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Gintama Fic: Pandemonium 1/?

So! I have - not quite finished it, but am on the epilogue, which is close enough to begin posting. Consider this a sort-of WiP; the first draft is pretty much done, but I take long enough to edit that I'll be posting in parts. It's somewhat over 60K words in total - the longest fic I've completed in a couple of years! \o/

This is completely indulgent; I wrote it so that later I would have the Gintama fic I wanted to read. Big thanks to naye, gnine, and snarkydame, for encouraging me to go through with it anyway.

Warning: I love the cracktastic humor of the series; I love the moments of epic drama as well. So this starts out silly, but that is not the tone maintained throughout the story entire. Also watch out for random Japanese jokes and references - I'll annotate the major ones; I can try to explain the others (though some might only make sense in my head anyway.)

As always, any and all comments appreciated more than I can say.

Gintama: Pandemonium, 1/? {4,448 words}
gen; PG-13; Yorozuya (the Shinsengumi, Zura, and most of the rest of the cast show up eventually)
Today's lessons for the Yorozuya trio: Beware of Greeks bearing gifts, don't count your chickens before they're hatched, and be careful when life seems too good to be true, because it might be a sign that everything is soon going to go very, very badly.

Read on AO3

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xparrot
Nov. 15th, 2010 10:16 am (UTC)
Heee, thank you, I'm glad you're enjoying it so far! I could hear all the seiyuu in my head as I wrote it - they've all got such distinctive voices - so I'm very pleased to know that came across.

Hope you continue to like it, as it goes along and other chars show up! (The Yorozuya are the main focus for the first half; the Shinsengumi get a few early scenes, but their major role is in the second half. By which to say they charged in and kind of took over a lot ^^;;;)
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stitcher2ficcer
Nov. 15th, 2010 02:00 pm (UTC)
I do wish my days weren't so packed with "Must DOs" right now. Greatly looking forward to reading this as soon as I get a chance. *Hugs and Love*
xparrot
Nov. 15th, 2010 08:58 pm (UTC)
*laughs* Honestly, I really don't know if this story will make any sense if you're not somewhat familiar with canon...you can try it, but especially since the drama takes a bit to get going I don't think you'd really like it that much ^^;
snarkydame
Nov. 16th, 2010 07:04 am (UTC)
\o/ I mentioned that I loved this, right? 'cause I'd hate to think you didn't know. ♥
xparrot
Nov. 16th, 2010 07:12 am (UTC)
Hee, thank you - I am so glad you are enjoying it! Will be getting more to you soon ^_^
stereochemist
Nov. 16th, 2010 05:44 pm (UTC)
This is so funny and well written! You got them down pat, characterization wise! I look forward to the next installment. :-]
xparrot
Nov. 16th, 2010 10:31 pm (UTC)
Thank you! ^^ Just posted the next chapter, hope you enjoy it!
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xparrot
Nov. 16th, 2010 10:35 pm (UTC)
This series is nowhere near as popular over here in the English-speaking fandom world as it deserves to be, need to make up for it! ^^

Heh, yeah, I tend to avoid reading WiP myself - I should have it all posted within a month or two, hope you enjoy it when it's done! And please do friend me, the more the merrier! (...with thw warning that lately it's been all Gintama all the time 'round these parts ^^;)
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shayera
Nov. 22nd, 2010 12:21 pm (UTC)
♥!

I was hesitating on whether I should read this now or wait until you had posted all of it, but here I am. XD (also, naye mentioned that you might be thinking about doing a Gintama crossover with Doctor Who later and that would be all sorts of fantastic! ^__^)

I've never even read Gintama fic before, but this is such a perfect reflection of the series that it made me both laugh out loud and squee. The rosebush, the apparent randomness of the gift, Gintoki's JUMP, the things they want to do with the money...! XDD

And then Gintoki doesn't want to stay out all night searching for a time machine (that line is both LOL and AWW at the same time!), and it turns out they're okay, and of course Shinpachi gets turned into a toy when he's paralyzed, and then they stay up and worry about him... ^____^

You have a few more chapters posted. I'm off to read them now!
xparrot
Nov. 22nd, 2010 09:28 pm (UTC)
Hee, so glad you're enjoying it! ^_^

both LOL and AWW at the same time!

This is like 80% of my favorite stuff in Gintama (...okay, maybe 70%, but a lot) - so very glad it worked so in the fic. ^^

(and yeah, the Who x-over is such crack that I feel obliged to do it XD)
tyreling
Feb. 25th, 2011 04:20 am (UTC)
*laughs* This is so cracky and you really got the characterization right on. I can hear them spout the snark in my mind with their voices. XDD
xparrot
Feb. 25th, 2011 06:40 am (UTC)
Hee, thank you - hope you find the rest of the story as entertaining! ^_^
ch0copockii
Mar. 1st, 2011 12:32 am (UTC)
This is really well written! When it said 'novel length' I hesitated because I wasn't sure if I'd stick through it all; but it I read Whispers in the Rye on LJ (which is a considerable length as well) in about 4 days, I can read this.

Looking forward to reading the rest~
xparrot
Mar. 1st, 2011 02:10 am (UTC)
Hee, yeah, I didn't mean for it to get so epic - novel-length is kind of...insane for a Gintama fic of all things, but it just turned out that way, and I'm so glad you checked it out anyway. Hope you enjoy the rest of it ^__^
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