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Yugioh the Dark Dimension - Prologue [May. 11th, 2017|07:42 pm]
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threesnakes
[Current Location |your mom's basement]
[mood |apprehensive]
[music |Beethoven, duh]

AUTHOR’S NOTE: Welcome to Season 3 of my series (Season 8 of Yugioh), where I will write things differently than before and in a better style. A typical chapter from now on will be five pages at most to have more content in each chapter and spent less time writing, since I dislike the style authors use to write most novels and I simply don’t have the free time now as I did before. I like how less verbal artforms like film, paintings, and games work since they use symbols and actions to give you substance rather than telling everything up front or through tedious dialogue between characters. I hope to translate my ideas in a similar war albeit through writing. I’m trying to explore different ways of writing and conveying more serious ideas so forgive me for being pretentious.

Prologue



She woke in a sudden moment, in her sleeping bag on the airport floor, not from any nightmare that frightened her out of her sleep but from something she did not understand yet. Her sleep, deep and dreamless, was the coma of a person who, after a day of immense suffering and fatigue, falls into for what seems like countless hours, as the infinite sleep a person falls into as she dies or the infinite sleep before birth. A second ago she was not and now at this moment she was. She sat up, hot and sweating from the heat of the sleeping bag and in constant pain from her bruises, burns, and broken ribs; she forgot at all who she was or what happened, and looked around the airport for answers, to piece her shattered self back together, as Atem the lost pharaoh did when recovering his long buried memories.

Nature gave her body of strong build of average height, her powerful hands wide, her fingers long, her nails large. Her face reflected the person behind it: a broad forehead, full cheeks and lips, dark brown eyes as vessels for a burning, fiery light, her skin brown and red, and her hair a lion’s mane of black curly hair. She was Marina Bozuslowsky, daughter of Aleksandar Bozuslowsky and Arifa Masri, but she long shortened her name to Maya Brook. She started dueling as a professional at the age of seventeen, joined her friends JC, Yukio, and Jolene to become national champions and defeat the snobbish rich demagogue Matthew, remained a pro for four more years, entered this world championship tournament to somehow stop the now late Egyptian dictator Heishin and claim the forbidden ancient Book of Isis, and now waited for the tournament finals having succeeded doing both. And she liked playing the piano, writing satires, communism, alternative subcultures, and black cats. “I think I got it about right.” She said to her heart.

Maya hobbled her way to a large pane of class, her breathing aggravated by the broken ribs, to see the outside world. Never before had she seen a sunnier, prettier June morning, nor did she feel a sun comfort her through her black sleeveless shirt and jeans quite like this either. But she did feel a deepening darkness despite it all, a gathering pressure, an electric static before the storm. Too many people died in this tournament from the resurging Ghouls, too many secrets revealed from Mathias and his warrior Saints, and she underwent too much struggle and loss already.

Yet all this struggle, sacrifice, revelation, was merely the tip of the iceberg, the darkness that was to come. Ra-Amun, the sun, shattered the world through his divine powers into stark bright lights and black shadows, a contrast where all stood revealed. It would be high noon; each finalist would smash against the other with everything they had, everything they were in these last duels, and only one person would stand on top. Maya’s whole life was at stake for if she won she would pay off her many dueling and college debts but if she lost she would be in ruin. More importantly, she knew her innovative dueling would not keep her ahead of her competition forever, and she needed to push herself further not just to stay in the game but reach a new creative level. All life was art and war, darkness and heroism. If music taught her anything it was these principles from Beethoven, and the Eroica the finest lesson. Let this heroic journey reach fulfillment at last.

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Pegasus J. Crawford, the man who created Yugioh itself, put himself deep in thought as he quietly sipped his wine in the small dining room of the complex that would be the lodgings for all eight finalists. He went so far as to design each room to reflect the true nature of each respective finalist, putting his great skills as a painter to use, whereby the carpenters, electricians, and plumbers followed his exacting instructions. The dining room, the hub each apartment revolved around, held eight large mirrors that reflected off each other face, creating a prism of infinite refractions within each mirror. Pegasus saw his own self in one mirror; his dandy red business suit, his tall stature, broad shoulders, long fair hair, one brown eye, shattered into shapes he could barely recognize.

