nebulia: (romance)
So my toe looks more like it has a red birthmark on it than a bruise. It still hurts, but it looks normal now. Yay! I'm glad it's healing.


I was thinking about this recently, about the different takes of this concept in fanfiction.

So. Volume 28 of RK. Kenshin and Kaoru are at Tomoe's grave, praying. And Kenshin says (this is paraphrased), "I told her sorry, and thank you...and goodbye." And Kaoru is like OMGWTF.

Now, obviously this means--to both us as the readers and to Kaoru--that Kenshin is letting go of Tomoe in a romantic sense, has allowed himself to forgive himself and letting Kaoru into his heart. Not to say that Kenshin doesn't love Tomoe anymore, but...he's allowing himself to openly love Kaoru as well (I still firmly believe that Tomoe is Kenshin's first love, but Kaoru is Kenshin's true love, sappy though that may be).

Now. We know that the first time Kenshin returns to Kyoto after the Bakumatsu is when he goes to fight Shishio, and he visits Tomoe's grave then, and then he also visits it with Kaoru. I wonder, though: does continue to visit Tomoe's grave after he tells her goodbye?

I've seen it portrayed both ways in a fanfiction--that he no longer needs to go to Tomoe's grave anymore, and so he doesn't make specific trips to Kyoto to do so (though he might while he's visitng the Aoiya or something); or that he goes yearly/every two years/twice a year/et cetera in honor of her. But I've never written about it either way, because I'm a bit split. I'm not really sure, because both seem to be plausible character choices.

I dunno. I just think it's an interesting topic. I think I lean towards Kenshin's not visiting Kyoto specifically to visit Tomoe, but really, it's been plausibly done either way.

Flist, what do you think? Any chance of this perhaps provoking a little discussion?

nebulia out.
nebulia: a nebula (amused-gokusen)
I had a dream that I was driving, and you know how some cars have digital speedometers so instead of having one of those dial things the dashboard actually reads '28 mph' or whatever. Well, I dreamt that my car had one of those, only instead of for speed, it was for the amount of gas in my car. It had bright red letters, and it read '-5'. And I knew I had to get gas.

And I had this dream because I have been horrendously low on gas for the last couple of days, and I filled up tonight, but I was glad school is less than two miles away.

The toe is purple-red today and doesn't hurt nearly as bad. There's still a bruise on the top of my foot, and it's still dark blue, but my toe looks better. As my swim coach said, "It looks like a toe today!"

The head coach was like, "huh?"

And my coach said, "Yesterday it looked a bit like plastic. Or Iceland. Or Sicily. We couldn't decide" at the same time I said, "It looks like a toe, as opposed to sausage."

The head coach was amused. And surprised I had a broken toe.

The head coach is really, really weird.

nebulia out.


Oct. 3rd, 2007 03:19 pm
nebulia: a nebula (yosh-ouran high school host club)
I have an idea for NaNoWriMo!

It's the perfect idea for that sort of thing--there's a definite plot, but I will definitely need to make a rough outline (and as an author--I can't remember who--once said, the fun part about making outlines is not following them), and there's enough to keep me going for thirty days.


My toe is still purple, but significantly less purple than yesterday. It still hurts, but I think it's improving. I was talking to one of the girls, and she was like, "Are you going to practice tonight?"

I said, "Of course I am! Why wouldn't I be?"

"Well," and here she laughed a little, "I would totally skip out. Like, you were crying yesterday."

And she sort of had a point, but it's like, it's a toe. It's this tiny little part of my body. I am not missing practice because my fucking toe hurts. That just seems really, really wimpy. Even if hurts really bad. XP

So I told her this, and she kind of agreed and kind of looked at me like I was nuts.

Maybe I am?

nebulia out.


Oct. 2nd, 2007 09:21 pm
nebulia: a nebula (Default)
My toe. It is camoflage. It is purple and flesh-colored camoflage with some blue on the top of my foot. This is ridiculous.

Swam the 50 tonight--did really well. Swam the 500, and came out crying because it hurt so bad to push off. On the other hand, I only added a second, so that was okay. Because I was in total agony. Also swam the 100 in the 4x1, and it was unimpressive.

But my toe! Seriously! It hurts sooooo fucking bad. It is a toe. It shouldn't hurt this bad.


nebulia out
nebulia: a nebula (heihachi-samurai 7)
So, guess what I did today in swimming?

That's right, I broke my toe.

It's the second one on my right foot. I have really ugly, short, stubby toes (and little to no toenails), and the big toe is like six times the width and considerably longer than any of the other. But now my second tow is longer than the first and instead of being like five times skinnier, it's roughly the same size as my big toe. It's also a nice purple color. Actually, the bottom half is purple, the third quarter of it is red, and the top is really pale.

Anywho, I'm kind of surprised. I mean, I was diving off the side of the pool and I slipped and it just kinda...cracked or something. It hurt really bad, and then it kind of faded, and after that 50 I was like, "Oh, okay, it's fine."

Two 50s later I was like, "Hoshitithurts." I finished the last half hour of practice, though, because I've got a meet tomorrow, but it was like I could feel it swelling. I mean, it just hurt worse and worse as practice went on, and when it was done, I had two big toes.

Still not as bad as that skiing accident in Utah when I bruised all the bones in my thumb and sprained both joints, though. Even walking is less painful than that was. Just thinking about that makes my thumb hurt.

I'm kind of surprised, because it's such a little thing. I mean, I have toes of steel. Both feet have been stepped on by horses more times than I would like to count, I have slammed toes in car doors at least four separate times in my memory(two of those times were in ballet slippers and once I was barefoot), and my feet have been run over by cars twice, once while I was in stocking feet, once while I was in a pair of ratty tennis shoes with my toes and heels sticking out. I mean, my mom can stub her toe and it'll swell up like a balloon. Somebody can drop four textbooks on mine and then put it through a food processor and it'll be fine.

But no, it's definitely not fine.

I'll ice it and tape it and stuff; I mean, what's a doctor gonna do other than that? I've got plenty of tylenol on hand; I'll be fine.

But it does hurt...*sigh*

nebulia out.

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