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24 December 2020 @ 10:53 am

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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, FSTs, icons, and the occasional AMV. 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!Collapse )
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Nana Banana
14 March 2019 @ 04:26 pm
I decided that I should put together a master list of the fanfiction and original stories that I have posted on my journal. Searching through tags every time is a pain, and anyway I like looking at the list. It gives me a good sense of what I've accomplished and what I still want to accomplish with my work. Anyway, it's all here. It won't include everything I've ever written--the fanfiction I pounded out in high school and middle school is nowhere to be found--but from the beginning of college on, here's most of what I've done.

Note: The original fiction is locked and is staying locked. If you are not on my f-list, you cannot see it. The only one that isn't locked is Centipede Centipede Centipede, because it links to an online literary journal where it is published. However, the fanfiction is all unlocked for your perusal.

Writing Master ListCollapse )
Current Mood: accomplishedaccomplished
Current Music: Jonathan Coulton - I Will | Powered by Last.fm
Nana Banana
29 August 2012 @ 01:27 am
A/N: This is a short story about from Mizuki's point of view. For those who don't remember/don't know, Mizuki is the dude in episode 1 who tries to trick Naruto into stealing a scroll, and shows up during the filler episodes to reveal that he and Iruka were best friends as kids, but that the friendship was based solely on Mizuki's desire to watch Iruka cry about his dead parents.

After screaming at my computer for a while, I decided I shipped it, and I decided to write fic. So this is Iruka/Mizuki. Here, they've been dating a while, and they're waiting to get their teacher candidate IDs processed.

I had to make some guesses about how one goes about becoming a teacher in the Narutoverse. I'm in a teaching education program myself, so this was a bit awkward to write, since certain things just felt inaccurate, but I tried to base it on canon as much as I could.

This story is about an abusive relationship. There isn't any blatant violence, but it's abusive. Please proceed accordingly.

I hope you all enjoy the fic. Leave a comment if you can.


Go to the Grief
by speaky_bean


I don't think he even knows why he's apologizing, but it doesn't matter. He feels guilty, and that's what I need from him. I need all his negative emotions churning inside him until he cries.Collapse )
Current Mood: calmcalm
Current Music: World Spins Madly On - The Weepies
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My friend Carly has been living with my parents for the last month or so, after being kicked out of her mom's house. My parents have serious financial issues, and are, as a result, unable to support her for much longer. She's been given a deadline to get out by the end of the month, and she still needs to find a place to stay and a job. She's trying to get some money together to help out her situation, and since she's an amazing artist she's doing so through art commissions. Any little bit of money will help, as will any leads about job opportunities or cheap living situations in NYC.

Click here for her Tumblr page with much more information!

Her work is stunning, so without any consideration for the situation, this is well worth your while. She does fanart, she will draw your OC (she's done this for me before, and the results have been great--she actually helped me figure out what Rue and Kit should look like in the first place), and she also does factory-grade flats and specs for people in the fashion industry if you're interested. Her rates are very reasonable--nothing costs much more than $30. If you aren't interested in her art, a donation would be also be amazing.

If you can't donate, please share the link with others. Thanks! ♥
Current Mood: hopefulhopeful
Current Music: I Need a Dollar - Aloe Blacc
Nana Banana
03 June 2012 @ 01:13 am
Wow...I haven't posted anything here since February.

I've come crawling back with a fanfic. It's probably not from a fandom anyone was expecting. I've migrated away from Yu-Gi-Oh a bit and have become fascinated with Naruto. So I wrote a Naruto fanfic, which is the first of several along the same lines. I decided to write about various characters shoplifting things. This, the first chapter, is about Naruto stealing from the grocery store because he doesn't have the money for food. A lot of it is an exploration of the logistics of his being an orphan with no income prior to becoming a ninja.

Title: Shoplifting
Author: speaky_bean
Word Count: 2,792
Chapter: One
Warnings: None

This check is issued to him by the Fire Country government on a monthly basis. A ten-year-old with no parents can't be expected to provide for himself.Collapse )
Current Mood: tiredtired
Current Music: Shoplifters of the World Unite - The Smiths
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12 December 2011 @ 09:05 pm
Which December holidays do you celebrate, and why? One random answer will win a $50 Amazon gift card. [Details here]

I celebrate Christmas Eve, Christmas, Boxing Day, New Years Eve, and New Years Day. The reason for all these celebrations is that different members of my family have chosen different days to have their "Christmas." How I celebrate these things has varied over the years--up until my mother stopped talking to most of her family, Christmas Eve was spent at my Great Aunt's house, and tended to involve an avalanche of gifts. Lately, it's involved going to midnight mass at a Unitarian Church. New Years Eve used to be spent hanging out with my friends, eating a lot of food, and walking around the city at midnight, but this year it will probably be spent working. New Year's Day is my grandmother's Christmas, so if I can get the day off of work, I'll be spending it with her. Oh, and every year my friend reka's family has a Christmas party, and while that is definitely a Christmas celebration, I still see it as separate from