Such was the true nature of humankind, where there was no one person in each body but only a labyrinth no Theseus could ever escape. What of the Minotaur at the center? Pegasus amused himself with the idea of seeing it revealed by the finalists playing his very game. The high priests of Egypt extracted Ka monsters from people’s souls and used them in battle for this very purpose; it was one reason Pegasus created this game in the first place. The Millennium Items, magic artifacts smelted from gold and the bodies of ninety-nine sacrifices, used by the high priests for such purposes, were lost, but the Book of Isis, holding one spell used to create the Millennium Items – merely one spell of the many mysteries – was still at large. The evil person who used the Book would cause untold catastrophes, which Pegasus wanted to avoid at every cost. He instinctively reached for his left eye socket but did not find the Millennium Eye he used to have within. He could no longer use its divine powers to see further than mortal eyes could. Now he was just a man and could only use his human powers.

Pegasus left the complex behind with such melancholy thoughts in mind, trotting on the soft sandy ground of the small Pacific Island where the finalists would be held. The warm light, blue sky, and fresh sea did not comfort him but only worsened his mood, the setting sun cut through everything with its harsh light. He thought of Sophia, one of his favorite adopted children and protégés, locked in the dangerous tournament, and hoped she would come out in one piece. Using a refined wooden cane, the debonair Pegasus showed his grit as he slowly climbed his way up a rocky hill and the massive pyramid at the center of the island he built alongside his colleague Kaiba, the battleground every duel would take place, laboring his way to the very top.

Seto Kaiba, the mighty technocrat who singlehandedly drove Yugioh in its modern form with his massive wealth and brilliant inventions, stood tall with his shoulders crossed as a bronze memorial statue, glaring down the pyramid to the white sand, green trees, and blue waves beneath him. Let this tower engrave in history the supreme achievement of the tournament’s winner and prophesize the great events of the future, the imperious Kaiba thought. Here, in this very tower he built, let history be made! He thought back to the first Battle City tournament he hosted thirteen odd years ago, how he also hosted the finals on top of a mighty tower, and watched history form as Atem became the first official world champion. Now he would witness something just as grand in the thirteenth Battle City as the Yugioh game would evolve to an ever higher level.

Pegasus, who finally reached the top, cut Kaiba’s lofty thoughts, “Whew! We should have made a smaller pyramid, Kaiba-boy. I think we made our point.” He patted his damp face with a silk handkerchief before stowing it away in his suit. Kaiba turned his piercing blue eyes to glare at contempt at the annoying man who cut his thoughts with such a frivolous remark. The two men could not have been more different. The gay, effete Pegasus contrasted the severe Kaiba, who had tall and with broad shoulders as Pegasus, yet wirier, donning his battle armor; a black leather body glove with a long white trench coat. He wore this same uniform at the first Battle City and wore it now even though he would not duel. He had a far greater plan, to defeat the very champion of this tournament to take the title of King of Games for himself. Why waste his time in an entire tournament when he would make it to the finals anyway? “Speak! Why are you here?” He demanded at Pegasus.

The debonair man sighed in a knowing way, “Very well, my Wagnerian Ubermensch. I would like to just share the beautiful view with you but, as such simple joys are far beneath the higher man such as yourself, I will get to the point. Beware of the Book of Isis and the people who seek it. It is owned by a finalist, it calls out to me, knowing I once held a Millennium Item. The Ghouls have been thwarted but one dangerous man remains, Matthew Carter. He will enter the finals to claim the Book for himself and avenge his grandfather’s demise, but even if he fails Gernand remains as well as a dark shadow, an evil intelligence I know little about. They are not threats right now but they will be.”

“First of all,” Kaiba scoffed at Pegasus, “The Ubermensch derives from Nietzsche you illiterate old fool. Second, I couldn’t care less about any occult threats lurking under whatever rock they choose to hide in. My tournament is about the future, not the dusty ancient past. You would do well to remember that.”

Pegasus rebounded, “You call me an old fool but look at yourself! You sound exactly like you did thirteen years ago, right down to the ‘I focus on the future’ spiel. You carry the obsessions and grudges you held for literally over a decade. Imagine how bad they would smell if they were food. You are, dare I say, an Ubermensch parody, more like Siegfried than Dionysus. It was this thing called satire. You know, a joke?”

“Jokes are for happy-go-lucky, shallow types who cannot stand the darker sides of life.” Kaiba growled. “Do you want me to destroy you before the finals even take place?”

“I must disagree, Kaiba-boy. Humor let’s us see the extra dimension in our lives as tragic creatures we would otherwise never see and transcend them, and this includes the so-called darker sides of life as well. Only man lives in such horror he needed to invent laughter. You are a tyrant but will never be an artist while I will always be both, and only this type of person can win this tournament.” Pegasus did not budge and inch throughout their entire discussion and, seeing Kaiba’s mild surprise, said, “Yes, who would have thought little old me who created Yugioh in the first place would know so much. You’re constipated character is why you always failed to beat Yugi and why generic antihero rival characters always fail.”

