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Yes, you read correctly - it is done! \o/ (*wild cheers from everyone on the flist who's patiently waiting for me to get out of crack!Edo and back to anything else* Eheh, sorry? ^^;) Those who have been reading, hope y'all enjoy!

Gintama: Pandemonium, 20/20 {3,110 words}
gen; PG-13; Yorozuya, the Shinsengumi, plus Zura and most of the rest of the cast

Chapter 20: All's not always well that ends; but at least everything does, eventually.

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\o/

Congratulations to anyone who made it all the way here to the end! And my greatest thanks to everyone who's left comments or recced or bookmarked this story. This is, to my knowledge, the longest Gintama fic online, as well as the longest story I've personally written in years; when I started it I wasn't sure if anyone would read it except for me, so it makes it all worthwhile to know I'm not alone in loving these cracked-out characters in their cracked-out world. I can only hope I did them justice!
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On the epilogue - one more chapter to go and then this marathon is DOOOO~ONE! (and then there will be more Gintama fic, at least a couple of one-shot oddities, because I love this dang series more than I really should :P)

Gintama: Pandemonium, 19/20 {5,222 words}
gen; PG-13; Yorozuya, the Shinsengumi, plus Zura and most of the rest of the cast

Chapter 19: Like I've been saying, don't count your chickens before they're hatched. Or your royalty, for that matter.

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Almost there - a few loose ends to tie up, and then it's done. Yow...!

(Also, I, um, had a lousy day, so...if you are enjoying this thing, and you feel like leaving a comment about it, that would really make my day. More than usual, even.)(yes, getting comments on my fic totally validates me, what's your point? >.>)

Gintama: Pandemonium, 18/? {5,956 words}
gen; PG-13; Yorozuya, the Shinsengumi, plus Zura and most of the rest of the cast

Chapter 18: Lost things are always in the last place you look for them.

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[livejournal.com profile] gnine did a lovely illustration for this chapter for my birthday, but I wouldn't let her post it until I'd finally posted this - go check it out! (if you're reading the fic, read this chapter first; otherwise go now and tell her how cute it is!)
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The first draft of this fic is finally finished! So it should be smooth posting from here to the end. Provided I don't get distracted by making another AMV...but for now, here's the next chapter, and about three to go.

(For completing the epilogue I rewarded myself by watching the last 2 eps of Gintama, which I hadn't seen. OMGWTFBBQ ^^;;; I love how there is NO POSSIBLE WAY to predict how any given plot is going to turn out. From Santa Claus to schoolgirl shoujo...with cockroaches...Sorachi-sensei, you are a depraved individual and I <3 you forever. April cannot come soon enough. Need mooooore!)

Gintama: Pandemonium, 17/? {3,691 words}
gen; PG-13; Yorozuya, the Shinsengumi, plus Zura and most of the rest of the cast

Chapter 17: Never trust a talking sword.

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Ack, I got a bit distracted - by Gintama, ironically enough, and the fruits of that I'll be imposing on y'all soon, but for now there's more of this - well into the climax, the end is nigh(ish, because you know how I like to draw out my epilogues.)

Gintama: Pandemonium, 16/? {2,671 words}
gen; PG-13; Yorozuya, the Shinsengumi, plus Zura and most of the rest of the cast

Chapter 16: Polar bears and pandas will protect their cubs as well as mama grizzlies

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Entering the climax! Or we're at the climax - can a climax be several chapters long? At any rate, yeah, the pot's just about boiling, time to put the pasta in...

Mmm...pasta...

Speaking of mmm, if you haven't seen it, the latest OP for Yorinuki Gintama-san (the special edition reruns) is in the "Donten" style of dead-serious badassery. Mmm! And while you're at it don't miss the preview for the coming season (Kabuki-chou arc~~~!)(Yes, I am the worst Gintama fan ever, what's your point?)

Gintama: Pandemonium, 15/? 3,876 words}
gen; PG-13; Yorozuya, the Shinsengumi, plus Zura and most of the rest of the cast

Chapter 15: Justice comes before revenge, unless someone has rearranged the pages of your dictionary.

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[...Yes, this post used to have comments. Somehow I managed to delete the entire post while trying to upload chapter 15. Siiiigh...]

...I really need to get back to writing, rather than just editing; the draft of this story still isn't quiiiite done... ^^;;; orz

Gintama: Pandemonium, 14/? 2,006 words}
gen; PG-13; Yorozuya, the Shinsengumi, plus Zura and most of the rest of the cast

Chapter 14: Tying a tourniquet around a snakebite can do more harm than the snake's venom itself.

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Thursday the 13th - ah, this fic is full of the auspicious omens!

Gintama: Pandemonium, 13/? 2,854 words}
gen; PG-13; Yorozuya, the Shinsengumi, plus Zura and most of the rest of the cast

Chapter 13: Even if you don't live in a glass house, throwing stones indoors is still a bad idea.

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The Word doc for this fic, when I transferred it from my laptop, was 666K. Oddly appropriate, mayhaps? (In case you were wondering - yes, half the reason I wrote this story is because we don't get nearly enough Shiroyasha...)

Gintama: Pandemonium, 12/? {3,868 words}
gen; PG-13; Yorozuya, the Shinsengumi, plus Zura and most of the rest of the cast

Chapter 12: Stand up for what you believe in, and stand by who you believe in.

