Tuesday, December 16, 2014

All I Want For Christmas: In Which Dr. Inkenstein Posts a YYH Fan Fic

With a cameo appearance by fountain pens and ink.
This particular Christmas tale involves Kitajima Maya, Kurama, Hiei, and a rare appearance by Yuusuke. It occurs a few months after the conclusion of Maya's Tale.
Title: All I Want For Christmas
Author: JaganshiKenshin
Genre: General, Humor
Rating: K+/PG-13
Summary: 'Twas the week before Christmas, and all through the town, many creatures were stirring, and one was a clown.
A/N: As always, thanks for reading and reviewing!
"I just want a normal night on the town!"
All I Want For Christmas
"Enough," said Hiei, holding out a hand like a traffic cop.
Urameshi frowned at Hiei's hand. "Why is your hand blue?"
"My fountain pen leaked."
"Baystate Blue. Don't ask."
"Let him eat your hand. Maybe it'll poison him."
Read the rest here!

Monday, December 15, 2014

And The Ink Goes On: In Which Dr. Inkenstein Deep-Seas It

Yes, we are still testing Iroshizuku's Ink-of-Teh-Month,  and December's offering is Shin-Kai (Deep Sea):

The ink really does show a Special Effect of drying different from when it goes down wet, and the change is not a pleasant one.  It dries pale and dusty.  Moreover, it was a very hard starter in my test pen, a Nemosine Singularity demonstrator with a garden hose of an M nib.
We are not amused.
I realize many people love this ink, but Montblanc Midnight gives the same sort of  iron-gally blue color on the page, and behaves itself beautifully.
Lastly, a bit of Mystery Chromatography:

Pretty color, nice halo effects.  But what is it?
Could be Noodler's Squeateague.  Or maybe Noodler's GI Navaho (an indeterminate self-made mix of GI Green and Navaho Turquoise).  Or something else entirely different. We neglected to label it.  We hang our head in shame.
The blue squiggle for comparison's sake in the bottom center is Montblanc Balzac Turquoise.  But that's all we know. 
Stay tuned.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Halloween! In Which Dr. Inkenstein Weighs in Late

Since it is already December, why not post my Yuu Yuu Hakusho Halloween fan fic here?
Thanks.  Knew you'd understand.
Mob Scene
Having been shot, stabbed, poisoned, then dumped off the top of a building not fifteen minutes before, Hiei was quite naturally a step slow, and a bit peevish.
When a rangy Siamese cat came tearing out of the night, yowling at the top of its lungs, Hiei thought his eardrums would burst as well. He turned toward the direction from which he had come, to see what the ruckus was about.
The cat leapt straight at him, clung on, then clambered from his leg to his shoulders, its needle-sharp claws stabbing through his jeans.
Hiei took several eyeblinks to react: "Ow."
Moments later, Futoi Junior cannonballed past. Hiei was tired, but not too tired to clothesline Junior off his feet. He spoke above the caterwauling in his ear. "You weren't planning to make a meal of this cat, were you?"
Junior's eyes bulged. "Naw," he said, picking himself up off the street. "But that was."
The creature which barreled after Futoi Junior looked not only hungry, but capable of swallowing him whole at a gulp.
It was an oni, but unlike the mild-mannered Joruju Saotome, Koenma's big blue assistant, this one was red. Breathing steam. With horns. Tusks. And a wild mane of black hair.
Except most of the oni was missing. This was just the head. A head the size of a compact car.
Before Hiei could react, it struck him-and went right through him, without impact. Then it vanished.
Find the rest HERE.