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RE: Looking for a fic
(11-09-2018, 10:09 PM)Inquisitive Raven Wrote: Hmm, I'm not really familiar with Sailor Moon or the fanfic, but sutras are a Hindu thing more than an Islamic thing. The chapters of the Koran are called "suras." Maybe that will help with searches.

Thanks for that, though sadly it doesn't help my searches any.

I'm reasonably sure it was "sutra", though, as the title was a reference to a koan-like little passage included in the story, in which a student asked a master where he will expected to be after he dies.  "Hell," the master says.  The student is shocked, and objects, saying the master would certainly be someplace better.  "But if I am not in Hell," the master says, "who will read the sutras to you?"
-- Bob

I have been Roland, Beowulf, Achilles, Gilgamesh, Clark Kent, Mary Sue, DJ Croft, Skysaber.  I have been 
called a hundred names and will be called a thousand more before the sun grows dim and cold....

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And thanks to two kind people from the FFML (the Wanderer, and Lunaludus Scribex, who joined the forums to send it to me), where I posted a similar query earlier tonight, I have it, and it's scary how much and how correctly I remembered it:

Subject: [FFML] [fanfic][SM] Who will read the sutras?
Date: Thu, 13 Sep 2001 13:15:20 -0400
From: Allyn Yonge <ayonge@yahoo.com>
To: ffml@anifics.com

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Who will read the sutras?

Another day and they would have crossed the border
into Tajikistan. From there, a plane would carry them to the
Sudan. They had just started the evening meal----the smell of
mutton and green tea still filled the air---- when they appeared.

Women . . .young girls, their faces and legs bared in a
way that was an affront to God, had materialized in a flash of
light that stunned his followers. In the next instant, fire had
burst from the naked rock and surrounded them in a ring of
flame. His fierce hawk-like eyes glared at his captors through
the shimmering air and he bared his teeth in a grimace of hate
that was visible even through his thick beard.

"I'm sorry we interrupted your dinner," the one
dressed in blue said in cool tones, as if addressing a chance
acquaintance on the street. "but it took a while to find you and
I was afraid we might lose you, once you got to Sudan."

He started at that. No one, not even the pilot that was
meeting them, knew their ultimate destination. It might just be
a lucky guess, but----

"What do you want?" They always wanted something,
chattering and bartering like tradesmen, intent only on worldly
goods and seducing his people from God's path.

She smiled slightly, but there was no warmth in the
expression.

"What do we want?" She tilted her head, like a curious
bird examining a bug. "Well . . .some of us wanted to flay you
alive, roll you in pork-fat and feed you to wild pigs."

Thunder rolled across the mountain peaks and a bolt of
lighting slashed from the clear sky to smash a mountain peak
into rubble. A golden beam flashed and the tons broken rock
vaporized.

" . . .but the extremists were holding out for something
more . . .creative."

"Do you think I am afraid to die?" He speared her
with a cold look. "This is Jihad. We are committed to God's
war."

*Do not kill an old man, a woman nor a child.* She
quoted softly.

"Do not dare to bandy words ," he spat, rising to his
feet. "You are the enemies of God and I am his sword."

*One who does not show mercy to people will be
excluded from the mercy of Allah.* She riposted softly, and he
realized with a start that she was quoting the Prophet in
his native tongue.

*Kill me then,* he answered, switching from English,
*but another will take my place, and another. Until your
empire of the devil is destroyed.*

*Crystal, actually,* she corrected, ignoring the look of
confusion that crossed his face. *and we're not going to make
a martyr of you.*

A golden-blond girl shifted restlessly at that and a big
brunet clenched her fists angrily, while a striking girl, dressed
in red, took a step forward and the fire blazed higher.

*_She_ wouldn't like it.* The girl in blue eyed him
cooly. *Besides, half the world wants your head on a pike. We
just found you first.*

The fire subsided slightly, and the girl in red resumed
her place, but continued to watch him, as a wolf watches a
rabbit.

*If you are not going to kill me, then why are you
here?* He should have known God would not let him die. Soft
and corrupt, the Western devils were helpless against the
Faithful.

*To tell you that you've lost.* She said this with such
conviction that he took a step back, and she did smile then. A
genuine smile. *We're going to rebuild, bigger and better than
ever. We're going to have a palace of lights and music and
laughter. There are going to be churches, mosques and
shopping malls. We're going to build hospitals, universities
and cities in space and----* She stepped through the flames as
if they weren't there, *_everyone_ will be welcome.* Her eyes
met his, mirrors of crystal blue that seemed to reflect all of
eternity, and he was forced to turn away.

He had a sudden vision of a garden of earthly delights,
such as were promised to the Faithful. Only this garden was
open to heathen and unbelievers and he could see the weak
and doubtful falling away from God----

*I'll kill you!* His hands lashed out in a killing blow,
and he stumbled and fell to his knees as he hit empty air.

