What I wouldn't
give to be able to draw...
<daimon> You don't have one of
us for that.
<me> Who asked YOU, anyway? And how dare you
to me again, even if you did decide to borrow a Nekoi
Mick sensei character
design? I had enough trouble to explain the noise
<daimon> This is quieter than Aichan In Anime
Studio. You have
two prisms to finish as well, just so you
<me> If you had to be a Nekoi character, why couldn't
<daimon> Kohaku is
<me> Yes, he is.
<daimon> I am not
<me> No, you are NOT. I didn't think you knew the
<daimon> It's something you say I'm
<me> Oh, duh.
<daimon> You have not told
<me> I *promised* Tsukino Parvati-chan I
wouldn't write any more
for that ficton until I racked up a bunch of
<daimon> There remains the YYH/Ultimate Teacher
<me> I have to make up the Quantitative Reasoning
I failed in part because of YOU.
is not relevant.
<me> Try telling that to my
<daimon> Parents are not relevant, unless they are
<daimon> No. Nor am I good. I merely
<me> Why me?
<4 Sisters Ayakashi> Hey,
when are you going to write more *Actress
<me> When I find the backups, okay? It got zorfed,
<Himiko> You haven't written my intro story
<Estrevan> Forget her, you haven't written MINE. Or you
at least get more done on your Ryuu one.
when do Reiko and I get to watch *Chronowarriors*
for the umpteenth
<me> LATER! Okay?
<"Tara"> Ne, ne, write
more about Ryo-sama and the rest of our
new friends! Please? I'll get
upset if you don't.
<Marion> Um, look, you don't want to get our
mad. Trust me.
<me> I know THAT, you're
forgetting who my sister is...
<Tinn Kitty> And you left me
stranded in Little Tokyo!
<Marion> Trust me, you're better
<George> We need the rest of the script for
Reikai Classic Theater
5 as soon as possible!
haven't written about me AT ALL! Or about Vaki-li!
Hey, when do I get to terrorize the Klingons?
That's me, jibun-chan. You're in universe 52.
Oh, darn. Have fun!
<Himiko> But what about ME? I only got a
mention in the Skuld
ML Round Robin.
<Estrevan> Well, I
didn't get mentioned at all, fox.
<4 Sisters> What about
<Kommuchi> How come MEIKA'S the only one to get
<Meika> How come I'm still chasing a
loser around at the end?
<Kamui> You left me stranded in
Glasscastle with those two weird
girls and that guy Amba threw her shoes
at! Don't you have any respect
for me, woman? I ought
<"Tara"> Leave her alone until she finishes our stuff,
<Kamui> Or else what?
else I kill you.
<Kamui> Ha! Go ahead and
<Harry Mudd> Step right up, get your tickets here,
<Tendou Nabiki> Dark Messiah vs. Dark Messiah, it's
of the century!
<Yui-chan> You haven't written
more "Reunion" since FOREVER!
<Sakura> Forget that, you
haven't written more "Oshikake Nyoubou
Tachi" since the winter before
last! When do I get my date with Tsubame!
variously> write more... when... no, me first...
This is *supposed* to be the tarot for Yuu Yuu Hakusho
<Yamirai> Who numbered these,
<Botan Prime> WE DID! [zooms by
<Kurama Prime> [jogging up] Did you see
<everyone> She went THAT way.
Thank you very much. [pause] Luriko-Ysabeth-san, if
you happen to see
Jhiend-san would you ask her to write more stories? She's
the only one who
ever writes about me.
<Sakura> I can't see
<Kurama-hime> You don't happen to be perverted, or have
fiancee or two, or be actually female, do
<Kurama'> [sweatdrop] No. Why?
Leave it, Highness. It wouldn't work out.
<Himiko> Hey! That
guy with the long midorinokami Stole My Face!
it be, Dr. Starfox.
<Himiko> But, Estrevan-sama
<Honey Senchou> Let it be! That's an
<Kamui> Are little girls allowed to have naked
<Marion> Oh SHIT! The things that
girl gets into when Melusine
or Setsuna or I aren't watching
<Yuka> Oh, *there* you are, Kurama. We can't have
the back issues
without you; Botan-san's been back for hours
<Kurama'> Those time
<Yuka> Here, this way. [pause] Oh, this
backpack's slowing me
down. You're in much better shape than I am; would
you mind carrying it?
