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Joined 07-23-10, id: 2462348, Profile Updated: 07-07-12
Author has written 15 stories for Tactics, and Saiyuki.

Most of the fics posted here are from Tactics. Those from 2009 are also archived elsewhere.

The fics from 2009 are: "Train of Thought", "Languid", "Gaigokuko", "A Little Night Hubris", "Flirting with Dreamtime", "What You've Got", "What If He's Bonkers", "Overpowered I & II", and "Sid and Rico Meet a Tengu". These are also in their original archive at kantaro.atspace.com in the fiction section.

As the author, I think:

"What If He's Bonkers" is the best crafted (though possibly sacrilege to fans),

"A Little Night Hubris" is the most accessible to people who aren't that familiar with Tactics, and

"Sid and Rico Meet a Tengu" is the funniest (come on, don't skip this one. Muu kicks ass...)

I suspect that "Train of Thought/Languid" or "Flirting with Dreamtime" will wind up the most popular out of this list because they show the most intimacy between Kantarou and Haruka. These three form a sort of loose story arc if you choose to read them that way.

The other stories are more recent.

As if January 2011, the most popular story seems to be "Little Green Voyeur", possibly because the word "Voyeur" makes people curious to open it.

I do not like non-canonical romance in fics. However, since most of the readers here seem to demand yaoi, I feel forced to leave questions about non-canon romance open. In particular, when writing for Tactics, my version of the characters is 1) Kantarou's interest in Haruka is non-sexual (and usually parental or fraternal in nature) and 2) Haruka constantly misinterprets Kantarou's actions because of his experience with his first master, Fuji (a woman), with whom he did have a sexual relationship (manga canon). 3) Sugino sees through both of them and likes to push their buttons. Stories from Haruka's viewpoint thus may have some slash elements to sate the apparent fan-appetite for porn and implied porn, but those elements are all artifacts of how Fuji skewed Haruka's view of humans.

Sometimes there isn't a concise translation for a Japanese word, so I use the Japanese one instead of a cumbersome English translation. This isn't some kind of hoity-toity affectation, just a recognition that 'youkai' is a lot less cumbersome than 'fairytale creatures', and 'winged goblin' is a pretty mis-representative translation of 'tengu'. I've been trying to include definitions of any Japanese words I used at the ends of stories, to help readers new to the series or new to anime and manga; I hope readers familiar with the material aren't annoyed by these.

I think I really like the 'traffic' feature here. Most places you post fic, unless people comment, you have no idea if anyone ever even opened the file to look at it. I do have to wonder though, if these stats reflect how many people like the stories, or simply whether the summary sounds intriguing enough for people to click on the file.

With that in mind I wouldn't mind getting a few reviews...critical ones help me write better; while the "great fic write more" reviews don't help improve craft, they can at least give me an idea what kinds/genres/tone of stories people like to read.

If you write a review, please do not include external links or plug other sites or material, thank you. If you need me to see something elsewhere, remember you can use the private message system here.