Kaiba became so frigid the very warm air around them dampened. “You’re meaningless foppish words did not move me an inch.” But Pegasus knew it wasn’t true. He had a special talent in annoying Kaiba and nothing amused him more than seeing Kaiba overreact, like watching Donald Duck throw a tantrum in a Disney cartoon. Kaiba punched a code on his duel disk, a newer sleeker model that outdated even the new models the finalists had used up to this point, the machine projected a holograph roster of all eight finalists, which Kaiba read out loud.

Matthew Carter
Heir to the Carter Foundation. Twenty-two years old. Has not dueled in a tournament since he lost the nationals in 2005. Dominates the opponent with powerhouse monsters overriding effects, favors Lightsworn and Horus.

Mathias Blackheart
Leader of the Saints, a team of professional duelists based in Ireland. Age unknown. Uses psychological warfare. Favors Nordic Gods and Horus. Teammates are Maximus and Ivy.

Maria Wight
Best duelist of Team A Cappella. Based in the UK. Twenty-three years old. Wins through card control by controlling resources. Uses Normal Pendulum monsters.

Svanhildur “Stella Nova” Minervadottir
Leader of Team Stratosphere. Based in Iceland. Twenty-three years old. Specializes in controlling the field with floater monsters. Favors Yang Zing. Notable teammate is Willow.

Marina “Maya Brook” Bozuslowsky
Best duelist of Team Baby Blast Furnace. Based in Iceland. Twenty-two years old. Used a variety of strategies in her career, now swarms the field to create many high level Extra Deck monsters. Favors banishing cards. Teammates are Yukio and Sophia.

Hannibal Davidson
World-renowned archaeologist and classical scholar. Based in Athens. Thirty-one years old. Uses strategies that spring during the opponent’s turn. Favors Artifacts.  

Tamas Varga
Leader of Team Impossible. Based in Hungary. Twenty-eight years old. Uses beatdown. Favors all Dragon-Types. Teammates are Bence and Beze.  

Weevil Underwood  
Leader of Team Loser Dog. Based in Japan. Twenty-six years old. Uses strategies that slowly weaken the opponent’s monsters and bind the duelist in a lock. Favors all Insect-Types (obviously). Teammates with Rex Raptor.

“Kaiba! Weevil may be a loser but you must at least pretend he is noteworthy. He did survive the tournament after all. He has just as much right to the finals as everyone else.” Pegasus admonished his colleague.

Kaiba scoffed at the mere idea then left in a huff, leaving Pegasus alone to appreciate the view on top of the pyramid. The Egyptians thought the pyramid likened to the rays of the sun and thus paved a stairway to the Underworld. Well, Overworld if you think about it, Pegasus joked to himself. So, which finalist would make it to the top and reach the Heaven of being forever remembered in history? Did it even matter? Well, it certainly did, at least for Pegasus’ entertainment and Kaiba’s vainglory.
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Help! Trying to find a fic! [Oct. 14th, 2012|08:58 pm]
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1_dragon_fly
[mood |aggravatedaggravated]

There is a fic that I read a while ago on ff.net that was set in ancient Egypt. The pharaoh Atem/Yami rapes a friend of his servant Yugi who then commits suicide.

In one scene Yugi tests the pharaohs claim of a change of heart by pretending to be ready for sex and said that if he had failed he would of also committed suicide.

I'm really desperate- please help!
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The Lost Game [1/?] (prologue) [Jun. 7th, 2012|04:43 am]
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merigibu
Author: merigibu (taylor jaden/teeksadophilus)
Summary: After their plane crashes on a strange island, Yugi Muto and his friends find themselves dealing with monsters, as well as foes they have yet to face. They must find out how to escape, before they end up dead, just as the world already presumes.
Rating:  PG-13
Genre: Adventure/Mystery
Characters: Yugi Muto, Atem (The Pharaoh, Dark Yugi) +many more to come.
Warning: This is an alternate universe, multi-chapter fic with possible character death, probable slash, and definite allusions, references, English names, and flashbacks.

Disclaimer: If I owned anything, I wouldn't be here.

Read 'The Lost Game'
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In Search of a Beta~ [Jun. 6th, 2012|09:07 am]
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merigibu
[Current Location |United States, Texas, San Antonio]
[mood |anxiousanxious]

Ah! Active Yugioh fandom! My heart. <3

Anyway, hello! I have recently found my way back into the YGO fandom (you'd think after ten years I'd be sick of it...nope). And my brain started forming this odd little plotbunny and my fingers starting constructing the words to go with it - turning it into a work in progress of a story that might get long.

I've been searching frantically since I hit 2000 words (I know...it's not that long. Yet!) for a beta, because I'm extremely excited that I'm actually writing a fanfiction again.