<Kurama'> Not at all. [shoulders
[The two walk off into the
<Tinn Kitty> *Yuka* and
<Nabiki> Nah, it's just a Nogami woman in action.
of ours, you know.
<Kommuchi> That explains
a LOT of things....
<me> WILL YOU GUYS CLEAR OUT
<daimon> Allow me.
<me> Well, you
can't possibly do worse.
<daimon> I am more powerful than
<me> I SAW *All That Jazz*...
The movie is not relevant, unless it gave you an Idea.
<daimon> I know. I'm giving you tomorrow off, unless I
<me> Thank you... I
With Respect to Ficton
Please don't kill
note: as I said, this is from universe #52, so you may not agree
some, and a few may leave you scratching your head in puzzlement
the cat Ohi, etc.) Bother me to write more in that one if you want
more about them.
There should be alternative selections, if
some cause you to go "WHO
are these people again?" (And in some cases
because I couldn't decide which
An oval within a border. The border consists
of swirling light:
a lot of reiki blue, a fair deal of youki red, a little
and some gold and green and black thrown in on
general principles. In the
corners are little Super-Deformed versions of
the four Reikai-Tantei, each
facing so that their head points to the
corner and their feet toward the
inside. Kuwabara is in the lower left,
Hiei in the lower right, Kurama
in the upper right, and Yuusuke in the
upper left. Within the oval is a
screenshot of Botan in her
The Suit of
Rods (Upsilon. Fire. You Maior.)
Ace: A staff,
planted upright in the ground, flowering. In the background
and the sun, rising.
Two: Youko-Kurama and Kuronue, making a
laughing getaway, their
bodies visually forming a chevron (\/). Kuronue
holds a naginata; Kurama,
a bamboo spear.
Three: Hiei with his
arms full of three long objects: a branch
off a HUGE rosebush (with the
end splitting into thorny protuberances and
bearing a few white buds), an
oar, and a small white walking-stick painted
with designs and adorned with
a crimson feather (the sort you made in first
grade or Brownies or Cub
Scouts) with MINAMINO painted in messy hiragana
Alternate: Reiko, Valacirca, and Shuuji roasting
around a fire.
Alternate 2: Julie, Koto, and Luka
on that talk show.
<Estrevan> I suppose Kurama lent his old
stick to Hiei for some
<Himiko> Probably. Hey, you
seem to be pretty fond of Reiko.
<me> It was only her world
that these were originally designed
Four: Four tall
poles support garlands of leaves, old roses,
and orange blossoms. Below
them are two people: Yuusuke in a white tuxedo
looking embarrassed and
proud and pleased all at once, with an arm around
Keiko. Her white gown
has leghorn sleeves and a bell skirt, and her veil
is thrown back; she is
winding up to pitch the bouquet.
Five: The appropriate number
of brooms have been casually dropped
against the school wall as Yuusuke
and Kuwabara square up for Chapter One-hundred-something
Six: Inside a hexagonal framework formed by six rods
one intricately carved wood, one very long thighbone [what did
it belongto, a megaceros?], one intricately carved jade one, one of smooth
and one of bamboo) Yuusuke standing, a bit banged up, as Koto
him the winner of the Ankoku Bujuutsukai. In the four corners
frame, the other four members of the Urameshi Team reacting to
Seven: Urameshi-ya-Kuwabara Mutsumi holding a bo
across her chest
in Standard Blocking Position Number Something-or-other,
as six other bo
assault her (their wielders off-card). She's smiling a
Genkai doing the exact same thing.
Alternate 2: Baranohana and
Manjushake, wielding naginata against
five attacking polearms (their
Eight: Hiei doing one of his superfast
flits in front of the
trunks of eight trees, of whichever kind seem most
symbolic to the illustrator.
<Himiko> Gee, think you could be
more sparse with the description?
Nine: Tsuyoki seated
calmly in the Andreysen-Urameshi y Fernandez
family room, nine bamboo
poles leaning against the wall behind her.
