Shine or Die 1/120

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Thus begins the epic Shine crossover with Read or Die, cowritten by Prof. Xuanwu of Okashina Okashi. [deedily deedily deedily…] There are millions of books in existence, with over 140,000 new ones each year. They are joined by hundreds of movies and countless television programs. Plays, OVAs, and manga; lies and anecdotes; and, yes, comic… Continue reading Shine or Die 1/120

Shine or Die 2/120

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London England 8:53 AM [ZZZZZZZZZ] [BANG BANG BANG] Nenene {Japanese}: {Yomiko-san!} {You aren’t even out of bed yet?} {What are you thinking? You’re going to make us late!} Yomiko: {Ahh! I’m sorry, sensei!}

Shine or Die 3/120

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Nenene Sumiregawa, age 19. Author of four books, most recently The Golden Study, an instant hit in Great Britain. Nenene: {Up. Now.} Debut novel, Kimi wa Boku o Shitteru (British edition title, Your Heart Knows Mine) published at age 13. Yomiko: {Sensei, please–} Nenene: {No time for modesty. I’ll get your clothes.} Occasional kidnap target… Continue reading Shine or Die 3/120

Shine or Die 4/120

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Yomiko: {Sensei, you shouldn’t worry. You can afford to be a bit late.} Nenene: {Don’t be selfish, Yomiko-san. I can’t keep my British fans waiting just for you. And, come on, call me Nenene.} Meanwhile… Heinkel: Slow down, Yumiko. We can afford to be a bit late. Yumiko: Don’t be silly, Heinkel! If I’m late,… Continue reading Shine or Die 4/120

Shine or Die 5/120

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Shine‘s “International House Of” store-creation formula strikes again. [International House of Books] Crowd: I own all her books! / pre-ordered… / what’s she doing next? / LOVE it / Better than the first one / Can you believe this one was only at #1 for six weeks? / My girlfriend told me I was crazy… Continue reading Shine or Die 5/120

Shine or Die 10/120

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Cameo: Sailor Kiko, from the SNRPG. Nenene knows just enough of any given language to sign books for her fans who speak it. Cameo: This is going to be a birthday present for your wife. She loves your books. Yomiko (translating): {it will be a birthday present for his wife, who loves your books.} Nenene:… Continue reading Shine or Die 10/120

Art Interlude: Meganekkos in Heat

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…by which I mean four women with glasses, gathered around a flame. Left to right: Robin (Witch Hunter Robin), Yomiko (R.O.D), Integra, and Yumiko. Robin is the only one who won’t appear in this storyline. Also on Deviantart.

Shine or Die 12/120

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There comes a time in every story… Walter: Nothing to do now but go home, I suppose. ..when all the disparate plot threads, suddenly and without warning… Yomiko: I’m worried about Sumiregawa-sama. Can we follow her? Heinkel: So you want to be a stalker? Yumiko: “Stalker” is such a harsh word… …come together. Nenene: {Where… Continue reading Shine or Die 12/120

Shine or Die 13/120

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Guy #1: Identify yourselves and state your business. Yomiko: Yomiko Readman, British Library, Special Ops Divisiion, and guest. I have an appointment with your director. Guy #1: You’re a librarian?! Yomiko: Stop mentally undressing me!! Nenene: {Beat him up, Yomiko-san.}