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Saturday, April 21st, 2018

Subject:Twelve Kingdoms Fans!!!
Posted by:kinky_carter.
Time:10:28 pm.
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Friday, July 5th, 2013

Subject:49 icons
Posted by:glass_sylph.
Time:3:08 pm.

over here at karlsefni
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Tuesday, June 18th, 2013

Subject:67 icons
Posted by:glass_sylph.
Time:1:52 pm.

over here at karlsefni
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Saturday, March 9th, 2013

Subject:New Twelve Kingdoms short story collection coming July
Posted by:kaeyko.
Time:5:37 pm.
So, once again, I can't read this, but apparently, there's a big announcement for the Twelve Kingdoms series come July 1, this year.


It looks like it's going to be a new book of short stories, according to this post (scroll to the bottom, it's the last entry) on the Anime News Network.

From what I can glean, it's going to include "Hisho no Tori" and "Rakusho no Goku", along with two other (new?) stories. I wonder if the "Hyohaku" short story will be one of them?
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Saturday, February 23rd, 2013

Subject:Ongoing Tonan no Tsubasa translation
Posted by:kaeyko.
Time:12:28 am.
I'm hoping this will be something of great interest, for those who aren't already aware.

Eugene Woodbury is translating Tonan no Tsubasa under the title "The Wings of Dreams". The owner of the Ranka - Twelve Kingdoms fansite had also been translating the book infrequently over here.

Eugene Woodbury's translation is available HERE. He updates with about one chapter every Thursday (this week, he's just gotten one chapter past the point where the owner of Ranka stopped updating).

Happy reading everyone!
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Sunday, February 17th, 2013

Subject:Selling 12 kingdoms Skies of Dawn
Posted by:bldl.
Time:6:03 pm.

I'm selling my English copy of 12 kingdoms Skies of Dawn. More .
18 12k
I also have Shadow of the Moon, The Sea of Shadow (but currently not at hand) and copies of 2 Japanese prints as well (several volumes) if interested let me know and I'll give you a detailed list.
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Wednesday, December 26th, 2012

Subject:Moar fic!
Posted by:nightheartchan.
Time:2:28 pm.
I know I'm already in the middle of posting chapters for The Path of Sorrows the Dragon Throne (which by the way is almost to the end of the first book and about that start on the second book) but I thought I'd announce on this forum the fact that I'm posting a new fic that has nothing to do with TPoSTDT. It's called The Convenient Queen, and I did a lot more research before I started writing it in an effort to keep it to as close a canon feel as possible. It focuses on the politics and the feel of living in the world of the Twelve Kingdoms, and what it might be like to try to hold Tai together with a king off the throne. I tried to keep it as close as possible to the tone of the novels and short stories while still keeping it an interesting read. The summary is as follows

The kingdom of Tai teeters on a knife-edge, balanced between civil war and a very fragile peace. General Asen was defeated but his legacy remains; the Province Lords of the North resist the fragile Royal Authority of a moonlight court led by the Taiho and the Royal Consort, who prop up the throne in the absence of Tai's rightful ruler Gyousou Saku (who is held in spelled slumber) for the last fifty years. It is at the eleventh hour that King Gyousou awakens and the armies of the northern shuukou, led by Asen, prepare to launch an attack on the Palace. The restoration of Royal Authority by the King, the Taiho, and the Royal Consort may be Tai's last, best hope for peace.

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Tuesday, November 27th, 2012

Subject:doujinshi for sale
Posted by:obviouslygeeky.
Time:1:06 am.
Hi for anyone interested I'm selling the doujinshi pictured below, please see my sales page for details :)

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Saturday, November 3rd, 2012

Subject:Fandom helps!
Posted by:tucuxi.
Time:2:52 pm.
fandomaid has put together an effort to fundraise for victims of Hurricane Sandy.

Why am I posting this here? Because I'm offering to write Twelve Kingdoms fic.   I'll write fic featuring any characters featured in media that are available translated into English.

I've put up an auction offer for a fic up to 10,000 words. Highest bidder gets to tell me what to write!
If you're less patient, I've also put up a buy-it-now offer for ficlets of 100-1,000 words. First ten commenters get ficlets.

Hope everyone has a great weekend, and my best wishes to anyone affected by Hurricane Sandy.
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Monday, October 8th, 2012

Posted by:dogmatix_san.
Time:9:33 pm.
Questions for those better read than I. XD;;;;

Spoiler-ish questionsCollapse )
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Friday, August 24th, 2012

Subject:New Japanese editions of the Twelve Kingdoms novels
Posted by:kaeyko.
Time:5:40 pm.
It looks like new editions of the novels are being published in Japan. Or at least The Demonic Child and Shadow of the Moon, the Sea of Shadow. Maybe someone more fluent in Japanese could check it out?

Here's the publisher's site: http://www.shinchosha.co.jp/12kokuki/

The new novels appear to have some new illustrations (See here for example: http://www.shinchosha.co.jp/12kokuki/log/)
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Wednesday, August 15th, 2012

Subject:Juuni Kokki BGM used in Amazing Race Australia
Posted by:midspace.
Time:9:33 pm.
Just finished watching the final episode of The Amazing Race Australia (season 2), and noticed they played a short piece out of track 12 from the OST, Souen-Shinjitsu no saya.
Team members were still in China and heading for the final task, before heading back to Australia.
Very surprising to catch is, though from memory, most of the music was performed by the Beijing Symphony Orcastra.
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Tuesday, June 19th, 2012

Subject:Pimpin' a fic!
Posted by:nightheartchan.
Time:7:27 pm.
Mood: ecstatic.
Found a really good one! Has great characterization and the premise is really good, I think it's a must read. here's the link.