Alternate: The main
group roasting marshmallows. Kurama has
his down near the coals and is
evenly browning his all over. Keiko is attempting
to copy him, although
hers are a little lopsided. Yuusuke is trying to
do what they're doing,
although one of his has just caught on fire [there
are three on his
skewer]. Kuwabara has just shoved his three right into
the flames. Botan
is trying different positions and getting some very
marshmallows. Atsuko's has just fallen off her skewer and into
Shizuru is taking her completed ones off the skewer, Yukina is
at her skewer with an expression of "WHAT am I supposed to do with
again?" on her face, and Hiei has turned away from his skewer and the
<Honey> I think that you should use ONE of
ones. I really like those.
Takenaka-sensei in the evening, carrying the dropped brooms
(and five more
besides) in from the schoolyard. He looks exceedingly tired
Servant: Koenma waving his small arms excitedly as he
something on his viewscreen. One of the charones has left her oar
up against his desk.
Guardian: Hiei standing next to a
Tibetan mace driven deeply
into the ground. His face is progressing
rapidly from Hiei Expression #2
(Pissed) to Hiei Expression #3 (MAJORLY
PISSED) and the wards on his arm
are beginning to smoke and drop
Lady: Mukuro seated on a pretty fancy-looking chair,
some idea of hers and gesturing with a wand to emphasize the
has her eyepiece on.
Lord: Koenma -- correction --
the new Lord Enma on a huge throne,
holding the scepter of the Reikai and
with an "I'll do my best" expression
The Suit of Bowls (Phi. Water.
Ace: A large bowl lacquered black on the
inside, almost full of
water. The view is down into it, so that one can
see the full moon at day
reflected in the water.
and Hiei drinking gods-know-what out of thick mugs
in a Makai tavern.
(Probably May Queens.) ^_^
<Estrevan> Okay, this card is
technically used to represent a
really deep and abiding friendship in the
system that Luriko-Ysabeth tends
to use. the sort described in Kipling's
Thousandth Man. However, a lot
also use it to refer to romantic love,
although it isn't, not really, although
a love that develops out of this
kind of friendship will last because it's
got love -- the other kind of
love -- this is a VERY inadequate language,
you know -- as a base beneath
it. Since this IS one of the most debated
cards she's found, and those two
are just as debated, they fit, you see.
Emily, and Karin sitting around a little table
drinking pink soda in
Alternate: Atsuko, Shizuru, and Botan sitting in a
Four: Kurama and Shuuichi-kun at a table
in an ice-cream parlor,
eating sundaes out of those tall cups. Hiei is
also there and eating one,
although he has turned his chair around and is
Kurama's little brother. [Don't ask me how Kurama
got him to come in the
first place.] At the counter, an older Maya has
turned with a chocolate
parfait in her hand and an expression of "I know
these people. I *know*
I know these people. Where on earth do I know these
people from?" on her
Alternate: Sei turned away from
three bowls on the window. Pleias
is in the doorway with a nice bowl of
soup or something, but Sei pays him
Wouldn't she recognize that guy who stole my face? He
can't have made her
forget entirely about him, that would be really awkward
the next day he
went to school.
<Honey> No, of course not, but he looks very
different with his
hair grown out.
Five: Hiei, looking
depressed for a change, staring at three
spilt cups. There is no trace of
fluid in one at all (it's made of some
ice-blue stone). From another, of
intricately carved jade, there is a little
trickle of green-black fluid in
which the image of Mukuro can be seen before
it joins the larger pool. The
silver third is apparently the most recently
spilt: in its wash are the
images of Kurama-Shuuichi and youko-Kurama.
Behind him are two bowls. One,
the same ice-blue color as the spilt cup,
has 'Yukina' painted on it, and
the other, porcelain with reflections of
pink and blue, has the Chinese
characters Nü Tan.
Six: Chibi-Yuusuke and chibi-Keiko (at
about the age of "Clash
of the Tiny Titans") planting flowers in
Alternate: Kurama and Maya (at the age of "Two
the same thing.
Alternate 2: Three mirrors at the
top of the card, and three
at the bottom. In between, Yuusuke rescues
Reiko-chan from certain annoying
use one of the Maya cards. She's not that important
Seven: Reiko, Yohko, and Junko sitting on their
gazing at seven round mirrors that appeared out of the
clouds. In each
mirror there is an image: the fairy tale castle of
waving, an octopus (Umechiyo!), Puu, a chibi-Ohmu,
a dragon (black, of
course), and Lum in a pin-up pose. Reiko is looking at
the mirrors longingly,
and Junko has reached out towards either the
oni-girl or the youko.
