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Title: With Fistfuls of Glitter
Pairing/Group: KameDa
Rating: PG-13
Words: 6,168
Warnings: none
Notes: co-written with [livejournal.com profile] goldfreckled for the [livejournal.com profile] je_devilorangel fic exchange and originally posted here.
Summary: Ueda's life has always been full of hair-dye, glitter and Kame's smiles.

( Have you ever thrown a fist full of glitter in the air? )

 

I was both SUPER EXCITED and OMG NERVOUS when signing up for this exchange, but it was so much fun and ended up being worthwhile for several reasons which I will now bore you with because I am a rambler. :3

First off, working with Beth was a breeze. An awesome, refreshing, inspiring summer breeze kind of breeze. ♥ I mean, not that I expected collaborating with her would be difficult because Owlet is Owlet after all as well as a pushover :B but I'm still slightly surprised by how smoothly it all went. The only obstacles were our mutual procrastination and tendency to get distracted by Youtube vids in the name of ~research~ I was derailed for hours when watching chibi KameDa vids and the YnU PV. The surprise colour we received was orange and after going :S for a while, we came up with orange -> Uepi's hair -> KameDa. #brilliantminds #ingenious 

In general, this is how the SaraBeth collab went:

In which Owlet tries to skimp out on the word count~
Beth: so what year are we stopping at?
Me: LOL we're going all the way ofc
Beth: NOOO T___________T
Me: YES :|
Beth: ......ok ;_;

In which Owlet is a perve~
Me: I suck
Beth: ....
Me: AT WRITING. NO DIRTY JOKES
Beth: but I'm always thinking of dirty jokes 0=)
Me: DDD: *searches a synonym for suckiness*

In which Owlet tries to porn her way out of a writer's block~
Beth: can we just have them do it already
Me: DDDDDDD: NO SMUT IN OUR FIC  #MsPrude
Beth: BUT KAME IS CLEARLY ASKING FOR IT, THE VIXEN
Me: lol vixen - I, I mean NO. NO PORN.
Beth: BUT IT'S EASIER. AND POOR UEDA
Me: KAME IS A TEASE. KEEP HIM IN CHARACTER
Beth: ihu :(

On that note, dear flist, I confess that I was extremely amused seeing all your 'Will Sara write porn?' discussions. You guys are the worst detectives ever. XDD ♥ I'm a PG-13 writer with a RPF-smut-squick, y'all. #willneverporn #prudeclub XD

And that brings me to the next point: hdjalskjdlkasjd TEAM TURTLE ADDICTS WERE semi-SUCCESSFUL anons NINJAS!! :D :D #naruto We even managed to dupe Joo, which is pretty awesome considering she's familiar with both our writing styles (one day I will stop teasing you about this, Joo, but today is not that day ♥ #hinata). To be completely honest, Beth and I were thinking we'd be entirely too obvious, like blond-headed, orange clad ninjas lol. But we had a lot of you confused which, to me, is incredibly flattering.

If any of you have read our individual fics, you'll know that Beth and I have vastly different writing styles. To put it simply, I get wordy and use events to move the plot along whereas Beth uses dialogue has a more succinct grasp on her wording which I love and admire. And this was where the anxious excitement came in. On the one hand, the challenge this fic exchange revolves around is melding pieces from two writers into one, seamless and unified product. The fic should read as if it was written by one person, not two, which is difficult for people with unique styles. On the other hand, it's thrilling to challenge a new style, particularly one I'm fond of and YAY I GET TO WRITE WITH BETH. :D

Other than the ~fun timez~ with Beth, this fic exchange was worthwhile because I, for one, am super proud of our final product. I admit, I whined A LOT while writing it: I hate KameDa - why are they so hard to write omg?! ;o; This is the definition of suckiness. WHY DID WE DECIDE ON KAMEDA AGAIN?? I just spent two hours writing a 100 word scene. I'm a failure. T__T *coughs* BUT now that the struggle is all over, I gotta say: I LOVE OUR FIC SO MUCH DJKJSAKLDJLSKA *________* ♥ /yes I am flailing over my own fic /dodges bricks. When I read it now, I feel so accomplished because to me, it does read like one person wrote it. I tried so hard to match my writing to Beth's style except when I gave up somewhere near the end; you can pratically see me peeking through the sentences lol >.> and it looks like it worked because I know a couple flisters were thrown off the trail. I feel like I've overcome the challenge and my competitive streak is satisfied. :')

And even though it took me 4hrs to churn out a 200 word scene, I feel like my rusty writing skills have improved somehow. I've read the comments the fic received and ugh (in the best way fjlksjfd). *______* But, as much as they are touching and made me squee in pleasure, I have to say that my writing was only this good because I was trying to emulate a certain someone. ♥ #superowlet

And since I beat that certain someone in the word count category, I shall be receiving a 2K fic from her~ :B

To conclude my ramble, this exchange gave me: happy memories with a dear friend ♥, room to experiment with my own writing, certified ninja status and bragging rights :B, material to tease Joo with :D, the assurance that my writing isn't all too bad, a fondness for all things orange, a promise of a 2K fic and...

