missitar and harumi and I have been discussing the ups and downs of blind_go. I will put my rambling about challenge format and ideal challenge lengths behind the cut to spare the rest of you.( Read more...Collapse )
which brings me to the idea of creating a Big Bang-like comm for Hikago. Positives: it would require people to actually deal with the end of the manga, which, as dorrie6 just posted about, leaves much to be dealt with. Plus, it would get people writing again, and not just waiting around for Blind Go number 4.
I actually think doing a Big Bang-type thing for Akira/Hikaru would be a *great* idea, because there is so much to work with based on the direct end of the series (manga canon) that fandom hasn't yet explored). Now that i've had the idea, i'm seriously thinking about it.
However, a novella-length challenge it would require people to work on one fic for at least 6 months, and that might just make fandom stall *even further*. I think if anything Hikago fandom needs to focus more on being spontaneous. I feel like sometimes we kind of lumber along without really going anywhere, haha. And as much time as fandom has had, I still feel like none of us (self included) have ever really delved deeply into the mythical aspects and the ongoing character development concerns the manga leaves us with.
Which brings me to the end of the manga. Which I am now going to talk about excessively, in response to Dorrie's post.
Dorrie basically felt (probably because I always build the end of the manga up so much) that the end was a let-down. She felt that it moved away from the focal point of the series up to then, which had been Akira and Hikaru's intense rivalry.
Personally, I don't think that the Akira/Hikaru is diminished in any way by the final arc. In fact, for me the pivotal Akira/Hikaru scene is actually the final scene in the manga.
I'm not objective about this, at all.( Excessive meta analysis, manga scans and spoilers follow. And and if you click on this link before you have read to the end of the manga I will WEAR you as a HAT.Collapse )