"You killed her, and you didn't even know who she
was." The girl in blue was somehow beyond the flames again.
"She just wanted to take a picture from the tallest building, to
show----" her voice broke for a moment, and he felt a stab of
pleasure that he'd managed to hurt her.

"She was a little clumsy and cried too much and never
studied, but we loved her." She turned her back on him and
walked to join her companions. The fire died down as they
joined hands.

*I'm glad she's dead!* He didn't know who 'she' was,
but it didn't matter. He snatched a rifle from the ground and
raised it to his shoulder. *It was God's will that they die.* He
triggered a burst, and the stream of lead flashed into
nothingness against a sphere of coloured light. *I am a warrior
for God!*

*The best type of Jihad is a truthful word before an
unjust ruler.* She quoted, and her voice seemed to come
across a great distance as they faded from view. "I would be
interested in hearing you explain yourself to God."

He beat his fist against his thigh in frustration as they
vanished, untouched by his rifle-fire, then turned to kick his
followers from their stupor. They had just started to move
when the first Tomahawk missiles popped over the mountain
tops and rained down on the camp. American, German and
Russian fighters were close on their heels, escorting four
squadrons of attack helicopters.

The waiting plane carried only a single battered and
bleeding passenger to the Sudan.

There would be four more years of running and hiding
before a retired high-school French teacher, on her first trip
abroad, would give him an opportunity to explain himself to
God; when she ran a red-light just as he was crossing a Paris
street on his way to a safe-house.

****

"Take my hand." The tiny girl with an absurd hair
style reached for the man writhing under a crushing pile of
broken steel and masonry, as burning jet-fuel seared his flesh.
Shrieking in agony, he shrank from her touch as if it burned
more than the flames. "I'll help you, but you have to take my
hand."

"He can't hear you," a tall figure, robed in purest
white, appeared beside the girl. "Or _won't_ hear you," he
corrected himself. "He has to open his heart first, and he'd
rather burn."

"I can't just leave him," came the frustrated protest.
"any of them."

"He would," the radiant man, commented mildly.
"Why are you still here?" He turned her to face him, creating
a cool, quiet place amidst the shrieks of tormented souls and
the heat of burning metal. "You're scheduled for rebirth, you
know. Or you could even leave the wheel-of-life-and-death
and rejoin----"

"Oh, Michael," she stretched up on tip-toe and kissed
him on the cheek. Leaving his protection she re-entered the
fire, which seemed to draw away from her as if afraid. "If I
left, they'd be all alone." She looked sadly at the shrieking
figures that stretched endlessly to the horizon.

Pulling a book from the pocket of her skirt she sat on a
burning stone and turned to a page she'd marked. She began to
read, and where her gentle voice reached, the flames had no
power.

* In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful.

. . .show them kindness and deal with them justly;
surely Allah loves the doers of justice . . .*

******************************************************

A man once asked a Zen master:

"Where will you go when you die?"

"I will go to hell."

"But master, you are a man of great goodness and
wisdom. Why would you go to hell?"

"If I don't go to hell to teach you, who will?"

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I have been Roland, Beowulf, Achilles, Gilgamesh, Clark Kent, Mary Sue, DJ Croft, Skysaber.  I have been 
called a hundred names and will be called a thousand more before the sun grows dim and cold....

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RE: Looking for a fic
I was going to ask about an old HP/DC fic where Harry ends up raised by Pam Isley/Poison Ivy, but then my "one last try" search found it. Along the way, It also turned up a couple of newer ones that look interesting, the latter of which updated quite recently. (They're not quite the same, in one femHarry is Ivy, in the other she's his real mother.)

I haven't actually read them yet, hence not being in the recs thread, but "I was lookling for an old fic, and I found it!" is good news that fits in here, right?
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RE: Looking for a fic
Indeed it is! And thanks for the other links, too!
-- Bob

I have been Roland, Beowulf, Achilles, Gilgamesh, Clark Kent, Mary Sue, DJ Croft, Skysaber.  I have been 
called a hundred names and will be called a thousand more before the sun grows dim and cold....

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(11-16-2018, 05:41 PM)Bob Schroeck Wrote: Indeed it is! And thanks for the other links, too!

Well, they're certainly better than the one I was thinking of originally. Poisoned Heart more than Deadly Nightshade, but at least Harry acts believably like a kid in that rather than sounding like an angry teenage edgelord at six.
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Does anyone recall a Harry Potter fanfic story (I believe it to be a one-shot) where the Sorting Hat made him headmaster before he would have started his first year? Also, Dumbledore dies in the background and Harry does changes to the staff.
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RE: Looking for a fic
Sorry, doesn't ring a bell.
-- Bob

I have been Roland, Beowulf, Achilles, Gilgamesh, Clark Kent, Mary Sue, DJ Croft, Skysaber.  I have been 
called a hundred names and will be called a thousand more before the sun grows dim and cold....

