sunmoonandspoon: (Radiohead)

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I've grown increasingly uncomfortable with the idea of random people who I don't know reading my journal, and since I've been finding myself f-locking almost every entry as of late anyway, I thought it was high time I went friends-only. I'm always open to new friends, so if you'd like me to add you, please comment here, and I'm likely to add you. I have no requirements for adding, just comment first and tell me who you are and where you know me from, and we'll go from there. If you add me, it'd be nice to hear from you once in a while!

Since I'm locking up the shop, you can't really tell much about me or about what you'll find on this journal. What you'll see if we're not LJ pals is my fandom stuff--fanfiction and FSTs for the most part, since I can't draw or make icons for beans. If you add me, you're going to see a lot of other things as well. So I'll go ahead and tell you a little bit about myself!

Want to know a bunch of random information about speaky_bean? Click here! )
sunmoonandspoon: (Labelled Torso)
For the first time ever, here's a post with two separate themes! Here we have nine icons from this picture, with Shou Marufuji in varying emotional states. After that we have a bunch of organs, all of which come from DeviantArt. The artists are credited in the save file name.

Credit [ profile] mycobacterial for healthy organ function!


(What was life? It was warmth, the warmth generated by a form-preserving instability, a fever of matter, which accompanied the process of ceaseless decay and repair of protein molecules that were too impossibly ingenious in structure.)
sunmoonandspoon: (Shou Can Levitate!)
Title: This Tornado Loves You
Author: [ profile] speaky_bean
Claim: Marufuji Shou
Rating: PG-13
Notes: This is my post for [ profile] 20_kuribohs, which means it's a 20 Facts story, kind of like the ones I wrote about Sachiko and Mikami back in the day. This time I'm using a character from Yu-Gi-Oh GX, Marufuji Shou. This is written as the story of his life, spanning from childhood to marriage and kids, from feeling inferior to Ryo to taking care of him in the hospital, from unashamedly adoring Judai to not being sure if he should ever speak to him again. Enjoy, and please let me know what you think. Be warned, this contains spoilers for the whole series!

Also, I'm sorry for using a song lyric for the title. I just felt that it had to be done. This is not a songfic.

Your rails have always outrun mine... )

This Tornado Loves You - Neko Case
sunmoonandspoon: (Show Off)
I'll be making an update about my actual life presently, but for now, here's another batch of icons. [ profile] ugly_kitties linked me to Hirsute History, a website that takes famous people from history (and wrestlers) and make beautiful hair-focused silhouettes out of them, which go on t-shirts. I've posted these on my icon community [ profile] mycobacterial, but I'm spamming y'all with it since as yet I've got no damn clue where to advertise.

Also, those of you who make icons--do you have any idea how to make text clearer? I have some text-based images but when I resize they look grainy and crappy, and I'm not sure what to do about it. If anyone has any experience with this sort of thing and would like to help, I would be more than happy to be less vague about the issue later.

Anyway, onward! Here are the icons!


(Life is an endless struggle full of frustrations and challenges, but eventually you find a hair stylist you like.)
sunmoonandspoon: (Totoro!)
Hi guys! As I've mentioned before, I recently decided to take up making icons. I recently made 54 Yu-Gi-Oh GX icons, which are the second post on my new icon journal, [ profile] mycobacterial. They're made from a combination of screen shots and art I found of DeviantArt. Those from DeviantArt have the artist's names credited in the save file. If you want to have a peek and tell me what you think, I'd be thrilled. If anyone wants to use one, please credit myself, the artist, or both.

Also, my older fandoms will be getting some icon love as well. I guarantee Death Note, Fruits Basket, and Digimon icons in the near future.


(When the morning comes, I will go to meet you...I'd like to take you out somewhere, but the wind in the town is still cold...)


Aug. 28th, 2010 02:28 pm
sunmoonandspoon: (Looking Down)
Title: Hinge
Author: [ profile] speaky_bean
Characters: Shou, Judai, Kenzan
Rating: PG-13
Word Count: 3,757
Notes: Hey guys! Here I am with my first ever Yu-Gi-Oh GX fanfic! I'm guessing only 2 or 3 people on my f-list are even remotely interested in this series, but I'm rather proud of myself for writing for a new fandom, or, honestly, for writing anything else. I figured the best way to jump into a new fandom, was, for me, to write plotless sickfic, so that's what I did...but it ended up having a bunch of character development and emotional nonsense I wasn't expecting. Anyway, if you happen to read, let me know what you think!
Summary: Shortly after returning from being lost in the woods, Judai catches a cold. Shou fusses over him and attempts to take care of him, but Judai doesn't want or need him to do it. Conflict arises.