 


...SHINY BADGES!!!

Definitely worthwhile. *o*v

And YESYESYESYES! I have finally tackled the ultra mabushii pairing that is ~KameDa~ *throws confetti* :D :D :D So I've done Kame/Kame, AKame, KoKame, KameDa and NaKame. Now only one pairing remains before I complete the Kame/KT set... >)

 

Date: 2011-07-23 05:35 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] goldfreckled.livejournal.com
Have a heart: ♥

This heart shows you how much I love you.

Except it's kind of small

because LJ doesn't have enough space to display my love for you. #squish

You rock, Sara. :3

Date: 2011-07-23 05:37 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] goldfreckled.livejournal.com
On a less sappy note: KAME TOTALLY WANTED TO FUCK UEDA RIGHT THERE IN THE GYM. HOW COULD YOU KEEP THAT FROM HIM! XD #bricked

Date: 2011-07-24 03:26 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] scorch66.livejournal.com
UEDA GOT HIM IN THE END THO, THANKS TO YOU~ ♥

Date: 2011-07-24 03:25 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] scorch66.livejournal.com
*snatches the ♥ for safe keeping*

Can't decide if you're really cheesy or just super sappy... but I'm touched nevertheless. :') ♥ #izafanofcheesysap

Your icon rocks. *_____*v

Date: 2011-07-23 01:29 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] alienashi.livejournal.com
For an entry that is supposed to be just talking about how awesome beth is, I and my fail appear a ridiculous amount :|

Date: 2011-07-24 03:21 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] scorch66.livejournal.com
What can I say, Joo... you and your fail are just that awesome. ;D ♥

Date: 2011-08-02 02:05 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] becquinho.livejournal.com
BAM !!!

Owlet and Sara negotiations are so delightful X3 you should share them more often kekekekeke

never ever getting over Joo getting fooled by you girls~ since I read this fic and knew it was you girls before even bothering with anything else from DoA...this was my favorite fic from DoA btw :") ♥ so wonderful~ kekekeke

Date: 2012-01-15 06:14 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] scorch66.livejournal.com
BECS!!!

I can't believe I missed your comment hfsjkdk SO SORRY m(。≧Д≦。)m

You prob don't even remember this and are likely making a O.o face at your inbox but - THANK YOU SO MUCH ♥♥♥ You need to give Joo a lesson in sleuthing techniques XD *flicks your detective hat* ♥

Date: 2012-01-14 04:27 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] manatsu-no-yume.livejournal.com
because I don't wanna comment on a journal idk and even risk not having you read my comment....>.>

So...


- Ueda doesn't really believe in faeries, but he thinks the beaming smile Kamenashi sends his way is kind of magical.
- A thin stream of blood dribbles from his nose and down to his chin where it mixes with his tears and turns pink. A sakura petal.
- Ueda supposes he should be feeling mortified; he doesn't feel anything. His eyes lock with Kamenashi's through the mirror, Kamenashi's lips frozen in a silent 'o' - a vacuum sucking in all the oxygen left in the washroom - before they clamp together, thin and white. Accusations hang in the air like invisible ornaments. Ueda has nothing to say and there's a suffocating pause before Kamenashi turns and shoves past Akanishi, and out into wherever.
"Um... sorry," Akanishi says into the silence, looking stricken and out of place, too big for the tiny room, and Ueda has nothing to say to him either. Akanishi rushes off soon enough and it's only when the wooden door slams shut behind him that Ueda realizes that the faucet is still on, a steady flow of water washing away the grime.
Ueda stares at the rusty handle, flecks of coppery orange mottling the silver, and can only see the dark bruise forming on Kamenashi's face.
At least Kamenashi won't be calling him leader anytime soon (or ever), he thinks and chokes on his laugh.
Ueda turns off the tap.
- once the tears have started, they just won't stop, like a tap left turned on and forgotten.
- his tears darkening the usually bright shade of orange and he looks so young like that, so small and vulnerable; it's upsetting.
Ueda can't look at Kamenashi the next day, even though Kamenashi's hair is vibrant and shimmering in the sunlight and his smile is wide.
- I sounds like an echo: he really has told them all along. It's just easier to listen without the pain of betrayal clogging their ears.
- Kame's reflection shrugs. "You have a weak bladder?"
- Under the white washroom lights, they look sewn together by strands of gold. Hopelessly entangled.
- Words aren't really necessary though, not when he can feel his heart singing back.
- Kame's hair is the colour of molten copper, easy and fluid like dancing flames
- Like butterflies in his stomach. Faerie wings.
- He freezes when Junno grins at him across the table, his stupid squinty eyes trying to insinuate something.
Ueda frowns - but leaves his hand buried in Kame's hair.
"I love everyone except Taguchi," he says.
"Aw, don't be so mean, Uepomu. I love everyone! Including Taguchi. Especially Taguchi."
- Ueda scrambles to keep Kame from launching up into the air like a rocket fueled by the after effects of a concert high. It's kind of hard though, considering that Kame's just busted his ear with his insane tribal call.
"We're in a hotel! Indoor voices! Indoor voices!" Nakamaru hisses. On the other end of the hallway, Koki erupts into an ear-splitting rendition of Peacefuldays.
- "Dye your hair pink, then," Ueda snaps and the topic ends there.
In KAT-TUN, hair really is a delicate subject matter.
- "It's their favourite," he whispers and feels that magical smile bloom against his lips, this time entirely tangible.
- All he can taste is alcohol, but all he can think of is sitting underneath the window of their old practice room with glittery hands and eating a half-peeled orange warmed by the sunlight - a gift from the boy who believed in him.
The kiss is all alcohol, but the aftertaste is entirely tangy.
- It's oddly intimate to sit shirtless in Kame's bathroom and let Kame dye his hair, even though they've been far closer than that.
- The room looks blurry without Ueda's glasses and maybe it's just the sensation of Kame breathing softly against his neck, but with the room dipped in sunlight like that, the air seems to be glittering.