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I recognize it, but not where it was. Might have been part of one of the omnibus collections, like the Big Box of Silliness, now renamed to something I can never remember.
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I know I've seen that done before, yeah. Might be RorschachBlot or Dogbertcarroll. Try asking on CaerAzkaban?
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Looking for two Zero no Tsukaima/Familiar of Zero crossover fics. The second especially is a bit of a vague description but hopefully someone recognizes it.

* The first was the usual "What if Louise summoned a different person from world X as her familiar?" In this case grabbing one of the yokai characters from Touhou Project (I'm wanting to say Ran) who for whatever reason also ends up gender flipped to be male. From what I am recalling the Touhou character pretty much laughs at the magic that tries to force them to be loyal to Louise but also decides they could use a vacation and agrees to help her (involving insisting she get more physically fit and intoducing her to just what bullet hell combat is like). I thought I'd run across it about ten years ago on fanfiction dot net but I'm not seeing it on their ZnT/Touhou crossover list.

* Looking for that one reminded me of another Zero no Tsukaima crossover fic that I'd started reading on my first Android tablet that someone walked off with. This one IIRC was of the "Louise gets pulled to the other side of the portal instead of vice versa" ZnT trope, with the crossover being either an Anime or Manga set in a world that followed computer RPG rules (which the characters were fully aware of). This one's annoying me as I'm quite certain I ran across a mention of the anime recently but while I wasn't in a position to note it down so I don't recall the title. I'm pretty sure that one was from around a decade ago as well.
Will the transhumanist future have catgirls? Does Japan still exist? Well, there is your answer.
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Second one sounds like Zero Art Online, which is on ff.net
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The first one is "Be careful what you wish for" , where Louse summons a genderflipped Yuuka Kazami
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(08-24-2017, 12:03 AM)Cobalt Greywalker Wrote:  I HEARBY CHALLANGE...<cough>  OK, enough of that.  I have two, maybe three Harry Potter fics I have some memories of and I'd like to find them again (if they haven't been pulled from the net).

The first is one where Harry is a Metamorphmagus (or however it's spelled) and Tonks teaches him to switch genders.  Harry ends up pretending to be a French pen pal from the Triwizard, and in the great hall bitch-slaps Draco then complains about chipping a nail.

The second one I have good memories of is one where Harry introduces allergic reaction testing for potions, and has things like Snape no longer having greasy hair and much better attitude, and the Malfoy's no longer using a predefined recipe potion for veela looks and being much nicer in general.

The third one (which I think is part of the first fic) is where the Twins get Harry a coat with thunder elemental properties and with a bit of rubbing of arms/hands on the sleeves (static like) allows Harry to throw lightning bolts.  Maybe on Ron.

Did anyone ever come across any of these?  Because in rereading the thread I find I still want to read them.
-- Bob

I have been Roland, Beowulf, Achilles, Gilgamesh, Clark Kent, Mary Sue, DJ Croft, Skysaber.  I have been 
called a hundred names and will be called a thousand more before the sun grows dim and cold....

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the second one sounds vaguely familiar, but I don't recall the title or author
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(01-14-2019, 07:12 AM)nemonowan Wrote: The first one is "Be careful what you wish for" , where Louse summons a genderflipped Yuuka Kazami

Google couldn't find it on FF.net.
However on space battles
First part.

https://forums.spacebattles.com/threads/...ou.184784/
Second part
https://forums.spacebattles.com/threads/...-2.204735/
Third part.
https://forums.spacebattles.com/threads/...-3.212395/
Note: No thread-marks.
...
Insert Mad laughter here.
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Okay, this just started bugging the living daylights out of me.

A while back there was a few Evangelion fanfics where each of the Angels announces themselves with a monologue (whether or not any of the characters were supposed to understand them I have no clue) that always started off with a big and resounding

I AM.

Anyone recall any of these fics?  Pretty sure that Gregg Landsman's Nobody Dies wasn't it.  And I don't think it was Strypgia's Advice and Trust, either.
Yasuri Nanami is my number one waifu, if only because she would horribly murder all the others if they didn't shut up and toe the line.

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-Diane Duane, High Wizardry

"If our friendship depends on things like space and time, we've destroyed our own brotherhood! But overcome space, and all we have left is Here. Overcome time, and all we have left is Now. And in the middle of Here and Now, don't you think that we might see each other once or twice?"
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Wasn't that the Eyrie eva-fic with Derek Croft and all?
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No, it wasn't Neon Exodus Evangelion, it was indeed Nobody Dies. I actually wrote a Girls, Girls, Girls nanoStep for it back in 2015.
-- Bob

I have been Roland, Beowulf, Achilles, Gilgamesh, Clark Kent, Mary Sue, DJ Croft, Skysaber.  I have been 
called a hundred names and will be called a thousand more before the sun grows dim and cold....