Alternate: Botan in sailorfuku looking
at seven bowls. There
is steam rising from the bowls, and in each cloud of
steam an image is
apparent: a rainbow, a black dragon, a falcon, a grizzly
bear cub, a silver-grey
fox, a lion cub, and something veiled in a
Eight: There are eight empty flowerpots
around a human room.
Youko-Kurama is walking out of the door, two large
framed photographs under
his arm; the topmost one is of Shiori. The sheet
is pulled up over the
head of a human form on the bed, but one lock of
hair escapes; it is roan-colored
now. Kurama's face is cheerful, as if
looking forward to the next adventure.
Nine: There are nine
mirrors around the card -- big ones, small
ones, skinny ones, fat ones,
the one Kurama stole in that disastrous raid
on the Treasure House -- but
the one at the top is the Ankoku Mirror, and
the scene inside the border
of mirrors is of Kurama bending over his recovering
mother, about to start
laughing and crying at once.
Ten: Yuusuke seated with his arm
about an older Keiko, surrounded
by five children (three girls and two
boys). He's waving to Kuwabara and
Yukina, just coming over the hill in
the distance. Kuwabara (also older)
is waving back, and Yukina has turned
to encourage their brood. A rainbow
arches overhead, ten bowls of
graduating colors floating in its span.
Servant: Yukina, gazing
raptly at the carp poking its head out
of the fishbowl she holds (probably
a gift from Kuwabara. He'd try to buy
her the moon if she expressed an
interest.) Her face is full of wide-eyed
Kurama in his yellow surcoat, smiling out at the reader.
Behind him, the
broken Ankoku Mirror is hanging from a convenient branch
is bushes and water).
Lady: Botan in her formal kimono (shown
in one of the side-drawings
in tankoubon #2, IIRC), sitting with a polite
listening look on her face.
In one hand she holds a golden chalice,
engraved with hearts.<p>
Lord: Yuusuke, shining almost white
with his power (like the
cover of tankoubon #19). Around him are pictures
of Keiko, their children,
their grandchildren, *their* children, etc. In
his hand he holds a black
The Suit of Blades (Chi.
Air/Metal. In Minora.)
Ace: A sword pointed up,
crowned with a wreath of chrysanthemons.
Two: Kuwabara and
Majari, rei-ken parrying rei-ken.
Three: A heart, pierced by
three swords. The hilt of the middle
one is an image of Enma Daioh; the
ones to either side are Sensui as he
is now and as he was when he was a
Reikai-Tantei. In the depths of the
deep crimson heart, Koenma's anguished
features can be seen.
Four: Hiei, out cold after releasing the
Kokuryuuha. Kurama is
tying the wards back into place. The scene is framed
by four swords: a
kodachi, a wakizashi, a katana, and a
Five: Kurama kneels in shock and pain as the fake
one of those kusari-gama. Four others swing in from the
<Himiko> Those are kusari-gama, aren't they? Aren't
Six: Everyone piled into the ferry to the Ankoku
In the water, swords appear to be reflected... six, in
Alternate: Tsuyoki before one of the shuttles at Anoya
On the shuttle is painted a starburst of six swords, their points
<Honey> It *was* a journey by water, but space should
So should air travelů these existed before the invention of the
and helicopter and blimp and so forth.
swords across the top; one across the bottom; and
the other four frame a
screen capture from Episode 14Ithinkitwas -- where
Hiei is pausing before
lifting the switch to the gate of betrayal, and
Kuwabara is yelling at him
<Estrevan> I don't think you can see the two of
them in the same
screen at any time during that.
Well, you see Mr. parvulus ater pulcherque, and if you've
seen the episode
you KNOW Kuwa-chan's yelling at him.
Eight: Reiko, very
confused, standing in the middle of Hakken
Plaza, as we look down on her.
In the direction she came from, Puu poohs
miserably, unsure what he did
wrong. Youko Kurama waits quietly in the
shadow of another building, as
yet unnoticed by Reiko.
