Author has written 20 stories for Kuroko no Basuke/黒子のバスケ, Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney, Katekyo Hitman Reborn!, Merlin, Code Geass, Host, One Piece, Angel Beats!/エンジェルビーツ, Supernatural, Chihayafuru/ちはやふる, and Wreck-It Ralph.
"No testimony is sufficient to establish a miracle, unless the testimony be of such a kind, that its falsehood would be more miraculous than the fact which it endavours to establish." (D. Hume, An Enquiry Concerning human Understanding)
"Ningún testimonio es suficiente para establecer un milagro, salvo que el testimonio sea tal, que su falsedad sería más milagrosa que aquello que busca establecer." (Investigación sobre el Entendimiento humano)
"Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain." (F. Herbert, Dune)
"El miedo mata la mente. El miedo es la pequeña muerte que lleva a la destrucción total. Afrontaré mi miedo. Permitiré que pase sobre mí y a través de mí. Y cuando haya pasado, giraré mi ojo interior para escrutar su camino. Allá donde haya pasado el miedo ya no habrá nada. Sólo estaré yo."
"How can I help seeing what is in front of my eyes? Two and two are four.
Sometimes, Winston. Sometimes they are five. Sometimes they are three. Sometimes they are all of them at once. You must try harder. It is not easy to become sane." (G. Orwell, 1984)
"¿Cómo puedo evitar ver lo que está en frente de mis ojos? Dos y dos son cuatro.
A veces, Winston. A veces son cinco. A veces son tres. A veces son todas ellas al mismo tiempo. Tienes que esforzarte más. No es fácil volver a la cordura."
“Dear Hilde, if the human brain was simple enough for us to understand, we would be so stupid that we wouldn't understand it. Love, Dad.” (J. Gaarder, Sophie's World)
"Querida Hilda, si el cerebro humano fuese lo bastante sencillo como para que pudiésemos comprenderlo, seríamos tan estúpidos que no podríamos hacerlo. Con cariño, papá." (El Mundo de Sofía)
(Some of) my favourite book beginnings:
"Have you ever looked up to the stars?
Have you stayed for a long time doing nothing but stare intensely at the starts until you got dizzy, not because you were bending your neck, but because you were looking so far? [...] What is there beyond everything?
Beyond everything there is, is the country of Sukhavati." (J. Gaarder, The Children from Sukhavati)
"¿Has mirado alguna vez a las estrellas?
¿Has permanecido un buen rato sin hacer otra cosa que mirar fijamente a las estrellas hasta marearte, no por echar la cabeza hacia atrás, sino por mirar más lejos? [...] ¿Qué hay más allá de todo?
Más allá de todo lo que hay está el país de Sukhavati." (Los niños de Sukhavati)
"I had always imagined that my life story, if I ever got around writing it, would have a great first line.” (S. Savage, Firmin)
"Siempre imaginé que la crónica de mi vida, si acaso alguna vez llegase a escribirla, tendría una primera frase excelente."
"Marx has completely changed the way I view the world - the child of the Pallières, who tends to never speak to me, said [...] without thinking or even dreaming for a moment that I might actually understand what he was referring to.” (M. Bradbury, The Elegance of the Hedgehog)
"Marx cambia por completo mi visión del mundo - me ha declarado esta mañana el niño de los Pallières, que no suele dirigirme nunca la palabra [...] sin pensar siquiera que yo puduera estar enterándome de algo." (La Elegancia del Erizo)
"In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit. Not a nasty, dirty, wet hole, filled with the ends of worms and an oozy smell, nor yet a dry, bare, sandy hole with nothing in it to sit down on or to eat: it was a hobbit-hole, and that means comfort.” (J. R. R. Tolkien, The Hobbit)
"En un agujero en el suelo vivía un hobbit. No era un agujero infecto, sucio y húmedo, inundado por colas de gusano y olor putrefactor, ni tampoco seco, desnudo y lleno de arena sin nada donde sentarse o vivir: era un agujero hobbit, y eso significa comodidad. (El Hobbit)
"Many years later, as he faced the firing squad, Colonel Aureliano Buendía was to remember that distant afternoon when his father took him to discover ice.” (G. García Marquez, One Hundred Years of Solitude)
"Muchos años después, frente al pelotón de fusilamiento, el coronel Aureliano Buendía había de recordar aquella tarde remota en que su padre lo llevó a conocer el hielo." (Cien Años de Soledad)
Lists of Things! (In no particular order):
Ten Mangas to Read:
"Some 'destiny' I didn't do myself will not come to pass! I'll decide my own future!"
"There's 10,000 light years between 'did not erase' and 'could not erase'!! 'Did not erase' just means you could do it, but you didn't!!"
Enigma (Sakaki Kenji)
"When our dreams come true... will you marry me?"
"It's our destiny to be rivals, eternal rivals. Using the kanji for 'formidable enemies', but read as 'friends'... That's how I see it."
Bakuman (Ohba Tsugumi, Obata Takeshi)
"It is the Sky... that allows the Cloud to move freely. But someday I will bite up even the Sky itself."
"Even when we were all having fun... were you thinking something so sad!? You are a failure as a home tutor!!"
Katekyo Hitman Reborn! (Amano Akira)
"I can already see... the ending!"
"I knew I'd be winnin'... because I had more pieces that Ayukawa. I had one more Keima on my side, ne?"
The World God Only Knows (Wakaki Tamiki)
"If he is so fast that I can't touch him... then it's no use, no mater how strong I am."
