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December 29th, 2006 (09:34 pm)

Ryuuren... you're just plain weird sometimes. O_o; But we'll see how that episode goes now that the translation has finally been scribbled out. Next is probably Shoumyou 5? I wonder if I'll be able to get to it tonight, or if Shoumyou 4 will take my attention first. ^^; Or maybe I should knit and watch movies. I need to ball something or figure out where I left off in that sweater I started...

Watched Shoumyou DVD 1 yesterday. I'm not sure if it's with the first edition, the special edition, or what have you, but it looks like there's going to be a special story included bit by bit in the various DVDs. ^^; Even Rikugo seems amused at Masahiro's plight. *laughs* Poor Masahiro. However, since it mentions a certain side story... most likely this story happens after the second story line... maybe after the third? I'm not sure. I'm also not sure of the season it happens in; I can't remember if it said. Silly me. ^^;

And then there are little excerpts from the first short story book where Masahiro tells Akiko about how he and Mokkun first met. ^o^ There are some little additions to what was shown in the anime's first ep. ^^; "Falling out of a tree... that mononoke's quite the klutz..."

As Masahiro walks home dejectedly from yet another attempt at finding a future career


"Ma~sahi~ro-kun. ......Hey you, Masahiro, look this way."

Time and time again, someone was calling him from somewhere low down behind his back. But the boy didn't stop, nor did he turn around.

"Hey, Masahiro ya~y. .........Great Seimei's grandson."

Until then, the boy hadn't shown the slightest response but at those words, he whirled around and roared, "Don't call me grandson!"

"Oh, so you did hear me. Weren't you taught to answer when spoken to, by your mother? For one thing, things like greetings and etiquette are extremely important if not necessary for building human relationships."

Masahiro looked down and sighed dejectedly.

"......You're one to talk to me about human relationships."

"Oh really?"


And another time

"Seeing how you're Seimei's grandson, you should, y'know just send those spirits, that are wandering about over there, off to where they should be or get rid of any strange creatures."

"You mean like you?"

"That's right, like me... wrong! Never mind about me, I'm completely harmless after all."



Hey you. You're supposed to listen when a person's talking to you."

You're not a person, Mokkun the mononoke."

"Don't call me Mokkun."

Masahiro grinned at the grumpy response.

"In that case, you stop calling me "Seimei's grandson"."

"This and that are two different things."


Just as they're about to encounter the giant worm

"What're you doing, Masahiro? Run!"

A white tail hit his leg, but Masahiro could only say pathetically, "I'm sorry, I can't move."


The mononoke's eyes widened.

Masahiro really couldn't move. He finally realised he'd been overcome by the creature's aura and could only cower. While he didn't understand fully, his limbs had completely frozen at the creature's strong aura. At least if he knew where it would come from, he could prepare himself, like being able to escape from the midst of a fire, but that wasn't possible against an unseen terror.

"Pull yourself together, Seimei's grandson."

"Even grandsons have things they're afraid of."


"All right, fine. There's a story from some time ago about Seimei hiding himself from some strange creature and escaping danger. If you use a spell of invisibility, you should be able to get away from here."

"As if I'd know that sort of thing."

"Just who do you think I am? I've lived a very long time and am very important. I know something like that."

"Mokkun, you're wonderful! You haven't lived a long time just for show then, huh?"

**cut the usual "don't call me Mokkun" "don't call me grandson" fight**

Mokkun wrote words into the ground with his claws, but for all that it was a bright night, it was indistinct in the moonlight. To make matters worse, it was written on the dark ground and so was virtually unreadable.

"Sensei, I can't read it."

"Oy oy, pull yourself together Seimei's grandson."

"I told you, don't call me 'grandson'!"

The earth shook again, and the mononoke look up at the heavens and closed its eyes.

"Uh oh, it found us. It's coming."


Just as the giant worm names Touda who has suddenly appeared

"You're Touda"


At those foolish words, the man sighed deliberately and turned around.

"Oy oy, pull yourself together, Seimei's grandson."

The unfamiliar low voice traveled well. However that manner of speech... Masahiro stared and rudely pointed his finger at the man.