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Ack, all I need for Xmas is better time-management skills! But I finally finished my Yuletide story (first draft, anyway) and it's even about the size I projected, which is a first - usually my stories end up about twice as long as I expect them to be. Case in point, I figured "Pandemonium" would be over by 40K words. Um, yeah...

Gintama: Pandemonium, 11/? {2,168 words}
gen; PG-13; Yorozuya, the Shinsengumi, plus Zura and most of the rest of the cast

Chapter 11: Only point a gun at the things you intend to shoot.

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The next chapters may be a bit delayed, what with holiday hassles fast encroaching (not to mention Yuletide fic still due ^^;) but meanwhile here's a longer chapter to make up for it. A long chapter of aaaaangst. Also swords. Mmmm... (Sorry, Gin-san, but it's hardly my fault you're 超格好いい~ under the right circumstances...)

Gintama: Pandemonium, 10/? {4,825 words}
gen; PG-13; Yorozuya, the Shinsengumi, plus Zura and most of the rest of the cast

Chapter 10: Why would ghosts need feet?

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Will revel in the Gintama anime's return in another post (\o/!) - for now, more fic~!

Gintama: Pandemonium, 9/? {1,807 words}
gen; PG-13; Yorozuya, the Shinsengumi, plus Zura and most of the rest of the cast

Chapter 9: The smell of rain and the smell of blood are both difficult to forget.

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It continues! Fair warning - from about here on out, DOES's "Donten" was playing as my mental soundtrack as I wrote...

Gintama: Pandemonium, 8/? {2,509 words}
gen; PG-13; Yorozuya, the Shinsengumi, plus Zura and most of the rest of the cast

Chapter 8: It's rude to enter without knocking first.

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I blame any OOC here on Zura: while the other chars are reluctant to get serious, Katsura gleefully seizes the opportunity - give him a dramatic inch and he'll take an epic mile. And I let him get away with it because I'm rather more fond of him than I really ought to be. (Honestly, Zura might be my favorite Ishida Akira character...!)

Gintama: Pandemonium, 7/? {3,640 words}
gen; PG-13; Yorozuya, the Shinsengumi, plus Zura and most of the rest of the cast

Chapter 7: Chocolate can't make everything better, but it definitely helps.

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Thanksgiving delayed me, so this chapter's a bit longer to make up for it! Aww, Gin-san, I'm sorry...you're (just barely) my favorite, and that never bodes well for any char...

Gintama: Pandemonium, 6/? {4,807 words}
gen; PG-13; Yorozuya, the Shinsengumi, plus Zura and most of the rest of the cast

Chapter 6: Family arguments often happen at the dinner table.

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We had a snowstorm! ...well, okay, back in Massachusetts it barely would've counted as more than flurries. But for Seattle 3 inches is practically a blizzard. After last year's snow-less winter it was a surprise - a happy one, mostly, as I kind of miss snow, though it's making holiday preparations a bit trickier.

Speaking of snow - no, wait, there's no logical segue here. Oh well, it's Gintama, who needs logic! Have a new chapter instead! The story's starting to change gears now...just got to do it smoothly enough that the chars don't notice they're suddenly in a whole new genre...

Gintama: Pandemonium, 5/? {2,596 words}
gen; PG-13; Yorozuya, the Shinsengumi, along with Zura and most of the rest of the cast

Chapter 5: The fourth wall is Time. Or is that the fourth dimension...?

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Gintama: Pandemonium, 4/? {4,478 words}
gen; PG-13; Yorozuya, the Shinsengumi, along with Zura and most of the rest of the cast
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.

Chapter 4: Indigestion can cause bad dreams, but so can a lot of other things.

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Took a nap today, dreamed I was watching a new ep of Gintama. Rather annoying to wake up and realize I couldn't just go watch the end!

Ff.net seems to have crashed? No matter - boldly I soldier onward! Zura makes his first appearance, and the plot slowly thickens, though it needs a bit more heat and stirring to congeal...

Gintama: Pandemonium, 3/? {4,478 words}
gen; PG-13; Yorozuya, the Shinsengumi, along with Zura and most of the rest of the cast

Chapter 3: Counting people is somewhat different from counting on people, especially in Japanese.

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Though I still haven't watched the final 2 episodes, I was flipping through the later manga, and oh man they need to bring back the anime~. Dying to see (and hear!) the utter crack of the 2-years-later arc, and neeeeed the Kabuki-chou arc (which has a couple conversations that resonate with scenes later in this fic, in fact, which is either yay, characterization win; or oops, unintentional plagiarism? ^^;)

Speaking of which, am forging ahead - here's part 2, and the Shinsengumi make an appearance (minor players now, but in the second half they kind of take over a bit...) Big huge thanks to anyone who's commented (and to [livejournal.com profile] naye for her incredibly flattering rec!) - it starts out on the slow side, but I swear it picks up ^^;

Gintama: Pandemonium, 2/? {2,859 words}
gen; PG-13; Yorozuya, the Shinsengumi (Zura and most of the rest of the cast show up eventually)

"No member of Yorozuya Gin-chan had passed out yet, but it was only a matter of time... "

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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 [livejournal.com profile] naye, [livejournal.com profile] gnine, and [livejournal.com profile] 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.

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