Alright, I have a fanfiction/fanart challenge for anyone brave enough to take it!
The theme is -drumroll please- The Reunion.
If you couldn't tell, I'm asking for art and fics centered around Clare and Raki's eventual reunion.
1. Genre can be anything, from humor to angst. Go wild.
2. As hard as it is to do with these two, please try to keep the pr0n to a minimum.
3. Any length is acceptable, drabble to multi-chapter.
4. The deadline for this is October 31.
I'll write a fanfic of your choice. I'll be posting my entry, which will not be counted, in a few days to give you an idea of my writing style. And if you don't like the way I write, we'll figure something else out.
Come try your hand and good luck!
Welcome <lj user="mirrorume">!
Please introduce yourself and tell us why you like the Clare/Raki pairing!
I know, I'm a bad community mod. :P
Hi! Allow me to introduce myself. Well, I usually go by Wolfie, but since that isn't relevant to my LJ name, you can just call me Tece. :D
So, I almost always make soundtracks for the couples I support and ClarexRaki is no exception. So, I present to you what I have so far, with my hare-brained explanations for my choices. What's very strange about this playlist is it's waaay more mainstream than my STs tend to be.
This isn't the final list and I need your suggestions!( Hey, kid, want some...muzak?Collapse )
You see that?! Only 9 songs! WEAK!
Think you could help me out here, guys, and suggest other songs?
I would totally be willing to repay with fic-requests.
Man, I just found out who the voice actor for Raki in Funimation's Claymore will be...if you care for that sort of thing.
Anyway, take a <a href=http://www.imdb.com/media/rm610635776/nm192055
>look-see</a>, his name's Todd Haberkorn! Damn, Clare sure is lucky. ;)
Oh by the way, Clare's voice actress will be Stephanie Young.
I totally forgot to say something about myself and why I like Clare/Raki...So I think I shall do that now.
Hi there, the name's Sandwich. ^^ I can't wait to get to know all you fellow Clare/Raki fans here! I'm into a few other animanga fandoms, including Vampire Knight, Loveless and Naruto. I write fics from time to time, and I'd like to eventually learn how to make graphics like icons and banners.
I've been into Claymore for a few months now; my Japanese pen pal got me into the series and from the first manga chapter I was hooked! :D I started to find interest in Clare/Raki pretty early on. I instantly thought Raki was the cutest thing ever, and his devotion to Clare amazing. ♥
As I get more and more into this series I find myself loving this pairing all the more. Even with the seven year time-skip, Raki is still searching for Clare with just as much hope and zealous as he did when he first got seperated from her... (I won't say much more about the time-skip, just in case there are people here who aren't caught up with the manga yet.)
Raki brings out the human side in Clare, a part of her that was gone for so long. They've been through a lot of the same misfortunes. Family killed by yoma; shunned and kicked out of their villages; connected to a Claymore who was cold and uncaring to them at first but later on they grew close to. Raki and Clare have a tight bond to one another, and I'm really excited to see their eventual reunion. I just hope Raki doens't turn into some all-powerful Gary-Stu and Clare a helpless damsel. But I doubt that's going to happen~~~♥
- Music:The Origin of Love - Hedwig And the Angry Inch
Aww, what the heck since this topic has grown over the past two days or so...
I've got the perfect song that describes Clare and Raki's relationship! It's called Fall For You by Secondhand Serenade, the artist's MySpace page is located <a href="http://www.myspace.com/secondhandserenade">here</a>.
The description of it also located at Wikipedia, basically says this: The song is about a boy and a girl who are broken up. The boy is despretely begging the girl to go back out with him. He trys to enchant her by telling her "A girl like you is impossible to find. You're impossible to find".
The other reason, my reason why I believe the words describe Clare and Raki's relationship so well, is one of the lyrics, here: Because tonight will be the night that I will fall for you (remember Clare parted ways with Raki at night, just before kissing him...of course you do ;))
This lyric too: Because a girl like you is impossible to find (Clare is a totally different girl to Raki, since she's half-human, half-yoma, but with a warm, loving heart) describes the relationship best.
And finally these lyrics: Don't make me change my mind
and: Or I won't live to see another day, can describe Raki's undying devotion to Clare, something that he truly wants to keeps in his heart.
This song would also perfectly describe their, hopeful reunion, just perfectly!
Come on everybody, give me your opinions here.
To everyone else, thanks for your choices in our previous posts!
I guess I'll take the lead here and kick off the "Tell Us About Yourself" call out.
What I love about Clare and Raki...
Even though she didn't want to Clare took him in, which proves she's not just a killing machine. Seeing Clare have a heart for Raki proves to be a powerful connection. I don't want to give away any of the manga because there might be people new to it that haven't read very far but basically - there's so much love there between the two. The way Clare loved Teresa.
Funny that gladiaria
mentioned "Apologize" as a song that reminds her of Clare and Raki. I did a writing exercise where you're suppose to take your favorite pairing (Clare and Raki - obvious!), open your winamp, put it on random and whatever song comes up you write a scene for your pairing that is influenced by the song (stop writing when the song is over). One of the songs that came up for me was the One Republic song, "Stop and Stare"... so that song reminds me of Clare and Raki now.
I wrote it for the time that Clare and Raki find one another again. Where they see one another but can hardly move. It makes me a little twitterpaited just thinking about it. :D
*Edit* Oh right, I forgot to say anything about myself! hahah I'm Scarfy. I write anime news and reviews for a website. I love manga specifically but not limited to Death Note, Claymore, Elfen Lied, Gantz and Naruto. I have a petite dog named Foofie Woofer. I spend my free time with my friends, Team Badger. I'm studying Japanese and have a couple of J-penpals helping me out. I love mermaids and... that's all I can think of! :D
I see a lot of people have joined this LJ community, well more than my raki_fans community! Anyway, ummm, anyone interested in giving a brief description of themselves and maybe give me reasons why you all love or like the Clare/Raki relationship?
By the way, the music that I'm listening to right now is Apologize by Timbaland and OneRepublic, which you can also see on the bottom of this message, the same song that got me heavily interested in their relationship (don't ask me why :P) and one of the 'reasons' why I applied for their fanlisting! ;)
And finally thanks a bunch for joining guys! :)
- Music:Apologize ~ Timbaland ft. OneRepublic
Hi and welcome to clare_raki, the Clare and Raki (Claymore) community!
Feel free to post pictures, fanfic and post just about anything pertaining to our favorite couple, Clare and Raki!
- Music:Fuhen ~ rin