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Tuesday, May 29th, 2012

Subject:Get on with it!
Posted by:nightheartchan.
Time:8:44 pm.
Mood: nerdy.
The Path of Sorrows, The Dragon Throne: Chapter 3

Author: Nightheart

Rating: PG-15

Characters: Taiki/Kaname Takasoto, Yuka Sugimoto, Gyousou Saku.

Summary:Seeking to forget makes exile all the longer, the secret to redemption lies in remembrance. For Yuka and Taiki the way forward lies in going back, and only the path of sorrows will lead them to a new hope.

Spoilers to the end of the anime. Anime-verse Twelve Kingdoms.

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Posted by:silverfyshxin.
Time:10:14 pm.
(crossposted from tumblr)

I’ve been at a children’s writers and illustrators conference for the past two days, and I had the chance to attend some fantastic panels. At one of them, a representative from an established US publisher mentioned being open to hearing about children’s lit in translation. I’m not a translator and I don’t read Japanese, but I figured why not mention the Twelve Kingdoms to her?

She gave me her card and asked me to send her some links, and she mentioned sending it on to a friend if she couldn’t do something with it. I have no idea how the publishing rights would work, since Tokyopop is no more, but hopefully this might see some interest in the books. Nothing might come of it, but maybe something might?

So my question is, does anyone have any links they think might be good to include in an email pitching the Twelve Kingdoms? Or stuff that they wouldn’t include? Thoughts or reservations? I’m aiming to email her next week so it doesn’t look like I’m bugging/stalking her.
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Wednesday, April 25th, 2012

Subject:another another!
Posted by:nightheartchan.
Time:9:24 pm.
Mood: morose.
The Path of Sorrows, The Dragon Throne, chapter two

sadly, not much interest in this it seems... that's alright, I've already resigned myself to the idea that this will probably be the least popular fic I'll ever post. Anyway, here's chapter two, I hope it piques some interest.

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Friday, April 20th, 2012

Subject:drum-roll please....
Posted by:nightheartchan.
Time:9:41 pm.
Mood: enthralled.
Here it is! The first Chapter in The Path of Sorrows, The Dragon Throne. Grab a Snickers, we've a long road ahead of us.

Title: The Path of Sorrows, The Dragon Throne
Author: Nightheart
Characters: Yuka Sugimoto, Kaname Takasoto/Taiki, Gyousou Saku, et al.
Genre: Adventure, fantasy.
Spoilers: Animeverse, through the wretched cliffhanger ending of the series in which they never told us what happened next to Taiki.
Summary: Yuka Sugimoto thought her adventures in the other world were over once Keiki had brought her home. The discovery of Taiki and his situation and the subsequent friendship that developed makes it clear that neither of their stories is over yet. After all, Yuka has never been a passive sort. Together they might just find what they're looking for... they might just find redemption.


Authors Note: Huge shout-out to K. R. for the beta!
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Tuesday, April 10th, 2012

Posted by:zabuza_sama26.
Time:8:59 pm.
Icon bases:
♛ [ 49 ] + anima
♛ [ 30 ] 12 kingdoms / juuni kokki
♛ [ 10 ] air tv
♛ [ 11 ] misc.
♛ [ 12 ] naruto
♛ [ 07 ] ouran high school host club
♛ [ 54 ] vampire knight
♛ [ 16 ] zombie loan

total ♛ [ 189 ]

Garage Sale Trash @ natsusuki
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Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012

Posted by:nightheartchan.
Time:9:32 pm.
Mood: ecstatic.
At last... at long last... I finally have it. The perfect title.

I had always vaguely planned on aping the format used by the author of the original novels (though I warn you all, that this follows the anime version of 12K for obvious reasons) where the different "books" (or segments in the anime) had different titles connected together. I knew I was going to call the second book "The Dragon Throne" but try as I might I could not come up with the perfect title for the first book, ergo, even though its pretty much ready for posting, I never got it posted because I needed something to call it and because of my perfectionist nature it couldn't be just any old something, I had to make it cool and resonant. And fitting. I'm babbling, can you tell I'm excited? So, this monster is...

The Path of Sorrows, The Dragon Throne.

Book one is the Path of Sorrows and book two is the Dragon Throne. Look forward to it please!
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Sunday, January 15th, 2012

Subject:12K fic: True is His Name | Taiki & Risai | PG-13
Posted by:evitably.
Time:10:16 pm.
Title: True is His Name
Rating: PG-13
Spoilers: Book canon - set directly after "The Shore at Twilight, The Sky at Daybreak".
Wordcount: ~1.2k
Genre: Angst, gen.
Characters/pairings: Taiki (Takasato Kaname), Risai, Gyousou.
Contents/warnings/kinks: Violence.
Beta'd by: elfwreck
A/N: Written for pengiesama as part of Yuletide Madness.
Disclaimer: 12K and its characters do not belong to me.

Summary: Taiki and Risai search for Gyousou.

When we reach Tai, you shouldn't call me Taiki.
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