I remember I had guessed this was your fic from the title back then :) Could you also tell me which of these phrases were yours? :)

This fic was really beautiful :) ♥♥♥ Congratulations for writing it!

Date: 2012-01-15 06:07 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] scorch66.livejournal.com
I'm a creeper who's tracking the other post so I would have read it anyway hfsjdk #rolls #shameless

YOU GUESSED THIS FROM THE TITLE?! wow, you're good *__* even though it was my partner-in-crime who came up with it lol I don't mind, but it'll be easier if I just point out the ones that weren't mine since, even though we wrote this in parts, I turned out to be the rambler once again ^^; *skims over fic*:
-- his tears darkening the usually bright shade of orange and he looks so young like that, so small and vulnerable; it's upsetting.
Ueda can't look at Kamenashi the next day, even though Kamenashi's hair is vibrant and shimmering in the sunlight and his smile is wide.
- I sounds like an echo: he really has told them all along. It's just easier to listen without the pain of betrayal clogging their ears.
- It's oddly intimate to sit shirtless in Kame's bathroom and let Kame dye his hair, even though they've been far closer than that.
- The room looks blurry without Ueda's glasses and maybe it's just the sensation of Kame breathing softly against his neck, but with the room dipped in sunlight like that, the air seems to be glittering.
^ those are Beth's ;) ♥

Yay!!! I'm so thrilled you read this because it is a personal favourite and a fic I'm really proud of. I wanted to share it with you. *hugs* ♥♥♥

PS. I know you're not into KT fics atm (or maybe you are? you read so much, my heart actually went doki-doki when I saw your comments in my inbox hfdsjk /♥♥♥) but you were listening to RfY and hfsjdk this (http://subtlyfreckled.livejournal.com/15985.html) is a must read. It's light on the shipping and it's slightly dark and you will love it. Trust me. ♥

Date: 2012-01-15 09:56 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] manatsu-no-yume.livejournal.com
Yeah well, idk why. maybe i read the intro too, and the pairing? I don't remember, but I know I guessed your fic and other pair's fic too :D

Waaah hihihihi I liked so many of your sentences, I didn't expect that :D:D:D /no offense to [livejournal.com profile] goldfreckled, I remember she's good from reading some of her fics, but since I'm biased towards you, friend, I'm happier I liked so much of your stuff #bricked #shot #maimed #shhdonttellher #causeiknowyougloat-.-

Really? It was really beautiful, you outdid yourself, in a way. Idk if it was your partner's influence but you guys did a great job :)

(nope, I just skimmed over your masterpost and ideky i started reading actually I know why, I felt like starting with the shortfics/drabbles, what idk is why i read the long fics O.o #addiction? lol sorry for giving false hopes x.x) I'll keep that rec in mind (aasdfafdas why are fics so long, really #laziest lol) :D

♥♥♥
Edited Date: 2012-01-15 10:03 am (UTC)

Date: 2012-01-16 12:19 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] scorch66.livejournal.com
Beth is the one who wrote the intro. XD Let's just say it was our ~kizuna~ that lead you to me. :B ♥

fhsjkhfkjds that was a fluke considering I wrote 3/4 of this fic rambler 4 lyfe YOU AND YOUR BIAS ♥ #youcalledmefriend #smugface #kekeke o^___^o she's tracking this post btw XD

YAY! I'm glad you noticed! 8D ♥ It was totally Beth's influence. I had to rein in my descriptions to match the compact way she writes and I think that's why it came out so well; the emotions were much more concentrated imo.

(no worries, bb XD I was kinda O__o when I saw your reading spree. I srsly don't know how you managed that. hfsjkd addiction, that is such a huge compliment in a way *_* ♥♥♥) omg dying at you calling Beth's fic long if she read that, she'd prob laugh at my face T_T since I have to practically force her to write anything longer than 2K. It's one of the best fics I've read though and I know you won't be disappointed if you ever give it a read. ;Dv

love you ♥

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