. I wouldn't be here without you.
momijizukamori: An extremely excited super-deformed Dante from Devil May Cry 3. The text reads 'Booya!' (Dante | booya!)
December 25 → a photo of you and your family


(okay, I'm being a little silly, because I don't have any good photos of me and my human family scanned right now, though Storm is the family I see every day)

December 26 → talk about politics or current events this year
Nah.

December 27 → 3 goals for next year
1) Ten levels on WaniKani
2) Some sort of strength training at least once a week.
3) Leave more comments on fics!

December 28 → your plans for New Years Eve
Read fanfic, have a drink, watch the ball drop in NYC on a livestream, and then go to sleep. Pretty low-key, but after a week of visiting relatives I need a break.

December 29 → talk about things you are excited for next year
Conventions, as always! Doing some landscaping in my back yard next summer. May be going up to Montreal in the summer to visit my brother? We will see.

December 30 → a list of what you got for your winter holiday
Books and stuff for my house! And some of the books are stuff for my house, heh. My mom also got me a vintage step tansu which is six feet tall and thus not at my house yet, but it's in her's right now and it's absolutely lovely.
momijizukamori: Dante and Virgil from Dante's Inferno. There is an arrow pointing to Dante reading 'gay for Virgil' (Dante/Virgl | 16th century Italian self-)
December 21 → your favorite websites this year
-Dreamwidth (obvs)
-AO3 (so much VLD fic. SO MUCH)
-pudding.cool (the best interactive infographics)
-radiotopia.fm + maximumfun.org (does it count if I just use the websites to download podcasts? Yes)
-lolibrary.org (started doing volunteer coding with them)

December 22 → new items you’ve added to collections this year
So, I do have a small number of things I collect - Sakizou artbooks, every Sengoku Basara doujin this one artist has done, lolita dresses - buuuut I don't really keep track of when I buy things beyond the invoices in my email archive, and I don't really have a nice way of showing them off. I did get Meta's Secret Laboratory JSK in green and the lace-up cut of Fortune Tarot, which were both wishlist dresses (and both of which I haven't gotten around to wearing yet, lol)

December 23 → travel you did this year
My usual convention rounds - down to DC for Katsucon, out to the midwest for Anime Central and Teslacon - and then driving down to NC twice to visit my mom (which is why this is late - I spent all of Saturday on the road, and all of yesterday visiting)

December 24 → Something which caught your interest this year
Not entirely a new interest, but I got back into doing a lot more woodworking, which has been exciting.
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me, age seven or or so, and my 6th-grade buddy

Perhaps the most devious I have ever looked in a photo. This was in first grade - we each had a 'sixth grade buddy' who was sort of a mentor (I guess, I don't actually remember anymore).

(I'm a day behind, I know, I'll get caught up... eventually?)

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