|Qem (qem_chibati) wrote in gemini_gems,|
@ 2008-01-02 11:32:00
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[qemfic] The Go Board
TITLE: The Go Board
PAIRING: Goban/Sai forever! + Shusaku (Kuwabara Torajiro)
TL;DR. (This is almost at nine thousand words and the min was 1000)
Um. Death, but I think that one was obvious.
Request 2: Shusaku-era gen – how did the possession occur? Or, did Shusaku –really- let Sai play –all- the time, or did Sai 'forget' to mention his rebellious side? If neither options appeal, anything would do – there's so little from this time.
It's all a matter of push and pull.
Go has traditionally been a game of politics. Go players traditionally hate politics. These two statements are not incompatible. This may explain why Go players are traditionally crazy.
I strongly suspect for this I was inspired from a Lord of the Rings quote,
LoTR in your hikago? It's more likely than you think. about how a long life pulls at people in ways that fundamentally break them. But I've always thought that pressure can break a person just as well.
A large nod towards Sensis library (http://senseis.xmp.net/) which was used as research for this fic - and may have provided inspiration for some of the ideas long ago when researching other fics with discussions on there. :)
The Go Board
Human spirits can only stretch so far before they break. The older a spirit is, the more likely it has turned malignant - that is if it wasn't already to begin with. The souls that are least likely to move on are riddled with obsession and flaws after all.
Spirits from objects are more likely to stand against the tests of time, as they approach from a different perspective, but even then they are not immune. Spirits that have attachments to objects are also more likely to last - strengthened against spiritual attacks, less likely to change as the centuries go on - although it's the durability of that object they gain - if the object is destroyed, it is likely that the spirit will be too.
Ultimately it takes a rare and special type of light to purify a spirit yet allow it to remain in this world. The kind that is offered by the gods only rarely.