I don't celebrate these holidays for religious reasons, despite the church attendance. While I do find many aspects of Christianity to be quite beautiful, I identify as agnostic, and so I don't see Christmas an an opportunity to express religious beliefs. I see it as a time to reconnect with loved ones, and an opportunity to get people nice presents that I think they'll enjoy. Some people would probably accuse me of being spiritually void for that reason, but I feel no shame in valuing enjoying the people I love and making them happy more than something that I do not believe in.
Current Mood: tiredtired
Current Music: Red Hot Chili Peppers - Cabron | Powered by Last.fm
Nana Banana
17 April 2011 @ 01:53 am
Title: Coming Home
Author: speaky_bean
Word Count: 5,249
Chapter: 1 2
Warnings: None
A/N: Here's Chapter Two! It took a while to write, in part because it's rather long, and in part because my writing job is taking up a lot of my writing time, but it's done. As a reminder, this story is about Judai showing up on Shou's doorstep after ten years of absence. It deals with how the other characters react to his return. This one is also from Shou's point of view. Read on, and you'll meet Shou's wife Kotomi, and his older daughter Yukie, who can see Duel Spirits, just like Judai. Judai wants to act as her mentor, but Shou has other ideas.

With half a fried shrimp dangling from her mouth, she says, 'is the brown fuzzy guy next to your head one of those things? He's funny. He's saying Kuri Kuri. Can I pet him?'Collapse )
Current Mood: okayokay
Current Music: Red Hot Chili Peppers - Cabron | Powered by Last.fm
Nana Banana
25 March 2011 @ 03:03 pm
My dear friend Carly, known on Livejournal as ugly_kitties, is starting her own indie Lolita clothing line. It's called Corazón Caramela, and you can check out her Etsy site here. She's an excellent seamstress who has been making her own clothing for years. She has managed the Lolita fashion show at Otakon several times, and she is currently studying at FIT in New York City. I love her work, and you should all take a look-see.


Hello! I'm Carla, a long-time lolita and New York City native, and Corazón Caramela is my indie lolita line that I am finally opening after two years of showing at the Otakon Ultimate Lolita Fashion Show.

I draw my inspiration from growing up in Manhattan and from various favorite designers and brands of mine. If you love the over the top style of Angelic Pretty, the loud graphic prints of Tokidoki, or the urban glitziness of Betsey Johnson, C♥C is for you! Please stand by as more fabulous designs are completed and added over time.

Here are some examples of what she has up on the site.Collapse )

If you're a fan of Lolita fashions, of if you know someone who is, you should look at this site. The hairbows make great accessories for any outfit, Lolita or not.
Current Mood: cheerfulcheerful
Current Music: Starting Now - Ingrid Michaelson
Nana Banana
09 March 2011 @ 06:39 pm
Title: Coming Home
Author: speaky_bean
Fandom: Yu-Gi-Oh GX
Word Count: 4,285
Chapter: 1
Warnings: None
A/N: Ever since I finished watching GX, I've been thinking about how what happened in the Dark World, and Judai's subsequent actions, would affect the other characters emotionally. Canon makes some reference to this in Season Four, but they skimp on psychological development in favor of more action. This isn't necessarily a bad thing, but it did make me rather curious as to how certain people felt about it, in particular Shou and Johan. Thinking about that gave birth to this fanfic.

This story takes place ten years after the events of canon. That means spoilers, so stop reading right now if you haven't seen the whole series. Everyone has been living their own adult lives for years, without Judai. One day, after years of being out of contact, Judai reappears on Shou's doorstep. The first chapter deals primarily with Shou's reaction to his return, but later chapters will deal with other characters as well. This isn't going to be a joyful reunion story. It's about the complicated relationships the characters share, and the trauma caused by the events of the Dark World. I hope that this sounds good to you, and that you'll enjoy reading the story. This is a work in progress, so suggestions are greatly appreciated.

Special thanks to ich_bin_puppy and aphotic, for their invaluable help!

Judai is here and the sun is lighting up his tangled hair like a halo. Shou slams the door in his face.Collapse )

Your reward for reading is: Falling by the Comas.
Current Mood: accomplishedaccomplished
Current Music: The Comas - Falling | Powered by Last.fm
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Here's my latest AMV! Once again, it's a GX video, and it's the one I talked about in a recent entry. It's about Fujiwara Yusuke and his severe psychological issues, and it's to a song called When I Go Away by Levon Helm. Please have a look and let me know what you think. Youtube messed up the timing by a half-a-second, but I think it's alright. Thanks for taking a look.
Current Mood: accomplishedaccomplished
Current Music: When I Go Away - Levon Helm