So what I'm looking for here is a beta reader that will hop into the little wagon I brought with me, and let me take them home. Not literally, of course, but to my MSN/AIM/Yahoo home. Their call. Basically, what I need in a beta is someone who will be honest with me, help me make sense of what I'm writing (just in general...I tend to write sentences that lose their meaning and coherent structure between being thought and being typed), and pretty much, become my new, temporary best friend in all things YGO. I mean, it doesn't have to be temporary, but I'm not going to creep on the community right now. :P

So yes, if anyone would be so amazing to join me on my stupid little adventure, and help me out...this is so far what I know the fic is made up of (for people that don't like reading certain things):

* It's 3rd person, past tense with 3rd person, present tense flashbacks.
* It's alludes to LOST because I'm a dork.
* It's set during the first series, with the first series characters.
* It's definitely an AU, because when did LOST like adventures happen in YGO? Yeah. Never.
* It's genre is totally up in the air, but I think it's an adventure with a little mystery. Well...LOST allusions. So.
* It's going to eventually crossover with 5Ds and GX, because Jaden and Yusei are my favorite things ever right now.
* I use English names, because I never watched it in Japanese, because it's my childhood and it was given to me in English.
* It'll more than likely have slashy undertones, and maybe an endgame pairing - which will still, more than likely, be slash. As for who the official pairing is, that's currently undecided - but, in my brain, I'm prone to Puzzleshipping and whatever you want to call Jaden/Yusei. But it could be anything, really. xD
* It'll be rated PG-13 at most. And it won't contain smut. I don't do smut.

Sooooo. Yes.

<3 Love me. T_T
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CEREMONIALS: A Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters Ficathon [Apr. 14th, 2012|05:33 pm]
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weatheredlaw

CEREMONIALS: a yugioh duel monsters ficathon

prompt and fill over here @weatheredlaw
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Looking for constructive criticism [Mar. 18th, 2012|01:13 am]
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kaleilieghphant
Hi again.

I was wondering if anyone could help me with a story I'm currently writing. It's called "Fractured Illusions," and I wanted to know if it's decent.

Summary: Yugi saved the world countless times, traveled to the past, and befriended a dead Pharaoh. Then he woke up.
Spoilers: Happens after the end of the original series, does not include the GX, 5Ds, or Zexal canon.
Genre: Drama
Rating: T
Warnings: Language, could be classified as alternate universe.

It's here: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7327998/1/Fractured_Illusions

I just want to know if the characterization is okay and whether or not the dialogue is awkward.
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Searching for a fic [Feb. 24th, 2012|02:16 am]
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taricalmcacil
Hello everyone! Please ignore this if it's not allowed. I'm searching for a fic that as best as I can remember I last saw on ff.net. It was a crossover with Harry Potter, in which the ministry of magic transported Atemu to the future, and then he communicated with the priests in the past via his phoenix, Bennu. While Dumbledore and Mahaado tried to find him a way home, he attends Hogwarts. Does anyone know where I can find it or if it's been posted elsewhere?
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to the outside [1/?] [Jan. 17th, 2012|11:33 pm]
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miscellanium
title: To The Outside
author: miscellanium
rating: PG-13 for language (will go probably up when pairings develop)
spoilers: takes place after the original series ends in both anime and manga, c. 2004, and disregards any canon introduced later.
warnings: one non-major character death (sugoroku)

summary: Yuugi and his friends don't exactly have the best attendance record at Domino High. So what happens when they get back from Egypt and find out they've been expelled? A look at the reality of their lives after Atem.

read at A03 or FF.NET
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fic: some yugioh x his dark materials drabbles [Nov. 30th, 2011|02:50 am]
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weatheredlaw
yugioh x his dark materials drabbles
summary: yugi and his daemon, keeva, contemplate the puzzle; the spirit and his daemon consider yugi after he refuses to beat kaiba.
notes: oh boy, if you've read 'the golden compass', 'the subtle knife' or 'the amber spyglass', then you understand the whole concept of daemons, etc.. if not, then definitely read those books. here are some notes on the characters and their daemons.

drabbles @ weatheredlaw
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(no subject) [Feb. 27th, 2011|11:40 pm]
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timeless_bonds
Name of fic: Loves to Fish
Name author: Timeless
Pairings: Judai and Yubel
Warnings: Spoilers for GX?
Summary: Judai is just trying to catch his dinner.

 

Let me take you to a cabin by the lakeCollapse )

Hi guys! I've been lurking around and finally decided to contribute to the comm. So this is my first fanfic ever. Sorry it was so short. I'd love to see what everyone thinks.

 

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