<Honey> She can think of no alternate
for this particular one.
point-down swords, short in the middle and long on
the sides (forming, in
effect, a Gothic arch) framing Keiko, hunting frantically
through her bag
for the key to the new Urameshi apartment.
Ten: An oval formed
by ten shuriken around Genkai's body, after
Servant: Young Genkai, talking to someone unseen by the
as she makes her point. Since she's waving around a kitchen cleaver
the hand she's gesturing with, whoever it is probably gets the
<Estrevan> Argh. That's bad. That's just bad. If a pun
it would be the lowest possible form.
Did you hear the one about the killer monkeys living
in the NYC
in white T shirt, blue jeans, and leather
jacket, looking cocky. One foot
rests on a sword, and he is pointing his
finger in preparation to using
Lady: Atsuko cheesewhacking with the Kouma sword.
is golden yellow-orange and the size of a cart
<Himiko> Aha! So THAT'S what happened to the
been wondering where it got
<Estrevan & Honey> [sweatdrop]
Hatanaka Shuuichi hakase in his lab coat amidst his private
lab. On the
wall hangs a sword, and a picture of him in a headlock by his
brother when they were younger (from the card).
<Honey> There's a scan on Ryen's
The Suit of Seals (Psi. Wood or Earth.
Ace: The Reikai Gold Seal, floating
inside a pentacle of reiki.
Two: Two Koorime tear gems orbiting
each other, within an infinity
sign made of youki. In one is visible Hiei;
in the other, Yukina. High
above the gems, the Koorime floating city can
Three: Genkai throwing three o-fuda and following them
some Rei Hadou from her eyes.
Four: Gonzou Tarukane
clutching four large coins, and holding
a bag of numerous small round hard
Five: Yuusuke leaning against the side of a wedding
the happy couple as they walk out, followed by their
groomsmen and bridesmaids
(Reiko and Emily being the youngest of the
latter two), a wistful expression
on his face. Five inkan ring the
Alternate: Hiei doing the exact same thing at Yukina and
wedding (which is a ve-ry traditional Shintô deal, with
Six: Valacirca and Pleias, handing out
golden pentacles to Tonio,
Shuuji, Yohko, and Junko. Alternative: Kuwabara
blithely tossing them at
Yuusuke and Keiko, pretending that he isn't doing
Seven: Baranohana, Manjushake, and Sei each being presented
a jewel-medal. The twins have two each already, while this is Sei's
Alternate: Seven jewels (opal, pearl, diamond, emerald,
jade, and lapis lazuli) float above Kuwabara signing a contract of
Eight: Reiko and Emily (in fifth grade) working at
Alternate: Genkai training Yuusuke in rei
way, it is surrounded by eight o-fuda.
Nine glowing circles of reiki (the characters rin, hyou,
tou, sha, kai,
jin, retsu, zai, and zen) surround Botan, who is seated
in a chair in a
room full of plants, eating grapes and cherries out of
a bowl while
reading a *Maison Ikkoku* wideban (and dressed in old,
clothes). There is a bonsai pine on the table next to her, and
beside it. A blue ribbon woven with threads of metallic
a gem-tone blend of onyx and carnelian dangles from her
Alternate: Youko-Kurama in his comfortable refuge,
FULL of plants (one of which has grown nine fruits with the
Ten: Ten pentacles hover overhead as an
aging Shizuru prepares
to take a picture of Yukina, an equally aging
Kuwabara, their eight children
(four sets of twins: two of the girls look
exactly like Yukina, one looks
like a combination of Yukina and Shizuru,
and one looks sort of like Azusa
from *Mamono Hunter Yohko*; only one of
the boys takes after Kuwabara),
two sons-in-law, one daughter-in-law, and
one grandchild. Everyone is smiling
studying something vociferously. A large and
really complicated pentacle
adorns the topmost notebook (it looks like
Fuyuka's summoning one from
Guardian: Kuwabara, in one of his classic
"Kuwabara is a man!"
poses. He stands in a large pentacle on the
Lady: Shizuru, under an autumn maple, sitting at a
outdoors and glaring at the Gakidama (which is on the table
in front of
her). A rabbit is in a hutch behind her.
What's the Gakidama doing there?
<Honey> Well, it ought to
go in somewhere. The suits are sticks,
bowls/cups/mirrors, blades, and
seals/coins/jewels. And it kind of fits
What does 'gakidama' mean anyway?