In the end he picks ibuprofen, because he heard somewhere that aspirin gives you some terrible syndrome he doesn’t know anything about, and that acetaminophen can damage your liver if you're drunk or a baby. Shou’s aniki isn’t a drunk baby, but he chooses ibuprofen all the same. )
sunmoonandspoon: (Support Bacteria)
Recently, I decided I wanted to try and make icons. I got the idea to make them out of pictures of Giant Microbes. I was first introduced to these by my biologist father, and since then I've amassed a small collection. They're rather adorable, and they aren't too complicated, so I thought it'd be a good thing to start with. Anyway, I hope you enjoy! If you want to use one, please credit [ profile] speaky_bean for good karma.


The appearance of a disease is swift as an arrow; its disappearance slow, like a thread. )

Peer Mentor

Jan. 4th, 2010 02:47 am
sunmoonandspoon: (Playing with your heart)
Title: Peer Mentor
Author: [ profile] speaky_bean
Characters: Light, Mikami, mentions of their respective families, multiple OCs.
Written For: [ profile] the_gabih, with the prompt "academics". She wanted the main characters to be Light and Mikami. This was for [ profile] dn_contest's second annual Secret Santa event.
Rating: PG-13
Word Count: 5,505
Notes: In this story, Light and Mikami go to the same high school, due to Mikami being kept out of school after his mother dies, and due to canon not specifying where he lived as a child, only where he lives as an adult. Being older than Light, Mikami is assigned to be his peer mentor--their discussions range from the dimensions of the classrooms (which Mikami considers to be vitally important) to how one balances school and having a life. This story also deals with a lot of neurosis on Mikami's part.

Kimura-sensei tells Teru that this is the year that he’s going to admit that he misses his mother. He also tells him, while running his greasy, crinkled fingers through his gray, thinning hair, that this is the year he’s finally going to make a friend. )

Has a Face

Oct. 16th, 2009 05:12 pm
sunmoonandspoon: (Womblike)
Title: Has a Face
Author: [ profile] speaky_bean
Characters/Pairings: L, B, A.
Rating: R
Word Count: 3,715
Notes: I got this idea from an RP-sequence I had with my sister [ profile] ich_bin_puppy. I decided I really liked the idea and ought to expand on it. What started off as a simple hallucination caused by L’s profound lack of sleep turned into a nightmare where he finds himself being accused by A’s corpse of killing him, and then being physically and mentally assaulted by B. This is by far one of the strangest things I’ve written in a long time. The language includes a lot of bizarre metaphors and similes, and reality is rather tenuous here. I would call this a hallucination/psychological portrait, and I would not say that it makes perfect sense. This is very experimental for me, so I hope it turned out well! This was written for week #81 - hallucination, at [ profile] dn_contest.
Warnings: This gets very gory and graphic in parts. I did a lot of research on how to accurately describe the victim of hanging, and I was shuddering as I wrote some of this. Please keep that in mind!

And so, everything beautiful that L has ever done caused A to die. And so, this noxious beast hanging from the rafters belongs to L. He may as well have tied the noose himself. )

Annie-Dog - Smashing Pumpkins
sunmoonandspoon: (L is depressed today)
Title: Ancient, Wobbly and Crippled
Authors: [ profile] speaky_bean
Characters: Near, L
Rating: PG-13
Word Count: 571
Notes: I’ve never written anything from Near’s POV before, so I hope it doesn’t come out too badly. It’s about Near’s view of the timing of L’s death—perhaps it really was best that L never grow old. Note that Near's views about old age do not necessarily reflect my own! Written for week #73 at [ profile] dn_contest, for the prompt "old age".

He had been strong where Near was weak, but which one of them found Kira? Which one of them is still alive? )
sunmoonandspoon: (Umbrella Girl)
Title: Three Mothers
Authors: [ profile] speaky_bean
Characters/Pairings: Sachiko, Ms. Mikami, OC (Mello’s mother), their children
Rating: PG-13
Word Count: 959
Notes: I haven't participated in [ profile] dn_contest in a while, but I had some free time recently and thought I should. Anyway, I’m sure none of you are particularly surprised, but this story is about mothers. Sachiko, Ms. Mikami, and Mello’s mother are all waiting for their sons to come home. These three women approach the subject very differently. Anyway, enjoy!

Of course I miss you—I always miss you, every moment you’re not with me I do. )
sunmoonandspoon: (Default)
This is a Matt fanmix, made at [ profile] hervictory's request, at this meme. I actually sort of bullied her into requesting it, because I had a bunch of songs in mind for Matt for some reason, but there you go. Anyway, I hope you'll enjoy the music, and that you feel my choices make sense!