"You're not... Mokkun?!"

"It's Guren. Jeez you have a lousy memory. Can't you remember something from even a moment ago?"

While the appearance and voice were completely different, there was no mistaking that manner of speech. Masahiro's eyes shone.

"You are Mokkun! Thank goodness, you're alive! ......Eh? But what's To-da..."

Masahiro cocked his head, and Guren sighed and shrugged slightly. Bending one knee, he reached out a hand and with his sharp nails scratched some letters into the earth.


Masahiro blinked.

He'd seen that somewhere before. Or rather, he'd read it. For example in Seimei's own writings or in the Great Writings of the Five Elements. For example...... on the rikujin divination board.

He should know that name.

"Grandfather's shikigami?!"


From book 1 when facing the giant skull

The giant skull screamed.

"It doesn't even have a throat... where's that voice come from?"

"That's not the problem here, right?!"


It's identity was some hundreds, some thousands of skulls, being caught up in the wish to live, all coming together and transforming; in other words, it was a true mononoke.

"Listen Masahiro, a mononoke refers to something like that. So from now on, don't call me a mononoke. After all, you've seen the real thing now."

"How can you be so cool at a time like this?!" Masahiro half cried, but the mononoke looked unconcerned.

"Hm? Ahh, don't worry about it. That spell you just used made it impossible for this thing to remain as a giant skull. Which also means that it no longer has the power to do harm."

Wow that took longer than I expected. So check Kokumono 25, start on Shoumyou, or go to bed... Hmmm...


Posted by: glorfindeil (glorfindeil)
Posted at: December 30th, 2006 06:31 am (UTC)


A lot of fun.

Thank You for your great work.

And Happy New Year.

Chekalin M.S.
Vladivostok, Russia

Posted by: Too cute for evil (ginny_t)
Posted at: December 30th, 2006 01:00 pm (UTC)
Shoumyou - spin

*wheee!* Thank you. ^_^

Ryuuren… @.@

Posted by: lu-chan (mrs_urahara)
Posted at: December 30th, 2006 03:23 pm (UTC)
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wait did you release ep24 of kokumon? i missed that. Also, whenever you need seeders. ^___~
oh, hopefully next week i'll have pics up of the rest of the holiday knitting. Started a wee sweater this week with some spare wool..i don't know if i will have enough to make it long sleeve, though may have to switch it to a shortsleeve one. how was your holidays?

Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: December 30th, 2006 11:25 pm (UTC)

Not yet. It's in final check right now. Typically I should be 1-2 eps ahead of what's been released. Any less and I'm behind... like I am with most things right now, but I'm hoping to get back on track by the New Year again. ^_^

Holidays have been good so far, although far too much shopping and not enough knitting. ^^; I'm going to hate my crud card bill... >.< I need to either start a new project or find myself on one that's been started. ^^; My scarf is currently rolled up in a tight log blocking on the washing machine. ^___^

Posted by: lu-chan (mrs_urahara)
Posted at: December 31st, 2006 01:54 am (UTC)
too busy readin jump

yeh, i know what you mean. my cred card bill is becoming a crud card bill. not to mention, it's going t be seriously walloped when i book both my march and june trip to scotland. UGH. i am goin to have to wait to book the japan trip until april. I am going to be one busy little queen bee this month paying the those bills off.

i think i want to do this really cute dog sweater next, with some of the leftover yarn i have. It's in a fairisle pattern, and i have not tried a fairisle pattern in a while. quite a while! after that, i want to do a lace pattern. never done that.

wow. my blocking consists of steam ironing it out. I am too lazy to dampen the project and wait til the next day. you are good, gurl!

and, as always, thanks for supplying me with my daily reccomended nutritional allowance of fab anime.. heehee

Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: December 31st, 2006 04:11 am (UTC)

Wow, going to Scotland twice in such short order? Hopefully it's for good things. Pack me in one of your suitcases, will you? ^_^

Do tell how the fairisle pattern goes. I've never done fairisle before so I have no clue. Lace isn't that bad. My first FO was a lace project. (Although I wouldn't suggest what I did for a first time knitter's project). ^^;