<Honey> The Gaki
<Himiko> What's a gaki?
hungry spirit. You know, like Gena.
<Himiko> Oh, the cloud
that eats body odor.
<Estrevan> Most of them eat harmless
things like that, but there's
a variety that eats living flesh, a variety
that drinks blood, and a variety
that eats souls. Or maybe just
<Honey> Which is why it's called the
Lord: Youko-Kurama sitting at an extremely dusty
a human shadow. He's rapidly leafing through the desk, on
the top of which
he has deposited assorted small valuable items. Also on
top of the desk
is something that bears a striking resemblance to the
0. (Alpha; Omega)
ahou. [The Fool] Kuwabara Kazuma.
He is in
Genkai's temple grounds under a tree, holding
Eikichi (who is delighted at
the attention.) Kuwabara is wearing that white
outfit, the one with the
writing on the back.
<Meika> See, it fits because the card is
called ahou, but it
isn't, and Kuwabara-kun is called ahou, but he isn't
1. (Beta) mahôtsukai. [The Magician]
Seated on the roof; he's
skipping class again. Behind
him are the Three Reikai Treasures and
Botan's oar. Yuusuke is looking
up into the sky, as if watching something.
Along the bottom of the card
is a border of red and white roses and lilies
(both white calla-lilies
and redder spider-lilies.)
(Gamma) daishinkan. [The Priestess / The Female Pope / The High
She's wearing her kimono and
sitting in a chair shaped
like a crescent moon, outside in the snow. In
the foreground, some birds
have come to eat the grain she has just thrown
down; one particularly daring
one is pecking at the few kernels left in
her hand. Her face is laughing
and delighted. Behind and above the chair,
the cat Ohi is lounging, watching
the birds amusedly although she would
not jump them in Yukina's presence.
It's dusk, as can be seen through the
3. (Delta) kohgoh. [The Empress]
In the foreground, between the World's
of Rice and a young peach tree, Shiori is sitting on a low
petting the EXTREMELY SMUG silver-grey fox curled in her lap
(not all his
tails are visible). Behind her, four women hold out products
of the two
sacred plants: Julie holds a small basket of sembei and a bowl
yogurt, Koto has a tray bearing mochi and peach pie, Luka has a
rice and a basket of peaches, and Atsuko has bottles of sake and
brandy. The sun shines down gloriously upon the scene and the five
4. (Epsilon) kohtei. [The Emperor]
He is on a throne looking both majestic
Hanging around are four of his friends (and for the life of
me I cannot
recall their names, except for Enki and Kokou. You tell me).
This is inside,
in a big hall.
<Ansui> She cannot work out
proper symbols to go in the background
of this. Help would be
5. (Digamma) kannagi. [The Priest / The
Pope / The Hierophant] Koenma(otona).
a cloudy sky; Koenma in his adult form is
seated atop a short pillar. His
cape is free to blow about, and among the
ruins are carvings of a spear, a
sword, a mirror, and something round.
Below him Ayame is about to leap to
6. (Zeta) aijintachi. [The
Botan in her red jacket and pants in front
of some public-looking
building, looking a bit clueless. On the right,
Hiei (in black cloak and
trousers) is sitting on the wall to the side of
the building's steps, with
his back against a large stone urn. On the
left, Kurama is leaning against
a tree in *his* school uniform, twiddling
one of his roses in his hand.
<Kommuchi> You are not allowed to
kill her for this one. Two
alternates are provided.Make up a better
one if you think it should
<Yamirai> The Lovers
is supposed to represent division,
among other things. This image
was certainly well-chosen; it will stirup division even among the
Alternate: Itsuki tenderly holding the
reclining form of Sensui,
in that dimension he sealed the two of them
into. His face is partially
obscured by the forward-fall of his green
hair, but Sensui is smiling.
Alternate 2: Against the
pastel-perfect scenery of the Reikai,
a blushing Koashura prepares to give
Kotennyo a present.
7. (Eta) basha. [The Chariot]
Hiei, standing in a chariot, releasing the
(apparently straight into the viewer's face) with Hiei
Expression #4 (Insufferably
Smug) on his face. There's really not much
more to say about this one.