"Counting Sena's and mine, that makes four arms! If you break three of them, there's still one. There's still my left arm left!"
Eyeshield 21 (Inagaki Riichiro, Murata Yuusuke)
"'Nao, the foolishly honest girl'. That's what people often call me."
"In the end, this is a team game! A broken team is going to lose!"
Liar Game (Kaitani Shinobu)
"I don't care what you want, whether you choose to live or to die...!!! But whatever you decide... say it while you are with us!!!"
"Kids who have never seen peace and kids who have never seen war have different values!! Those who stand at the top determine what's wrong and what's right! Justice will prevail you say? But of course it will! Whoever wins this war becomes justice!!"
One Piece (Oda Eiichiro)
Angel Densetsu (Yari Norihiro)
Kuroko no Basket (Fujimaki Tadatoshi)
Full Moon wo Sagashite (Tanemura Arina)
Ten Books to Read:
1984 (George Orwell)
The Hunchback or Henri de Lagàrdere (Paul Féval)
Sophie's World (Jostein Gaarder)
Firmin (Sam Savage)
Dune (Frank Herbert)
The Clan of the Cave Bear (Jean M. Auel)
Forgotten King Gudú (Ana María Matute)
The Elegance of the Hedgehog (Muriel Bradbury)
Lord of the Rings (J. R. R. Tolkien)
Miguel Strogoff (Jules Verne)
Six Anime to Watch:
Code Geass (Ichiro Okouchi, CLAMP)
Angel Beats! (Jun Maeda, Na-Ga)
Full Metal Alchemist & Brotherhood (Hiromu Arakawa)
Baka to Test to Shokanjuu (Kenji Inoue)
Slayers (Hajime Kanzaka)
Myself, Yourself (Takumi Nakazawa)
A Fleeting Dream (Katekyo Hitman Reborn!): A one-shot long in the making that finally sees the light of day! There was a part towards the end that had been giving me grief for months, even if the end was planned almost at the same time as the beggining. I almost named it 'The Hapiness of Stolen Moments', but in the end I went with the original title... 2796 of course, and with a bit of Iemitsu bashing as well (man, I hate that character).
Back and Forth (Host&Wreck-It Ralph): Well, I don't have much to say about this one, except that the two fandoms just seem to click together. Maybe it is just that I saw Ralph's movie at the same time I read the books, but there is just so much potential there, with the whole, 'hidden in plain sight' thing they have... And Calhoun is super cool. (Seriously, with those aliens about 90% of the videogames would be too violent! Even Zelda would be too violent *horrified*).
Bitter, Sweet (Katekyo Hitman Reborn!): A two-shot on, I admit it, a very unusual pairing, that is not really supported by canon at all... still, if the circumstances had been different... if the physical age difference hadn't been there... I do think they have chemistry. It's romance, but definitely not as light-hearted and fluffly as 'A Fleeting Dream'. I may do a sequel, though I kind of wrote myself into a corner with the ending...
Correction (One Piece): I refuse to believe that Sabo is dead. No way. It was all too convenient. Though of course, if he *is* alive he better have a good explanation for being MIA for so long. And if Robin met him and knew exactly who he was... well, I don't think she'd keep it from her captain. Is all about the priorities.
Double turnabout! Paradise of Light and Shadow (Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney): A short story (five chapters plus an epilogue) based on the first case of Trials and Tribulations, but with more Diego and much more Iris! Because Iris and Phoenix have to be one of the saddest couples in existence. I tried to keep the mechanics of the game in the story; adding trial and investigations, and especially in the presentation of the witnesses' testimony. The title was inspired by Rin and Len Kagamine's Sinchronicity series.
Lord Emrys and the Albia Flower (Merlin): A one-shot dedicated to Merlin and Freya. Ever since I saw The Lady of the Lake I had wanted to write something about this pairing, though I never imagined it would turn out as it did. In the end, there is not so much romance in that one, but I'm still pretty proud of it . The cover was made with roses from my house, so I definitely own that image!
Outside the tunnel (Angel Beats!): Angel beats is one of my favorite animes, and the scene of the train wreck is up there in the most touching scenes I have ever seen in fiction; it had good pacing, good soundtrack, it kept the suspense even when we knew from the beginning what would happen, and at least in my case, it made me love Igarashi even though he gets very little focus and is mostly there to move the plot forward. I honestly cried :).
Solitudine (Katekyo Hitman Reborn!): I know, I know... I really should be working on my other KHR stories, but I just couldn't resist... I think Byakuran is one of the greatest baddies out there, for the simple reason that he had a very complex motivation and a very big goal, and resourcefulness to almost achieve it to boot. And the tri-ni-sette is also awesome, though I'd have liked that Akira Amano flushed it a bit more. So there.
The Knight and the Dragonlord (Merlin): Another one-shot, this time for Leon and Merlin. I'm afraid I didn't make justice to what I had in mind, but since the knight is so big on questions like honor and all that, I figured, what would happen where he to learn the secret earlier... when the warlock was just a child? What morals would prevail?
Una Segunda Oportunidad, una traducción del fic de Katekyo Hitman Reborn escrito por EngelMegane. El titulo original es "A Second Chance"; ¡muchas gracias por todo vuestro apoyo!
NOTICIA: En principio no está abandonada, pero de momento está en pausa.
Capítulos en la V.O.: 17 (interrumpida) - Traducidos: 11
Capítulo 12: Resolución. Los hijos luchan, los padres sospechan. Por nuestros hermanos pequeños, no podemos perder.