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An Interview with Ichinomiya Kantarou by Kondoru reviews
A rival paper interviews Our Hero; What mischief can he cause?
Tactics - Rated: K+ - English - Supernatural/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,226 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 3 - Published: 2/3/2014 - Complete
That Butler, Sick by Disgruntled Minion reviews
It all started out as an innocent joke. Just a simple test to see how truly invincible his butler was. Because for all that Ciel had seen through the years, Sebastian seemed as though he could handle everything thrown at him. Until now. Seb/Ciel
Kuroshitsuji - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 8,955 - Reviews: 41 - Favs: 294 - Follows: 48 - Published: 8/30/2011 - Sebastian M., Ciel P. - Complete
Taking The First Step by Youkai Of Hearts reviews
The Taisho Period is long gone, days pass which gradually turn to years but as time passes new relationships are formed and old habits die very hard but time will come for you to take a step forward and move on. HaruKan, HaruOC, OC POV
Tactics - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 8,870 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 1 - Published: 2/1/2011 - Haruka, Kantarou - Complete
All In The Family by the rotten1 reviews
After Hakkai makes a joking comment about himself and Sanzo being Goku's parents and Goku asks where Gojyo fits in their family. Later on, Gojyo learns about his position and complains, saying that he should be the father.
Saiyuki - Rated: T - English - Family/Humor - Chapters: 2 - Words: 1,700 - Reviews: 27 - Favs: 46 - Follows: 15 - Updated: 10/1/2010 - Published: 8/25/2010 - Hakkai C., Goku S.
Embracing Change by eternalsailorsolarwind reviews
Set after Cho Gonou's rampage, but before moving in with Gojyo, Hakkai reflects on what brought him to this moment.
Saiyuki - Rated: K+ - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 842 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 4 - Published: 9/26/2010 - Hakkai C.
A Gift in Sickness by psycho chibbi reviews
Haruka becomes angry when he discovers Kantarou was cursed in the form of a serious fever. That anger is twisted into a confused fear when Kantarou offers a gruesome gift in the midst of his delirium. A gift Haruka is too tempted to take. *Finished*
Tactics - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Angst - Chapters: 6 - Words: 23,606 - Reviews: 59 - Favs: 195 - Follows: 28 - Updated: 5/24/2010 - Published: 4/24/2010 - Haruka, Kantarou - Complete
Oops? by branewurms reviews
Oops, I got het in my Tactics. Haruka x Youko, gag fic, mature content. Flash fiction.
Tactics - Rated: M - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 355 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 2 - Published: 6/20/2009 - Complete
A Boy, His Tengu and the Rest by Momma Mustang reviews
This is a collection of drabbles/ficlets written for Tactics. Warnings and Ratings are at the beginning of each chapter. Rated for overall content.
Tactics - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 328 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 2 - Published: 2/27/2009
Your Field of Paper FLowers by Pixieblade reviews
In the beginning of the Tactics world, how did Kantarou tame to mighty tengu? my opinion, not canon
Tactics - Rated: K - English - Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,149 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 1 - Published: 2/17/2009 - Complete
Heartland by monitorscreen reviews
They were going to develop the area. Haruka.
Tactics - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 404 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 8/9/2008 - Complete
Unfounded Assumptions by mikkimikka reviews
Ryokan Hasumi is convinced there is no such things as monsters. Hasumi-centric. Harukan, HasumiKan
Tactics - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Supernatural - Chapters: 9 - Words: 11,776 - Reviews: 19 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 14 - Updated: 5/23/2008 - Published: 3/11/2008
Wanting by Heavenly Garden reviews
OneShot What if Yoko had a taste of what she taught Haruka to do on other women? How would she react? slight YokoxHaruka
Tactics - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 668 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 5 - Published: 5/23/2008 - Haruka, Yoko - Complete
Fate of Mortality by Hitokiri-san reviews
It is a given fact that Kantarou would die before his two slaves do. Haruka comes to a realization as he muses about Kantarou's mortality.
Tactics - Rated: K - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,106 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 25 - Follows: 3 - Published: 5/20/2006 - Complete
The Letter by Devoto Draconis reviews
What Kantarou enjoys most.
Tactics - Rated: K - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 326 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 3 - Published: 4/25/2006 - Complete
Only Once by No.13 reviews
The consequences of an everyday argument bring Haruka to one important conclusion...
Tactics - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,407 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 26 - Follows: 3 - Published: 1/6/2006 - Complete
Rooftop Sweet by Nekokoban reviews
Kantarou eats mochi and Haruka naps. Irredeemably fluff.
Tactics - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 802 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 1 - Published: 9/3/2005
A Mary Sue Alphabet by Irony-chan reviews