8. (Theta) seigi. [Justice /
Balance] Kuwabara Shizuru.
She's standing in an
on-guard pose, a ward in one hand
and a bentoh in the other. Behind her is
a little scale on a shelf, with
a feather in one pan and a human heart in
the other; next to it is a pair
of very dark sunglasses. Her stance shows
that she is equally ready to
hand the person facing her the bentoh or slap
on the ward.
9. (Iota) sennin. [The Hermit]
He is standing in a room that is rather
dark, not that
it makes any difference to him. In one corner an amazing
amount of loot
is piled up; in another, a pile of scrolls. One is
and it can be seen that the letters are raised. His
head is tilted a little,
as he listens to something.
(Kappa) unmei no sharin. [Wheel of Fortune / Fortune] Ayanami Reiko
In the four corners (same as on the back) are
super-deformed versions of the four guys. In this case, however,
of Toushin Yuusuke, youko-Kurama, Hiei when he is taken over by
he got the Jagan implanted from (at least I think that's
what it is, it's
NOT natural to him) and Kuwabara has been replaced by
Gunnar. There is
a large wheel (well, it was a wheel before the middle got
blown out) in
the center of the card. Going down on the (apparently
wheel are small versions of those two friends of
Keiko's; coming up on
it are a small Emily and Karin; and seated atop it,
legs crossed, is a
miniature Yuusuke (who is wearing a white t-shirt and a
pair of jeans and
whose hair is down). The heads of Hiei and Yomi are
peering over his right
and left shoulders. The wheel is no longer a wheel
because Puu (in phoenix
form) has just flown through it from behind, Reiko
on his back uncertain
whether to maintain a death grip of terror or have
the time of her life
as the two appear to be about to fly right out of the
card and into the
Reader's face. Yuusuke's face has a fond smile as he
watches the two of
Alternate (Yuusuke): The border is the
same (except for SD Gunnar
being replaced by an exceedingly well-battered
Kuwabara); but it is Enma
Daioh who is falling off the wheel, Hiei who is
rising on it, and a casually
garbed Keiko seated atop it. The wheel has
been blown out from behind by
Yuusuke (dressed in the same outfit as
stated above), and the energy of
the rei-gun is heading right out the face
of the card.
11. (Lambda) miko. [Strength / Lust (o_O) /
Woman of Power] Yukimura Keiko.
She's wearing a
school fuku and wielding a wok. Be afraid.
(Although, to be honest, the wok is not in
Attack Position, and she's standing in front of a playground.
are playing in the background. Only be afraid if you're
kids, if you're threatening Yuusuke, or if you *are*
12. (Mu) taretabito. [The Hanged Man] Kurama
Kurama in his short dark
surcoat, suspended by his ankle
(which is tied by a vine to a T-frame)
upside-down. He has that calm expression
on his face that *never* lets one
know what he is thinking. His other leg
is bent behind the first one, and
his arms are folded beind his back. He
is surrounded by foliage; on one
side the image of his youko self can *almost*
be seen, and in another his
human self at the age he was when he met Hiei.
didn't want to put him in his school uniform, but
a long surcoat would
have flopped down over his face. This is a nice
13. (Nu) shi. [Death]
Botan zooming through the clouds on her
oar. Could be
taken from the first opening (and probably
<Meika> This one was just absolutely obvious.
14. (Xi) sessei. [Temperance / Art / Moderation]
Genkai with a pool of water before her,
globes. Inside each globe is an image of her balancing
upside-down on a
tack with one finger. On the left is a tall hourglass, on
the right a similar
contraption with water. Reflected in the pool is the
young Genkai, juggling
globes of fire. In each of these is the image of
her doing a somersault
over Toguro's shoulder.
(Omikron) aragami. [The Devil] Yakumo.
looking dangerous. At his feet are small versions
of Raigo, Majari, and
Whatshisface. Behind him in the sky is the purpleness
of the approaching
Alternate (Sakyou): He's seated, urbanely sipping wine
room where moments before the sponsors of the Ankoku Bujuutsukai
lackeys were quite bloodily ripped up.Toguro stands nearby with
on his shoulder, saying something.
horoboshitatoo [The Blasted Tower / The Tower / The
A tower convulsing in its death
throes. The largest
figure is Toguro, just toppling backwards. Below him,
the other three members
of his team are already falling; in back and to
the left of him, Sakyou
is smiling and holding the detonator to his bombs
as the ground cracks
beneath his feet. Far, far down, two people that
might be Gonzou Tarukane
and Rando have almost hit the ground; two small
figures in kimono are flying
up on their oars, one with red hair and the
other with dark blue.