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It was? If it is, then it's definitely been too long since I've read it....

.....That said, I wouldn't recommend reading it without the right frame of mind. As every bit as original NGE bends the brain, Nobody Dies bends it just as much, only in the opposite direction.

Asking mainly because the format for that is just about perfect of Garrick to announce himself in the, "Congratulations: you are all fucked" way to someone that is truly deserving of it.
Yasuri Nanami is my number one waifu, if only because she would horribly murder all the others if they didn't shut up and toe the line.

"They did not care about all the other attempts wizards had made on the Lone Power through history; as far as a computer is concerned, there is no program that cannot be debugged, or at worst, rewritten."
-Diane Duane, High Wizardry

"If our friendship depends on things like space and time, we've destroyed our own brotherhood! But overcome space, and all we have left is Here. Overcome time, and all we have left is Now. And in the middle of Here and Now, don't you think that we might see each other once or twice?"
-Richard Bach, Jonathan Livingston Seagull
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Yeah, it is, isn't it? <grin>

While I'm here, here's a fic that I'm sure I have on my Kindle, but I can't remember which one it is. Hopefully someone will recognize it. Harry Potter fic, and the key detail that makes it different is that Hermione's parents are polyamorous, and she has a part-time "second mother" she calls "Aunt Nancy" (I think). Aunt Nancy, however, turns out to be Narcissa Malfoy, who is not the dutiful Purebred wife of a Death Eater that she is in many/most other HP fics.
-- Bob

I have been Roland, Beowulf, Achilles, Gilgamesh, Clark Kent, Mary Sue, DJ Croft, Skysaber.  I have been 
called a hundred names and will be called a thousand more before the sun grows dim and cold....

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(01-16-2019, 01:52 PM)Black Aeronaut Wrote: Okay, this just started bugging the living daylights out of me.

A while back there was a few Evangelion fanfics where each of the Angels announces themselves with a monologue (whether or not any of the characters were supposed to understand them I have no clue) that always started off with a big and resounding

I AM.

Anyone recall any of these fics?  Pretty sure that Gregg Landsman's Nobody Dies wasn't it.  And I don't think it was Strypgia's Advice and Trust, either.

That does ring a bell - one of them usually used such monologues as a cliffhanger to chapters.

But I can't place it. And now that's going to bug me too.
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NGE Nobody Dies

Viral as fuck not too long ago. Now forgotten. So it goes.

Edit ( And that's what I get for not refreshiong the page aftre a 12 hore worday)

I love the smell of rotaries in the morning. You know one time, I got to work early, before the rush hour. I walked through the empty carpark, I didn't see one bloody Prius or Golf. And that smell, you know that gasoline smell, the whole carpark, smelled like.... ....speed.

One day they're going to ban them.
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(01-16-2019, 04:54 PM)Bob Schroeck Wrote: Yeah, it is, isn't it?  <grin>

While I'm here, here's a fic that I'm sure I have on my Kindle, but I can't remember which one it is.  Hopefully someone will recognize it.  Harry Potter fic, and the key detail that makes it different is that Hermione's parents are polyamorous, and she has a part-time "second mother" she calls "Aunt Nancy" (I think).  Aunt Nancy, however, turns out to be Narcissa Malfoy, who is not the dutiful Purebred wife of a Death Eater that she is in many/most other HP fics.

Found it, it's Heirs of the Founders by Animekitty2
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Ah! Thank you!
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I have been Roland, Beowulf, Achilles, Gilgamesh, Clark Kent, Mary Sue, DJ Croft, Skysaber.  I have been 
called a hundred names and will be called a thousand more before the sun grows dim and cold....

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(01-17-2019, 04:45 PM)I DreadnaughtVV Wrote:
(01-16-2019, 04:54 PM)Bob Schroeck Wrote: Yeah, it is, isn't it?  <grin>

While I'm here, here's a fic that I'm sure I have on my Kindle, but I can't remember which one it is.  Hopefully someone will recognize it.  Harry Potter fic, and the key detail that makes it different is that Hermione's parents are polyamorous, and she has a part-time "second mother" she calls "Aunt Nancy" (I think).  Aunt Nancy, however, turns out to be Narcissa Malfoy, who is not the dutiful Purebred wife of a Death Eater that she is in many/most other HP fics.

Found it, it's Heirs of the Founders by Animekitty2

Haven't seen Aunt Nancy yet, but good lord does this fic press so many God Harry buttons! EDIT: Also, kinks. So many kinks.
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