/i'm not like them/but i can pretend/ )
sunmoonandspoon: (Light Is Over There Guess What Look)
Title: A Learning Experience
Authors: [ profile] speaky_bean
Characters/Pairings: Kiyomi, Teru, Light, Misa, Light/Misa, Kiyomi/Teru, various OCs (their children).
Rating: PG-13
Word Count: 2,239
Notes: This is a story set in the same future AU as another fic of mine called Leaf, and it deals with a future in which Light won, and he tried to set up families so that there would be pro-Kira children. He has four daughters with Misa (one called L, who he insists wear jeans and a white shirt and eat nothing but cake), and Kiyomi and Teru have a daughter and a son. The son is anti-Kira, and Light is willing to go to somewhat extreme lengths to teach him some respect.
Warnings: Light is a bit more of an asshole here than I think he is in canon. I personally believe that achieving his goals would warp his personality significantly, so this is IC in the context by my judgment. I’m not sure how others will feel about it, but I did my best.

'Did you alter the list of people who need deleting? I mean, you’re really not a very good evil dictator if you haven’t got Jews on there, so you’d better get on that, Yagami. Hitler would be spinning in his grave.' )
sunmoonandspoon: (Akito leaning forward)
This is an Akito fanmix, made at [ profile] dayari's request, at this meme. This goes far beyond what the meme requires, because for a very long time Akito Sohma was my favorite character in all of anime--and even though I've switched fandoms, he always will be. Besides that, a lot of the music I like tends to deal with themes that remind me of him in some way. Just so everyone knows, this is the anime version of Akito, except for one song. The two versions are very different in several ways, so I thought I needed to make that clear.


/it's my destiny to be the king of pain/ )
sunmoonandspoon: (Default)
Title: An Elephant Never Forgets
Authors: [ profile] speaky_bean
Characters/Pairings: Near, Linda, L, Multiple OCs (Orphans from Wammy’s House, and members of L’s family.) One-sided Linda/OC, and possible Near/Linda if you squint.
Rating: PG-13
Word Count: 2,170
Summary: A few of the orphans who remain alive after L’s death get together to watch a home movie they dug up of L as a child, and they struggle with the concept of L as a human being instead of a golden idol. Written for week #57 at [ profile] dn_contest, 'caught on tape'.
Warnings: This story deals with maternal death, so if that bothers you might want to skip the ending.

His hands, which before his death were used primarily for typing and balancing sugar cubes, were once used to beat one alphabet block against another, and his voice, so eloquent and deadpan before it was cut off altogether, must once have consisted solely of words like ‘mommy’, ‘kitty’, and ‘cookie’. )
sunmoonandspoon: (Default)
This is a Near fanmix, made at [ profile] elisabell_angel's request, at this meme. It was very difficult for me to find songs that reminded me of Near--initially I only had one in mind. Some of it may not make immediate sense to those of you who aren't sharing my brain, but it's all music I consider excellent, and I hope you feel it's a good fit and enjoy the mix!


/he was a most peculiar man/ )
sunmoonandspoon: (Default)
This is a Mikami fanmix, made at [ profile] diluted_thought's request, at this meme. I stole the beautiful picture I'm using here from [ profile] viola_canina, and I edited it slightly to serve my purposes. If she minds, she's more than welcome to tell me to take it down, but anyway, credit goes to her! This mix focuses primarily on his post-Kira ruin, but I tried to get some songs that related to his general personality, and his life before everything came to a crashing halt in the Yellowbox Warehouse, too. There's also a lulzy bonus track. Enjoy!


/every day is exactly the same/ )

Mom, Tea

Apr. 10th, 2009 11:27 pm
sunmoonandspoon: (Default)
Title: Mom, Tea
Authors: [ profile] speaky_bean
Characters: Sachiko, Light, Misa. The rest of the Yagami family gets a few brief mentions.
Rating: PG-13
Word Count: 961
Notes: For this prompt I decided to expand on the idea I brought up in the announcement post. This is an excerpt from Sachiko’s diary, about Light’s rude request for tea, and how she feels about it, as well as how his behavior reflects on her as a mother.

But he wasn’t polite to her, and he wasn’t polite to me, and if my carefully raised son doesn’t know how to respect women, then somewhere down the line, I failed. )
sunmoonandspoon: (Waiting)
This is a Misa fanmix, made at [ profile] melloxchocolate's request, at this meme. It got a little longer than just a mini-fanmix...apparently I had a lot of songs that reminded me of Misa!


/all i want is to be your harbor/ )
sunmoonandspoon: (Default)
This was made at [ profile] reka's request, at this meme.


/my name is i don't have a name/ )
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