A's for Amanda Our hero's twin sister Got lost as a baby and Gosh, how he missed her...
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Poetry/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,497 - Reviews: 2631 - Favs: 6,203 - Follows: 389 - Published: 1/12/2005 - Complete
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A Dream Before Leaving reviews
In the days just before the madness strikes youkai, before leaving with Sanzo, Hakkai jots down one of his dreams. Cameos by Tenpou and Gojun from Saiyuki Gaiden . Oneshot.
Saiyuki - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 542 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 1 - Published: 10/24/2010 - Hakkai C., Hakuryu - Complete
Overpowered reviews
A set of short stories that are different viewpoints of a single incident. Haruka dabbles in a traditional tengu ability not yet? used in canon. Currently there are 3 stories in this set, may add Minamoto's M-rated POV . Rating 1st Kp, 2nd M, 4th Kp
Tactics - Rated: M - English - Supernatural/Adventure - Chapters: 3 - Words: 7,168 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 8/22/2010 - Published: 7/26/2010 - Kantarou, Haruka
Privacy reviews
Youko contemplates what Kantarou leaves out of his fiction.
Tactics - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 562 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 1 - Published: 8/6/2010 - Kantarou, Yoko - Complete
Little Green Voyeur reviews
What exactly was Muu doing on the *MENS* side of the onsen that day?
Tactics - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,073 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 39 - Follows: 3 - Published: 8/6/2010 - Kantarou, Haruka - Complete
On Mortality reviews
What is the cost of the 'tengu road? Flash fic vignette. 1 hour to write and revise.
Tactics - Rated: K - English - Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 464 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 1 - Published: 7/31/2010 - Haruka, Kantarou - Complete
What If He's Just Bonkers? reviews
What if Kantarou's world is our world, where youkai exist only as stories? What if Kantarou is just nuts? Haruka is human...& still loves him.
Tactics - Rated: K - English - Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,594 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 18 - Follows: 4 - Published: 7/28/2010 - Kantarou, Haruka - Complete
Bound by Choice reviews
Drabble. Kantarou and Onikui aka: demon-eating tengu have a short conversation.
Tactics - Rated: K - English - Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 105 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 4 - Published: 7/28/2010 - Kantarou, Haruka - Complete
Hisashiburi reviews
Life goes on. Future-fic. Boy-on-boy kiss, but context is grief not seduction. "Hisashiburi" usually is used as a greeting meaning 'long time no see' or 'it has been a long time'.
Tactics - Rated: K - English - Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 442 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 2 - Published: 7/28/2010 - Haruka, Kantarou - Complete
Gaigokuko reviews
Kantarou and Haruka get stuck babysitting the kid of Hasumi's guests, who complains of a monster under the bed... Inspired by a TV ad for a household generator.
Tactics - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 621 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 2 - Published: 7/28/2010 - Kantarou, Haruka - Complete
Flirting with Dreamtime reviews
Haruka dares visit one of Kantarou's dreams.
Tactics - Rated: T - English - Supernatural/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,003 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 45 - Follows: 5 - Published: 7/27/2010 - Haruka, Kantarou - Complete
What You've Got reviews
Traditionally, tengu are supposed to be excellent at the martial arts. Still, as Haruka demonstrates, the most effective way to win a fist fight is to get out of the way. Silly fluff.
Tactics - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 194 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 1 - Published: 7/26/2010 - Haruka, Yoko - Complete
Languid reviews
Sequel to 'Train of Thought'. Haruka ponders what if 'that' order ever comes.
Tactics - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 730 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 32 - Follows: 2 - Published: 7/26/2010 - Haruka, Kantarou - Complete
Train of Thought reviews
Haruka contrasts his relationship with Kantarou to his relationship with Fuji, who was his master before he was sealed. 'Languid' is a sequel to this story.
Tactics - Rated: T - English - Angst/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,122 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 30 - Follows: 5 - Published: 7/26/2010 - Haruka, Kantarou - Complete
Sid and Rico Meet A Tengu
It's the 21st century, and a couple of American thugs are no match for an irritated tengu. Rated "T" only for swear-words, otherwise would be "Kplus". Suginofic. *also Muu*
Tactics - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,565 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 1 - Published: 7/26/2010 - Complete
A Little Night Hubris reviews
Kantarou meets a mysterious woman while walking home, drunk, in a snow-storm. NOT a Mary Sue, author insertion, or 'magic girl' story.
Tactics - Rated: K+ - English - Friendship/Supernatural - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,177 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 2 - Published: 7/25/2010 - Kantarou, Yoko - Complete