Lotus by the_mc_garage

Challenge #82 : Infringement Notices

Hello! To kick-start the Saiyuki timed writing comm, red_squared has suggested a number of excellent prompts.

Since it's been so long since we've enjoyed timed writing, I will just remind everyone that the concept is to put together a Saiyuki-themed drabble, ficlet, poem, complete sentence or phrase inspired by the prompt within the allotted time — more or less. If you find yourself compelled to keep writing because the idea is just that good, that's fine. If you feel that the paragraph or novelette is not up to your usual standards, that's also fine. The whole process is about liberating muses.

So, if you're itching to explore how Sharak came across those scars, or what would happen if Jipu decided to turn veggan, or if Nii intends to return to Houtou, here's the place.


'infringement notices' (frex, for traffic violations, discharging a firearm without authorization, smoking in a no-smoking area, etc.)

1 hour

Good luck!
Lotus by the_mc_garage

Hello to new members ...


There has been a resurgence of interest in Saiyuki Time, lately, with legitimate fans of Saiyuki joining up. For awhile, the only request for membership messages that showed up in my inbox were for spammers, so this is a nice change.

Welcome, newcomers. The community has been quiet, but don't let that discourage you. Feel free to scroll through back-entries and enjoy. Or take any of the past challenges and write your own contributions.

Cho Hakkai Youkkai by teltarma

Challenge #79: Mind Games

"If a person falls freely, he will not feel his own weight."
Einstein; Kyoto Address, December, 1922.

This week's challenge is Mind Games.

These could be the things which the various characters use to fool each other, or themselves: Hakkai's wholesomeness, Sanzo's moral conviction, Kanzeon's insouciance, Ukoku's lack of attachment — to throw out a few ideas.

See what comes up in 30 minutes!
saiyuki: kanzeon peaches

Shakespeare Is An Idiot (Challenge #76, Sonnet, Sanzo/Goku, R)

Title: Shakespeare Is An Idiot
Author: lawless523 
Pairing: Sanzo/Goku
Rating/Warnings: R for language, sexual content, and bad grammar
Word Count: ~450 words
A/N: Instead of writing a sonnet, I chose to write about Goku's reaction to the sonnet quoted in the challenge. His reaction is shaped by his experiences, which is why there's a pairing in the heading rather than his name alone. Time allotted: 90 minutes. Time taken: 50 minutes, including 10 to look over other sonnets and decide on this one and 5-10 minutes of review and editing.

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hakkai - intelligence

Home (Challenge #76, Sonnet; Hakkai POV; PG-13)

Title: Home
Author: opalmatrix
Warnings: mentions of blood and incest
Pairing(s): Hakkai/Kanan, Hakkai/Gojyo
Spoilers: Hakkai's backstory
Notes: written for saiyuki_time, Challenge #76, Sonnet;; time allowed: 90 minutes; time taken: errrrh, I totally lost track ... somewhere between 60 and 120 minutes, I guess. I'm not completely happy with it - a couple of the lines are pretty twee - but hey. at least it's a sonnet.
Summary: n/a, really

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rain, sad

For challenge #75: "Four Noble Truths"

Title: Four Noble Truths
Author: rasphigi
Warnings: Language, violence (mentioned in passing). No real spoilers, though I assume a familiarity with the manga up to Reload 8 or so. Kinda dark... Also there may be a hint of 585, if you tilt your head and squint.
Word count: 984
Notes: For challenge #75, "3/4". Time allowed: 75 mins. Time taken: approximately that, plus some extra for a cursory read-through and edit.
Structured with exceeding looseness around the Four Noble Truths of Buddhism, which I don't claim to understand or to have interpreted correctly (warning: fic powered by Wikipedia/Google "research"). Using the Noble Truths as a sort of jumping-off point only. I really hope I don't offend anyone's Buddhist sensibilities with my ignorance...
I didn't really intend each section to be from the same point in time of the manga -- Hakkai is probably pre-Journey (at least pre-Yisou), Gojyo is probably in the aftermath of the fight in Reload 7, Goku is somewhere post-oasis incident. Not really clear from the way it's written, sorry to say, but there you go.
Concrit, as ever, is adored and appreciated. Thanks for reading .... :)

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Challenge 74: "Mono no Aware", PG-13, ikkou

Title: Mono no Aware
Author: samsarapine
Rating: PG-13
Pairing: Gojyo/Hakkai; not explicit
Warnings/Spoilers: Gojyo's mildly carnal thoughts.
Summary: Goku mourns a lost potsticker. Gojyo creates a haiku. Hakkai drinks sake. Sanzo shoots his gun.
Notes: Written for saiyuki_time challenge: 74 (cherry blossom). Time allowed: 65 minutes. Time taken: 54 minutes, including a hasty edit. Concrit very welcome.

Mono no Aware