I'm in no major rush to get it blocked although I think temperatures have fallen somewhat lately. Otherwise, the climate here is quite dry so most things tend to dry quite quickly. ^_^

Posted by: lu-chan (mrs_urahara)
Posted at: January 2nd, 2007 10:44 pm (UTC)
kawaiii kenchan!

yeh, i am going for good things. ^___^ i am still decorating my cousin's house..so, i have to head over there to check things out. My cousin is paying for my three week stay in the summer time...i am SOOOO excited. I have NEVER had a scottish summer vacation! it's always too dear. SO, i am paying for the cheap-o trip in march. WHat i am HOPING is that with all the miles, i hope I can get a "free" trip to japan. Either way, I am not going to book to japan until april. I hope to head over there for late september early october...is that a good time? i also am buying my best friend's ticket too. so, i know after all these trips....i am going to have MAJOR bonus mileage. heehee (oh, i am lending my bf the money, it;s our 30th anniversary!)

ahhh, i will let you know about the dog sweater. I think it will be a good one to start on. seeing, it's not going to be a full sweater. just for my wee dog (though, he's not THAT wee).

and, if i can fit you in my suitcase...you are MORE than welcome to come. YOu'll have to give me your address before i go. I'll send you a postcard. ^___^

Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: January 3rd, 2007 01:44 am (UTC)

That's definitely for good things. *envy* ^___^ Japan's a little pricier than Europe in terms of miles, but you never know. It sounds like you'll have done a fair amount of milage by then. I'd suggest aiming more for Oct than Sept. Sept is typhoon season and tends to be fairly wet. October is nice as is Nov which gets into low season. November (early to mid) is especially nice since you'll catch the turning of the leaves. Oct is good since it tends to be fairly warm without the extreme heat of summer. ^^; (30th anniversary? Wow! Congratulations! ^o^ )

*laughs* If you have a large suitcase, I should fit. I'm fairly small, and I'm used to staying still for long periods. ^^; Yay! Scotland by suitcase. ^o^

Posted by: lu-chan (mrs_urahara)
Posted at: January 7th, 2007 09:02 pm (UTC)

ahh, thanks so much for the advice. So, maybe i can look at doing a mid-october flight. Maybe staying thru for halloween. that would be fun to do in Japan. ^____^

yeh, 30years!! where does the time go! T___T

and, *crosses fingers* i am hoping to get a wee flat in Glasgow. IF that happens (and hopefully soon)...you are MORE than welcome to stay in it! (save some money on hotel. )

Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: January 9th, 2007 04:10 am (UTC)

^^; Japan's not huge on Hallowe'en although there's... I'm not sure how to describe it. In Osaka at least, (and I think the same is true in Tokyo), the foreign population basically get all dressed up and ride the loop-line... sort-of an on-train gathering...? I really can't quite describe it. (I never went for this... I lived in Kyoto, so it was a bit of a haul to go out to ride the loop-line in Osaka). Mid-Oct should be ideal though; neither too hot nor too cold. ^_^

and, *crosses fingers* i am hoping to get a wee flat in Glasgow.

:o Wow! Good luck with that! ^o^

Posted by: lu-chan (mrs_urahara)
Posted at: January 9th, 2007 09:53 pm (UTC)
ramen never looked soo good

i looked into prices today. It seems if i go from the 2nd to the 16th it's about $300 cheaper than leaving after the 16th. weird, eh?

when i go back in March, i am going to do a wee realestate shopping. start to gage out what i can get. it would be lovely. ^_^^__^ I am hoping this is going to be my year!

Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: January 10th, 2007 02:49 am (UTC)

*laughs* Gotta love travel seasons and such. ^^; Sounds like this year's off to a good start for you. ^o^

Posted by: lu-chan (mrs_urahara)
Posted at: January 10th, 2007 11:29 pm (UTC)
my preciousssss

yeh, it looks like this year is going to be a travel year. Quite frankly, if i had my way, i would love it to be like this EVERY year. my dream? a few times a yr to Glasgow, few times to Japan, the rest in the US> ahhhhh......to dream. heh-heh

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