Alternate: The uppermost part of the
tower of the citadel of
Youma exploding rather spectacularly. Suzaku is
going flying, a look of
complete and utter shock on his
<Himiko> Don't use more than one of the Toguro-and-Sakyou
<Estrevan> Both of them were fairly important
<Himiko> Yes, but I don't like
17. (San) hoshiboshi. [Stars / The Star]
Beneath a sky full of brilliantly shining
is kneeling on the lip of a fountain, nude, her unscarred
side toward us.
She pours water from a pearlescent pitcher into the
fountain with one hand,
while the other has tilted, pouring water on the
ground. In the background,
a wolf howls on a hill. Although the stars are
reflected brightly in the
water, Mukuro is not.
(Koppa) tsuki. [The Moon] Shura.
A gibbous moon
gleams palely in the sky; no stars can
be seen. Shura, grown to adulthood,
is seated on low stone steps leading
down into a reflecting pool. Behind
him and to either side are two stone
statues, facing each other, of
Baranohana and Manjushake, in dress uniform
and each holding an oar
blade-down; obviously what the pool was built to
reflect. Oddly enough, it
does not reflect them, but rather Valacirca
(respectively.) Shura has just dropped something into the pool,
his reflection is hard to make out; it seems to be that of someone
waist-length white hair. Jin and Suzuki are peeking around the
statue, and Tooya and Shishiwakamaru around the
Alternate (Sensui Shinobu to Itsuki): A gibbous moon
palely, high in the sky. Sensui and Itsuki are in the foreground,
next to a little pool. In the background are all the really
who haven't been on a card yet.
ones in the background are small versions, or the
card would be extremely
19. (Rho) taiyou. [The Sun] Kuwabara
It is a glorious sunny day. Kuwabara,
wearing an olive-green
shirt, is in a garden, having just hoisted a bag of
weeds onto his shoulder
to carry off to somewhere. Behind him, Ookubo,
Sawamura, and Kirishima
are weeding the garden. There is a low stone wall
behind them, and a stream
cutting across the lower left-hand corner.
Kuwabara is beaming happily;
this, too, is the life!
(Ayanami Reiko to Puu): In the foreground, Reiko riding
on Puu and
having the time of her life. Behind and below them, Reiko's
(Emily, Karin, Gunnar, Sei, Valacirca, Pleias, Tonio, Shuuji, Yohko,
Junko) are chasing each other through golden fields. In the far
rice paddies curve up to the blank strip of Anoya Colony
the sun may shine (as it does now.)
Please do not use more than one of the Reiko ones.
This one actually fits
Kuwa-chan better, which is why it was made the
20. (Sigma) hantei. [Judgement /
Reward / The Last Judgement] Koenma.
Koenma at his
desk, stamping away briskly. George and
the orange-skinned oni stand by
with more stacks of papers.
<Yamirai> This was the other
absolutely obvious one.
21. (Tau) sekai no naka de
odoribito. [The World / The Universe / The Dancer
at the Heart of the
World] Toushin Yuusuke ya tsuma.
wearing pants, dancing back-to-back
with a woman whose face is not
visible. One of his hands is doing something
rei-hadou-ish, and the other
one (which is raised) has a red thread attached
to the little finger. The
other end of the thread is attached to the little
finger of the woman's
upraised arm; all that is visible of her is that
hand and arm, the other
hand and arm, a mass of brown hair swinging in
the other direction from
Yuusuke's black, a piece of blue-white chlamys
swinging in the same
direction as the brown hair, and a bit of leg and
foot. They are within
the same border as on the back of the cards, but
it is lighter
If anyone has a
better design, or something, or doesn't
quite agree with some of these, or
thinks these are wonderful, I'd like
to hear it and may use it in future
updates. What I wouldn't give to be
able to draw...
Jhiend-san kindly suggested the alternate for the 15th
Doomo arigatoo gozaimasu!)